Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 - AUG - Other Stories

2017-08-01 - Four inmates have seizures at jail in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Crews rushed several inmates to the hospital after they suffered seizures Tuesday afternoon, CBS Miami reports."

2017-08-01 - Lynyrd Skynyrd member has 'medical emergency', band cancels two shows in Iowa:

Quote: "The band announced Tuesday that an unforeseen medical emergency of a band member has forced them to cancel two upcoming dates. This includes the August 3 performance at the Davenport Fair in Iowa, and The Washington Town and Country Fair August 4."

2017-08-01 - Man goes missing on Lake Pontchartrain (Louisiana):

2017-08-01 - US Navy lieutenant goes missing from the USS Stethem in the South China Sea:

2017-08-01 - The world is heating up fast:

2017-08-01 - Scientists warn of 'biological annihilation' as warming reaches levels unseen for 115,000 years:

2017-08-01 - Inflating methane bubbles in Siberia could will spell trouble for the whole world:

2017-08-01 - Heatwave bakes the Pacific Northwest, 109F possible this week in Portland:

Quote: "Portland heat wave: Worst-case scenario sees 109 degrees..."

2017-08-01 - Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting the Atlantic Ocean water circulation system:

2017-08-01 - Shallow magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes in the sea off Crete (Greece):

2017-08-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits several bodies of water on coastal Cape Cod (Massachusetts):

Quote: "One pond in Barnstable has been closed to swimming, and three more have been placed on advisory status due to high levels of cyanobacteria, a toxic algae that can be harmful to humans and pets. Schoolhouse Pond in Hyannisport has been closed, due to toxic algae that has collected and formed a thick film - like soup or paint - on the surface. This condition presents moderate to severe risks for people, and a higher risk for pets according to the town of Barnstable's website. Lovells Pond in Marstons Mills, Long Pond in Centerville and No Bottom Pond in Cotuit have been identified as having toxic algae present that has not yet collected on the surface, presenting a low to minimal health risk to people, and a higher risk for pets."

2017-08-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Winnipeg (Canada):

Quote: "The scent of it all made McCaig’s child’s friend throw up. 'There was just that rotting algae smell floating up from the beach to the cottages,' he said. 'It’s really quite depressing,' McCaig said. He has never seen the lake this bad. 'It makes me feel like it’s not going to be around for (my kids),' he said."

Note: No need to worry about that. The kids won't be around either...

2017-08-01 - Lightning strike kills two children in Mangana (Kenya):

2017-08-01 - Lightning strike kills Idaho professor in the Alps (Switzerland):

2017-08-01 - Super Typhoon Noru heads toward Japan:

2017-08-01 - Meat industry blamed for largest-ever 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico:

2017-08-01 - Firefighters test new unmanned water rescue drone in Lake Superior:

2017-08-01 - Global animal mutilations still defy explanation:

2017-08-01 - Congress cementing Trump's anti-climate orders into law:

2017-08-02 - Hydrogen sulfide knocks worker unconscious in sewer in Maryland Heights (Missouri):

Quote: "The man was working eight feet down and was trapped in a 21-inch in diameter pipe. The hydrogen sulfide levels were high."

2017-08-02 - Why many people are naively optimistic about climate change:

Quote: "The dead zones spur the growth of oxygen-eating bacteria, making it impossible for fish to survive. Decomposing organic matter generates hydrogen sulfide, a highly poisonous gas that shuts down the nerves regulating breathing, killing in seconds even at low concentrations. Hydrogen sulfide played a key role in the most severe of all mass extinctions in Earth's past, when 97 percent of all life died 252 million years ago."

Note: We don't have any 70 years either. Anybody could drop dead or burn to death by tomorrow. The problem isn't far off into the future; it's rising all around us right now, a tidal wave of death. It's well past Wake-Up-Or-Die O'Clock...

2017-08-02 - Man falls, hits his head and topples into the ocean in coastal Hamilton on the island of Bermuda:

2017-08-02 - Abrupt climate change moving forward exponentially:

2017-08-02 - New study finds that present CO2 levels are capable of melting large portions of East and West Antarctica:

Note: Sounds plausible, but we'll never really know because the levels will continue accelerating, so 'present levels' only exist for a moment and then it gets worse...

2017-08-02 - Mount Sinabung erupts, blows ash cloud 2.6 miles into the atmosphere, in Sumatra (Indonesia):

2017-08-02 - Animated map shows every earthquake for 15 years:

2017-08-02 - Magnitude 5.4 earthquake shakes Santiago (Chile):

2017-08-02 - Magnitude 4.2 earthquake causes power outages near Edmond (Oklahoma):

Quote: "An earthquake registering a 4.2 magnitude in central Oklahoma disrupted electric power to hundreds of customers. The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported the 4.4-magnitude tremor was detected at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday about 4 miles (6 kilometers) east-northeast of Edmond, Oklahoma - about 15 miles (25 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City."

2017-08-02 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Turner Reservoir in East Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-08-02 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Charles River in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-08-02 - Heatwave continues broiling Bulgaria:

2017-08-02 - Devastating drought displaces 766,467 people in Somalia:

Quote: "The number of people who have been displaced by the severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia has risen to 766,467 since November 2016, the UN said on Tuesday. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest report that most of the displaced people are hosted in settlements in Baidoa (177,000 people) and Mogadishu (161,000 people) districts."

2017-08-02 - Freak hailstorm hits parts of Oman and the UAE:

2017-08-02 - Severe thunderstorms and hail hit France:

2017-08-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit pats of Pakistan, 4 killed, 14 injured:

2017-08-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Flint (Michigan):

2017-08-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-08-02 - Wet weather in May and July break rainfall records in Ottawa (Canada):

2017-08-02 - Controversial theory suggests life was a consequence of physics, not a fluke of biology:

2017-08-03 - Mysterious stench sporadically hitting coastal cities in and around Seal Beach (California):

Quote: "The mysterious foul stench that filled the nostrils of Old Town residents last Sunday was all too familiar—the city first received complaints about a year ago. Sam Atwood, a spokesman for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, said it has definitely been a long term problem. Assistant City Manager Patrick Gallegos said, 'We have been working with AQMD since the City first received resident complaints last year.' Seal Beach isn’t alone. According to Atwood, the Air Quality District has received complaints about the mystery smell in Long Beach and other beach cities."

Quote: "According to Atwood, there were some indications that at least some of the odors have been coming from an offshore source such as a ship—perhaps an oil tanker."

Note: How about an offshore source like, say, THE OCEAN. Derp...

2017-08-03 - New Jersey-sized 'dead zone' is largest ever seen in the Gulf of Mexico:

2017-08-03 - Empty 'ghost boat' found near coastal Richmond Island (Maine), man missing:

2017-08-03 - Man, 50, pulled unconscious from swimming pool in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

2017-08-03 - Earth Overshoot Day - environmental groups say we have consumed more natural resources than the planet can produce:

2017-08-03 - The politics and science of our demise:

2017-08-03 - Arctic Ocean warming up fast from below, Arctic sea ice may well be gone by September 2017:

2017-08-03 - High tsunami threat under Alaska – geological feature similar to the one that produced the 2011 Tohoku tsunami off Japan:

2017-08-03 - Heatwaves creeping toward a deadly heat-humidity threshold:

2017-08-03 - Pacific Northwest threatened by hottest weather ever recorded, Seattle could hit 100F:

2017-08-03 - Temp hits 105F in Portland (Oregon):

2017-08-03 - Heatwave bakes Romania:

2017-08-03 - Heatwave bakes Italy:

2017-08-03 - 'Flash drought' could devastate half the High Plains wheat harvest:

2017-08-03 - 12% of Montana is in exceptional drought, a once-in-a-century event, says NOAA scientist:

2017-08-03 - Lightning strike kills man in field in Brewster (Ohio):

2017-08-03 - Lightning strikes kill 7 more people in Odisha (India), 42 dead in past four days:

2017-08-03 - Typhoon Noru spirals toward Japan:

2017-08-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-08-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Acton (California):

2017-08-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Vietnam, 7 killed, 27 missing:

2017-08-03 - Fleas found carrying plague near Red Lake in Coconino County (Arizona):

2017-08-03 - EPA walks back delay of Obama air pollution rule:

2017-08-03 - Scott Pruitt's EPA shows disdain for America:

2017-08-03 - NAACP issues first-ever travel advisory for a state - Missouri:

2017-08-03 - NASA is hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens for $124,406 to $187,000 a year:

2017-08-04 - Unknown odor sickens people at IRS building in Kansas City (Missouri):

Quote: "Ten workers at Kansas City's IRS building were sickened Friday morning after a suspicious package arrived in the mailroom. The Hazardous Material Unit from the Kansas City Fire Department was called to the building on West Pershing Road about 9:45 a.m. Authorities said the package had a scent of ammonia. Fire officials said of the employees who were sickened, many complained of nausea and vomiting. Firefighters isolated the package and tested it, but nothing hazardous was detected."

2017-08-04 - Unknown sewage smell regularly hitting area in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-08-04 - Man, crewmember, collapses on fishing ship 'Seefalke' near coastal Heligoland (Germany):

Quote: "On Aug 3, 2017, at 4.15 p.m. a crew member of the 'Seefalke' collapsed on board the shp three kilometers East of Heligoland. The daughter boat 'Verena' of the lifeboat 'Hermann Marwede' transferred two medically educated rescue men on board. Afterwards the crew of the 'Verena' also transferred an emergency physician onto the ship. Together, they provided medical care to the patient. Due to his life-threatening state, an SAR helicopter from the German Navy flew the man to the hospital in Itzehoe."

2017-08-04 - Man has 'medical emergency' at McDonald's in Winchester (Britain):

Quote: "A man was rushed to hospital after a 'medical emergency' at a fast-food restaurant in Hampshire today. An ambulance was called to McDonald’s in St George's Street, Winchester this afternoon."

2017-08-04 - Two men rob liquor store, owner has 'medical event' or heart attack, in coastal Pakuranga (New Zealand):

2017-08-04 - Rare 'heat burst' event causes overnight temperature spike in Vacaville (California):

2017-08-04 - Shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Tonga:

2017-08-04 - Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near Moidart (Scotland), biggest Scottish quake in 30 years:

2017-08-04 - Earthquake swarm continues within and around the Long Valley Caldera (California):

2017-08-04 - Yellowstone National Park quaking at elevated levels:

2017-08-04 - November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake released carbon dioxide and methane:

2017-08-04 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #50, August 1st to 4th 2017:

2017-08-04 - Emissions from melting permafrost in Alaska occurring more rapidly than expected:

2017-08-04 - Australia's carbon pollution soars:

2017-08-04 - As the world warms, going outside may become unsurvivable due to heat and humity in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh:

Quote: "Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study."

Note: It's always 'by the end of the century'. That's just to give people a false sense of security, as if our problems are so distant in time that they're barely worth any concern. Nobody will be alive anywhere on the surface of this planet 'by the end of the century'. We may all be gone by the end of the next decade. If you're a 5-year-old child, don't have any major expectations of living long enough to graduate from high school...

2017-08-04 - Extreme weather could kill 150,000 Europeans each year 'by the end of the century':

Quote: "Heatwaves, wildfires and floods could kill more than 150,000 Europeans every year by the end of the century, scientists say."

