On April the 1st the total number of confirmed cases from the coronavirus was 862,890 with 30,000 in a critical condition. Total deaths were at, 42,196 and the world was in a panic, little did we know then that by the end of April the total number of confirmed cases from the coronavirus would be at an incredible 3,206,333 a rise of 2,343,443 in just 30 days, with a death toll of 227,958 and most governments in the Western world claiming the death toll is a very conservative figure and is certainly much higher. April was the 4th month of probably the most important decade in the history of mankind and it's not looking good.
Elsewhere, more swarms of locusts continue to form in the Horn of Africa, Arabia and Asia. An insect that multiplies 20-fold with each new generation every three months. It is the same species of locust God used against the Egyptians in the epic Bible Book of Exodus. The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria), and they are the most destructive migratory pest in the world. The massive Plague of locusts were set to descend upon the Middle East in time for Passover, however, the swarms were expecting to miss the Holy Land. TBW
As the coronavirus hit 1 million cases worldwide doubling in just 8 days, just how many million cases will be worldwide by June the 1st is anybody's guess. The Colorado State University issued a worrying report at the beginning of April, for residents in the Caribbean and the Gulf States.
According to their report, An abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico could intensify the upcoming tornado and hurricane seasons causing devastation to an already crippled population due to the coronavirus. Water temperatures in and around the Gulf of Mexico are running more than three degrees above average, increasing the prospects for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes this spring and potentially stronger hurricane activity in the summer and fall. TBW
"A truly remarkable monster system." A Category Five superstorm, generating destructive winds and "phenomenal" seas, was heading for Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Tropical Cyclone Harold had done an unprecedented intensification into a powerful monster tropical system. It was packing 120 knots (140 mph / 225 km/h) maximum sustained winds and 936 mbar (914 mbar per Vanuatu Met. office) central pressure. This officially puts Harold into a Category 5 system, based on the Australian/Fiji classification. That is a Category 4 equivalent tropical system based on the Saffir-Simpson scale. TBW
The 'Severe Tropical Cyclone,' smashed into Vanuatu as expected, destroying buildings and causing devastation after killing 27 people on the Solomon Isles. The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department issued a warning early on Tuesday that Harold had developed into a category 5 strength Cyclone with hurricane-force winds of 185km/h (100Knots), gusting to 235km/h (125Knots) and is now the 2nd strongest cyclone to hit Vanuatu on record. TBW
In the 2nd week of April, mobile masts were being set on fire in the parts of the UK and Europe amid conspiracy theories claiming a link between 5G and coronavirus. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was quick to calm the incidents by claiming, "there is absolutely no credible evidence" of a link between 5G and Covid-19. Actually, there is evidence and a worrying connection. People are living in the 21st century with suppressed immune systems due to a medical term called 'Oxidative stress,' which is linked to radiofrequency radiation, obesity diets rich in fat and sugar, processed foods, smoking, alcohol consumption, medications, pollution, exposure to pesticides or industrial chemicals, in other words, modern life. TBW
A very early heatwave continued to grip Europe with temperatures in parts pushing 30 deg C, (86 deg F). In Paris-Montsouris in France, the mercury topped 27.1°C, while, Sion in Switzerland, equalled the number .27.1°C. Bilbao in Spain reached a very desirable 27°C. However, many people couldn't enjoy the wonderful weather because of the Coronavirus lockdown. It wasn't all fine early summer weather throughout Europe though, Akseloya in Norway recorded -24.4°C, (-11.92 F) and was the coldest place on the planet and Pontevedra in Spain was the wettest place on the planet with 42 mm rainfall. TBW
Severe weather swept across the South of the US, killing at least 32 people and damaging hundreds of homes from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains. Many people spent part of the night early Monday sheltering in basements, closets and bathroom tubs as sirens wailed to warn of possible tornadoes. The storms blew onward through the night, causing flooding and mudslides in mountainous areas, and knocking out electricity for nearly 1.3 million customers in a path from Texas to Maine, according to poweroutages.us. TBW
The mercury was on the rise across India, as the nation braced for its first heatwave of 2020 while it remained under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Afternoon temperatures climbed well above 38 C (100 F) in parts of the country. Hoshangabad, New Kandla and Surendranagar reported high temperatures of 44 C (111 F). Forecasters say during the upcoming stretch of hot weather this month, high temperatures near 38 C (100 F) or above can be expected in much of the country. TBW
Rats in major US cities are resorting to war and cannibalism to survive the lockdown as expert claims Americans will face similar problems if the shutdowns go on much longer. Rats living in major US cities are resorting to war and cannibalism to survive the coronavirus lockdown, a rodent expert has told the media. But as closures hamper food production, humans may also find themselves in trouble. While rats feeding off the residential waste in places like New York City and Los Angeles are doing just fine, those relying on restaurants – shuttered due to Covid-19 quarantines – are suddenly facing starvation, urban rodentologist Bobby Corrigan claimed. TBW
Here we go again, NOAA has released its global weather report for March and once again 2020 is heading for the record books already. After having a record-hot January and its second-hottest February ever, Earth continued to endure unrelenting heat last month, making March 2020 the second-hottest March on record. March also brought a substantial (more than 45 %) drop in global commercial air traffic, scrubbing the world clean of massive amounts of carbon dioxide, did you ever see blue skies as we are having now? Disturbing patterns show the Northern Hemisphere has witnessed its warmest winter ever, as the U.S. UK and Ireland, Europe and Russia all reported warm or record warm for 2020. TBW
In 2019, Europe was losing 1000 small farms a day, due to a crop decline, leading to price rises. Officials were using the word 'disaster' to describe the widespread crop failures happening all over America and in Asia pork prices had doubled after more than a quarter of the entire global pig population had been slaughtered due to an outbreak, (also in China) of African swine fever. TBW
To make matters worse farms and food production businesses are struggling to stay afloat due to Covid-19. Crops and animals are being destroyed due to virus restrictions. With an extra billion mouths to feed the vision of the rest of 2020 is a very frightening picture, however, the problem did not begin this year, the problem escalated last year. TBW
It's exciting, it's an old friend and it's the highest active volcano in Eurasia! The eruption of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Russia's Kamchatka has created spectacular scenes, producing rivers of lava and massive smoke clouds – but scientists worry that the resulting ash cloud could disrupt air traffic. The latest activity within the steep symmetrical cone of the volcano – the highest in Eurasia – blew ash some 7,000 meters into the air on Monday, the Emergencies Ministry said. Klyuchevskaya Sopka, at 4,649 meters in height, was effectively inactive for three years before it started spewing lava again last October – and the smouldering eruption has continued to some degree ever since. TBW
NOAA is claiming 2020 has already a 75% chance of being the hottest year ever and it's still only April: Many parts of Western Europe and the UK have had only around 5% of their average April rainfall: Parts of US driest since the 1500s.