Saturday, April 21, 2018

Event Update For 2018-04-20

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2018-04-20 - Burning car found with dead man inside at midnight on 15th Street in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

Quote: "A man was found dead inside a burning vehicle late Friday night, a spokesman with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office confirmed. Firefighters responding to a car fire on 15th Street between Erie and Grove streets around midnight Friday night found a body inside the burning vehicle, sources said."

2018-04-20 - Burning car found with four dead people in Price Township near Timmons (Canada):

Quote: "The Timmins Police Service is in the midst of investigating a suspicious vehicle fire which occurred on Price Road, approximately six kilometers south of Dalton Road, in Price Township, south of the City of Timmins, said a news release from the police service on Saturday. Police were first alerted to the incident during the late afternoon hours of Friday, April 20th."

2018-04-20 - Scrap metal business hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Holly Hill (South Carolina):

2018-04-20 - Magnesium recycling plant erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Camden (Tennessee):

2018-04-20 - Landfill fire breaks out in North Battleford (Canada):

2018-04-20 - Electrical substation rocked by explosion on the island of New Providence (Bahamas), blackouts ensue:

2018-04-20 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole in Crystal Lake (Illinois):

2018-04-20 - SUV bursts into flame at 6 AM while parked at marina in coastal Coffs Harbour (Australia):

Quote: "Quick thinking by a garbage truck operator saved multiple cars from being engulfed by flames. Around 6am this morning, Fire and Rescue attended a car fire a parking lot in the Coffs Harbour marina. Station officer Busby said a garbage bin operator came in behind the vehicle and pulled it out before damaging cars beside it."

2018-04-20 - Van bursts into flame on the M25 near Gerrards Cross (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 20 April, 3.22pm Van on fire, M25 anti-clockwise between junctions 16 (M40 interchange) and 15 (M4 interchange). One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross, one from Hillingdon, one from Ruislip and an officer attended. Firefighters used two hose reels and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Gerrards Cross (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 20 April, 10.51am Car fire, M25 clockwise between junctions 15 (M4 interchange) and 16 (M40 interchange). One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross, one from Langley, one from Hillingdon and an oficer attended. Firefighters used two hose reels and one set of breathing apparatus."

Note: So both a van and a car burst into flame on the same highway in the same area within 5 hours...

2018-04-20 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire at 1:20 AM in Boise (Idaho):

Quote: "Boise Fire Battalion Chief Aaron Hummel said people nearby heard an 'explosion' before spotting flames on one of the buildings in the complex."

2018-04-20 - Home destroyed by garage explosion and fire in Orange Park (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "Neighbors say the fire is believed to have started in the garage and that they heard an explosion. They also said two minors were inside the home when the fire started, but they were able to successfully escape with the family pets inside. There are no injuries reported in this incident, but the home appears to be at a total loss, crews said."

Note: These are the 102nd and 103rd residential explosions in 2018...

2018-04-20 - Massive wildfires burning in Oklahoma are visible from space:

2018-04-20 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:30 AM in coastal Greenfields (Australia):

Note: This is the 349th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-20 - Passenger train car bursts into flame between Rourkela and Jharsuguda (India):

2018-04-20 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in carpark on Caldwell Road in coastal Widnes (Britain):

Note: This is the 255th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-04-20 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Switzer Avenue in Springfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The Springfield Fire Department Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating after a car-carrier truck caught fire at 170 Switzer Avenue Friday afternoon. Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News the truck and the two cars inside it were destroyed in the fire."

2018-04-20 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-80 near Clintonville (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The truck was destroyed, as well as five of the six Jeeps it was hauling."

Note: These are the 22nd and 23rd car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-04-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 2:15 AM on I-20 in Terrell (Texas):

2018-04-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1 AM on I-20 near Clinton (Mississippi):

2018-04-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Lakehead (California):

2018-04-20 - Tractor bursts into flame in Thorndale area in Emporia (Kansas):

2018-04-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A417 near the Humber Brook Bridge (Britain):

Note: These are the 758th, 759th, 760th, 761st, 762nd, 763rd and 764th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-20 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Ring Road in Great Boughton, Chester (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Truck bursts into flame on the A1 near Barton (Britain):

Quote: "Time of Call: 0813 hrs – Lorry on fire, A1 junction 56, Barton Crews from Richmond and Darlington attended a lorry on fire. This was extinguished using one hose reel and small tools."

