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Massive 6.4 #earthquake rocks #California leaving people without power | Dec 20
- Its #epicenter was 210 miles north of #SanFrancisco, where a quake hit last week
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6.4-Magnitude #Earthquake Hits Northern #California | -3h
Northern #California #earthquake causes 'widespread damage' to roads, homes | -2h
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The #Apocalypse has started. #Corona/#Covid is the first horse. The rider wears a crown (corona), has a #toxon bow ("#toxin" is a derivative->poison arrows). What went into billions of arms? Little poison arrows.

The Horsemen Ride.

#ApocalypseNews #TheWhiteHorse #EndTimes
#TheRedHorse, 2nd horse of the #Apocalypse: #War. Red, the color of blood, color of #communism. What do we see shaping up? War by #Russia and #China. Ukraine, #Taiwan, the World.

A full third of mankind will die, if we align the 2nd horse with the 6th trumpet of #Revelation 9.
#TheBlackHorse, 3rd horse of the #Apocalypse. A pair of balances, "A measure of wheat for a penny". A penny's was a day's wages. Meaning: a bread for a full day's work.
Meaning: #hyperinflation, #hunger. Have you been paying attention lately? #Inflation, worldwide!

#EndTimes
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Looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion on what lessons we can learn from this summer's extreme weather for the future management of our water resources #APPGWater APPG Water logo, "Improving management of our water env
Baroness McIntosh opens the session stressing that water management is a "long standing" political issue. Highlights the negative impact of the right to connect of newbuilds & the need to invest in new, sustainable infrastructure #APPGWater
McIntosh says there is a role for building regulations and local government to play in this, & welcomes the arrival of the Levelling Up Bill to the House of Lords #APPGWater
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The last decade has seen the eight warmest years on record. A look at the developing climate crisis

#unitednations #climatecrisis #world Image
In 2022, the global mean sea level has continued to rise

#globalwarming #sealevelrise #carbondioxide ImageImageImageImage
Rising global heating is making extreme weather more severe, more frequent

#drought #atmosphere #climate #africa ImageImageImageImage
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1/29. 📜NEW BRIEF: Today we launch “PASSED THE POINT OF NO RETURN: A Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD) Explainer” covering what #NELD is, why and how it happens, where it happens, who is most affected, and importantly, how we can respond.

🔗Get it here: lossanddamagecollaboration.org/publication/pa…
2/29. The brief begins with a foreword by @UNFCCC NELs Expert Group Member @IrfanUllahCDO, who highlights that Non-Economic #LossAndDamage has been largely overlooked in climate negotiations and that urgent action is needed to address #NELD happening now e.g. The #PakistanFloods.
3/29. Then @DLodry of @LossDamageYouth shares the powerful story of his lived experience of Non-Economic #LossAndDamage in #Cameroon called "The Tears Of A Village River And Its Population" which tells how climate-intensified #Drought can lead to a loss of #Culture and #Identity.
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'Global food prices are once again facing upward pressure due to the record cost for shipping grain in the U.S., the source of about 20% of world exports...drought conditions have caused water levels in the Mississippi River to drop' increasing costs

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And not just the Mississippi-

Drought has been a huge problem for shipping across large swaths of the northern hemisphere in 2022, impacting distribution of crops & other commodities.

#ClimateCrisis #drought #heatwave #trade
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"An unsettling drop in water levels in key European waterways has resulted in immensely strained logistics in shipping commodities throughout the continent, with barges only able to carry one-third or one-quarter of their usual cargo."

#Europe #trade
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An @insideclimate analysis of data collected by CA oil & gas regulators shows 100s of millions of gallons of freshwater that could supply cities and farms is being used to extract #FossilFuels—which exacerbate #drought. New from @paldhous and me. 1/7 insideclimatenews.org/news/18092022/…
But that figure may be higher. A 2014 CA law aimed to overhaul the oil & gas industry’s water-use reporting to keep tabs on excessive use. But as @paldhous' analysis found [code here bit.ly/3QVDJkj], the data is too error-strewn to do what the law intended. 2/7
Problems revealed by ICN reinforce earlier complaints about CA regulators’ data. A @CCSTorg report gave “pages upon pages” of recommendations to better serve the intent of the law, said lead author @DrLFeinsten. “I don’t think they’ve done a single one.” 3/7
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#China has issued an orange alert on Wednesday for #drought as a scorching #heatwave sweeps across much of the country.
Parts of Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu and Tibet suffered from moderate to severe droughts, according to the National Meteorological Center.
In the next three days, precipitation in parts of the Yellow River, Huaihe, Jiangsu, Anhui and Sichuan basins will ease the drought, high temperature and dry weather will continue in other regions.
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A short thread🧵
The recent news about droughts and floods has been intense recently. This is "weather whiplash" caused by an intensification of the global hydrological cycle & how it distributes water around the planet, influenced by human-caused climate change. Some headlines:
Droughts:
New England federal drought disaster declaration
Extreme drought in China, record lows on the Yangtze River; Jialing river runs dry
Europe drought worst in at least 500 years; rivers running dry
Severe three-year California drought
Southwest US 22-year megadrought... ImageImage
More drought:
Severe Texas drought
UK in extreme drought

