Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 - APR - Other Stories

2017-04-01 - 'Smell of gas' reported on Greek Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Greek Street, Hull. Sat 1 Apr 2017 19:25 (No:06823) Smell of gas in area. No action by Fire Service. Incident left in the hands of Transco."

2017-04-01 - Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year – Antarctic minimum lowest in the satellite record:

2017-04-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Colombia, three rivers overflow and hit Mocoa, 200+ killed:;-more-than-200-dead/1831143/

Quote: "Reports of the exact number of those killed in the rugged, remote area vary. The Colombian military said at least 254 are dead and around 400 more injured. The Red Cross reports 234 deaths and said that 158 people were missing."

2017-04-01 - Sunspot spews M4-class solar flare, brief shortwave radio blackout on the Pacific side of Earth:

2017-04-02 - Man in his 40s collapses unconscious in Splash Court, Braintree (Britain), 12 miles from the coast:

2017-04-02 - Dr. Guy McPherson sounds the alarm on human extinction:

2017-04-02 - Dahr Jamail wonders what will be the trigger to awaken humanity to the dire consequences of climate change:

2017-04-02 - Volcano Fuego erupts in Guatemala:

2017-04-02 - Mount Asama erupts for the first time in eight years in Japan:

2017-04-02 - Lightning strikes kill three people and injure four more in Nepal:

2017-04-02 - Tornado touches down in Breaux Bridge (Louisiana), 2 killed:

2017-04-02 - Hailstorm damages homes in Mizoram (India):

2017-04-02 - Torrential rain and hailstorm damage crops in Manipur (India):

2017-04-02 - Forest fragmentation may be releasing much more carbon than we think:

2017-04-02 - Kremlin spokesman says Russia-US relations 'maybe even worse' than Cold War:

2017-04-02 - Putin says climate change is real but natural:

Note: It's basically irrelevant what the cause is. The EFFECT is the expunging of the human race from the surface of the Earth. That seems waaaay more important than the cause, at least to me, but if people wanna argue about the cause until they burn to death or fall over dead or whatever, I'm sure the Earth won't mind...

2017-04-02 - Thyroid cancer rates triple, and scientists look for the cause:

2017-04-03 - Strong smell of hydrogen sulfide hits several districts in Moscow (Russia):

2017-04-03 - Man has 'medical emergency' and topples off bridge into the Atchafalaya River in St. Mary Parish (Louisiana):

Quote: "Authorities haven’t determined how the man ended up in the water, though the sheriff’s office is treating the case as a medical emergency, she said."

2017-04-03 - Man, 22, has 'medical episode', face-plants on sidewalk, goes into cardiac arrest, in Madison (Wisconsin), resuscitated:

Quote: "Officers ran to the front of the building not knowing what the emergency was and encountered an unconscious bleeding man with facial trauma lying on the ground in front of the building, Dachisen said. Sgt. James Cavezza, Sgt. Sean Plumstead, and Detective Paul Papamarkos immediately assessed the patient – a 22-year-old man – and called for an ambulance and paramedics, Dachisen said. While checking the patient, he stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest, Dachisen said."

Quote: "Dachisen, who said the man suffered the medical episode outside the public safety building by chance, lauded the dozen first responders who contributed to saving the 22-year-old man’s life."

Quote: "This could have been a tragic story if the medical episode occurred where no one witnessed it."

Note: Most of the time this IS happening where no one is around to witness it...

2017-04-03 - Woman collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at supermarket in Kingsteignton (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-04-03 - Boy, 4, has breathing problems on ferry ship near coastal Normandy (France), medevac'd off:

Quote: "A four year old boy was medevaced off the Normandy from the 'Normandie' in the afternoon April 3, 2017, by helicopter. At 1:00 p.m., the CROSS Jobourg was notified that a child was suffering from respiratory problems and needed medical assistance."

2017-04-03 - Man, 45, crewmember, has chest pains on ship near coastal Table Bay (South Africa):

Quote: "On Apr 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. the NSRI Table Bay duty crew launched the lifeboat 'Spirit of Vodacom', accompanied by a WC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic, to rendezvous with the 'Marianne Stoeger', sailing from New Orleans to Singapore and reporting that a crew member was suffering from chest pains. A Government Health EMS duty doctor had evaluated the patient's condition in communications with the ship, and it was deemed necessary for the patient to be transported to hospital at the earliest opportunity."

2017-04-03 - Guy McPherson's answer to Paul Beckwith and other detractors - evidence versus authority:

2017-04-03 - Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes in Botswana, felt as far away as South Africa and Mozambique:

2017-04-03 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes Pretoria (South Africa):

2017-04-03 - Hailstorm devastates six tea gardens in the Barak Valley in Assam (India):

2017-04-03 - The North Island in New Zealand prepares for drenching after Cyclone Debbie:

2017-04-03 - Water spout filmed on Lake Travis (Texas):

2017-04-03 - Deforestation increased 79 percent in Amazon rainforest protected areas from 2012 to 2015:

2017-04-03 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Florida:

2017-04-03 - Indian court recognises Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as 'legal persons':

2017-04-03 - Asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19th:

2017-04-03 - What is America going to look like when stocks, home prices and even used cars all crash by at least 50 percent?

2017-04-03 - Trucker drives nonstop from Seattle to Massachusetts on LSD, meth and cocaine:

2017-04-04 - Man, 38, sailor, has chest pains and breathing problems on ship near the island of La Réunion (France):

Quote: "A Filipino sailor was medevaced by helicopter off Réuion island from the 'Ikan Bagat' on Apr 1, 2017. The 38-year old sailor complained about severe chest pain and breathing difficulties."

2017-04-04 - Passenger has heart problems on cruise ship near the island of Tenerife (Spain):

Quote: "On Apr 4, 2017, a passenger with cardiac problems had to be medevaced from the 'Thomson Majesty'. The cruise ship was 150 miles Northeast of Punta Anaga enroute from Funchal to Arrecife at that time. Salvamento Marítimo deployed the helicopter Helimer 207 which hiopsted the patient and transported him to the base Tenerife North."

2017-04-04 - Man has 'medical episode', collapses onto subway tracks in coastal Manhattan (New York), rescued:

Quote: "The man who was clearly having a medical episode was pulled off the tracks with about one minute to spare."

Note: Lotta people have been slumping over dead in the subways in Manhattan lately too...

2017-04-04 - Children and staff sickening in school in Arlington (Texas), lawsuits ensue:

Quote: "Dozens of Nichols Junior High School staff members have reported symptoms including dizziness, headaches and nausea, only while they're in the school building. It's been happening since September."

2017-04-04 - The Gulf Stream is heating up as the 2017 El Niño strengthens:

Note: Where's all that hot water gonna go? Up around the East Coast, where that huge and already-melting methane clathrate deposit is located. Europe is downwind of that deposit. That doesn't mean the wind won't shift from time to time and destroy the East Coast some too though, once that deposit really starts blowing its wad. There's enough methane in that one deposit to cause 250,000 ten-kiloton Hiroshima-sized explosions...

2017-04-04 - So far, 2017 is in the running to be the 4th consecutive hottest year on record:

2017-04-04 - Magnitude 3.4 earthquake shakes Mankato (Kansas):

2017-04-04 - Tornado rips through Goodman (Missouri), fire station, school and apartment building damaged:

2017-04-04 - Devastating drought hits Ethiopia, 5.6 million people starving:

2017-04-04 - Hailstorm with tennis-ball-sized hail pounds Kyun Hla Township (Myanmar), chickens and cow killed:

2017-04-04 - Heavy flooding hits Whanganui District (New Zealand), state of emergency declared:

2017-04-04 - Blizzard dumps record snow on Newfoundland (Canada):

2017-04-04 - Study finds 11 percent of disappearing groundwater used to grow internationally traded food:

2017-04-04 - Mosquitos that can carry Zika virus reportedly in 129 cities in California:

2017-04-04 - Asteroid 2017 GM to fly by Earth at a very close distance of 0.03 LD:

2017-04-04 - Ever wonder what the electromagnetic fields that surround virtually every person carrying a mobile device with WiFi or data capability look like?

