Thursday, July 19, 2018

Event Update For 2018-07-18

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

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

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-07-18 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 5:44 AM and kills woman and dog while parked in coastal Southport (North Carolina):

2018-07-18 - Massive metal fire rages at metal recycling center after van bursts into flame, in East Spencer (North Carolina):

Quote: "The fire broke out before 11:30 a.m. at the Holmes Iron & Metal salvage yard in the 600 block of North Long Street in East Spencer. Sources at the scene told WBTV the fire started soon after a man took a van to scrap at the salvage yard. The sources said that van somehow caught fire and those flames spread to other vehicles."

2018-07-18 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, stack of junk vehicles burns, in Toano (Virginia):

Quote: "James City County firefighters responded to a 911 call received shortly after 10 a.m. which reported several vehicles on fire at a metal recycling business in Toano. According to officials, there was a fire in a stack of salvaged vehicles at the facility located in the 8900 block of Richmond Road."

2018-07-18 - Seven cars destroyed by fire while parked outside businesses just outside Copperas Cove (Texas):

2018-07-18 - Six cars destroyed by fire at 4 AM while parked at auto auction business, six more damaged, in Vars, Ottawa (Canada):

2018-07-18 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Corning (California):

2018-07-18 - Recycling center fire breaks out just outside Calgary (Canada):

2018-07-18 - Wildfires rage for days following heatwave and drought on coastal Bray Head (Ireland):

2018-07-18 - Chemical plant explodes and burns in Akron (Ohio):

2018-07-18 - Saltwater disposal well explodes and burns in Kingfisher County (Oklahoma), 3 injured:

2018-07-18 - Oil tank battery ignites and explodes near Loving (New Mexico), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-18 - Wildfires are destroying our air pollution gains:

Note: Wait until all of human civilization goes up in flames - that'll really send pollution levels skyrocketing!

2018-07-18 - Wildfire grows to 45,000 acres, man killed on tractor, near The Dalles (Oregon):

Quote: "Wasco County sheriff's deputies located the body of a person they said appeared to have died as a result of exposure to the fire. The individual was found not far from a burned tractor, and authorities say he or she was trying to slow the blaze by creating a fire line."

Quote: "More than 120 people are working to control a grass fire that started near The Dalles and has grown to 45,000 acres since Tuesday. "

2018-07-18 - Boat bursts into flame on Fort Peck Lake near marina in Fort Peck (Montana):

Note: This is the 661st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-18 - Passenger train bursts into flame, fills with smoke, near Derby (Britain), passengers evacuated:

Quote: "Around 175 passengers have been evacuated from a train which caught fire and 'filled up with smoke' near Derby."

2018-07-18 - Bookmobile bus bursts into flame while parked in garage at library in Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Târgu Mures (Romania), 11 injured:

Note: These are the 435th and 436th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-07-18 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-95 in Colleton County (South Carolina):

Quote: "The first fire unit on the scene found the tractor-trailer and five of the nine passenger cars on the carrier ablaze with black smoke from the burning extending across the roadway."

Note: This is the 52nd car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-07-18 - Tanker truck explodes into flame at hospital in Santa Rosa (California):

Quote: "While it was initially reported that the tanker truck hit a wall at the facility, causing an explosion and small fire, Kaiser later released a statement that there was no crash."

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, brakes fail, truck crashes into six vehicles, on I-70 in Jefferson County (Colorado):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at tractor supply business near Mastin Lake Road in Huntsville (Alabama):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Vacaville (California):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 in Augusta (Georgia):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the New Jersey Turnpike near Cherry Hill (New Jersey):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 20 in Boone County (Illinois):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Old Courthouse Road in Appomattox (Virginia):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1 AM on Highway 401 near Brockville (Canada):

2018-07-18 - Tractor bursts into flame near animal hospital, fire spreads to field, in Gasperich area in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM on the A449 near Coldra (Britain):

2018-07-18 - Tractor bursts into flame on Church Hill in Stretton-on-Dunsmore (Britain):

2018-07-18 - Tractor bursts into flame at 3:40 AM near New Earswick (Britain):

Quote: "TOC 03:40 New Earswick Huntington and York crews attended reports of a tractor on fire. On arrival crews located a small tractor with a small amount of fire damage to wiring. The fire was out on arrival and crews made the vehicle safe before leaving the incident with police."

