Sunday, April 1, 2018

2018 - MAR - Spotlight Stories

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-01 - Unknown rotten egg odor sickens dozens of girls at school in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Students have been sickened by fumes that prompted an evacuation at their school. Houston Fire Department declared a 'mass casualty incident' after students fell ill at the Young Women's Preparatory Academy in the 1900 block of Cleburne. The principal initially called 911 to report a gas leak after five students reported feeling sick. The school was evacuated and HFD tested the air, but found no gas leak."

Quote: "According to HFD, more than 50 students were taken to various hospitals as a precaution. Some reported headaches, feeling weak, nausea and vomiting, and in some cases, anxiety or asthma attacks."

Quote: "Students started to panic after seeing their friends faint. 'I saw a girl pass out,' said one student. 'I was freaking out.'"

Quote: "As for what caused the putrid rotten egg smell, officials are stumped!"

Note: Apparently 'the authorities' are trying to blame this on roof tar work being done on a roof somewhere in the area. *cough*bullshit*cough* That's obviously not the cause, since they initially reported that they thought this was a gas leak, which means a rotten egg odor, and roof tar work doesn't cause rotten egg odors, nor does it sicken dozens of people in a nearby building. If roof tar work was that dangerous then you'd see roof workers regularly collapsing as they work, or they'd be wearing respirators and hazmat suits to do roofing work, and neither of those is the case. Also, I didn't see anything in the story about the roof workers collapsing or sickening and if that was the cause then obviously they'd have been the very first to sicken. What happens when it's not just 50 sick girls but 50 DEAD girls? Will they still try to blame roof tar? We'll find out! Houston isn't right ON the coast, but the Houston Ship Channel runs to the coast and Houston is pretty near the coast. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-03-01 - Unknown gas odor evacuates high school in Crestview (Ohio):

Quote: "Crestview students were released a few minutes early after a strong gas odor developed at the high school on Thursday afternoon. Superintendent Matthew Manley said about three to five minutes before students were scheduled to leave, there was a strong gas odor in an area of the building where there is not a gas line present. The students were asked to quickly exit the building and parents were notified with a one call from Manley."

Quote: "While the cause is not entirely known, Manley said it is believed the gas odor was coming into the building through the air ducts from somewhere outside the building."

Note: So a rotten egg odor that was blowing by in the atmosphere outside got sucked into the school by the HVAC system. That's probably what happened to that school in Houston too, but the gas was more concentrated in the Houston incident...

2018-03-01 - Unknown chemical odor evacuates area in Regina (Canada):

2018-03-01 - Arctic soils releasing ancient carbon:

Quote: "It found an increasing prevalence of older dissolved carbon and carbon dioxide in the waters as the summer advanced. The research also discovered one case of carbon in methane gas that was more than 2,000 years old."

2018-03-01 - Abnormally warm temperatures melting Greenland and the Arctic:

2018-03-01 - Mysterious explosion rattles people in Mifflinburg (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-01 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Marylebone (Britain):

2018-03-01 - Electrical substation explodes and burns in coastal Akwa Ibom (Nigeria):

2018-03-01 - Lobster processing plant destroyed by fire before 3 AM on coastal Deer Island (Maine), nobody there:

Quote: "Thursday’s fire is the second conflagration that has occurred at a Paturel operation on Deer Island in the past six months. A lobster storage site on the other side of the island was destroyed by a fire in September, the CBC reported last fall."

2018-03-01 - California spent nearly $1.8 billion fighting major 2017 wildfires:

2018-03-01 - Passenger train bursts into flame at station in coastal Greenhithe (Britain):

2018-03-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Gatineau (Canada):

2018-03-01 - Wildfire potential, March through June:

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2018-03-02 - Unknown gas odor evacuates businesses in Midvale (Utah):

Quote: "At least two businesses have been evacuated Friday due to a possible gas leak near 1008 East Fort Union Boulevard. Unified Fire Authority says a Verizon store and a Firehouse Subs location have been evacuated after reports of the odor of gas."

Quote: "Officials with Dominion Energy say they responded to the businesses that self-evacuated Friday and determined there is no gas leak."

2018-03-02 - Underground electrical fires and explosion blow steps apart at 12:45 AM in coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "Multiple manhole fires led to a cellar explosion in the Bronx early Friday morning. Massive concrete chunks of a building's front steps flew into the air. According to the FDNY, firefighters arrived on Park Avenue in Belmont at about 12:45am to find up to three manholes on fire."

2018-03-02 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2018-03-02 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at shopping center in coastal Bootle (Britain):

2018-03-02 - Utility pole bursts into flame at 2 AM near Twin Hickory Lake Drive in Henrico County (Virginia), blackouts ensue:

2018-03-02 - Five junk cars go up in flames on truck near Queanbeyan (Australia):

Quote: "Five cars caught alight at a recycling plant near Queanbeyan on Friday. Fire crews were called out to the plant on Underwood Street in Beard, near the ACT border after 11am. They said it appeared the cars went up in flames inside a truck moving them into the facility for compacting."

2018-03-02 - Retirement center under construction devastated by massive blaze in Mississauga (Canada):

2018-03-02 - Large 100-acre marsh fire erupts in coastal Gloucester County (Virginia):

2018-03-02 - Mt. Shinmoedake continues erupting on the island of Kyushu (Japan):

2018-03-02 - Volcano Cleveland erupts in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):

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2018-03-03 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits coastal Mumbai (India):

Quote: "Meanwhile, a report in The Times of India quotes a senior official from Mahanagar Gas Limited as saying that there were no leakage of any of the gas pipelines of MGL. It was further reported that the MGL control room received numerous phone calls enquiring about leakage. However, it is now being suspected that the stench was from a chemical tanker passing through the area."

2018-03-03 - Extremely high levels of methane recorded in the Arctic after recent Arctic warming spell:

Quote: "And here's another warning sign. High methane releases followed this chain of events on February 27, 2018, pm, likely originating from the seafloor of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS). On March 1, 2018, methane levels as high as 3087 were recorded. Note the solid magenta-colored areas over the ESAS on the image below."

2018-03-03 - Car goes up in flames and kills driver on US 6 in Wood County near Weston (Ohio):

Quote: "The Wood County Sheriff's Office are investigating a vehicle fire Saturday that killed one person. According to the Wood County Sheriff's Office, officers received a report of a fully engulfed vehicle fire on U.S. 6, just east of Rangeline Road."

2018-03-03 - Trucking yard heavily damaged by fire in Carlsbad (New Mexico):

2018-03-03 - Iron scrap yard rocked by explosion in coastal Puttalam on the island of Sri Lanka, 1 killed:

2018-03-03 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by fire shortly before midnight in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-03-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "A truck sitting in the driveway of a Harford County home caught on fire and spread to the roof of the home Saturday evening. The Office of the State Fire Marshal says fortunately a neighbor saw the fire and reported it, as the fire was outside and had not been detected by inside smoke detectors."

2018-03-03 - India begins preparations for summer heatwaves:

2018-03-03 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #98, February 27th-3rd March 2018:

2018-03-03 - Unknown glowing sperm-ish objects float around in the sky over Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-04 - Car ignites and burns man to death near recycling center in Broadwell (Britain):

Quote: "The car was parked about 10 metres off Speech House road near to the entrance to the quarry, which is a household recycling centre. A body, believed to be that of a man in his thirties, was discovered in the vehicle around 10.30pm on Saturday, March 3."

Quote: "Officers are not treating the incident as suspicious."

2018-03-04 - Passenger plane engine explodes, plane makes emergency landing in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan):

Quote: "A Tez Jet plane en route to Batken, Kyrgyzstan, on Thursday was forced to make an emergency landing just 30 minutes after takeoff when one of its engines exploded. Alarmed passengers who looked out their window could see the dangling engine whipping in the wind, surrounded by smoke."

Note: This is the 25th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-04 - SUV and car go up in flames while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Weare (New Hampshire), nobody there:

Quote: "He stopped and found two automobiles burning outside a house. The fire had spread to the home. Within an hour firefighters had knocked down the bulk of the blaze."

Quote: "Vezina said the fire appears to have started in one of the automobiles."

