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Scientists warn of ‘ecological Armageddon and a collapse of the food chain’ as study finds flying insect numbers have plunged up to 80% in 30 years

Posted in 2017, animals, Extreme Weather, food with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Scientists are warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after discovering the number of flying insects has fallen by three-quarters over the past 27 years. Pictured is a hoverfly, one of the insects whose numbers have declined dramatically

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4995322/Fears-insect-numbers-plunge-80-just-30-years.html#ixzz4w9aGLH2W
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Scientists are warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after discovering the number of flying insects has fallen by three-quarters over the past 27 years.

Researchers in Germany have documented a steep decline at dozens of nature reserves.

Their findings have sparked fears the foodchain will collapse because insects are important pollinators and serve as meals for birds and other small creatures.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4995322/Fears-insect-numbers-plunge-80-just-30-years.html#ixzz4w9ZvKWWe

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(Natural News) For years, I’ve warned that humanity is a suicide cult which has engineered its own destruction by relentlessly poisoning the natural world with chemical pesticides, heavy metals and GMOs. Now, the collapse of living systems across the planet is accelerating like never before, with ocean fisheries collapsing by the day, topsoil vanishing by the inch, and wildlife populations being decimated by the accelerating destruction of habitat.

Humanity, it seems, has broken the planet, and the mass die-offs are now impossible to ignore. Adding even more weight to the horrifying realization that humanity is committing mass ecological suicide, a new study published in the science journal PLoS One has documented a 75 percent decline in insect biomass over rural Germany in just the last 27 years.

The study, authored by Caspar A. Hallmann and others, is entitled, “More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas.”

The food web is now collapsing… insects are just the beginning.

Even more worrisome, insects are the pollinators that keep 80% of wild plants alive by facilitating pollination.

Insect biomass “decimated” in mere decades… this won’t end well

Read more:

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-19-the-global-ecosystem-is-collapsing-insect-biomass-decline-decimation-pollinators-scientists.html

The Climate Prediction Center’s Mike Halpert explains NOAA’s 2017-18 winter outlook

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather with tags , , on October 19, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/videos/climate-prediction-centers-mike-halpert-explains-noaas-2017-18-winter-outlook

Hurricane Ophelia is headed toward Europe

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 12, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Hurricane Ophelia is the latest weather system to whip up winds and rain in the Atlantic.

But the storm is heading east toward the northwest coast of Spain instead of crossing the Atlantic toward the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.

Ophelia officially gained hurricane status on Wednesday evening,according to the National Hurricane Center.

To be continued on:

http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/hurricane-ophelia-path-europe-spain-ireland-2017-10/

 

Flamingos shelter in Key West laundry room as Parrots seek refuge at Miami hotel window

Posted in 2017, animals, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 10, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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A family staying at a Miami Marriott hotel found two parrots pressed right up against their room’s window as Hurricane Irma batter the Florida city

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Cheryl Lu-Lien tan tweeted that her friend was sheltering two flamingos in his laundry room. They are pictured huddling against a wall
As Hurricane Irma batters South Florida, animals have taken shelter in unlikely places.

A pair of flamingos was pictured hiding in a laundry room. Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan tweeted that her friend was helping to shelter the pink creatures.

And a family staying on the 22nd floor of a Marriott Hotel in Miami found a pair of unlikely companions right outside their window. Laura Aguair snapped photos of the birds.

Two colorful parrots were pressed against it, avoiding the harsh winds of the storm as it continues to terrorize the Floridian metropolis.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4870330/Flamingos-shelter-Key-West-parrots-Miami.html#ixzz4sIh4yIWp

September 2nd 2017: Extreme Weather in Europe, Germany, Canada, USA, Istanbul, Worldwide! This is the Power of Nature at work

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 2, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

UV Alert Forecast for the USA

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather with tags , on September 2, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The UV Alert is based statistically upon a locale’s daily climatological mean UV Index and its historical variability for that day (standard deviation).

Initially, for a locale to qualify to be within a UV Alert region the UV Index must be “High” or 6 and above. If the UV Index is greater than the locale’s climatological mean plus one standard deviation it is considered to be ‘above normal’.

If the UV Index is greater than the locale’s climatological mean plus TWO standard deviations it is considered to be ‘well above normal’ and placed within the UV Alert region.

MORE INFO ON
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/uv_alert.shtml

Hero Hurricane Dog Becomes Symbol of Texas Resilience

Posted in 2017, animals, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags on August 28, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

THIS PHOTO OF OTIS HAS GONE VIRAL. LINKED ON DRUDGE. As soon as Hurricane Harvey had passed, Otis the dog decided to go on a mission to feed hungry people and dogs. See photo above of Otis carrying his sack of dog food. Some say he was merely evacuating and didn’t want to burden the […]

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