Sunday, October 1, 2017

2017 - SEP - Other Stories

2017-09-01 - Hydrogen sulfide again hits Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "MOSCOW, 2 Sep — RIA Novosti. Level of hydrogen sulfide has exceeded extreme admissible concentration (in the masculine maximum allowable concentration) of harmful substances in the atmosphere in the southeast of Moscow on Friday night, reports to GPBU 'Moskekomonitoring'."

Note: Translation is obviously not perfect...

2017-09-01 - Unknown odor hits hospital in coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "An unknown smell has forced some patients at Royal Perth Hospital to be moved within the facility, as firefighters investigate. A hazmat incident was reported in the south block on Friday and patients on Ward 10A and Ward 11 have been relocated within the hospital. As a precautionary measure, people in the area have been advised to remain inside with doors and windows closed. Motorists are also urged to avoid the area."

2017-09-01 - Unknown 'gas odor' sickens four people at apartment building in Kilmarnock (Scotland):

Quote: "Office in Kilmarnock evacuated after suspected gas leak in the building..."

Quote: "It’s understood that staff at Stirling Park had to leave their offices, with some suffering from breathing difficulties."

Quote: "After a thorough examination of the building the surrounding area, no harmful substances were found."

Note: The fact that they thought it was a gas leak means it was a rotten egg odor that they smelled and which sickened the people, but they didn't find anything. Hey, as long as they make sure never to carry H2S detectors then they'll never detect H2S. Problem solved! Well, except for the people who get sick or go insane from brain damage or fall over dead - it'll still be somewhat of a problem for them...

2017-09-01 - Two men go out on boat, go missing, empty 'ghost boat' found near coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina):

2017-09-01 - Heatwave continues broiling parts of California:

Quote: "San Luis Obispo hit 106 degrees, breaking a 60-year-old of 105 degrees set in 1955, according to John Lindsey, a PG&E meteorologist. Diablo Canyon thermometers climbed to 90 degrees, which broke a 30-year-old record of 74 degrees set in 1984."

2017-09-01 - Temp hits 106F in San Francisco (California), hottest day ever recorded in San Francisco:

Quote: "Before Friday, the hottest day ever recorded by the National Weather Service for San Francisco was 103 degrees on June 14, 2000. And the hottest Sept. 1 was a mere 90, a record set in 1952."

2017-09-01 - Mean maximum temperatures were the highest of any winter on record in Australia:

2017-09-01 - In Georgia’s peach orchards, warm winters raise specter of climate change:

2017-09-01 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes in the sea near the island of Rhodes (Greece):

2017-09-01 - Yellowstone earthquake swarm now one of largest on record, with over 2,300 tremors since the start of June:

2017-09-01 - Slimy brain-looking blobby creatures found for the first time in lagoon in Vancouver (Canada):

2017-09-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Bernard Lake in the Township of Strong (Canada):

2017-09-01 - Lightning strikes kill 7 people, critically injure 6 more, 11 cattle fatalities also reported, in Odisha (India):

2017-09-01 - Softball-sized hail (!) and strong storm hit parts of North Carolina:

Quote: "Softball-sized hail and strong winds kicked off Labor Day weekend in Central North Carolina Friday evening. While strong winds and heavy rain affected much of the Triangle, the southern part of the area, such as Sanford, Angier, Willow Springs and Fuqauay-Varina, saw dangerous hail the size of golf balls."

2017-09-01 - Hurricane Harvey updates - mold concerns, 100,000 homes and a million vehicles destroyed, 1.7 million people homeless:

Quote: "In flood-prone coastal Louisiana, towns have started to ask a question Texans may face soon: When should we all just leave?"

2017-09-01 - Fleet of monster trucks rescues people from flooding in Texas:

2017-09-01 - What Sandy can teach Harvey about recovery:

2017-09-01 - Tropical storm Lidia hits Baja California (Mexico), 4+ killed:

2017-09-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Karachi (Pakistan), 16+ killed:

2017-09-01 - Third major storm in two weeks due to hit Hong Kong (China):

2017-09-01 - Pulsating northern lights light up the sky over Eagle Harbor (Michigan):

2017-09-01 - Venezuela nears default after US imposes sanctions on economy:

2017-09-01 - Scientists develop nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds:

2017-09-01 - Pilots report UFO sightings over Delhi airport in India every month, hundreds of reports over past two years:

2017-09-01 - Silent UFO with rapidly moving lights seen over Woburn (Massachusetts):

2017-09-01 - Woman cuts off husband's weiner and flushes it because he plays too much golf, in coastal Yeosu (South Korea):

2017-09-02 - Two women have 'medical emergencies', pulled unconscious from the American River in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "Two unconscious women were pulled from the American River on Saturday afternoon, the Sacramento Fire Department said in a tweet published at 4:44 p.m. The women were found in the river east of Interstate 5, said Chris Harvey , a department spokesman. They both had medical emergencies at the time of the incident, a separate tweet said."

Note: Mighty big coincidence there, two women having medical emergencies at the same time in the same place, or else something environmental affected both of them, like, say, THE WATER...

2017-09-02 - Man has 'medical event' and collapses while operating crane at port in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

Quote: "A crane operator had to be rescued from his perch on a Port of Tauranga straddle crane after suffering from a medical event on the weekend. Emergency services were called to the port on Saturday morning after the man had collapsed."

2017-09-02 - Heatwave continues in San Diego County (California), temp hits 109F in San Francisco:

Quote: "A heat wave hit California which has resulted in record-high temperatures in San Francisco. The city's previous record high temperature was 39.4 degrees Celsius, set in 2000. On Friday, the temperature in downtown San Francisco reached 41.1 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, it increased to 42.7 degrees Celsius, the US National Weather Service said. 'This was the highest reading since records were first kept there in 1874. That's the oldest climate station in California,' a meteorologist said, adding 'That's a significant record.'"

Note: So San Francisco's third hottest day ever recorded was 103F on June 14, 2000. Its second-hottest day ever recorded was 106F on September 1, 2017. And now its hottest day ever recorded is 109F on September 2, 2017. So the two hottest days ever recorded in San Francisco were the first two days of September of this year...

2017-09-02 - Strong seismic event shakes North Korea, nuclear explosion:

2017-09-02 - How global warming is a 'death sentence' in Afghanistan’s highlands:

2017-09-02 - Magnitude 5.3 earthquake and aftershocks strike near Soda Springs (Idaho):

2017-09-02 - Lightning strike kills woman in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (France):

2017-09-02 - Hurricane Harvey has changed the political and fiscal landscape in DC:

2017-09-02 - Hot Siberia summer ends with cold blast and 'abnormal' August snow:

2017-09-02 - Freaky cloud looms menacingly over Hinesville (Georgia):

2017-09-02 - What Trump and team have wrecked so far - environmental protections, climate change preparations, pollution regulations, and more:

2017-09-02 - Trump to slash funding for the very agencies he praises for disaster response in Texas:

2017-09-02 - Revealing interview with Robert Kennedy Jr. on vaccines and mercury:

2017-09-02 - Study finds militarization makes police more violent:

2017-09-02 - Mysterious blue light and moving objects filmed by the International Space Station:

2017-09-02 - Man, 41, runs into Burning Man fire and dies, in the Black Rock Desert (Nevada):

2017-09-02 - Many young people think filibustering is a sex act:

2017-09-03 - Girl, 15, pulled unconscious from Pineview Reservoir (Utah):

2017-09-03 - Man, soccer player, collapses with heart attack while playing soccer in Paddock Wood (Britain):

2017-09-03 - Despite historically wet winter, Oregon moving toward drought:

2017-09-03 - Australia’s record-breaking winter warmth linked to climate change:

2017-09-03 - Hurricane Irma heading west toward the US:

2017-09-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Cornwall (Britain):

2017-09-03 - Microburst scares beachgoers in Santa Barbara (California):

2017-09-03 - Freshwater crisis hitting New Zealand:

2017-09-03 - EPA has still yet to inspect nearly a dozen Houston-area hazardous waste sites:

2017-09-03 - Stronger science means more climate litigation risk for business and government:

2017-09-03 - Iran chases away US spy plane and drone from national airspace:

2017-09-03 - Company unveils all-electric solar-powered RV:

Note: So no need for fuel and theoretically no need for charging stations either. Probably couldn't cover too much distance per day, but maybe 100-300 miles, hole up for a day or two and recharge fully, then continue. Eventually it'll ignite and burn up, but hey, you can't have everything!

2017-09-03 - Passenger jet has close encounter with UFO at airport in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2017-09-04 - Salton Sea belches up more hydrogen sulfide in California, odor advisory issued:

2017-09-04 - Girl, 15, has 'medical incident' in swimming pool at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A 15-year-old female student at Germantown Academy was taken to the hospital after she suffered a medical incident in the school pool around 10:15 a.m. Friday, Whitemarsh police reported."

2017-09-04 - Man goes missing while launching boat on the Mississippi River near Grafton (Illinois):

2017-09-04 - Man sickens at the scene of big rig fire on the M11 near Stansted (Britain):

Quote: "A man has been rushed to Princess Alexandra Hospital after becoming 'unwell' at the scene of a lorry fire on the M11. The vehicle caught fire on the southbound carriageway of the motorway between Junction 8, for Stansted Airport, and Junction 7, for Harlow, around 1.50pm today (September 4). Paramedics were called to the scene of the lorry fire at 3pm to reports that a man in his 40s had become 'unwell'."

2017-09-04 - Boy, 10, sickens on coastal Matakana Island (New Zealand), airlifted out:

2017-09-04 - Man, 39, crewmember, has chest pains on cargo ship 'Yasa Unity' near coastal Kochi (India):

Quote: "A Turkish crew member of the 'Yasa Unity' was medevaced off the Indian coast on Sep 4, 2017. after he complained of chest pain. The 39-year old Mehmet Sari Sahin was taken off by the Coast Guard."

2017-09-04 - Volcano La Cumbre erupts on Fernandina Island in the Galápagos Islands:

2017-09-04 - Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Sandwich Islands:

2017-09-04 - Tremor of unknown origin rattles homes in the wee hours in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

Quote: "He said the strongest signal was detected at Morphett Vale. He was reluctant to speculate about what might have caused the tremors, except to say it was possibly 'something occurring in the atmosphere'."

Note: Like, say, an atmospheric explosion...

2017-09-04 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #62, September 1st to 4th 2017:

2017-09-04 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Upper Klamath Lake (Oregon):

2017-09-04 - Warm air blowing into the Arctic:

2017-09-04 - Climate change already impacting wheat, rice, corn, soybean yields worldwide:

2017-09-04 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Tamil Nadu (India):

2017-09-04 - Hurricane Irma becomes Category 4 storm, chances of affecting Florida increase:

Quote: "Some models show it hitting the Palmetto State. Others show it going toward the Gulf. Still, other models show Irma crossing the Florida peninsula, where Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday evening to prepare for the storm."

2017-09-04 - Hurricane Harvey death toll rises to at least 60:

2017-09-04 - What has Hurricane Harvey taught Trump and the Republicans?

2017-09-04 - Texas governor estimates cleanup and rebuilding costs from Harvey could reach $120B:

Note: Better hurry up and rebuild so there's new stuff for the next hurricane to destroy!

2017-09-04 - Brilliant sun halo seen over Kuching (Malaysia):

2017-09-04 - Japan preparing to evacuate 60,000 citizens from South Korea:

2017-09-04 - Washington neocons are about to run amok:

Note: Did they ever stop?

