Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Event Update For 2017-08-29

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2017-08-29 - Sulfur odor hit multiple coastal cities for three days in Southern California:

Quote: "South Coast Air Quality Management authorities are investigating after residents in coastal cities, from Long Beach to Huntington Beach, reported strong sulfuric odors for the past three days. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on August 30, 2017."

Note: Probably just some poison gas blowing in off the ocean. Nothing to worry about, unless you're one of those wanna-stay-alive kind of people...

2017-08-29 - Wastewater station spewing hydrogen sulfide in coastal Port Adelaide (Australia):

Quote: "Actionis being taken to control a rotten egg smell coming from the Port Adelaide wastewater pump station in West Lakes – just weeks after protestors kicked up a stink about the stench."

Quote: "It comes after the Portside Weekly last month revealed that the smell was so intense, residents were waking up in the mornings with headaches from being exposed to it."

Quote: "Peter Laznicka said he and wife Sarka had been 'overwhelmed by hydrogen sulphide' – the gas that smells like rotten eggs and is released during the plants treatment works."

Quote: "The new fixtures – which do not have a budget – are expected to be in place by July next year."

Note: Excellent, so people in the area will only have to be poisoned by lowish levels of deadly hydrogen sulfide for another eleven months. Nobody knows what that does to a person, but I guarantee it's not good. I wouldn't be surprised if the number of people in that area dropping dead from heart attacks or 'Sudden Adult Death Syndrome' doesn't increase markedly in the next months...

2017-08-29 - Chemical plant at risk of exploding due to flooding, in Crosby (Texas), 1.5 mile radius evacuated:

Quote: "A mandatory evacuation is underway in a one and a half mile radius of the Arkema Chemical plant in Crosby. Chemical refrigeration at the plant has been compromised due to high water and lack of power. Employees at the plant have been evacuated and families were being evacuated into early Wednesday morning."

Quote: "An explosion and 'subsequent intense fire' are imminent at a flooded chemical plant near Houston, officials said Wednesday."

2017-08-29 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 12:30 AM and kills woman while parked in Mesa (Arizona):

2017-08-29 - Riding mower explodes and burns at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, on Brookstone Drive in Parrottsville (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on car deck on ferry ship in coastal East Cowes on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2017-08-29 - Fire truck bursts into flame while parked in fire station, fire spreads, station destroyed, in Greenwood (Texas):

Quote: "The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department found themselves on the other side of a fire when their station went up in flames last Thursday. A fire truck quickly became engulfed in flames causing the building to be a total loss."

2017-08-29 - Car showroom heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM in Cuttack (India):

Quote: "An employee at the showroom revealed that more than 200 cars were inside the showroom at the time of fire. Also, lakhs of spare parts, worth crores have burnt to ashes."

2017-08-29 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, multiple vehicles burn, in Columbia (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Columbia Fire Department is working a multi-vehicle fire at a junkyard near I-20 in north Columbia."

2017-08-29 - Massive pallet and junkyard fire erupts at 11:15 PM in industrial area in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "Investigators are looking at the possibility a fire in a car that was in the vicinity may have spread to the pallets."

2017-08-29 - Birds use sense of smell to navigate large distances over oceans:

Quote: "Now, researchers from the universities of Oxford, Barcelona and Pisa have shown in a new experiment that olfaction – or sense of smell – is almost certainly a key factor in long-distance oceanic navigation, eliminating previous misgivings about this hypothesis."

Note: Lots of birds have been getting lost and ending up in unusual places in recent years too. Hydrogen sulfide causes 'olfactory fatigue', so perhaps some of these birds are flying through clouds of gas from time to time, and the birds that aren't outright killed from the gas may have olfactory problems which could result in them getting lost and ending up in weird places...

2017-08-29 - Home explodes and burns in Inkster (Michigan):

Quote: "It was a very close call for an Inkster woman after her home exploded setting off a massive fire. The only person inside the home made it out alive, without serious injury."

