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angelburst29

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Firefighters, army battle wildfires threatening homes at Croatia coast
SARAJEVO July 27, 2019 - Firefighters and Croatian army forces on Saturday joined a battle against wildfires threatening homes and wind power plants near the coastal Adriatic town of Sibenik, state news agency Hina reported.

About 200 firefighters and 50 soldiers were deployed in the area south of Sibenik in the evening as the wind picked up strength and after firefighting aircraft that were deployed during the day had to withdraw for the night.

Nobody has been hurt in the fires but people from about 30 houses in one village have been evacuated, portal dnevnik.hr reported.

A wide area of pine forests has been burned, officials said, noting that the fires have erupted at the peak of the tourist season at Croatia’s famous Adriatic coast.

Power has been switched off as a precautionary measure, dnevnik.hr said.
 

angelburst29

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Russia’s Sakha Region announces state of emergency due to raging wildfires

© Svetlana Pavlova/TASS

YAKUTSK, August 1, 2019 - Head of Russia’s Sakha (Yakutia) Region Aisen Nikolayev has declared a state of emergency starting on August 1.

"I decree to declare a state of emergency in forests throughout the region starting on August 1, 2019, because of forest fires raging in the Sakha (Yakutia) Region," reads his decree published by the regional government’s press service on Thursday.

The regional government has been tasked with taking measures to extinguish forest fires and prevent threats to populated areas.

As of August 1, work is in progress to extinguish 20 fires raging on 1,431 hectares of forests. The total area of forest fires in the hard-to-access zone is 1,172,312 hectares.

Trump discusses Siberian wildfires, trade in call with Russia's Putin
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan June 28, 2019.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss wildfires in Siberia and trade between their two nations, the White House said.

Trump offers Putin help with Siberian wildfires: Kremlin
An aerial view through an aircraft window shows flame and smoke rising from a wildfire in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia in this handout picture obtained by Reuters on August 1, 2019. Russian Emergencies Ministry in Krasnoyarsk region/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin help in putting out vast wildfires that are raging in Siberia, the Kremlin said late on Wednesday, a move it said Putin took as a sign that battered ties can be restored.
 

angelburst29

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Spanish island, Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria towns evacuated as wildfire rages
A wildfire burns in this still image obtained from social media video between Juncalillo and Pinos de Galdar, on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain in the early hours of August 11, 2019. Carla Rodriguez via REUTERS

MADRID August 11, 2019 - About 1,000 people were unable to return home in Gran Canaria on Sunday after several towns were evacuated as a vast wildfire spread towards a National Park and an area popular with holidaymakers on the Spanish island, emergency services said.

Firefighters used planes and helicopters to fight the fierce blaze about 20 miles from the capital Las Palmas. The fire poses a threat to several towns as well as the Tamadaba national park on the west of the island, authorities said on Twitter.

Police said they believe the fire was started by someone using a soldering iron. A 55-year-old man was arrested on Saturday.

Firefighters combating wildfires on over 228,000 hectares in Russian regions

© Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory/Donat Sorokin/TASS

MOSCOW, August 10, 2019 - The Aerial Forest Protection Service and regional forestry services have extinguished 41 wildfires on the territory of over 23,000 hectares in Russian regions in the last 24 hours.

"According to regional forestries, 41 wildfires were extinguished on the territory of 23,676 hectares on August 9. As of 12am Moscow time on August 10, 219 wildfires are registered in Russia on the territory of 228,840 hectares, with active firefighting efforts underway," the press service of the Aerial Forest Protection Service said.

On August 9, wildfires were blazing on the territory of 197,652 hectares.

Most wildfires are registered in Krasnoyarsk (92,215 hectares) and Irkutsk (128,482 hectares) regions. Wildfires are also registered in natural reserves in Irkutsk (2,664 hectares) and Khabarovsk (1,397 hectares) regions.

A total of 4,015 people and 554 units of equipment are involved in extinguishing wildfires. Fifty-nine aircraft are assisting in firefighting efforts.

A state of emergency over wildfires was declared in Irkutsk, Yakutia and Krasnoyarsk region, as well as in two districts of Buryatia region.

Wildfires strike Russia’s Zabaykalsky National Park, two Siberian nature reserves
MOSCOW, August 9, 2019 - Firefighters are combatting intense blazes in the Zabaykalsky National Park as well as in the Barguzinsky and Dzherginsky Nature Reserves in Russia’s Buryatia Region, the local forestry department reported on its website on Friday.

