Monday, May 7, 2018

Event Update For 2018-05-06

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

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

Category: Variety Pack

2018-05-06 - Unknown noxious sulfur-like smell hits area in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "Firefighters have blocked off several blocks in Seattle's Central District after reports of a sulfur-like smell in the neighborhood. Firefighters received the call just before 1 p.m. of a DOA (possible body) and a noxious smell at a building in the 2000 block of E. Cherry Street. Residents reported smelling it from several blocks away."

2018-05-06 - Two people found dead in burning car on Tapiola Road in Portage Township (Michigan), 8 miles from Lake Superior:

Quote: "Two people are dead following a vehicle fire Sunday morning in Houghton County. Houghton County Undersheriff Kevin Coppo says Houghton County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to Donken/Tapiola Road in Portage Township at 9:42 a.m. Sunday for reports of a vehicle fire. Otter Lake Fire Department came to the scene and put out the fire. Once extinguished, fire fighters found two bodies inside the vehicle."

2018-05-06 - Charred corpse found in burning car on the Red River Road in Harrington (Canada):

Quote: "The burned body of a person was found in a vehicle on the Red River Road in Harrington in the Laurentians on Sunday afternoon. Firefighters made the gruesome discovery after receiving a call about a vehicle fire. The Sûreté du Québec said it did not have details Sunday night, but did not rule out any hypothesis."

2018-05-06 - Two barges full of scrap cars go up in flames on the Mobile River in coastal Mobile (Alabama), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Flames engulfed two barges just north of the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge creating a thick blanket of smoke over the Mobile River nearly all day Sunday. 'Two barges that are tied together, they are hauling old crushed cars. At this point, we're not sure how the fire started but we have several crews on scene on the fireboat attempting to douse the flames and mitigate the situation,' Mobile Fire-Rescue Spokesperson, Steven Millhouse said."

Quote: "Millhouse said no one was on board the barges when they caught fire."

Note: These are the 388th and 389th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-06 - Metal recycling hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in Memphis (Tennessee):

2018-05-06 - Wildfire suddenly erupts on the banks of the Trishuli River in Langtang National Park (Nepal):

Quote: "National Park's chief conservation officer Yubraj Regmi said that the fire suddenly erupted from the bank of the Trishuli river at the Brabal Pakha area."

2018-05-06 - Volcano Kilauea eruption has destroyed 26+ homes in Leilani Estates (Hawaii), two new fissures open:

Quote: "Lava erupting from Hawaii's powerful Kilauea volcano has now destroyed at least 26 homes, more than double the previous figure, officials announced Sunday, citing grim findings from an aerial survey by the fire department."

Quote: "Two new fissures appeared overnight, Hawaii County civil defense officials said, bringing the total to nine that opened in the neighborhood since Thursday."

2018-05-06 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Niles (Michigan), nobody there:

Note: This is the 117th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-05-06 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 2 cars burn, in Framingham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Framingham and Natick firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Framingham Salvage Co., a junkyard on Waverly Street (Rte. 135) near the Natick town line around 5:20 p.m. Sunday. Natick Deputy Fire Chief Peter Carney said that when firefighters arrived to the scene, they found two cars on fire. 'We put it out fairly quickly. To tell you the truth, we don’t know why (the fire started),' said Carney."

2018-05-06 - Landfill fire breaks out at 3:30 AM in Durango (Colorado):

2018-05-06 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 5 AM near Gloucester (Britain):

2018-05-06 - Electrical substation damaged by massive fire and explosion in Wagoner (Oklahoma):

2018-05-06 - Transformer bursts into flame in Amelia (Ohio), 2,000 homes go dark:

2018-05-06 - Train bridge over Turtle River damaged by fire near Brunswick (Georgia):

Quote: "A fire started Sunday afternoon on a railroad trestle that serves Colonel’s Island at the Port of Brunswick, shutting down for now the 12-mile track that bridges the Turtle River, according to county firefighters and port officials."

2018-05-06 - Cruise ship 'Prince Vladimir' bursts into flame in coastal Sochi (Russia):

Quote: "Much touted in Russia cruise liner PRINCE VLADIMIR, still berthed at Sochi port, Russian, Black sea, was to kick off 2018 Crimea cruise season on Apr 29, but opening cruise was delayed due to 'monitoring system failure', whatever it may mean. PRINCE VLADIMIR was to fix problem and set sail with passengers, bound for Crimea, on May 6, but failed again, this time because of fire in engine room, which took place during the night May 5-6."

