Friday, April 29, 2016

Event Update For 2016-04-28

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

2016-04-28 - Mysterious explosion at 5:15 AM alarms people in Meadowhall and Rotherham (Britain), heard for 30 miles:

Quote: "It is not the first time South Yorkshire residents have been left puzzled by mysterious explosions. Last October, residents in Long Sandall, Doncaster were left baffled by a massive late night noise with no obvious signs of what had caused the explosion or evidence of damage."

2016-04-28 - Barbecue grill explodes at home on Bayside Avenue in coastal Oceanside (New York), 1 injured:

2016-04-28 - Landfill erupts in flame, choking smoke blankets the area, in Doddaballapura (India):

2016-04-28 - Recycling center hit by huge fire just before midnight, 200 tons of cardboard burns, in Oldbury (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Recycling center hit by fire, pallets and rubbish burns, in Pialligo (Australia):

Quote: "The fire, which was reported to be about 5000 square metres in size, is concentrated in a large pile of rubbish and pallets."

2016-04-28 - Recycled pallet warehouse and mobile home destroyed by fire just before midnight in Laredo (Texas):

Quote: "Laredo Fire Department officials say they received a call a few minutes before midnight of a recycled pallet warehouse on fire."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool."

2016-04-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by explosion and fire in Kansas City (Kansas):

Note: This is the 131st residential explosion in 2016...

2016-04-28 - Shopping mall heavily damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Johor Bahru (Malaysia):

2016-04-28 - Chemical factory destroyed by fire and explosions in Udyog Kunj, Ghaziabad (India):

2016-04-28 - Passenger plane hit by smoke in the cockpit, makes emergency landing in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), another plane makes emergency landing there too:

Note: This is the 41st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-04-28 - Boat destroyed by fire at home in Modesto (California):

Quote: "A boat in the backyard and an enclosed patio full of items were ablaze when firefighters arrived."

2016-04-28 - Oil tanker ship hit by fire in the Maldive Islands, 1 injured:

Note: These are the 767th and 768th boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-04-28 - Charter school bus bursts into flame on I-57 near Gilman in Iroquois County (Illinois):

Quote: "A high school field trip came to a stop on the side of the highway when a charter bus broke out in flames. Champaign Central High School students were headed to the Art Museum in Chicago Thursday morning, when the bus caught fire."

Note: This is the 99th school bus to burn in 2016 and this is the 338th bus to burn in 2016...

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Cheyenne (Wyoming):

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 1 near the Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "'The tractor portion of the truck was completely destroyed, but the trailer section, which was full of trash, was not damaged,' he said."

Note: Whew, lucky they were able to save that load of trash!

2016-04-28 - Tractor bursts into flame at 5:30 AM while parked by home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Tweed (Canada):

Quote: "He had a tractor parked next to the house. And, it started from the outside and went into the house. So, we think it was a short in his tractor that, small farm tractor, that started it."

Quote: "Being located on the Moira River – the extra water source gave crews an advantage."

Note: Yeah, good thing *cough cough* that river was right there!

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer hauling fireworks bursts into flame on the Yamuna Expressway near Agra (India):

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Highway 1 near coastal Kaikoura (New Zealand):

2016-04-28 - Tractor destroyed by fire in Phagwara (India), man burned to death:

Quote: "Reports received here said that though Fire Tenders and Villagers made hard efforts to control the fire but a tractor caught fire and the villager Gurdev Singh who was going to leave burning tractor could not saved himself and sustained critical burn injuries. He was brought to nearby hospital but succumbed to his critical burn injuries."

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M20 near Maidstone (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A63 near St Andrew's Quay in coastal Hull (Britain), separate crash too:

2016-04-28 - Tractor bursts into flame in Upton Cressett, Bridgnorth (Britain):

Note: These are the 774th, 775th, 776th, 777th, 778th, 779th, 780th, 781st and 782nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-04-28 - RV bursts into flame on Mendip Drive in Frome (Britain):

Note: This is the 169th RV to burn in 2016...

