The Big Wobble Headlines: Quick Read

Editorial
Part 4 conclusion: 1914 the beginning of pangs of distress with dates derived from Bible prophecy will end sometime between 2040-2064
Part 4 Conclusion.

1914 the beginning of pangs of distress.
Quite a few influential people claimed the world changed forever in the year 1914.
One of my favourite writers, George Orwell wrote in his book Coming Up For Air: "People living up to 1914 had something never prevalent again, ever, after 1914."
He also wrote, "before 1914 people didn't think of the future as something to be terrified of like we do now, and life was not softer then, on the contrary, life was much harsher."

Volcanoes
BOOM! Mexico colossus the Popocatepetl volcano spews a two-kilometre ash plume into the night sky causing doors and windows to shake 44 km's away
The Popocatepetl volcano sent a two-kilometre ash plume in an eruption last night, triggering an ash fall alert for communities in the vicinity.
The 9:06 pm eruption was accompanied by the emission of incandescent material that fell a few meters from the crater on the eastern slope of the volcano and the two-kilometre-high plume of ash, water vapour and gases.
The explosion was heard in nearby towns and caused windows and doors to vibrate as far away as Puebla city, located 44 kilometres to the east of the volcano.
Authorities have issued recommendations following the low-scale eruption, including limiting open-air activities, bringing pets indoors and avoiding eating meals outside.

Major quakes
Major quakes appear to be on the increase in 2019 with 44 recorded up to April the 30th: 32 more than the same period 100 years ago
Major quakes appear to be on the increase in 2019 with 44 recorded up to April the 30th, 7 more than 2018 in the same period and 18 more than in 2017.
In the same period one hundred years ago a total of 12 major quakes were recorded, 32 less than this year so far.
April 2019 delivered a total of 14 major quakes with the largest being the magnitude  6.8 - Luwuk, Indonesia.
April 2018 delivered a total of just 7 major quakes.
April 2017 delivered a total of just 7 major quakes.
From January the 1st 2019 to April the 30th 2019 a total of 44 major quakes have been recorded.

Extreme Weather
State of emergency for Canada with some water levels expected once every 1,000 years and the worst is yet to come in unprecedented flooding
Flood-weary communities in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec are preparing for a critical weekend as rising water levels force thousands to evacuate their homes. Rain is expected in Ontario's cottage country, stretching east into Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Montreal, Ottawa and many smaller communities have declared states of emergency, prompting the federal government to deploy hundreds of soldiers to help with sandbagging and other relief operations. "We're all just putting our shoulder to the wheel in the most effective way, to make sure that the personnel and the resources are available to fight the immediate disaster," Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said. 

Hurricanes and cyclones
Tropical Cyclone Fani is forecast to become a formidable cyclone in the Bay of Bengal as death toll rises to 38 in Mozambique from Cyclone Kenneth
Tropical Cyclone Fani is forecast to become a formidable cyclone in the Bay of Bengal and is likely to pose a danger to parts of eastern India and Bangladesh late this week.
Cyclone Fani is expected to intensify into an “extremely severe” storm as it heads toward the coast of the eastern Indian state of Odisha, the India Meteorological Office said on Tuesday.
According to Reuters, the storm is currently in the Bay of Bengal about 690 km (414 miles) east-southeast of Chennai and moved north-northwest at a speed of 16 km per hour (10 miles per hour) over the past six hours, the office said.

Spaceweather
NASA dumped trimethyl aluminium (TMA) and a barium/strontium mixture into the magnetosphere Friday (don't worry it's perfectly safe!)
According to NASA, which funded the mission, on Friday night two rockets dumped trimethyl aluminium (TMA) and a barium/strontium mixture into the magnetosphere above Norway.
NASA claimed, "the chemicals pose no hazard to residents in the region."
But what was the purpose of the experiment? 
According to NASA, the experiment was to measure winds and currents in the ionosphere, an electrically charged layer of the Earth's atmosphere where auroras appear. Specifically, the researchers are interested in discovering how auroral energy might percolate down toward Earth to influence the lower atmosphere.

Manmade disasters
One million animal and plant species facing extinction at an unprecedented speed new UN report but claim decline can be halted
Photo dead fish in Rio

Everywhere on this planet, from land, oceans and sky are reeling from mankind's devastation, greed, pollution and destruction, according to a new compelling UN report, released yesterday.
One million animal and plant species are staring down the barrel of the extinction gun and all nature is dying at an unprecedented speed.
However, the UN has put a positive spin on this astonishing decline, claiming these trends can be halted, the decline can be halted, sure it can but it won't because mankind is too greedy.

Climate Change
Trees dying by the million in the US and now Europe with beetle epidemics fuelled by drought and warming is a wildfire accident waiting to happen
Nearly one in every 14 standing trees in Colorado forests is dead, according to the latest report on the health of the state's wooded areas.
The study, released Wednesday by Colorado State Forest Service out of Colorado State University, calculated an estimated one billion dead trees, many of them succumbing to two beetle epidemics. That's a tree casualty increase of 30 per cent in the last nine years.
An estimated 200 million trees are dead in California and Pine Beetles are fuelling the deaths.
And now, Reuters,  are claiming the problem is causing chaos in Europe too.

Disease
A Mysterious deadly Infection is Spanning the Globe and shrouded in Secrecy and is spreading like wildfire but word of it is not: Candida Auris
A mysterious deadly infection is loose around our planet and is shrouded in a cloak of secrecy and the drug-resistant germ called Candida auris is on the rise and has become a very serious health threat around the globe, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add it to a list of germs deemed “urgent threats.”
No need’ to tell the public 
The New York Times reports, in late 2015, Dr Johanna Rhodes, an infectious disease expert at Imperial College London, got a panicked call from the Royal Brompton Hospital, a British medical centre outside London.

Animal Die-Offs
Florida's worst nightmare is back! It killed thousands of tons of marine life last year: Red tide has arrived on Manatee County shores early
It was the unprecedented horror of 2018 for Florida's beaches when toxic algae killed thousands of tons of marine life and have returned.
Red tide is back in Manatee County shores - news that will be unwelcome by everyone.
A sample taken at the Coquina Beach South Boat ramp on Monday found very low levels of Karenia brevis, the algae that cause red tide, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
It's not the first patch of red tide detected on Florida's west coast this month.
Very low levels of Karenia brevis were detected off of Nokomis Beach last week.

Environment
Lethal viral necrosis, which is untreatable and unstoppable has hit parts of Florida and is killing grass lawns with nothing to prevent it or stop it
A virus could be killing your green lawn and there isn't much you can do to stop it.
"When it gets in a homeowners' association, it can affect hundreds of lawns in that association," said Laurie Albrecht, environmental horticulture agent for UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County.
The majority of lawns in Palm Beach County and South Florida are Floratam St. Augustine grass, which is at risk for lethal viral necrosis.
"The problem with this virus is that it kills the Floratam St. Augustine grass in three years or less," Initial signs of the virus are small.

Wildfires
Mexico on fire! Hundreds of wildfires surrounding the outskirts of Mexico City causing a chronic air quality problem for residents
Photo Time.com
The imminent impact on the health of Mexicans continues to increase as a result of the wildfires roaring out of control in and around the country's capital over the past four days.
The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis reported that the level of Extraordinary Atmospheric Environmental Contingency is being maintained due to dangerously high levels of ash particles and ozone in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico.
"The Government of Mexico continues the fight against fires.

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.