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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - September 2019: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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September 2019 will be remembered as the month when 16-year-old prophet Greta Thunberg spoke at the UN to warn the world of global catastrophe if people didn't change their ways. At least, that's how the media apparently wanted people to remember September.

Away from that circus, increasing weather extremes and seismic upheaval continues apace.

Last month, fatal flash-flooding in Morocco and Algeria killed 18 people; Hurricane Dorian absolutely wrecked the Bahamas; severe flooding across southeast Asia and India killed hundreds; Spain was hit with its worst storm system in at least 140 years; destructive earthquakes hit Kashmir and Indonesia; dozens of meteor fireball events lit up the night sky; and early snowfall and cold temperature records were broken across the northern hemisphere.

So, should we panic? Greta certainly thinks so. She wishes people would do something about the unfolding climate chaos, but she doesn't understand that nothing can be done to stop it because climate is neither controlled nor mitigated by human CO2 emissions.

A 'tipping-point' is likely upon us - she's right about that - but if there's a shift, it'll be into ice age conditions. While people have been misled into paying 'green' taxes, governments have been deluded into divesting of secure fuel sources right when they ought to have been manically hoarding it...

Snowflake Cold

Snow in full spring surprises inhabitants of La Araucanía, Chile

Residents woke up with cold and their roofs covered with frost.

1 Oct 2019 - Users on social networks have shared photographs of the meteorological phenomenon in Pucón, Villarrica and surroundings.

This Tuesday, the snow surprised the inhabitants of La Araucanía,

The most widespread photos via Twitter are from the Caburgua Lake sector, located east of the Huerquehue National Park.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link.


The Earth began in 1960

Hiding data is one of the key underlying principles of climate alarmism. The other two are data tampering and cherry picking. This video covers all three.


The Climate Inquisition

The Climate Inquisition
Climate scientists who speak out against the orthodoxy are treated in much the same way as those who spoke out against the geocentricism consensus of 16th century. Climate alarmists are taking science back to the Dark Ages.


Popocatépetl (Mexico) volcano activity update - 2 explosions threw incandescent fragments onto the slopes

Popocatepetl volcano
Through the monitoring systems of the Popocatepetl volcano, 177 exhalations were identified, accompanied by gases and light amounts of ash.

In addition two explosions were recorded today at 04:46 h and 06:27 h.

The first explosion generated a column of approximately 2 km and the second explosion a column of 1 km, both explosions threw incandescent fragments on the slopes of the volcano.


'It's starvation' Biologists in Alaska see a fifth year of significant seabird die-offs

Dead seabirds near Nome, Alaska, August 2019
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Dead seabirds near Nome, Alaska, August 2019
Biologists in Alaska have again seen massive seabird die-offs this summer, or "wrecks," as some experts call them, extending from May into last month.

According to the National Park Service, reports received by mid-August documented thousands of dead short-tailed shearwaters from Bristol Bay, and lower numbers of other types of birds, found deceased in the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. This marks the fifth year in a row Alaska has seen mass seabird mortality events.

"Of all the carcasses we've collected and sent in, and that people have examined or looked at in any way, it's starvation. The birds are dying of starvation," said Kathy Kuletz seabird section lead for Alaska with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Kuletz said scientists still can't determine why hundreds and hundreds of birds, of a variety of species, are washing up on Alaska's shores, starving to death. According to Kuletz, it's possible that toxins from harmful algal blooms weakened the birds, preventing them from foraging, cannot be ruled out.

Cow Skull

Namibia experiencing worst drought in 90 years, over 60,000 livestock perished

Namibia drought
Namibia is currently experiencing the worst drought in 90 years and is finding ways to deal with climate change and stimulate agriculture in the future, Speaker of Parliament Peter Katjavivi said on Wednesday.

He was addressing parliamentarians and non governmental organizations on the current state of sustainable natural resource management in Namibia meant to find ways of unlocking a bioeconomy potential.

Katjavivi said for more than two years, the Namibia economy is also severely affected by an economic downturn.

Katjavivi added that there is a need to find ways to deal with natural calamities as more than 60 percent of the population in Namibia depend directly or indirectly from agriculture, forestry as well as freshwater fishery to maintain their livelihoods.

Comment: According to the ministry of agriculture, over 60 000 livestock, including 41 949 cattle, 10 377 sheep, 25 651 goats and 584 donkeys have perished due to drought between October 2018 and July this year. About 312 horses have also died it has been reported.

Snowflake Cold

Changing climate: Extreme fall start marked by unusual heat, snow and cold records in the US

snow montana september 2019
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Snow piles high in East Glacier, Montana, September 28, 2019
Extreme weather caused by a wavy jet stream has kicked off the first 10 days of fall across the United States, leading to a series of record-breaking and unusual weather events to start the new season.

Here's a look some of the weird things we've experienced so far this fall.

All-Time Record Heat For October

Daily record highs were set on several days during fall's first week in the South. Now, that has been capped off by all-time record heat for the month of October.

More than a dozen cities in the East, from upstate New York to the Florida Panhandle, set all-time October record highs on Tuesday.

Nashville, Tennessee, hit 98 degrees on Tuesday, crushing its previous all-time October heat record of 94 degrees.

Monday's high of 97 degrees in Louisville, Kentucky, also easily toppled the city's previous October record of 93 degrees.

Meridian, Mississippi, preliminarily broke the Mississippi state record high for October when it hit 101 degrees on Tuesday, according to Weather Underground historian Christopher Burt.


How I Walked Away From Global Warming Hysteria

global warming
There was a time when I was a fairly ardent believer in anthropogenic global warming (AGW). The first time I remember encountering the subject was in a science class at age 13. They had this little graph showing CO2 concentrations measured against average temperatures taken from atop Mauna Kea, I believe, and there was almost a 1:1 correlation. Then there was a history of global temperatures from about 1650 to the present, which showed a slow and steady rise in temperature coinciding with industrialization in the West. Since industrialization globally was proceeding at an exponential pace, the theory 'logically' predicted that warming would correlate in an exponential fashion. The science textbook had numerous references to back up its assertions and for someone who wasn't particularly interested in long-term climate trends, it all looked legit.

The science teacher said we were all going to suffer because of the mistakes her generation had made (the baby-boomers) and that we had to stop it. She was an ardent environmentalist and talked about many other subjects with which my parents and I agreed. She was against the destruction of wetlands and the overdevelopment of sensitive areas which is destroying the aquifer, the overabundance of golf courses and people fertilizing their lawns which contributes to nutrient runoff and red tide, and a certain loathing of the oil companies which is almost universal among Floridians in the decades-long campaign to secure offshore drilling rights. They always say that their drilling is clean and won't impact the beaches, but the experience of Louisiana and Texas suggests otherwise.

Cloud Precipitation

At least 9 killed as Typhoon Mitag lashes South Korea

Typhoon Mitag left floods and landslides in its wake after it lashed South Korea

Typhoon Mitag left floods and landslides in its wake after it lashed South Korea
At least nine people were killed and several others missing after Typhoon Mitag lashed South Korea with heavy rain and strong winds, authorities said Thursday.

The storm hit southern parts of the country on Wednesday night, prompting flood warnings and triggering landslides in affected areas.

A total of nine people were killed across the country as of Thursday afternoon, the Ministry of Interior and Safety said, but the toll was expected to rise with several people missing.

A woman in her 60s was found dead after her home was buried in a landslide in the southern port city of Busan and around 600 rescue workers were trying to locate three others believed to be trapped beneath the rubble.