Monday, February 16, 2015

Event Update For 2015-02-15

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: Fires And Explosions

2015-02-15 - Bridge goes up in flames over the Vistula River in Warsaw (Poland):,Fire-damage-to-Lazienkowski-bridge-%E2%80%98greater-than-expected%E2%80%99,BREAKING-Warsaw%E2%80%99s-Lazienkowski-bridge-up-in-flames

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. There have been some spectacular bridge fires in the last coupla years and I have no doubt at all that we'll be seeing many more...

2015-02-15 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in the wee hours in Parachinar (Pakistan), 1 killed, 14 injured:

Note: This is the 62nd residential explosion in 2015...

2015-02-15 - Electrical substation explodes and burns just after 1 AM in Louisville (Kentucky), 4000 homes go dark:

2015-02-15 - Natural gas drilling site hit by explosion and fire near Derry Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2015-02-15 - Recycling plant destroyed by fire in the Turks and Caicos Islands:

2015-02-15 - Recycling warehouse damaged by fire in Hallen (Britain):

2015-02-15 - Semi-submersible drilling rig 'ENSCO 8502' bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana:

Quote: "A semi-submersible drilling rig reportedly caught fire in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Friday, February 13, 2015. According to gCaptain, which was first to report the news, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the incident had happened on an offshore rig when a fire broke out in the engine room. gCaptain claims that the rig in question is the ENSCO 8502 semi-submersible drilling rig, owned by the UK-based drilling contractor, Ensco."

2015-02-15 - Container ship 'MOL Contribution' bursts into flame at the Port of Oakland in coastal Oakland (California):

2015-02-15 - Cargo ship 'Volga-4052' bursts into flame near coastal Zonguldak (Turkey):

Quote: "On Feb 12, 2015, a fire broke out aboard the 'Volga-4052' which was enroute from Taganrog to Zonguldak."

Note: These are the 158th, 159th and 160th boats or ships to burn in 2015...

2015-02-15 - Transit bus bursts into flame on Route 9 in Marlboro Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "The driver noticed smoke coming from a rear wheel and pulled over. The driver then saw flames in the rear wheel well, and the bus was quickly evacuated. Firefighters soon extinguished the blaze, but officials say the bus was destroyed. The bus had departed from the Port Authority terminal in New York City and was headed to Lakewood."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Massive vehicles such as big RVs, buses, tanker trucks, tractor trailers, dump trucks, and car-haulers will be destroyed by fire in escalating numbers after tires or brakes ignite."

2015-02-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 12:10 AM on Church Street in Heanor (Britain):

Note: These are the 91st and 92nd buses to burn in 2015...

2015-02-15 - Two parked semi tractors destroyed by fire just before 1 AM at business in Richmond (Virginia):

Quote: "It happened just before 1:00 a.m. on Ellen Road just off the Boulevard. Richmond fire crews tell 8News that when they got to the scene, the two tractor cabs were engulfed in flames. Crews managed to put the fire out rather quickly, but hazmat teams had to be called in to clean up diesel fuel that had leaked from the trucks and onto the road. No one was injured, but the cause of the fire remains a mystery."

Note: About three miles northeast of the James River. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-02-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6 AM on I-90 near Superior (Montana):

Quote: "A semi-truck caught on fire. EMS and traffic control were on the site. It happened just before 6am Sunday."

2015-02-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County (Ohio):

Quote: "Commercial truck fire has all lanes blocked EB @ MP125 (Erie Co) customers traveling in the area should consider an Alt route."

2015-02-15 - Tractors, mowers and barn destroyed by fire near Seaton (Texas):

Note: These are the 277th, 278th, 279th, 280th, 281st and 282nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2015...

2015-02-15 - Food truck bursts into flame in Wichita (Kansas):

Quote: "This the second Wichita food truck to catch fire. Park n Pork truck burned down when its engine caught fire in October. Owner Jennifer Vieux announced on Feb. 5 that the business would not be rebuilding its truck."

2015-02-15 - Truck bursts into flame just before midnight on street in the Town of Coon (Wisconsin):

2015-02-15 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Lake Havasu City (Arizona):

2015-02-15 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 13 in Branson (Missouri):

Quote: "Around 3 p.m. firefighters were called to Highway 13 in Branson West on a report of an RV fully involved in flames. Traffic was diverted for nearly 2 hours as crews extinguished the fire and cleaned up the roadway."

Note: These are the 48th and 49th RVs to burn in 2015...

