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Bear attacks in Japan hit record high

Two bears walk down the street in Shari town in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
© Shari Town Local Government
Two bears walk down the street in Shari town in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
A record number of bear attacks occurred across Japan from April to July this year, local media reported, according to The Xinhua News Agency reports.

Fifty-three cases of injuries were reported across the country, including 15 in Iwate Prefecture, nine in Akita Prefecture, and seven in Fukushima Prefecture, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing Japan's environment ministry, a record high since records began in fiscal 2007.

A man died in a bear attack in Horokanai Town in Hokkaido in May, it added.

More bears are likely to appear in residential areas in the Tohoku region this autumn in search of food as acorns that make up the bears' diet are scarce in their natural habitat in the region, the report said.

Ministry officials called on people to stay calm and walk away quietly if they encounter a bear at a distance while advising people to keep looking at the bear as they slowly walk away and not to run when they notice a bear nearby.

Comment: The following month after the April to July time period mentioned above: Woman, 83, dies after apparent bear attack in Iwate Prefecture, Japan


Monster waterspout churns thru Lake Michigan in Wisconsin on September 13

It happens more than you think, but it's not captured on video very often. A massive waterspout dropped from the sky over Lake Michigan near Milwaukee, Wisconsin and churned its way across the water.

According to the video description of this just-shared moment on YouTube, this happened Wednesday, September 13 near Milwaukee. Here's what the person who captured the video said about it:
I was downtown Milwaukee working on the Couture's 12th floor. Around 9 a.m., I looked out the window over the lake and saw what I thought was a strange cloud until I looked closer and realized what it was.
You wouldn't want to run into this spinning vortex if you were boating on Lake Michigan.

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Giant 70-meter sinkhole halts access in Gianyar, Indonesia

Giant sinkhole appeared on Sep. 11, 2023, in Gianyar, halting access to the famous Tampaksiring tourist destination.

Giant sinkhole appeared on Sep. 11, 2023, in Gianyar, halting access to the famous Tampaksiring tourist destination.
The road that served as the gateway to tourism in Gianyar has plunged to a depth of 70 meters, leaving a hole spanning over 30 meters wide, which has caused a major disruption to access routes leading to Tampaksiring.

The famous Tegallalang rice fields are now in the spotlight as a giant sinkhole has appeared at this destination.

Local news outlets reported on Wednesday that this cataclysmic event unfolded in the heart of Kedisan Village. Beyond its role in tourism, this route is a lifeline for the local community, linking them to essential markets and educational institutions.


Firefighters battle peatland fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island

Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire that razes through a peatland field in Ogan Ilir South Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023.
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Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire that razes through a peatland field in Ogan Ilir South Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023.
Firefighters in Indonesia were battling several peatland fires in several locations on Sumatra island on Wednesday, officials said.

The fires started Tuesday afternoon near residential areas and along a highway in three villages. The firefighters were hampered because water sources were far away and several reservoirs were dry.

Forest and peat fires are an annual problem in Indonesia that strains relations with neighboring countries. Smoke from the fires has blanketed parts of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and southern Thailand with a noxious haze.


Man dies after being mauled by two 'dangerously out-of-control' dogs in Staffordshire, UK

The man was brutally mauled by two dogs outside a primary school in Stonnall, Staffordshire (emergency services are pictured after the attack)

The man was brutally mauled by two dogs outside a primary school in Stonnall, Staffordshire (emergency services are pictured after the attack)
A man has died after being savagely mauled by two 'dangerously out-of-control' dogs in outside a nearby primary school.

The horror attack took place in the village of Stonnall, near Walsall, Staffordshire, yesterday afternoon as children were leaving St Peter's Primary Academy.

An air ambulance, paramedics and officers, including armed police, were called to Main Street shortly before 3.15pm on Thursday.

St Peter's was placed into lockdown 'for safety reasons', with officers stopping pupils from leaving while they dealt with the incident.

Courageous Good Samaritans tried to help the man as he was savaged by the two animals, managing to contain one of the hounds, with the second dragged to its owner's flat where it was restrained.

Comment: Also from the Daily Mail details of another dog attack a day earlier in nearby Walsall:
Shocking moment out-of-control dog mauls 10-year-old boy as he plays football outside his home

This is the shocking moment a 10-year-old boy is attacked by an out-of-control dog as he innocently plays football outside his house.

The incident, on Bentley Drive in Walsall, saw the youngster, dressed in a red top and white shorts, mauled as he kicked the ball around on Wednesday.

A brown-coloured dog runs past in the street before turning and pouncing on him, locking its jaw around the boy's arm as he struggles to free himself from its razor-sharp grip.

For an agonising 30 seconds, the boy struggles alone before anguished family members come running from inside the house to help - but the dog still refuses to let go.

It's only after more than a minute of being struck with a toy by relatives, and with the help of a passing taxi driver, that the vicious animal eventually relents, and the boy is taken to safety before he is rushed to hospital.

Terrifyingly, another small boy walked out of the house clutching what appears to be a toy water gun - before he was told to go back inside as the dog's vicious assault continued.

West Midlands Police said the dog is to be 'humanely destroyed'. A 60-year-old woman was arrested and released with a caution.

Gohar Siddique, the boy's father, shared the awful clip because he wants to raise awareness. While the breed of the dog in the video is unknown, he urged owners to keep their pets locked up.

The 36-year-old factory worker told BlackCountryLive: 'I just want to make sure this doesn't happen to other people. This should not be happening to young children.'

