Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Event Update For 2018-02-06

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

2018-02-06 - Man found burned to death in burning pickup at strip club at 7 PM in Woodville (Mississippi):

Quote: "A white Chevrolet Silverado was found burning outside the Illusions Gentlemen’s Club at approximately 7 p.m. Friday. Volunteers with the Wilkinson County Fire Department extinguished the blaze, and found the man’s body in the driver’s seat. Illusions is located on U.S. 61 south of Woodville, right across the street from the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office."

2018-02-06 - Man in his 40s found burned to death in garden at home in coastal Eastbourne (Britain):

Quote: "The dead man is believed to have lived in the upstairs flat of the property and was in his 40s. Eye witnesses say they saw smoke coming from the garden."

Note: Another man just burned to death in his garden too, in Linwood (Scotland), 5 miles from the coast, mentioned in the 2018-02-05 update...

2018-02-06 - Mysterious explosion and shockwave alarms people in Midwest City, Oklahoma City and Del City (Oklahoma):

2018-02-06 - Underground electrical fire causes widespread blackouts in Erie (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-06 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at shopping center in La Grange Park (Illinois):

2018-02-06 - Another landfill fire erupts on the island of Sint Maarten:

Quote: "A second major fire broke out in Philipsburg on Tuesday, this time at the original landfill, resulting in authorities scrambling to curb the huge inferno while still trying to contain the original blaze that started on Sunday at the second landfill, created after Hurricane Irma."

2018-02-06 - Landfill fire breaks out just after 2 AM in Odessa (Texas):

2018-02-06 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 4:25 AM in Grandville (Michigan):

2018-02-06 - Fire truck bursts into flame in parking lot on West Street in Charlottesville (Virginia):

Quote: "Three people are recovering after a fire truck caught on fire on Tuesday afternoon in Charlottesville. The fire happened on West Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, in a parking lot."

2018-02-06 - Fire truck and building destroyed by fire at fire station in Rosalia (Kansas):

2018-02-06 - Five crewmembers sicken on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Iqaluit (Canada):

Quote: "Delta Airlines flight DL-87 made an emergency landing in Iqaluit, Canada, on February 5th. The Boeing 767-300 plane heading from Frankfurt, Germany, to Detroit, Michigan, was diverted after five crew members became sick. The plane landed safely. One crew members was taken to a hospital while others were treated at the airport."

2018-02-06 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes near coastal Hualien (Taiwan), buildings collapse, 4+ killed, 243+ injured:

Quote: "Four people died, 85 more went missing and at least 243 were injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Taiwan."

2018-02-06 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #92, 29th January-6th February 2018:

2018-02-06 - Home explodes and burns in Aberdeen (South Dakota), nobody there:

2018-02-06 - Home explodes and burns on Hamil Road in Burslem (Britain), nobody there:

2018-02-06 - Explosion and fire devastate hostel and numerous other buildings on coastal Phi Phi Island (Thailand), 2+ injured:

Quote: "An explosion has ripped through Phi Phi island in Thailand, injuring three people and destroying multiple buildings. Firefighters battled to control the blaze, which engulfed more than 20 buildings, after an explosion occurred at the October Hostel and Restio about 9pm on Tuesday morning. One witness told Fairfax Media she saw five hotels and hostels up in flames, with the blaze 'spreading like wildfire.'"

Note: These are the 37th, 38th and 39th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-02-06 - Billboard rocked by explosion at 6:13 AM in coastal Los Angeles (California), 2+ injured:

2018-02-06 - Radio engineering plant explodes and burns in coastal Baku (Azerbaijan):

2018-02-06 - High school explodes and burns in coastal Izmir (Turkey), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2018-02-06 - Superyacht 'Ordisi' bursts into flame in coastal Alicante (Spain), 9 injured:

2018-02-06 - Yacht destroyed by fire near the island of Hulhumalé (Maldives):

2018-02-06 - Boats, vehicles, ATVs and warehouse destroyed by fire in Columbus (Nebraska):

Quote: "Columbus Fire Chief Dan Miller said the primarily cinder block building with an arched roof at 858 33rd Ave., just north of Kat’s Car Wash and Gas, was used by at tenants to store business and personal items, included automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, boats and plumbing supplies."