2015-02-15 - Van bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):

2015-02-15 - Van bursts into flame while parked at market in Jelebu (Malaysia):

2015-02-15 - Minivan bursts into flame at railroad tracks in East Pennsboro Township (Pennsylvania), Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes separately:

2015-02-15 - Pickup truck and trailer burst into flame on I-65 in Maury County (Tennessee), barn burns almost simultaneously:

Quote: "Around 2 p.m., a one-ton pickup truck pulling a construction trailer along I-65 North caught fire at mile marker 40. The high winds consumed the truck and trailer in flames, along with a 200 foot stretch of grass on the eastern side of I-65."

Quote: "Almost simultaneously, units were dispatched to the 3000 block Jim Warren Rd. in Spring Hill in response to a barn fire."

2015-02-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Schuylkill Avenue in West Mahanoy Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "State police at Frackville said Joseph W. Burke, 59, of Shenandoah, was driving a 1998 GMC Safari eastbound on Schuylkill Avenue, in West Mahanoy Township, at 8:27 a.m. on Thursday when he said he heard a 'bang' under his vehicle. Troopers said the vehicle then erupted into flames and soon was completely engulfed."

2015-02-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked in Somercotes (Britain):

2015-02-15 - Car bursts into flame on Bury Road in Breightmet (Britain):

2015-02-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at Ohio University in Athens (Ohio):

Quote: "Early Friday morning, OUPD and the Athens Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire at OU parking lot 153."

2015-02-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Plas Newton Lane in Chester (Britain):

2015-02-15 - Scooter bursts into flame at 4:40 AM at Swan Pool Park on South Road in Stourbridge (Britain):

2015-02-15 - Rolls-Royce and garage destroyed by fire at home in Kansas City (Missouri):

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

2015-02-15 - Car and mobile home destroyed by deadly fire at 5:52 AM in Menifee (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "A beige compact Ford sits forlornly beneath the collapsed carport roof. A lady who appeared to be in her 60s or 70s had moved into the home a couple of months ago, estimated Gafford, a 10-year resident of the park."

Note: She might still be alive if she hadn't parked her car right next to her house...

2015-02-15 - In separate incidents, two barns go up in flames within 14 minutes, at 2:57 AM and 3:11 AM, in Clovis (New Mexico):

2015-02-15 - Barn full of lumber destroyed by fire, fire spreads to home, in the Town of Trenton (Wisconsin):

2015-02-15 - Barn destroyed by fire in Pompey (New York):

2015-02-15 - Barn destroyed by fire on Indian Creek Road in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2015-02-15 - Barn and equipment destroyed by fire in Long Rapids Township (Michigan):

2015-02-15 - Transformer bursts into flame shortly before 11 PM at school in Blairsville (Pennsylvania):,21518647/

2015-02-15 - Plastic recyclables erupt in flame, fire spreads, two mobile homes destroyed, on Mill Pond Road near Bowman (South Carolina):

2015-02-15 - Hay bales burst into flame in carpark at Southport Pleasureland in coastal Southport (Britain):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link) of the area...

2015-02-15 - Storage facility erupts in flame at 12:30 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2015-02-15 - Sheet metal and roofing business goes up in flames near Goshen (Indiana):

2015-02-15 - Beachwear store destroyed by fire at 1:19 AM in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-02-15 - Feed mill destroyed by fire in Sardinia (Ohio):

2015-02-15 - Pet food factory damaged by serious fire in Sudbury (Britain):

2015-02-15 - Office building goes up in flames at grain elevator in Tolono (Illinois), nobody there:

2015-02-15 - Porch bursts into flame at home in Rock Hill (South Carolina):

2015-02-15 - Porch bursts into flame at condo building in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2015-02-15 - Garage bursts into flame, fire scorches home too, in Ypsilanti (Michigan):

2015-02-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:17 AM in coastal Delray Beach (Florida):

2015-02-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on Shadow Lake Drive in Lino Lakes (Minnesota):

2015-02-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada), nobody there:

2015-02-15 - Home destroyed by basement fire at 2:30 AM in Hartford (Connecticut), nobody there:

2015-02-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Lynn Springs Road in Swords Creek (Virginia):

2015-02-15 - Deadly fire burns home in Avon Lake (Ohio), 1 killed:

2015-02-15 - Deadly fire rages through apartment building in coastal Staten Island (New York), 1 killed, 9 injured:

2015-02-15 - Vacant bar destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Ladysmith (Wisconsin):

2015-02-15 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lake in Bongouanou (Cote d'Ivoire):

2015-02-15 - Young 2-year-old leopardess found dead in Mikhilakhalpatta (India):

Quote: "There are no signs of any injury on the animal's body. And at the first look, cold weather seems to be the reason behind the death, they said."