2018-03-04 - Porsche bursts into flame while parked in garage at home in Hot Springs (Arkansas):

2018-03-04 - Four wildfires break out on the Isle of Barra, another wildfire breaks out on the Isle of Skye (Scotland):

2018-03-04 - Wildfire rages through 3400+ acres in Cape Point area in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

2018-03-04 - 127 wildfires break out in three days in Virginia:

2018-03-04 - Brush fire breaks out on coastal Johns Island (South Carolina):

2018-03-04 - Brush fire closes US 41 in coastal Collier County (Florida):

2018-03-04 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

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2018-03-05 - Man in his 50s found dead in burning SUV on South Olden Avenue in Trenton (New Jersey), 2 miles from the Delaware River:

Quote: "According to police, on Mar. 5th, shortly after 3 p.m., Trenton police received multiple 911 calls for a car fire in the rear of 464 South Olden Avenue. The fire department reported the vehicle was fully involved upon arrival. A deceased male in his early 50s was found in the dark-colored Ford SUV."

2018-03-05 - Person burns to death in burning car shortly before 6:30 AM in carpark at Burbage Common near Hinckley (Britain):

Quote: "The death is being treated as 'unexplained' at the moment, a spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said. Emergency services were called to the car park shortly before 6.30am after a member of the public reported a vehicle on fire. The area was cordoned off when the body was found."

2018-03-05 - Car explodes into flame at 4 AM then hits heavy truck head-on, near Karnal (India), 4 killed:

Quote: "In a bizarre incident, four people were killed after the fuel tank of a car exploded and subsequently the vehicle collided with a truck on GT Road near Haryana’s Shamgadh village in Karnal."

2018-03-05 - Multiple underground electrical fires break out in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Flames and smoke poured out of a manhole in South Boston. Popping noises could be heard coming from the manhole on E Street. Police said this is just one of several manhole fires in the area."

2018-03-05 - Electrical substation explodes and burns in coastal Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Britain), 22,000 homes go dark:

Quote: "A huge explosion rocked an electric substation in North Yorkshire and left 22,000 homes without power."

2018-03-05 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, junk cars burn, in Dallas (Texas):

2018-03-05 - Metal recycling business erupts in flame in McLean County near Utica (Kentucky):

2018-03-05 - Car bursts into flame in funeral procession on Stone Street in coastal Gravesend (Britain):

2018-03-05 - Man collapses on London Road in coastal Gravesend (Britain):

Quote: "The emergency services were called to the town after a man collapsed. Police and the ambulance service attended a medical incident in London Road, Gravesend, at 7.30am on Monday, March 5."

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2018-03-06 - Unknown gas odor evacuates school in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Quote: "Kenny Elementary School was evacuated Tuesday after a 'gas-smelling odor' was detected in the building just after 9 a.m. Students left the school and the Minneapolis Fire Department arrived on scene to investigate. Fire crews reported zero gas readings."

2018-03-06 - Man burns to death while barbecuing at home in coastal Onehunga, Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A man has been killed after sustaining serious burns in Auckland. Emergency services were called to a house on Felix St, Onehunga, just after 4pm on Tuesday. The man was found dead on the property with serious burns. It is understood a barbeque may have been involved. A police spokesperson says the circumstances are not suspicious."

2018-03-06 - Mega container ship 'Maersk Honam' explodes into flame, fire gets big, in the Arabian Sea southeast of Oman, 1 killed, 4 missing:

Quote: "An explosion followed by a massive fire ripped through a container ship with several Indian crew on board, off the Agatti Islands, an Indian Coast Guard official said here on Wednesday. Four crewmen are reported missing. Casualties are feared in the disaster that struck on the high seas around 9.45 p.m. on Tuesday."

Quote: "MAERSK Line, the world's biggest container shipper, said on Wednesday four crew members were missing after one of its container vessels caught fire in the Arabian sea, while 23 crew members were safely evacuated. Maersk Line said the crew of the vessel Maersk Honam sent out a distress signal after unsuccessful firefighting efforts on Tuesday. The situation is 'very critical' as the fire still continues and the cause of the fire is not known yet."

Quote: "A crew member died and four others went missing after fire broke out on a new Maersk Line container vessel in the Arabian Sea, the company said."

Quote: "A merchant navy ship MV Als Cicero, which reached Maersk Honam at about 11.25 p.m., reported that the container vessel was blazing with flames from the main deck of the ship leaping up to the ship’s bridge height of about 25 metres. The crew had abandoned the ship as fire spread beyond their control."

Note: Whoa, flames eight stories high! This is the 248th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-06 - Gas plant damaged by possible explosion near Amarillo (Texas):

2018-03-06 - Metal recycling center ravaged by massive scrap metal fire at 2 AM in coastal Favona (New Zealand):

Quote: "Fresh fire crews have taken over at Sims Pacific Metals in Favona where 1600 tonnes of car parts, roofs and tyres are ablaze. More than 80 firefighters and 20 fire engines are tackling the out-of-control blaze at James Fletcher Drive, in Favona, which broke out about 2am. The crews are also struggling to ensure there is enough water to fight the blaze, and are also using an excavator to break up the materials fuelling the flames. A witness said the flames were 'as high as the warehouses around it'. About 1600 tonnes of scrap metal, including old car parts, roofing, vinyl and tyres, covering an area of 100m by 70m and 12m high, are providing plenty of fuel for the fire."

2018-03-06 - Auto salvage yard fire breaks out at 7:03 AM on Lagoon Drive in coastal Panmure (New Zealand):

2018-03-06 - Metal business heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-03-06 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Salford (Britain):

2018-03-06 - Underground electrical fire breaks out shortly after 4 AM in North Harrow (Britain):

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2018-03-07 - People meet to discuss recurring instances of hydrogen sulfide blowing through coastal Goleta (California):

Quote: "About 50 people jammed Goleta City Hall on Wednesday night in search of solutions to one of the city’s foulest problems: noxious odors that smell like rotten eggs. Every so often, Goleta residents, mostly in the western part of the city, smell the stinky odor of hydrogen sulfide. It reminds people of rotten eggs and can permeate the air for miles. And unlike a mysterious fog that one can see looming over the city like a scene out of a 1950s B-movie, hydrogen sulfide is invisible and no one quite knows when it is going to be present, or for how long it will stay."

Note: Having meetings (Goleta) or forming investigative committees (Huntington Beach) isn't going to solve the problem. The problem is that both cities are on the downwind edge of the landfill formerly known as the Pacific Ocean. They're not gonna be solving that problem...

2018-03-07 - Unknown gas odor blows through Pasadena (Texas):

Quote: "If you live on the west side of Pasadena, you might have noticed an odor in the air. City officials said they have received multiple calls from people reporting the smell of natural gas. The Pasadena Office of Emergency Management and Pasadena Fire Department said they are investigating, but have not determined the source of the odor."

2018-03-07 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane lands safely in coastal Accra (Ghana):

Quote: "The airline’s spokesperson, Adebanji Ola, said the captain briefed the passengers when the incident occurred. 'Arik Air flight W3 304 from Lagos to Accra on March 6, 2018 declared an emergency in line with standard operating procedures, when unknown source of smoke was detected in the cabin 81 miles from Accra,' the statement said. 'The captain of the flight briefed the passengers accordingly, assuring them that the aircraft was under control and safe for landing in Accra.'"

Note: This is the 26th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-07 - Landfill fire breaks out on the island of Anguilla (British Virgin Islands):

2018-03-07 - Five-story apartment building under construction destroyed by massive inferno in Denver (Colorado), 2+ killed, 6 injured:

Quote: "The fire took off quickly and created an intense amount of heat, spreading to nearby buildings. One additional structure was lost while six nearby buildings sustained some type of damage, according to Pixley. Additionally, crews extinguished six rooftop fires that were sparked by wayward embers. Ash was spotted as far away as the 16th Street Mall. Pixley said 40 vehicles, parked in alleyways and surrounding parking lots, were damaged or destroyed in the fire. The intense heat took its toll on construction and firefighting equipment, too. Three fire engines and several construction vehicles were damaged."

