The Big Wobble Headlines: Quick Read

Extreme Weather
Sweden is the latest country to join the global heatwave temperatures are expected to reach 30C or more five days in a row "very unusual!"
Sweden is the latest country to join the increasingly long list of countries in the grip of crippling heatwaves.
And it will be the second of their summer after a long heatwave at the end of May.
The heatwave in Sweden is getting so bad that the country has now sent out official warnings about "extremely high temperatures" in several areas, including Stockholm and Uppsala.
Sweden's national weather agency SMHI on Sunday issued a class-two alert for "extremely high temperatures" (the most serious temperature warning) in counties in central parts of the country: Orebro, Västmanland, Sodermanland, Uppsala and Stockholm.

Hurricanes and cyclones
Tropical Storm Chris strengthened on Tuesday to become the second hurricane of the North Atlantic season
This image shows Chris off the Carolina coast on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Chris has had a visible, well-developed eye much of the day. (GOES16 / NOAA)

The second hurricane of the season is running parallel to the US East coast and is currently around 200 miles east of North Carolina.
Tropical Storm Chris hit hurricane strength on Tuesday with winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kilometres per hour)
According to Chris, which had been nearly stationary since this past weekend, is forecast to pick up forward speed to the northeast this week.

A humanoid EBE contacted my friend Ilona telling her of a crop-circle to be seen in the Czech Republic a whole month before it happened (Video)
Image of the actual crop-circle in a field in Bohdankov, Liberec, The Czech Republic. Reported 7th July Renata Králová‎ Copyright 2018 link to crop-circle connector below

A dear friend of mine Ilona Podhrazska who is an author and ufologist from the Czech Republic sent me a private message on Facebook on the 24th of June telling me she had been informed by her alien contact EBE to watch out for a crop circle in the Czech Republic in July.
Now before all you sceptics start calling me a nut-job, Ilona has been in contact with a humanoid EBE since the 1990's and is very famous in the ufo world and the Czech Republic and has appeared on many television shows and written a book on her exploits with the humanoid EBE.

Volcano Activity
Iceland have issued a new status for Orafajokull volcano after showing clear signs of unrest and inflation for at least a year and a half
Hvannadalshnúkur, the highest peak of Öræfajökull. Photo credit Kristinnstef

The Department of Civil and Emergency Management in Iceland have issued a new status for Orafajokull volcano saying that it shows clear signs of unrest.
The department says in the statement that orafajokull volcano is showing clear signs of unrest with an inflation phase for at least a year and a half.
The inflation is ongoing and it is reflected by increased seismic activity and characteristic deformation pattern.
There are no signs of a decrease in the inflation rate or the seismicity.

Another major earthquake a mag 6.0 in the Gulf of Aden is only the 47th major quake of 2018 more than 33% down on century average
An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude reduced to a 6.0 struck off Yemen on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported, but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.
The quake struck 213 km northwest of Socotra island in the Gulf of Aden.
There was no immediate no tsunami warning.
The quake is the 3rd major quake of June and only the 47th of 2018, on course to be the lowest total this century for the second year running.
According to, the sun has been without spots for 16 straight days.
To find a similar stretch of blank suns, you have to go all the way back to April of 2010 when the sun was emerging from the deepest solar minimum in a century.

Latest radiation count from Alaskan waters shows halibut and all salmon measure higher levels of radiation than previous years 
Photo credit Wikipedia
This morning in my in-tray arrived the latest update from our intrepid explorer Bill up there in Alaska and his recent results, as he keeps an eye on radiation levels in the fish up there.
Bill, who is deeply respected and trusted by thousands of readers on The Big Wobble has released his latest findings exclusively to The Big Wobble and it's not good.
All the fish he has monitored on his latest update have shown increased radiation.

Climate Change
Iceberg six kilometres wide breaking up on Greenland coast just weeks after Glacier loses eight billion tons of ice half the size of Manhattan

An iceberg six kilometres wide and drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of flooding as it breaks up, leading authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.
The authorities have urged residents of the Innaarsuit island settlement with houses on a promontory to move away from the shore over fears that the 100-metre high iceberg, which was spotted on Thursday, could swamp the area.
"We fear the iceberg could calve and send a flood towards the village," Lina Davidsen, a security chief at the Greenland police, told Danish news agency Ritzau on Friday.

The first confirmed human case of the plague identified in the state of Idaho since 1992 as a child recovers from the disease
A child in southern Idaho's Elmore County is recovering from the bacterial disease of plague, the first confirmed human case of plague identified in the state since 1992.
Epidemiologists with the Central District Health Department said today it is not known whether the child was exposed to plague in Idaho or during a recent trip to Oregon.
Plague has historically been found in wildlife in both states.
The case serves as a reminder to recreationists in southern Idaho that plague is dangerous to people and pets, but with proper awareness, precautions, and prompt treatment when needed, plague should not discourage you from enjoying Idaho outdoors.

Animal Die-offs
Another clue to the decline of The Pacific Ocean as a massive increase in jellyfish due to lack of fish who feed on them
Jellyfish have been a natural part of the Bering Sea ecosystem for decades.
In recent years, their population numbers in the region have dramatically increased.
A research team funded by the National Science Foundation is in Nome to find out what the cause and implications might be.
"There are certain fish that do feed on jellyfish: some of the salmon do, some other fish," said Mary Beth Decker, a research scientist from Yale University.
"But in this part of the world, not this many fish feed on jellyfish."
Decker is part of a three-person research team sailing to Slime Bank in the southern Bering Sea this week, north of the Alaska Peninsula.

Five-foot "meteotsunami" strikes Spanish resorts in Majorca and Menorca causing chaos flooding bars and covering beachside roads (video)
The freak weather phenomenon also smashed holiday resorts with seawater flooding bars and covering beachside roads.
A mini-tsunami has smashed tourist beaches in Spanish holiday hotspots - flooding streets and bars popular with Brits.
A massive wave measuring nearly five feet hit the port city of Ciutadella on the west coast of Menorca early this morning.
Nearby beaches were also flooded by a tsunami-like wave known as a "meteotsunami."
The freak weather phenomenon also impacted holiday resorts in Majorca, with seawater flooding bars and terraces by the coast in Andratx and covering beachside roads.

2018 the year of the wildfire? The summer has just started but already the U.S. UK and Europe are being ravaged by wildfires
Photo Wikipedia
The summer has just started but already the U.S. UK and Europe are being ravaged by wildfires.
A fire in Lake County, California, reached almost 14,000 acres by Saturday morning.
The Pawnee Fire is only about 56 per cent contained.
A Red Flag warning remained in effect for the area through the weekend due to heightened fire weather.
Meanwhile, more than 2,000 firefighters aided by water-dropping helicopters battled a wind-driven wildfire raging out of control in Northern California on Monday, threatening homes and other structures as thick black smoke drifted across the San Francisco Bay Area.

Photo of the day
Picture of the day: Very tame Blackbird lays two beautiful blue eggs just 1 meter above our dining table
Photo Credit MarJan Walton

Earlier this month we noticed a female Blackbird hanging around under our conservatory in the back garden.
She was incredibly tame and totally unfazed by being around humans and we soon realised she was building a nest just 1 meter above our dining table, see picture below.
She soon delivered two beautiful blue eggs.
She stayed with us for a week or so sitting in her nest while we all went about our business and she was obviously very comfortable living among us.
Unfortunately one morning we came downstairs to see our lady friend in her nest with broken eggshells and behaving in a distressed manner, we think the nest was attacked by Magpies earlier that morning.
She is still to be found in our garden however and she is still very tame.