Friday, February 2, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-01

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: Fires And Explosions

2018-02-01 - Person found burned to death in burned-out car on road near coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2018-02-01 - Man in his 40s burns to death in burning car near train station in coastal Killiney (Ireland):

Quote: "Reports of a car on fire were also called in at 3.40pm near the local train station. A Garda spokeswoman told Dublin Live: 'Dublin Fire Brigade were first on the scene today in Killiney. A body was discovered in the vehicle and we are treating this as a tragic incident. A file will be prepared for the coroner's court.'"

2018-02-01 - Bellandur Lake erupts in flame again in Bangalore (India):

2018-02-01 - Scrap metal business erupts in flame shortly after 11:30 PM, fire gets big, in Davenport (Iowa):

2018-02-01 - Underground electrical fire breaks out before 6 AM in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), homes burn too:

Quote: "Multiple houses were on fire in Baltimore early Thursday morning at the same time an underground electrical vault fire erupted near Redwood Street."

2018-02-01 - Passenger plane hit by engine fire, plane returns to coastal Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "A Facebook user claiming to have witnessed the flight's return at the airport said 'an explosion' was seen and there were flames, followed by 'some smaller explosions'."

2018-02-01 - Passenger plane hit by electrical fire at airport in Volgograd (Russia):

Note: These are the 11th and 12th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-01 - Home explodes and burns in Brentwood (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "One person was killed in an apparent explosion and subsequent fire in Brentwood on Thursday afternoon."

Note: This is the 31st residential explosion in 2018...

2018-02-01 - Homeless camp explodes and burns in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 2 dogs killed:

2018-02-01 - Restaurant explodes in coastal Kaohsiung (Taiwan), 20 injured:

2018-02-01 - Tax office explodes in Ankara (Turkey), 3 injured:

2018-02-01 - 19 yachts/boats destroyed by fire just before 1 AM at boatyard in Gharghur on the island of Malta:

Quote: "Nineteen yachts were destroyed by a fire which broke out in a boatyard off Gharghur early on Thursday morning. The incident happened in Tal-Balal just before 1am."

Note: These are the 147th-165th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-01 - Charter bus bursts into flame on East Mallard Creek Church Road in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2018-02-01 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Medchal (India):

2018-02-01 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Nerul (India):

Note: These are the 70th, 71st and 72nd buses to burn in 2018...

2018-02-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-20/59 in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-02-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 11 PM on I-78 in Union Township (New Jersey):

2018-02-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-475 in Macon (Georgia):

2018-02-01 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on I-255 near Columbia (Illinois):

2018-02-01 - Tractor, plow truck and municipal building destroyed by fire in Hinsdale (New York), 2 injured:

Quote: "One plow truck was totaled and another incurred heavy smoke damage, but appeared opperable. Another tractor being housed in the storage area appeared to be totaled, according to Mascho."

2018-02-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Oxley Highway east of Bendemeer (Australia):

2018-02-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M25 in Brentwood (Britain):

Note: These are the 231st, 232nd, 233rd, 234th, 235th, 236th and 237th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-01 - Welding truck bursts into flame inside the Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg (Texas):

2018-02-01 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the A37 in Lydford-on-Fosse (Britain):

2018-02-01 - Van bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in coastal Charlottetown (Canada):

2018-02-01 - Van bursts into flame on Chichester Road in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain):

Quote: "Chichester Road, Cleethorpes. Thu 1 Feb 2018 07:42 (No:01854) Engine bay of one transit van damaged by fire, fire and rescue used 1 hose reel, and 1 BA to extinguish the fire."

2018-02-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station in Jackson County (Georgia), 2-year-old girl burned:

2018-02-01 - Ten cars go up in flames while parked at auto shop in Indianapolis (Indiana):

Quote: "Officials say 10 cars were on fire, and crews were able to get the flames under control in about 30 minutes."

2018-02-01 - Car bursts into flame on the Belt Parkway in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2018-02-01 - Car bursts into flame on the Twin Bridge in Henderson County (Kentucky):

2018-02-01 - Car bursts into flame on Broadmoor Boulevard near Burns Road near West Pasco (Washington):

2018-02-01 - Car bursts into flame on street in Pasadena (California):

2018-02-01 - Car bursts into flame on South Stoughton Road in Madison (Wisconsin):

2018-02-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in coastal London (Britain):

2018-02-01 - Car bursts into flame at 1:01 AM on Polesworth Road in Polesworth (Britain):

2018-02-01 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked on Maple Avenue in Grafton (West Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-02-01 - Several vehicles, lawn tractor, camper, garage and insurance agent's home destroyed by garage fire at 11 PM in Howard (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "There were several vehicles, a lawn tractor, a freezer and refrigerator and other items in the garage. All were destroyed, Tammy said. A camper parked beside the garage also was destroyed, she said."

