Friday, July 6, 2018

Event Update For 2018-07-05

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

2018-07-05 - Heatwave bakes the Arctic:

Quote: "On July 5, 2018, it was as hot as 33.5°C or 92.3°F on the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Siberia (at top green circle, at 72.50°N). Further inland, it was as hot as 34.2°C or 93.5°F (at bottom green circle, at 68.6°N)."

2018-07-05 - Heatwave death toll rises to 34 in Quebec (Canada):

2018-07-05 - New study based on evidence from past warm periods suggests global warming may be double what is forecast:

Note: They're still way underestimating what's happening and what's going to happen. What's happening is a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event. However hot it eventually gets, and however high sea level eventually rises, human beings won't be around for it, cuz we'll be extinct waaaay before things reach the apex of horribleness. We're just seeing who scrolls by on the end credits for the Human Race Show and in what order at this point...

2018-07-05 - Underground electrical explosion and fire causes blackouts in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2018-07-05 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - Electrical substation explodes in Bourne End (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 5 July, 9.04pm Firefighters set up a cordon after a report of an explosion at an electricity sub-station, Telston Close, Bourne End. One appliance and crew from Marlow and one from Beaconsfield attended. The sub-station was isolated by electricity engineers."

2018-07-05 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, vehicles burn, in coastal Freeport (Maine):

Quote: "According to police, vehicles are on fire at 13 Allen Range Rd. Allen Range Road Used Auto Parts is located at this address."

2018-07-05 - Passenger plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea at 2:45 AM in 2016 and killed 66 people likely caused by fire:

Quote: "Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in mid-air after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the crew..."

Note: That's what I said in 2016 was the possible cause, mentioned in the 2016-05-18 update. I never bought the bomb theory. Egypt had motivation to say it was something other than a fire, so they were not objective investigators...

2018-07-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Paradise, Rend Lake and the Illinois River (Illinois):

Quote: "Blue-green algae blooms are causing strong odors at Lake Paradise and have prompted the city to switch to using Lake Mattoon to supply its water treatment plant. City officials have posted notices at Lake Paradise from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency about blue-green algae levels being high this summer in several lakes and rivers. Mattoon Public Works Director Dean Barber said other affected bodies of water include the Illinois River and Rend Lake."

2018-07-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Tully Lake (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits three lakes in the Lake District (Britain):

Quote: "The Environment Agency's warning that blue-green algae's been spotted at three Lake District locations. The toxic blooms have been confirmed in Ullswater, Coniston and Killington Lake."

2018-07-05 - Fireworks shops explode and burn in Tultepec (Mexico), 24+ killed, many injured:

2018-07-05 - Barge bursts into flame after fireworks show on Lake Tahoe near South Lake Tahoe (California):

Quote: "An investigation is underway after one of the three barges used for fireworks launch during the South Lake Tahoe Lights on the Lake fireworks display caught fire following the annual fireworks show, according to The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District."

2018-07-05 - Two boats destroyed by fire at midnight, another damaged, while docked at marina on Lake Ontario in Irondequoit (New York):

Quote: "Firefighters determined that the flames on one boat spread to two others. In all, two boats were destroyed. A third boat just had fire damage."

2018-07-05 - Boat bursts into flame on Moses Lake (Washington):

Note: These are the 574th, 575th, 576th and 577th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-05 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway between Isparta and Istanbul (Turkey):

Note: This is the 417th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-07-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 in Weston (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road in Brandywine (Maryland):

Quote: "At approximately 2:00 p.m., July 5, crews responded to Crain Highway and Mattawoman Drive, Brandywine for the report of a large vehicle fire. Crews on scene report smoke and fire coming from the engine of a tractor trailer. Use caution in the area."