2017-04-04 - Is the US about to bomb North Korea? The White House says 'The clock has now run out':

Note: Can pretty much can kiss Seoul and all the residents there goodbye if we bomb North Korea...

2017-04-04 - Chris Wallace grills new EPA chief on Trump's war on clean air:

2017-04-04 - The next subprime crisis is here - 12 signs that a day of reckoning has arrived for the US auto industry:

2017-04-05 - Man, 19, has chest pains on shrimp boat near coastal Egmont Key (Florida), medevac'd off:

Quote: "The Coast Guard medevacked a 19-year-old man Wednesday from a shrimping boat 7 miles west of Egmont Key. At 10:07 a.m. watch standers from Sector St. Petersburg received a VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 call from the captain of the 78-foot shrimping boat Sea Rider. He stated one of his crew members was experiencing chest pains and in need of emergency medical assistance."

2017-04-05 - Coast guard crewmember has 'medical condition' on coast guard cutter near coastal Wranglell (Alaska):

Quote: "A Coast Guard cutter stationed in Ketchikan was due to stop in to Wrangell over the weekend for its Tent City Days celebration, but unexpectedly had to divert course and return home en route. The CGC Anthony Petit was about 31 miles away when it abruptly changed course Friday evening. 'Unfortunately, just by Lincoln Rock, a member of our crew developed a serious medical condition,' explained Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Bauer. "

2017-04-05 - Man in his 50s has 'medical episode' in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park (California), airlifted out:

2017-04-05 - Person has 'medical incident' in Mote Park in Maidstone (Britain), 8 miles from the coast, airlifted out:

2017-04-05 - Man in his 60s has 'medical emergency', collapses unconscious, near park in coastal Ipswich (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-04-05 - Woman, 28, sickens on passenger bus after leaving coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "The Delta Coach was carrying fans back from Middlesbrough's match at Hull when a woman fell ill..."

2017-04-05 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near Mashhad (Iran):

2017-04-05 - Shallow magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes Botswana, two days after magnitude 6.5 earthquake:

2017-04-05 - Heatwave continues baking India, water shortage hits Gulbarga:

2017-04-05 - Lightning strike kills 2 people, injures 10 more, in Himachal Pradesh (India):

2017-04-05 - Home ripped apart by tornado caught on film in Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-04-05 - Death toll from flooding in Colombia and Peru reaches nearly 400 hundred, 250 still missing and 262 injured:

2017-04-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Phuket (Thailand):

2017-04-05 - Sudden hailstorm pounds Guiyang (China):

2017-04-05 - Ring of red light filmed in the sky over the Czech Republic:

2017-04-05 - Bumper crop of acorns could put US on brink of Lyme disease epidemic:

2017-04-05 - MERS coronavirus emerges at hospital in Saudi Arabia, 10 infected:

2017-04-05 - Dog fights suicide bomber until bomb detonates, saves wedding party but dies, in Maiduguri (Nigeria):

2017-04-06 - Foul 'rotten egg' odor hits school and sickens people in Glassboro (New Jersey):

Quote: "Emergency responders checked out students and staff who reported feeling lightheaded or nauseous, while others evaluated the odor, which was attributed to a gas leak near the school, according to a social media post from Glassboro Police Department. The exact source of the leak has not been announced, but the post on Facebook also reported elevated carbon monoxide levels in the school."

Quote: "Just before 9 a.m. Thursday, students, staff and teachers at Glassboro Intermediate noticed a bad smell. 'It smelled like rotten eggs,' Ahmad Clanton, an 8th grader, said."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide leaking from the sewers, or leaking from the ocean 13 miles away? And not just the foul odor but also carbon monoxide, so this school was getting hit by at least two poison gases...

2017-04-06 - Man has 'medical issue' while fishing in the River Tay in coastal Perth (Scotland):

Quote: "A police spokesman said the man had 'suffered some kind of medical issue' and was checked over by paramedics following the incident."

2017-04-06 - Volcano Banda Api rumbling on the the island of Pulau Naira (Indonesia), nearby area evacuated:

Quote: "Indonesian authorities are preparing to evacuate nearly 1,000 people living in dangerous zones as Banda Api volcano in Maluku province of eastern Indonesia has turned more active, officials said Thursday. Mount Banda Api in Maluku Tengah district has several times issued tremors since days ago, forcing the authority to ban any activity in the radius of one kilometer from the crater, Devi Kamil, head of observation unit at the national volcanology agency said. 'We have issued a recommendation for evacuation. There must not be any activity in the area of one kilometer from the crater,' the volcanologist told Xinhua over phone. 'Should the frequency of the tremor keep rising, eruption may happen. But, if it doesn't, poisoned gas will spread from the crater,' Kamil added."

2017-04-06 - Exceptionally large number of icebergs drifting into shipping lanes in the North Atlantic Ocean:

Quote: "More than 400 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes over the past week in an unusually large swarm for this early in the season, forcing vessels to slow to a crawl or take detours of hundreds of miles."

Quote: "Those kinds of numbers are usually not seen until late May or early June. The average for this time of year is about 80."

2017-04-06 - What’s scarier than the Permian extinction? Burn all the fossil fuels to find out:

Note: That ship has sailed. Permian-Triassic redux incoming...

2017-04-06 - Carbon footprint of Canada’s oil sands is larger than thought:

2017-04-06 - Severe hailstorm pounds Springville (Alabama):

2017-04-06 - Photographer captures a 'rare' weather phenomenon as storm creates a violet flash upwards in Western Australia:

2017-04-06 - Turtle with two heads and six legs found in pet store in China:

2017-04-06 - Are we all GMO 'canaries-in-the-coalmine', but don't recognize it?

2017-04-06 - Neonic pesticides detected in US drinking water for the first time:

2017-04-06 - Suddenly, both Obamacare repeal and Trump tax reform are dead:

2017-04-06 - US launches 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria after suspected gas attack:;-trump-demands-end-the-slaughter/1844108/

2017-04-06 - Amazon’s robot war is spreading:

2017-04-06 - Alien-obsessed Brazilian student disappears, leaving behind room full of strange writings, in Rio Branco (Brazil):

2017-04-06 - Comedian Don Rickles dies at age 90 in Los Angeles (California):

2017-04-07 - Unknown odor sickens people at Home Depot in coastal North Miami Beach (Florida):

Quote: "South Florida first responders have told local news outlets that nearly a dozen people reported feeling sick from a strong odor at a Home Depot outlet and three of them were taken to a hospital. Authorities told NBC 6 Miami that the odor was detected at a Home Depot in North Miami Beach on Friday evening and that the hardware outlet was briefly evacuated."

Quote: "Some customers and employees reported they began coughing and vomiting before they went outside, where they were checked out by paramedics, according to local reports."

2017-04-07 - Around 60 people sicken from unknown cause at Marriott Hotel in downtown Hartford (Connecticut):

2017-04-07 - Man, 60, goes into respiratory arrest on cruise ship near coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), medevac'd off:

2017-04-07 - Man has 'medical emergency' on Park Street in Yeovil (Britain):

Quote: "There was a large emergency service presence in a Yeovil street this lunchtime (April 7). Ambulances and police cars could be seen attending Park Street in the town following an emergency call. This was in response to a man suffering a medical emergency and he required hospital treatment."

2017-04-07 - Woman, 30, actress Amber Heard, has 'medical emergency' at event in Beverly Hills (California), near the coast:

Quote: "Actress Amber Heard reportedly had to leave early from an event where she was being honored after she abruptly suffered a medical emergency."

2017-04-07 - Man, 32, falls off cruise ship at 5 AM and disappears, near the Berry Islands (Bahamas):

2017-04-07 - Arctic sea ice volume continues to plummet:

2017-04-07 - Robert Hunziker on how the earth's climate is going bonkers:

2017-04-07 - USGS manipulating data to hide increase in large earthquakes:

2017-04-07 - Heavy flooding virtually wipes out the city of Comodoro Rivadavia (Argentina):

2017-04-07 - Unusually strong storm takes aim at California, Oregon and Washington:

2017-04-07 - Tropical Cyclone Ernie intensifies off the northwestern coast of Australia:

2017-04-07 - Strange sounds and mystery booms are happening around the world in 2017:

2017-04-07 - Trump preparing order to expand offshore oil drilling:

Note: Spill, baby, spill!