2017-08-29 - Home explodes and burns in Bastogne (Belgium), 5 injured:

Note: These are the 248th and 249th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-08-29 - Underground electrical fire and explosions blow two manhole covers off just after midnight Camden (New Jersey):

2017-08-29 - Underground electrical explosion pushes up pavement in Orlando (Florida):

2017-08-29 - Electrical substation rocked by explosion in coastal Darwin (Australia), blackouts ensue:

2017-08-29 - Vacant chemical plant devastated by massive fire in Yerevan (Armenia):

2017-08-29 - Wildfires have burned a record 10,600 square kilometers burned so far in 2017 in British Columbia (Canada):

2017-08-29 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal North East (Maryland), nobody aboard:

Note: This is the 792nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near the Rewa Bridge near Nausori (Fiji Islands):

2017-08-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Vijayawada (India):

Quote: "A day after an APSRTC bus went up in flames in Vijayawada, another Vijayawada-bound bus caught fire in the Konakanamitla police station limits in Prakasam district on Wednesday."

2017-08-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Park Road in Blackburn (Britain):

Note: These are the 582nd, 583rd and 584th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-08-29 - Car-hauler bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-82 near Ellensburg (Washington):

Note: This is the 50th car-hauler to burn in 2017, but not a semi this time, which is rare...

2017-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Love’s Travel Stop in Upper Sandusky (Ohio):

2017-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-79 in Marion County (West Virginia):

2017-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-55 near Mississippi River bridge near West Memphis (Arkansas):

2017-08-29 - Tractor bursts into flame on Road G near Emporia (Kansas):

2017-08-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia near Hope (Canada):

2017-08-29 - Tractor bursts into flame on Logworth Cross in Broadwoodwidger (Britain):

Note: These are the 1567th, 1568th, 1569th, 1570th, 1571st and 1572nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-08-29 - Several garbage trucks go up in flames while parked at Tri-Lakes Disposal facility in Black Forest (Colorado):

Quote: "Several trash trucks caught fire Tuesday night in Black Forest, and investigators are working to figure out what ignited the blaze. The Black Forest Fire Department and other crews were called to a Tri-Lakes Disposal site off Vollmer Road, just northeast of East Woodmen and Black Forest roads, about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday."

2017-08-29 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on I-675 in Beavercreek (Ohio):

2017-08-29 - Truck bursts into flame on Oxford Road in New Denham (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 29 August, 4.12pm Lorry fire, Oxford Road, New Denham. One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross and one from Hillingdon attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2017-08-29 - Bullion van bursts into flame near bridge in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Quote: "According to a twitter user, simply identified as Oladimeji, who first tweeted about the incident, the truck suddenly caught fire while in motion."

2017-08-29 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at gas station on the M3 in Hampshire (Britain):

2017-08-29 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in coastal Kalihi, Honolulu (Hawaii):

2017-08-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 1:40 AM while parked at home in Cedar Bluff (Alabama):

2017-08-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near intersection in Waverly (Iowa):

2017-08-29 - Police car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Lake Worth (Florida):

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments, fire spreads to apartment building, in Garnerville (New York):

Quote: "A car fire that spread to a building resulted in seven people being displaced from three apartments in Garnerville overnight. Witnesses say the car began smoking and then caught fire before the flames spread to the building on Hurd Avenue. Fire officials say everyone evacuated was unharmed. The Red Cross provided victims with funds to stay in a hotel."

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Westwood Boulevard in Lebanon (Tennessee):

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on North Lancer Lane in River Meadows Estates in Ludington (Michigan):

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on I-220 in Jackson (Mississippi):

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame before 5 AM on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Weston (Massachusetts):

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at mall in Winnipeg (Canada):

2017-08-29 - Car destroyed by fire, four cars damaged, while parked at group home in Grafton (Australia):

Quote: "One car has been destroyed and four severely damaged in a garage fire at St Joseph's Cowper Children's Home."

2017-08-29 - Taxi bursts into flame inside tunnel in coastal Singapore:

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Liverpool Road in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame at 7:03 AM while parked near building on Bath Street in Rugby (Britain):

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame at 10:51 PM, fire spreads to second car, on Cleethorpe Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby. Tue 29 Aug 2017 22:51 (No:19065) Car fire, which spread to second car. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2017-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 in Hertfordshire (Britain):

Quote: "A commuter nightmare is currently unfolding on the M25 due to a car fire, a broken down vehicle, and congestion. Both lanes are completely blocked between junctions 23 and 24 clockwise, because there is a car on fire."