2018-02-06 - Boat, pickup truck, car, two motorcycles, RV trailer and garage go up in flames at home in Waite Park (Minnesota):

Note: These are the 174th, 175th, 176th, 177th, 178th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-06 - Freight train locomotive bursts into flame in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2018-02-06 - Passenger bus and shed go up in flames just before midnight in New Norfolk (Australia):

Quote: "Meanwhile, fire crews were also called to a shed and bus fire at New Norfolk just before midnight last night. The TFS said the fire, on Hobart Rd opposite Tynwald Park, was put out just before 12.30am with an investigation to be undertaken today."

Note: This is the 85th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 in Newton County (Georgia), gawkers cause crash:

Quote: "The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a 7-car wreck after a tractor-trailer caught on fire along Interstate 20. The rig caught fire around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the westbound lanes of the interstate. Officers said a 7-car pileup happened in the eastbound lanes when drivers stopped to watch the flames as the drove past the tractor-trailer."

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-27 near Amarillo (Texas):

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business on Enterprise Drive in Lansing (Michigan):

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-94 in Gurnee (Illinois), 3 separate big rig crashes too:

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Greene County (Tennessee):

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 218 near Mount Pleasant (Iowa):

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Casa Grande (Arizona):

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Western Highway in Lawloit (Australia):

Note: These are the 290th, 291st, 292nd, 293rd, 294th, 295th, 296th and 297th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-06 - Truck bursts into flame on the Bruce Highway south of Marlborough (Australia):

2018-02-06 - Truck bursts into flame at 7:08 AM on the M6 in Carlisle (Britain):

Quote: "Lorry fire on the M6(Carlisle) 6 Feb 2018 At 07:08 firefighters were called to a lorry fire on the M6 northbound just before junction 43. Three fire engines, from Carlisle West, Carlisle East and Brampton attended the incident and they used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire."

2018-02-06 - RV bursts into flame on Fairmont Avenue in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-02-06 - RV bursts into flame while parked in Sunny Valley (Oregon):

Note: These are the 67th and 68th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-02-06 - SUV bursts into flame at Subway shop on Eddy Lane in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):

2018-02-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Indiantown Road in coastal Jupiter (Florida):

2018-02-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Statler Road in Mansfield (Ohio):

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads to home, near Silver Lake in Cannon Township (Michigan):

Quote: "A fire that seriously damaged a Cannon Township house Tuesday, Feb. 6 started with a car in the home's garage, fire officials said."

Quote: "Morris said it's not clear how the vehicle caught fire."

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked at park on Granfield Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame at 4:28 AM on I-69 in Auburn (Indiana):

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on street in Dubuque (Iowa):

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Delhi (India), 2 injured:

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on street then rolls away, firefighters give chase, in Cocentaina (Spain):

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on highway in coastal Singapore:

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame at 12:18 AM on the A142 in Mepal (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Bridgwater (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Car bursts into flame on Rainsbrook Avenue in Rugby (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked at motorcycle shop in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2018-02-06 - Four vehicles and 17 auto shops destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Bantana (Ghana):

Quote: "About 17 auto mechanic shops opposite the State Boys Junior High School near Bantama in Kumasi have been burnt in a dawn fire outbreak. Four vehicles were also consumed by the fire. Reports say the fire started at about 1am Tuesday. It is unclear the cause of the fire."

2018-02-06 - Moped, RV trailer and fence destroyed by fire in Birstall (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Auto shop damaged by fire at Southwall Industrial Estate in Deal (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Elevator bursts into flame at high-rise commercial building in Frankfort (Kentucky):

2018-02-06 - Warehouse damaged by fire just before 4 AM in Alton (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-02-06 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-02-06 - Wastewater plant damaged by fire in Derry (New Hampshire):

2018-02-06 - Industrial vinyl business heavily damaged by massive fire in Port Colborne (Canada), near Lake Erie:

2018-02-06 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Fort Hall (Idaho), nobody there:

2018-02-06 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Corryton (Tennessee):

2018-02-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Country Club Drive in Baton Rouge (Louisiana), nobody there:

2018-02-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Oak Ridge (Tennessee):

2018-02-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Owasso (Oklahoma):

2018-02-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Lake Worth (Florida):

2018-02-06 - Home destroyed by fire at 10:45 PM near Conway (Missouri):

