Our planet is going through extreme changes that are unlike anything we have ever seen before, and global weather patterns are going completely insane as a result. Last winter, record cold temperatures were being shattered all over the globe and we were witnessing snowfall totals that were absolutely crazy in many areas. Now summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and extreme weather events are making headlines every single day. This month alone, we have witnessed apocalyptic flooding in western Europe and China, a massive fire in Oregon has burned an area larger than the entire city of Los Angeles, and Brazil has announced to the world that it will have crop losses that are “historic” in nature. All throughout history there have been natural disasters, but these days we are faced with an endless series of droughts, floods, heat waves, mudslides, wildfires and crop failures. If you think that there is an “easy solution” to this crisis, you are just being delusional. Weather patterns are permanently shifting, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Traditionally, Germany has had extremely stable weather, but now that is changing in a major way.
An intense deluge over a period of two days caused unprecedented flooding in much of the nation, and Angela Merkel found it difficult to find words to describe the utter devastation that she personally witnessed…
Parts of Western Europe were battered by two months’ worth of rainfall in two days, leading to overflowing rivers and torrents of floodwater that toppled centuries-old buildings and saturated farmland that collapsed into giant sinkholes of churned earth.
“The German language barely has words for the devastation that has been wreaked,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference after surveying the area Sunday.
Because they had never seen a flooding disaster of this magnitude, countries in western Europe found themselves completely unprepared for what happened, and the death toll just keeps rising…
The floods in Europe have killed at least 165 people, most of them in Germany, Europe’s most powerful economy. Across Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, hundreds have been reported as missing, which suggests the death toll could rise. Questions are now being raised about whether the authorities adequately warned the public about risks.
Shortly after the flooding in western Europe, parts of China were hit by an even more intense deluge.
The city of Zhengzhou got 8 inches of rain in just one hour on Tuesday, and it received a total of 23 inches of rain between July 17th and 20th.
That was roughly the equivalent of the amount of rainfall that the city would normally receive in an entire year, and millions of Chinese citizens were caught completely off guard by the flood waters that suddenly rushed in from seemingly everywhere…
Torrents of murky brown water gushed past the train window, flowing fast through the subway tunnel. Inside, passengers stood on top of seats, clutching their phones overhead as the muddy tide rose past their chests. Some gasped for air. Others sent desperate last messages to family members, telling them their bank card passcodes and saying goodbye.
“The water outside has already come this high,” one frightened woman said, reaching out to the subway car door in a video that spread quickly online. “My phone is almost dead. I don’t know if this is my last WeChat message.”
In other parts of the globe, unprecedented heat and drought are the major problems.
In the United Arab Emirates, conditions have been so hot and so dry for so long that the government has decided to start using artificial methods to create rain…
With temperatures in Dubai regularly surpassing 115 degrees Fahrenheit, the government has decided to take control of the scorching weather.
Scientists in the United Arab Emirates are making it rain — artificially — using electrical charges from drones to manipulate the weather and force rainfall across the desert nation. Meteorological officials released video footage this week showing a downpour over Ras al Khaimah, as well as several other regions.
Officials in Brazil should take note of what they are doing, because the endless drought in that nation is having a devastating impact on agricultural production. And just when it seemed like it couldn’t get any worse, a very early frost hit at just the wrong time…
Brazil — the second-largest corn exporter in the world — suffered severe drought during most of the corn-growing months and in addition to that, the southern part of the country was affected by frost toward the end of June, which exacerbated corn yield losses.
Only Brazil exports more corn than the United States does, and so Brazilian production is one of the keys that enables us to feed everyone on the planet.
Unfortunately, this year we are being told that the crop losses in Brazil are going to be “historic”…
“It is going to be a historic crop loss,” Daniele Siqueira from local consultancy Agrural told Agricensus.
The second Brazilian corn crop safrinha has been severely affected by dry and warm weather during key development stages, and crop conditions worsened further in some regions that were hit by frosts for three days in the end of June.
As a result, Agrural has lowered its estimates of Brazil’s safrinha output to 59.1 million mt in early-July, 22 million mt below the initial crop potential and the new frosts could mean these estimates are dampened even further.
Agricultural production is also being devastated in neighboring Argentina, and at this point water levels in the Parana River are getting so low that the national government is stepping in…
Argentina’s government has urged citizens to limit water use in a bid to alleviate pressure on the Parana River, a key grains thoroughfare that is at a 77-year low, a situation which is hampering shipments of cereals including soy and wheat.
A government advisory group called on people to “save water”, store rainwater for irrigation and avoid burning waste to prevent wildfires on the wetlands around the river delta.
Here in the United States, the western third of the nation is in the midst of a multi-year “megadrought” that is the worst that we have ever experienced.
Agricultural production is going to be way under expectations in the western third of the country, and the hot, dry conditions have created an ideal environment for wildfires.
In fact, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon has already burned an area that is larger than the entire city of Los Angeles…
The Bootleg Fire, Oregon’s third-largest wildfire ever recorded, has devastated farm communities in southern Oregon.
The fire, according to the Incident Information System, has burned more than 364,113 acres, an area larger than Los Angeles. It has killed and maimed livestock, consumed pasturelands and blanketed crops with smoke.
“It’s been awful,” said Connie Willard, leader of Project Spirit, a nonprofit horse rescue.
It was being reported that the Bootleg Fire was so large that it could be seen from space.
That is crazy.
Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. Global weather patterns are only going to become even more extreme, and we are going to witness unimaginable natural disasters that will be of unprecedented size and scope.
World leaders are clueless about what is really going on, and many of them are still convinced that they will be able to turn things around.
As they chase fantasies, conditions around the globe will become increasingly apocalyptic, and this has very serious implications for every man, woman and child on the entire planet.
Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder
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