Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-12

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

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

Category: Variety Pack

2017-09-12 - Hole found spewing hydrogen sulfide, worker sickened, in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "Emergency crews are in the area of Sedwick Road, and Stillwell Lane, near Clarkwood Road in Annaville, for an H2S chemical leak after a worker in the area was hospitalized when he came across a hole in the ground filled with a bubbling liquid, according to officials on scene. Hazmat crews were called to the area to investigate, and they located the hole the worker was speaking of. Hazmat crews confirmed readings of H2S (hydrogen sulfide) coming from that hole."

Note: Sounds similar to the hydrogen sulfide leaking from an underground gas pocket at a property in Langton (Canada), mentioned in the 2017-08-18 update...

2017-09-12 - Man has 'medical issue' on surfboard at beach in coastal Sea Girt (New Jersey):

Quote: "On Tuesday, Sea Girt lifeguards were called to assist a surfer who was having a medical issue. Authorities say the man, who was found laying on his surfboard along the shoreline and unable to speak, was transported to a local hospital for treatment."

2017-09-12 - Four people sickened by unknown cause at business in Sorrento Mesa area in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Four people were hospitalized Tuesday after falling ill for unknown reasons at Inovio Pharmaceuticals in Sorrento Mesa. According to San Diego Fire-Rescue, they were called to 6769 Mesa Ridge around 1:30 p.m. for reports that several people were ill, with one man passed out outside the building."

2017-09-12 - Car bursts into flame at 4:40 AM and kills man on road in coastal Penampang (Malaysia):

Quote: "Penampang district police chief Deputy Supt Rosley Hobden said that the department had yet to identify the victim and were investigating the cause of the 4.40am fire and death. He said, it could not be ruled out that the victim had left the engine running while he slept in the vehicle by the side of the road."

2017-09-12 - Car goes up in flames in carpark and kills man in the New Forest (Britain), 3 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Residents have spoken of their shock after a body was found in a burned out vehicle at a Hampshire beauty spot. The emergency services were called to an isolated car park in the New Forest after the body of a man was discovered in the charred remains of a car. A post-mortem examination will be carried out in the next few days to establish the cause of death and an inquest will be held. But police officers investigating the incident at Burbush car park in Burley Road, Burley, said it was not being treated as suspicious."

Note: Excellent, it's always better when people burn to death in their cars unsuspiciously...

2017-09-12 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on highway in North Richland Hills (Texas), driver critically burned:

Quote: "A driver is in critical condition after being badly burned in a vehicle fire in North Richland Hills Tuesday. It happened at about 2:45 p.m. along Loop 820 at the Davis Boulevard off ramp when the driver's truck caught fire. North Richland Hills police and fire crews responded and quickly put out the flames. The driver was transported by a CareFlite air ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas in critical condition, according to police."

2017-09-12 - Oil processing company explodes and burns in Boltonia (South Africa), 1 killed:

2017-09-12 - Recycling center destroyed by fire shortly before 6 AM at the Cumberland Central Landfill in Little Forks (Canada):

2017-09-12 - Subway track fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-09-12 - Wildfires continue to wreak havoc across the US West:

Quote: "Despite record-breaking rain and snowfall across the West in 2017, this year’s fire season has been unforgiving. Billows of thick black smoke and red-hot flames have consumed hundreds of thousands of acres in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Utah. More than 24,000 firefighters have been battling 137 blazes, some for as long as six months, leaving experts shocked at the scale and duration. 'Typically by the third week of September we see not as much fire activity,' said Jessica Gardetto, spokeswoman for the National Interagency Fire Center. 'But we just haven’t had that relief.'"

2017-09-12 - Boat, home and garage damaged by explosion and fire at 2:30 AM in Jupiter Farms (Florida), 10 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A home on 123rd Terrace in Jupiter Farms caught fire after an apparent explosion around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The garage and a boat on trailer was also involved."

Note: This is the 263rd residential explosion in 2017, and this is the 841st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-12 - Tanker ship 'Randgrid' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Stavanger (Norway):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of former crude oil tanker RANDGRID , which is under conversion at Mekjarvik Yard, Stavanger, Norway, on Sep 10. 138 workers were evacuated, 20 remained on board to assist firefighters. Fire was extinguished, extent of damage unknown. 7 people got medical treatment for smoke inhalation, no serious injures reported."