2017-04-07 - April 2017, the month of 4 visible comets:

2017-04-07 - Man plans to convert porta-potties into homes:

Note: Why not just skip a step and use coffins?!

2017-04-07 - New species and genus of spider, baseball-sized, discovered in mine in Baja California (Mexico):

Quote: "The entomologists instead ran toward the creature – a whopping spider the size of a baseball – and captured it for analysis. With juicy fangs, a hairy yellow abdomen and legs for miles, the arachnid was certainly a looker, but neither of the scientists could classify it. Back in their lab at the San Diego Natural History Museum, the researchers had a eureka moment. Upon corroborating with Mexican entomologist and southern spider expert Maria Jimenez, the scientists confirmed that they had discovered a new species and genus. They named it Califorctenus cacahilensis, after the Sierra Cacahilas mountain ranges where it was first found."

Note: Wow, big ol' spider - check out the pics. Wouldn't wanna find one of those skittering around the house!

2017-04-08 - Warm Atlantic Ocean waters contributing to melting ice in the Arctic:

Quote: "A University of Alaska Fairbanks study has determined that warmer water migrating from the Atlantic Ocean is a surprisingly powerful contributor to Arctic sea ice decline."

2017-04-08 - Carbon dioxide levels could reach their highest point in 50 million years by the end of the century:

Note: Could be, but there won't be anybody around to measure it and check...

2017-04-08 - Three earthquakes, all magnitude 5.0 to 5.9, strike within 20 minutes near coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

2017-04-08 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Tirana (Albania):

2017-04-08 - Tropical Cyclone Cook wreaks havoc on Vanuatu, heads toward New Caledonia:

2017-04-08 - 500 billion slugs set to slime Britain after mild winter:

Quote: "Britain’s gardeners should brace themselves as a combination of weather factors will bring a slime wave of 500 billion -SLUGS. Experts say a mild winter with no or little frost plus a warm start to spring will see a boom in the population of the molluscs. Last year there were around 420 billion slugs born in Britain – but this year that figure will be more like 500 billion."

2017-04-08 - As income drops and jobs dry up, more Americans worry about hunger and homelessness:

Note: Hopefully people don't get TOO hungry. But if they do...

2017-04-08 - A scientist has calculated calories for human body parts:

Quote: "According to a bizarre paper published in Scientific Reports, consuming body fat will give you the most calories. But the thighs are a good option too – much better than the brain, torso or liver."

2017-04-08 - Giant Frankenstein-like virus discovered in sewage plant in Austria:

2017-04-08 - Jonathan Latham, the meaning of life (Part I):

2017-04-08 - Temple Grandin on the kinds of minds science desperately needs:

2017-04-08 - Congress just made it officially legal to kill hibernating bears:

Note: 'Hey! Wake up!' *boom*

2017-04-08 - After missile attack on Syria, Trump loses popular support, congratulated on 'becoming president' by CNN:

2017-04-08 - Zoo will let you clean up polar bear poop for $145 in Wuhan (China):

Note: I'm guessing the polar bear exhibit is their most poopular attraction...

2017-04-09 - Man in his 40s has 'medical episode' and collapses during half marathon in Yorkshire (Britain):

2017-04-09 - Poás Volcano heating up and spewing gases in Costa Rica:

2017-04-09 - New study finds that carbon pollution influences giant airstreams, causing weather extremes:

2017-04-09 - Scientists highlight Antarctic ice upheaval in response to prehistoric climate change:

Quote: "The Antarctic ice cap is not some enduring monolithic block but a much more slippery ephemeral beast..."

2017-04-09 - Peru's floods follow climate change's deadly extreme weather trend:

2017-04-09 - Lyrid meteor shower to peak April 22:

2017-04-09 - Epic star birth captured in stunning images:

2017-04-09 - Trump orders US warships to the Korean peninsula, nukes may be deployed in South Korea:

2017-04-09 - New York set to offer free tuition to public colleges for middle-class families:

2017-04-09 - Father shoots and kills son in argument over who would walk dog, in Chicago (Illinois):

Note: The son's definitely not walking the dog now, so I guess he won that argument!

2017-04-10 - Woman, 52, has 'medical emergency' and collapses at jail in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), in critical condition:

2017-04-10 - Man collapses and foams at the mouth on Wide Bargate in Boston (Britain):

2017-04-10 - Dogs sickening after walks at park in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "Earlier this week, some dog owners said their pets got violently ill, throwing up and even foaming at the mouth. Some concerned dog owners think there’s something in the grass."

Quote: "Rec and Park official Connie Chan said the department has looked into the incidents with park staff, but said that it has not had any fertilizer applied at that park in over a year."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. So some hydrogen sulfide blows off the ocean, settles onto the ground, adsorbs onto matter, like grass, then dogs lick it or sniff it, they're gonna get sick or die. This has happened to dogs at other parks too, in New York, in Australia, etc, almost always in parks near coasts...

2017-04-10 - At least 14 sea lions sicken on the coast in Orange County (California):

Quote: "At least 14 female sea lions, some of them pregnant, have fallen ill after a toxic algae bloom in the ocean along the Orange County coast. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center has taken in the sickened animals since April 4. Within the last two days, eight sea lions were rescued. A pregnant sea lion was rescued Tuesday morning, according to the center. The sea lions are being treated and are all in critical condition, according to PMMC."

Note: So dogs sickening on the coast in Northern California, sea lions sickening on the coast in Southern California...

2017-04-10 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Samar Island (Philippine Islands):

2017-04-10 - Heatwave bakes Karachi (Pakistan):

2017-04-10 - Heatwave bakes Bangladesh:

2017-04-10 - Heatwave bakes Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-04-10 - Lightning strike kills family of 3 in Tatira (Kenya):

2017-04-10 - Cyclone Cook hits New Caledonia, 20,000 without power:

2017-04-10 - Heavy flooding kills 4 people, wipes out crops, in Karonga (Malawi):

2017-04-10 - Sensitive wetlands blackened by coal dust from Queensland port after Cyclone Debbie rains:

2017-04-10 - Cyclone Cook to hit New Zealand at Easter:

2017-04-10 - Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe:

2017-04-10 - Bright green fireball spotted in the sky over Southern California:

2017-04-10 - At least two planes flying unusual pattern off the coast of Southern California:

2017-04-10 - U.S. Bureau of Land Management changes website photo from family visiting park to a giant pile of coal:

2017-04-10 - South Korean media reporting that China has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korea border:

2017-04-10 - Once their vacation ends, Congress will have 4 days to avoid a government shutdown on April 29:

2017-04-10 - Dead bat found in salad mix at Walmart in Florida:

2017-04-11 - Global warming could thaw far more permafrost than expected:

Quote: "There is already significant evidence that the tundra is starting to break up with a massive crater known as the Gateway to the Underworld growing in Siberia at an alarming rate."

Quote: "But scientists do agree that Arctic permafrost has a formidable potential to affect the climate. Estimates suggest that the amount of carbon it contains may be up twice the amount of carbon currently housed in the atmosphere."

Note: So there's the equivalent of almost 800 ppm of carbon dioxide locked up in the permafrost, which has already started to significantly melt away. If that were added to the 400 ppm we already have in the atmosphere, that'd be 1200 ppm, or 200 ppm more than what scientists have estimated was present in the atmosphere for the Permian-Triassic extinction event, called The Great Dying. So this is another sign that a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction is underway now. This may be how it began back then too - volcanic eruptions burned a bunch of coal (instead of humans, but the source is irrelevant to the Earth), the CO2 levels hit 400-ish ppm, the Earth heated up and melted the permafrost which kicked the levels up to 1000+ ppm, and the oceans and seas went anoxic enough to spew enough hydrogen sulfide into the seas and the atmosphere to kill off 96% of all ocean species and 70% of all land species. So yeah, that's what's coming our way, and it has already begun.