2017-08-04 - Death Valley just experienced the hottest month ever recorded in the US:

2017-08-04 - Heatwave nicknamed 'Lucifer' broiling large swaths of Europe:

2017-08-04 - Heatwave bakes Croatia:

2017-08-04 - Heatwave and drought force early grape harvest in Italy:

2017-08-04 - Heatwave shattering records in British Columbia (Canada):

2017-08-04 - Dust from the Sahara Desert blows all the way to Florida:

2017-08-04 - Lightning strike injures 3 girls near Lily Lake (Utah):

2017-08-04 - Lightning strikes kill 5 more people in Odisha (India):

2017-08-04 - Typhoon Noru strengthening south of Kyushu (Japan), landfall expected August 6:

2017-08-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-08-04 - Meteorite crashes into field in Rajasthan (India):

2017-08-04 - Two-headed piglet born in Hebei Province (China):

2017-08-04 - On environment and energy (and everything else), Trump often picks his own facts:

2017-08-04 - Humans had farms 30,000 years earlier than previously thought:

2017-08-04 - Cannabis company buys entire California ghost town from the Gold Rush days to create marijuana tourist destination:

2017-08-04 - Popsicles that don’t melt exist:

2017-08-04 - The mysterious and ghostly Russian radio station that nobody seems to run:

2017-08-05 - Man, 71, pulled unconscious from hot tub in Green Valley (Arizona):

2017-08-05 - Woman, 73, has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness on fishing boat near coastal Destin (Florida):

Quote: "The Coast Guard assisted a woman who was reportedly going in and out of consciousness 14 miles southwest of Destin Harbor, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 6:30 p.m. of a 73-year-old woman aboard a fishing vessel going in and out of consciousness."

2017-08-05 - Firefighter has 'medical incident' near White Lake Parkway in Cold Springs (Nevada):

Quote: "A Bureau of Land Management firefighter had to be rescued after experiencing a 'medical incident' while training north of Reno late Saturday morning. According to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, the B.L.M. firefighter was doing a physical training hike near White Lake Parkway in Cold Springs when they suffered the incident."

2017-08-05 - Man has 'medical episode' on Windmill Road in coastal Gravesend (Britain), 2000 feet from the coast:

Quote: "A man was taken to hospital after suffering a medical episode outside council offices in Gravesend."

2017-08-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Winnebago (Wisconsin):

2017-08-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Pawnee Lake just west of Lincoln (Nebraska):

2017-08-05 - Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes near the coast in Mindanao (Philippine Islands):

2017-08-05 - Magnitude 5.0+ earthquake strikes near the Wolfe Creek Crater near Sturt Creek (Australia):

2017-08-05 - Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Healdsburg (California):

2017-08-05 - Magnitude 3.0 and magnitude 3.3 earthquakes shake Sumner County (Kansas):

2017-08-05 - Heatwave bakes Macedonia:

2017-08-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "New Orleans-area residents are slogging through floodwaters after a day of heavy rainfall. reports a flash flood warning for parts of New Orleans was extended to 11 p.m. Warnings for some other nearby areas expired earlier. The news site reported nearly 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain fell in Mid-City during the afternoon and about 5 inches (13 centimeters) fell elsewhere in the city. Water was knee-deep in much of New Orleans."

2017-08-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Thailand:

Quote: "Some areas in 20 districts of this northeastern provinces have been declared disaster zones from flooding as the water levels in Chi, Yang and Sieo rivers are still high, provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office chief Sorawut Palawat said. The disater areas cover 1,766 villages in 159 tambons with 71,469 households. Damage has been made on 612,033 rai of farmland, mostly rice fields, and seven roads. Eight temporatry shelters have been set up to take flood evacuees."

2017-08-05 - Climate change risk to Europe’s most dangerous pathogens revealed:

2017-08-05 - Rabies cases spiking in Colorado:

2017-08-05 - Shrinkflation has started to disguise global food price rises:

2017-08-05 - Spies over Seattle? US Air Force conducts mystery flights around coastal Seattle (Washington):

2017-08-05 - On exponential population growth:

Note: The Earth has a solution for the population problem. I doubt people are gonna like it too much though...

2017-08-05 - Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan ominously warns that the biggest bond bubble in history is about to burst:

2017-08-05 - August 4 is now Barack Obama Day in Illinois:

Quote: "Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday a measure to designate Aug. 4 as 'Barack Obama Day' across Illinois."

2017-08-05 - Surfer Bethany Hamilton inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame 14 years after a shark bit one of her arms off:

Quote: "Hawaii surfer Bethany Hamilton lost 60 percent of her blood and her left arm in a 2003 shark attack. After multiple surgeries, she vowed to get back on the board — which she did just one month later. And now, 14 years later, she has taken her place among the sport’s greats. Hamilton was inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame on Friday in Huntington Beach, California."

2017-08-06 - Sea lice munch on boy's feet at beach in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Note: These things are ancient and have survived every extinction event going back to - and including - the 'Great Dying', the Permian-Triassic extinction event, so I'd expect them to survive the current planetary extinction event too. There will be a few 'winners' and a huge number of 'losers' in regards to which species survive. These things are probably going to be winners. I expect to see more of these attacks as time goes on, as this seems like the kind of thing where if you see it once, you're going to see it again and again. They seem to like meat, so as all the OTHER life continues to die off in the oceans, they're going to have plenty of meat to devour, which will help them expand their populations...

2017-08-06 - Boy, 9, has seizure or 'medical condition' while underwater at swimming pool in Staunton (Virginia):

Quote: "The fast response of lifeguards at the Gypsy Hill Park Pool on Sunday afternoon likely saved the life of a 9-year-old boy who suffered a seizure or some other medical condition under water, according to witnesses."

2017-08-06 - Person has 'medical emergency' on the Smith Creek Trail in Unicoi State Park (Georgia):

Quote: "White County Public Safety spokeswoman Ana Newberry advised in an email, Saturday around 3 PM units responded to Smith Creek Trail in Unicoi State Park, to the report of a person that had a medical emergency and needed to be extracted."

2017-08-06 - Woman has 'medical issue' while hiking in the Franklin Mountains near Chuck Heinrich Park in El Paso (Texas):

2017-08-06 - Man has 'medical episode' in the water at beach in coastal Looe (Britain), child falls too:

Quote: "Concerned he had suffered a medical episode whilst in the water he was taken by inshore lifeboat to Looe Lifeboat Station where he was assessed by the station's GP and paramedics who arranged for him to be airlifted to hospital."

2017-08-06 - Crewmember collapses on cargo ship 'Bonita' near coastal Cuxhaven (Germany):

Quote: "On Aug 6, 2017, at 10.45 p.m. the DGzRS medevaced a crew member of the 'Bonita', a Ukrainian who had collapsed on board the ship on the Elbe. The lifeboat 'Anneliese Kramer' of the local DGzRS station took on board a rescue assistant and an emergency physician in Cuxhhaven and then proceeded to the ship which was about 5.5 kilometers off the port."

2017-08-06 - Shallow magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes in the Indian Ocean:

2017-08-06 - How much will methane from melting permafrost speed up global warming?

Note: I'm gonna go with 'a lot'...

2017-08-06 - US notifies UN of Paris climate deal pullout:

2017-08-06 - Climate scientists are failing in their duty, says Peter Wadhams:

2017-08-06 - Global warming causing suicides in India as crops fail:

2017-08-06 - Snow-free season is lengthening on Alaska’s North Slope – 'It’s remarkable how rapidly things are changing in the Arctic':

2017-08-06 - Heatwave bakes Jordan:

2017-08-06 - Electric cars are not the answer to air pollution, says top UK adviser:

2017-08-06 - Typhoon Noru hits southern Japan, 2 killed, 9 missing:

2017-08-06 - EF2 tornado touches down and tears through part of Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-08-06 - Meteor breaks up in the sky over southern France:

2017-08-06 - A new theory in the ball lightning mystery:

2017-08-06 - McMaster says US preparing for a 'preventive war' with North Korea:

Note: So to prevent war, we must start a war? But then we have war, so we didn't prevent war, so how does this work again? 'Preventive war' sounds like an oxymoron, like 'military intelligence'...

2017-08-06 - Bigfoot reported north of Charlotte (North Carolina):

2017-08-07 - Woman pulled unconscious from the water at marina in coastal Urangan (Australia):

Quote: "She said at this stage it was unclear whether the woman had nearly drowned or if she had experienced a medical episode of some kind."

2017-08-07 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

Quote: "Alaska's tiny Bogoslof volcano erupted again Monday morning, sending an ash cloud about 6 miles into the sky. The 'significant explosive eruption' started around 10 a.m. on the remote island in the Bering Sea, northwest of Unalaska Island, and continued for about three hours, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported."

2017-08-07 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #51, August 4th to 6th 2017:

2017-08-07 - Sea temperature hits 30.1C (86F) around the island of Malta:

Quote: "If the sea was not particularly refreshing this weekend, it is no wonder: the surface sea temperature reached a staggering 30.1°C, according to the Physical Oceanography Research Group at the University of Malta. Coordinator Aldo Drago said that the surface sea temperature was high all around the Maltese Islands, reaching values well beyond 29°C and peaking up to 30.1°C in the coastal stretch of sea opposite Marsascala on Saturday in the early evening. Sea temperatures in shallower areas, ports, bays and beaches were even higher. The sea temperature measured at 3m depth in a yacht marina on the eastern coast reached close to 31°C. The highest sea temperatures are typically reached in early August each year, but are 2°C cooler than the recent values. Prof. Drago said that the mean sea surface temperature (SST) in coastal waters has been steadily increasing at a hefty average rate of close to 0.05°C per year since the late 1970s."

2017-08-07 - Algae blooms hit the Canary Islands (Spain):

2017-08-07 - Enduring heatwave continues to bake Sacramento (California), record broken:

Quote: "Downtown Sacramento on Monday broke its record for the number of consecutive days that temperatures topped out at 90 degrees or higher. A high of 90 degrees was reached shortly before 3 p.m., marking a 41-day streak, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 40 consecutive days, set in 1992. The last time downtown Sacramento saw a high of less than 90 degrees was June 27."

2017-08-07 - Heatwave broils Kuwait:

2017-08-07 - Heatwave bakes Jordan, temps hit 44C/115F:

2017-08-07 - Lightning strikes kill 5 people and injure 5 more in Munger (India):

2017-08-07 - Tropical Storm 'Franklin' about to hit the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico):

2017-08-07 - Heavy rainfall events projected to increase:

2017-08-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bexar County (Texas):

2017-08-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Hamilton (Canada):

2017-08-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Ussuriysk (Russia):

2017-08-07 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Pakistan, 8+ killed:

2017-08-07 - Fierce storm hits Italy, 3 killed:

2017-08-07 - Rare thundersnow storms hit New South Wales and Victoria (Australia):

2017-08-07 - Mysterious hybrid strain of anthrax is killing chimps and spreading to other species in the African Rainforest:

2017-08-07 - Weird things that happen during a total solar eclipse:

2017-08-07 - US federal department is censoring use of the term 'climate change':

2017-08-07 - Did a novelist from the 1800s warn us in advance that Donald Trump would be the last president?

2017-08-08 - Girl has 'medical emergency' and collapses on field near school in Valencia (California), near the Santa Clara River:

Quote: "A young female was airlifted from a grass field next to Valencia Valley Elementary Tuesday, after she had a medical emergency and needed an emergency evacuation."

2017-08-08 - Man, 35, has 'medical incident', talks erratically, drives off in ambulance, in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

Quote: "An outpatient at Butler Hospital climbed into an unattended ambulance Tuesday afternoon and drove off, the police said. Both the 35-year-old man and the ambulance were found a short distance from the hospital in the area of Wayland and President Avenues, said Providence police Lt. George Smith. The owner of the private ambulance, Professional Ambulance, declined to charge the man, who was talking erratically, Smith said, adding that police are treating the case as a medical incident."

2017-08-08 - Man, 66, has 'medical emergency', collapses, heart stops, resuscitated, at basketball event in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "Fung called the fire department for help and began performing CPR on the man, who had lost consciousness and stopped breathing."