2018-07-18 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the A361 near Marlborough (Britain):

Note: These are the 1500th-1515th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Route 8 in Seymour (Connecticut):

2018-07-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the A38 in coastal Plmyouth (Britain):

2018-07-18 - Box truck bursts into flame on bridge in Sherman (Illinois):

2018-07-18 - Utility truck bursts into flame and explodes at intersection in St. Charles County (Missouri), firefighter injured:

2018-07-18 - RV and home destroyed by fire at 3:17 AM in Lodgepole (Nebraska):

2018-07-18 - RV bursts into flame at 7:15 AM while parked at home in West Haven (Utah):

2018-07-18 - RV bursts into flame on Levee Road in Puyallup (Washington), near the Puyallup River, cat killed:

2018-07-18 - RV bursts into flame on I-5 near Bow Hill (Washington):

Note: These are the 325th, 326th, 327th and 328th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-18 - Van bursts into flame on 88th Avenue West in Duluth (Minnesota), 1600 feet from Spirit Lake:

2018-07-18 - Pickup truck and RV trailer destroyed by fire at TA Travel Center near Cheyenne (Wyoming):

2018-07-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Neal Road near landfill in Hartford (Vermont):

2018-07-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street near Archer (Iowa):

2018-07-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartment building in Indio (California):

2018-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on Route 17 in Goshen (New York):

2018-07-18 - Car bursts into flame near the Holland Terrell Library in Pullman (Washington):

2018-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on Martley Circuit in Calwell (Australia):

2018-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A96 near Kintore (Scotland):

2018-07-18 - Car bursts into flame at 2:15 AM while parked in garage on Aireworth Grove in Stockbridge, Keighley (Britain):

2018-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A14 near Brampton Hut (Britain):

2018-07-18 - Semi trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at business in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-07-18 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in Windsor (New York):

2018-07-18 - Car and home go up in flames in Indio (California):

Note: About 1.3 miles as the gas blows from the parked car that burst into flame at apartments in Indio on this day...

2018-07-18 - Six barns destroyed by fire at 5:20 AM in Cavan Monaghan Township (Canada), hundreds of pigs killed:

2018-07-18 - Wildfire grows to 17,319 acres near Yosemite National Park (California):

2018-07-18 - Wildfire grows to 775 acres near Horseshoe Bay (Texas), another wildfire breaks out too:

2018-07-18 - Wildfire breaks out in Rogue River (Oregon):

2018-07-18 - Trash chute fire breaks out at high-rise apartment building in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-18 - Shipping containers destroyed by fire at 12:24 AM at business in coastal Martinez (California):

2018-07-18 - Catholic school destroyed by huge fire in Morton (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-18 - Charcoal plant hit by pallet fire, hundreds of pallets burn, near Burnside (Kentucky):

Quote: "The Tateville Fire Chief in Pulaski County says hundreds of pallets are on fire inside a Kingsford Manufacturing warehouse. That business is located on U.S. 27 just south of Burnside. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area. Officials estimate more than 300 pallets are currently on fire."

2018-07-18 - Vending machine bursts into flame at 6 AM inside office building in Latham (New York):

2018-07-18 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire at 6:30 AM in Brookline (Massachusetts):

2018-07-18 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2018-07-18 - Bazaar heavily damaged by fire in Islamabad (Pakistan):

2018-07-18 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Juniper Bay Road in Conway (South Carolina):

2018-07-18 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Lisbon (Maine), 400 feet from the Androscoggin River:

2018-07-18 - Home damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Sioux Falls (South Dakota), 1 injured:

2018-07-18 - Home damaged by fire at 5 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-07-18 - Home damaged by fire in the wee hours in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 injured:

2018-07-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Springfield (Missouri):

2018-07-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:42 AM in Aiken County (South Carolina):

2018-07-18 - Home destroyed by fire in Peoria (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-07-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Blossom Drive in Cheat Lake (West Virginia), dog killed:

2018-07-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Cambridge (Maryland):

2018-07-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Bolingbrook (Illinois):

2018-07-18 - Two apartment buildings destroyed by massive fire, another damaged, in Prospect Heights (Illinois):

Quote: "The fire quickly spread to two more 24-unit buildings next door. Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to the fourth building nearby. Smith said two of the three buildings will be total losses and the third building suffered some fire damage and significant smoke and water damage."