2018-03-07 - Oil platform bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near coastal Corpus Christi (Texas), nobody aboard:

Quote: "The United States Coast Guard said a fire on a Magellan-owned oil platform about three miles offshore of Corpus Christi, Texas on Wednesday afternoon has been put out. No one was aboard the platform at the time of the fire and a response boat crew reported that it was out at about 6:30 p.m., the coast guard said in a statement."

2018-03-07 - Massive fire continues raging on mega container ship 'Maersk Honam' in the Arabian Sea:

2018-03-07 - Arctic has warmest winter on record:

2018-03-07 - Arctic ice already moving out of the Arctic Ocean and it's still winter:

2018-03-07 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #100, March 4th-7th 2018:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-08 - Small plane smokes then crashes and burns near airport in Laredo (Texas), 2 killed:

Quote: "Two people have died in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed at Laredo International Airport in South Texas after the pilot reported smoke coming from an engine."

Quote: "The plane, a twin-engine Piper-31, the Laredo Morning Times reports, went down after smoke emerged from one of the aircraft’s engines, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford. The plane exploded into flames upon crash landing, images and video footage show."

Note: This is the 27th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-08 - Chemical plant devastated by explosions and fire near coastal Mumbai (India), 3 killed, 15 injured:

2018-03-08 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Schenectady (New York):

2018-03-08 - Power lines burst into flame near Ancient Redwoods RV Park near Redcrest (California):

2018-03-08 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of refrigerators burns, in Anderson (South Carolina):

2018-03-08 - Paper recycling center erupts in flame in coastal Oslo (Norway):

2018-03-08 - Passenger train bursts into flame at 6:27 AM at Harold Wood station near coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "As people got off, everyone noticed smoke and an actual flame coming up from below the middle of the train."

2018-03-08 - Car bursts into flame at midnight while parked at apartments, fire spreads to 2 more cars, in Fitchburg (Wisconsin):

2018-03-08 - Car bursts into flame at 5:20 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to 2 more cars and garage, in Fruit Heights (Utah):

2018-03-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

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2018-03-09 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Sandycroft near coastal Connah's Quay (Britain):

Note: Also see the person who had a medical emergency at an aquatic center in Connah's Quay on this day...

2018-03-09 - Garbage truck explodes and burns at school in Bristol (Indiana):

2018-03-09 - SUV bursts into flame while parked outside school in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2018-03-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Spring Lake (Michigan):

2018-03-09 - Five cars go up in flames while parked at Discovery Gardens in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2018-03-09 - Volcano Mayon erupts 7 times in one day in the Philippine Islands:

2018-03-09 - Lava flow confirmed following eruptions at Mount Shinmoedake (Japan):

2018-03-09 - Volcanologists warn world is unprepared for next major eruption:

2018-03-09 - Scary Asian tick that can clone itself found in the US:

Quote: "Somehow, an east Asian tick that has the ability to essentially clone itself and is a noted invasive species in other parts of the world made its way to Hunterdon County."

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2018-03-10 - Tractor goes up in flames and kills man in Shawnee County (Kansas):

Quote: "Upon arrival a farm tractor was discovered to be on fire. The operator of the tractor was deceased upon arrival of emergency personal."

Note: This is the 496th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-10 - Person found dead and burning near the Connecticut River in Hatfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Just before 9:30 Saturday night, a 911 call was made reporting a fire at the end of Bridge Lane in Hatfield. Lt. Sean Carroll of the state police barracks in Northampton told 22News police discovered a human body was on fire. Nothing about the body is known, including the gender or why it was on fire."

Quote: "Bridge Lane is a dead end road, which transitions into dirt leading into farm land that goes right up to the Connecticut River."

2018-03-10 - Passenger plane hit by electrical fire and smoke, plane makes emergency in Fredericton (Canada):

Quote: "An electrical fire on board a Porter flight led to an unexpected landing at the Fredericton airport Saturday morning, and more delays for some 70 passengers eager to start their March Break."

Note: This is the 28th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-10 - Passenger plane hit by 'strange smell', plane returns to coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "More than one hundred Virgin passengers have kicked up a stink after being stranded at Perth airport when a 'strange smell' forced their flight to turn around. The flight took off from Perth on Saturday afternoon and was just over an hour into the flight to Adelaide, when crew reported a strange smell at the back of the plane."

2018-03-10 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Mackay (Australia):

Quote: "A TIGER flight had to divert to Mackay Airport this morning because of a medical emergency."

2018-03-10 - Dozens of bars and numerous motorcycles destroyed by transformer explosion and resulting inferno in coastal Pattaya (Thailand), 2 injured:

Quote: "Women were filmed screaming in terror as they fled into the street in high heels. Meanwhile the flames intensified behind them and there were a series of violent explosions. The blaze quickly spread to neighbouring bars as motorbikes parked on the street burst into flames. Dozens of bars in a plaza area became affected. One woman was heard saying 'oh my god, what's happening' as sparks flew into the street and flames stretched into the night sky."

2018-03-10 - Underground electrical explosion blows manhole cover off in Buffalo (New York):

2018-03-10 - Warehouse full of pallets destroyed by massive fire near the coast in Hialeah (Florida):

Quote: "A two-alarm fire broke out Saturday at a warehouse filled with wooden pallets in northwest Miami-Dade County, officials said."

2018-03-10 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #101, March 7th-10th 2018:

2018-03-10 - SOTT Earth changes summary for February 2018, extreme weather, planetary upheaval, meteors:

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2018-03-11 - Research suggests volcanic eruptions ignited coal and the consequences caused the Great Dying:

Quote: "Previous research has shown that the Permian mass extinction event didn’t coincide with the start of the Siberian volcanic eruptions and lava flows, but rather 300,000 years later. That’s when the lava began to inject as sheets of magma underground, where Burger’s data suggests it ignited coal deposits. The coal ignition triggered the series of events that led to Earth’s worst mass extinction. Its sulfur emissions created the acid rain that killed forests. Its carbon emissions acidified the oceans and warmed the planet, killing most marine life. The dead bodies fed bacteria that produced toxic hydrogen sulfide gas, which in turn killed off more species. The warming of the oceans produced a large methane release, which accelerated global warming faster yet."

Note: Notice the latter two sentences - hydrogen sulfide and methane. That's what did most of the killing - poison and fire, and eventually anoxia, deadly levels of UV and widespread biosphere collapse. The same thing is happening now, but instead of volcanic eruptions burning vast amounts of coal, oil and gas in the Siberian Traps, it's human beings burning up similarly vast amounts of coal, oil and gas from anywhere and everywhere that we have found it, all over the planet. But the Earth doesn't care WHY the coal/oil/gas burns or WHO does the burning - the Earth reacts WHEN the coal/oil/gas burns. We're also burning it much faster than the volcanoes did 250 million years ago, so the current extinction event may very well prove to be even worse than the Great Dying, maybe significantly worse. Obviously we won't be around to see that though, since the human race will be gone looooong before things reach the apex of horror. Still, we're seeing what the Great Dying looked like at the beginning stages, right here and now. In 30 million years everything should be back to normal, more or less, minus most species alive today, including ours, but with many new species that will arise as the current extinction event eventually fades across the eons to come. By the time the next intelligent species appears, what's left of the human race will be part of the coal and oil that they find and burn, if they're as stupid as we are...

2018-03-11 - Person found dead in burning pickup truck shortly before 6 AM near the Rouge River in Detroit (Michigan):

Quote: "Police are investigating Sunday after a body was found 'burned beyond recognition' in a car fire in Southwest Detroit. Firefighters extinguished the gray 2000 Chevy Silverado shortly before 6 a.m. and discovered the victim inside. The car fire took place on the 9600 block of Herkimer, which is north of I-75 and east of the Rouge River. "

2018-03-11 - Car bursts into flame and burns person to death on road in Gurgaon (India):

Quote: "Gurgaon: An unidentified person was charred to death after a white Maruti Swift Dzire car caught fire near Gurgaon’s Ullahawas village on Sunday, police said. The vehicle was found completely burnt by the side of the main road at Behrampur T-Point in Sector 59 by the police."

Quote: "On September 1 last year, three people were burnt to death in a car in the same region after it caught fire mysteriously."

