Thursday, November 14, 2019

Event Update For 2019-11-13

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

2019-11-13 - Woman burns to death unsuspiciously on North Payson Street in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "A woman’s body was found burned in West Baltimore on Wednesday morning, according to police and fire officials. The woman, whose name has not been released, was found dead with 'major burns to her entire body' in the 1800 block of North Payson St. around 7:45 a.m.., according to Blair Adams, a Fire Department spokeswoman. 'It’s under investigation,' Adams said. The Police Department dispatched homicide detectives to the scene, but they found no signs of foul play, police said."

2019-11-13 - Wildfires burn on both the east and west coasts in Australia, death toll climbs to 4:

Quote: "Australian officials on Wednesday ordered residents and tourists to get out of the way of fast-approaching flames as firefighters struggled to contain more than 150 fires raging on both the east and west coasts. At least four people were confirmed dead in New South Wales and officials warned conditions were worsening."

Quote: "It could be months before eastern Australia has more than a million hectares of bushfires under control, the New South Wales fire chief has warned, as the country faces one of its worst bushfire outbreaks."

2019-11-13 - Underground electrical fire breaks out and causes blackouts on Broad Street in Bromyard (Britain):

2019-11-13 - Van and 3 cars destroyed by fire while parked in coastal Oyster Bay (New York):

2019-11-13 - Man has 'medical event' on boat in coastal Pomare Bay (New Zealand):

Quote: "Constable Mike Gorrie, of Russell police, said the sailor suffered a medical event while his boat was moored in isolated Pomare Bay on Wednesday afternoon. His companion raised the alarm as he lapsed in and out of consciousness."

2019-11-13 - US Navy UFO witnesses come forward:

2019-11-13 - Fire deaths up, and firefighter hiring up too, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Note: The end of the world is a jobs program!

2019-11-13 - Cargo ship 'Sea Brave' hit by cargo hold fire while docked in coastal Savona (Italy):

Quote: "The 'Sea Brave' suffered a fire in the cargo hold at pier 26 in Savona, on Nov 12, 2019, at 9 p.m."

Note: This is the 924th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-13 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on highway in coastal Perak (Malaysia):

2019-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Thorton's Truck Stop in Lincoln (Illinois):

2019-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 58 near Bakersfield (California):

2019-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-680 just south of Alcosta Boulevard in San Ramon (California):

2019-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near South Fork Road and Carr Road near Waterloo (Illinois):

2019-11-13 - Tractor and garage destroyed by fire just before 3 AM at home on Walkabout Farm Road off Lynn Creek in Lavalette (West Virginia), 2 cats killed:

Quote: "Dispatchers told WSAZ the garage had several small propane tanks used for lanterns and a tractor with a full tank of gas."

2019-11-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on The Ride (street) in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

Note: These are the 1981st, 1982nd, 1983rd, 1984th, 1985th, 1986th and 1987th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-13 - RV, classic car, two restored vehicles, golf cart and barn destroyed by fire near Chapman (Nebraska):

Quote: "The structure, owned by Robert Clark, contained a number of vehicles, including two restored vehicles, a classic car, a motor home and a golf cart."

Note: This is the 410th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-11-13 - Van bursts into flame at 3:34 AM on Sytch Lane in Waters Upton (Britain):

2019-11-13 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal North Hampton (New Hampshire):

2019-11-13 - SUV bursts into flame in Queens Head, Oswestry (Britain):

2019-11-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Bay Bridge over coastal San Francisco Bay (California):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartment building on Westminster Drive in Bellevue (Wisconsin):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at apartment building in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame on I-190 in Sterling (Massachusetts):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame on Washington Street in Newton (Massachusetts):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame at Walmart in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame at midnight on Pamela Drive in Napa (California):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame on Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame on Foley Street in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame at Riverside Park in Northwich (Britain):

2019-11-13 - Car bursts into flame on the A413 near Great Missenden (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 13 November, 11.04am Car fire, A413, Great Missenden. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe and one from Amersham attended. Firefighters used two hose reels, two sets of breathing apparatus and hydraulic equipment."

