Saturday, September 30, 2017

Event Update For 2017-09-30

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

2017-09-30 - Man, 44, found burned to death at 3:30 AM in burning pickup truck on Lincoln Street in Richmond (Maine):

2017-09-30 - Passenger plane engine explodes into fireball and disintegrates over the Atlantic Ocean, plane makes emergency landing in Goose Bay (Canada):

Quote: "I talked to the passenger by the window and He said the entire engine exploded into giant fireball."

Quote: "The pilot came on over the loudspeaker and said the plane had 'lost' one of its engines and would be attempting to land in Canada, said Adams. About 20 minutes after the disturbance, the captain, whom Eamigh described as sounding shaken, announced that an engine had exploded."

Quote: "A passenger, John Birkhead, said he and his wife had just stood up to stretch when they heard the explosion. 'We were just stretching and talking, and suddenly there was an enormous bang, and the whole plane shook,' said Birkhead, 59, who was returning home to California after a two-week vacation."

2017-09-30 - Military cargo plane bursts into flame and crashes shortly after takeoff from Kinshasa (Congo), 12 killed, no survivors:

Quote: "According to an army officer who witnessed the incident, the cargo plane caught fire shortly after taking off from Kinshasa’s N‘djili Airport and crashed in a nearby reserve controlled by the military’s elite Republican Guard units."

Quote: "'I confirm that a military aircraft crashed this morning,' said Defence Minister Crispin Atama Tabe. 'All 12 members of the crew died.'"

Note: These are the 86th and 87th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-30 - Stage ignites at Lost Lands Festival near Buckeye Lake in Thornville (Ohio):

Quote: "A music festival south of Buckeye Lake was lit... literally. A stage caught fire during a performance at the Lost Lands Festival in Thornville -- just northeast of Buckeye Lake -- around 10:48 p.m. Saturday."

2017-09-30 - Volcano Manaro Voui continues erupting and throwing lava bombs on the island of Ambae (Vanuatu), massive Dunkirk-style mass evacuation underway:

Quote: "Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano. The eruption has polluted many of the island's water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross delegate Joe Cropp told Reuters by phone on Sunday. 'Water is crucial,' he said. 'It's important to get on top of it right away.' The Manaro Voui volcano, the nation's largest, was seen hurling steam and rocks into the air by New Zealand vulcanologist Brad Scott who flew over the volcano on Saturday. 'Maybe about every 8 to 10 seconds there was an explosion, throwing lava bombs up maybe 50 to 100 meters above the crater and there's also two small lava flows that are flowing across the island into the lake as well,' he said in an interview with Radio NZ published on Sunday. Crowds of islanders from at least three evacuation points on the island have begun boarding a flotilla of ships including ferries, canoes and commercial vessels for the safety of surrounding islands Maewo, Pentecost and Santo. The Vanuatu Government wants all 11,000 islanders evacuated by Oct. 6."

Note: Operation GTFO has commenced!

2017-09-30 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in Glendale (Arizona):

Quote: "Fire officials are investigating an apartment fire in Glendale that may have been caused by an explosion. According to the Glendale Fire Department, a woman called them to inform them of a loud boom she had heard outside her door at an apartment complex near 67th and Glendale avenues. Fire officials said the explosion may have happened near a staircase at the complex."

Note: This is the 280th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-09-30 - Transformer explodes and burns in Bundaberg (Australia), blackouts ensue:

2017-09-30 - Boat bursts into flame near Kelly's Island in coastal Conception Bay (Canada):

Note: This is the 882nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street near coastal Limerick (Ireland):

Quote: "A number of passengers had a lucky escape after they were evacuated from a bus which caught fire on the outskirts of the city. The alarm was raised shortly after 11am this Saturday after those on board the privately-operated bus were alerted to smoke and flames emanating at the rear of the vehicle."

Note: This is the 662nd bus to burn in 2017...

2017-09-30 - Two tanker trucks go up in flames at gas station in coastal Cagayan (Philippine Islands):

2017-09-30 - Tractor (combine), other farming equipment and machine shed destroyed by fire in Dubuque County (Iowa):

Quote: "The building and its contents, including a combine tractor and other farming equipment were a total loss."

2017-09-30 - Tractors, motorcycle and barn destroyed by fire near Mt. Vernon (Illinois):

Quote: "Fire officials say the 20 by 20 foot wooden barn was already fully engulfed in flames when Mellott discovered the fire. In addition to the building, antique tractors and antique motorcycle were destroyed."

2017-09-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 6 AM at Aldi Distribution Depot in Naas (Ireland):

2017-09-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A50 near Uttoxeter (Britain), load of coffee roasted:

Note: These are the 1775th, 1776th, 1777th, 1778th, 1779th, 1780th and 1781st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-30 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Route 9 in Spofford (New Hampshire):

2017-09-30 - Two USPS mail trucks go up in flames while parked at post office i9n Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "Two leased trucks caught fire at a post office in Cleveland Saturday afternoon, according to U.S. Postal Service spokesperson David Van Allen."

