Saturday, April 30, 2016

Event Update For 2016-04-29

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

2016-04-29 - Natural gas pipeline explodes and burns, home destroyed, 3 homes damaged, in Salem Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said."

Quote: "'The heat was so intense that it was burning him as he was running,' he said."

Quote: "'It looked like you were looking down into hell,' said Forbes Road Volunteer Fire Chief Bob Rosatti."

2016-04-29 - Gas pipeline explodes and burns in Kaluga (Russia):

2016-04-29 - Rail bridge heavily damaged by fire in Seton Portage (Canada):

Quote: "The bridge is located on a waterway that connects Anderson and Seton Lakes."

Quote: "The firefighters could not immediately put out the fire when they arrived because of concerns about polluting the salmon bearing river below the bridge."

2016-04-29 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion and fire in Maungatapere (New Zealand), near the coast, blackouts ensue:

2016-04-29 - Landfill still burning near nuclear waste in Bridgeton (Missouri), EPA announces new measures:

Note: Hope the new measures work! I imagine it'd be drastically harder to deal with the fire once the nuclear waste starts burning, and it's not that far away...

2016-04-29 - Recycling center hit by fire at 5 AM in Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-04-29 - Recycling center hit by fire at 4 AM, pallets burn, in Belpre (Ohio):

2016-04-29 - Two homes destroyed by explosion and fire, two more damaged, in Koreatown area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "Arson investigators were looking into the cause of the fire, Stewart said, noting that 911 callers reported hearing an explosion."

Quote: "'The house next door exploded. Like a big explosion - it blew out all my windows in my office. It was pretty scary, but I didn't expect it to burn down immediately like it did,' John Volz said."

2016-04-29 - Home, truck and motorcycle destroyed by explosion(s) and fire just after 2 AM in Penrose (North Carolina):

Note: These are the 132nd and 133rd residential explosions in 2016...

2016-04-29 - 150 homes destroyed by fire in coastal Kakinada (India):

2016-04-29 - Boat bursts into flame after midnight on the Tennessee River in Hixson (Tennessee):

Quote: "Tyler told us it was about a 400-yard swim to safety. He said they couldn't get to their life jackets because they were also in the back and flames took over the back of the boat. Fortunately no one was hurt. Nobody knows what caused the fire. The boat was completely destroyed."

2016-04-29 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Solomons (Maryland):

Note: These are the 769th and 770th boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-04-29 - School bus bursts into flame on Wicker Street in Woodstock (Illinois):

Note: This is the 100th school bus to burn in 2016 and this is the 339th bus to burn in 2016...

2016-04-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway near Moscow (Russia):

Note: This is the 340th bus to burn in 2016...

2016-04-29 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Laikipia County (Kenya):

2016-04-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Burning Well Road near Jones Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on FM 109 near Salem (Texas):

2016-04-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 near Covington (Georgia):

2016-04-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Grey Road 25 in the Township of Chatsworth (Canada):

2016-04-29 - Semi tractor and dump trailer destroyed by fire at 11:40 PM while parked in Corman Park near Saskatoon (Canada):

Quote: "Saskatoon fire fighters were called to a grass fire west of the city just before midnight Thursday. They arrived to discover the fire had been started by a burning semi-tractor and trailer."

Note: These are the 783rd, 784th, 785th, 786th, 787th and 788th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-04-29 - RV bursts into flame while parked at warehouse near coastal Long Beach (California):

2016-04-29 - RV bursts into flame on street in Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-04-29 - RV bursts into flame near Highway 97 north of Bend (Oregon):

2016-04-29 - RV and SUV go up in flames on St. Luke Road in Windsor (Canada):

Note: These are the 170th, 171st, 172nd and 173rd RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-04-29 - Van bursts into flame on Westfield Sole Road in Gillingham (Britain):

2016-04-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Walmart in Lake Delton (Wisconsin):