2018-07-18 - Vacant building burns before 6:10 AM in Gatineau (Canada):

2018-07-18 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire in Louisville (Kentucky):

2018-07-18 - Two college students, men, 18 and 20, found dead in water in Barpeta (India):

2018-07-18 - Woman, 58, found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

2018-07-18 - Woman, 54, found dead in swimming pool at home in Bellview (Florida):

2018-07-18 - Boy, 2, found dead at home in Orlando (Florida):

2018-07-18 - Man has heart attack on boat, topples into Lake Bonham and dies, in Bonham (Texas):

Quote: "Police tell us the man was fishing on his boat when he suffered an apparent heart attack."

2018-07-18 - Man, 28, found dead in Magnolia Pond in Montgomery County (Texas):

2018-07-18 - Person found dead on dock in coastal Seabrook (Texas):

2018-07-18 - Man, 51, has 'medical emergency' and dies while driving, car veers into median, on US 101 in coastal Sunnyvale (California):

Quote: "A 51-year-old man who died after suffering a medical emergency while driving in Sunnyvale on Wednesday has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office."

2018-07-18 - Man, 22, dies after jumping into water to help boy in Salem Pond (Utah):

Quote: "What caused Kratzer to submerge underwater remains under investigation. 'We don’t know if he cramped up, we don’t know if he was fatigued, we don’t know if he had a medical problem. We don’t know,' James said."

2018-07-18 - Person found dead on mudflats in coastal Trenton (Maine):

2018-07-18 - Woman, 37, falls and dies at Lacamas Park in Camas (Washington), near Lacamas Lake, possible toppler:

2018-07-18 - Man found dead in the Cumberland River in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-07-18 - Man found dead in Lake Carlton in Loganville (Georgia):

2018-07-18 - Man, 74, found dead near Little Dixie Lake (Missouri):

2018-07-18 - Woman, 50, found dead in the water at marina on Barren River Lake at Barren River Lake State Park (Kentucky):

2018-07-18 - Person found dead along Nickel Bill James Road in Saline County (Arkansas):

2018-07-18 - Person found dead near Steelyard Drive in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-07-18 - Man, 19, found dead in Buntzen Lake (Canada):

2018-07-18 - Girl, 11, found dead in swimming pool at hotel near the Dead Sea in southern Israel:

2018-07-18 - Boy, 16, dies in temple pond in Anchampeedika (India):

2018-07-18 - Boy, 14, found dead in Glenburn Reservoir in Paisley (Scotland):

2018-07-18 - Woman in her 30s drops dead at home on Lambrook Road in Taunton (Britain), near the River Tone:

2018-07-18 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Greer (South Carolina):

Quote: "Flight 700 from Orlando/Sanford to Roanoke diverted to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) due to a passenger medical emergency."

2018-07-18 - Woman, 71, has 'medical episode', pickup truck crashes into McDonald's in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River, 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say they believe the woman suffered a medical episode shortly after 1 p.m. She was transported for treatment and her condition is currently unknown."

2018-07-18 - Woman has 'medical emergency', two cars crash, fire erupts, on I-95 in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

Quote: "Bridgeport resident Frederico Davis and Conservation Police Officer John Hey were at the scene and saw the woman's car begin to fill with smoke. The two men jumped into action and helped pull the driver from the car to safety. Authorities say the woman had suffered a medical emergency before the crash."

2018-07-18 - Driver has 'medical episode', two cars crash, in Ridgefield (New Jersey), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver having an apparent medical episode was involved in a crash Wednesday that sent both vehicles off a Ridgewood roadway onto nearby lawns."

2018-07-18 - Man, 57, has 'medical incident', bicycle crashes, in Ottawa (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 57-year-old man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he crashed his motorcycle in Ottawa‘s east end. According to paramedics the man suffered a 'medical incident' while riding his bike that caused the collision on Industrial Road just west of Russell Road."