Note: This is the 842nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-12 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on highway near Snyder (Texas):

Note: This is the 53rd car-hauler to burn in 2017...

2017-09-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at business in Cudahy (Wisconsin):

2017-09-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Greene County (Tennessee):

2017-09-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-09-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 near Great Bend (Pennsylvania), near the Susquehanna River:

Quote: "A tractor-trailer caught fire early Tuesday morning near the Pennsylvania Welcome Center on I-81 South, according to the Great Bend Fire Department. The Great Bend Fire Chief says the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical, but crews are still investigating. No one was hurt."

Note: Welcome to Pennsylvania!

2017-09-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 285 near Morrison (Colorado):

2017-09-12 - Semi tractor bursts into flame just before 2 AM while parked inside auto shop, fire spreads to trucks and shop, gets huge, near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "Curt Linton, the secretary treasurer of the business, said authorities told him that a cab from a big rig which was being worked on caught on fire. However, there was no work being done when the fire started; in fact, the building was closed."

Note: Also see the vacant warehouse that was destroyed by a massive fire just after 6 AM in St. Louis on this day. I heard some fire trucks roaring past my area around that time, so firefighters probably got stretched thin by this trucking business fire and the warehouse fire and had to call in reinforcements from around town...

2017-09-12 - Tractor bursts into flame at property in the Town of York (New York):

2017-09-12 - Two tractors, tractor (combine), semi tractor, two pickup trucks, car and machine shed destroyed by fire at 2:10 AM near Creighton (Nebraska):

Quote: "The steel building, approximately 40’ x 70’, was a total loss, as was the machinery, vehicles, tools and supplies that were stored inside. Lost were two pickups, a car, two tractors, a baler, a combine and a livestock trailer. A semi truck that was parked on the south side of the structure was destroyed and the grain trailer received extensive damage."

2017-09-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 5:45 AM on the A38 in Derbyshire (Britain):

2017-09-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near coastal Luanda (Angola), 15 killed, 87 injured:

Quote: "Fifteen people died and 87 were injured - around 30 of them badly burned - when a truck loaded with 150 drums of petrol caught fire on Sunday at Viana, 30km north-east of Luanda. The truck, which had apparently halted at a shantytown at Viana, caught fire around midday for reasons which were not immediately determined, destroying nearby houses and vehicles, the Viana administration said in a statement."

Note: These are the 1652nd-1665th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-12 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in Maricopa (Arizona):

2017-09-12 - Shredder truck bursts into flame on street in Council Bluffs (Iowa):

2017-09-12 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Cousen Road in Canterbury, Bradford (Britain):

2017-09-12 - RV, car and auto shop destroyed by fire in Gloverville (South Carolina):

Note: This is the 437th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-12 - Van bursts into flame on Western Close in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2017-09-12 - Van bursts into flame on the Northern Gateway in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Northern Gateway, Hull. Tue 12 Sep 2017 08:01 (No:19978) Van fire. One hose reel, one BA. In use."

2017-09-12 - SUV bursts into flame at Central and Williston Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2017-09-12 - SUV bursts into flame on Bennetts Corners Road in Clarendon (New York):

2017-09-12 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Sandridge Road in coastal Seaview (Washington):

2017-09-12 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 61 near Taylor (Missouri):

2017-09-12 - Car bursts into flame on East Highwy 114 near Levelland (Texas):

2017-09-12 - Car bursts into flame on Anzac Parade in Moore Park (Australia), 2 miles from the coast:

2017-09-12 - Car bursts into flame at 4:56 AM on Stratton Road in Romford area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-09-12 - Car bursts into flame on road between coastal Newport and Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2017-09-12 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Clevedon (Britain):

2017-09-12 - Car bursts into flame on Etty Avenue in York (Britain):

Quote: "Etty Avenue, York - Time of call 20:27 Fire crews from York responded to a car fire involving a Vauxhall Cavalier. Cause of fire was accidental. Crew extinguished fire using one hose reel and two breathing apparatus."

