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Soaring temperatures trigger red alerts in 68 Chinese cities as roofs melt and roads buckle

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Dozens of Chinese cities are facing scorching temperatures amid heatwaves hot enough to melt roofs of buildings and buckle roads.

On July 12, 2022, 68 cities issued red alerts, the highest level in China's three-tier heatwave warning system. With temperatures expected to rise above 40°C (104°F), Shanghai's 25 million residents were warned to prepare for the hot weather.

In the southwest city of Chongqing, the roof tiles on a museum building melted. Nanjing opened underground air-raid shelters for the public to stay cool. China is facing a summer of contrasts across its vast territory, with heavy rainfall and floods hitting large parts of the country's north and southwest.


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War against humanity reaching the boiling point of no return

The Georgia Guidestones are destroyed, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is forced to resign, the longest serving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is allegedly assassinated, the head of OPEC suddenly dies at 63 with no explanation, angry mobs stormed the Columbo capital forcing the resignation of Sri Lanka's second president in less than two months, and a quarter of Canada's internet goes down for 19 hours. Every single one of these staggering world events all fatedly co-occurring within a 24-36 hour stretch from Thursday to Friday last week, can't all be by pure coincidence. Noteworthy also - all these decisive global developments simultaneously unfolding worldwide went down while top G20 nations' reps were bickering in Bali over the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov leaving early.
Georgia Guidestones
© James Fetzer
The escalating tempo of these major global events amidst the unprecedented backdrop of the greatest risk of nuclear world war annihilation in history, ongoing premeditated genocidal murder and maiming of millions from poison bioweapon non-vaccines, animal livestock culling, 100 food processing plants destroyed by fire arson, all to set the stage for unprecedented food and fuel shortages leading to famine and mass starvation, soaring highest gasoline and food prices ever, skyrocketing worldwide inflation, all timed with the complete collapse of the global economy and final death of the US dollar as the international currency exchange, all these earthshaking epochal developments are definitely not by accident but planned years in advance by the controllers benignly masquerading today as elites' "Great Reset." Tragically it's being perpetrated the world over in order to bring life on planet earth to a total standstill, never so dangerously, precariously closer to utter, sheer disaster and destruction at the diabolical hands of a murderous elite intentionally orchestrating never before seen cataclysmic crises.

Let's look at the final words just prior to the sudden, untimely death of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo, three weeks from stepping down from his key 6-year international post as the planet's most powerful energy organization:
Our industry is now facing huge challenges along multiple fronts and these threaten our investment potential now and in the longer term. To put it bluntly, the oil and gas industry is under siege.
In December 2018 for the first time in 75 years, the United States became a net oil exporter. But once imposter Biden took over in January 2021, his first day in office he revoked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and is now in the process of illegally depleting America's strategic oil reserve, sending it to places like China. The Biden crime show has been demanding, then begging OPEC to boost production. OPEC's answer: "if you want more oil, pump it yourself." Meanwhile, UAE and Saudi leaders snubbed Uncle Joe, refusing to either take his calls or host his visit. Within just hours after the OPEC head's final words making it clear that continued oil and gas development is absolutely essential over the long haul, amidst the elite's rush for the world to run on alternative green fuel sources, the 63-year old Nigerian OPEC leader in previous good health suddenly wound up suspiciously dead.

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Avalanche danger after huge snow dump (2 feet) at Canterbury ski fields in New Zealand

Mt Hutt was closed on Wednesday as staff worked to clear the access road to the skifield.

Mt Hutt was closed on Wednesday as staff worked to clear the access road to the skifield.
The wild weather bomb has left Canterbury ski fields caked in deep snow with a high risk of avalanches.

The New Zealand Avalanche advisory from the Mountain Safety Council has put out high level warnings for South Island mountain ranges that stretch from Nelson to Ohau.

The Nelson Lakes, Craigieburn Range, Mt Hutt, Aoraki/Mt Cook, Two Thumbs, and Ohau ranges are all at level 4 High on the avalanche danger scale.

According to Mountain Safety, there are very dangerous avalanche conditions and travel in the avalanche terrain is not recommended.


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41 inches of new snow dumped at Ski Portillo, Chile

Ski Portillo

Ski Portillo
Ski Portillo, perhaps South America's most famous ski resort, has been getting absolutely dumped on this season.

Portillo has seen 105cm (41″) since Friday with another storm cycle coming on Wednesday. The gettin' is gonna keep gettin' better!

Check out the sweet powder skiing clip capture by Portillo's ski school over the weekend. All of that fresh snow looks nice, so so nice.