And the permafrost isn't even the only source of greenhouse gases. There are numerous oceanic methane clathrate deposits that are ALSO now melting, off both the US East and West Coasts, off the coast of New Zealand, in the sea near Svalbard, etc, so we may see WORSE than 'The Great Dying'. Well, WE won't see it, because we'll all be long gone way before it gets that bad. But the EARTH may see worse than 'The Great Dying', and it took 30 million years to fully recover from that, so it may take 35 or 40 million years for the Earth to fully recover after the current extinction event has run its course...

2017-04-11 - Atmospheric CO2 levels rising rapidly:

2017-04-11 - 2017’s warming climate producing unprecedented floods across the planet:

2017-04-11 - Severe weather reports in US tally 5,000+ so far this year, more than double the average:

2017-04-11 - Unprecedented swarm of 130 earthquakes kills at least 1 in El Salvador, yellow alert issued for the entire country:

2017-04-11 - Rat lungworm brain-invading parasite infects seven people in three months in Hawaii:

Quote: "Rat lungworm brain-invading parasite has had only two recorded cases in the past ten years: Hawaii now has a spike of seven in the last three months!"

2017-04-11 - Bizarre solar corona appears over La Palma (Spain):

2017-04-11 - Meteor filmed in the sky over Rome (Italy):

2017-04-11 - Trump's team showing signs of decay involving key players, after just 3 months:

2017-04-11 - Ex-MI6 chief fears Trump will launch catastrophic war on North Korea:

2017-04-11 - Hackers can steal PINs and passwords by tracking the motion of your phone:

2017-04-11 - Dodge unveils the 840-horsepower Dodge Demon Challenger muscle car:

2017-04-12 - Hydrogen sulfide from unknown source hits school in Parachute (Colorado), school closed:

Quote: "Students had to leave Grand Valley Middle School for several hours Wednesday because of an unidentified odor. Upon arrival at about 11 a.m., fire crews noted a slightly elevated reading on a monitor for hydrogen sulfide (sewer gas), according to a Garfield County press release.  The source of the smell has not been determined."

2017-04-12 - Hydrogen sulfide corrodes sewer pipes in coastal Nederland (Texas):

Quote: "Hamilton explained that hydrogen sulfide led to the deterioration of the pipelines, leading to the intrusion that was photographed by Schaumburg & Polk."

2017-04-12 - US Navy sailor has 'medical emergency' aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford near coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2017-04-12 - Man strokes out on cruise ship near coastal Capri (Italy), medevac'd off:

Quote: "An Austrian passenger was medevaced from the 'Albatros', which was located off the coast of Capri, on Apr 12, 2017. The man, who showed symptoms of a stroke, was taken to the hospital Cardarelli in Naples with a helicopter of the Italian Coast Guard in Pescara."

2017-04-12 - Man has 'medical emergency' in the stands at baseball game in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-04-12 - Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia, spews towering column of ash and smoke into the atmosphere:

2017-04-12 - Poas volcano (Costa Rica) evacuated; strong eruptions at Nevados de Chillan (Chile); Agua volcano (Guatemala) on fire:

2017-04-12 - Very shallow 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocks the Philippine Islands, fourth in less than a week:

2017-04-12 - Nature Bats Last - catching up with abrupt climate change:

2017-04-12 - Red tide spreading along Nelson Mandela Bay (South Africa):

2017-04-12 - Do jet streams vanish with Arctic sea ice?

2017-04-12 - Largest glacier in Greenland even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought:

2017-04-12 - Lightning strike kills two women and a girl in Bantwal (India):

2017-04-12 - Cyclone Cook may be worst storm since Wahine disaster in 1968:

2017-04-12 - Gigantic wall of clouds engulfs Milan (Italy) before a storm:

2017-04-12 - Snow arrives 2 months early to ski resorts in Victoria (Australia):

2017-04-12 - Strange loud 'siren or vacuum' sound recorded in Monument (Colorado):

2017-04-12 - Moon halo photographed by awe-struck viewers in Bristol (Britain):

2017-04-12 - US fleet due to arrive at its destination off the Korean Peninsula in 4 to 7 days:

2017-04-12 - The price of gold spikes as investors get spooked by talk of WWIII and nuclear conflict:

2017-04-12 - Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight marked in Russia and worldwide:

2017-04-12 - Live scorpion found in a bag of spinach in Chevy Chase (Maryland):

2017-04-13 - Terrible stench hits Vadodara (India), third time in two weeks:

Quote: "After strong stench gripped the city for the third time within a fortnight on Tuesday, the Gandhinagar office of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) sent a committee to Vadodara to find out the exact reason behind the stench. GPCB officials said they have managed to collect a sample on Tuesday night when the intense foul smell of gas gave another sleepless night to residents in many parts of the city like the ones they had spent during two nights in the last week of March."

2017-04-13 - Most bodies of water are 'dead' in Hyderabad (India):

Quote: "Most of the lakes in Hyderabad are ‘dead’. Shockingly, the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) levels are found to be less than even 1 milligrams/litre (mg/l), or at best between 1-1.5 mg/l in most of the water bodies in Hyderabad where water quality parameters are being regularly monitored by the Telangana State Pollution Control Board."

Quote: "As per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), water bodies having dissolved oxygen concentration less than 2 mg/l are known as Hypoxic zones or as 'dead zones' because such conditions cannot sustain life."

Note: Oh, they can sustain life, just not oxygen-using life. The ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that eat biomatter like garbage and feces and produce hydrogen sulfide prefer waters like this, with little or no oxygen. That kind of life will do just fine in these bodies of water...

2017-04-13 - Teen boy collapses unconscious at Gippeswyk Park in coastal Ipswich (Britain):

2017-04-13 - Cop has 'medical condition' after pursuit in Salina (Kansas):

2017-04-13 - Meteor spotted in the sky over North Carolina:

2017-04-13 - US drops Mother Of All Bombs (GBU-43B) on Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan:

2017-04-13 - North Korea moving military assets into offensive positions, artillery at the DMZ moving to 'combat posture':

2017-04-13 - Tech stocks experience their longest losing streak in 5 Years as panic begins to grip the market:

2017-04-13 - Tesla plans to unveil electric semi truck in September:

Quote: "Tesla Inc. plans to unveil an electric cargo truck in September, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday, heating up the race to get a zero-emissions semi truck on the road. 'Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September,' Musk said on Twitter. 'Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.' He did not provide any details, including when the truck would be available for purchase."

2017-04-13 - St. Louis suing the NFL for a billion dollars over Rams relocation:

2017-04-13 - Chinese firm halves worker costs by hiring army of robots to sort out 200,000 packages a day:

2017-04-13 - Scorpion stings man on United plane en route to Calgary (Canada):

Note: 'Quick, drag this man off the plane!'

2017-04-13 - Friendly whale laps up attention from boaters in Baja California (Mexico):

2017-04-14 - Rotten egg odor hits shopping mall in Bridgewater (New Jersey), 12 miles from the coast:

Quote: "An odd smell at the Bridgewater Commons on Friday resulted in firefighters donned in gas masks being dispatched to the mall. Around 11:30 a.m., a smell similar to rotten eggs began to emanate from the second floor of the shopping complex. At least four firefighters were seen entering the Verizon store shortly after with gas masks and oxygen tanks. The odor was so strong that it could be smelled by the third-floor entrance near the AMC movie theater."

