Thursday, September 8, 2016

Event Update For 2016-09-07

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

2016-09-07 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Castro Valley (California), near the coast, blackouts ensue:

2016-09-07 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in El Paso (Texas), blackouts ensue:

2016-09-07 - Transformer bursts into flame in Owen Sound (Canada), near Lake Huron, blackouts ensue:

2016-09-07 - Pallet business hit by fire, thousands of pallets burn, in Spartanburg County (South Carolina), nobody there:

Quote: "The blaze began that afternoon and WSPA-TV says it involved thousands of pallets at the business on Freys Drive. Emergency Management spokesman Doug Bryson says at least eight fire crews responded to the scene. Firefighters used a bulldozer to stop the fire from spreading. Officials say no employees were on the scene at the time of the blaze."

2016-09-07 - Landfill hit by mulch fire near Curry Lake (South Carolina):

2016-09-07 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets big, on Shoreway Road in coastal San Carlos (California):

2016-09-07 - Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone explodes and burns, ignites Jeep, in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2016-09-07 - Residential building explodes and collapses in Cairo (Egypt), near the Nile River, 1 killed, 7 injured:

Note: This is the 302nd residential explosion in 2016...

2016-09-07 - Ferry ship 'Dumai Express 15' hit by fire in the Malacca Strait (Indonesia):

2016-09-07 - Fishing ship 'Antaeus' damaged by fire at 1:45 AM in coastal Douarnenez (France), 1 injured:

Quote: "A crew member of 42 years was intoxicated by the fumes of a fire on board the 'Antaeus', 128 gt, and had to be rushed to the hospital Michel-Mazéas in Douarnenez. The fire broke out on Sep 7, 2016, at 1.45 a.m. in the kitchen of the trawler which was berthed in the Rosmeur port of Douarnenez."

2016-09-07 - Seven boats go up in flames at 3:06 AM at marina in coastal Arverne (New York), high-rise burns at midnight too:

Quote: "Seven boats were destroyed and one civilian was slightly injured when a suspicious fire struck the marina at Beach 59 Street and Beach Channel Drive early on Tuesday morning. Fire officials say that the first call from the marina came in to the 911 emergency system at 3:06 a.m. on September 6."

Quote: "Earlier on Tuesday morning, just after midnight, there was a high-rise fire on the fifth floor of 453 Beach 40 Street, a public housing building."

2016-09-07 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on Candlewood Lake in Brookfield (Connecticut), nobody aboard:

2016-09-07 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Port Mansfield (Texas):

2016-09-07 - Boat, car and garage go up in flames at home in Waterford (Indiana):

Quote: "Elkhart Township Fire Department responded to the blaze at 8:34 p.m. A car, boat and materials for an upcoming flower show at Concord Mall were damaged, among other items."

2016-09-07 - Boat bursts into flame near marina in Huntsville (Canada):

2016-09-07 - Large 75-foot boat bursts into flame just after 11 PM near Cook Street in coastal Cairns (Australia):

Quote: "Authorities say at this stage they're not treating a boat fire in the Dry Dock area along Cook Street as suspicious. It's understood the engine room of the 24-metre timber vessel caught fire just after 11 last night, with multiple fire crews responding."

2016-09-07 - Boat bursts into flame at marina on the River Weaver near Rilshaw Lane in Winsford (Britain):

Note: These are the 1218th through 1232nd boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-09-07 - Transit bus bursts into flame on State Route 163 in coastal San Diego (California):

2016-09-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the East Tamar Highway in Rocherlea, Tasmania (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "Bus company Redline says Wednesday’s bus fire on the East Tamar Highway was an 'isolated' incident."

Note: These are the 618th and 619th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Clayton County (Georgia):

2016-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on I-65 in Birmingham (Alabama):

Quote: "A truck caught on fire Wednesday morning causing significant delays on Interstate 65 South just before the I-59/20 interchange. According to Birmingham police, the driver was forced to pull over after a fire started in the trailer of the truck. The truck was towing mattresses which caught on fire."

2016-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame and explodes on Fraser River bridge near Langley (Canada):

2016-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Hume Highway in Berrima (Australia):

Quote: "About 10.40pm today, emergency services were called to the Hume Highway, northbound at Berrima after a B-double, carrying bags of potting mix caught alight."

