Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Event Update For 2018-01-23

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

2018-01-23 - Hydrogen sulfide sickens people and evacuates hospital in Forney (Texas):

Quote: "Atmos Energy confirmed it was called to the hospital at about noon and crews are evaluating a strange odor that was causing some people to feel nauseous. Their symptoms went away once they left the building, city officials said. Some patients were taken to other hospitals, the office said. No injuries have been reported. The evacuations are out of precaution, Atmos said. Kyle Rouvaldt with the City of Forney said the cause of the odor may be from a sewer line, not a natural gas leak, as there are no pipes of that nature going to the facility."

Quote: "Reports of headaches and nausea that prompted an evacuation of a North Texas hospital Tuesday morning were caused by sewer gas, fire officials say."

Note: There are two 'sewer gases', methane and hydrogen sulfide. Methane is odorless and people smelled something here so that means it was hydrogen sulfide...

2018-01-23 - 'Gas odor' closes all North Beach School District schools in coastal Aberdeen (Washington):

Quote: "All North Beach School District has announced that all district schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 24. According to a release, the school is closed due to gas odor."

Note: They closed ALL schools, so this was not a gas issue at one school or anything like that but something that would affect all schools. But what could they have in common? The atmosphere...

2018-01-23 - Unknown odor hits home in Haverhill (Massachusetts):

2018-01-23 - Man found on fire in alley, dies shortly later, in the Mission District in coastal San Francisco (California):

2018-01-23 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

2018-01-23 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Hartford (Connecticut):

2018-01-23 - Metal recycling plant hit by fire, large pile of scrap metal burns, in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-01-23 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire at 12:38 AM, scrap cars, scrap crane and portacabin destroyed, in coastal Exeter (Britain):

Quote: "Fire involving one portacabin measuring approximately four metres by twenty metres, also involved were seven scrap vehicles and one scrap crane all one hundred percent destroyed by fire."

2018-01-23 - Van bursts into flame in coastal New Dorp (New York), wires start sparking nearby 7 minutes later:

Quote: "Firefighters extinguished a fire inside a van on Rose Avenue near the corner of Richmond Road in New Dorp. No injuries were reported in the incident that was called at 9:30 a.m., according to a spokesman for the FDNY/EMS. Within minutes, at 9:37 a.m, the FDNY responded to a report of wires sparking behind a home in the 600 block of Richmond Road, said a spokeswoman for the FDNY/EMS."

2018-01-23 - Coal mine rocked by methane explosion in Donetsk (Ukraine), 8 injured:

2018-01-23 - Utility pole bursts into flame on Portsmouth Boulevard in Chesapeake (Virginia), blackouts ensue:

2018-01-23 - Electrical  substation damaged by explosion and fire in Stonehouse (Britain), blackouts ensue:

2018-01-23 - Boat fires rise sharply between 2016 and 2017 in Norway:

Quote: "Fresh figures from the National Rescue Center of Southern Norway (HRS) show that in 2017, there were 74 fires on pleasure craft in Norway, compared to 41 the previous year, leading to a call for better controls."

2018-01-23 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal San Pedro (California):

Quote: "A Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew and a small boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut (WPB-87340) assist in responding to a boat fire in San Pedro Channel near San Pedro, California, Jan. 23, 2018."

Note: This is the 132nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-23 - School bus bursts into flame while parked at home on Cold Spring Road in Southampton (Massachusetts):

2018-01-23 - School bus bursts into flame on Ratcliff Manor Road in coastal Eaton (Maryland):

Quote: "Officials say that a female bus driver rescued 22 children off of a bus, after a fire in Easton, on Tuesday afternoon."

Note: These are the 28th and 29th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 57th and 58th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-01-23 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street on the island of Corfu (Greece):

2018-01-23 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Hamilton Road in Motherwell (Scotland):

2018-01-23 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on Throxenby Lane in coastal Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Throxenby Lane, Newby, Scarborough TOC: 08:41 Crew were mobilised to a report of a bus on fire. This was a double decker bus, fire spread from engine compartment into main bus causing extensive fire damage. Crews extinguished using 2 hose reels, 2 breathing apparatus and foam."

Note: These are the 59th, 60th and 61st buses to burn in 2018...