2016-04-28 - Van bursts into flame on the M1 near Milton Keynes (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Minivan bursts into flame and explodes just before 6 AM while parked on street in Portland (Oregon):

2016-04-28 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in parking garage, fire spreads to more vehicles, in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "An SUV in the parking lot caught fire, and it appeared as though the fire may have spread to several other vehicles."

2016-04-28 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Sudbury (Canada):

2016-04-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at McDonald's in Bedford (Indiana):

2016-04-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-15 in Pocatello (Idaho), two more fires within an hour too:

2016-04-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Henry Cove Road near Hillsboro (Tennessee):

2016-04-28 - Seven cars go up in flames while parked on Weld County Road 27 in Brighton (Colorado):

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame before 5:30 AM in parking lot on South Padre Island Drive in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Note: A person just burned to death in a burning car near Corpus Christi too, mentioned in the 2016-04-19 update...

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on Winslow Road near Asheboro (North Carolina):

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-40 flyover in Memphis (Tennessee):

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on FM 2253 in Leary (Texas):

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame at city tow yard in Cornwall (Canada), near the St. Lawrence River, separate brush fire too:

Quote: "After putting that out, crews were then called to a remote area of the Fly Creek reservoir for a brush fire."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on flyover in Dematagoda suburb of coastal Colombo on the island of Sri Lanka:

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on Paget Close in coastal Gorleston-On-Sea (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on the M3 near Eastleigh (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on Monkmoor Road in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Car bursts into flame on Zig Zag Road near Leatherhead (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Lyon Township (Michigan):

2016-04-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-26 near Boones Creek in Washington County (Tennessee):

2016-04-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the H-1 near coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2016-04-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 8 in Kitchener (Canada):

2016-04-28 - Car and home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM, two homes damaged, in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield said there was fire on the porch and coming from the car in the driveway when crews arrived, but they don't know if that's where the fire started."

2016-04-28 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at 6 AM at home in Kelso (Washington), near the Columbia River:

2016-04-28 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home on Middle Road in Austerlitz (New York):

2016-04-28 - Barn damaged by fire near Colton (South Dakota):

2016-04-28 - Brush fire erupts near the Muddy River in The Fens in the Back Bay area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2016-04-28 - Brush fire threatens homes in coastal Ventura (California):

2016-04-28 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Kailua-Kona (Hawaii):

2016-04-28 - Eco-Shell facility destroyed by huge fire at 11 PM near Corning (California):

2016-04-28 - Foam business heavily damaged by fire in Kansas City (Kansas):

Quote: "The smoke wafted east across the river and over downtown Kansas City before firefighters dampened the flames."

2016-04-28 - Home destroyed by fire in Hidden Valley Lake (California):

2016-04-28 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida), firefighter helmet melts:

Quote: "Some 16 firefighters arrived at the home in the 6800 block of Northwest 30th Avenue at 12:23 a.m. to find the flames rising about 30 feet in the air, said Capt. Greg May. 'It was one of the hotter fires we've had in a while,' he said. 'One of our [firefighters'] helmets melted.'"

2016-04-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Fox Creek Apartments in Texarkana (Arkansas):

2016-04-28 - Deadly fire burns lakeside home on Oneida Lake in Vienna (New York), 1 killed:

2016-04-28 - Deadly fire burns home just after midnight in coastal Jacksons Point, Nova Scotia (Canada), 1 killed:

2016-04-28 - Vacant building burns in Lake Township (Ohio):

2016-04-28 - Vacant home burns in the West Valley in Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-04-28 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 11:50 PM in Houston (Texas), near the coast:

2016-04-28 - Vacant sugar factory destroyed by massive blaze in Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2016-04-28 - Around 100 tons of clams found dead in coastal Ha Tinh Province (Vietnam):