2016-09-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the A1307 in Horseheath (Britain):

Note: These are the 1710th, 1711th, 1712th, 1713th and 1714th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-09-07 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Electric Avenue in Lanham (Maryland):

2016-09-07 - Van bursts into flame while parked in truck center, fire spreads to business, in Noblesville (Indiana):

Quote: "A fire in a van, parked in the Hare Truck Center service department caused an estimated $350,000 damage Saturday."

2016-09-07 - Van bursts into flame at 11:54 PM on Crook Bank in Theddlethorpe (Britain):

2016-09-07 - SUV bursts into flame near Lynchburg College in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2016-09-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Spring Valley (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked near playground in Watertown (South Dakota):

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-94 near Barnesville (Minnesota):

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 in Murrieta (California):

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 near Milford (Pennsylvania):

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on the Sprain Brook Parkway near Briarcliff Manor (New York):

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame just before 4 AM while parked at home on Stephenson Avenue in Leamore, Walsall (Britain):

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on road near Davidstow (Britain):

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on Grafton Street near Milton Keynes (Britain):

2016-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 in Gloucester (Britain):

2016-09-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on road near Rockton (Illinois):

2016-09-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home near Allegheny Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-09-07 - Car and garage go up in flames at 12:30 AM at home in Dayton (Ohio):

2016-09-07 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2016-09-07 - Auto plant damaged by fire at 4 AM in Waterville (Canada):

2016-09-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on Hogan Road in Fenton Township (Michigan):

2016-09-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM in Pierceton (Indiana):

2016-09-07 - Barn destroyed by fire near Fort Loramie (Ohio), some cows killed:

2016-09-07 - Barn destroyed by fire in coastal Rødekro (Denmark), at least 2700 pigs killed:

2016-09-07 - Wildfire rages near Arcos de Valdevez (Portugal), town evacuated:

2016-09-07 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck near Osage Beach (Missouri), near Lake of the Ozarks:

2016-09-07 - Gas station heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in Flint (Michigan):

2016-09-07 - Garage destroyed by huge fire at home near Clinton (Indiana):

2016-09-07 - Home damaged by garage fire at 5:23 AM in Antelope (California):

2016-09-07 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Baraboo (Wisconsin):

2016-09-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Fairborn (Ohio), nobody there:

2016-09-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:50 AM in Gary (Indiana), 1 killed:

2016-09-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Spokane (Washington), 2 killed:

2016-09-07 - Vacant building destroyed by fire in Buffalo (New York):

2016-09-07 - Vacant home burns at midnight in Omaha (Nebraska):

2016-09-07 - Vacant home burns at 12:45 AM in coastal West Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

2016-09-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at midnight in South Bend (Indiana), near the St. Joseph River:

2016-09-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Conneaut Lake (Pennsylvania):

2016-09-07 - Vacant warehouse burns in Elgin (Illinois):

2016-09-07 - Whale washes up dead in coastal Shinas (Oman):

2016-09-07 - Fish dying in the Des Lacs River near Burlington (North Dakota):

Quote: "In this Sept. 16, 2016, photo, dead northern pike are seen in the Des Lacs River near Burlington, N.D."

Note: News from the future!

2016-09-07 - Hundreds of fish found dead in harbor in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2016-09-07 - Hundreds of found dead in river in Fuengirola (Spain):

2016-09-07 - Tons of fish found dead in river in Quang Tri Province (Vietnam):

2016-09-07 - 15 tons of fish wash up dead in coastal Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (Colombia):

2016-09-07 - Fish dying in Varthur Lake in Bengaluru (India):

2016-09-07 - Two men drop dead at home in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 2 blocks from the ocean:

Quote: "Police say a call was received at 1:44 p.m. for a report of a cardiac arrest. Responding officers found two adults dead. Police say there is no indication of foul play or danger to the public at this time."

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

2016-09-07 - Four children found dead along road in Lakhisarai, Bihar (India):

2016-09-07 - Woman in her 20s slumps over dead in SUV at Walmart in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2016-09-07 - Man, 44, found dead near apartments in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):

2016-09-07 - Man, 27, drops dead in field near landmark giant catsup bottle in Collinsville (Illinois):

2016-09-07 - Man, 50, slumps over dead while driving van, van veers off road, near Port Sanilac (Michigan), near Lake Huron:

2016-09-07 - Man, 34, drops dead near his home in Lauderdale County (Alabama):

2016-09-07 - Man, 24, goes missing while swimming, next seen dead in Lake Pleasant in Peoria (Arizona):

