Monday, March 12, 2018

Event Update For 2018-03-11

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-11 - Research suggests volcanic eruptions ignited coal and the consequences caused the Great Dying:

Quote: "Previous research has shown that the Permian mass extinction event didn’t coincide with the start of the Siberian volcanic eruptions and lava flows, but rather 300,000 years later. That’s when the lava began to inject as sheets of magma underground, where Burger’s data suggests it ignited coal deposits. The coal ignition triggered the series of events that led to Earth’s worst mass extinction. Its sulfur emissions created the acid rain that killed forests. Its carbon emissions acidified the oceans and warmed the planet, killing most marine life. The dead bodies fed bacteria that produced toxic hydrogen sulfide gas, which in turn killed off more species. The warming of the oceans produced a large methane release, which accelerated global warming faster yet."

Note: Notice the latter two sentences - hydrogen sulfide and methane. That's what did most of the killing - poison and fire, and eventually anoxia, deadly levels of UV and widespread biosphere collapse. The same thing is happening now, but instead of volcanic eruptions burning vast amounts of coal, oil and gas in the Siberian Traps, it's human beings burning up similarly vast amounts of coal, oil and gas from anywhere and everywhere that we have found it, all over the planet. But the Earth doesn't care WHY the coal/oil/gas burns or WHO does the burning - the Earth reacts WHEN the coal/oil/gas burns. We're also burning it much faster than the volcanoes did 250 million years ago, so the current extinction event may very well prove to be even worse than the Great Dying, maybe significantly worse. Obviously we won't be around to see that though, since the human race will be gone looooong before things reach the apex of horror. Still, we're seeing what the Great Dying looked like at the beginning stages, right here and now. In 30 million years everything should be back to normal, more or less, minus most species alive today, including ours, but with many new species that will arise as the current extinction event eventually fades across the eons to come. By the time the next intelligent species appears, what's left of the human race will be part of the coal and oil that they find and burn, if they're as stupid as we are...

2018-03-11 - Person found dead in burning pickup truck shortly before 6 AM near the Rouge River in Detroit (Michigan):

Quote: "Police are investigating Sunday after a body was found 'burned beyond recognition' in a car fire in Southwest Detroit. Firefighters extinguished the gray 2000 Chevy Silverado shortly before 6 a.m. and discovered the victim inside. The car fire took place on the 9600 block of Herkimer, which is north of I-75 and east of the Rouge River. "

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame and burns person to death on road in Gurgaon (India):

Quote: "Gurgaon: An unidentified person was charred to death after a white Maruti Swift Dzire car caught fire near Gurgaon’s Ullahawas village on Sunday, police said. The vehicle was found completely burnt by the side of the main road at Behrampur T-Point in Sector 59 by the police."

Quote: "On September 1 last year, three people were burnt to death in a car in the same region after it caught fire mysteriously."

2018-03-11 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man near Atoka (Oklahoma):

2018-03-11 - Metal recycling hit by fire, pile of metal burns, in coastal Oakland (California):

Quote: "Firefighters extinguished a single-alarm fire at a West Oakland recycling center, authorities said Sunday. Just after 9;20 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, 1101 Embarcadero West, and found a large blaze in a recycled-metal pile."

2018-03-11 - Passenger plane hit by electrical fire and smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "Around 8:30 p.m., firefighters were called after a Southwest Airlines flight 3562 was diverted after the cabin filled with smoke. Airport officials said the smoke was due to an electrical fire."

2018-03-11 - Private jet bursts into flame then crashes, near Shahr-e Kord (Iran), all 11 aboard killed:

Quote: "Villagers near the crash say they saw flames coming from the plane's engine before the crash, according to a report by Iran's state-run judiciary news agency Mizan."

Quote: "An emergency services spokesman was quoted by ISNA as saying the plane was on fire."

Quote: "'The plane crashed over a fire in the engine and local residents saw the flaming jet,' Khalidi said, as quoted by the ISNA news agency."

Note: These are the 29th and 30th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-11 - Buses burning or having 'thermal incidents' rising each year since 2013 in New South Wales (Australia):

Quote: "There were 21 bus fires and 69 'thermal incidents' in 2017, up 16 per cent compared to 2016, an Office of Transport Safety Investigations report into all buses and coaches in the state found."

Quote: "The number of buses with such problems has increased each year since 2013, from 28 in that year to 90 in 2017."