2016-04-29 - Police car bursts into flame at 1:14 AM on the H-1 in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Paris (Texas):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame in garage at home in Oswego (New York):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on Connecticut River bridge in Glastonbury (Connecticut):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 in Cheshire (Connecticut):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on S Street in coastal Eureka (California):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame at 6:28 AM on Johnson Drive in Calwell (Australia):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame at Narrabundah Velodrome on Kyeema Street in Narrabundah (Australia):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Christopher Bushell Way in Ashford (Britain):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on Tonbridge Road in Maidstone (Britain):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on A10 slip road near Hoddesdon (Britain):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame on A47 slip road in Trowse Newton (Britain):

2016-04-29 - Car bursts into flame at roundabout in Loughborough (Britain):

2016-04-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A380 between Wapperwell and Eagle Farm (Britain):

2016-04-29 - Two cars and home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in coastal Jamestown (Rhode Island):

Quote: "Officials said the fire started in the garage and worked its way through a portion of the home. The garage appears to be a total loss, and also part of the roof was destroyed. Two cars were charred in the fire."

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

2016-04-29 - Around 100 vehicles and vehicle showroom go up in flames in Gurgaon (India):

Quote: "There were over 150 autos inside the showroom when the fire began. While majority were gutted, only 50 could be saved."

2016-04-29 - Brush fire breaks out near highway in Burlington (Vermont):

2016-04-29 - Beach swimwear business destroyed by fire at pier in coastal Wrightsville Beach (North Carolina):

2016-04-29 - Uniform business damaged by fire in Lansing (Kansas), nobody there:

2016-04-29 - Lumber business damaged by fire just before 1 AM in South Annville Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-04-29 - Shed full of tractor trailer tires goes up in flames in Reidville (South Carolina):

2016-04-29 - Speyside Heather Centre devastated by massive fire in Dulnain Bridge, Strathspey (Scotland), on the River Spey:

2016-04-29 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Rochester (Minnesota):

2016-04-29 - Home damaged by fire in Norton Shores (Michigan), nobody there:

2016-04-29 - Home destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Huntsville (Alabama), nobody there:

2016-04-29 - Home destroyed by fire on Milton Mills Road in Acton (Maine):

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

2016-04-29 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Pleasant Grove (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2016-04-29 - Home under construction destroyed by fire, nearby homes damaged, in Billerica (Maryland):

2016-04-29 - Deadly fire burns home near Lake Lanier on Corn Tassel Trail in Martinsville (Virginia), 1 killed:

2016-04-29 - Deadly fire burns home on Loop Circle Road in Longs (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2016-04-29 - Deadly fire destroys home just after midnight in Brooklyn Park (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2016-04-29 - Vacant home burns on Oceanside Avenue in coastal Ocean Breeze (New York):

2016-04-29 - Vacant home burns at 3:30 AM in Penn Township (Indiana):

2016-04-29 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:17 AM in Paris (Wisconsin):

2016-04-29 - College student, man, 22, athlete, drops dead in room at Royal Military College in Kingston (Canada):

Quote: "The honours politics student, and member of Frontenac (4) Squadron, was scheduled to graduate on May 19."

Note: Well, he almost survived to see graduation! Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-04-29 - Man, contract worker, drops dead at Dow chemical plant in coastal Freeport (Texas):

2016-04-29 - Man found dead in the San Jacinto River near Commons Lake Drive in Huffman (Texas):

2016-04-29 - Man, 32, found dead in pond near shopping center in Gambrills (Maryland), near the coast:

2016-04-29 - Man, 31, found dead in creek in Union (Missouri):

2016-04-29 - Man, 61, drops dead in building in Rome (Georgia):

2016-04-29 - Middle-aged woman, teacher, drops dead at school in Grand Blanc (Michigan):

Quote: "The district is not releasing details on Gowdy's death. They just said it was sudden and unexpected."

