Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Event Update For 2016-04-19

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

2016-04-19 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire twice, 20 cars burn in second fire, in Modesto (California):

2016-04-19 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, many cars burn, in Durham (North Carolina):

2016-04-19 - In separate incidents, two passenger trains burst into flame in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2016-04-19 - Multiple brush fires rage in British Columbia (Canada), state of emergency declared:

Quote: "Const. Josh Swanback of the Fort St. John RCMP said a number of homes in the area have been evacuated because of three large fires. One fire is burning near Baldonell, one near Charlie Lake on Highway 29, and one further north of Fort St. John on the Alaska Highway, he said."

Quote: "DriveBC reports Highway 29 has been closed in both directions from Bear Flats to Halfway River Bridge because of a blaze."

2016-04-19 - Police SUV bursts into flame at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in High Point (North Carolina):

2016-04-19 - Person burns to death in burning car near coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "The car fire was put out quickly. Action 10 News was told a body was found in the driver's seat of the car. An investigator on the scene does not suspect foul play."

2016-04-19 - Utility trailer or van explodes and burns and kills man at home in Vassar (Michigan):

Quote: "When investigators arrived on scene they found evidence that a trailer parked next to the home had exploded and caught fire. The man's body was found behind the trailer. Police say he was found unresponsive. At this time investigators aren't sure if the man's death was caused by a prior medical event or if he was killed in the explosion."

2016-04-19 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in Cedar Rapids (Iowa), 1 injured:

Quote: "I'm standing out on my balcony and enjoying a cigarette like I normally do, and the next thing I know I hear just a big old boom, and the whole building just starts shaking. And when I look down, I see apartment 2's door just flying, boom, it hits his car, and the whole windshield cracks and all the windows shatter..."

2016-04-19 - Home damaged by outdoor explosion and fire at 2 AM in Tempe (Arizona):

Quote: "There were chaotic moments early Tuesday morning for a Tempe couple, after they reported hearing an explosion and then seeing flames in their backyard. The fire started in a duplex near Scottsdale and Curry roads. Tempe fire says the call came in around 2 a.m."

2016-04-19 - Home hit by explosion in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2016-04-19 - Home damaged by explosion on Princes Drive in coastal Nelson (New Zealand), 2 injured:

2016-04-19 - Home damaged when garage explodes and burns in Penllergaer (Britain), near the coast, 1 injured:

Note: These are the 117th, 118th, 119th, 120th and 121st residential explosions in 2016...

2016-04-19 - Ship 'Gwaii Haanas II' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Queen Charlotte (Canada):

2016-04-19 - Cargo ship 'A-Quadraat' damaged by fire in coastal Zwartsluis (Netherlands):

Note: These are the 750th and 751st boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-04-19 - Party bus and warehouse destroyed by fire in Harrison (Wisconsin), nobody there

Quote: "A Packers party bus stored in the building was destroyed."

2016-04-19 - Seven buses destroyed by fire while parked in bus garage in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) confirmed that the extremely hot weather in Metro Manila triggered the fire at the garage of the Five Star Bus Company on Don Carlos Revilla Street, Pasay City last Tuesday, where seven bus units were burned."

Note: Hah, yeah, like they've never had hot weather in the Philippines before...

2016-04-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Capiatá (Paraguay):

Note: These are the 296th, 297th, 298th, 299th, 300th, 301st, 302nd, 303rd and 304th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6:35 AM on Route 78 in Escondido (California):

Quote: "A fire that destroyed a tractor-trailer rig hauling building supplies Tuesday morning also played havoc with commuters on state Route 78 through San Marcos to Escondido. The blaze sent up a giant column of flames and black smoke from the eastbound right freeway shoulder east of Nordahl Road just inside the Escondido city limits shortly before 6:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said."

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 near Kingston Springs (Tennessee):

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-59 near Springville (Alabama):

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 5 near Humboldt (Canada), home burns too:

2016-04-19 - Tractor and tires go up in flames near Rawdon (Canada):

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on A20 slip road near Leeds (Britain):

Quote: "Drivers faced delays this morning following a lorry fire, which blocked a motorway slip-road for several hours. The blaze happened on the slip-road from the A20 Ashford Road to the M20 junction 8 roundabout for Leeds shortly before 7.30am. The lorry which burst into flames, had been carrying a load of sand."