Flooding:
Torrential rains in Massachusetts
Unprecedented flooding in Death Valley
Dallas hit with 1-1000 year flood
Kentucky flood kills many
Massive rain and flood in Yellowstone...
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(1/16) For over 1000 years, people from all over Europe have walked through Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This summer, I followed in the footsteps of millions but with an extra challenge:

Spain has been facing the driest conditions for at least 1200 years.
(2/16) Follow this #Water story thread for #WWWeek.

#WorldWaterWeek #ad #climatecrisis #drought
(3/16) I needed a break from my usual focus on the climate and water crises, so I took five weeks to hike more than 800 kilometers (500 miles) from the French Pyrenees to the northwest of Spain.

I wanted to focus on my health, the beauty of nature, and people I would meet.
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/2 Post-Brexit immigration rules and the war in Ukraine have restricted the traditional flow of seasonal workers from eastern Europe, forcing some growers to seek workers from as far afield as #Nepal.
/3 But reduced productivity - allied to the impact of soaring #costs, #drought and #heatwaves - have left some #Norfolk farms cutting back on their production and considering their future.
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[MEGA-THREAD] The 4.2 ka BP event and the Aegean (Part 1) : The effect of climatic disturbance in Mesopotamia and Anatolia.
#Aegean #drought #WesternAnatolia #KhaburPlains #Mesopotamia #SyroPalestine #AkkadianEmpire
1. One of the most interesting issues of modern archaeological research is the climate change which was caused by the 4.2 ka BP event in various regions of the Northern Hemisphere, ➡️
➡️ with the main characteristic being the appearance of a prolonged and persistent drought lasting 200-300 years (2200-1900 BC) and the effects it had on the cultures of the time.
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1/ What if I told you - with the continent suffering another #heatwave and England in severe #drought conditions - that increasing forest cover in Europe by 20% would result in 8% more summer rain, with negligible effects on winter rain?

You might not believe me, but it's true.
2/ What if I told you that photographs over a 54-year period since the reintroduction of beavers to Alberta, Canada, showed they were associated with a 900% increase in open water and a "damatic influence" on mitigating extreme #drought?

You might not believe me, but it's true.
3/ What if I told you that if every household in the U.K had a water meter, we would reduce household water waste by a billion litres a day within three months and two billion litres a day within two years?

You might not believe me, but it's true.
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#climatechange🌍🌡 is the greatest threat to human #health👩⚕️. 
Here are 5 ways climate change is impacting our health and how the future could look like if no action is taken. 
A 🧵. 1/11
#climatechange #globalwarming #savetheplanet #climate #climatecrisis #climatechangeisreal
1. Extreme Heat🌡: Heat waves are deadly⚰. One study attributed more than 1/3 of heat-related deaths to climate change. Future warming could result in an additional 2K - 10K deaths/year in each of 209 U.S. cities. 2/11
Heart attacks & strokes can result from prolonged exposure to heat. The heart has to work harder to pump blood and minerals are lost through sweat. Extreme heat can also worsen pre-existing conditions such as kidney damage, especially for vulnerable populations such as 👴👵. 3/11
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Question for twitter: Why hasn't there been a single new reservoir built for over 30 years in the UK?
We used to build loads:

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#water #watershortage #drought #privatisation Image
Disclaimers: I made this graph by going through the 500-odd wikipedia entries for UK reservoirs and noting their completion dates (stuck alone at home with covid). Didn't include hydro-electric projects or canal feeders as far as possible. It's not comprehensive, but not bad
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What I think this shows is that a +30 year gap in building new reservoirs is not normal. There hasn't been even a 5 year gap in the previous 150 years.
3/6
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How did we speculate on the market based on information appearing on the anonymous #web3 bigsb.io platform?