2017-04-14 - Man, 25, window washer, has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness 12 floors up on high-rise in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2017-04-14 - Boy, 2, collapses unconscious and has seizure, in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2017-04-14 - Poas Volcano erupts in Costa Rica:

2017-04-14 - Mount Etna begins new eruptive phase in Italy:

2017-04-14 - The methane threat:

2017-04-14 - No El Nino, but March of 2017 was the second hottest ever recorded:

2017-04-14 - Heat wave set to bake New Delhi (India):

2017-04-14 - How frozen farmers’ fields are an unexpected culprit in climate change, according to a new study:

2017-04-14 - Ex-cyclone Cook slams into New Zealand, thousands without power:

2017-04-14 - California's drought, worst since the 1500's, wiped out in just three months from wettest winter in a 100 years:

2017-04-14 - Rare 'snownado' filmed at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta (Canada):

2017-04-14 - Eerie sundog appears in the sky over Russia:

2017-04-14 - For first time ever, astronomers image black hole using observatories on three continents to form telescope array:

2017-04-15 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes near Calama (Chile):

2017-04-15 - Unusually low number of major earthquakes recorded by USGS this year so far:

2017-04-15 - Almost 500 icebergs have drifted into North Atlantic Shipping lanes in the last week, six times the average:

2017-04-15 - Lightning strike kills two people in Dhankuta (Nepal):

2017-04-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Iran, 40+ killed:

2017-04-15 - Insecticides found in drinking water in Iowa:

2017-04-15 - The Tana River in Kenya strains under development and drought:

2017-04-15 - Hackers expose NSA financial spying arsenal, global banking system potentially at risk:

2017-04-15 - Trump’s likely 'drug czar', a Pennsylvania hardliner on pot, draws attacks:

2017-04-15 - In generational shift, college Republicans poised to reform party on global warming:

2017-04-15 - Oldest person in the world, Emma Morano, born November 29, 1899, dies at age 117 in Verbania (Italy):

Quote: "Morano, born on Nov. 29, 1899, was also believed to have been the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s."

2017-04-15 - Police chief swears in a drug-sniffing bearded dragon in Avondale (Arizona):

2017-04-16 - University hit by unknown 'noxious odor' in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "Furnas Hall on the University at Buffalo's North Campus was evacuated just before 7 p.m. Sunday amid reports of a possible leak of methane gas in the 10-story building. A UB spokesperson said the building, which houses the departments of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, was declared safe following a search and reopened late Sunday night. Authorities said several students in a fifth-floor chemical lab had noticed the 'noxious odor' and summoned UB police, prompting a search of the building by hazmat crews, who found no gas leaks and determined the building was safe."

Note: Why would they think it was methane? Methane is odorless...

2017-04-16 - Methane levels rising rapidly in the atmosphere:

Quote: "The great concern is the rapid rise, over the last three years, in methane levels in the atmosphere. Methane is a gas with 28 times the planet-heating power of carbon dioxide. Scientists estimate there may be as much as 5 trillion tonnes of it locked in permafrost and seabed deposits."

Quote: "Reports of methane escaping into the atmosphere have been growing steadily, ever since a group of students demonstrated the risks by setting fire to venting Arctic gas in 2008. However, scientists report a sudden surge in global methane emissions in the last three years, 2014-16."

Quote: "So far the rise in methane has been attributed mainly to cattle raising, rice farming and gas extraction – but there is now disturbing evidence that more gas is emerging from Arctic soils as the permafrost melts, and from the seabed where methane has been trapped as ice for millions of years. Russian scientists have reported the discovery of thousands of potential 'methane-bombs' – frozen gas-filled mounds – across Siberia, primed to erupt as the ground thaws out. Swedish scientists have observed the waters of the Artic oceans 'fizzing like soda water' as the ocean waters warm, causing frozen seabed methane to turn back into gas and erupt."

Note: That's right, the Earth is loading up her planetary-scale firebomb guns and preparing to wipe us off the surface of the Earth...

2017-04-16 - Large crack appears in Petermann Glacier in Greenland:

Note: So not just the Arctic and Antarctica melting and cracking, now Greenland too...

2017-04-16 - Abrupt climate change is happening faster than before:

Quote: "In about the last 100,000 years, there have been 23 abrupt temperature changes in Greenland ice cores. In those moments, the temperature abruptly jumped or fell 9 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit across the planet and 25 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit in Greenland. The changes typically took decades to generations, but at their most extreme, they only took two to three years."

2017-04-16 - Global storm intensity rising with wrong seasons in wrong places:

2017-04-16 - Heavy flooding hits Cebu (Philippine Islands), 7+ killed:

2017-04-16 - Tropical Cyclone 1B forms in the Bay of Bengal:

2017-04-16 - North Korean missile blows up right after launch:

2017-04-16 - Pentagon prepares to protect the electrical grid from attacks:

2017-04-17 - Giant shipworms that eat hydrogen sulfide found alive for the first time, in the Philippine Islands:

Quote: "Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time in the Philippines."

Quote: "Other shipworms contain bacteria in their guts that break down cellulose, the stiff material of which plant cell walls are made. An investigation by the researchers, including Margo Haygood of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, shows that Kuphus polythalamia don’t contain large amounts of these bacteria, nor do they have other shipworms’ hefty quantities of woody pulp in their guts. Rather, these giant weirdos contain a trove of unique bacteria that actually feast upon hydrogen sulfide. This gas, which to humans reeks of rotten eggs, is produced by festering wood and other rotting organic material in the seafloor."

Quote: "The six-foot mollusc lives in stinking mud and in a symbiotic relationship with chemosynthetic bacteria that feed on hydrogen sulfide gas, writes Andrew Masterson."

Note: These things are part of the ancient ecosystem that existed long before there were any mammals. As the current extinction event progresses, the Earth is reverting back to a more primeval state...

2017-04-17 - Volcano erupts and sends people fleeing on coastal Manam Island (Papua New Guinea):

2017-04-17 - Volcano Turrialba erupts in Costa Rica:

2017-04-17 - Man has 'medical episode' on food truck at fair in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "A man suffered a medical episode Monday afternoon on the roof of a food truck at the Fair Expo Center in Miami-Dade County, authorities said."

Quote: "Authorities said the man was unable to climb down from the roof after the incident and might have gone into cardiac arrest."

2017-04-17 - Woman, 31, has 'medical issue' on cruise ship near coastal Port Canaveral (Florida):

2017-04-17 - Boy, 8, disappears while swimming at New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

Note: Florida, Florida, Florida...

2017-04-17 - Shallow 5.8 earthquake shakes the island of St. Kitts:

2017-04-17 - Shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2017-04-17 - Heatwave continues to bake Telangana (India), 21+ people killed:

2017-04-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Quebec and Manitoba (Canada):

2017-04-17 - North Atlantic may cough up another out of season tropical cyclone this week:

2017-04-17 - Anomalous cold leaves migrating birds without food in St. Petersburg (Russia):

2017-04-17 - Possible meteor strike reported off the coast of Queensland (Australia):

2017-04-17 - Manufacturing and global trade impair health of people with no stake in either, many Chinese deaths due to air pollution are tied to goods consumed in the US and Europe:

2017-04-17 - Brazil committee approves selloff of 510 thousand hectares of protected Amazon forest:

2017-04-17 - Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters and scientists are now listening:

2017-04-17 - Despite the EPA's own evidence of risk it decides not to ban chlorpyrifos pesticides:

2017-04-18 - Man has 'medical emergency' on street near the River Trent in Stapenhill (Britain):

2017-04-18 - Bus service suspended due to 'medical emergency' in coastal Southampton (Britain):

Quote: "A Southampton bus service was suspended this afternoon due to a medical emergency. Red Funnel said the free Quay Connect bus service between Southampton Central train station and the Town Quay terminals was suspended until further notice."

2017-04-18 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Fiji Islands:

2017-04-18 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in Loreto (Peru):

2017-04-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Singapore:

2017-04-18 - Stunning sun halo filmed over the North Sea in the Netherlands:

2017-04-18 - Green iguanas overrunning suburban neighborhoods in South Florida:

2017-04-19 - Meltwater found streaming across a variety of areas in Antarctica:

2017-04-19 - March temps were 20F above normal in Siberia, where there are 7000+ expanding bubbles of methane ready to explode:

2017-04-19 - Severe flooding hits Kazakhstan, hundreds of livestock killed:

2017-04-19 - Heavy flooding hits Singapore:

2017-04-19 - Towering iceberg floats off the coast of Newfoundland (Canada):

2017-04-19 - Coldest temperatures in decades recorded across the Netherlands:

2017-04-19 - Study finds mega-fracking using massive volumes of water triggered earthquake swarms in British Columbia:

2017-04-19 - Strange things are happening in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-04-19 - Rare Arctic birds delay migration north from Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-04-19 - Toyota delivers hydrogen-powered tractor trailer to California for testing:

Quote: "Toyota delivered a zero-emissions 670-horsepower truck to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Wednesday that could ultimately reverse the region’s high cancer-causing pollution levels."