2018-05-06 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Camp Lejeune (North Carolina):

Note: These are the 390th and 391st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-06 - Passenger train engine bursts into flame between Talni and Dhamangaon (India), 1 killed:

Quote: "The assistant loco pilot (ALP) of Mumbai-bound Howrah Mail died after the engine caught fire between Talni and Dhamangaon, 90km from Nagpur, on Sunday evening."

2018-05-06 - Passenger bus bursts into flame while parked at airport in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "Bus On Fire At Baltimore Washington International Airport BWI, May 6th, 2018..."

2018-05-06 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway near coastal Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam):

Note: These are the 283rd and 284th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-05-06 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-91 in Enfield (Connecticut):

Quote: "A tractor trailer carrying cars caught fire early Sunday morning. According to Connecticut State Police said the fire took place on I-91 northbound near exit 48."

Note: This is the 29th car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-05-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in York (Nebraska):

2018-05-06 - Two tractors, ATV  and shop destroyed by fire in Pavilion (New York):

Quote: "In addition to the ATV, two tractors and another piece of farm equipment were lost."

2018-05-06 - Tractor bursts into flame on Billy Reynolds Road in Yadkinville (North Carolina):

Quote: "12 house operated on a working tractor fire this afternoon on Billy Reynolds rd. We appreciate West Yadkin FD for their assistance..."

Note: These are the 856th, 857th, 858th, 859th and 860th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-06 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the M1 Pacific Motorway in coastal Bar Point (Australia):

2018-05-06 - Heavy truck bursts into flame while parked in Ludhiana (India):

2018-05-06 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Old Ranch Road in Victorville (California):

2018-05-06 - RV bursts into flame in Yucca Valley (California):

Note: These are the 220th and 221st RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on West Micheltorena Street in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in El Paso (Texas), nobody there:

Quote: "El Paso firefighters are fighting a house fire in northeast El Paso. The fire is on the 10000 block of Sunstone Street. According to EPFD, crews put out a car fire in the garage of a home. No one was in the house at the time of the fire."

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 41 in coastal Morro Bay (California):

Quote: "CAL FIRE crews stayed busy Sunday night with two car fires reported within an hour of each other. The call came in around 8:15 p.m. for a Volkswagen Beetle engulfed in flames on Hwy 41 near Bear Ridge Rd."

Note: Looks like the two cars went up in flames within 30 minutes. Here's the other car fire they mention...

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame just before 8 PM on US 101 in San Luis Obispo (California), 6 miles from the coast:

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 36 near Bridgeville (California):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on Parkway North in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM on 33rd Street in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame at 11:02 PM on Smiths Road in Paddys River (Australia):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame at coastal Tatapouri Beach (New Zealand):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark near beach in coastal Southend-on-Sea (Britain):

Quote: "A fire in Southend-on-Sea has sent thick, black smoke rising into the sky as fire fighter tackle the blaze. Witnesses on the beach saw smoke from the fire this afternoon (Sunday, May 6) at around 4:30pm."

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on Acland Road in Dorchester (Britain), 6 miles from the coast:

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on Western Boulevard in Nottingham (Britain):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on Loyalty Street in Chippenham (Britain):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on Gablecross in Swindon (Britain):

2018-05-06 - Car bursts into flame at 5:28 AM on Meaux Road in Wawne (Britain), 6 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Meaux Road, Wawne. Sun 6 May 2018 05:28 (No:08433) Car fire. Hose reel."

2018-05-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Farrington Highway near coastal Kea'au Beach Park (Hawaii):

2018-05-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 403 in Burlington (Canada):

2018-05-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M5 near Stroud (Britain):

2018-05-06 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Sherwood Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Sherwood Road, Carnforth Crescent, Grimsby. Sun 6 May 2018 16:33 (No:08474) Motorcycle on fire. Scotty Backpack in use."

