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Alaska and the Arctic break heat records - Expected during a Grand Solar Minimum

Cold map USA

Alert, Nunavut (located 900km from the North Pole
) broke temperature records over the weekend as a heatwave continued to both grip portions of the upper-most northern latitudes and send the biased MSM into another warm-mongering tizzy.

The mercury topped out at 21C (69.8F) in Alert last Sunday, surpassing the previous record high for the settlement of 20C (68F) set in 1956 (solar minimum of cycle 18) — which begs the obvious question, if CO2 is driving temperatures to unprecedented highs then why the hell was it 20C in the Arctic in 1956, when levels were only 310 ppm?

Breathe in... and out...

The media's latest heat-related tizzy comes fresh-on-the-heels of the Anchorage flap, when Alaska's largest city recorded 32C (90F) on July 4 which busted the all-time record high for the outlying state.

However, and in another attempt by me to apply logic, what the mainstream media ALWAYS neglects to mention is all that anomalous cold occurring simultaneously further south.

Comment: With the wandering poles, a significant weakening of Earth's magnetic field and cosmic rays rising for the fourth consecutive year, scientists are predicting that a geomagnetic shift is in process. At the same time we're seeing more extreme weather events, as well as an overall drop in temperatures around the globe, incredible hail storms, along with a variety of other unusual phenomena. Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?

Arrow Up

Peru's most active volcano erupts spreading ash hundreds of kilometres to Bolivia

Eruption at Ubinas volcano on July 19, 2019
Eruption at Ubinas volcano on July 19, 2019.
The Ubinas volcano in Peru erupted on today, spewing smoke and ash into the air.

The government has called for the evacuation of the surrounding areas as a precautionary measure.

Peru's president Martin Vizcarra described it as "a major event unlike any we have had in recent years."

Ash from the eruption has reached as far as Bolivia - about 780 kilometres away.

The 5672-metre volcano is Peru's most active.

Snowflake Cold

NASA discovers mantle plume almost as hot as Yellowstone supervolcano that's melting Antarctica from below

Marie Byrd Land.
Marie Byrd Land.
A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath.

Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land, which lies between the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, is creating vast lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The presence of a huge mantle plume could explain why the region is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.

Mantle plumes are thought to be part of the plumbing systems that brings hot material up from Earth's interior. Once it gets through the mantle, it spreads out under the crust, providing magma for volcanic eruptions. The area above a plume is known as a hotspot.

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Incredibly rare triple rainbow photographed in Scottish Highlands

Triple rainbow
The rainbow was photographed at Loch Lochy in the Highlands
Meteorologists have been surprised by the sighting of a double rainbow with an "incredibly rare" third rainbow inside the main bow.

The weather phenomenon was photographed on Wednesday night at Loch Lochy near Clunes in the Highlands.

Unusually, the colours of the third rainbow are in the same order as the main one it was attached to.

BBC Weather presenter Simon King said: "This has scratched a few heads as this is something incredibly rare."

The meteorologist said the rainbow had the characteristics of both of what are known as a twinned rainbow and supernumerary rainbow.

Supernumerary bows are formed by small, similar-sized raindrops which then create ripple-like rainbows.

Comment: Our changing atmosphere: Stunning iridescent cloud over Mexico, complex solar halo over Russia and a triple rainbow over Norway

Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 8, injures another 8 in Bihar, India

Eight people, including seven children, were killed in Bihar's Nawada district on Friday when they were struck by lightning, officials said.

All the victims belonging to the Mushahar community, poorest of the poor Dalits.

Eight other children were injured in the incident that took place at Dhanpur village under Kashichak police station in Nawada, district official Anu Kumar said.

According to a district police, the lightning struck when the children were playing under a banyan tree. All the injured have been admitted to a government hospital.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Ancient palaces and multi-thousand rain cycles return

Mittani palace
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)

The discovery of a Mittani Palace from 3500 years ago that resurfaced in the Mosul Dam brings us to a 3500 year rain cycle and over 6000 years a cycle of Grand Solar Minimums on a 400 year pattern. The rise and fall of civilization time immoral are dictated by the Sun. We are in another cycle of contraction.

Climate Revolution is a 'Must Read' for understanding our Sun driven climate as we progress deeper into the new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum. Weather extremes leading to Global food scarcity and high food prices are here now, and this book describes the expected changes, how to survive & thrive during future challenging times with practical preparations.

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Athens residents flee as strong M5.3 earthquake shakes Greek capital

Damage is seen on the Church of the Pantanassa following an earthquake in Athens, Greece
© Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis
Damage is seen on the Church of the Pantanassa following an earthquake in Athens, Greece. July 19, 2019.
No immediate news on injuries or damage after 5.3-magnitude quake rattles southern Greece

A strong earthquake has struck near Athens, causing residents of the Greek capital to run into the streets.

The city's Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the US Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The institute said the quake struck at 2.13pm local time, about 14 miles north of Athens.

The quake caused limited power cuts and communication problems around the capital; the fire brigade received calls about people trapped in lifts.

Comment: More reports from the BBC
The strongest aftershock had a magnitude of 4.3, almost an hour after the initial quake hit at 14:13 (11:13 GMT). Seismologists warn there could be more.

The earthquake was felt particularly strongly in the centre of Athens, where people stood in the streets after evacuating from tall buildings.
earthquake greece july 2019 map
And RT:
The nation's main emergency agency, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, has been called to convene for an urgent meeting to assess the damage.

car damaged earthquake athens greece
© Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis


Dozens of dead beached pilot whales found in West Iceland - 2nd recent mass stranding globally

The beached pilot whales in Snæfellsnes, West Iceland.
© David Schwarzhans
The beached pilot whales in Snæfellsnes, West Iceland.
Dozens of beached pilot whales were detected on Löngufjörur beach on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, yesterday, Morgunblaðið reports.

A helicopter pilot for Reykjavík helicopters and American tourists onboard the helicopter noticed the whales during a sightseeing flight yesterday. Judging from pictures they took, all the whales are dead. This part of the beach, Gamlaeyri, located on the easternmost part of the south side of the peninsula, is off the beaten path and inaccessible by car. There is little traffic in the area, limited to that of hikers and horse riders.

Comment: Interestingly around the same time 47 individuals of same species were found beached on St. Simon Island in Georgia.


Waterspout tornado caught on camera on Lake of the Woods, Manitoba

Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed video of a waterspout tornado on Lake of the Woods Wednesday.

Just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday on Hare Island, Sean and his son witnessed a waterspout tornado. Video was sent to Global News and was confirmed by ECCC.

There were strong storms in the area at this time with reports of severe weather on land nearby with downed trees in areas like Fort Frances, Atiokan, and Gull Bay to name a few.

Severe weather has returned Thursday with large hail and heavy downpours possible in the region.


Large waterspout spotted during tornado warning for New Orleans East

© Mike Schleifstein
A video sent to WWL-TV shows a large waterspout near New Orleans East on Thursday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, weather spotters confirmed the waterspout near the Bayou Bienvenue lock.