2018-03-11 - Home explodes and burns shortly before 4 AM in Salina (Kansas), 1 killed:

2018-03-11 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in Palm Springs (California):

Quote: "Witnesses tell KESQ and CBS Local 2 they heard a loud boom before seeing three-foot flames coming out of the apartment. The woman living in the apartment said she was not home when the fire started. The apartment is a complete loss."

Note: These are the 76th and 77th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-03-11 - Scrap business explodes and burns in Rampur (India):

2018-03-11 - Massive wildfire breaks out in the Kurangani Hills (India), 9+ killed, 18+ injured:

Quote: "A massive forest fire broke out suddenly in Kurangini hills in Tamil Nadu on Sunday trapping 36 trekkers, most of them women. According to an ANI report, 9 people have died in the fire. The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who have been rescued 10 of them have minor injuries, while 8 of them have serious injuries."

2018-03-11 - Tanker ship 'Hai Ha 18' explodes into flame at port in coastal Hai Phong (Vietnam):

Quote: "Explosion occurred on board of product tanker HAI HA 18, docked at Hai Phong petroleum terminal with some 900 tons of gasoline A92, at 1640 LT Mar 10. Explosion was followed by major fire, some 400 firefighters were deployed, nearby residents were alerted for possible evacuation. Reportedly firefighting wasn’t effective, it was decided to tow tanker out from port."

2018-03-11 - Ferry ship 'Geroite Na Seavastopol' damaged by deadly fire near coastal Poti (Georgia), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 56 year old, Bulgarian crew member of the 'Geroite Na Seavastopol' was killed by smoke inhalation in a fire on board the ferry which sailed to Sochi on March 9, 2018, at noon. The fire broke out in the cabin of the man who was not on watch."

2018-03-11 - Boat bursts into flame near Castlemaine (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "Castlemaine Sergeant Peter Lukaitis said the man had been working on a speedboat on its trailer at the caravan park. The boat caught fire when the ignition was switched on. A bystander reported hearing a ‘really loud bang’ and seeing smoke."

Note: These are the 255th, 256th and 257th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-11 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Highway 99 in Stockton (California):

2018-03-11 - Tour bus for Brantley Gilbert bursts into flame on road in Canada:

Quote: "Brantley Gilbert’s tour bus literally turned into 'Hell on Wheels' just as his song suggests when the vehicle went up in flames recently."

Note: These are the 181st and 182nd buses to burn in 2018...

2018-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:30 AM on I-26 in Berkeley County (South Carolina):

2018-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 near Flagstaff (Arizona), separate big rig crash too:

Quote: "Shortly after that incident, there was an injury accident involving a semi-truck one mile west of Twin Arrows. Summit and Flagstaff fire crews responded to that incident. Two patients were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center after being extracted from the semi."

2018-03-11 - Tractor, pickup truck and barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Emmet (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The barn was a total loss, Tylinksi said. A tractor and a pickup truck also were destroyed in the fire."

2018-03-11 - In separate incidents, tractor trailer and tractor burst into flame in coastal Muscat (Oman):

Quote: "The fire brigade from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) managed to control two fires that started in a JCB and a truck. Authorities said that no injuries were recorded in both the incidents."

2018-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway near coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Note: These are the 506th, 507th, 508th, 509th, 510th and 511th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-11 - RV bursts into flame on East Front Street in Lynden (Washington):

Quote: "It's a motorhome. Everyone is out and ok."

Note: This is the 107th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-11 - Fire chief's SUV bursts into flame while parked inside fire station in Fairbanks (Alaska):

2018-03-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked on street in Storm Lake (Iowa):

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Greene (Maine):

Quote: "A home was destroyed early Sunday morning when a car caught fire in a garage beneath the home. The fire was reported about 5 a.m. at a home on Island View Drive."

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in West Ashley (South Carolina):

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop, fire spreads, business heavily damaged, in Copenhagen (New York):

Quote: "No one was injured. A cause was not immediately known. But early reports indicated a vehicle was on fire."

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at plaza in Glasgow (Delaware):

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on K-15 south of Mulvane (Kansas):

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on highway in coastal Albion Park Rail (Australia):

2018-03-11 - Eight new cars destroyed by fire at 3:40 AM while parked inside showroom in coastal Surat Thani (Thailand):

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Nuneaton (Britain):

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Caldicot (Britain):

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on the M55 in Lancashire (Britain):

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on Fairview Avenue in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain), 2200 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Fairview Avenue, Cleethorpes. Sun 11 Mar 2018 21:53 (No:04486) Car fire. Two hose reel and one BA in use. Incident left with Police."

