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California Wild Fires: “Worst Case Scenario”

California Wild Fires

It was my worst-case scenario…. I wasn’t home, I wasn’t able to get there and I had to evacuate.
— Sarah Gustafson, who evacuated with her six cats

Javier Panzar and Matt HamiltonContact Reporters

With a heat wave continuing to bake California and the rest of the West, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety Sunday as flames destroyed homes and threatened thousands of structures across the state.

 

Along the Central Coast, firefighters battled two major blazes on opposite ends of Santa Barbara County. Efforts Sunday focused on protecting mountain peaks that hold crucial communication and electrical infrastructure, including a high-voltage line that carries power to Santa Barbara and neighboring cities.
The Alamo fire, near Highway 166 in northern Santa Barbara County, was the largest active fire in California and was 15% contained after burning more than 37 square miles as of Sunday evening, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. At least 200 people were forced to evacuate a remote area east of Santa Maria, and about 1,000 firefighters from Los Angeles and across the state rushed to help control the flames, Cal Fire said.
Wildfires across California destroy more than two dozen homes >>

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-new-wildfires-20170709-story.html

Wildfires have been barreling across the baking landscape of the western US and Canada, forcing thousands of residents to flee and destroying homes.
In California, two major wildfires have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their properties.

California fires

About 4,000 people were evacuated and another 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as fire swept through grassy foothills in the Sierra Nevada, about 60 miles north of Sacramento, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said on Sunday.
The fire has burned nearly four sq miles (11 sq km), injured four firefighters and destroyed at least 10 structures, but that number is expected to rise, fire spokeswoman Mary Ann Aldrich said.
The area burning was south-east of Oroville, where spillways in the nation’s tallest dam began crumbling from heavy rains this winter and led to temporary evacuation orders for 200,000 residents downstream.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/10/thousands-flee-wildfires-california-canada-nevada-arizona-oregon

A city covered in trees will fight air pollution in China

China Forest City

Construction is already underway

It’s easy to find buildings laced with greenery in order to reduce their CO2 footprints. But what about an entire city? That’s on its way. Construction has started on Liuzhou Forest City, a 30,000-person urban development where every building will be covered in pollution-reducing plants (over 1 million of them, in fact). They’ll also rely on geothermal energy for air conditioning and pack solar panels to collect their own energy. Logically, the transportation network will be green as well. It’ll revolve around electric cars and a central rail line that links the experimental space to the city of Liuzhou.
If all goes well, the project will absorb nearly 10,000 tons of CO2 (and 57 tons of other pollutants) on a yearly basis, and pump out 900 tons of oxygen in the process. This isn’t some far-off dream, either, as Boeri’s firm expects to complete the Forest City by 2020.
Just don’t count on these eco-friendly cities becoming ubiquitous. Even if municipalities are fine with retrofitting existing buildings, they’ll still need ideal climates to support all that flora. There’s a good reason why Boeri’s team is setting up in southern China — it’s easy to maintain plant life in an area which rarely deals with freezing temperatures. Nonetheless, this hints at a future where entire population centers fight air pollution and leave a relatively tiny mark on the environment.
Via: Designboom
Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti

https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/27/forest-city-fights-air-pollution/

Looks like China is Leading the way: Natural Solutions will beat geo-engineering hands down. I sincerely hope this comes to fruition.

HOWEVER!….watch for the Agenda 2030 beast lurking in the bushes. I’ll be keeping a lookout myself!

Unprecedented – 30 wildfires/9 states – “Turning livestock loose to run from wildfires”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrQoX03uYeY

Published on Jun 29, 2017
June 29, 2017: **Millions of acres are at risk it is so incredibly dry**
Nationally, 30 large fires have burned nearly 180,000 acres. Twenty new large fires were reported in nine states. More than 8,000 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to wildfires across the country. Firefighters contained 11 wildfires yesterday.

“It’s A Dry Heat”: Arizona Meltdown

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Ask any Arizonan whether their summers are more tolerable because “it’s a dry heat” and you’re likely to be asked to turn your oven to 150 degrees, stick your head inside for 20 minutes and report back as to whether or not the humidity within the oven ever crossed you mind.  Probably not.

And

And while the heatwave may not be that fun for the people living through it, it does making for some amazing pictures of stuff melting.

Perhaps that plastic mailbox post wasn’t such a great idea in retrospect.

 

On the bright side, you can get all your baking done outside in mother nature’s free oven.

“arizona isn’t that hot”— antonihoe (@confuzzledteen3) June 23, 2017

Plastic fences…also not a great idea.  Come on Arizona…you’re better than this.

 

Meanwhile, this Tempe resident (undoubtedly an ASU student judging by all the cheap alcoholic beverages) was just trying to do his part to fight climate change by recycling his beer bottles…it seems that ManBearPig won this round. 


Meanwhile, even the road signs are melting down…

 

…which is going to make it even harder for this guy to get around town…

 

Al Gore is going to have a field day with these pics

South Korea set to abandon nuclear power programme

South Korea Nuclear Power

19 June 2017 | By GCR Staff

South Korea, one of the world’s leading civil nuclear powers, is to abandon plans to build any new reactors or extend the life of existing units. The announcement was made today by newly installed president Moon Jae-in.

Moon made the announcement at a ceremony to decommission the Kori-1 nuclear reactor at Busan, the country’s first and oldest nuclear power plant. He said his government would adopt policies for a “post-nuclear era”.

He said: “The shutdown of Kori 1 is the beginning of a nuclear energy-free country, a paradigm shift for a safer Korea.