2018-04-20 - RV and RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked in West Valley City (Utah):

Note: This is the 199th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-04-20 - Van bursts into flame on the M6 near Bamber Bridge (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Van bursts into flame on the M40 near Lewknor (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 20 April, 2.34pm Van on fire, M40 northbound between junctions 6 (Lewknor) and 7 (Milton Common). Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe, one from Thame and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and two sets of breathing apparatus."

2018-04-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Junction City (Kansas):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on I-4 near Orlando (Florida):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on Steed Creek Road near coastal Awendaw (South Carolina):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on I-55 outside Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame at restaurant in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on Anderson Street in Warracknabeal (Australia):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame at church in Kaleen (Australia):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on Halkyn Road in Pentre Halkyn (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame at 2:57 AM on West Cliff Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on the A505 between Baldock and Royston (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on Wadesmill Lane in Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 20 April, 3.07pm Small fire in car, Wadesmill Lane, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Bletchley attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame on St Thomas Road in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "St Thomas Road, Bridlington. Fri 20 Apr 2018 20:53 (No:07354) Car involved in fire. One hose reel, one BA in use."

2018-04-20 - Car bursts into flame at 3:51 AM on Mitchell Avenue in Workington (Britain):

Quote: "Car fires in Workington(Allerdale) 20 Apr 2018 At 03:51 firefighters were called to Mitchell Avenue, Northside, Workington, after reports of a car fire. The fire then spread to three other cars and crews, two wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fires. Crews were at the scene for an hour."

2018-04-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on US 90 in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-04-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-85 in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):

2018-04-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Tofta Road in Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Tofta Road, Scarborough Time 21:32 Crews from Scarborough attended a vehicle on fire. The vehicle was 95% fire damaged and the cause was believed to of been an electrical fault."

2018-04-20 - Pickup camper bursts into flame at 5:50 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 injured:

2018-04-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Illinois City (Illinois):

2018-04-20 - Barn destroyed by fire near Houston in Shelby County (Ohio):

2018-04-20 - Fifty tons of manure goes up in flames in Wroughton (Britain):

2018-04-20 - At least 150 pallets go up in flames at 4:30 AM at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived, a big stack of wooden pallets, between 150-200, were fully engulfed in flames."

2018-04-20 - Dollar Tree, meat market and hardware store heavily damaged by fire in Fairmont (North Carolina):

2018-04-20 - Basement parking garage fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 injured:

2018-04-20 - Home damaged by fire before 5:30 AM in Altoona (Pennsylvania):

2018-04-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Ventnor (New Jersey):

2018-04-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC:

2018-04-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM near Irvine (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-04-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Glenville (New York), nobody there:

2018-04-20 - Home destroyed by fire near Grape Creek (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-04-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Chesterfield County (Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-04-20 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in San Antonio (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-04-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-04-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Jonesboro (Georgia):

2018-04-20 - Deadly fire burns garage at 7:14 AM at home in coastal Los Angeles (California), 1 killed:

2018-04-20 - Deadly fire burns home in Wilmington (Delaware), 1 killed:

2018-04-20 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2 AM in Detroit (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-04-20 - Deadly fire rips through care home at 2:14 AM in Chingford area in coastal London (Britain), 1 killed:

2018-04-20 - Vacant home burns in Williamsville (New York):

2018-04-20 - Vacant home burns at 3:15 AM in Topeka (Kansas):

2018-04-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Muskegon Heights (Michigan):

2018-04-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Youngstown (Ohio):

2018-04-20 - Humpback whale found dead in cove in Lubec (Maine):

2018-04-20 - Dolphin found dead in inlet near coastal Wellington (New Zealand):

Quote: "Department of Conservation (DOC) Wellington operations manager Jack Mace said the adult male was the third such discovery in Wellington this year."

2018-04-20 - Boy, 16, found dead in Horn Lake Creek in Southaven (Mississippi):

2018-04-20 - Man dies after being pulled from submerged car in Lake Michigan at the Navy Pier in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-04-20 - Man, 57, found dead at Mummy Spring on Mount Charleston (Nevada):

2018-04-20 - Man found dead near Tabor Road in Ballard County (Kentucky):

2018-04-20 - Person found dead near Parrotts Pond Drive in Lake George (New York):

2018-04-20 - Man, 24, found dead in the Lewis River in Clark County (Washington):

2018-04-20 - Man, 49, actor Verne Troyer, found dead at home in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2018-04-20 - Person found dead near Hinson Crossroads in Fair Bluff (North Carolina):

2018-04-20 - Boy, 15, found dead in Airdrie (Canada):

2018-04-20 - Man, 28, former soccer player, found dead at home in Seville Grove (Australia):

2018-04-20 - Man in his 30s found dead near Buckingham Road in Bletchley (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane at airport in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "Passenger Dennis Quiros told NBC News the plane had unexpected issues before taking off from Baltimore. Quiros also said there was a medical emergency on the plane."