2018-03-11 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man near Atoka (Oklahoma):

2018-03-11 - Metal recycling hit by fire, pile of metal burns, in coastal Oakland (California):

Quote: "Firefighters extinguished a single-alarm fire at a West Oakland recycling center, authorities said Sunday. Just after 9;20 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, 1101 Embarcadero West, and found a large blaze in a recycled-metal pile."

2018-03-11 - Passenger plane hit by electrical fire and smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "Around 8:30 p.m., firefighters were called after a Southwest Airlines flight 3562 was diverted after the cabin filled with smoke. Airport officials said the smoke was due to an electrical fire."

2018-03-11 - Private jet bursts into flame then crashes, near Shahr-e Kord (Iran), all 11 aboard killed:

Quote: "Villagers near the crash say they saw flames coming from the plane's engine before the crash, according to a report by Iran's state-run judiciary news agency Mizan."

Quote: "An emergency services spokesman was quoted by ISNA as saying the plane was on fire."

Quote: "'The plane crashed over a fire in the engine and local residents saw the flaming jet,' Khalidi said, as quoted by the ISNA news agency."

Note: These are the 29th and 30th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-11 - Buses burning or having 'thermal incidents' rising each year since 2013 in New South Wales (Australia):

Quote: "There were 21 bus fires and 69 'thermal incidents' in 2017, up 16 per cent compared to 2016, an Office of Transport Safety Investigations report into all buses and coaches in the state found."

Quote: "The number of buses with such problems has increased each year since 2013, from 28 in that year to 90 in 2017."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-12 - Man found dead and burned in field in Redland (Florida):

Quote: "Police have a mystery on their hands after a burned body was discovered in a field in southwest Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade Police are not saying how badly burned the person was but a law enforcement source said investigators discovered the body of a male."

2018-03-12 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, fire gets big, spreads to duplex and apartment building, in Portland (Oregon), some pets killed:

Quote: "'I walked out the door and there’s just – I mean, it’s like the sci-fi movie. I mean there’s just a thick black cloud of tar-like smoke,' said Rich Coffman."

Quote: "A sixplex apartment building and a duplex near the property burned to the ground. Multiple families were displaced and 16 cats died inside the buildings, fire officials said. Some nearby homes and one school were evacuated."

2018-03-12 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Stockton (California):

2018-03-12 - Recycling center fire breaks out in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-03-12 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Tachbrook Road in Leamington (Britain):

2018-03-12 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Slough Road in Iver Heath (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 12 March, 3.22pm Fire in underground electrical installation, Five Points Roundabout, Slough Road, Iver Heath. One appliance and crew from Langley attended. Firefighters used a carbon dioxide extinguisher."

2018-03-12 - Tire warehouse goes up in flames in Novosibirsk (Russia):

Quote: "A massive fire broke out Monday morning at a warehouse of automobile tires in the city of Novosibirsk, Russia's largest city and also the capital of Siberian District in the Far East of the country, local media reported."

2018-03-12 - Passenger plane hit by battery fire in cargo hold at airport in Salt Lake City (Utah):

Note: This is the 31st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-13 - 'Odor committee' on hold in coastal Huntington Beach (California):

Quote: "The Coastal Area Odors Ad Hoc Committee will be on hold while the Mayor and Council Members hold meetings with federal officials and local members of Congress. Rest assured, progress is being made to identify the source and the South Coast Air Quality Management District is in the midst of an active investigation. Upon completion of the investigation and meetings the Ad Hoc Committee will resume meetings."

Note: Huntington Beach formed this committee to investigate why their city is being hit by hydrogen sulfide, mentioned in the 2017-10-02 update. Now the investigative committee is on hold while they hold some meetings with feds and Congressional members, after which the committee will resume their meetings. Yeah, well, holding meetings isn't going to solve the problem. In fact, nothing is going to solve the problem, but I guess having some meetings before they get back to having other meetings gives them something to do. Maybe they should have a meeting to discuss whether they should schedule a meeting to determine whether meetings actually do anything!

2018-03-13 - Woman on fire burns to death on Queens Road near the River Thames in Richmond (Britain):

Quote: "A woman who was 'on fire' has died in Richmond. A spokeswoman from the Met Police said: 'Police were called at approximately 1.15pm on Monday, March 12 to reports of a woman on fire in the street in Queens Road, Richmond.'"

2018-03-13 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Upland (California), blackouts ensue:

2018-03-13 - Underground electrical fire evacuates 3 buildings in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-03-13 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain):

2018-03-13 - Landfill fire rages in Chandrapur (India):

2018-03-13 - Refinery damaged by fire in West Bountiful (Utah):

2018-03-13 - Six cars go up in flames, 3 destroyed, while parked at maintenance facility in coastal Kearny (New Jersey):

2018-03-13 - Two beachfront homes destroyed by fire before 3:30 AM near coastal Rehoboth Beach (Delaware), nobody there:

Quote: "An early morning fire March 13 caused $5 million in damages after two beachfront homes were burned to the ground south of Rehoboth Beach. Firefighters responded to the fire at 3:10 a.m. on Sand Dune Drive, a row of homes nestled between the ocean and Silver Lake."

2018-03-13 - Charter school bus veers across median at 5:30 AM, plunges 50 feet into ravine, on I-10 near Loxley (Alabama), 1 killed, 20 injured:

Quote: "One person is dead and up to 20 injured after a charter tour bus carrying Texas high school band students home from a competition at Disney World plunged into a ravine near the Alabama-Florida line."

Quote: "The cause of the crash remains unclear, though investigators were considering the possibility that the driver had a sudden medical problem."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-14 - Hercules C-130 military plane hit by smoke at Eindhoven Airbase (Netherlands):

Quote: "The fire department responded to Eindhoven Airbase on Wednesday morning after the cockpit of a Hercules C130 suddenly filled with smoke, the fire brigade said on Twitter. The military plane was still on the ground when this happened. The six crew members on board immediately turned off the engines and left the aircraft. No one was hurt."

2018-03-14 - US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet bursts into flame and crashes into the ocean near coastal Key West (Florida), 2 killed:

Quote: "A marina owner in the Florida Keys told WPLG that the Hornet jet caught fire mid-air, then crashed."

Quote: "Barbie Wilson, a local marina owner, witnessed the crash and called 911. 'These jets have been flying all day. I live in the neighborhood and so one was flying over. Then it went a little sideways, then I saw fire, and then it just literally dropped out of the sky,' Wilson said. 'It was like something out of a movie.'"

Quote: "'It was going in to land, and all of a sudden, the whole thing flipped sideways and I saw a fireball,' witness Barbie Wilson told CBS News. 'Then the plane just dropped out of the sky.'"

Quote: "Witnesses said it appeared the plane experienced some sort of explosion in the air. 'I saw the fire and then it just dropped,' said Barbie Wilson, who lives nearby and was driving when she saw the plane turn sideways and then burst into flames. 'In the air, I saw fire,' Wilson said."

Note: These are the 32nd and 33rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-14 - Electrical substation explodes and burns near coastal Durban (South Africa), half the city goes dark:

2018-03-14 - Power plant damaged by fire in South Middleton Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-14 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, shredded car parts burn, in Sault Ste. Marie (Canada):

2018-03-14 - Recycling business rocked by explosion in Johnson City (Tennessee), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-03-14 - Landfill fire breaks out in Cozad (Nebraska):

2018-03-14 - Landfill breaks out, smoke sickens people, in Diva (India):

2018-03-14 - Landfill erupts in flame, fire spreads to buses and trucks, in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-15 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 1 AM and kills man on Salt Creek Road in Garden City (Georgia):

2018-03-15 - Chemical plant destroyed by explosion and fire in Cresson (Texas), 1 missing, 2 injured:

Quote: "Kale Nicodemus, who was standing near the plant when the first explosion erupted, described hearing a noise followed by several 'big fireballs' that kept shooting out of the plant. 'Things were blowing out of the roof, like metal lids on buckets. Then, the fire,' said Jesse Bailey, who was working next door. 'It smells like sulfur.'"