2017-08-08 - Man, 24, sickens on Mount Warning in New South Wales (Australia):

Quote: "It is believed the 24-year-old man suffered from a medical condition and was vomiting, had shortness of breath and was 'feeling feint.' [sic]"

2017-08-08 - Volcano Shiveluch erupts in the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2017-08-08 - Magnitude 6.5+ earthquake strikes in Sichuan Province (China), 13+ killed, 175+ injured:

2017-08-08 - And another magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes in China, near Xinjiang:

2017-08-08 - Magnitude 5.1 earthquake and many aftershocks strike near the coast near Bodrum (Turkey):

Quote: "At least 490 earthquakes hit the Aegean resort district of Bodrum in the last 24 hours after a 5.1-magnitude temblor on Aug. 8. The earthquake was previously measured at 4.9 magnitude, but the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) revised it to 5.1 magnitude."

2017-08-08 - Scientists fear Trump will dismiss blunt climate report by government agencies, and here's the report:

Note: Doesn't matter much whether he dismisses it or not - the report is out. Now people can decide for themselves whether to believe science or Trump...

2017-08-08 - European heatwave devastates European glaciers:

2017-08-08 - As glaciers disappear on Mount Kenya in Kenya, violence erupts as people fight over the remaining water:

2017-08-08 - Peru’s glaciers have made it a laboratory for adapting to global warming - it’s not going well:

2017-08-08 - Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees:

2017-08-08 - Lightning strikes have killed 258 people so far in 2017 across Odisha (India):

2017-08-08 - Northern California sees more than 3,000 lightning strikes in 48 hours:

2017-08-08 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Houston (Texas):

2017-08-08 - Derrick Jensen interviews Alice Friedemann:

2017-08-08 - Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 trillion per year:

2017-08-08 - US consumer credit card debt balloons to $1.02 trillion, an all-time high:

2017-08-09 - Man has 'medical emergency' on barge docked at port in coastal Wilmington (Delaware):

Quote: "City firefighters assisted at a call from the Port of Wilmington Wednesday morning when a man experienced a medical emergency 20' off the ground on a docked barge.  According to officials with the Wilmington Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to 50 Berth Road around 11:51 a.m. on August 9, 2017, where an adult male was in need of medical aid inside the barge, but was only accessible via a ladder."

2017-08-09 - Man, 80, disappears while scuba diving near coastal Provincetown (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Coast Guard boats and aircraft, along with local agencies and commercial and recreational boats, searched the sea near Long Point in Provincetown on Wednesday after an 80-year-old SCUBA diver failed to surface after he dived in 35 feet of water. The Coast Guard said in a written statement that the unidentified diver, who had 50 years of SCUBA experience, was diving with other divers from a 16-foot Boston Whaler dive boat. A crewman contacted the Coast Guard at about 11:36 a.m. to report that the man was no longer attached to his dive flag."

2017-08-09 - Man goes out on boat, goes missing, empty 'ghost boat' found, on the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Dive teams spent the day Wednesday searching the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre for a missing boater. Rescue teams were out all morning along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre searching for a man who was reported missing Tuesday night. Crews are searching for Rick Bevan of Wilkes-Barre. They found Bevan's boat Tuesday night after his family says he didn't come home from his fishing trip."

2017-08-09 - Man, 64, has 'medical episode', topples off ladder, in Oxford (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 64-year-old man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after falling from a ladder at the Westgate construction site. The worker is now in a stable condition after suffering from what is believed to have been a medical episode while up a ladder."

2017-08-09 - SOTT Earth changes summary for July 2017, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2017-08-09 - Underwater permafrost on the Arctic shelf melting faster than expected:

Quote: "'Based on the new results obtained by comprehensive biogeochemical, geophysical and geological research made in 2011-2016, we can conclude that in some areas of the Eastern Siberian shelf the permafrost layer has thinned and reached the stability zone of hydrates, the destruction of which might lead to massive emissions of methane bubbles,' Natalya Shakhova, professor at the university's Geology and Exploration Department, was quoted as saying."

2017-08-09 - Volcanoes Poas and Turrialba erupt in Costa Rica:

2017-08-09 - Local food summit with Guy McPherson:

2017-08-09 - Americans are dying younger, saving corporations billions:

2017-08-09 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes southeast of Dostyq (Kazakhstan):

2017-08-09 - Earthquake swarm strikes near coastal Rijeka (Croatia):

2017-08-09 - Coal plants might be even more toxic than we thought:

2017-08-09 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people and injure 2 more in Bulgaria:

2017-08-09 - WetLand, an artwork about rising waters, sinks in the Schuylkill River (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-09 - Bizarre clouds form a 'vortex' over Finland:

2017-08-09 - Strange sounds heard from the sky in Romania:

2017-08-09 - Police murders of citizens in the US in 2017 are at the highest rate ever:

2017-08-09 - First genetically engineered salmon sold in Canada:

2017-08-09 - Natural gas prices poised to rise as exports boom:

2017-08-09 - World's largest dinosaur now on display in New York:

2017-08-10 - Hydrogen sulfide (e.g. sewer gas) hits mall in Fredericton (Canada), mistaken for natural gas:

Quote: "Shoppers and workers at Regent Mall had to be evacuated Thursday night after reports of a natural gas smell. The Fredericton Fire Department says it received a report of a natural gas odour at the front of Walmart around 8:30 p.m. Enbridge Gas employees went through the mall with their gas detectors, but did not find any signs of natural gas. Officials believe the smell was sewer gas, and gave the all-clear just before 10 p.m."

2017-08-10 - 'Gas odor' causes evacuations at hospital in Media (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "According to the hospital, PECO and local fire officials have confirmed that there was no gas leak and all areas of the hospital have been cleared and are fully operational."

Note: So it wasn't natural gas, but whatever the gas was, it smelled like 'rotten eggs'. Uh huh...

2017-08-10 - 'Gas odor' hits coastal Sittingbourne (Britain):

Quote: "Sittingbourne has been plagued by a mystery stink. More than 70 puzzled residents have commented on Facebook since the town became swamped by the smell. Many flooded the national emergency gas hotline fearing there was a major gas leak."

2017-08-10 - Charred corpse found in burning car in parking lot at business in Seville (Spain):

Quote: "The corpse of a man has been found on Tuesday night inside a car that has been burned out in the a car park belonging to the company Abengoa in Seville."

2017-08-10 - Mysterious explosion and flash of light at 1:20 AM alarms people in and around coastal Weston-super-Mare (Britain):

Quote: "No RAF airplanes went sonic on that day. Moreover, you would not get a flash with a sonic boom. No lightning strikes were recorded over the whole UK on Sunday night and Monday morning. So astronomers said it may have been a comet or asteroid explosion while entering the atmosphere at about 35,000-55,000 miles an hour."

Note: It's also consistent with a large cloud of gas - probably methane - belching from the ocean near there and igniting and exploding in the atmosphere...

2017-08-10 - Heatwave broils Iraq and Kuwait, birds dropping dead from the sky:

Quote: "The Middle East has been hit with an 'ungodly' heatwave so extreme Iraq's government ordered all of its civil servants to go home on Thursday, when temperatures rose above 50C. Temperatures are expected to stay above 45C for the next week, with the UK Met office predicting temperatures as high as 49C this weekend. Meanwhile Kuwait will see highs of 47C and 44C in Riyadh. It comes after temperatures above 48C every day this month in the Iraqi capital."

Quote: "Birds in Kuwait have reportedly been dropping from the sky as temperatures soar to 50C across the Middle East."

2017-08-10 - Baby has seizure, stops breathing, resuscitated, in coastal Plymouth (Massachusetts):

2017-08-10 - Man goes into cardiac arrest at footbridge over the River Nene in Peterborough (Britain):

Quote: "The footbridge at Rivergate was taped off by Cambridgeshire police on Thursday evening, August 10. The path was closed to allow forensic officer to collected evidence after they were called by ambulance crews following an earlier incident in which a man was taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest."

2017-08-10 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode' at 7:15 AM at Kendal Castle (Britain), near the River Kent:

Quote: "The emergency services were at Kendal Castle earlier after a man suffered a 'medical episode'. He was taken to hospital in Blackpool. Cumbria Police tell us they were asked to attend by the ambulance service, around 7.15am."

2017-08-10 - The ground around the Yellowstone supervolcano has deformed after 1,500 quakes this summer:

2017-08-10 - Volcano Klyuchevskoi erupts, belches ash and gas 8 kilometers high, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2017-08-10 - Magnitude 6.2+ earthquake strikes in the ocean near Luzon Island (Philippine Islands):

2017-08-10 - Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Brookings (Oregon):

2017-08-10 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Oldham Pond in Pembroke (Massachusetts):

2017-08-10 - How fossil fuel money made climate change denial the word of God:

2017-08-10 - Melt ponds appear on Kahiltna Glacier in Alaska as temp hits 84F/29C:

2017-08-10 - Another winter heatwave to grip southern parts of Queensland after hottest July:

2017-08-10 - It's raining at both poles:

2017-08-10 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people and 4 cattle in Ethiopia:

2017-08-10 - Lightning strikes have killed 280 people since April in Odisha (India):

2017-08-10 - Lightning strike hits motorcyclist in Guilin City (China):

2017-08-10 - Jet Streams WIDEN and FILL most of Southern Hemisphere:

2017-08-10 - Heavy rain and hail pound WaKeeney (Kansas):

2017-08-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Britain:

2017-08-10 - Heavy rain, hail and flooding hit Greeley (Colorado):

2017-08-10 - Heavy rain and hail hit Calgary (Canada):

2017-08-10 - Microburst unloads on Tucson (Arizona):

2017-08-10 - Strange noises in the sky heard in Northern Territory (Australia):

2017-08-10 - 1946, before saucers, Kareeta, UFO contact in California:

2017-08-10 - Trump declares opioid crisis a national emergency:

2017-08-11 - Unknown odor sickens people at hospital in Exeter (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Two sections of Exeter Hospital were evacuated Friday after 19 staff members reported flu-like symptoms in the inpatient operating room, a hospital official said. The cause of the staff members' sickness at the New Hampshire hospital remained a mystery Friday, officials said. State public health officials who inspected the hospital on Friday had 'no findings,' hospital spokeswoman Debra Vasapolli said. 'Whatever caused it is no longer present,' she said on Friday night. Between 8:30 a.m. and noon, 19 staff members from the operating room complained of dizziness and nausea and were taken to the hospital's emergency room, Vasapolli said. Both the operating room and emergency room were eventually closed and evacuated, she said."

Quote: "The cause of the odor is being investigated. Hazmat teams searched the hospital twice and did not find anything of concern. 'I’m not going to stand here and tell you 19 people didn’t get sick, they did, but we’re confident whatever sickened them is no longer there in the hospital,' said Asst. Chief Eric Wilking of Exeter the Fire Department."

Note: Probably just some poison gas blowing through and getting sucked into the hospital via the HVAC system. Natural gas detectors and carbon monoxide detectors won't detect hydrogen sulfide. Unknown odors sickened people in two different passenger planes the day prior too, one in Buffalo (New York) and one in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida), both events mentioned in the 2017-08-10 update. From the full hypothesis: "There will be more unexplained HazMat events, often involving unusual odors. Eventually the entire populations of towns and cities will drop dead."

2017-08-11 - Man, 67, swimming instructor, goes missing in swimming pool in Kolkata (India), feared dead:

Quote: "A 67-year-old trained swimmer and instructor is feared drowned in a pool in Kolkata’s College Square area on Friday."

2017-08-11 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hit Fort Pond in Montauk and Lake Ronkonkoma (New York):

2017-08-11 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Pigeon Lake southwest of Edmonton (Canada):

2017-08-11 - Bad heat rising, 4C global warming brings super heatwaves packing 131 degree (F) 'apparent temperatures':

Quote: "On the present emissions pathway, it’s likely that the world will hit 4 degrees Celsius warming by 2100."