2016-04-28 - Man, 37, firefighter, found dead in Lake Lanier (Georgia):

2016-04-28 - Man, 24, found dead in SUV in front of his home in Lower Burrell (Pennsylvania), near the Allegheny River:

2016-04-28 - Man found dead under I-35 bridge in Kansas City (Missouri):

2016-04-28 - Man found dead under bridge near Croisan Creek near Salem (Oregon):

2016-04-28 - Girl, 2, suddenly loses consciousness and dies at midnight near coastal Long Beach (California):

2016-04-28 - Man, 37, found dead in the Wabash River near Lodi (Indiana):

2016-04-28 - Man, 47, drops dead in mobile home in Pine (Arizona):

2016-04-28 - Middle-aged man, cop, drops dead at home in Floyd County (Georgia):

2016-04-28 - Man, 58, falls off cliff and dies near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (Utah), possible toppler:

2016-04-28 - Man, diver, goes missing while searching for someone else's corpse, next seen dead in Ratchaprapa Reservoir (Thailand):

2016-04-28 - Man, 51, drops dead on footpath near Colzium House in Kilsyth (Scotland):

2016-04-28 - Man, 26, found dead in the dock area in coastal Kirkcaldy (Scotland):

2016-04-28 - Man in his 30s found dead in park in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2016-04-28 - Man found dead in ditch in Ivegill (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Man found dead along Middle Lane in Wythall (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Cleveland (Ohio), engine failure:

2016-04-28 - Passenger plane lands, runs off runway, at airport near Quito (Ecuador):

2016-04-28 - Small plane crash-lands near Osage County Airport in Osage City (Kansas), engine failure:

2016-04-28 - Small plane lands, runs off runway, at airport in coastal Hayward (California):

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits two highway work vehicles, on I-40 near Only (Tennessee), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on I-55 near Portageville (Missouri), 1 killed:

2016-04-28 - Tractor trailer and service truck crash on I-5 near Sylmar (California), 1 killed:

2016-04-28 - Garbage truck plows into parked cars and home in Pelham (Alabama):

2016-04-28 - Box van hits semi at 4:32 AM, bursts into flame, near Cantwell (Alaska), 1 killed:

2016-04-28 - Pickup truck and SUV collide head-on, in coastal Wakulla County (Florida), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2016-04-28 - Pickup truck overturns, bursts into flame, on Robin Hill Road in Washington Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-28 - Taxi veers over centerline, hits truck head-on, in Randfontein (South Africa), 14+ killed:

2016-04-28 - Two cars collide head-on, on Highway 6 in Hamilton (Canada), 5 or 6 injured:

2016-04-28 - Two cars collide head-on, in Springfield (Australia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-04-28 - Dog attacks and injures two young boys at bus stop in San Tan Valley (Arizona):

2016-04-28 - Two dogs get aggressive, cops shoot one dead, in Columbia (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-28 - Firefighter collapses, goes into cardiac arrest, at brush fire in Georgia (Vermont), in critical condition:

2016-04-28 - Volcano Turrialba rumbling in Costa Rica:

2016-04-28 - Mud volcano erupts off the coast of Taiwan, two more deepwater oarfish surface:

Quote: "Two rare earthquake fish were thrown out of the water after a ' mud volcano ' erupted off the coast of Taiwan. The volcano erupted early Thursday morning in the city of Pingtung following a 5.6-magnitude earthquake."

Quote: "Four eruption mouths were spotted in a paddy field in Wandan Town and the hot slurry almost destroyed the whole field."