2018-03-15 - Chemical factory goes up in flames, fire spreads to homes, in Kolkata (India):

2018-03-15 - Waste facility hit by fire, garbage pit ignites, in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2018-03-15 - Tree limb dump site erupts in flame in Borger (Texas):

2018-03-15 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2018-03-15 - Building supply warehouse devastated by massive fire on the oceanfront in coastal Brighton and Hove (Britain):

2018-03-15 - NYPD heavy truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-16 - Small plane bursts into flame inside hangar at airport in coastal Ormond Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Fire units were dispatched Friday afternoon to the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport for an airplane and hangar fire. The plane, reported as a 1960s Piper Pacer, was fully involved and was a total loss, city spokeswoman Loretta Moisio said."

Note: This is the 34th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-16 - Fire warnings issued for most of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern Kansas, northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado and southeastern Missouri:

2018-03-16 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in coastal Queens (New York), transit disrupted:

2018-03-16 - Landfill fire breaks out in Wawa (Canada):

2018-03-16 - Landfill fire spews toxic smoke over Phnom Penh (Cambodia):

2018-03-16 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, vehicles burn, in Evansville (Indiana):

2018-03-16 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire just before 5 AM, vehicles burn, in Bibra Lake (Australia), 3 miles from the coast:

Quote: "The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) were alerted to the fire just before 5am this morning after some vehicles caught fire at a scrap yard on Barberry Way. Firefighters contained the fire and bought it under control just after 6.15am this morning and are currently on the scene mopping up."

2018-03-16 - Auto recycling center hit by fire at 2:30 AM, numerous vehicles burn, in coastal Arklow (Ireland):

2018-03-16 - Group of oil tanks erupts in flame near Wright (Wyoming):

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-17 - Rotten egg stench emanating from storm drains, home drains and wetlands in Somerset area in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "Somerset resident Barry Zebkowitz stands near a wetlands which may have something to do with storm drains in his neighbourhood which are releasing strong rotten egg smells. The same strong gases are also coming up through drains in homes in the area causing health worries."

Quote: "He said residents have health concerns that algae in the storm system could cause health problems, adding two of his neighbours recently fell ill and he suspects the illnesses might be connected to the odour."

2018-03-17 - Car goes up in flames at 3 AM and kills 18-year-old man in Barrett (Minnesota):

Quote: "An 18-year-old man has died after his car caught fire early Saturday morning in Barrett, Minnesota. According to Minnesota State Patrol, around 3 a.m., the teen was driving north on Highway 55 in his 1991 Olds Cutlass and went off the road north of Barrett. The under brush and dry grasses under the vehicle caught fire and the car burned."

2018-03-17 - Underground electrical explosion causes blackouts in Newton (Massachusetts):

2018-03-17 - Junkyard erupts in flame shortly before 11 PM, fire gets big, in Moncks Corner (South Carolina):

2018-03-17 - Recycling center heavily damaged by massive fire at 3 AM in Houston (Texas):

2018-03-17 - Waste management plant hit by fire, pile of debris burns, in Florence (South Carolina):

2018-03-17 - Largest public hospital in Malaysia heavily damaged by fire in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

2018-03-17 - Multiple wildfires rage out of control near the coast, substation and homes destroyed, in the southwest of Victoria (Australia):

Quote: "Several homes have been lost and residents are fleeing to relief centres as a number of fires burn out of control in Victoria’s southwest."

Quote: "A grassfire that razed a substation at Terang continues to burn and residents in nearby towns were told on Sunday morning it was too late for them to leave. The Terang-Cobden Road fire is the largest at about 12,000 hectares in size."

Quote: "Authorities have grave fears multiple fires could come together, creating an enormous front about 45kms north east of Warrnambool."

Quote: "Victoria's bushfire crisis is worsening, with two major blazes on a collision course that could see them combine into a nightmare inferno."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-18 - Person found dead in burning car on Plum Orchard Lake Road in Scarboro (West Virginia):

2018-03-18 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man just before 2 AM while parked in/near Prosser (Washington):

2018-03-18 - Deadly fire rips through beachfront hotel in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands), 5+ killed, 23 injured:

Quote: "Firefighters found two more bodies Monday in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the death toll to five, officials said."

2018-03-18 - Wildfire rages through coastal Tathra (Australia), dozens of homes destroyed:

Quote: "Residents of a seaside town devastated by a massive bushfire had no warning the blaze was coming due to a collapsed mobile phone tower. Furious homeowners in Tathra, near Bega on the New South Wales far south coast, said they were not warned until it was too late to evacuate."

Quote: "Early assessment by the Rural Fire Services reveals up to 70 homes and other buildings have been destroyed."

Quote: "Gas bottles exploded across a row of eight houses near Ocean View Terrace, turning a row of sea-facing homes into an inferno."

2018-03-18 - Car auction business hit by fire at 12:53 AM, 11 vehicles destroyed, in Billingham (Britain), near the River Tees:

2018-03-18 - Landfill fire breaks out in Yorktown (Virginia):

2018-03-18 - Chemical factory goes up in flames in Sonipat (India), 1 killed, 7+ injured:

2018-03-18 - Pickup truck and two cars go up in flames just before 6 AM while parked at apartment building, fire spreads to building, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Firefighters said a truck caught fire, then caught two other cars on fire. The truck then rolled from its parking spot into one of the apartment buildings, melting the exterior."

2018-03-18 - Vehicles and auto shop go up in flames in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-19 - Unknown 'gas odor' hits Corry (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The cause of a strong, natural gas odor in downtown Corry that was reported Friday afternoon is still unknown."

2018-03-19 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Honolulu after smoke started to come out of one of its engines. UA flight 372 left Honolulu bound for San Francisco but was forced to divert back to the Hawaiian capital on Monday morning local time."

Note: This is the 35th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-19 - Boats, RVs, cars and storage facility destroyed by fire before 3 AM in Willis (Texas):

Quote: "Fire consumes 100 units at boat storage facility in Willis..."

Quote: "A boat storage facility was consumed by flames overnight in Willis, just north of Conroe. According to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office, fire crews responded at 2 a.m. Monday to the fire after passerby called it in at the Piney Woods Boat and RV Storage, located in the 11800 block of Calvary Road."

Note: I'd highly prefer if they provided a complete and accurate breakdown on the losses, but since they didn't then this'll have to be an estimate. All of the stories agree that at least 70 units burned, and some stories say as many as 100 units were destroyed. A couple of stories even say 'hundreds of boats' burned, but that seems pretty far-fetched. Since some units may have been empty and some may have contained cars or ATVs instead of boats and RVs, I'll call it 20 boats and 20 RVs. That's probably conservative but it should at least be in the ballpark. These are the 269th-288th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018, and these are the 124th-143rd RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-19 - Cellphone explodes and kills young woman in Kheriakani (India):

2018-03-19 - Scrap metal yard hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in coastal Singapore:

Quote: "Photos uploaded by SCDF showed smoke billowing out from a pile of metal. Channel NewsAsia understands that an area about the size of a badminton court was on fire."

Note: Also see the car that burst into flame in a parking garage in Singapore on this day...

2018-03-19 - Tire fire breaks out in El Paso County (Colorado), health alert issued:

Quote: "A health alert was sent out Monday night in El Paso County for those living close to a large tire fire burning."

2018-03-19 - Car bursts into flame and burns little girl while parked at home in Aligarh (India):

Quote: "A two-and-a-half-year-old girl suffered severe burns on Monday when a parked car she was playing in burst into flames in Aligarh's Kabir Nagar."

Note: Children and pets have died that way too. Since all vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can ignite at any time, it's a big risk to leave people or pets unattended in a vehicle, even if it's not running. Likewise, park a vehicle near your home at your own risk. Plenty of homes and apartment buildings have been destroyed by vehicles bursting into flame while parked nearby, sometimes killing people...

2018-03-19 - Minivan bursts into flame just before 2:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-03-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home in coastal Santa Rosa Beach (Florida), 1200 feet from the ocean:

2018-03-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania), 1000 feet from the Susquehanna River:

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-20 - Hydrogen sulfide hitting coastal Sanibel Island (Florida):

Quote: "The smell can be tracked back to an excess of algae washing ashore, according to Dr. Rick Bartleson. It’s unclear how long the smell will last. 'Algae has a lot of sulfur in it and when it decomposes, the sulfur turns into hydrogen sulfide, which is sort of like a rotten egg smell,' Bartleson said."