2017-09-30 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Eagle Drive in Raymond (California):

Quote: "Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the Raymond area that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire. Just before 1:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at an address on Eagle Drive just off Road 600. The first unit at scene reported the vehicle was fully involved and would be a total loss. The fire had also spread to about 1/2 acre of vegetation."

Note: This is the 468th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-09-30 - Van bursts into flame on Bailey Drive in Killamarsh (Britain):

2017-09-30 - Van bursts into flame on Denton Road in Dartford Heath (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

2017-09-30 - Van bursts into flame on James Nicholson Link in York (Britain):

Quote: "James Nicholson Link, York - Time of call 17:43 Fire crew from Huntington responded to a van fire. A Mercedes Sprinter van was on fire which was believed to be caused by an engine fault. Fire spread to a Ford Transit Van. One hose reel and one breathing apparatus used."

2017-09-30 - Minivan bursts into flame on Colbert Street in Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-30 - SUV bursts into flame on the M6 in Lancashire (Britain):

2017-09-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame then hits tree near Santa Fe (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by John. L. Head, 66, was heading north on Route ZZ at 4:30 p.m. when the truck caught fire, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree."

2017-09-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-26 near Columbia (South Carolina):

2017-09-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on South Water Street in Decatur (Illinois):

2017-09-30 - Car bursts into flame at 6 AM while parked on Lincoln Avenue in Sacramento (California):

2017-09-30 - Car bursts into flame on the Bruce Highway near the Sunshine Coast (Australia):

2017-09-30 - Car bursts into flame before 6 AM while parked at home in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2017-09-30 - Car bursts into flame on Gloucester Road in West Reading (Britain):

2017-09-30 - Car bursts into flame at 11:38 PM at gas station on Princes Road in Dartford (Britain), near the coast:

2017-09-30 - Crashed car bursts into flame on tow truck in coastal Kaeo (New Zealand):

2017-09-30 - Trucking company hit by flash fire explosion in El Reno (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2017-09-30 - Auto shop destroyed by huge blaze in Warwick Farm (Australia):

2017-09-30 - Barn destroyed by fire in Cottleville (Missouri):

2017-09-30 - Brush fire breaks out in Cave Creek (Arizona):

2017-09-30 - Furniture and appliance store destroyed by fire at 4:54 AM in Kansas City (Missouri):

2017-09-30 - Meat packing plant damaged by fire at 3:12 AM in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2017-09-30 - Industrial building damaged by fire in the wee hours in New Kensington (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-30 - Fiber business damaged by fire just before 7 AM in coastal Biddeford (Maine):

2017-09-30 - Church damaged by fire shortly after midnight in Hartsville (South Carolina):

2017-09-30 - Historic restaurant damaged by fire in coastal Eureka (California):

2017-09-30 - Printing business devastated by massive fire in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2017-09-30 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Palmdale (California):

2017-09-30 - Home damaged by fire in South Bay (Florida):

2017-09-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Portland (Oregon):

2017-09-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Chesterfield (Virginia), 3 injured:

2017-09-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:41 AM in Sparks (Nevada), 2 injured:

2017-09-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Lincoln (Nebraska), nobody there:

2017-09-30 - Home destroyed by fire in the Sandy Creek area in Leander (Texas), nobody there:

2017-09-30 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2017-09-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2017-09-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Oswego (New York):

2017-09-30 - Home destroyed by fire before 3 AM in Oxford (Connecticut):

2017-09-30 - Home destroyed by huge inferno in Roy (Washington):

2017-09-30 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Milton (Vermont):

2017-09-30 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-09-30 - Motel damaged by fire at 2:45 AM in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

2017-09-30 - Motel damaged by fire in International Falls (Minnesota):

2017-09-30 - Deadly fire destroys barn just before 7 AM in Roseboro (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-09-30 - Deadly fire burns mobile home near Jasper (Florida), 3 killed:

2017-09-30 - Deadly fire burns home in Huger (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-09-30 - Deadly fire burns high-rise apartment building shortly after 1 AM in coastal Bronx (New York), 2 killed, 5+ injured:

2017-09-30 - Deadly fire burns retirement home, auto business and home in Bucharest (Romania), 1 killed, 19 injured:

2017-09-30 - Vacant barn destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM near Piqua (Ohio):

2017-09-30 - Vacant warehouse burns in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-09-30 - Three whale sharks wash ashore dead at coastal Nangalili Beach in Benteng Dewa (Indonesia):

2017-09-30 - Whale shark washes ashore dead in coastal Madhavpur (India):

2017-09-30 - More losers than winners for marine life in warmer Southern Ocean – 'The future for a whole range of invertebrates from starfish to corals is bleak':

2017-09-30 - Seven people gassed to death by hydrogen sulfide at pond at egg factory in Bogor (Indonesia):

Quote: "Seven people were found dead after allegedly inhaling Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas at a 16 square-meter pond containing egg carton waste at a factory in Parungpanjang, Bogor, on Saturday."