2018-04-20 - Driver has 'medical emergency', pickup crashes onto embankment, near Bluefield (West Virginia), 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical emergency was believed to be the cause of a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Route 19 outside of Bluefield."

2018-04-20 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing, rolls down runway, landing gear collapses, in Alexandria (Louisiana):

Quote: "A U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement jet carrying 101 people was forced to make an emergency landing at Alexandria International Airport Friday afternoon. According to England Airpark Executive Director Jon Grafton, the crew of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 operated by World Atlantic in support of ICE called in an emergency approach around 2:45 p.m. Grafton said that the plane was having a problem with landing gear as it came in on Runway 14. It then traveled another 6,000 feet to the 32 end of the runway before it suffered a collapse of the right landing gear."

2018-04-20 - Small plane crashes near airport in Collegedale (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2018-04-20 - Small plane makes emergency landing on International Drive in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), engine failure:

2018-04-20 - Small plane crashes into field near St Agnes (Britain), 1 injured:

2018-04-20 - Tour helicopter makes emergency landing near Marshes Dock Road in Linden (New Jersey):

Quote: "No property was damaged when the 4-passenger helicopter touched down near Marshes Dock Road around 9 a.m, Linden police said."

2018-04-20 - Passenger bus crashes into ditch shortly after midnight, in Nakhon Sawan (Thailand), 2 killed, 30 injured:

2018-04-20 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns at 3:41 AM, on Highway 54 near Holts Summit (Missouri):

2018-04-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 133 in Dougherty County (Georgia):

2018-04-20 - Minibus plunges into ravine near Chivay (Paraguay), 2 killed, 10 injured:

2018-04-20 - Van veers off road at 5:40 AM, hits commercial building, bursts into flame, in Winnipeg (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-04-20 - SUV blows tire, crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, near Udumalpet (India), 9 injured:

2018-04-20 - Pickup truck blows tire, big pileup ensues, fire erupts, on I-45 near Mount Houston (Texas), 1+ injured:

2018-04-20 - Two cars collide head-on, in Tamworth (Australia), 2 injured:

Quote: "Police have interviewed witnesses and are investigating whether a medical condition could have contributed to the crash."

2018-04-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into trees, bursts into flame, in Hamden (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2018-04-20 - Car overturns in North Hills (California), 4 injured:

2018-04-20 - Car crashes into watery ditch, on  Border Road in Wallaceburg (Canada), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-04-20 - Dog attacks and injures 6-year-old girl, kills another dog, in Overland Park (Kansas):

2018-04-20 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Ramsgate (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Sinkhole opens on street in Helston (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Two sinkholes open in Gloucester (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Home partially collapses in North St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-04-20 - Power outage blacks out 15,000+ homes in coastal Point Loma (California):

2018-04-20 - Power outage blacks out 35,000 homes in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2018-04-20 - Man in his 50s collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at Blarney Castle (Ireland):

2018-04-20 - Hourly average CO2 levels in the atmosphere reach 413 ppm:

2018-04-20 - Aerial photography reveals unexplained holes appearing in Arctic sea ice:

2018-04-20 - Magnitude 3.6+ earthquake strikes near Amherstburg, Ontario (Canada):

2018-04-20 - Two tornadoes touch down and cause damage in Texas County (Missouri):

2018-04-20 - Powerful hailstorm damages crops in Bhorletar (Nepal):

2018-04-20 - Soil washing away into the ocean at worrying rates in New Zealand:

2018-04-20 - Meteor seen over New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey:

2018-04-20 - Belted kingfisher from North America turns up in the Isles of Scilly (Britain):

2018-04-20 - Scientists discover new species of 'exploding ant' in Borneo:

Quote: "Anyone who's accidentally stood on an ant nest will know just how good they are at defending their home, but a new species of 'exploding ant' takes it to the next level. When confronted by an enemy insect, these tree-dwellers latch onto their foe, tear open their own body wall and release yellow toxic goo onto their rival, slowing or killing it. And while this 'explosion' doesn't exactly blow them to bits, it also spells the end for the defending ant, said Alice Laciny, a PhD student at the Natural History Museum in Vienna. She and her colleagues discovered the new species, dubbed Colobopsis explodens, in the rainforests of Borneo and their findings were published today in the journal ZooKeys."