2019-11-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at the Riverview Bistro on Ferry Boulevard in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2019-11-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 3:12 AM while parked at property on South Gilbert Street in Iowa City (Iowa):

2019-11-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame on North Street in Derrythorpe (Britain):

Quote: "North Street, West Butterwick, Derrythorpe. Wed 13 Nov 2019 19:34 (No:25545) Touring caravan destroyed by fire. 2 BA and 2 hose reels in use."

2019-11-13 - Skid steers, ATV, other farm equipment and equipment shed destroyed by fire in the Town of Ironton (Michigan):

Quote: "Loss of equipment includes several pieces of farm machinery including a couple of skid steer loaders, a round baler, an ATV and other miscellaneous tools."

2019-11-13 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire at 11:45 PM on Tazewell Pike in Corryton (Tennessee), nobody there:

2019-11-13 - Auto shop damaged by fire on Gratiot Avenue in Eastpointe (Michigan):

2019-11-13 - Barn goes up in flames at 3:30 AM on North Bankston Road near New Vienna (Iowa):

2019-11-13 - Food distribution warehouse heavily damaged by fire in the Deep Ellum area in Dallas (Texas):

2019-11-13 - Commercial building destroyed by fire near the Arlington Expressway in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-11-13 - Business destroyed by fire on State Route 133 in Bethel (Ohio):

2019-11-13 - Garage goes up in flames at home on Radcliffe Road in Thousand Oaks (California):

2019-11-13 - Home damaged by fire on River Road in Bogota (New Jersey):

2019-11-13 - Home damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, on Washburn Avenue in Wellesley (Massachusetts):

2019-11-13 - Home damaged by fire just after midnight in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2019-11-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 4 AM on Southwest 22nd Street in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-11-13 - Home destroyed by fire on Route 122 in Franklin Township (Ohio):

2019-11-13 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Bainbridge Boulevard in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia):

2019-11-13 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just outside Ripley (West Virginia):

2019-11-13 - Deadly fire burns storage container in Eugene (Oregon), 1 killed:

2019-11-13 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 1:15 AM on North Outer Road in Martinsville (Indiana), 3 killed:

2019-11-13 - Deadly fire burns home on West Railroad Street in Dickson (Tennessee), 2 killed:

2019-11-13 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1:32 AM on Stockholm Street in Worcester (Massachusetts), firefighter killed:

2019-11-13 - Deadly fire destroys home on Webster Road in coastal Havre de Grace (Maryland), 1 killed:

2019-11-13 - Deadly fire burns warehouse on Pandora Street in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-11-13 - High school student, boy, 14, loses consciousness on school bus, dies shortly later, in coastal Hollywood (California):

Quote: "The Hollywood Police Department is investigating the death of a McArthur High School student found unresponsive on a school bus Wednesday morning. Police said a around 7:30 a.m., the school’s resource officer and paramedics responded to assist the student who was then transported to Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital. The student was later pronounced dead by hospital staff."

2019-11-13 - Man, 58, drops dead on South Main Street in Janesville (Wisconsin):

2019-11-13 - Person found dead in field in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2019-11-13 - Man found dead at home in Necedah (Wisconsin):

2019-11-13 - Man, 76, found dead outside apartment building in Irondale (Alabama):

2019-11-13 - Woman, 32, found dead in jail cell in Coffee County (Georgia):

2019-11-13 - Person found dead at Brighton Dale Golf Course in Kenosha County (Wisconsin):

2019-11-13 - Woman, 25, found dead in Lake Pupuke in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-11-13 - Teacher, man, collapses at school, dies shortly later, in Kilungu (Kenya):

2019-11-13 - Man, 18, found dead in lake in Thane (India):

2019-11-13 - Man found dead near school in Cumbernauld (Scotland):

2019-11-13 - Man, 47, has 'medical issue', SUV crashes into tree, in Ionia County (Michigan), 2 injured:

Quote: "A 47-year-old man hit a tree while driving on West Blue Water Highway after he suffered a 'medical issue' according to the Ionia County Sheriff's Department."

