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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Global undeliverable life needs moving forward

Frozen ship delivers ICE cars covered in ice.

Frozen ship delivers ICE cars covered in ice.
Nature and Economy constrict further our global supply chains. What will be in short supply in the first half of 2022 ? How are we as civilization going to deal with each month forward less goods that cost more? First identify what wont be available and find ways to replenish that.



Plows facing 6 to 12 foot snow drifts at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Powerful winds during and since the significant snowfall over the last week in Rocky Mountain National Park have resulted in six to 12-foot snow drifts in the area, according to officials. Snow and icy conditions are proving to be an obstacle for crews that are trying to clear the roads.

"This morning, snow and wind at higher elevations are again hampering efforts," said Management Specialist and Public Affairs Officer for the park, Kyle Patterson on Saturday in an email.

The Fall River Entrance, Beaver Meadows Entrance and Wild Basin Entrance to the park remain closed to vehicles as crews work.

"Park snowplow operators are encountering drifts from 6 to 12 feet along sections of park roads above 8,500 feet. A drift above Hollowell Park, along Bear Lake Road at approximately 9,000 feet, is 300 yards long, 8 feet deep, and covers the full width of the road surface," Patterson said.

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Millions across US northeast hit by winter storm

Authorities in Kentucky responded to a 50-car pile-up caused by icy and slick roads on Thursday

Authorities in Kentucky responded to a 50-car pile-up caused by icy and slick roads on Thursday

After snow slammed more than a dozen states from Tennessee to Maine, millions across the Northeast were blasted with heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures


Road and air traffic suspended, power lines damaged as heavy snowfall hits Indian-controlled Kashmir - 3 feet of snow reported

Srinagar- The heavy snowfall across the Valley has caused massive damage to the power infrastructure, including electricity transformers as well as 11 kilowatt feeders.

Srinagar- The heavy snowfall across the Valley has caused massive damage to the power infrastructure, including electricity transformers as well as 11 kilowatt feeders.
Heavy snowfall hit plains and upper reaches of Indian-controlled Kashmir, leading to the closure of roads and cancellation of flights, officials said on Saturday.

The snowfall began Friday afternoon and was intermittently going on.

"It (snowfall) began yesterday and by the night everything was under a thick white layer. After that, it stopped and today morning resumed again. Even now it is going on," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official in Srinagar said. "There is a possibility of more snow in the region due to Western Disturbance."

A spokesman of the disaster management department said plains, as well as upper reaches in districts, have received heavy snowfall, leading to the closure of inter-district roads.

"Reports of heavy snowfall are pouring in from Shopian, Kulgam, Anantnag, Kishtwar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, also recorded snow," the spokesman said. "At many places in Kulgam, Anantnag and Kishtwar, the depth of snow is over 2 to 3 feet."


3 FEET of snow in less 24 hours: The city Leavenworth in Washington declares state of emergency due to record snowfall

© City of Leavenworth Washington
The City of Leavenworth declared a State of Emergency on Jan. 7 and requested aid from the National Guard after getting 36" of snow in less than 24 hours.

City officials said some areas received as much as 48" of snow in less than 48 hours, calling it "unprecedented and record-breaking snowfall."

Authorities are concerned about the weight of the snow on homes and buildings.

"The emergency declaration allows the City to use local resources that can aid quickly, instead of going through a normal bidding process, and is a pre-requisite for state and federal emergency aid funding," a city official said.

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At least 22 dead as heavy snow traps THOUSANDS of vehicles in Pakistan - 4 FEET of snowfall overnight

People walk past vehicles trapped in heavy snow in Murree

People walk past vehicles trapped in heavy snow in Murree
Thousands affected at popular destination of Murree with eight of those killed from same family

Atiq Ahmed, an Islamabad police officer, said eight of the 22 fatalities were from the family of fellow Islamabad police officer Naveed Iqbal, who also died. All 16 died of hypothermia, officials said.

Rescue services physician Abdur Rehman said that after evacuating all of the stranded tourists from their cars, the death toll stood at 22, including 10 men, 10 children and two women.

The interior minister, sheikh Rashid Ahmed, said thousands of vehicles had been pulled from the snow but more than a thousand were still stuck in the area on Saturday.


Snow continues to fall on eastern heights of Algeria

Snow will continue to fall on the eastern heights of more than 1,000 meters until tomorrow Saturday in the morning, according to a special weather bulletin issued today, Friday, by the National Meteorological Office.

This bulletin concerns the states of Bejaia, Jijel, Setif, Mila, Constantine, Guelma, Souk Ahras, Oum El Bouaghi, Tebessa, Khenchela and Batna and the thickness of the snow will range between 15 and 20 cm.

The validity of the special bulletin lasts until tomorrow, Saturday at nine o'clock in the morning.

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Extreme cold causing problems for Saskatchewan property owners

The extreme cold which has settled on the Prairies in recent weeks has brought in temperatures in the -30s, with wind chills sometimes nearing -50 C.

The deep freeze has spelled problems for some people in Saskatchewan, whether it's the large amounts of shovelling or vehicles not starting.

However, this type of weather can also create headaches when it comes to water pipes.

According to officials with SGI Canada, they have recorded 217 claims from Dec. 1, 2021 to Jan. 5, 2022 in the province due to water escape from frozen pipes.

In that time frame, 73 claims were out of Saskatoon while 51 were in Regina.

"We have seen an increase in the number of claims related to pipes rupturing, and with these frigid temperatures, it's likely that we're going to see more claims come in the next week or two," said Kurtis Reeder, senior director for personal lines underwriting for SGI Canada.


Kentucky highways paralyzed by snow, huge pileups

Kentucky police warned drivers that the conditions would remain icy and treacherous into Jan. 7, 2022.
Kentucky police warned drivers that the conditions would remain icy and treacherous into Jan. 7, 2022.
Intense winter weather shut down multiple major Kentucky highways Thursday afternoon after a near-record snowfall caused a huge pileup involving dozens of cars and hundreds of collisions.

A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 64 near Mount Sterling was closed in the afternoon after 50 to 75 cars piled up on the slick roadway, causing many hours of traffic delays, according to WKYT.

On Interstate 75 in Lexington, police stopped responding to non-injury car crashes after being on the scene of more than 100 during the day, the station said. About 20 other crashes resulted in injuries in the city.

A WKYT correspondent said it took seven hours to cross a bridge leading out of Lexington on I-75. By 7:30 p.m. the city had accumulated 9 inches of snow, just shy of the daily record, the station said. Lexington typically sees only 14 inches of snow per year, on average, according to government data.

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Extreme cold too much for city's 'snow fighters' in Fort St. John, British Columbia

© Alaska Highway News File Photo
'Non-essential snow clearing' on hold, says city

The city said Tuesday that extreme cold temperatures below -30 degrees damages its snow clearing equipment.

The city has received 28.5 centimetres, or 11 inches, of snow since Christmas, according to Environment Canada data, most of which has crusted into sheens of ice and inches-deep ruts on main streets and residential roads across town.

The city's snow removal policy states that, at a bare minimum, snow and ice must be cleared after snowfall accumulations between 5 to 15 cm, or about two to six inches, over a 72 hour period. Since Sunday, roughly 15 centimetres, or six inches, has fallen.

The city's policy does not mention what is considered "non-essential" or non-urgent" snow clearing. There is also no mention of what constitutes its weather-related protocols.

As of Wednesday morning, temperatures in Fort St. John were reported at -34 degrees, with an extreme cold warning still in place by Environment Canada.

The city said in its statement that its "snow fighters," meaning its snow plows, are continuing to "monitor conditions, apply winter sand, and will respond to safety-sensitive issues."