2016-04-28 - Magnitude 7.0+ earthquake shakes the Vanuatu Islands:

2016-04-28 - Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean at the Northern East Pacific Rise:

2016-04-28 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan:

2016-04-28 - Magnitude 5.0+ earthquake strikes near Rochefort (France), near the coast:

2016-04-28 - Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Fiordland National Park (New Zealand), near the coast:

2016-04-28 - Magnitude 4.2 earthquake shakes Lima (Peru), near the coast:

2016-04-28 - Eastern Taiwan shaken by 26 earthquakes in one night:

2016-04-28 - Pennsylvania investigates earthquakes near fracking operations:

2016-04-28 - April snowfall causes power outages in Slovenia:

2016-04-28 - Winter weather returns to Iceland with a vengeance:

2016-04-28 - Unseasonal heavy snowfall blankets Austria:

2016-04-28 - Six inches of snow hits Leeds (Britain):

2016-04-28 - Netherlands colder than normal and hit by wettest April in 15 years:

Note: Look at where that wintery weather is hitting - Iceland is in the ocean in that 'cold blob' caused by cold fresh water pouring into the ocean from Greenland melting, and Britain, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Austria are east of there. That cold blob is disturbing the ocean's heat conveyor belt which brings heat up around the US East coast and transports that heat to Europe. Once that heat conduit is disrupted, cold starts hitting Europe. There's no telling how bad that could get, but parts of Europe that are normally temperate because of that oceanic heat are at the same latitude as Siberia, so even as the world warms and Greenland melts away and spews cold water into the ocean, Europe could do some freezing...

2016-04-28 - Six years on, BP oil spill still causing problems:

2016-04-28 - Nuclear security worries prompt Belgium health plan to provide iodine pills for entire population:

Note: That's not very reassuring!

2016-04-28 - Residents fight to keep Nestlé from taking all their water, in Kunkeltown (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-28 - Brooklyn pizzeria develops pizza box made out of pizza:

Quote: "Vinnie's Pizzeria shared a photo of the unique, edible box showing the small circular pizza inside a larger square shaped pizza."

2016-04-28 - Rescue dog saves hummingbird, bird won't leave his side, in Whittier (California):


  1. Your report, interspersed with your dry wit, is so enjoyable to read Jonny. I find myself chuckling amid the doom and gloom.

    Here's a fun story for ya:

    Pop Went the Weasel and Down Went the Large Hadron Collider

    It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel.

    Spokesman Arnaud Marsollier says the world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN outside of Geneva, has suspended operations because a weasel invaded a transformer that helps power the machine and set off an electrical outage on Thursday night.

    Authorities say the incident was one of several small glitches that will delay plans to restart the collider by a few days.

    Marsollier says Friday that the weasel died — and little remains of it. [let's see what weasel atoms break down into!]

    Massive Victory for 7 Kids in Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State

    Judge Hill also ordered the Department of Ecology to consult with the youth petitioners in advance of that recommendation. The youths were forced back to court after the Department of Ecology unexpectedly withdrew the very rulemaking efforts to reduce carbon emissions the agency told the judge it had underway. This case is one of several similar state, federal and international cases, all supported by Our Children’s Trust, seeking the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate. [more]

    [yeah, well it's not like anyone can FIX any of it or restore the predictable climate we once had . . ]

    [I actually thanked SOTT for this story, encouraging them to do more]
    Extreme heat wave kills 300 across South Asia, hottest month still ahead

    South Asia has been setting temperature records: A roasting heat wave has been ripping through much of the region since early April. Hundreds of people suffered severe heat strokes in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, while the death toll in India exceeded 300.

    Scorching temperatures have allowed at least three countries to set new all-time national heat records with Thailand, which has kept records since 1950, leading the way.

    "As of now we can say we've broken the record for the highest temperatures over the longest duration in 65 years - and the season isn't over yet," said Surapong Sarapa, head of the Thai Meteorological Department's weather forecast division.

    Mysterious explosion rattles residents in West Auckland, New Zealand

    Strange sounds recorded in Mexico City's sky

    [as you know, I've been hammering this point for years]
    Food System Shock: Climate Change's Greatest Threat to Civilization


  2. Corey Bradshaw: Population Limits

    Saturday, 30 April 2016
    Radio NZ discusses overpopulation

    Climate change denier, Jim Mora replaces Kim Hill to discuss the limits of growth with an Australian academic who clearly still defends infinite growth.

