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« Reply #2085 on: February 03, 2020, 01:49:16 pm »

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Somalia Declares 🚩 Emergency Over Locust Swarms 😲
« Reply #2086 on: February 04, 2020, 03:55:46 pm »
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Somalia Declares 🚩 Emergency Over Locust Swarms 😲
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Somalia has declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread across east Africa. The country's Ministry of Agriculture said the insects, which consume large amounts of vegetation, posed "a major threat to Somalia's fragile food security situation".

There are fears that the situation may not be brought under control before the harvest begins in April. The UN says the swarms are the largest in Somalia and Ethiopia in 25 years. Meanwhile, neighbouring Kenya has not seen a locust threat as severe in 70 years, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

However, Somalia is the first country in the region to declare an emergency over the infestation. ◾Drones tested to combat desert locusts. Somalia's unstable security situation means that planes cannot be used to spray insecticide from the air.

Locusts can travel up to 150km (93 miles) in a day. Each adult insect can eat its own weight in food daily. In December, a locust swarm forced a passenger plane off course in Ethiopia. Insects smashed into the engines, windshield and nose, but the aircraft was able to land safely in the capital, Addis Ababa...SEE Video.

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- The UN says the situation in the Horn of Africa is the worst in 25 years.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142427214

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Billions of locusts threaten food security in East Africa | DW News
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Desert locusts are eating their way across large parts of east Africa in a swarm of enormous proportions. It is the worst loscust outbreak some countries there have seen in 70 years. Researchers say they pose an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries. Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are the worst affected, and Uganda is bracing for an invasion too. Authorities have advised citizens to stock up on food as the insects approach the border with Kenya.

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Agelbert NOTE: Learn how locusts reproduce and, more importantly, WHY the eggs survive harsh climate conditions (and predators) for long periods, only to hatch after a period of prolongled rainfall creates the conditions for them to hatch in the billions and wreak havoc on plant life.

Return of the ☠️ Plagues - Locusts (FULL DOCUMENTARY)


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Return of the Plagues - Locusts

Swarms of locusts are still a very real plague today. They afflict drought areas, especially after a rare rainfall, leaving a trail of destruction behind. In Africa, this regularly leads to disastrous famines. Fighting the locusts with crop dusters is too costly for many of the poorer countries, and classic insecticides take an extremely high toll on the environment and the remaining plants.

Researchers all over the world are looking for new, more effective ways to combat the invaders. Scientists at the University of Halle in Germany are experimenting with pheromones that might upset the insects’ mating behavior.
In Australia, where swarms of locusts have recently been destroying crops in parts of the country that never had this problem before, the locusts are being attacked with crop-dusting helicopters that apply pesticides in minimum dosage. But an aerial application is extremely sensitive to the wind, and the deadly mist might easily miss its target.

“… locusts … invaded all Egypt …. They covered all the ground until it was black,” reports the Bible. “They devoured … everything growing in the fields … – nothing green remained on trees or palms in all the lands of Egypt.” (Exodus 10:14–15)

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“… locusts … invaded all Egypt …. They covered all the ground until it was black,” reports the Bible. “They devoured … everything growing in the fields … – nothing green remained on trees or palms in all the lands of Egypt.” (Exodus 10:14–15)
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Agelbert NOTE: Sad News 😟 from Kenya. This is DEFINITELY caused by Catastrophic Climate Change AND, this is the sort of climate event (i.e. prolonged rainful) that triggers locust swarms months later...  😨



UNMITIGATED DISASTER 😟

Floods wreak havoc in Nyanza counties, driving thousands out of school

'Learning has been suspended until further notice'
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• Some 2,000 families have been displaced in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori and Kisii counties.

• The residents want the government to come up with a permanent solution instead of appealing for help every time the region experiences heavy downpours.


A house destroyed by floods in Nyando Ombaka area occasioned by heavy downpour. Image: FAITH MATETE


A house destroyed by Floods in Nyando occasioned by heavy rains in Ombaka Kakola area Image: FAITH MATETE

A house almost submerging , following heavy rains in Nyando sub county in Ombaka area Image: FAITH MATETE

Pupils of St John Paul II Nyamasao primary school in Ombaka area nyando sub county going back home for lunch Image: FAITH MATETE

Families in Nyando uses boat to move around follwoing floods Image: FAITH MATETE

Thousands of pupils in Nyanza have been forced out of school as floods continue wreaking havoc in the region.

