Monday, June 13, 2016

Event Update For 2016-06-12

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

2016-06-12 - Dozens of scrap cars go up in flames at business in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "As many as 80 to 100 junk vehicles were on fire around 3 p.m. at Eastside Auto Recycling in the 4700 block of Erdman Avenue, city fire officials said."

2016-06-12 - Auto scrap yard hit by fire, van and car burn, on Benskins Lane in Romford (Britain):

2016-06-12 - Twelve cars go up in flames while parked in parking lot at Walmart in Lower Salford Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A row of cars suddenly went up in flames in the parking lot of the Harleysville Walmart in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. The fire broke out just before 4 p.m. Sunday. Emergency communication officials say several cars went up in flames. In total, 12 cars were damaged."

Note: Jeez, that looks bad!

2016-06-12 - Fire trucks and fire station hit by fire, one or two trucks destroyed, in Poland (New York), nobody there:

2016-06-12 - Underground electrical fire breaks out along Armitage Avenue in Chicago (Illinois):

2016-06-12 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at the Reston Town Center in Reston (Virginia):

Quote: "Fairfax County Fire and Rescue crews rushed to Midtown Condominiums at Reston Town Center Sunday after an underground transformer sparked."

2016-06-12 - Commercial vehicle explodes and burns and kills man in Hartland (Canada), near the St. John River:

Quote: "Investigators say the man was in a service vehicle when an explosion occurred, engulfing it in flames. WorkSafeNB says it has hired a forensic expert in fire and explosion, as well as a surveyor to help with the investigation. It says that could take up to a year to complete."

2016-06-12 - Home destroyed by garage explosion and fire on Lakeside Drive in coastal Dunedin (Florida), 2 injured:

Quote: "An explosion from a single-story residence's garage caused a fire that injured two occupants, Dunedin Fire Department reported Sunday. The incident was reported around 8:09 a.m. at a house at 722 Lakeside Drive in Dunedin. Firefighters arrived to the house where it was fully engulfed in flames."

2016-06-12 - Apartment building rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-06-12 - Residential building explodes and collapses in Milan (Italy), 3 killed, 9 injured:,+Gas+Leak+Suspected

Note: These are the 198th, 199th and 200th residential explosions in 2016...

2016-06-12 - Gas line bursts into flame in Bedford (Massachusetts):

2016-06-12 - Ship 'HMAS Newcastle' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2016-06-12 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Old Saybrook (Connecticut):

Quote: "Four people were uninjured after a boat fire off the coast of Old Saybrook on Sunday evening. The 35 to 43 foot boat was in the mouth of the Connecticut River when the fishing vessel’s engine caught on fire."

2016-06-12 - Boat bursts into flame at Horsetooth Reservoir near Fort Collins (Colorado):

2016-06-12 - Boat bursts into flame at Captain Kirk's Marina on the Mississippi River in Fort Madison (Iowa):

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

2016-06-12 - Boat goes up in flames on Clearwater Lake (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "Elizabeth Burlaugh, 32, was a passenger on a 1982 Playcraft pontoon that was drifting in the water. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Burlaugh attempted to transfer fuel on the boat. While doing this, the fuel ignited. The pontoon suffered extensive damage."

Note: Sounds like the Ghostly Match may have burned another victim. These are the 900th, 901st, 902nd, 903rd and 904th boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-06-12 - Jet ski explodes and burns on Powers Lake near Lake Geneva (Wisconsin), man thrown into the air:

Quote: "Eric Ferguson, Chicago’s top-rated morning personality, escaped serious injury Saturday when the WaveRunner personal water craft he was riding on a Wisconsin lake exploded, sending him 15 feet into the air."

2016-06-12 - Jet ski explodes and blows man into the water at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

2016-06-12 - Passenger train engine bursts into flame near river and dam in Cherkasy (Ukraine):

2016-06-12 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Kasoa (Ghana), near the coast:

Note: This is the 432nd bus to burn in 2016...

2016-06-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-06-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita (California), near the Santa Clara River:

2016-06-12 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Columbia Road 54 near Mount Vernon (Arkansas):

2016-06-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Warrego Highway near Dalby (Australia):

Note: These are the 1064th, 1065th, 1066th and 1067th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-06-12 - Van bursts into flame on Westside Road near Kelowna (Canada):

2016-06-12 - SUV bursts into flame on beach on coastal Hilton Head Island (South Carolina):

2016-06-12 - Car bursts into flame while parked at drugstore in Paddock Lake (Wisconsin):

2016-06-12 - Car bursts into flame on I-29 near the West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo (North Dakota):

2016-06-12 - Car bursts into flame on Stevensville Road en route to prom in Fort Erie (Canada):

Quote: "A crew from the FEFD arrived to find the flaming car abandoned, and a group of well-dressed young ladies stranded at the side of the road. The car fire was extinguished without incident, and the ladies arrived at prom safely, if a bit late."