Quote: "Three of the victims were workers who were cleaning the 4-meter deep waste pond, while the remaining were residents who tried to save the poisoned workers. 'Each person who went to the pond, fainted then died,' Bogor Police Head Adj. Sr. Comr. Andi Muhammad Dicy said on Saturday as quoted by The victims are identified as Mulyadi, 19;  Joko, 30; Ade setiawan, 40; Iwan, 35; Into, 17; Dedi Junaedi, 45; and Samsuri, 45."

2017-09-30 - Three workers gassed to death in septic tank, another injured, in Gurugram (India):

2017-09-30 - Woman and man, 44 and 54, die while diving in the Canary Islands (Spain), 2 more watery deaths too:

Quote: "Two people have drowned and two more have lost their lives in diving incidents in another spate of tragedies in the Canary Islands. Two of those who died were of British nationality, one a woman, the other a man. They were separate incidents but both had been out diving."

2017-09-30 - Two women drop dead within 90 minutes in 'separate' incidents in Peoria (Illinois), near the Illinois River:

Quote: "'There was no indication of (drug) overdose or signs of trauma,' Dotson said. ' ... There is nothing to lead anyone to believe anything is (criminally) amiss.'"

Quote: "Peoria police are investigating two separate incidents involving a woman found dead on the ground."

Quote: "Peoria police say there is no indication of foul play in either incident and it is not believed the two incidents are related."

Note: Definitely related by geographic area, timeframe and the atmosphere...

2017-09-30 - Two Royal Malaysian Navy men, 26 and 28, drop dead after training in coastal Sitiawan (Malaysia):

Quote: "The deaths of two Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) personnel at the Sungai Wangi Unit detention rooms near Sitiawan on Friday have been classified as sudden death."

Quote: "It said the duo complained of fatigue and were allowed to rest before they had bouts of vomiting and breathing difficulties."

2017-09-30 - Two women, 23 and 35, and a man drop dead, another man sickened, at shop in Chitungwiza (Zimbabwe):

2017-09-30 - Four people die in the water during idol immersions in Delhi (India):

2017-09-30 - Man falls out of helicopter into the ocean and dies near coastal Malibu (California):

2017-09-30 - Man drops dead in Brentwood Park in coastal Pasadena (Florida):

2017-09-30 - Man, 22, drops dead along Spa Creek Trail in coastal Annapolis (Maryland):

2017-09-30 - Man, 20, drops dead at Wingate University in Wingate (North Carolina):

2017-09-30 - Man, 57, found dead in Pennypack Creek at Lorimer Park in Abington Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-30 - Person found dead in the water in coastal Pamlico Sound (North Carolina):

2017-09-30 - Man, 55, dies while diving in West Hawk Lake (Canada):

2017-09-30 - Man, 39, found dead in crater lake at Mount Ruapehu (New Zealand):

2017-09-30 - Man drops dead before 7 AM near roadside stall in Chanthaburi (Thailand):

2017-09-30 - Woman, 68, found dead in pond near her home in Vashi (India):

2017-09-30 - Two people pulled unconscious from the water, one dies, in coastal Salalah (Oman):

2017-09-30 - Middle-aged man washes up dead on the island of Inis Meáin (Ireland):

2017-09-30 - Man, 36, drops dead along York Road in Woking (Britain):

2017-09-30 - Man, 28, found dead at beach in coastal Brighton (Britain):

2017-09-30 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency', pickup hits two poles and some trees, near Lebanon (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "Cummings experienced a medical emergency, traveled off the right side of the roadway and then struck two utility poles and several trees in a 2017 Ram pickup truck."

2017-09-30 - Man, 67, has 'medical emergency', heart stops, car crashes, in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Fall River police say a crash involving a parked car Saturday was the result of a medical emergency behind the wheel. The crash happened around 3 p.m. on Shove Street. According to Fall River police, the 67-year-old male driver likely went into cardiac arrest behind the wheel, causing him to crash into a parked car. Officials were able to revive the driver, and take him to a nearby hospital."

2017-09-30 - Small plane crashes near Quilcene (Washington), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-09-30 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, in Dover (Delaware):

2017-09-30 - Transit bus slams into truck in Modugula (India), 6 killed, 16+ injured:

2017-09-30 - Tractor trailer overturns, another tractor trailer hits it, on I-24 near Calvert City (Kentucky), 2 injured:

2017-09-30 - Tractor trailer crashes into woods on I-70 in Brookville (Ohio):

2017-09-30 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Mason Dixon Highway in Brothersvalley Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-09-30 - Heavy truck crashes into vehicle along canal in Raichur (India), 5 killed:

2017-09-30 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in coastal Wailuku (Hawaii), 4 killed, 2 injured:

2017-09-30 - Car veers over centerline, hits RV head-on, in Lucas County (Iowa), 1 killed:

2017-09-30 - Five cars crash, one bursts into flame, in Scarborough (Canada):

2017-09-30 - Two cars collide head-on in Keystone Heights (Florida), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2017-09-30 - Car veers off road, hits three barriers, in Wilmington (Delaware), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say witnesses told them the driver seemed to be having a medical emergency prior to getting into her car. Police say it’s unclear whether her death was caused by the accident or a medical condition."