2017-09-12 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Cliff Road in Sherston (Britain):

2017-09-12 - Riding mower bursts into flame on Meridian Road in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain), 350 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Meridian Road, Cleethorpes. Tue 12 Sep 2017 12:24 (No:19999) Fire involving sit down lawnmower. Extinguished by passer by prior to arrival of Fire Service. Inspection only by Fire Service."

2017-09-12 - Mobility scooter bursts into flame on River Trent bridge in Nottingham (Britain):

Quote: "A mobility scooter caught alight on a Nottingham bridge this morning, leading to delays to tram services. At around 8.30am, eyewitnesses reported a fire on Wilford Bridge in The Meadows. The fire was a mobility scooter which had caught alight on the crossing over the Trent."

2017-09-12 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in East Orchard Mesa (Colorado):

Quote: "The call went out around 5 p.m. in the 600 block of 38 1/4 Road in East Orchard Mesa. Firefighters on scene said the garage is a complete loss, including the two cars inside."

2017-09-12 - Huge wildfire burns out of control, spreads into Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada):

2017-09-12 - Large pile of wood debris bursts into flame in the wee hours at business in Forest Grove (Oregon):

2017-09-12 - AC unit bursts into flame at hotel on North Ocean Boulevard in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), 470 feet from the ocean:

2017-09-12 - Elevator motor bursts into flame at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold (New Jersey):

2017-09-12 - Elementary school destroyed by massive blaze in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2017-09-12 - Building destroyed by fire in Silver Springs (Nevada), nobody there:

2017-09-12 - Ten garages go up in flames at apartment building in Des Moines (Iowa):

Quote: "If you spotted a big, black plume of smoke over West Des Moines over your lunch hour Tuesday, this is what was on fire at Bennett Grand Woods Apartments in the 1800 block of Bennett Drive. Ten garages are destroyed and apartment siding is melted."

2017-09-12 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 7:30 AM in Goodview (Virginia):

2017-09-12 - Home damaged by fire just before 2 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2017-09-12 - Home damaged by fire at 2:08 AM in Richmond (Virginia):

2017-09-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 1 AM in Keansburg (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2017-09-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 7 AM in coastal Chelsea (Massachusetts):

2017-09-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 5 AM in coastal Renton (Washington):

2017-09-12 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the Mayfair area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-12 - Townhome heavily damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada), 2 injured:

2017-09-12 - Home destroyed by fire in Platte County (Missouri), nobody there:

2017-09-12 - Motel heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Cripple Creek (Colorado), 3 injured:

Note: Up On Cripple Creek...

2017-09-12 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire just after 3 AM in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 2 injured:

2017-09-12 - Vacant building burns in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-09-12 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Berryhill (Oklahoma):

2017-09-12 - Vacant clam shack destroyed by fire before 5 AM in coastal Westport (Massachusetts):

2017-09-12 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by huge fire just after 6 AM near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-09-12 - Man, US airman, loses consciousness and dies at RAF Lakenheath (Britain):

2017-09-12 - Man, 24, found dead in the water near dock in coastal Petersburg (Alaska):

2017-09-12 - Man found dead in the Trinity River in Humboldt County (California):

2017-09-12 - Person slumps over dead in car outside Trader Joe's in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-09-12 - Person found dead in vehicle at airport in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-09-12 - Person, 53, slumps over dead in RV in driveway in Glen Rock (New Jersey):

2017-09-12 - Man found dead in Ursino Park in Union (New Jersey):

2017-09-12 - Man, 39, found dead at 4 AM in jail cell in Ingham County (Michigan):

2017-09-12 - Man found dead in in Lake Erie near Pottahawk Point (Canada):

2017-09-12 - Man found dead in the Blesbok River in Barcelona area in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2017-09-12 - Woman, 34, drops dead at home in coastal Wexford (Ireland):

Quote: "Andrew said Sonja was in the shower when she suddenly took ill."

Note: So she died right after dousing her head with water. Mmm hmmm...

2017-09-12 - Woman found dead near Long Meadow in Houghton Regis (Britain):

2017-09-12 - Passenger slumps over unconscious on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Port Hedland (Australia):

Quote: "A passenger has been rushed to hospital in Western Australia after becoming unresponsive on a Bali-bound flight."