It's not going to happen for me this season, but I will make my way to South America for skiing during the southern hemisphere's winter. You can take that to the bank.

There's just something so appealing to me to escape the oppressive humidity and heat of July for turns on cold smoke powder. I have to make it happen!

Comment: View also: Snowstorm leaves hundreds stranded in Chile, Argentina - snow a meter deep on roads


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Snowstorm leaves hundreds stranded in Chile, Argentina - snow a meter deep on roads

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Below-freezing temperatures, blustering wind and deep snow made for a disaster at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Chile, on the border of Argentina, over the weekend. Over 400 people were trapped in the mountain pass on both sides of the border, reported Socialpost, most of them were tourists and truck drivers.

The storm started on July 9 after shifting winds brought massive snowfall to the road, which is at an altitude of about 9,800 feet -- higher than the peak of Mount Olympus in Washington. Visibility was at a minimum, as videos show people unable to see beyond a few feet in front of them.

"There are temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius [14 degrees Fahrenheit] and snow accumulation of more than one meter [3.3 feet] on the roads," Hector Tello, a municipal official in Argentina, told C5N, an Argentinian TV news network. "There were cars that could not continue their journey because of the fog and could not even open the doors to get out."


Comment: A few days earlier: Heavy snowfall reaches the roofs of houses in city of Caviahue, Argentina on July 7


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State agency says over half of Poland at serious risk of drought amid heatwave

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© Lubin city hall/lubin.pl
A portion of the Oder river near Lubin, Poland
A sustained recent period of hot, dry weather, which has seen temperatures reach around 38°C (100°F) in some places, has left over half of Poland at serious risk of drought, says Polish Waters (PGW WP), a state agency.

Over 170 municipalities (gminy) around the country have introduced restrictions on the use of water, with many Polish rivers and other water supplies running dangerously low.

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Dozens injured in Portugal wildfires as heatwave set to intensify

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© Mário Cruz/EPA
People throw water and spray hoses on flames near their homes in Canecas, on the outskirts of Lisbon, July 9, 2022
More than 3,000 firefighters battle blazes as EU offers emergency help and temperatures could hit 43C

Wildfires in Portugal have left 29 people injured as thousands of firefighters and dozens of aircraft battle the blazes.

Authorities said 12 firefighters and 17 civilians required medical treatment for minor injuries, as reported by the Portuguese state broadcaster RTP and local media.

By Sunday afternoon, Portugal's civil protection agency said more than 3,000 firefighters were tackling active blazes.

The country is enduring a heatwave that is due to worsen, with temperatures expected to reach up to 43C (109F) on Tuesday.


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Heavy snowfall reaches the roofs of houses in city of Caviahue, Argentina on July 7

Impressive snowfall in Caviahue, Neuquén.

Impressive snowfall in Caviahue, Neuquén.
Heavy snowfall reached the roofs of houses in the city of Caviahue, in Copahue province of Argentina.


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Huge crop losses expected as Italy endures prolonged heatwave

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© PIERO CRUCIATTI
Italy is experiencing an unusual and prolonged heat wave and little rain this summer. Experts say it's the worst drought in 70 years in the country and the government has been forced to declare a state of emergency in five northern regions until the end of this year to deal with the situation.

Emergency funds amounting to €37 million were also announced along with special powers for regional authorities to help guarantee public safety and to offer compensation for agricultural losses.

The heat and lack of rain being experienced, particularly in the Po Valley, are not only drying up the rivers but causing significant concern to the agriculture sector in what is normally one of the country's breadbaskets.

"It's the perfect storm, less than 70 percent of snow in the winter, four months of lack of rain, temperatures three or four degrees higher than the seasonal average," said Meuccio Berselli, secretary general for the district authority of the Po Valley.


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Heavy snow blankets areas of South Island, New Zealand

Snow in Mt Cook village early on Friday.
© SHARLENE MCKINLAY PHOTOGRAPHY
Snow in Mt Cook village early on Friday.
Heavy snow blanketed parts of the South Island early Friday, while heavy rain was expected to continue in some central parts of the North Island and on the West Coast from Friday afternoon.

Snow in the Mackenzie Basin and Central Otago on Friday morning closed schools and state highways, and halted a bus service.

Aoraki/Mt Cook Village resident Sharlene McKinlay said it had been snowing all night in the area and there was moderate and continuous snow falling at 6.30am Friday.

McKinlay said there was also at least 30cm of snow on SH80 and snow ploughing was being done within the village only.