Monday, January 2, 2017

Event Update For 2017-01-01

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

2017-01-01 - Ferry ship 'Zahro Express' bursts into flame near coastal North Jakarta (Indonesia), 23+ killed, 17+ injured:

Quote: "Twenty three people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday after a fire ripped through a boat carrying nearly 250 people to islands north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the city's search and rescue agency said. The Zahro Express caught fire shortly after leaving Muara Angke port in North Jakarta."

2017-01-01 - Two yachts destroyed by fire while docked at marina in coastal New Rochelle (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "A New Year's Day fire at the New Rochelle marina destroyed two boats and left one person injured."

Note: These are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-01-01 - Passenger bus goes up in flames before 5 AM and kills man at depot in Ranebennuru (India):

Note: This is the 1st bus to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-01-01 - RV bursts into flame and kills man at 6:15 AM while parked in Rudyard (Michigan):

Quote: "Around 6:15 a.m. ET New Year’s morning, numerous fire departments were called to an engulfed RV located on a seasonal road near Rudyard, MI. The seasonal road is said to be off West H-40 near Lawlor Auto Body at 15066 W. H-40 outside Rudyard."

Quote: "Officials believe the victim is a male. Its unclear if an autopsy will be ordered, but sounds unlikely because a local funeral home was reportedly sent to get the body. This is the fourth person to died in a Upper Peninsula fatal fire in two weeks – plus more than a dozen homes have been destroyed by fires since snow flew."

Note: This is the 1st RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-01-01 - Public restroom explodes and collapses in Shaanxi Province (China), 1 killed, 7 injured:

2017-01-01 - Underground fire hits Oaks Mall in Gainesville (Florida):

2017-01-01 - Landfill erupts in flame, fire gets huge, village destroyed, in Baol (Senegal), 3 killed:

Quote: "The Mbeubeuss garbage dump has again caught fire. In 2012, the village of Gouy-gui experienced a similar fate as raging flames caused significant damage. But this Thursday, December 22, 2016, the fire caused enormous devastation and, in the unanimous opinion of waste pickers, both male and female, such a disaster fire has not seen since they started working in the dump in 1968. The entire village of Baol, the second and largest area of the dump site, was consumed."

2017-01-01 - Landfill fire breaks out at 3 AM in Vellalore (India):

2017-01-01 - Two cars destroyed by fire, four more damaged, while parked in underground carpark in Feltham area in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in an underground car park beneath a block of flats on Highfield Road in Feltham yesterday evening. The fire destroyed two cars and left four others damaged. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus led ten people to safety and around 80 others left the building before the Brigade arrived."

2017-01-01 - Forest fires in the Himalayas becoming unusually common:

2017-01-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Sumter County (Florida):

2017-01-01 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked on South 1st Street in Norfolk (Nebraska):

Note: These are the 1st and 2nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2017...

2017-01-01 - Minivan bursts into flame at 11:37 PM while parked on Framingham Road in Arbourthorne (Britain):

2017-01-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near the Cribbs Causeway in Bristol (Britain), separate crash too:

2017-01-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M2 near coastal Gillingham (Britain):

2017-01-01 - Car bursts into flame at 1:31 AM on Priory Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Priory Road, Hull. Sun 1 Jan 2017 01:31 (No:00011) Car fire. One hose reel and breaking in tools in use."

2017-01-01 - Car bursts into flame on Thornfield Road in coastal Grange-over-Sands (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire in Grange Over Sands(Barrow-in-Furness) 1 Jan 2017 At 17:07 firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a car fire on Thornfield Road, Grange Over Sands."

2017-01-01 - Car bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM on Park Lane in Knebworth (Britain), garage burns at 12:50 AM in Hitchin too:

2017-01-01 - Semi trailer bursts into flame while parked at business in Freetown (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2017-01-01 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Wausau (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The blaze destroyed the garage, a vehicle and other miscellaneous possessions, he said."

2017-01-01 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Fresno (California), nobody there:

2017-01-01 - Pickup truck and home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Windham (New York):

2017-01-01 - SUV and home go up in flames just after 2 AM in Wundowie (Australia):

2017-01-01 - Barn and duplex destroyed by huge blaze in Mifflinburg (Pennsylvania):

2017-01-01 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:33 AM in Wellington (Britain):

2017-01-01 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Sarasota County (Florida):

2017-01-01 - Gas well pad hit by fire, pump, fuel tank and vehicles burn, in Somerset Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-01-01 - Gas station damaged by fire on B.B. King Boulevard in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-01-01 - Car hood business damaged by fire in Franklin Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-01-01 - Warehouse destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Cleveland (Tennessee):

2017-01-01 - Nativity manger destroyed by fire just before midnight at home in coastal Stuart (Florida):

Quote: "The fire, so intense, it melted the rims off a parked car across the street."