2016-04-29 - Man, 33, found dead in Powell Township (Michigan):

2016-04-29 - Man in his 50s slumps over dead on transit bus in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2016-04-29 - Man, 40, slumps over dead in car before 2:05 AM near Sterkel Park in Mansfield (Ohio):

2016-04-29 - Man slumps over dead in car in coastal Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama (Bahamas):

2016-04-29 - Woman, 41, slumps over dead in car in coastal Singapore:

2016-04-29 - Man, 30, slumps over dead in car in Gurgaon (India):

2016-04-29 - Man, 65 or 66, drops dead in bathroom on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Moscow (Russia):

2016-04-29 - Man, 33, found dead in hotel room in coastal Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam):

2016-04-29 - Man, 73, found dead in the River North Esk near Dalkeith (Scotland):

2016-04-29 - Man in his 50s found dead in flat in Bramford (Britain), near the coast:

2016-04-29 - Man found dead in the River Stour in Canterbury (Britain):

2016-04-29 - Small plane crashes and burns in Monroe in Union County (North Carolina), engine failure, 1 killed:

2016-04-29 - Small plane crashes in Carroll County (Ohio), 1 killed:

2016-04-29 - Helicopter crashes at North Sea beach near coastal Bergen (Norway), all 13 aboard killed:

2016-04-29 - Freight train derails near the Sacramento River in North Duismir (California):

Quote: "The preliminary reports indicate a Union Pacific train derailed west of the Sacramento River in the North Dunsmuir area. Reports indicate there are eight empty train cars involved in the mishap and there are no reported injuries, no reported release of hazardous materials, and no reported impact to the nearby Sacramento River."

2016-04-29 - Tractor trailer and car crash, semi bursts into flame, on the Oxnard Plain in coastal Ventura County (California):

2016-04-29 - Two cars collide head-on, in Braithwaite (Britain), 2 injured:

2016-04-29 - Two cars collide head-on, in Cranbourne (Australia), near the coast, 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-04-29 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Syracuse (New York):

2016-04-29 - Car veers off road at 3 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, on S Port Avenue in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2016-04-29 - Car veers off road at 7:20 AM, hits pole, in Upper Pittsgrove Township (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2016-04-29 - Car veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Elmer (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2016-04-29 - Bridge under construction collapses in Manipur (India):

2016-04-29 - Mosque collapses in Mogadishu (Somalia), 30 injured:

2016-04-29 - Large chunks of high-rise exterior wall peel off and fall into street in Shenyang (China):

2016-04-29 - Power outage blacks out 20,000 homes in and around Hemet (California):

2016-04-29 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Mansfield (Ohio):

2016-04-29 - Large Hadron Collider shut down because of a weasel:

2016-04-29 - Global temperature increase to lower oxygen content of most ocean zones by the 2030s:

Quote: "The worst of these toxin-generating microbes are the hydrogen-sulfide producing bacteria. An ancient organism that is incompatible with oxygen-dependent life. A horror out of deep time that has tended to crop up again and again on the list of usual suspects of major hothouse extinction killers. A likely perpetrator of the big ocean and land die offs during pretty much all global warming based extinctions. An organism that dominated the world’s seas and likely vented its deadly gasses into the airs of the world of the Permian — during the worst die-off Earth has ever seen."

Note: That's already happening; a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event - the Great Dying - is underway now. That's what all those 'dead zones' that have been sprouting up in the oceans are: anoxic (no oxygen) and hypoxic (low oxygen) areas...

2016-04-29 - Baseball-sized hailstones pound Coweta (Oklahoma), vehicles and buildings damaged:

2016-04-29 - Lightning strike kills man in Slidell (Louisiana):

2016-04-29 - Lightning strike kills 2 people and injures 3 people on boat in Bangladesh:

2016-04-29 - South Mississippi pounded by 10 inches of rain, flooding ensues, Gulfport declares emergency:

2016-04-29 - Heavy rain and flash flooding hit Nairobi (Kenya):

2016-04-29 - Tanzania hit by deadly flooding, 5 killed, 14,000 people displaced:

2016-04-29 - Strange birth defect on the rise in the US:

Quote: "Gastroschisis is a birth defect that causes a baby's intestines to protrude outside of his/her body, through a hole in the abdominal wall beside the belly button. Sometimes this hole is very small, but it can also be quite large, and other organs such as the stomach and liver can extend from the baby's body."

