Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Event Update For 2019-10-01

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

2019-10-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, vehicles burn, in Columbia (South Carolina), 1 injured:

Quote: "This isn't the first time a salvage yard fire has taken place on Fairfield Road. One also took place in April of this year that shut down the road for several hours."

2019-10-01 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, near Woodinville (Washington):

2019-10-01 - Recycling center hit by fire before 2 AM, 50 tons of rubbish burn, in Telford (Britain):

2019-10-01 - Barns, outbuildings and thousands of bales of hay destroyed by fire near San Xavier Mission in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-10-01 - Mount Ulawun erupts and sends people fleeing in Papua New Guinea:

2019-10-01 - Earthquake swarms impact Texas, Oklahoma, San Francisco and The New Madrid Seismic Zone:

2019-10-01 - Jellyfish population increasing in the waters around Juneau (Alaska):

Quote: "Alaska scientists have confirmed an increasing number of moon jellyfish floating around Juneau waters. Juneau Empire reported Friday that warm ocean temperatures and plentiful food in the form of zooplankton have contributed to the increased sightings. A marine biology professor says the moon jellyfish known as Aurelia aurita have reached maturity after spawning in early spring. Experts say residents could be stung and urge people not to pick up beached jellyfish. Scientists say the sting of the moon jellyfish is considered less painful than the sting of some others. Experts have recommended watching the jellyfish from a pier for the best views. Scientists say there are concerns that too many jellyfish in the water could throw off the ecosystem because they would eat too many zooplankton."

Note: Jellyfish reproduce faster in warmer waters. Jellyfish survived the Great Dying and since the current extinction event is a repeat of the Great Dying, they'll undoubtedly survive the current extinction event too. Huge numbers of jellyfish have been clogging up the water intakes at nuclear plants off and on in recent years, so they seem to be doing just fine. They'll be here long after the last human being has died just as they were here long before the first human being existed...

2019-10-01 - Giant African snails carrying diseases spread all across Cuba:

Quote: "Silently and without pause, the giant African snail has been invading Cuba. With their shiny, brilliantly striped shells and bodies up to 8 inches long, the snails have become public enemy No. 1 for epidemiologists, and citizens have grown to fear their ability to transmit diseases and harm crops. "I never heard of them before, but now they're everywhere," said Yusmila Marin, a 29-year-old nurse who lives in a neighborhood rife with the mollusks, whose scientific name is Achatina Fulica. In recent months, Cuban authorities have activated the nationwide civil defense system to battle the snails. But some say the state's response is inadequate. Marin and families in the Villa Panamericana neighborhood are keeping children indoors to play due to the danger of infection from the snails, which can transmit a potentially severe brain infection called meningoencephalitis and an abdominal disease known as angiostrongyliasis. First detected in Cuba in 2014, the snail can now be found throughout Havana and in almost every one of the island's provinces. It's not known how the snail arrived in the nation."

Note: Doesn't sound like they're gonna have any more luck getting rid of these things than we've had getting rid of invasive fire ants and pythons here in the US...

2019-10-01 - Fishing ship 'Maria Veronica' destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Manzanillo (Mexico):

2019-10-01 - Charter boat 'Tangle Five' bursts into flame at marina on Lake Michigan in Elberta (Michigan):

Quote: "A charter boat fire resulted in the loss of one boat and damage to an adjacent boat. Arron Garrett, chief of the Frankfort Fire Department, said a call came in around 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 1 about a charter boat fire. The boat, Tangle Five, was docked at the North Star Marina, in Elberta."

2019-10-01 - Boat bursts into flame on Shuswap Lake near Sorrento (Canada):

Note: These are the 835th, 836th and 837th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-01 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Route 18 in Marlboro (New Jersey):

Quote: "A car carrier fire temporarily shut down Route 18 southbound Tuesday afternoon, according to township police."