2017-01-01 - Bowling alley destroyed by fire in Waukesha (Wisconsin):

2017-01-01 - Garage destroyed by fire at 3:20 AM at home on South Lake Avenue in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-01-01 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2017-01-01 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just before 7 AM in Burton (Michigan), 3 injured:

2017-01-01 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at midnight in Parks Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-01-01 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2017-01-01 - Two mobile homes destroyed by fire in Reno (Nevada):

2017-01-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire and explosion in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2017-01-01 - Home destroyed by garage fire in Linn Creek (Missouri):

2017-01-01 - Mansion under renovation destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in North York (Canada), nobody there:

2017-01-01 - Duplex damaged by fire after 11 PM in coastal Washington DC:

2017-01-01 - Duplex destroyed by fire in Zephyr Cove near Lake Tahoe (Nevada), 3 pets killed, nobody there:

2017-01-01 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):

2017-01-01 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire near the coast in Fairfax County (Virginia):

2017-01-01 - Hotel damaged by fire in Lakewood (Colorado):

2017-01-01 - Hotel heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in Pitlochry (Scotland), near the River Tummel:

2017-01-01 - Deadly fire burns home in Martin (Tennessee), 2 killed:

2017-01-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:30 AM on Moore Street in St. Thomas (Canada):

2017-01-01 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal Long Beach (California):

Note: A rotten egg odor just hit Long Beach too, mentioned in the 2016-12-28 update...

2017-01-01 - Deadly fire rips through apartment building in Holyoke (Massachusetts), near the coast, 3 killed:

Quote: "Authorities say rescuers have discovered a third body following a New Year’s Day fire in a large apartment building in Massachusetts. Officials say the blaze broke out Sunday morning in Holyoke, and flames were visible on the third, fourth and fifth floors."

2017-01-01 - Vacant car lot burns at midnight in Mishawaka (Indiana):

2017-01-01 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Kinston (North Carolina):

2017-01-01 - Vacant nursing home destroyed by fire in Bowie (Texas):

2017-01-01 - Hundreds of crabs wash up dead on beach in Oaxaca (Mexico):

Quote: "This is the first time that this phenomenon occurs, two years ago dead fish also appeared on the shore of this beach."

2017-01-01 - Man and woman found dead in the Rock River within 24 hours in Janesville (Wisconsin):

2017-01-01 - Two men and a woman found dead at the cliffs in coastal Dover (Britain):

Quote: "The man’s body was found at the bottom of the cliffs by the coastguard along with the bodies of another man and a woman between half a mile to a mile away. The deaths are not believed to be linked."

2017-01-01 - Woman in her 40s slumps over dead in hot tub before 1 AM at hotel in Buffalo (New York):

2017-01-01 - Woman in her 20s found dead in canal with less than 2 feet of water in Orchard Mesa (Colorado):

2017-01-01 - Woman, 65 to 75, found dead on beach on coastal Guemes Island (Washington):

2017-01-01 - Man, 48, drops dead in apartment building lobby in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-01-01 - Man dies while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico in Destin (Florida):

2017-01-01 - Man, 22, found dead beneath bridge in Burlington (Vermont):

2017-01-01 - Man, 38, found dead at Glenlord Beach on Lake Michigan in Shoreham (Michigan):

2017-01-01 - Woman, 53, drops dead near her home in Millstadt (Illinois):

2017-01-01 - Teenage boy, 15, found dead on the shore in coastal Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia (Canada):

Note: This is the area where all the crabs, fish, lobsters, starfish, clams, a whale, etc have been mysteriously dying...

2017-01-01 - Person found dead in the Grand River in Kitchener (Canada):

2017-01-01 - Woman, 29, exotic dancer, found dead in upscale strip club in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2017-01-01 - Woman, 38, found dead at beach in coastal Napier (New Zealand):

2017-01-01 - Man, 62, slumps over dead in his boat in the wee hours in coastal Negros Occidental (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "BACOLOD City – A 62-year-old fisherman was found dead on Thursday morning in Ilog town, Negros Occidental. Joel Bornis, a resident of Sitio Labugon, Barangay 1 in the town, was discovered lifeless in his boat by other fishermen who were set to go to the sea at dawn."