2017-09-30 - Car veers off road, crashes, bursts into flame, in Swoope (Virginia), 2 injured:

2017-09-30 - Car overturns, bursts into flame, on US 63 near Claysville (Missouri):

2017-09-30 - Car veers off road, plunges into canal, near Lakhuwali (India), 4 killed:

2017-09-30 - Agitated man, 34, threatens cops at 4:10 AM, has 'medical emergency' and dies, in Olathe (Kansas):

Quote: "On Saturday at 4:10 a.m., officers went to the 14500 block of West 138th Place in Olathe on a call about an armed disturbance. When officers arrived, they saw a 34-year-old man who was agitated. He threatened the officers with a blunt object. Officers struggled with the man and tried to take him into custody. During that process, the man suffered a medical emergency. Officers administered lifesaving techniques until medical personnel arrived. The man was taken to a local hospital where he later died."

2017-09-30 - Feral cat attacks and injures woman in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2017-09-30 - Bear attacks and kills boy in Kaghan (Pakistan):

2017-09-30 - Sinkhole opens and swallows van in Nuevo León (Mexico), 1 killed:

2017-09-30 - Sinkhole opens on street in Maidstone (Britain):

2017-09-30 - Methane emissions from cattle are 11% higher than estimated:

2017-09-30 - Pay attention to the Pacific Ring of Fire as major geo events trigger concern:

Quote: "It’s well-known that the world’s billionaires are spending a good chunk of their loot on preparations for the end of the world as we know it. They’re building luxury underground bunkers, stocking up on military-style hardware, buying up the world’s most precious farmland, and banking seeds to restart society after an inevitable and severe civilization crash. Given recent events catastrophic events including three devastating Atlantic hurricanes, serious earthquakes in Mexico, and apocalyptic wildfires in Western United States, it would be a matter of basic prudence for the common person to consider putting in at least basic provisions to weather a natural disaster."

2017-09-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Lynn (Massachusetts):

2017-09-30 - Heavy rain and flooding hit New Mexico, 2 killed:

2017-09-30 - Climate shocks may cost the US $1 billion per day:

Note: That's just for now. That amount will go way up over time as conditions continue to deteriorate...

2017-09-30 - The desperate but effective attempts to silence climate scientists:

2017-09-30 - France's Macron trumps Trump with 'Make Climate Great Again' campaign:

2017-09-30 - Various updates on the increasingly grave situation in Puerto Rico:

2017-09-30 - US cities demand federal help as they brace for influx of hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans:

2017-09-30 - A report from Dominica after Hurricane Maria:

2017-09-30 - UN appeals for $31 million for hurricane-battered Dominica:

2017-09-30 - Fierce microburst causes damage in Ottawa (Canada):

2017-09-30 - Incredible aurora phenomenon captured over Washington State and Alberta (Canada):

2017-09-30 - Strong solar storm sparks global aurora and doubles radiation levels on the surface of Mars:

2017-09-30 - Brazil - a world champion in political and environmental devastation:

2017-09-30 - Two-headed turtle discovered at farm near Little Rock (Arkansas):

2017-09-30 - Elon working on huge rocket, code-named BFR, short for Big Fucking Rocket:

Quote: Codenamed Big Fucking Rocket (BFR), Musk says the new spaceship will be able to ferry people to and from the Mars, with the first test launch to the Red Planet set to take-off in 2022."

2017-09-30 - US offers Vogtle nuclear plant $3.7 billion in loan guarantees:

2017-09-30 - In 1994 UK's 'most spectacular' UFO photo was taken down in Britain's Ministry of Defence office and never seen again:

2017-09-30 - Police dog picks up discarded gun and fires it during pursuit in Calgary (Canada):


  1. We tally the devastation each day here. It doesn't take into account the propensity for certain people to "lose it" and go into killer mode, like the machine gun attack last night on a music festival in NV, with 20 dead and at least 100 injured (so far).

    There's more than enough death to go around, just from "natural" causes.

    I think that's the FIRST HOUSE CAT ATTACK I've seen here.

    Once, a few years back, we had the luxury of contemplating the facts of climate change BEFORE they became a huge problem - like the accumulating flammable gases in the atmosphere now having reached the level that plane engines EXPLODE up there in the atmosphere. As today's report indicates - plane travel is going to become increasingly difficult as time goes on. Small planes, helicopters, passenger planes, private jets and even large military planes are all having problems due to fire, smoke and explosions while in the air, taking off or landing.

