Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Event Update For 2018-05-01

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

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

Category: Variety Pack

2018-05-01 - Unknown odor evacuates school in Binghamton (New York):

Quote: "The spokesperson says the source of the smell was not discovered, but that crews did not find any issues with the building."

2018-05-01 - The methane time bomb and the future of the biosphere:

2018-05-01 - 26-story high-rise destroyed by raging inferno at 1:36 AM, building collapses, near the coast in São Paulo (Brazil), 1+ killed:;-at-least-1-dead/3412864/

2018-05-01 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-05-01 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame at 4:30 AM, fire gets big, in Sullivan (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Multiple fire departments battled a massive fire at an auto salvage yard in Sullivan on Tuesday morning. The fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. at Auto & Truck Salvage Parts on Highway 18 near Pioneer Road."

2018-05-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 7 cars burn, in Ypsilanti Township (Michigan):

2018-05-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, several cars and dumpster burn, in Ontario (New York):

Quote: "Several cars and a dumpster of scraps were burned after a fire at a scrapyard in Ontario."

2018-05-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 4 vehicles burn, in coastal Tilbury (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to a fire involving a number of vehicles at a scrap yard in Tilbury tonight (Tuesday 1 May). When crews arrived they reported four vehicles were on fire."

2018-05-01 - Around 20 cars go up in flames in parking lot at business in Champaign (Illinois):

Quote: "A total of more than 20 cars ended up damaged when a fire broke out at a Champaign plant. Firefighters say they arrived on scene at Rockwell Automation (2802 W. Bloomington Road) to find seven cars heavily involved in a fire in the parking lot of the business."

2018-05-01 - Ten collector cars, some lawnmowers and two garages destroyed by fire at home in Glen Rock (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Fire Co. Chief Ron McCullough said a fire on Terrace Heights destroyed two garages, one of which was filled with about 10 collector's cars, on Tuesday, May 1. McCullough said the fire destroyed a small garage that had lawnmowers in it as well."

2018-05-01 - Wildfire potential, May through August:

2018-05-01 - Bizarre 'sky square' seen over Alberta (Canada):

2018-05-01 - Home explodes and burns in Newark (New York), 200 feet from the Wide Waters (canal), nobody there:

Quote: "Fire crews are on the scene after witnesses say a house exploded in Manchester Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses said they heard an explosion around 12:30 p.m. at a home along Rt. 31 near Hanley Road."

2018-05-01 - Home explodes and burns at 4 AM in Belleville (Illinois), nobody there:

Note: These are the 112th and 113th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-05-01 - Severe drought and billions of dead trees threaten horrifying year for wildfires in North America:

Quote: "Last year was the worst ever for wildfires in the US and this year appears to be starting early."

2018-05-01 - Recycling center fire breaks out, fire gets huge, near canal in Forest View (Illinois):

2018-05-01 - Recycling center damaged by fire at 12:20 AM in Niles (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-05-01 - Recycling plane erupts in flame in coastal Sandycroft (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Landfill fire breaks out at 2 AM in Carter Lake (Iowa):

2018-05-01 - Pallet mill and home go up in flames near Salem (Missouri):

2018-05-01 - Battery plant heavily damaged by huge fire in Xanthi (Greece):

2018-05-01 - Cellphone tower goes up in flames at 5:15 AM near the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The tower, in the woods of Fairmount Park near the westbound side of the expressway between Montgomery Drive and Roosevelt Boulevard, caught fire around 5:15 a.m., sending enormous plumes of smoke into the air. It resembled a giant flaming torch as it popped and burned out of control for about a half-hour."

2018-05-01 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in the wee hours in coastal Madeira Beach (Florida):

2018-05-01 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage and mobile home, in Sullivan County (Indiana):

Quote: "The fire started in a boat, then spread to a garage and then to a mobile home."

2018-05-01 - Boat, SUV and garage go up in flames at 5:23 AM at home in coastal Courtenay (Canada):

Quote: "'The call came in at 5:23 [a.m.],' said Courtenay Fire Chief, Don Bardonnex. 'When I first got there, the structure was fully involved and there was a car inside that was fully involved, there was a boat on the outside that was partially involved, and the siding on the neighbour’s house was melting.'"