2018-02-06 - Home destroyed by garage fire in Coral Springs (Florida), near the coast, pets killed:

2018-02-06 - Home destroyed by fire on Union School Road in Mount Joy (Pennsylvania):

2018-02-06 - Home destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Combine (Texas):

2018-02-06 - Fourplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Columbia (Missouri), nobody there:

2018-02-06 - Apartment building destroyed by basement fire at 11:30 PM in Paterson (New Jersey):

2018-02-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Fremont (California):

2018-02-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Southlake Village Apartments in Wichita (Kansas):

2018-02-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-02-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Hagerstown (Maryland):

2018-02-06 - Deadly fire burns home in DeRidder (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2018-02-06 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:30 AM in Winter Park (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-02-06 - Deadly fire burns home on Hooker Street in Rochester (New York), 1 killed:

2018-02-06 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Brazil (Indiana), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-02-06 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal London (Britain), 1 killed:

2018-02-06 - Vacant barn burns at 1:56 AM on Linley Lane in Alsager (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Vacant home burns in Klamath Falls (Oregon):

2018-02-06 - Vacant home burns in Evansville (Indiana):

2018-02-06 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Moonlight Trail in Soddy-Daisy (Tennessee):

2018-02-06 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-02-06 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Fort Ord (California):

2018-02-06 - College student, man, found dead at university in Charlottesville (Virginia):

Quote: "Marshall came to the University from Atlanta, Ga., and was a member of the Virginia men’s rowing team."

2018-02-06 - Man, police lieutenant, has 'medical emergency', dies shortly later, in Downers Grove (Illinois):

Quote: "On Feb. 6, around 11 a.m., Lt. Kozik had a medical emergency and was taken to a hospital for further treatment. Lt. Kozik later died at the hospital."

2018-02-06 - Person found dead in the Van Duzen River in Humboldt County (California):

2018-02-06 - Woman, 51 or 52, found dead in the Mississippi River near Southern University in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-02-06 - Man, 37, found dead near dumpster in Ypsilanti (Michigan):

2018-02-06 - Man, 54, goes out on boat, next seen dead in bayou in St. Martin Parish (Louisiana):

2018-02-06 - Woman, 20, found dead in yard at home in Lubbock (Texas):

2018-02-06 - Man found dead under train bridge in Athens (Georgia):

2018-02-06 - Person found dead near railroad tracks in Walker County (Alabama):

2018-02-06 - Man, 65, drops dead near shopping center in Eustis (Florida):

2018-02-06 - Man drops dead at home in Macon (Georgia):

2018-02-06 - Woman, 33, dies while snorkeling at the Gold Coast Broadwater (Australia):

2018-02-06 - Man, 36, firefighter, collapses and dies while fighting fire in Simonsberg (South Africa):

Quote: "This is the second firefighter to have died in the line of duty in the Cape in the space of just a few days. Last week, Candice Kruger passed away in hospital after collapsing on the fire line on the slopes of Table Mountain."

2018-02-06 - Woman, 42, suddenly dies at home in coastal Birkenhead (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Man drops dead at leisure center in Sleaford (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died at a Lincolnshire leisure centre, despite efforts to save him. The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance was called to Sleaford Leisure Centre after a man was discovered unconscious and not breathing. A double crewed ambulance also rushed to Sleaford Leisure Centre on Monday, February 5, at 7.49am, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene."

Note: Had he been swimming in a pool there, or had he taken a shower and got water on his head?

2018-02-06 - Woman, 66, found dead in Heatherton Pond in Derby (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Man, 19, found dead in the River Ribble near Maritime Way in Ashton on Ribble, Preston (Britain):

2018-02-06 - Woman has 'medical emergency' on transit bus in Oxford (Britain):

Quote: "An elderly woman has been taken to hospital after suffering 'a serious medical emergency' on a bus in Oxford city centre."

2018-02-06 - Man in his 30s has cardiac problem, dump truck slams into 3 cars, in Bloemfontein (South Africa), 1 + injured:

Quote: "A man, believed to be in his 30s, was hospitalised this afternoon after he suffered an apparent cardiac condition whilst driving his truck on West Burger Road in Bloemfontein CBD. ER24 Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the tipper-truck on the side of the road against three light motor vehicles. The driver of the truck was found lying in the front seat of his vehicle."

