Sunday, August 31, 2014

Event Update For 2014-08-30

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Other Stories Of Interest (Pennsylvania Edition)

2014-08-30 - Widespread 'gas odor' reported in Chester, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The utility company had received more than 400 calls from residents reporting the smell as of 4 p.m. Saturday, spokeswoman Jackie Thompson said. Some of the reports originated in Chester and Bucks counties, but the increased call volume has been mainly comprised of reports from residents in Delaware and Montgomery counties, Thompson said. Emergency dispatch centers and fire departments in Delaware and Montgomery counties have also reportedly been inundated with calls reporting a gas odor. Despite the volume of reports, no leaks had been located Saturday evening, Thompson said."

Note: By 'gas odor' they mean the 'rotten egg' odor of mercaptan, which is added so that odorless natural gas has any smell at all. But hydrogen sulfide also smells like 'rotten eggs' at low concentrations, so people will confuse the two smells, and they are. No gas leaks found, so it wasn't natural gas. So this was very likely hydrogen sulfide blowing through this area, a big cloud but low in concentration. Now it will flow to low-lying areas in that area and concentrate, creating much smaller but potentially much more deadly invisible clouds of gas that will then blow on with the wind, adsorbing here and there onto wood and cardboard and trash and tires and whatnot...

2014-08-30 - List of hydrogen sulfide 'caution areas' involving gas and oil wells in Pennsylvania:

2014-08-30 - Mysterious explosion and flash of light alarms residents in coastal Porto-Vecchio (France):

2014-08-30 - Underground electrical explosion rocks Winnipeg (Canada), blackouts ensue:

2014-08-30 - Transformer explodes and burns in Ekurhuleni (South Africa), blackouts ensue:

2014-08-30 - Chemical plant erupts in flame in Mapleton (Illinois):

Quote: "Evonik Industries is an industrial corporation headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, owned by RAG Foundation."

2014-08-30 - Recycling facility damaged by fire at 5 AM in the Town of Seneca (New York), in the Finger Lakes area:

2014-08-30 - Landfill hit by explosion in Tiruvannamalai (India), 2 killed:

2014-08-30 - Hosiery plant damaged by explosion near Barasat (India), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2014-08-30 - Construction site hit by explosion in coastal Sydney (Australia), 1 injured:

2014-08-30 - Ship bursts into flame near coastal Sørvær (Norway):

Quote: "On Aug 28, 2014, the Norwegian f/v 'Nordsandgutt - N 0102MS' (CS: LM2389) suffered an engine room fire off Soervaer. The NSSR-lifeboat 'Gjert Wilhelmsen' was called from Hammerfest and assistered the vessel."

2014-08-30 - Boat explodes and burns at Lake Sam Rayburn (Texas):

Quote: "Texas Parks & Wildlife says an Orange County boater and his passenger escaped injury in a Labor Day weekend explosion and fire aboard a boat on Lake Sam Rayburn. The incident occurred shortly before 3:00 on Saturday afternoon between Rattlesnake Island and Twin Dykes Marina."

2014-08-30 - Boat bursts into flame just before 3 AM on the River Soar in Leicester (Britain):

Quote: "A boat moored on the River Soar was completely destroyed after arsonists set fire to it in the early hours."

Note: And what did these arsonists look like? Oh, nobody actually saw anyone. Surveillance video? Nope. Any evidence that there were people involved at all? Nope. Looks just like all the other parked vehicles that have been spontaneously igniting around the world, especially in the wee hours and especially in, near or downwind of low-lying areas like rivers. Somebody might wanna start a fund-raiser and buy these people a clue...

2014-08-30 - Car-hauler truck bursts into flame on I-10 in Jackson County (Florida):

Quote: "The tractor trailer was carrying eight brand new BMW's valued at $70,000 a piece. Two of the eight cars were saved by the driver who disconnected the cab of the truck from it's trailer."

Note: Cha-ching x 6!

2014-08-30 - Tractor bursts into flame between Porlockford and Porlock Weir (Britain):

2014-08-30 - RV bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while parked at home on Barrow Road in New Holland (Britain):

Note: This area is located on the banks of the River Humber where it meets the ocean...

