Today it was particularly wonderful, a warm August sun, fanned with a cool southwesterly breeze, the birds were singing, the fish were jumping and the insects chirping and the walk itself gave me a double shot of happy endorphins, lifting my spirit for the day ahead.
It is hard to imagine that just a few hundred kilometres south from this paradise the gates of hell have opened for many of my European neighbours.
An anti cyclone, ironically named Lucifer has parked its fat butt over the Mediterranean countries of Italy, Greece and Spain causing Sicily to record the hottest temperature ever in Europe when the mercury hit 48.8 deg C, 120 deg F yesterday beating the 48 deg C which was recorded in Athens Greece, back in 1977.
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 Nowhere to run nowhere to hide: From a Covid Pandemic to vaccine hysteria, climate change, wildfires, heatwaves, droughts, floods cold-snaps, animal die-offs and a very vulnerable magnetic field: Earth appears to on the brink
While big Pharma have once again hit the jackpot and raked in billions of dollars from covid jabs, "We The People" are left bewildered, confused and confounded as to what is the correct action to take because we have been lied to so often before, we don't know what or who to believe anymore.
Is the vaccination an experimental medicine that has not yet been approved? Or is it perfectly safe? We don't know very much about them either, especially the long time side effects, we just don't know.
Monday, 9 August 2021 Unliveable series! On the very day, the UN claims Global warming is 'unequivocally' at an unprecedented rate Southern Europe becomes the third continent in the last three years to be devastated by out-of-control record-breaking wildfires after Aus and the US.
Firefighters on the Greek island of Evia say its survival hangs 'minute by minute' on heat, wind, and rain as few residents stay behind to fend off the flames.The Prime Minister of Greece has described the situation as ‘nightmarish.' Firefighters are struggling to contain the flames near the capital Athens.
As the Dixie fire in Butte County balloons in size, the Sugar fire burning in Plumas National Forest north of Sacramento has become the first 100,000-acre fire in California this year. The lightning-sparked Sugar fire ignited July 2 and quickly swelled in size as crews battled extreme temperatures and strong gusts of wind.
In the days that followed, spot fires and flareups made it difficult for firefighters to gain a footing on the blaze, officials said. At one point, it grew with such velocity that its massive cloud of smoke, ash, and heat generated its own lightning.
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!"
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.
It is early summer in the US and already Oregon is on the verge of suffering its biggest wildfire ever. The Bootleg Fire has been raging for two weeks and has become so intense it is creating its own weather, a phenomenon we have seen in California and Australia recently. So far the fire has ravaged nearly 400,000 acres and is approaching the biggest ever recorded wildfire in Oregon, which was the Long Haul Fire in 2012 which destroyed almost 560,000 acres. The fire is only 30% contained and has already destroyed an area the size of Los Angeles.
Upwards of nearly 100 wildfires are raging across 13 states in the US at this moment according to The National Interagency Fire Centre. The hot tinder-dry conditions will remain for the next two days with 3.5 million people under red flag warnings in the West for more wildfire outbreaks.
More than 100 people have been killed and hundreds more missing in Germany, Belgium, and southern Holland after record amounts of rain have burst river banks in the areas but it was the speed of the rising water which caught many people unprepared. The UK was hit by a similar deluge at the beginning of this week and the government's advisory climate change committee told ministers the nation was even worse prepared for extreme weather events than it was five years ago, that's because these extreme events are increasing too rapidly for governments to react.
Saturday, 10 July 2021 After hottest June ever, U.S. braces for new heatwave in the West: More drought, more record-breaking heatwaves, wildfires and early named storms on the cards for the US: Nation hit with more than 30 billion dollar disaster bill in just over six-months.
As June 2021 has just been announced as the hottest ever in the U.S. by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Tropical Storm Elsa was announced as the earliest 5th named storm in the Atlantic season ever, (typically the 5th named storm of a season usually arrives at about the end of August) the nation has been hit with a more than 30 billion-dollar disaster bill for 2021 in just over six-months.
Thursday, 17 June 2021 The crazy season is up and running ladies and gentlemen. After one of the coldest May's on record on both sides of the pond, the heatwaves and wildfires are back. the temperature in Death Valley, California, on Wednesday, was 126 degrees F, 52.22 deg C
The crazy season is up and running ladies and gentlemen. After one of the coldest May's on record on both sides of the pond, the heatwaves and wildfires are back. Massive wildfires are burning in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah and Montana. The last three summers have seen record-breaking wildfire seasons in the US with each season beginning earlier and ending later.
The Telegraph fire in southeastern Arizona is currently estimated at 165,740 acres. This fast-moving, dynamic fire has prompted numerous evacuation status alerts.
The Pinnacle Fire, South of Phoenix is estimated at 15,801 acres. Fire weather conditions have been extreme, resulting in active fire behaviour. Night shift crews have been working through the night on improving constructed fire lines. The fire continues to grow due to the availability of fuels and rough terrain that limits safe access by ground forces.