Some 2,000 families have been displaced in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori and Kisii.

On Tuesday, the residents said they were tired of living like refugees and asked the government to provide a permanent solution instead of appealing for help every time the region experiences heavy downpours.

Ombaka Secondary School and St John Paul II Nyamasao Primary School in Kisumu have been closed indefinitely after River Nyando burst its banks three days ago.

More than 400 households in Kakola Ombaka have been forced out of their homes by the raging floods.

Other schools - Ogenya Primary, Kandaria secondary and primary schools in Kabonyo - are inaccessible after roads were cut off and compounds and classrooms became waterlogged.

At Nyamasao Primary School only class 8 pupils are in the school, according to deputy headteacher Simon Oyaro.

“Learning has been suspended until further notice,” Oyaro said.

Martha Apiyo told the Star that they have not known peace since November last year.

“In November we were displaced here in Ombaka.  Even before we had recovered,  we are now witnessing the same problem,”  Apiyo said.

 Judith Ochando said they have been forced to used boats to transport their properties to safer grounds. "Cooking has become difficult."

The displaced said the construction of dykes will provide a permanent solution to the perennial problem.

“Our children cannot go to school. The candidates will be adversely affected if the rains continue,” Ochando said.

Chief Jacob Ongudi said more than 250 houses have been submerged. The affected persons are camping at Ombaka Voice of Salvation and River of Life church.

Last December, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said plans were underway to construct a four-kilometre dyke along River Nyando to mitigate flooding.

The CS asked the county government to allocate more funds to disaster management programmes to assist the needy in flood-prone areas.

In Homa Bay, hundreds of learners and teachers in five Ndhiwa schools could not access the institutions last week after a connecting bridge was swept away by floods.

The bridge collapsed and was swept away after River Riana burst its banks following heavy rains on Monday night. The bridge connects several villages in Kabuoch South and Kabuoch North.

The primary schools are Okota, Luanda, Ndira and Mariri. Also affected was Luanda Mixed Secondary School.

Teachers lost two motorbikes while trying to cross the swollen river near Okota Primary School.

“It’s unfortunate that the collapse of the bridge has disrupted learning in our schools. We hope the situation will come back to normal for learning to resume,” a teacher said.

The rains have ruined Riat-Pala, Koguta-Luanda Kawuor and Luanda Kawuor-Magina roads.

“We’re counting losses. The rains have also rendered our roads impassable,” a boda boda rider identified as Owili said.

In Migori, learning has also come to a standstill with schools like Angugo, Nyora Sera and Modi primary flooded.

In Kisii, about 600 people are living in makeshift camps at Nyabworoba Primary and Secondary schools. Cracks have appeared on the foot of Manga escarpment and there is fear that homes will be affected.

The worst affected areas are Nyabworoba and Nyabotenene where more than 300 are camped on slopes.

"With the cracks opening up, more people may be ordered out," said area Ward Rep Paul Angwenyi.

Fifty-eight households have been living at Nyabworoba Primary and Secondary schools since the government told them to leave the endangered area three months ago.

https://www.the-star.co.ke/counties/nyanza/2020-02-04-floods-wreak-havoc-in-nyanza-counties-driving-thousands-out-of-school/

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Rapid Permafrost Collapse Is Underway, Disintegrating Landscapes And Our Predictions


Permafrost in Canada, Alaska and Siberia is abruptly crumbling in ways that could release large stores of greenhouse gases more quickly than anticipated, researchers have warned.

Scientists have long fretted that climate change - which has heated Arctic and subarctic regions at double the global rate - will release planet-warming CO2 and methane that has remained safely locked inside Earth's frozen landscapes for millennia.

It was assumed this process would be gradual, leaving humanity time to draw down carbon emissions enough to prevent permafrost thaw from tipping into a self-perpetuating vicious circle of ice melt and global warming.

But a study published on Monday in Nature Geoscience says projections of how much carbon would be released by this kind of slow-and-steady thawing overlook a less well-known process whereby certain types of icy terrain disintegrate suddenly - sometimes within days.

"Although abrupt permafrost thawing will occur in less than 20 percent of frozen land, it increases permafrost carbon release projections by about 50 percent," said lead author Merritt Turetsky, head of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research in Boulder, Colorado.

"Under all future warming scenarios, abrupt thaw leads to net carbon losses into the atmosphere," she told AFP.