2017-09-04 - Elon Musk says global race for AI will 'most likely cause' WWIII as computers launch first strike:

Note: "3 billion human lives ended on August 29th, 2019. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines. The computer which controlled the machines, Skynet, sent two Terminators back through time to kill Elon Musk." I updated the Terminator quote!

2017-09-04 - Bad flu season in Australia could mean bad flu season in Europe and North America:

2017-09-04 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - just a movie or was there more to it?

Quote: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind is re-released in cinemas on September 15"

2017-09-04 - Berkeley (California) considering letting women go topless:

Note: Sounds fair to me!

2017-09-05 - Rotten egg odor reported on East Riverview Avenue in Napoleon (Ohio), 940 feet from the Maumee River:

Quote: "The Napoleon Fire Department did an odor investigation in the 500 and 600 block of East Riverview Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday after the smell of gas was reported. After an investigation, crews were unable to determine a source."

2017-09-05 - Unknown odor hits hospital in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Quote: "The University Hospital of Wales has reopened after the fire service investigated what was described as an 'odd smell'. Its main outpatients corridor from the concourse to the radiology department and the Rheumatology Day Centre were affected. A spokeswoman for the Cardiff hospital said the 'odd smell' meant a number of clinics were also affected."

2017-09-05 - Foul sewage smell regularly hitting area in Ashbourne (Britain):

Quote: "Mystery surrounds the source of a foul smell which has been plaguing people living in a cluster of housing estates on the edge of Ashbourne for more than a year. People in the Derby Road estate, streets near the Airfield Industrial Estate and other roads, such as Wyaston Road, say they are getting whiffs of what smells like sewage."

2017-09-05 - Two boys, 12 and 14, have 'medical incident' near the Elk River in Randall (Minnesota):

Quote: "Law enforcement is investigating a medical incident Sunday involving two juvenile males. The Morrison County Sheriff's office was called at 3:21 p.m. to a report of a medical situation near the Elk River, under the Highway 115 bridge in Randall. Authorities located Cole Kjeldergaard, 14, Cushing, on land near the river and he was semi-responsive; and Nicholas Angevine, 12, Randall, under the bridge and unresponsive."

Note: Very similar to the two women who had simultaneous 'medical emergencies' at the American River in Sacramento (California), mentioned in the 2017-09-02 update. What did the two women have in common? The American River. What did these two boys have in common? The Elk River. Get near water these days and it may be the last thing you ever do...

2017-09-05 - Irma strengthens, becomes Category 5 hurricane, continues heading west, may hit Florida:

Quote: "Armed with the most powerful winds ever recorded for a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Irma bore down Tuesday on the Leeward Islands of the northeast Caribbean on a forecast path that could take it toward Florida over the weekend. 'The Leeward Islands are going to get destroyed,' warned Colorado State University meteorology professor Phil Klotzbach, a noted hurricane expert."

Quote: "President Donald Trump approved emergency declarations for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Tuesday evening."

2017-09-05 - Student, teen, has 'medical incident' outside Lakelands Academy in Ellesmere (Britain):

Quote: "West Midlands Ambulance Service said the boy was treated after a 'medical incident' by the bus stop outside Lakelands Academy."

2017-09-05 - Man, mid-60s, former mayor, has 'medical event' during meeting in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

Quote: "Sarasota City Commissioner Willie Shaw was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a brief health scare during the commission’s meeting Tuesday afternoon. The type and severity of the medical event Shaw experienced was not immediately clear, but city officials said later he was alert and okay at the hospital Tuesday evening. The two-term commissioner and three-term former mayor is in his mid-60s."

2017-09-05 - New Zealand has third-hottest August on record, with extra rain:

2017-09-05 - Idaho hit by over 100 aftershocks as earthquake swarm continues:

2017-09-05 - Lightning strike kills 8 people in the (not very) Democratic Republic of Congo:

2017-09-05 - Lightning strike kills student on motorcycle in Cambodia:

2017-09-05 - Tropical Storm Jose forms to the east of Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean:

2017-09-05 - Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicals:

2017-09-05 - Meteor lights up the sky over British Columbia and Alberta (Canada):

2017-09-05 - Powerful solar storm headed towards earth, bringing rare light shows:

2017-09-05 - Crisis looms as nearly 125,000 refugees flood into Bangladesh:

2017-09-05 - US factory orders post biggest drop in nearly three years:

2017-09-05 - Synthetic painkiller fentanyl overtakes heroin as deadliest drug in the US:

2017-09-05 - Second-largest black hole in the Milky Way discovered:

2017-09-05 - Girl pulls sword from legendary lake of King Arthur's Excalibur:

2017-09-06 - Woman has 'medical issue' on the Long Trail on Mt. Abraham in Addison County (Vermont):

Quote: "The chief says the woman was prepared for weeks on the trail, but that was cut short by a medical issue. 'She was a through hiker and had been on the trail for two weeks and was in great shape but was having an issue... she needed help,' Chief Ober said."

2017-09-06 - 2,764 people have 'medical emergencies' in two days during idol immersions in Pune (India):

2017-09-06 - Volcano Turrialba erupts in Costa Rica, spews column of ash:

2017-09-06 - Dahr Jamail reports on climate disruption:

2017-09-06 - Relentless summer heat burns up 30% of crops in the south of Alberta (Canada):

2017-09-06 - Lightning strike kills 16 goats in Odisha (India):

2017-09-06 - Category 5 Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc in the Caribbean, mostly wipes out Barbuda, continues west:

Quote: "The massive eye stared down on Barbuda early Wednesday, thrashing it with howling winds before it marched along its path on the Caribbean. Irma's eye was bigger than Barbuda, CNN meteorologist Jenn Varian said. It packed winds of 185 mph, making it one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded.

Quote: "As of 8 a.m. ET, the monster Category 5 storm's eye wall was butting up against Anguilla with sustained winds of 185 mph and even higher gusts."

Quote: "By Sunday morning, Irma will be approaching mainland Florida and the Florida Keys."

Quote: "It's too early to tell whether it will make landfall on the US mainland, but forecasts show it could churn toward Florida over the weekend. Floridians are not sitting around, waiting. Evacuations are underway, with some schools shut down and shelters set up."

2017-09-06 - Katia becomes third hurricane to threaten US in six days:

2017-09-06 - FEMA almost out of money as Hurricane Irma approaches:

2017-09-06 - CalFire adds huge 747-based firefighting supertanker plane to fleet, based in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "The latest and biggest firefighting tool the State of California has against raging wildfires is based in Sacramento. McClellan Air Force Base is home to a Global Supertanker Boeing 747 supertanker, the only one in use in the United States."

2017-09-06 - As flood waters rise, is urban sprawl as much to blame as global warming?

2017-09-06 - Sun unleashes monster X9.3 solar flare, strongest in a decade:

2017-09-06 - Hundreds of protesters scuffle with police over THAAD deployment in South Korea:

2017-09-06 - Trump EPA cuts funding to newspaper in retaliation for reporting on proposed budget:

2017-09-06 - Battery removed from toddler's nose in Tzefas (Israel):

2017-09-07 - Salton Sea spews hydrogen sulfide again in the Coachella Valley (California), odor advisory issued:

Quote: "The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued an odor advisory Thursday for the Coachella Valley due to elevated levels of a gas that smells like rotten eggs.  That gas – hydrogen sulfide – is associated with natural processes occurring in the Salton Sea."

2017-09-07 - Rotten-egg odor hitting coastal Darwin (Australia), blamed on sewage plant:

Quote: "A stench that has permeated over some Darwin suburbs in recent days has sparked an investigation by the Northern Territory's environmental watchdog, with conflicting reasons as to what is causing the offensive odour. Foul 'rotten-egg' type smells have been noted over some northern suburbs, including Leanyer, Muirhead, Lyons, Malak and Anula..."

2017-09-07 - Volcano Barbarbunga shaking and quaking in Iceland:

Quote: "A number of earthquakes were detected at Barbarbunga in Vatnajokull tonight, according to the Icelandic Met Office. The largest quake was 4.1 in magnitude, with another one following at 4.0. The quakes were a total of 21, with three of them over 3.0 in magnitude."

2017-09-07 - Magnitude 8.1+ earthquake strikes in the ocean near Tres Picos (Mexico), small tsunami ensues, 61+ killed:

Quote: "A strong earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico in the early hours of Friday morning, triggering a tsunami, intense shaking and damage throughout the country. The quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, had a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 and depth of 69.7 kilometers (43 miles), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It was a particularly shallow quake, according to Jana Pursely, a geophysicist at the USGS. It struck off the Pacific Coast 74 miles (120 kilometers) at 12:49 a.m. ET Friday southwest of Tres Picos, Mexico, which is 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City."

Quote: "The Mexican interior ministry has given the latest quake a higher magnitude, of 8.4."

Quote: "One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country's southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least 61 people were reported dead. The quake that hit minutes before midnight Thursday was strong enough to cause buildings to sway violently in the capital city more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away."

Quote: "The worst-hit city was Juchitan, on the narrow waist of Oaxaca known as the Isthmus, where 36 quake victims died. About half of Juchitan's city hall collapsed in a pile of rubble and streets were littered with the debris of ruined houses. A hospital also collapsed, Pena Nieto said after touring the city and meeting with residents."

2017-09-07 - Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Medford (Oklahoma):

Quote: "UPDATE: Friday morning, the USGS upgraded the rating to a 4.3"

2017-09-07 - Extreme weather is upon us:

2017-09-07 - Hurricane Irma causes heavy and widespread damage to numerous islands in the Caribbean, heads toward Florida:

Quote: "As of Thursday morning, the 180-mph Hurricane Irma continues to pose a grave threat to the southeastern United States. The best available modeling continues to suggest this will probably be a historically bad storm for much of the southern half of Florida."

2017-09-07 - Florida shutting down its 2 nuclear plants before arrival of Hurricane Irma:

2017-09-07 - Most Florida flood zone property not insured:

2017-09-07 - Carolinas, Georgia declare emergencies ahead of Irma:

2017-09-07 - Texas health officials monitoring mosquitoes after Harvey:

2017-09-07 - Denying Hurricane Harvey’s climate links only worsens future suffering – 'Three options remain for dealing with the crisis: mitigate, adapt, and suffer':

Note: Gonna be a whole lot of the latter, regardless of how much there is of the first two...

2017-09-07 - Waterspouts pop up all over Lake Erie in Ohio:

2017-09-07 - Eerie green glow spotted over Tonbridge in Kent (Britain):

2017-09-07 - Plastic fibers found in tap water around the world, study reveals:

2017-09-07 - SpaceX launches Pentagon's secretive X-37B unmanned space plane back into orbit:

2017-09-07 - Equifax reports data breach that could affect 143 million people:

2017-09-08 - Salton Sea spews hydrogen sulfide again in the Coachella Valley (California), odor advisory issued:

Quote: "This advisory is in effect today, Friday, September 8, 2017, and will expire at midnight on Monday evening."

2017-09-08 - Rotten egg odor hits area, man becomes confused, on Gatwick Garth in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Gatwick Garth, Hull. Fri 8 Sep 2017 20:33 (No:19756) Report of smell of gas in area. Area searched no smell of gas. Ambulance requested for confused male. Inspection only by Fire and Rescue Service."