    With all the over-the-top pyrotechnics at concerts these days, it's a wonder people didn't think that the stage burning at that festival in OH wasn't part of the act!

    Well, since we're not dead yet, Jonny, let's see what else is going on.

    US aid and relief supplies not reaching the suffering in Puerto Rico because San Juan teamster delivery drivers didn't show up for work

    [ah now, wait a minute - if the entire island is devastated, are these truck drivers supposed to just sit there (with their families) and wait a week for the supplies to arrive so they EXCLUSIVELY can drive them around on impassable roads? I call bullshit on this one. The island, like Barbuda, is a clusterfuck now - no electricity, no shelter, no supplies, no gas, vehicles destroyed, roads busted up and flooded out - wtf do they want?!]

    9 days after Hurricane Maria the streets of San Juan in Puerto Rico are still flooded (video)

    Trapped in the mountains, Puerto Ricans don’t see help, or a way out[this story may have something to do with the situation there]
    Criticism of Puerto Rica response to Hurricane Maria devastation
    [contains embedded articles]

    Former Puerto Rico AG Cut Off By CNN After Accusing San Juan Mayor Of Being A Political Hack

    Mysterious aircraft involved in fatal Air Force crash

    [this is an accident from early Sept - test pilot of CLASSIFIED aircraft died in a crash. Add new aircraft to the list above.]

    Monday, 2 October 2017
    Peter Wadhams interviewed on Radio NZ
    Peter Wadhams: Preparing for an Arctic without ice

    [see comment by Robt. Atack at the end - it seems that even Prof. Wadhams has succumbed to the pressure to NOT say "it's over."]

    No time for scepticism, “decisive climate action” needed, Ethiopia tells U.N.

    [wait til they find out that there IS NO effective action that will remedy the predicament we're in]

    Sea Shepherd brings supplies to hurricane-devastated Dominica

    [continued below]

  2. Cod and haddock go north due to warming UK seas, as foreign fish arrive – “In a few decades, the temperature of our seas is likely to be roughly the same as those found in the waters around Portugal at the turn of the last century”

    Britain must prepare itself for invasions of growing numbers of foreign sea creatures attracted by our warming waters, a new report has warned. Some newcomers could have devastating effects, others could be beneficial, say the researchers. [more; wishful thinking]

    Puerto Rico death count much higher than currently reported – “People have dug mass graves and buried their relatives, because they are in places that have not yet been reached”

    Historic heat wave brings record-high temperatures to U.S. Midwest – “There has never been a heat wave of this duration and magnitude this late in the season in Chicago”

    "Until 2017, there had not been seven consecutive 90+ days in Chicago entirely during the month of September." [more]

    Edits on ​EPA’s SmartWay ​Program ​website reduce emphasis ​on global warming

    The ​Environmental ​Protection ​Agency ​(EPA) ​changed ​language ​on ​the ​SmartWay Program ​website, ​reducing ​mentions ​of ​carbon, ​greenhouse ​gasses, ​and ​climate change. ​Terms ​like ​“sustainability” ​and ​“emissions” ​replaced ​mentions ​of ​“carbon,” and ​emphasis ​on ​international ​SmartWay ​and ​other ​climate ​efforts ​were ​reduced. [more]

    Polar bear strays 700 km south of normal Arctic habitat

    [from the late Sam Kinison: "Move to where the FOOD is!"]

    Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper

    Last week, Nature Geoscience published a study suggesting that we have a bigger remaining carbon budget than previously thought to keep global warming below the 1.5°C aggressive Paris climate target. Many scientists quickly commented that the paper’s conclusion was based on some questionable assumptions, and this single study shouldn’t be blindly accepted as gospel truth.
    Conservative media outlets did even worse than that. They took one part of the paper’s analysis out of context and grossly distorted its conclusions to advance their anti-climate agenda.

    1.5°C might indeed be a geophysical impossibility [more]

    [more below]

  3. Mexico quake toll 361; 8 still missing in collapsed building

    The Globalists Are Systematically Destroying America’s Middle Class

    Back in 1992, the bottom 90 percent of American income earners brought in more than 60 percent of the country’s income.  But last year that figure slipped to just 49.7 percent.  The wealth of our society is increasingly being concentrated at the very top, and the middle class is steadily being eroded.  Surveys have found that somewhere around two-thirds of the country is living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time, and so living on the edge has become a way of life for most Americans. [more]

    Monday, October 2, 2017
    The Arctic is Changing the Jet Stream - Why This Is Important
    By Sam Carana, with contributions by Jennifer Francis

    Jennifer Francis has long been warning that global warming is increasing the likelihood of wavier jet stream patterns and more frequent blocking events, both of which have been observed. The Arctic is warming more rapidly than the rest of the world. The narrowing temperature difference between the Arctic and lower latitudes is weakening the speed at which the jet stream circumnavigates Earth and may be making the jet stream more wavy. In a 2012 study, Jennifer Francis and Stephen Vavrus warned that this makes atmospheric blocking events in the Northern Hemisphere more likely, aggravating extreme weather events related to stagnant weather conditions, such as drought, flooding, cold spells, and heat waves. [more]