2016-06-12 - Classic car bursts into flame on the M4 near Highnam Court (Britain):

2016-06-12 - Car bursts into flame on Orion Boulevard in Warrington (Britain), near the coast:

2016-06-12 - Car bursts into flame on Europa Way in Warwick (Britain):

2016-06-12 - Car bursts into flame on Clay Lane in Booker, Marlow (Britain):

2016-06-12 - Three cars, motorcycle, two outbuildings and two homes destroyed by fire in Leamington (Canada):

Quote: "In addition to the two homes, two out buildings, three cars, and one motorcycle are a total loss."

2016-06-12 - Barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Osceola (Wisconsin):

2016-06-12 - Brush fire rages near the Belt Parkway in coastal Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn (New York):

2016-06-12 - Brush fire shuts down Route 72 in Woodland Township (New Jersey), near the coast:

2016-06-12 - Brush fire breaks out along I-5 near Grants Pass (Oregon):

2016-06-12 - Mulch bursts into flame shortly after 11 PM, fire spreads to home, in East New Market (Maryland):

2016-06-12 - Mulch fire breaks out, fire spreads, three homes destroyed by fire, in Magnolia (Delaware):

2016-06-12 - Huge pile of timber goes up in flames at recycling business in coastal Beaufort (South Carolina):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived, they found the fire rapidly spreading across the large pile of timber, which extended over 300 yards in length and was at least 30 feet wide and 20 feet high, Byrne said."

2016-06-12 - Business damaged by basement fire at 4:35 AM in coastal Oakland (California):

Note: Also see the man found dead in a box truck in Oakland on this day...

2016-06-12 - Restaurant damaged by fire at 6 AM in Chapel Hill (North Carolina):

2016-06-12 - Storage facility hit by fire, multiple units burn, in Clark (South Dakota):

2016-06-12 - Office building erupts in flame at 11:30 PM at boatyard on the River Hamble near Swanwick (Britain):

2016-06-12 - Three sheds destroyed by fire in coastal New Orleans (Lousiana):

2016-06-12 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Scio (New York), near the Genessee River, nobody there:

2016-06-12 - Multiple mobile homes go up in flames at 4:30 AM in Goshen (Indiana):

2016-06-12 - Home damaged by garage fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2016-06-12 - Home destroyed by fire on coastal Lieutenant Island in South Wellfleet (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2016-06-12 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Richmond (Virginia):

2016-06-12 - Home under construction destroyed by fire just before 4 AM in Mechanicsburg (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Quote: "When crews arrived the entire back of the house was up in flames. The house was vacant at the time police said because it is still in the process of being built."

Note: Looks like they almost had this one done before it got all destroyed...

2016-06-12 - Duplex destroyed by fire just before 2 AM in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2016-06-12 - Eight townhomes go up in flames at townhome complex in Falls Church (Virginia), near the coast:

2016-06-12 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in West Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-06-12 - Apartment building devastated by huge fire in Sudley (Virginia):

2016-06-12 - Motel destroyed by fire in Mitchell (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:

2016-06-12 - Vacant building destroyed by fire at 2 AM on Bridge Street in Coplay (Pennsylvania):

2016-06-12 - Vacant home burns, then reignites at 3:30 AM, in Cabell County (West Virginia):

2016-06-12 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Browning Place in Lalor Park (Australia):

2016-06-12 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by massive blaze in Avondale (Arizona):

Quote: "We're told the building is an old Greer Farms warehouse. 'That's the hugest fire I've ever seen,' said one witness."

2016-06-12 - Many fish, shrimp and crabs wash up dead along marshes in Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta (Colombia):

Quote: "According to report Corpamag, dead species are mullet, mullet, shrimp and crab, with sizes between 8 and 17 centimeters. The cause of the natural phenomenon has not been accurately determined."

2016-06-12 - Three elephants bleed out and die in Deogarh District (India):

Quote: "While blood vomited by the elephant turned black, there was blood clot noticed at anus section of the jumbos..."