2018-02-06 - Man, 69, has 'medical episode' at 6:45 AM, minivan hits cable barrier, on I-35 near Billings (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "Bruce Wayne Robison (69) of Enid was driving a 2011 Dodge Caravan traveling northbound on I35, when he suffered a medical episode, and departed the roadway to the left, striking a cable barrier."

2018-02-06 - Man, 29, has 'medical episode', SUV slams into vehicles in parking lot, in Troy (Alabama):

Quote: "Barr said the straight-line trail of wreckage is consistent with a driver having a medical episode. He confirmed that alcohol played no factor in the crash."

2018-02-06 - Woman has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes into business, in Bemidji (Minnesota), 1 injured:

Quote: "A person who appeared to have a medical emergency was rushed to the hospital after apparently driving a truck into a financial advisory office Monday evening on the 10000 block of Bemidji Avenue."

2018-02-06 - Driver has 'medical emergency', pickup truck slams into home, in Harrisburg (South Dakota), 1 injured:

Quote: "Investigators believe a medical emergency caused a driver to lose control and crash into a Harrisburg home yesterday evening."

2018-02-06 - Woman, 56, has 'medical episode', car plows into gym, in San Antonio (Texas), 2+ injured:

Quote: "At around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, the the 56-year-old female driver pulled into the gym parking lot, experienced a medical episode, which resulted in her crashing into the Gold’s Gym at Bandera Road at Loop 1604."

2018-02-06 - Small plane crashes into storage yard at business in Santee (California), engine failure, 2 killed:

2018-02-06 - More than 40 vehicles crash on highway in coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE), 22 injured:

2018-02-06 - Passenger bus hits wall and overturns, in Kerala (India), 1 killed, 20 injured:

2018-02-06 - Tanker truck and heavy truck collide head-on, fire erupts, in Onigari (Nigeria), 8 killed:

2018-02-06 - Tanker truck overturns on I-75 in Lexington (Kentucky):

2018-02-06 - Three tractor trailers and pickup truck crash at 4:15 AM, fire erupts, on I-5 near Chehalis (Washington):

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes, on I-85 in Alamance County (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-02-06 - Tractor trailer overturns on bridge in Cleveland (Ohio):

2018-02-06 - Minibus taxi crashes before 7:30 AM in Centurion (South Africa), 1 killed, 9 injured:

2018-02-06 - SUV veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, fire erupts, near Parry Sound (Canada), 2+ killed:

2018-02-06 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Cold Spring (Kentucky), 5 killed:

Quote: "Cold Spring Police are doing toxicology tests and checking to see if Brandon Lawson had a medical problem."

2018-02-06 - Car veers off road just before 6:30 AM, hits tree, on Myers Way in coastal Seattle (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-02-06 - Shark attacks and injures man in the Galapagos islands, man punches it away:

2018-02-06 - Dog attacks and kills woman in Middelburg (South Africa):

2018-02-06 - Sinkhole opens and swallows man surveying for sinkholes, near Brady (Washington), man rescued:

Quote: "According to Grays Harbor Fire District 2, the man was out surveying on Monday and marking areas that could be prone to sinkholes when one opened up and he fell in. The man tried to climb out, but wasn't able to get out."

2018-02-06 - Sinkhole opens under truck in Ocala (Florida):

2018-02-06 - Sinkhole opens on street in Nashua (New Hampshire):

2018-02-06 - Construction worker has 'medical incident' and collapses unconscious in tunnel in Ottawa (Canada):

Quote: "An LRT construction worker is in stable condition in hospital after losing consciousness in the tunnel due to a medical incident Tuesday."

2018-02-06 - Man in his 30s has 'medical emergency' on coastal walking track near Wellington (New Zealand):

Quote: "Life Flight winch a man to safety after he suffered a medical emergency on the Paekakariki Escarpment Track."

2018-02-06 - January 2018 continued record-breaking growth of CO2 in the atmosphere:

2018-02-06 - Volcano Tenorio rumbling and quaking in Guanacaste (Costa Rica):

2018-02-06 - Keeping the world below 2C of warming needs tech we don’t have:

Note: We'll be able to build the tech we need once we find a big deposit of unobtainium!