Note: This is the 56th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at truck stop in Grand Bay (Alabama), near the coast:

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at I-75 rest area in Marion County (Florida):

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Indian Canyon Drive off I-10 in Palm Springs (California):

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:43 AM on I-69 in Auburn (Indiana):

2019-10-01 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at business in Williams Lake (Canada):

2019-10-01 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on truck on State Highway 1 south of Cambridge (New Zealand):

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A1 near Potaschberg (Luxembourg):

Note: These are the 1765th, 1766th, 1767th, 1768th, 1769th, 1770th, 1771st and 1772nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-01 - Horse truck bursts into flame near Raleigh's Cross (Britain):

2019-10-01 - RV bursts into flame before 6:30 AM on street in Tucson (Arizona):

Note: This is the 347th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-10-01 - School van bursts into flame on street in Bhukra (India):

2019-10-01 - SUV bursts into flame on street in coastal Singapore:

2019-10-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Desert Inn Road in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2019-10-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Grandview Drive in Niverville (Canada):

2019-10-01 - Car bursts into flame shortly after 2 AM while parked at home on 5th Street South in Fargo (North Dakota):

2019-10-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 near Scott (Louisiana):

2019-10-01 - Car bursts into flame on the Bruce Highway near Maryborough (Australia):

2019-10-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A5 near Burlington, Shifnal (Britain):

2019-10-01 - Barn destroyed by fire on Roachton Road in Middleton Township (Ohio), 4 horses and donkey killed:

2019-10-01 - Home damaged by garage fire on Kelly Run in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia):

2019-10-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM on Blake Street in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2019-10-01 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Hawthorne Avenue in Los Altos (California):

2019-10-01 - Motel damaged by fire on 4th Street in Reno (Nevada), 1 injured:

2019-10-01 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 1 AM on Lee Road in Hall County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-10-01 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:30 AM in Natchez (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2019-10-01 - Vacant home burns just before 11:30 PM on East Fourth Street in Dayton (Ohio):

2019-10-01 - Three vacant homes burn on Woodbrook Avenue in the Penn North area in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-10-01 - Hundreds of fish wash ashore dead in coastal Naples (Florida):

2019-10-01 - Man and woman, 30 and 33, found dead in Lake Washington near coastal Mercer Island (Washington), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "Mercer Island Police said there are no obvious signs of foul play or trauma. Back on Sept. 2, police responded to reports of a boat playing loud music on Lake Washington. When crews responded, they found the boat in question but nobody on board. Clothing, cell phones and other items were left on the boat."

2019-10-01 - Three girls found dead in pond in Vepanapalli (India):

Quote: "District Administration cautions people against allowing children to go near water bodies..."

Note: Adults might wanna heed that advice too!

2019-10-01 - Man, 40, goes into cardiac arrest while diving and dies in coastal Laguna Beach (California):

Quote: "A 40-year-old man diving for lobster in Laguna Beach died Saturday after suffering cardiac arrest, authorities said."

2019-10-01 - College student found dead in dorm room at the University of Kentucky in Lexington (Kentucky):

2019-10-01 - College student found dead at the University of Colorado in Boulder (Colorado):

2019-10-01 - Man, 18, found dead at park in Auburn (Washington):

2019-10-01 - Man, 42, drops dead outside apartments in Centralia (Illinois):

2019-10-01 - Person drops dead in church in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2019-10-01 - Man, 34, has 'medical event' and drops dead at motel in Catskill (New York):

Quote: "State Police and Catskill Ambulance personnel responded to the scene on State Route 32 where they found the deceased 34-year-old. Authorities say the preliminary investigation determined his death was caused by a medical event."

2019-10-01 - Man, 74, falls into the water and dies in coastal Middletown (Rhode Island):

2019-10-01 - Woman, 35 to 50, found dead in the Hudson River in Hoboken (New Jersey):

2019-10-01 - Man, 28, found dead along road in Midland County (Texas):

2019-10-01 - Man, 58, NOAA official, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Duck (North Carolina):

2019-10-01 - Man has 'medical emergency' and drops dead in Kingswinford (Britain):

Quote: "A man died after suffering a medical emergency in Kingswinford town centre."