2016-04-19 - Tractor (bulldozer) bursts into flame at business on Bridges Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

Note: These are the 710th, 711th, 712th, 713th, 714th, 715th and 716th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-04-19 - RV bursts into flame while parked in storage lot in Sweet Home (Oregon):

Note: This is the 155th RV to burn in 2016...

2016-04-19 - Van bursts into flame shortly before 1 AM while parked on Upper Robinson Street in coastal Llanelli (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Van bursts into flame on the M1 near Shepshed (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Van bursts into flame while parked on street in coastal Inverness (Scotland):

Quote: "Firefighters have tackled a fire that broke out in a van while it was parked in an Inverness street. The emergency services were alerted to the incident in Paton Street, close to Haugh Road, at about 08:20. Police Scotland said Scottish Fire and Rescue Service dealt with the incident quickly. Police added that the fire was not suspicious."

2016-04-19 - Van bursts into flame on Wahdat Road in Lahore (Pakistan):

2016-04-19 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at university in Durant (Oklahoma):

2016-04-19 - SUV bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked on West Garfield Street in Laramie (Wyoming):

2016-04-19 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Grafton (Canada):

2016-04-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at convenience store in Eldorado (Illinois):

2016-04-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 14 in Newhall (California):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 87 near Carter (Montana):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame on Route 22 In Bridgewater (New Jersey):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Glasgow (Kentucky):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame near the CF Market Mall in Calgary (Canada):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame on the New England Highway near Timbumburi (Australia):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while parked at home, garage scorched, on Wren Close in Eaton (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked on Cintra Close in Reading (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame at 1:09 AM on Lincoln Road in Millfield, Peterborough (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame on road in Basildon (Britain), near the coast:

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Birmingham (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Car bursts into flame on Godinton Lane in Hothfield (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Large vehicle bursts into flame on Murdock Lane in Hockwold (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M62 near Croft (Britain), two crashes too:

2016-04-19 - Floor buffer bursts into flame at 2:45 AM inside healthare facility in New Haven (Indiana):

2016-04-19 - RV trailer bursts into flame on Highway 89 near Lake Britton (California):

Quote: "Firefighters on Tuesday morning contained an RV fire on Highway 89 near Lake Britton in northeastern Shasta County."

2016-04-19 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 3:10 AM while parked at home in Tucson (Arizona):

2016-04-19 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 2:20 AM while parked at home in Van Nuys (California):

2016-04-19 - Vehicle and two homes burn at 3:15 AM in Cornelius (Oregon):

2016-04-19 - Two forest fires merge, burn 4000 acres, in Alligator River Wildlife National Refuge (North Carolina):

Quote: "A section of U.S. 264 in Hyde County is closed as a result of a forest fire in the Alligator River Wildlife National Refuge. The fire is located near Whipping Creek Road, south of Stumpy Point and north of Engelhard near the Long Shoal River bridge."

2016-04-19 - Brush fire breaks out along I-5 near Gorman Creek near Gorman (California):

Quote: "The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. alongside the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway near Gorman Creek, according to the county Fire Department."

2016-04-19 - Brush fire halts train service between Newark (New Jersey) and New York City (New York), another brush fire too:

Quote: "While Kearny was battling its fire, just a few miles away Secaucus firefighters also had their hands full with a large brush fire near Secaucus Road."