2018-07-18 - Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet crashes and burns in Kangra (India), 1 killed:

2018-07-18 - Small plane crashes and burns near Willow Lake (Alaska), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-07-18 - Small plane crashes into Crillon Lake (Alaska), engine failure:

2018-07-18 - Small plane runs off runway, plunges into the ocean, at Beef Island (British Virgin Islands), 1 killed:

2018-07-18 - Freight train derails near Ankeny Wildlife Refuge (Oregon):

2018-07-18 - Two tractor trailers crash on I-55 in West Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer and car crash at 3 AM, fire erupts, on I-43 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes, on I-35 near Denton (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer overturns at 7 AM on I-5 near Ashland (Oregon):

2018-07-18 - Tractor trailer overturns on Civic Center Drive NW in Rochester (Minnesota):

2018-07-18 - SUV veers over centerline, hits semi, on Highway 43 in Fresno County (California), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-07-18 - SUV veers off road, crashes, bursts into flame, in Buckeye (Arizona), 1 killed:

Quote: "Enriquez said there is a possibility that there may have been a medical issue prior to the crash."

2018-07-18 - SUV veers off road, crashes into deck at home, in Fort Collins (Colorado), 1 injured:

2018-07-18 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in Warwick (New York), 1 injured:

2018-07-18 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup truck head-on, in Moncks Corner (South Carolina), 3 injured:

2018-07-18 - Car veers off road, crashes into porch, in Perry Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Police said a female motorist may have suffered a medical episode when she crashed her Chevy Spark into a porch Wednesday evening in the 4100 block of Knolls Avenue SW. The 43-year-old Canton woman veered off of Kolls Avenue, went down a residential embankment and struck the porch shortly before 8 p.m., according to Trooper Bryan Sponaugle, of the Ohio Highway Patrol."

2018-07-18 - Naked man spotted riding bicycle on US 101 in coastal San Jose (California):

Quote: "A naked man was spotted riding a bike on Highway 101 near Alum Rock in San Jose Wednesday morning, prompting several 911 calls from drivers around 9:30 a.m. Callers said the bike rider was 'all over the freeway,' said the California Highway Patrol."

Quote: "At the time, officers in the area were tied up with a medical emergency so the naked rider was gone when they got on scene."

2018-07-18 - Man swims around naked in the feces-contaminated Inner Harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "Police said the call was categorized as a behavioral crisis."

2018-07-18 - Sharks attack and lightly injure 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl within minutes near Fire Island (New York):

Quote: "Two young beachgoers were bitten in shark attacks off two Fire Island beaches Wednesday, according to officials and reports. The chilling attacks happened within minutes of each other off Sailors Haven and Atlantique Beach — about 4½ miles apart — around 11:30 a.m., said Suffolk County police."

2018-07-18 - Sinkhole opens in yard at home in Lewiston (Idaho):

2018-07-18 - Sinkhole opens in parking lot in Calgary (Canada):

2018-07-18 - Large sinkhole opens in coastal Baku (Azerbaijan):

2018-07-18 - Refinery leaks hydrogen sulfide, people hospitalized, in Edmonton (Canada):

Quote: "A number of people at Suncor's refinery in Edmonton were sent to hospital after a toxic gas was released at the facility. Suncor spokeswoman Erin Rees says company crews responded to a release of hydrogen sulfide at around noon on Wednesday."

2018-07-18 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-07-18 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Danvers (Massachusetts):

2018-07-18 - Man, 68, disappears while swimming in the Willamette River near Salem (Oregon):

2018-07-18 - Woman has 'medical incident' near Wern Park in coastal Bagillt (Britain):

Quote: " understands paramedics a tending to a woman at one of the properties close to the park. Several police vehicles are also in attendance, a North Wales Police spokesperson has said officers are assisting with a medical incident."

2018-07-18 - Woman has seizure on Milton Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Milton Road, Grimsby. Wed 18 Jul 2018 16:49 (No:15106) Adult female suffering seizure. Oxygen therapy in use by Fire Service. Female left in the care of paramedics."

2018-07-18 - Volcano Kilauea summit collapses, explosion ensues, lava erupts, spreads and destroys structure(s) in Leilani Estates (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 'collapse explosion' at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said. The blast sparked by the gradual collapse of the volcano's crater was equivalent to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake and caused lava to burst from a fissure 25 miles (40 km) east, destroying at least one home in Leilani Estates, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Hawaii County Civil Defense said."

2018-07-18 - Volcano Monaro eruption causes widespread damage on Ambae Island (Vanuatu):

Quote: "The Daily Post newspaper reports all roads to West Ambae are cut and massive mud flows have washed away the roads in two locations. It means the entire west side of the island is accessible only by sea or by air. The vulcanologists trekked for eight hours and say there is widespread damage and massive disruption to the local population."