2019-10-01 - Woman found dead on beach in coastal Perranuthnoe (Britain):

2019-10-01 - Tanker truck driver, man, has 'medical episode', truck crashes 1,000 yard through field and overturns, in Putnam County (West Virginia):

Quote: "Firefighters say the driver suffered a medical episode behind the wheel. They say he went off U.S. 35 near the Mason-Putnam County line and started plowing through a field before tipping over close to 1,000 yards later."

2019-10-01 - Girl, 17, has 'medical episode', SUV crashes, in Victoria (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 17-year-old female was driving a blue Kia down Main Street and experienced a medical episode leading to the crash."

2019-10-01 - Man has heart attack, car plunges into pond, in Sun West City (Arizona):

Quote: "A driver is in the hospital after he suffered a heart attack and drove into a pond in Sun City West Tuesday afternoon, firefighters say. Firefighters said the man somehow drove through a retaining wall and into a pond near N R H Johnson and Meeker boulevards around 4 p.m."

2019-10-01 - Small plane crashes in the Pecos Wilderness (New Mexico), 2 killed:

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer veers over centerline, hits tractor trailer head-on, on US 93 near Wickenburg (Arizona), 2 killed:

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 4:10 AM, crashes into trees, in Natchitoches Parish (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on Highway 51 near Broken Arrow (Oklahoma):

2019-10-01 - Tractor trailer overturns at 2:40 AM on I-26 near Irmo (South Carolina):

2019-10-01 - SUV veers over centerline, hits semi, in Lawrence (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police are investigating reports from witnesses that the SUV's driver may have suffered a medical episode."

2019-10-01 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, on US 101 in coastal Avila Beach (California), 1 killed:

2019-10-01 - SUV veers off road, crashes into wall, in Buckingham Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-10-01 - Car crashes into culvert at 11 PM, bursts into flame, in Rock Island County (Illinois), 2 killed:

2019-10-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Lipscomb (Alabama), 1 killed:

2019-10-01 - Family dogs attack and kill 3-year-old child at home near Newburg (Kentucky):

2019-10-01 - Black bear attacks and injures man near Kenora (Canada):

2019-10-01 - Sinkhole closes road in New Lenox (Illinois):

2019-10-01 - Heatwave set to bake Australia through spring:

2019-10-01 - Climate change threatens the world’s fisheries, food billions of people rely on:

2019-10-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Britain:

2019-10-01 - Hurricane Lorenzo to bring 70-foot waves (!) to the Azores Islands:

2019-10-01 - Fall tornadoes could occur this year in atypical areas in the US:

2019-10-01 - How scientists finally got Americans to worry about the climate:

2019-10-01 - US shale production set for a steep decline:

2019-10-01 - WTO lowers global outlook again amid trade conflicts and volatility:


  1. Good morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne, Panther, and all readers of JJFH today.

    Raining here (finally!) and the heat is gone (possibly until spring). Man, it's been DRY lately, so these next few days of rain will help.

    Stats on garbage truck fires and Hull, UK JJFH incidents for September:

    Though tied for lowest days (6) where garbage trucks burned, and second lowest in number of trucks destroyed by fire (8), JJFH events in Hull saw a record 17 days of incidents and tied for most in a month (21) with July. On 3 occasions, these phenomena occurred simultaneously. The JJFH events in Hull showed two streaks of 5 and 6 days in a row!

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 10.2.19 The Illusion of Saving the World [~ 11.75 min.]