2018-05-06 - RV trailer bursts into flame while being towed, on M-52 west of Chesaning (Michigan):

2018-05-06 - Car and garage destroyed by fire, home heavily damaged, in Derwood (Maryland):

2018-05-06 - Two cars and garage go up in flames at 2 AM at home on Confederate Drive in Cumberland Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-05-06 - Lumber business hit by fire at 3:30 AM, building destroyed, in Booneville (Missouri), near the Missouri River:

2018-05-06 - Athletic club destroyed by fire at 3:54 AM in coastal Fairhaven (Massachusetts):

2018-05-06 - Studio destroyed by fire at 1 AM at home east of Barton Springs Pool in Austin (Texas):

2018-05-06 - Business destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in coastal Naples (Florida), nobody there:

2018-05-06 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Fosston (Minnesota):

2018-05-06 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in La Vergne (Tennessee):

2018-05-06 - Garage goes up in flames at 4:37 AM at apartments in Sheboygan (Wisconsin):

2018-05-06 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Idaho Falls (Idaho), nobody there:

2018-05-06 - Home damaged by garage fire in Clayton (Ohio):

2018-05-06 - Home damaged by garage fire at 12:45 AM, garage destroyed, in the Town of Lewiston (New York):

2018-05-06 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Palm Bay (Florida):

2018-05-06 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas), nobody there:

2018-05-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 3 AM in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island):

Quote: "Some cars and the siding of a neighbors home were also damaged."

2018-05-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Bay City (Michigan):

2018-05-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Ballston Lake (New York):

2018-05-06 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in Methuen (Massachusetts):

2018-05-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM in Olney area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-05-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:30 PM in Madison (West Virginia), near the Little Coal River, 2 injured:

2018-05-06 - Home destroyed by garage fire just before 1 AM in Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin):

2018-05-06 - Home destroyed by fire on Clover Lane in Little Flock (Arkansas):

2018-05-06 - Two homes destroyed by fire in Mesa (Arizona):

2018-05-06 - Four homes go up in flames in St. Joseph (Missouri):

2018-05-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Penn Hills (Pennsylvania):

2018-05-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Alorton (Illinois):

2018-05-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Plattsburgh (New York):

2018-05-06 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:26 AM in Winona (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2018-05-06 - Deadly fire destroys home and barn at 1:40 AM in Malta (Illinois), 2 killed:

2018-05-06 - Vacant building burns in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-05-06 - Vacant home burns in Spring Valley (New York):

2018-05-06 - Vacant home destroyed by fire shortly before 6:30 AM in West Deer Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-05-06 - Vacant home destroyed by fire, occupied home damaged by fire separately too, in Peoria (Illinois):

2018-05-06 - Vacant strip mall burns in Coachella (California):

2018-05-06 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2018-05-06 - Man, 24, dies in swimming pool, and two men, 25 and 33, die in the Agno River, in coastal Pangasinan (Philippine Islands):

2018-05-06 - Three teens, 17-18, die in the Sabarmati River in Mehsana District (India):

2018-05-06 - Three people, 19, 20 and 6, die in water in Marathwada (India):

2018-05-06 - Two workers found dead in the Godavari River near Polavaram (India):

2018-05-06 - Two boys, 11 and 12, die in watery pit in Thanjavur (India):

2018-05-06 - Two children, 5 and 7, die in the water at water park in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2018-05-06 - Man, 30, drops dead just after 1 AM on East Mount Street in Columbus (Ohio):

Quote: "According to Columbus Police, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of East Mound Street around just after 1am on the report of a man who wasn’t breathing. Officers found the man unresponsive with no apparent injuries. The man, later identified as Daniel L. Brought Jr., 30, was pronounced dead on the scene."

2018-05-06 - Man, 36, dies in the water while tubing on the Comal River in New Braunfels (Texas):

2018-05-06 - Man, 19, found dead in Lake Lowell (Idaho):

2018-05-06 - Woman found dead in pond near Upson Road in Burlington (Connecticut):

2018-05-06 - Man, 52, found dead in the Snake River near Lewiston (Idaho):

2018-05-06 - Man, 74, goes out on boat, next seen dead in Lake Marion (South Carolina), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "An empty boat was found Friday afternoon on the Clarendon County side of Lake Marion."

