Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Event Update For 2016-05-17

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

2016-05-17 - Severe wildfire seasons are now the new normal:

Quote: "This year should bring a 'normal' wildfire season in most of the U.S., Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. The problem, Vilsack said, is that the new normal wildfire season is longer and includes tens of thousands of fires burning millions of acres of forest and destroying thousands of homes."

Quote: "The fire season itself is now on average 78 days longer than it was in 1970. And in the West, for example, there has been a sevenfold increase in fires of 10,000 acres or more."

2016-05-17 - Millions of dead trees could fuel California wildfires this season:

Quote: "U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that a five-year drought has left 40 million dead and fire-prone trees in California. They said 29 million trees died last year alone."

2016-05-17 - Scrapyard hit by fire, car and forklift burn, in coastal Wilmington (Delaware):

2016-05-17 - Furniture factory destroyed by massive fire in Wyandanch (New York), near the coast:

2016-05-17 - Underground electrical explosions and fire hit coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home, then fire erupts inside home too, in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:

Quote: "Fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire in a Mercedes as it sat in someone's driveway near 36th Street North and Peoria. Investigators tell us a fire started at the back of a Mercedes around 4 a.m. A second fire started in the home a short time later. Firefighters say that fire did cause some damage to an area inside. No one was home at the time."

Note: Sounds very similar to an incident where an SUV burst into flame at 3:30 AM while parked at one home and an exterior dimmer switch burst into flame at the same time at the home next door, in Stuttgart (Arkansas), mentioned in the 2013-02-05 update...

2016-05-17 - Shrimp boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "The rapid response of Galveston firefighters stood between a shrimp boat fire and potential disaster on a dock near 68th Street, Tuesday night. A worker in the area called 9-1-1 after spotting flames coming from a shrimp boat, about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday."

2016-05-17 - Boat bursts into flame at 7:20 AM near coastal Malibu (California):

2016-05-17 - Boat and storage area destroyed by fire at 4:45 AM at business in coastal Clearwater (Florida), nobody there:

Quote: "Ron Neuberger, Assistant Clearwater Fire Marshall, also pointed to a boat parked outside that was charred to a crisp."

Note: These are the 810th, 811th and 812th boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-05-17 - School bus bursts into flame just after 6 AM on Saunders Avenue in Nashville (Tennessee):

2016-05-17 - School bus bursts into flame near Arnold Palmer Boulevard and Aiken Road in Louisville (Kentucky):

Note: These are the 111th and 112th school buses to burn in 2016 and these are the 383rd and 384th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-295 in Bellmawr (New Jersey):

2016-05-17 - Tractor trailer and 10+ cars go up in flames beneath train tracks in coastal Manhattan (New York):;-service-affected/1343070/

Quote: "Train service into and out of Grand Central is suspended after a large tractor trailer caught fire Tuesday evening under elevated Metro North tracks at East 119 Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem. At least 10 cars also caught fire when the two-alarm blaze broke out shortly before 7 p.m."

2016-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Monroe County (Georgia):

2016-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 near Grovetown (Georgia):

2016-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Duffy Avenue and Charlotte Avenue in Hicksville (New York), near the coast:

2016-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M5 near Thornbury (Britain):

2016-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 near Walsall (Britain), some crashes too:

Quote: "And northbound drivers planning to leave the M6 at Junction 9 were faced with further disruption when a trailer carrying heavy goods caught fire in one of two blazes near Walsall."

Note: These are the 902nd, 903rd, 904th, 905th, 906th, 907th and 908th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-05-17 - Cement truck bursts into flame before 6:31 AM while parked at business in Franktown (Colorado):

2016-05-17 - Utility truck bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Sturbridge (Massachusetts):

2016-05-17 - Truck bursts into flame on 50th Avenue in Leduc (Canada):

2016-05-17 - Truck, machinery and 40 tons of wood go up in flames at business in Great Saling (Britain):

Quote: "More than 40 tonnes of wood, various machinery and one lorry were well alight."

2016-05-17 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Gull Port in Seeley Lake (Montana):

Note: This is the 189th RV to burn in 2016...

2016-05-17 - Van bursts into flame on highway en route to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 8:15 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Dayton (Ohio):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while parked on street in Trotwood (Ohio):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked at business in Jackson (Mississippi):

Note: A car just burst into flame on I-55 in Jackson too, mentioned in the 2016-05-15 update...