2017-08-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Heale Lane in Curry Rival (Britain):

2017-08-29 - Hoverboard bursts into flame in basement at home in Holmdel (New Jersey), near the coast:

2017-08-29 - Hoverboard bursts into flame inside home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Redlands (California):

2017-08-29 - Hoverboard bursts into flame inside home, fire spreads to home, in Portland (Oregon):

2017-08-29 - Car and home burn in Victorville (California):

Quote: "Reported at 8:54 a.m., the blaze was a reported as a residential structure fire in the 14000 block of Moon Valley Street, according to San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief Bobby Cox. Ten residents were ultimately displaced by the fire, but no one was injured. 'In the notes it said there was a car fire in the garage,' Cox said."

2017-08-29 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):

2017-08-29 - Barn destroyed by fire near Klamath Falls (Oregon):

2017-08-29 - Barn and 200 tons of hay and straw go up in flames on Long Street in High Ham, Langport (Britain):

2017-08-29 - Brush fire breaks out along I-5 in coastal Kent (Washington):

2017-08-29 - Wildfire grows to 125,271 acres near coastal Brookings (Oregon):

Quote: "As of Tuesday night, the Chetco Bar Fire burned 125,271 acres, an area larger than the cities of Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro combined."

2017-08-29 - Wildfire causes evacuations and cancels classes in Seeley Lake (Montana):

2017-08-29 - Brush fire breaks out near the H-2 in Wahiawa (Hawaii):

2017-08-29 - 82 tons of straw go up in flames on Elson Road in Ellesmere (Britain):

2017-08-29 - 50 tons of logs go up in flames, fire spreads to building, in coastal Dartford (Britain):

2017-08-29 - Manure pile goes up in flames in North Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-08-29 - AC unit bursts into flame at 3 AM at home, fire spreads to home, in Newark (Delaware):

2017-08-29 - E-cigarette explodes and burns in bag at train station in coastal London (Britain):

2017-08-29 - Water heater destroyed by fire near hospital in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2017-08-29 - Gun shop damaged by fire before 7:10 AM in coastal Pawtucket (Rhode Island):

2017-08-29 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire before 4 AM in Mesquite (New Mexico):

2017-08-29 - Agricultural supply business heavily damaged by fire before 5:24 AM in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2017-08-29 - High school hit by fire, administration building and gym destroyed, in LeFlore County (Oklahoma):

2017-08-29 - Foam factory heavily damaged by huge blaze in Badda (Bangladesh):

2017-08-29 - Airport damaged by fire in Van Province (Turkey):

2017-08-29 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 6:15 AM in Sparta (Michigan):

2017-08-29 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Clyde (North Carolina), 2 injured:

2017-08-29 - Multiple mobile homes go up in flames in Indio (California);

2017-08-29 - Home damaged by fire at 2:45 AM in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2017-08-29 - Home damaged by fire at 4 AM in Wausau (Wisconsin):

2017-08-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3:30 AM in Spokane Valley (Washington), dog killed:

2017-08-29 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Smithsburg (Maryland):

2017-08-29 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2017-08-29 - Home destroyed by basement fire in Altoona (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Quote: "The house is a total loss, but luckily no one was inside at the time."

Note: Yep, it's really lucky that homes are being destroyed while the occupants are away...

