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Ice Age Farmer Report: Grand Solar Minimum - Billion € crop losses, grow zones shifting

Drought. Corn suffering.
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Drought. Corn suffering.
"The regular Joe does not know what's going on." / "Our livelihood is at risk." As Galactic Cosmic Rays continue to intensify under our quiet sun, staggering agricultural catastrophes abound. The pope encourages you to eat Leftovers, and Google News talks about Qanon; all distractions are in play as the Grand Solar Minimum intensifies. Exciting times for humanity--worthwhile challenges as consciousness rises. Start growing your own food today.

Spread the truth - these are natural cycles, and it's up to us to build anti-fragile communities in order to thrive in the times ahead.


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Record sea temperatures force largest Nordic nuclear plant offline

Ringhals
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A reactor at Ringhals in Sweden has been closed after sea water reached 25C, the maximum temperature allowed under safety rules
The Ringhals facility is the largest nuclear power plant in the Nordics and produces one fifth of the electricity used in Sweden. Vattenfall

Wildfires are not the only consequence of the warmest July since temperature measurements began in Sweden in 1756. The Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall was forced to close one of its reactors at the Ringhals nuclear plant on Monday.

Ringhals is the largest nuclear plant in the Nordics and accounts for a fifth of all electrivity consumed in Sweden. The plant has two old reactors, Ringhals 1 & 2, and two new ones, Ringhals 3 & 4.

Comment: This year's much touted inland 'record warm temperatures' are up for debate, because it's not only heat that causes wildfires but a lack of rain, and drought conditions around the planet are on the rise, as is epic flooding. There are also are other factors that could be contributing to these sea temperatures, and those include warming from below as well as a sluggish ocean currents which may normally bring cooler fresher water to the area: Jams in the jet stream blamed for abnormal weather patterns, baffle forecasters




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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: California governor Jerry Brown's appalling climate mis-statements

Jerry Brown's climate mis-statements
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As the chessboard for control of the narrative of why our Earth has seen an uptick in extreme weather continues, we as citizens need to start holding our elected officials responsible for mis-truths they speak and the media outlets that give them a voice. When there are outrageously bogus statements that can be debunked with simple scientific fact check, we need to ask questions why they said such things and demand answers and retractions. This is one such instance, California governor Jerry Brown says "since civilization emerged 10,000 years ago, we haven't had this kind of heat condition, and it's going to continue getting worse and that's the way it is." This is false. I demand answers from the governor why he said such things. You should too.


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Extreme heat forecast to bake southern and western Europe; thermometers could reach up to 48C in Spain

Europe heatwave Aug 2018
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A tourist bus drives in Seville past a thermometer showing 45C.
Large parts of southern and western Europe are expected to experience high temperatures this weekend with forecasters warning that thermometers could reach up to 48C in Spain.

Holidaymakers bound for the Iberian peninsula have been warned to expect extreme heat, with the chance of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in continental Europe.

The current record of 48C in Athens, Greece, in 1977, could be broken as waves of blisteringly hot air sweep in from Africa.

Temperatures around the Mediterranean are expected to rise and peak at the weekend, with the highs expected inland rather than in coastal areas, after edging into the low-40s on Wednesday and Thursday.

"These sorts of temperatures are not only exceptional for the locals but people from the UK will never really have experienced them," said Luke Miall, a UK Met Office meteorologist.

"Especially with it being the school holidays, and the very young and old being susceptible to heatstroke, we're advising tourists to keep out of the midday sun and protect themselves."

Comment: Weather extremes are plaguing the entire planet - everything from record heat to record cold, hail, flooding, wildfires, etc. A few examples:


Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Arctic bakes and freezes at the same time

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The Arctic bakes on the European edge and freezes on the Alaskan Russian edge. Massive floods next to droughts, record heat next to record cold and it can all be explained by the Suns activity in its 400 year Grand Solar Minimum Cycle.


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Arrow Up

Death Valley, California, breaks own record for hottest month ever recorded

Death Valley, CA
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Death Valley, California
California's Death Valley just broke its own record for hottest month on Earth since record-keeping began.