2019-11-13 - Man, 66, has 'medical emergency', car slams head-on into another car, in coastal Jupiter (Florida), 2 killed:

Quote: "On Wednesday around 3:38 p.m., 66-year-old James Donnini had a medical emergency while driving north on Alternate A1A in his black two-door Ford Mustang, police said. Donnini lost control of his car, crossed over the median into southbound traffic and crashed into a red four-door Honda Civic."

2019-11-13 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into apartment building, in Millard (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver smashed into an apartment building near 168th and Harrison on Wednesday evening. Police said they believe the driver suffered a 'medical episode' before hitting the structure."

2019-11-13 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes, in coastal Shoreham-by-Sea (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A single vehicle is said to have been involved, police said, after its driver suffered a 'medical episode'."

2019-11-13 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Fukuoka (Japan), engine failure:

2019-11-13 - Firefighting helicopter crashes near Pechey (Australia):

2019-11-13 - School bus and heavy truck collide outside Nitra (Slovakia), 12 killed:

2019-11-13 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on Highway 97 near Hixon (Canada):

2019-11-13 - Heavy truck blows tire, hits two buses head-on, near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 13 killed, more injured:

2019-11-13 - SUV slams into 6 parked cars and home, fire erupts, in Hamilton Township (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2019-11-13 - SUV veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in Duncan (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-11-13 - SUV veers off road and overturns on US 101 near coastal Gaviota (California), 1 killed:

2019-11-13 - Pickup truck crashes into barrier on highway in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Authorities said the man may have suffered a medical episode prior to or during the crash."

2019-11-13 - Pickup truck veers off road and overturns on the 15 Freeway in Temescal Valley (California), 1 killed:

2019-11-13 - Car crashes into another car, in Georgetown Township (Michigan), 3 injured:

Quote: "The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office say a possible medical condition may have caused a man to disregard a red light and hit another vehicle in Georgetown Township Wednesday."

2019-11-13 - Car crashes into median, bursts into flame, on US 101 near coastal Gaviota (California):

2019-11-13 - Two dogs attack and seriously injure woman in coastal Fort Washington (Maryland):

2019-11-13 - Earthquake swarm shakes volcano Askja (Iceland):

2019-11-13 - Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining:

2019-11-13 - US national debt hits $23 trillion as we continue to steamroll toward financial oblivion:

2019-11-13 - Two robots debate the future of humanity:


  1. Attaway to finish out the week, Jonny. Amazing how the authorities fail to "connect the dots" and view each (JJFH) incident as a separate, totally unrelated occurrence, like the two car crash events in Gaviota, CA above.

    Let's get some of the Rice Farmer headlines out of the way.

    News Links, November 15, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Corporate America Is an Anti-Social Black Plague: Negative Network Effects Run Amok

    Stocks Struggle Amid Barrage Of Dismal Econ Data, HK Violence As Germany Narrowly Avoids Recession

    Global Supply Chains Imploding As Quarter Of German Firms Plan To Leave China

    The War on Cash May Already Be Over (US)

    Southwest pilots union says Boeing may be trying to hasten 737 MAX return

    F-35 Still Falling Short on Combat Readiness, Official Says

    Trump: US Forces in Syria 'Only for the Oil'
    Contradicts Pentagon claims war is about other things

    Venezuela's Suffering Oil Giant Receives An Unlikely Lifeline

    Military Coup in Bolivia 'Has Been Consummated,' Says Evo Morales as Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President in Defiance of Constitution

    Bolivia Police Block Pro-Morales MPs From Legislature

    Trump And Zelensky Want Peace With Russia. The Fascists Oppose That.

    Up to 4.8m unauthorised immigrants in Europe in 2017 – study

    The EIA Is Grossly Overestimating U.S. Shale

    The U.S. Shale Industry Hit A Brick Wall In 2019

    Global energy demand means the world will keep burning fossil fuels, International Energy Agency warns

    World Coal Association: Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

    Officials Are Using The Word "Disaster" To Describe The Widespread Crop Failures Happening All Over America

    Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change.