2017-04-19 - Mountain-sized asteroid zips by near the Earth:

2017-04-19 - US missile defense systems may not work:

2017-04-19 - There's a dark secret lurking at the heart of AI technology - no one knows how it works:

2017-04-19 - US intelligence agencies fear rogue insiders more than spies these days:

2017-04-19 - Harry Potter busted for selling pot in Britain:

2017-04-20 - Woman has 'medical incident' and slumps over unconscious at beach in coastal Cocoa Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A woman was hospitalized after suffering a medical incident at the beach Thursday afternoon The woman was at the tide line at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach when family members asked lifeguards for help about 2 p.m., said Brevard County Lifeguard Chief Eisen Witcher, Lifeguards said she was losing consciousness."

2017-04-20 - Man, 47, goes into 'medical distress' on cruise ship near coastal San Juan (Puerto Rico), medevac'd off:

2017-04-20 - Feds to conduct Operation Gotham Shield' simulating 10-kiloton nuke detonation over NYC/NJ:

Note: This isn't the first time they've studied what a 10-kiloton explosion would do in this area. Off the East Coast is a methane deposit that's melting and which contains enough methane to cause 250,000 ten-kiloton explosions. One big methane belch, with the wind blowing the wrong way, and it's buh-bye Manhattan. That's likely what they're REALLY training for...

2017-04-20 - Heatwave set to bake large parts of South Africa:

2017-04-20 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people in Bangladesh:

2017-04-20 - Hailstorms hammer vineyards and almond orchards in Valencia (Spain):

2017-04-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Dundas and Hamilton, Ontario (Canada):

2017-04-20 - Astrophysicists race to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies:

2017-04-20 - Weed sales will soon clobber beer sales:

2017-04-21 - Rotten egg odor reported at 10:52 PM along Kathleen Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Kathleen Road, Stoneferry Road, Hull. Fri 21 Apr 2017 22:52 (No:08658) Report of gas leak. Gas detection equipment in use. No gas found."

Note: Not the first time this has happened, or the second or the third...

2017-04-21 - Rotten egg odor reported at 5:57 AM along Kathleen Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Kathleen Road, Hull. Fri 21 Apr 2017 05:57 (No:08575) Report of gas leak. Gas detection equipment in use. No gas found."

Note: They're looking for natural gas, and since that's not what's causing the rotten egg odor, they keep finding nothing. Think they'll catch on before Hull is completely destroyed and everyone there is dead? Stay tuned!

2017-04-21 - Scientists just found telltale evidence of an ancient methane explosion in the Arctic Ocean:

2017-04-21 - Man, 29, has 'medical emergency' on trail on the island of Maui (Hawaii):

2017-04-21 - Woman, 53, has chest pain on cruise ship near coastal Port Canaveral (Florida), medevac'd off:

2017-04-21 - Man, 60, suffers kidney failure on cruise ship near coastal Wilmington (North Carolina), medevac'd off:

2017-04-21 - Man, 47, sickens, loses consciousness, on fishing boat near coastal Montauk (New York), medevac'd off:

2017-04-21 - Man collapses unconscious in parking lot at Lowe's in Goshen (Indiana):

Quote: "Goshen police and fire departments responded to Lowe’s, 2219 Rieth Blvd., around 11 a.m. Thursday for a reported unconscious man in the parking lot. The man was transported to Goshen Hospital for treatment."

2017-04-21 - Person has 'medical emergency' in coastal Folkestone (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-04-21 - Volcano erupts on coastal Nishinoshima Island (Japan):

2017-04-21 - Ferocious hailstorm rips through parts of Texas:

2017-04-21 - Storm brings serious hail, rips up trees, knocks out power, near Washington DC:

Quote: "'I can’t remember a hailstorm like that, ever,' said Jessica Iadarola, an area resident for 42 years."

2017-04-21 - Unusual cold wave damaging crops in Europe:

2017-04-21 - Abrupt cooling hits the Northern Atlantic, indicator of slowing Gulf Stream:

2017-04-21 - Two birds far from their home ranges show up in Maine:

2017-04-21 - Russian planes approach the Alaskan coast four times in four days:

2017-04-21 - Trump administration quietly prepares for a government shutdown:

2017-04-22 - Girl, 8, has 'medical event' and almost dies in bathtub at home in Washington City (Utah):

Quote: "'There was an 8-year-old female who was in the bathtub, and they believe due to a medical event, slid under the water,' Washington City Police spokesman Ed Kantor said."

2017-04-22 - Man, 58, has heart attack on cruise ship near coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-04-22 - Man in his 50s has 'medical emergency' on mountain in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-04-22 - Woman, 64, has 'medical condition' in Minginui (New Zealand), airlifted out:

2017-04-22 - Police constable, man, has 'medical episode' at charity boxing event in Liverpool (Britain), 1/2 mile from the coast:

2017-04-22 - Magnitude 3.9 earthquake strikes near Rangely (Colorado):

2017-04-22 - Lightning strike kills two people in Meghalaya (India):

2017-04-22 - Heavy snowfall hits western Serbia, 1000 homes without electricity:

2017-04-22 - Seven notable weather events observed across United States this April:

2017-04-22 - Invasive four-foot cat-eating lizard spreading in Florida:

2017-04-22 - Geomagnetic storm hits Earth, auroras seen as far south as Colorado:

2017-04-22 - New atmospheric phenomenon discovered by SWARM satellites:

2017-04-22 - Stone carvings at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey may show that a comet struck the Earth in 10,950BC:

2017-04-22 - iPhones are iSpies – Wikileaks 'Vault 7' revelations continue to terrify:

2017-04-22 - Watch this all-electric 'flying car' take its first test flight in Germany:

2017-04-22 - Sears quietly closing more stores than it said it would:

2017-04-22 - Ikea may open its own restaurant chain:

2017-04-23 - Earthquake swarm including one magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes off the coast of Chile:

2017-04-23 - Antarctica warming, vast rivers and waterfalls discovered across Antarctica:

2017-04-23 - Waters off Maine warming, shrimp declining:

2017-04-23 - After a prolonged heatwave of 45C (120F), dust storms and heavy rain damage crops in parts of Pakistan:

2017-04-23 - Duration of Indian hot season nearly doubles as crushing drought and heat expand across the subcontinent:

2017-04-23 - Lightning strikes kill five people in coastal districts of Bangladesh:

2017-04-23 - Lightning strike kills 3 horses in Giles County (Tennessee):

2017-04-23 - Toxin in corn adds to woes of US farmers and ethanol makers:

2017-04-23 - Court orders EPA to close loophole that exempted factory farms from pollutant reporting:

2017-04-23 - If Trump wants to save US infrastructure, he needs to care about climate change:

2017-04-23 - After 100 days, Trump's presidential approval rating lowest since 1945:

2017-04-23 - The power of your hands, ancient Japanese healing technique for rapid stress relief:

2017-04-23 - Legalized marijuana could help pay teachers in South Dakota:

2017-04-24 - Man, 33, has seizures on boat near coastal Yankeetown (Florida):

2017-04-24 - Crewmember, 39, goes missing from cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico south of Galveston (Texas):

2017-04-24 - Magnitude 6.9+ earthquake strikes in the ocean off the coast of Chile near Valparaiso (Chile):

2017-04-24 - Paul Beckwith on a climate out of control:

2017-04-24 - 10°C or 18°F warmer by 2021?

2017-04-24 - Evidence disproving tropical 'thermostat' theory - global warming can breach limits for life:

Note: Not ALL life, just oxygen-using life. The ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that spew hydrogen sulfide will survive pretty much no matter how hot it gets, unless the entire planet falls into the Sun. That might actually be the only thing that could kill them off. Even if we nuked areas of the ocean where they're spreading, they'd be the very first things to show back up, and then the other life that holds them somewhat in check would be gone, so they'd end up even stronger for having been nuked. They are an enemy that we can't negotiate with, can't bomb into submission, and which ultimately can't be defeated...