2018-02-06 - Major study finds mid-latitudes ozone layer not repairing as models predict:

2018-02-06 - Hurricane-torn Puerto Rico says it can’t pay any of its debts for 5 years:

2018-02-06 - Heavy rain hit Bolivia and Argentina, 6 killed, many thousands displaced:

2018-02-06 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Brunei:

2018-02-06 - Heavy snowfall continues falling on Japan:

2018-02-06 - Sunrise roll cloud engulfs Virginia’s sky like a giant rolling pin on fire:

2018-02-06 - Strange grinding, moaning sounds heard in sky over Georgia:

2018-02-06 - Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost:

2018-02-06 - Whales swallowing thousands of plastic particles every day:

2018-02-06 - Faced with failing antibiotics, scientists are using killer viruses to fight superbugs:

2018-02-06 - SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lauches Tesla into space at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral (Florida):

2018-02-06 - Despite Trump's tough talk, trade gap widens to 9-year high:

2018-02-06 - Woman finds neighbor's dog riding her pony in Bolivar (Missouri):


  1. With record snowfall and below freezing temps, that blackout in Erie comes at the wrong time!

    A couple more fire trucks and two more yachts out of commission due to burning up.

    Another firefighter collapses while on call, then dies shortly thereafter.

    Lots of accidents with people ending up crashing into buildings.

    The list of healthy people of all ages dropping dead continues.

    The billboard "explosion" was an electrical arc caused by one of the workers touching power lines beside it with a metal pole he was using to install an ad.

    Man, you do NOT want to be trapped in a elevator during a fire!

    The good news on the whales swallowing plastic is that they'll become inedible and the Japanese will stop hunting them . . ..

    Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing

    Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams

    A rare heavy snowfall hit French capital on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, causing record traffic jams, delaying trains and flights and bringing its bus network to a standstill. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 °C (14 °F), weather authorities warned that the snow could turn into extremely dangerous ice sheets. Another round of snow is expected on Friday, followed by another temperature drop on Sunday. [more; they just had huge FLOODING last week!]

    Warnings issued as Sudden Stratospheric Warming threatens Europe with big freeze

    Weather models are suggesting a very high probability of a rare North Pole weather phenomenon called Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) taking place later this month and bringing prolonged bitterly-cold temperatures to the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. Such weather event hasn't occurred since 2010 when it brought coldest March for 51 years to Scotland. [more]

    [as we've seen (and experienced), when the Arctic warms, the cold gets pushed southward]

    Potent winter storm targets Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, significant icing and quick freeze-up

    A potent winter storm is expected to spread a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain to a large portion of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. NWS warns that the ice accretion could be over 0.6 cm (0.25 inches) in some locations. A burst of Arctic air will sweep behind today's storm and result up in a quick freeze-up. In addition, this storm system could bring heavy rain to parts of Kentucky and West Virginia, leading to flash and river flooding. The Weather Channel named this system Winter Storm Liam. [more]

    The trade in dog meat South Korea doesn't want Olympics tourists to see

    [when you're starving, you'll eat anything]

    [more below]

  2. Twin waterspouts spotted off Maui, Hawaii (VIDEOS)

    Lightning strike kills 22-year-old man, injures his father in Honey Island, Texas

    Record heat and dry conditions spark fears of another drought in California

    Oklahoma City resident captures meteor fireball on dash cam

    [for all you cat-lovers out there, listen up]
    Cat plague is back after nearly 40 years in hiding

    Multiple cases of feline parvovirus, also known as cat plague, or panleukopenia, have been reported in stray kittens in the greater Melbourne area this week. [more; in Australia now]

    Thursday, 8 February 2018
    Global tempratures to exceed Paris Agreement limits?
    Global temperatures could [will] pass limit set by Paris climate deal within 5 years [next year]

    [contains this embedded article by Kevin Hester]
    Baseline Temperature dishonesty at the Edge of Extinction

    As we get closer to the collapse of the biosphere, I have been noticing a huge distortion, if not outright lying, in the use of baseline figures for the planetary temperature increase that humans have caused with our crack like and sadly terminal addiction to carbon. [more]

    NBL: Kevin Hester interviews Dr Andrew Glikson
    Kevin Hester interviews Dr Andrew Glikson, earth and paleo-climate scientist

    [~ 58.5 min. video; also has a radio eco-shock segment included]

    What’s the Real U.S. Weather Story for Fall and Winter of 2017-2018? Abnormally Warm, Abnormally Dry.