2017-09-08 - Rotten egg odor evacuates school in Albany (New York):

2017-09-08 - Has the UN climate assessment process become obsolete?

2017-09-08 - Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape:

2017-09-08 - Unprecedented drought crippling Montana and North Dakota:

2017-09-08 - Geothermal heat forms giant holes in Iceland's largest glacier:

2017-09-08 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Bonin Islands (Japan):

2017-09-08 - Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near San Francisco del Mar (Mexico):

2017-09-08 - Hurricane Irma hits Cuba, approaches Florida, people flee, and Category 4 Hurricane Jose heads toward the Caribbean:

Quote: "Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path that could take it from one end of the state to the other."

Quote: "Hurricane Irma regained Category 5 status late Friday night as the storm made landfall on the northern coast of Cuba."

Quote: "Many of Irma's victims fled their islands on ferries and fishing boats for fear of Hurricane Jose, a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds that could punish some places all over again this weekend. 'I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to know that further damage is imminent,' said Inspector Frankie Thomas of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda."

Quote: "Irma is the first Category 5 hurricane since 1932 whose eye made landfall in Cuba, meteorologist José Rubiera said on Cuba television Saturday. Dictator Gerardo Machado was in power and Americans had just elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt to pull the nation out of the Great Depression."

2017-09-08 - Last flight before Hurricane Irma arrives in Florida departs Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Just after 9:30 p.m., Miami International Airport announced that the last flight from their airport had taken off. That marked the end of one of the most unprecedented rushes to leave South Florida by plane. Airports in our area have been inundated with travelers and people hopeful of getting a flight. Earlier, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International also closed ahead of MIA, just after 9 p.m.. Palm Beach International showed most of their flights had been cancelled on Friday. On Saturday, all major airports in the tri-county area will be closed."

2017-09-08 - Image of the day - Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Andrew size comparison:

2017-09-08 - Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before:

2017-09-08 - Harvey in the strange new climate emergency:

2017-09-08 - Hurricane Katia makes landfill as Category 1 storm on Mexico's Gulf Coast:

Quote: "Forecasters say Hurricane Katia is making landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast as a Category 1 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Katia's maximum sustained winds have dropped to 75 mph (120 kph) as it hits land north of Tecolutla, in Veracruz state."

2017-09-08 - Cat 5 Irma, Cat 3 Jose, Cat 1 Katia – Atlantic hurricane season has produced more than a year’s worth of major hurricanes before the season is half over:

2017-09-08 - Eerie sky sounds 'coming from every direction' recorded in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2017-09-08 - Strange sounds heard in the sky in Illinois:

2017-09-08 - Thousands hit by malaria and dengue as South Asia’s worst floods in a decade recede:

2017-09-08 - Mutant two-headed pig with two noses and three eyes born in Shaanxi (China):

2017-09-08 - Trump-GOP relationship reaches new low:

2017-09-09 - Apocalyptic scenes from huge magnitude 8.1+ earthquake that hit Mexico, death toll hits 61:

2017-09-09 - Idaho hit by 141 earthquakes in a week:

2017-09-09 - Hurricane Irma, restrengthens to Category 4 storm, closes in on the Florida Keys (Florida):

2017-09-09 - Hurricane Jose strengthens to become an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm:

2017-09-09 - Water mysteriously retreats again in South Brazil:

2017-09-09 - Person has 'medical incident' at the seafront in coastal Margate (Britain):

Quote: "Police were called in this afternoon to Margate seafront over a 'medical incident.' Passers-by saw two police cars pulled up on the side of Marine Drive at around 4pm this afternoon (Saturday, September 9)."

2017-09-09 - Two weeks of nature on steroids:

Quote: "Two weeks of Nature on steroids; hundreds dead; nearly 50 million evacuated; 4 Hurricanes; monster quake; floods; wildfires and a massive x-class flare"

2017-09-09 - Newscasters avoiding mentioning climate change while covering mega-hurricanes:

2017-09-09 - The three percent of scientific papers that deny climate change - a review found them all flawed:

2017-09-09 - Author Gwynne Dyer predicts climate change will bring grim future to the Arctic:

Quote: "Globally, there’s time for a reversal of global warming, said Dyer, speaking to Nunatsiaq News, in advance of that event."

Note: No, there isn't. Human emissions have flatlined, but CO2 and methane in the atmosphere is increasing at a rate that is itself increasing. That means the Earth is emitting more and more CO2 and methane, not us. Ergo, we are now irrelevant...

2017-09-09 - New Zealand blasted by 2200 lightning strikes in 24 hours:

2017-09-09 - Tornado touches down in Oakland Park (Florida), another touches down in Homestead (Florida):

2017-09-09 - Terrible flooding continues in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, 40 million people affected:

2017-09-09 - Huge unidentified fireball filmed over Krasnodar (Russia):

2017-09-09 - The sun emits its sixth solar flare in just five days:

2017-09-09 - Venezuela plans to drop US dollar in gas, oil trade:

2017-09-10 - Hurricane Irma gives Florida a coast to coast pummeling:

Quote: "Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. The 400-mile-wide (640-kilometer-wide) storm blew ashore in the morning in the mostly cleared-out Florida Keys, then began a slow march up the state's west coast, its punishing winds extending clear across to Miami and West Palm Beach on the Atlantic side. While Irma arrived in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, by nightfall it was down to a Category 2 with winds of 105 mph (177 kph)."

Quote: "More than 3.3 million homes and businesses across the state lost power, and utility officials said it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone."

2017-09-10 - Glowing orbs in the sky circle 'hole-punch' clouds, location unknown:

Note: Seen those glowing orbs in the skies all over the planet in recent years, but never saw them doing that before! The most interesting event involving those orbs, that I know of, was when a fleet of them were stationed all around Sakurajima (volcano) while it was erupting big-time on the coast in Japan, in 2010 or 2011 I think. I believe they were helping to mitigate that eruption using electromagnetic fields or something, so that the volcano didn't wipe out the nearby city. I watched that stuff going on for days, and no human planes would go near that area while the orbs were doing whatever it was they were doing. Occasionally you'd see a new orb show up, or one would leave, like they were working in shifts and rotating personnel/craft in and out of the 'work zone'...

2017-09-10 - Trift glacier collapses in Switzerland:

Quote: "Part of the Swiss alpine glacier Trift in the country's south collapsed on Sunday, but caused no damage or casualties and residents evacuated from the area can return home, police in Valais canton said. More than 220 people living in the ski resort of Saas-Fee had to leave their homes on Saturday as authorities feared a collapse of the glacier could trigger an ice avalanche which could reach the village. The lower part of the glacier collapsed early Sunday but did not reach the houses, allowing residents to return and for a local road to reopen, though hiking trails remain closed, police said in a statement."

2017-09-10 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Paredon (Mexico):

2017-09-10 - Quake swarm of 204 quakes since September 2 continues near Soda Springs (Idaho):

Quote: "The earthquake swarm in Southeast Idaho looked like it might be ending or at least slowing down on Thursday and Friday. But then Saturday arrived and by day's end 19 quakes had struck. There have been 34 more temblors so far Sunday, bringing the earthquake total since the swarm began on Sept. 2 to 204 quakes. All of the quakes have occurred in the Caribou County area east, southeast and northeast of Soda Springs."

2017-09-10 - Hurricanes Irma, Harvey to cast pall over U.S. economy for months or even years:

2017-09-10 - America may never recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

2017-09-10 - Early models suggest Hurricane Jose will be a direct hit on New England:

2017-09-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Livorno (Italy), 6 killed:

2017-09-10 - Trump wanted to kill the Obama flood rule, then came the hurricanes:

Quote: "Three weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that reversed an Obama-era requirement that future construction in areas likely to flood need to be built at a higher elevation. But after the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused in Houston and with Hurricane Irma barreling toward Florida, the White House is now trying to walk back Trump’s order."

2017-09-10 - Miami mayor to Donald Trump - 'It’s time to talk about climate change':

2017-09-10 - Mysterious explosions and strange sky sounds hit Virginia, Illinois, New Jersey, UK and Australia:

2017-09-10 - Sun unleashes major X8.2 solar flare, second strongest of the cycle and 4th X-class flare in a week:

2017-09-10 - Two-headed rattlesnake found near Forrest City (Arkansas):

2017-09-10 - Hookworm on the rise in America's poor 'Black Belt' due to non-existent sewage infrastructure:

2017-09-10 - Declassified CIA docs reveal Hitler may have survived WW2, with picture to prove it:

2017-09-10 - Kid Rock's recent campaign speech looks frighteningly similar to a scene from Idiocracy:

Note: This whole planet is looking frighteningly similar to Idiocracy...

2017-09-11 - Melting permafrost flows like lava through the Tibetan Plateau:

2017-09-11 - After methane explosion created crater in Siberia, methane still gushing from the water:

Quote: "Fresh analysis of a new geological phenomenon shows how gas is still gushing from a submerged crater caused by a fierce methane gas explosion in northern Siberia in June."

2017-09-11 - Six people have breathing problems at airport in Frankfurt (Germany):

Quote: "Six people were mysteriously struck down with breathing problems at Frankfurt Airport on Monday morning. Firefighters were called to Terminal 1 after several people reported breathing problems at the check-in counters around 11am. The people were treated at the scene and after no trace of gas was detected the counters were reopened, according to The Local. The incident was initially reported by Bild as a gas attack, with the paper saying an unknown assailant had sprayed passengers with a mystery substance. However, it now appears that information was incorrect. Airport authorities say the exact cause of the incident is still unclear, but investigations are ongoing."

Quote: "Local media reported incident as a gas attack, though this was later debunked"

2017-09-11 - Man, crewmember, strokes out on ship near the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling ill on board the 'Ievoli Cobalt' off the Isle of Wight on Sep 11, 2017. The Bembridge RNLI boat launched at 6 a.m. to the ship which was located in St Helens Roads, following a report that a crew member had possibly suffered a stroke."

2017-09-11 - Apocalyptic September? Here's a list of 27 major disasters that have already happened so far this month:

2017-09-11 - Bad stuff happening all over the planet:

2017-09-11 - Arctic sea ice report – 09/11/2017:

2017-09-11 - Volcano Kilauea spews lava in Hawaii:

2017-09-11 - Lightning strike kills woman in Port Morant (Jamaica):

2017-09-11 - Nearly 40,000 lightning strikes in 24 hours lit up the sky in southwest California:

2017-09-11 - Insurers scrambling to find qualified inspectors after US hurricanes:

2017-09-11 - Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could cost $290 billion:

2017-09-11 - Irma weakens to tropical storm, heads north toward Georgia-ish:

2017-09-11 - Virgin Islands stagger after Hurricane Irma passes – 'people are roaming like zombies':

2017-09-11 - St Martin reportedly on verge of 'civil war' after Irma, looting and violence rampant:

2017-09-11 - Will Hurricane Irma finally change the way we talk about climate?

2017-09-11 - Monster storms like Irma start off the coast of the Cape Verde islands, say researchers:

2017-09-11 - Typhoon Talim to strengthen into a strong typhoon and possibly threaten Taiwan, China and Japan:

2017-09-11 - Portugal hit by dire drought, worst in 20 years:

2017-09-11 - Huge fireball explodes in loud boom over St. Petersburg and Smolensk (Russia), residents baffled:

2017-09-11 - San Francisco meteorologists baffled by bizarre isolated winds that whipped Bay Area:

2017-09-11 - Sheep mysteriously disappearing in Norway:

2017-09-11 - Trump stacks administration with climate change denialists:

Note: The Earth doesn't care if we have idiots running things. That just means we die faster...