2018-07-18 - June was the 5th-warmest ever recorded:

2018-07-18 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Fernan Lake in Kootenai County (Idaho):

2018-07-18 - Lightning strikes firefighter responding to person hit by lightning, on the Outer Banks (North Carolina):

2018-07-18 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people and injure 12 more in Odisha (India):

2018-07-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Manila (Philippine Islands):

2018-07-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hits Cambodia, 1000 families evacuated:

2018-07-18 - Powerful dust devil sweeps through baseball field in Oak Grove (Missouri):

2018-07-18 - Meteor lights up the sky over the Mediterranean Sea:

2018-07-18 - Red lenticular cloud engulfs the sky over Gallup (New Mexico):

2018-07-18 - Scary roaring sound heard in the sky over Gilbert (Arizona):

2018-07-18 - Strange 'horn' noise heard in northeastern Pennsylvania:


  1. On this day, Jonny presents (among all the other stories) 2 garbage truck fires, a bookmobile conflagration, a saltwater disposal WELL fire, a VENDING MACHINE fire and a car-hauler blaze.

    PA & MO well represented (along with many others).

    [Welcome to 180; my bet is that this will be a significant 53 days]

    Welcome to “Full 180” | ALL planets now on same side of Sun | July 19, 2018 [~ 1.5 min. MrMBB333 video]

    Two more major quakes yesterday-Alaska and Papua New Guinea bring the yearly total to 49 as the miserly count continues

    Update Grand Teton National Park Crack: Rangers are monitoring the fissure in a rock buttress above the Hidden Falls viewing area near Jenny Lake – It is unknown how long the closure at Hidden Falls will be in effect

    Grand Teton National Park staff are monitoring a crack in a rock buttress above the Hidden Falls viewing area near Jenny Lake. To ensure visitor safety, the information is being used to develop a risk assessment of the potential for rockfall. While the Hidden Falls viewing area is currently closed out of an abundance of caution, the Jenny Lake area—including Cascade Canyon, the loop trail around the lake, the shuttle boat, and a scenic hike along a cascade and up to a Jenny Lake viewpoint—is open. [more]

    Destructive tornadoes rip through Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant, leaving 17 people injured, Iowa

    At least 17 people were injured after several unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa on July 19, 2018. The tornadoes were reported in Marshalltown, Pella, Bondurant and several other places near Des Moines. Official preliminary surveys are scheduled for Polk, Jasper, Marion and Marshall counties on July 20 and results are expected no later than July 21. 10 people were injured in Marshalltown and 7 in Pella. [more]

    All-time records melt in northern Scandinavia – Extreme heat grips Japan and Korea

    Temperatures soared into the nineties Fahrenheit north of the Arctic Circle on Tuesday and Wednesday, as 2018’s parade of exceptional heat continued marching across the Northern Hemisphere. This week has been northern Scandinavia’s turn under the sizzling klieg lights, including Lapland (Sápmi), the region of northern Scandinavia famed for its reindeer and often associated with Christmas. In contrast to that wintry reputation, Sweden is now grappling with an onslaught of wildfires unprecedented in modern times, as reported by [more]

    Evacuations ordered in Sweden as wildfires rage as far north as Arctic Circle

    [more below]

  2. FLAMING June 2018 was 5th warmest on record for the globe: Record heat felt across the continents as the Northern Hemisphere baked

    New study quantifies the link between smoggy air and diabetes: air pollution triggers diabetes in 3.2 million people each year

    Fine particulate matter, belched out by cars and factories and generated through chemical reactions in the atmosphere, hang around as haze and make air hard to breathe. Air pollution has been linked to chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes (SN: 9/30/17, p. 18), but this study is one of the first attempts to quantify the connection for diabetes. Researchers tracked 1.7 million U.S. veterans for almost a decade to assess their risk of developing diabetes. They also used data from global studies on diabetes risk, as well as air quality data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NASA, to create equations that analyzed the connection between air pollution exposure and diabetes globally. [more]

    Dow futures fall 120 points after Trump says he's 'ready to go' to $500 billion in tariffs on China

    What A Fool Believes

    Sadly, there's no such thing as unicorns, leprechauns, or free money. The truth is the exact opposite of what the Idiocracy believes. Trump's tax cut is not reflationary, it's deflationary: a giveaway to the ultra-wealthy paid for by the middle class via higher costs and higher interest rates. It won't work, other criminals have tried it already

    Trump's newfound efforts to bring Fed policy into the Executive branch so as not to offset the impacts of his end-of-cycle tax cuts paid for with 100% borrowed money, are futile.