2018-03-11 - Car and garage destroyed by fire in Racine (Wisconsin):

2018-03-11 - Six drift cars, drag car, classic car, food trailer and auto shop destroyed by fire in coastal Waikato (New Zealand):

Quote: "Inside were six drift cars, a drag car, a classic 1960s Chrysler, a brand new car hoist, a food trailer under construction and tools and parts collected during a 15 year automotive passion worth an estimated $250,000."

2018-03-11 - Wildfire grows to 3,019 acres in Big Cypress National Preserve (Florida):

2018-03-11 - Brush fire breaks out near Kamehameha Highway near coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2018-03-11 - Auto parts store and two more businesses destroyed by huge fire just before 5 AM in coastal Vallejo (California), nobody there:

2018-03-11 - Several stores go up in flames at 2 AM in West Reading (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-11 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-11 - Grocery store destroyed by fire in Keene Valley (New York):

2018-03-11 - Bar and grill destroyed by fire 3:44 AM in Mazeppa (Minnesota):

2018-03-11 - Industrial complex damaged by two fires in Houston County (Georgia):

2018-03-11 - Mill complex heavily damaged by fire on Mount Road in Marsden (Britain):

2018-03-11 - Plastics factory devastated by huge fire in Silver Spring area in Kolkata (India):

2018-03-11 - Garage damaged by fire at home in Great Falls (Montana):

2018-03-11 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2018-03-11 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Millcreek Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-03-11 - Home damaged by basement fire in coastal East Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-03-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in Richmond (Virginia):

2018-03-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 2 injured:

2018-03-11 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire at 1 AM in Pittsford (New York):

2018-03-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Eagle Lake in Otter Tail County (Minnesota), nobody there:

2018-03-11 - Home destroyed by fire in Bithlo (Florida):

2018-03-11 - Home destroyed by fire in Burrillville (Rhode Island):

2018-03-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Irene Street in Butler Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-11 - In separate incidents, two homes go up in flames, in Gambrills and Millersville (Maryland):

Quote: "One firefighter was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center in good condition with a medical issue."

2018-03-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:40 AM in Sioux City (Iowa), 1 killed:

2018-03-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-03-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-03-11 - Hotel damaged by fire in the wee hours in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-03-11 - Motel heavily damaged by huge fire in Kennesaw (Georgia):

2018-03-11 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:07 AM in Waco (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-03-11 - Deadly fire burns home in Livonia (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-03-11 - Deadly fire destroys home at 11 PM in Elmira (New York), 3 killed:

2018-03-11 - Deadly fire destroys home in Rensselaer (New York), 3 killed:

2018-03-11 - Deadly fire destroys home at midnight in Bass River Township (New Jersey), near the coast, 1 killed:

2018-03-11 - Deadly fire burns condo building at 5 AM in Southfield (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-03-11 - Vacant garage burns on Teddington Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Teddington Close, Hull. Sun 11 Mar 2018 09:12 (No:04444) Small fire inside derelict garage. One hose reel in use."

2018-03-11 - Vacant garage burns at 11:30 PM in Ogden (Utah):

2018-03-11 - Vacant home burns in Youngstown (Ohio):

2018-03-11 - Two teens found dead in one pond, woman, 32, found dead in another pond, in Gurgaon (India):

Note: Same city as the car that burst into flame and burned a person to death on this day...

2018-03-11 - Woman and girl, 50 and 11, found dead in well in Itankheda (India):

2018-03-11 - Man has 'medical issue' and drops dead near landfill in Sunland Park (New Mexico):

Quote: "A man collapsed and died Sunday morning near the Sunland Park, N.M., landfill, a spokesman for the Sunland Park Police Department said."

Quote: "The man died from some type of medical issue and no foul play was involved, Ortega said."