The desert region averaged 108.1 degrees last month, a half-degree increase from its record average in July 2017, according to The Washington Post. Last July's average broke a 100-year record at the time.

The normal high temperature for Death Valley reportedly reaches 116.5 degrees, but last month temps hit a high of at least 120 degrees on 21 days.

Between July 24-27 the temperature climbed to 127 degrees, close to a record high of 129 from June 2013.

Snowflake Cold

Australia's record breaking cold, frost and drought force Kangeroo mobs into towns

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Mobs of kangaroos have been raiding patches of grass in the Australian capital Canberra, driven to the city's sports fields, back yards and roadsides by food scarcity.

Canberra residents have taken to social media with images of the jumping marsupials exploring outside their usual habitats. But beyond the cute photo opportunities, the hungry kangaroos are at risk of dying on the roads as their feeding times coincide with rush hour.

Canberra has more than 30 nature reserves, with most hosting hundreds of Eastern Grey Kangaroos, and it is not unusual to see them in the reserves or in roads or yards nearby, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Parks and Conservation Service Director Daniel Iglesias told CNN.But he said this winter the animals were far more visible.

"Canberra is experiencing a perfect storm of hardship for its kangaroos. New records have been set in Canberra for very cold, frosty nights this winter. This, coupled with very dry conditions with very little rain at all in June and July, means there is very little food for kangaroos, " Iglesias said, via email."Sports ovals, suburban yards, schoolyards and roadsides are the few places offering any green grass at all in Canberra at the moment and they act as magnets for kangaroos," he said.

Comment: Australia's record drought means there's no food for the 'Roo's or cattle. And these are the same kinds of weather patterns we're seeing all over the world; extreme drought, epic flooding, erratic seasons with earlier winters that drag on longer and are colder than ever before:


Bizarro Earth

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Strangeness on our planet during first half of 2018

An aerial view of the flooded Asakura City, Japan
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An aerial view of the flooded Asakura City, Fukuoka prefecture. Huge floods swept away houses in southern Japan.
These are some of the strange, unusual and unexplained events that occurred on our planet during the first half of 2018.


Comment: Related articles include: To understand how and why these extreme weather events are occurring read Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.


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Dangerous heat wave to blanket western Europe in early August

Europe heatwave August 2018

Highs on Friday are anticipated to range from 31 C (88 F) in London and Berlin to 35 C (95 F) in Paris and 40 C (104 F) in Madrid and approaching 43 C (110 F) in Seville, Spain.
Dangerous heat is expected to expand across western Europe for the first week of August.

While the core of the heat was focused around Germany on Tuesday, temperatures will be on the rise elsewhere across western Europe Wednesday into Friday.

Highs on Friday are anticipated to range from 31 C (88 F) in London and Berlin to 35 C (95 F) in Paris and 40 C (104 F) in Madrid and approaching 43 C (110 F) in Seville, Spain.

Temperatures will continue to soar 6-12 degrees Celsius (10-24 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal in most of these cities through at least the weekend.

"It is not out of the question for temperatures to reach 49 C (120 F) in southwestern Spain and parts of southern Portugal Friday into Sunday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

The impending heat wave is expected to be the most intense and longest for the Iberian Peninsula so far this summer. Temperatures in Madrid have only reached 38 C (100 F) once so far this summer. Such temperatures are anticipated daily from Wednesday through next Tuesday.

Comment: Heatwaves, storms, wildfires and droughts: Experts issue warnings over extreme weather in Europe this summer


Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Hudson Bay ice breakers in July, ice anomalies Environment Canada silent

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Hudson Bay with what can only be described as incredibly unusual ice accumulations in the N.E as ice breakers are now needed to open channels. Locals its extremely rare, even unheard of, Environment Canada 30 ice averages don't even show ice in these areas at all during July, let alone the first week of August.

Media is silent and all four ice tracking ice satellites are set to go off line next year just as these gains are starting to manifest in the intensifying Grand Solar Minimum.


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