2016-04-19 - Brush fire erupts in South Londonderry (Vermont):

2016-04-19 - Large hay fire erupts at 1:30 AM near Buckeye (Arizona):

2016-04-19 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on street in McHenry (Illinois):

2016-04-19 - AC unit bursts into flame at assisted living center near Clear Lake in Houston (Texas):

2016-04-19 - Stables destroyed by fire near Beccles (Britain):

2016-04-19 - Subway sandwich shop damaged by fire at 4 AM in Mount Pleasant (Tennessee):

2016-04-19 - Clothing store destroyed by massive fire in El Paso (Texas):

2016-04-19 - Beachfront bar destroyed by huge blaze in coastal Benidorm (Spain):

2016-04-19 - Three buildings go up in flames at 2:04 AM on the South Side in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-19 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Kountze (Texas):

2016-04-19 - Home damaged by fire at 5 AM in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2016-04-19 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2016-04-19 - Home damaged by fire near Martha Lake in Lynnwood (Washington), near the coast:

2016-04-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in coastal Deerfield Beach (Florida):

2016-04-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:22 AM in Derby Acres (California), 5 injured:

2016-04-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 11 PM in Warrington (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-19 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 11:30 PM in Gardiner (Maine), nobody there:

2016-04-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Bay City (Michigan):

2016-04-19 - Deadly fire burns home just after 6:30 AM in Royalton Township (Michigan), 2 killed:

2016-04-19 - Deadly fire burns home in the Town of Beecher (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2016-04-19 - Vacant home burns in Erie (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-19 - Vacant home destroyed by huge blaze in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2016-04-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Spivey (Kansas):

2016-04-19 - Vacant cafe burns in Rock Island (Illinois):

2016-04-19 - Vacant chicken factory burns before 3 AM in Bridgeton (New Jersey):

2016-04-19 - Woman drops dead in bathroom at McDonald's in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2016-04-19 - Woman, 22, drops dead in home in National Hills area in Augusta (Georgia), near the Savannah River:

Quote: "An autopsy has been performed and Bowen says 'no lethal trauma noted.'"

2016-04-19 - Boy, 16, found dead at 1:25 AM along Manilla Street in Fairmont (North Carolina):

2016-04-19 - Man, 39, police officer, suddenly sickens and dies in Haverford Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-19 - Man, 26, found dead in the Yadkin River in Wilkes County (North Carolina):

2016-04-19 - Woman, about 35, found dead in pond in Bridgewater (Massachusetts):

2016-04-19 - Man, 44, drops dead in jail cell in Muscle Shoals (Alabama):

2016-04-19 - Woman, 51, found dead shortly after 6 AM in parking lot in Lead (South Dakota):

2016-04-19 - Man, 62, drops dead in home in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2016-04-19 - Man drops dead before 5:13 AM on Fourth Avenue in Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2016-04-19 - Person found dead on the banks of the Kanawha River in South Charleston (West Virginia):

2016-04-19 - Man, 52, goes for bike ride, next seen dead in ditch near the Logan River near Logan (Utah):

Quote: "The body of 52-year-old Jeffrey L. Mayers, of Logan, was discovered by a passer-by about 8 a.m. in a ditch not far from the Logan River, on the south end of the Cache County city."

2016-04-19 - Man, 80, falls off boat and dies at yacht club in Detroit (Michigan):

2016-04-19 - Person found dead near Beaconsfield Junior High in coastal St. John's (Canada):

2016-04-19 - Man, early 50s, washes up dead at coastal Warana Beach (Australia):

2016-04-19 - Man, 30, drops dead on ferry ship near coastal Mombasa (Kenya):

Quote: "The 30-year-old Zacharia Mbuvicollapsed on the 'Kwale' in Mombasa on Apr 19, 2016, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Coast General Hospital. He was aboard the ferry on the Likoni channel travelling from the island. The man collapsed on the ferry after developing breathing complications."

2016-04-19 - College student, woman, 21, drops dead in dorm at university in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2016-04-19 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Bentonville (Arkansas):

2016-04-19 - Commuter plane lands, landing gear collapses, at airport in Gander (Canada), near the coast, 3 injured:,-says-TSB-official/1

Quote: "The three injured persons were able to depart the aircraft on foot, according to an airport spokesperson. There were 14 passengers and two crew members on board in total."

