Monday, March 6, 2017

Event Update For 2017-03-05

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

2017-03-05 - Charred corpse found in burned car near Cordell (Oklahoma):

2017-03-05 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Rochester (New York):

2017-03-05 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Woburn (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2017-03-05 - Landfill fire rages on Pond Island near the island of Sint Maarten:

2017-03-05 - Auto salvage yard hit by massive fire in coastal Glasgow (Scotland), fire spreads to power station, blackouts ensue:

Quote: "Fire chiefs said a number of tyres and vehicles in the scrapyard were on fire and an electricity substation was on one side of the building. Scottish Power confirmed on Sunday evening that one of its buildings was involved in the fire and power had to be shut off to 3,000 properties in the Govan area as a precaution while fire crews assessed the damage."

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame, ignites wildfire, wildfire burns from US 90 to I-10 near Moss Point (Mississippi), near the coast:

Quote: "The MS Sandhill Crane Natl Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service says the fire started on Missala Rd after a car fire around 9:45a.m. Sparks from the fire ignited the grass and jumped from area to area because of the wind."

2017-03-05 - Nine cars go up in flames while parked at auto shop in West Seneca (New York):

Quote: "He said crews were called to George's Collision on Seneca Street near Lind Ave. at about 2:30 p.m. A fire that started in one vehicle spread to eight others, he said, and there were heavy flames in the area. "

2017-03-05 - Boat and generator go up in flames while docked in coastal Oakley (California), nobody there:

2017-03-05 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:43 AM while drydocked on Thilafushi Island (Maldives):

Quote: "A fire incident occurred early Sunday morning on a boat laid up in Thilafushi boatyard. Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said the incident was reported at around 4:43 a.m. and that the institution’s fire and rescue services team was dispatched to the area immediately. The fire was put out at around 6:30 a.m."

Note: These are the 169th and 170th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street on the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands):

Note: This is the 204th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-03-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 near Emporia (Kansas):

2017-03-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 14 in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-03-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-395 in Plainfield (Connecticut):

2017-03-05 - Seven semi tractors destroyed by fire at 11 PM while parked at business in Quinte West (Canada):

Quote: "A blaze that tore through seven transport trucks causing roughly $1 million in damages in Quinte West Saturday night has been deemed accidental."

2017-03-05 - Tractor bursts into flame near coastal Inverloch (Australia):

2017-03-05 - Tractor bursts into flame at 4:17 AM on Beetham Road in Milnthorpe (Britain):

2017-03-05 - Tractor bursts into flame on Neston Road in Neston (Britain):

Note: These are the 382nd through 394th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-05 - Truck bursts into flame on the M1 near coastal Bulli (Australia):

2017-03-05 - RV bursts into flame while parked on Millers Lane in McPherson (Kansas), nobody there:

Note: This is the 77th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-05 - Van bursts into flame while parked at church in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "Report of a fire at a storefront church. Crews on arrival discover there is a van on fire in back of the building. No fire damage to the property."

2017-03-05 - SUV bursts into flame on US 84 near Gordon (Alabama):

2017-03-05 - SUV bursts into flame on the M4 near Swindon (Britain):

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Wendy's in Mount Olive (North Carolina):

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame on Route 15 in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 210 near Pillager (Minnesota):

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 400 Near Innisfil Heights (Canada):

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A9 near Tibbermore (Scotland), near the coast:

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame at 5:01 AM while parked at hospital in Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Crews from Scarborough were called to the car park opposite Scarborough Hospital when an Audi burst into flames. Patients and staff spotted the blaze erupting from the car's engine at 5am on Sunday and emergency crews were called to Woodlands Drive building. The flame spread to a Mitsubishi parked nearby and the car was also damaged."

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Ashburton (Britain):

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame at 12:02 AM in Pontesbury (Britain):

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame on Chain Line in Knaresborough (Britain):

Quote: "Chain Line, Knaresborough Time of call 13:54 Fire crew from Knaresborough responded to a car fire believed to have been caused by an electrical fault. Crew used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet."

2017-03-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:05 AM on Bradley Road in Bradley (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Bradley Road, Bradley. Sun 5 Mar 2017 00:05 (No:04605) Vehicle involved in fire. One hose reel, one BA."

2017-03-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked between homes, fire spreads, garage destroyed, both homes damaged, in Amarillo (Texas):

Quote: "Witnesses on scene told ABC 7 News a travel trailer was in the driveway of 4113 S. Jackson between the two homes. The AFD confirmed that report saying the trailer was completely on fire when they arrived."

