Monday, 5 April 2021 Unlivable! More than 100 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia with many more missing: By January the 23rd this year Indonesia had suffered 185 disasters including two major earthquakes, seven volcano eruptions with a further 3 showing activity, tornadoes, landslides and floods killing hundreds
Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes. The affected area stretches from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor. In Indonesia alone, 80 people have died with dozens still missing. Officials warn the toll could still rise.
"The mud and the extreme weather have become a serious challenge and the debris piling up has hampered the search and rescue team," Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Djati told BBC reporters.
First fires, now flood and plagues from spiders, mice and locusts - it's been a terrible year for Australia's wildlife and livestock that are now trying to survive the rainfall pummelling New South Wales. Reports of spiders swarming by residents' homes to reach higher ground have spread on social media but animals are struggling across eastern Australia. In the worst flooding in decades, close to a metre of rain has fallen in some parts of New South Wales and more is forecast to come, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. From a farm in Kinchela Creek, one man posted an image of thousands of spiders running across a muddy field.
"All the brown you can see is spiders trying to beat the floodwater," Matt Lovenfosse wrote on Facebook, adding that he expected them to soon be inside his house. In Macksville, Melanie Williams watched as "thousands" of spiders scaled the fence of her back yard, she told ABC News
I read somewhere that to really understand something is to be liberated from it. Yet, how can we liberate ourselves from our vain attempt at global progress which is, in all intents and purposes, destroying the very place in which we live? Our world is collapsing, an implosion on a scale unimaginable just a few years ago. Without a doubt, if we continue on our current path we will lose our home and everything in it. Mankind’s environment is collapsing just as fast as its society. Planet Earth’s resources are dwindling at an alarming rate. Animals, plants, fossil fuels, minerals, water, air and soil are all diminishing at an unsustainable speed while the world’s population is increasing.
Thursday, 21 January 2021 "A mixture of anxiety and disbelief!" Almost the whole of England, Wales and Northern Ireland are subject to flooding warnings for rain until Thursday morning: Thousands of people were being evacuated from their homes overnight as Storm Christoph caused widespread flooding across the UK.
Saturday, 16 January 2021 Monster Storms! Alaska's Aleutian Islands hit with another "Bomb Cycle" Hurricane winds creating chaos from North Dakota to Kansas with another mammoth storm system developing in the North-East of the US bringing with it heavy snow affecting millions as North Dakota smashes heat record
Thursday, 14 January 2021 "Unlike anything they're accustomed to seeing!" An intense winter storm is rapidly developing over southern Canada, forecast to move into the Midwest of the United States and reach the Southeast states by Friday with another waiting in the wings and set to follow
Friday, 8 January 2021 Beast From The East! Storm Filomena battered Spain on Thursday bringing chaos along with heavy snow and torrential rain in the south: The lowest ever temperature in Spain was recorded in Leon province where the mercury dropped to - 35.8ºC, (-34 deg F)
MONSTER! The most intensive storm ever recorded smashed into Alaska’s Aleutian Islands chain on Thursday with a ferocity seen only in the blockbuster movie, "The Day After Tomorrow." “BOMB CYCLONE” was measured at a record-low barometric pressure of 921 millibars