    Here's how Cuba's Urban Farming Shows Way to Avoid Hunger​

    Gulf Oysters Are Dying, Putting a Southern Tradition at Risk

    America loves the idea of family farms. That's unfortunate.

    [continued below]

  2. Warmer temperatures to boost CO2 emissions from bacteria

    Plastic threads found in oysters, clams along Oregon coast

    'Unnoticed Apocalypse': Dying Insects Put Humankind's Existence at Risk

    In a first, microplastics found in human poop

    Major fish nurseries are awash in microplastics

    The 'post-antibiotic era' is here: Drug-resistant 'superbugs' sicken 2.8M and kill 35K each year, CDC says

    Climate change is damaging the health of the world's children and threatens lifelong impact, report says

    Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time

    The "Green" Illusion Continues: Tesla Crash Victim Can't Find Anyone To Recycle His Wrecked Car
    Not to mention the difficulties with recycling end-of-life renewable energy hardware. -- RF

    Beware iPhone/iPad Users: Facebook Secretly Opens Camera Without Your Knowledge

    Facebook says government requests for user data have reached all-time high

    Lessons To Learn From The Coup In Bolivia

    FBI Asks Congress To Permanently Reauthorize The Phone Record Collection The NSA Voluntarily Shut Down

    U.S. manufacturing group hacked by China as trade talks intensified - sources

    DJI makes app to identify drones and find pilots
    Drone maker DJI has demonstrated a way to quickly identify a nearby drone, and pinpoint the location of its pilot, via a smartphone.

    Agricultural research, or a new bioweapon system?

    How Surveillance and Propaganda Work in 'the Free World'

    How Facebook Has Become The Strategic Media Mouthpiece For The Global Elite

    Outbreak of bubonic plague confirmed in China

    China's economic slump continues as manufacturing growth slows sharply, investment growth hits 20-year low

    China's Largest Dump Fills Up 20 Years Ahead of Schedule

    Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost American Taxpayers $6.4 trillion, Study Finds

    Recession Warning: Freight Volumes Negative YoY for 11th Straight Month

    The Holy-Cow Moment for Subprime Auto Loans; Serious Delinquencies Blow Out

    How the Fed Boosts the 1%: Even the Upper Middle Class Loses Share of Household Wealth to the 1%. Bottom Half Gets Screwed

    Study: Hurricanes striking U.S. are getting bigger, stronger

    Top US CEOs' Statement On Corporate Purpose – Seismic Shift Or Hollow Words?

    Stock Market Cheerleading: Why Do We Celebrate the Super-Rich Getting Richer?

    Powell: U.S. debt is 'on unsustainable path,' crimping ability to respond to recession

    The NYPD is out of control, paying hundreds of millions a year in settlements to its victims

    U.S. household debt in four charts

    American Consumer Comfort Crashes Most 'Since Lehman'

    How to plug big-time shortfalls in police and fire pension funds? Some cities are selling sewer systems for big bucks

  3. [corroboration of JJFH by Andrew Glikson]
    Friday, 15 November 2019

    Portents of continental-scale fires as the Earth warms

    The effects of encroaching deserts and of fire storms on terrestrial forests originally developed under moderate conditions distinct from those emerging under rapid global warming and extreme weather events may have been underestimated. Average global temperatures do not tell the story — it is the increasingly frequent weather anomalies which do. Powerful psychological factors prevent many scientists from expressing their worst fears, a phenomenon dubbed as “scientific reticence”.

    As the tropical climate zones expand toward the poles, moderate climate zones shift polar-ward and are contracting where they clash with polar-derived cold air and ice melt water flow through weakened jet stream boundaries. As climate zones are shifting at a rate of 56-111 km per decade and ecosystems have only a short time to adapt, arid zones expand and droughts and fires consume the moderate-climate forests and formerly fertile habitats. Allen et al. (2012) suggest the increase in black carbon aerosols and tropospheric ozone constitute significant factors generating a polar-ward shift of moderate climate zones. [more]

    [serious precipitation news]
    Venice braces for more devastating flooding today: Almost 150 flood warnings across Britain after more heavy rain: Heavy snowstorms cause havoc across the southeast of France