We check if the information in #bigshortbets is reliable!

THREAD 🧵⬇️
[1/x] CHAPTER ONE - #LUNA & $UST

It was a very high-profile case, for several months we were talking about the potential demise of LUNA in many media, even @dokwon engaged in insulting @rafal_zaorski.
We started in January, there are some baits about.

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[2/x] During the #depeg at the beginning of the year, we warned the community about #Terra problems and the high yields needed to capsize the project. They called us FUDsters then.

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My May 19 to June 20th water bill not showing any better savings from last month. But, I did soak the yard and trees on May 30th before watering restrictions went into place. #drought
That said, apparently saved 4,488 gallons year-to-year for the same period. That's a 40% reduction. 51 gpd usage (including outdoor food garden and fruit trees).
Will see what July looks like -- that will remove the soaking from May, and new water-saving shower (Navy showers!). Still, probably 20gpd usage right now from hydroponic tomatoes will impact the water savings.
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Thread 🧵 @cityoftucson @TucsonWater
2021 Water Quality Report

A discussion about PFAS contamination and transparency by governmental officials...

Report 👇
tucsonaz.gov/water/annual-w… Image
Here a teaser. More to follow over the next few days, a hint for what follows: "Forever & Accumulative" Image
"All [~30 billion gallons] water delivered by Tucson Water to its 722,000 customers each year is groundwater pumped from area aquifers." Using "206 active production or standby groundwater wells."👇
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Our #Food and #Water crisis' are rapidly getting worse. Two of the founding necessities for human life and wellbeing are rapidly #collapsing.
In #Kansas thousands of cattle died from the heat and humidity. #WetBulb temperatures hit agricultural production hard.

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In #Ethiopia the #drought is so bad that monkeys are attacking children.

independent.co.uk/climate-change…
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🌧️At 11am PST we'll be looking at the ramifications for California of what is the worst #drought to hit the western US in over a millennium. Follow via FB Live fb.me/e/1MyzANlHL and @EthnicMediaSvc
Learn more 👉bit.ly/3OqYDrL Image
Welcome to today's briefing, "Not a Drop to Drink: California Faces Worst #Drought in 1,200 Years." You can follow the conversation via FB Live fb.me/e/1MyzANlHL #EarthDay
Our first speaker today is @rajendrashende, Chairman, @terreindia and former director of the United Nations Environment Program, who will be speaking about the global impacts of the #drought
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U.S. #drought conditions this week versus the previous 3 years. Dryness expanded considerably in Nebraska this past week, but other Corn Belt areas are slightly improving. More than half of North Dakota is now drought-free for the first time since Aug. 4, 2020.
Here's the same week in the previous four years just for fun. The core Corn Belt states have not often started spring planting in widespread drought conditions. The HRW wheat crop in the S. Plains was heavily affected by drought in 2015 and 2018.
Now versus a month ago. Drought has expanded in the Plains (HRW wheat country, Nebraska, somewhat SD), but it has retreated in North Dakota and parts of the Midwest. Planting into dry soils is not the problem (actually it helps), but the fear is continuation of the dryness.
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I was live on @BBCNews last night talking about the language of #climate change. Here's a thread of short clips. First, I was asked to address what we call it: #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming Great to talk with @bbcdavideades!
Then we discussed a great term: #GlobalWeirding. Because human-caused #climate disruption is so much more than warming. It's the increased frequency & intensity of #extremeweather #heavyrain #Heatwaves #Wildfires #drought #flooding and more.
I explained why #greenhouse gases or #GHGs are not a great term for the public and why I prefer heat-trapping #pollution - it explains the mechanism.
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U.S. #Drought Monitor 12-9-21: For the seventh consecutive week, drought coverage across the Lower 48 increased. It's now at 55.5%, up from 53.4% last week.

Across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, drought covers 46.5% of the area, up from 44.8% Image of U.S. Drought Monitor, showing drought coverage acro
This week's USDM change map shows drought coverage increased or intensified across much of the South and Southeast.

Warm and dry conditions have prevailed in parts of the South for months, and parts of the Southeast have experienced below-normal 30- to 90-day precip totals.
This week is the first time since Jan. 2013 that over 70% of the area across the Lower 48 has experienced abnormal dryness (D0-meaning an area could soon experience drought or is recovering from recent drought) or worse. Currently, 72% of the Lower 48 is experiencing D0 or worse.
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