2016-06-12 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Gohira Dam Reservoir in Deogarh District (India):

Quote: "Barely a week after thousands of dead fish were found afloat in Bata river in Odisha’s Paradip, similar sight is being witnessed in Gohira Dam Reservoir in Deogarh district since past one week."

2016-06-12 - Many fish washing ashore dead in and around Sanibel (Florida), blamed on red tide:

2016-06-12 - Woman and son, 69 and 28, found dead with burn injuries in Karandeniya on the island of Sri Lanka, near the coast:

2016-06-12 - Man and woman, 24 and 22, die while swimming in Lake Superior near Marquette (Michigan):

2016-06-12 - Three boys, 15, 12 and 11, found dead in Amruthahalli Lake in Bengaluru (India):

2016-06-12 - Man, 57, crewmember, slumps over dead on ferry ship near coastal Kake (Alaska):

2016-06-12 - Man, 46, found dead in Braunig Lake near San Antonio (Texas), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "Divers and firefighters pulled the body of 46 year-old Daniel Soliz from the lake waters Sunday afternoon. The search for Soliz began after people saw the man's empty kayak floating Saturday."

2016-06-12 - Man, 31, found dead in the Vermilion River in Pontiac (Illinois), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "The body was found at 7:35 p.m. Sunday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a news release by Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson, an empty, untied canoe was reported at 11:24 a.m., sparking a search in and along the river."

2016-06-12 - Man goes out on boat, goes missing, next seen dead in coastal Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2016-06-12 - Woman, 27, falls into Lake Norman and dies in Cornelius (North Carolina):

Quote: "It was the third death on Lake Norman in just over a week including 28-year-old Bradley Long and 29-year-old Isia Cruz, a swimmer who disappeared June 5. Long was a rescue diver who died June 6 while searching for Cruz's body."

2016-06-12 - Man, 51, goes missing while swimming, next seen dead in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

2016-06-12 - Man, 50, found dead in submerged vehicle in pond near Fisk (Missouri):

2016-06-12 - Boy, 17, jumps into water and disappears, next seen dead in Lake Michigan in Berrien County (Michigan):

2016-06-12 - Man, 38, goes for walk, next seen dead in Lake Davis in Plumas County (California):

2016-06-12 - Man, 53, trucker, slumps over dead in his truck at gas station in Tulare County (California):

2016-06-12 - Man dies in box truck, then box truck ignites, in coastal Oakland (California):

2016-06-12 - Boy, 16, found dead in Devils Lake (North Dakota):

2016-06-12 - Boy, 15, found dead in Madison Lake in Trotwood (Ohio):

2016-06-12 - Man, 37, found dead in the Solomon River in Ottawa County (Kansas):

2016-06-12 - Man, 28, goes missing while swimming, next seen dead in the Guadalupe River in Comal County (Texas):

2016-06-12 - Man, 55, falls off boat and disappears, next seen dead in Lake Miltona in Alexandria (Minnesota):

2016-06-12 - Boy, 17, falls off float and dies at Amerson River Park in Macon (Georgia):

Quote: "He went under and never resurfaced."

2016-06-12 - Man, 34, dies at Lake Lanier while tubing, in Hall County (Georgia):

2016-06-12 - Man found dead in the Coosa River near Shorter University in Rome (Georgia):

2016-06-12 - Man, 24, slumps over dead in jail cell in Travis County (Texas):

2016-06-12 - Man, 41, slumps over dead in jail cell in Irving (Texas):

2016-06-12 - Man, 41, slumps over dead in jail cell in Scottsdale (Arizona):

2016-06-12 - Man, 41, former NFL defensive lineman, drops dead in hotel in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2016-06-12 - Man, 24, found dead in car at rave in Grafton (Australia), near the Clarence River:

2016-06-12 - Man found dead in the Canal de la Robine (France), near the coast:

Quote: "This is the second body found in the Robine in two weeks."

2016-06-12 - Man, 55 to 60, found dead at beach near coastal Trincomalee Fort (India):

Note: Last link has some pics of the body, no injuries, looked pretty fresh...

2016-06-12 - Man, 72, slumps over dead on passenger bus in Selaiyur (India), near the coast:

2016-06-12 - Woman found dead near canal in coastal Batu Pahat (Malaysia):

2016-06-12 - College student drop dead in dorm in G├Âttingen (Germany):

Quote: "An emergency room doctor could see only the man’s death. A forensic pathologist examined the body on site. So far, however, no evidence of foul play or trauma would have resulted, police said on Sunday. The dead man came to the Forensic Medicine and will be autopsied on Monday."

