Thursday 22 July 2021

Frost and snow in Australia South Africa and Brazil: After China's record-busting floods, a Typhoon and Tropical Storm are next: Dubai "seeding" the clouds desperate for rain: Extreme weather continues to wreak havoc across the planet as climate change becomes, "CLIMATE CHANGED!"

Smoke from fires raging in central and western North America has spread widely across the continent. Skies have turned hazy in cities ranging from Boston to Washington, D.C., as smoke from fires in Canada’s Manitoba and Ontario provinces poured into the U.S. Northeast. NASA

Extreme weather continues to wreak havoc across the planet with farmers, agriculture, wildlife, and humans all taking a hit on the chin from the unusually bad weather.

Unusual and unseasonal cold, record-breaking heat and droughts, wildfires, and killer floods are creating absolute havoc in the summer of 2021 as climate change becomes, "CLIMATE CHANGED!"

Unusual freezing temperatures and frost have harmed and damaged trees which will affect next year's coffee crops in many parts of Brazil. The country has suffered all year with drought and flooding and the cold snap is the final slap in the face for coffee producers.

Meanwhile, in the East of the country, it hasn't rained for over a year. Worse still, around 2,300 animals and 8,000 endemic plants are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, according to a scientific report published on Wednesday. 35% of the Amazon rainforest has already been deforested or degraded. 

According to a report by the Science Panel for the Amazon, some of the animals that live in the Amazon Rainforest include jaguars, anteaters, sloths, river dolphins, macaws, anacondas, glass frogs, iguanas, harpy eagles, poison dart frogs, and thousands of other animals, including birds, reptiles, and fish species. Cutting deforestation and forest degradation to zero in less than a decade “is critical,” the report said. 18% of the Amazon rainforest has already been deforested, according to the report – primarily for agriculture and illegal timber. Another 17% has been degraded.

Australia's Southeast has seen everything recently, record-breaking wildfires, heat, drought, and even flooding, however, the record-braking cold and heavy snow forecast for the coming days could be the final nail in the coffin for many farmers.

According to Electrovers, on what was forecast to be Australia's coldest July day in history, western and southern regions of NSW, historic lows of -7C (19.4F) and -8 (17.6C) have been registered.

Farmers and citizens are advised to take the necessary precautions ahead of the expected cold snap and to ensure that livestock and pets have sufficient shelter and water in the coming days in many parts of South Africa.

Disruptive snowfall and cold are forecast for today and tomorrow with farmers being warned there is a chance of the loss of livestock and crops. The horrendous killer storms in central China are now heading north. The death toll from the flooding in Henan province has now climbed to 33 and is expected to rise considerably in the coming days. The terrible record-breaking floods have inundated the country's infrastructure, agriculture, and wildlife, and 12 of the dead people were killed when a subway flooded.

Along China's Southern coast, Tropical Storm Cempaka has been dumping tropical amounts of rainfall as the storm moves inland.

To make matters worse for China, Typhoon "In-Fa" equivalent to a category 2 hurricane is slowly rolling toward the country's eastern coast delivering more tropical downpours for the beleaguered nation.

More flooding has killed hundreds of people in Germany, Belgium, India, New Zealand, and Iran with three of the world's biggest subway services taken out recently by flooding in London when a month's worth of rain fell on the capital in a couple of hours. New York, when Tropical Storm Elsa, the earliest-forming fifth named storm on record over the Atlantic Ocean drenched the eastern coast of the US. And China, Zhengzhou saw 624 mm of rainfall on Tuesday, with a third of that amount falling between 16:00 and 17:00 alone, which "smashed historical records". Hundreds of people became trapped in the Zhengzhou underground.

Hundreds of massive wildfires are now burning in the US, Canada, the Amazon, and Syberia all sparked by burning heat or drought.

In Dubai, where temperatures have reached more than 50 deg C, (122 deg F) recently officials have been trying to induce rainfall to cool the country down. They have created drones that send "electric shocks" seeding, into clouds, which then produce rain.

The heat in Dubai is becoming unliveable and they receive just a few inches of rain annually. However, after the seeding, massive floods hit the country with many, flooding shopping malls and residential areas, leaving experts wondering if the seeding was such a good idea.

At least fourteen people have been killed by flooding in Yemen in the past 24 hours, according to security officials. Non-seasonal rainstorms have hit parts of the country for the past week. The provinces of al-Mahrah, Hadramawt, Shabwa, Abeen, and Jouf in the south and east of the country have seen instances of flooding. The storms are not seasonal for the south and the east of the country, which is usually dry this time of year.

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The city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come up with drone technology that "shocks" clouds into producing rain.

It is part of multi-million efforts to tackle the blistering weather and bring up the meagre average of just four inches of rainfall a year in the Middle Eastern country. 

The country - one of the most arid on Earth - is currently grappling with a heatwave that regularly sees residents roast in temperatures of 50C.

Its National Center of Meteorology has as a result started trialing using the drone technology, which unleashes electrical charges into clouds.

1 comment:

Melly said...

Tired Gary, will read the bible, i know what is coming. God bless.