    [see also comment section; here's one post from there]
    wharf rat / February 7, 2018
    Sea ice tracking low in both hemispheres
    February 6, 2018

    January of 2018 began and ended with satellite-era record lows in Arctic sea ice extent, resulting in a new record low for the month. Combined with low ice extent in the Antarctic, global sea ice extent is also at a record low.

    [continued below]

  3. Habitat, habitat: Australian grain harvest down 70 %

    Extreme weather leads to patchwork harvest with yields up to 70 pc down on last year

    Some grain-growing regions have even reported a drop of more than 70 per cent on last year's harvest.

    In the north of the country grain farmers battled extreme dry, in NSW and Victoria a late frost and record rains damaged crops, and WA made a comeback late in the season with much-needed rain.
    [more; dry there too]

    More on the (unreported) sorry state of the Hutt River

    An update on the Hutt River

    Is Washington Nuts? [YES!!] Increasing Spending AND Cutting Taxes Will EXPLODE The Size Of The National Debt

    Our national debt is rapidly approaching 21 trillion dollars, and yet Congress wants to follow up a large tax cut bill with a massive increase in federal spending. This is absolute madness, and it is going to make our long-term financial problems as a nation far worse. [more]

    Reports of coal’s terminal decline are premature

    [the booms are starting to cause real damage, Jonny]
    Two mysterious booms crack walls of buildings in Thailand – Terrified residents run for their lives – Source unknown

    Two mysterious booms rattled 61 residents in Na Danu district, Thailand at 12.10 pm on February 8. The mystery deflagrations were so powerful, they produced cracks in the walls, windows and doors of buildings, terrifying people working inside. All reports state the crack appeared just when the noise occurred.

    You Really Should Filter Your Water

  4. mid-day post

    Stocks tumble again as rate jitters renew volatility

    The Dow traded 400 points lower after opening just above the flatline and then bottoming out at around minus 450 points. The S&P 500 pulled back 1.3 percent after a higher open, with industrials lagging. The Nasdaq fell 1.4 percent. [more]

    Everything is a sell in China after $660 billion equity wipeout

    NASA Tracks Two Small Asteroids Making Near Passes Of Earth This Week

    [short video]

    EPA chief Scott Pruitt: Global warming may be a good thing

    "Human activity" contributes to global warming, but heating up the planet might not be such a bad thing, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said. [more; moron in chief]

    John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist, Dies at 70

    The news was announced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which Barlow co-founded and promotes freedom of expression in digital media. In a blog post on its website, the foundation’s executive director, Cindy Cohn, wrote that Barlow “passed away quietly in his sleep.” [more]

    Naked passenger forces turnaround of Alaska Airlines flight

    The naked passenger reportedly locked himself in the plane's restroom, took off all his clothes and refused to comply with the flight’s crew instructions. [more]

    [mega-precip example of the day (yesterday)]
    Massive winter storm dumps over 30 cms (2 feet) of snow in 24 hours on parts of British Columbia (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

    [it's much more complicated than this]
    Longer winters are coming in reality and will partially blunt global warming for 50 years

    [the article claims the Grand Solar Minimum will offset global warming for the next 50 years - I hope they're right, but don't think so]

    Embark’s self-driving semi completes trip from California to Florida

  5. mid-afternoon edition [just before my dog and I take a nap]

    2018 Winter Olympics: Officials confirm 42 new cases of norovirus

    Officials announced on Thursday further outbreak of norovirus, bringing the total to 128 confirmed cases at the Olympics

    The disease is considered highly contagious and typically includes symptoms of diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting and nausea.

    Stocks whipsaw as higher rates keep Wall Street on edge

    The Dow traded 580 points lower after opening just above the flatline. It also fell more than 650 points at its lows of the day.

    The S&P 500 pulled back 1.9 percent after a higher open, with financials as the worst-performing sector. The index also broke below its 100-day moving average, a key technical level. The Nasdaq composite fell 2 percent. [more; + ~ 2 min. video]

    [like an engine seizing up]

    The market's wild ride is telling us something really important

    even after the dust settles from the breathtaking selloff we just saw, we’ll still be living in a riskier world.

