Saturday, June 30, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-29

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

2018-06-29 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame before 2 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "The fire ignited around 1:30 a.m. at the Monterrey Iron & Metal scrap yard in the 2300 block of Frio City Road, according to a police officer at the scene."

2018-06-29 - Nine scrap cars go up in flames at 12:25 AM at business in Birmingham (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2018-06-29 - Tree stump ignites along Hardington Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hardington Close, Hull. Fri 29 Jun 2018 11:03 (No:13117) Tree stump involved in fire. One hose reel."

Note: Not a big fire, but the implications are huge. What is a tree stump but a piece of wood? Tree stumps bursting into flame means wood can burst into flame. That could pose a problem for any building or structure built with wood. I remember a tree stump that burst into flame a few years ago in Texas. A woman happened to be there so she described it. She said it started smoldering then black spots started appearing and then flames appeared. She was going to burn it out herself but she didn't have to, because it burst into flame on its own and burned up right before her eyes. So anything wood could go up in flames at any time...

2018-06-29 - Pallet business goes up in flames in the wee hours in Modesto (California):

2018-06-29 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "60 firefighters fought with the blaze at the 22-storey Grafton House in Mile End, Tower Hamlets in east London - less than 10 miles from Grenfell Tower which caught fire so catastrophically just over a year ago."

2018-06-29 - Arctic sea ice extent at second-lowest ever measured for this time of year:

2018-06-29 - Heatwaves, storms, wildfires and droughts, experts issue warnings over extreme weather in Europe this summer:

2018-06-29 - Record-high levels of toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hit Lake Isabella (California):

Quote: "Record-high levels of toxic algae were detected this week at Isabella Lake, leading county health officials to issue an urgent warning Friday against touching water at the popular access points of Paradise Cove and Kissack Cove, and to be extra cautious at French Gulch and other parts of the lake. Kern County Public Health Director Matt Constantine said state testing found concentrations of blue-green algae 20 times the level considered dangerous at Paradise and Kissack. Never have such high levels been seen in the Central Valley, he added."

2018-06-29 - Jellyfish numbers rising dramatically in the Bering Sea:

Quote: "Jellyfish have been a natural part of the Bering Sea ecosystem for decades. In recent years, their population numbers in the region have dramatically increased."

Note: Jellyfish reproduce better in warmer waters. They're also ancient and have survived every extinction event, so they'll very likely survive the current extinction event too...

2018-06-29 - Home destroyed by explosion in Houston (Texas), nobody there:

Note: This is the 166th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-06-29 - Ferry ship 'Columbia' damaged by fire while docked in coastal Bellingham (Washington):

Quote: "In the morning of June 29, 2018, a fire broke out aboard the 'Columbia' which was docked at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal."

Note: A car just burst into flame the night before while parked inside an auto shop in Bellingham, mentioned in the 2018-06-28 update...

2018-06-29 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Note: These are the 554th and 555th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-29 - Tour bus bursts into flame at Christ the King in the Glen of Aherlow (Ireland):

Quote: "Tipperary Fire Services were called into action on Thursday morning after a tour bus from Cork caught fire at the scenic Christ the King in the Glen of Aherlow."

2018-06-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Bridgewater Road in Walkden (Britain):

Note: These are the 403rd and 404th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-06-29 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on highway south of Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

Quote: "Sioux Falls Troopers responded to a semi-tractor car trailer semi fire last night south of Sioux Falls."

2018-06-29 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-10 near Whitewater (California):

Quote: "A fire that destroyed a car-trailer and eight vehicles that were hitched on top of it Friday night resulted in a $200,000 loss, said April Newman of CAL FIRE/Riverside."

Note: These are the 46th and 47th car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-06-29 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the A49 in Ludlow (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on FM 866 in Ector County (Texas):

2018-06-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Avenue of the Saints in Cerro Gordo County (Iowa):

2018-06-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 east of Holbrook (Arizona):

Quote: "A semi fire and brush fire have closed both directions of Interstate 40 about 40 miles east of Holbrook, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure is at milepost 326."