    Night sky guide for October 2017

    Major snowstorm, waves of chilly air to affect northern and central Rockies, US

    Temperatures will plummet across the northwestern United States as chilly storms roll across the region into the first week of October. The chill may come as a shock for some residents given the recent stretch of unseasonably warm conditions, AccuWeather meteorologists say. [more]

    Severe plague outbreak affecting large urban areas of Madagascar

    Pneumonic plague has been detected in several cities in Madagascar, WHO reports. This form of plague is highly transmissible (person-to-person) and quickly causes death without treatment. At least 19 people have died since August 27. [more]

    Asteroid 2017 SU17 flew past Earth at 0.72 LD, two days before discovery

    [heh, "didn't see THAT comin,' didja?"]

    Yemen cholera outbreak now the world’s largest on record, approaching 1 million

    Yemen’s 5-month old cholera crisis is now the world’s largest outbreak since records began, Oxfam International said today as the number of suspected cases rose to over 755 000. From August 25 until September 27, there has been an average of 5 750 daily cases, so at this rate, the number of suspected cholera cases will reach one million in less than eight weeks. [more]

    Series of catastrophic events along the Ring of Fire are pointing to a potentially major event in the near future

  4. News Links, October 2, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    IBM: Big Shrink Bulks Up in India, Guts US Jobs, to Please Wall Street

    India's flagging economy draws dire warnings of recession

    $2.25/hr to Build a $40,000 Vehicle — Mexico's wage repression scheme creates Nirvana for global automakers

    Canada's Economic Growth Stalls In July As Oil Activity Drops

    Financial Hell: 57% in Australia Cannot Afford An Extra $100 if Interest Rates Rise, Stress in Wealthiest Areas

    Modern slavery is disturbingly common

    State Dept. pulls staff from Cuban embassy over mystery illnesses

    Hurricane Maria May Be a Preview of Climate-Fueled Migration in America

    "They Won't Know What Hit Them" Shocking Undercover Footage Exposes Antifa's "Premeditated" Violence

    U.S. Second Largest Oil Field Production Falls As Decline Rates Rise [so much for becoming a global exporter of oil]

    Brazil Puts Eletrobras Up For Sale For 30 Cents: But Is It Really A Bargain?

    Shale Drillers To Lose At Sub-$50 Oil

    Traders Are Betting On $100 Oil In 2018
    Although prices of $100/bbl or higher are needed if the oil industry is to survive, users can't possibly pay such high prices. Airlines would be grounded and economies would grind to a halt. So higher prices are possible, but not sustainable. -- RF

    Barents Sea oil and gas search effort comes up empty

    Lights Out? Now Australia's Got a Coal Shortage

    Saudis Lead Gulf Movement To Diversify Away From Oil

    Saudi eyes international support for nuclear project plans

    How Did 6,223 Sharks End Up on Ship With No Fishing Equipment?

    Study: 2013 genetic change may have made Zika more severe

    US Virgin Islands in ruins from Hurricane Maria

    The Hurricane Did One Good Thing for Puerto Rico: It Blew Away Zika

    Texas superfund site leaked chemicals after Hurricane Harvey

    Weather extremes, fossil fuel pollution cost US $240 bn: study

    Monsanto banned from European parliament [ban 'em EVERYWHERE!]

    Are you being watched? FinFisher government spy tool found hiding as WhatsApp and Skype

    Accused NSA leaker called America 'the worst thing to happen on the planet'
    Seriously, if she'd read any history she'd know that the title of "worst" is totally up for grabs. -- RF

    Whole Foods suffers data breach in some stores

    Wozniak & Copps: Ending net neutrality will end the Internet as we know it

    How to stop your devices from listening to (and saving) what you say

    Inside job? Equifax investigators looking into possible insider or nation-state help, report says

    Assange Reminds The World That Facebook Did Collude In 2016, But With Hillary

    Colorado says 430 pipelines failed leak test after explosion

    Study Says Climate Change Could Lead to Rougher Roads

    Puerto Rico: When the electricity stops

    What Are [U.S.] Cities Spending Big On? Increasingly, It's Debt.
    Many have gotten themselves into a fiscal squeeze paying bills they ran up decades ago. View data for dozens of cities.

    Real Personal Spending Drops Most Since Jan 2016

    The Stock Market Is Seriously Overvalued Based On This Benchmark

    Two Credit Agencies Drop Hartford's Ratings Further Into Junk Status

    Even The Cheapest Obamacare Plans Are "Unaffordable" In 94% Of American Cities, New Study Finds

    Trump Tax Plan To Benefit "Top 1%" Most, Cost $2.4 Trillion, Middle Class To Pay More Taxes [what middle class?]