2016-09-07 - Man, 36, jumps into the water and disappears, next seen dead in Pickwick Lake near Waterloo (Alabama):

2016-09-07 - Person found dead in car on Atlantic Road in coastal Accomack County (Virginia):

2016-09-07 - Man, 22, found dead near road in Marlboro County (South Carolina):

2016-09-07 - Man, 57, jumps in water to retrieve hat, next seen dead in Belews Lake (North Carolina):

2016-09-07 - Woman, 59, drops dead at home in Troy (Alabama):

2016-09-07 - Man found dead in the St. Marys River near St. George (Georgia):

2016-09-07 - Man in his 40s found dead at property in Abbotsford (Canada):

Quote: "MacDonald said there were no obvious or apparent signs of injury..."

2016-09-07 - Man slumps over dead in car in Kajang (Malaysia):

2016-09-07 - Man found dead in the River Thames in Old Windsor (Britain):

2016-09-07 - Man found dead at beach in coastal Herne Bay (Britain):

2016-09-07 - Pilots accidentally eject, Navy T-45 jet crashes, near Meridian Naval Air Station in Lauderdale (Mississippi):

Note: That's coming out of your paychecks for the next 293 years, soldiers!

2016-09-07 - Two small planes collide mid-air near airport in Carrollton (Georgia), 3 killed:

2016-09-07 - Small plane crashes near Des Moines (Iowa), 1 killed:

2016-09-07 - Small plane crashes near home in León (Spain), 2 killed:

2016-09-07 - Small plane crashes at airport in Yarram (Australia), near the coast, 1 killed:'s-south-east/7823620

2016-09-07 - Passenger train derails near Cairo (Egypt), 4+ killed, 25 injured:

2016-09-07 - School bus crashes, bursts into flame, in Logan (Utah):

2016-09-07 - Tanker truck hits fire truck head-on, in Loving County (Texas), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2016-09-07 - Tanker truck overturns, spills 11,000 gallons of human waste, on I-75 near Vienna (Michigan):

2016-09-07 - Tanker truck crashs, bursts into flame, on highway in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 3 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "At least three people were killed and one was injured when an oil tanker caught fire at the Super Highway early Wednesday morning, setting several other cars in its vicinity ablaze. The dead included a man, a woman and a child. Bodies of all three are charred beyond recognition, police said. A trawler carrying 15 cars crashed into the tanker, police said. The collision set the trawler on fire as well."

2016-09-07 - Tanker truck crashes, bursts into flame, on highway in Sidoarjo (Indonesia):

2016-09-07 - Tractor trailer crashes off bridge, bursts into flame, on I-20 near Canton (Texas):

2016-09-07 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns, on Route 118 near Woodstock (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

2016-09-07 - Cement truck overturns on US 101 in Healdsburg (California):

2016-09-07 - Truck and minivan crash near Cairo (Egypt), near the Nile River, 18 killed:

2016-09-07 - Tesla veers off road at 6 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Baarn (Netherlands), 1 killed:

2016-09-07 - Car hits guard rail, bursts into flame, on I-89 in Richmond (Vermont):

2016-09-07 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on I-15 in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2016-09-07 - Car veers off road, crashes in field, bursts into flame, on the A92 near coastal Arbroath (Scotland):

2016-09-07 - Naked man, 31, walks into home at 6:30 AM, gets arrested, tries to bite cop, in Hanover (Maryland):

Quote: "While transferring the man to medical staff, the man attempted to bite an officer on the leg, police said. The officer was not injured."

2016-09-07 - Shark attacks and injures woman at Makaha Beach (Hawaii):

2016-09-07 - Shark attacks and injures 12-year-old girl in Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2016-09-07 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 60 people at school in Multan (Pakistan):

2016-09-07 - Little girl falls into sinkhole in Cahokia (Illinois), girl rescued:

2016-09-07 - Sinkhole opens on US 19 near the Crystal River Mall in Crystal River (Florida):

2016-09-07 - Landslide hits Cibogor (Indonesia), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2016-09-07 - Building collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2016-09-07 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, streets flood, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2016-09-07 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole opens, in coastal Hollywood (Florida):

2016-09-07 - Man, 46, goes missing while diving near coastal Marquesas Key (Florida):

2016-09-07 - Volcano Klyuchevskoy erupts twice, blows ash cloud 11 kilometers high, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

Quote: "The Klyuchevskoy volcano in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula spewed ash twice Wednesday, the Russian news agency TASS reported. The volcano first spewed ash for eight kilometers in the air, and the second one reached 11 kilometers in mid-air, it said. According to the agency, volcanic plume is moving eastward, and its height is unknown. Currently, the volcano continues to spew ash. Geophysicists have assigned the red danger level to the eruption."