    Snow, ice and heavy rain have caused power outages to tens of thousands of homes. Authorities urged people to stay off the roads after a motorist was killed by a falling tree. Heavy snowstorms wreaked havoc across the southeast of France overnight Thursday. A 63-year-old driver was killed as he tried to remove a fallen tree from the icy roads and another tree fell on him in the commune of Roche. Another man who had helped him was injured. About 140,000 people were left without electricity in the departments of Drome, Isere, Rhone and Ardeche, power company Enedis said. Train traffic was expected to be interrupted in and around Grenoble at least until Friday afternoon because of fallen trees on the tracks. Cars and trucks were left stuck in the snow and many roads were closed across the region. Authorities urged people to avoid the roads. [more]

    [checking earthquakes]
    35 large aftershocks including a mag 6.0, mag 5.9, mag 5.8 and a mag 5.5 rock NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia after powerful magnitude 7.1 quake yesterday

    Quantum Computers Are Driving Global Geoengineering Programs - Doug Diamond w/ Anthony Patch

    [Five ~ 45 min. to ~ 1 hr videos if interested]

    [more follows]

  4. I'm the Google whistleblower. The medical data of millions of Americans is at risk

    why was the information being handed over in a form that had not been "de-identified" - the term the industry uses for removing all personal details so that a patient's medical record could not be directly linked back to them? And why had no patients and doctors been told what was happening?

    I was worried too about the security aspect of placing vast amounts of medical data in the digital cloud. Think about the recent hacks on banks or the 2013 data breach suffered by the retail giant Target - now imagine a similar event was inflicted on the healthcare data of millions. [more]

    [well, well, what a surprise . . ..(not)]
    Reporter uncovers history-changing Manson family connections to CIA, mind control and Hollywood

    many researchers have had trouble making sense of the story that was established by Bugliosi. Manson was certainly a racist and problematic in a variety of other ways, but there is ample evidence that the story we have come to accept about the cult and their crimes is a total fabrication.

    there is compelling evidence that Manson was a figure somewhat similar to Jeffrey Epstein, who was connected to high-profile figures through a child trafficking operation. It is often underplayed in dramatizations about the Manson family, but many of the young hippies in the cult were actually underage girls. O'Neill's research suggests that Manson was popular in Hollywood because he trafficked these children to various record executives, famous entertainers, and rich patrons.

    The case becomes even more suspicious when considering that Manson and his cult seemed to be protected by the government and local law enforcement. Manson had committed multiple crimes while on parole, but was released on numerous occasions. O'Neill documents how the LAPD knew what Manson was up to for a long time and did nothing, and may have even looked the other way in previous murder cases involving the family. [more]

    Austrian soldier killed by 2 service dogs

    An Austrian soldier has been killed by two Belgian Shepherd service dogs he was tasked with feeding.

    The 31-year-old, who had worked as a dog handler since 2017, was in charge of caring for and feeding the dogs at the barracks at Wiener Neustadt near the capital Vienna. [more]

    [next piece below]

  5. Impressive waterspout filmed off Cyprus

    Parts of the island are experiencing thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain today due to a low-pressure weather system.

    On Friday morning, a video of a waterspout that formed off the coast off Episkopi was caught on camera and posted on the Facebook pages of Kitas Weather and Weather Enthusiasts of Cyprus ( Kairofili). [more]

    Study says: Falling asleep, staying asleep growing more difficult for Americans each year

    [practice dying - letting go of everything, every night, just trust the universe and sleep peacefully]

    The curious bidirectional link between gut health and sleep

    There is considerable evidence showing that the gut microbiome not only affects the digestive, metabolic, and immune functions of the host but also regulates host sleep and mental states through the microbiome-gut-brain axis.

    Preliminary evidence indicates that microorganisms and circadian genes can interact with each other. The characteristics of the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolism are related to the host's sleep and circadian rhythm. [more]

    CDC raises alarm over surge of drug-resistant superbugs infecting 3 million Americans annually, killing 4 people every hour

    Resilient "superbug" pathogens are seeing a boom in the United States, with lethal infections on the rise even as health officials take "aggressive" steps to rein them in, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said in a new report.