Note: These are the 371st, 372nd and 373rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-01 - Tour bus bursts into flame on street in Hallstatt (Austria):

Note: This is the 275th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on US 23 near Brighton (Michigan):

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway ramp in North Bloomfield (Ohio):

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 60 near Rogersville (Missouri):

2018-05-01 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at business in Hillsboro (Missouri):

Quote: "The tractor portion of a tractor-trailer parked at K-Tire Shredders, 121 Municipal Drive, in Hillsboro was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon (April 30), and a second tractor without a trailer parked nearby was damaged by the fire, said Assistant Fire Chief Brian Gaudet of the Hillsboro Fire Protection District."

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-88 near DeKalb (Illinois):

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-26 near Saluda (North Carolina):

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-30 near Donaldson (Arkansas):

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M5 near Evesham (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Tractor bursts into flame on Exeter Hill in Tiverton (Britain):

Note: These are the 827th, 828th, 829th, 830th, 831st, 832nd, 833rd, 834th and 835th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-01 - Truck bursts into flame at auto auction business in Paducah (Kentucky):

2018-05-01 - Van bursts into flame on Abbeydale Road in Sheffield (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Minivan bursts into flame just before 11 PM while parked at duplex, fire spreads to duplex, in Rochester (Minnesota):

2018-05-01 - SUV bursts into flame on I-44 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-05-01 - SUV bursts into flame at 7 AM on Highway 63 near Columbia (Missouri):

2018-05-01 - SUV bursts into flame in Selattyn (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on State Route 520 in coastal Cocoa (Florida):

2018-05-01 - Race car and car trailer destroyed by fire at home in Perry Township (Ohio), 2 injured:

2018-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on the James River Bridge in Richmond (Virginia):

2018-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-35 in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2018-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on St Andrews Crescent in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Car bursts into flame at industrial estate in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on street in Hunt's Cross (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Car bursts into flame at 2:56 AM on Tallert Way in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Tallert Way, Grimsby. Tue 1 May 2018 02:56 (No:08059) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA in use. Vehicle battery disconnected to make vehicle safe using small tools and reciprocating saw."

2018-05-01 - Pickup truck and barn destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM near Fort Wayne (Indiana), 2 horses killed:

Quote: "A pickup truck parked near the barn also appeared to be totaled from the flames."

2018-05-01 - SUV and home destroyed by massive fire in Austerlitz (New York), nobody there:

2018-05-01 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at home in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-05-01 - Car and garage destroyed by fire just before 4 AM at home in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-05-01 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Etobicoke (Canada):

2018-05-01 - Barn destroyed by fire near Princeton (Indiana):

2018-05-01 - Barn destroyed by fire near Burlington (Wisconsin):

2018-05-01 - Wildfire grows to 11,420 acres near Blue Ridge Reservoir in Coconino County (Arizona), 20-30 homes destroyed:

2018-05-01 - Wildfires break out in Alsip and in Pembroke Township (Illinois):

2018-05-01 - Sawdust bins go up in flames at lumber business in Seymour (Missouri):

2018-05-01 - Timber business heavily damaged by fire at 1:45 AM in Montgomery (Indiana), nobody there:

2018-05-01 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 1:15 AM in coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina):

2018-05-01 - Restaurant destroyed by fire in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2018-05-01 - Carport destroyed by fire at home in Houston County (Georgia):

2018-05-01 - Garage goes up in flames at 1:30 AM at home in Mansfield (Connecticut):

2018-05-01 - Garage destroyed by fire in the wee hours at home in Fresno (California):

2018-05-01 - Garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Champaign (Illinois):

2018-05-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Peoria (Illinois), nobody there:

2018-05-01 - Home destroyed by fire near DeLand (Florida), nobody there:

2018-05-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Anderson (South Carolina), nobody there:

2018-05-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Lawton (Oklahoma), dog killed:

2018-05-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Fenton (Missouri):

2018-05-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:11 AM in the Village of Summit (Wisconsin):

2018-05-01 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Ogden (Utah), 2 injured:

2018-05-01 - Deadly fire burns home near LaPorte (Indiana), 1 killed:

2018-05-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM in Palmyra (New York), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-05-01 - Deadly fire burns home in Delhi Township (Ohio), 2 killed:

2018-05-01 - Deadly fire destroys home near Reynoldsburg (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-05-01 - Deadly fire burns townhome in coastal Richmond (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-05-01 - Vacant home burns at 3:30 AM in Richmond (Virginia):

2018-05-01 - Vacant home burns at 11:40 PM near Johnsburg (Illinois):

2018-05-01 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire in Timonium (Maryland):

2018-05-01 - Vacant shop burns on Abbey Street in Nuneaton (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Two people found dead in canal in Bahawalnagar (India):

2018-05-01 - Infant found dead at home in Alton (Illinois):

2018-05-01 - Man, transit bus driver, has heart attack and dies at the wheel in New Palz (New York):

Quote: "Ulster County Executive Mike Hein said today that a Ulster County Area Transit bus driver passed away last night after suffering a heart attack behind the wheel."

2018-05-01 - Man has 'medical condition' and drops dead in field in Gilmer (Texas):

2018-05-01 - Man, 24, dies in the water at Elephant Rocks State Park (Missouri):

2018-05-01 - Man, 54, found dead in the Mississippi River near Louisiana (Missouri):

2018-05-01 - Man found dead in Ann Brook in Paterson (New Jersey):

2018-05-01 - Man found dead in vehicle near pond in Enfield (Connecticut):

2018-05-01 - Person found dead in swampy area under bridge in Lake City (South Carolina):

2018-05-01 - Person found dead in home in Cayce (South Africa):

2018-05-01 - Woman, 55, found dead at motel in Cave City (Kentucky):

2018-05-01 - Man, 80, found dead near boat ramp at Panbowl Lake near Jackson (Kentucky):

2018-05-01 - Person found dead near Memorial Parkway in Huntsville (Alabama):

2018-05-01 - Man, 30, found dead in the Sangamon River near Springfield (Illinois):

2018-05-01 - Woman found dead between two buildings in Rochester (New York):

2018-05-01 - Man found dead in the water at the Port of Durban in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2018-05-01 - Man, 22, found dead in swimming pool in Lahore (Pakistan):

2018-05-01 - Man, 19, found dead in canal in Masuri (India):

2018-05-01 - Man, 80, found dead in the River Oykel near Lairg (Scotland):

2018-05-01 - Man found dead near road near Cirencester (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Person found dead in marshy area near Gedney Drove End (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Man found dead in the River Mersey in Liverpool (Britain):

2018-05-01 - Man has 'medical issue', pickup truck slams into pole, in Idaho Falls (Idaho), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police reports show the driver of a black Ford F-150 experienced a medical issue and crashed into the light pole."

2018-05-01 - Man, 72, topples off paving machine, gets run over and crushed, in Orange City (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "They don't know why he fell off, or whether he had any sort of medical episode."

2018-05-01 - B-1B Lancer bomber makes emergency landing at airport in Midland (Texas):

2018-05-01 - Helicopter crashes on Sauvie Island (Oregon), 1 injured:

2018-05-01 - Freight train hauling cars derails, fire erupts, in Lebanon Junction (Kentucky):

Quote: "There were 16 cars on their side, including two locomotives. Four to six of the rail cars were still on fire as of 5:30 p.m. According to Hardin County Emergency Management's Bryce Shumate, there were several explosions from the cars. He said the explosions are from gas tanks in automobiles that were being transported to or from plants."

2018-05-01 - Freight train derails at 2:45 AM near refinery in coastal Martinez (California):

2018-05-01 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, in coastal Port Harcourt (Nigeria):

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on street in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on road near Burnet (Texas):

2018-05-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-74 in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-05-01 - SUV crashes into 12 cars just before 2 AM, bursts into flame, in Garfield (New Jersey), 1 injured:

Quote: "The Clifton resident was found by police in the driver's seat, unconscious and slumped over the steering wheel as the car was beginning to fill with smoke, Capt. Darren Sucorowski said."