2017-01-01 - Man, tow truck driver, slumps over dead in his truck in coastal St. Ann on the island of Jamaica:

Quote: "The male driver of a wrecker was reportedly found slumped behind the steering wheel, near the Ocho Rios bus park in St. Ann yesterday (Dec 31). The identity of the man has not been ascertained. The wrecker was parked along the roadway leading to the bus park. Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay Michael Belnavis says passers-by noticed that the man was not moving, and alerted police."

2017-01-01 - Man, mid-30s, drops dead in Hootagalli (India):

2017-01-01 - College student, woman, found dead in dorm room at the University of Sindh in Jamshoro (Pakistan):

2017-01-01 - Woman in her 80s found dead in canal near Chirk (Britain):

2017-01-01 - Man, 34, found dead in the water at coastal Chesil Beach, Dorset (Britain):

2017-01-01 - Man found dead in the River Ouse in York (Britain):

2017-01-01 - Man in his 40s drops dead on Harewood Avenue in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2017-01-01 - Small plane crashes onto carport at home in New Braunfels (Texas), engine failure:

2017-01-01 - Military helicopter goes missing near La Esmeralda (Venezuela):

Quote: "Venezuelan teams are searching in the Amazon rain forest for a military helicopter that went missing with as many as 13 people on board. Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas says the Russian-built aircraft was supposed to have landed in the tiny settlement of La Esmeralda on Friday."

2017-01-01 - Passenger bus and tractor collide head-on, near Shaymnagar (India), 4 killed, 26 injured:

2017-01-01 - Van veers off road at 6:15 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, at Twin Lakes Road near Keystone Heights (Florida), 1 killed:

2017-01-01 - SUV overturns, bursts into flame, on the Garden State Parkway in coastal Aberdeen Township (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2017-01-01 - Six cars crash at 3:30 AM, one bursts into flame, in Copiah County (Mississippi), 2 injured:

2017-01-01 - Several cars crash, at least one bursts into flame, on I-65 in Brentwood (Tennessee):

2017-01-01 - Two cars collide head-on, in Chesterfield County (Virginia), 2 injured:

2017-01-01 - Car veers off road at 6 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in New Brunswick (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2017-01-01 - Car veers off road at 3:48 AM, slams into home, in Elyria (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-01-01 - Car veers off road, plunges into brook, in Plainfield (Connecticut), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-01-01 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 15 people at temple in Odisha (India):

2017-01-01 - Crocodile attacks and injures woman trying to take selfie with it, at Khao Yai National Park (Thailand):

Note: Well, she's got an interesting tale to tell and the crocodile got a Frenchwoman thigh lunch, so it's a win-win!

2017-01-01 - The 50 doomiest graphs of 2016:

2017-01-01 - Volcanic activity around the planet remains high, 13 volcanoes erupting now:

2017-01-01 - Lava delta collapses, lava pours into the ocean, at Volcano Kilauea (Hawaii):

2017-01-01 - Massive number of earthquakes hit New Zealand in 2016:

2017-01-01 - Stronger winds causing further warming of the Arctic Ocean:

2017-01-01 - Toxic air pollution hits coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-01-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Tasmania (Australia):

2017-01-01 - Britain's flooding during winter of 2015-2016 was worst in 100 years:

2017-01-01 - Brilliantly-colored polar stratospheric clouds appear over the Arctic Circle:

2017-01-01 - The 15 most ridiculous things that media figures said about environmental issues in 2016:

2017-01-01 - Journalist believes it was fire that sank the Titanic:

Quote: "In a Channel 4 documentary Titanic: The New Evidence, Irish journalist Senan Molony claims that a fire on the RMS Titanic weakened the ship’s hull before it hit the iceberg that caused it to sink. The belief that a fire burned in one of the vessel’s coal bunkers for days is not new. However, Molony appears to be the first to link it directly to the vessel’s loss."

2017-01-01 - Damning investigation finds Trump's philanthropy largely a facade:

Quote: "Perhaps more worrisome, Fahrenthold notes that the largest recipient of Trump's charity 'appears to be his own: the Donald J. Trump Foundation.' The foundation, which he has said he will dissolve, is currently under investigation by the New York Attorney General over accusations that it fraudulently used funds to settle personal lawsuits."