It said that firefighting efforts were underway to extinguish four wildfires in the above-protected areas. "The total area of the blaze in the protected zones is about 789 hectares," the agency said, adding that "over 130 forest service specialists and paratroopers are engaged in battling the blaze."

Wildfires swell to 963,000 hectares in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Region

© DonatSorokin/TASS

KRASNOYARSK, August 9, 2019 - Forest fires have swelled to 963,000 hectares in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Region, the regional Forest Fire Response Center issued a statement on Friday.

"According to recent data, 118 forest fires engulfing 963,000 hectares are active in the region… They pose no threat to residential areas," the statement reads.

Forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk Region reached a peak last week, engulfing over 1.1 mln hectares. Ten of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft were deployed to combat the blazes last Thursday.

A state of emergency is still in effect. According to the regional Forestry Ministry, hot and dry weather, gusts and dry thunderstorms are the main causes of the wildfires.
 

angelburst29

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Villages evacuated as fire burns Greek island nature reserve

The Acropolis and the Parthenon, in Athens, are covered in smoke from a wildfire burning on nearby Evia island. (Reuters)

August 13, 2019 - ATHENS, Greece: Hundreds of firefighters battled wildfires in Greece Tuesday, with the largest burning through a thickly forested nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens where three villages have been evacuated.

More than 220 firefighters were deployed to tackle the fire that was burning out of control in Evia, along with six water-dropping planes and seven helicopters.

Smoke from the fire blanketed the Greek capital in the morning. The country’s civil protection authority warned people in affected areas, particularly the elderly, young children and those suffering from breathing or heart conditions, to remain indoors and set air conditioning units to recycle indoor air.

Dozens more firefighters, two planes and a helicopter tackled a separate forest fire on the northern island of Thassos. A third wildfire was burning through brush and dried weeds near Thebes, northwest of Athens, while another broke out in southern Greece, burning woodland and agricultural areas. More than 30 firefighters were tackling the fourth blaze.

Fire rages on Greece's Evia, threat to people averted
A firefighting plane makes a water drop as a wildfire burns near the village of Stavros on the island of Evia, Greece, August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Aircraft dumped water early on Wednesday to douse the flames of a wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal for help from elsewhere in Europe.
 

angelburst29

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Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands
TEJEDA, Spain August 17, 2019 - A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a “great potential” to spread.

The wildfire started in the town of Valleseco, and an emergency area was also declared for the municipalities of Moya and Tejeda. In the latter, most parts of the town of 1,900 inhabitants were evacuated for precautionary reasons and roads were closed, the regional government said.

Seven helicopters, as well as firefighters on the ground, were battling the blaze.

Tejeda was already evacuated last week when another wildfire affected the area.
 

Seato

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Sao Paulo plunged into darkness by smoke from Amazon wildfire
Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 21st 2019

Brazil’s largest city descended into darkness Monday afternoon as smoke from raging Amazonian wildfires met an atmospheric cold front, creating a smog blanket.

Though the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo is some 2,000 miles from the flames in the heart of the Amazon, some 9,500 forest fires have been raging since last Thursday alone. The blaze has produced enormous plumes of smoke visible from space, which eventually blanketed the city for roughly an hour at about 3pm local time.

The hashtag #PrayforAmazonia has been steadily trending on Twitter.

According to Brazil’s National Institute of Meteorology (INMET), the apocalyptic scene was the result of a combination of factors: a cold front changed the normal wind direction and then combined with the smoke from the wildfire thousands of miles away, producing a dense layer of low, heavy clouds and fog.

The Amazon rainforest is experiencing the highest number of forest fires since 2013. The number of wildfires so far this year has reached 72,843, marking an 83 percent increase in 12 months.

Wildfires are common in the dry season and the weather has not been abnormal, so deforestation is the main suspected cause for the dramatic increase in deforestation and subsequent spread of wildfires.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has brushed aside accusations of his government allowing harmful deforestation to escalate, and even went so far as to dismiss the head of the country's environmental agency. He pledged to end “Shiite ecologist activism,” as part of his election platform which saw him elected by a solid margin back in January 2019.
 

angelburst29

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Sao Paulo plunged into darkness by smoke from Amazon wildfire
Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 21st 2019

Brazil’s largest city descended into darkness Monday afternoon as smoke from raging Amazonian wildfires met an atmospheric cold front, creating a smog blanket.
Facing global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro may send army to curb Amazon fires
FILE PHOTO: A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian army is ready to protect the Amazon rainforest, says general
FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

The Brazilian army is ready to defend the Amazon rainforest, Edson Leal Pujol, head of the armed forces, said on Friday amid increasing international pressure and calls for tough action to combat fires sweeping through the forest.