2017-08-29 - Home destroyed by fire just before 2 AM near Carthage (North Carolina), nobody there:

2017-08-29 - Home destroyed by fire in Shelbina (Missouri), nobody there:

2017-08-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Schenectady (New York), nobody there:

2017-08-29 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Fishers (Indiana):

2017-08-29 - Deadly fire burns home in Macon (Georgia), 1 killed:

2017-08-29 - Vacant home burns at 4:15 AM near the Rock River in Rockford (Illinois):

2017-08-29 - Vacant home burns on Rawlinson Road in Rock Hill (South Carolina):

2017-08-29 - Vacant historic hotel destroyed by massive blaze in Kellogg (Idaho):

2017-08-29 - Vacant Seagrams distillery burns in coastal Dundalk (Maryland):

2017-08-29 - Man, 24, cop, drops dead at home in Westville (Oklahoma):

2017-08-29 - Man, 52, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead in jail in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts), 3700 feet from the ocean:

2017-08-29 - Person found dead in Newnans Lake in Gainesville (Florida), empty 'ghost boat' found circling first:

2017-08-29 - Woman drops dead before 2 AM on West Princess Street in York (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-29 - Person found dead near vacant complex in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-29 - Woman, 45, slumps over dead in car in Laredo (Texas):

Note: A man, 48, slumped over dead recently in a pickup truck near Laredo too, mentioned in the 2017-08-14 update...

2017-08-29 - Woman, 39, found dead in submerged car in the Ohio River in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-08-29 - Man found dead in resaca in San Benito (Texas):

2017-08-29 - Man found dead in the American Canal in El Paso (Texas):

2017-08-29 - Man found dead in Monument Creek in northern Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2017-08-29 - Woman found dead in yard on Vine Street in Fostoria (Ohio):

2017-08-29 - Boy, 16, dies in lake in coastal Marysville (Washington):

2017-08-29 - Man, around 30, found dead in the Hudson River near West New York (New Jersey):

2017-08-29 - Man, 25 to 40, found dead in the Grand River in Cambridge (Canada):

2017-08-29 - Man has 'medical episode', box truck crashes on pier, man dies shortly later, in coastal Bunbury (Australia):

Quote: "A Busselton has died after a crash in which he narrowly avoided plunging his truck into Leschenault Inlet in Bunbury. Police say the man suffered a medical episode which caused him to lose control of his truck on Blair Street."

2017-08-29 - Man, 92, found dead in Sai Van Lake in coastal Macau:

2017-08-29 - Man, 69, found dead in Garrion Burn, Wishaw (Scotland):

2017-08-29 - Man, 50, falls into lake and dies near Broad Chalke (Britain):

2017-08-29 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Toulouse (France):

Quote: "EasyJet flight #U21460 from Porto to Geneva (A320 G-EZWZ) declared an emergency and diverted to Toulouse due to a medical emergency."

2017-08-29 - Passenger sickens on ferry ship 'Stavangerfjord' near coastal Hirtshals (Denmark):

Quote: "On Aug 29, 2017, at 09.45 a.m. the 'Stavangerfjord' had to turn around after its departure from Hirtshals, and a helicopter was requested to pick up a seriously sick person on board. The 'Stavangerfjord' had only sailed for 45 minutes towards Langesund, when the helicopter was called."

2017-08-29 - Passenger has heart problems on cruise ship 'Monarch' near coastal Haugesund (Norway):

Quote: "On Aug 29, 2017, a passenger aboard the 'Monarch' suffered heart problems just after the departure from Haugesund on Aug 29, 2017, at 3 p.m. The MRCC was notified at 3.39 p.m. The lifeboat 'Bergen Kreds' was alongside the 'Monarch', which was heading to Ă…lesund with 2.400 passengers on board, at 4.50 p.m. with medical personnel. The 'Monarch' stopped at Sletta for about 20 minutes while the patient received treatment and was taken aboard the lifeboat which brought the patient to shore where an ambulance was waiting."

2017-08-29 - Man, 61, has 'medical problem', SUV crashes into cars and building, in Manchester (Maine):

Quote: "Hatch said the SUV driver, Peter Laney, 61, of Manchester, suffered a medical problem and does not recall even driving across the street."

2017-08-29 - Man has 'medical episode', SUV slams into wall, near Llangain (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "It’s believed that the man driving the vehicle - a Land Rover Freeloader - suffered a medical episode while behind the wheel and collided with a wall on the side of the road."

2017-08-29 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup hits coffee trailer, in Benton (Arkansas):

Quote: "Some of us crash without our coffee, but on Tuesday afternoon, someone crashed into the Koffee with a Kause trailer in downtown Benton. It was an unfortunate incident where the driver was experiencing a medical issue and lost control of his vehicle."