2017-03-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame near Elizabethton (Tennessee):

2017-03-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame, fire spreads to car, near Prosser (Washington):

2017-03-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on Danepark Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Danepark Road, Hull. Sun 5 Mar 2017 14:08 (No:04644) Caravan involved in fire outside of property. One BA, two hose reels, short extension ladder, Thermal Image Camera and haydrags in use. Heat damage to facias of property."

2017-03-05 - Car, garage and 3 homes damaged by fire in Roanoke (Virginia):

2017-03-05 - Three classic cars and barn destroyed by fire at home in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2017-03-05 - Car and home go up in flames in Greene (Maine), near Sabattus Pond:

2017-03-05 - SUV and garage destroyed by fire near Hoffman Lake, fire spreads to home, in Warsaw (Indiana):

2017-03-05 - SUV and mobile home destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Auburn (Washington), near the coast:

2017-03-05 - Truck and trailer repair business damaged by fire on Valley Street in Dayton (Ohio), nobody there:

2017-03-05 - Two vehicles and home destroyed by garage fire in Rantoul (Illinois), dog killed:

2017-03-05 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Inglewood (California), near the coast:

2017-03-05 - Barn destroyed by fire on Wards Bridge Road in Pitt County (North Carolina):

2017-03-05 - Barn destroyed by fire on Bayou Blue Road in Houma (Louisiana):

2017-03-05 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11 PM in Madoc Township (Canada), some cattle and fowl killed:

2017-03-05 - Brush fire damages seven homes in Lehigh Acres (Florida), near the coast:

2017-03-05 - Two brush fires break out near coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2017-03-05 - Brush fire closes State Road 415 near coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2017-03-05 - Brush fire closes I-95 in Palm Beach Gardens (Florida), near the coast:

2017-03-05 - Brush fire closes Eigth Street in coastal Miami (Florida):

2017-03-05 - Brush fire erupts in water management area in Okeechobee (Florida):

2017-03-05 - Brush fire burns 1500 acres in Picayune Strand State Forest (Florida), near the coast:

Note: Will anything be left unburned in Florida by the time fire season begins?!

2017-03-05 - Brush fire rages near Hutchinson (Kansas):,-central-kansas/98796148/

2017-03-05 - Massive forest fire rages in Kerala (India):

2017-03-05 - Solar panels burst into flame on roof at Walgreens in Middletown (Ohio):

2017-03-05 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Lee's Summit (Missouri):

2017-03-05 - Courthouse damaged by basement fire in Rock Island (Illinois):

2017-03-05 - Shed goes up in flames at 1:57 AM on Wimbledon Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Wimbledon Close, Hull. Sun 5 Mar 2017 01:57 (No:04609) Shed involved in fire. One hose reel."

2017-03-05 - Home damaged by basement fire in Concord (New Hampshire), dog killed:

2017-03-05 - Home damaged by fire at 2:20 AM in Kirksville (Missouri):

2017-03-05 - Home damaged by fire at 4 AM in Scranton (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Lancaster (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-03-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Wantage Township (New Jersey), nobody there:

2017-03-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 1 AM in Centerville (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2017-03-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in the Creekwood subdivision in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2017-03-05 - Home destroyed by garage fire at 1:30 AM in Lyman (Maine), near the coast, 2 cats killed:

2017-03-05 - Home destroyed by fire before 2 AM in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

2017-03-05 - Home destroyed by fire in Exeter Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-03-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Trotwood (Ohio), dog killed, nobody there:

2017-03-05 - Two homes and vacant church go up in flames in Eskdale (West Virginia):

2017-03-05 - Two homes heavily damaged by fire at 6:30 AM in Cedar Falls (Iowa), another home burns separately too:

2017-03-05 - Townhouse complex heavily damaged by fire at 2:15 AM in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-03-05 - Motel devastated by massive fire in coastal Vallejo (California):

2017-03-05 - Six mobile homes destroyed by fire in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

2017-03-05 - Deadly fire burns garage at home in Lake Forest (Illinois), 1 killed:

2017-03-05 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 12:40 AM in Mulberry (Florida):

2017-03-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Capitol Heights (Maryland), 1 killed:

2017-03-05 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Arlington (Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-03-05 - Deadly fire destroys home at 3:45 AM in Parkville (Maryland), near the coast, 1 killed:

2017-03-05 - Deadly fire destroys home in Clayton (Georgia), 2 killed:

2017-03-05 - Deadly fire destroys home in Woodville (Texas), 1 killed:

2017-03-05 - Vacant building burns in Port Richmond (New York):

2017-03-05 - Vacant office or home burns at 3:30 AM in Elmira (New York):

2017-03-05 - Vacant home erupts in flame, fire spreads to four or five more homes, in coastal Wilmington (Delaware):

Quote: "Twelve people were made homeless Sunday afternoon following a destructive fire that consumed an entire city block. According to Wilmington Fire Chief Michael Donohue, the blaze touched off at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at a vacant structure located at 44 East 22nd Street, in the city's Riverview section."

2017-03-05 - Vacant apartment building burns in Paterson (New Jersey):

2017-03-05 - Vacant pool hall destroyed by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-03-05 - Two men, 19 and 30, die in lake at Mill Park near coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2017-03-05 - Man, 40, found unconscious near canal, dies 3 days later, and another man, 48, found dead near bridge, in Lahore (Pakistan):

2017-03-05 - Man, 69, slumps over dead on cruise ship on the Mississippi River in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "A 69-year-old man was found dead on a cruise ship Sunday (March 5), New Orleans police said. A preliminary NOPD report said he was found unresponsive in his cabin."

2017-03-05 - Man found dead in the shore of the Industrial Canal in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-03-05 - Man, 26, found dead in creek near Home Depot in Dalton (Georgia):

Quote: "Police have had the body taken to the state crime lab for autopsy to determine his cause of death however investigators said there was no obvious cause at the scene."

2017-03-05 - Man drops dead outside apartments in Jonesboro (Georgia):

2017-03-05 - Man, 42, drops dead on Pepper Hill Road in Mooers (New York):

2017-03-05 - Woman, 46, found dead in submerged car in Fourmile Creek in Polk County (Iowa):

2017-03-05 - Woman found dead near Sanderson (Texas):

2017-03-05 - Man, 52, found dead in car in Methuen (Massachusetts):

2017-03-05 - Person found dead in makeshift shelter at Nose Hill Park in Calgary (Canada):

2017-03-05 - Man, 30, dies in swimming pool at home in coastal Gold Coast (Australia):

2017-03-05 - Man, 63, found dead near Falls Dam in Central Otago (New Zealand):'s-body-found

2017-03-05 - Eight people found dead in bodies of water over the weekend in Namibia:

2017-03-05 - Man, around 30, drops dead in AirBnB in coastal Kópavogur (Iceland):

2017-03-05 - Man found dead in the Water of Leith near coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2017-03-05 - Man in his 30s or 40s found dead on Flanders Way in Crook (Britain):

Quote: "It is going to be awful for his family and friends when they find out."

Note: Wait 'til they find out that they're gonna be dead soon too!

2017-03-05 - Man, 67, drops dead in alley before 6:30 AM in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

2017-03-05 - After spate of small plane crashes, Senator Schumer calls for in-depth NTSB investigation:

Quote: "New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Nation Transportation Safety Board to perform an in-depth investigation into the number of recent small plane crashes, the Associated Press reports. In his letter he reportedly made public, the Democratic Senator cited the Feb. 19 crash in Bayonne that seriously injured a 56-year-old pilot and the Feb. 26 crash that killed two people on Long Island, according to the report."

Note: No need to spend taxpayer bucks, Chuck; I solved this mystery years ago, long before it became such a serious problem. But hey, sure, let's see what the NTSB has to say. I'm sure whatever they have to say will be very interesting, albeit probably useless and untruthful...

2017-03-05 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Argyle (New York), engine failure, 2 lightly injured:

2017-03-05 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, in Henderson (Nevada):

2017-03-05 - Small plane crashes and burns in Meyerton (South Africa), 1 killed:

2017-03-05 - Rescue helicopter crashes into Mount Hachibuse (Japan), all 9 aboard killed:

2017-03-05 - Freight train derails in Reading (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-05 - Freight train derails at 3:45 AM in Georgina (Canada):

2017-03-05 - Passenger bus plunges into creek at bridge in El Valle de Antón (Panama), 16 killed, 39 injured:

Quote: "Photos published by local media showed the white bus in a creek at the bottom of a ravine below a bridge."