Brazil minister says agribusiness should not be blamed for Amazon fires
Brazilian agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina Dias, said on Friday that agribusiness should not be blamed for the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest and that potential trade barriers are unjustified.

EU piles pressure on Brazil over Amazon fires
The European Union piled pressure on Friday on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over fires raging in the Amazon basin, with Ireland and France saying they could block a trade deal with South America.

With forest wildfires raging, Bolivia seeks help from SuperTanker plane
A view shows the burned forest in Taperas, an area where wildfires have destroyed hectares of forest near Robore, Bolivia, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Bolivian firefighters are still trying to put out wildfires that have already burned more than 650,000 hectares (1.6 million acres) of tropical forest, roughly the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, officials said on Thursday.

Canary Islands wildfire stable but continues to burn, acting PM says
Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visits Gran Canaria in Canary Islands that has been affected by Spain's worst wildfire in six years, in Valleseco, Spain, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A wildfire in the popular tourist island of Gran Canaria has been stabilised but continues to burn, Spain's acting prime minister said on Thursday, promising that the thousands affected by the fire would get help in rebuilding.
 

Ocean

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Spreading like wildfire: Protesters demonstrate outside Brazilian embassies around the world

Thousands of protesters have turned up outside Brazilian embassies throughout the world today to demand President Jair Bolsonaro does more to end the fires that are ravaging the Amazon.

Demonstrators gathered outside consulates and blocked off roads, shouting slogans and holding placards, in London, Geneva, Paris, Madrid, Milan and Berlin, amid the worst fires on record.

The demonstrations come as Europe's leaders rounded on Bolsonaro today for his environmental policies, with French President Emmanuel Macron accusing the Brazilian leader of lying at the G20 Summit in Osaka in June.

Anti-Bolsonaro protesters chanted outside the Brazilian Embassy in Paris carrying placards with messages such as 'Bolsonaro Out!' ('Fora Bolsonaro').


Source : Spreading like wildfire: Protesters demonstrate outside Brazilian embassies around the world
 

angelburst29

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My senses are telling me these fires, not just in Brazil are being set using satellite technology. While this video doesn't say this, it demonstrates the ability to clear vegetation that would otherwise require heavy equipment.
Very interesting video, 1peacelover, ;-) ... Thanks!

A couple of things running through my mind at the moment but first the video. According to this commentator, (if I can read my notes clearly), the U.S. purchased a large track of land in the Brazilian jungle, last March (2019), that was an abandoned Army base and the jungle had reclaimed the land. A comparison Google Earth snapshot, taken in June, is compared to a most recent photo of the same area but with a noticeable difference - a pentagon shaped clearing in the new photo. The commentator is puzzled, as to how this clearing was accomplished in a short period of time, due to no visible roads to bring in heavy equipment? Another mystery, measurements of the pentagon shape in the jungle, match the same measurements - as the center Pentagon, in Washington, D.C. - 1.666 feet? Another observation, one of the points in the jungle pentagon align with a distant launching platform.

Ok, now I want to switch gears in a different direction and it has to do with the Amazon fires ...

This year, G7 was held in Biarritz, France, on August 24-26th. It use to be G8 but Russia was manipulated out of the Group in 2014. (Long story). Putin had made arrangements for a working visit with Macron in Biarritz, a few days before, on August 19 and returned back to Russia - late that same day. Trump arrived the following day (20th). I think, it's important to note "that Russia" was not part of this summit?

The G7 consists of France, Germany, Japan, Britain, Canada, Italy and the U.S.

During the Summit, the subject of the Amazon fires became one of their focal points. Here's some of the headline's:


G7 advisers discuss 'concrete measures' on Amazon fires: France
France's Macron says real 'ecocide' going on in Amazon

The UN and EU exerted pressure on Bolsonaro:

U.N. rights boss urges Brazil to preserve Amazon from mining
EU piles pressure on Brazil over Amazon fires

Additional pressure was added by certain agencies:

Bolsonaro accuses state agency of lying on Brazil deforestation
Brazil feels pressure over Amazon deforestation data
Brazil's Bolsonaro says to fight Amazon fires, blames weather
Finland urges EU to consider banning Brazilian beef over Amazon fires
Corporate fallout for Brazil heats up despite signs Amazon fires may be slowing

After all the hype and blowing everything out of proportion - the G7 members offer a solution - yet, there is supporting evidence that this years Amazon fires are lower in number then in some previous years? What's really behind this scheme and how did they arrive at this figure?