2017-09-11 - Healing with the turbulent powers of plasma jets:

2017-09-11 - Oncologists don't like baking soda cancer treatment because it's too effective and inexpensive:

2017-09-12 - Hole found spewing hydrogen sulfide, worker sickened, in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "Emergency crews are in the area of Sedwick Road, and Stillwell Lane, near Clarkwood Road in Annaville, for an H2S chemical leak after a worker in the area was hospitalized when he came across a hole in the ground filled with a bubbling liquid, according to officials on scene. Hazmat crews were called to the area to investigate, and they located the hole the worker was speaking of. Hazmat crews confirmed readings of H2S (hydrogen sulfide) coming from that hole."

Note: Sounds similar to the hydrogen sulfide leaking from an underground gas pocket at a property in Langton (Canada), mentioned in the 2017-08-18 update...

2017-09-12 - Man has 'medical issue' on surfboard at beach in coastal Sea Girt (New Jersey):

Quote: "On Tuesday, Sea Girt lifeguards were called to assist a surfer who was having a medical issue. Authorities say the man, who was found laying on his surfboard along the shoreline and unable to speak, was transported to a local hospital for treatment."

2017-09-12 - Four people sickened by unknown cause at business in Sorrento Mesa area in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Four people were hospitalized Tuesday after falling ill for unknown reasons at Inovio Pharmaceuticals in Sorrento Mesa. According to San Diego Fire-Rescue, they were called to 6769 Mesa Ridge around 1:30 p.m. for reports that several people were ill, with one man passed out outside the building."

2017-09-12 - SOTT Earth changes summary for August 2017, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2017-09-12 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Clear Lake east of Stavely (Canada):

2017-09-12 - North Sea warming twice as fast as the world's oceans:

2017-09-12 - Global warming poses severe threat to the Himalayas:

Quote: "Former President of Nepal Mountaineering Association Ang Chhiring Sherpa revealed the fact that increasing atmospheric temperature caused rampant snow melting and mountains were in the gradual process of turning into just rocky hills."

2017-09-12 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people and injure 17 more in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2017-09-12 - 800 lightning bolts in one day strike San Francisco (California):

2017-09-12 - Global warming and hurricanes, an overview of current research results:

2017-09-12 - Hurricane Irma won’t 'wake up' global warming-denying Republicans, because their whole ideology is on the line:

2017-09-12 - Irma brings fears of surge, sewers and toxins to the Tampa area in Florida:

2017-09-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Zadar (Croatia), 11 inches of rain in 24 hours:

2017-09-12 - Hurricanes becoming more difficult to forecast:

2017-09-12 - Image of the day - satellite view of Florida at night before and after Hurricane Irma:

2017-09-12 - Exxon loses bid to keep auditor files secret in climate fraud investigation:

2017-09-12 - Big Ag nightmare, the many ways that factory farming contaminates our land and water:

2017-09-12 - Flying ants swarm parts of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-12 - Australians advised to hunt and eat kangaroos as population outnumbers humans by two to one:

2017-09-12 - Does anyone actually care that our exploding national debt is destroying our future?

Note: Future?!

2017-09-12 - NASA's Cassini probe to end it's 20-year mission and plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on Friday, Sep 15, 2017:

2017-09-12 - 'Forbidden Science' - interview with world-class UFO researcher Dr. Jacques Valle´e:

2017-09-12 - More doctors and scientists agree on the link between inflammation and depression:

2017-09-12 - Ancient cultures were fully aware of ten different senses of the human body and used them accordingly:

2017-09-13 - 'Gas odor' hits parts of Janesville (Wisconsin):

Note: About 34 miles from Madison, where a sulfur-garbage odor has been reported since July and where a home exploded and burned on this day...

2017-09-13 - Sewage odors blowing around in coastal Edgewater (Florida):

2017-09-13 - Child, 4, becomes unresponsive at Carney Academy in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts), 3200 feet from the ocean:

2017-09-13 - Multiple volcanoes rumbling in Vanuatu:

Quote: "She told Jenny Meyer the islands of Ambrym and Ambae are currently the most active but Lopevi is also now starting to awaken. In Vanuatu at the moment we are closely monitoring Ambae volcano and Ambrym volcano. Both volcanoes are alert level three since last week."

2017-09-13 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Long Lake in Ionia County (Michigan):

2017-09-13 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lawson Lake in Lawson Lake County Park (New York):

2017-09-13 - What will happen to the Indian subcontinent’s 2 billion-ish people as temperatures soar?

Note: The funeral industry will experience an unprecedented increase in business!

2017-09-13 - Magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes near Joshua Tree (California):

2017-09-13 - Carbon monoxide and heat is the new killer in Florida as millions are still without power and more than a 100,000 still in shelters:

2017-09-13 - Typhoon Talim heads toward China, hundreds of thousands could be evacuated:

2017-09-13 - Hurricanes and wildfires cause spike in construction costs:

Quote: "In addition to more expensive materials, Bost said area builders face a tight labor market, which is driving up costs as well. 'The demand on our labor force in the Triangle is at max. We have a labor shortage,' he said. 'It's the thing builders talk about more than anything else because we are in a bit of a boom right now.' Combined, the labor and materials costs will add about 10 percent to the cost of new Triangle home over the next year, he said."

2017-09-13 - Hurricane Irma did serious damage to Cuba's agriculture:

2017-09-13 - Meteor lights up the sky over Iceland:

2017-09-13 - The final stage of civilization:

Quote: "We are entering this final phase of civilization, one in which we are slashing the budgets of the very agencies that are vital to prepare for the devastation ahead."

2017-09-13 - Antarctica is looking for a few good firefighters:

2017-09-13 - Thousands evacuated from Moscow buildings as Russian cities inundated with bomb threats:

2017-09-13 - Tesla set to unveil electric semi tractor next month:

Quote: "Get ready to meet Tesla's 'beast' of a semi-truck. The electric vehicle maker is aiming to unveil the Tesla Semi and do a test ride on Oct. 26, according to CEO Elon Musk. 'Worth seeing this beast in person,' he tweeted late Wednesday. 'It's unreal.'"

2017-09-13 - Rolls-Royce has plans for an autonomous naval ship:

2017-09-13 - Incidents at Skinwalker Ranch, cloaking technology and Project Chameleo:

2017-09-13 - California Bay Area couple invents drone to remove graffiti remotely:

2017-09-14 - 'Gas odor' evacuates school in Rochester (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Spaulding High School was temporarily evacuated Thursday morning because of a gas odor. Officials said the school was cleared out after someone reported smelling gas. Authorities said Unitil crews were called in to make sure there was no gas leak. No elevated readings were found inside the building, officials said. Crews gave the all-clear about 7:30 a.m. and students were allowed back inside."

2017-09-14 - Two people pulled unconscious from water in coastal Mooloolaba (Australia):

Quote: "Two people have been taken to hospital after nearly drowning at the Coast this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Parkyn Pde Mooloolaba at 3.20pm, but a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson couldn't confirm if the incident happened at the beach or a pool. It was confirmed one patient was a woman in her 20s, but no details were available on the other person involved."

2017-09-14 - Atmospheric methane passes 2000 ppb:

2017-09-14 - As CO2 levels rise, plants produce fewer nutrients:

2017-09-14 - Snow darkening in the Arctic, will speed up ice melt:

2017-09-14 - The Rockies' largest glaciers are melting with little fanfare:

2017-09-14 - Taking the long view, the 'forever legacy’ of climate change:

2017-09-14 - Evidence of volcanic eruptions under Antarctic ice:

2017-09-14 - Volcano Mount Agung shaking and quaking in Indonesia:

2017-09-14 - Tornado rips through 's-Gravenzande (Netherlands):

Note: I know, the name of that town looks weird, starting with 's but that's actually the name...

2017-09-14 - Irma continues her devastation as Georgia Power reports more than 340,000 remain without power statewide:

2017-09-14 - Toxic water has flooded homes in Houston after Harvey:

2017-09-14 - Category 1 hurricane Max rolls ashore near Acapulco (Mexico):

2017-09-14 - Jose becomes Category 1 hurricane off the US East Coast:

2017-09-14 - Typhoon Talim batters southern Japanese islands:

2017-09-14 - Microburst hits Lake Powell (Arizona), jet skis and boats sink, 3 injured:

2017-09-14 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslide hit Phuket (Thailand):

2017-09-14 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Penang (Malaysia):

2017-09-14 - Fierce storm batters Germany with 100 MPH winds:

2017-09-14 - Two bright meteors recorded over Spain on consecutive nights:

2017-09-14 - Could rare brain-eating amoeba thrive in Irma's aftermath?

2017-09-14 - US military is still preparing for global warming even though Trump said to stop:

2017-09-14 - US House votes to block climate rules using critical budget bill:

2017-09-14 - Middle class being destroyed, only 25 percent of Americans have $10,000+ in savings:

2017-09-14 - North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan:

2017-09-15 - Algae bloom shuts down shellfish harvesting across nearly a third of the coastline in Maine:

Quote: "Maine is shutting down shellfish harvesting in parts of the state's eastern coast because of a marine algae bloom that can carry a neurotoxin. The state Department of Marine Resources says it is monitoring the bloom, which carries domoic acid. Domoic acid can cause sickness, memory loss and brain damage in humans. The department found levels of domoic acid that exceeded standards in shellfish tested between Mount Desert Island and Gouldsboro. The department is enacting a precautionary closure from Deer Isle to Machiasport. That is almost a third of Maine's coastline."

2017-09-15 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Hurshtown Reservoir (Indiana):

2017-09-15 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Conesus Lake (New York):

2017-09-15 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Arlington Pond in Salem (New Hampshire):

2017-09-15 - Near-record temps hit Kaikora (New Zealand) in the middle of the night:

Quote: "At 3am this morning Kaikoura reached 22.6 degrees (on the back of a puff of northwest wind). Interestingly looking back through the climate data for this weather station (which started reporting in 1949) this 22.6C is 11th on the list for the highest maximum in September, and it happened in the early hours of the morning. The average night time temperature for September is around 9 degrees, so it was considerably warmer."

2017-09-15 - Shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake strikes near Beaumont (California):

2017-09-15 - Typhoon Doksuri hits Vietnam, 4 killed, more than 100,000 homes damaged:

2017-09-15 - Nuclear Hotseat on Irma and Harvey and nuclear near-accidents:

2017-09-15 - Irma pushes Florida’s poor closer to the edge of ruin:

2017-09-15 - Nearly 2 million homes and businesses, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake:

2017-09-15 - For first time in 300 years, there’s not a single living person on the island of Barbuda:

2017-09-15 - This weather is not normal, and it will only get worse:

Note: Yep, and we won't even be around to see how bad things eventually get, because the human race will be long gone way before things reach the apex of horribleness...

2017-09-15 - The government's growing flood problem:

Quote: "Already roughly $25 billion in debt, the National Flood Insurance Program is facing massive new claims following hurricanes Irma and Harvey."