2018-05-01 - SUV veers off road, crashes into Goodwill store, in Metairie (Louisiana):

2018-05-01 - SUV crashes off creek bridge in Morgan County (Missouri), 1 injured:

2018-05-01 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in coastal Savannah (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-05-01 - Woman, 44, has 'medical emergency' or seizure, bites firefighter, scratches cop, in Madison (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A Madison police officer and firefighter are recovering after being attacked by a woman who was having a medical emergency Tuesday morning. According to police, as officers transported a 44-year-old woman who was possibly having a seizure from North Third Street to the hospital, she became combative. Police say the woman bit a firefighter and spit on and scratched an officer. Madison Fire Division Chief of EMS Training Paul Ripp says what happened is very unusual."

2018-05-01 - Two pit bulls attack and kill man in coastal Port Elizabeth (South Africa):

2018-05-01 - Power outage blacks out most or all of Ethiopia:

2018-05-01 - Volcano Kilauea in Hawaii experiences crater floor collapse, seismicity and deformation at elevated levels:

2018-05-01 - Magnitude 2.6 earthquake strikes near the coast at the base of Mt. Diablo (California):

2018-05-01 - Pakistan may have just set a world heat record:

2018-05-01 - Worsening prairie fires - exceptional Central heat and drought spurs more Oklahoma blazes:

2018-05-01 - Climate change making California’s drought-flood cycle more volatile:

2018-05-01 - Lightning strikes kill a total of 70 people in March and April across Bangladesh:

2018-05-01 - Tornado touches down in Tescott and Culver (Kansas):

2018-05-01 - Heavy rain and flooding continue wreaking havoc in Kenya:

2018-05-01 - Sandstorm blows through parts of Egypt:

2018-05-01 - Tick and mosquito infections spreading rapidly, CDC finds:

2018-05-01 - Trump administration removes language on freedom of the press from Justice Department handbook:


  1. Great job on the end of month reviews, Jonny! Colorful, fascinating and scary as hell!

    In all the hubbub yesterday, I neglected this:
    News Links, May 2, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Germany Retail Sales Unexpectedly Decline 4th Month, 7th Time in 9 Months

    Universal basic income: U.S. support grows as Finland ends its trial

    Global debt balloons to all-time high of $164 trillion

    Big Mac Index suggests America in decade-long depression

    From "Green Growth" to Post-Growth
    The hope of green growth is embedded everywhere, from the majority of domestic economic plans to major international policy schemes like the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. By uncritically supporting these policies, we are unwittingly perpetuating the neoliberal fantasy of infinite growth on a finite planet.

    John Bolton: 'Libya model' for North Korea under consideration
    [guess he didn't get the memo - they're re-uniting the Koreas]

    North Korea to align with South's time zone as first practical step toward reconciliation

    The Military Doesn't Advertise It, But U.S. Troops Are All Over Africa

    US Officials: Israel Preparing For War With Iran, Seeking US Support

    Can Russia's S-400 Defense System Stop America's Tomahawk Missiles?

    Israeli military kills three Palestinians along Gaza Strip border
    How many bombs have been dropped in Afghanistan?

    Winnipeg Harvest desperate to fill bare cupboards

    Young farmers face mounting costs to enter the industry

    Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show

    World's first multi-million dollar carbon-capture plant does work of just $17,640 worth of trees

    Lawsuits target oil, gas leases in imperiled bird's habitat

    Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People a Year, WHO Reports

    Despite ban, foreign trainees working at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

    Rotten durian smell prompts evacuation at Australian university

  2. About one-third of caravan members have now entered US

    [as Eastwood would say: Swell . .]