2018-03-20 - Unknown foul smell blowing through area near the coast in and around Royal Palm Beach (Florida):

Quote: "People in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, and Loxahatchee are wondering what the foul stench is they've been smelling the past week or so."

Quote: "Marc Wiskoff smelled it Saturday. 'Smelled like garbage,' said Wiskoff. Jean is very concerned, as the smell even caused some health issues for her. 'Eyes-burning, headaches, nausea,' said Edwards. She's also worried whatever is causing the odor is impacting the water supply. 'It's mystifying,' said Edwards."

2018-03-20 - Unknown foul smell hitting Tulare (California):

Quote: "She spoke with one of her cheerleaders after Wednesday's game about the air's pungency. The student said it smelled like a dairy, but Taylor disagreed. 'One said "it’s just Tulare" and I said "no, I grew up on a dairy, that isn’t dairy smell,"' Taylor said. 'It was a weird smell.'"

2018-03-20 - Person found dead in burning pickup truck on American Flat Road near Reno (Nevada):

2018-03-20 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane lands safely in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Quote: "A WestJet flight from Vancouver to Nanaimo declared an emergency after smoke filled the cabin and flight deck on its approach to the Nanaimo airport Tuesday."

Quote: "By the time we landed you almost couldn't see the front row, that's how thick the smoke was. No masks dropped down and they just told us to breathe through our clothes."

2018-03-20 - Military Hawk jet bursts into flame, pilot ejects, plane crashes and burns along river in Odisha (India):

Quote: "According to information the IAF pilot opted to jump out from the plane after it caught fire following a technical snag. Pilot Arbind Joshi (30), opted for ejection from the single-seater plane, a hawk training aircraft, using a parachute after it developed technical snag and caught fire, sources said. Considering the seriousness of the situation he jumped from the plane, they added."

Quote: "We have got information that the pilot identified as Arbind Joshi, opted for ejection from the single-seater plane, possibly a hawk training aircraft, using a parachute after it developed technical snag and caught fire mid-air."

Quote: "The wreckages of the aircraft have submerged in the river. I think the pilot took a very good decision of taking the aircraft to the river despite fire catching up mid-air. Villagers said that even portion of the parachute had also caught fire..."

Note: These are the 36th and 37th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-20 - Gigantic oil tank erupts in flame, fire gets huge, on the island of Pulau Busing (Singapore):

2018-03-20 - Utility pole bursts into flame in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Note: Same city as the passenger plane that came down smoking...

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-21 - Landfill spews hydrogen sulfide and poisons 180+ people in Volokolamsk (Russia), angry people tussle with government officials:

Quote: "Kids have been hospitalised following a hydrogen sulphide leak from a waste dump, TASS news agency reported. Dozens of children have reportedly been treated or hospitalised after exposure to foul gases from the Yadrovo landfill near the city of Volokolamsk."

Quote: "Angry residents scuffled with government officials in a town near Moscow where dozens of children were brought to hospital after apparently breathing toxic gas leaked from a landfill. Pyotr Lazarev, the mayor of Volokolamsk, told Current Time TV that the children were rushed to hospital on March 21 with gas-poisoning symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, bleeding noses, and fainting."

Quote: "All of the children suffered from nausea and dizziness, and three of them also had skin rashes, the regional health ministry told RIA Novosti."

2018-03-21 - Unknown sewer smell hitting neighborhood in West Lafayette (Indiana):

Quote: "At busy Northwestern and Lindberg in West Lafayette, it’s the unseen that’s got state inspectors concerned. 'There’s been a sewer smell that I have smelled off and on but I assumed it was just from all the flooding that’s been coming and going and all the work they’re doing out here on the road,' said resident Erika Allen. Her daughter said she’s smelled it too."

2018-03-21 - Unknown odor from bathroom sickens person at business in Glendale (California):

Quote: "Glendale fire crews are evacuating HomeGoods on Brand Boulevard, where someone reported feeling sick after smelling an odor emitting from the store's bathroom. Glendale Fire's hazardous materials team is responding to the incident, which was reported about 2:15 p.m., officials said."

2018-03-21 - High-rise hotel heavily damaged by fire in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2018-03-21 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Florence (South Carolina):

Quote: "One car at American Steel and Recycling on Pecan Street off of Highway 52 caught fire Wednesday morning and ignited several others, according to West Florence Fire Department Public Information Officer Dwight Mobley."

2018-03-21 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in Burlington (Canada):

2018-03-21 - Underground electrical explosions hit Plainfield (New Jersey):

Quote: "A report of a transformer explosion in the 200 block of East Front Street in Plainfield has been confirmed by Plainfield's Director of Public Safety Carl Riley. 'A few transformers tripped and exploded underground.'"

2018-03-21 - Underground electrical fire blows manhole cover off in Buffalo (New York):

2018-03-21 - Transformer bursts into flame near Lake Martin Community Hospital in Dadeville (Alabama):

2018-03-21 - Waste treatment plant erupts in flame on River Road in North Bergen (New Jersey):

2018-03-21 - Recycling center hit by fire at River Ridge in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-22 - Storm pond spewing rotten egg odor over homes in Evergreen Estates in Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "As soon as you go down to our basement, it’s just like hitting a wall of almost rotten eggs. It sometimes almost has like a sulphur smell to it. It’s really strong."

2018-03-22 - Unknown odor evacuates school in Kershaw County (South Carolina):

Quote: "Kershaw County Spokesperson Mary Anne Byrd said the school was evacuated due to an 'unusual odor.'"

2018-03-22 - Team formed to investigate foul odor hitting Wellington (Florida):

Quote: "There are new efforts underway to get to the bottom of the 'funky' smell stinking up the western communities. Many of you and have been chatting about it online. Unfortunately, the source is still a mystery."

Note: Aha, it's the Underpants Gnomes strategy again. They're trying that in California too, in the cities being mysteriously hit by hydrogen sulfide. Phase 1: Form committee. Phase 2: ????????? Phase 3: Problem solved!

2018-03-22 - Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean sprawling with far more debris than thought:

Quote: "The sprawling patch of detritus – spanning 1.6m sq km, (617,763 sq miles) more than twice the size of France – contains at least 79,000 tons of plastic, new research published in Nature has found."

2018-03-22 - Six mysterious explosions shake homes in coastal San Diego County (California):

Quote: "'I heard about 6 booms,' said Gardner. 'They were very loud and shook my windows. Happened about 8:30 a.m.'"

2018-03-22 - Two underground electrical explosions and fires hit coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 injured:;-2-buildings-evacuated/3247565/

Quote: "One man was injured and two buildings were evacuated after a pair of manhole explosions in Lower Manhattan Thursday."

2018-03-22 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows manhole cover off in Seville (Spain):

2018-03-22 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame near Townsend Centre (Canada):

2018-03-22 - Deadly fire rips through condo complex at 1 AM in coastal Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), 13 killed, 27 injured:

Quote: "The official Vietnam News Agency said the blaze started in the basement parking area and took more than 200 firefighters more than an hour to put under control."

Quote: "The basement was completely destroyed, along with 150 motorbikes and 13 cars."

Note: Basement parking area, where the cars are parked...

2018-03-22 - Animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex bursts into flame at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience in CaƱon City (Colorado):

Note: This is the 1st dinosaur to burn in 2018...

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-23 - Unknown odor sickens four people at medical school in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Four people were taken to hospital after GSM London in Greenwich was evacuated due to a 'strong toxic smell'. All were checked over for existing medical issues and 'nothing out of the ordinary was identified'. The campus has now reopened."

2018-03-23 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 1:30 AM and kills person in the Town of Medary (Wisconsin):

2018-03-23 - Industrial building heavily damaged by explosion and fire in Ayer (Massachusetts), 4 injured:

2018-03-23 - Two transformers explode and burn in coastal Long Beach (California):

Quote: "Two transformers exploding at a high-voltage electrical substation caused a power outage that shut down Blue Line service through a portion of Long Beach for a few hours Friday afternoon, according to authorities."