2014-08-30 - Van bursts into flame while locked inside MOT garage near coastal Southsea (Britain):

2014-08-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-5 near coastal Marysville (Washington):

2014-08-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland (Tennessee):

2014-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2014-08-30 - Car bursts into flame just after midnight at Wildwood Place off of Woodbridge Road in Oak Hill (West Virginia):

2014-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on street near viaduct in Heping District, Tianjin (China):

2014-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 near Okehampton (Britain):

2014-08-30 - Car bursts into flame at Stamps Hill, Brixton (Britain):

2014-08-30 - Two cars and four garages destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "The fire was reported at about 12:30 a.m. in the 10800 block of South Western Avenue. Four garages and two cars were destroyed before firefighters were able to put out the flames."

2014-08-30 - Oil tanker erupts in flame just after midnight near Ripley (Oklahoma):

Note: Not sure if they mean an oil tank or a tanker truck...

2014-08-30 - Barn and 700 bales of hay destroyed by fire at 3:59 AM in Long Whatton (Britain):

2014-08-30 - Brush fire ignites along the American River Parkway in Sacramento (California):!bM8z35

2014-08-30 - Corn silo damaged by massive blaze near Cullman (Alabama):

2014-08-30 - High-rise commercial building erupts in flame at midnight in Des Moines (Iowa):

Quote: "Security officers from Conley first called the Des Moines Fire Department around midnight after hearing what sounded like an explosion and strange noises from the Equitable Building, said Brian O'Keefe, spokesperson for the Des Moines Fire Department. Firefighters have been working at the scene for more than seven hours."

2014-08-30 - Rash of fires breaks out in Columbia (South Carolina):

2014-08-30 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Veirs Mill Village (Maryland):

2014-08-30 - Mobile home damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in coastal Riviera Beach (Florida):

2014-08-30 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Gastonia (North Carolina), nobody there:

2014-08-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Jackson (Mississippi):

2014-08-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Coram (New York), on coastal Long Island:

2014-08-30 - Waterfront home goes up in flames in Dickinson (Texas):

2014-08-30 - Hotel damaged by series of small fires at midnight in Woodley Park area of coastal Washington DC:

2014-08-30 - Deadly blaze rips through mobile home just after 1 AM near Garland (North Carolina), 6 killed:

2014-08-30 - Deadly fire burns home in Vernon Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2014-08-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 12:26 AM near Windsor (Canada):

2014-08-30 - Two workers gassed to death working at sewage facility in coastal Chennai (India):

Quote: "Nandakumar, who went in first, fainted. Seeing him slump to the ground at the bottom of the pit, Jayakumar, who was not aware his colleague had inhaled toxic gases, jumped down to rescue him and met with the same fate."

Note: That's not uncommon with hydrogen sulfide poisoning events: one person succumbs then others go to the rescue and they succumb too. I just mentioned two days prior, in the 2014-08-28 update, when two sewer workers were gassed to death in Georgetown (Idaho), that we'd be seeing more sewer workers getting gassed to death. Two other workers were just gassed to death in Scottsdale (Arizona) too, mentioned in the 2014-08-25 update. There will be more...

2014-08-30 - Man in his 80s found dead in indoor swimming pool in Loch Sheldrake (New York):

2014-08-30 - Woman, 56, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in the water in coastal Navarre Beach (Florida):

2014-08-30 - Man in his 40s drops dead in alley in Over-the-Rhine area in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2014-08-30 - Woman found dead in the Hiwassee River in Polk County (Tennessee):

2014-08-30 - Person found dead in Wilmot Township (Pennsylvania), may be missing teen:

2014-08-30 - Man, 44, found dead in home in Reidsville (North Carolina):

2014-08-30 - Man, 36, dies in pond in Bennington Township (Ohio):

2014-08-30 - Man, 29, found dead in car in Montreal (Canada):

2014-08-30 - Man found dead in river near Mallard Point in Fish Creek Park in Calgary (Canada):

2014-08-30 - Man, 65, drops dead in field in Ramchandrapur (Bangladesh):

2014-08-30 - Boy, 10, found dead in pond in Raipur (India):

2014-08-30 - Bus driver, man, 35, collapses and dies at bus station in Delhi (India):

2014-08-30 - Pilot loses consciousness, plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Chincoteague Island (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Two Air Force F16 jets confirmed the pilot was unconscious and stayed with the plane until it eventually ran out of fuel and crashed."