2017-09-12 - Woman, 50, has 'medical issue', SUV crashes off road, bursts into flame, in Columbus (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "Columbus police said Wednesday they believe the accident was due to a medical issue."

2017-09-12 - Woman has 'medical episode', SUV crashes into median, in St. George (Utah):

Quote: "A mother driving with her young child on Dixie Drive experienced a medical episode Tuesday morning and ran her Dodge Durango up into the median, flattening all four tires."

2017-09-12 - Woman, 47, slumps over unconscious, car hits crossing guard, in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut), 1+ injured:

Quote: "A car accident near a Bridgeport school has left a crossing guard in critical condition after he and a co-worker were hit by a car Tuesday morning, police say. The driver, 47-year-old Larissa Fountain, dropped off her daughter moments before blacking out at the wheel around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Park and North avenues, according to Av Harris, a city spokesperson."

2017-09-12 - Swiss military plane crashes in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland, 1 killed:

2017-09-12 - Small plane crashes into field near Vinland (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-09-12 - Small plane crashes into car on street, fire erupts, in Roy (Utah):

2017-09-12 - Small plane crash-lands in field in South Bend (Indiana):

2017-09-12 - Small plane crashes and burns on the island of Corsica (France), 4 killed:

2017-09-12 - Tanker ship and dredging ship collide, dredging ship capsizes and sinks, near coastal Singapore, 5 missing:

2017-09-12 - Tractor trailer overturns near Columbia River bridge near Rainier (Washington), 1 injured:

2017-09-12 - Van and truck crash, van bursts into flame, near Chakri (Pakistan), 14 killed, 3 injured:

2017-09-12 - Van and car crash, van bursts into flame, in Portland (Oregon), 8 injured:

2017-09-12 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, in Montgomery County (Maryland), several injured:

2017-09-12 - Two cars crash in Huron Township (Michigan), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "'The preliminary investigation indicates that the male driver may have been suffering from some type of medical event prior to the crash' he said."

2017-09-12 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on I-495 in Foxborough (Massachusetts):

2017-09-12 - Naked man found in Tower of the Americas before 5:30 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "San Antonio police took a man into custody who they found sitting naked in the kitchen of a restaurant inside the Tower of the Americas early Tuesday morning. It wasn't clear right away who called police, but officers responded before 5:30 a.m. and found the man inside the building. They said when they found him, he was staring straight ahead and did not communicate with officers."

2017-09-12 - Bird of prey, possibly an owl, attacking and injuring people in Clayton suburb of St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "At least three Clayton residents have reported a large bird has swooping down on them in the last 36 hours or so. They've got the scratches to prove it. It started with a woman on a morning run on Meramec Avenue near Clayton Road in the Davis Place neighborhood, early Tuesday. It happened at least two more times Tuesday evening. 'It was really "Alfred Hitchcock" horrible,' said Danijela Boric."

2017-09-12 - SOTT Earth changes summary for August 2017, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

2017-09-12 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Clear Lake east of Stavely (Canada):

2017-09-12 - North Sea warming twice as fast as the world's oceans:

2017-09-12 - Global warming poses severe threat to the Himalayas:

Quote: "Former President of Nepal Mountaineering Association Ang Chhiring Sherpa revealed the fact that increasing atmospheric temperature caused rampant snow melting and mountains were in the gradual process of turning into just rocky hills."

2017-09-12 - Lightning strikes kill 4 people and injure 17 more in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2017-09-12 - 800 lightning bolts in one day strike San Francisco (California):

2017-09-12 - Global warming and hurricanes, an overview of current research results:

2017-09-12 - Hurricane Irma won’t 'wake up' global warming-denying Republicans, because their whole ideology is on the line:

2017-09-12 - Irma brings fears of surge, sewers and toxins to the Tampa area in Florida:

2017-09-12 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Zadar (Croatia), 11 inches of rain in 24 hours:

2017-09-12 - Hurricanes becoming more difficult to forecast:

2017-09-12 - Image of the day - satellite view of Florida at night before and after Hurricane Irma:

2017-09-12 - Exxon loses bid to keep auditor files secret in climate fraud investigation:

2017-09-12 - Big Ag nightmare, the many ways that factory farming contaminates our land and water:

2017-09-12 - Flying ants swarm parts of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-12 - Australians advised to hunt and eat kangaroos as population outnumbers humans by two to one:

2017-09-12 - Does anyone actually care that our exploding national debt is destroying our future?