Note: Yeah, that's not too plausible. Do they not realize that winter comes every year, and these animals have been living outdoors for millions of years? Apparently not...

2015-02-15 - Two men found dead near Corporation Parkway in Raleigh (North Carolina):

Quote: "Police are investigating two bodies found Sunday morning off Corporation Pkwy. Police said the bodies of two adult men were discovered in an 'undeveloped area' in the 1700 block of Corporation Pkwy. Police said foul play is not suspected in their deaths."

2015-02-15 - Mother and son, 84 and 60, found dead outside their home in Spotsylvania (Virginia):

Quote: "Initial investigation reveals that Viola Cox suffered a medical emergency Saturday night and her son was on his way to a neighbor's house to get help when he too suffered a medical emergency, according to the sheriff's office."

Note: Say, that's what breathing hydrogen sulfide causes: medical emergencies, often of the fatal variety. You're most likely to collapse and die yourself in the wee hours, when outdoors, and when in, near or downwind of low-lying areas like ditches, ravines, valleys, canyons, basements, tunnels, lakes, ponds, streams, oceans, bays, quays, harbors, etc.

Also, keep in mind that merely knocking you unconscious can cause you to die. If you're knocked unconscious in water, you drown. If it's cold then you freeze. If it's hot then you bake. If you're leaning out over a balcony then you fall. If you're driving then you crash. And so on. So it doesn't actually have to be a lethal dose of hydrogen sulfide to end up killing you. You might just feel dizzy and the next thing you know, you're dead, because of where and under what circumstances that you lost consciousness...

2015-02-15 - Man in his 30s found dead in van, evidence of small fire but fire didn't kill him, in Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "Officers responded to the 2900 block of Station Street around 2:30 p.m., in an alley west of that location, on the report of an unresponsive man inside a van. The caller told police the inside passenger cabin of the vehicle appeared to have fire damage. When officers got to the scene they found a man unresponsive and unconscious. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Investigators say the man’s body suffered minor burns and had no apparent trauma."

2015-02-15 - Man, 53, found dead near pond at apartments in Springfield (Missouri):

Quote: "Springfield police are investigating after a body was found lying face down on the edge of a pond near The Abbey apartment complex. Police were dispatched to the scene near Fremont and Erie in the eight o'clock hour of Sunday morning. No word on a cause of death, but police say the man had blood on his face which they say may be from a medically related issue."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide poisoning can cause bleeding from mouth/nose/ears. This man joins a growing list of people who have been found mysteriously dead in similar fashion. Also, they found his corpse at 8 AM so it's possible he dropped dead near that pond in the wee hours...

2015-02-15 - Man found dead under Appomattox River bridge in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2015-02-15 - Woman, 70, drops dead at home on Little Spruce Creek Road in Corbin (Kentucky), her dogs eat her:

2015-02-15 - Woman, 66, found dead outside her home in Lakewood (New Jersey):

2015-02-15 - Man, 52, found dead in canal at 7:10 AM in coastal Matara on the island of Sri Lanka:

2015-02-15 - Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador, 35, dies before 2 AM at home in Mississauga (Canada), near Lake Ontario:

2015-02-15 - Man found dead in car in the wee hours in Montreal (Canada):

Quote: "The spokesperson said there were no visible marks of violence on the body."

2015-02-15 - Two men go out on snowmobiles, one man, 20s, found dead so far, at Lac St-François (Canada):

Quote: "The cause of death is still a mystery, SQ spokesperson Mélanie Dumaresq said."

2015-02-15 - Man, 35 or younger, found dead in the water at Salt Island (Virgin Islands):

2015-02-15 - College student, man, 19, found dead in the River Corrib near Bridge Street in coastal Galway (Ireland):

2015-02-15 - Woman found dead in river in Gort (Ireland):

2015-02-15 - Man, 63, found dead in the River Brosna in Clara (Ireland):

2015-02-15 - Man, 44, found dead in Grundisburgh (Britain):

2015-02-15 - Man, 24, found dead in coastal Llandudno Junction (Britain):

2015-02-15 - Fumes in cockpit sends passenger plane to emergency landing in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "About two hours into United Airlines Flight 1716, which left Honolulu heading to Los Angeles around noon, the DOT says the crew smelled fumes in the cockpit. The plane was sent back to land on Maui. But because of the bad weather there, it returned to Honolulu."

2015-02-15 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Yekaterinburg (Russia), engine failure:

2015-02-15 - Small plane crash lands shortly after takeoff at golf course in coastal Hayward (California), engine failure:

Note: Fore! Again! If this sounds familiar, it's because another small plane crashed at another golf course the day prior, in Layton (Utah), also engine failure, mentioned in the 2015-02-14 update. Planes are flying into pockets of the atmosphere that have lower than normal levels of oxygen and their engines are sputtering out. Big passenger jets don't have that problem - or at least not nearly as much - because their engines are designed specifically to operate in low-oxygen high-altitude conditions...