Note: He may have already been dead, not merely unconscious...

2014-08-30 - Fire truck loses brakes, truck plows into pedestrians, in Manila (Philippine Islands), near the coast, 1 killed, 13 injured:

Quote: "A still unidentified man was killed and 13 others were injured on Saturday after a fire truck hit pedestrians in Manila, a radio report said. The fire truck lost its brake and rammed through pedestrians along Angel Linao Street in Paco, Manila, around 3:00 p.m., the report said."

2014-08-30 - Ukrainian cargo plane crashes near Tamanrasset Airport (Algeria), all 7 aboard killed:

2014-08-30 - Small plane crashes and burns at golf course in Crawford Bay (Canada), near Kootenay Lake, 1 killed:

2014-08-30 - Small plane crashes and burns in Curitiba (Brazil), engine failure, 2 killed, 1 injured:

2014-08-30 - Freight train slams into car in Morrisville (North Carolina), 2 killed:

2014-08-30 - Passenger bus overturns, bursts into flame, in Al Sharqia Governorate (Egypt), 11 killed, 5 injured:

2014-08-30 - Tour bus veers off road and crashes, near La Paz (Bolivia), 10 killed, 24 injured:

2014-08-30 - Tractor trailer crashes before 7 AM, bursts into flame, on I-670 in Kansas City (Missouri):

Note: Kansas City is located at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Missouri River...

2014-08-30 - Armored truck overturns, spills bags of money, on Route 10 near Reservoir Avenue in Cranston (Rhode Island), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two occupants of a Garda armored truck were hurt Saturday afternoon when their vehicle rolled over on Route 10 and spilled bags of money."

2014-08-30 - Van and tractor trailer crash at 5:30 AM in coastal Ormond Beach (Florida), 2 killed, 6 injured:,0,6071956.story

2014-08-30 - SUV veers off road, hits tree, in Lloyd (New York), 4 injured:

2014-08-30 - SUV veers off road, hits pole, explosion and fire ensue, in Wichita (Kansas), 1 injured:

2014-08-30 - Unoccupied pickup truck rolls into Alloway Lake in Alloway Township (New Jersey):

2014-08-30 - Four cars crash on US1 in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida), 4 injured:

2014-08-30 - Four cars crash near the Jimmie Davis Bridge in Shreveport (Louisiana), 4 injured:

2014-08-30 - Car and van collide head-on, near Rockford (Illinois), 3 injured:

2014-08-30 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, on Beaver Dam Road in Aiken County, near Augusta (South Carolina):

2014-08-30 - Two cars collide head-on, on US 50 at Cerro Summit (Colorado), 3 injured:

2014-08-30 - Car slams into highway wall, bursts into flame, on the 215 Beltway in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2014-08-30 - Car veers off road at 7 AM, slams pole, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2014-08-30 - Vehicle veers off road, hits fence, bursts into flame, in Roanoke County (Virginia), 1 injured:

2014-08-30 - Shark attacks and lightly injures man near Wilmington (North Carolina):

Quote: "The station reported that it was the third shark bite near that area in the last two months."

2014-08-30 - Sinkhole opens on Route 511 in Rochester (Ohio):

Note: Heh, not larger than an RV unless it's an RV for GI Joes...

2014-08-30 - Britain saw three times more sinkholes in February 2014 alone than is normal for an entire year:

Quote: "February 2014 saw the appearance of at least three times more sinkholes in the UK than is normal for a whole year."

2014-08-30 - National Prepareathon Day in the United States is September 30:

Note: Everything is fine...but prepare for catastrophes! Bzzzt, cognitive dissonance alert!

2014-08-30 - Senegal becomes fifth country to be hit by Ebola outbreak:


  1. Hey Jonny: thanks for the PA lede. I didn't smell anything out of the ordinary bovine and horse remnants left in the fields and on the roads of Lancaster Co. in the past few days. Let's see if this leads to an uptick in SADS and such, more fires and the other attendant side-effects of wafting clouds of H2S over the coming week.