2017-04-24 - Heatwave scorches Delhi (India), temp hits 45C/120F, dozens of people dying:

2017-04-24 - Lightning strike kills 3 people, injures 2 more, Punjab (India):

2017-04-24 - Heavy rain and flash flooding hit Geelong (Australia):

2017-04-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of North Carolina:

2017-04-24 - 122-year-old record for rain broken in Seattle (Washington):

2017-04-24 - Dangerous slow-moving storm threatens the Carolinas with heavy rain and flooding:

2017-04-24 - Hailstorm devastates apple, peach, walnut and apricot orchards across Kashmir (India):

2017-04-24 - Heavy snow hits Turkey, greenhouses collapse:

2017-04-24 - Sleet and snowfall hits Scotland as temperatures plunge:

2017-04-24 - April snowfall hits parts of Ireland as temperatures set to plummet to -2C:

2017-04-24 - Hard freeze kills 95 to 100 percent of France's Alsace vineyard buds:

2017-04-24 - Record snow and cold across Europe with another Arctic front on the way:

Note: Notice where all those cold events are occurring - Turkey (Eastern Europe), Scotland (Europe), Ireland (Europe), France (Europe). And the North Atlantic Ocean is cooling. Greenland is dumping ice cold freshwater into the North Atlantic as it melts, and the Gulf Stream is slowing, possibly in response to all that ice cold fresh water, so the heat that would normally get transferred to Europe via that ocean current isn't getting there, or at least not as much heat as normal is getting to Europe. Without that heat, much of Europe would be more like Siberia before Siberia started heating up. That oceanic heat doesn't just disappear though - it's backing up along the US East Coast, and the waters are warming and killing off shrimp off the coast of Maine now.

Europe getting hit by waves of cold may be a more or less permanent thing - or at least a recurring thing - at least until Greenland is done melting. Of course, by the time Greenland is done melting, every major coastal city on the planet will be gone, and most major cities on this planet ARE coastal cities - London, NYC, Washington DC, Shanghai, Sydney, Mumbai, Lagos, etc. Most nuclear plants are also on coasts, so we'll have several hundred Fukushimas going by the time Greenland is done melting too. Remember those huge 'ghost cities' China built, with enough room for 65 million people? They're all located far far away from the oceans. That's not a coincidence, that's foresight and planning...

2017-04-24 - Childhood cancer up 13% in the last 20 years:

2017-04-24 - Paradigm shift? RFK Jr. questions vaccine safety in surprisingly attack-free TV interview:

Note: I have a book signed by RFK Jr., The Riverkeepers, inscribed to Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. Bob Weir gave it to a friend, who died, and their son sold it to me on ebay. It's a small world!

2017-04-24 - Merck being sued for shingles vaccine that causes the affliction it's supposed to prevent:

2017-04-24 - North Korea’s potential collapse, an Anthropocene inferno:

2017-04-24 - China's Alibaba billionaire warns of decades of pain and social upheaval:

Note: Decades?! Hah, yeah, don't think so...

2017-04-24 - Trump signs 'monumental' weather bill into law:

2017-04-24 - 11 facts that prove that the US economy in 2017 is in far worse shape than it was in 2016:

2017-04-24 - Entire US Senate heads to the White House for meeting about North Korea:

2017-04-25 - College student, athlete, has 'medical emergency' at banquet in coastal Long Branch (New Jersey):

2017-04-25 - Woman has 'medical emergency' in coastal Flint (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-04-25 - Person stops breathing on street in Hinckley (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Antarctica is melting much faster than thought:

Quote: "Researchers at Columbia University's Earth Institute have discovered that the melting of the Antarctic ice is happening at a much faster rate than previously believed. The researchers, who published in the journal Nature, found enormous amounts of meltwater in places where they didn't expect it, including a 400-foot-wide waterfall on the Nansen ice shelf."

2017-04-25 - Climate change altering the Arctic faster than expected:

2017-04-25 - Lightning strikes and kills woman in Sepang (Malaysia):

2017-04-25 - Snow hits parts of Wales (Britain):

2017-04-25 - Föhn winds may contribute to ice shelves weakening in Antarctica:

2017-04-25 - Climate change can take a toll on mental health, new report says:

2017-04-25 - Bright green light streaks across the sky in Wellington (New Zealand):

2017-04-25 - UFO sightings are on the rise and this book proves it:

2017-04-25 - Man, 20, hangs baby then kills himself, live on Facebook, in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2017-04-26 - Atmospheric CO2 levels pass 410 ppm for the first time in millions of years:

2017-04-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits lake at El Dorado East Regional Park in coastal Long Beach (California):

2017-04-26 - Water vapor attacking the ozone layer in new feedback:

2017-04-26 - Seven students sicken and faint at school in Waldorf (Maryland), 11 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Several students became ill during a ROTC practice at the St. Charles High School in Waldorf, Maryland, Charles County Fire officials said. Authorities report, around 8:40 a.m. they received a call from the high school stating that several students were fainting during an ROTC practice in a gym. Four students were taken to a hospital and three more refused transport but were evaluated at a nurses office, according to officials."

2017-04-26 - More than 75 students sicken at Woodland Hill Elementary School in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Dozens of students were out sick from an elementary school in Humble ISD and even more fell ill throughout the school day."

2017-04-26 - Man has 'medical emergency' in tree with a chainsaw as storm approaches, rescued, in Jackson (Michigan):

Quote: "Three firefighters actually had to go up in the tree to aid the man, who had a medical emergency while working without a harness in the tree using an electric chainsaw attached to an extension cord. He was lying across a couple limbs."

2017-04-26 - Crewmember sickens on fishing ship 'Le Jusant' near coastal Brest (France):

Quote: "On April 26, 2017, at 11:04 a.m., the CROSS Gris Nez was informed by the Maritime Medical Coordination Center of Toulouse that a crew member on board the 'Le Jusant' fell ill. The patient was not in an immediate emergency, so it was decided to divert the vessel into the area of ??French responsibility of the CROSS Corsen for evacuation to a French hospital. At 2:22 p.m., the decision was made to evacuate the sailor by helicopter to the Brest hospital. A Cayman helicopter of the French Navy with a medical team on board was mobilized. The ship was about 211 km west of Brest. At 3 p.m., the sailor was hoisted and taken to the Cavale Blanche hospital."

2017-04-26 - Man in his 40s has 'medical episode', collapses, injures his head, in Peterborough (Britain):

Quote: "A man is his 40s suffered a medical episode and collapsed. A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the scene and treated a man who was unconscious but breathing."

2017-04-26 - Trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 detected in the ground-level atmosphere in Luxembourg, source unknown:

Quote: "Trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 have been detected in the ground-level atmosphere in Luxembourg since beginning of 2017, but the source has not been found."

2017-04-26 - Lightning strike kills three hikers in Java (Indonesia):

2017-04-26 - 15 inches of rain in 24 hours hits the Dominican Republic, flooding ensues:

2017-04-26 - More than 25 feet of snow accumulates on Mt. Gassan (Japan):

2017-04-26 - Meteor streaks across the sky and breaks up over southern Florida:

2017-04-26 - US test-fires Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg AFB (California):

2017-04-26 - ISIS leaders 'negotiate merger' with other terrorist groups:

2017-04-26 - Teenage cyberhacker-for-hire jailed for masterminding global attacks on Sony and Microsoft:

2017-04-27 - Teen boy has 'medical emergency' at school in Tallahassee (Florida):

2017-04-27 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake and 3 smaller tremors strike near Little Sitkin Island (Alaska), an active stratovolcano:

2017-04-27 - Magnitudes 3.7 and 3.1 earthquakes strike below volcano Mauna Loa in Hawaii:

2017-04-27 - Global warming increasing algae blooms, 'The distribution, frequency, and intensity of these events have increased across the globe':

Note: Speaking of which...