“Korea’s energy policy used to pursue low cost and efficiency, while people’s lives, safety and environmental sustainability used to be treated lightly. But now it is the general idea that people’s lives and safety should be prioritised.”

Korea presently operates 25 reactors, including Kori-1, and these provide 23GW of energy, or about a third of the country’s electricity demand. Plans were in hand to increase this to 38GW by 2029, and the previous regime was seeking to renegotiate a treaty with the US to allow it to operate a full nuclear fuel cycle.

Korea has also been a player in the growing market for nuclear power stations in countries with no indigenous nuclear industry. The largest was a $20bn deal to build four nuclear reactors in the UAE.

Kepco, Korea’s state power utility, was considering an investment in the UK’s stalled Moorside nuclear project, presently owned by stricken Japanese engineer Toshiba. It was also in the running to build the first small modular reactor.

Moon, who campaigned on an anti-nuclear policy, said another reactor, whose lifespan was extended by 10 years to 2022, would be decommissioned as soon as possible.

The president had already ordered eight of the country’s coal power plants to cease production soon after taking office on 10 May, following the impeachment of his predecessor, Park Geun-hye.

South Korea is wrestling with air pollution problems that cost the country about $9bn a year, including carcinogenic fine dust particles. The country has 59 coal plants supplying almost 40% of the country’s electricity.

President Moon has said he wants to increase the portion of renewable energy to 20% by 2030 and increase LNG imports, possibly through a Russian pipeline passing through North Korean territory.

Image: The Kori plant at Busan has four reactors. Number 1 is on the right (Kori NPP)

https://www.globalconstructionreview.com/companies/south-korea-set-abandon-nu7clear-pow7er-program7me/

While I see this as essentially a good thing, did anyone notice the UN Agenda 2030 plan lurking in the shadows?

Rhode Island Bans CHEMTRAILS In New Geo-engineering Act

 

Rhode Island Bans CHEMTRAILS In New Geo-engineering Act

Rep. Justin Price: The Geoengineering Act of 2017 By: Daniel Newton |@NeonNettle on 23rd May 2017 @ 2.09pm © press

A new Bill has been introduced which will put a complete ban on poisonous chemtrails in Rhode Island

a new bill has been introduced which will put a complete ban on poisonous chemtrails in rhode island

A new Bill has been introduced by a Rhode Island state legislator which will put a complete ban on poisonous chemtrails being sprayed into the atmosphere.The new bill was introduced by Rep. Justin Price: “The Geoengineering Act of 2017” [H6011] in an attempt to regulate the intentional manipulation of the weather and environment.”The new bill was introduced by Rep. Justin Price: “The Geoengineering Act of 2017” [H6011] in an attempt to regulate the intentional manipulation of the weather and environment.The bill is aimed to reduce the poisonous effects of chemtrails on the public.Below is the legislative intent of the new geoengineering bill as reported by Activist post.(a) “Geoengineering” is defined herein as the intentional manipulation of the environment, involving nuclear, biological, chemical, electromagnetic and/or other physical-agent activities that effect changes to earth’s atmosphere and/or surface.(b) The Rhode Island general assembly finds that geoengineering encompasses many technologies and methods involving hazardous activities that can harm human health and safety, the environment, and the economy of the state of Rhode Island,(c) It is therefore the intention of the Rhode Island general assembly to regulate all geoengineering activities as further set forth by the terms and provisions of this chapter.Proposed Section 23-23.8-3. of the Geoengineering Act of 2017 defines the scope of geoengineering to include a ‘laundry list’ of technologies, which may not be familiar to the public; or that those “technological advances” are considered as “intentional manipulation of the environment”!

OMG, is that a wakeup call for everyone?

Read more at: http://www.neonnettle.com/features/920-rhode-island-bans-chemtrails-in-new-geo-engineering-act
© Neon Nettle

The Ocean Cleanup Has Begun

With all the bad news (as usual) being featured in the mainstream news about ocean pollution, all in the name of Climate Change scaremongering, it’s good to know about something that, if it lives up to it’s promise, is positively wonderful: The Ocean Cleanup!

Image result for the ocean cleanup

Trash accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between Hawaii and California. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies.

By late 2017, The Ocean Cleanup aims to launch the first operational pilot system in Pacific waters. It will represent the most important milestone on the road to the full-scale cleanup and is the culmination of years of preparation. 

The pilot is not just one test – it should be viewed as a “testing platform”, with which dozens of tests can be performed, iterating the system until it operates as intended.

Watch the video where Boyan Slat explains the road towards the pilot, as well as recent changes to our design in the context of a very special presentation held on May 11th 2017:

Find out more about our system design our technology page.

 

THE IMPACT OF CLEANUP

 

Our models indicate that a full-scale system roll-out could clean up 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.

Research shows the majority of plastic by mass is currently in the larger debris. By removing the plastic while most of it is still large, we prevent it from breaking down into dangerous microplastics.

Combining the cleanup with source reduction on land paves the road towards a plastic free ocean by 2050.

Read More at The Ocean Cleanup’s site:

https://www.theoceancleanup.com/

“Tapping The Clouds”: Weather Mod History

Weather Modifcation History

The Courier Mail 1947
Race On To Tap Clouds in 3 Countries
Weather Modification History
www.weathermodificationhistory.com

Thanks to the ever-resourceful Rose Paige for the link!

https://thecontrail.com/photo/weather-modifcation-history?xg_source=activity