2017-08-29 - Small plane crashes into tree and field in Portland (Tennessee), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-08-29 - Small plane crashes near Lake Havasu City (Arizona), 1 injured:

2017-08-29 - Small plane crashes in Nairobi National Park (Kenya), engine failure, 1 injured:

2017-08-29 - Passenger train derails in Asangaon (India):

2017-08-29 - Passenger bus hits pickup truck then crashes off overpass, near Cairo (Egypt), 14 killed, 42 injured:

2017-08-29 - Tanker truck overturns into the Kaawalii Gulch on the Big Island (Hawaii):

2017-08-29 - Tractor trailer and three cars crash, huge fire erupts, on I-10 in Chandler (Arizona), 2 injured:

2017-08-29 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, ignites wildfire, in the Tule River Canyon near Springville (California):

Quote: "The California Highway Patrol confirms a car crash is the cause of a fire that broke out early Tuesday morning in the Tule River Canyon past Springville. Fire officials were inspecting a burned out car sitting on a slope."

2017-08-29 - Car veers off road, hits pedestrians and parked car, in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida), 4 injured:

2017-08-29 - Naked teen runs around in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "A Police Scotland spokesman said: 'Around 4pm on Sunday, police received a number of reports that a naked man was running about Castlemilk Road near to Croftfoot Road.'"

2017-08-29 - Shark attacks surfer, bites his board, near Lorne (Australia):

2017-08-29 - Sinkhole closes Route 422 in Lebanon County (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-29 - Sinkhole threatening home in Sorrento (Louisiana):

2017-08-29 - Sinkhole opens on street in Clifton (Ohio):

2017-08-29 - Huge sinkhole opens in coastal Waihi (New Zealand):

2017-08-29 - Landslide hits Sironko (Uganda), 4 feared dead:

2017-08-29 - North Beach Road subsiding and collapsing in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2017-08-29 - Power outage blacks out thousands of homes in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-08-29 - Two fishermen go out on boat and go missing near coastal Oak Island (North Carolina):

2017-08-29 - Levee breaks in Houston (Texas), death toll hits 18, and other updates:

2017-08-29 - Flooding may release hundreds of alligators from facility in Beaumont (Texas):

2017-08-29 - Floodwaters in Texas may contain bacteria, chemicals and other nasty stuff:

2017-08-29 - Trump reversed regulations to protect infrastructure against flooding just days before Hurricane Harvey:

2017-08-29 - Texas just passed a new law that could screw Harvey victims:

2017-08-29 - Flooding death toll hits 514 in Bihar (India):

2017-08-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Mumbai (India):

2017-08-29 - Turkey unprepared as Istanbul battered by third mega-storm this summer:

2017-08-29 - Guy McPherson going dark, at least on Facebook:

2017-08-29 - US holds second test of B61-12 nuclear bombs:


  1. Wow. It appears that Harvey may be the "straw" the breaks the entire U.S. economy - between the local damage and the economic and environmental ripple effects, we're already being hit with higher gas prices (though crude prices are dropping, globally), food prices (independently before, and now Harvey adds to shortages via collateral damage) and cotton is having big problems. Meanwhile the weather has ramped up all over the globe with flooding, drought caused massive fires and gases spewing from coasts, lakes, and streams (as Jonny assessed years ago - now it's OBVIOUS). More and more people are waking up to the realization that the situation is DIRE, and that "this way of life" will be gone forever in our lifetimes (actually, our LIFETIMES are going away forever too - and sooner than expected)!

    Guy McPherson, it turns out, is the subject of a covert "take-down" from Australia (whose national security team works hand in hand with the CIA) in a supposed "sexting" scandal.