2018-03-11 - Man, 26, found dead along the Concho River in San Angelo (Texas):

2018-03-11 - Man found dead in trailer in Wichita Falls (Texas):

2018-03-11 - Man, 41, has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in Martinsville (Virginia):

2018-03-11 - Man found dead in Fort Loudon Lake (Tennessee):

2018-03-11 - Boy, 14, found dead in the Genesee River in Rochester (New York):

2018-03-11 - Boy, 5, found dead in swimming pool at home in Covington (Louisiana):

2018-03-11 - Woman, 44, found dead on street on the South Shore in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-03-11 - Person found dead in the water in Homunga Bay near coastal Waihi Beach (New Zealand):

2018-03-11 - Man, 20, found dead in swimming pool in Kandangan (Indonesia):

2018-03-11 - Girl, 16, found dead in swimming pool at hotel in coastal Belize City (Belize):

2018-03-11 - Man, 51, found dead in the water near the island of Koh Kut (Thailand):

2018-03-11 - Teen boy found dead in canal in Godhavi, Ahmedabad (India):

2018-03-11 - Man in his 60s found dead in home in Mountmellick (Ireland):

2018-03-11 - Man found dead near Stockport Road in Denton (Britain), near the River Tame:

2018-03-11 - Man in his 50s has 'medical episode' and drops dead on beach in coastal West Bexington (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died after suffering a 'medical episode' on a beach in west Dorset. Police and ambulance services, as well as an air ambulance, were called to West Bexington beach on Sunday afternoon. Sadly, a man aged in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene."

2018-03-11 - Man found dead on path near Pysons Road in coastal Broadstairs (Britain):

2018-03-11 - Man, 40 to 50, found dead on sidewalk in coastal Bebington (Britain):

2018-03-11 - Man in his 50s found dead near church in coastal Reculver (Britain):

2018-03-11 - Man, 31, has 'medical incident' at 6:30 AM, car crashes into watery ditch, bursts into flame, on I-65 near DeMotte (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man had to be airlifted to a hospital after a crash early Sunday on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana. About 6:30 a.m., the 31-year-old was driving a 2012 Toyota Corolla west on I-65 near mile marker 230 in Demotte when he had a “medical incident,” according to Indiana State Police."

2018-03-11 - Man, 45, has 'medical emergency', car slams into tree, in Genesee Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "A preliminary investigation has led police to believe the driver may have experienced a medical emergency just prior to the crash, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and into the tree."

2018-03-11 - Small plane crashes near La Center (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-03-11 - Small plane crashes near Valley Ford in Sonoma County (California), 1 injured:

2018-03-11 - Small plane crashes at airport in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2018-03-11 - Small plane crashes on the island of Anglesey (Britain), 1 lightly injured:

2018-03-11 - Tour helicopter crashes into the East River in coastal Manhattan (New York), 5 killed:

2018-03-11 - Tractor trailer overturns on road near Normandy (Texas):

2018-03-11 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into minivan and home, in Locustdale (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "We’re thinking it might be a medical issue that caused the accident, but we won’t be sure until a virtual scan is done on him tomorrow (Monday) at 6 p.m."

2018-03-11 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in Camarillo (California):

2018-03-11 - Three cars crash at 2 AM, one bursts into flame, in Riverside County (California):

2018-03-11 - Car veers off road, hits pole and tree, bursts into flame, in Courtland Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

2018-03-11 - Car veers off road, hits pole, in Austin (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Based on witness reports, officials believe the crash may have been caused due to a medical issue or he may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Reports indicate the driver of the gold sedan did not show any signs of slowing as he left the roadway, striking a metal light post."

2018-03-11 - Car veers off road, hits pole, in Schaumburg (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-03-11 - Car veers off road at 2:30 AM, hits tree, in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-03-11 - Siberian tiger rampages through village killing dogs, in Aleksey-Nikolskoye (Russia):

2018-03-11 - Boy, 10, pulled unconscious and not breathing from swimming pool at school, boy resuscitated, in Grand Island (New York):

2018-03-11 - One of the Indigo Girls has 'medical emergency', show canceled, in coastal Ponte Vedra (Florida):

Quote: "Due to an artist medical emergency, Sunday’s show with the Indigo Girls at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall was canceled, according to a press release by the venue."

Quote: "The venue did not specify which member of the band had the emergency."

2018-03-11 - Tim McGraw collapses during show in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

Quote: "Tim McGraw carried off stage in Dublin for a 'medical issue' after collapsing during @C2CDublin. Just after singin 'Humble and Kind' he suddenly fell to his knees."