2018-05-06 - Man falls off bridge and dies at 1:30 AM in Allamakee County (Iowa), possible toppler:

2018-05-06 - Man in his 50s found dead in bathroom at home in Orlando (Florida):

2018-05-06 - Man, 72, drops dead during run in Spokane (Washington):

Quote: "Spokane firefighters confirmed Sunday that a man died Sunday while on the Bloomsday course. Brian Schaeffer, Spokane Fire Department Fire Chief, said the 72-year-old man went into cardiac arrest during the Bloomsday run."

2018-05-06 - Woman, 27, drops dead in bathroom at gas station in East Peoria (Illinois):

2018-05-06 - Man found dead at 7 AM at gas station in Cheyenne (Wyoming):

2018-05-06 - Man found dead in water in St-Alexis-des-Monts (Canada):

2018-05-06 - Man, 31, found dead in the Fox Lake area north of Whitehorse (Canada):

2018-05-06 - Boy, 16, found dead in the Danube River near Vienna (Austria):

2018-05-06 - College student, man, suddenly sickens and dies in Lahore (Pakistan):

2018-05-06 - Girl, 10, found dead in the Moretele River in Mamelodi (South Africa):

2018-05-06 - Man found dead at beach in coastal Ballyhornan (Ireland):

2018-05-06 - Man has 'medical incident' and dies at home in Somerley (Britain):

2018-05-06 - Woman has heart problems on ferry ship, ship turns back, near coastal Umeå (Sweden):

Quote: "The 'Wasa Express' had to turn back to Umeå on May 6, 2018, due to a case of illness on board. The ferry arrived at Vaasa only at 10.30 p.m. She had departed from Umeå at noon. One passenger suffered cardiac problems when she was half way between the ports, the ferry turned back to rendezvous with a Swedish rescue helicopter."

2018-05-06 - Man, sailor, has seizures on fishing boat, airlifted off, near coastal Cape Blanco (Oregon):

Quote: "The agency said it evacuated the mariner, who was reportedly suffering from seizures, and took him to a hospital in Coos Bay."

2018-05-06 - Driver has 'medical emergency', box truck hits cars and highway support, in coastal Seattle (Washington), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three people were taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a truck driver had a medical emergency that caused him to crash into other cars, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Seattle Fire says the truck driver hit other cars and ran into highway supports about 2 p.m. under the Battery Street Tunnel."

2018-05-06 - Man, 60, has 'medical emergency', car hits pedestrian and home, in Elmont (New York), 5 miles from the coast, 2 injured:

Quote: "A driver who apparently had a medical emergency struck a pedestrian in Elmont Sunday, then drove through the fences of two houses before finally coming to a stop at the front stoop of one of the homes, police said."

2018-05-06 - Woman in her 40s has 'medical episode', car crashes, in Wallsend (Britain), 2 miles from the coast, 1 injured:

Quote: "A woman has been taken to hospital after suffering a medical episode while driving on the A19. Police say the woman veered into the central reservation on the northbound carriageway just past the Silverlink Roundabout on Sunday afternoon."

2018-05-06 - Passenger plane hit by noxious burning smoky odor, plane makes emergency landing in Asheville (North Carolina):

Quote: "An Allegiant Airlines flight from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday evening after a 'noxious smell' was detected in the cabin. Allegiant Flight 1878 took off from the Indianapolis International Airport at 3:00 p.m. Sunday. It was scheduled to land at Myrtle Beach International Airport at 4:27 p.m. Mid-flight, however, flight attendants came on the intercom and informed passengers that the plane was going to make an emergency landing at the nearest airport due to a 'noxious smell' in the cabin. The plane landed at Asheville Regional Airport, where passengers were asked to deplane. A passenger aboard the flight told RTV6 that as she did so she could smell a 'burning, smoky smell' near the cabin."

2018-05-06 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Kolkata (India), landing gear problem:

2018-05-06 - Passenger plane's cockpit window cracks, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

Quote: "For the third time in three weeks, a major commercial airline flight was diverted mid-air because of a damaged window."