    Kunstelr [geez . .] on the impact Mother Nature putting the nation’s fourth largest city out-of-business

    The whole pack of cards is coming down more quickly than anyone might have imagined.
    The NZ govt is suppressing a report that will be based on conservative IPPC reports.
    We have (and this is conjecture - I have no direct proof apart a comment by a reliable person) that the Australian govt is trying to bring down Guy McPherson before he tours Australia with a sting involving a young wiman from W. Australia.
    We have what is going down in Houston and elsewhere along with rumours that Soros is flicking off US assets.
    The United States is more at less at war with itself where you can come under attack for reaching rational conclusions that don't go along with their rosy agenda.
    And don't forget about the Arctic!
    PS. Apart from neglecting to mention abrupt climate change every word here of James Howard Kunstler rings true.
    Factor in what we know about abrupt climate change and things are much worse.
    When the Butterfly Flaps Its Wings

    It remains to be seen what the impact will be from Mother Nature putting the nation’s fourth largest city out-of-business. And for how long? It’s possible that Houston will never entirely recover from Hurricane Harvey. The event may exceed the physical damage that Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans. It may bankrupt large insurance companies and dramatically raise the risk of doing business anywhere along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the USA — or at least erase the perceived guarantee that losses are recoverable. It may even turn out to be the black swan that reveals the hyper-fragility of a US-driven financial system. [more]

    Thursday, 31 August 2017
    NZ government withholds conservative climate change report

    This is part of a worldwide effort to pull the world over our eyes and suppress [sic] the true state of the planet that starts, but does not stop with Donald Trump.
    This report that has been suppressed is very likely to be based on the very conservative conclusions of the IPCC.

    No wonder that we have efforts of governments and security services (the most likely of which is likely to be Australia) to ensure that Guy McPherson's message does not make it to the wider public.
    Second Climate Change Report Withheld By Government
    Embarrassing Climate Information Kept Secret until after the Election

    [continued below]

  2. Pointers towards Harvey as a black swan event for the economy
    Hurricane Harvey and what comes next may prove to be the black swan event that brings down the economy.

    And guess who will be totally to blame?


    [includes the following articles/topics]

    Harvey flooding is going to break the failing national flood insurance program

    Gas shortages - and the country's oil industry affected
    Gasoline shortages have arrived in Houston

    Crop failures from Montana to Texas..

    Impact of Hurricane Harvey on U.S.-Global cotton supply

    Rothschild Sold Massive Amounts of U.S. Assets and Here’s EXACTLY What He Bought!

    In what is a sure signal to oligarchs across the globe, Lord Jacob Rothschild, founder and chairman of RIT Capital Partners, has substantially minimized his exposure to what he views as a risky and unstable U.S. capital market. [more]

    Russia Slowly but Surely Putting an End to the American Empire

    [America doesn't "play well with others" and may push the nuke button first to take it all down with itself]

    A slow down in Arctic melt but temperatures could shoot back up

    I read somewhere in the comments on the Arctic sea ice blog forum that the ice will not melt so quickly if it is just sitting in its own melt water.

    There is no doubt, due to weather conditions the melt has slowed down despite warm water conditions but it is anyone's bet as to what will happen next.

    "Thus Atlantic low pressure system is similar to last year's Fall and December cyclones. This could be the start of a very mild Fall and winter season in the Arctic"

    "Cold spikes like the current one are not uncommon. The temperature will reach peak cold soon and then shoot back up."

    Arctic ice melt – update – 08/30/2017 [more]

    [more below]

  3. [a lot of this article we've seen, so I only include the last one]
    More people are affected by flooding in South Asia than in 
    Houston – but you won’t hear about that

    Climate chaos across Amerca

    Full Tropical Update/Tornado Warning Mississippi!

    [includes this article and the ones below]
    NEW - Tropical Update: Models show BIG CAT 5 to form in Atlantic - East Coast Heading

    [oh great, my turn may be coming]

    Montana is burning
    Montana is burning and everyone is ignoring them [not "everyone"]

    As Harvey Moves Inland, A New Hurricane Is Forming Over The Atlantic

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #60 (August 26th to 29th 2017)
    [~ 1 hr video]

    Lightning bolt kills 3 in in Khagrachhari, Bangladesh

    Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on cattle across Texas

    Massive US wildfire crosses into Canada and growing rapidly

    Thousands and thousands of fish die over several kilometers in Taiwan – The largest die-off in recent years

    [that picture says it all, Jonny]

    [this is the kind of music one encounters on Star's End a radio show out of U of P in Philly from 1 to 6 a.m. Sundays]

    Listen to the ghostly reverb at Inchindown Oil Tanks

    Signs and wonders! Katrina, Gustav, Isaac and Harvey all made landfall on the 29th of August

    Darwinian Nation State. Darwinian Ending

    When a Republican President can't even pass a tax cut - the holy grail of Supply Side Voodoo economics -  after 7 months in office, despite having control over the House and Senate - you can assume the game is over...