2016-04-29 - Strange sounds recorded in the sky over Mexico City (Mexico):

2016-04-29 - US economy officially joins global economic slowdown with 1st quarter GDP coming in at 0.5%:

2016-04-29 - Nature Bats Last moves to monthly format in June:

2016-04-29 - Massive victory for 7 kids in climate change lawsuit in Washington State:

2016-04-29 - As more people die in Japan, 'corpse hotels' open:

Quote: "The business inside, Sousou, is one of Japan's latest so-called corpse hotels, a camouflaged morgue used to store some of Japan's mounting pile of bodies waiting for a spot in one of the nation's overworked crematoriums."

Note: Damn, now there's even waiting lines after you're dead!

2016-04-29 - Man getting towed in China says he's part of powerful alien family and they'll destroy Earth if his car gets towed:


  1. "What a world, what a world."
    (one of the wicked witches from Wizard of Oz)

    Don't look now but PA is explodin', burnin', has too many vehicle accidents, sinkholes, people droppin' dead and other issues to be comfortable anymore.

    Six killed in Texas floods as yet more severe weather lashes central US

    Mysterious loud booms, shaking rattle residents in High Desert, California

    Sunday, 1 May 2016
    Discussing climate change - with Chris Hedges

    Coping with the Reality of Climate Change - Tim DeChristopher and Chris Hedges

    They explore the spiritual dimension of facing the horrific consequences of a 1.5C to 5C increase in average global temperature, the human impacts, wrestling with grief, and the adaptive advantage of cooperation as these consequences unfold.

    [in a dumbed-down, 'me-first' world awash in guns I think they're a little off in their analysis of what will really occur when masses of humanity panic and are desperate]

    Wild weather in Melbourne

    Melbourne weather: Wild storms lash city

    Wild storms swept across Melbourne in the early hours of Sunday morning, with wind gusts of up to 107km/h in some areas and impressive lightning displays across the city.

    US administration preparing for climate refugees

    Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming

    US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has painted a stark picture of communities displaced by rising Arctic temperatures that are ‘washing away’ towns


  2. M3.5 earthquake recorded near La Center, KY – New Madrid quake felt across 3 states

    Sakurajima volcano awakens with a blast

    Sakurajima volcano in Kyushu, situated 50 kilometres from the Sendai nuclear plant, resumed activity from April 29, erupting multiple times and spewing ash sky high.

    Deep freeze: Cold causing havoc for winegrowers in Switzerland


    1. Damn, now there's even waiting lines after you're dead!

      I laughed so hard, thanks. lol. Still here and thankful~Fran

  3. Clean water crisis threatens the United States

    Above-average fire year ahead in Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest

    Texas floods washing fracking chemicals, crude oil into rivers

    [hey, you wanted fracking so live with it, suckers, drink up!]

    Freight train derails in Washington, D.C., leaks hazardous chemical

    A CSX freight train derailed in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2016, sending several cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from three cars, emergency officials said.

    Arizona man injured, horse killed after being struck by lightning

    Economic Undertow

    [article indicates that oil extraction, Apple and Tesla - type tech and the financiers behind them are all doomed]

    As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    [your landfill fire is first on the list, Jonny, with Indian Point and Hanford right behind]


  4. Hey Fran - nice to see you're still with us (and laughing)!

    A few days ago I pasted an article here regarding tree death due to drought, which I also sent to Gail Zawacki at Wit's End (her blog). She replied:

    gail zawackiApril 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Thanks, Tom. I hadn't seen Robin's post, but I left the following comment at the Climate News version (which is awaiting moderation):

    Actually, trees are dying in places that haven’t had drought, as well. They are dying EVERYWHERE because they are absorbing toxic pollution, and they have lost immunity to opportunistic epidemics of insects, disease and fungus. These foresters aren’t going to be able to find trees that can withstand drought, because drought isn’t the primary problem, globally. It’s ozone. As trees decline from absorbing ozone, their roots shrink and their evapotranspiration function fails. Deforestation leads to drought, and we are deforesting the world not only by logging but by killing trees. No wonder CO2 levels are spiking even as anthropogenic emissions slow.