There are a number of very serious climate disaster taking place right now. I’m not seeing this information in the main stream media either.
No point in reminding everyone just how incredibly controlled the “news” is within America.
Read it all and weep for your future.
80,000 people have been evacuated from more than two dozen Calgary neighborhoods.
There was also a huge ice storm in Geneva (Switzerland)
And another huge disaster in Armenia:
THE ARARAT VALLEY, ARMENIA, Friday, 20 June – It happened as Tigran Gasparian and his family were having lunch. A massive black cloud turned day to night in minutes. Then the hail hammered on the roof.
“It was deafening”, says Tigran. “I’ve never seen anything like it. The winds swirled around – like a tornado. It went on for 45 minutes. At the end the hail was falling in big pieces like bits of broken glass. We knew all our crops had been destroyed.”
Farmers here have heard talk of climate change: many say the summers – when temperatures can reach near to 40C – are becoming hotter while winters are getting colder.
“Maybe the climate is changing” says Anoosh, Gasparian’s wife. “Or maybe the hail was sent by God as punishment for the way our country is chopping down its forests and destroying its landscape.”
Armenia, a small country in the South Caucasus region with a population of a little over three million, is highly dependent on its agriculture and is famous for its fruits and herbs. Agriculture accounts for about 20% of gross domestic product.
Cut to shreds
Most of the country’s 340,000 farms are relatively small with plots of one hectare or less: there is little spare cash to fall back on when crops fail.
“Our apricots, peaches, watermelons, and tomatoes were cut to shreds ” says Tigran. “Usually we’d harvest about 35 tonnes of grapes – this year we’ll be lucky if we have 50 kilos.”
Is anybody even hearing about any of this?
Bolivia is declared a state of emergency, 10 new counties in California and Arizona, 16 Michigan counties, a massive mudslide in the Himalaya’s burying entire villages (72,000 reported missing), with dogs and vultures preying on the dead, hundreds of dead now identified, and thousands more feared dead.
More also available here on Desdemona – an Island of Death and Destruction
Just received a new report moments ago – they’re projecting a 67% snow loss in the Sierra Mountains by 2100 – if we don’t mitigate climate change (can’t and won’t, this projection is too low).
California will be toast, crispy and smoked. The Southwest will be uninhabitable. The Colorado river will be good place to try your hand at sandboarding.
They’re projecting the “Worst Fire Season in 100 years” (until next year, that is).
Want more doom?
“The Global Estimates report reveals that 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes. While Asia and west and central Africa bore the brunt, 1.3 million were displaced in rich countries, with the USA particularly affected.“
You can download the report here: (pdf, very large file).
If I did this “disaster research” full-time, I could try to keep up with it all. There is a deluge of disasters unfolding all over the world now.
Still, very few seem to understand that this means “no food” in the days ahead. How could it mean anything different?
My own garden is suffering under the odd weather patterns, I’m very glad for the greenhouse.