Environment 2019

Biblical sized plagues bringing Somalia to its knees: Record breaking drought: Cholera epidemic: The worst flooding in living memory: And the biggest locust invasion in 25 years
Back in 2017, Somalia was brought to its knees when 6 million people, half of the country's population were starving due to a crippling drought. Death came not just with starvation, Cholera was endemic. Thousands more were displaced by the drought and Somalia's battle against the Islamic extremists of al-Shabab.

By October 2019 the drought had disappeared, only to be replaced by the worst flooding in living memory, affecting more than half a million people, this week the largest plague of locusts arrived in 25 years. A small plague of locusts can eat the same amount of food as 35,000 people in one day.

20 million people a year – one person every two seconds - have to leave their homes because of extreme weather events and it's not going to get better anytime soon
In November, record-breaking wildfires in Australia and California left hundreds homeless, record-breaking flooding in the UK, France and Italy and other parts of Europe left thousands more homeless. Unprecedented flooding in Central Africa left another million homeless along with the death of hundreds of people. Crippling droughts in Southern Africa and Australia will have left many more homeless. November 2019 was a month which will have changed the lives of millions of peoples forever and it took just 30 days to unfold. Extreme weather events are increasing dramatically, not year by year but month by month and yet, I have personally had to shut down the comment section on The Big Wobble because of people constantly posting abusive comments and claiming I am a liar, using vile words I wouldn't want to print here.

Highly toxic metals like arsenic, selenium, copper, and DBT is creating a major public health concern as California's Salton Sea has become an environmental disaster
The Salton Sea is 35 miles long and 15 miles wide. Tuesday morning, News Channel 3's Madison Weil got a bird's eye view of the environmental disaster in the making at the Salton Sea. Will Worthington, a volunteer pilot for Lighthawk, a company that works with a conservation group educating people on the changing landscape of the sea. "To go up in the air and share with other people that view. It's a very unique view from above," Worthington said.  Salton Sea Program Director Frank Ruiz served as the guide for this trip. Ruiz says the Salton Sea is receding at an alarming rate, about 6-inches a year, exposing toxic lake bed which is evident from the air. 

A mystery! Animal deaths on France's farms, coincides with electromagnetic fields killing musher dogs in Alaska and causing cattle to flee in panic in Holland
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A mystery surrounds animal deaths on France's farms, strangely coincides with electromagnetic fields killing musher dogs in Alaska and causing cattle to flee in panic in Holland.
Farmers in France are claiming that electromagnetic fields created by wind farms and other electrical installations are leading to low productivity and high rates of mortality.
But scientists who’ve looked into it have failed to detect any chain of cause and effect.
The BBC went to western France to investigate.

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.

An incredible Biblical swarm of ladybugs measuring 80 miles by 80 miles (130 km by 130 km), has been captured on a radar screen in Southern California this week
An incredible Biblical swarm of ladybugs measuring 80 miles by 80 miles (130 km by 130 km), has been captured on a radar screen as a massive blob, in Southern California this week.
A swarm of many many millions of ladybugs took to the sky officials said on Thursday.
According to Reuters, ladybugs, also called ladybird beetles, are considered beneficial by gardeners as they feast on aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs.
The ladybugs are small so a person standing under a swarm would only see dots in the sky or, from a distance, nothing at all, said Ring Cardé, a professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside.

The biggest locust plague in more than 25 years hits India: "A very small swarm eats as much in one day as about 35,000 people!"
"A very small swarm eats as much in one day as about 35,000 people!"
In what is becoming an increasing problem in 2019 yet another locust plague is attacking crops on an unsuspected country.
An army of locusts coming from the Pakistan side has laid siege to a western Indian border district. Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district is witnessing the biggest attack in 26 years, said the Locust Warning Organisation (LWO), headquartered in Jodhpur.
According to the officials, locust hunters are trying to limit the damage.
The last major locust outbreak was reported in Rajasthan in 1993.

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.

"A tenth of the world's population in danger!" Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Yemen and Oman all in the path of a massive locust swarm
A very small swarm eats as much in one day as about 35,000 people!
Millions of locusts have invaded a city in the Middle East.
The huge swarms descended on Najran in Saudi Arabia, with locals capturing the creepy sights on social media.
In one video a mammoth swarm can be seen flying over streets.
Another shows a man scraping swathes of the wriggling insects from a tree.
Last month, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations warned that locusts are increasing in South West Asia and Arabia due to spring breeding.

It was the unprecedented horror of 2018 for Florida's beaches when a toxic algae killed thousands of tons of marine life and it is set to return
It was the unprecedented horror of 2018 for Florida's beaches when thousands of tons of marine life died due to toxic algae and it has been found again and could strike once more this summer.
Scientists have confirmed that the build-up in canals behind several Fort Myers homes along the Caloosahatchee River is algae.
They have also confirmed that it's toxic.
Our team collected a sample and took it to FGCU scientist Michael Parsons, who said it's toxic.
It's the same type of algae that was of concern last year, but we cannot be sure we will have the same algae bloom as 2018.
Parsons said the FDEP is monitoring it and testing certain areas of the waters if they see it building up.

"A very small swarm eats as much in one day as about 35,000 people!" After unprecedented flooding Iran is now under attack from locusts
After unprecedented floods killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed 100,000 homes Iran is now bracing its self for swarms of locusts.
A locust outbreak in the Arabian Peninsula has been spreading to Iran, threatening crops and food security in large areas of the coastal province of Hormozgan, an official said.
Director of a department at Horkozgan's agricultural organization told Tasnim that Iran is facing the worst locust attack in the past 40 years.
He said several swarms of locusts have come from the Arabian peninsula to Iran over the last 10 weeks, some of which have penetrated into farmlands of the province as far as 200 kilometres from the coast.