2018-02-01 - Brush fire breaks out along I-20, six cars crash too, in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-02-01 - Brush fire breaks out near highway in Sand Springs (Oklahoma):

2018-02-01 - Around 30 tons of logs go up in flames at 11:38 PM in Kingstone (Britain):

2018-02-01 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Ketton (Britain):

2018-02-01 - Furniture business destroyed by huge fire in Tyler (Texas):

2018-02-01 - Theater damaged by fire in Concord (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-02-01 - Grooming business destroyed by fire in the wee hours in South Paris (Maine):

2018-02-01 - Main lodge destroyed by fire at 11:40 PM at Tabor Mountain Ski Resort in Prince George (Canada):

2018-02-01 - Paper mill damaged by fire on Bay Bridge Road in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2018-02-01 - High-rise office building damaged by fire in Zhengzhou (China):

Quote: "Xinhua reporters saw flames ripping through the building facade, with burning window frames falling down."

2018-02-01 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-02-01 - Home damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2018-02-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Seaside (Oregon), nobody there:

2018-02-01 - Home destroyed by fire just after 7 AM in coastal Hollywood (Florida):

2018-02-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:36 AM in Fort Hall (Idaho):

2018-02-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Decatur (Illinois):

2018-02-01 - Home destroyed by fire, two more homes damaged, in Taylor (Texas):

2018-02-01 - Two homes destroyed by basement HVAC fire at 2:30 AM in coastal Brookline (Massachusetts):

2018-02-01 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Pawtucket (Rhode Island):

2018-02-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM at Rivers Apartments in Battle Creek (Michigan):

2018-02-01 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Caldwell (Idaho), 1 killed:

2018-02-01 - Deadly fire burns home in Forest Park (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-02-01 - Deadly fire destroys home just after 1 AM in Charlotte (North Carolina), 2 killed:

2018-02-01 - Deadly fire burns high-rise apartment building in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-02-01 - Vacant home burns at 4:45 AM in Lawton (Oklahoma):

2018-02-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-02-01 - 193 Oliver Ridley turtles found dead in three weeks in coastal Chennai (India):

2018-02-01 - Thousands of blue penguins dying on the coast around Whangarei (New Zealand):

2018-02-01 - Man, 58, trucker, has 'medical emergency' and dies at 4:30 AM, tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, in Berks County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The driver of a tractor-trailer died early Thursday morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Berks County after suffering an unknown medical emergency before crashing, with the cab bursting into flames."

Quote: "The driver died as a result of the medical emergency and not from any injuries he may have suffered in the crash, police said."

2018-02-01 - Woman falls down escalator and dies at BART station in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "Investigators are trying to determine whether the fall was accidental or whether Funes suffered a medical episode, Filippi said. Police have found no evidence of foul play."

2018-02-01 - Man has 'medical condition' and drops dead on Echo Canyon trail in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The Phoenix Fire Department says an adult male died while on the Echo Canyon trail on Camelback mountain. Firefighters say the man suffered a medical condition that stopped his heart. The incident happened just before noon Thursday."

2018-02-01 - Person found dead in retention pond in coastal Port Charlotte (Florida):

2018-02-01 - Man, around 20, found dead in pond in Houston (Texas):

2018-02-01 - Man found dead in the water near coastal Port San Luis (California):

2018-02-01 - Man, 47, found dead in submerged car in pond in Shasta County (California):

2018-02-01 - Person found dead in cabin in Smyth County (Virginia):

2018-02-01 - Man, around 30, found dead in the water near coastal Mytilene on the island of Lesbos (Greece):

2018-02-01 - Man, 58, found dead in lagoon in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2018-02-01 - Boy, 9, found dead in dam reservoir near Ladysmith (South Africa):

2018-02-01 - Person found dead at coastal Scheveningen Beach (Netherlands):

2018-02-01 - Boy, 14, found dead near his home in Cullompton (Britain):

2018-02-01 - Man in his 20s found dead near Batchwood Sports Centre in St Albans (Britain):

2018-02-01 - Man found dead on Victoria Road in coastal Margate (Britain):

2018-02-01 - Man, 61, has 'medical issue', loses consciousness, school bus hits pickup head-on, in Georgetown Township (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "It says the bus driver, Randal Spohn – age 61 – apparently suffered a medical issue and lost consciousness prior to the accident. And that evidently caused the bus to cross the center line into oncoming traffic on Bauer Road at Meadowbrook Drive, according to police."

