Last month, worldwide, massive and sudden floods swept land, homes and people. Although it is the beginning of & # 39; summer & # 39; In the northern hemisphere, the Baikal Lake region in Siberia saw its worst flooding in living memory, floods in the deserts of Yemen, Libya, New Mexico and Mongolia, while cities from southern Mexico to southern Italy They were hit with large amounts of hail.
The manifestation of consecutive extremes, both in space and time, is the defining characteristic of this transition era & # 39; in which we have entered. The first half of June brought a humid and wild climate to Europe, with violent storms that flooded the region with rain, cold and hail … but in the second half of the month it hit an extreme heat wave, causing record temperatures of all the times in France and furious forest fires in Spain.
The strong earthquakes in China, Japan and Indonesia were accompanied by large volcanic eruptions along the Ring of Fire. The massive amounts of ash and dust that pump into the atmosphere, probably important factors that drive climate change, along with the "meteor smoke" of meteor fireball trails, were "reflected" last month by the great outbreak of "bright night clouds" at unprecedented low latitudes.
All that and more, in this month's SOTT Earth Changes Summary …