    Trump's tax cut for the ultra-wealthy is crowding out consumption, real investment, housing, and of course, Emerging Markets [more]

    In Donny We Trust. To Implode This Gong Show

    The world's second largest economy [China] is on the ropes, which means we're #Winning!!!

    It was one hell of a week, but nothing compared to what bodes for next week [more]

    [from our Law desk]

    Judge Dismisses New York City Climate Lawsuit Against 5 Oil Giants

    New York City sought to hold the industry responsible for the costs of adapting to sea level rise and increasing heat. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will appeal. [more]

    [so I guess the "kids' lawsuit" will go the same way]

    Baltimore plans suit against oil and gas companies for their role in spurring climate change

    [why bother?]

    [hey sports fans!]
    ‘This Was Preventable’: Football Heat Deaths and the Rising Temperature

    Most states rank poorly on heat safety for their high school football players. Too many teens have paid the price, and temperatures are only getting worse. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. One dead, 50,000 acres burn in Substation Fire

    Northern Oregon southeast of The Dalles [more]

    Climate Change Is Beginning to Shift Planet’s Seasons: Scientists

    [the seasons "migrate" slowly anyway, this makes it faster]

    Pouring through four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the first time that humans are pushing seasonal temperatures out of balance—shifting what one researcher called the very “march of the seasons themselves.”

    [a look at Texas Climate News]
    Tropical storms’ forward movement has slowed, boosting rainfall, flooding

    Texans have suffered repeatedly from flooding when slow-moving storm systems from the Gulf stalled instead of passing through rapidly. That happened in Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and an unnamed tropical disturbance last month.

    More such inundations appear to lie ahead as global warming progresses, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The author, a federal scientist, calculated that as heat-trapping pollution warmed the planet by about 0.5 degree C, tropical cyclones slowed down worldwide by an average 10 percent from 1949-2016. [more]

    [here's one for Hambone's BULLSHIT ALERT button]
    Why Nuclear Power Must Be Part of the Energy Solution

    Many environmentalists have opposed nuclear power, citing its dangers and the difficulty of disposing of its radioactive waste. But a Pulitzer Prize-winning author argues that nuclear is safer than most energy sources and is needed if the world hopes to radically decrease its carbon emissions. [more]

    11 dead as boat sinks in Missouri lake

    [blamed on 'sudden' bad weather; those Duck Boats are dangerous, even on land]

    [last bit below]

  4. Massive waterspout buzzes boat in southwestern Italy

    [oh hey, speakin' of weather]
    Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years

    The prospect of the Gulf Stream slowing down and even stopping altogether has worried many experts in recent years.

    Some believed that this would cause a rapid cooling around the world with resulting global chaos.

    But a new study finds the Gulf Stream go-slow will have a significant impact on planetary temperatures, but not in a chilled out way. [more; so we got THAT goin' for us ..]

    The collapse of Antarctica's most vulnerable ice shelves would just be the start of our problems

    There's a reasonable chance that Antarctica's two most vulnerable ice shelves — the ends of massive glaciers that float over the ocean — will succumb to Earth's warming climate and eventually collapse into the sea.

    These particular shelves, known as Larsen C and George VI, are perched on the Antarctic Peninsula — the finger that runs up towards South America. Glacial scientists have now gauged how much oceans would rise if the ice shelves fail, and the news isn't good. [more]

    [surprise, surprise, surprise . . ]
    We Can’t Hide From Global Warming’s Consequences

    [and from our Health desk]
    Norovirus outbreak hits several towns in Britain

    [and finally, Let's Go Hiking!]
    Missing 411? Search for Colorado hiker continues with K-9 units, aerial support

    For a third day, San Miguel County Search and Rescue, Sheriff's deputies and a cadre of citizen volunteers combed the wilderness area around and on Iron Mountain, where Tim Cannon had reportedly spent Sunday hiking. On Wednesday, a private K-9 search and rescue unit from Dolores joined the search party. As of press time Wednesday afternoon, there was still no sign of the missing man. [more]

  5. News Links, July 20, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Global Debt Time Bomb Surges To Nearly $250,000,000,000,000