2018-05-06 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway and crashes through fence, in Clarksville (Tennessee):

2018-05-06 - Gyrocopter crashes near coastal Smith Beach (Virginia), 1 injured, engine failure:

2018-05-06 - Double-decker bus and minibus crash at 6 AM in coastal Hong Kong (China), 10 injured:

2018-05-06 - Tractor trailer hits truck, bursts into flame, in coastal Ras al-Khaimah (UAE), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-05-06 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 64 near Rocky Mount (North Carolina):

2018-05-06 - Van and tractor trailer crash, in Chester Township (Michigan), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-05-06 - SUV veers off road at 3:45 AM, crashes into parking lot, bursts into flame, at coastal JFK Airport (New York), 1 killed:

2018-05-06 - SUV veers off road, hits parked car and apartment building, in coastal Ventura (California):

2018-05-06 - SUV veers off road, crashes into ditch, in Ojai (California), 1 injured:

2018-05-06 - Car veers across median, hits car head-on, on I-80 near Milford (Nebraska), 4 killed, two more crashes too:

Quote: "Seward County Sheriff Joe Yocum says the first crash happened after a westbound vehicle crossed the median and struck an eastbound vehicle. Four people in the westbound vehicle died, and the driver of the eastbound vehicle was taken to the hospital. One other person died in one of the subsequent crashes that followed the initial one."

2018-05-06 - Car crashes at 3:15 AM, bursts into flame, on Delaware River bridge in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-05-06 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Fontana (California), 1 killed:

2018-05-06 - Car overturns at 4:20 AM in Forest (Virginia), 5 injured:

2018-05-06 - Car veers off road, crashes into brook, in Granby (Connecticut):

2018-05-06 - Car veers off road at 2:35 AM, crashes into store, in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 3 injured:

2018-05-06 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Plainfield (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2018-05-06 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills man in Injikudi (India):

2018-05-06 - Stray dogs attack and kill 9-year-old boy in Sitapur (India), 12 such deaths for the district since November 2017:

2018-05-06 - Significant earthquake swarm shakes southern El Salvador near the coast, homes damaged:

Quote: "A swarm of earthquakes shook southern El Salvador on Sunday, damaging nearly 200 homes and touching off small landslides, but there were no reports of serious injuries or deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey said at least nine quakes of magnitude 4.3 or greater struck the region beginning in the morning, including three of magnitude 5.2 to 5.6. Civil defense director Jorge Melendez said at a news conference that 11 homes were destroyed and considerable damage was done to 180 more."

Quote: "Melendez said one of the quakes unleashed landslides on a highway leading to Playa El Cuco, one of the most visited tourist beaches in the area. USGS geophysicist Don Blakeman said the earlier quakes were likely foreshocks to the magnitude 5.6 event, which hit just after 1 p.m. local time. Its epicenter was located offshore in the Pacific, about 8 miles (12 kilometers) from the town of Intipuca, at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers)."

2018-05-06 - Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes in the Gulf of Mexico about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-05-06 - North Pole experiences 20-degree heat anomaly, warm enough to melt ice:

2018-05-06 - Heatwave bakes Arizona:

Quote: "Meteorologists' confidence that Tri-state temperatures are going to be blistering today rose along with the mercury, prompting the National Weather Service's Las Vegas office to elevate an excessive heat watch to a warning Saturday afternoon. The warning continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for the Colorado River Valley from Lake Havasu City to Davis Dam. Temperatures are expected to approach 110 degrees."

Quote: "People who live in Phoenix know it's hot in the desert, but that doesn't mean anyone is welcoming the excessive heat warning that predicts a sweltering 108 degrees on Sunday. That warning is about a month earlier than normal."

2018-05-06 - Powerful storm rips through Nadia District in West Bengal (India), 200 homes collapse, 7 injured:

Quote: "Seven persons were injured and about 200 houses were collapsed in a storm in Nadia district on Sunday, District Magistrate Sumit Gupta said. The storm with a speed of about 90 to 100 km per hour lashed places such as Ranaghat, Hanskhali and Krishnagar. Seven persons were injured in house collapse or by uprooted trees, Mr Gupta said. District administration sources said while 200 houses collapsed, 300 were partially damaged."

