Historic floods continue to devastate Europe


Persistent heavy rains brought devastating floods to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary at the start  of June 2013. While the water levels dropped in some areas, other locals are still under threat as flood waves sweep down main European rivers. Further downstream along the Elbe, Vltava, and Danube Rivers, residents prepared for the rising water.

In Germany the flood crest moved north as water levels stabilize in the southern areas of the country, following massive flooding that took place over past days. Still many communities remain under water. The historic city center of Dresden survived as the Elbe River surged thought the Saxony capital on June 6, 2013, flooding large areas of the city. In Dresden the Elbe River reached 8.76 meters (28 feet, 9 inches) well above its regular level of 1.98 meters (6.5 feet). On June 6, 2013 the levee broke in the city of Deggendorf with water flooding the neighborhoods, leaving lots of homes underwater. At the same time the authorities warned that a dam was in danger of bursting.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite observed flooding in central and eastern Germany on June 6, 2013 (bottom). For comparison, the lower image shows the same area on May 5, 2013. These false-color images use a combination of visible and infrared light to make it easier to distinguish between water and land. River water appears navy blue to black and vegetation is bright green. Clouds are pale blue-green and cast shadows. (NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Michael Carlowicz, with input from Dr. Anke Friedrich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München.)

AP stated that as of June 7, 2013, at least 17 people died, while many more are missing and thousands have been evacuated because of flooding.

In the Czech Republic around 700 cities, towns and villages have been flooded during the last few days and about 20,000 people were displaced. The Elbe hit highest water levels on the night of June 5, 2013 in the north of the country, but it is reported to have started to recede on June 6, 2013. Also a chemical plant north of Prague was hit by flood waters from the Elbe as a barrier broke. Workers were evacuated and dangerous substances were taken out from the factory.

In Bratislava, Slovakia the Danube River was still rising on June 7, 2013, and although it was forecast to reach an all time high of 10 meters (about 33 feet) the day before, the authorities stated that protective barriers have held firm so far.

Aerial view of a flooded garden plot near the river Danube in Deggendorf, southern Germany, on June 7, 2013 (Credit: DeccanChronicle)

Sandbag barriers were built throughout June 5, 2013, in the Hungarian capital Budapest, and some roads as well as Margaret Island in the Danube were closed in the wake of the incoming flood wave. While the Danube had already reached record levels in western Hungary early on Friday, Budapest is due to bear the brunt after the weekend, with forecasters predicting the river would rise to more than double its usual levels for this time of year. Hungary has begun evacuating villages and reinforced leaking dikes.

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Flood wave was already dubbed "Water Monster" in Croatia which expect the rising waters of Danube River around June 9/10, 2013.

Featured image: Aerial view of the floods of River Danube west of Esztergom, 50 kms (31 mile) north of Budapest, Hungary. (Credit: Deccan Chronicle)

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  2. Global Warming / Climate Change
    – End Game News
    ● Top re-insurer Swiss Re challenged at GAFTA, world food conference.
    ● Bilderberg Group know the game is up

    The CO2 warmists desperate attempts to save their failed story are crumbling everywhere.

    Piers Corbyn challenged Swiss Re, top Re-insurers, at the GAFTA World Food commodity trading conference 17 May over their CO2 warmist spin. – Report below.

    The CO2 man-made Global warming / Climate Change story is an important aspect of World-Unity / ‘Globalisation’ ideology fathered and promoted** by Bilderberg group world-domination wannabees of top politicians, Nuke + Big Oil business and banks but one notes the subject is NOT ON THEIR AGENDA for this 2013 meeting.
    The reason must be they know the game is up. Indeed at their 2010 conference they discussed ‘Global Cooling’ yet leading members in BigOil and nuke industries have continued funding and propagating the CO2 warmist delusion – knowing it to be a lie.

    See http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100055500/global-cooling-and-the-new-world-order/
    ** Bilderberg Manipulators behind CO2 scam – Globalists Love Global Warming
    http://bit.ly/124q1kV ; http://bit.ly/17svILR ; http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=147_1259451802

    It is interesting that the main world propagators of the CO2 con of Globalisation ideology, Greenpeace, appear not in much evidence at the fringe event 2013 whereas usually they turn up to ‘protest’ at G8 etc complaining of ‘lack of action’ on CO2 when in fact they are just a stage-managed promoter of the scam itself.
    The Greenpeace Ship has turned up in London at the same time as Bilderberg. The reason for this might be to help make a spectacular ‘complaint’ about inaction on Climate Change, although a ship won’t help do that. More likely it is there to seek Bilderberg billionaire backing from the likes of Richard Branson or the Nuke-Oil energy industry who so love price hikes in the name of saving the planet.
    The CO2 scam has served one purpose for the Bilderberg group – to cripple the left and turn defenders of miners and the coal industry into campaigners AGAINST coal and for the mutilation of birds by wind farms (aka Prayer wheels) The nuke industry and Big Oil (whose assett values have reached the sky) are laghing all the way to their banks! Bilderbergers have not yet worked out what to replace the CO2 delusion with. Surely they will discuss it but they are not going to release a ‘public agenda’ headed ‘alternative globalization ideologies to replace ‘Global warming/Climate Change’. Watch this space

    Swiss Re back-footed at GAFTA world food trades conference
    The Scence: The very grand Lake Geneva Kempinski Hotel conference room 16 May during the GAFTA (Grain And Feed Trades Association, a world body) conference 15-17 May 2013

    Bernard Belk, Global Head Food and Agriculture, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions gave a presentation where he put forward the pair of graphs in the pdf below, (identical to Greenpeace propaganda).
    Piers Corbyn asked him in questions if he was aware that the CO2 graph was from 2 different data sets, one since 1958 of actual chemical measurements and the earlier section from ice-cores from which CO2 diffused removing all historic spikes. Whereas, Piers said: "Actual measurements show that in the last 200 years CO2 has twice exceeded 400ppm levels. Your graphs therefore misrepresent reality”.
    The meeting – a normally ‘staid’ event – applauded what Piers said!

    Belk attempted a defence saying (NOT arguing the FACTS) that "Ah, but still there are many climate and weather extremes which are a problem (and need insurance)”.
    Piers replied "Yes, indeed there are many weather extreme events many of which we have predicted by solar activity and which are of OPPOSITE nature to the type of extremes the CO2 story was telling us. Your story is pointing the world in the wrong direction”.
    Next day (17th) Piers gave a full presentation covering solar activity, the coming mini ice age and the impending crisis in world food production, which was superbly received.

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