2016-09-07 - Volcano Mount Ruapehu rumbling in New Zealand:

2016-09-07 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake that shook the Midwest upgraded to magnitude 5.8, strongest in Oklahoma history:

2016-09-07 - Four earthquakes, magnitudes 5.5, 4.8, 5.2, and 4.6, strike within 3 hours near coastal Bering Island (Russia):

2016-09-07 - Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes coastal Tokyo (Japan):

2016-09-07 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Mýrdalsjökull Glacier (Iceland):

2016-09-07 - Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation':

2016-09-07 - Daldykan River suddenly turns blood red near Norilsk (Russia):

2016-09-07 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Loch Lomond (Scotland):

2016-09-07 - Glaciers melting away and causing flash floods in the Swat Valley (Pakistan):

Quote: "The glaciers in Swat are melting fast due to rising temperature, local people say. They claim that the phenomenon has caused flashfloods in the area. The residents of the hilly areas and shepherds, who stay at the alpine glacial zones in Swat, said that they observed that glaciers had become thinner. 'When I was a young boy there was a huge glacier. We would walk on it to reach our hamlet. We would sleep and play on it but now that huge glacier has decreased to a small and thin piece,' said Khan Mohammad, an elderly shepherd in Bashigram alpine zone."

2016-09-07 - Counting down to the September ice minimum in the Arctic:

2016-09-07 - US lightning fatalities hit 34 in 2016, highest in seven years, with almost four months to go:

2016-09-07 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Siraha District (Nepal):

2016-09-07 - Hurricane Newton pounds northwestern Mexico, several killed, storm heads toward Arizona and New Mexico:

2016-09-07 - Flooding death toll reaches 213 in Bihar (India):

2016-09-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Greece, 4 killed, 1 missing:

2016-09-07 - MRSA continues spreading in the US:

2016-09-07 - California tree die-offs causing wildfires and habitat destruction:

2016-09-07 - Percentage of working-age men that don't have job similar to the Great Depression:

2016-09-07 - Mercedes Benz unveils concept drone- and robot-deploying delivery van:

2016-09-07 - British Royal Navy tests drone boat on the River Thames:


  1. What a day, Jonny. Awoke to no internet. Verizon is about as useless as a vacant storefront, so it's still down. i got tired of waiting for them and drove down to the local library. Unfortunately, these computers are on timers. So here goes.

    Waterspout filmed off Zakynthos Island, Greece

    2,297 killed by lightning over the last 7 years in the Indian state of Odisha

    [holy crap!]

    Severe 6.7 earthquake hits Australia's Macquarie Islands

    ["whole world shakin' now!" Grateful Dead lyric]

    Dozens of birds fell to the ground in Boston

    Health officials are investigating after 47 birds fell from the sky in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on Thursday.

    Rescuers were able to save 15 of the birds, but 32 have died. Investigators are working to determine the cause, and whether the deaths of two cats in the neighborhood could be related.

    "We don't know what is going on," said John Meaney of the city of Boston's Inspectional Services. [typical response]

    Daytime fireball: Meteor spotted over North Carolina

    Meteor fireball whizzes past Cyprus and explodes, lighting up night sky

    Meteor sighting reported across Virginia

    Rocket fuel and the not so Safe Drinking Water Act

    In a remarkable moment of courtroom candor, an attorney representing the Environmental Protection Agency admitted last week the EPA "blew it" in botched efforts to regulate a hazardous chemical in the drinking water of up to 17 million Americans.

    The attorney, Emily Elizabeth Bretz of the U.S. Attorney's office for New York state, was responding to a lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council over the EPA's failure to set a legal tap water limit for perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel linked to impaired fetal and infant brain development and altered thyroid hormones in women.

    For almost two decades, the defense and aerospace industries have lobbied the EPA to block regulation of perchlorate.

    The EPA has identified 100 chemicals that can be found in U.S. drinking water but remain unregulated, including:

    Chromium-6, the "Erin Brockovich" chemical and a notorious carcinogen;
    PFOA and PFOS, formerly used in Teflon, Scotchgard and other nonstick or stain-proofing products, which is linked to kidney and testicular cancer;
    1,4-dioxane, an industrial solvent the EPA classifies as a probable human carcinogen. [drink up!]