2015-02-15 - Small plane crashes while landing at airport in Yarrawonga (Australia), 1 injured:

2015-02-15 - Freight train derails shortly before midnight, 7 rail cars burst into flame, near Timmins, Ontario (Canada):

Quote: "The train, heading from Alberta to eastern Canada, derailed shortly before midnight about 80 km (50 miles) south of Timmins, Ontario, a CN spokesman said. Canada's largest rail operator said 29 of 100 cars were involved and seven were on fire."

2015-02-15 - School bus crashes and overturns, near I-5 near coastal Shoreline (Washington), 10 injured:

Quote: "The Patrol says the accident happened shortly after 10 pm right between Shoreline and Mount Lake Terrace as the yellow 1999 model year Bluebird bus was headed southbound on I-5 and was exiting to Westbound State Route 104 when the driver says she applied the brakes and they didn't work."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-02-15 - Passenger bus overturns en route to Faisalabad (Pakistan), 50+ injured:

2015-02-15 - SUV veers over centerline, hits motorcycles head-on, near coastal Fort Ross (California), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-02-15 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, clips car then hits SUV head-on, near Claremore (Oklahoma), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2015-02-15 - Car and SUV collide head-on, in Sahuarita (Arizona), 2 injured:

2015-02-15 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, one bursts into flame, in Osceola County (Florida), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2015-02-15 - Car veers off road at 3 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, on Seawall Boulevard in coastal Galveston (Texas), 2 killed:

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-02-15 - Car overturns just before midnight, bursts into flame, in Columbus (Indiana), 3 injured:

2015-02-15 - Car veers off road, slams into tree, near Lake Mundi in Victoria (Australia), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2015-02-15 - Vehicle veers over centerline, hits vehicle head-on, on coastal Whidbey Island (Washington), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-02-15 - Two vehicles collide head-on at 12:35 AM, near coastal Georgetown (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2015-02-15 - Two vehicles collide head-on, near coastal New Plymouth (New Zealand), 4 injured:

2015-02-15 - Man, 46, found naked, bloody and incoherent under neighbor's dining room table at home in Akron (Ohio):

Quote: "When police arrived, they said they found a trail of blood from the window along the living room floor to where Wooden was under the dining room table. His erratic behavior was described as 'consistent' with drugs. Police have handled other calls where suspects take off their clothes after ingesting methamphetamine, ecstasy or so-called bath salts."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide heats people up sometimes, so they strip naked and it's neurotoxic so they can experience all kinds of problems: memory loss, incoherence, 'excited delirium', hallucinations, unconsciousness, coma, paralysis, death. The original face-eater was checked for drugs and he had only trace marijuana in his system, nothing else, and even that could've been from a month prior. Many other naked crazy people have had no drugs in their systems at all. There was a recent HazMat event at a turkey plant in Willmar (Minnesota), where 28 people sickened and some of them experienced 'excited delirium', mentioned in the 2014-10-18 update. No cause was ever found, but obviously 28 people working in a turkey plant weren't all doing drugs. Also, doing drugs does not in any way make a person immune to the effects of hydrogen sulfide, else we could all do drugs and live happily ever after. These cops are missing what's happening because they're making assumptions and jumping to conclusions - which have been proved wrong many times - and that is something professionals do not do...

2015-02-15 - Three dogs attack and lightly injure woman in Wausau (Wisconsin):

2015-02-15 - Building collapses in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh (India), 13 killed:

2015-02-15 - Barn collapses at equestrian business in Stoughton (Massachusetts), horses rescued:

2015-02-15 - Volcano erupts, blows ash 25,000 feet into the air, on Paramushir Island (Russia):

Quote: "KVERT warns that a larger explosion, with ash plumes of 10 km or more, could occur. After Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Zhupanovsky and Karymski volcanoes on Kamchatka, it is the fifth Russian volcano currently erupting in the region, posing danger to aviation."

2015-02-15 - Cal Fire starts hiring firefighters earlier than usual for the upcoming fire season:

Note: Good move...

2015-02-15 - Giant wave knocks people off boat in Haleiwa Boat Harbor (Hawaii), 1 injured:

2015-02-15 - Rat population exploding in the Sourhill area of Ballymena (Ireland):

Quote: "Residents in the Sourhill area of Ballymena say they have witnessed a huge rise in the rodent population in recent months. They have been warned to be vigilant and keep their doors shut while efforts are made to kill off the vermin. Pictures show rats roaming close to homes in broad daylight, with videos showing them scurrying past dog walkers close to a golf course in the area."