2018-05-06 - Dust storm hits parts of Australia:

2018-05-06 - Bizarre pulsating-ish light filmed in the sky over Raytown (Missouri):

2018-05-06 - Strange sound coming from the sky above Windsor, Ontario (Canada):

2018-05-06 - Invasive zebra mussels spreading in Lake Travis (Texas):

2018-05-06 - Only 40 red wolves remain in the wild in North Carolina as rising sea level reduces habitat:

2018-05-06 - EPA chief Pruitt overrules staff, gives Wisconsin’s Walker, Foxconn big break on smog:

2018-05-06 - Upheaval at Pruitt's EPA as departures mount:


  1. Watching it all disappear, here we are still able to comment about it all (before it's our turn). For example, it's kind of ironic when a home is destroyed by a garage fire near Torch Lake (loose translation of Lac du Flambeau - could also be Lake of Fire).

    "Natural" disasters, such as the many earthquakes, sinkholes, floods, droughts, hail, flooding and drought are being supplemented (and, some would argue, exacerbated) by climate change-driven effects. As Jonny points out, the fossil fuel based noxious, corrosive gases permeating our atmosphere cause damage to concrete and metal, as well as plant life and human cellular problems. From this we can expect bridge and building collapses, vegetation problems due to chemical imbalances, and disease and respiratory troubles in animals (including humans).

    Taken together with the on-going other atmospheric, biologic, chemical and physical problems becoming continually worse, it's no great leap to human extinction (and most of life on Earth) due to lack of food, clean water and loss of habitat for it all.

    We haven't stressed the political, economic and social troubles that are also a result of our living the way we do, and we could crash our civilization (and life) via ANY KIND of nuclear war "ahead of schedule." In fact, it's been shown that simple supply chain interruption of food and basic necessities would also begin a chain reaction event that takes down the global system.

    So we're being "boxed in" by a NUMBER of converging factors, and it won't be long (certainly WAY before 2100) before it all ends.

    Let's see what today brings:
    Trains collide in Germany, killing 2 and injuring 14

    Authorities say two people have died and 14 have been injured after a passenger train hit a stationary cargo train in southern Germany late Monday. [more]

    Lockheed resumes [problem-ridden, useless] F-35 jet deliveries to Pentagon

    The dispute was over who was responsible for paying to fix corrosion[!] related to an error discovered in the second half of 2017. [JJFH strikes again!]

    The majority of aircraft will be repaired within two years, the statement said. [so they aren't available NOW]

    Last year, the Pentagon stopped accepting F-35s for 30 days after discovering corrosion where panels were fastened to the airframe, an issue that affected more than 200 of the stealthy jets. [more]

    [just a quick note: if you live near wildlife WATCH YOUR KIDS!!]
    Ranger's 3-Year-Old Son Killed After Leopard Dragged Him Off into Bush at Safari Lodge in Uganda

    Arctic Ocean Deep in the Grips of May Temperature Spike; Beastly Summer Melt Season on the Way?

    The Arctic sea ice is presently at its second lowest extent ever recorded in most of the major monitors. However, May is shaping up to be far, far warmer than normal for the Arctic Ocean region. If such high temperatures over this typically-frozen part of our world continue for much longer than a couple of weeks at this key time of year, precipitous summer melt is sure to follow. [more; see comments]

    Heavy hailstorm and spring snowfall hits Himachal Pradesh, India

    70-year-old heat record broken as temps soar to 106F/41C in Phoenix, Arizona

    [more below]

  2. Strange auroral arc 'STEVE' observed in US, farther south than usual

    Early UK May bank holiday weather breaks temperature record

    The Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: "We have smashed the warmest bank holiday Monday for early May." [more]

    Yellow fever threatens South Florida after Zika scare

    The Zika scare of 2016 could lead to a yellow fever panic this year if South Florida residents let down their guard when it comes to protecting themselves from disease-carrying mosquitoes.

    There hasn't been a yellow fever outbreak in the United States in more than 100 years, but state health officials are concerned that a large outbreak in Brazil and others in South and Central America could lead to infected travelers bringing the disease to South Florida, which has the right mosquitoes and climate for it to spread. [more]

    Hawaii volcanic eruption threatens power plant

    The plant is located less then two kilometres away from where the Kilauea volcano began erupting last week. [more]

    [article contains this embedded story, with link]
    "We've Never Seen Anything Like This" - Hawaii Officials Warn Residents Of Dangerous Volcanic Smog

    "It's sort of like you've injected ammonia into your lungs" Incredible level of sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere from Kilauea volcano off the scale