    Unfortunately, by the time everyone is on the same page, it will be too late. Because this is a society that never learns. It's a 100% pure Idiocracy, accept no substitutes.  [more]

  4. News Links, August 31, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Failure to raise debt ceiling would be 'more catastrophic' than Lehman collapse, S&P says

    Gold Reset To $10,000/oz Coming "By January 1, 2018"

    19 European Countries Now Have Negative Interest Rates

    A new t-shirt sewing robot can make as many shirts per hour as 17 factory workers

    Russian Kalashnikov arms maker presents riot control vehicle

    U.S. acknowledges more troops in Afghanistan than previously stated

    US Military Battles Syrian Rebels Armed by CIA — Rebels Shot at US Troops Operating Near Manbij

    18,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh

    Backed by Italy, Libya enlists militias to stop migrants

    Texas Shale Hit Hard By Hurricane Harvey

    The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power In Europe

    About A Quarter Of US Fuel Output Shut As Harvey Churns On

    The world could run out of food two decades earlier than thought
    By 2027 the world could be facing a 214 trillion calorie deficit, says Sara Menker, founder and chief executive of Gro Intelligence, an agricultural data technology company. In other words, in just a decade, we won't have enough food to feed the planet. [we won't make it to 2027]

    World's soils have lost 133 billion tonnes of carbon since the dawn of agriculture, study estimates
    The degradation of the Earth's soil by humans has been an environmental catastrophe on a similar scale to the deforestation of much of the planet, a new study suggests.

    Houston's flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant

    The water flooding Texas right now is probably filled with infectious bacteria

    Obese toddlers begin showing signs of heart failure by age of one, study finds

    [wish I could "bold" this one]
    Worries about a Galveston Bio-Lab
    The flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey has left thousands homeless in the greater Houston area but there also is rising concern about a biological lab in Galveston that houses deadly diseases. [omg]

    CO2 is changing the jet stream in ways that will create more Harveys

    Harvey Knockout of Cell Service Revives Talk of Backup Power

    Is Hillary Running the FBI? "Lack of Public Interest in Emails Justifies Withholding Documents" Says FBI

    Systemic Uncertainty, Meet Fragility
    That's the problem with fragility: everything looks fine on the surface until a crisis applies pressure. Then the whole rickety contraption collapses in a heap.

    Militarized police: Battlefield America Is the New Normal: We're Not in Mayberry Anymore

    [UK] Gangs stealing powerful farm machinery to use in cash machine thefts

    A half-million flooded cars and trucks could be scrapped after Harvey

    Living paycheck to paycheck is the way of life:  New Harris poll finds that 78 percent of US workers live paycheck to paycheck.

    Nearly half of millennials haven't starting saving for retirement: Wells Fargo [why bother?]

    Texas has 53,488 bridges. Here's the toll Harvey is expected to take on those

    Fallout for restaurant industry could be even worse than forecast after Harvey batters Texas

    Houston Reeling Amid Outbreak Of Looting, Armed Robberies; Vigilantes Emerge

  5. Beaumont, Texas, could be without water for days after storm

    [incl. 3 min. news report]

    [this is NOT from the ONION]
    Jerry Springer 'considering' run for Ohio governor, friend says

    [he can't do any worse than Trump . . . can he?]

