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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Bombogenesis USA - Icy sea flooding - Blizzards rage (VIDEO)

Boston icy floods
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Billy Carey and Justin Plaza, at right, from Boston Fire Rescue swift water team haul their boat after saving a man from his flooded car on Commercial Wharf during the storm on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Here we are again same as 2016, Bombogenesis. Once considered rare, now twice in two years. The grand solar minimum is here. Ten thousand flights cancelled, blizzard warnings from Alabama to Maine, Florida swimming pools freeze, NYC snow bound, ocean ice floats in on floods from 100MPH + winds. The amplification begins, 2018 will be the year the world wakes up.

Comment: An update to this report can be found here.

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Snowflake Cold

"Bomb cyclone" Storm Grayson brings travel mayhem, high winds and icy flooding to US northeast - UPDATE

US bomb cyclone Jan 2018
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On Thursday, airliners canceled more than 3,600 flights after a major winter storm, the fearsomely termed bomb cyclone, dished out mayhem across the northeastern US, according to FlightAware.com, an online flight tracking service.

More cancellations are expected Friday as the storm lingers in New England.

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Bizarro Earth

Brutal winds, high seas from storm Eleanor leave 55K homes without power and parts of Ireland completely flooded

Flooding Galway Storm Eleanor

Flooding in Galway caused by Storm Eleanor
Around 50,000 homes are now without power due to devastating Storm Eleanor.

Met Eireann was forced to issue and Status Orange alert - and it remain in place until 10pm tonight.

There is also a Status Yellow wind warning in place until 9pm tomorrow.

Storm Eleanor brought brutal gusts and high seas to a number of coastal communities today.

Met Eireann warned there could be flooding along coastal areas, as the weather front causes huge swells.

A forecaster said: "Storm Eleanor will quickly move across the country tomorrow evening and tomorrow night.

"West to southwest winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h, with damaging gusts are expected."

Keep up with all that's going on below.

Comment: Irish Central reports Storm Eleanor battered the shores with winds over 80 mph, with Galway catching the worst. The storm coincided with high tide in Galway City leaving fallen trees and severe flooding in its wake:

Bizarro Earth

After the flames subside: Hillsides left barren by California wildfires now at risk from mudslides

Thomas fire, California
© Noah Berger/AP
The Thomas fire burns through Los Padres National Forest near Ojai, California
The frightening hiss and crackle of the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California has been replaced by the loud droning of heavy equipment below the burn area.

Public work crews in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties are frantically clearing out every debris basin and storm drain possible, because the fire has left behind another threat -- mudslides.

"The Thomas Fire burned all of our front country range here," said Tom Fayram, Santa Barbara's deputy director of public works."

All these hills normally have a protective cover of chaparral. That's all gone. Almost 100% gone," he said.

What's left is black-gray hillside that officials and residents alike fear will become ashy waves of floodwater with the first rain of a so far bone-dry season.

Arrow Up

Record-breaking natural disasters from around the world in 2017 (PHOTOS)

Hurricane Maria damage
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People walk next to a gas station flooded and damaged by the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
2017 was an expensive, deadly year of natural disasters on Earth.

Wildfires relentlessly scorched dry land from California to Portugal. Super-strength hurricanes and tropical storms slammed homes from the Caribbean to Ireland. Famine continued in Somalia and Yemen, while avalanches killed more than a hundred people in Afghanistan.

People around the world recorded record-breaking devastation, much of it caused by higher-than-usual temperatures on land and at sea. Climate experts say that in a warming world, these fatal events will continue to worsen.

A November 2017 report released by the Trump Administration cautioned that "extreme climate events" like heavy rainfall, extreme heatwaves, wildfires, and sea-level rise will all get more severe around the globe, and that some of these events could result in abrupt, irreversible changes to the climate as we know it.

Here's a look at some of the deadly power Mother Nature wielded in 2017:

A trio of super-strong hurricanes pummeled the Caribbean and US Gulf Coast, with each storm causing tens of billions of dollars in damage.

Comment: For more information on extreme weather from around the world, check out our Earth Changes Summaries. The latest video for November 2017:

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.

Cloud Precipitation

Massive flooding hits Cagayan de Oro, Philippines following Storm Vinta (UPDATE: More than 130 dead)

Flood in Cagayan de Oro

Flood in Cagayan de Oro
Massive flooding, reminiscent of the deadly 2011 Tropical Storm Sendong, hit this city Friday morning, December 22, after Tropical Storm Vinta (international codename: Tembin) battered Mindanao Thursday night.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Department (CDRRMD) placed the city on red alert Friday morning as the Cagayan River reached its critical level.