Note: Oh, by 2100. Well, nobody's gonna be alive by then to worry about the heat. Problem solved!

2017-08-11 - Extreme heatwave decimating crops in parts of Europe:

2017-08-11 - Lightning strike kills 3 children and injures 3 others in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2017-08-11 - Tesla preparing to test autonomous big rigs in California and Nevada:

Quote: "Tesla is looking to test a fleet of self-driving electric trucks in Nevada and California according to new details revealed in an email between the Silicon Valley-based electric auto giant and Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The news comes via Reuters, which read an email discussion between Tesla and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. The idea of 'platooning' suggests that Tesla's autonomous driving tech will allow the vehicles to move in a convoy formation, with one vehicle leading a fleet of autonomous trucks."

Note: This is anti-slumper tech, driverless vehicles, since people are going to be spazzing out and slumping over dead too often in vehicles to keep civilization functioning. Driverless vehicles will buy us a little more time...

2017-08-11 - Federal government prepares for mass power outages across the US:

2017-08-11 - Scientists predict 100-foot asteroid slated to pass by Earth will burn up in the atmosphere:

2017-08-11 - There are mysterious clouds on Mars:

2017-08-11 - The great American eclipse may make animals act strangely:

2017-08-11 - Petroglyph in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon represents ancient total eclipse of the sun:

2017-08-11 - Unknown condition makes boy's fingers grow a foot long in Uttar Pradesh (India):

Note: Hope they find a cure. I'm sure he's keeping his fingers crosse...wait, nevermind!

2017-08-11 - Batman spotted at train station in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

2017-08-12 - Foul odor hits Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "The disgusting smell that hit Manchester is hanging around - and we still don't know what it is..."

2017-08-12 - Huge numbers of tropical pyrosomes invading beaches from California to Alaska:

Quote: "The Guardian reported that NOAA research biologist Rick Brodeur, along with marine biologist expert Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin, suspect increasing water temperatures may be related."

Quote: "They are more commonly found in tropical waters but have been spotted since 2015 in increasing numbers along the Northern California Current, which spans Northern California to Oregon and Washington, according to  the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

Quote: "Some pyrosomes — which can glow in the dark — have even been spotted as north as Alaska, according to Reuters."

2017-08-12 - Magnitude 4.8 earthquake shakes Gaborone (Botswana):

2017-08-12 - Guy McPherson from Greece:

Note: Guy gets around!

2017-08-12 - Crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about:

2017-08-12 - Heatwave hits parts of Canada:

2017-08-12 - Devastating drought hits Ethiopia, 2 million animals killed:

2017-08-12 - Drought hits Sri Lanka, 1.2 million people affected:

2017-08-12 - Lightning strikes kill 2 people, injure another, in Odisha (India):

2017-08-12 - Tornado rips through Chifeng (China), homes destroyed, 5 killed, 50 injured:

2017-08-12 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Nepal, 20+ killed, 50 missing:

2017-08-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Hunan Province (China), dam breached:

2017-08-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Baling District (Malaysia):

2017-08-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Assam (India), 5+ killed:

2017-08-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Iran, 5+ killed:

2017-08-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bangladesh:

2017-08-12 - Fierce storm hits Poland, 5 killed, 30+ injured:

2017-08-12 - Massive wave anomaly from Antarctica covers all of South America:

2017-08-12 - Meteorite crashes into yard at home in Appling (Georgia):

2017-08-12 - Man, 20, drives car into anti-white-supremacist protesters at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville (Virginia), 1 killed, 19 injured:

2017-08-13 - Ocean mysteriously suddenly recedes from beaches in Brazil and Uruguay:

Note: Extremely bizarre! Subsurface landslide in the area? Massive methane eruptions in the ocean?

2017-08-13 - Man, diver, 43, has medical problem while diving near coastal Egmont Key (Florida):

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 43-year-old diver from a boat 20 miles west of Egmont Key today (Aug. 13). About 11:06 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg said they received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from crew members aboard a 23-foot boat. They said a diver in their party had surfaced experiencing dizziness and had requested medical help."

2017-08-13 - Study explains rapidly rising sea level on U.S. East Coast – 'We need to understand that the ocean is coming':

2017-08-13 - Heatwave heads to South Australia:

2017-08-13 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Bengkulu (Indonesia):

2017-08-13 - Lightning strike kills mountain biker near Telluride (Colorado):

2017-08-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Beijing (China):

2017-08-13 - Flooding death toll reaches 104, 2.3 million people affected, in Assam (India):

2017-08-13 - Severe thunderstorm hits southern Finland, wind gusts too strong for measuring equipment to record:

2017-08-13 - New energy source in form of aluminum nanomaterial discovered by army scientists:

Note: I'm sure it takes more energy to manufacture it than it contains, so it's more of a 'new way to store energy' than a 'new energy source'. TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch...

2017-08-13 - Ten very strange facts about the August 21 solar eclipse that might blow your mind:

2017-08-14 - Mysterious gas cloud sickens nine people at oceanfront resort in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "A mystery gas injured nine people in the pool area at the Sea Crest Resort on South Ocean Boulevard Monday afternoon, sending two children to the hospital. Lt. Jon Evans of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department said the gas was like a 'cloud' that formed in an outdoor pool deck area in the resort at 803 S. Ocean Blvd. and drifted down to the neighboring hotel to the south."

Quote: "The chemical that caused the poisonous cloud was also a mystery Monday afternoon. 'I’m not sure if it was just something to do with the pool, or something else,' Evans said. 'We were monitoring the area to try to figure out where it started, where it happened. At this time, it seems like whatever it was has cleared up,' Evans said, as hazmat technicians packed up to clear the scene less than two hours later. 'We’ve not had anything to show up on our monitor to pinpoint exactly where it was.'"

2017-08-14 - Unknown cause sickens people in three adjacent homes in Cridlake (Britain), 5 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Appliances from Axminster and Lyme Regis and a supervisory officer were mobilised to a report of people feeling unwell in 3 adjoining properties in Cridlake. Fire service attended and checked inside and outside the properties with Gas Detection equipment. No readings of hazardous gases were found. The incident was handed over to the Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team"

2017-08-14 - Man, 55, has heart problems on tanker ship 'Gaschem Stade' near coastal Egmont Key (Florida):

Quote: "An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Clearwater approaches the 550-foot tanker Gaschem Stade, 13 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gage Hunt) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old male Philippine national from a 550-foot tanker 13 miles west of Egmont Key, Monday. At 10:15 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from crewmembers aboard the tanker, Gaschem Stade. They reported the man was suffering from symptoms of a heart attack aboard the tanker."

2017-08-14 - 91 volcanoes found under the ice in Antarctica:

Quote: "Scientists believe they have found the largest volcanic region on earth - under the ice of Antarctica."

Quote: "The study's authors said Antarctic ice melt could have "profound impacts" for volcanic activity in the region. 'Research in Iceland has shown that with thinning ice cover, magma production has increased at depth,' they wrote."

Note: There's another feedback. The more the ice melts, the more the volcanoes will erupt, which will melt more ice, and so on...

2017-08-14 - Hot temps melting the Arctic ice away:

Quote: "Arctic sea ice is under attack from all sides. At this time of year, the sun doesn't set at the higher latitudes. As the image below shows, it was as hot as 94°F or 34.5°C in North Canada on August 13, 2017 (at the green circle, at 1000 hPa, at 00:00 UTC). Temperatures at surface level were as high as 33.1°C or 91.5°F at that location, where wind was coming from the south and blowing toward the north at a speed of 28 km/h or 17 mph at that time."

2017-08-14 - Rising sea level already driving people from their homes around the world:

Quote: "Increasingly, the phenomenon of rising sea levels has amplified fears over climate refugees — individuals forced to leave their homes due to changing environmental conditions in their respective homelands. Climate watchers estimate that at least 26 million people around the world have already been displaced, and that figure could balloon to 150 million by 2050, according to the Worldwatch Institute."

2017-08-14 - Rising sea level causing serious problems in Egypt:

2017-08-14 - Heatwave bakes Armenia:

2017-08-14 - New study - 'Super heat waves' of 131F coming if global warming continues unchecked:

2017-08-14 - Plants belched 3 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere during monster El Nino of 2014-2016:

2017-08-14 - Ozone layer still not healed and may never be healed:

2017-08-14 - Oceans in opposition, giant Pacific waves crash into Chile while the ocean mysteriously recedes in Brazil:

2017-08-14 - Lightning strike kills 4 people in Afar (Ethiopia), 13 such deaths in last 3 weeks:

2017-08-14 - Flooding death toll reaches 91 in Nepal:

2017-08-14 - 'Mutant piglet' with two bodies and eight legs dies minutes after birth in China:

Note: It's a Cronenberg!

2017-08-14 - Large comets more common than previously thought:

2017-08-14 - Northrop Grumman developing stealth carrier-capable unmanned refueling drone:

2017-08-14 - Huge crop circle appears, pisses farmer off, in Wiltshire (Britain):

Note: I highly doubt some kids with boards made that in one night...

2017-08-15 - Hydrogen sulfide hits Lake Havasu City and large swath of Mohave County (Arizona):

Quote: "The odd smell that wafted into Lake Havasu City on Tuesday is believed have come from California’s Salton Sea, which has recently experienced high hydrogen sulfide levels. The smell of sulfur spread not only to Lake Havasu City, but throughout Mohave County, according to Havasu fire officials. An odor reportedly resembling 'rotten eggs' permeated Northwestern Arizona Tuesday, in areas including Havasu and Kingman. The origin of that odor, according to Havasu Fire Chief Brian Davis, may be California’s Salton Sea."

Note: Didn't see any hydrogen sulfide odor advisories issued for the Salton Sea, so maybe this was just a big cloud of hydrogen sulfide blowing through the atmosphere from the ocean off the West Coast and not settling close to the ground until the cloud reached Arizona. On the other hand, the Salton Sea IS turning into a veritable hydrogen-sulfide-spewing gas factory, so who knows...

2017-08-15 - 'Rotten egg' odor hitting Madison (Wisconsin), near Lake Mendota:

Quote: "It smells kind of like rotten eggs with the landfill mixed together."

Quote: "Residents say they mostly notice the smell early in the morning, at night, and sometimes on the weekends. Brandon Steinberg, who has lived in his home for six years, says he’s never smelled anything like it before."

2017-08-15 - Horrible smell hits coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Quote: "The cause of a 'horrible' smell reported in parts of Cardiff city centre and Cardiff Bay has been investigated by Cardiff Council. People in the Welsh capital took to social media on Tuesday to question the cause of the stench. Welsh Water said it 'sent an inspector to investigate' and was satisfied the odour was not linked to its network."

2017-08-15 - Man, 68, has heart problems on ship near coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):

Quote: "The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from symptoms of a possible heart attack about 20 miles east of Ocean City Tuesday afternoon. Around noon, Coast Guard officials received a report of a 68-year-old man aboard the vessel Morning Star, suffering from symptoms of a possible heart attack."

2017-08-15 - Person pulled unconscious from the water at beach in coastal Centerville (Massachusetts):

2017-08-15 - Magnitude 2.6 earthquake shakes Pyongyang (North Korea):

2017-08-15 - Heatwave bakes South Australia:

Quote: "Up to 37 deg C in South Austalia - and it's winter!"

2017-08-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Socorro (Texas):

2017-08-15 - Worst flu outbreak ever hits Australia:

2017-08-15 - Fleas found carrying bubonic plague in Arizona:

2017-08-15 - Safety alert after drug-resistant 'Japanese fungus' is found in 55 hospitals in the United Kingdom:

2017-08-15 - Seeing without eyes and the unexpected world of nonvisual photoreception:

2017-08-16 - Rotten egg odor hits Gainesville (Georgia), no cause found:

Quote: "After an investigation by Liberty Utilities, it was determined that the smell was 'not due to a gas leak or any hazardous condition associated with Liberty Utilities facilities,' Smith said. Smith did not know what company or organization is responsible for the odor. 'Our units found that there was an odor in and around Gainesville but never located a source,' Smith said."