    A total of 49 people have now been admitted to the San Ysidro Port of Entry. With an estimated total of about 150 caravan participants who have traveled from Central America to Tijuana, it appears that about a third of the total have been accepted into the system. [more]

    Russian MoD confirms both pilots dead as Su-30SM jet crashes off Syrian coast

    The crash may have been caused by a bird hitting the engine, the ministry said, citing preliminary data. The aircraft did not come under fire. [more]

    East Ghouta: Syrian army discovers Al Jazeera news HQ and seizes large amount of Israeli-made weapons and medicines

    Laptops, radios, camera, video-equipment and digital reels (hard-discs) were uncovered, showing that Qatar - a long time backer of some of the Daesh groups - had its official media outlet, Al Jazeera, actually embedded with terrorist groups. [more]

    Lightning strikes kills 9 across West Bengal, India

    Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near the Easter Island region

    Powerful dust storm kills 77 people and injures 143 in north India

    Trump Did NOT Convince Kim to Ditch His Nukes. China Did

    Donald Trump thinks his “maximum pressure” campaign persuaded North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. But it’s a bunch of baloney. The reason Kim Jong-un is planning to denuclearize is because China adamantly opposes nuclear weapons on the peninsula. [more]

    Thursday, 3 May 2018
    Collapse of mountain ash ecology threatens Melbourne's water supply

    Melbourne's Water Supply Is At Risk, Thanks To Over-Logging

    [Black Bear News report for May 2nd]

    [more below]

  3. Climate Change Ignores all Borders as Rain Bombs Fall on Kauai and the Middle East Alike

    The weaponization of weather language has long been a topic of some controversy in the meteorological press. Peace-loving people the world over rightly try to communicate in a manner that discourages violent conflict. And the term ‘rain bomb’ has taken quite a lot of flak from those with thus-stated good intentions.

    However, whether or not the language itself bristles with perceived warlike phrases, the weather itself is steadily being weaponized against everyone and everything living on the face of planet Earth by the greenhouse gasses fossil fuel related industries and technologies continue pumping into the air. [more]

    Israel's Dirty Syrian Air Strike Secret Revealed

    Israeli war planes entered Lebanese air space at low altitude

    Israeli planes had their transponders turned off and then bombed Syrian/Iranian targets with US-made bombs. [more]

    The water war that will decide the fate of 1 in 8 Americans

    [by Eric Holthaus]

    An especially dismal snowpack this past winter has forced a long-simmering dispute over water rights to the fore, one that splits people living above and below Lake Mead.

    It’s a messy, confusing situation, so here’s an overview of who’s involved and what’s at stake [more]

    Extreme weather report - 05/02/2018

    Damascus, Syria - flood and rain

    [contains two short videos, and this ~ 45 min. long one & more]
    Climate & Extreme Weather News #113 (April 22nd-26th 2018)

    Military plane crash in Savannah, Georgia: 9 killed

    The military is investigating why an aging cargo plane making its final military flight nosedived into a Georgia highway on Wednesday, killing all nine people on board.

    "We don't know the cause of the crash," said Maj. Paul Dahlen.[more; ~ 4 min. video]

    McDannald Fire is very active west of Fort Davis, Texas

    The Texas Forest Service reports that lightning started the fire on Monday. [more]

    Red Flag Warnings, May 2, 2018

    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. [more]

    Towering 55,000ft supercell t-storms capable of LARGE Hail and Tornadoes.

    [~ 3 min. video by MrMBB333; the next one (~ 4.5 min.) is about landslide in BC Canada yesterday and more]

  4. The first line of storms is on the way. Should be here b4 noon. I'll let you all know if I die. Bwahahaha!

  5. Mike: my mother used to say, upon hearing that someone got hit by a train "That'll teach 'em a lesson!" So I know where you're coming from.

  6. I got hit by that same storm last night and this morning - that thing stretches diagonally from Texas to way northeast of me. Looks like more of it's coming my way again too. There was tons of lightning this morning when I took out the trash. I moved my ass along at a rapid pace - didn't wanna become a Missouri lightning statistic!

    1. We in south central Texas didn't get any storms today at all. Tomorrow is supposed to be a 90% chance. I think we'll miss out on the major storms again tjoigh.