    In its latest "Antibiotic Resistance Threats" assessment, the CDC found an alarming rise in drug-resilient infections, surging from 2 to nearly 3 million per year since its last report in 2013. Those infections now kill 35,000 people each year, adding 12,000 annual fatalities to the CDC's previous assessment. [more]

    'Seinfeld' actor Charles Levin's death details leave Oregon police baffled

    [SOTT]Comment: David Paulides, author of the Missing 411 series, poses some interesting questions about the case

    This is an unusual case with many twists and turns. Why was Charles found naked? Where are his clothes and shoes? How did his car get into that position? I don’t think a dog lover would leave his pooch behind to die while they walked off. IMHO. [more]

    [update 2]
    'Didn't match any known aircraft': Navy crew speaks out on 2004 UFO encounter, saw flying 'elongated egg' with 'phosphorus glow'

    "This thing, it was so much more than what you see in [the 2017] video," said former Petty Officer 3rd Class and Princeton crew member Jason Turner. [more]

    UFOs or satellites? A string of lights freak Hawaiians out

    [looks a LOT like the Star-Link system of satellites Elon Musk
    just sent into orbit]

  6. Woman's body found near Massachusetts wastewater treatment plant, officials say

    Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating the mysterious death of a young woman whose body was discovered near a sewage treatment plant.

    The woman was found dead early Monday morning near the entrance to the wastewater treatment plant in the town of Athol, about 40 miles northwest of Worcester. Police have identified her as Kelsey Clifford, 26, who was a resident of Leominster, a city approximately 30 miles east of Athol.

    Clifford's death is considered "criminal in nature," according to a press release from the Northwestern district attorney's office. [more; if it was obvious they'd say what the cause of death was. They don't.]

    Unseasonably early Arctic cold to retreat from much of central, eastern US

    [oh, so it's NOT mini-Ice Age then, is it?]

    Much of the central and eastern United States will get a break from the harsh cold that made an unseasonably early visit prior to the middle of November.

    "While a southward dip in the jet stream will persist in the East, the pipeline of Arctic air will be severed most of the time from later this weekend through the weekend before Thanksgiving and perhaps through the end of November," AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said.

    Death toll in Australia bushfires rises to four

    The death toll from devastating bushfires in eastern Australia has risen to four after a man's body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland, police said Thursday. [more]

    U.S. Rig Count Crashes Again: Loses Nearly 100 Rigs In 3 Months

    For oil rigs specifically, this week marks eleven decreases out of the last thirteen weeks, falling 96 rigs in that timeframe.

    The total oil and gas rig count now stands at 806, or 276 down from this time last year. [more]

    [next part below]

  7. [from our If They Only Knew! segment]
    Climate change is damaging the health of the world's children and threatens lifelong impact, report says

    Climate change is already damaging children's health worldwide and could shape the well-being of an entire generation – unless the world meets the Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to well below 3.6 degrees F, according to a new report published Wednesday by the British health journal, The Lancet.

    According to the report, if the world continues its business-as-usual path – with high carbon dioxide emissions and climate change continuing at the current rate – a child born today will face a world on average over 7 degrees F warmer by their 71st birthday, threatening their health at every stage of their lives.

    The report stated that as temperatures rise, harvests will shrink – threatening food security and driving up food prices. Infants and small children are among the worst affected by malnutrition and related health problems such as stunted growth, weak immune systems, and long-term developmental problems. [more]

    The Leonid Meteor Shower Will Light up the Sky Monday Night

    Untimely rains hit India's summer crops, delay rural economy recovery

    Heavy rains in October and November have brought more misery to India's farmers, after summer-sown crops such as soybean, cotton, rice and vegetables suffered rain and flood damage during the wettest June-September monsoon season in 25 years.

    Quantum physics: our study suggests objective reality doesn't exist

    in a paper recently published in Science Advances, we show that, in the micro-world of atoms and particles that is governed by the strange rules of quantum mechanics, two different observers are entitled to their own facts. In other words, according to our best theory of the building blocks of nature itself, facts can actually be subjective. [more]