Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.6 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.
5.5 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.
5.3 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.
5.1 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.
5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits Yunnan, China.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are currently no tropical storm systems.
Venezuela – More heavy rain, landslides and floods have caused damage and fatalities in northern Venezuela. According to government figures, almost 100 people have now lost their lives as a result of heavy rains in the country over the last few months. The state government of Táchira in Venezuela reported heavy rain from around 11 November 2022. Táchira Civil Protection reported 49 mm of rain in 2 hours. Heavy rainfall from around 08 November 2022 caused flooding and landslides in Mérida State in north-western Venezuela.
Scotland – Flooding shuts schools and disrupts travel, with severe weather warnings in place and ‘highest risk to riverside communities’. Police Scotland have “stood down” searches for a woman who was swept into the River Don near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire on Friday as heavy rain continued to batter much of eastern Scotland. Schools have closed, roads were left impassable and rail journeys severely disrupted as heavy rain drenched parts of Scotland. Elsewhere in the UK, rivers burst their banks, sometimes trapping drivers, after the torrential downpours on Thursday. Rest centres have been opened in some parts of Aberdeenshire after flood warnings were escalated to severe.
Top 3 Carbon Emitters
Central to the COP27 discussions in Egypt is a question: Who is responsible for climate change? The issue is complicated, but a few pieces of data about current and past emissions can begin to answer it.
Blocking the Sun
Climate experts and activists have directed intense criticism at COP27 for being sponsored by the likes of Coca-Cola, the world’s leading plastic polluter.
On Oct. 13, the White House announced that it was funding a five-year-research plan into one of the most controversial proposals for fighting climate change out there: geoengineering, or the technologies and innovations that can be used to artificially modify the Earth’s climate including schemes to artificially block the Sun.
Climate experts have repeatedly warned against tampering with the Earth’s natural order to achieve short term, opportunistic climate goals. Such tampering is a sure road to extinction of all life on the planet.