2017-03-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road shortly before 7 AM, hits and destroys two patrol cars, on I-270 in St. Louis County (Missouri), 3 injured:

2017-03-05 - Tractor trailer hits guardrail, bursts into flame, on I-55 near Scott City (Missouri):

2017-03-05 - Tractor trailer crashes through concrete median, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bensalem (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-05 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Flomaton (Alabama), 1 injured:

2017-03-05 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in coastal Penang (Malaysia), 1 killed:

2017-03-05 - Car crashes into auto service center in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-03-05 - Car veers off road just after 3 AM, hits tree and pole, bursts into flame, in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-03-05 - Car veers off road at 2:10 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Gainesville (Florida), 1 injured:

2017-03-05 - Car crashes at 4 AM in West Lafayette (Indiana), 3 killed:

2017-03-05 - Naked 'Wolverine man' runs amok at apartments, charges cops with knives, in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "If only his name was Logan. On the weekend the Hugh Jackman movie opens and breaks records, this wannabe wolverine ran though his Flushing, NY apartment complex butt naked, wielding knives and charging at cops who responded to the odd disturbance. He was tased and was unharmed, as well as the officers and dwellers in the apartment. No charges have been filed yet."

2017-03-05 - Two naked men, 21 and 24, go on rampage and damage property at apartment complex in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-03-05 - Leopard attacks and injures four people in Kannur (India):

2017-03-05 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, streets flood, in Polokwane (South Africa):

2017-03-05 - Unknown cause sickens three people at the Department of Commerce in coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "Emergency responders have been called to the Department of Commerce in Washington after three employees got sick. Three people working inside the building said they suddenly felt ill on Monday. Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for D.C. Fire and EMS, said when crews arrived they called for hazmat equipment. Maggiolo told the newspaper that once the employees went to a different area and got some fresh air they felt better."

2017-03-05 - Earthquake swarm rattles Volcano Kilauea (Hawaii):

2017-03-05 - Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes on the coast of Papua New Guinea:

2017-03-05 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes in coastal Mindanao (Philippine Islands), 1 killed, 25 injured:

2017-03-05 - Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes in Cedar Valley (Utah):

2017-03-05 - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza arrives in Tennessee:

2017-03-05 - Drought and starvation killing people in Somalia, 110 dead in 48 hours in one region:

Quote: "Somalia's prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region — the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions of people across the country."

2017-03-05 - Water shortage causing problems for firefighters in coastal Kochi (India):

2017-03-05 - Madagascar braces for life-threatening impacts from strengthening Tropical Cyclone Enawo:

2017-03-05 - Study finds that tropics became uninhabitable during PETM mass extinction:

Note: That will happen again. The average temp should end up around 110F at the latitude in the middle Midwest. Doesn't sound too bad, right? Well, that's the AVERAGE. So in the winter it'll be around 70-80F, lower at night and higher during the day, and in the summer it'll be around 140-150F, lower at night, higher during the day. So, if anyone's still alive by then (doubtful) then they'll survive the winters, but the summer temps will cook them, literally, and people won't be able to survive that. And it will be even hotter than that in the tropics. In past extinction events, anything that wanted to live moved much closer to the poles. Poleward migration of various species has already begun...

2017-03-05 - North Korea fires four missiles in the sea near Japan:

2017-03-05 - Man, 99, sprints past 92-year-old leader to win 60-meter race in New Mexico:


  1. Not going to worry about the missing h in eighth, but it took 3 tries to get to comment, the first 2 said "page not found."

    I see at least 2 places where Missouri and Pennsylvania had incidents listed next to each other, but that was overtaken by the huge run of Florida incidents - geez!

    Why the NTSB and other agencies don't contact you (an expert in this field - that you created!) is beyond me. What, they don't get on the internet? Don't have Facebook? You have YEARS of data on this stuff! Maybe I'll make a few calls, see what I can do to correct this. [heh, they may come and haul me away in one of those white outfits with the arms tied behind my back . . .]

    Couple Hull incidents on this day. By the way, I still have to check, but the initial count is 10 Hull incidents and 9 garbage trucks (5 in one day!) for last month.

    Besides it being 60 again today, after 3 or 4 days of more seasonable weather, 2 of which were downright cold, we're still experiencing the up and down conditions that have been happening all "winter" long.