2018-07-05 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at business in North Salt Lake (Utah):

2018-07-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Coquihalla Highway near Logan Lake (Canada):

2018-07-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Newell Highway near Boggabilla (Australia):

2018-07-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M55 near Broughton (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame off Coventry Road near Stoneleigh (Britain):

Note: These are the 1386th, 1387th, 1388th, 1389th, 1390th, 1391st and 1392nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-05 - Dump truck bursts into flame at intersection in coastal Panama City (Florida):

2018-07-05 - Delivery truck bursts into flame on Arnot Road in Big Flats (New York):

2018-07-05 - Box truck bursts into flame on Portholme Road in Selby (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Truck bursts into flame on Ringwood Road in coastal Poole (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Ambulance bursts into flame on street in Little Falls (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Three RVs and storage building destroyed by fire in coastal Bellingham (Washington):

Quote: "The Bellingham Fire Department says the fire destroyed a storage building and three RVs parked inside."

Note: These are the 307th, 308th and 309th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-07-05 - FedEx van bursts into flame on I-180 in Fairfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-07-05 - Minivan bursts into flame on US 131 in Kalamazoo County (Michigan):

2018-07-05 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

Note: Also see the possible medical crash in Milford on this day...

2018-07-05 - SUV bursts into flame on I-495 in Haverhill (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Nolensville (Tennessee):

2018-07-05 - Nine cars go up in flames while parked in yard at home in Salt Lake City (Utah):

Quote: "It was only a couple of days earlier that a friend of the homeowner moved nine vehicles into the backyard for temporary keeping before he could transfer them to a lot to be resold, Sorensen said. She described them as 'nice' cars, such as Lexuses and Audis. Four cars were engulfed by the fire and destroyed, she said. Five others suffered extensive heat damage."

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Oregon (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The fire originated from a parked car on the side of the garage which hadn't been driven since last Saturday."

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked at pizzeria in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame on US 1 in coastal Titusville (Florida):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame near I-15 in Hesperia (California):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame on Route 96 near Eastview Mall in Victor (New York):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 84 near Brookhaven (Mississippi):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame at 5:40 AM at gas station in Pimpama, Queensland (Australia):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Paragon Place in Taunton, Bridgwater (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Vernalls Close in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame at 2:20 AM on Well Street in Tyldesley (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame on Duke Street in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A470 between the villages of Llyswen and Elwood in Powys (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame on Long Bank in Bewdley (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame at 1:42 AM on Midland Mews in Wellington, Telford (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame on Wetherby Road in Harrogate (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Car bursts into flame at 11:10 PM on road near Flixborough (Britain):

Quote: "Wood Bottom And Private Access Road To Flixborough Grange, Flixborough. Thu 5 Jul 2018 23:10 (No:13816) Car fire, hose reel."

2018-07-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 3 AM on Highway 11 in Washago (Canada):

2018-07-05 - Cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Afton (Virginia):

2018-07-05 - Pickup truck and garage go up in flames at home in Kalamazoo (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-07-05 - Two RV trailers, other vehicles and shed destroyed by fire before 1 AM at RV dealership in South Windsor (Connecticut):

2018-07-05 - SUV and home destroyed by fire in Vine Grove (Kentucky):

2018-07-05 - Car and home go up in flames in the wee hours in Broken Arrow (Oklahoma):

Quote: "The family sedan which was parked there was destroyed."

2018-07-05 - Pickup trucks and marine business go up in flames in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-07-05 - Wildfire grows to 42,000 acres, 90 homes destroyed, near Strawberry Reservoir (Utah):

Quote: "Approximately 1,000 homes are under threat from the Dollar Ridge Fire, with an estimate of 90 already destroyed, possibly more. The Garfield County Sheriff's Office posted details about the blaze that has reached 42,000 acres and is only four percent contained since it started July 1 on private land. In addition to the homes, power lines and oil and natural gas infrastructure are at risk. Approximately 1,100 people have been evacuated."

2018-07-05 - Wildfire grows to 103,367 acres, becomes megafire, in Costilla County (Colorado):

Quote: "In just over a week, the Spring Fire has consumed 103,357 acres as of Thursday morning, making it the third largest fire in Colorado history."

