Sunday, July 10, 2016

Event Update For 2016-07-09

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: Aircraft Incidents

2016-07-09 - At least nine people sicken on passenger plane, plane diverts to Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Delta Airlines flight 1817 was traveling to Denver from Atlanta on Saturday when it diverted to Tulsa at about 3 p.m. after the passengers apparently became ill at the same time."

Quote: "Bruer says another passenger was taken to a hospital for unrelated medical issues."

Note: So they detected elevated levels of carbon monoxide in these people. Ya know, I don't doubt that. In October 2012, in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), an entire neighborhood's carbon monoxide alarms went off inside a bunch of homes, and when responders showed up, the carbon monoxide levels were higher OUTSIDE the homes than they were INSIDE, meaning that that cloud of carbon monoxide blew in from the atmosphere, mentioned in the 2012-10-31 update.

So, let's take a step back and look at things. First off, the life that produces oxygen has been steadily dying, and that life (particularly phytoplankton in the oceans) has been dying faster than oxygen-consuming life (like us). So that means the atmospheric oxygen levels are unbalanced, with more being consumed than is being produced. Naturally, over time this leads to a reduction in oxygen in the atmosphere and also the oceans, and the oceans have been hit with a rising number of low-oxygen 'dead zones' in recent years.

At the same time, methane and hydrogen sulfide are entering the atmosphere, both highly flammable gases. All the neighborhood-shaking 'mystery booms' around the world in recent years, sometimes accompanied by a 'flash of light' and/or a 'sulfur smell' - those explosions are methane and/or hydrogen sulfide in the atmosphere igniting and exploding, or just burning off in 'flash fires'. These fires and explosions consume oxygen too, driving oxygen levels ever lower, as do all the humongous fires burning across the planet.

Back to carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is created by the incomplete burning of other gases, particularly in low-oxygen environments. So as more methane and hydrogen sulfide burns off in the atmosphere, and as the atmosphere itself loses oxygen content due to fires and the dying of oxygen-producing life, more carbon monoxide is being produced. There's no real upper limit on how bad just this one sub-problem will get, or at least the upper limit is so far beyond what the human race can survive that it doesn't matter.

So what we've got is an escalating three-gas contamination problem with the atmosphere, and three ways to die too. Hydrogen sulfide (which is water-soluble and contaminates water and also adsorbs onto matter) will tend to kill you with straight-up hardcore poisoning. Methane will be more apt to cause explosions and fires and burn you to death. And as time goes on and carbon monoxide spreads throughout the atmosphere, that will tend to kill you with chemical suffocation. So we're basically playing Death Lottery now with each day that passes. Who dies from poisoning, who gets burned to death, and who gets chemically suffocated by carbon monoxide, and also who dies from more indirect causes (people losing consciousness while driving and crashing being one example).

2016-07-09 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Windsor Locks (Connecticut), 'mechanical issue':

2016-07-09 - Small plane crashes onto roof of business near Baltimore (Ohio), 1 injured:

2016-07-09 - Small plane lands then flips over at airport near the Fox River in Sheridan (Illinois), 1 injured:

2016-07-09 - Small plane crashes near runway in Deer Park (Washington), 1 injured:

2016-07-09 - Small plane crashes at Cushing Field near Newark (Illinois), 1 injured:

2016-07-09 - Small plane crashes into trees in coastal Tubay (Philippine Islands), 1 injured:

2016-07-09 - Restaurant damaged by multiple explosions at 2 AM in Luqa on the island of Malta:

2016-07-09 - Chemical plant damaged by fire in Speers (Pennsylvania), near the Monongahela River:

2016-07-09 - Recycling center hit by fire, machinery and rubbish burn, near Billingham (Britain):

2016-07-09 - Brush fire threatens homes in the Santa Clarita Valley (California), evacuations ensue:

2016-07-09 - Wildfire sends people fleeing near Nederland (Colorado):

2016-07-09 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Zouk Mosbeh (Lebanon):

Quote: "Civil Defense Marine Rescue Unit worked Saturday on extinguishing a fire that engulfed a private yacht off the shores of Zook Mosbeh."

Note: This is the 1012th boat or ship to burn in 2016...

2016-07-09 - Transit bus bursts into flame near bus terminal in Cambridge (Canada):

2016-07-09 - Tour bus bursts into flame on Highway 59 near Winnipeg (Canada):

2016-07-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the M19 in coastal Durban (South Africa), 13 injured:

2016-07-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Standing Way in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Note: These are the 483rd, 484th, 485th and 486th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-07-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 in Kern County (California):

2016-07-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-8 near Ocotillo (California):

Quote: "One lane of eastbound Interstate 8 is closed following a fire that destroyed a big rig. The fire was reported at about 5:30 Saturday morning at the truck escape ramp on Mountain Springs grade, eastbound I-8. The tractor trailer rig was said to be fully engulfed in flames. Imperial County Fire Department from the Ocotillo station responded to the scene."

2016-07-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Flagstaff (Arizona):

Note: These are the 1254th, 1255th and 1256th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-07-09 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Highway 278 in coastal Bluffton (South Carolina):

2016-07-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-80 near Wiota (Iowa):

2016-07-09 - RV bursts into flame on Route 44 near Shinglehouse (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "At 12:04 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to a camper fire in the area of 1537 Rt. 44 South. Report fire out. Vehicle was under motion. Motorhome."

Note: These are the 278th and 279th RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-07-09 - Van bursts into flame at St Margaret’s Glade off Newport Road in coastal Ventnor on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2016-07-09 - Van bursts into flame on Herschell Road in Exeter (Britain):

2016-07-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at race track in Sparta (Kentucky):

2016-07-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-26 in Spartanburg (South Carolina):

2016-07-09 - Police car bursts into flame on the 60 Freeway near Riverside (California):

2016-07-09 - Classic car, 1931 Ford Model A, bursts into flame on street near Rancho Murieta (California):

2016-07-09 - Three cars go up in flames at 12:15 AM while parked at apartments in Longview (Washington):

2016-07-09 - Car bursts into flame at 4:15 AM while parked inside garage at home in Omaha (Nebraska):

2016-07-09 - Car bursts into flame on Caledonia Avenue in coastal Victoria (Canada):

2016-07-09 - Car bursts into flame on Gungahlin Drive in Aranda (Australia):

2016-07-09 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Singapore:

2016-07-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home on Ivy Road in Macclesfield (Britain):

2016-07-09 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Reading (Britain):

2016-07-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame before 5 AM on Kingston Terrace in Haven Village area in Boston (Britain):

2016-07-09 - Hoverboard explodes and burns inside home, home damaged, in Huber Heights (Ohio):

2016-07-09 - Semi trailer bursts into flame while parked outside warehouse in Lubbock (Texas):

2016-07-09 - Car and garage destroyed by fire shortly after 1 AM at home in Red Oak (Iowa):

Quote: "The garage's contents, including a 1999 Chrysler Sebring, are considered a total loss--a dollar amount is not available at this time."

2016-07-09 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Moreno Valley (California):

2016-07-09 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Poteau (Oklahoma):

2016-07-09 - Brush fire threatens apartments in coastal Kailua (Hawaii):

2016-07-09 - Courthouse damaged by fire at 2:15 AM in Macon County (Alabama):

2016-07-09 - University building damaged by basement fire just after 6 AM in Hanover (New Hampshire):

2016-07-09 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Green Bay (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2016-07-09 - Home damaged by fire at 10:58 PM in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2016-07-09 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at midnight in coastal Bluffton (South Carolina):

2016-07-09 - Home destroyed by fire just before 5 AM in Kansas City (Missouri):

2016-07-09 - Several homes go up in flames at 1 AM in the Cobbs Creek area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-09 - Vacant home burns in Moore Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-09 - Vacant home burns in Harrison Township (Ohio):

2016-07-09 - Vacant home burns just before 2 AM in Toledo (Ohio):

2016-07-09 - Two men, 26 and 37, die in Lake Michigan at Miller Beach in Gary (Indiana):

2016-07-09 - Eleven people found dead on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria (Egypt):

Quote: "Police referred the reason behind the accidents to the lack of victims’ experience in swimming, accusing no one of their death."

Note: Their lack of immunity to being poisoned may have had something to do with it too...

2016-07-09 - Man, 53, jumps in water, goes missing, next seen dead in the water near coastal Indian Rocks Beach (Florida):

2016-07-09 - Man, 62, falls off paddleboard and disappears, next seen dead in the water in coastal Fort Myers Beach (Florida):

Quote: "The man, whose identity has not yet been released, fell off the paddleboard for unknown reasons and went under the water, Brown said. He did not resurface."

2016-07-09 - Man, 41, goes for jog at 7 AM and drops dead in O'Fallon (Missouri):

2016-07-09 - Boy, 14, dies while swimming at quarry in Clay Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-09 - Man found dead in the Buckhannon River near Buckhannon (West Virginia):

2016-07-09 - Man found dead in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2016-07-09 - Man drops dead in wetland area in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2016-07-09 - Man drops dead near train station in Framingham (Massachusetts):

2016-07-09 - Teen found dead in lake in Garretson (South Dakota):

2016-07-09 - Person found dead near flood wall in Richmond (Virginia):

2016-07-09 - Woman drops dead on street in Meridian (Mississippi):

2016-07-09 - Man, 59, drops dead along the Riverdale Parkway in Riverdale (Utah):

2016-07-09 - Man, 21, found dead in Little Mountain, Queensland (Australia), near the coast:

2016-07-09 - Man, 38, Canadian tourist, dies in swimming pool at resort in coastal Paget Parish on the island of Bermuda:

2016-07-09 - Man found dead in canal in coastal Galle on the island of Sri Lanka:

2016-07-09 - Man, 34, found dead in home he was building, in Bhaktapur (Nepal):

2016-07-09 - Man, 41, found dead in Ladybower Reservoir (Britain):

2016-07-09 - Two passenger buses crash near Khartoum (Sudan), 13 killed:

2016-07-09 - Tractor trailer crashes off I-405 overpass in Bothell (Washington), 1 killed:

2016-07-09 - Tractor trailer veers across three lanes at 6 AM, overturns, in coastal Sarasota (Florida), 1 killed:

2016-07-09 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, in coastal Lacey (New Jersey), 7 injured:

2016-07-09 - Pickup truck overturns just after midnight, bursts into flame, in McKinney (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-07-09 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, one bursts into flame, in Hot Springs (Arkansas), 2 injured:

2016-07-09 - Car veers over centerline after 11:30 PM, hits car head-on, in Lakeland (Florida), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2016-07-09 - Two cars collide head-on, near Chico (California), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-07-09 - Two cars collide head-on, near coastal Lions Bay (Canada), 4 injured:

2016-07-09 - In separate incidents, two cars crash into homes within an hour in Texarkana (Texas):

2016-07-09 - Car crashes off Roosevelt Bridge into the Potomac River near coastal Washington DC, 2 killed:

2016-07-09 - Car crashes at 12:45 AM in Summerfield Township (Ohio), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2016-07-09 - Car veers off road, runs up embankment, hits bridge, in Greenville County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2016-07-09 - Car veers off road, hits building, bursts into flame, in coastal Seattle (Washington), 2 lightly injured:

2016-07-09 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures mother and son in Cuero (Texas):

2016-07-09 - Water main breaks, floods area, in Primrose Hill area in coastal London (Britain):

2016-07-09 - Balcony collapses at building in Ruparail (India), 2 killed, 24 injured:

2016-07-09 - Man in his 50s and girl, 1, almost die in separate swimming pools within minutes in Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-07-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreak hits Patterson Lake (North Dakota):

2016-07-09 - Arctic ice continues disintegrating:

2016-07-09 - Lightning strikes kill 62 people and injure 140 people since mid-April in Nepal:

2016-07-09 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Pakistan:

2016-07-09 - Coastal cities and critical infrastructure unprepared to face the rising tides of climate change:

2016-07-09 - Impressive meteor filmed over Morocco on 8 July 2016:


  1. This is a two-part comment (maybe even 3).

    Ownership of any vehicle that uses fossil fuels at this point is risky, to say the least. Buses, boats, cars, trucks, tractors, golf carts (which use electricity and not fossil fuels in general), planes, trains, even hoverboards (again - battery powered) are all burning up.

    In addition, buildings are exploding and burning, infrastructure is collapsing, burning and failing and there's no way to stop what's going on, now that we've triggered (currently 66) self-reinforcing feedbacks of all kinds (that interact). See here for details:

    In parallel, we also see that unrest is on the rise, crop failures are increasing due to climate change effects, and the world economy is slowing to a crawl as "demand" drops precipitously for all the junk we used to think was so important.

    Civilization is nearing its inevitable end.

    Thanks for another milepost report Jonny, keeping us informed with the facts and incidents across the globe.

    Extreme Weather Events

    Sea ice close to the North Pole looks slushy and fractured into small pieces.

    Due to virtually continuous storm centering the North Pole for weeks now, warm water upswells and sea water mixing drives base melting of icefloes besides wave actions that both wash and pulverize broken sea ice. The more pulverized sea ice becomes, the greater its 3-dimensional surface area that sits in water becomes, this easing transfer of heat from ocean to sea ice. In addition, honeycombing of ice also flushes ice with water in a stormy weather. The final factor being that most of sea ice is very recent (seasonal) ice that contain residues of salts, when saline brine is expelled this creates boreholes into ice making it "rotten ice" easily.

    As the sea ice melts, sea surface temperatures will remain at around zero degree Celsius (32°F) for as long as there is ice in the water, since the extra energy will first go into melting the ice. Only after the ice has melted will the extra energy start raising the temperature of the water. [more]

    Super typhoon Nepartak: Six dead in China as tens of thousands flee storm

    Two powerful earthquakes strike off Ecuador's coast

    Two powerful quakes measuring 5.9 and 6.4 struck the coast of Ecuador ten minutes apart, USGS reported.


  2. [while on the "social scene"]
    War On The Streets Of America: Protesters Attack Police Officers In Major Cities All Over The Nation

    New research: climate may be more sensitive and situation more dire


    “A recent study, Marvel et al 2015 and prior works suggest that cooling effect of non-CO2 pollution may have been underestimated. This also suggests that climate sensitivity is underestimated (since the net direct impact of human activity would be reduced, requiring a greater sensitivity to achieve the observed temperature change).”

    “The work that’s out there now, if anything, favours hotter models in general.”

    …when evaluating dangerous global warming, should we consider measured land-ocean temperatures, or faster-warming air temperatures? As Ed Hawkins notes, if we decide climate targets refer to the latter, it puts us about 24% closer to dangerous thresholds. Thus the climate situation may be even more, not less urgent than previously believed.

    [these next articles are directly beneath the one above at the site]
    The North Atlantic Cold Blob

    SNIP: We know from Earth’s history that this ocean circulation system in the North Atlantic has been quite unstable. There have been abrupt changes leading to abrupt climate changes in the North Atlantic region leading to affect the region and the whole world. Will global warming that human activities are causing now affect that circulation system once again?

    The models predicted [a slowdown in the circulation system] but we find that the cooling that we actually observe in the North Atlantic is somewhat larger than the models have predicted, so we can say the climate models have been predicting the right thing, but they have been under-predicting it, the real changes are occurring faster than what we have expected.

    Permafrost thaw has risen fourfold in some Arctic regions

    Discovery exposes fragility of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf


  3. Norway becomes first country in the world to ban deforestation

    Sperm whale dies on beach in Perranporth, UK

    July snow interrupts summer in three U.S. states

    Tail-less dead humpback whale found on beach in New Zealand

    "We don't know what caused the death as there were no obvious external injuries."

    Lightning bolt kills 2 children and injures 11 in Kenya

    "A calf was also within the kitchen of the house. Immediately the lightning struck, the whole house went up in flames, burning the two boys and the calf. The rest managed to escape but with injuries," said Mr Yaraki.

    He added that in a span of 10 years, lightning had struck more than six times in the same village, causing loss of lives and livestock.

    Shining silver-blue clouds captured over Denmark in night sky photo


  4. Over 50 young sharks killed, left on shore in Mobile Bay, Alabama

    Fire officials searching for source of mysterious boom in Kentucky

    2 people dead following attack by bears in eastern Turkey

    OK, who ordered the ice? Chinese pilots are forced to land plane 'blind' after hailstones smash windshields

    Hidden fault could trigger cataclysmic megaquake beneath Bangladesh, parts of east India and Myanmar