2018-03-23 - Deadly basement fire rips through movie set building at 11 PM in coastal Manhattan (New York), firefighter killed, 5 injured:

2018-03-23 - Fire station heavily damaged by fire in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2018-03-23 - At least 42 wildfires bigger than 100 acres burning in Oklahoma:

Quote: "There are at least 42 fires in the state larger than 100 acres. The 10,816-acre Biggy Fire is one of several about 20 miles northwest of Tulsa."

2018-03-23 - Couple and two children, 41, 38, 7 and 12, found dead in condominium in coastal Akumal (Mexico):

Quote: "The U.S. State Department confirmed the bodies of four U.S. citizens were in Akumal, Mexico, which is near Tulum on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula."

Quote: "The state prosecutor’s office of Quintana Roo, where Akumal is, said on Twitter that neither the bodies nor the room where they were found showed any sign of violence."

Quote: "An Iowa family of four on vacation in Mexican seaside resort was found dead inside a condominium, but foul play was not suspected, authorities and a family member said on Friday."

Quote: "Jana Weland, Amy Sharp's cousin, told ABC News the family went to Mexico to enjoy the beach and meet friends. There were no signs of forced entry into the condo, Weland said in a video posted to Twitter by the Des Moines ABC affiliate. 'They went to sleep and never woke up,' she said."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-03-23 - Greenland now losing a billion tons of ice per day:

Quote: "'This ice sheet, which covers 1.7 million square kilometers [650,000 square miles], was relatively stable 25 years ago, but now loses one billion tons [900 million metric tons] of ice every day,' lead author Poul Christoffersen, also from Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute, said in the statement."

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-24 - Two warehouses destroyed by fire, another damaged, at Army chemical weapons depot near Pueblo (Colorado):

2018-03-24 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by fire just before 1 AM in coastal Manhattan (New York), 8 injured:

Quote: "An early morning blaze sent Harlem residents fleeing for their lives early Saturday, a little more than 24 hours after a firefighter was killed fighting flames further uptown."

2018-03-24 - Seven cars destroyed by fire while parked at service center near Cayuga Lake in Union Springs (NY):

2018-03-24 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked at restaurant in The Colony (Texas):

2018-03-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in coastal Newport Beach (California):

2018-03-24 - Huge mulch fire breaks out near I-75 in coastal North Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-03-24 - Huge mulch fire breaks out near Lake Travis (Texas):

2018-03-24 - Mount Etna Europe's most active volcano is on the move, billions of ton of rock sliding toward the Mediterranean Sea:

2018-03-24 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:

2018-03-24 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in the ocean at the Southeast Indian Ridge:

2018-03-24 - Five earthquakes, magnitudes 2.6 to 3.0, strike northeast of Enid (Oklahoma):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-25 - Pickup truck goes up in flames at 4:30 AM and kills man in Merom (Indiana), 2300 feet from the Wabash River:

Quote: "Ridge's body was found inside his burned out pickup truck off Cooper Street in Merom around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Dudley said the truck is believed to have been running at the time the fire broke out. The vehicle had been driven into a nearby yard prior to the fire, she said."

2018-03-25 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing near coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "An Air Canada flight made an emergency landing in Washington, D.C. after pilots found smoke in the cockpit on Sunday evening. Flight AC 7618 took off from Toronto Pearson International Airport around 5 p.m. and was destined for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, but made an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport."

Note: This is the 38th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-25 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Groton (Connecticut):

Note: A woman, 31, just dropped dead in a hotel room in Groton too, mentioned in the 2018-03-23 update...

2018-03-25 - Underground peat fires almost kill people in Cobden (Australia):

2018-03-25 - Landfill fire breaks out at 4:45 AM in Storey County (Nevada):

2018-03-25 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets big, in Brantley (Alabama):

2018-03-25 - Deadly fire rips through shopping center in Kemerovo (Russia), near the River Tom, 64+ killed, many injured or missing:

Quote: "The carnage is one of the greatest tragedies in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union 27 years ago."

Quote: "Dozens of children are feared to be among those killed in a devastating fire at a shopping mall in Siberia, as Russian authorities announced the death toll from the blaze has climbed to 64..."

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-26 - Car explodes into flame and kills man on highway near Bukit Kayu Hitam (Malaysia):

Quote: "'A witness claimed that the car exploded and the fire spread quickly, causing the car to crash by the left side of the road,' he said."

Quote: "A man was burnt to death when the car he was driving exploded and burst into flames, before it skidded and rammed into a road divider near Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah on Monday morning (Mar 26), local wire agency Bernama reported. The unidentified victim, who suffered 100 per cent burns, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident along the North-South Expressway. Based on the car’s registration number, the owner was identified as 71-year-old Tan Kia Sock."

2018-03-26 - Car explodes into flame on Prairie Island Road next to the Mississippi River in Winona (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Winona man sustained minor injuries Monday after his vehicle reportedly exploded along Prairie Island Road, deputy police chief Tom Williams said Tuesday. According to the report, the man was sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle and had just lit a cigarette when the vehicle exploded."

2018-03-26 - Massive mysterious explosion shakes homes along the Fife coast in Scotland:

Quote: "Residents along the Forth shoreline have described hearing a mystery ‘explosion’ so loud it shook the ground around them. The incident happened at 8.50 am and was reported by workers and residents from Inverkeithing to Kirkcaldy, and even across the other side of the Forth in the Dalmeny and Cramond areas. One witness said he heard the loud bang from Dalgety Bay: 'It was clearly the sound of an explosion, rather than something being dropped or a car backfiring. Then there was a puff of smoke within the direction of the Inverkeithing docks area.'"

2018-03-26 - Metal recycling center rocked by explosion and fire, piles of scrap metal burn, in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "A boom from River Metals Recycling Monday afternoon shook Joe Hall's home across State Avenue and sent thick clouds of smoke billowing into the sky. Firefighters arrived to find two large piles of scrap metal on fire, according to Cincinnati Fire Department District Chief Jason Vollmer. They extinguished both without injuries."

2018-03-26 - Landfill fire breaks out, again, in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-03-26 - High-rise apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Grozny (Russia):

2018-03-26 - Car bursts into flame with 3 kids inside while parked at store in Woodland Hills (California):

Quote: "The mother of the children — ages 5 months, 3 years and 6 years old — went into a store and was told by a witness that her car was on fire..."

2018-03-26 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #105, March 21st-26th 2018:

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-27 - Unknown rotten egg odor in the atmosphere blows through Amarillo (Texas):

Quote: "The City of Amarillo wants to advise residents that they are aware of the natural gas odor across Amarillo. Several departments have been made aware of the odor, and the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center has received numerous calls about the odor. At this time, responders have found no indications of a leak associated with the odor. Atmos Energy believes the weather conditions are bringing the odor from a source outside the Amarillo area."

2018-03-27 - RV bursts into flame and kills person before 1:30 AM while parked at Walmart in coastal Oceanside (California):

Note: This is the 154th RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 9th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-03-27 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "A passenger plane was evacuated at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport after the cabin filled with smoke. Passengers were forced to evacuate via inflatable slides in the dark. Flight GH-173 to Novosibirsk had to abort take-off late on Tuesday, when the pilots of the Boeing 727 plane noticed smoke in the cockpit. The entire landing strip was immediately blocked off and passengers were ordered to leave the plane via inflatable slides."

Note: This is the 39th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-27 - Water tank explodes in Pallabi (Bangladesh), 5 injured:

Quote: "According to Yakub’s brother-in-law Md Maruf, the explosion occurred at around 11:30am on Tuesday, when Hasan was brought in inspect and clean the reserve water tank as it was not operating properly. 'Hasan tried to shine a flashlight into the tank to check the water level. As he could still not see properly, a candle was brought to provide more light. When they tried to light the candle, there was an explosion,' he added. DMCH burn unit Resident Dr Partha Shankar Pal said all of the injured were in critical condition, having suffered severe burns in their nasal passages."

Note: The water was probably contaminated with methane. That started happening here in the US some years back in some spots too, where people could light their tap water on fire. The methane won't necessarily STAY in the water though - it'll absorb some, and once it has, it'll emit some too. If it accumulates, say, in a water tank, and you light a candle to see what's up with your water supply...BOOM! The same thing will happen with hydrogen sulfide too, although if that had been the problem in this case then all of those people would probably be dead, not just horribly burned...