2015-02-15 - Fox population exploding near Canberra (Australia):

Note: Ship the foxes to Ireland to help with the rat problem?! Or the US could start shipping invasive pythons to Canberra to help with the fox problem. We've got options. And problems!


  1. Glyphosate herbicide in Honey and Soy Sauce discovered by Pennsylvania Researchers

    Vast bed of metal balls found on ocean floor


  2. Huh, manganese balls. I mentioned a science article back in October last year that said that a form of dissolved manganese in the ocean water helps keep the hydrogen sulfide layer at the bottom of oceans from bubbling to the top. So maybe these balls were formed slowly over time by dissolved manganese in the water reacting with hydrogen sulfide in the anoxic zone, precipitating out manganese oxide or whatever those balls are made of.

  3. We'll have to see what the research yields, but that's as good an explanation as any.

    Looks like we got ourselves a bunch of weird shit comin' down:

    [What if this is the new normal?]

    Fish with 2 mouths caught in Australian lake

    Chemical contaminants suspect in mystery of Alaska chickadee and other bird beak deformities

    US: Sinkhole swallows snow plow truck in New Jersey

    Weird animal behaviour: Residents claim hippo killed and 'ate' 3 goats in Kenya

    oh, and my hero:

  4. Thanks! That's the scariest-looking hippo I've ever seen in the image in the hippo story. And I think we're just at the beginning stages of genetic horrors and defects, so yeah, looks like the new normal.

  5. You know i post some of your stories on NBL on occasion. Well, lately i'm getting comments like this one: [from Lidia, who's okay in my book; but Dredd, who also has a prolific blog, doesn't like JJFH either]

    "Tom, I do respect the hypothesis that increased levels of methane will make fires more likely, but that doesn’t mean that every fire is the result of increased methane.

    Pick-up owners will pull too-heavy loads, and barns have gone up in flames since the beginning of barns. Hay decomposition generates heat, then you’ve got sketchy wiring (modern) and alternative heat/light sources (Mrs. O’Grady’s cow kicking over the lantern…). Just sayin’…

    Here’s a helpful list of things that can cause car fires. Valuable because (according to them) car fires are 20% of reported fires.

    I would be really interested in data, which I’m sure someone has, on the rate of car fires per vehicle mile travelled (although that could be influenced by the age of the car fleet) or the incidence of house/barn fires (although that could be influenced by things like the price of oil.. people using more space heaters).. You know what I mean, though.. if you could demonstrate that -say- 10 year old cars are catching fire at a constantly greater rate year over year.. that would be pretty interesting."

    What am i supposed to say to that?


  6. Sounds like an unconvincable. So what's her explanation for the giant clouds of hydrogen sulfide that hit Moscow and Kuwait City? The toxic cloud that sent thousands screaming and puking into the night in coastal Rayong? The 22 students that smelled something weird and then collapsed unconscious at an outdoor stadium? The tens of thousands of endangered saiga antelope that suddenly dropped dead? All the deepwater ocean species bubbling up dead? The two boats that burst into flame in 3 minutes in different marinas? The parked SUV that burst into flame at the same time as the dimmer switch in the home next door ignited? The multiple incidents of multiple people being found dead foaming at the mouth? The piles of metal spontaneously combusting. And so on, and so on, and so on.

    Well, some people don't want to live strongly enough to look at the evidence. And so, they won't. Live, that is. Not really much else to say. Kick back and let reality sift the wheat from the chaff.

  7. Yeah, that's kinda what i thought. There's so many weird unexplained fires and especially home explosions these days, it's beyond argument to me.

    Thanks Jonny, keep up the good work.


  8. I would dearly love an alternative explanation that explains all these things. I tried hard to find one. I tried everything. The best alternative explanation I could come up with was that our entire planetary civilization is under attack by really petty and mean-spirited (and yet very advanced and powerful) aliens. But even that wouldn't explain some of the stuff, like the scrap metal fires and big city-enveloping clouds of hydrogen sulfide. So I abandoned that explanation and reluctantly accepted that what's happening is the return of one of Earth's classic golden-oldies extinction events. And now things suck, but at least they're understandable, and to a fair extent even predictable.

    Like the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, yada yada. So I put the out truth as best I can figure it out. And it makes sense. It fits the observations. It's predictive. It is so horrible that I won't be surprised if there are many who simply can't accept it. I'm kinda used to that. Hell, I was one of those people for a while myself, so I have some empathy.