Environment 2020

What could it be? Mysterious blue light filmed above my house in February is now showing up in the skies across the world including Australia, Spain, and the United States.
This picture was taken on the 1st of February by a photographer friend of mine, Patrick Sinot, it shows what can only be described as a purple aura above the houses where I live just north of Amsterdam in Holland. The direction of the aura is heading west. Patrick sent me the photo's asking if I knew what it could be. My first reaction was it could be Aurora Borealis as there was a small solar storm last night but then I realised Holland is too far South anyway to see the Aurora Borealis. My next thought was airglow, but when I checked, I realised airglow is red or green and not purple so, no airglow.

I thought no more about the change purple cloud until today when I stumbled on an article on the Russian website Sputnik International. Apparently, the same purple cloud which Patrick and I caught on camera had been filmed by people all over the world.

Australian Bushfires Create Risk of Drinking Water Contamination: Australians are facing another threat to their most precious commodity, toxic algae bloom from the bushfires.
Australia can’t seem to catch a break in 2020.  After the horrendous bushfire crisis, which killed more than a billion animals, record-breaking heat, crippling drought and this month record-rainfall bringing mass flooding, they are now facing another threat.

Drinking water in Australia is scarce enough in most parts of the country but now the Aussies are facing another threat to their most precious commodity, drinking water contamination from the bushfires. According to Weather.com, the fires torched 42,000 sq miles. Mudslides are washing ash and debris into waterways. Some of the ash and debris contains toxic chemicals from the 3,000 homes which were destroyed in the fires, these homes hosted pollutants and chemicals which have found their way into the water system. 

The potential for another animal to human type coronavirus is very worrying here especially if the bats are urinating on people: Australian town suffers a Biblical plague of bats who are urinating on people
Hundreds of thousands of bats have invaded the town of Ingham in Queensland, Australia, and residents are fed up. The bats now outnumber the residents in the town and upset locals have asked their council to do something about it. The animals have caused chaos, with residents complaining about the smell, the dirt and the noise. However, the bats are protected by law and cannot be culled. Local authorities now say they are trying to "persuade" the bats to move back to their habitat. Ramon Jayo says his community is fed up with it. "The stench is horrific when you are under the bats you have little spiders and mites and the bats are peeing on you." The bats now outnumber the residents by the hundreds of thousands.

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