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on I-75 in coastal Hillsborough County (Florida):

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:45 AM on I-20 in Harrison County (Texas):

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in parking area at Jefferson County Industrial Park near Pine Creek (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 222 ramp in East Cocalico Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-23 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at 4:10 AM while parked inside business in Saskatoon (Canada):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to the business at 417 44th St. East at 4:10 a.m. CT Tuesday. They arrived to find heavy black smoke coming from the front and rear of the building. Crews forced their way into the building and found a semi-tractor on fire."

Note: These are the 154th, 155th, 156th, 157th and 158th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-23 - Garbage truck bursts into flame near Arch Street and 5th Avenue in Royersford (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-23 - Box truck bursts into flame on St. Patrick Street in Decatur (Georgia):

2018-01-23 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Leicester Road in Rugby (Britain):

2018-01-23 - RV bursts into flame on Oddie Boulevard in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-01-23 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Alvord (Texas), other fires too:

Quote: "An RV fire on County Road 1591 north of Alvord sparked a 3-acre fire."

Note: These are the 41st and 42nd RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-01-23 - Van bursts into flame on South Walks Road in Dorchester (Britain):

2018-01-23 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home on Revere Court in Valley Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-23 - SUV bursts into flame on Tenbury Road in Cleehill (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-485 in Matthews (North Carolina):

2018-01-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 1:13 AM while parked at home in Kimberley (Canada):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Walmart at SouthTowne Plaza in White Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame near Lake Washington in Benton (Washington):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 in Cheshire (Connecticut):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame on I-78 in Warren (New Jersey):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near coastal Sydney (Australia):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, at Kings Forest south of the Gold Coast (Australia):

2018-01-23 - Taxi bursts into flame on street outside cafe in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame at 7:28 AM on Westfield Road in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame on road near Blandford (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Car bursts into flame on Portway in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 23 January, 4.14pm Car fire, Portway, Central Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-01-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Pike Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Golf cart bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Omaha (Nebraska), nobody there:

2018-01-23 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at Twin Fountains RV Resort in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-01-23 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM in Bedford County (Virginia), some livestock killed:

2018-01-23 - Brush fires break out along I-385 in Laurens County (South Carolina):

2018-01-23 - Exterior sign bursts into flame at 11:30 PM at car dealership in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2018-01-23 - Used furniture business heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Jacksonville (North Carolina):

2018-01-23 - Canon plant damaged by fire in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-01-23 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Champaign (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-01-23 - Commercial building damaged by fire in Sparks (Nevada):

2018-01-23 - Fish house destroyed by fire on Lake Hubert in Nisswa (Minnesota):

2018-01-23 - Home damaged by fire on Richards Way in coastal East Sandwich (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2018-01-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 4 AM near Long Lake in Grand Traverse County (Michigan), 4 injured:

2018-01-23 - Home destroyed by fire just before 2 AM on North Jenette Avenue in Buckner (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-01-23 - Home destroyed by fire on Franklin Road in Cranberry Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-23 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Lynn Haven (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-01-23 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Sandy Springs (Georgia):

2018-01-23 - Apartment building destroyed by fire just before 2 AM in East Peoria (Illinois):

2018-01-23 - Deadly fire burns home at 2 AM in Reidsville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Deadly fire burns home in Paris (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Deadly fire destroys home before 4 AM in Mount Vernon (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Deadly fire burns duplex at 5:04 AM in Evanston (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Deadly fire rips through animal rescue shelter in Daleville (Alabama), woman and animals killed:

2018-01-23 - Vacant home burns at 1:30 AM in Lubbock (Texas):

2018-01-23 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just before 11:30 PM in Lincoln County (North Carolina):

2018-01-23 - Hundreds of sea birds and fish wash up dead in coastal Mount Maunganui (New Zealand):

2018-01-23 - More than 200 seabirds found dead on beaches in coastal Tunquen (Chile):

2018-01-23 - Hundreds of birds dying in coastal Yucatan (Mexico):

2018-01-23 - Thousands of fish bubble up dead in lake in coastal Sarawak (Malaysia):

2018-01-23 - Hundreds of fish wash up dead along the Teesta River in Jalpaiguri (India):

2018-01-23 - Two men, 27 and 28, found dead in the Coleroon River in Thudaiyur (India):

2018-01-23 - Infant suddenly dies at daycare in Stillwater (Oklahoma):

2018-01-23 - Man, 34, topples into metal lathe and dies at business in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

Quote: "OSHA is investigating the death of a 34-year-old Abrams man at a downtown factory. Peter M. Fiedler died at Ultra Plating, 345 Pearl St., after falling into the working parts of a metal lathe, according to Green Bay police. It happened about 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 18. Police were unable to determine if a medical issue may have caused the incident, and the matter has been turned over to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration."