Quote: "Liberty Utilities marketing and communications manager John Shore said it was unclear what caused the odor."

2017-08-16 - Rotten egg odor hits school in Gardnerville (Nevada), no cause found:

2017-08-16 - Cracks open in the ground and spew unknown sulfur-smelling gas, plants die, in Chacalapa (Mexico):

Quote: "The region in the state of Tobasco, Mexico – famous for its hot sauce – is under investigation by geology experts after cracks were reported in Chacalapa, a rural suburb in south east Mexico. Vegetation around the eruptions has been killed and the sickening fumes have driven people from their homes."

Quote: "'Nobody says a word of what is happening in our community. It is near a dirty space, but a crack opened and a vapour with strong sulphur smell comes from there until eyes sting.' Experts wearing yellow chemical hazard suits have been seen digging and taking scientific readings at the cracks."

Quote: "Neighbours told me that near this place there is a dirty area, where smoke comes out, vapour with a sulfur smell."

Quote: "Regional civil protection expert Javier Collado said his department is awaiting the results of tests on the fumes. He claimed that initial results showed there is 'no dangerous material there, nor methane gas.' He added: 'There is no danger of explosion. We cannot alert the population because there is no danger.'"

Note: If there's no danger then why are the workers wearing HazMat suits? What's killing the plants? Maybe the workers should take those HazMat suits off, put their faces over the gas vents and inhale deeply a few times. You know, just to reassure the local people. Hydrogen sulfide smells like sulfur, and it's an eye irritant...

2017-08-16 - Man collapses at dock, slams his face on the way down, has seizure, in coastal Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

Quote: "While assisting the commercial tow company at the docks officers were notified of an individual who had collapsed, struck his face while falling, and appeared to be having a seizure at the dock ramp."

2017-08-16 - Man, 49, has chest pains and problems breathing on boat near coastal Manasquan (New Jersey):

2017-08-16 - 2016 was the warmest year in recorded history:

2017-08-16 - Last month was the hottest July, and the hottest month, on record, despite the lack of El Niño:

2017-08-16 - Arctic heat wave sweeps across western Nunavut and the High Arctic:

2017-08-16 - Nighttime pictures reveal Antarctica's cracking ice shelves:

2017-08-16 - As the climate warms, larch beetle population exploding, beetles destroying forests in Minnesota:

2017-08-16 - Death toll from flooding hits 39 in Assam (India), over 3,345,000 affected:

2017-08-16 - Horrendous record-setting rain and flooding hit Bangalore (India), Bellandur Lake froths and foams again:

2017-08-16 - Three tropical systems develop along the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone in the northeast Atlantic Ocean:

2017-08-16 - Polluted river turns stray dogs blue in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-08-16 - Ten spacecraft hit by massive solar flare:

2017-08-16 - Comet Swift-Tuttle responsible for the Perseid meteor shower could wipe out Earth:

Note: Well, it had better hurry, because we're gonna be extinct soon from other causes...

2017-08-16 - Who pays for San Onofre nuclear plant's early closure? Negotiations fall apart:

2017-08-16 - Bernie Sanders plans to introduce plan for Medicare for all:

Note: Like every other advanced country? In THIS country?! Big Pharma will fight to the death to prevent that. It'd be great for the people, but terrible for price-gouging medical industry businesses. In this country, Corporations > People and Profit > Life...

2017-08-16 - A 98-year-old woman and a 94-year-old man met at a gym and they're getting married, in Middletown (New York):

2017-08-17 - Rotten egg odor evacuates school in Peyton (Colorado), no cause found:

Quote: "Students at Falcon High School were sent home on Thursday morning due to a strange odor. All students and staff were taken to the Falcon High School football stadium on the east side of campus as a safety precaution and so parents would have a place to pick up their kids. It was originally suspected to be a gas leak, but fire crews were never able to identify the cause of the smell."

2017-08-17 - Rotten egg odor evacuates daycare in Ivyland (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-17 - Bellandur Lake once again spewing foul-smelling foam in India:

Quote: "Highly-polluted Bellandur Lake, the largest of the 262 lakes and tanks in Bengaluru, has spilled toxic foam many times in the recent past and on several occasions the toxic foam also caught fire."

2017-08-17 - Volcano Kanlaon shaking and rumbling in the Philippine Islands:

2017-08-17 - Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Banning (California):

2017-08-17 - Flooding death toll reaches at least 57 in Bangladesh, over 3,326,000 affected:

2017-08-17 - Toddler boy infected with flesh-eating bacteria at Lake Sam Rayburn (Texas):

2017-08-17 - Witness in Georgia claims to have seen 'massive' metallic triangular UFO in 2008:

2017-08-17 - BC residents puzzled by UFO bright lights that defy physics:

2017-08-17 - Witness captures video of strange object in the sky in Brazil:

2017-08-17 - Man reports large unknown flying creature in the sky near Elgin (Illinois):

2017-08-17 - Mysterious people who drove off the face of the Earth never to be seen again:

2017-08-17 - Most countries, including US allies, trust Putin more than Trump on foreign policy:

2017-08-18 - Hydrogen sulfide leaks from underground gas pocket at property in Langton (Canada):

Quote: "This leak didn’t involve a utility, a ruptured pipe or some sheepish backhoe operator who didn’t call before he dug. Rather, this was a significant, sustained emission from a raw underground deposit. Norfolk Mayor Charlie Luke reported Friday afternoon that the leak occurred in the area of 1586 North Walsingham Road 10. After first responders arrived, the order was given to evacuate everyone within 400 metres of the leak."

Quote: "There are 'significant levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) related to a gas well' at a property on 10 Concession Road, Langton, the health unit stated in a media release issued on Friday night. Hydrogen sulfide smells like rotten eggs and at high levels can be flammable, said a fact sheet provided by the health unit."

Note: Oddly, none of those stories mention that hydrogen sulfide can cause people to experience permanent problems like not being alive anymore. Hydrogen sulfide's deadliness was the reason why the British weaponized it in WWI to kill German soldiers during trench warfare. It's as deadly as hydrogen cyanide, which is what they use to execute people in gas chambers. It's definitely not something you want spewing randomly from the ground on your property...

2017-08-18 - Unknown 'chemical smell' causes breathing problems at post office in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

Quote: "The Post Office on Abercorn Street was evacuated on Friday afternoon after people were complaining of a 'chemical smell.' The irritation was causing breathing problems to some."

2017-08-18 - Woman, 19, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at YMCA in Kannapolis (North Carolina):

2017-08-18 - Man, 25, sickens on fishing ship near coastal Key Largo (Florida):

2017-08-18 - Unusual winter warmth predicted to extend through spring for most of Australia:

2017-08-18 - Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean 880 kilometers off the coast of Liberia:

2017-08-18 - Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Ascension Island:

2017-08-18 - Two shallow earthquakes, magnitudes 4.2 and 4.5, strike in Gökova Bay near Turkey:

2017-08-18 - Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Hawaii:

2017-08-18 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Cornelia in Eden Prairie (Minnesota):

2017-08-18 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Callander Bay on Lake Nipissing (Canada):

2017-08-18 - 2017, the year of 'rogue tsunamis':

2017-08-18 - Tornado touches down and causes damage near Melvin (Iowa):

2017-08-18 - Ferocious storm devastates trees in Poland, may take years to clean up:

Quote: "We're dealing with what is undoubtedly the worst disaster in the history of Polish -- and perhaps even European -- forestry..."

2017-08-18 - Flooding in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed about 500 people and affected over 16 million people:

2017-08-18 - Apocalyptic cloud stuns residents of Teixeira de Freitas (Brazil):

2017-08-18 - Huge sandstorm engulfs Ain Oussera (Algeria), sky turns red:

2017-08-18 - Hurricane-eclipse conjunction - what's the possibility of an eclipse-o-cane?

2017-08-18 - Night sky meteor stuns residents of Warwick (Australia):

2017-08-18 - People baffled by mysterious rectangular light in the sky over Jinan (China):

2017-08-18 - The Dow falls 274 points as 'eclipse fever' hits the financial markets:

2017-08-18 - Trump eliminates plastic water bottle ban in National Parks, removes White House bikeshare station:

2017-08-18 - Trump signs order to end Obama-era flood risk building standards:

2017-08-18 - Steve Bannon out at the White House after turbulent run:

2017-08-19 - Unknown gas sickens people at apartment building in Trenton (New Jersey), 740 feet from the Delaware River:

Quote: "One of the first residents at a city apartment building to smell the potent odor had a bad reaction. 'It hit me in the back of my throat,' the 660 Centre Street apartment resident said Saturday morning. 'I started coughing, crying and sneezing and stuff. I couldn’t get it out.' Several other residents had the same reaction to the nauseating gas at the apartment building and first responders were called to the scene at approximately 10 a.m."

Note: Move along, nothing to see here, probably just some poison gas which may or may not cause permanent health problems for these people. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-08-19 - Girl, 11, pulled unconscious from the water on coastal Coney Island (New York):

2017-08-19 - Drought disaster declared in 31 counties and six Indian Reservations in Montana:

Quote: "Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order on Friday declaring a drought disaster in 31 counties and six Indian Reservations. According to a press release, a widespread drought in eastern and central Montana has caused significant injury to crops including livestock forage. The effects are imposing economic hardships on many farmers and ranchers. 'High temperatures, extreme drought, and worsening fire conditions are affecting Montanans in many corners of our state,' Governor Bullock said."

2017-08-19 - The present threat to coastal cities from Antarctic and Greenland melt:

2017-08-19 - Asset management company Schroders forecasts global warming of more than 4°C by the year 2100:

Note: Hopefully the bacteria and bugs and rats are taking note of that. It's irrelevant to human beings though, since we won't be here in 2100...

2017-08-19 - Deep and strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Fiji Islands:

2017-08-19 - Lightning strike injures 10 people at tourist spot on the island of Jamaica:

2017-08-19 - Fierce storm tears through St Johann am Walde (Australia), 2 killed, 120 injured:

2017-08-19 - Flood situation worsens in Bihar (India), death toll rises to 153, 10 million people affected:

2017-08-19 - Tropical storm Harvey threatens Central America with flooding and strong winds:

2017-08-19 - Leaves turning brown in August across New England due to fungus attack because of wet summer:

2017-08-19 - 2.7-million-year-old ice core from Antarctica shows that atmospheric CO2 was 300PPM at that time:

2017-08-19 - The fallacy of 'safe' levels of mercury and lead:

2017-08-19 - Asia’s enigmatic clouded leopard threatened by palm oil plantations:

2017-08-19 - Man spies gargoyle-like creature flying over Santa Maria Del Aguila, Almeria (Spain):

2017-08-20 - Man, 60, has 'medical emergency' at the base of Mount Washington (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Conservation officers say a hiker from New York was airlifted from the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road after suffering an undisclosed medical emergency Sunday afternoon."

2017-08-20 - Man, 20, goes out on kayak, goes missing, in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2017-08-20 - US carbon emissions have declined markedly:

Note: And yet atmospheric CO2 is rising at an ever-increasing rate. That's the Earth pickup up the slack and then some. We're no longer relevant. We're well past the so-called 'tipping point' and heading toward extinction...

2017-08-20 - Atmospheric methane hits 2811 ppb in some areas:

2017-08-20 - Global warming projected to increase harmful algal blooms in US freshwaters significantly:

Note: That's already happening...