"It was like Sendong all over again, but only this happened in the morning," a resident said.

Sendong (international codename: Washi) ravaged Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions on the night of December 16, 2011, leaving more than 1,200 people dead -- at least 900 bodies were found in Cagayan de Oro.

Comment: UPDATE 12/23/2017:
Philippines tropical storm: More than 130 dead after flooding

Dozens of people are said to be missing, while power and communication lines are down, complicating rescue efforts.

Mudslides and flooding triggered by a tropical storm in the Philippines have killed 133 people, officials have said. [...]

Most of the deaths were in the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, and on the Zamboanga Peninsula, Romina Marasigan from the government's disaster response agency said.

In the fishing village of Anungan, more than 30 people were swept away by flash floods. Sibuco town mayor Bong Edding said five bodies had been recovered so far.

"The floodwaters from the mountain came down so fast and swept away people and houses," Mr Edding said.

"It's really sad because Christmas is just a few days away. But these things happen beyond our control."

Mr Edding blamed the tragedy on years of logging in the mountains near Anungan.

Cloud Precipitation

Flood kills at least 6 people in Malawi

Lilongwe disaster: Families displaced
© Roy Nkosi
Lilongwe disaster: Families displaced
Authorities have confirmed that six people have died after being washed away by flood waters along Mchesi Stream ub the capital Lilongwe following rains of terror on Saturday afternoon.

Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) director for response and recovery Paul Kalilombe said there could be others who are missing and feared dead.

About five church buildings among them Area 22 Assemblies of God, Deeper Life Church in Kawale, African Church and Destiny Church have been affected.

Schools have also been damaged.

Vice president Dr Saulos Chilima visisted the disaster area on Sunday and called for transparency and accountability in identifying and registering affected households in Kaliyeka where 1,000 people have been displaced and 202 households have been affected.

Ice Cube

Rising seas could displace 150 million people by the end of this century, says climate report

© Alister Doyle / Reuters
A view of icebergs remaining after a break-up of Wilkins ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, January 19, 2009.
Lands inhabited by more than 150 million people could be submerged in water by the end of this century. That's according to the latest projections from a group of US researchers.

A new study published in the journal Earth's Future used the latest information from the Antarctic ice sheet and combined it with existing models on the expected rise in sea levels.

The academics behind the report found that if levels of greenhouse gas emission remain high, the median global average sea-level rise could be 4ft 9ins (1.5 meters) by 2100. Astonishingly, this is double the estimate of 2ft 5ins (736cm) projected by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014.

The team, made up of researchers from the top universities in the US, believes the IPCC report did not account for the collapse of large parts of the Antarctic Ice Sheet - something a slew of scientific papers have since found is very likely to happen. In the event of such a sea level rise, some 153 million will be displaced, a population equivalent to half the size of the US.

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Cloud Precipitation

Mudslide fuelled by heavy rains buries village in southern Chile; 5 people killed with 15 more missing

Rain caused a river to overflow and the side of a hill to collapse, burying 20 of the 200 houses in Villa Santa Lucia in the Los Lagos region

Rain caused a river to overflow and the side of a hill to collapse, burying 20 of the 200 houses in Villa Santa Lucia in the Los Lagos region
A mudslide fuelled by heavy rains has swept over a village in southern Chile, leaving at least five people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

Rain caused a river to overflow and the side of a hill to collapse, burying 20 of the 200 houses in Villa Santa Lucia in the Los Lagos region, located 790 miles south of Chile's capital, Santiago.

President Michelle Bachelet declared the region a catastrophe zone and confirmed the number of dead and missing.

She met with her team of ministers to coordinate rescue and assistance efforts.

Earlier on Saturday, deputy secretary of the interior Madmud Aleuy said there were three people dead, including an unidentified tourist, and 15 others missing.

Cloud Precipitation

Hundreds evacuated as rivers reach record levels in northern Italy

Flooding after the River Enza broke its banks in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, December 2017.
© Emilia-Romagna Government
Flooding after the River Enza broke its banks in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, December 2017.
The River Enza in the town of Lentigione, Italy, burst its banks on Tuesday 12 December, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate.

Severe weather including snow, rain and freezing temperatures has affected much of Italy since Monday 11 December. Schools have been closed and road, rail and air travel all adversely affected. Several flights from Turin-Caselle Airport were delayed as a result of the cold temperatures.

Heavy rain has affected the north eastern regions of Emilia-Romagna, Liguria and Tuscany in particular.