2017-01-01 - The philosophical musings of Bruce Lee:

2017-01-01 - Robots to take over many jobs in the future:

Note: I guess that's good, since there won't be any humans around in the future anyway!

2017-01-01 - Iconic 'Hollywood' sign altered to read 'Hollyweed' in California:


  1. Great job on the year end review - pics and categories were amazing.

    So here we go on another year long adventure to see if we can avoid dying before next year at this time. It's becoming increasingly hard to avoid, as we can see by all the weird accidents, building fires, people dropping dead and strange occurrences all over.

    Video shows woman hit by lightning on beach in ItanhaƩm, Brazil

    [see what I mean?]

    Huge wildfire burns 100 homes in Valparaiso, Chile

    A raging wildfire burned 100 homes in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, forcing the evacuation of some 400 people. At least 19 residents were harmed, mostly by smoke inhalation, after the blaze broke out on the city's outskirts, fanned by high winds. [more; it all started from a nearby forest fire]

    Five dead as severe storms including tornadoes hit southern US

    Severe weather: Sydney heatwave marks hottest year on record

    [maybe SOTT is changing their stance]

    Threat of floods is shifting across the US: Risk increasing in the north, but dropping in the south

    [because the South is being hit by drought]

    The dangers of unwanted Christmas presents: Dog attacks 3 family members after owner tries to put festive sweater on it in Tampa, Florida

    A dog viciously attacked three members of a family after its owner tried to put a Christmas sweater on him.

    Arctic air pervades U.S. from coast to coast during 1st week of 2017

    [well, it's about time winter got here]

    Earthquakes continue at California-Mexico border, 250 small quakes since New Year's Eve

    [not a good sign]

    Worst flood in 30 years say residents of Terengganu, Malaysia

    6.0 magnitude earthquake south of Fiji Islands

    4 children killed after pesticide sprayed under home, 6 more hospitalized

    Phosphine gas was likely released when the pesticide Alumnium Phosphide was used as a fumigant to treat mice in the Amarillo, Texas home. [more]

    Tuesday, 3 January 2017
    Paul Beckwith on abrupt climate change

    The latest from Paul Beckwith

    Abrupt Climate Disrupting Arctic Changes

    [4 roughly 15 min. videos]

    [more below]


  2. Guy McPherson in Syracuse

    [2 roughly one hour long videos]

    James Howard Kunstler's predictions for 2017

    Forecast 2017: The Wheels Finally Come Off

    [I don't read him regularly anymore, but this is a good one]

    “There is no other endeavor in which men and women of enormous intellectual power have shown total disregard for higher-order reasoning than monetary policy."
      — David Collum [beginning quote to the article, lots more]

    South Pacific sea-Level rise migrants on the move

    The sixth extinction

    Tens of thousands of dead starfish wash up along the Dutch coast! "Dead starfish as far as the eye can see!"


  3. Dozens of birds fall from sky along Route 22 near Whitehall, Pennsylvania

    [out near Pittsburgh]

    Part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park collapses into ocean

    Woman dies as 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits India-Bangladesh border

    These seabirds are choking on a plastic ocean

    New organ in human's digestive system discovered, researchers unsure of 'mesentery's' purpose

    The mesentery is a double fold of peritoneum, the abdominal cavity lining, which keeps everything together. It's reclassification brings the total number of human organs to 79.

    "Whether the mesentery should be viewed as part of the intestinal, vascular, endocrine, cardiovascular, or immunological systems is so far unclear, as it has important roles in them all," the study reads. [more]

    [missed this yesterday]
    Monday, January 2, 2017
    Is There a Relationship Between Global CO2 Increase and El Nino? Yes and No


    Tuesday, January 3, 2017
    Global CH4 Highest Recorded for any September

    The global methane for September, 2016 was released on December 5th. The global monthly mean was 1843.7 ppb, an increase over September, 2015 of 8.2 ppb. [more]


  4. Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes off Fiji

    [that's a big-un]

    Mysterious 'boom' shakes homes in Connecticut

    [here we go with the mysterious explosions for 2017]

    Anomalous: Three Quadrantid meteor fireballs in southern skies?

    The Quadrantid meteor shower is 2017's first major meteor shower and it peaks tonight. The display is virtually non-existent for observers in the Southern Hemisphere.

    But Franky Lucena shot three rare Quadrantid meteors in the southern Hemisphere.

    All three Quadrantids were in the vicinity of the Southern Cross, which is pretty rare because they tend to favor the northern latitudes. [more]

    Warming crushes global records again in 2016