2016-06-12 - Man drops dead at home in coastal Derry (Ireland):

2016-06-12 - Man drops dead at home on Church Road in Penn (Britain):

2016-06-12 - Man, around 40, drops dead before 6:30 AM along Woodland Road in Wolverhampton (Britain):

2016-06-12 - Man, 60, found dead in home in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

2016-06-12 - Small plane crashes near Greers Ferry Lake in Cleburne County (Arkansas), 2 lightly injured:

2016-06-12 - Small plane crashes and burns shortly after takeoff, in Spencer County (Kentucky), 1 injured:

2016-06-12 - Helicopter crashes at airstrip near Jonesboro (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2016-06-12 - Helicopter crashes in international waters near coastal Dubai (UAE), 2 killed:

Quote: "The United Arab Emirates says a military helicopter crash has killed the pilot and co-pilot onboard. The UAE military said in a statement Sunday the crash happened 'during a routine flight over international waters.' The statement did not elaborate, nor did it offer any details on the type of helicopter involved."

Quote: "In May, the UAE said another military air crash over water killed two on board during a training exercise."

2016-06-12 - Tractor trailer hits guardrail and overturns, on I-271 in Granger Township (Ohio), 1 killed:

2016-06-12 - RV slams into parked car, fire erupts, at I-64 rest stop in Jefferson County (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "One person died at a rest stop in Jefferson County, Illinois early Sunday morning. Illinois State Police says the driver of a Coachman Motor Home entered the rest stop at mile marker 85 on I-64 at a high rate of speed. The motor home hit a parked car.  ISP says the high speed caused both vehicles to catch fire.  The driver of the motor died.  His passenger was air-lifted to a St. Louis hospital for major injuries."

Note: I bet his brakes had failed, and were maybe already on fire. So he got off the highway, going at highway speeds, and used the parked car he hit as an emergency braking system, and doing that does have some serious downsides...

2016-06-12 - SUV veers over centerline, hits car head-on, on US 93 near Wickenburg (Arizona), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2016-06-12 - SUV crashes off road into canal along I-880 near coastal Oakland (California):

2016-06-12 - Pickup truck plows into pedestrians and parked vehicles in Silver Spring (Maryland), 3 injured:

2016-06-12 - Pickup truck crashes off cliff into Hobble Creek Canyon (Utah), 2 killed:

2016-06-12 - Car hits pickup truck head-on, in Idaho Falls (Idaho), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2016-06-12 - Two cars collide head-on, near Lake City (Minnesota), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2016-06-12 - Two cars collide head-on at 1:30 AM, in Ventura County (California), 3 killed:

2016-06-12 - Two cars collide head-on, near the Magnetawan River Bridge (Canada), 3 injured:

2016-06-12 - Naked man, 52, runs around on streets in Amarillo (Texas):

2016-06-12 - Naked man, 64, swings axe at people at 2:20 AM after being mistaken for Uber driver, in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

2016-06-12 - Man, 38, strips naked near the Grand River in Brantford (Canada):

2016-06-12 - Main runway breaks up at Gatwick Airport (Britain), runway closed:

Quote: "BBC London Travel tweeted there are reports the surface is breaking up with arrivals being diverted to Stansted and Bournemouth airports."

2016-06-12 - Woman sickens while diving, vomits blood, near coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "At 11.26hr on Saturday 11th June 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Lifeboat to go to the assistance of a local charter vessel with a party of divers, off the Farne Islands. One female diver had made a rapid ascent, and was now ill and vomiting blood."

2016-06-12 - Man, 64, disappears while swimming at Blewett Falls (North Carolina):

2016-06-12 - Man, 49, falls off boat and goes missing at Taylorsville Lake (Kentucky):

2016-06-12 - Medical callouts for responders up 108% in the last four years in coastal Bay of Plenty area (New Zealand):

Quote: "The number of medical callouts responded to by Bay firefighters has more than doubled in the past four years. Figures released to the Bay of Plenty Times under the Official Information Act show the number of medical callouts local firefighters responded to in the Western Bay of Plenty in the past four years had increased 108 per cent. The figures cover responses from firefighting brigades in Athenree, Greerton, Katikati, Maketu, Mount Maunganui, Omokoroa, Papamoa, Pukehina, Tauranga, Te Puke, Waihi Beach and Waihi."

Note: Similar to the spike in people dying in Britain that resulted in funeral business Dignity posting a hefty profit last year, mentioned in the 2016-03-14 update. Both New Zealand and Britain are island nations...

