Desperate fruit growers using candles to warm their trees.
Surprising return of winter
22 Apr 2017 – Snow and night frost are killing the young plants that have already flowered, especially the fruit trees.
Large parts of the harvest are at stake along with the very existence of many farmers in the fruit and juice sector, especially in Upper Austria. Continue reading »
Record snowfall. The most snow EVER in the second half of April.
Severe winter weather led to chaos on Austrian roads, power failures, and panic among wine growers on Wednesday evening and Thursday. In the east of Austria came record snow. In the mountains there was as much snow as never before in the second half of April. Continue reading »
“I want to share with you what happened last night in Italy,” says reader.
“Wine producers had to light fires near the grapes to save them from the temperature gone below 0°C.”
Thanks to Alberto Cattarin for this info and photo
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— Razor (@hale_razor) April 22, 2017
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H/t reader kevin a.
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It has been called “the long extinction”. Our planet is in the process of dying, and as you will see below, this process of death and destruction appears to be accelerating. According to a report that was put out by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London, the number of wild animals around the globe appears to be decreasing at a rate of about 2 percent a year. 2 percent may not sound like a lot to you, but over 10 years that would mean that 20 percent of all wild animals in the world would be gone. And according to that same report, it is being projected that the total loss of wildlife during the 50 year period from 1970 to 2020 will be a staggering 67 percent…
The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends.
The analysis, the most comprehensive to date, indicates that animal populations plummeted by 58% between 1970 and 2012, with losses on track to reach 67% by 2020. Researchers from WWF and the Zoological Society of London compiled the report from scientific data and found that the destruction of wild habitats, hunting and pollution were to blame. Continue reading »
– Officials: Melted fuel still leaking out of Fukushima reactor — Likely escaping from opening at bottom of containment vessel — Gov’t experts want to give up sending in robots to search for molten cores — “Disaster the likes of which has never been known”
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Svensmark’s research into increasing cosmic rays and low cloud layer formation dovetails perfectly with the increase of the Grand Solar Minimum as our Sun enters a weakened activity state in its 400 year cycle. So if this is coming to fruition we should see record floods, snows and unusual out of season precipitation events intensifying globally. These are the six examples form last week.
600 chickens massacred by Sagaing, Myanmar hailstorm https://coconuts.co/yangon/news/chick…
Seattle – Rainiest February, March in 120 years https://www.iceagenow.info/seattle-ra…
February + March rainfall breaks a record of 120 years http://q13fox.com/2017/03/29/february…
Longest winter on record in Caribou, Maine https://www.iceagenow.info/longest-wi…
U.S. EIA: “Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/03/2…
When soda giant Coca-Cola was asked to participate in a survey of the world’s top six drinks manufacturers by the environmental organization Greenpeace last year, they refused. And boy, has that decision come back to haunt them! Greenpeace went ahead with their survey anyway. In the absence of full disclosure by the company itself, the environmental group examined the yearly sales figures of certain Coca-Cola products, and determined their proportion of the company’s overall packaging mix since 2012, to determine the company’s global plastic impact. Greenpeace calls its findings “eye-popping” and “breath-taking.” They found that Coca-Cola sells between 108 and 128 billion plastic bottles each year – that’s over 3,000 such bottles every second! Continue reading »
Multiple Indiana beaches have been shut down following a spill of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic chemical linked to cancer.
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H/t reader squodgy:
“And most millennial will believe that this shit is good.”
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The Heartland Institute sent a round of 25,000 books to science teachers across the US. Knowing Heartland, the book Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming is loaded with dangerous material — peer reviewed references, graphs with both axes, stuff like that. Because it will have been checked, cross checked and subjected to twenty years of non-stop criticism it will be packed with facts. And that’s why the Climate Religion is so terribly, awfully scared of it. Continue reading »
A European supervolcano that erupted two thousand years ago is showing signs of new activity near Italy. When the volcano erupted two thousand years ago, an estimated 1,500 people near the Roman city of Pompeii were smothered in bouts of lava and dark clouds of ash. Mount Vesuvius has lain dormant for far too long. According to experts, it’s beginning to show signs of “reawakening.” If it were to go today, hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of people would be affected. The name of the supervolcano today is Campi Flegrei. It waits under Naples in Italy. If it went off, black ash clouds could block out the sun for months. Continue reading »
Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season ahead toward May.
Over the next 10 days, two significant cold blasts are expected to push into east-central Europe. The blast is expected to be accompanied by much-needed rainfall along the main frontal zones, but some severe weather will be likely too, according to Severe Weather Europe. Continue reading »
International shipping lanes in the North Atlantic have almost been ground to a halt by an armada of over 400 icebergs, an increase of 363 in just seven days, once again sounding the alarm about the effects of climate change.
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Predictions that a warmer climate will lead to more rain for some but longer droughts for others might be wrong, according to a study of 12 centuries worth of data.
The study, published today in science journal Nature, found there was no difference between 20th-century rainfall patterns and those in the pre-industrial era. The findings are at odds with earlier studies suggesting climate change causes dry areas to become drier and wet areas to become wetter. Continue reading »
The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) and Jeffrey M. Smith, Executive Director, along with other prominent researchers, produced a most detailed and informative 12-page report titled “Can Genetically-Engineered Foods Explain the Exploding Gluten Sensitivity?” which provides information I think readers ought to become familiar with, especially since everyone must eat food to live, but may not know what ‘lurks’ within those edibles and the crops used to produce them.
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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck 89 kilometers from Mashhad, Iran’s second most populous city, the US Geological Survey reported, adding that the tremor had a been registered at a shallow depth of 13 kilometers.
The quake hit northeastern Iran, 96 kilometers from the city of Mashhad, which has a population of over 2.3 million people.
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