Permafrost contains rocks, soil, sand and pockets of pure ground ice. Its rich carbon content is the remains of life that once flourished in the Arctic, including plants, animals and microbes.

This matter - which never fully decomposed - has been frozen for thousands of years.

It stretches across an area nearly as big as Canada and the United States combined, and holds about 1,500 billion tonnes or carbon - twice as much as in the atmosphere and three times the amount humanity has emitted since the start of industrialisation.

Some of this once rock-solid ground has begun to soften, upending indigenous communities and threatening industrial infrastructure across the sub-Arctic region, especially in Russia.

The evidence is mixed as to whether this not-so-permanent permafrost has started to vent significant quantities of methane or CO2.

Projections are also uncertain, with some scientists saying future emissions may be at least partially offset by new vegetation, which absorbs and stores CO2.

But there is no doubt, experts say, that permafrost will continue to give way as temperatures climb.

'Fast and dramatic'

In a special report published in September, the UN's scientific advisory body for climate change, the IPCC, looked at two scenarios.

If humanity manages - against all odds - to cap global warming at under 2°C, the cornerstone goal of the 2015 Paris climate treaty, "permafrost area shows a decrease of 24 percent by 2100", it concluded.

At the other extreme, if fossil fuel emissions continue to grow over the next 50 years - arguably an equally unlikely prospect - up to 70 percent of permafrost could disappear, the IPPC said.

But both scenarios assume the loss will be gradual, and that may be a mistake, Turetsky suggested.

"We estimate that abrupt permafrost thawing - in lowland lakes and wetlands, together with that in upland hills - could release 60 to 100 billion tonnes of carbon by 2300," she and colleagues noted in a 2019 comment also published by Nature.

One tonne of carbon is equivalent to 3.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), which means this would be equivalent to about eight years of global emissions at current rates.

"This is in addition to the 200 billion tonnes of carbon expected to be released in other regions that will thaw gradually," she said.

Current climate models do not account for the possibility of rapid permafrost collapse and the amount of gases it might release, the study notes.

Abrupt thawing is "fast and dramatic", Merritt said, adding: "Forests can become lakes in the course of a month, landslides can occur with no warning, and invisible methane seep holes can swallow snowmobiles whole."

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #2091 on: February 06, 2020, 03:16:49 pm »
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February 5, 2020 | RESIST!

By Lee van der Voo, News.yahoo.com.

'Kids Are Taking The Streets': Climate Activists Plan Avalanche Of Events As 2020 Election Looms

Organizers in the youth climate movement plan an avalanche of activities beginning next week, determined to make the future of the climate the major issue of the 2020 election. Capitalizing on turnout in the September climate strikes, when 6 million people worldwide turned out to demand urgent action to address the escalating ecological emergency... -more-

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By Mihai Andrei on Feb 07, 2020 01:14 pm

 
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T-shirt weather (64.94°F) in the Antarctic. 😲
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New Paper: Banned Halocarbons Still Responsible for HALF of Arctic Warming :o and Sea-Ice Loss: 1 of 2
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A new paper concludes that between 1955 and 2005 about half of the surface warming in the Arctic, and about half of the Arctic sea-ice extent loss was actually due to Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS’s). ODS substances are trace gases, most notably CFC-11 and CFC-12 that were banned globally by the Montreal Protocol agreement in 1987. The ban was due to the destruction of the protective ozone layer, enacted shortly after the Antarctic ozone hole was first discovered. The paper also determined that the Arctic effects are due to the GHG properties of the ODS materials, and NOT the ozone destroying effects.

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Ocean Acidification is perhaps the most well publicised consequence of increased levels of carbon dioxide being absorbed by our oceans. But as the oceans also absorb vast quantities of heat from our human activities, and sea levels rise as a result of melting ice caps and thermal expansion, another less well known but no less precious store of Carbon is being threatened, with potentially disastrous consequences.   

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If this study is confirmed by many others, then between 1955 and 2005 about half of the surface warming in the Arctic, and about half of the Arctic sea-ice extent loss was actually due to the
GHG effect from Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), and not due to ozone changes. After stabilizing for many years after the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the ODS CFC-11 has been rising since 2013 or so from illicit production in China, according a separate paper. Our societies cannot afford to let these trace, long lived, huge GWP (Global Warming Potential) gases to rise in concentration in our atmosphere.

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