2017-09-15 - Typhoon Yunya saved us in 1991 from hydrogen chloride destroying the ozone layer after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo:

2017-09-15 - In a bipartisan move, Congress shuts down expansion of civil asset forfeiture:

2017-09-16 - Volcano Zhupanovsky erupts strongly on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

Quote: "A strong ash explosion was observed at Zhupanovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 23:30 UTC on September 16, 2017. According to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC, ash cloud reached a height of 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level and drifted southwest. This is the first eruption at Zhupanovsky since November 2016."

2017-09-16 - Potential simultaneous impact on the US East Coast by two hurricanes:

2017-09-16 - New climate risk classification created to account for potential existential threats:

2017-09-16 - The terrifying ways climate scientists say the world will end:

2017-09-16 - Paul Beckwith on calamitously cascading climate chaos causing crushing capitalism crisis:

2017-09-16 - Hurricanes and floods are the harbingers of mold growth:

2017-09-16 - Hurricane victims left homeless in Port Arthur (Texas), housing help slow to arrive:

2017-09-16 - Where and when rivers flooded from Hurricane Irma in Florida:

2017-09-16 - Swallow-tailed gull from the Galapagos Islands turns up 4,000 miles away at Richmond Beach, Seattle (Washington):

2017-09-16 - North Korea's nuclear tests could trigger supervolcano eruption:

2017-09-16 - Environmentalists get win in US coal-climate change lawsuit:

2017-09-16 - Trump administration working toward renewed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:

2017-09-16 - Anaheim struggles with growing homeless crisis at river camp:

2017-09-16 - Job losses jolt Bay Area, South Bay, San Francisco (California):

2017-09-16 - UFO witness spots large 'spherical object' while on hike in Portugal:

2017-09-16 - Man's penis gets stuck in weights in Worms (Germany):

Quote: "A German man whose penis became stuck in the hole of a 2.5 kilogram gym weight plate needed the help of the fire brigade and their power tools to remove it."

Note: Can't say that I've spent a lot of my life lifting weights, but if your penis gets stuck in your weights then you're doing it wrong!

2017-09-17 - Unknown gas leaks from sewer system, several people sickened, in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services rushed to Alwold Crescent in Lee, south London after residents were rushed to hospital with nausea and vomiting..."

Quote: "We reviewed a row of terraced houses and maisonettes after residents reported smelling an unknown chemical."

Quote: "Taxi driver Ian Crouch, 39, told The Sun that emergency services appeared to be investigating the sewage system."

Note: The symptoms match low-level hydrogen sulfide poisoning, which is commonly called 'sewer gas'. The odds are obviously very high that a gas that leaked from the sewer system, that had those symptoms, was sewer gas. Those people are lucky to be alive, but they may have sustained permanent damage to their brains, kidneys, hearts or other organs. This is just one event in a pattern of similar events involving unknown odors sickening people on coasts, many of which have occurred in Britain, and many of those in the last year alone. Also see the parked car that burst into flame on a street in London on this day...

2017-09-17 - 'Gas odor' hits jail in St. Louis (Missouri), 2000 feet from the Mississippi River:

Quote: "Laclede Gas Company crews responded to the city's medium-security jail on Sunday after reports of a gas odor. 'We didn't find any gas leaking on the property at that time,' company spokeswoman Jenny Gobble said."

Quote: "Gobble said technicians did not find evidence of natural gas or carbon monoxide outside the jail, underground or in areas of the building where the scent was reported."

Note: Also see the man found dead in the Mississippi River in Alton (Illinois), about 13 miles from this jail...

2017-09-17 - Woman, 58, has 'medical emergency' while fishing along the Raccoon River in Perry (Iowa):

Quote: "Personnel from four local agencies and the Mercy One air ambulance rushed to a sandbar along the Raccoon River west of Perry Sunday afternoon for a medical emergency. A 58-year-old woman was fishing along the banks of the river with her daughter and at least one grandchild when she suddenly required medical attention."

2017-09-17 - Man, 32, crewmember, sickens on cargo ship near coastal Visakhapatnam (India):

2017-09-17 - Televised conversation with Guy McPherson, Part 1:

2017-09-17 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes in coastal Avacha Bay in Eastern Kamchatka (Russia):

2017-09-17 - Magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Old Faithful erupts:

2017-09-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Skaneateles Lake (New York):

2017-09-17 - Rare ball lightning passes through home in Paignton (Britain):

2017-09-17 - Global warming made Hurricanes Harvey and Irma worse:

2017-09-17 - Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbean, Lee forms in the Atlantic:

Quote: "The storm [Maria] is expected to be a major hurricane when it hits the Leeward Islands over the next few days, intensifying to a Category 4 hurricane in 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest update."

Quote: "Have we already arrived at the time of perpetual storms?"

Note: Good question and that wouldn't be too surprising...

2017-09-17 - Hurricane Jose could graze the US Northeast:

2017-09-17 - Typhoon Talim dumps almost 10 inches of rain every hour with winds of over 100mph as it hits Japan:

2017-09-17 - Harvey and Irma are the new normal, time to move away from the coasts:

Note: But if people move then they'll miss out on the methane-enhanced firestorms!

2017-09-17 - Meteor breaks up over Maryland and Pennsylvania:

2017-09-17 - Mysterious lights appear in the sky over Salt Lake City:

2017-09-17 - US Air Force sprays Harvey-stricken Texas with controversial chemicals:

2017-09-17 - Is smog breeding storms? Researchers in China explore rise in lightning deaths:

2017-09-17 - Very bright daytime meteor explodes over Mauritius and Reunion Island:

2017-09-17 - Blue, purple and green auroras electrify northern sky:

2017-09-17 - Man killed by coffin in haunted house in coastal Hong Kong (China):

2017-09-18 - Maria becomes Category 5 hurricane, hits Dominica, heads toward Puerto Rico and the Caribbean:

Quote: "Hurricane Maria has strengthened to a powerful Category 5 Hurricane. The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and likely to strengthen Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night."

Quote: "Maria, which went from an unnamed storm into a Category 5 over the course of a stunning 24 hours on Monday, ravaged Dominica and took aim at the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, which has not taken a direct Cat 5 hit since 1928. Maria is expected to cross Puerto Rico from southeast to northwest starting Wednesday morning. Up to nine feet of storm surge and 25 inches of rainfall are forecast in some areas, with dangerous flash floods and mudslides possible until as late as Saturday."

2017-09-18 - Mount Agung rumbling and quaking on the island of Bali (Indonesia), people evacuated from the area:

2017-09-18 - Shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near Westwood (California):

2017-09-18 - Lightning strike kills 2 people, injures 5 more, in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2017-09-18 - Lightning strike kills student in Rukiga (Uganda):

2017-09-18 - Lightning strike kills 1 person, injures 2 more, in Lapu-Lapu (Philippine Islands):

2017-09-18 - Paul Beckwith on the hurricane season:

2017-09-18 - Can bankrupt Puerto Rico afford another hurricane?

2017-09-18 - Double hurricane blast on the US East Coast? Computer simulations show Jose and Maria could meet:

2017-09-18 - Hurricane Harvey and Irma disasters bring potential of $700 billion in unpaid mortgage balances:

2017-09-18 - Horrifying flooding in Niger leaves at least 54 dead, 200,000 displaced and 11,000 homes destroyed:

2017-09-18 - After unseasonal heatwave, powerful storms kill 8 people and injure 70 more in Romania:

2017-09-18 - The real unknown of climate change is our behavior:

2017-09-18 - Nomophobia, or phone separation anxiety, is a real thing:

2017-09-19 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing around in Seminole County (Florida):

Quote: "Orlando officials also noted that heavy rains can saturate the groundwater, resulting in a sulfur-like smell similar to rotten eggs."

Quote: "Tree debris settling in low, swampy areas, creating hydrogen sulfide..."

Note: Biodegrading stuff in anaerobic conditions is producing hydrogen sulfide - that's what's going on here. Now it'll accumulate and concentrate in low-lying areas, being a heavier-than-air gas. Will that create small clouds of lethal gas that blow around invisibly knocking people dead or unconscious here and there? Who knows. I wouldn't be betting my life on that NOT happening...

2017-09-19 - High school boy has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness, in critical condition, in coastal Fleming Island (Florida):

Quote: "Clay County school district spokeswoman Nicole Snyder said she couldn’t speak about a specific student due to privacy concerns, but confirmed that a medical emergency occurred at the school. 'A Fleming Island High School student passed out today while he was working out in the weight room during school hours. EMS was called immediately and he was transported to a nearby hospital. He was transferred to Wolfson Children’s Hospital where he is in critical condition.'"

Note: Right next to the St. Johns River, where all the fish have been dying, mentioned in the 2017-09-18 update...

2017-09-19 - Magnitude 7.1+ earthquake strikes near Raboso (Mexico), buildings collapse, fires break out, 226+ killed:

Quote: "Early Wednesday, Mexico's civil defense agency said the death toll stood at 226 -- as rescue teams continued to search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Mexico City and surrounding states."

2017-09-19 - Man, 72, goes out on kayak, goes missing, on the Saugus River in coastal Saugus (Massachusetts):

2017-09-19 - Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks as the world warms:

2017-09-19 - Australia has warmest winter on record:

Quote: "Australia had its hottest winter on record with temperatures up by two degrees celsius on average and it is related to worsening climate change, according to a leading scientific group."

Note: Say, it's just about time for wildfires to start raging again in Australia...

2017-09-19 - Phoenix’s notoriously unrelenting heat will soon get even worse:

2017-09-19 - As ice thaws, rock avalanches on Southeast Alaska mountains are getting bigger:

2017-09-19 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts near Mexico City (Mexico):

2017-09-19 - Supervolcano Campi Flegrei in Italy increasingly being viewed as an eruption threat:

Quote: "Forget Yellowstone. An active supervolcano in Italy appears to be edging ever closer to an eruption, with scientists warning it is like a 'like a boiling pot of soup' simmering beneath the surface and that there is 'no doubt that the volcano is becoming more dangerous.'"

2017-09-19 - Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near the New Madrid Zone in Illinois:

2017-09-19 - The scariest thing about 2017’s hurricanes is that they keep getting really strong, really fast:

2017-09-19 - Hurricane Jose stirs up surf along the coast of New Jersey:

2017-09-19 - Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters were so extreme that they warped the Earth's crust:

2017-09-19 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Mumbai (India):

2017-09-19 - Green meteor lights up the sky over Montgomery (Alabama):

2017-09-19 - Doubt cast on what causes the northern lights:

2017-09-19 - As EU embraces GMO frankenfoods, Russia set to become leading organic food producer:

2017-09-19 - Top financial expert warns stocks need to drop 'between 30 and 40 percent' as bankruptcy looms for Toys R Us:

2017-09-19 - Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir named Goodwill Ambassador to the UN:

Quote: "Bob Weir, one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, has been named a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador."

2017-09-19 - Shaman says supernatural powers will protect him from crocodiles, enters water, gets eaten by crocodiles, in Kalimantan (Indonesia):

2017-09-20 - Well leaks hydrogen sulfide and sickens 29 people near Orenburg Oblast (Russia):

Quote: "Twenty nine people from whom children, have addressed physicians with complaints to poisoning after emission of hydrogen sulfide in the Orenburg region. Have reported about it to TASS in the regional Ministry of Health. In total with complaints to nausea and dizziness have addressed to medical out-patient clinic residents of the settlement of Samorodovo from whom children."