    With almost 1400 quakes in the last 7 days and fissures spewing lava fountains to heights of more than 200 feet the real threat to residents of the whole South Island is the incredible amount of a toxic gas with a pungent, irritating smell called sulphur dioxide which is a major air pollutant and has significant impacts on human health, In addition, the concentration of sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere can influence the habitat suitability for plant communities, as well as animal life. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. BLACK BEAR NEWS 5.7.18 Shock and Thaw—Alaskan Sea Ice Just Took a Steep, Unprecedented Dive

    Climate Scientist Won't Back Down Despite Threats, Harassment

    Miller: Given what we know now that maybe we didn't know or weren't as certain of even five years ago, are you more concerned or less concerned than you were then?

    Mann: I'm more concerned. Over the last several years, we've learned that there are processes that are now playing out that we didn't have in our models in our early projections that are causing the ice sheets to lose ice faster than we expected, earlier than we expected, that's leading to more sea level rise than we expected. [more]

    Scientists Say Ocean Circulation Is Slowing. Here’s Why You Should Care.

    Hotter summers in Europe, changing rainfall in the tropics, hurricane risks along the U.S. coast: If Atlantic currents keep weakening, we'll feel it. [more; we're FEELING IT NOW]

    Trump Will Announce Iran Deal Decision At 2 PM Tuesday

    President Donald Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that he will be announcing his long-awaited decision on whether the US will be pulling out of the Iran deal tomorrow at 2 pm ET. The decision will be announced from the White House. [more]

    Regime Change. Indeed

    The reign of corrupt lying geezers is ending extraordinarily badly. But like everything else, they appear to have forgotten.

    Because there's a fine line between denial and dementia. And we crossed that line a long time ago...

    The Iran premium is coming out of oil. The odds on bet is that Trump will announce the U.S. is withdrawing from the deal, which would reimpose economic sanctions while also freeing Iran to resume making nuclear fuel.

    Either way, it's priced in to oil. And oil was the last piece of the puzzle to resist the 2014 deflationary deja vu, despite the rising dollar. [more]

    Record Low Bering Sea Ice Causes 'Natural Disaster' for Alaskan Communities

    The impacts of the Arctic's warmest winter on record are being felt into the spring.
    As April drew to a close, scientists confirmed that sea ice in the Bering Sea, the body of water between Alaska and Russia, was at 10 percent of normal levels, The Washington Post reported Thursday. [more]

    EPA chief Scott Pruitt is reportedly bunkered down, growing paranoid, and hanging on

    [hanging would be good!]

    Outlook for vital Southwestern US river remains grim

    he outlook for the most important river in the Southwestern U.S. remains grim this summer after April storms failed to produce much snow in the mountains that feed the waterway, forecasters said Monday.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the Colorado River is expected to carry only 43 percent of the average amount of water into Lake Powell, one of two huge reservoirs that store and distribute the river. [more]

    Large predators are showing up in surprising places

    "We can no longer chalk up a large alligator on a beach or coral reef as an aberrant sighting," biologist Brian Silliman said. [more]

  4. Listening to the birds gossip while planting flowers out front. I'm looking forward to a final face-plant into the soil. What a way to go.

    Of course, it's just as possible I go out in a fiery crash, like Mansfield!

    All right, enough about me.

    Moonset: Moon 'vanishes' rapidly behind Earth in stunning video by Russian ISS cosmonaut

    The phenomenon of the "disappearing" moon can only be observed from low Earth orbit. [more]

    Federal court rules CBD oil has no medicinal value, proving government loyalty to the pharmaceutical cartel

    Out of Sight and Beyond Scrutiny: Big Pharma's stranglehold on Europe's vaccination policy

  5. New Antarctic process contributing to sea-level rise and climate change revealed, that “may trigger a transition from a cold regime to a warm regime, characterised by high rates of melting from the base of ice shelves”

    A new Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)-led study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further accelerates the rate of ice melt and sea level rise.
    Led by IMAS PhD student Alessandro Silvano and published in the journal Science Advances, the research found that glacial meltwater makes the ocean’s surface layer less salty and more buoyant, preventing deep mixing in winter and allowing warm water at depth to retain its heat and further melt glaciers from below. [more]

