The Titanic Sub received global minute-by-minute coverage this week, which attracted a lot of different conversations, mainly the hypocrisy of the media for giving it so much attention, when more than 600 refugees drowning in a boat off Greece gained little coverage, and certainly not the logistical support the Titanic Sub received.
And today’s news, which will be the week’s news, is happening in Russia, after Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the mercenary group Wagner, called for a rebellion against the army, but he has denied it is a coup. This action could have so many ramifications, so I’ll be keeping an eye on it. You too?
Check out this Twitter thread for some interesting commentary on the situation.
However, the biggest story of the moment is the heat events happening across the globe, as well as extreme weather events smashing into communities. All of this is happening when summer in the Northern Hemisphere is just getting started, and records above 50°C are expected to be numerous in the coming months.
Here’s a summary of some of the extremes
Abadan in Iran has recorded the highest temperature at 52.2°C on June 21 – the hottest temperature on earth this year!
We’ve seen reports of nearly 100 people dying in India from wet bulb temperatures, with more deaths being reported.
Off the coast of England and Wales, ocean temperatures are 5°C above normal. This could be catastrophic for life in the ocean, and no one seems to know how it will impact weather events on land. Definitely one to watch. The UK has also had nation-wide flood warnings.
China, which had the 70-day heat wave in 2022, is experiencing heat and extreme rainfall in different parts of the country.
Mexico is baking under a heat dome with children dying of extreme heat, and birds falling from the sky. Initially it was thought the birds were dying from bird flu, but no, it’s heat.
Texas is in the “Ring of Fire” because it’s being impacted at the edge of the heat dome currently over Mexico, which is feeding intense and severe weather, like the violent tornado in the West of Texas that happened this week, with more tornados, hurricanes, etc expected.
Canada is still on fire, but so is Kazakhstan with 60 million hectares burning since 8th June.
The Arctic is melting, Greenland is melting, the Himalayan Glaciers are melting faster than expected, and there’s more talk of Antarctica melting at a rapid rate, not to forget the jet stream is going crazy, which creates extreme weather impacts.
Climate scientists are using the words – insane, astonishing, and at a loss for words. We’ve never seen these temperatures throughout the entirely paleo history record of earth, so no one knows what is to come.
Please prepare for the risks you are facing based on where you live. This year and next will change the world, especially as El Niño is still not here. Here’s a link to the ideas I’ve researched for getting prepared for wet bulb temperatures, which is expected to become the leading cause of deaths worldwide.
Fly Away (Little Bird) – Recycler One ft. Ruby Redl – my friend Gary Crausse wrote, produced and created the film for this song. I love it, because it’s dedicated to his lovely wife Debbie, who went home to South Africa to spend time with her family. Love in action.
And here’s the content I’ve been reading or watching this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Resources for those struggling with eco-anxiety. Please share with your community.
Finally, more than 100 mini-videos on many topics regarding the multiple crisis’ we face. Feel free to download and use as your own. No credit necessary.
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