    Stock Prices Are Plunging, And Many Fear This Could Be Another “Black October” For The Stock Market

    The stock market hasn’t started a quarter this badly in about a decade, and if stock prices continue to plummet it could set off a wave of panic selling unlike anything that we have seen in a very long time. Of course it wouldn’t be the first time that we have seen a major stock market crash during the month of October. If I mention “October 1929”, you immediately know what I am referring to, and the same thing is true for October 1987 and October 2008. Today, we are facing a global economic slowdown, an impeachment crisis in Washington and a rapidly escalating trade war simultaneously, and it seems like almost everyone on Wall Street is suddenly talking about “the coming recession”. In such an environment, any piece of bad news is going to push stocks lower, and that is certainly what happened on Wednesday [more]

    Wall Street plunges on economic worries

    The Dow lost nearly 500 points Wednesday as the main indexes suffered their sharpest one-day declines in nearly six weeks. Investors grew increasingly concerned about an economic slowdown stemming from the trade war after a report showed hiring by private employers slowed last month. Stocks fell across the board, sending the S&P 500 down 1.8%. It and the Dow fell below key technical levels that could presage further losses. [more]

    Latest US economic data means a slowdown in hiring is coming

    Weakening manufacturing data in the U.S. reflects a “business confidence shock” triggered by the U.S.-China trade war, and shows that the economy is approaching the end of its current cycle. That means a slowdown in hiring is coming. [more]

    [from MrMBB333 yesterday]
    Activity on the NEW MADRID - Weather setting THOUSANDS of NEW records as temps go WILD! [~ 12 min.]

    [more below]

  2. Evacuations ordered at Decker Fire south of Salida, Colorado

    On Tuesday the fire spread two to three miles further north

    Satellite photo of smoke from the Decker Fire

    The fire has burned over 4,000 acres south of Salida, Colorado

    Food Crisis 2019: It’s Looking Bad, Bad, Bad at a Global Level

    The global food system is collapsing.
    Be ready for food and water shortages. Be prepared for food price dramatic increase. Here some recent shocks on the global food system. [more]

    A Last Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone

    The likely human death toll would be in the millions. The likely property loss would be in the trillions.
    The forever damage to our species’ food supply, ecological support systems, and long term economy would be very far beyond any meaningful calculation.

    The two cracked, embrittled, under-maintained, unregulated, uninsured, and un-inspected atomic reactors at Diablo Canyon, near San Luis Obispo, would be a seething radioactive ruin.
    Their cores would be melting into the ground. Hydrogen explosions would be blasting the site to deadly dust. One or both melted cores would have burned into the earth and hit ground or ocean water, causing massive steam explosions with physical impacts in the range of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    The huge clouds would send murderous radioactive isotopes into the atmosphere that would permanently poison the land, the oceans, the air … and circle the globe again and again, and yet again, filling the lungs of billions of living things with the most potent poisons humans have ever created. [more]

    Planet 9: A Primordial Black Hole?

    Astronomers are on the trail of something big. Their target is between 5 and 15 times the mass of Earth and orbits the sun beyond Neptune.

    This is Planet 9, the last undiscovered orbiting body in the solar system. And its discovery is expected in the not too distant future. [more]

    Bombshell Report: Boeing 'Whistleblower' Says Company Focused On Profit Over Safety Of Doomed 737 Max

    The New York Times has published a bombshell report about a new complaint filed against Boeing by a senior engineer, alleging the aircraft maker concentrated on prioritizing profits over the safety of the 737 Max airliner.

    Curtis Ewbank, the senior Boeing engineer who filed the complaint, called out top executives for publicly misrepresenting the safety of the plane. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Thursday, 3 October 2019
    The truth of how the truth of climate collapse is being hidden

    A DISCUSSION WITH DANE WIGINGTON [50.5 min. video and 48.25 podcast]

    At least 9 killed as Typhoon Mitag lashes South Korea [incl. 2 videos and pics]

    At least nine people were killed and several others missing after Typhoon Mitag lashed South Korea with heavy rain and strong winds, authorities said Thursday.

    Mitag is the 18th typhoon this year and seventh to hit the Korean peninsula. [more]

    Plasma? Mysterious 'fireball' that crashed in Chile was NOT meteor say scientists

    The "fireballs" reportedly crash-landed at a number of locations around the town.

    Chile's National Geology and Mining Service soon gathered scientists to investigate the strange bright objects, dispatching teams to some seven sites on ChiloƩ to take samples. In a statement issued over the weekend, the scientists concluded they "found no remains, vestiges or evidence of a meteorite" left behind by the "luminous and incandescent" objects.