2017-08-20 - Heatwave heads to Morocco, temps could approach 50C:

2017-08-20 - Record flooding affects 16 million people in Nepal, Bangladesh, and India:

2017-08-20 - Alaskan towns sinking away as Trump pulls federal aid:

2017-08-20 - Scott Pruitt is dismantling EPA in secret for the same reason the GOP health care bill was secret:

2017-08-20 - Trump disbands federal advisory committee on global warming:

2017-08-20 - Double lightning strike kills 3 people and injures 6 more in Jharkhand (India):

2017-08-20 - Lightning strike kills woman and injures three people at restaurant in Trabzon (Turkey):

2017-08-20 - Nearly constant rain kills crops in Norway:

Quote: "Rain, rain, rain. Rain on 70 out of 72 days! Large crops are lost. 'Same as start of the great famine of 1315,' says reader."

2017-08-20 - Mysterious sonic attack injuring US and Canadian diplomats in Havana (Cuba):

Quote: "U.S. and Canadian diplomats serving in Havana have been injured in a mysterious sonic attack that has caused hearing loss."

Quote: "CNN said the attacks appeared to use a sophisticated weapon that 'operated outside the range of audible sound.' It said the weapon causes headaches and nausea in addition to hearing loss, and that the effects were immediate."

Note: Scary sh#t there!

2017-08-20 - Japan working on driverless tractors:

2017-08-20 - Jerry Lewis, legendary comedian, dies at age 91 at home in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2017-08-21 - Man has 'medical episode' and topples off beachside cliff in coastal Rame Head (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Tamar, Plymouth and Looe Coastguard rescue teams and the coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Newquay were called to Penlee Point at Rame Head at about 4.40pm on Sunday, after a man fell between 100ft and 200ft down a cliff. The man, who had suffered a medical episode, was quickly located and assessed by both the police and paramedics – it was deemed best that the casualty needed to be taken to hospital by helicopter."

2017-08-21 - Girl, 3, sickens on coastal Fraser Island (Australia), airlifted out:

2017-08-21 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts, belches cloud of ash and gas, in Mexico:

2017-08-21 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Cornelia in Edina (Minnesota):

2017-08-21 - Photos show North American and European tectonic plates pulling apart in Iceland:

2017-08-21 - NASA unveils plan to stop Yellowstone supervolcano eruption, but there's a catch:

2017-08-21 - Magnitude 4.0+ earthquake shakes the island of Ischia (Italy), buildings collapse, 2 killed, dozens injured:

Quote: "An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, collapsing buildings, killing at least two people and injuring dozens, officials said."

2017-08-21 - Glaciers collapsing in Tibet:

2017-08-21 - It's raining at Alert (Canada), the closest point to North Pole, and it's raining in Antarctica too:

2017-08-21 - Flooding death toll reaches 304 in Bihar (India):

2017-08-21 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2017-08-21 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-08-21 - What if several of the world's biggest food crops failed at the same time?

2017-08-21 - Two-headed turtle found in Brevard County (Florida):

2017-08-21 - The Great American Eclipse brings shade to swath of the United States:

2017-08-21 - Meteor spotted in the sky over Morocco:

2017-08-21 - Elon Musk leads group calling for the ban of killer robots:

2017-08-21 - Costa Rican pilot records UFO:

2017-08-22 - Hydrogen sulfide hits part of coastal Brisbane (Australia):

Quote: "Police have closed a Brisbane city street and people have been evacuated from buildings after reports of a 'strong rotten egg smell', according to an emergency services spokesman."

Quote: "Queensland Fire and Emergency Services area commander Ted Ireland had initially told The Courier-Mail that while the source of the hydrogen sulphide gas leak had not been found, the sewerage system may have let out the gas when it had a 'little burp'. But further investigations have found there were no sewerage lines running directly under the TPG Telecom House."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is probably 'leaking' from the ocean right there next to the city...

2017-08-22 - Super-heatwaves of 55C expected to occur about every other year once we hit 4C warming:

2017-08-22 - Climate change may will shrink kill the world’s fish:

2017-08-22 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Hemlock Lake and Canadice Lake near Rochester (New York):

2017-08-22 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Newark Reservoir in Newark (Delaware):

2017-08-22 - Abnormal tide warning issued for the entire coast of Chile:

2017-08-22 - Sandstorm hits Midrand and Tembisa, heads toward Pretoria (South Africa):

2017-08-22 - Tornado touches down, rips roofs off buildings, throws cars around, in Nenjiang County (China):

2017-08-22 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Lachute, Quebec (Canada):

2017-08-22 - Typhoon Hato roars into Macau and Hong Kong (China), 16+ killed:

2017-08-22 - Harvey’s approach brings potential severe 5-day rain event to Texas and Louisiana:

2017-08-22 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Karachi (Pakistan), 10 killed, 7 injured:

2017-08-22 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Northern Ireland:

2017-08-22 - Irregular waterspout spotted on Black Sea near Sochi (Russia):

2017-08-22 - Another solar eclipse to cross the United States in 2024:

2017-08-22 - Asteroid 2017 QP1 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD, 2 days before discovery:

2017-08-22 - Trump plans to send 3900 more troops to Afghanistan, duration unknown, victory conditions unknown:

Note: This is the seventh country where US military involvement has escalated under Trump in just seven months. He's starting to make Obama look like a pacifist...

2017-08-22 - 'Trump's betrayal is complete' as the military-industrial complex rises to power:

Note: The only surprising thing about this is that it was a surprise to anybody...

2017-08-22 - Coal mining health study is halted by Trump’s Interior Department:

Note: Wouldn't want people to know how horrible it is for their health to work in a coal mine!

2017-08-22 - United Nations issues rare 'early warning' signaling potential civil conflict in America:

2017-08-22 - How the CIA made Google:

2017-08-22 - Top-secret Russian hypersonic missiles will turn US strategic naval doctrine upside down:

2017-08-22 - Golfer in South Carolina posts image of animal resembling famed 'chupacabra':

2017-08-23 - Unknown odor hits school in Upper Arlington (Ohio), kids sent home:

Quote: "Upper Arlington High School canceled classes on Wednesday after an unknown odor was noticed in the building. A message posted to the district's Facebook page just before 10:30 a.m. notified parents that students were being dismissed early."

2017-08-23 - Mysterious explosion rattles people in Edge, Stroud (Britain), 6 miles from the coast, nothing found:

Quote: "Police helicopters and fire services were called to reports of a possible explosion this morning in Edge. It was thought to involve an electric pylon, but when police searched nothing was found."

2017-08-23 - Alaska's 'always-frozen ground' is starting to melt, and scientists are very, very concerned:

2017-08-23 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #57, August 20th to 23rd 2017:

2017-08-23 - Stunning NASA chart shows how fast the ground beneath our feet is heating up:

2017-08-23 - July temperature anomalies in the Southern Hemisphere:

2017-08-23 - Lake Catalina is on the verge of releasing up to 9 billion gallons of water in Greenland:

2017-08-23 - Water in fountain mysteriously turns blood red in Costa Rica:

2017-08-23 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake shakes coastal Ormoc (Philippine Islands), 56 homes damaged:

2017-08-23 - Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Ranya (Iraq):

2017-08-23 - Harvey strengthens, heads toward Texas, may be a Category 3 hurricane when it hits the coast:

2017-08-23 - Lightning strike kills 2 people and injures 25 more in Savar (Bangladesh):

2017-08-23 - The heavens continue to unleash their fury on South Asia, 24 million now affected by flooding as Hato approaches:

2017-08-23 - Heavy rain and flooding, worst since 1890, hit Bangalore (India):

2017-08-23 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Ketchikan (Alaska):

2017-08-23 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Seoul (South Korea):

2017-08-23 - Atacama desert in Chile erupts in floral beauty after unexpected rain falls in driest place on Earth:

2017-08-23 - Health officials worry a deadly avian flu in China could be next pandemic:

2017-08-23 - Wall Street banks warn that a downturn is coming:

2017-08-23 - Russian oil sales to China surge 54 percent year-over-year:

2017-08-24 - Numerous people sickened by unknown cause at festival in Crato (Portugal):

2017-08-24 - Girl, 9, has 'medical emergency' at waterpark on the Outer Banks in coastal Powells Point (North Carolina):

2017-08-24 - Boy, 15, has 'medical emergency' and collapses at school in Austin (Minnesota):

2017-08-24 - Man goes missing from fishing vessel in the wee hours near coastal Port Fourchon (Louisiana):

2017-08-24 - Teen boy has chest pains on the island of Calf of Man near the Isle of Man, airlifted out:

2017-08-24 - Man has 'medical emergency' near Edlogan Way in Croesyceiliog (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-08-24 - Volcanic evolution of the Pacific Northwest, from the Cascades Range to Yellowstone:

2017-08-24 - Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Edmond (Oklahoma):

2017-08-24 - Magnitude 2.2 earthquake strikes in coastal Casco Bay (Maine):

2017-08-24 - Typhoon Hato leaves 16 dead as 27,000 are evacuated in China:

2017-08-24 - Heavy rain and flooding devastate Northern Ireland, 63% of August rain fell in nine hours:

2017-08-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sudan:

2017-08-24 - Thousands of cockroaches filmed fleeing typhoon in China:

2017-08-24 - Tanker ship transits the Arctic without an icebreaker for the first time ever:

Quote: "A Russian tanker carrying natural gas has become the first merchant ship to sail across the Arctic without the help of an icebreaker, finishing the journey in record time. The ship, the Christophe de Margerie, traveled from Norway to South Korea in 19 days, about 30% quicker than the regular route through the Suez Canal, its Russian owner, Sovcomflot, said this week."

Note: A ship made this journey for the first time WITH an icebreaker a coupla years ago, but now the ice has so disintegrated that an icebreaker has apparently become unnecessary, at least during part of the year. This is yet another obvious indication that the ice continues melting away bigtime in the Arctic. Once we see a 'blue ocean event' then conditions will rapidly worsen on this planet. Tick tock, tick tock...

2017-08-24 - Arsenic contaminating groundwater in Pakistan, 50 million people at risk:

2017-08-24 - Exxon Mobil deliberately deceived the public about the dangers of climate change for four decades:

Note: They did a good job too, brainwashed lots of people. Now those people are going to be among the first to die, because they're unable to see the problems we face, because they've been brainwashed into thinking there are no problems, or that the problems won't affect anyone until 2100, when the reality is that they could fall over dead or burn to death or go insane from brain damage by tomorrow...

2017-08-24 - 2500 US Army armored tanks and trucks being shipped to Europe from Beaumont (Texas):

2017-08-24 - Mathematical secrets of ancient Babylonian tablet unlocked:

2017-08-25 - Unknown odor sickens people at Manheim Auto Auction in Manheim (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "According to statements at the scene from Police Chief David Steffen and Joey Hughes, general manager of the auction's Manheim location, the building evacuated was a recon center, and employees there reported smelling a foul odor and then complained of headaches and nausea. There have been unverified reports that the problem may have been a methane gas leak, but Hughes said the auction doesn't have methane in the recon building."

Note: Even if they DID have methane around, that's not what caused this 'foul odor', since methane is odorless...

2017-08-25 - Students sickened by unknown odor at school in Loveland (Colorado):

Quote: "Students at New Vision Charter School in east Loveland were let out of class early Friday due to what school administrators and Loveland firefighters said was a strange odor. Marian Hejl, assistant principal at the charter school at 2366 E. First St., said the smell was first noticed in the morning inside the building, and students were taken outside and waited as Loveland fire department firefighters checked the interior air quality. Nothing dangerous was detected by the firefighter's air quality measuring instruments, though, and students and staff reentered the school to resume classes."

