BATTLEFORWORLD – October 16, 2017: As politicians and political forces unleash their power, to see who can dominate the world, all sorts of madness are being let loose on lands and people. And the world is to experience erratic disorders of great magnitude for awhile – wildfires, firestorms (i.e. wildfires energized by wind which causes the fire to become hotter and spread faster), hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, floods, volcanoes erupting, etc. – nature weapons. And some things are best left unsaid, but when the factions fight civilians are caught up in the casualties.
‘EXTRAORDINARY THREAT TO LIFE’ Alaska earthquake sparks tsunami warnings across entire US West Coast and Hawaii after massive 8.2 magnitude tremor
THESUN – January 23, 2018: AMERICA’S West Coast is braced for a tsunami following a massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake as residents near the epicentre were warned of an “extraordinary threat to life”.
Locals were urged to get to higher ground in major cities and warned the incoming tsunami could be “destructive” after the powerful quake struck off Alaska. Link: Read Complete Article
Storm Eleanor: Strong winds & heavy flooding cause havoc across UK and Ireland
California – RECESSION?
Twice each year, once in January and again in May, Gov. Jerry Brown warns Californians that the economic prosperity their state has enjoyed in recent years won’t last forever. Brown attaches his admonishments to the budgets he proposes to the Legislature – the initial one in January and a revised version four months later.
Brown’s latest, issued last May, cited uncertainty about turmoil in the national government, urged legislators to “plan for and save for tougher budget times ahead,” and added:
“By the time the budget is enacted in June, the economy will have finished its eighth year of expansion – only two years shorter than the longest recovery since World War II. A recession at some point is inevitable.”
It’s certain that Brown will renew his warning next month. Implicitly, he may hope that the inevitable recession he envisions will occur once his final term as governor ends in January, 2019, because it would, his own financial advisers believe, have a devastating effect on the state budget.
Unfortunately for Governor Brown, the recession he fears may already have arrived in California. Link: Read Complete Article
What Happens When Insurance Companies Flee California Fire Zones?
CBSSACRAMENTO – December 21, 2017:
Commuter drives through raging wildfire in California – dashcam video
GUARDIANNEWS – December 7, 2017: A motorist on the way to work on the 405 freeway in southern California films a raging wildfire. Multiple blazes have erupted across the region this week, forcing thousands of people to flee and smothering cities in smoke. The situation is expected to last several more days Wildfire singes Rupert Murdoch’s winery as it rips through Bel-Air.
California Governor Jerry Brown: Get Used To Wildfires Burning!
DAILYMAIL – December 9, 2017: California governor blames devastating wildfires on climate change and says deadly winter infernos will be ‘the new normal’
California Governor Jerry Brown said Saturday that destructive winter wildfires will be the ‘new reality’. Blamed climate change for deadly infernos and urged lawmakers to take heed of natural disasters. Fire crews bracing for high winds that are expected to whip Southern California wildfires Saturday night . Gusts of up to 40mph are expected Saturday and up to 50mph Sunday in the Los Angeles area. Six fires have destroyed more than 500 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced 212,000 to evacuate. First fire-related death confirmed on Friday after woman was found dead in crash along evacuation route.
California’s governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be ‘the new normal’, as fire crews rushed to contain the fires, with dry desert winds expected to intensify over the weekend.
Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings.
At a news conference, the Democrat said drought and climate change mean California faces a ‘new reality’ where lives and property are continually threatened by fire, at a cost of billions of dollars.
He added that gusty winds and low humidity are continuing and warned that there’s a good chance of seeing ‘firefighting at Christmas’.
He said it will take ‘heroic’ efforts in the US and abroad to stem climate change and urged US lawmakers to pay more attention to dealing with natural disasters such as fires, floods and earthquakes. Link: Read Complete Article
46 Earthquakes Have Shaken California Over The Past 24 Hours
INFOWARS – December 8, 2017: It appears that something unusual is happening along the California coastline. Over the past 24 hours, California has been hit by 46 earthquakes.
That is approximately twice the normal daily number, and much of the shaking has taken place in the southern part of the state. In recent weeks I have been writing repeatedly about the alarming seismic activity that we have been seeing along the west coast, and many believe that the potential for a megaquake is significantly higher than normal right now. Unfortunately, most residents of California are not paying any attention to what is going on at all, and so if there is a major event they will be completely blindsided by it. Link: Read Complete Article
More than 150 structures destroyed, 27,000 people evacuated in raging Ventura wildfire
LATIMES – December 5, 2017: A fast-moving, wind-fueled wildfire swept into the city of Ventura early Tuesday, burning 31,000 acres, destroying homes and forcing 27,000 people to evacuate.
At least 150 structures — including at least one large apartment complex — were consumed by flames, and many more were threatened as the fire crept about a quarter-mile away from City Hall.
But the destruction appears to be much worse as the sun rose Tuesday, revealing fire sweeping through whole neighborhoods in the hills above Ventura. Link: Read Complete Article
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[ ESCAPE FROM HELL HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS SPREAD FIRE ]
October 16, 2017: These fires rages at a time when America appears to be in what seems to be a never ending infighting political climate and Foreign Policy geopolitics. The invasion of North Korea by the United States using Kim Jong-un missile-launching behavior as pretext. And China and Russia won’t sit idly by as this happens. When the US invades North Korea, it is going to try and take as much land area as possible using all sorts of tricks. Another geopolitical war that will end up badly and prolonged like that of Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, etc. Link: California wildfires have killed 40 people; dozens still missing
Spain and Portugal
October 16, 2017: And the countries of Spain and Portugal are also experiencing wildfires, and Ireland is experiencing the unusual hurricane Ophelia, which is fanning the wildfires in Spain and Portugal due to strong winds. And Spain is having political problems with Catalonia wanting to secede, where a referendum was held with Spain refusing to allow Catalonia’s secession.
And the Europeans and the West seem to be agreeing with Spain on not letting Catalonia secede. Link: Driving through the killer inferno: Terrifying moment motorist escapes wildfires blamed on ‘terrorist arsonists’ that have claimed dozens of lives in Portugal and Spain.
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[ Spain’s F-18 Plane Crashes Near Madrid, Pilot Dies ]
Why is Hurricane Ophelia so powerful and why is it heading for Ireland?
THEIRISHTIMES – October 16, 2017: “This one [Hurricane Ophelia] is very unusual in that it has come just slightly westwards but it has taken a direct tack northwards,” Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack said.
Making its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, the (previously) category three storm is the most powerful hurricane this far east of the United States on record. Parts of Ireland and the UK are due to experience the tail end of the hurricane on Monday.
Met Éireann meteorologist Deirdre Lowe said the hurricane was unusual “in that it has developed so far east”. (BATTLEFORWORLD: From change in the normal jet-stream flow for that area.) It is unheard of for a hurricane to form this far east in the Atlantic and then take a south-to-north track directly across Ireland. Link: Read Complete Article
Russia’s annual Valdai event 2017
President Putin at Russia’s annual Valdai event, spoke about the hypocrisy of the European Union toward Catalonia.