2018-03-11 - Woman has seizure and collapses on street in Oxford (Britain):

Quote: "THERE were reports of major tailbacks at Abingdon Road after a pedestrian suffered a 'medical emergency' this morning. Eyewitnesses said that the woman had fallen in the road and suffered a seizure at about 10am."

2018-03-11 - Heavy rain and flooding bring roaming crocodiles to Queensland (Australia):

2018-03-11 - Noreasterfest 2018 continues as third noreaster heads to the Mid-Atlantic and New England:

2018-03-11 - Two-headed four-eyed goat born in Pakistan:

2018-03-11 - More than 700,000 animals in Mongolia die from severe wintry weather:

2018-03-11 - Snowy owl makes 'extremely rare' visit to Norfolk (Britain):

2018-03-11 - European Union bracing itself for fresh migrant surge:

2018-03-11 - TEDx presenter ironically censored during TEDx censorship conference:


  1. We didn't get but maybe an inch or two of snow on the grass - the streets and driveways are bare here, so we missed the big stuff which will impact the New England states BIG time (like 2 FT of snow is predicted, almost a thousand flights to Boston have been cancelled already, from Philly).

    It's so telling when you can link similar effects of a JJFH incident to 2 others in the SAME TOWN, as in India on this day.

    I'm sure the fire chief was red-faced at his car going up in flames while parked IN the fire station. It just shows that there is NO safe place to avoid the on-going collapse of the biosphere and its attendant effects.

    Bombogenesis! 3rd nor'easter in 2 weeks to pummel New England! When will winter release its grip on the northeastern United States?

    7 Spinner dolphins found dead in 4 days in Tamil Nadu, India

    Two dogs die in attacks as deep snow pushes British Columbia cougars out of forests

    Large sinkhole emerges in street in Adelaide, Australia

    Saving the world's albatrosses: 'The war is against plastic and they are casualties on the frontline'

    Scientists working across the north-western Hawaiian islands also found that more than 97% of dead Laysan albatross chicks - and more than 89% dead adult birds - contained plastic in their stomachs, so high incidence is undeniable. [more]

    5 of the Most Violent Cities in the WORLD Are Right Here in America

    They are:
    #13 St. Louis
    #21 Baltimore
    #32 San Juan
    #41 New Orleans
    #42 Detroit [more]

    Intensifying Drought Shifts Toward Central U.S.

    In the Central U.S., the dry pattern reinforced this week which added to already serious conditions. During mid-week, Oklahoma saw the eruption of seven large brush fires as a result of both drought and strong winds sweeping across the plains states. Dry springs can result in fires for this region. However, the recent intensification of droughts brought on by human-caused climate change is spiking fire hazards from the Central U.S. through the West Coast and beyond. [more]

    Massive snow loss in New Zealand's Southern Alps

    House Votes to Put Secret Service Agents in Polling Places and It Gets Worse

    [~ 82 min. video, followed by link to this, ~ 78 min. one]


    James Howard Kunstler and Chris Martenson on the Consensus of Delusion

    James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

    [~ 57 min. Peak Prosperity podcast]

    House Intel releases verdict in Russia probe: No Trump or White House collusion

    House Intel Committee Ending Russia Probe, Says No Collusion Found; Schiff Responds

    [he's full of Schiff]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 3.12.18 Southern Californians know climate change is real, it is deadly and it is here now

    [~ 30 min. video]

    West Coast sardine fishing closed for 4th year; ‘alarming’ 97% population decline [more]

    [more below]

  2. Severe hailstorm damages houses and cars after deadly thunderstorms struck parts of the South over the weekend

    At least two people died and injuries were reported as strong thunderstorms struck parts of the South over the weekend. The hazardous storms began developing late Saturday night into early Sunday, producing large hail and damaging winds in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Hailstones up to 3.5 inches in diameter were measured near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Two people died in Texas after this new round of severe weather. [more]

    22 National Science Academies Urge Their Governments to Address Climate Change

    A "New Ocean" Is Emerging at the Top of the World

    [KQED podcast with text; further down the page see this article]
    2017 Wildfires Affected the Atmosphere Like a Volcanic Eruption, Study Says

    A major tornado, intense hailstorm hit Caserta, Campania, Italy

    A major tornado preceded by intense hailstorm hit the region of Campania in southwestern Italy during the afternoon hours of Monday, March 12, 2018. Local media is reporting serious damage and at least 15 injured people. [more; incl. pics and videos]

    Increased activity at Kick 'em Jenny: Alert level at Orange, 5 km exclusion zone

    Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano is showing signs of increased activity on March 12, 2018, forcing authorities to raise the alert level to Orange. [more]

    [you can skip this, if not math oriented; the conclusion below]
    Buffers and ocean acidification.

