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Sherlock

Thundersnow, bushfires, heatwaves, dust storms: What is going on with Australia's weather?

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A week of crazy weather. From left: dust storm in Broken Hill, the Snowy Mountains near Khancoban, and bushfires along Lemon Tree Passage Road near Newcastle.
Every Australian state and territory has been impacted by wild weather over the past few days.

In South Australia, 40,000 properties were left without power and several homes were damaged as wind gusts of over 100 kilometres per hour hit on Wednesday night.

Victoria also saw severe thunderstorms, with the State Emergency Service reporting it had received over 750 calls for assistance by Tuesday night.

On Thursday morning, South East Queensland was hit with a band of gusty storms, storm warnings were issued for the Northern Territory, and parts of Tasmania were on flood watch and damaging wind warnings were issued.

In New South Wales, a dust storm travelled across the state from west of Broken Hill to Sydney.

Comment: Weather everywhere is increasingly erratic and intensifying: For more, check out SOTTs' monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs




Snowflake Cold

Ice Age Farmer Report: Winter is coming early - Grand Solar Minimum (don't be a frozen sheeple, PREPARE)

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Don't be a frozen sheeple, caught off guard by the Grand Solar Minimum. Record colds and snows across the northern hemisphere herald the arrival of an early, harsh winter. Welcome #GlobalCooling. CO2 has nothing to do with the natural cycles that threaten our way of life. Food prices are rising further soon. Signs are ubiquitous. Please share this information so that others can prepare.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Great potato crisis, Italy flooding & USA chills

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Atmospheric compression events decimate Italian cities and initial estimates are all time record floods waters recorded. Great potato crisis begins as yields decline by 25% and sizes shrunk by 1/3. USA and Africa set to chill with record snows possible as Hurricane Michael collides with a cold front over the Appalachian Range.


Comment: Epic flooding in Calabria, Italy, turns streets into rivers, claims lives of mother and son


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Ice Age Farmer Report: "End of the World?" - 'Deep adaptation' vs Grand Solar Minimum

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Media screams IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD! (...but only for alarmists!) "Deep Adaptation" incorporates Agenda 21 + GSM preparedness -- can you see through their ruse?

Denmark announces worst crop yields in 100 years as global temperatures continue their decline.

Christian picks apart the alarmist fear mongering -- the world is not ending. BUT IT IS CHANGING...and so must you.


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Doberman

'They've never been this hungry': Farmers warned of wild animal attacks as feral pigs and wild dogs starve during record drought in Australia

Farmers have been warned they could suffer attack from feral pigs, wild boars, foxes and dingoes that are desperate for food because of the drought

Farmers have been warned they could suffer attack from feral pigs, wild boars, foxes and dingoes that are desperate for food because of the drought
Farmers have been warned their livestock is being attacked by feral pigs, wild boars, foxes and dingoes as the wild animals are starved by the drought.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services (CTLLS) in is offering services for farmers in and around the NSW towns of Oberon, Mudgee and Cowra to tackle the predators as spring begins.

Senior biosecurity officer Alistair Gordon-Smith said it's important that farmers start planning their bait before the mating season kicks off.

'It's been a dry, hard winter and feral pigs and wild dogs are looking for food for spring litters of piglets and pups,' he said.

'Newborn calves and lambs are extremely vulnerable to pest predators, so it's timely for landholders to start planning their baiting regime now.'

Charges for the service have also been dropped to assist all farmers with accessing bait-handling certification.

Arrow Up

UK food prices set to rise "at least" 5% due to extreme weather

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The UK's cold, wet winter was followed by the driest start to a summer on record
Meat, vegetable and dairy prices are set to rise "at least" 5% in the coming months because of the UK's extreme weather this year, research suggests.

Consultancy CEBR said 2018's big freeze and heatwave would end up costing consumers about £7 extra per month.

It follows price warnings from farmers' representatives about peas, lettuces and potatoes.

Wholesale prices of other vegetables have already soared by up to 80% since the start of the year.

But the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) explained that these increases can take up to 18 months to fully have an effect on shoppers.

"So, while the worst of the recent heat may have passed, the cost to consumers looks set to climb," it warned.

The UK saw record temperatures in June, July and August which caused widespread drought and crop failures.


This, along with a "wet, cold and challenging" winter, particularly the cold spell caused by the Beast from the East, has put stress on farming costs and yields, CEBR said.


Comment: Farmers around the world are facing an endless torrent of extreme weather, from brutal cold and record breaking rainfall that delay planting, devastating drought that lead to lower yield, or destructive hail and early frost that completely decimate the crop: As more crops fail the likelihood of food price rises invariably increases. It is always best to be prepared. See also: And do have a listen to the SOTT Talk Radio show that was devoted to this subject:

Surviving the End of the World (as we Know it)


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Food prices across the planet upward trajectory with no end in sight

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More dismal numbers for countries reporting grain yields and upward prices for all foods you consume. UK says get ready for immediate 5% increase but these losses and high prices wont be fully felt for 18 months, that's a timeline for sure, read between the lines.

Australia and South Africa production down, US wheat prices up, German production down.

This points upward prices for the next several years as we head further into the Grand Solar Minimum.


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Bizarro Earth

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Ancient 'hunger stones' - The European drought cycle clock

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The Hunger Stones stories making media rounds this week, but not too much analysis on the subject except the Physics.org article. I found a PDF that goes back 1000 years in the Czech Lands with droughts and my conclusion is a repeat of 1770s type event happening now based on the last 1000 years of drought data and the water levels lower than at any period on the Hunger Stone.

Also August winter warnings in the USA & Canada for multiple feet of snow and 20F below normal temperatures.


Comment: Central European drought reveals ancient 'hunger stones' in Elbe River


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Grand Solar Minimum explained - Extreme weather timeline to 2021

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The intensification of extreme weather globally is apparent to everyone on our planet, but what is causing it and how much more intense will it become? I have put together this video to explain the causes to give you a good idea of events to come with a timeline to 2021 so you can see how these changes will evolve and affect food prices and ultimately your life and lifestyle.


Comment: For more information check out SOTT's latest monthly summary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


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.


Muffin

Global wheat supply falls to crisis levels - Countries begin stockpiling

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The scorching summer has ended five years of plenty in many wheat producing countries and drawn down the reserves of major exporters to their lowest level since 2007/08, when low grain stocks contributed to food riots across Africa and Asia.

Global stocks are expected to hit 273 million tonnes at the start of this years grain marketing season, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates, but the problem is that nearly half of it is in China, and they're not likely to release any onto global markets.

China is well aware of what's around the corner, and in recent years has implemented bullish plans to withstand any potential global food shortages.

It is predicted that by the end of the season, the eight major exporters will be left with just 20% of world stocks - or 26 days' cover - down from one-third a decade ago.

The USDA estimates that China, which consumes 16% of the world's wheat, will hold 46% of its stocks at the beginning of the season, which starts now, and more than half by the end.

Comment: Our planet has now reached the tipping point of crop losses due to the erratic climate, and in turn we're seeing stock hoarding, soaring prices, and food shortages for both people and cattle: Also check out SOTT radio's: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs