Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Event Update For 2016-10-18

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

2016-10-18 - Mysterious explosion, flash of light and smoke alarm people in Thatcham (Britain):

2016-10-18 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane diverts to Willard Airport in Savoy (Illinois):

Quote: "A plane was diverted to Willard Airport on Tuesday afternoon after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit."

2016-10-18 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at airport in Gander (Canada):

Quote: "German airline Lufthansa said a jet headed from Frankfurt to Orlando made an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland after the crew detected smoke in the cockpit."

Note: These are the 117th and 118th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-10-18 - Bathroom explodes at Hyde Park Bank in Hyde Park, Chicago (Illinois), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man bleeding profusely from his lip ran down the hallway in a panic on the fifth floor of the Hyde Park Bank building around 9 a.m., according to bank security officers. The man was seeking help for the injury he sustained when one of the toilets in the men’s bathroom exploded. The maintenance staff at Hyde Park Bank,1525 E. 53rd St., who are investigating the situation, said  they do not yet know the cause of the explosion but have ruled out any terrorist or other malicious attacks on the building."

2016-10-18 - Chemical factory explodes and burns in Hyderabad (India), 1 killed, several injured:

2016-10-18 - Landfill erupts in flame in the wee hours in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Phoenix-area residents were waking up to smoky skies Tuesday morning. Our news helicopter flew over a fire at the Salt River Landfill on Beeline Highway near Gilbert Road on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community."

2016-10-18 - Wildfire breaks out in Aliso Canyon near Porter Ranch (California):

Quote: "The Los Angeles Times reports that Southern California Gas Co., which operates the natural gas storage facility where a damaged well spewed methane for four months and displaced thousands of residents, confirmed that the fire was burning at the site."

2016-10-18 - Mobile home explodes and burns in Lincoln (Nebraska), nobody there:

Quote: "Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews responded to a confirmed fire at 2607 N. 2nd Street on Tuesday night. The call came in just after 9:40pm. Witnesses told LFR there was a loud explosion and then the mobile home caught on fire. 10/11's Max Massey talked to neighbors who called 911. They said a man lives in the home with his dog, but does not appear to be home. LFR said crews have checked the home and there are no reports of anyone inside or any injuries."

Note: This is the 334th residential explosion in 2016...

2016-10-18 - Transformer explodes at substation in Meadville (Pennsylvania):

2016-10-18 - Transformer bursts into flame near school in coastal Elizabeth (New Jersey):

2016-10-18 - Houseboat bursts into flame while docked at marina on the Ouchita River in West Monroe (Louisiana):

2016-10-18 - Boat explodes into flame at Comstock Marina in coastal Brick (New Jersey):

2016-10-18 - Boat, two RV trailers and multiple structures destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Pahrump (Nevada):

Quote: "High winds presented a challenge to Pahrump fire crews as they battled an early morning structure fire at a property on the 3700 block of West Quail Run Road this past Monday. As a result, numerous structures, a boat and two travel trailers, along with various automobile parts, were destroyed in the fast-moving blaze."

2016-10-18 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked in coastal Oulton Broad (Britain):

Quote: "The boat is one of only six of the Super Moonraker series ever made, after a company bought some half-finished moulds from the original Moonraker series which had stopped being made in 1980."

Note: These are the 1330th, 1331st, 1332nd and 1333rd boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-10-18 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Hemet (California):

Quote: "Hemet Unified School District students were evacuated from a bus that caught fire Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, and moved onto another bus safely, officials said."

Note: This is the 236th school bus to burn in 2016 and this is the 773rd bus to burn in 2016...

2016-10-18 - Tour bus bursts into flame on the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights (California):

2016-10-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road near Hola (Kenya):

Note: These are the 774th and 775th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 near Santaquin (Utah):

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-91 in Northampton (Massachusetts):

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on the Ohio Turnpike in North Royalton (Ohio):

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-94 near Albany (Minnesota):

Quote: "A semi trailer filled with French fries was engulfed in flames around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 on Interstate 94 near Albany, MN."

2016-10-18 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked at tractor business in Darlington (Wisconsin):

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Dutton (Canada):

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the South-East Freeway near Crafers (Australia):

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:15 AM on the A50 near Swadlincote (Britain):

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:37 AM on the M5 near Worcester (Britain):

Note: These are 1945th through 1953rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-10-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on I-196 in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2016-10-18 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Cut-Off Road near New Creek (West Virginia):

2016-10-18 - Box truck bursts into flame at shopping center in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2016-10-18 - Van bursts into flame on I-78 in Greenwich Township (New Jersey):

2016-10-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-405 in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2016-10-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Road 400 in Coarsegold (California):

2016-10-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Parsons (Kansas):

2016-10-18 - Police car bursts into flame and explodes in the wee hours on street in Newburgh (New York):

Quote: "The officer said he smelled smoke, pulled over and radioed in saying he thought his car might be on fire. In the time it took him to open up the car door, the rear of the vehicle blew up. 'There was metal shrapnel and glass that extended at least a hundred feet from the rear of the vehicle outward,' police Chief Donald Campbell said."

2016-10-18 - Taxi bursts into flame on street near One Court Square on coastal Long Island (New York):

2016-10-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked near convenience store in Kent (Ohio):

2016-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on Clear Field Drive in Gaffney (South Carolina):

2016-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on Perkins Road in Glasgow (Kentucky):

2016-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on street in Hell's Kitchen area of coastal Manhattan (New York):

2016-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Sliema on the island of Malta:

2016-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on street in Wrexham (Britain):

2016-10-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the West Loop at Old Katy Road in Houston (Texas):

2016-10-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 1 near Townsend (Delaware):

2016-10-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Wilkins Drive in Goodrington in coastal Paignton (Britain):

2016-10-18 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Westfield (Massachusetts):

2016-10-18 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Albany (New Hampshire):

2016-10-18 - Auto shop damaged by fire at 12:25 AM in East Hempfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-10-18 - Barn heavily damaged by fire near Sublette (Illinois):

2016-10-18 - Wildfire grows to 25 square miles, 5 homes destroyed, near Westcliffe (Colorado):

2016-10-18 - Brush fire breaks out near Nepaug Reservoir (Connecticut):

2016-10-18 - Brush fire burns near highway in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):

2016-10-18 - Carpet warehouse destroyed by massive blaze in Glen Dale (West Virginia), nobody there:

2016-10-18 - Former mill hit by fire on the banks of the Tallapoosa River, three buildings destroyed, in Randolph County (Alabama):

Quote: "Butler's Mill was originally built on the banks of the Tallapoosa River in the early 1800's. It was located in Graham on County Road 92. New owners renovated the building and reopened it as a restaurant earlier this year."

2016-10-18 - Three businesses damaged by fire at strip mall in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2016-10-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 4:30 AM in Knoxville (Tennessee), 37 cats killed:

2016-10-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Kemps Mill Road near Willamsport (Maryland):

2016-10-18 - Deadly fire burns residential high-rise building at 6:37 AM in coastal Mumbai (India), 2 killed, 7 injured:

2016-10-18 - Vacant home burns at 5:30 AM in Topeka (Kansas):

2016-10-18 - Vacant home burns in the Carter Lake area in Omaha (Nebraska):

2016-10-18 - Vacant home burns in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2016-10-18 - Vacant business burns before 3 AM in Columbia (South Carolina):

2016-10-18 - More than 10,000 critically endangered scrotum frogs suddenly die near Lake Titicaca (Peru):'scrotum-frogs'-dead-in-lake-titicaca/7944472

Quote: "Peruvian authorities want to know why more than 10,000 endangered frogs living near Lake Titicaca have suddenly died. The Titicaca Water Frog is considered a 'critically endangered' species, according to conservation groups. The giant amphibians, which can weigh more than two pounds, have excessive skin folds that have earned the species a rather wrinkly nickname: scrotum frog."

2016-10-18 - Large number of fish die in fish farms in Lake Buhi in Camarines Sur (Philippine Islands):

2016-10-18 - Underwater forests dying off hard near New Zealand:

Quote: "It was one of the world’s great marine ecosystems. Stretching hundreds of kilometres along the eastern coastline of Australia, it provided shelter to a multitude of fish, algae and crustaceans and for many divers was considered a must-see spectacular. But this year a massive underwater heatwave smashed it into oblivion. This is not the Great Barrier Reef, but its southern equivalent; an underwater jungle that in the middle of last century ran the length of Tasmania’s East Coast. The trees, often more than 30m tall, were Macrocystis pyrifera – giant kelp – the world’s largest seaweed."

2016-10-18 - Man and woman, 28 and 20, drop dead at home in Dundee (Michigan):

Quote: "Investigators say there is no sign of foul play or forced entry into the home and an autopsy will need to be performed to determine the cause of death."

Quote: "Police say the couple was found lying on their floor in the living room. Police say they apparently collapsed and died as they were about to eat dinner."

2016-10-18 - College student, man, 19, found dead in the Mississippi River near Winona (Minnesota):

2016-10-18 - Woman found dead in lake at Madison Cypress Lakes Apartments in Memphis (Tennessee):

2016-10-18 - Man, 25, found dead in coastal Falmouth Harbor (Massachusetts):

2016-10-18 - Infant boy suddenly dies before 6:15 AM at home in coastal Bronx (New York):

2016-10-18 - Man, 57, drops dead in yard at home in Piqua (Ohio):

2016-10-18 - Woman found dead in ditch along Boyd Street in Monroe (Oklahoma):

2016-10-18 - Man found dead in the Brazos River in Rosenberg (Texas):

2016-10-18 - Man slumps over dead in work truck in coastal Brookings (Oregon):

Quote: "A man was found dead in his work truck this afternoon at the intersection of Highway 101 and Carpenterville Road this afternoon, according to the Brookings Police Department Brookings Police. The man, an employee of Curry Transfer and Recycling, has not been identified pending notification of next of kin. The cause of death has not determined."

2016-10-18 - Man, 83, drops dead on street in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2016-10-18 - Man, 65, found dead in Thief Lake near Middle River (Minnesota):

2016-10-18 - Woman found dead at Piper's Lagoon Park in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

2016-10-18 - Man dies in manhole, another man critical, in Yeswanthpur (India):

2016-10-18 - Man, 73, found dead in the River Ribble near his home in Ribchester (Britain):

2016-10-18 - Man has heart attack, foams at the mouth, SUV plunges into lake, in Chandler (Arizona), man resuscitated:

2016-10-18 - Pakistan Air Force Mirage fighter jet crashes and burns in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 1 killed:

2016-10-18 - Small plane crashes near Lake Tahoe (California), 1 killed:

2016-10-18 - Small plane crashes at airport in Matamata (New Zealand), 1 killed:

2016-10-18 - Helicopter crashes in valley in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province (Vietnam), 3 killed:

2016-10-18 - Seven vehicles crash on I-10 in Tucson (Arizona), 1 killed, several injured:

2016-10-18 - Passenger bus and truck collide head-on, in Odisha (India), 1 killed, 25 injured:

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer veers across median, hits tractor trailer head-on, huge fire erupts, near Nodine (Minnesota), 2 killed:

Quote: "According to Sergeant Troy Christianson of the Minnesota State Patrol, witnesses said an eastbound semi crossed over the median and struck a westbound semi head on. Both drivers were killed on impact."

Note: In other more positive news, two truck driver jobs just opened!

2016-10-18 - Two tractor trailers crash at 6:15 AM, one bursts into flame, in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2016-10-18 - Tractor trailer overturns, spills 149,000 pounds of apples, on US 31 in Oceana County (Michigan):

Note: Apple-ocalypse!

2016-10-18 - Heavy truck crashes off bridge onto Eyre River riverbed, in coastal North Canterbury (New Zealand), 1 injured:

2016-10-18 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, on Route 51 in Northampton (New York), near the coast, 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-10-18 - Car crashes near creek, bursts into flame, in Moraga (California), 1 injured:

2016-10-18 - Naked man spotted walking down highway in Bloemfontein (South Africa):

2016-10-18 - Alligator attacks and injures man at pond near Richmond (Texas):

2016-10-18 - Dog attacks and injures woman and cop in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2016-10-18 - Pit bulls terrorize neighborhood in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2016-10-18 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills woman, injures five people, in Kihatha (Kenya):

2016-10-18 - Update on massive sinkhole that leaked radioactive water in Mulberry (Florida) - 152 feet wide, 220 feet deep:

2016-10-18 - Sinkhole swallows driveway in neighborhood in Holiday (Florida), near the coast:

2016-10-18 - Volcano Colima erupts in Mexico, Turrialba erupts in Costa Rica:

2016-10-18 - Volcano Bulusan erupts again in the Philippine Islands:

2016-10-18 - Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near Ridgemark (California):

2016-10-18 - Earth had 16 straight months of record high temperatures, but September was 'only' second hottest ever:

Quote: "Blunden said this year is still on pace to be the hottest on record, beating the mark set in 2014 and then broken last year. Meteorologists said three record hot years in a row would be unprecedented."

2016-10-18 - NASA differs, says September was hottest on record:

Note: Well, no need to quibble about the details - things are obviously heating up fast now, regardless of whether this or that month was 'only' the second-warmest or the warmest or whatever...

2016-10-18 - Record-hot 2016 marks the start of bad climate consequences, provides 'fierce urgency' to halt worse harms to come:

2016-10-18 - Ethane levels rising in the atmosphere, causing ozone problems:

2016-10-18 - Terrible air pollution once again hits Beijing (China):

2016-10-18 - 11th tornado of the year causes damage in Ontario (Canada):

2016-10-18 - Philippine Islands brace for Typhoon Haimi:

2016-10-18 - Fracking may be coming to Wayne National Forest near Marietta (Ohio):

2016-10-18 - One in four college students in the US is hungry:

2016-10-18 - Unknown flashing objects filmed in the sky over Charlotte (North Carolina):


  1. Mornin' Jonny. Transformers popping like balloons anymore (especially in the past week where you documented 6 blowing up at once somewhere).

    A thought occurred to me this morning as I read about yet another building that had been renovated going up in flames. Perhaps the wooden studs in the walls have adsorbed H2S and/or CH4 and when electrical outlets are screwed or nailed onto them, hell - just the nails and screws themselves - cause a fire through reaction.

    Closing in on 2000 tractor trailers demolished by fire this year.

    Wisconsin university rooftop camera picks up meteor fireball flying over Madison

    Flaming meteor fireball seen over South Wales

    Massive sinkhole appears in Manchester, UK after 'noises and grumbling' heard by residents

    Earth-shattering boom, flash of light in Berkshire, UK sparks online debate

    Climate Change — Seas Are Now So High it Only Takes a King Tide to Flood the US East Coast

    [heh, I sent an article about a tornado-recovered town being totally powered by renewable energy to the comments section and got thanked for it by RS and CO Bob]

    Thursday, 20 October 2016
    Guy McPherson interview

    Guy McPherson interviewed by Gary Null

    [since no one will be alive before then, and especially since plants and other species we depended on for our survival will be long gone due to habitat loss, this next article is a bit of futuristic fiction]
    Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 will require 4 million hectares of new land each year: UN


  2. Now here's a guy educated in economics (PhD) and law (JD)writing about Climate Change! [Everybody's gettin' into the act!] He makes some good points, but - as always - thinks that there's still "hope" that we can "change."

    Climate Change: Time is running out Prof Andrew Guzman Andre

    [sooner or later, everyone is going to realize that it's far too late to "do anything" about any of this and that our run as a species is over]


  3. French nuclear watchdog calling for shutdown of five reactors over safety risks

    Update: Typhoon Haima kills at least 8 in the Philippines; tens of thousands of homes destroyed

    "Almost every house here has been damaged," governor Manuel Mamba told ABS CBN television.

    At least eight people had been confirmed dead, according to Edgar Allan Tabell, director of the national government's disaster information coordinating centre in Manila.

    But with authorities in many devastated areas still unable to report back because of power and communication lines being cut, the death toll was expected to rise. [more]

    [I'm surprised there's a tree left standing anywhere in the Philippines after all these huge typhoons.]

    'Mysterious dragon' filmed flying through Chinese mountains

    [take a look!]


  4. Methane gas seep discovered at the Cascadia Subduction Zone

    A recent deep ocean mapping survey has learned that a geologically-active strip of seafloor called the Cascadia Subduction Zone is bubbling methane like mad. It could be one of the most active methane seeps on the planet.
    [see video; more]

    New fault connections in San Francisco Bay area portend massive destruction looms ahead

    [wool . . yeah, o' course]

    Whale washes up on beach in Norfolk, UK

    Whale carcass washes up on Southbroom Beach, South Africa

    'Meteor-like objects' fall in Peerumade, India

    Stephen Hawking's warning: Robots could be humanity's worst thing ever

    [they'll be taking over a dead planet . . ]

    Global warming has doubled Western U.S. forest fire area – ‘No matter how hard we try, the fires are going to keep getting bigger’


  5. Opening night for the Social Lounge in West Chester - jazz in the front room, hockey and baseball on the widescreens, service is slow (it takes a week or so before the crews know their routes and positions). Ya wouldn't know that anything was wrong anywhere, being here.