2018-03-27 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Greenville (South Carolina):

2018-03-27 - Landfill fire breaks out in Elma (Iowa):

2018-03-27 - Landfill fire breaks out in Kotsiatis on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-03-27 - Recycling center hit by fire, 100 tons of waste burns, near Staines (Britain):

2018-03-27 - Transformer bursts into flame in coastal Calangute (India), blackouts ensue:

2018-03-27 - 'Marine heatwave' hits the Tasman Sea shattering heat records with both Tasmania and New Zealand recording their hottest summer ever:

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-28 - Crude in the US Strategic Reserve contaminated with high levels of hydrogen sulfide:

Quote: "The three firms that raised concerns about high H2S levels were Royal Dutch Shell Co (RDSa.L), Australian bank Macquarie Group and PetroChina International America, the U.S. trading arm of state-owned energy firm PetroChina Co Ltd [601857.SS], according to the shipping documents, emails provided by the Energy Department in response to a public records request, and a department official who declined to be identified."

2018-03-28 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits coastal La Jolla (California):

Quote: "A flurry of reports about a foul odor in the La Jolla and Clairemont neighbors had San Diego Fire-Rescue crews busy Wednesday afternoon. Crews had at least six calls about possible gas leaks starting about 3:30 p.m. Three calls came from La Jolla, a fourth was just east of U.C. San Diego, a fifth call in University City, and a sixth came from Clairemont. Firefighters found no evidence of a gas leak."

2018-03-28 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school in Irving (Texas):

2018-03-28 - Canal spewing stench in coastal Singapore:

2018-03-28 - Car goes up in flames at 5:50 AM and kills two people at beach in coastal Kamisu (Japan):

Quote: "Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose charred bodies were found inside a burned-out vehicle in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture. According to police, at around 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday, a man who had been out fishing notified police of 'a burning vehicle with people inside' parked along a breakwater in the Minamihama district. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, police said the remains of two people were found in the driver’s and front passenger seats."

2018-03-28 - Man, 83, dies in burning car on Golf Links Road in Frankston (Australia), 3 miles from the coast:

2018-03-28 - Arctic warming results in explosion in icebergs:

Quote: "As the planet warms, giant icebergs and sea ice that once would have remained trapped in the frozen Arctic are moving southward faster and more frequently, menacing shipping and oil and gas drilling operations."

2018-03-28 - Three separate medical emergencies in a short time disrupt subway service in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "Three separate medical emergencies, all within a short span of time, caused delays for MARTA trains along the Red and Gold lines Wednesday morning but everything is back to normal."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-29 - Mysterious light and explosion in the sky shakes homes in coastal San Jose (California):

2018-03-29 - Woman, 77, dies while burning debris at home in Shannon (North Carolina):

2018-03-29 - Passenger plane hit by landing gear fire after landing at airport in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "The landing gear on a Delta plane caught fire shortly Thursday after the plane landed in Atlanta, according to the airline and the Federal Aviation Authority said. There were 199 passengers on board, Delta said."

Note: This is the 40th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 1:25 AM and kills 20+ people in Tak Province (Thailand):

Quote: "'The driver said he saw fire breaking out from the middle of the bus, which then spread quickly,' Kritkanok Dan-udom, the chief of Maetor district police station, told Reuters."

Note: This is the 218th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-03-29 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in Wichita (Kansas):

2018-03-29 - Metal business damaged by explosion and fire in Columbia Heights (Minnesota):

2018-03-29 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by huge fire in Kolar (India):

2018-03-29 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blow manhole cover off in Red Wing (Minnesota), blackouts ensue:

2018-03-29 - Transformer bursts into flame in North Huntingdon Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-29 - Underground sulfur fire erupts beneath road in Rotorua (New Zealand):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to a sulphur fire that ignited underneath a stretch of inner city Rotorua road."

2018-03-29 - Landfill fire breaks out on Red Bluff Road in Mullins (South Carolina):

Category: Variety Pack

2018-03-30 - Mysterious explosion alarms people at apartments in coastal Margate (Britain):

Quote: "Fire crews were called to Margate this evening (March 30) following reports of an ‘explosion.’ Crews attended at flats in Dane Valley Road at 8.34pm after residents reported hearing a bang and saw smoke inside the building. Two fire engines attended and crews did a thermal scan of the building and a thorough search, but there were no signs of fire. Firefighters were satisfied that the building was safe and left the scene at 9pm. There were no reported injuries. The ‘bang’ remains unexplained."

2018-03-30 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame at midnight on Betsy Parkway in St James City on coastal Pine Island (Florida):

2018-03-30 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap cars and metal burn, in Great Rollright (Britain):

Quote: "Plumes of smoke billowed across a village after a stack of scrap cars and metal went up in flames. Six fire engines fought a large fire which had engulfed cars, metal and tyres at a scrap metal yard in Great Rollright, near Chipping Norton."

2018-03-30 - Waste facility damaged by fire on Varner Drive in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2018-03-30 - Warehouse full of classic cars destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Kerkrade (Netherlands):

Quote: "A warehouse filled with vintage cars was destroyed in a fire in Kerkrade, Limburg on Friday morning. The fire department has the fire under control and is working on extinguishing it, AD reports. The fire started around 5:30 a.m. in the warehouse on Wiebachstraat, near Parkstad Limburg Stadium."

2018-03-30 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, two flight attendants sickened, plane returns to Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "A Baltimore-bound American Airlines flight returned Friday to Phoenix after two flight attendants complained of feeling ill. KPNX-TV reported that two flight attendants complained of feeling nauseous and dizzy and with a sore throat. The aircraft landed safely and hazardous materials crews are investigating an odor on the plane. Earlier reports of several passengers feeling ill were inaccurate, officials said."

2018-03-30 - Small plane crashes, possibly on fire, near Ashville (Alabama), 1 killed:

Quote: "Woman said she saw ball of fire in the sky Wednesday..."

Quote: "She lives on Straight Mountain on the St. Clair County and Blount County line. She said when she went outside that morning, she saw what looked like a ball of fire. 'It started falling and it went a third of his house down, and it blocked my view,' said Garrett."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-03-31 - Man found dead in burning car at 2:30 AM on Crenshaw Street in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2018-03-31 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, six scrap cars burn, in Sun Valley (California):

2018-03-31 - 41 motorcycles destroyed by fire at 2:52 AM, four cars damaged, while parked in coastal Butterworth (Malaysia):

2018-03-31 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Brook Street in Chester (Britain):

2018-03-31 - Transformer explodes and burns near airport in Big Flats (New York), blackouts ensue:

2018-03-31 - Landfill fire breaks out in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2018-03-31 - Aid warehouses destroyed by massive fire at port in coastal Hodeidah (Yemen):

2018-03-31 - Wig factory destroyed by massive blaze in coastal Cilincing (Indonesia):

2018-03-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame while parked at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in coastal Nacton (Britain):

Note: This is the 222nd bus to burn in 2018...

1 comment:

  1. We can see, if being objective and honest, that this atmospheric degradation will destroy civilization. Like radiation that can't be seen, the effects of the steady increases in H2S and CH4 will continue to erode buildings, concrete and steel bridges, cause "spontaneous" fires (from ad and absorption onto and into materials, since H2S reacts by sparking under "normal" conditions to so many things) in brush, clothing, wood, metal, and the fires will burn hotter and faster with these now naturally occurring accelerators, and cause INSTANT DEATH in marine life (since these gases are water soluble), animals, humans, and other species unable to adapt to poisoned air and water. For more, see Jonny's comprehensive full hypothesis.

    Remember it isn't JUST one factor. Life is being destroyed on multiple fronts - we face crop failures and starvation, radiation poisoning, unknown cell tower bandwidth expansion effects, stronger storms (from rain to cyclones and hurricanes), droughts and floods, earthquake and volcanic activity (which is the planet reacting to all the melting ice, rising of the land beneath it, and redistribution of water, among other effects), more lightning strikes (causing fires and killing life), forest and other fires, insanity and instability, diseases and pestilence, and much more - along with the guaranteed instant death from these gases. It's about to get "interesting."