2016-04-19 - Small plane crashes and burns on coastal Kent Island (Maryland), 2 killed:

2016-04-19 - Small plane crashes near airport in Slidell (Louisiana), engine failure, 2 killed:

2016-04-19 - Small plane makes emergency landing near Davis Creek in the Hunter Valley (Australia), engine failure:

2016-04-19 - Small plane makes belly landing at airport in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2016-04-19 - Passenger train hits garbage truck at 6:25 AM, in coastal Surat Thani Province (Thailand), 1 killed, several injured:

2016-04-19 - Passenger bus hits heavy truck at 4:35 AM, in coastal Selangor (Malaysia), 7 injured:

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer hits minivan, on the Palmetto Expressway in coastal Miami (Florida), 3 injured:

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5:02 AM, bursts into flame, on I-91 in Wallingford (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-90 in Bratenahl (Ohio):

2016-04-19 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-95 near Hardeeville (South Carolina):

2016-04-19 - SUV and car crash at 1:30 AM, both burst into flame, on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Miami (Florida):

2016-04-19 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Montgomery County (Texas), 4 killed, 4 injured:

2016-04-19 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, near Salem (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-04-19 - Car veers off road, crashes into building, in coastal Wilmington (California):

2016-04-19 - Car overturns, bursts into flame, on Grangemont Road in Orofino (Idaho):

2016-04-19 - Car hits barrier at 1 AM, bursts into flame, in San Tan Valley (Arizona), 1 killed:

2016-04-19 - Naked man runs onto BART tracks just after midnight in Concord (California), near the coast:

Quote: "A naked man was taken into custody and placed on a psychiatric evaluation hold after running on the BART tracks early this morning. The man, who was at the North Concord BART station, ran on the track for about 200 yards before jumping a fence, which led to a city street, where he was eventually detained."

2016-04-19 - Naked man falls through ceiling at Jack In The Box in Modesto (California):

Quote: "A man was taken into custody after he crashed through the ceiling of a Jack in the Box Monday afternoon. Police received a call shortly before 6:00pm of a man who had fallen into the restaurant at McHenry and Briggsmore Avenues. Witnesses say the man was nude when he fell through, and quickly scurried back up the hole from which he fell through."

Note: It's raining men!

2016-04-19 - Naked man attacks car on street in Chelyabinsk (Russia):

2016-04-19 - Bear attacks and kills dog in Midway (Florida):

2016-04-19 - Alligator attacks former police dog, dog escapes but injured, in Palmetto (Florida):

2016-04-19 - Landslide hits West Papua (Indonesia), 1000 families isolated, 6 people missing:

2016-04-19 - Power outage blacks out 10,000 homes from Sharbot Lake to Rockland (Canada):

Quote: "Hydro One is investigating a large power failure that is affecting customers from Sharbot Lake, west of Carleton Place, all the way across the city to Rockland. According to an information update released by the utility the cause of the blackout is still under investigation. However, more than 10,000 customers are believed to be affected."

2016-04-19 - Man dives into water to retrieve anchor, doesn't resurface, in coastal Tampa Bay (Florida):

2016-04-19 - Ship's master sickens on ship near coastal Jeddah (Saudi Arabia):

Quote: "On Apr 19, 2016, the 'CMA CGM La Traviata' requested medical assistance after the master fell ill and was in need of hospitalization. The container ship arrived at Jeddah port in the evening, and the patient was taken to hospital by ambulance."

2016-04-19 - Man, 49, crewmember, loses consciousness on ship near coastal Penmarch (France), man medevac'd off:

Quote: "On Apr 19, 2016 at 12:17 a.m. the CROSS Etel was contacted by the 'Introun Varia An Esperans' off Penmarc'h. It relays a request for assistance from the fishing vessel 'Notre Dame de Kerizinen II - MX.686424', 113 gt (IMO: 8873867) aboard which one of the crew members, aged 49, lost consciousness. The information was confirmed a few minutes later by the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre (MMCC) in Toulouse which has just received a phone call from the 'Notre Dame de Kerizinen II'. The ship was 110 miles west of Penmarc'h. Following a conference call with the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre (MMCC) of Toulouse, the Maritime Medical Coordination (SCMM) of Finistère and the ship, the decision was made to evacuate the man by helicopter to the hospital de la Cavale Blanche in Brest."