    [on SOTT, Anthony Watts, of Watts Up (b/s) "science" blog, has an article up saying the P-T extinction event was caused by an ice age - which it may have well been, but I want to do some research before believing anything he writes - known bias]

    Powerful storm Zeus batters France, killing at least 2 & leaving 600,000 properties without electricity

    [this is follow-up from a report yesterday saying 10's of thousands lost power - order of magnitude off!]

    [this one is to show that Robin Westenra, of seemorerocks, isn't dead yet]
    Tuesday, 7 March 2017
    #ObamaGate - Day 2

    Here is some of the best analysis so far

    Mark Levin PROVES Trump Wiretapping Claims: ‘The Evidence Is Overwhelming’ #ObamaGate

    The scientific community is facing an existential crisis

    Most scientists are uncomfortable talking politics because their work needs to be perceived as objective rather than partisan. But ever since America elected a president who’s made scientifically inaccurate statements on everything from vaccines to climate change, more and more scientists are stepping into the spotlight to stand up for their profession. That includes Holt, who announced Wednesday that AAAS would partner with the March for Science, an Earth Day rally with the primary goal of preserving and promoting evidence-based policymaking. [It probably won't help - they're up against the Religious (ie. STUPID) Right (decidedly WRONG)]

    U.S. Secretary of State and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson snubs UN request for global warming meeting

    [this is from yesterday - I forgot it]
    News Links, March 6, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    The Fictitious Economy: Hiding How the Economy Really Works (interview with Michael Hudson)

    1,800 Boeing union workers accept buyouts

    Electronics retailer hhgregg closing 88 stores, cutting 1,500 jobs

    China to Fire 2.3 Million Coal and Steel Workers in Two Years

    Tulsi Gabbard: To Solve Refugee Crisis, Stop Funding Terrorism

    More U.S. citizens are seeking refuge in Canada

    More than 100 million at risk of starvation globally - U.N. official
    The number of people facing severe hunger worldwide has surpassed 100 million and will grow if humanitarian aid is not paired with more support for farmers, a senior United Nations official said. [that's going to go much higher]

    World Food Prices Edge Higher in February

    [more below]


  2. Ag Economy Sees Low Commodity Prices, Frustrated Farmers (US)

    Are Insects the Future of Food? [only if they are locusts]

    The Next Flint? Lead Found in Water In East Chicago, Indiana

    Lake worshipped by Incans now littered with trash

    Climate, other programs get deep cuts in EPA budget proposal

    Diesel is Dead

    Could Artificial Earthquakes Trigger Disaster? Oklahoma's Risk "Now Equal to That of San Francisco"

    Trump's Regulators Help Pharmaceutical Companies Block Shareholder Questions About Rising Drug Prices

    The U.S. Government's Privacy Watchdog Is Basically Dead, Emails Reveal

    Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

    Hundreds of mobile websites and apps are found to leak personal info

    Trump Wants NSA Program Reauthorized But Won't Tell Congress How Many Americans It Spies On

    FBI undercover stings foil terrorist plots - but how many are agency-created?

    Another Hatchet Job on Snowden

    An Oscar for a Propaganda Flick
    Hollywood activists prefer their human rights causes blessed by the U.S. government, which contributed to the dubious Oscar for "The White Helmets" propaganda flick.

    The Politics Behind 'Russia-gate'

    A Lawmaker Is Trying to Ban Howard Zinn Literature from Schools [one of the few truth-tellers regarding our history]

    It's What's Happening Beneath the Surface That Matters: Moral Decay and Rising Inequality

    Visualizing The Worrying Decline Of Freedom Around The World
    Watch freedom go down as oil extraction costs go up. -- RF

    Britain detects bird flu on premises in eastern England

    Stocks: This is Worse than Before the Last Three Crashes

    Republican insider: Trump is creating Deep State 2.0, but it might crash the economy

    Warm Winds Take Aim at Chukchi as Arctic Sea Ice Volume Hits Record Lows

    Climate change is projected to have severe impacts on the frequency and intensity of peak electricity demand across the United States

    [hat tip CO Bob @ Scribbler's]

    A Third Of All U.S. Shopping Malls Are Projected To Close As ‘Space Available’ Signs Go Up All Over America


  3. That's for the Permian-Triassic, the ice age stuff. And that's not exactly what the science said. What they say happened is, there were some serious volcanic eruptions, and then the stuff died and it got colder. Now that could be - volcanic winter. But it wasn't the cold that killed off life - it was hydrogen sulfide that arose because of the expanded habitat due to those volcanic eruptions. However cold the AIR got, the water around the volcanic eruptions was warm and oxygen-free, and because there were so many volcanic eruptions, the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide went nuts reproducing, poisoning the oceans and ultimately the atmosphere too.