2017-09-20 - Foul odor hits school in Franklin (Ohio):

Quote: "Students and staffers were evacuated from Bishop Fenwick High School on Wednesday morning after a report of a gas leak coming from a science lab in the Middletown school. Middletown fire crews determined it was not a gas leak but a foul odor of some sort, and the building was re-opened after a delay of 35 minutes."

Note: If they thought it was a gas leak then it was a rotten egg odor that they smelled. But it wasn't natural gas, soooo...?

2017-09-20 - Flesh-eating bacteria on the rise in Victoria (Australia):

Quote: "In the last year, cases of a ghastly but mysterious flesh-eating bacterial infection have more than doubled in Victoria, Australia, raising alarm among health experts. There were 239 cases of the flesh-eating infections in the past 12 months, according to figures (PDF) released this week by health authorities. In 2016, there were only 102 reported cases, while 2015 and 2014 tallied just 58 and 47."

Note: Just like the environment is changing in ways that favor jellyfish and sea lice, the environment is changing in ways that favor flesh-eating bacteria. It's probably all the same thing: rising ocean and sea temperatures...

2017-09-20 - Hurricane Maria roars into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, the entire island goes dark:

Quote: "Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials have said. Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said none of the customers of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority had any electricity. The US National Hurricane Center said 'catastrophic' flooding was sweeping parts of the island."

Quote: "Maria made landfall in Yabucoa in the east of Puerto Rico early on Wednesday as a category four storm, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). It was the first category four hurricane to directly hit the island since 1932. Hours earlier, Maria barreled through the US Virgin Islands' St Croix as a category five storm, sustaining winds of up to 175mph (281km/h)."

Quote: "At present, the entire island is without grid-based power generation. And the damage is so severe that officials are saying that it could take up to 4-6 months to completely restore electricity."

Quote: "For all intents and purposes, Puerto Rico is destroyed..."

Quote: "The rain gauge near Caguas, PR also measured 14.31 inches in one hour. That’s a candidate for the most ever, worldwide."

Note: Whoa, more than an inch of rain every five minutes!

2017-09-20 - The world's soaring CO2 levels visualized as skyscrapers:

2017-09-20 - Mount Agung continues rumbling on the island of Bali (Indonesia), alert level raised for second time in a week:

2017-09-20 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2017-09-20 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Honshu (Japan):

2017-09-20 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes coastal Auckland Island (New Zealand):

2017-09-20 - Lightning strike hits family of three in Sequoia National Park (California):

2017-09-20 - Hurricane Jose inundates Mid-Atlantic and New England beaches with coastal flooding:

2017-09-20 - Hailstorm devastates school in Kityerera (Uganda):

2017-09-20 - Footage reveals staggering number of flooded cars left by Hurricane Harvey in Texas:

2017-09-20 - Asteroid 2017 SR2 zips by Earth at 0.24 LD on September 20:

2017-09-20 - Fork-tailed flycatcher usually found in South America turns up in Falmouth (Maine):

2017-09-20 - Strange lights spotted floating over Oahu (Hawaii):

2017-09-21 - Hydrogen sulfide regularly hitting coastal Huntington Beach (California):

Quote: "The post came after several residents, including Ocean View School District board President Gina Clayton-Tarvin, showed up to Monday’s City Council meeting to complain. They said the problem has been occurring off and on for about two years, with a particularly bad occurrence Aug. 29. 'It was so overwhelming — I thought I had a gas leak in the home,' Clayton-Tarvin said. South Coast Air Quality Management District spokesman Sam Atwood said monitoring equipment in the area recorded the highest measured concentration of hydrogen sulfide odor this year on Aug. 29 — some 16 parts per billion."

Quote: "Seal Beach and Long Beach residents have reported similar odors."

Quote: "Residents report that the odor causes headaches, nausea and sore throats."

Quote: "However, the symptoms associated with this level of exposure are temporary and do not cause any long-term health effects."

Note: The latter comment is bullsh#t - no studies have been done on the long-term effects of human beings chronically breathing hydrogen sulfide even at low concentrations. Also, just because their sensors pick it up at 16 ppb doesn't mean that it stays at that concentration. It's a heavier-than-air gas so it will accumulate and concentrate in low-lying areas like valleys, wherever there's water, inside dumpsters or basements, etc. If it concentrates and reaches 1 part per thousand then it may be immediately lethal and kill people nigh-instantly, the so-called 'Slaughterhouse Sledgehammer Effect', where you're dead before your body hits the ground. Will it concentrate to that degree in this area? I dunno, but I wouldn't bet my life that it doesn't...

2017-09-21 - 'Gas odor' hits apartment building in Perry (Iowa):

Quote: "A strong odor of gas was reported about 10 p.m. Thursday at the apartment house at 2907 Warford Ave., bringing the Perry Volunteer Fire Department to the scene. The source of the reported odor was not immediately identified. The on-site manager of the units said the entire apartment house uses electric appliances, and there are no gas connections."

2017-09-21 - Juvenile has seizure at coastal Cape Lookout National Seashore (North Carolina):

Quote: "Harkers Island Fire and Rescue responded Thursday afternoon to a medical emergency out at Cape Lookout National Seashore. According to emergency scanner reports, at about 12:12 p.m. Thursday, a call went out to a medical emergency on Portsmouth Island. Harkers Island Fire and Rescue personnel launched a watercraft from Cedar Island to reach it, responding to a juvenile patient having a seizure."

2017-09-21 - Man, 24, has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness on radio tower in coastal Long Beach (California):

Quote: "Firefighters rescued a man stuck about 50 feet up a radio tower in Long Beach after he had some kind of medical emergency Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. The 24-year-old man passed out while he was working on the tower, and crews headed to the scene near the intersection of Spring Street and Redondo Avenue around 2:30 p.m., Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin said."

2017-09-21 - Mount Rainier shaking and rumbling in Washington:

2017-09-21 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2017-09-21 - Lightning strike kills civil servant in Kwara (Nigeria):

2017-09-21 - After devastating Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria heads toward the southeastern Bahamas as a Category 3 storm:

Quote: "Hurricane Maria has continued to strengthen slightly as its large eye approaches the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says data from reconnaissance aircraft showed maximum sustained wind speed increasing Thursday to 125 mph (200 kph), up slightly from 120 mph (195 kph). It remains a Category 3 hurricane."

2017-09-21 - Dominica is still isolated with no means of communications and transportation after Hurricane Maria onslaught:

2017-09-21 - Hurricane Irma wiped out half of Florida’s citrus crop:

2017-09-21 - Why it’s time to stop calling these hurricane disasters 'natural':

2017-09-21 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Congo, 12 dead, 92 missing:

2017-09-21 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Mumbai (India):

2017-09-21 - Water mysteriously disappears from beaches in Guaratuba (Brazil):

2017-09-21 - Crops in New South Wales being abandoned in Australia:

Quote: "Crops have being abandoned in parts of NSW after months of severe frosts combined with poor rainfall and warm spring temperature..."

Quote: "NSW has never had a 40-degree day recorded in September, and the latest model runs are putting such a temperature in play, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.."

2017-09-21 - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables:

Note: Demand for fossil fuels will drop sharply once everyone's dead. Of course, demand for renewables (and everything else) will also drop sharply then too. There'll be enough of everything for everybody then - problem solved!

2017-09-21 - America is regressing into a developing nation for most people:

2017-09-21 - Retail apocalypse causing more than 3,500 stores to close, and what you’re not being told:

2017-09-22 - Unknown foul odor evacuates four buildings at apartment complex in Richmond (Virginia):

2017-09-22 - Unknown odor evacuates school in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2017-09-22 - A televised conversation with Guy McPherson, Part 2:

2017-09-22 - Four-panel climate change discussion - more hurricanes with capacity to level cities:

2017-09-22 - Heatwave bakes Berwyn (Illinois), students start passing out:

2017-09-22 - Heatwave set to bake the east coast of Australia:

Quote: "The east coast of Australia is facing a spring heatwave this weekend, with temperatures soaring past 40 degrees Celsius in some areas of the country."

2017-09-22 - Global hothouse extinction to be triggered by or before 2100 without rapid emissions cuts:

Note: It's already begun and it's unstoppable, but emissions cuts would probably slow our extermination down somewhat...

2017-09-22 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Remi Lake in Moonbeam (Canada):

2017-09-22 - Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges:

2017-09-22 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Ferndale (California), 5 other earthquakes too:

2017-09-22 - Puerto Rico faces mountain of obstacles on the road to recovery after Hurricane Maria:

2017-09-22 - Can the United States afford another hurricane?

2017-09-22 - Hurricane Harvey — and storms to come — raise worries about dam safety:

2017-09-22 - Hurricanes release the energy of 10,000 nuclear bombs:

2017-09-22 - Justin Hofman’s viral sea horse photo shows the heartbreaking state of our polluted oceans:

2017-09-22 - Meteor breaks up in the sky over the Netherlands:

2017-09-22 - Drug-resistant 'super malaria' is now a thing, and it's spreading:

2017-09-22 - Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich:

2016-09-23 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts again near Mexico City (Mexico):

2017-09-23 - Manaro Voui volcano erupting, alert level raised, on Ambae Island (Vanuatu):

Quote: "The volcanic alert level for Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae island was raised to the second highest (4: "moderate eruption") on Vanuatu's scale of 1-5 this Saturday, as the activity intensified gradually over the past weeks. A vent in or near the caldera lake Voui has been producing mild ash emissions over the past weeks, but these have now become stronger and for the first time lava glow also was observed, suggesting that the eruption is transitioning from phreatic (steam-driven) to magmatic (arrival of fresh magma). According to local press articles, authorities in Vanuatu are preparing to evacuate up to 5000 people from the island's most exposed areas to safer locations."

2017-09-23 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near Matías Romero in Oaxaca (Mexico):

2017-09-23 - Heatwave bakes Waukegan (Illinois), 9 students sent to the hospital:

2017-09-23 - Heatwave bakes Detroit (Michigan):

2017-09-23 - Is California next? Concerns increase as a series of killer quakes hit the Pacific 'Ring of Fire':

2017-09-23 - Lightning strikes kill at least 11 people in 3 districts in one day in Bangladesh:

2017-09-23 - Hurricane Maria's forecast path edges closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks:

2017-09-23 - Mining in the Amazon rainforest unleashed by Brazil president:

2017-09-24 - Mount Agung eruption apparently imminent on the island of Bali (Indonesia), evacuations accelerate:

Quote: "Bali has declared a state of natural disaster, which means that regencies across the island are compelled to set up shelters for evacuees. So far, more than 35,000 people have moved to temporary accommodation and that number could rise to 70,000 following an eruption, Governor I Made Mangku Pastika said."

2017-09-24 - Man collapses on street in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2017-09-24 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #69, September 17th-24th 2017:

2017-09-24 - Heatwave bakes Cleveland (Ohio), some schools cancel classes:

Quote: "With temperatures expected to hit 90 degrees again in the Cleveland-area, many local schools are giving students and staff the day off due to the extreme heat. Some of those schools that have canceled classes for Monday are: Parma City Schools, Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, all Constellation Schools, and Summit Academy Canton Elementary."