2016-04-19 - Volcano Santiaguito erupts powerfully in Guatemala:

Quote: "Media have reported that as a result of the eruption, fine ash particles have fallen on Quetzaltenango city, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of the capital."

2016-04-19 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near Visokoi Island, near the country of Georgia:

2016-04-19 - Japan hit by 600 earthquakes in 5 days:

2016-04-19 - Speculation mounts that Kyushu Island may split in half after recent earthquakes:

2016-04-19 - Earth’s hot streak continues for a record 11 months:

Quote: "Earth’s record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row — a record in itself. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that March’s average global temperature of 54.9 degrees (12.7 degrees Celsius) was not only the hottest March, but continues a record streak that started last May."

2016-04-19 - Hothouse summer is coming:

2016-04-19 - Extraordinary heatwave bakes Southeast Asia and other areas:

2016-04-19 - Fierce hailstorm pounds Suruhuto (India), walnut-sized hail, 171 homes damaged:

2016-04-19 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people in 3 districts in Bangladesh:

2016-04-19 - Contemplating collapse and human extinction:

Quote: "Evidence is mounting that the solar panels and climate treaties don't matter: we might be passing beyond the point of avoiding social collapse, civilization demise, and species extinction..."

Note: We passed the point of no return years ago, if not decades ago. Now it's Plan B or die...

2016-04-19 - Nature Bats Last, with Kevin Hester from New Zealand:

2016-04-19 - Faster-than-light speeds and backwards time travel a possibility:


  1. Hey Jonny! We're still here! woo-hoo!

    Gov. Brown declares state of emergency response to storm-related damage

    Reporter’s Notebook: The Stunning Destruction in Japan After 2 Quakes

    Anchorage fire chief: 4 dead in fiery Alaska airplane crash

    The plane was carrying four people when it crashed under unknown circumstances

    The plane was carrying four people when it crashed under unknown circumstances

    Workers are making emergency repairs to a broken sewer line that's spewing about 1 million gallons of wastewater per day into a Mississippi River tributary in Memphis, an official said Wednesday.

    This is the third sewage spill in Memphis in the past three weeks.

    47 Percent Of Americans Cannot Even Come Up With $400 To Cover An Emergency Room Visit

    Mexico oil plant explosion: 3 dead, dozens injured, hundreds evacuated as huge toxic cloud released

    Tropical cyclone Fantala brings heavy rainfall and flooding in coastal Kenya; 5 inches of rain in 4 hours

    Over 2,000 houses damaged and numerous birds killed by orange-sized hailstones in Manipur, India

    Reports received from Manipur's Jiribam town bordering Assam said a large number of birds were killed and wounded in the hailstorm that battered several places in the district.

    Some of the hailstones were as big as an orange.

    Historic flooding in Houston, TX prompts concerns over two dams that are at extremely high risk

    Speculation mounts that Japan's southern island may split - rocked by dozens of earthquakes

    [Don't (or) forget to vote!]
    Thursday, 21 April 2016
    "All US Elections Are Rigged"

    This should really be no surprise to anyone but perhaps some people are having a late awakening.

    Ron Paul Bombshell: All US Elections Are Rigged

    Ron Paul has told a national television station that he believes the entire American electoral system to be rigged, in order to keep independent thinkers from taking positions of power.


    [also see, if interested]
    NY Attorney General got 1,000 direct complaints from voters on primary day

    New York’s Attorney General Just Announced an Investigation of the Primary Fiasco

    Abrupt climate change - "Forget COP21, it may already be passé"

    " As for global warming, a non-consensus school of scientific thought, consisting of a small minority of scientists, believes the ecosystem is at risk of collapse within current lifetime. These scientists do not pull punches. Rather, they tell it like it is, as they see it."

    This may be a discreet hat tip to Pro.Guy McPherson

    Global Warming and the Planetary Boundary


  2. Aw yeah, still here!

    And sheeit, orange-sized hail! Yeah, definitely looks like hail is gonna be a worsening problem - one of many - as time goes on.