    Saw this first thing this morning:

    Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 7

    PARIS (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble.

    Fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the body was found Monday morning in Rosny-sous-Bois.

    Officials said there was no longer danger in the neighborhood after the explosion sheared part of the building Sunday, scattering scraps of metal and household belongings. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said a gas leak is believed to be the cause. [ala early Bill Cosby, "r i g h t . . ."]

    And this is WAY more disturbing and will make this site much longer in content in the coming years (assuming we have that long):

    No more pause: Warming will be non-stop from now on

    Enjoy the pause in global warming while it lasts, because it's probably the last one we will get this century. Once temperatures start rising again, it looks like they will keep going up without a break for the rest of the century, unless we cut our greenhouse gas emissions.

    The slowdown in global warming since 1997 seems to be driven by unusually powerful winds over the Pacific Ocean, which are burying heat in the water. But even if that happens again, or a volcanic eruption spews cooling particles into the air, we are unlikely to see a similar hiatus, according to two independent studies.

    Masahiro Watanabe of the University of Tokyo in Japan and his colleagues have found that, over the past three decades, the natural ups and downs in temperature have had less influence on the planet's overall warmth. In the 1980s, natural variability accounted for almost half of the temperature changes seen. That fell to 38 per cent in the 1990s and just 27 per cent in the 2000s.

    Instead, human-induced warming is accounting for more and more of the changes from year to year, says Watanabe. With ever-faster warming, small natural variations have less impact and are unlikely to override the human-induced warming.

    "The implication is that we will get fewer hiatus periods, or hiatus periods that last for a shorter period," says Wenju Cai at the CSIRO in Melbourne, Australia, who wasn't involved in the work.[there's more]


    1. Dunno about that nonstop warming - I think whether we see nonstop warming hinges a lot on what the volcanoes do. Or we could see both super warm areas AND super cold areas as volcanic winter does battle with the massive amounts of methane flooding the system, creating wildly unpredictable weather with extreme fluctuations in temperature.

    2. Also, I'm not sure we CAN stop our greenhouse emissions. We can't stop our shit from burning. So eventually everything burns - every house, every factory, ever vehicle, every forest, bog, swamp, marsh and tundra, every sewer, every landfill, every coal seam, every oil deposit squirts out and burns - not much we can do about all that, or we'd be doing it now. So, that's probably a lot of greenhouse gas emissions.

      So what stops the burning? Well, I can think of two things, and I'm not sure which will occur first: 1) the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere drops so low that all the fires sputter out; 2) there's nothing left to burn that CAN burn. In the meantime, the life that CREATES oxygen is dying off way faster than the life that CONSUMES oxygen, so the oxygen levels are already running at a deficit. And the resulting anoxic conditions favor the bacteria and archaea that create more hydrogen sulfide, and so on. So the world will burn at an ever-increasing rate until one of those two things happens. Regardless of what we do or don't do as human beings.

  2. From that corn silo fire - the farm animals will be treated to "all you can eat" popcorn this month . . .

    How's the freight train hitting the car an example of JJFH? This happens a lot because car drivers routinely think they can beat the train across the intersection.

    i think it's National Preparation Day (what's prepareathon - a Greek dish?): it'll be interesting to see what we're prepping for.


    1. Well, trains push the air ahead of them, and they're often in valleys gouged out of the Earth, for fuel efficiency. So I've been noticing a lot of vehicles slamming into trains, possibly with brake problems as they approach, and also what seems to be more vehicles just stalling out at the tracks (or maybe sometimes the driver has lost consciousness, hard to tell when they're dead). Anyway, more train accidents seems like a logical thing to expect, so I throw them in here and there, though I don't search for them specifically - just come across them. It's more eye-opening when it's a passenger bus slamming into a train and killing and injuring a bunch of people, like that crash in Canada, but other vehicles will have problems too.

  3. I agree with your analysis, Jonny. Happy Labor Day [for the banks, it may be Libor Day].


    1. Same to ya! Gonna watch a new episode of The Strain and chuckle at the people freaking out over a mere plague of worm-vampires. I wish we could trade dooms with those lucky bastids!