    H2S permeated the oceans and the atmosphere during the Permian-Triassic. You can read Peter Ward's Scientific American article about that here (PDF):

    So maybe Peter Ward got the hot-versus-cold part wrong. But cold alone wouldn't explain why 96% of species in the OCEANS went extinct, but 'only' 70% of land species. And cold wouldn't explain the pervasive presence of hydrogen sulfide in the environment at the time.

    So, it wouldn't have mattered much whether it was hot or cold - hydrogen sulfide would have killed off most life either way, predominantly in the oceans, which IS where most life died.

    Now, for US it may matter. Like then, we're going to get - are already getting - hydrogen sulfide and methane releases. If it's hot, we'll bake. If we get enough volcanic eruptions then it may also get very cold too, temporarily. (Not seeing enough volcanic eruptions YET to overwhelm the heating from the ongoing methane releases, but that doesn't mean we won't.) But if it DOES get cold, that's not like a panacea - if we light a fire to stay warm, we'll eventually burn to death or get blown apart by explosions, because of the increasingly flammable atmosphere, assuming we don't get poisoned to death by hydrogen sulfide first. So again, either way, hot or cold, it doesn't really affect our fate on the surface of this planet - nobody's going to be living on the surface of this planet.

  4. Indonesia – 6 Killed in Floods and Landslides in West Sumatra: Thousands of residents isolated by flood waters and landslides

    Wall of water and sustained wind speeds of 195km/h hits northern Madagascar as "intense" tropical cyclone Enawo makes landfal: 220 mm (8.7 inches) rain per hour

    Three successive years of failed rains have left the island nation with crop failure and a chronic lack of food and clean drinking water, nearly 850,000 people are experiencing “alarming” hunger levels. [more]

    Another algae bloom thought to be responsible for the deaths of thousands of threadfin shad at Apache Lake Arizona

    [I know that algae blooms cut off oxygen, but do they also help in H2S output?]

    Mass Death and Extinction of the Bees! Could be catastrophic to mankind within four years as many species have dropped by up to 90%


  5. Also, if you read that Peter Ward article, hot or cold doesn't affect Step 9, the final step: 'UV radiation kills off remaining life.' That's what the stuff they're spraying in the sky is staving off - Step 9. (The steps are not linear, one finishing and going to the next - multiple steps can occur simultaneously, and in fact, all nine steps are occurring right now.)

  6. Well, algae is biomatter, so the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that eats biomatter and produces hydrogen sulfide will eat the algae as it dies along with the fish and other stuff that are killed by the algae (better environment: more food) and when the algae sucks up the oxygen, that opens the door to that ancient life that produces hydrogen sulfide growing larger colonies (better environment: anoxic conditions).

    So at least indirectly, the algae is a factor - when algae blooms start eating up the oxygen and killing stuff, they're 'aiding and abetting' the real enemy.

  7. Thanks for the explanation, Jonny. I agree, we're toast either way. Watt always wants to be controversial by disagreeing with established science, being misleading or inaccurate and incomplete in his articles. I find him annoying.

    Mars far more likely to have had life than we thought, researchers find after new water discovery

    Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

    Bike collision with grizzly bear killed Forest Service cop

    [contains a GALLERY of these incidents]

    U.S. Ethanol Policy Set For Big Change

    It’s likely to hurt ethanol companies in the long run, and should improve the fortunes of some refiners at the expense of marketers and retailers. Ultimately, the change is going to shine a light on the nation’s biofuel mandates that ethanol producers aren’t likely to enjoy. [more]

    An almost impossible engineering project lets us time travel to the start of the universe

    Time travel is possible, in a way. Astrophysicists are about to make the sci-fi fantasy a reality using a giant infrared telescope that can peer at star formations 13 billion light years away, seeing them just like they were that many years ago, and illuminating the recipe for the soup that is the universe. [more]


  8. I think he's either a plant, working to steer people away from the truth, or he's an unwitting tool of the people working to steer people away from the truth. Either way, have a shaker full of salt handy when you read anything from him. Heh.

  9. Aw sh#t, my homies be burnin'! St. Louis City fire truck goes up in flames just before 1 AM:

    Quote: "A St. Louis City Fire Department truck caught fire while the department was responding to calls early Tuesday morning. The St. Louis Fire Department tweeted a photo of the vehicle just before 1 a.m. saying the T-17 caught fire on N. Taylor and Pershing."