2018-06-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at truck stop in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Tractor trailer fire at the truck stop off Blue Barn Road and Tilghman Street."

2018-06-29 - Tractor and barn destroyed by fire near Payson (Illinois):

Quote: "The barn, full of hay and straw, was a total loss, as was an antique tractor stored inside."

2018-06-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the B4373 in Bridgnorth (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Tractor bursts into flame in Redstocks, Melksham (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Tractor bursts into flame near Pound Lane in Bridford (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Tractor bursts into flame in Lake, Denbury (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Tractor (harvester) bursts into flame on road near Cadeleigh (Britain):

Note: These are the 1330th-1342nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-29 - Garbage truck explodes into flame on street in Carrollwood (Florida), near the coast:

2018-06-29 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Woodbury Lane in Norton (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Delivery truck bursts into flame on Texas 71 in South Austin (Texas):

2018-06-29 - RV bursts into flame on the Mountain Parkway in Clark County (Kentucky):

Note: This is the 301st RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-29 - Van bursts into flame at business in Emstrey (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Converse Street in Longmeadow (Massachusetts):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike near Auburn (Massachusetts):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame on I-8 in Yuma (Arizona):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame near Canal Farm Lane and Jeffrey Road in Los Banos (California):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame on I-5 in Tehama County (California):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame on Wallace Avenue in Leitchfield (Kentucky):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame on street in Fosston (Minnesota):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Quinte West (Canada):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM on the M4 between Maidenehad and Slough (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame just outside Bisham Woods (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "M62. Fri 29 Jun 2018 11:58 (No:13126) Car fire which spread to grass at the side of the road. Tools in use to gain access to the boot and bonnet of the vehicle. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2018-06-29 - Commercial vehicle bursts into flame at 3:57 AM on Ermine Street in Winteringham (Britain):

Quote: "Ermine Street, Sluice Lane, Winteringham. Fri 29 Jun 2018 03:57 (No:13102) Commercial vehicle on fire. One hose reel and two BA in use."

2018-06-29 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Goddard Avenue in Swindon (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Van and two cars destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Desert Hot Springs (California), 2 dogs killed:

2018-06-29 - Three cars and garage destroyed by fire just before 3 AM at home in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-06-29 - Barn destroyed by fire in Two Rivers (Wisconsin):

2018-06-29 - Barn destroyed by fire near Van Wert (Ohio):

2018-06-29 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:51 AM on Buscott Lane in Shapwick (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Barn destroyed by fire in North Brabant (Netherlands), 400 calves killed:

2018-06-29 - Wildfire explodes in size to 28,648 acres and burns out of control in Costilla County (Colorado):

Quote: "Pushed by erratic winds, the Spring Creek wildfire doubled in size on Friday, from 14,000 acres to about 28,648 acres, consuming homes and racing in three different directions in rough, mountainous terrain."

2018-06-29 - Wildfire grows to 41,617 acres near Durango (Colorado):

2018-06-29 - Wildfire breaks out near Pueblo (Colorado):

2018-06-29 - At least eight wildfires burning throughout Utah:

2018-06-29 - Brush fire breaks out and threatens homes in Concord (California):

Quote: "The cause of the fire was traced to a vehicle, said Bain, adding that there was no estimated time to reach full containment."

2018-06-29 - Gorse fire breaks out on Helsby Hill in Frodsham (Britain), near the coast:

2018-06-29 - Construction waste business heavily damaged by huge fire in Blaine (Minnesota):

2018-06-29 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Alpine Township (Michigan):

2018-06-29 - Garage destroyed by fire at 11:20 PM at home in Buxton (Oregon):

2018-06-29 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2018-06-29 - Home and shed heavily damaged by fire shortly after 1 AM in Warren (Oregon):

2018-06-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Delray Beach (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-06-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Southington (Connecticut), 2 pets killed:

2018-06-29 - Home destroyed by fire in Pahoa (Hawaii), near the coast, nobody there:

2018-06-29 - Home destroyed by fire in Peru (New York), nobody there:

2018-06-29 - Home destroyed by fire in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-06-29 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Hull (Massachusetts):

2018-06-29 - Deadly fire burns home on Burns Avenue in Wichita (Kansas), 1 killed:

2018-06-29 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Kingwood (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-06-29 - Vacant home burns on Thrasher Street in Springfield (Ohio):

2018-06-29 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4:45 AM in Saginaw (Michigan):

2018-06-29 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 12:20 AM in Davis County (Utah):

2018-06-29 - Two girls, 9 and 10, found dead in the Bhakuwa River in Rajpur (Nepal):

2018-06-29 - Woman has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

Quote: "A woman has died on an early morning Qantas flight while shocked passengers watched on as a doctor and cabin crew desperately tried to save her life. The passenger began receiving treatment on board the QF2 London to Sydney flight at about 3am on Friday, a passenger said. The A380 plane, which made a stop off at Singapore, was forced to make an emergency landing at Adelaide airport after the mid-air medical emergency."

2018-06-29 - Middle-aged man, fire marshal, suddenly dies in Draper (Utah):

2018-06-29 - Man, 54, slumps over dead on passenger train in Lafayette (California):

2018-06-29 - Man found dead at 12:52 AM near intersection in coastal San Francisco (California):

2018-06-29 - Boy, 17, jumps in the water and dies in Lake Elysian (Minnesota):

2018-06-29 - Man, 38, has 'medical issue' and dies while driving, SUV crashes into ditch and vehicle, in Macon (Georgia):

Quote: "A sheriff's release says the accident, which happened close to the intersection of Eisenhower Pkwy. and Oglesby Place, was reportedly caused by the driver suffering from a medical issue."

Quote: "Barber was taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health, where he was pronounced dead by Coroner Leon Jones. He didn't appear to have suffered a fatal injury, Jones said. 'I didn't see any blood or trauma anywhere,' he said."

2018-06-29 - Man, 42, found dead in the Chattahoochee River in White County (Georgia):

2018-06-29 - Man found dead in the Elizabeth River in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-06-29 - Man, 50, found dead in the Myakka River near coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2018-06-29 - Man found dead in the Chicopee River in Wilbraham (Massachusetts), another man missing:

2018-06-29 - Man found dead in the Mohawk River in Schenectady (New York):

2018-06-29 - Man found dead in lake in Olive Branch (Mississippi):

2018-06-29 - Man, 43,former radio personality, found dead in his car near Belle Hall Parkway in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina):

2018-06-29 - Girl, 8, dies in swimming pool at resort in Lataguri (India):

2018-06-29 - Woman found dead in the water near coastal Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas):

2018-06-29 - Man in his 40s found dead in van on Sandy Bank Road in Cheetham Hill (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Man, 20, dies after being pulled from Audenshaw Reservoir in Greater Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "The 20-year-old has become the fifth person to die in swimming-related incidents this week as the heatwave takes hold."

2018-06-29 - Man in his 30s dies after being pulled from canal near The Turf Hotel in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Small plane crashes near Utah Lake (Utah), 1 killed:

2018-06-29 - Small plane crashes near Arthur (Nebraska), 1 killed:

2018-06-29 - Small plane crashes and burns near coastal Ocean City (Maryland), 2 injnred:

Quote: "The occupants of the aircraft, Guerrino Mascelli and Mary Mascelli, both 60 and of Berlin, were able to get out of the plane, which was on fire at the time."

2018-06-29 - Small plane crashes near airport in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), engine failure:

2018-06-29 - Small plane crashes at Mid-Carolina Airport in Salisbury (North Carolina), engine failure:

2018-06-29 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the landing gear collapsed when the plane landed."