2018-04-20 - A giant indoor farm in China is breeding 6 billion cockroaches a year, and here's why:

Quote: "It’s no gag: cockroach milk is one of the world’s most nutritious and calorie-rich substances, scientist says..."

Note: I'll just take their word on that!

2018-04-20 - China's tariffs take hold, five ships carry sorghum diverted:

Quote: "Five ships carrying tonnes of sorghum change course after Beijing imposes rule requiring 178% deposit..."

2018-04-20 - Getting only 6 hours of sleep is linked to mental health issues:


  1. Hey everyone - we made it through another week. One more and April is over (already).

    50 TON manure fire - WHEW! That's some stanky, raht-cher.

    We've become accustomed to scrap metal fires, since reading this blog, but they're really strange as metal doesn't typically burn. Magnesium isn't supposed to be flammable according to its properties, and being a very light metal (lighter than aluminum).

    Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

    Now, the 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform 32 feet in the air between two oak trees, trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from coming through land granted to her husband’s family by the king of England in colonial times.

    For three weeks, she has endured rain, snow, hail, nighttime temperatures in the 20s and high winds. Her body is stiff and sore. When she huddles under a tarp to stay warm, it’s usually too dark to read. She’s bored.

    Ten days ago, police said family and friends could no longer bring her food and water. [more]

    One killed, three injured by landslide in Nagaland, India

    In a tragic incident, one person was killed and three others injured when a landslide buried them while they were working at a construction site in Mokokchung town. The incident happened at around 3 pm at Tongdentsuyong Ward below NH-2 where the four of them were working on constructing a retaining wall. [more]

    4.7 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Fars province, Iran

    Detroit headed for coldest April in 143 years

    Child killed, 17 injured as fierce storm rips through Moscow

    A severe storm, toppling trees and flipping over cars and large trash containers, wreaked havoc in Moscow, killing one child and injuring at least 17. [more]

    Sunday, 22 April 2018
    Report on Syria

    Syria Sitrep - Cleanup Around Damascus - WMD Rumors Prepare For New U.S. Attack

    [here comes the heat]
    Millions of people and animals in danger as parts of India expect mercury to rise above 45 degree Celsius around 115 deg F

    Most of the Philippines in the "Extreme Caution" classification as heat index rising to a high of 47.7°C (118 deg F) in some parts

    Tiny particles high up in the sky give insight into climate change

    Aerosols, tiny particles that are suspended in the atmosphere, contribute significantly towards climate change.

    Aerosol concentrations in the pristine pre-industrial atmosphere resemble their Amazonian findings: high Upper Troposphere (UT) and low Lower Troposphere (LT) aerosol levels. However, in polluted continental regions, aerosol concentrations are generally much higher at ground level than in the UT. In an era where humans are the dominant influence on climate and the environment, the aerosol concentration profile has “been turned upside down,” say the journal paper authors. The consequences for Earth’s climate are significant. “By their radiative and microphysical effects on convection dynamics, aerosols are also able to increase upper tropospheric humidity, which plays an important role in the Earth’s radiation budget and may also affect the potential for aerosol nucleation in the UT, thus providing an additional feedback,” the authors conclude. [more]

  2. [Did you ever get the feeling Earth doesn't want you around?]

    Man bitten by shark, bear, snake in less than 4 years

    Pruitt explains plan for scientific transparency initiative at EPA

    Pruitt said the EPA will be announcing its transparency initiatives "very soon." When a third party group conducts an analysis for the EPA, the findings will include the data and methodology as well, Pruitt said, "so people can form their own opinions on whether it was done right." [suddenly we're an expert in micro-bio-soil fungi]

    Pruitt's attempts to reshape the EPA's transparency rules come as he faces intense scrutiny over a litany of recent ethics controversies. [more]

    EPA chief recorded a single, one-hour meeting on day 1 of Morocco trip

    Drought monitor, April 19, 2018

    One of the biggest sources of oil supply growth is facing a major hiccup — and the effects could ripple across the globe

    The bottlenecks in the Permian are starting to capture the attention of the oil market, raising the prospect that U.S. shale production does not live up to the hype. [more]

    [don't get me started on fracking - as with the nuclear power industry, this is NO SURPRISE to long-time enviro-advocates trying to do it the legal way, having pointed this stuff out before any of the operations even began, ya know, so, like ohhh, suddenly NOW it's a problem . . like, what are WE gonna do, right?]