2018-01-23 - Woman, 63, has 'medical emergency' and dies while driving, SUV crashes, near Adell (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Investigators say they believe the driver suffered a medical emergency - causing her vehicle to enter the median, hit a sign, then cross back into the southbound lanes, and finally stopping when the 2013 Kia Sportage hit a patch of trees. The highway was shut down while Theda Star was called to airlift her to the hospital. Deputies think the medical issue, and not the crash, are what caused her death."

2018-01-23 - Man, 63, drops dead near auto shop in Camden (Arkansas):

2018-01-23 - Man, 29, found dead at Winnekenni Park in Haverhill (Massachusetts):

2018-01-23 - Woman found dead along Fountain Creek in Pueblo (Colorado):

2018-01-23 - Woman, 34, found dead in submerged SUV in the Klamath River near Yreka (California):

2018-01-23 - Man, 56, found dead on the shoreline in coastal North Bend (Oregon):

2018-01-23 - Person found dead on Harden Street in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-01-23 - Man, 35, falls and dies at logging area near Mapleton (Oregon):

2018-01-23 - Man, 70, former judge, drops dead at home in East Knox County (Tennessee):

2018-01-23 - Man found dead near Walmart in Shippensburg Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-01-23 - Man, 30, dies during idol immersion in Davala Lake in Ovla (India):

2018-01-23 - Man, 40, horse trainer, drops dead at home in Rose Ash, South Moulton (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Man, 52, Teletubbies actor who played Tinky Winky, found dead at the waterfront in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Man falls off carpark and dies on New Kent Road in St Albans (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane at airport in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "A medical emergency on board a Southwest Airlines flight from St. Louis to Baltimore forced the pilot to return to the gate. Flight 540 was cleared for takeoff Tuesday night when a passenger had a medical issue. "

2018-01-23 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger train, train hits and kills pedestrian too, in Gaithersburg (Maryland):

Quote: "Amtrak train was transporting person suffering medical emergency when it hit pedestrian on tracks..."

2018-01-23 - Man has 'medical incident', SUV crashes into home, man dies shortly later, in Haverhill (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A man who police said apparently suffered a serious medical incident while driving was taken to a local hospital after his car struck a multifamily home Tuesday night."

2018-01-23 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode', car crashes into bushes, near coastal Great Yarmouth (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "The male driver aged in his 60s, who is believed to have suffered a medical episode, sadly died at the scene."

2018-01-23 - Medical plane makes emergency belly-landing at airport in Garden City (Kansas):

2018-01-23 - Small plane and rescue helicopter collide mid-air, near Philippsburg (Germany), 4 killed:

2018-01-23 - US military helicopter makes emergency landing on the island of Tonaki (Japan):

2018-01-23 - Three tractor trailers crash before 6 AM, on I-85 in Jackson County (Georgia):

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer overturns into Randleman Reservoir, on I-85 in Guilford County (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4 AM, bursts into flame, on Stack Road in Union County (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 136 in McDonough County (Illinois), 1 injured:

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-49 between West Fork and Greenland (Arkansas):

2018-01-23 - Tractor trailer overturns on street in Galivants Ferry (South Carolina):

2018-01-23 - Minibus overturns on road near Gunachaur (India), 13 injured:

2018-01-23 - Car veers across median, hits car head-on, in Mesa (Arizona), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "According to police, one vehicle crossed the center median and hit another vehicle head-on. Police said a man died at the scene. Initial information indicates the death could be related to a medical emergency prior to the crash."

2018-01-23 - Two cars collide head-on, fire erupts and ignites brush fire, near John McLaren Park in coastal San Francisco (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-01-23 - Car veers off road, hits trees, bursts into flame, in Olathe (Kansas), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Car veers off road and overturns, near Coweta (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Car crashes around on street in Toowong, Brisbane (Australia), 1 lightly injured:

Quote: "The driver may have a medical condition that caused an episode leading to the crash, which police were investigating."