2016-06-12 - Phivolcs warns of more eruptions from Mount Bulusan volcano in the Philippine Islands:

2016-06-12 - An interview with scientist Guy McPherson:

2016-06-12 - CO2 levels in the atmosphere keep on climbing:

Quote: "350 ppm isn't even on this map. We are headed for an unlivable climate."

2016-06-12 - Earth in Crisis, a diary of planetary change:

2016-06-12 - Lightning strike kills two people in Makawanpur District (Nepal):

2016-06-12 - Lightning strikes kill six more people in Bangladesh, 14 dead in two days:

2016-06-12 - Tornado touches down in Baker (Montana):

2016-06-12 - Torrential rain and flooding hit Tonga during the dry season:

2016-06-12 - Toxic contaminants found in the soil in Fort McMurray (Canada):

2016-06-12 - Man shoots up gay nightclub in Orlando (Florida), 50+ killed, 53 injured:

2016-06-12 - Unusual light phenomenon over the skies in Colorado:

2016-06-12 - International Space Station captures rare high-altitude noctilucent clouds:

2016-06-12 - Mysterious 'Windsor Hum' escalates in Windsor (Canada):

2016-06-12 - Rare white bear cub spotted near Whistler (Canada):

Quote: "Whistler bear expert Michael Allen says the recent discovery of a nearly white bear cub in the area's mountains is the first he's seen in 23 years of research."


  1. Already videos have surfaced showing strange facts about the Orlando shooting - like the lack of ambulances (zero), some of the witnesses being actual actors with creds, very little blood, multiple people involved (according to witness who was cut off while on the air), no cell phone vids of inside, the shooters' connection to the FBI, etc., indicating it was yet another psy op by whichever alphabet soup agency comes to mind for their "agenda" (whatever it is).

    FBI introduced Orlando shooter to 'informants' - they have some explaining to do

    It is now confirmed that in addition to two investigations and two interviews, Florida terror suspect Omar Mateen was also approached by "informants" working for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over a period of 10 months.
    [read the rest if interested]

    Same old, same old: US law enforcement knew Florida shooter BEFORE shooting

    If this sounds like a familiar narrative, that's because virtually every high-profile "terrorist attack" carried out in North America and Europe in recent years has been done so by suspects long under investigation by US, Canadian, and European law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

    Mystery 'alien' creature washes ashore on Mexican beach

    Sizable 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits west of Yellowstone

    Thousands of red tuna crabs wash up around Mission Bay, California; second time for the area within a month

    [this is a food source for the creatures that are left, so they've starving]

    Rare 'red sprites' burst out of supercell storm in Texas

    Eurasia's tallest volcano in Russia's Far East spews ash miles into air

    8 dead after heavy rainfall triggers landslide in Choc├│, Colombia

    Tuesday, 14 June 2016
    Prof Peter Wadhams on Arctic amplification

    Arctic Amplification : Prof Peter Wadhams

    Paul Beckwith's Arctic snow and ice update

    Arctic snow and ice. Will they stay or will they go?

    Antarctica's missing heat

    Solving the Mystery of the Antarctic’s Missing Heat


  2. Man filmed clinging to car roof as floods sweep through southern China

    Hyena attacks four youngsters in India

    Summertime June snow in Alaska, Finland, China, Russia, New York State

    Bright meteor fireball seen in Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania


  3. [lightning becoming a "more popular" way to die HERE now]
    Farmworker killed by lightning in Manatee County, Florida

    USGS: 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific island of Vanuatu


  4. Northern California man dies diving for abalone off Mendocino Coast

    the third person to die while hunting the mollusk on the Mendocino Coast this season.

    Pine Tree Deaths Plague California's Sierra Nevada

    [subset of all trees dying, few notice yet]

    SC conservationist dies after rattlesnake bite at nature preserve

    Asymmetric molecule, key to life, detected in space for first time

    First Bird Extinction in Galapagos Islands Confirmed

    Residents Evacuated Due to Explosions, Warehouse Fire

    [big ass fire and explosions! started in a recycling plant]

    Buses and Metro services cancelled as floods hit Birmingham, UK; third major storm in recent days

    Lightning bolt killed 3 elephants in India

    Man in serious condition after being struck by lightning on Baby Lake, Minnesota

    A 48-year-old man was in serious condition Monday after being struck by lightning Sunday morning while fishing on Baby Lake in rural Hackensack.

    USGS: 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific island of Vanuatu

    Alaska just had its warmest spring on record – ‘The temperature difference is huge’