G7 offers emergency aid to fight Amazon forest fires
G7 leaders near deal to provide $20 million to tackle Amazon fires

Notice - Bolsonaro first declined the G7 emergency aid and then stated he was open to the option but with the stipulation "he would decide - how it's used"? A reasonable statement but if emergency aid was being offered to Brazil, why wouldn't Bolsonaro have control of the funds, anyways? Is it possible, under the "cloak of emergency aid" a large chunk of this aid was actually earmarked for the old Army base, that the US purchased last March? This way, funds were going in under the radar

Bolsonaro says criticism over Amazon interferes with Brazil's sovereignty
Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

As for the clearing inside the pentagon, maybe some space technology is being used? What comes to mind, some of the "fake Crop Circles" that are often reported? If designs can be made by knocking down grass or crop fields to specific dimensions and designs, why couldn't the same technology be used to knock down a jungle forest? Maybe, it's some kind of lazar technology?

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 22, 2019/File Photo
 

Gruchaa

Padawan Learner
My senses are telling me these fires, not just in Brazil are being set using satellite technology. While this video doesn't say this, it demonstrates the ability to clear vegetation that would otherwise require heavy equipment.
Sligthly off topic, but after seeing the video I looked on the other videos of this guy and this is what he is investigating right now:


Interesting and thought provoking findings.
 

1peacelover

Jedi Master
As for the clearing inside the pentagon, maybe some space technology is being used? What comes to mind, some of the "fake Crop Circles" that are often reported? If designs can be made by knocking down grass or crop fields to specific dimensions and designs, why couldn't the same technology be used to knock down a jungle forest? Maybe, it's some kind of lazar technology?
The very same thought crossed my mind. Those fake crop circles with less than perfect accuracy. Then I thought of the various fires a few winters ago wifh heavy snow on the ground. How is it "naturally" possible? Has anyone ever tried to burn a green leaf? :cool2:
 

Gruchaa

Padawan Learner
I would like to know the "when" these were created, Of course "who" created them would be interesting too.
Same thing. I am not sure, but aren't C's said that under the Pentagon there is underground base? Maybe this could be clue who created them? 3D/4D STS bases? I tried to dig out in the transcripts, but couldn't find.
"When" could be hard to tell for our perception capabilities, taking into account time travels possibilities etc. -> they could build them couple thousands years before or they could be built couple months/year ago in our perception.
 

angelburst29

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Same thing. I am not sure, but aren't C's said that under the Pentagon there is underground base? Maybe this could be clue who created them? 3D/4D STS bases? I tried to dig out in the transcripts, but couldn't find.
"When" could be hard to tell for our perception capabilities, taking into account time travels possibilities etc. -> they could build them couple thousands years before or they could be built couple months/year ago in our perception.
I would imagine, under the pentagon signature (in the desert or in a jungle) - it's probably marking an underground base and connecting tunnel system? It has been stated previously, that a Pentagon audit estimated that $21 Trillion was missing? It might be an identifying mark for easier satellite detection (by the Space Forces) or whatever they are doing up there?

Search for Missing $21 Trillion Comes Up Empty as Pentagon Fails First Audit in 71-Year History
December 21st, 2018 - Despite being legally required to conduct audits since the early 90s and holding a staggering 2.2 trillion in assets, the Pentagon held its first-ever audit this week — which it, unsurprisingly, spectacularly failed.

According to a senior official, the results were so bad that the discrepancies could take “years [to] resolve.” The Department of Defense is handed hundreds of billions of dollars annually — most of which comes from taxpayers.

Earlier this year, the Pentagon announced that $21 trillion of taxpayer money had simply disappeared. The announcement attributed the missing funds to the DoD’s failure to conduct audit trails in sufficient detail.

Australia's east coast battles more than 100 bushfires, 21 homes destroyed
A bushfire rages near the rural town of Canungra in the Scenic Rim region of South East Queensland, Australia, September 6, 2019. Regi Varghese/AAP/via REUTERS

Australian firefighters battled strong winds and fast-moving blazes on Saturday as they worked to contain out-of-control bushfires that have destroyed at least 21 homes across two states on the country's east coast.
 
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