2017-09-24 - Heatwave continues baking Chicago (Illinois):

2017-09-24 - Heatwave bakes Wellington County (Canada):

2017-09-24 - Temp hits 40C on the first day of spring in New South Wales (Australia):

2017-09-24 - Climate change’s Southern salvo – 'The southern U.S. is basically ground zero for climate change':

2017-09-24 - Increasing numbers of magnificent bryozoans showing up in the Columbia River (Washington):

Quote: "Scientists think that the increased occurrence in our area may be directly related to climate change and global warming. The warmer waters increase the availability of suitable habitat for the magnificent bryozoan. Rivers and low-lying lakes with fresh water are seeing increased blooms when the water temperatures reach their peak at the end of the summer. Scientists are concerned about the increasing abundance in our area. The magnificent bryozoan is a non-native invasive species."

2017-09-24 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Chiapas (Mexico):

2017-09-24 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Owasco Lake (New York):

2017-09-24 - Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades – 'The Puerto Rico of now is different from that of a week ago':

2017-09-24 - Hurricane-ravaged US cities hit by rising cleanup costs:

2017-09-24 - Heavy rain and flooding destroys 3000 farms in Cross River State (Nigeria):

2017-09-24 - Heavy rain and flooding submerges 450 rice farms in Kwara (Nigeria):

2017-09-24 - Intense hailstorm leaves hail accumulation of 50cm in Teruel (Spain):

2017-09-24 - Giant Antarctic iceberg heads out to sea:

2017-09-24 - Why the last snow on Earth may be red:

2017-09-24 - Plastic chunks on Arctic ice show how far pollution has spread:

2017-09-24 - Hepatitis A outbreak spreads in San Diego (California), city seeks the help of Homeland Security:

2017-09-24 - Archaeologists solve the mystery of the Great Pyramid:

2017-09-24 - Skull-shaped logs are here to make your fireplace extra eerie this Halloween:

2017-09-25 - Unknown odor blankets parts of coastal Singapore:

Quote: "Residents in Sengkang, Hougang and Buangkok were among the first to report a strong smell from as early as 4.30pm, before similar complaints came in from people living in Bishan and Ang Mo Kio. They described it as a foul smell, 'chemical-like' and choking. Some also reported hazy conditions in the area."

Note: Lots of vehicles have burst into flame in recent times in Singapore too...

2017-09-25 - Unknown odor causes evacuation of townhomes in Whitestown (Indiana):

Quote: "Townhomes in Whitestown were briefly evacuated Monday evening after reports of a suspicious odor."

2017-09-25 - 2017 hurricane season brings new record since 1893 with Hurricane Lee:

Quote: "Hurricane Lee has become the eighth consecutive Atlantic hurricane of this year's hurricane season. It's been more than 120 years since the Atlantic last encountered as many or more hurricanes as this in a row in one season."

2017-09-25 - Man, 71, has heart attack on cruise ship near coastal Morehead City (North Carolina):

2017-09-25 - Warm weather records tumble across Chicago, Toronto, Detroit and Cleveland as heatwave causes feel-like 42 deg C (108 deg F) temperatures:

Note: Been purty hot down here in Misery too...

2017-09-25 - Record hot September temperatures hit Victoria (Australia):

2017-09-25 - Volcano Cleveland erupts on Chuginadak Island (Alaska):

2017-09-25 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Lower Klamath River (California):

2017-09-25 - Hurricane Maria forces tropical storm and storm surge watches for North Carolina:

2017-09-25 - Dominica turned into a 'giant debris field' by Hurricane Maria:

2017-09-25 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Trinidad:

2017-09-25 - Cannibal couple captured in Krasnodar (Russia):

Quote: "Blood-chilling photos on a cell phone found by a construction worker have led to the capture of a suspected cannibal couple in Russia, who according to local media ate over two dozen people after committing murders over a period spanning 20 years. The allegations covered by various media outlets are nothing short of spine-chilling. According to initial reports, the couple, from Russia’s Krasnodar Region, has allegedly been involved in the gruesome practice since 1999. It was also said that the couple was in fact responsible for the deaths of up to 30 people."

2017-09-25 - Meth found in 7-Up in Mexicali (Mexico):

Quote: "According to a press release from Banner Health in Arizona, several reports last week indicated that some 7-Up bottles in Mexicali, Baja California, contained methamphetamine."

2017-09-25 - End of the world rescheduled for October after world didn't end on September 23:

Note: David Meade, whoever he is, is sleeping through the actual end of the world, and it's not the kind of doom that occurs on one specific day. It's the same ancient doom that's wiped out most life on this planet over and over again. Think he'll realize what's happening before he dies? Seems pretty doubtful...

2017-09-26 - Foul smell hits large area around West Byfleet (Britain):

Quote: "Get Surrey is getting reports of a bad whiff in West Byfleet, Maybury, Sheerwater and beyond..."

Quote: "We have had reports that the smell is continuing to spread...Affected locations include Pyrford, Wisley, Addlestone, Rowtown, Maubury AND Horsell. Is it a question of which area ISN’T affected?"

2017-09-26 - Volcano Manaro Voui begins spewing ash, lava and stones on the island of Ambae (Vanuatu), thousands of people evacuated:

Quote: "The Monaro Voui volcano, located on the northern island of Ambae, has been simmering for weeks and finally erupted on Tuesday, September 26."

Quote: "Manaro Voui is not the only volcano causing trouble south of mainland Asia. Mount Agung volcano in tourist hotspot Bali has been hit by 300 huge tremors over a six-hour period, sparking fears it could erupt for the first time in 50 years."

2017-09-26 - Mount Agung continues shaking and rumbling on the island of Bali (Indonesia), people fleeing the area:

Quote: "Warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have sparked an exodus of more than 75,000 people that is likely to continue to swell, the country's disaster agency said Tuesday. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of villagers living within a high danger zone that in places extends 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Mount Agung's crater. But people further away are also leaving, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. The region is being rattled daily by hundreds of tremors from the mountain, which volcanologists say indicates a high chance of an eruption. Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. Evacuees are taking shelter at more than 370 sites across the island that include temporary camps, sport centers, village halls and the houses of friends and relatives."

2017-09-26 - Iceberg three times the size of Manhattan cracks off Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica:

Quote: "A huge iceberg four times the size of Manhattan has broken off of an Antarctic glacier. The calving is the second time in two years that a massive iceberg has separated from the continent's Pine Island Glacier. One scientist has claimed the ice chunk shows the glacier is 'falling to pieces'. The new break-off, which measures 103-square-mile (266 sq km), follows the release of an iceberg the size of Delaware from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf in July."

Quote: "The U.S. National Ice Center measured the iceberg at 71.5 square miles, about three times the size of Manhattan. Previous media reports had the iceberg at over 100 square miles."

2017-09-26 - Man, firefighter, fights house fire near creek, goes home, has heart attack at 2 AM, in Bellefontaine (Ohio):

Note: The house fire was 400 feet from Bokengehalas Creek...

2017-09-26 - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, 69, has seizure in São Paulo (Brazil), shows canceled:

Quote: "There’s been no further word on his condition, but we’re told by a source close to the band that the 69-year-old singer suffered a seizure after Aerosmith’s show in Sao Paulo Monday night. It’s not clear what caused the seizure or if Tyler received a diagnosis before flying back to the States."

2017-09-26 - Boy, 9, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at fitness center in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-09-26 - Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:

2017-09-26 - Magnitude 5.9+ earthquake strikes in the ocean near Hachinohe (Japan):

2017-09-26 - Marcello Rollando chats with Nature Bats Last, Guy McPherson, PhD:

2017-09-26 - Heatwave continues for another day in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "A heat wave might soon come to an end, but it had one more record to break on Tuesday as the temperature hit 91 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, marking the seventh day in a row of unprecedented heat, CBS Chicago reports. The official temperature for Chicago continued climbing to 92 Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which announced the news on Twitter. The previous record for Sept. 26 was 90 degrees, set in 1998. By comparison, there was only one day in all of August when the temperature reached 90 in Chicago, only two in July, and only six in June."

2017-09-26 - Chopper ride over Puerto Rico shows 'unprecedented disaster' after Hurricane Maria:

2017-09-26 - Fierce storm causes damage and flooding on the island of Samothrace (Greece):

2017-09-26 - Giant iridescent menacing cumulonimbus anvil cloud engulfs Maracaibo (Venezuela):

2017-09-26 - Large dust devil filmed in Tempe (Arizona):

2017-09-26 - Huge chunk of ice falls from the sky and creates crater in yard at home in Busby, Renfrewshire (Scotland):

2017-09-26 - Mysterious glowing spiral-ish object baffles skywatchers in Russia:

Note: Looks similar to the famous 'Norway spiral'...

2017-09-26 - Mysterious booms rattle single street in Temple Terrace (Florida):

2017-09-26 - Key Canadian Arctic research station set to close:

2017-09-26 - Rare tropical masked booby (bird) shows up in Cape Cod (Massachusetts):

2017-09-26 - Oceangoing frigatebird spotted in Wisconsin:

2017-09-26 - Upward trend in violent crime in the US, murders up 8%:

2017-09-26 - Mysterious 'zombie hands' phenomenon afflicts millions, cause unknown:

Quote: "Some 15-30 million Americans suffer from a medical condition often called 'Zombie Hands.' Their fingers may turn a ghoulish white, then blue and red, when cold or stressed."

2017-09-26 - Strange readings on US submarine sonar points to belief that Navy has secret USO program, says UFO researcher:

2017-09-27 - 'Gas odor' evacuates school in Wichita (Kansas):

Quote: "Update: People have been let back into a Wichita elementary school after the smell of gas. Clark Elementary School was evacuated this afternoon because of the odor. A Wichita Public Schools spokesperson said the gas was from a sewer trap and there was never a gas leak."

Note: No gas leak, just some poison gas infiltrating the school via the sewer trap. If it smelled like rotten eggs and it came through the sewer trap, that was hydrogen sulfide. A woman was gassed to death in her home by hydrogen sulfide that had infiltrated her home via the sewer because of a non-functioning sewer trap in Kansas City (Missouri), mentioned in the 2013-07-04 update...

2017-09-27 - Fish rain from the sky in coastal Tampico (Mexico):

2017-09-27 - Girl, 15, collapses, stops breathing, resuscitated, at school in La Center (Washington), 600 feet from Breeze Creek:

Quote: "A student at La Center High School collapsed in the parking lot Wednesday morning, but luckily a firefighter was already at the school and ran to help. The girl had a medical incident and was found unconscious and was not breathing in the parking lot just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, prompting an emergency response."

2017-09-27 - Young woman has 'medical emergency' in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2017-09-27 - Man collapses, goes into cardiac arrest, resuscitated, outside train station in Leatherhead (Britain), 1500 feet from the River Mole:

Quote: "Man taken to hospital in 'serious condition' after suffering cardiac arrest outside Leatherhead railway station..."

2017-09-27 - Late-September heat wave shatters century old records in Midwestern, Northeastern US:

2017-09-27 - Europe's hot, fiery summer linked to global warming, study shows:

2017-09-27 - Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too:

Note: I can give up chips and chocolate if I have to, but oh lawdy, don't take mah coffee!