2017-04-27 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), hits Lake Manatee (Florida):

2017-04-27 - Migration induced by sea-level rise could reshape the US population landscape, Florida to lose the most people:

2017-04-27 - California submerging - rising seas are claiming its famed coast faster than scientists imagined:

2017-04-27 - Vicious tornadic storms hit Brazil and Paraguay, 3 killed, 150 families homeless:

Quote: "Vicious tornadic storms swept across Brazil and Paraguay killing 3 and making 150 families homeless on April 26, 2017. There is really something going out-of-control with Mother Nature."

2017-04-27 - After wettest April ever recorded in North Carolina, heavy flooding ensues:

2017-04-27 - River of snow filmed crashing down the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia (Canada):

2017-04-27 - 100 million pounds of spoiled onions disposed of in Idaho and Oregon:

Note: Wow, that's a lot of food - 5000 fully loaded tractors trailers of food...

2017-04-27 - Snow in Canada leaves 2 million crop acres stuck on prairie fields:

2017-04-27 - Explosive new History Channel series finally exposes CIA drug trafficking conspiracy:

2017-04-27 - Brain hacking - scientists want new laws to stop our thoughts from being stolen:

Quote: "Researchers have called for radical new legislation protecting people’s thoughts from being stolen and maybe even deleted."

2017-04-27 - Feds say it’s too dangerous to share Dakota Access Oil Spill Report:

Quote: "Officials of the pipeline’s lead developer, Energy Transfer Partners, have said the risk to the water supply is minimal because the pipe is buried deep beneath the lake and safety features would halt an oil spill after detecting a leak. With approval from President Donald Trump, the developer has completed drilling under Lake Oahe and announced that the pipeline could be in service as soon as May 14."

Note: Uh huh, they always say that it's safe and the risk is minimal. And then something goes awry and a bunch of crap leaks all over the place and kills stuff. Fukushima was said to be safe and to pose minimal risk too...

2017-04-27 - Venezuela set to leave the Organization of American States:

2017-04-27 - Boa constrictor found in classroom at school in Princeton (New Jersey):

2017-04-28 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits medical building in coastal Seattle (Washington), 450 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "About 8 a.m., the fire department tweeted it was turning the scene over to UW’s facilities department after 'no readings' were detected. 'We initially had a couple of workers there who smelled something like rotten eggs,' said Lt. Harbold Webb, a department spokesman. 'But we didn’t find anything.'"

Note: Might wanna invest in some H2S detectors for your people there, Lieutenant Webb. Or wait until a bunch of people fall over dead and then look like idiots. Your call, Lieutenant! Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-04-28 - Melting Arctic underwater permafrost layer may will lead to climate disaster:

2017-04-28 - Ring of Fire heats up with 37 volcanic eruptions occurring now and others showing increased seismic activity:

2017-04-28 - Volcano Sakurajima erupts in Japan:

2017-04-28 - Magnitude 6.8+ earthquake strikes in the ocean near Davao (Philippine Islands):

2017-04-28 - Record 350 people killed by lightning strikes across Bangladesh in 2016:

2017-04-28 - Man found unconscious in swimming pool at apartments in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2017-04-28 - Man goes into cardiac arrest on dive ship near coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina):

Quote: "One person was transported to the hospital Friday afternoon by helicopter after a dive boat called about a person in need of medical help. Captain Jerry Howerton with Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire says the dive boat was about 10 miles off the coast of Murrells Inlet when they called for help just before 11. Captain Howerton could not release what prompted the call, but says the patient was in cardiac arrest before emergency officials were contacted."

2017-04-28 - Woman collapses and has seizure, on Southcoates Lane in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Southcoates Lane, Hull. Fri 28 Apr 2017 17:10 (No:09169) Fire Service assisted adult female who collapsed and began fitting. Casualty put into recovery position to await ambulance. Casualty transferred to hospital via ambulance."

2017-04-28 - Man found in cardiac arrest under bridge in Shrewsbury (Britain):

Quote: "A road was closed in Shrewsbury after a man was found beneath a bridge in cardiac arrest."

2017-04-28 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake shakes Santiago (Chile):

2017-04-28 - Lightning strike kills 2 people and 2 cattle in Jessore (Bangladesh):

2017-04-28 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Andhra Pradesh (India):

2017-04-28 - Lightning strike kills 55 sheep in Ballari (India):

2017-04-28 - Unreported methane pollution from BC’s oil and gas industry threatens Canada’s international climate commitments:

2017-04-28 - Sunless in Seattle (Washington), two rainfall records smashed:

2017-04-28 - Quadruple rainbows appear over the island of Terschelling (Netherlands):

2017-04-28 - How to choose a reliable emergency radio and some models to consider:

2017-04-28 - Trump says there 'absolutely' may be a war with North Korea soon:

Note: But it'll be a beautiful war, the best war ever, right?!

2017-04-28 - Noam Chomsky asks if there's ever been any organization so committed to the destruction of life on Earth as the GOP:

2017-04-27 - These popular drinks consumed by 50% of people are linked to dementia:

2017-04-28 - Elon Musk reveals futuristic traffic-beating tunnel system for Los Angeles (California):

2017-04-29 - Unknown odor evacuates building and sends 17 people to the hospital in Malden (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2017-04-29 - Paul Beckwith on Arctic methane - a disaster in the making:

2017-04-29 - Shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Kagoshima (Japan):

2017-04-29 - Shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near East Java (Indonesia):

2017-04-29 - Large cluster of aftershocks off the coast of Chile reminiscent of buildup to huge magnitude 9.1 quake which hit Japan in 2011:

2017-04-29 - Plastic in the oceans flowing toward the Arctic Ocean:

2017-04-29 - Three tornadoes touch down near Dallas (Texas), 5+ killed, nearly 50 people injured:

2017-04-29 - Snowfall cancels People's Climate March rally in Colorado:

2017-04-29 - People's Climate March goes on in sweltering heat in Washington DC:

Quote: "The temperature reached 91 degrees at D.C.’s National Airport at 2:59 p.m., tying a heat record for April 29 in the district set in 1974..."

2017-04-29 - Trump signs executive order to allow increased offshore drilling:

Note: Now we'll all get to burn to death or fall over dead or whatever on average earlier than we otherwise would have. On the plus side, maybe the last tank of gas we buy before we burn to death will be a little cheaper!

2017-04-29 - EPA wipes its climate change site the day before march on Washington:

Note: Too bad they can't just erase the end of the world similarly. I used a quote by Émile Zola on Jan 18, 2014: "If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way."

2017-04-29 - The ethics of solar panels - do the ends justify the means?

2017-04-29 - North Korea seeks ASEAN’s help to avert ‘nuclear holocaust’ as Trump warns of ‘major conflict’:

2017-04-29 - 11 reasons why US economic growth is the worst in 3 years:

2017-04-29 - Tropical storms produce gamma radiation bursts:

2017-04-29 - Study finds cannabis oil could be miracle treatment for autism:

2017-04-30 - 8 million people starving in Ethiopia as drought continues:

2017-04-30 - Killer whales go on unprecedented killing spree off the coast of Monterrey (California):

2017-04-30 - American red-winged blackbird shows up on the island of North Ronaldsay (Scotland), first time ever:

2017-04-30 - Rare blue auroras photographed over Alaska:

2017-04-30 - Unknown light filmed in the sky over Ipswich (Australia):

2017-04-30 - For most people, America is regressing into a developing nation:

2017-04-30 - Underwater volcano Kick 'em Jenny rumbling near the island of Grenada:

2017-04-30 - More than 65,500 earthquakes hit central Italy in 9 months:

2017-04-30 - Tornadoes and storms kill 13+ people across Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi:

2017-04-30 - Arctic ice update:

2017-04-30 - Man, 21, goes missing while swimming at Lake Travis (Texas):

2017-04-30 - Passenger sickens on cruise ship near coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "A Carnival Cruise Line ship was forced to return to the waters of Miami early Sunday morning after a passenger became sick and needed to be rushed to the hospital."

2017-04-30 - Woman collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at wedding in Tunbridge Wells (Britain):

Quote: "Witnesses saw a woman being given CPR on the ground outside a Tunbridge Wells pub as concerned wedding guests looked on. Emergency services were called to The Barn shortly before 1.30pm today following what has been described by Kent Police as a 'medical incident'."

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