    Debt-Slave Industry Frets over Impact of Mass Credit Freezes

  5. Up to 50+ killed and 200+ injured in that mass shooting now. 50+! Wow, that guy was mowin' people down. Perfect target if your goal is maximum casualties - concert venues usually have few avenues in and out, and those are constricted, and then once IN the venue, people are packed in like sardines. All of that is probably better for keeping people safe from other people IN the venue with them - line searches and stuff - but all of that also makes ALL of the people in the venue more vulnerable to an attack by someone OUTSIDE the venue. So, some pluses and some minuses. When the minuses kick in through, that can obviously be real bad news.

    We'll be seeing more and more of this too. People's brains are getting damaged by hydrogen sulfide. Here and there, not everywhere, but unpredictable. You can be a perfectly sane responsible gun owner one day, and planning a mass shooting the next. Most of the people who get poisoned just die. But some don't - some go insane first. The ones who go REALLY insane aren't even capable of using a gun, and they don't tend to live very long either. But some percentage will go just a little crazy, enough to turn a responsible gun owner into a mass murderer overnight.

    So as time goes on and this problem escalates - like all of the other problems - then there will be more mass shootings. That's not a political statement, that's a fact. In response to that fact, we have the choices of adapt or suffer. My prediction is that we will not adapt to this problem and we will therefore suffer instead, with more people dying in mass shootings.

    In case anyone wonders whether *I* have a gun, I've answered that previously - I don't. I considered it, but I was an expert marksman in the Army, and I could easily be insane tomorrow, like anyone else, and I don't want to turn into a mass murderer. I have a bow, but obviously I'm not going to commit much of a mass murder with that. It's for some minimal degree of self defense, and if I do go nuts and start shooting arrows, I've only got 12, and it'd be hard to sneak around with it.

    Now, did THIS shooter's brain get lightly damaged by hydrogen sulfide at some point? We'll never know. It's actually irrelevant anyway - what is relevant is that we're going to be seeing a lot more of this. And people will see that for themselves, if they haven't noticed it already.

  6. Spot on, Jonny. Everything that sustains life is getting worse, and with everything being connected to everything else, this will compound until a critical mass is reached, at which time COLLAPSE happens. Then we'll all be in the same boat as the islands devastated by hurricane - everyone will be in survivor mode and major killing, theft, rape and mayhem will be unleashed.

    I've seen many articles calling on people to emulate the super rich and at least stock up for a natural disaster. While that's good advise in the short term, I wouldn't want to be in a bunker with limited food supplies and seeds for "afterward." The planet will make sure no food grows due to aberrant weather, damaged soils (especially microbes that do the work), diseases and all the rest - and the bunker people will be left to starve on a barren Earth. Even resorting to cannibalism will bring only temporary reprieve (and it will prolong their suffering).

    It's been a big month in Hull - with 19 out of 30 days (63%) having JJFH incidents (6 with multiple events on the same day)! Except for March of this year, that had 20 out of 31 days (64.5%; and one unbelievable stretch of 7 days in a row!), September was the second biggest month for JJFH incidents this year (so far). The BIG thing is that there was a string of 5 days in a row, and TWO strings of 6 days in a row of JJFH happenings!

    Though there have only been 4 garbage truck fires this month, THREE have occurred on the same day as Hull troubles!

  7. Puerto Rico continues to reel two weeks after hurricane struck

    [they'll be playing this headline for the next 6 months at LEAST]

    Puerto Ricans spend much of their time now waiting in line. On Sunday, one ATM line had several dozen people waiting two hours to withdraw a maximum of $40.

    The cash crunch is exacerbated because many businesses' credit card machines are still down, so they can only take hard currency.

    There are over 10,000 federal workers on the island from dozens of federal departments and agencies. FEMA says it has reached all of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities and delivered a million meals, along with 2 million liters of water, to 11 distribution centers on the island.

    But herein lies the rub: A breakdown of communication still leaves some towns empty handed. [more]

    [notice we still don't hear about many of the other islands, Houston or Florida's recovery efforts]

    Rolls-Royce falls into large sinkhole in Harbin, China

    [so the driver is a HARBINGER of things to come! uh-HAW!]

    Monthly rainfall record smashed in one day in Bundaberg, Australia; 339mm (13inches) in 24 hours

    Bundaberg was battered by wet and wild weather resulting in the all-time rainfall record for October being knocked out of the park in just one day.

    The city recorded 286mm in the six hours to 6.30pm with a total of 339 millimetres falling in the 24 hours prior, smashing the October rainfall record of 280 millimetres.

    In addition, more than 3000 properties were without power in Bundaberg and significant flooding had taken hold across the city. [more]

    [you may be on to something Jonny]
    Las Vegas shooting suspect's brother feels like 'asteroid just fell on us'

    The brother of the suspected Las Vegas shooter said he and his family feel like an "asteroid just fell on us."
    "We have no idea how or why this happened," Eric Paddock, the brother of suspect Stephen Paddock, told ABC News.
    Stephen Paddock killed himself before authorities entered the hotel room from which he is believed to have fired shots that killed at least 50 people and injured more than 400 others, Las Vegas police said today.