    Quote: "The department says they were busy with structure fires, electrical fire, and a hazmat incident overnight. "

    That all sounds...'interesting'! *gulp*

  10. We're gonna have to make a category out of THAT too, soon - so many emergency vehicles going up in flames (including police cars, ambulances and rescue helicopters)! Cheese au man!

    WikiLeaks publish 1000s of what it says are CIA documents

    [more craziness from PA]
    Reports of armed men dressed as clowns scaring Pa. kids

    Extra police patrolled West Mifflin, Pennsylvania over the weekend after officials received reports of two men with weapons, dressed as clowns, frightening a group of children.

    “They had clown outfits on. They had clown masks. They had pipes and they had shotguns,” Dylan added. According to his dad, one of the men was carrying a shotgun and the other was carrying a pipe. [more]

    Pennsylvania children rushed to hospital after drinking caustic substance at restaurant

    [the apple juice was ACID(ic)]

    Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

    [did I mention how much I despise hunters?]

    Avalanche hits French ski resort with several buried under snow


  11. Train hits bus in Mississippi; 3 dead, unknown number hurt

    A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, dragging the bus 300 feet down the tracks and leaving at least three people dead, authorities said. [more]

    85% of smartphones in the world can be 'weaponized' by CIA

    Google's Android operating system, used in 85 percent of the world's smart phones, including Samsung and Sony, was found to have 24 'zero days' - the code name used by the CIA to identify and exploit vulnerabilities for the purpose of secretly collecting data on individuals.

    The techniques allow the CIA to access data from social messaging platforms, including WhatsApp, Weibo and Clockman before encryption, according to WikiLeaks.

    The leak revealed details of massive surveillance by the CIA, including 'Weeping Angel' - a surveillance technique which infiltrates smart TVs, transforming them into microphones.

    Geologists: Offshore fault system running from San Diego to Los Angeles could produce magnitude 7.3 quake

    [from our geology desk, comes]
    New geological epoch: Diversity explosion of never-before-seen minerals

    USGS says 'no getting out of this': Major earthquake 'certain' to hit Southern California

    Five people, including two children, mauled by two dogs in Hunter Valley, Australia

    Sea of Galilee water level lowest in century

    Steller sea lion boards fishing boat, attacks fisherman in Sand Point, Alaska

    [like fighting a young Jabba the Hutt]

    Mike McNeil was untangling a net off the back of a fishing boat docked in Sand Point in January when he felt a pair of teeth sink into his calf.

    A commercial fisherman in Alaska since 1980, McNeil had pretty much seen it all.

    But what was happening now was new territory for McNeil: A Steller sea lion heavier than a grand piano had jumped onto the boat, slammed him to the deck and was now trying to drag him into the water with its powerful bite.

    The sea lion had sunk its teeth through muscle, all the way down to the bone, McNeil said.

    "I'd never seen anything like that bite before," said Eric Tupper, an officer with the Sand Point Police Department who responded to the scene. [more; OW!]

    [more below]


  12. Three killed in Texas wildfire, blazes also strike Oklahoma and Colorado

    Wildfire burns 30,000 acres, destroys homes in Logan County, Colorado

    A wind-driven wildfire erupted on the eastern plains of Colorado on Monday, scorching 30,000 acres of grassland, prompting the temporary evacuation of a small farming town and destroying at least three homes, emergency officials said.

    The fire erupted around midday east of the town of Sterling and quickly grew out of control as gale-force winds fanned the flames, said Marilee Johnson, spokeswoman for the Logan County Office of Emergency Management. [more; holy crap!]

    Pennsylvania proposes mandatory vaccine bill

    [thank goodness, we still have a choice]

    Increasing bird flu incidents so far in 2017

    [tomorrow I'm going to D.C. real early in the a.m. to attend a full military funeral for an old friend that had a stroke and died recently]


  13. Aw, sorry to hear a friend died. Friend's getting the full military funeral, with the 21-gun salute and the pall bearers and stuff? That's what I did for a while in the Army - military funerals with full honors. Being a skinny guy and unable to lift huge weights, I was one of the riflemen at the ceremonies. I always felt good about that job - it wasn't morally ambiguous or anything, just giving respect to the dead and a nice ceremony to remember for the survivors.