    Brazos River continues to rise with major flooding expected Friday

    Hurricane Harvey could be one of costliest natural disasters in US history; Moody's forecasts economic costs of up to $75B

    [it was overbuilt and unsustainable in the FIRST place - built on a dry lake bed - not sure it CAN be rebuilt (before the NEXT big one, maybe worse, hits)]

    SYRIANGIRL gives clues that suggest US or Israeli attack on Syria could happen soon

    [i'll see your 75 and raise it to 90!]
    Risk Management Solutions estimates economic losses from Hurricane Harvey at $70-90 billion

    [as expected]
    Chemical fires burn at storm-crippled chemical plant in Texas as Harvey flooding persists

    The chemical plume in Crosby is “incredibly dangerous,” William “Brock” Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said at a briefing Thursday morning. But the Harris County sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, claimed whatever fumes were released were “not anything toxic” — raising baffling questions about the level of danger even as authorities sealed off surrounding areas and imposed a no-fly zone over the plant. [more]

    The Brick Wall Of Reality Is Built. No Way Out

    Compliments of technology, the Idiocracy has knowledge that's a mile wide and an inch deep. Trusting the usual idiots is not going to work...

    Denial pervades every aspect of our society from the environment, the economy, to health and all areas in between. Financialization has systematically destroyed the economy. CHS asks the relevant question, why have wages lost ground for the past several decades? The real answer, not the one he provides, is because financialization requires ever-higher returns on capital. If profits are not rising then stock prices don't move higher. Merely maintaining an asinine level of income means nothing to the stock market, growth is the only factor that moves prices. Without growth the P/E multiple expands since all future income at the current level is already "priced in". Only growth in "E" will enable growth in "P". The drop in wages relative to GDP is directly offset by an increase in corporate profits. [more]

  6. Harvey is a 1,000-year flood event unprecedented in scale

    [not any more!]

    new analysis from the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center has determined that Harvey is a 1-in-1,000-year flood event that has overwhelmed an enormous section of  Southeast Texas equivalent in size to New Jersey.

    “Expect #HarveyFlood record will be broken in 5, 15, 25 years from now — sooner rather than later,” tweeted David Titley, professor of meteorology at Penn State. [more]

    Hero saves 50 people from floods in Port Arthur, Texas after official rescuers failed to arrive

    Professors issue warning tech is superseding human decisions and it's not great

    The Netherlands receives 2 weeks worth of rain in 24 hours

    BREAKING: Huge 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast rocking Indonesia

    Anyone venturing into the woods needs to read Missing 411 - Hunters

    Missing 411 - Hunters: Unexplained Disappearances by David Paulides

    every case in the book meets certain unusual criteria, including cases where search dogs can't find a scent, cases involving unusual weather, cases near locations where others have gone missing, cases were the victim is found in an area previously searched, cases involving bodies of water and cases involving hunters with disabilities or illnesses.

    Paulides also takes a close look at cases in which the hunter disappears in the late afternoon or early evening. According to Paulides, the predominant time that disappearances occur is just before it gets dark.

    bow hunters go missing at a higher rate than hunters with firearms. [more]

  7. A forklift caught on fire at my workplace Saturday, started smoking and was put out by employee with extinguisher, from Marlinton, WV

  8. Sorry to hear that, Patrick, but thanks for posting! People don't really think much about how dependent we are on vehicles for virtually everything. Scarily dependent.

  9. [just when ya think yer outta the woods, startin' a see daylaht]
    Volunteer Rescue Effort In Houston Turns Tragic As Men Are Electrocuted

    A selfless rescue effort by a group of men in Houston ― including three brothers ― turned tragic after their boat drifted into live power lines, killing two and sending five others vanishing downstream. [more]

    Irma Set to Become Major Category 3 Hurricane in Days

    The newly formed Hurricane Irma is set to strengthen into a Category 3 storm on Thursday, and potentially a Category 4 over the weekend—all just one week after Hurricane Harvey made its devastating landfall in Texas. The center of Irma, which on Thursday was about 650 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, is expected to move northwest at about 10 mph. Experts say it is too soon to speculate on the potential U.S. threat, which will be clear late next week.

    After extreme water receding, Atlantic tidal storm floods Punta del Este, Uruguay with sea foam

    You Can't Warn Zombies

    Mass fish death blamed on high river temperatures in Taipei City, Taiwan

    The water temperature was 30.3oC, far higher than the average high temperature of 28.1oC in recent years, the bureau said. [more]