    [your tax dollars at work]

  2. Got another hour added on (just for askin')!

    Coming Big Arctic Ocean Warm-Up May Extend Sea Ice Melt Season

    It’s September in the Arctic. A time of year when temperatures should be cooling off. But with sea ice at second lowest levels on record in most monitors and the globe experiencing an unprecedented hot year, it appears that the next week may see the Arctic Ocean reverse its typical seasonal cooling trend and significantly warm up over the coming 5-6 days.

    Threats to Ice Coming From All Directions

    New Report: ‘Blowtorch’-Like Ocean Warming Advances Killer Seas, Shifts El Nino, Heats Hydrates

    But as the [IUCN] study points out, 90% of the extra heat that our greenhouse gases trap is actually absorbed by the oceans. That means that the upper few meters of the sea have been steadily warming more than a tenth of a degree celsius per decade, a figure that’s accelerating. When you think of the volume of water that represents, and then try to imagine the energy necessary to raise its temperature, you get an idea of the blowtorch that our civilization has become. — Bill McKibben

    If there’s one simple fact about past Earth climates that should keep you awake at night, it’s this — warming the world ocean eventually produces a killing mechanism that is unrivaled by any other in Earth’s deep past. Great asteroids, gamma-ray bursters, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanism — none of these can rival the vast damage to life on planet Earth that is resulting from ocean warming.

    [Scribbler writes this stuff, but won't throw in the towel on humanity - as if we're doing anything differently; the man is delusional in that regard]

    [to make it real, Jim provides this comment below]
    If the same amount of heat that went into the ocean were to have gone into the atmosphere, the equivalent air temperature warming would have been 36 C (not Fahrenheit). That’s a staggering 64.8F.

    [The comments section is definitely worth reading; eventually, he's going to have to admit that McPherson was right all along. Like others, including the scientists that produce these terrifying facts, Robert just wants to keep his job as long as he can.]


  3. Major Problems Announced At One Of The Largest Too Big To Fail Banks In The United States

    Do you remember when our politicians promised to do something about the “too big to fail” banks? Well, they didn’t, and now the chickens are coming home to roost. On Thursday, it was announced that one of those “too big to fail” banks, Wells Fargo, has been slapped with 185 million dollars in penalties. It turns out that for years their employees had been opening millions of bank and credit card accounts for customers without even telling them. The goal was to meet sales goals, and customers were hit by surprise fees that they never intended to pay. Some employees actually created false email addresses and false PIN numbers to sign customers up for accounts. It was fraud on a scale that is hard to imagine, and now Wells Fargo finds itself embroiled in a major crisis.

    [if i wasn't in a library, i'd be laughing hysterically]

    La Niña fizzles, making record warm global temperatures more likely

    Truck crash buries Delaware freeway in blank pennies

    Commuters around New Castle, Delaware got a nasty surprise this morning when they discovered northbound I-95 was closed due to a truck crash that buried the freeway in pennies.

    According to ABC6, a tractor trailer hit a Jersey barrier on I-95 northbound near the I-295 interchange in New Castle around 2:00 am. The truck, which was carrying tens of thousands of blank pennies to the United States Mint at Philadelphia, overturned after hitting the barrier and burst into flames. New Castle Police and Delaware State Police arrived to find the truck burning amidst pools of diesel fuel and shiny pennies. [wheeeee!]

    Why Millions of Monarch Butterflies Are Dying in Mexico

    Every year, monarchs embark on an epic multigenerational migration that takes them thousands of miles from Canada and the U.S. in search of sites in California and Mexico. The fir trees in the southern regions offer the shelter and warmth they need to survive the winter.

    Unfortunately, these vital forests in Mexico have been threatened by illegal logging and now storms have destroyed hundreds of acres of habitat, while severe weather is believed to have killed an estimated 6.2 million of these iconic butterflies. [more]

    Friday, 9 September 2016
    "Arctic sea-ice on its last legs"

    Discussing the disappearing Arctic Ice

    The demise of Arctic ice
    Paul Beckwith: “Sorry Folks. Arctic Sea-Ice On Last Legs”

    [and from Sam Carana, at the same site]
    Arctic Sea Ice September 2016

    On September 8, 2016, there was hardly any sea ice left around the North Pole, as illustrated by the image below.

    [i hope my internet comes back]