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at library in Elmira (New York):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked on East Washington Avenue in Madison (Wisconsin):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at Dunkin' Donuts in coastal Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame near university in West Lafayette (Indiana):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on the Hana Highway on the island of Maui (Hawaii):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on Glendale Road in Chevy Chase (Maryland):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-470 in Topeka (Kansas):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame after 11 PM while parked at home on the island of St. Lucia:

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 5:39 AM on Copping Crossing Road in Belconnen District (Australia):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 12:54 AM on Copheap Lane in Warminster (Britain):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on Gregory Boulevard in Hyson Green (Britain):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 6:54 AM on Uppingham Road in Oakham (Britain):

2016-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 11:15 PM on Kingsbury Road in Marston (Britain):

2016-05-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2016-05-17 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Rochester (Minnesota):

2016-05-17 - Two cars and mansion destroyed by fire shortly before 11:30 PM in Vaughan (Canada):

2016-05-17 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Rumney (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2016-05-17 - Barn heavily damaged by fire on Mills Road near New Madison (Ohio):

2016-05-17 - Brush fire burns near I-75 in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida):

2016-05-17 - Brush fire breaks out in Gila River bottom in Buckeye (Arizona):

2016-05-17 - Home damaged by fire shortly before 2 AM on Cape Henry Avenue in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2016-05-17 - Home damaged by fire on Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick (Washington), near the Columbia River, nobody there:

2016-05-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM in Huntsville (Alabama):

2016-05-17 - Home destroyed by fire, four more homes damaged, in Stansberry Cove area in Lexington (Kentucky):

2016-05-17 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire before 5:30 AM in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2016-05-17 - Vacant home burns at 1:26 AM in Sparks (Nevada):

2016-05-17 - Vacant home burns at 5:53 AM in Ogden (Utah):

2016-05-17 - Vacant home burns at 6 AM in Bartlesville (Oklahoma):

2016-05-17 - Vacant Gap store burns in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2016-05-17 - Sea life continues washing up dead on the coast of Chile, fishermen struggling to survive:

2016-05-17 - Huge number of jellyfish wash ashore dead at beaches in Chile:

2016-05-17 - Large number of fish found dead in river near Pathalam (India):

Quote: "According to locals, this was the 12th fish kill reported from the Pathalam regulator area alone."

2016-05-17 - Mangrove trees dying off hard in Queensland (Australia):

Quote: "There have been large scale diebacks of mangrove trees in the Gulf of Carpentaria for months and scientist have only just noticed as they are in the most remote areas of Queensland. Scientists are not exactly sure what happened up there but they know the damage is extensive and unprecedented."

2016-05-17 - Man and woman drop dead in home on Fannie Dorsey Road near Eldersburg (Maryland):

2016-05-17 - Two men, 22 and 30, go for picnic at beach, next seen dead in the water at coastal Hawksbay Beach (Pakistan):

2016-05-17 - Two people, 17 and 22, found dead in pond after jumping in to flee elephant, on the island of Sri Lanka:

2016-05-17 - Man in his 50s found dead in swimming pool at home in Phoenix (Arizona):

2016-05-17 - In separate incidents, two men, both 57, die while abalone diving on the Mendocino Coast (California):

Quote: "The body of a diver who disappeared last week while collecting abalone off the Mendocino Coast was found Tuesday morning, washed ashore at Moat Creek Beach, sheriff’s officials said. David Tan Le, 57, vanished May 9 while diving near the beach, south of Point Arena."

Quote: "A second abalone diver who died Monday north of Mendocino at Russian Gulch State Park was identified Tuesday as Kevin Francis Frewen, 57, of Carmichael, Van Patten said. Mendocino fire officials said other divers saw Frewen had not moved from one location, and when they swam out to him he was floating face down."

