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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Ghost flights, NZ drought and US rationing

Ghost flights
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Flights taking off empty to keep the slot rotation in too 200 busiest airports globally termed "ghost flights". New Zealand summer snow and worst drought "ever". Moon halo in Canada and limits on purchases in stores across the US mean reduced donations to Salvation Army.


Comment: Airlines are flying empty 'ghost flights' amid coronavirus fears


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Army deployed as Northland, New Zealand experiences 'worst drought on record'

New Zealand troops prepare to help with drought relief in the Northland region
© Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group
New Zealand troops prepare to help with drought relief in the Northland region.
The New Zealand army has been sent to Northland to assist in drought relief efforts after months without any rain.

The towns of Kaikohe and Kaitaia are the worst hit with severe water restrictions in place throughout February. Water is only allowed to be used for cooking, drinking or 40-second showers.

"We're running out of water", the Far North council website reads, saying its goal is to "urgently" reduce water consumption across the district by 25%. There has been no significant rainfall since November.

This week a deployment of soldiers from the New Zealand army arrived in the region and will be based in Kaitaia for two weeks. Weather forecasters predict no significant rain events for the region until the end of March.

Three medium-heavy army vehicles, each with tanks capable of carrying 5,000 litres of water, plus a hired vehicle capable of carrying 7,000 litres, are being used by the troops to deliver water to communities without town supplies. Emergency supplies will be being topped up at rural marae (Māori meeting house) and other community facilities.

The drought in Northland is the worst on record, said Kaitaia mayor John Carter, who described the situation as a "crisis".

"This is as probably as serious as it gets, this is the worst drought we've had on record," Carter told local media.

Comment: Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Southern Hemisphere drought connection between Southern Africa and Australia


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Banana, avocado and potato crops in the Canary Islands hit by wind and calima

Banana, avocado and potato crops in the Canary Islands hit by wind

Banana, avocado and potato crops in the Canary Islands hit by wind
Many crops facing a "lost year"

The assessment of the damage caused by the wind and calima in the Canary Islands is already underway. We will still have to wait a few days to know the full extent of the damage, but the first impressions of the agrarian leaders point to a heavy impact on all crops grown in the open ground, especially on bananas and potatoes, which in many cases will be facing "a lost year."

For some fruit crops (those cultivated in the places most affected by the wind), not only may the current harvest have been lost, but the next campaign is also at risk.

In certain parts of the islands, the effects of the storm on the banana plantations resemble those caused by the tropical storm Delta in 2005, says Javier Gutiérrez, general secretary of the Association of Agricultural Producers and Livestock Farmers of the Canary Islands (Asaga Canarias). In Tenerife, this applies to the farms located in the Orotava Valley, although also to those in part of the south, as well as in La Palma. The leader of Asaga reports that many banana plantations will have to be uprooted and sown again (if the companies that supply in vitro plants have sufficient stocks), "with the investment that this entails."

Arrow Up

State of The Climate Report 2020

The Climate is fine, but climate science is a catastrophe - and Congressional Democrats demand a censorship plan from Google by tomorrow.
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Info

Ice Age Farmer Report: Coronavirus & empty shelves: Global bean shortage

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Coronavirus has captured the worlds attention -- but have you noticed grocery stores struggling to keep food on the shelves? Whole Foods distributor goes bankrupt as dry bean prices are skyrocketing after 50%+ crop loss, causing global repercussions. Keep your eye on the ball, and start growing food.


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Black Cat

Wild animals in Zimbabwe attack more humans due to drought

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At least 36 people were killed by wild animals in Zimbabwe in 2019 up up from 20 in 2018.

The Zimbabwean further reports that the authorities recorded 311 animal attacks on people last year, up from 195 in 2018.


This increased attack on people has been blamed on the extreme drought in the country which is driving wildlife into human settlements in search of nourishment.

"The cases include attacks on humans, their livestock and crops," said National parks spokesman Tinashe Farawo is quoted as saying.

Attention

2019 science: Absolutely no climate alarm

No alarm on every aspect: stable polar ice, normal sea level rise, no consensus, growing snow cover, less tropical storms, tornadoes, shrinking deserts, global greening, predictions wrong, models flawed, climate driven by sun, ocean cycles, biodiversity, warmer 1000 years ago...etc...

Global Temperatures
© No Tricks Zone
2019 saw a great amount of new science emerge showing that there's nothing alarming or catastrophic about our climate.

Some 2019 scientific findings

Need to make a presentation showing there is no climate alarm? The following findings we reported on in 2019 will put many concerns to rest.

Hundreds of peer-reviewed papers ignored by media

What follows are some selected top science-based posts we published here at NoTricksZone in 2019. These new findings show there is absolutely no climate alarm.

Hundreds of new peer-reviewed papers, charts, findings, etc - which the IPCC, activists and media ignore and even conceal. No wonder they've gotten so shrill.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Southern Hemisphere drought connection between Southern Africa and Australia

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Flames bear down on Harrington, some 335kms northeast of Sydney, 8 Nov 2019
With all the talk of droughts and fires sweeping the Southern Hemisphere I found a connection to solar activity and drought cycles, which are with wildfire cycles. The connections between Southern Africa and Australia look as if its solar driven the changes. I will let you decide. Do you think this information is on the right track?


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Fire

2 firefighters die as wildfires in Australia rage on - death toll rises to 8

Firefighters, many of them volunteers, are battling around 100 fires that have encircled Sydney amid drought and record-high temperatures
© Mick Tsikas/AAP
Firefighters, many of them volunteers, are battling around 100 fires that have encircled Sydney amid drought and record-high temperatures
The deaths of the two volunteer firefighters brings toll from the bushfires that have ravaged east for weeks to eight.

Two volunteer firefighters died while battling blazes around Sydney, authorities said on Friday, forcing Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short a holiday in Hawaii that had fuelled public anger at the government's response to the crisis.

Australia has been fighting bushfires across much of its east coast for weeks, leaving eight people dead, more than 700 homes destroyed and nearly 1.2 million hectares (3 million acres) of bushland burned.


Bizarro Earth

New drought declarations across 8 regions in Queensland, Australia as the state's crisis deepens

Queensland drought
© ABC Rural: Jennifer Nichols
Organic avocado grower John Tidy relies on the depleted Amamoor Creek for irrigation.
The Queensland Government has today declared the majority of the state's south-east is in drought.

Eight shires and councils including the Fraser Coast, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie, Redlands, Gold Coast and Logan have joined 37 other drought-declared local government areas.

More than two-thirds of Queensland is now officially in drought, with only northern parts of the state and Brisbane drought-free.

The declaration came ahead of a meeting of state and territory agriculture ministers today in regional New South Wales.