Note: Future?!

2017-09-12 - NASA's Cassini probe to end it's 20-year mission and plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on Friday, Sep 15, 2017:

2017-09-12 - 'Forbidden Science' - interview with world-class UFO researcher Dr. Jacques Valle´e:

2017-09-12 - More doctors and scientists agree on the link between inflammation and depression:

2017-09-12 - Ancient cultures were fully aware of ten different senses of the human body and used them accordingly:


  1. Mornin,' Jonny. Yeah, it doesn't get much more real than collapsing and dying while taking a shower! That's probably a bit less stressful (since you're most likely dead before you hit the floor) than watching yourself burn to death and choke on fumes while locked in a car that suddenly erupts into flames.

    We see on this day the rather rare coincidence of a JJFH event in Hull and a garbage truck being consumed by fire somewhere.

    Fresh Vegetables and Staple Crops are Turning into Junk Food

    [essay from Tom Lewis]

    But what is now becoming apparent is that at the same time the carbon dioxide stimulates plant growth, it reduces plant nutrition.  More, it turns out, is not necessarily better. Who knew? [more]

    [here's the report]
    The great nutrient collapse

    These experiments and others like them have shown scientists that plants change in important ways when they’re grown at elevated CO2 levels. Within the category of plants known as “C3″―which includes approximately 95 percent of plant species on earth, including ones we eat like wheat, rice, barley and potatoes―elevated CO2 has been shown to drive down important minerals like calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. The data we have, which look at how plants would respond to the kind of CO2 concentrations we may see in our lifetimes, show these important minerals drop by 8 percent, on average. The same conditions have been shown to drive down the protein content of C3 crops, in some cases significantly, with wheat and rice dropping 6 percent and 8 percent, respectively. [more; link provided to original story]

    Two bright meteor fireballs recorded over Spain on consecutive nights

    Meteor fireball shoots across the night sky in Iceland

    Evidence of volcanic eruptions under Antarctic Ice

    A team of scientists from New Mexico Tech, Dartmouth College, and Vermont Technical College has uncovered evidence of volcanic eruptions in ice cores taken from the West Antarctic ice sheet (WAIS). A paper describing their findings has just been published in Scientific Reports. [more]

    Record rainfall as typhoon Talim batters southern Japanese islands

    Authorities warned of landslides and high waves as Typhoon Talim battered the southern Okinawan island chain, dumping the most rain seen over a 24-hour period in 50 years on the city of Miyako.

    According to Okinawa Electric Power, more than 18,000 homes were without power in Miyako, a city of around 54,000 people some 1,840 km southwest of Tokyo. [more]

    Sparkling sun halo seen over central Queensland

    San Francisco sees 1,200 lightning strikes in rare September thunderstorms

    [you may have covered this already, Jonny]
    Hundreds of dead seabirds found on Bering Sea shores

    Incidents at Skinwalker Ranch, cloaking technology and Project Chameleo

    [continued below]

  2. Thursday, 14 September 2017
    Darkening snow in the Arctic - a positive feedback giving rise to more warming
    Dark Snow

    Mass deaths of sea life in the N Pacific

    I think that hypothermia is the LEAST likely cause of this phenomenon. Try a perfect storm of radiation, warm waters and acidification.

    More evidence of a dying North Pacific as new report of thousands of kittiwakes, murres and auklets washing ashore dead in Alaska for the third year in a row

    [this is from earlier this month, and I think it was posted here; it has a (~ 7 min.) video and this embedded article]
    Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. 'Unprecedented' as tens of thousands dead due to deadly patch of warm water along the American West

    Storms crossing NW Europe

    Thousands of passengers missed worldwide connections due to storms sweeping across Ireland Britain and north-west Europe

    Hurricane Jose path: Where is Hurricane Jose now? Will it hit Florida? Latest track models

    Hurricane Jose's looping path may bring it back toward Bahamas and US

    Rising methane levels

    Methane levels over 2,000 ppb

    [so look for more, larger and more intense, more frequent fires]