    The scientists said they would continue to analyze soil samples and release a more complete report in the coming weeks [more]

    Lightning strike kills 3 family members in northern Ethiopia

    A lightning strike in Ethiopia's Amhara regional state located in the northern part of the country has killed a family of three, an Ethiopian official said on Wednesday.

    Dejen Wodage, Chief Police Inspector of Waghimera zone in Amhara regional state, said a lightning strike on a residential house on Monday evening left a father and his two children dead, reported state media outlet Ethiopia News Agency. [more]

    Tsunami linked to spread of deadly fungal disease C. gattii

    The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections among people in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to a paper co-authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.

    In the paper, to publish Oct. 1 in the journal mBio, the co-authors confront the mystery of the Cryptococcus gattii outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. The outbreak, involving at least several hundred known cases, has been ongoing since 1999, with cases still occurring in humans and wildlife. It has long puzzled epidemiologists because the fungal subtypes isolated from the vast majority of infected patients resemble subtypes normally seen in Brazil and nearby areas of South America. [more]

  4. If you listen to nothing else today, try to spend a hour on this.
    Nature Bats Last – 10.01.19

    Kevin and Guy were joined by freelance writer and environmental journalist Robert Hunziker. The discussion included indications of abrupt climate change throughout the world, the dangers associated with Fukushima, and the role of the Fourth Estate in a time of existential crises.

    [they let Hunziker go on for most of the show with ASTOUNDING information, only briefly interrupting toward the end]

  5. Extreme rainfall variability driving tree growth reductions in western U.S. – “Key Southwest tree species may be at risk as precipitation extremes intensify”

    As the Earth’s temperature warms, its hydrological cycle kicks into overdrive – wet years get wetter, and dry years get drier. According to a new University of Arizona-led study, these increased rainfall extremes could have dire consequences for the semi-arid forests of the western U.S.

    Bad ancestors: does the climate crisis violate the rights of those yet to be born?

    Shocked scientists find 400 km of dead and damaged mangroves in Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria – “We are getting these compounding effects that we just didn’t expect”
    Piles of dead mangroves discovered in Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria during a 2019 monitoring trip. A cascade of impacts including rising sea levels, heatwaves and back-to-back tropical cyclones has created 400km of dead and badly damaged mangroves in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

    A cascade of impacts including rising sea levels, heatwaves and back-to-back tropical cyclones has created 400 kilometers [249 miles] of dead and badly damaged mangroves in the Gulf of Carpentaria, a scientific monitoring trip has discovered.

    There will almost certainly be impacts on fisheries and the ability of mangroves to protect the coasts from erosion. How the gulf can sustain that I don’t know.
    Prof Norman Duke, Senior Research Scientist at James Cook University [more]

    Environmentalists push for removing dam along Colorado River

    [hey, just transfer it to the southern border - instant wall!]

    Environmental groups that have long pushed to bring down a huge dam along the Colorado River are suing the federal government, alleging it ignored climate science when approving a 20-year operating plan for the dam near the Arizona-Utah border.

    Glen Canyon Dam holds back Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the United States. It and Lake Mead, which straddles the Arizona-Nevada line, are key to ensuring Colorado River water gets to the 40 million people and the more than 7,000 square miles (18,000 square kilometers) of farmland that depend on it.

    Drought and climate change already have reduced the river’s flow, forcing seven Western states to adopt a plan earlier this year to ensure the lake elevations don't dip too low. [more]

    [from our That's All I Need desk]
    Storm to deliver more rain to soggy Heartland, snow to northern Rockies

    The rain-weary Plains and Midwest will be dealt yet another round of soggy weather heading into the weekend as a storm originating from the Pacific Ocean is set to take aim at the region after unleashing more snow over the northern Rockies.

    Rain and thunderstorms will spread over the Plains and Upper Midwest Friday night into Saturday as the storm system arrives. [more]