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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Protein from volcanoes as food becomes unaffordable

Volcano protein for vegans
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New protein from microbes found in volcanoes will be offered as a meat substitute. Stratospheric eruption and ash ejection at the same latitude with massive ice growth on Greenland with out air traffic albedo. All time record high pressure recorded over UK, which only ever happened during winter storms. Canadians slammed by food costs.

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Cloud Lightning

Volcanoes, earthquakes, storms, floods and wildfires in March 2020


The best weather videos of March 2020, including videos from:

Nashville, Tennessee
Mt Merapi, Indonesia
Cariacica, Brazil
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Snaith, Yorkshire, England
Republic of Ireland
Esquel, Argentina
Mann, California
Charleston, South Carolina

Cloud Lightning

Environmental disasters across the world in March 2020

At least 42 people die in floods, landslides caused by heavy rains in southeast of Brazil

The third month of 2020 saw numerous environmental disasters that impaired climate change and vice versa, including a deadly tornado in the U.S., landslide in Brazil and heavy rains in Pakistan.

Here is a look at the global environmental disasters during the previous month.

March 3:

- At least 19 people die in the U.S. state of Tennessee as a result of a heavy tornado that also causes major damage to buildings, roads, bridges, utilities, and businesses.

- Some 900 people are displaced after flash flood destroys houses in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

March 4:

- Hundreds of people are either displaced or left isolated after floods in northern parts of Namibia, according to local media reports.


Gunung Ibu volcano in Indonesia filmed erupting at night

Gunung Ibu volcano in Indonesia

Gunung Ibu volcano erupting
Gunung Ibu volcano, Halmahera, Indonesia. Volcanic activity at nighttime, filmed for the first time from the crater rim summit in real time!

No timelapse or else, also only real sound!

This allowed free view onto the flat topped dome.

Strombolian eruptions with intermittent ash eruptions generating abundant volcanic lightning.

Filmed in the nights between 8. to 10. March 2020.


Indonesian volcano spews massive ash cloud 16,000 feet into the air

Indonesia's most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted Friday, shooting a column of ash some 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) into the air in its second major eruption this month.

Ash and sand covered areas several kilometres (miles) away from the peak of the rumbling crater near Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta.

But authorities did not raise Merapi's alert level.

"There has been no reports of damage from the eruption. We urge people to stay calm and not panic," national disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said.


Explosive eruption by Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka, Russia

KVERT recorded one explosive eruption today that generated an ash plume which reached approx. 32,800 ft-49,200 ft (10,000 m-15,000 m) altitude and drifted NW.

The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state with elevation at 2,500 m.

Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team volcano activity update 25 March 2020


'Pulsing' of Yellowstone volcano is increasing due to trapped magma below


These finding have also led researches to clues about Steamboat Geyser's (pictured) increase in activity over the past two years. It 47 times this year – compared to the 32 times in 2018
The Norris Geyser Basin, the oldest, hottest and most dynamic thermal area in the park, was observed to rise 5.9 inches each year from 2013 to 2015 - an unusual event that left researchers baffled.

Now, using satellite radar and GPS data, experts have determined the ground deformation was caused by magma intrusions trapped below the basin's surface.

As magma made its way to the surface, the pressure pushed rocks above it up and created an erratic pulsating effect, according to National Geographic.

This is the first time the scientific community has been able to track an entire episode of magma intrusion, which they say is a common occurrence throughout Yellowstone.

Comment: So despite the assurances from scientists it would appear that activity at Yellowstone is increasing and, when taken together with events elsewhere on our planet, it should give us cause for concern: Land begins to rise again near volcano Thorbjorn, Iceland

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Land begins to rise again near volcano Thorbjorn, Iceland

© Golli
Land rise has begun again in the near surroundings of volcano Þorbjörn near Grindavík. As of yet, there are no imminent signs of volcanic unrest. This follows an earthquake that rattled the Reykjanes peninsula on March 12. Meteorologists have kept a keen eye on the area following initial land rise early in the year, which had slowed down in February. The land rise now is happening at a slower pace than the original land rise in January, but it is rising in the same area as the initial rise. The science council of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management will meet to discuss the matter next week.

Eruption not imminent

"Results from crust measurements have been clarified in the last couple of days. It's now clear that expansions that cause land rise has begun anew in the area surrounding Þorbjörn. This is confirmed both by GPS measurements in the area as well as satellite data. Scientists from the Icelandic Met Office, The Institute of Earth Sciences of the University Iceland as well from the Iceland GeoSurvey, met this morning to analyze the newest measurements and data.

Comment: Of note, the quake mentioned above was the strongest since 2013, and this also follows a recent warning of deadly gasses detected at Iceland's Eldvörp caves - one could say that, taken together, this kind of contradicts the statement that there are no "imminent signs of unrest".

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Volcanic Mount Semeru spews hot clouds as far as 3km in East Java, Indonesia

Lava flowing out of Mount Semeru's crater seen from Pranajiwo village near Lumajang in East Java on Wednesday.
© Antara Photo/Umarul Faruq
Lava flowing out of Mount Semeru's crater seen from Pranajiwo village near Lumajang in East Java on Wednesday.
Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, has started spewing hot clouds as far as 3km, the Malang Disaster and Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported, issuing a level II (advisory) warning status for the volcano.

The agency observed that the hot clouds had an amplitude of 23mm and was accompanied by a 540-second earthquake.

BPBD Malang head Subagyo said that it was a normal, natural occurrence and that the situation was under control.


Exclusion zone & aviation ALERT triggered as Indonesia's most active volcano violently erupts

Volcano eruption
© Twitter / Maryadie @ZuziloMaryadie
Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted without warning early on Tuesday for the second time in a month, sending column of ash 6km (20,000ft) into the sky and blanketing nearby communities with ash and dust.

Authorities issued the highest aviation alert, telling pilots to avoid the area, while also establishing a 3km (1.8-mile) exclusion zone established around the volcano, amid the threat of lava and pyroclastic flows. Eyewitness footage from the scene shows the full extent of nature's wrath.

The initial eruption reportedly lasted for almost eight full minutes and the nearby Solo city international airport was shut down temporarily as a precaution despite being 40km away from the volcano.

There were no casualties or damage reported and apparently, local residents are brushing it off as 'just another eruption'.