    The concept is that [CO₂] is buffered rather than pH. That leads directly to the consequence that trying to force a change in [CO₂] passes directly to a change in carbonate instead. [more]

    Week 10 Nearly 30% increase of radiation levels found in fish off the coast of Alaska since 2012! More massive quakes hit New Guinea


    The U.S. is demonstrating for archaeological posterity, why no country should ever go full retard. The dumbfucks have taken over the asylum. Having a brain in this era is a considerable disadvantage...

    Having plundered Social Security and Obamacare for fun and profit, President Camacho is now saying that he wants another tax cut for multinationals

    Because the first one went so well, and because his base of loyal demented hillbillies want to get bent over the log again. surprise we learn that Trump is now scraping the bottom of the barrel, considering Supply Side blowhard, Larry Kudlow as top pick to replace Cohen. Apparently, Joe Kernen wasn't available. [more]

  3. So St. Louis is only the 13th-most murdery city in the world - hah, suddenly it doesn't seem so bad. Always look on the bright side of life! *commence whistling the Monty Python song*

  4. 5 pm edition

    Turkish FM Cavusoglu: 'Breaking point in relations with US'

    "People in Turkey have a very negative attitude towards the US because it doesn't keep its word [and] constantly lies,"Cavusoglu stated addressing the students at Moscow State Institute of International Relations on Tuesday.

    The relations between our countries are "at breaking point," he said, reminding that back in February both states had established working groups to normalize bilateral ties.

    Cavusoglu was apparently referring to teams set up earlier over the escalation in Manbij, where Turkey is currently conducting a military operation against the US-backed Kurds. [more]

    Knesset in chaos: Netanyahu's coalition on verge of shattering

    No Evidence! Mueller Gambles as Republicans Wrap Up 'Russian Collusion' Probe

    Ousted Fmr Sec. of State Tillerson: Isolation of Russia is not in anyone's interest

    Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave his farewell address at the State Department Tuesday having been unceremoniously fired from the Trump administration. In his remarks, he spoke of the need for detente with Russia. [more]

    What does Secretary of State Tillerson's firing mean?

    Senator Chuck Schumer (D, NY) says Tillerson's firing indicates that the Trump administration is disintegrating.

    I see it differently. The firing of Secretary of State Tillerson, the movement of CIA Director Pompeo to Secretary of State, and the promotion of Gina Haspel, who oversaw the secret CIA torture prisons in Thailand, indicate that the military/security complex has closed its grip on the Trump regime. There will be no more talk of normalizing relations with Russia.

    The combination of the Israel Lobby, the neoconservatives, and the military/security complex have proven to be too powerful for peace to be established between the two nuclear powers. If you look at Trump's administration, the above three forces are those in charge. [more]

    Long-billed dowitcher from North America turns up in Mumbai, India

    Two cars fall into sinkhole in Rome

    The Italian fire and rescue service said it removed two cars after a sinkhole opened up on a street in southwest Rome in the early hours of March 13. [more; video]

    Avalanche kills 2 women in Pakistan

    At least two women were killed as avalanche hit them at Shudmela Darga area in Kurram agency here on Tuesday. According to details, the two ill-fated women were swept away by avalanche amid heavy rainstorm when they were bringing mud for construction of their house from nearby mountains.

    Meanwhile, heavy rains and hailstorm wrecked havoc in the area, damaging standing crops of wheat and orchards [more]

    Terrifying moment woman is swept of[f] mountainside by massive landslide in Peru (VIDEO)

    1. The firing of Tillerson is very concerning and troubling. It's not that he was the most qualified guy to be Sec. of State, but at least he was one of the sane voices who cautioned against being belligerent toward Russia. With the British, as in MI6/CIA false flag assassination of a Russian, in England just a few days before the election in Russia coinciding with this firing.... Well it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the goddamn neo-cons are more insane than ever. Folks it may be nuclear war that kills most of us. Then I suppose Hydrogen Sulfide and Methane will do a mop up operation on what's left. Part of me hopes the damn Yellowstone caldera blows and just gets this shit over with.