2018-01-23 - Car crashes off cliff, lands in the surf at beach at coastal Mugu Rock (California), 1 killed:

2018-01-23 - Shark attacks and injures diver near New Caledonia:

2018-01-23 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills woman in Gennerahalli (India):

2018-01-23 - Sinkhole opens on street in Rossington (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Sinkhole opens near building in Stevenage (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Crewmember, 28, has chest pain on ferry ship near coastal Kühlungsborn (Germany):

Quote: "On Jan 23, 2018, a 28-year old Norwegian crew member of the 'Finnpartner' complained about strong chest pain and needed immediate medical treatment. At 3.30 a.m. the master informed the MRCC Bremen about the emergency."

2018-01-23 - Crewmember, man, 24, has seizures on tanker ship near coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a mariner off the 'Corcovado LNG' approximately 20 miles south of Sabine, Texas, in the evening of Jan 22, 2018. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the captain of the tanker who reported a crewmember was suffering from seizures and in need of medical assistance."

2018-01-23 - Woman pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home in La Quinta (California):

2018-01-23 - Man found unconscious on Nelson Road in coastal Sheringham (Britain):

2018-01-23 - Cleaning up air pollution may strengthen global warming:

2018-01-23 - Shipping industry reducing pollution, eliminating the cooling effects of that pollution:

Note: If we don't reduce pollution then we're screwed. If we do reduce pollution then we're screwed. In short, we're screwed. Reducing pollution at this point might even be worse than not reducing pollution, as in the last human being left alive might die even sooner that way. Either way though, we're heading for the exit door as a species...

2018-01-23 - 2018 to see third consecutive mass coral bleaching event for the Great Barrier Reef?

2018-01-23 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits parts of the Hurunui River (New Zealand):

2018-01-23 - Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupts in Japan, 1 killed, 17 injured:

2018-01-23 - Magnitude 7.9+ earthquake strikes in the ocean off the coast of Chiniak (Alaska):

2018-01-23 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Binuangeun (Indonesia):

2018-01-23 - Cape Town water wars, a literal shitstorm:

2018-01-23 - Lightning strike kills boy in Malawi:

2018-01-23 - Freak waves hit Durban (South Africa), girl killed:

2018-01-23 - Rare hailstorm pounds the Northern Cape (South Africa):

2018-01-23 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Paris (France):

2018-01-23 - Aussie flu virus H3N2 killing around 100 people per week in the US while flu fatalities have soared by 77 percent in one week in Britain:

2018-01-23 - Yellow fever continues spreading in Sao Paolo (Brazil), 70 killed, zoo closed:

Quote: "Sao Paulo closed its zoo and botanical gardens Tuesday as a yellow fever outbreak that has led to 70 deaths is picking up steam. The big Inhotim art park, which attracts visitors from all over the world, also announced that all visitors would have to show proof of vaccination to be allowed in."

2018-01-23 - Researchers are worried that a brain illness known as 'zombie deer' disease may start infecting humans:

2018-01-23 - The craziest nacreous clouds ever photographed:

2018-01-23 - Mexico reports highest murder rate on record:


  1. Busy today, Jonny. Probably light commenting from me until later this afternoon.

    I've driven by Mugu Rock along the Pacific Coast Highway, when my son lived in Ventura a few years back. Impressive sight.

    Here's a few things to start the day:

    That’s surreal: Watch a river suddenly disappear underground!

    [I'd call it a stream, but it IS strange - take a look]

    Strong storm wreaks havoc in Santa Catarina, Brazil – Cars destroyed, homes damaged and 160,000 without power

    A strong storm with heavy rain and powerful winds swept across Brusque and Sao Francisco do Sul, situated in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, damaging houses, uprooting trees and electrical poles. In downtown San Francisco del Sur, Barão do Rio Branco Street was blocked after gusts of wind tore tiles and demolished an electric power pole in the middle of the road. About 5,170 homes were without electricity at 7:30 p.m. in Sao Francisco do Sul and more than 160,000 across the State. At this time, there are no injured. [more]

    At least 2 killed, dozens injured as train derails near Milan, Italy

    Shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off Russia's east coast

    Diver attacked by shark off New Caledonia

    Dead whale discovered in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, second for the area in 4 months