2018-02-01 - Woman, 68, has 'medical episode', car crashes around, hits van, in Seminole (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "Investigators say Rooney did not show signs of impairment. They believe Rooney suffered a medical episode that caused her erratic driving and the crash."

2018-02-01 - Woman, 69, has 'medical event', loses consciousness, three cars crash, in coastal Pensacola (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "Sara Jayne Hyduk, 69, of Pensacola, is suspected of having a medical event resulting in the loss of consciousness, according to Florida Highway Patrol."

2018-02-01 - Helicopter crash-lands in Wrightwood (California):

2018-02-01 - Helicopter crashes and burns in field in Drummondville (Canada), 3 killed:

2018-02-01 - Passenger bus and heavy truck collide head-on, in Galdakao (Spain), 2 killed:

2018-02-01 - Two tractor trailers crash at 5:15 AM on I-10 in Houston (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-02-01 - Tractor trailer crashes before 1 AM, bursts into flame, on I-35 in Kansas City (Kansas), 1 injured:

2018-02-01 - Tractor trailer overturns at 1 AM on I-27 in Amarillo (Texas):

2018-02-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-79 near Wexford (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-01 - Dump truck overturns on River Road in coastal Tacoma (Washington):

2018-02-01 - Cement truck slams into five cars and factory in coastal Brisbane (Australia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A police spokeswoman said the Forensic Crash Unit was investigating and looking into whether the driver suffered a medical incident behind the wheel."

2018-02-01 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on I-10 in DeFuniak Springs (Florida):

2018-02-01 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near Progreso (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-02-01 - Car veers off road at 11:25 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Spring Grove (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2018-02-01 - Wild boar attacks villagers, kills one, in Shaanxi (China):

2018-02-01 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Manchester (Britain):

2018-02-01 - Theatrical castmember has 'medical emergency' and collapses during performance in King's Lynn (Britain), 400 feet from the River Great Ouse:

2018-02-01 - Volcano Fuego erupts, spews ash and lava, in Guatemala:

2018-02-01 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near the Fiji Islands:

2018-02-01 - North Pole forecast to be above freezing on Feb 5, 2018:

2018-02-01 - As Arctic sea ice thins, so do polar bears:

2018-02-01 - Drought deepens dramatically in Southern California:

2018-02-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits reservoir at Split Rock Dam (Australia):

2018-02-01 - Baily's Pond hit by bacteria at Fuji Park in Carson City (Nevada):

2018-02-01 - Lightning strike kills student in Chegutu (Zimbabwe):

2018-02-01 - Wettest January in history moistens Broome (Australia):

2018-02-01 - Water disappears at Playa Balandra in La Paz (Mexico), revealing dry sand as far as eyes can see just a day after the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse:

2018-02-01 - Rare moon dogs light up the skies over Winnipeg (Canada):

2018-02-01 - Double moon halo seen over Hampton (New Hampshire):

2018-02-01 - Tropical brown booby bird turns up at Ogden Point (Canada):

2018-02-01 - At Climate Feedback, scientists encourage better science reporting. But who is listening?

2018-02-01 - Trump budget seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring preference for fossil fuels:

2018-02-01 - EPA announces $236M plan to clean up suburban St. Louis landfill:

Note: Nice, and we only had to wait since the Manhattan Project, barely 70 years!


  1. Welcome to February, everyone. Startin' off as usual here in southeastern PA - a guy driving his big rig while dead, causing a problem, while another semi overturned elsewhere in the state.

    Texas has a number of incidents on this day, too. Be alert Mike!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018
    The difference between 1.5 deg C 2 deg C warming

    This graphic explains why 2 degrees of global warming will be way worse than 1.5
    Your terrifying climate graphic of the day.

    [note the scenarios they posit to "save" anything or keep civilization going for any length of time are all well nigh impossible]

    Hot Humid Wedge Slices Through Dark Frigid Arctic

    The news is terrible on all fronts.