    Global Economy Lives on the Edge as Crisis Veterans Sound Alarms

    Global Population Growth Ceased in 1988...Population Has Only Grown Older Since
    Net energy decline in action! -- RF

    Trade War With China Morphs Into Currency War: Biggest Loser is the EU

    Commodity Contagion Spreads as Raw Material Crash Threatens Calm
    Gold Mining Industry's Costs Are Higher Than Market Realizes

    The cashless society is a con – and big finance is behind it

    How quantum computers could steal your bitcoin

    Commandos Sans Frontières — The Global Growth of U.S. Special Operations Forces

    Leading AI researchers pledge not to develop autonomous weapons

    Space Wars: Russia Reveals New Russian Anti-Satellite Warfare Plane

    Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons

    With Iran Deal on Life Support, White House Looks to Finish the Job
    If sanctions and coercive diplomacy by the U.S. escalate into regime change, it wouldn't be the first time. Ask the Iraqis.

    America's 'Gift' To The World: Visualizing 70 Years Of US Arms Exports

    Israel collected $100m from Palestinians. Now it wants to use the money to upgrade roadblocks

    Israeli Army Told to Prepare for Large-Scale Invasion of Gaza

    Meet the Organization Pushing Regime Change in Iran—and Its Willing American Accomplices

    China Just Doubled Oil Shipments To North Korea

    Hungary follows US to pull out of UN migration pact

    EU deal to deploy border guards in Macedonia to curb migrants

    Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

    Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds' [then stay home!]

    Puerto Rico power grid still unstable

    Torrential rains lay waste to farms (Japan)

    Venezuelan engineers turn plastic trash into car parts amid crisis
    Don't laugh; learn. -- RF

    Meat, Dairy Industry Surpass Big Oil As World's Biggest Polluters

    Seaweed invading Florida beaches likely to worsen, could become worst bloom in history

    Norway hasn't been so dry since 1947

    US national parks have just as much air pollution as major cities

    Flesh-eating bacteria kills 1, infects 9 in Virginia

    Sizzling U.S. Heat Strains Power Grids, Withers Texas Cotton

    Fentanyl-Related Deaths Double In Six Months; Officials Warn The Third-Wave Will Be A "Crisis"

    Hacker World: It's Only Getting Worse

    Leaked Netanyahu Tape: We Made Trump Cancel The Iran Deal

    Rand Paul : "The only people who we actually know colluded with the Russians were Hillary Clinton who paid a British agent who paid Russians for information for the dossier."

    The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom

    Dead bodies, wild dogs, squatters in government-owned Detroit houses

    Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon to be held early morning to avoid heat [I doubt there will be an Olympics in 2020]

    Japan exports to U.S. fall, business mood sours amid fears of trade war

    Mercury tops 40 degrees for 1st time in 5 years in Japan

    Glitch in Monju reactor fuel removal device

    China is investing 9 times more into Europe than into North America, report reveals

    China's P2P Platform Failures Surge as Panic Spreads in Market

    Britain so badly scorched by heatwave it has turned from green to brown in satellite photographs

    British moorland fire extinguished after more than three weeks

    US income inequality continues to grow

    Bankrupt Chicago Ponders Universal Basic Income, Obama Sings Hallelujah

    Housing Starts Unexpectedly Plunge 12.3% in June, Permits Down 2.2%

    'Like a busy emergency room': Calls to suicide crisis centers double since 2014

    America has sold more weapons in six months than in all of 2017

    Why Are "Thousands" of Teslas Sitting In a Field in California?

    Lawmakers worry about rise in drugged driving

    Wages aren't growing when adjusted for inflation, new data finds

  6. Former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton, Ontario

    Duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake leaving 17 dead

    A tourist duck boat capsized in a lake near Branson, Missouri, killing at least 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area Thursday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

    Seven others were injured when the boat plunged into Table Rock Lake, officials said. [more]

    Who Are The Real Traitors in The USA Today?

    speaking of treason, doesn't funding, training and arming groups like Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Al Nusra also constitute giving 'aid and comfort' to America's enemies and therefore fit the definition of treason?? And as such, is it not the collective of US intelligence agencies that the real traitors here?