    Vegetarianism seems to be the answer (sic) as well as a bit of tinkering around the edges.

    Towards the summer ice melt in the Arctic
    Chronicling the melt of Arctic Ice in Greenland

    Harold Hensel continues to chronicle the disappearance of ice in the Arctic.

    Someone, at least is doing this work for the Greater Good.

    This event may turn out to be one of the most significant events in human history. A lot depends on the weather in the Arctic this summer. Why am I sharing this? Because we are all in this together and I want other people to be aware of what is happening.

    [more on the story covered (finally) by SOTT above]
    Extreme heat across south Asia

    Extreme heat wave kills 300 across South Asia with hottest month still ahead (PHOTOS)

    [below that article is this one]
    Up South: Kerala Declared As A Drought Hit State

    [the best source for anything tree related is the excellent Wit's End blog run by Gail Zawacki, imho]

    How trees die in droughts

    Droughts trigger tree ‘heart attacks’

    Scientists in the US have identified the factors that make a tree more likely to perish in a drought, after conducting an exhaustive examination of 33 separate scientific studies of tree mortality involving 475 species and 760,000 individual trees.

    The answer they come up with is that the deciding factor is how efficiently trees draw water from the ground to their leaf tips. [more]

    Summing things up

    After my conversation with Guy McPherson and Kevin Hester...

    The gig's over. We're done.

    How many times can you say, and in how many ways, YOU CAN'T HAVE INFINITE GROWTH ON A FINITE PLANET?!


  3. Rice Farmer (from yesterday) has his usual assortment of economic and political craziness and doom, but check out the last story, Jonny - it's too good.

    Driver informs police he's an alien royal and if they tow his car, he will destroy planet Earth

    "You have your regulations, but we have our regulations in the Milky Way as well. I'm from a royal family. If you let me go, then I will let this incident pass. However, if you piss me off, I will be forced to destroy the Earth. My royal family is the biggest in the galaxy and no one has ever dared to make me this unhappy," the man said, without disclosing where exactly in the Milky Way he is from.


  4. Floods swamp soy crop in Argentina; some residents must commute by boat

    6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu

    Natural gas explosion creates massive fireball in Pennsylvania

    Recent earthquake in Japan dries up centuries-old Kumamoto water source

    Arctic narwhal strands on Belgium shore for the first time ever

    Increased seismic activity reported at Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia

    Lightning bolt kills worker at construction site in Slidell, Louisiana


  5. The new normal: Baseball-sized hailstones pound Coweta, Oklahoma; damaging vehicles and buildings

    "We were going down Highway 51-B and the further we went, the bigger it got," the teenager said. "It was tennis ball to baseball size, leaving a crack in my window and cracks windshields of my sister's and mom's cars."

    McCorcle said she had never seen hail that big before.


    [15 min vid]

    [BOOM - just what I said, quoting same source]
    Food system shock: Global warming’s greatest threat to civilization

    ( – The greatest threat of climate change to civilization over the next 40 years is likely to be climate change-amplified extreme droughts and floods hitting multiple major global grain-producing "breadbaskets" simultaneously. A "Food System Shock" report issued in 2015 by insurance giant Lloyd’s of London outlined a plausible extreme shock to global food production that could cause rioting, terrorist attacks, civil war, mass starvation and severe losses to the global economy. Their scenario, which Lloyd's gave uncomfortably high odds of occurring--significantly higher than 0.5% per year, which works out to at least an 18% chance of occurrence in the next 40 years--goes like this:
    [read it]


  6. Yeah, that seems extremely plausible, widespread crop losses leading to famine as exporters do less exporting and food prices spike. I remember the US Army training to quell civilian food riots with the people playing the food rioters holding signs saying stuff like 'Give us food now!' The quelling part appeared like it might involve a significantly bullet-based solution too. *gulp*