2017-08-25 - Hurricane Harvey roars ashore as a Category 4 storm near Rockport (Texas), fires break out:

2017-08-25 - Girl, 4, found alone on boat, father missing, on Lake Murray (South Carolina):

2017-08-25 - Man, 30, has heart problems on fishing vessel near coastal Hampton Harbor (New Hampshire):

2017-08-25 - Woman has 'medical issue' while hiking in Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood Hills (California):

2017-08-25 - Woman has 'medical emergency' near train station in Loughborough (Britain):

2017-08-25 - Volcano Poas erupts in Costa Rica:

2017-08-25 - Water heating up in Scotian Shelf and the Gulf of Lawrence (Canada):

Quote: "Ocean temperatures in the Scotian Shelf and the Gulf of St. Lawrence reached record or near-record highs in 2016, according to a Fisheries and Oceans Canada report on Atlantic Canada's marine ecosystem. Federal fisheries scientist Dave Hebert said temperatures on Nova Scotia's Scotian Shelf were up by 2 or 3 C in some places. 'Most were well above normal. Some were record highs,' said Hebert, who works out of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax. One of those records was set last October, 32 kilometres off Halifax where the ocean bottom exceeded 11 C. He said the average ocean temperature for the Scotian Shelf in 2016 was the second highest on record in 47 years, with 2012 being the highest. The Gulf of St. Lawrence set a 102-year record for temperature in deep water with a depth of 200 to 300 metres. 'This is more concerning than the variations of temperature on the surface of the water,' said Peter Galbraith, a researcher at the Maurice Lamontagne federal fisheries institute in Mont-Joli, Que. He said this is because these deep water temperatures have not been seen before, it's not known what the impact will be."

2017-08-25 - Heatwave bakes Southern California:

2017-08-25 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County (Nebraska):

2017-08-25 - Tornado touches down and destroys some sheds in Sargent (Texas):

2017-08-25 - 5,100+ lightning strikes an hour recorded at Northern Rivers (Australia):

2017-08-25 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Rawalpindi (Pakistan):

2017-08-25 - Driverless big rigs to be tested next year on roads in the United Kingdom:

2017-08-25 - Roger Stone predicts a Civil War if Donald Trump is impeached:

2017-08-25 - Billionaires, Big AG, join venture investors funding lab-grown meat:

Note: Mmmm, lab-grown meat...

2017-08-25 - American Yellow Warbler seen for the first time ever in Britain:

2017-08-25 - Israel not the safest place? As many as 1 million Israelis vote with their feet and move to the US:

2017-08-26 - Man becomes dizzy, weak and confused on fishing vessel near coastal Cold Bay (Alaska):

Quote: "A Unimak fishing vessel crewman was medevacked by a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Friday evening, near Cold Bay, Alaska. The Coast Guard crew successfully hoisted the ailing man from the 183-foot fishing ship and transported him to the Cold Bay Clinic just eight minutes later, which is located 46 miles northwest of the city. Juneau Coast Guard District 17 Command Center watchstanders were notified by Health Force Partners that the crewman was sick; suffering from dizziness, weakness and general confusion."

2017-08-26 - Man, 33, strokes out while hiking near Terrace Pond in West Milford (New Jersey):

Quote: "State and local emergency personnel conducted the search and rescue of a man complaining of stroke-like symptoms while hiking on Saturday afternoon near Terrace Pond."

2017-08-26 - Hiker has 'medical emergency' on trail in Lake Elsinore (California):

2017-08-26 - Person has 'medical emergency' near docks in coastal Hartlepool (Britain), airlifted out:

2017-08-26 - Man-made fossil methane emission levels larger than previously believed:

2017-08-26 - New study finds that climate change costs will hit Trump country hardest:

2017-08-26 - Sea level rise has accelerated:

2017-08-26 - Volcano Reventador showing increased activity in Ecuador:

2017-08-26 - NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth:

2017-08-26 - Magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes Irving (Texas):

2017-08-26 - Ocean mysteriously recedes in Brazil and anomalous tides hit Chile:

2017-08-26 - Tropical Storm Pakhar (Jolina) hits the Philippines, heads toward Hong Kong:

2017-08-26 - Catastrophic flooding inundates Houston (Texas) and other areas as Harvey remnants continue unloading:

Quote: "The fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade came ashore late Friday about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Corpus Christi as a mammoth Category 4 storm with 130 mph (209 kph) winds. Harvey weakened Saturday to a tropical storm. On Sunday, it was virtually stationary about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Victoria, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (72.42 kph), the hurricane center said. The system was the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 13 years and the strongest to strike Texas since 1961's Hurricane Carla, the most powerful Texas hurricane on record."

2017-08-26 - California to tax drinking water:

2017-08-26 - Senator McCain blasts Trump for pardoning Sheriff Arpaio:

2017-08-26 - Eclipse-like crop circle appears just days before the solar eclipse, in Sutton Hall (Britain):

2017-08-26 - UFOs caught on camera during the solar eclipse in Yakima (Washington):

2017-08-26 - Plasma-like UFO caught on camera over Tyumen (Russia):

2017-08-26 - Researchers discuss UFOs in the 'western corridor' of Argentina:

2017-08-26 - Hovering black object and other UFOs seen in skies of Bradbury (Australia):

2017-08-26 - Falcon Lake still Canada's best-documented UFO case, 50 years later:

2017-08-26 - Dog spotted on street carrying big bag of dog food after Hurricane Harvey, in Sinton (Texas):

2017-08-26 - Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor punch each other for 10 rounds for vast sums of money:

2017-08-27 - Unknown 'sewage-like smell' hits coastal Contra Costa County (California):

Quote: "As we previously reported, thousands of residents throughout Contra Costa County noticed a strange, sewage-like smell on Saturday evening."

2017-08-27 - Unknown odor hits Houston (Texas), near the coast:

Quote: "But just before midnight on Saturday night, Olmos, who has lived a few blocks from the massive Valero Refinery for years, noticed a strange odor in the house, as if someone had turned on a gas burner on the stove in the kitchen and blown out the pilot light. Olmos and her family thought it was coming from inside the house until she stepped outside where the smell was even stronger. 'We figured it would go away on its own, but this morning it was still here, and it feels like whenever it rains the odor gets stronger,' she says. 'Our neighbors were all talking about it and then I saw people from different neighborhoods talking about it on social media. That's when I realized it's not just us this time. It's all over East Houston.'"

Quote: "The communities 'can’t leave or evacuate so they are literally getting gassed.'"

Note: If that lady thought it was natural gas then that means it was a rotten egg odor. If any hydrogen sulfide is spewing from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane would have blown some ashore, and since it's water-soluble it might get into the rain too, thus the smell being stronger whenever it rains. Of course, they also have a lot of refineries in the area too, and hydrogen sulfide is a chemical found in refinery operations, but the possibilities are not mutually exclusive either. In any case, a rotten egg odor blowing around large areas in Houston is obviously not good, regardless of where it came from...

2017-08-27 - Gaseous cloud blows in off the ocean and sickens dozens of people at beach near coastal Beachy Head (Britain):

Quote: "Footage shared on social media shows people on the crowded beach packing up their things and rubbing their eyes as a hazy cloud appeared to drift in from the sea at Birling Gap, near Beachy Head (pictured) in East Sussex - Britain's tallest chalk sea cliffs at 530ft high"

Quote: "The source of the haze is not yet known but lifeguards said it was 'possibly some kind of gaseous fumes'. The coastline is a popular area with dog walkers and is a busy hotspot for tourists and locals enjoying the bank holiday weekend. But an exodus of confused and worried beachgoers was sparked when police evacuated the area and closed several roads to stop people from driving nearer to the noxious plume. Footage shared on social media shows people on the crowded beach packing up their things and rubbing their eyes as a hazy cloud appeared to drift in from the sea."

Quote: "Gas seems to have appeared in ‘an unknown haze coming in from the sea’, police said, warning people to stay away from the beaches and to keep doors and windows closed if living near the coast."

Quote: "A 'haze' that is causing discomfort for people along the coast from Eastbourne to Birling Gap has prompted emergency services to warn people to stay away from the beaches and to keep doors and windows closed if living near the coast."

Note: Sounds a lot more likely that that was hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean than chlorine. Same symptoms, but where would chlorine come from in the ocean? Not to mention, there have been numerous events in the last month or two in Britain involving coastal areas being hit by unknown odors, so this is not an isolated event, but one event in a pattern of similar events...

2017-08-27 - Mysterious gas cloud and 'gas smell' hits Earley (Britain), near the River Thames:

Quote: "A spokesperson said: 'We attended a number of reports of a smell of gas on Saturday evening. Our engineers carried out safety checks and there were no gas readings in the area which means the airborne smell was not related to our network.'"

2017-08-27 - Rotten egg odor reported on Oslo Road in coastal Hull (Britain), nothing found:

Quote: "Oslo Road, Hull. Sun 27 Aug 2017 20:46 (No:18864) False alarm good intent. Report of smell of gas in the area. Full search carried out and nothing found."

2017-08-27 - Unknown odor evacuates apartment building in Swindon (Britain):

Quote: "Around 100 residents were evacuated overnight on Sunday from a town centre block of flats, following reports of an acrid, chemical smell in the building."

2017-08-27 - Floating raft colonies of invasive fire ants spotted in the flooding in Texas:

Quote: "According to, fire ants can exist in colonies of up to 250,000 workers and will sting intruders repeatedly. Fire ants feed on animal or vegetable sources of food according to the web site."

Quote: "If you’re wading around flood waters and run into a raft of 100,000 fire ants, your day will get considerably more complicated. The ants will board you and sting and not let go, even if you submerge."

2017-08-27 - A variety of updates on Hurricane Harvey and effects, could be worst flooding disaster in US history:

2017-08-27 - Man, 69, has 'medical episode' while waterskiing on the Congamond Lakes in Southwick (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A 69 year-old man was rushed to the hospital Sunday, after suffering a medical episode while waterskiing on the Congamond Lakes in Southwick."

2017-08-27 - Man in his 50s or 60s has 'medical emergency' and almost dies while swimming at coastal Ulua Beach (Hawaii):

Quote: "A man was left in critical condition this morning after he was pulled from waters off Ulua Beach in Wailea. Witnesses saw the man having a possible medical emergency while in the water and brought the man to shore in a canoe."

2017-08-27 - Man, 39, goes out on jet ski, goes missing, empty 'ghost jet ski' found, on West Battle Lake (Minnesota):

Quote: "Peter Akinboro, 39, was reported missing about 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, after taking a Jet Ski out on West Battle Lake, about 25 miles east of Fergus Falls, Minn. A family member discovered the Jet Ski drifting on the lake, but no sign of Akinboro was found, according to the Otter County Sheriff’s Office."

2017-08-27 - Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:

2017-08-27 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Islamabad (Pakistan):

2017-08-27 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Castaic (California):

2017-08-27 - Lightning strike kills two boys in Nepal:

2017-08-27 - Fierce hailstorm pounds Grado (Spain):

2017-08-27 - Death toll from flooding rises to 1,200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh:

2017-08-27 - Creosote bush - Native American medicinal plant may be stronger than modern drugs:

2017-08-28 - Hydrogen sulfide again hits Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "Mosecomonitoring has recorded last night quadruple excess of content in hydrogen sulfide air in the east of the capital, have reported in ecological service."

2017-08-28 - Man, mid-30s, has 'medical issue' and goes missing in Devil's Den State Park (Arkansas):

Quote: "The missing hiker is reportedly a man in his mid-thirties who is visiting the park from out of state. According to the Arkansas State Parks, the man camped in the park overnight on Saturday and was hiking with a friend on Sunday afternoon when he suffered some type of medical issue. His friend left him on the trail to retrieve supplies and medication, but when he returned, the hiker was gone."