    Under John Brennan's watch the CIA was caught using foreign airlines to smuggles tons of weaponry to Al-Qaeda and associates in Syria. The linked report featured 'exhaustive documentation' proving beyond a shadow of a doubt CIA complicity in the arming of terrorist groups. Obama admitted he and the 'intelligence community' allowed for the rise of ISIS because it was convenient for them. And of course the Pentagon was caught running a giant weapons pipeline from the Balkans to Iraq and Syria, arming jihadis along the way.

    So, if we want to talk treason, then by all means let's do so. But let's talk about the real treason that has been festering at the heart of the USA for decades. [more]

    US hurries to withdraw White Helmets as Syrian Army advances in south - reports

    Two anonymous US officials said to be familiar with the evacuation plans noted that the US and its British and Canadian allies were leading the operation to evacuate members of the NGO out of Syria to neighboring countries, and then on to Western European countries including the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Canada. [more]

    Invasive, predatory 'frankenfish' spotted in Pennsylvania could wreck havoc on environment if allowed to spread

    The northern snakehead is an aggressive species that typically eats other fish. Nicknamed the "frankenfish," the invasive species could wreak havoc on the environment if it's allowed to spread.

    Snakeheads are survivors, capable of breathing on land for several days and weathering low-oxygen environments. [more]

    Saharan dust coupled with extreme heat making for miserable outdoor activities in Texas

    [what's with the global dust storm?]

    "You're not only being exposed to dust but you're being exposed to the ozone. Those are two different irritants acting together to cause more problems," said Dr. Haden. [more]

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  7. What's killing the wild birds in southern Manitoba?

    Concerns are being raised over the number of dead birds showing up this summer in Manitoba. This has prompted Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Ile des Chenes to make a request to Manitobans.

    this year, there seems to be a trend towards the death of birds, and very specific breeds. According to Tretiak, a lot of Crows and Merlins are dying this summer. In fact, she says they have seen between 30 and 50 dead of each type. [more]

    FCC and States clear the way for next-generation wireless networks - despite heath concerns

    The wireless communications industry is rushing to blanket the nation with next-generation networks whose health effects are unknown. Despite studies linking radiation from existing networks to cancer in lab animals, the Federal Communications Commission and state legislators are bowing to industry lobbyists and clearing the way for the new networks. [more]

    Stunning side-by-side video of Mars shows how the planet-wide dust storm has transformed the surface of the red planet

    Astronomers still don't understand why or how these storms form and evolve. [more]

    Boylston Fire in Washington grows to 70,000 acres overnight

    On Friday the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 were closed [more]

    Beware Hazardous Immorality

    Nothing was learned in 2008. Why? Because Idiocracy's don't learn...

    Ten years from the Global Financial Crisis, and risks have increased astronomically. The delusion of the day is that we successfully borrowed our way out of a debt crisis. The policy response to 2008, which featured a free-money bailout for Wall Street, a doubling in the U.S. debt to bailout corporate profit, and $4.5 trillion in printed money to bailout the casino, set-up the inevitability of a far worse crash... [more]

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  8. Massive fissure opens atop Yellowstone supervolcano

    Grand Teton National Park sits atop the Yellowstone supervolcano, which last erupted 630,000 years ago and ejected 240 cubic miles of rock, ash and volcanic dust into the sky and left a 34-mile-by-50-mile depression in the ground. [more]

    How can Facebook stop climate misinformation when its ‘fact-checkers’ are deniers?

    The two fatal flaws in Zuckerberg’s plan to deal with fake news. [more]

    If you had any hope that Facebook would be a positive force in the fight against catastrophic climate change, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg dashed them this week.

    Serious U.S. climate action has been stalled by billions of dollars in spending by the big fossil fuel polluters that have spread disinformation to politicians, the media, and the public.

    But this week, Zuckerberg made clear that Facebook won’t explicitly ban either Holocaust denial or an extreme conspiracy theory guy like Alex Jones — who is a major climate science denier. [more]

    The Latest: California wildfire at 250 acres

    Authorities say a wildfire near the Cleveland National Forest east of Los Angeles has burned 250 acres of brush and timber but no homes have been damaged.

    The blaze that broke out Thursday afternoon sparked the evacuation of dozens of homes in a foothill neighborhood called Orchard Glen, near Corona.

    The fire is only 5 percent contained. [more; ~ 2.5 min. video]

    Flash floods kill 10 in north and central Vietnam - 12 missing, 6 injured