    "We don't understand," Eric Paddock said, adding they are "dumbstruck" by the "unbelievable” incident.
    There is "exactly no reason for this” and there are "no secrets in his past,” Eric Paddock said of his brother. [more]

    [so, according to family - NO MOTIVE, NO PAST HISTORY of violence]

  8. This is from Saturday:

    Police: Gunman run over by truck after firing upon cars on Oregon highway

    Deputies say a murder suspect who opened fire on oncoming traffic in Oregon was killed when he was run over by a truck. [more]

    Puerto Rico could become a public health catastrophe

    [you mean it isn't already?]

    According to FEMA, 58 of Puerto Rico's 69 hospitals are without power or fuel for their generators. [more]

    Denialist Paradise

    All-knowing hairless monkeys are not in denial about one thing, they're in denial about everything. Sadly, being a willfully ignorant dunce is not technically a Black Swan event...

    Terrorist attacks
    North Korean escalation
    Mega hurricanes
    Clown president
    Junk food, junk culture
    Opioid crisis
    Imploding economy
    Plundering healthcare and grandchildren to fund tax cuts
    Central Bank tightening

    450 kids shot. Stocks at all time highs... [more]

  9. Tom Petty, legendary rocker, is dead at 66

    The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. [more; could be JJFH related]

    [don't have to live like a refugee; stop draggin' my heart around, free fallin', lots more - I liked his music]

    House-sized asteroid will come 'damn close' to Earth next week as it passes only 27,000 miles away

    The space rock, dubbed asteroid 2012 TC4, is about 30-100 feet (10-30 meters) in size, and will fly by at just one-eighth of the distance between Earth and the moon on October 12.

    It is travelling at speeds of around 30,000 mph (14 km per second).

    Although still certain that it will not hit the planet, Nasa scientists previously calculated that 2012 TC4 could pass as close as 4,200 miles (6,800 km). [more; nyaaaaah-aaaaaah!]

    Two killed by flash flood in Silver City, New Mexico

    [hey, speakin' of which, YOU may be getting some rain tonight, Jonny]
    Locally severe storms to slice across central US into Monday night

    Picket fence auroras and plasma ropes, electrical phenomenon in Earth's skies intensifies

    Winter is here: Early snowfall hits western U.S (PHOTOS)

    Colorado mountains are expecting up to 2 FEET of snow in what might be the first major storm of the season

    Snowstorm creates havoc on Colorado mountain roads, power outages in 45,000 high country homes

    [early snowfall causes SOTT to go apeshit, yet they rarely mention the heat anomalies around the world]

    Plastic film covering 12 percent of China farmland pollutes soil

    The downside is that polypropylene film isn’t biodegradable and often not recycled. Potentially cancer-causing toxins can be released into the soil from the plastic residue, known locally as “white pollution,” which is present at levels of 60-to-300 kilograms (132-to-661 pounds) per hectare in some provinces. [more]

    The Prozac Paradise [formerly named Denialist Paradise]

    It's Completely Legal To Walk Around Las Vegas With A Machine Gun

    Navy confirms 2 dead as training plane crashes in Tennessee

    An instructor and a student pilot died in the crash of a military training jet in southeastern Tennessee, U.S. Navy officials confirmed Monday.

    The T-45C Goshawk crashed Sunday afternoon in Tellico Plains, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Knoxville. [more]

  10. Yeah, Tom Petty dying, very suspicious. Cardiac arrest and brain death, on the coast in Malibu, about 51 miles from Huntington Beach, where the mysterious 'foul odor' has been blowing in off the ocean. Here's another story about Tom Petty's death:

    Quote: "The music legend -- who is originally from Florida -- recently performed with the Heartbreakers on Sept. 29 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. 'Tom Petty seemed upbeat, energetic and his performance was great,' a concertgoer tells ET. 'He bantered with the audience and, at times, seemed sentimental while reminiscing about his 40 years with the band.' The concertgoer adds that Petty showed no signs of fatigue during the concert and appeared healthy and happy."

    I liked Tom Petty too. He was a great showman - his live performances were better than any of his albums. He was one of the last bands I saw live. I went with a friend, who dropped dead in his early 40s in his shower within a year of us seeing Tom Petty.

    RIP, Tom Petty, and thanks for the music!

  11. Also, correction - he's not quite dead yet. They've pulled his life support, since his brain is dead, and he's not expected to survive the day, but for the moment, he's got a pulse.

    Quote: "Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was called to Tom's hospital room. We're told the family has a do not resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout the day, but he's still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed the singer's death is inaccurate -- the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. handled the emergency."

  12. Heh, reminds me of the ol' Monty Python skit Bring Out Your Dead, where an old sickly man pipes up that he's not dead yet. You know how that ends.