    Wildfires in the American West - the most underreported story in mainstream media

    Map: where Western wildfires have made the air outside too dangerous to breathe
    Particulates from smoke have drastically impacted air quality in areas of several states

    [contains these 3 embedded articles]
    'Looks a bit like hell': Wildfire destroys Alberta ranch
    Jim Garner barely managed to escape wildfire that has forced hundreds to flee in southwestern Alberta

    Dahr Jamail | Welcome to the New World of Wildfires

    'The fire is out of control': Southwestern Alberta wildfire quadruples in size in 2 days

    Kauri trees reveal secrets of past climate change
    Kauri Dieback Disease: Help protect our kings of our forest

    Kauri dieback disease is having a devastating effect on our giants of the forest. It is a disease that currently has no known cure and no proven method to prevent its spread.

    Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature
    30,000 year old kauri tree reveals atmospheric mechanism that led to Dansgaard-Oeschger event during last glacial period

    The aftermath of two hurricanes

    Toxic Water Has Flooded Homes in Houston After Harvey

    “There’s pretty clearly sewage contamination, and it’s more concentrated inside the home than outside the home,” said Lauren Stadler, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University who participated in The Times’s research. [more]

    [Nature gives us a "taste" of our own waste]

    [see also, these 2 embedded articles]
    U.S. Air Force Is Spraying 6 Million Acres With Chemicals in Response to Harvey

    “Either You Go There or You Leave…This is For The General Public” –Homeless Bused to Separate Shelter Ahead of Irma

    Fires in New South Wales - at the beginning of spring!

    It's the first days of Spring!

    Fires threaten NSW Hunter homes on record-breaking hot September day

    [while SOTT focuses on Unseasonal snowfall continues at alpine resorts in Victoria, Australia ]

    [more below]

  3. Volcanic eruptions drove ancient global warming event

    Mexico withdraws Hurricane Harvey aid offer after Trump fails to send condolences for their earthquake – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls hours later

    [we're not very nice (neighbors)]

    The Middle Class Is Being Destroyed: Now Only 25 Percent Of All Americans Have $10,000 Or More In Savings

    We just got more evidence that the middle class is being systematically eviscerated.  According to a GOBankingRates survey that was just released, more than half the country has less than $1,000 in savings.  So in the event of a major economic disaster of some kind, over 50 percent of the nation is going to be completely out of cash almost immediately.

    Other surveys have come up with similar results.  One discovered that about two-thirds of the country is living paycheck to paycheck, and another which was conducted by the Federal Reserve found that 44 percent of all U.S. adults do not even have enough money “to cover an unexpected $400 expense”. [more]

    Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change
    SOURCE: Yale Environment 360

    [as usual - puts the problem out to 2100 and beyond]

    Desert locusts: new risks in the light of climate change

    Massive and dangerous Sunspot AR2673 has gone for now but the Sun has not gone to sleep as large Coronal hole turns to face Earth

    Irma continues her devastation: Georgia Power is reporting more than 340,000 remain without power statewide

    More very strange weather: Hurricane winds of nearly 100mph kills 3 in Germany as Storm Sebastian heads south!

    Carbon monoxide and heat is the new killer in Florida as millions are still without power and more than a 100,000 still in shelters

    [no mention of H2S anywhere]

    [last bit below]

  4. Corporate Colonization aka. Trumptopian Deliverance

    Corporations have destroyed the planet
    Destroyed the middle class
    Destroyed local economies
    And dumbed down the populace to the level of a fucking brick

    "And on the sixth day, God created man in his own image" [see pic]

    To the all too few critics of the status quo, the blame for today's dysfunction are the invisible "deep state", the Rothschilds - whoever they are, George Soros, gays and lesbians, Hillary Clinton and CNN fake news. Unfortunately, the real blame for today's overwhelming clusterfuck is the multinational corporation. The goal of the corporation is to dumb down society to the point where they will support Supply-Side policies to eliminate their own jobs, pollute themselves with corporate toxic waste, and vote for candidates who will do everything possible to eliminate their healthcare coverage. Because, "it's the American Way".