2017-09-27 - Maria, again a hurricane, swirls over North Carolina beaches:

2017-09-27 - Puerto Rico faces daunting humanitarian crisis:

2017-09-27 - While Puerto Rico starves Robertscribbler talks about electic cars and Trump rants about NFL:

2017-09-27 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bengaluru (India):

2017-09-27 - Meteor disintegrates in loud booms over Arizona, another meteor explodes over Latvia:

2017-09-27 - Wolves seen on the outskirts of Rome for the first time in more than 100 years:

2017-09-27 - Trump defaulted on payments for his Puerto Rico golf course, leaving the territory with a $33 million tax debt:

2017-09-27 - Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner dies at age 91 in Los Angeles (California):

2017-09-27 - Robot woman looks scarily real in Tokyo (Japan):

2017-09-28 - Unknown odor evacuates school in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Park City Prep Charter School was evacuated Thursday around 12:30 p.m. after an unusual odor was detected, according to fire dispatch reports. Fire fighters responded to the scene to check for the source of the smell. An initial investigation found nothing around 1 p.m., according to dispatch reports."

2017-09-28 - Unknown odor hits coastal Anacortes (Washington):

2017-09-28 - Mystery surrounds metal towers popping up in tunnels and bridges in coastal New York City (New York):

Quote: "It’s a $100 million MTA project shrouded in secrecy, with 18 of them for tunnels and bridges. So what are they exactly? The MTA’s man in charge of the bridges and tunnels, Cedrick Fulton, dodged Carlin’s questions Wednesday. 'I said no comment,' he said."

Note: Sensor networks to analyze the atmosphere? Tunnels and bridges are places where you'd expect hydrogen sulfide to affect stuff more than some other places, and it might be useful to have a sensor network for that, to know when to stop traffic and such. These things probably have multiple purposes though. Whatever these pylons are, they sure are being secretive about them!

2017-09-28 - Man has 'medical issue' and loses consciousness on cell tower in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "Police say one of the workers lost consciousness from a medical issue, and his co-workers could not bring him down."

2017-09-28 - Volcano Turrialba erupts in Costa Rica, belches ash and gas:

2017-09-28 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits bodies of water in Cranston, Providence and Tiverton (Rhode Island):

2017-09-28 - Ice loss and the polar vortex, how a warming Arctic fuels cold snaps:

2017-09-28 - Hidden costs of climate change running hundreds of billions a year:

2017-09-28 - Paul Beckwith on superstorms and resilience:

2017-09-28 - Situation looking grim in Puerto Rico, people dying:

2017-09-28 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Tokyo (Japan):

2017-09-28 - Japanese scientists predict destruction of American continent:

2017-09-28 - Citi says get ready for an oil squeeze:

2017-09-28 - Congo hit with massive inflation as oil-dependent economy crashes:

2017-09-28 - New giant rat species discovered, five times bigger than the average rat, in the Solomon Islands:

Quote: "The beast – which measures one-and-a-half ft long and weighs more than 2lbs – is five times bigger than the average rodent. The creature lives in 30ft trees on Vangulu in the Solomon Islands, in Oceania, and it had only ever been spotted by natives, leading to suspicions it was a mythical creature. Mammalogist Dr Tyrone Lavery first heard rumours of the giant rat that lived in trees and cracked open coconuts with its teeth on his first trip to the Soloman Islands in 2010. And now, after seven years of searching for the rat, Dr Lavery’s team have finally found it."

2017-09-28 - Woman in Italy marries herself:

Quote: "Self-marriage, or sologamy, is a growing trend among singletons, with ceremonies conducted in countries from Australia to the Netherlands."

2017-09-29 - Former gas well leaking hydrogen sulfide in Norfolk County (Canada):

Quote: "Emergency officials have discovered another toxic gas leak in Norfolk County, Ont. According to a news release, staff from the local Health Unit and Norfolk Fire and Rescue found the leak at a County-owned woodlot at 1925 Forestry Farm Road, northwest of the intersection of McDowall Road. The county says a former gas well inside the forested area was leaking small amounts of Hydrogen Sulphide gas. The gas - which is lethal and flammable at high concentrations and causes people to lose the ability to smell it - was also found at a natural gas well in an area between Silver Hill and Langton over the summer. Close to two dozen homes were evacuated as a result of that leak, but that order was lifted in mid-September."

2017-09-29 - Recurring foul odor blowing in off the ocean continues hitting coastal Huntington Beach (California), city council to consider committee to investigate:

Quote: "The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday will consider establishing a committee to aid in the investigation of a recurring foul odor that some residents say causes headaches and nausea."

Quote: "SCAQMD spokesman Sam Atwood said last week that the analysis of complaints and wind directions points to an offshore source."

Quote: "Seal Beach and Long Beach have reported similar odors."

Quote: "The city said in a post last week on its website that the odor wasn’t believed to be 'an immediate life safety issue.'"

Note: Yeah, not an immediate life safety issue - slow poisoning, no big deal, unless you're one of those don't-like-being-poisoned kind of people...

2017-09-29 - Mount Agung continues rumbling on the island of Bali (Indonesia), 144,000 people evacuated now:

Quote: "The number of people evacuated over the possible eruption of Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, the country`s major tourist destination, crossed 144,000 on Friday. Those evacuated were housed in hundreds of shelters across nine districts on the island. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) told Efe news that although the exclusion zone established around the volcano was now practically empty, a few residents had refused to leave, unwilling to abandon their livestock. A 12-km radius exclusion zone was set up around the volcano and the alert level for the possible eruption was cranked up to the maximum 4 on September 22. 'If an eruption does occur, it is most likely to be small at first. However, a large eruption may follow,' the head of Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVMPG) said."

2017-09-29 - Mount Sinabung erupts in Sumatra (Indonesia):

Quote: "A second Indonesian volcano has erupted while residents evacuated from the island of Bali anxiously awaited the eruption of local volcano Mount Agung. A videographer captured Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupting on Wednesday in a series of time lapse photos as it spewed ash as high as 2.5 kilometres into the sky."

2017-09-29 - Volcano Fuego erupts in Guatemala:

2017-09-29 - Mud volcano begins erupting in Cunupia on the island of Trinidad:

Quote: "The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) says it received a report last Wednesday of water and mud bubbling from a hole in the ground in the vicinity of LP 22 Macaya Trace, Munroe Road, Cunupia. An initial assessment conducted by the EMA on the same evening revealed that in addition to water and mud bubbling from the ground, heat/ steam and unknown pungent gas were being emitted. Further, there was no pipeline or associated infrastructure in the vicinity of the site. The EMA in keeping with its coordinating role notified several agencies to assist with the further assessment of this phenomenon namely, ODPM, MEEA, UWI Seismic Research Unit, NGC, Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Young Professionals Trinidad and Tobago Chapter. A joint site visit with geologists and seismologists from UWI took place the following day and it was determined that the feature is a hydrothermal mud volcano."

2017-09-29 - The entire Northern Shipping Route is now ice-free:

Quote: "Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute has stated that the whole Northern Shipping Route is ice-free. The institute shows that there is only some scattered ice around the Vilkitsky Strait, the area separating the Kara Sea and the Laptev Sea."

2017-09-29 - Man, cop, has 'medical episode' and faceplants at ceremony in coastal Gosford (Australia):

Quote: "A National Police Remembrance Day service at Gosford was marred today when a senior officer suffered a medical episode and collapsed. Inspector Peter Crooks was seated in the front row of Gosford Anglican Church along with Acting Tuggerah Lakes Superintendent David Waddell and Brisbane Water crime manager Chief Inspector Glenn Trayhurn when he was seen to slump forward before collapsing headfirst onto the floor."

2017-09-29 - With indicators pointing to back-to-back La Ninas, NASA shows August 2017 was second-hottest on record:

2017-09-29 - Costs of climate change - early estimate for hurricanes and fires reaches $300 billion:

2017-09-29 - The differences between Arctic and Antarctic ice:

2017-09-29 - Tropical forests used to protect us from climate change. Now, scientists say, they’re making it worse:

2017-09-29 - Challenges face those sent to help in Puerto Rico:

2017-09-29 - Cuba and Venezuela offer Puerto Rico hurricane relief:

2017-09-29 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people in Karnataka (India):

2017-09-29 - Lightning strike kills 2 police constables, injures another, in Bihar (India):

2017-09-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Southeast Iceland:

2017-09-30 - Methane emissions from cattle are 11% higher than estimated:

2017-09-30 - Pay attention to the Pacific Ring of Fire as major geo events trigger concern:

Quote: "It’s well-known that the world’s billionaires are spending a good chunk of their loot on preparations for the end of the world as we know it. They’re building luxury underground bunkers, stocking up on military-style hardware, buying up the world’s most precious farmland, and banking seeds to restart society after an inevitable and severe civilization crash. Given recent events catastrophic events including three devastating Atlantic hurricanes, serious earthquakes in Mexico, and apocalyptic wildfires in Western United States, it would be a matter of basic prudence for the common person to consider putting in at least basic provisions to weather a natural disaster."

2017-09-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Lynn (Massachusetts):

2017-09-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit New Mexico, 2 killed:

2017-09-30 - Climate shocks may cost the US $1 billion per day:

Note: That's just for now. That amount will go way up over time as conditions continue to deteriorate...

2017-09-30 - The desperate but effective attempts to silence climate scientists:

2017-09-30 - France's Macron trumps Trump with 'Make Climate Great Again' campaign:

2017-09-30 - Various updates on the increasingly grave situation in Puerto Rico:

2017-09-30 - US cities demand federal help as they brace for influx of hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans:

2017-09-30 - A report from Dominica after Hurricane Maria:

2017-09-30 - UN appeals for $31 million for hurricane-battered Dominica:

2017-09-30 - Fierce microburst causes damage in Ottawa (Canada):

2017-09-30 - Incredible aurora phenomenon captured over Washington State and Alberta (Canada):

2017-09-30 - Strong solar storm sparks global aurora and doubles radiation levels on the surface of Mars:

2017-09-30 - Brazil - a world champion in political and environmental devastation:

2017-09-30 - Two-headed turtle discovered at farm near Little Rock (Arkansas):

2017-09-30 - Elon working on huge rocket, code-named BFR, short for Big Fucking Rocket:

Quote: Codenamed Big Fucking Rocket (BFR), Musk says the new spaceship will be able to ferry people to and from the Mars, with the first test launch to the Red Planet set to take-off in 2022."

2017-09-30 - US offers Vogtle nuclear plant $3.7 billion in loan guarantees:

2017-09-30 - In 1994 UK's 'most spectacular' UFO photo was taken down in Britain's Ministry of Defence office and never seen again:

2017-09-30 - Police dog picks up discarded gun and fires it during pursuit in Calgary (Canada):

2017-09-30 - Volcano Manaro Voui continues erupting and throwing lava bombs on the island of Ambae (Vanuatu), massive Dunkirk-style mass evacuation underway:

Quote: "Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano. The eruption has polluted many of the island's water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross delegate Joe Cropp told Reuters by phone on Sunday. 'Water is crucial,' he said. 'It's important to get on top of it right away.' The Manaro Voui volcano, the nation's largest, was seen hurling steam and rocks into the air by New Zealand vulcanologist Brad Scott who flew over the volcano on Saturday. 'Maybe about every 8 to 10 seconds there was an explosion, throwing lava bombs up maybe 50 to 100 meters above the crater and there's also two small lava flows that are flowing across the island into the lake as well,' he said in an interview with Radio NZ published on Sunday. Crowds of islanders from at least three evacuation points on the island have begun boarding a flotilla of ships including ferries, canoes and commercial vessels for the safety of surrounding islands Maewo, Pentecost and Santo. The Vanuatu Government wants all 11,000 islanders evacuated by Oct. 6."

Note: Operation GTFO has commenced!

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