    Mayon volcano erupts again in the Philippines (UPDATE)

    The alert level for Mayon remains four on a scale of five, indicating a violent eruption may be imminent. [more]

    [mega-precip incident of the day]
    Snowstorm smacks parts of Minnesota with up to 17 inches of snow in 24 hours (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

    [more below]

  2. [this is on-going]
    Flood alerts in 30 departments of France as rivers burst banks

    Seine and Rhine among rivers that have flooded, and while current drier conditions have offered respite, more rain is forecast from Thursday [more; expect levels ~ 20' over normal]

    [more here]
    Exceptionally high rainfall, Paris on flood alert in second-wettest winter on record

    France has seen exceptionally high rainfall this month with several places already above all-time record and others 4 - 5 times above average for the month. With 7 days still left, the December - January period in Paris is already the second-wettest on record since data started being collected in 1900, according to data provided by Meteo France. [more]

    String of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions hits Ring of Fire - at least five events in two days

    [bad idea]
    Thursday, 25 January 2018
    Is the US preparing preemptive strikes aganst North Korea

    US May Be Preparing Preemptive Strike Against North Korean Nuclear Sites

    The Peril of Privatizing Prepa

    Reversal Of Fortune

    Republicans just assume that the rest of the World is an ATM machine to fund their free tax cuts. They will be surprised to learn, for the third time, that's not the case. Some people don't learn too good.

    After this, the frat boys will be flunked, by history [more]

  3. Hey, i'm all for "good news," but I think they're holding something back here.
    Submerged permafrost releasing methane, but not into the atmosphere
    A group of researchers led by Kathryn Sparrow headed to the Beaufort Sea in the Canadian Arctic to bring an improved measurement technique to bear on an important question: how much of the methane in the sea floor is ending up in our atmosphere?

    A different group of scientists working offshore of Siberia has sounded alarms about plumes of methane it observed [link] bubbling up from the seafloor there. Researchers are trying to work out how warming is affecting that bubbling methane and what it will do in the future.

    Studies off Svalbard have found that methane bubble plumes there pre-date human-caused climate change. And, counterintuitively, those plumes have been shown to actually cause a net removal of atmospheric greenhouse gas by stimulating the growth of plankton that consume CO2.

    The surface water measurements are another story, though. Closer to shore, the team found a fair portion of ancient methane at the surface. But once the water got around 30 meters deep, the ancient methane all but disappeared from surface waters, accounting for 10 percent or less of the total methane dissolved in the water.

    That indicates that things like hungry microbes are effectively preventing the methane that's being released on the seafloor from reaching the atmosphere once the water is deep enough. Since most of the Beaufort Sea is more than 30 meters deep, that means Beaufort seafloor methane isn’t being directly dumped into the atmosphere, even if warmer water is causing the seafloor to produce more.

    In other words, the news is good, assuming other areas of the Arctic Ocean are behaving similarly. [more]

    [Okay, stop right there. What I feel they're leaving out of this supposed "good news" is that the "microbes" they speak of are the same ones Jonny refers to in his full JJF Hypothesis - that these little buggers eat the methane, BUT PRODUCE HYDROGEN SULFIDE! So if a bunch of it is being taken up by microbes, they're making more and more H2S in the process. Notice they didn't measure THAT, and probably aren't even thinking about it.

    Another thing is that they're dealing with the SUNKEN permafrost that is covered by (now) warming waters. They fail to mention the VAST STORES of permafrost ON LAND that's also thawing - and releasing its methane contribution directly to the atmosphere.

    Waddya say, Jonny? Am I on the right track here?]

  4. The article I sited in my last comment was written by a Scott (K) Johnson. Now i'm not sure, but this could be the same Scott Johnson I remember from the old NBL days, where a same named (not sure of the middle initial, but I WILL check) dude disparaged Guy all over the place on his own (bullshit "sciencey") blog.

    Meanwhile, in other news:

    Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Temescal

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Home Gardens, nine miles from Rancho Santa Margarita and 10 miles from Corona [CA].

