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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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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.


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.



Emergency declared in El Salvador to ensure food supply in severe drought

El Salvador declares emergency to ensure food supply in severe drought
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El Salvador declares emergency to ensure food supply in severe drought
El Salvador on Tuesday began taking emergency measures in a drought that has plagued the country for a month and cost tens of thousands of farmers their corn crops, the civil protection agency said.

The east of the Central American country has gone 33 days without rain and temperatures have hit a record 41 Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit), leaving many families without water.

The government declared a "red alert," meaning it will seek to use public funds to ensure food supplies and help farmers sow their crops again.

Jorge Melendez, head of Civil Protection, said that the lack of rain had affected more than half of El Salvador's municipalities and resulted in the loss of the equivalent of 1.5 million 60-kg bags of corn, a staple grain.

Authorities are also exploring whether other industries have been affected, such as coffee or cattle raising.

Comment: Meanwhile in Europe: "A threat to our livelihood": Record drought grips Germany's breadbasket

"Perfect storm": UK farming crisis as areas suffer worst drought for 225 years

Extreme weather affecting crop harvests in Europe - North too dry, south hit by hail

On the other side of the world in the southern hemisphere: Australia's worst drought in 116 years is decimating animals and livestock


Mysterious, massive and deadly algae bloom 'whirlpool' discovered in the Baltic Sea

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On July 18, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired a natural-color image (above) of a swirling green phytoplankton bloom in the Gulf of Finland, a section of the Baltic Sea. Note how the phytoplankton trace the edges of a vortex; it is possible that this ocean eddy is pumping up nutrients from the depths. For scale, a ship is shown. The swirling bloom is at least 15 miles across, which means New York City's Manhattan Island could fit inside it with a little room to spare.
The mysterious algae bloom 'whirlpool' in the Baltic Sea so big it could cover Manhattan

NASA has revealed an incredible image of a gigantic 'whirlpool' of algae in the Baltic sea.

Every summer, phytoplankton spread across the northern basins of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, with blooms spanning hundreds and sometimes thousands of kilometers.

Blooms this summer off of Scandinavia seem to be particularly intense, NASA said.

The swirling bloom is at least 15 miles across, which means New York City's Manhattan Island could fit inside it with a little room to spare.

Researchers are unsure what is causing the strange pattern.

Comment: Every year there are more dead zones, the gulf stream becomes more sluggish, the jet stream meanders more erratically, storms increase and our climate becomes cooler - and it seems our planet has been through all of this before: Worldwide ocean anoxia driven by global cooling was possible factor in previous mass extinctions

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"A threat to our livelihood": Record drought grips Germany's breadbasket

Two men sunbathing at the Rhine River in Duesseldorf, Germany
Two men sunbathing at the Rhine River in Duesseldorf, Germany, on July 26, 2018
Withered sunflowers, scorched wheat fields, stunted cornstalks - the farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year's extreme heat and record-low rainfall, triggering an epochal drought.

As the blazing sun beats down, combine harvesters working the normally fertile breadbasket of Saxony-Anhalt in former communist East Germany kick up giant clouds of dust as they roll over the cracked earth.

"It hasn't really rained since April and that's the main growth period for our grains and the other crops - we've never seen anything like it," said Juliane Stein of Agro Boerdegruen, a farming conglomerate formed after German reunification in 1990.

"We've reached the point here in Germany where we're talking about a natural disaster that's a threat to our livelihood."

Comment: We're barely halfway through summer and already it has been on of the driest on record for vast swathes of the northern hemisphere:
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Ice Age Farmer Report: "Nobody's Prepared For This..."

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Food production is collapsing. Finland posted its worst grain yield this century; the situation is dire across Europe. Orange peels and sour watermelons are the only thing keeping some livestock alive in Australia. Damages due to weeks of rain in Japan. Christian shares reports from farmers on the ground, and makes clear the very real effects on food production and prices globally. Start preparing now.

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.