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Lows nearing -40C sweep Russia, Northern Hemisphere snow mass above average, + X-flare: 'swing and a miss'

The lies of those with vested interests are being exposed — more and more people are realizing that the rules of humankind are malleable, that there is no fixed authority requiring religious-like adherence. The days of multinational conglomerates paying governments to push profitable falsehoods at the detriment of the human race are coming to an end. The average Joe, in enough numbers, can impart change — this epiphany is dawning on people, and it's giving me a shit-load of hope.


As 'our betters' in Glasgow bemoan the impacts of global warming in, among other places, Siberia: "the planet's last great wilderness", northern Russia has actually been experiencing extraordinary lows for the time of year.

On October 31, -36.8C (-34.2F) was registered in Delyankir.

The infamous Verkhoyansk logged -36.6C (-33.9F).

A frigid -36.4C (-33.5F) was observed in Susuman.

While Oymyakon took the cherry with a reading of -38.9C (-38F) on Nov 1 — almost 10C below the seasonal average


Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands Region, USGS reports

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in the South Sandwich Islands Region, according to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Underwater quakes have been recorded on Montagu Island, the Central Islands, and the South Sandwich Islands at a depth of approximately 35 kilometers.

Geologist services have not issued a tsunami warning for this quake.

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Flash-flooding after heavy rain and hail in Erbil, Iraq

A bout of severe weather caused havoc in the vicinity of Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, on Saturday, October 30, as flash flooding overcame vehicles on area highways. Intense rainfall and hail were reported in the region on Saturday, breaking a period of drought. Officials said several neighborhoods in the area had suffered damage, and asked residents to stay away from flood-prone roads, Rudaw reported. This footage, taken on a highway between Erbil and Shaqlawa, shows traffic brought to a halt by flash floods

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Three dead after flash flood on Welsh river - 2 month's worth of rain in 48 hours

A police officer carries a paddleboard during the
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A police officer carries a paddleboard during the operation in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Three people have died and another is in "critical condition" in hospital after a group of paddleboarders got caught in a flash flood on the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest, South Wales, police have confirmed.

Five others who were rescued from the water were uninjured, Dyfed-Powys Police said in a statement, adding it was a man and two women who had died and a woman still receiving treatment. No names have yet been released.

The shock conditions came as parts of the UK were battered with almost a month's worth of rain in 48 hours.

Police officers, the Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS), fire and coast guard joined the so-called multi-agency search on the Cleddau on Saturday. Air support was also provided by both the National Police Air Service (NPAS) and Wales Air Ambulance.

Nearby Quay Street was cordoned off and police asked people to avoid the area.


Woman trampled to death by elephant in a district of Assam, India - 19th so far in 2021

A 70-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in lower Assam's Goalpara district on Friday, a forest department officer said.

The incident took place at around 7 am at Korkuchi in Dohela, divisional forest officer of Goalpara, Jitendra Kumar said.

This is the second instance of death in an elephant attack this month in Goalpara district, where 19 deaths were recorded due to such incidents so far this year, a forest department official said.

Source: PTI

Comment: Peeved pachyderms: Report says 3,310 people died due to wild elephant attacks in last 7 years across India - Rise in number of deaths 'alarming'


11-year-old boy mauled to death by stray dogs in Karnataka, India

Representational image

Representational image
In a tragic incident that occurred on the morning of Sunday October 31 at Shidlaghatta here, a boy died after he was attacked by a pack of stray dogs.

The deceased has been identified as Kalandar Khan (11).

He was studying in fourth standard at Shidlaghatta Urdu higher primary school.

It is said that the father of the boy, who is a daily wage labourer had gone to work on Sunday morning. The boy who came out of the house at the same time was attacked by around 20 stray dogs.

He was severely injured in the attack and collapsed on the road. A passerby chased away the dogs but the boy had breathed his last by then.

Villagers expressed rage at the local administration for not taking any action despite their repeated complaints about street dog menace in the area.

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Severe hailstorm hits the state of Santa Caterina, Brazil

The municipality of São Joaquim, in Santa Catarina, suffered a hailstorm this Friday (29). According to the Civil Defense, several houses were roofless and around eight houses were invaded by water. The Association of Municipalities of the Midwest of Santa Catarina (Ammoc) reported that there was also a record of hail in Catanduvas and Vargem Bonita. See the video below:

(Translated by Google)

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UK weather: Two bridges washed away in floods after evacuations in Scotland

Flooding at Hassendean near Hawick

Flooding at Hassendean near Hawick
Two bridges have been washed away in Scotland after a major incident was declared to evacuate 500 properties from flooding.

Residents in Hawick were forced to leave their homes as rising water levels caused the Teviot to burst its banks in parts of the Scottish Borders town.

Network Rail Scotland said that with extremely heavy rain forecast across Scotland on Friday, speed restrictions have been put in place, causing disruption on the West Coast Mainline between Glasgow and Carlisle.

Two road bridges spanning the River Annan, had been washed away north of the railway with trains unable to pass over a viaduct, closing the Dumfries to Carlisle line until further notice, Network Rail Scotland said.

A major incident was stood down in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, with home evacuations halted and residents allowed to return home after 500 properties were feared to be at risk.


Lava flows from summit in Hawaii volcano eruption

Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos on Earth, continued erupting on Hawaii's Big Island Friday. The eruption is not in an area with homes and is entirely contained within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (Oct. 29)


Enormous underwater volcanic eruption creates waves of pumice off Japan

A beach covered in pumice after an underwater volcanic eruption.

A beach covered in pumice after an underwater volcanic eruption.
The biggest underwater volcanic eruption Japan has seen since the end of WWII has left shores covered in pumice stone. In one video, stones are seen covering the waves, while images show fishing ports inundated with volcanic rock.

The volcano, Fukutoku-Okanoba, is situated on the Ogasawara island chain, about 800 miles from Tokyo. It sits about 25 meters below the surface of the sea.

It exploded on August 13, with images showing a huge plume of gas rising out of the sea, into the air. Satellite images from NASA showed a huge bright plume streaming from the vent, stretching for miles.

In a NASA statement, Andrew Tupper, a meteorologist with Natural Hazards Consulting, said: "What was remarkable about this eruption is that it went straight from being a submarine event to an eruption cloud reaching the lower boundary of the stratosphere. That is not very common for this type of volcano. We normally see lower-level plumes from submarine eruptions."