    Trump's EPA argues that more people will die in car accidents unless California fuel rules are weakened

    The agency is preparing to make the case that tough fuel economy rules could effectively force automakers to sell smaller, lighter and thus less crash-worthy vehicles. That, in turn, would lead to more crash-related deaths. And it warns the rules could drive up the cost of cars to the point that consumers will put off buying new, safer models equipped with life-saving technology improvements. [more]

  3. Of course, reduced fuel standards will also result in more people being dead sooner and in the market for coffins, not cars, and dead people aren't going to care a whole lot about the safety of the cars they're no longer able to drive. So there's that.

  4. U.S. to allow Bayer's Monsanto mega-deal takeover

    [now that all the bribes are paid . ..]

    [SOTT] Comment: Read more about the Bayer-Monsanto match made in hell: [links to other stories]

    Monsanto-Bayer merger advances: 'Five-alarm threat to our food supply & to farmers around the world'

    Bayer buys Monsanto - is there more to this merger than meets the eye?

    The year of merging dangerously: Monsanto-Bayer [more]

    'Fire rainbow' blazes over New Taipei City, Taiwan

    Peeved pachyderms: Elephant kills 3 people in as many days in Nepal

    An adult male elephant at Parsa National Park (PNP) has killed three persons in the last three days. Just two days after killing Sadhu Kamalesh Giri on Thursday, the wild tusker attacked and killed Saga Bahadur Dong and Manmohan Dhakal on Saturday.

    Haribhadra Acharya, the park's chief conservation officer, said the elephant has been wandering around Rambhauribhatha area for the past few weeks.

    Sadhu Kamalesh, who was living in the forest for meditation, was killed on Thursday morning. His body was discovered on Friday.
    [more; meditate on this, pal]

    FDA Panel just recommended an epilepsy drug - Epidiolex - made from Cannabis

    The painful truth about last year's failed flu vaccine

    "71 people would need to be treated with the flu vaccine to prevent one case. In other words, the flu vaccine did nothing for 70 out of 71 who received it. That means this study found the flu vaccine failed 99% (70/71)." - Dr David Brownstein [more]

    The legal future of homeopathics and CBD

    [more below]

  5. lobal warming will hit poorer countries first – “Population expansion will place more people in locations where emergent changes to future heat extremes are exceptionally severe”

    Nations such as Bangladesh and Egypt have long known that they will suffer more from climate change than will richer countries, but now researchers have devised a stark way to quantify the inequalities of future threats.
    A map of "equivalent impacts", revealed at the annual meeting of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) this month in Vienna, shows that global temperatures would have to rise by a whopping 3 °C before most people in wealthy nations would feel departures from familiar climate conditions equal to those that residents of poorer nations will suffer under moderate warming. [more]

    Graph of the Day: Transformation of the biosphere over 8000 years

    There is broad evidence to suggest that direct human alteration of terrestrial ecosystems by hunting, foraging, land clearing, agriculture, and other activities started about 12,000 years ago. Sometimes referred to as the “Neolithic Revolution,” agriculture slowly began to transform societies and the way in which people lived; traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyles were abandoned in favor of more permanent settlements and a reliable food supply. This transformation was particularly significant in some regions, which experienced long-term changes from forest clearing, increased frequency of fire, megafaunal extinctions, species invasions, and soil erosion. [more]

    Reversal Of Fortune aka. Shanghai Surprise

    This past week's failed Syria "mission accomplished" rally marked the third failed retest of the 50 day. So far, the Nasdaq pattern is identical to Y2K. Millenials have an excuse not to see this coming, no one else does...

    Either commodities continue to lead the RISK ON rally thereby imploding consumers via higher gasoline prices, or commodities roll over immediately thus imploding record-leveraged gamblers sooner rather than later. Either way, denialists are between a rock and a hard place...

    As NorthmanTrader points out, the Nasdaq (100) is so far identical to Y2K. The market peaked in March 2000, carved a right shoulder in April and then imploded lower at the end of April into May.

    In today's case, it's a very weak right shoulder. Needless to say, commodity rallies and rising interest rates are not helping growth stocks. [more]