2017-08-28 - Heatwave bakes Southern California:

2017-08-28 - Heatwave bakes parts of Washington:

2017-08-28 - Lightning strike kills man in Gulf Shores (Alabama):

2017-08-28 - Unprecedented flooding continues in Houston (Texas), death toll hits 8, more rain to come:

Quote: "Houston is being inundated with 'unprecedented' devastating flooding after ferocious Hurricane Harvey set in over southeast Texas this weekend, dumping torrential rain on the city, with no end in sight. ABC News meteorologists are forecasting historic rainfall totals up to 50 inches by Wednesday. Heavy rain bands are expected to continue to move in over Houston overnight, which will continue the catastrophic and life-threatening flash-flood emergency in the area."

2017-08-28 - Second deadly storm in a week batters southern China:

2017-08-28 - Montana grain harvest ranges from average to catastrophic:

2017-08-28 - Mysterious holes in the ground spotted in remote area in Russia:

2017-08-28 - Freaky metallic trumpet sounds in the sky alarm people in coastal Astara (Iran):

2017-08-28 - North Korea fires missile over Japan into the ocean:

Quote: "North Korea has fired a missile that flew over Japan, the Pentagon confirmed."

2017-08-28 - Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for police:

2017-08-28 - Dancing is more effective at turning back the clock on aging than regular exercise:

2017-08-28 - Forty years on, Voyager spacecrafts still hurtles through space:

2017-08-28 - Neuroscientist creates mouse neuron based computer chip that can smell explosives:

2017-08-28 - Scientists discover ancient works not read since the Dark Ages at Egyptian monastery:

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 - 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 - 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:

2017-08-30 - Unknown 'gas odor' knocks 3 people unconscious at apartment building, 2 hospitalized, in Morrisville (North Carolina):

Quote: "Three people were knocked unconscious by a gas odor that was reported at the Bexley at Preston apartment complex in Morrisville, authorities said. The call came in at 6:15 p.m. The three regained consciousness at the scene and are in stable condition. Two have been taken to hospitals for observation, officials said."

Quote: "A Morrisville apartment building was evacuated and two people were taken to area hospitals after a 'gas odor' was reported. The Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department and a hazmat team are investigating the cause of the odor, according to the town. The town’s news release did not call it a 'gas leak.'"

2017-08-30 - 'Gas odor' hits large area in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

Quote: "No one was injured and investigators did not find any dangerous levels of natural gas."

2017-08-30 - Garbage truck leaks strong sulfur odor in coastal Los Osos (California):

Quote: "A hazmat team was called out to Los Osos Wednesday afternoon after reports of a strong sulfur smell coming from a garbage truck."

Note: When hydrogen sulfide blows in off the ocean, it settles to the ground and some will adsorb onto matter, like garbage. Open garbage bins are like pits and they'll tend to collect and concentrate a heavier-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide. A sulfur odor just hit several coastal cities for three days north of Los Osos too, mentioned in the 2017-08-29 update. If you smell a sulfur odor on the coast nowadays, you're probably being poisoned by hydrogen sulfide, although if it smells like rotten eggs then that indicates that it's not very concentrated. If concentrated hydrogen sulfide (0.1% hydrogen sulfide in the atmosphere) hits you then you won't be alive very long to smell anything. Speaking of the garbage problem...

2017-08-30 - Two people have 'medical issue' at landfill in Surprise (Arizona):

Quote: "Crews with the Surprise Fire-Medical Department are investigating a hazardous situation at a local landfill. SFMD responded to the landfill near Deer Valley Road and 195th Avenue Wednesday afternoon and discovered two people suffering an unknown medical issue. It’s unknown if the people were taken to the hospital but they were treated at the scene, officials said. Authorities are working to determine if there was a possible irritant in the area."

2017-08-30 - Atmospheric methane levels continue rising:

2017-08-30 - Methane leaking from boreholes in the North Sea:

Quote: "Boreholes present in the North Sea could possibility constitute a significantly more important source of methane, a strong greenhouse gas, than earlier thought."

2017-08-30 - Twelve tornadoes seen in a day (!) near Sochi (Russia):

2017-08-30 - Worst monsoons in recent history kill 1,200 and displace over 40 million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh:

2017-08-30 - 'Stones of the first encounter' thought to depict Mayan-ET contact:

Quote: "Would the experts agree that these stones are conclusive evidence of a 'first encounter'? Probably not yet. Some alien remains or metallic fragments of a spaceship would do more to move the needle towards belief than yet another collection of artifacts showing beings with big heads and almond eyes. While they‘re interesting, controversial and puzzling, they’re not unequivocal proof."

Note: That first pic is pretty convincing even without alien remains or metallic fragments...

2017-08-30 - Woman, 26, has medical problem on ship near coastal Unalaska (Alaska), medevac'd off:

Quote: "A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter 'Sherman', medevaced a 26-year-old woman from the 'Seattle Enterprise' 140 miles northwest of Unalaska on Aug 29, 2017. Coast Guard 17 District Command Center watchstanders received a request from Health Force Partners in Seattle stating the woman was experiencing chest pressure."

2017-08-30 - Man has 'medical episode' and falls inside grain elevator in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "Firefighters had to rescue a worker trapped up more than 100 feet inside a southwest Lincoln grain elevator on Tuesday morning. It happened at 940 Calvert, where the worker had a medical episode and fell."

2017-08-30 - Methane from tundra, ocean floor didn’t spike during previous natural warming period:

Note: Irrelevant to us, since what we're experiencing isn't something like the last natural warming period. What we're experiencing is a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event. Once cities start getting gassed out of existence or wiped out by firestorms then that will be significantly more obvious. Not that it isn't already plenty obvious enough...

2017-08-30 - Estimated 30,000 to 40,000 homes destroyed in Texas by Hurricane Harvey, Harvey hits Louisiana, heads north:

Quote: "Thousands of people likely remain stranded, and an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 homes have been destroyed in the Houston area as Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical depression, continues to batter the Gulf Coast with torrential rains, flooding and strong winds, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said. Harvey made its third landfall, just west of Cameron, Louisiana, Wednesday at 4 a.m. CDT, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, according to the National Weather Service."

2017-08-30 - Port Arthur residents go into survival mode in Texas as flooding isolates the city, homes burning too:

Quote: "Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens told KFDM county resources can't reach Port Arthur due to the flooding -- and some residents have gone into 'survival mode.' 'We're getting 911 and rescue calls but there's nothing we can do,' Stephens said."

Quote: "We're also getting calls about house fires in Port Arthur."

2017-08-30 - Polluted Superfund sites threaten to contaminate floodwaters in Houston (Texas):

2017-08-30 - Flooding causes large oil and wastewater leaks in DeWitt County (Texas):

Quote: "Flooding caused by Harvey has toppled two oil storage tanks in southern Texas, releasing about 30,000 gallons of crude oil, authorities said Wednesday. The spills in DeWitt County were reported by Burlington Resources Oil and Gas. They included a a 16,170-gallon (385 barrels) oil leak near the town of Westhoff and a 13,272-gallon (316 barrels) spill near Hochheim, around 150 miles west of Houston. It remained unclear if any of the leaked oil was recovered. There was also reportedly an 8,500-gallon (200 barrels) spill of wastewater."

2017-08-30 - Hurricane Harvey nuclear dangers not over:

2017-08-30 - Hurricane Harvey has shattered the rainfall record for the continental United States:

2017-08-30 - Repeatedly over the past 15 years, the Texas legislature refused to pass any plan to adapt to climate change:

Note: That's because they don't believe in climate change. However, to quote Philip K. Dick, 'Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.' Good luck staying alive AND rejecting reality, cuz I don't see how that works...

2017-08-30 - The water-holding capacity of air increases 7 percent for every 1°C warming:

2017-08-30 - Caspian Sea evaporating away as temps rise:

2017-08-30 - How climate change could turn US real estate prices upside down:

2017-08-30 - EPA taps climate change doubter to lead Midwest office:

2017-08-30 - Danger zones declared around Volcano Ambrym in Vanuatu:

2017-08-30 - Shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Guam:

2017-08-30 - 26,290 earthquakes recorded for Turkey in first 7 months of 2017, most seismic activity in 15 years:

2017-08-30 - Hailstorm pounds the Chapman Valley (Australia):

2017-08-30 - Meteor lights up the sky over northern New Zealand:

2017-08-30 - Gasoline hits 2-year high as Harvey shuts biggest US refinery:

2017-08-30 - Cummins releases image of prototype electric semi tractor:

2017-08-31 - Man, 65, crewmember, strokes out on ship 'Natoma' off the coast of Oahu (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 65-year-old crew member of the 'Natoma' was medevaced by the US Coast Guard 50 miles north of Oahu on Aug 31, 2017. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a request for a medevac at approximately 8:50 a.m., from the captain of the "Natoma" for a man who was reportedly was suffering stroke like symptoms."

2017-08-31 - Heatwave continues baking the Bay Area (California):

2017-08-31 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Padang (Indonesia):

2017-08-31 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Khagrachhari (Bangladesh):

2017-08-31 - Hurricane Harvey updates as the scale of the devastation is revealed, death toll rises to 32:

Quote: "More than 48,000 homes have been destroyed by the storm and the estimated cost of damage is $160 billion..."

Quote: "The morgue in the fourth-largest city in the U.S. is near capacity, prompting officials to ask for a refrigerated tractor-trailer to handle any overflow. The bodies — storm-related or not — have accumulated over the past several days as Harvey's floodwaters swallowed the city, essentially closing down all businesses, including funeral homes. Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley said Thursday the morgue has 175 bodies. Capacity is 200."

Quote: "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, notes Joe Lauria."

Quote: "While mosquitoes aren't currently a concern for Persse, they will be in a major one very soon. 'In the short term I'm not too worried about the mosquitoes 'cause all this rain is gonna wash out all the breeding sites for the mosquitoes,' he said. 'But that'll be only about 10 to 14 days, and then we're gonna have an explosion of mosquitoes 'cause there's so much standing water which is all breeding sites.'"

Note: Yikes, hadn't even thought about skeeters, or flooded bio-labs full of deadly diseases...

2017-08-31 - Irma strengthens, becomes Category 3 hurricane, in the Atlantic:

2017-08-31 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Karachi (Pakistan), 11+ killed:

2017-08-31 - Netherlands receives 2 weeks worth of rain in 24 hours:

2017-08-31 - After extreme water receding, Atlantic tidal storm floods Uruguay with sea foam:

2017-08-31 - Professors issue warning tech is superseding human decisions and it's not great:

2017-08-31 - Jerry Springer considering run for Ohio governor, friend says:

2017-08-31 - Bandits get into shootout on bus as they fight over who gets to rob it, in Mexico City (Mexico):

Quote: "Armed thieves frequently board buses to rob passengers in Mexico City and its suburbs. But the robberies hit a new high — or low — when three began to work over the same bus simultaneously and got into a gun fight among themselves. Two young men were robbing passengers in the back of the bus when they noticed an older thief robbing those up front. They opened fire on each other as horrified passengers watched."

Note: Robbery dibs!

2017-08-31 - Unknown odor hits residential area in Wheat Ridge, Arvada (Colorado), 2 hospitalized:

Quote: "They say four people were treated on scene and two were transported to the hospital. On Twitter, Arvada Fire Department described an odor coming from a residential structure. They did not specify whether it was a home or apartment."

2017-08-31 - Sulfur-garbage odor regularly hitting Madison (Wisconsin), since mid-July:

Quote: "Public health officials remain stumped about what may be causing an odor that has been reported on Madison’s east side, but they are continuing efforts to track down the source. Residents have been reporting a strong-smelling foul order since about mid-July, said Dane County Madison Public Health’s environmental health services supervisor John Hausbeck. He said the odor has been described as sulfur- and garbage-like. Hausbeck said residents are noticing the odor typically early in the morning or late in the evenings."

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