    'Go Now', Hawaii residents given evacuation warning as eruptions spread

    Geologists compare the volcano activity to an event that took place in 1955 when eruptions continued for 88 days. [more]

    Pension funds still making promises they probably can't keep

    \The value of investments by public pension funds declined last quarter, widening the gap between what these funds say they will earn and what they actually earn. [more]

    Earthquake jolts wide swath of Southern California

    An early morning earthquake jolted a wide swath of Southern California awake Tuesday. CBS Los Angeles reports the quake, which struck about 6 miles south-southeast of Mt. San Gorgonio at about 4:49 a.m., was downgraded to magnitude-4.5. It was initially reported to have a preliminary magnitude of 4.6.
    The temblor in the Cabazon area was felt as far west as the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley, as far south as Tijuana, and near Barstow to the north. Residents in the Inland Empire reported feeling it strongly in cities like Menifee, Rancho Cucamonga and Temecula. [more]

    The Fool, Or The One That Follows?

    The Idiocracy starts with a delusion and then work backwards to find any dunce who will tell them it's true...

    Today's early rumour is that Trump won't cancel the Iran nuclear deal. Fortunately, there are only so many hours left of this back and forth. Either way, the premium is coming out of oil, and lower support for the S&P beckons.

    Look up bull trap in the dictionary and see this picture of oil
    [see chart]

    Which gets me to the point of this post. For months now, no amount of bad news has fazed the bulls.

    Worsening data in Europe has seen European stocks drive back towards the February highs. EM implosion, has seen a drive into Go Daddy.

    EM credit has just now broken through the election Maginot Line indicated as the point of "contagion" for developed market risk

    Which goes to my hypothesis that this shit show doesn't just end, it explodes with extreme dislocation [more]

  6. Overnight Energy: Interior sending officers to southern border | Dem AGs want EPA to halt plan restricting use of science | EPA documents show secrecy push

    INTERIOR TO SEND OFFICERS TO HELP BORDER PATROL: The Interior Department is sending its law enforcement officers to help the Department of Homeland Security secure the U.S.– Mexico border, according to an internal email obtained by The Hill.
    The announcement from the U.S. Park Police (USPP) Planning Unit and National Park Service (NPS), sent last Thursday, says that officers from both agencies will assist the Border Patrol along the southwest border starting May 13 as part of "Secretary [Ryan] Zinke's offer of assistance to the Department of Homeland Security."

    DEMS PUSH PRUITT TO HIT BRAKES ON SCIENCE PLAN: Eight Democratic attorneys general are pushing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt to stop his proposal to restrict the science the agency could use in writing and enforcing regulations.

    The group, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D), hinted that they might sue the EPA if it moves forward with the rule that they and other critics say is an attempt to stop the EPA from using some major findings on health, pollution and other issues. [more]

    Residents voice frustrations at meeting as Hawaii volcano continues to wreak havoc

    More than 100 frustrated residents packed into Pahoa High School's cafeteria Monday night, demanding county, state and federal officials be straight with them on the danger still developing as Hawaii’s most active volcano continues its path of destruction.

    “Don’t tell us to sit in a shelter,” one angry resident said. “Tell us what is going on. Rumors and fear are spreading. What is going on? Someone tell us something.” [more]

    Temperature plummets as mysterious cold fog descends on beach during heatwave in England

    Sunbathers enjoying the start of the bank holiday were caught unawares at a Devon beach when freezing fog suddenly descended.

    The freak weather conditions appeared to come out of nowhere, stunning people who had flocked to Woolacombe Beach in Devon to make the most of the heatwave and the start of the long break.

    The popular beach was said to be cleared "in minutes" as temperatures plummeted suddenly after the cold fog suddenly appeared. [more]

    Yet again: Study confirms repeated alcohol consumption damages the brain

    [and yet, it's LEGAL!]

    We knew vacationing had a big carbon footprint, but we didn’t know it was this big

    A new study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that vacationing actually releases far more climate change-inducing greenhouse gases into Earth’s atmosphere than previously expected.
    When taking into account not only the direct emissions from jet and automobile engines, but also the millions of supply chains needed to feed and support vacationers, researchers found that global tourism today generates 8 percent of the carbon we send into Earth’s atmosphere each year. [more]