    Every man for himself

    we have reached the end of an economic cycle of trust. [more]

    [they're really trying to contain the panic]

    [civilization on display in museum]
    How a London Museum Is Preserving a Chunk of the 143-Ton Whitechapel Fatberg

    When UK officials learned of the 143-ton Whitechapel fatberg mucking up London’s sewer system, their first concern was getting rid of it. Now, the curators at the Museum of London are figuring out how to best preserve a chunk of the monstrous trash mass so as many visitors as possible can see it. [more]

    Power Plants’ Coal Ash Reports Show Toxins Leaking into Groundwater

    Nine of the 14 power plants noted “statistically significant increases” of toxic substances in groundwater near coal ash containment ponds, Earthjustice found. [more]

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  6. Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower

    The major focus for emergency responders remained the Yun Tsui apartment block which also housed the Beauty Stay Hotel on its lower floors. Seven of the dead perished in that building and the remaining missing are believed to be hotel guests there.
    The lower floors of the 12-storey tower pancaked, leaving the structure leaning at a fifty-degree angle and sparking fears of an imminent collapse. [more; + short video ]

    [Right, so with aftershocks continuing to occur, these heros risk their own lives digging out survivors, non-stop - geez]

    Puerto Rico in line for nearly $5 billion in federal aid for Medicaid

    [your tax dollars at work . . . someplace else]

    Democratic senators demand Trump EPA administrator recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan – As attorney general of Oklahoma, Pruitt sued EPA 14 times

    Late Tuesday, the four senators — Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Brian Schatz of Hawaii — submitted a comment to the EPA on repealing the Clean Power Plan, arguing Pruitt “must recuse himself from overseeing any and all rulemaking with respect to the Clean Power Plan.”

    Pruitt sued the EPA a total of 14 times as attorney general of Oklahoma. Four of those suits concerned the CPP. [more]

    2.2 magnitude earthquake, loud boom rocks eastern New York counties

    Jan 2018 Alaska highest temperature ever at 67 deg F Minnesota minus 40 deg F deemed colder than Mars NOAA January warmer than Average

    Alaska experienced the warmest January temperature on record: On January 14, the temperature at an NOAA tide gauge at Ketchikan reached 67 degrees F, the highest January daily temperature ever measured in Alaska, besting the previous record of 62 degrees set in January 2014. [more; nice graphic]

    The Beatings Will Continue Until Morality Improves

    Higher interest rates are robbing the casino of liquidity. It's only a matter of time before Skynet breaks. You know, like last time.

    [see stock charts illustrating these statements]
    Stock to bond rotation is in progress
    The Oil rally is over
    The VVIX remains near-record bid
    Homebuilders are going 2015
    The global reflation delusion is ending
    The Fed is removing liquidity [more]

  7. Dow closes 1,030 points lower, enters correction territory

    [whole lotta negative stats, short video]

    "What Stocks Do I Buy In A Meltdown?"

    Any questions as to how many pieces will be scattered when humpty dumpty hits the floor? [more]

    Weirdness from Armstrong/Green and conservative media.

    [on the Al Gore "bet"]

    [from Scribbler's comment section]
    Gas hydrate dissociation off Svalbard induced by isostatic rebound rather than global warming.

    Nature Communicationsvolume 9, Article number: 83 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02550-9 08 January 2018

    Methane seepage from the upper continental slopes of Western Svalbard has previously been attributed to gas hydrate dissociation induced by anthropogenic warming of ambient bottom waters. Here we show that sediment cores drilled off Prins Karls Foreland contain freshwater from dissociating hydrates. However, our modeling indicates that the observed pore water freshening began around 8 ka BP when the rate of isostatic uplift outpaced eustatic sea-level rise. The resultant local shallowing and lowering of hydrostatic pressure forced gas hydrate dissociation and dissolved chloride depletions consistent with our geochemical analysis. Hence, we propose that hydrate dissociation was triggered by postglacial isostatic rebound rather than anthropogenic warming. [more]

    [again, it's more complicated, not just one way - what about the permafrost? Besides, warming caused the isostatic rebound!]

  8. I've got a mine full of unobtanium going cheap. You could scarcely believe it.......
    Tom N.