2018-06-29 - Small plane crashes near Hope (Canada), 2 killed:

2018-06-29 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Flamborough (Canada):

2018-06-29 - SUV hits tractor trailer head-on, bursts into flame, on Highway 37 near Funston (Georgia), 1 injured:

2018-06-29 - Two SUVs collide head-on near Elrose (Canada), 6 killed:

2018-06-29 - SUV veers off road, hits tree, in Riner (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-06-29 - SUV veers off road, crashes into sign, in Idaho Falls (Idaho), 1 injured:

2018-06-29 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits church van or bus head-on, near Blum (Texas), 3 killed, 6 injured:

2018-06-29 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into auto shop, in Waynesville (North Carolina):

2018-06-29 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, fire erupts, near Government Camp (Oregon), 2 killed:

2018-06-29 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, near Heber City (Utah), 1 killed:

2018-06-29 - Five elephants attack and kill man on motorcycle in Yala Province (Thailand):

2018-06-29 - Boy, 10, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

2018-06-29 - Volcano Kilauea hit by another explosive summit collapse in Hawaii:

Quote: "A collapse at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano on Friday created an explosion equivalent to a 5.2-magnitude earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The agency said the event created an ash-poor plume about 500 feet into the air. Seismic activity near the volcano has been regular since early May when eruptions first began."

2018-06-29 - Two small earthquakes strike in two days in Surrey (Britain):

2018-06-29 - Rare Texas heat burst sends temperatures soaring to 99F in the wee hours overnight:

2018-06-29 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Shiga Prefecture (Japan):

2018-06-29 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Kumasi (Ghana), 3 killed:

2018-06-29 - Two 'hot stones', possibly meteorites, fall from the sky in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2018-06-29 - Controversial Enbridge oil pipeline approved in Minnesota wild rice region:

2018-06-29 - Teslas may produce as much CO2 as gasoline-powered cars:

2018-06-29 - Frankenstein's cyborg - AI researchers are putting neanderthal brains into robots:

Quote: "Teams at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are experimenting with lumps of tissue taken from fossil bones of our early ancestors. They've reportedly managed to grow tiny brains, about the size of a pea, in petri dishes inside labs. They say the next step is to link these cavemen brains to robots using neural implants to try and create a kind of Neanderthal cyborg."

2018-06-29 - Negativity is one of the most powerful relationship killers:


  1. Good morning everyone! After the [amateur but good] fireworks last night we left the Afro-bear farm party (probably ~ 200 people total all day). Great time. The firefly display was better than the fireworks - reminded me of bygone days when the insect world was teeming with life.

    So how about that - 4 days in a row of garbage truck fires, this last one a double, combining with and a Hull, UK incident! A couple car-haulers also go up in flames.

    Top story around Bucks Co., PA this week:

    Bucks County explosions: Chemical company owner charged after morning raids

    Following a predawn raid Thursday that netted bombs, guns and a childish drawing of people fleeing a mushroom cloud, Bucks County authorities say they’ve arrested the man suspected in a series of overnight explosions that rattled nerves in Milford Township and beyond. [more]

    [The reason they caught the guy was that he over-did it; an occasional huge explosion with no visible damage is one thing, REPEATED explosions in the same geographical area with visible damage holes gets you caught by the ATF/FBI/EPA/state and local LEOs.]

    Man arrested for starting Colorado wildfire

    Jesper Joergensen [not a U.S. citizen], 52, was taken into custody for suspected arson that started the Springs Fire, the most active of around 10 blazes in Colorado, the state hardest hit by fires, according to Costilla County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. [more]

    Heavy rain and floods hit South Korea as Typhoon Prapiroon approaches

    Houses and rice paddies were flooded and railway services stopped on Saturday as heavy rain battered the area. [more]

    Flash flood kills man in Des Moines, Iowa - 7 inches of rain in less than 3 hours

    Man killed by lightning strike in New Brunswick, Canada

    Lightning also struck a three-storey home in Moncton later Friday evening, displacing nine tenants, according to a Canadian Red Cross news release. [more]

    Are we stuck with cement?

