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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Against all odds

A tornado touches down in Czechia
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A tornado touches down in Czechia, June 24, 2021; aftermath in the village of Lužice
Agricultural prices continue upward with no signs of slowing, even periphery crops like sunflower are nearing double pricing. More volcanic eruptions adding more particulates into the atmosphere and the strongest tornado ever recorded in the Czech Republic. To feed our world moving forward will be against all odds.


Comment: Tornado kills at least 5 people, injures hundreds more, and destroys THOUSANDS of homes in Czechia


Blue Planet

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: The signs are unmistakable

noctilucent clouds over Paris
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As the second magnetic field in our solar system begins to take shape and strengthen from July / August of 2021 more signs are becoming increasingly visible across the skies, oceans and Earth. These are a dozen examples of hundreds that took place during the same time. Time to get your plan in order.


Fire

Italy's Mount Etna sends lava and ash into air as eruption continues

Mount Etna eruption
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Footage shows Mount Etna continuing to erupt in Sicily on Monday, as volcanic activity continues. The volcano was seen spewing huge amounts of lava, with clouds of ash billowing in the air. The Sicilian peak which is 3,329 metres (10,922 feet) high, is considered to be one of the world's most active volcanoes.


Seismograph

Earthquake swarm shakes Oregon's Mount Hood

Mount Hood earthquake swarm
© Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Two earthquakes hit Saturday near Government Camp, Oregon, one of them topping out at magnitude 3.9.

The tremors were strong enough for some locals to feel it, The Oregonian reported.

The earthquake rumbled at 8:51 p.m. June 5, just south of the summit of Mount Hood. It was preceded by several earthquakes in the hour before the quake, and tens of aftershocks have occurred since, the Cascades Volcano Observatory of the U.S. Geological Survey reported in a news release Saturday night.

The volcanic action and location are consistent with past swarms in the Mount Hood area, including a magnitude 4.5 on June 29, 2002, that was located about 1 mile east of Saturday's ground shaker.

Aftershocks will likely continue for hours or days, some of which may be felt, according to the news release.

Comment: A few days ago a significant earthquake swarm hit southern California.


Road Cone

Families evacuated after mud volcano eruption in Necoclí, Colombia

Colombia mud volcano
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Emergency in Antioquia due to the eruption of the mud volcano in Necoclí.
More than 20 families were evacuated after the eruption of the mud volcano in the municipality of Necoclí, which belongs to the Urabá subregion, confirmed municipal risk management authorities.

The entity pointed out that due to this situation it was necessary to transfer around 100 people from the Palmares de Ceniza village to a rural school in the Piedrecita village, where humanitarian care is provided.

The Voluntary Fire Department and the Civil Defense responded to the emergency, after the volcano expelled ash and boiling mud, as seen in some videos shared by the inhabitants of the area on social networks.

The aid organizations indicated that the 23 families were evacuated from the early morning when the high volcanic activity of that natural formation was identified until it erupted in the last hours.


Bizarro Earth

Ancient Lake Toba volcanic eruption destroyed the ozone layer

Ozone depletion following the Toba eruption around 74,000 years ago compounded the ensuing volcanic winter and caused a human population bottleneck.

Lake Toba
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The eruption of the Toba volcano 74,000 years ago affected the planet's climate so drastically that it led to a drop in the human population.
A catastrophic drop in atmospheric ozone levels around the tropics is likely to have contributed to a bottleneck in the human population around 60 to 100,000 years ago, an international research team has suggested. The ozone loss, triggered by the eruption of the Toba supervolcano located in present-day Indonesia, might solve an evolutionary puzzle that scientists have been debating for decades.

"Toba has long been posited as a cause of the bottleneck, but initial investigations into the climate variables of temperature and precipitation provided no concrete evidence of a devastating effect on humankind," says Sergey Osipov at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, who worked on the project with KAUST's Georgiy Stenchikov and colleagues from King Saud University, NASA and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry.

"We point out that, in the tropics, near-surface ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the driving evolutionary factor. Climate becomes more relevant in the more volatile regions away from the tropics," says Stenchikov.

Large volcanic eruptions emit gases and ash that create a sunlight-attenuating aerosol layer in the stratosphere, causing cooling at the Earth's surface. This "volcanic winter" has multiple knock-on effects, such as cooler oceans, prolonged El Niño events, crop failures and disease.

Fire

Mount Etna daytime eruption sends lava, debris flying into the air

Mount Etna eruption
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Sicily's Mount Etna erupted again in the early hours of Sunday morning, spewing lava and releasing thick plumes of ash. According to a statement by the National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology, the explosions originated from Etna's southeastern crater.

The eruption plume reached a height of about six kilometres above sea level. There was no impact on the operations of the nearby Catania International Airport.

Etna is the largest of Italy's three active volcanoes, which also include Stromboli, on the Sicilian island of the same name, and Vesuvius near Naples, which last erupted in 1944.

Etna is a popular tourist destination attracting hikers eager to see its extraordinary lava flows, which glow orange at night.


Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Another summer of changes inbound 2021

Goma on fire
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More societal changes from tectonic and volcanic activity requiring mass exodus from urban centers along with China massive crop losses from flood 2.0 to economic implosion. Welcome to another summer of movement.


Comment: 'Limnic eruption' threatens to smother Kivu area with deadly gas in DR Congo, 600,000 people evacuated


Biohazard

'Limnic eruption' threatens to smother Kivu area with deadly gas in DR Congo, 600,000 people evacuated

Nyiragongo
© REUTERS/Djaffar Al Katanty
A Congolese family evacuate from recurrent earth tremors as aftershocks following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano near Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo May 27, 2021.
Thousands have fled the Congolese city of Goma after the region's military governor ordered a partial evacuation and scientists warn of a potentially catastrophic limnic eruption, which could smother the area with deadly gas.

On Friday morning, Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, was almost deserted, with shops closed and just a handful of people on the streets.

Ndima Kongba, the military governor of North Kivu province, ordered the evacuation of the city of 600,000 people on Thursday amid fears of further volcanic activity after Saturday's eruption.

Comment: Other volcanic and seismic activity of late:


Fire

Alaska's Great Sitkin volcano erupts: US Geological Survey issues 'red warning' for aviation

Great Sitkin volcano erupts

Great Sitkin volcano erupts
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) have issued a 'red warning' to aviation as the Great Sitkin volcano erupts, spewing an ash plume to 15,000ft (4,600m).

In a statement on Wednesday morning, the USGS said volcanic activity on Great Sitkin Island had been confirmed by geophysical data. The volcano started erupting at 21:04 on Tuesday, with an explosion that lasted a couple of minutes, and was continuing to erupt at the time of its latest update.

It had issued a joint 'red warning' to aviation with the AVO after observations suggested the ash plume was as high as 15,000ft (4,600m).

"Since that explosion, seismicity has decreased, and satellite images show that the ash cloud has detached from the vent and is moving towards the east," the AVO said in a recent update.