2016-05-17 - Man found dead in swimming hole in Calaveras County (California):

2016-05-17 - Man in his 30s drops dead near a Burger King on Thompson Road in DeWitt (New York):

2016-05-17 - Man found dead in the water near Murray Bay by Grand Island (Michigan):

2016-05-17 - Man slumps over dead in car at food business in Albany (Georgia):

2016-05-17 - Man found dead on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Varennes (Canada):

2016-05-17 - Man, forest guard, found dead in lake in wetland preserve in Asan (India):

2016-05-17 - Man, 50, soldier, drops dead at home in Ajmer (India):

2016-05-17 - Man goes for jog, next seen dead in the Trishuli River in Mugling (Nepal):

2016-05-17 - Man, 43, found dead in coastal Kirkcaldy (Scotland):

2016-05-17 - Girl, 15, drops dead at Pool Academy in Cornwall (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Police are probing the death of a 15-year-old girl who died suddenly at school. The girl, who attended Pool Academy in Cornwall, was pronounced dead at the scene at around 2.15pm today. Paramedics raced to the school between Camborne and Redruth but were unable to save her life. The cause of death is not yet known but it is not thought to be suspicious."

2016-05-17 - Man, mid-40s, has 'medical episode' at 10:30 PM on the A56 towards Deansgate (Britain), dies shortly later:

Quote: "A man has died after suffering a suspected medical episode while driving. The man, believed to be aged in his mid 40s, was driving along the A56 towards Deansgate when he became ill at around 10.30pm on Tuesday. He lost control of the silver Ford and ploughed into traffic lights on a traffic island located at the corner of Deansgate and Whitworth Street West."

2016-05-17 - Person found dead in field near the Hole in the Wall Estate in Winlaton (Britain):

2016-05-17 - Man, 18, drops dead in building on Sidney Street in Sheffield (Britain):

2016-05-17 - Man, 41, found dead at home in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2016-05-17 - Man, 80, slumps over dead while driving pickup truck, truck crashes through fence, in Statesville (North Carolina):

Quote: "Meadows said Leatherman likely suffered a fatal medical condition before his truck hit a roadside fence."

2016-05-17 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence, returns to Logan Airport in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 4 injured:

Quote: "Two flight attendants and two passengers have been injured after a Southwest Airlines plane hit severe turbulence on its way from Boston to Chicago."

2016-05-17 - Military plane crashes in Pahang (Malaysia), engine failure, pilots eject:

2016-05-17 - Small plane hits small plane, fire erupts, at airport near Grass Valley (California):

2016-05-17 - Small plane crashes and burns near airport in Mesa (Arizona), 2 killed:

2016-05-17 - Small plane makes emergency landing near wastewater treatment plant in Brewster County (Texas), engine failure:

2016-05-17 - Small plane crashes near Halden (Norway), 1 killed:

2016-05-17 - Tractor trailer overturns into ditch, on Route 422 near Southington (Ohio):

2016-05-17 - Truck hits tour bus at 3 AM, bus overturns, between Jammu and Delhi (India), 48 injured:

2016-05-17 - Pickup truck crashes into building, bursts into flame, in St. Louis (Missouri), 2 injured:

2016-05-17 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, near Tallahassee (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-05-17 - Two cars collide head-on, near Logansport (Indiana), 7 injured:

2016-05-17 - Two cars collide head-on, near DeLand (Florida), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-05-17 - Man, teacher, strips naked, runs around school, in Worcester (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Parents and students in Worcester said a teacher at Rice Square Elementary School took off his clothes and ran through the halls naked. Franco Girardi said he got a frantic call from his 12-year-old son Marco, who was playing basketball on the school's playground. Marco told his father that his former gym teacher was on the playground, naked and not making any sense. Marco then called 911."

2016-05-17 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills man in Bagno di Romagna (Italy):

2016-05-17 - Noxious odor hits Northwest Indiana, sickens people:

Quote: "The strong stench, which has been described as a mix of gas, solvents and rotten eggs, has caused burning in people's throats and lungs. It was potent from around 5 to 8 a.m. Tuesday in East Chicago and south Hammond, particularly the Hessville neighborhood, but people reported smelling it as far away as Munster and Highland."

2016-05-17 - Mount Etna erupts near Sicily (Italy):

Quote: "Vulcanologists are classing the eruption as 'Strombolian' - a category characterized by explosive bursts of activity during which cinder, ash and smoke are ejected from the crater with great force."

2016-05-17 - We've now had seven straight months of record-shattering global heat:

2016-05-17 - Lake Urmia drying up in Iran, ecological disaster unfolds:

2016-05-17 - Lighting strikes kill 81 people in just two days in Bangladesh:

Quote: "'Such a high casualty figure in lightning just in two days is rare not only in Bangladesh but also in the world,' disaster management minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said."