    Cement is perhaps the most essential ingredient in an economy’s growth. According to the CDP report, the cement industry is the second-largest industrial emitter of carbon after the steel industry. And when accounting for its use in human-made structures, it is responsible for more than a third of the world’s carbon emissions. But unlike the transportation sector, in which a new type of fuel can dramatically decrease the sector’s pollutants, cement’s problem is, well, cemented in its formulation: Limestone is mixed with other raw materials in an immense kiln at high temperatures; as the kiln separates the limestone’s calcium carbonate structure, an extremely dirty strand of carbon is emitted by the ton.

    The average wind turbine…needs about 12,400 to 17,700 cubic feet of concrete made with cement. On the conservative end, that’s 57 trucks worth of concrete. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [more on jellyfish]
    Another clue to the decline of The Pacific Ocean as a massive increase in jellyfish due to lack of fish who feed on them

    7,000 quakes of magnitude 2.5 or higher have battered Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano in June as summit collapse causes a mag 5.2 Friday

    A rare major quake only the 2nd of June hits the Pacific coast of Mexico: 2018 on course to be the lowest count of major quakes this century

    Intense dust storm hits Senegal, causing damage and killing livestock

    A surprisingly intense dust storm swept across parts of Senegal including capital Dakar this week, causing damage and leaving livestock dead. The storm signals a 'dramatic' start to the country's rainy season. [more]

    Weekend Reader: Shooting the messenger.

    [among many other worthwhile reading are these]
    Federal officials say a waterless catastrophe in the Southwest is becoming more likely. (Arizona Daily Star).

    Lost in the uproar at the border: How prolonged drought and other symptoms of climate change are contributing to the exodus from Central America to the U.S. (PRI's Living One Earth)

    Shark drags woman into crocodile-infested waters in Australia

    The entire harrowing encounter was captured on video, which shows Brunning screaming as she is dragged into the water [by her FINGER] before the boat's crew and her friends pull her out. [more]

    EPA ethics official pushing for investigations of Pruitt

    A landmark climate change ruling could go up in smoke after Justice Kennedy retires

    Settled by a five to four vote in 2007, Massachusetts v. EPA ruled for the first time that heat-trapping greenhouse gases are pollutants, and that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can regulate them, just as the agency reins in pollution emitted by cars and trucks. [more]

    Tech companies just woke up to a big problem with their AI

    Tech companies are beginning to accept that the artificial intelligence they’re building their futures on could be flawed.

    The FDA Finally Weighs In on Marijuana, and It's a Go

    Florida beach littered with 'hundreds' of dead fish, marine life

    [ties in the Great Bourbon Collapse we just witnessed]

    U.S. cuts to global climate funding take a steep toll

    Steep U.S. cuts to global climate funding are taking a toll on developing countries, even as South Asia and other vulnerable regions face looming risks from global warming. [more]

    Michigan okays ‘polluter panels’ in blow to environmental efforts across the state

    Activists slammed the move, which comes as Flint's water crisis continues. [more]

    [humans - oh, we just so appreciate other species]
    GRAPHIC IMAGES: Endangered fin whales slaughtered in Iceland

    Bitcoin Bloodbath Nears Dot-Com Levels as Many Tokens Go to Zero

  3. Whoa, I had no idea a wind turbine took that much concrete. Just did some research and a pretty standard 1500-square-foot home with a full basement takes a little over 8 concrete trucks worth of concrete, so a wind turbine takes as much concrete as six or seven medium-sized homes! I can see why though - those big wind turbines are like 300 feet tall with gigantic blades, which means they present a lot of surface area in terms of wind resistance, and you don't want 30-story structures that probably cost a great deal to just be falling over when the wind picks up. Still, that's a lot of concrete!

  4. New interview of Robert Hunsiker uploaded today on the Collapse Chronicles YT channel that I highly recommend...

  5. Dude's an optimist! Mad Max scenario by 2050? I wish! But seriously, that was a very good interview and covered a lot of important topics.