    Hot Humid Wedge Slices Through Dark Frigid Arctic like a blowtorch

    Worst day on Wall Street since Brexit

    My guess is that, politically, this is going to be worse than Brexit – if that is possible!
    Dow plunges 666 points -- worst day since Brexit

    MUCH RECOMENDED! William Binney speaks out.
    William Binney: US Government Is Required To Declassify Documents That Contain Criminality

    Trump's Arctic Oil, Gas Lease Sale Violated Environmental Rules, Lawsuits Claim

    Earthjustice and other groups say the National Petroleum Reserve lease sale failed to consider how burning the fossil fuels might impact climate change. [more]

    [here's an article SOTT & senator snowball should read]
    Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps

    It might seem counterintuitive, but global warming plays a role in blasts of bitter cold weather. The reason: It influences the jet stream. Here’s how. [more]

    Study confirms carbon pollution has ended the era of stable climate

    We have rapidly warmed past the warmest periods of the last 11,000 years. [more]

    Wildfire in Chatham Islands burns thousands of acres

    A wildfire on the Chatham Islands 700 miles east of New Zealand has burned about 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres). [more]


    The Hindenburg Omens were right

    This portends badly for next week [more]

  2. Sports moment (beside the Super Bowl)

    Just a suggestion, and only for those interested:

    Tonight there's a dual meet between Penn St. (ranked #1 in the country) vs Ohio St. (also ranked #1 or 2 in the country) in college wrestling. It's being touted as the greatest dual meet of all time because of the talent involved.

    [here's a quick description by (Buckeye senior heavyweight) Kyle Snyder, he of the two NCAA titles, two world championships and an Olympic gold]

    8 NCAA champs will be in the line up [note: there are only 10 weight classes!]. 23 All American honors.

    9 individuals currently ranked #1 in the NCAA.

    11 ranked top 2.

    16 individuals ranked in the top 8.

    18 individuals ranked in the top 20.

    [geez aw man, this is gonna be HUGE!]

    [Noon tomorrow I get to see (#1) Villanova vs (highly ranked) Seton Hall in basketball, downtown @ the Wells Fargo Ctr.]

    [okay, now back to our regular reporting on more serious matters]

    Heavy snowfall brings chaos to roads across northern and central Spain

    Venice water levels lowest since records began - and it's sinking (PHOTOS)

    Photographs taken this week show the famed Venetian gondolas helplessly abandoned on the docks, as the low tides caused by Wednesday's 'super blue blood moon' dry up the canals, robbing gondoliers of their money and residents of their transportation.
    [more; wow!]

    Tipping point breached! Monarch butterfly has a 95% decline since 1980's in North America: Two-thirds of ALL animals and insects extinct in 2 years

    According to researchers from WWF and the Zoological Society of London in just two years’ time, the World will have lost two-thirds of all wild animals and insects.
    This amazing statistic from The Living Planet Index goes on: The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends. [more; this is our Holy SHIT! moment, folks]

  3. [weekend weather update for the east coast]

    Weekend snowstorm, drenching rain to pound eastern US

    However, the storm is forecast to be potent enough to produce urban flooding, deliver enough snow to shovel and plow and cause substantial travel delays.

    "The heaviest snow is likely to fall from northeastern Pennsylvania to northern New England," Rayno said. "The question is will the top end be 3-6 inches or 6-12 inches?" [more]

    [under our "That's all I need!" banner]
    New sanctions on Russian debt could hit US hard, says US Treasury

    The US Treasury has warned that imposing new sanctions on Russia's sovereign debt market could have massive repercussions for the US, a new unclassified document warns. [more]

    Circumzenithal arc seen over New Plymouth, New Zealand

    According to, upside down rainbows are more common in cold climates, but still fairly rare. [more]

    Identity of infamous 1971 airplane hijacker 'DB Cooper' recently uncovered due to secret coding in letters

    The hijacker was dubbed DB Cooper by the FBI.

    The team of sleuths say they have now uncovered secret coding in five different notes supposedly sent by Cooper that ties his identity to Vietnam War veteran Robert W. Rackstraw.

    The investigators claim that hidden messages in the coding indicate Rackstraw had a deep covert history with the CIA, which explains why the FBI closed their investigation without finding out the hijacker's true identity.

    Tom Colbert, the lead investigator of the 40-person cold case team, revealed his findings outside the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington DC on Thursday.

    He said the evidence points to a conclusion that the FBI was guilty of 'stonewalling, covering up evidence and flat-out lying for decades'. [more; no-o-o, the FBI lie? must be a mistake...]

    Mars Rover Curiosity snaps selfie and takes stunning panorama of Red Planet

    US: 16 more children dead from flu - peak still to come, says CDC

    Sixteen flu-related deaths were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly flu report. This brings the total number of pediatric flu-related deaths to 53 for the season, which began in October. [more]

    Oldest nuke plant in the US closing a year ahead of schedule

    Chicago-based Exelon Generation says the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township, New Jersey, will close this fall. It had a deadline of Dec. 31, 2019, under an agreement with state authorities. [more]