A plague of poisonous toads swarm Palm Beach Gardens Florida with another wave expected in three weeks
Thousands of poisonous toads have swarmed a South Florida neighbourhood. 
According to WPTV, multiple poisonous bufo toads swarmed a Palm Beach Gardens neighbourhood. Photos show the creatures swimming in residents' pools, swarming patios and hopping across the street. 
"I just see a massive amount of toads or frogs everywhere, covering every square inch," said resident Jennie Quasha. 
"You can't even walk through the grass without stepping on one." 

Photo of the day! From pristine blue sky to sickly yellow in 30 minutes: Chemtrails above North Holland
Photo Gary Walton
Yesterday I decided to sit in the garden and catch my first vitamin D rays of 2019.
Around 12: pm, I sat in a comfy chair ready to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon in the garden.
Within minutes the pristine blue sky began to turn a sickly yellow as lines and lines of chemtrails appeared almost simultaneously, within half an hour the sun had been blotted out completely.
I managed to take a couple of pictures with my cell-phone.

Animals fish birds insects plants soil oceans all in desperate trouble as droughts floods temperature and wildfires increase rapidly
The frightening information regarding the state of our planet, two-thirds of all animal and insect species will be extinct by 2020.
Imagine if the human population fell by 60%, that would be like emptying the America's, Europe, Africa, Oceania and China of people.
In just one years’ time, the World will have lost two-thirds of all wild animals.

Our oceans have warmed up at such an alarming rate they have absorbed 60% more heat than previously thought and we face in the near future oceans containing more plastic than fish.

A new report on the decline of insect numbers suggests that nearly 50% of species are undergoing "dramatic rates of decline" around the world, however, invasive species such as house fly's and cockroaches will thrive.

Weather wars! Astonishing turn-around from debilitating drought to Biblical type flooding in just hours smells of military intervention (Video)
Commander of the Armed Forces thinks the military should tackle climate change.
At the Canadian Halifax International Forum in November 2016, Dutch Commander in Chief Tom Middendorp warned climate change is real and is a source of social unrest and conflict and the military should fight it! Full story
Fast forward to February 2019...
A year and a half's rain, fall in just 9 days, over a huge area which has been in drought conditions basically during the whole 21st century, how could that be even possible?

More reports of mysterious booms and rumbles in the Tucson area baffling southern Arizona residents for years
Something is shaking the southwest and it's been baffling southern Arizona residents for years.
The latest struck yesterday, Tuesday, Feb 5, at 8:39 a.m.
I felt it myself on the northwest side of town not far from Ina and I-10.
I posted it on Facebook and the responses were immediate.
Faye DeHoff wrote, "first it was a major rattle...like a huge truck about to crash into my home...then the boom..that shook my windows...I was sure some of them were broken but they didn't...my dog jumped up!
I'm at River and Campbell."

Jellyfish! The Next King of the Sea: jellyfish have washed up as far as the eye can see around Haystack Rock Oregon
Jellyfish! The Next King of the Sea; as the world’s oceans ecosystems close down Jellyfish will be the next king of the sea, this is the third massive invasion this year...
Huge numbers of moon jellyfish have washed up as far as the eye can see around Haystack Rock on the Oregon Coast.
The Daily Astorian reported Thursday that it's not unusual for the jellies to wash up after a winter storm or ocean upwelling.
But marine biologists are urging beachgoers not to touch them.
While moon jellies usually don't sting, another kind of jellyfish called the Pacific sea nettle does sting - sometimes even after it's dead.

Just like the weather! Earth's north magnetic pole is shifting so rapidly and in an unpredictable manner at 50 kilometres (30 miles) a year
The Earth's north magnetic pole is shifting so rapidly that steps are being taken to ensure it doesn't impact navigation in the Arctic.
Compass needles point towards the north magnetic pole, a point that has moved from Canada to the middle of the Arctic Ocean over the last century.
It is currently moving towards Siberia at about 50 kilometres (30 miles) a year.
The World Magnetic Model predicts the Earth's geomagnetic field for the next five years, and it is normally produced every five years.
Scientists have now recognized that the 2015 World Magnetic Model needs updating earlier than planned, but the update has been postponed from January 15 to January 30 due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown.

The Great Mosque in Mecca, which hosts millions of Muslim pilgrims every year and is the holiest site in Islam has been hit by a plague of locusts
Photo The New Arab
The holiest site in Islam has been hit by a plague of locusts, forcing cleaners into action to drive the insects out.
Footage shared on social media showed the insects swarming around the Great Mosque in Mecca, which hosts millions of Muslim pilgrims every year.
In one of the videos, the insects can be seen clearly when the night sky is illuminated by the lights of the mosque.
A close-up view shows them swarming in all directions, over the heads of the cleaners in green uniforms attempting to deal with them.

Millions of locusts black out the sun in parts of Mexico devastating crops and agriculture
After thousands of locusts arrived at the beaches of Progreso and Sisal three days ago, the swarm has now moved all the way to Merida.
The Yucatecan capital witnessed hundreds of thousands (probably millions) of these insects who covered the sky like a cloud, blacking out the sun at some points.
Many social network users reported the event through their accounts.
The plague of locusts was detected in several neighbourhoods of the city and the cybernauts shared images and videos of the arrival mentioning @climaYucatan.