    [we can have a field day with this next one]
    The Doomsday Clock just moved: It’s now 2 minutes to ‘midnight,’ the symbolic hour of the apocalypse’s-now-2-minutes-to-‘midnight’-the-symbolic-hour-of-the-apocalypse/ar-AAv9usQ

    In moving the clock 30 seconds closer to the hour of the apocalypse, the group cited “the failure of President Trump and other world leaders to deal with looming threats of nuclear war and climate change.” [more]

    [That clock stopped working YEARS ago and that it suddenly moved is completely meaningless, since by all accounts we're well on our way to extinction. It should read 12:15 by now - and it's "borrowed time" in a sense.]

    Very Good Pit Bull Heroically Saves Her Humans from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    [poorly installed propane heater]

    [here's another]
    Dog a 'hometown hero' for helping save man who fell into water at California marina

    A pooch in Northern California is being hailed as a hometown hero after helping to rescue a man who fell into the water at a marina on Wednesday. [more; alerted humans to trouble]

    [more below]

  5. No one seems to want to run Trump's EPA in California

    This was at least the second time the Trump administration had an oil industry executive bow out of the running for the Region 9 job in a late stage of vetting. In other cases, candidates had been approached, but took a pass before talks got that far. [more]

    Flu Season Has Closed Schools In At Least 12 States

    Drivers Claim That Waze GPS App Instructed Them To Drive Into A Lake

    When a salvage team pulled a Jeep from the bottom of a lake Monday, it had been there for more than a week. All the owner did was lend it to friends for a sight-seeing trip in Vermont, who, according to USA Today, said Google’s Waze GPS app instructed them to drive of a boat launch and into Lake Champlain. [BWAH-HAAA-HAAAAAAAAAA!! Blame it on the app!]

    USA Today reports that the driver and two passengers didn’t realize what was happening until they’d slid onto the frozen lake. All of the Jeep’s passengers got out safely.

    Apparently, it was rainy and dark outside, along with a heavy fog and a poorly lit boat launch. [more; sure . .]

    Off the hook: Temp spending bill relieves intel agencies from oversight

    [they already ARE unaccountable!]

    Say what? John Kerry tells Palestinian Authority officials that "Trump will not remain in office long"

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry met with a top Palestinian officials in London, where the former Obama White House official told those in attendance to "stay strong" because POTUS Trump will not be in office much longer.

    Kerry later hinted that he may run for the White House in 2020.

    [from our HOLY SHIT! desk]
    Well water levels changed in Florida after Alaska earthquake

    Tuesday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska sent vibrations through the earth that caused water to rise and fall in wells in Florida, thousands of miles away. [more; daaaamn]

    Animals are frozen solid as temperatures drop to -56 Celsius in Kazakhstan

    [and for our OMG moment today we present]
    Animals have been frozen solid after temperatures dropped to minus 56C in Kazakhstan.

    Videos show both a hare and a dog frozen to death amid bitter conditions sweeping across the vast Central Asian nation.

    31 year old lover of exotic animals killed by his pet python

  6. Well this house fire is once again in that area in which I'm now calling the "JJFH Hot Zone", which is Williamson and Bell counties in Texas, and the nearby counties of course. Austin is in Travis county which is borders Williamson to the south.

    3 Women die in Central Texas house fire. Nolanville (Texas)

  7. That's right, that methane doesn't even have to reach the atmosphere to be a huge problem, since some of the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide eat biomatter AND METHANE. More food for them if it doesn't reach the atmosphere.

    Also, there's a crapload of methane entering the atmosphere, so they're missing something somewhere. Maybe it's not reaching the atmosphere from the shallow hydrates but maybe it is from the deep ocean, or maybe it's coming from shallow lakes as mentioned in that recent science article. Doesn't really matter where it's coming from - just that there's more of it entering the atmosphere. Like being killed by a rain of bullets. 'Well, we thought the bullets were coming from the south, not the east!' Hey, you're still dead from the rain of bullets, so does the direction they came from really matter that much?!

  8. Just the fracking operations alone are releasing tons of methane and now, due to Trump, they don't even have to monitor it and shut down for awhile if it exceeds the now meaningless EPA imposed "safety" levels. All these morons who keep getting high on hopium, and then keep trying to get others high on it too never cease to amaze me. False hope is still false.

  9. By the way that's "cited" not "sited" - geez.

    Yeah, that scientist is just narrowing her focus enough that the deniers will find the funds for her research, the way it's written (no consequences). She "jes' tryin' a eat."

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