    Sadly yet predictably the people who are victimized by this plot are not smart enough to figure it out [more]

    Hang 'Em High

    Zombies who are relying on corporate-sponsored bullshit for their daily heroin dose of fake-believe are totally fucked. [more]

    The Big Long: New All Time Lies

    The imaginary tax cut conned them all this time. Because the only way to avoid looking like an idiot was to be an idiot. And for Wall Street that was no obstacle to bonus accrual...

    "No one told me when to pull my head out of my ass"

    Across Wall Street faith in the jobless consumer is ubiquitous [more]

    Why Worry About Ticks? This One Almost Killed Me

    The spread of these illnesses has been fueled in part by climate change. Warming temperatures have played a key role in the steady rise of tick numbers and northward expansion of their range, all of which has helped give rise to what some are already calling the worst tick season ever. [more]

    U.S. House Votes to Block Climate Rules, Using Critical Budget Bill

    The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to cut funding from key climate protection rules and rejected an attempt to save regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency from being closed. [more]

    Limiting global warming to 1.5C could save two-thirds of Asia’s glacier ice

    [as we know - this is impossible at this point]

    The Rockies' largest glaciers are melting with little fanfare

    Why Hurricane Irma drained shorelines in Florida and the Bahamas?

    Hurricane "Max" about to hit Mexico, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain expected

    Tropical Storm "Doksuri" intensifying, landfall expected in northern Vietnam

  5. New details deepen mystery of U.S. diplomats' illness in Cuba

    [~ 2 min. video and text]

    Could rare brain-eating amoeba thrive in Irma's aftermath?

    [here we go]
    Tropical Storm Jose's path shifts west toward US

    U.S. military is still preparing for global warming even though Trump said to stop

    Eight Hollywood, Florida residents die after nursing homes lose power after Irma

    Russia deploys MiG-29SMT fighters to Syria - Deterring Israel?

    New Delhi: The zero, crown jewel of India's rich heritage in mathematics, just grew older by at least 500 years.

    A new carbon dating study commissioned on an ancient birch bark manuscript has found that the indispensable digit dates to as early as the 3rd or 4th century - approximately five centuries older than scholars previously believed.

    The research was performed on the Bakhshali Manuscript, a mathematical document written on birch bark which was found close to ancient Taxila now near Peshawar in 1881. It has been housed in the University of Oxford since 1902. [more]

    3 water main breaks cause sinkhole in Woodland Hills, California

    Monster from the deep: Mysterious & ugly fanged sea creature washes up in Texas

    [i'm sure it's mom and mate doesn't think it ugly]

    Global Self-Implosion

    Reality is chasing the Idiocracy around like a chicken with its head cut off...

    Global reflation has been systematically imploded by rising bond yields and currency reflation. Just the threat of reducing monetary dopium has imploded the end-of-cycle eight year pseudo-recovery.

    Reflationary self-implosion started of course in the U.S.

    Then we were told that Europe is reflating

    Lastly we were told that Emerging Markets are the last bastion of reflation. 

    "China's a very important part of this. If you don't believe in China I think it's going to be difficult to believe in EM"

    "The pace of China’s economic expansion unexpectedly cooled further last month after a lackluster July, as factory output, investment and retail sales all slowed"

    What oil dullards haven't figured out is that the $US dollar is tanking therefore oil at a 4-month high with the dollar at a three year low is irrelevant. [more]

    BitCrash: Starting To Panic

    I said that when Bitcoin broke $4,000 gamblers would panic. I meant $3,600. As usual, the zombies are slow on the draw...

    Two weeks ago, the Chinese government announced that Bitcoin would be banned. However, denialists interpreted that message in the narrowest and most specious way possible, so they could continue gambling a little while longer.

    Hedge Funds' largest holding is down -32% in 10 days [more]

    [someone posted this on another blog without its source, but geez]
    Homicide Rates by City

    Tokyo: 0.3 per 100k
    London: 1.6 per 100k
    Los Angeles: 7.1 per 100k
    Mexico City: 9.6 per 100k
    St. Louis: 60 per 100k [holy crap, Jonny - you weren't kiddin'!]
    7:50 PM - 12 Sep 2017

  6. Hah, yeah, that's crazy - six TIMES the per capita murder rate of MEXICO CITY, the city where the two bands of bandits just had a shootout on a bus over who'd get to rob the people on the bus.