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
Tourists jump into the sea in panic as Italian volcano erupts: A powerful mag 6.2 quake off the west coast of Canada: Major quake and volcano activity uptick continues
A volcano on the island of Stromboli, Italy has erupted, throwing ash high into the sky, with tourists reportedly throwing themselves into the sea in panic.
Italy's ANSA news agency reported that tourists, frightened by the unexpected explosion on the small Mediterranean island, had thrown themselves into the sea.
It said two new lava spouts are creeping down the volcano on the famed island.
The volcano was also shooting out red-hot rocks called lapilli, local sources said.
One eyewitness added: "A huge column of dense black smoke is coming out of the crater."

Major quakes
Another powerful quake rattles the Pacific Ring Of Fire bringing the total to 39 in a row: A mag 6.9 (reduced to a mag 6.6) strikes Western Australia
Map USGS
An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck west of the beach resort of Broome, Australia, the United States Geological Survey said on Sunday.
According to Reuters, there were no immediate reports of damages or casualties in the quake, which the agency said hit at a depth of 33 km (21 miles), about 203 km (126 miles) offshore from the town in the state of Western Australia.
Last nights quake brings the total of major quakes (mag 6+) to 85, incredibly all but 7 of them striking the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
Incredibly, the last 39 major quakes this year, going back to the 3rd of May have occurred along the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
Last nights quake was the 8th major quake of July.

Extreme Weather
Over 100 killed with many missing along with millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh: Deadly monsoon-induced disasters
Floods have forced more than three million people from their homes across north and northeastern India, officials said on Monday, as the death toll in neighbouring Nepal and low-lying Bangladesh rose to 76 after days of heavy monsoon rains.
Worst affected is the northern Indian state of Bihar, where some 1.9 million people have fled their homes due to rising waters, a state government release said.
Television channels showed roads and railway lines in Bihar submerged, with people wading through chest-high, brown, churning waters, carrying their belongings on their heads.

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
Are Alaska's vanishing ice and an Arctic ozone hole which appeared for the first time in 2011 and the Pacific blob related to the Fukushima disaster?

Coastal residents and scientists alike have been stunned by just how fast northern Alaska's sea ice vanished this spring.
The abnormally rapid melt was caused by well-above-average ocean temperatures, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
In the past, hunters could find bearded seals on sea ice just outside the village of Kivalina, according to Janet Mitchell, a resident of the town.
But this year, because the ice melt had chased the seals so far to the north, hunters from her family had to travel more than 50 miles by boat to find the seals in early June.
"We didn't know if we'd have our winter food," she said.
"That was scary."

Climate Change
Sign of the times? The third consecutive time in 2019 (April, May and June) the past 12-month US precipitation record has hit an all-time high.
The remnants of the once-mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States on Monday after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend.
2019 has proved to be a disaster for the farming industry in the US, with NOAA earlier this month claiming the U.S. had its wettest 12 months on record.
The constant deluge this year has caused thousands of American farmers to file for bankruptcy due to saturated fields and the cancellation of planting seeds which will undoubtedly result in food shortages and higher prices in the supermarket.

Disease
20 Congolese boys were tested for Ebola in Texas back in April as ISIS armed militias are killing health care workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Photo World Bank/Vincent Tremeau Health Workers treat a 15-year-old who is suspected of being infected by Ebola, Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo. (2019) 

The UN health agency yesterday identified a 5-year-old Congolese boy as the first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda.
Despite numerous previous alerts in Uganda, this is the first instance in which the virus has been identified outside DRC during what has become the worst-ever outbreak in its history.

Animal Die-Offs
Oyster fishermen claim 100 per cent of what they dredge up is dead around Biloxi, Louisiana due to yet another deadly algae bloom
Oyster fishermen are saying 100 per cent of what they dredge up is coming up dead, which is not only a serious hit to their livelihoods but could have lasting impacts for years to come.
Fishermen will tell you part of the draw of the job is just being out on the water, but the waters near the Biloxi marsh are a little too quiet.
"North, east, west, there's usually someone harvesting someone trawling you don't see nothing, there's not one person out here," said oyster fisherman, Gregory Perez.
Gregory Perez says he's worked for years building and tending to these acres of water, or his private oyster leases.

Environment
The locust invasion is the worst in the area in 60 years: Sardinia Italy becomes the latest area to become devastated by locusts
Millions of locusts have devastated at least 2,000 hectares of crops in Sardinia, Italian farmers union Coldiretti said on Monday, with experts calling the invasion the worst in six decades.
The most affected areas are Nuoro, Ottana and Orani in the middle of the Mediterranean island, with many areas blanketed by the insects, Coldiretti said in a statement.
The locust invasion is the worst in the area in 60 years, local entomologist Ignazio Floris told La Stampa daily.
The insect explosion is linked to a sharp rise in temperatures after a relatively cold May, with many of the young insects emerging from uncultivated land.

Wildfires
Hell on Earth: And now the wildfires rage out of control after Continental Europe rocked by record 45.9 degrees Celsius (114 degrees Fahrenheit)
Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy.
In the Gard region, where France's highest temperature on record was registered on Friday at 45.9 degrees Celsius (114 degrees Fahrenheit), scores of fires burned some 600 hectares (about 1,500 acres) of land and destroyed several houses and vehicles, emergency services said.
More than 700 firefighters and 10 aircraft were mobilized to tackle the fires in the Gard, some of which caused sections of motorways to be temporarily closed.
Several firefighters were hurt but no serious injuries were reported.

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.