2016-05-17 - Lightning strike kills couple, infant survives, in Ranighaghar (India):

2016-05-17 - Dust storms close I-10 three times in three days near San Simon (Arizona):

Quote: "Interstate 10 near San Simon has been re-opened Tuesday afternoon after an hours-long closure because of blowing dust. It's the third time in three days the 60-mile stretch of interstate has been closed to traffic."

2016-05-17 - Huge sandstorm sweeps across Kashgar (China):

2016-05-17 - Sri Lanka hit by 13 inches of rain in 24 hours, deadly flooding and landslides ensue:

2016-05-17 - Peak Oil returns, half of all 'proven' reserves may have just vanished:

2016-05-17 - Rare bearded vulture (lammergeier) seen in Wales (Britain), first time ever seen in the UK:

2016-05-17 - Fireball lights up the night sky over New England:

2016-05-17 - Meteor spotted in the skies over Espirito Santo (Brazil):

2016-05-17 - Circumhorizontal arcs spotted over the Tennessee Valley in Alabama:

2016-05-17 - Bizarre UFO seen hovering above the south coast of the United Kingdom:

2016-05-17 - Physicists discover a new form of light:

2016-05-17 - Spanish police find 300 pounds of cocaine in bananas at port:

Quote: "'During a check of a consignment in Port of Algeciras on April 28th, a pallet marked with a red 'X' was discovered by agents,' police said in a statement, according to The Local."


  1. Attaway Jonny! Keepin' us up to date on all things extinction. Dang there's been a lot of weird stuff happenin'. People dying WHILE DRIVING used to be a rare occurrence, but not anymore. Multiple parked vehicles going up in flames too - now it's like almost everyday!

    Here's a few stories before I have to leave to teach class (Whatever FOR, Tom? It's not like there's a future to prepare for!)

    [seemorerocks has an hour long video of the latest from Guy McPherson on tour]
    Thursday, 19 May 2016
    Guy McPherson on tour in California

    Guy has been on the road in California and keeping a pretty hectic schedule. Here is his presentation tonight

    From Abrupt Climate Change to Climate Collapse

    [instead of linking to Robert Scribbler as usual, here's Robin Westenra's link (and comment at the top)]
    The 2016 level of 408 ppm CO2 has been reached

    Robertscribbler provides the best argument against himself.

    Key Hothouse Gas to Rise at Record Rate, Hit Near 408 Parts Per Million in 2016

    Fears about East Antarctica’s biggest glacier

    The West Antarctic peninsular has been the focus of most of our attention, now the East joins in the melt.

    ‘Fundamentally unstable’: Scientists confirm their fears about East Antarctica’s biggest glacier

    Mainstream media on the Alberta fires

    Inside The Alberta Wildfires

    Don't expect life as you knew it, Alberta premier warns Fort McMurray residents returning home next month

    [wow, wait til the rest of the world gets into the act!]


  2. Good job noting the plane crash in your comment at the bottom of the last post - looks like "terrism" is what 'they're' blaming it on at this point. Heh, what would they do if it just "fell out of the sky" (as in engine failure)? They just conveniently don't say anything until much later when you aren't paying attention any more.

    [infrastructure collapse will be getting worse as we go on]
    Large sinkhole cuts highway down to one lane in Brampton, Ontario

    Wrong time, wrong place: Bowhead whale from Arctic waters seen off the coast of Cornwall, UK; only second time recorded in Europe

    Millions of tuna crab die mysteriously along coast of Ensenada, Mexico

    Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego erupts, prompting evacuations

    Meteor fireball explosion generates strong tremor in Pinamar, Argentina

    A giant meteor explosion triggered a strong tremor after it disintegrated in the sky of Pinamar, Argentina on May 18, 2016.

    After the major meteor events over Finland, Brazil, the USA and Canada, now it's the turn of Argentina to be shaken by a meteor sonic boom.

    According to witnesses, the blue-green bolide crossed the sky on fire and created a strong rumble as it suddenly disappeared in a bright flash of light.

    [not a coincidence?]


  3. Whew, yeah, things are looking more dire with every passing day!

  4. Fort McMurray Fire — Zero Percent Contained, 1.2 Million Acres in Size, and Crossing Border into Saskatchewan

    [as usual, great comments at RS site]