    Someone could get in front of this and come out with some kind of lightweight folding carbon-fiber 'Personal Hail Protection' kit, something as small and lightweight as possible, which you unfold and get under, able to withstand [fill-in-the-blank]-sized hailstones, then mass-market it.

  3. do it Jonny! That's a seriously good idea that you could market to the preppers and especially anyone living in tornado alley.

  4. Giant oarfish emerges after being woken by earthquake off Taiwan

    This giant oarfish measures a massive five metres (16ft) long

    the so-called "earthquake fish" is freaking locals out after emerging just two hours after seismic activity struck island nation Taiwan.

    According to folklore, it is said to appear just before a quake hits - sending people into a panic.

    Loss of estimated 80-90% of coral species on Great Barrier Reef

    Thursday, 21 April 2016
    5.8 earthquake off the coast from Fukushima
    M 5.8 - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 2016-04-20 12:19:45 UTC

    Japan faces fresh earthquake panic as 6.1 magnitude tremor hits coast near Fukushima nuclear plant


    The Exponential growth in CO2 levels

    Meet Tropical Cyclone Amos
    Look out for Samoa and Tonga

    New cyclone in the Pacific
    A new tropical cyclone has developed in the Pacific.
    Record warm oceans have spawned scary slate of monster tropical cyclones

    In the past six months, the Earth has witnessed several of the freakiest, most intense storms in recorded history.

    Spurred by the highest ocean temperatures observed to date, record-breaking tropical cyclones — the class of storms that includes hurricanes and typhoons — have explosively developed in three regions: the northeast Pacific Ocean, the south Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.

    [further down there's this]
    Standing atop a 60-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic, James Hansen — the retired NASA scientist sometimes dubbed the “father of global warming” — examines two small rocks through a magnifying glass. Towering above him is the source of one of the shards: a huge boulder from a pair locals call “the Cow and the Bull,” the largest of which is estimated to weigh more than 1,000 tons.

    The two giants have long been tourist attractions along this rocky coast. Perched not far from the edge of a steep cliff that plunges down into blue water, they raise an obvious question: How did they get up here?

    these two are among a series of giant boulders arranged in an almost perfect line across a narrow part of this 110-mile-long, wishbone-shaped island.

    Scientists have tended to attribute odd boulders such as these to tsunamis — there’s little doubt they have the power to move large rocks. One recent study found that in the Cape Verde islands, 73,000 years ago, a 300-foot-high mega-tsunami carried boulders as large as 700 tons atop a cliff almost as high as the Eiffel Tower.

    But more recent studies have also attributed large boulder movements to storms. And now into the fray has stepped Hansen, who, in 1988 testimony before Congress, put the climate issue on the map by contending — correctly, as it turned out — that global warming had already begun. If he is also right about the boulders, Earth could be in for a rough ride.

    Canadian Fire Season Starts Far too Early as Fort St. John Residents are Forced to Flee the Flames


  5. Two celebs died today:

    Prince Dead: Legendary 'Purple Rain' Singer Dies at 57

    [supposedly battling the flu, but his private jet had to make an emergency landing earlier this month]


    Wrestler, entertainer Chyna is dead at 45

    Joan Laurer, the groundbreaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died.

    Police in Redondo Beach, California, confirm that Laurer, 45, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday.

    The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play.


  6. Watch out for severe weather out your way on Tuesday of next week. Looks like
    a one-two punch with the big clobber hitting then.


  7. Whoa, yeah, I mentioned Prince making that emergency landing in Illinois in the 2016-04-15 update, so he didn't even last a week after that. I almost skipped mentioning that emergency landing, but...I had a feeling he wasn't going to be around long.

  8. New sinkholes drain 2 more rivers in Mexico

    MIT study claims ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages

    (did you go to MIT Jonny?)


  9. Hah, no, no MIT here - expensive! I thought about auditing some of the online classes they offer (free but no credit), but never found the time. Well, I guess I could've spent the time instead of watching the end of the world, but the end of the world seems like a higher priority!