Mr Siddique - who was at work when he was told what had happened - said his son was recovering in hospital and would require surgery.

A grievous close-up of the boy's injuries shows horrific gouge marks in his right forearm, as he lies on a hospital bed wrapped in blood-covered sheets.

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Several rescued after storm triggers flash floods in Pennsylvania

Flash floods left multiple vehicles stranded on highways in Pennsylvania, USA, after 4 inches / 100 mm of rain fell on 09 September 2023.

The worst affected areas were in Lackawanna County, where several motorists were rescued from vehicles stranded in flood waters along Highway 11 in Clarks Summit during the evening of 09 September. Flooding also stranded vehicles in nearby South Abington township and also in Scranton. Houses were also damaged by flooding.

Authorities later reported a woman did from injuries sustained after she was swept away by flood waters in Clarks Summit.

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Flash flooding triggers state of emergency in Massachusetts - 11 inches of rain in just 6 to 7 hours

Drivers tried to cross a flooded street Monday in Leominster, Massachusetts.
© Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Drivers tried to cross a flooded street Monday in Leominster, Massachusetts.
Dangerous flash flooding follows heavy rains in Leominster, Mass., forcing rescues and school cancellations. WBTS' Kirsten Glavin reports.

Comment: CNN reports:
Massachusetts cities devastated by floodwater could face new perils as more rain is on the way and officials wonder whether a "very sensitive" dam in will hold up.

Gov. Maura Healey has declared a state of emergency across Massachusetts on Tuesday due to "catastrophic flooding" that began Monday and inflicted damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure, including bridges, dams and railways.

And about 200 homes were damaged in and around North Attleborough after a storm Monday quickly dumped about 5 inches of rain on ground already saturated from a weekend storm, officials said.

"It was really scary, the amount of water that fell in just a short amount of time and the incredible devastation that it caused," the governor said.

No civilian injuries have been reported from the North Attleborough flooding, but a firefighter was injured overnight and was in stable condition, Coleman said Tuesday.

She also said the massive flooding that hit various regions of Massachusetts "severely impacted" two dams, damaged railroad tracks and forced a number of seniors to be evacuated by boats in the middle of the night.

"One of those dams has been shored up already and the other will be shored up by the end of the day," said Healey, who toured the damage on Tuesday.

Leominster was another city in Massachusetts to face a torrential downpour this week. The city got pummeled by roughly 11 inches of rain in just six to seven hours, Mayor Dean Mazzarella said Tuesday.

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Intense hailstorm, flooding catch residents of Murcia, Spain by surprise

This footage was filmed and produced 12 September 2023. A sudden, intense and brief hail storm battered large parts of the Region of Murcia, southeastern Spain on Tuesday evening, September 12. The meteorological phenomenon lasted for only about 10 minutes, but flooding was reported in various municipalities.


Waterspouts in the waters off the Outer Banks, North Carolina

The Island Free Press (IFP) reported on these offshore waterspouts that were seen near Rodanthe and Ocracoke Island on Wednesday afternoon, including an update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport/Morehead City office that confirmed the reports.

The IFP story indicated that the sightings occurred around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and the waterspouts had dissipated by roughly 3:00 p.m.

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - August 2023: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

So-called historic wildfires in the U.S., Greece, and Canada filled corporate media headlines while blaming "global boiling." However, the annual number of wildfires for 2023 remains average. In Greece, the annual average did increase moderately, and arsonists were to blame. Social media was flooded with convincing points and speculations, blaming the globalist psychos' minions for starting the fires in order to spread fears of man-made climate change to push Net Zero policies throughout the Western world, and also, to take advantage of the aftermath to buy land at a fraction of their original price.

Accusations of land-grabbing grew even louder after the Lahaina fires when private companies "generously" offered to buy the affected land. But then, Governor Josh Green, said he would not allow the land to end up in private hands, but that the government could buy them. Is this good news for the people of Lahaina? Or will the land, once handed over to the government, end up in the hands of private companies anyway? That remains to be seen.

But whether it was natural, man-made, or both, the official death toll from the fires is 115. Considering the population of Lahaina, that's a huge death toll. In addition, Maui's major reported that 850 people were still reported missing, and suddenly the number went down to 60.

There are many things to blame for this tragedy:

- Government incompetence.
- Laughable budget for wildfire safety.
- Exceptionally flammable grass was introduced in 2020.
- Extreme winds.
- No warning sirens.
- State officials refused to release water.
- High voltage cables cut and laid over dry grass.
- Police blockades that kept people from fleeing the deadly fires.
- Utility trucks blocked roads as people tried to flee.

Later, the government erected a fence around the affected areas, and fire survivors were not allowed to return to what was left of their homes and businesses. For "their protection", they said. Or is there something else they want to hide?

In early August, the warm-mongers were still pushing the "world is boiling" nonsense, while the US had a cooler-than-average summer, and northern Italy, the Dolomites, and the Pyrenees were hit with summer snow!

Then they change the narrative a bit and blame global warming for the extreme flooding around the world, yet, as we have shared before, it's all part of natural cycles, pointing out a shift to colder global temperatures.

And again it has nothing to do with CO2:
Recent research suggests carbon dioxide molecules have little consequential impact on outgoing radiation, and that today's climate models assign fundamentally erroneous global temperature effects to CO2.
But that doesn't matter because the goal of the globalist psychos and their minions - the corporate media and paid "experts" - is to fuel the fires of fear and hysteria. However, it seems that fewer and fewer people are buying into their lies, as reality sometimes reveals itself quite dramatically.