2018-07-05 - Wildfire grows to 4,900 acres, 3 homes destroyed, in Eagle County near Basalt (Colorado):

2018-07-05 - Wildfire breaks out near Liberty Lake (Washington):

2018-07-05 - Wildfire breaks out alone I-5 near Ashland (Oregon):

2018-07-05 - Wildfire breaks out in riverbed in Seely (California):

Quote: "Multiple fire agencies battled a fire that ignited at a riverbed near a local RV park in Seely, Calif. Thursday afternoon."

2018-07-05 - Wildfire burns 4,000 acres at the Mexican border southeast of Sasabe (Arizona):

2018-07-05 - Two bosque fires break out in two days in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-07-05 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Holme Pierrepont (Britain):

2018-07-05 - Plastic playground equipment plant destroyed by fire in Carrollton (Georgia):

2018-07-05 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire at 1:15 AM in Costa Mesa (California):

2018-07-05 - Deli heavily damaged by fire before 2 AM in St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-07-05 - Onion storage warehouse destroyed by fire near Parma (Idaho):

2018-07-05 - Variety store damaged by fire at 2:30 AM at strip mall in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):

2018-07-05 - Three businesses destroyed by fire at 5 AM in coastal Kitsilano, Vancouver (Canada):

2018-07-05 - Garage destroyed by fire at 12:45 AM at home in Duluth (Minnesota):

2018-07-05 - Mobile home damaged by pfire in Pflugerville (Texas):

2018-07-05 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2018-07-05 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Bluefield (West Virginia):

2018-07-05 - Home damaged by fire at 12:15 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-07-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:11 AM in Fort Wayne (Indiana), nobody there:

2018-07-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Waterford (New York):

2018-07-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:20 AM in Rockland (Maine), dog killed:

2018-07-05 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 4 AM in Mooresville (North Carolina):

2018-07-05 - Three homes destroyed by fire at 12:15 AM in Dawsonville (Georgia):

2018-07-05 - Multi-family home damaged by fire just after 1 AM in East Hartford (Connecticut):

2018-07-05 - Apartment building destroyed by fire on McCallum Road in Marshfield on Prince Edward Island (Canada):

2018-07-05 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Geneva (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-07-05 - Deadly fire burns home at 4 AM in Lithonia (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-07-05 - Deadly fire burns home and car in Springfield (Oregon), 1 killed:

2018-07-05 - Deadly fire burns home shortly before 4 AM in Danville (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-07-05 - Deadly fire burns home just before 5 AM in Milton (Delaware), 1 killed:

2018-07-05 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Mobile (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-07-05 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Charleston (West Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-07-05 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire just after 6 AM in Amarillo (Texas):

2018-07-05 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours in Madison County (Alabama):

2018-07-05 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Mathews (Alabama):

2017-07-05 - Vacant photography studio burns inside mixed-use building in Wyandotte (Michigan):

2018-07-05 - Vacant pub destroyed by fire in Hanson (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - Watery deaths continue rising in New Jersey:

Quote: "The number of people who have died in New Jersey water-related deaths continues to rise, with 15 dead since the beginning of May."

Quote: "The line of water deaths extends a trend that began last year, when 34 people died in New Jersey last spring and summer. Now a new list of water tragedies has begun (see list below)."

2018-07-05 - Man in his 30s drops dead along railroad tracks, and man, around 30, found dead in canal, in Yakima County (Washington):

2018-07-05 - Couple found dead in the median along road near Patancheru (India):

2018-07-05 - Three girls, 10, 12 and 14, found dead in the Girwa River in Bihar (India):

2018-07-05 - Two boys, 10 and 11, die while swimming in rainwater in Kasur (Pakistan):

2018-07-05 - Man, 56, has 'medical issue' and dies in Buckmaster Pond in Westwood (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The man who drowned in Buckmaster Pond Thursday afternoon has been identified. Westwood Police said James Kane, 56, appeared to suffer a medical issue before submerging in the water around 2:20 p.m."

Quote: "Kane's death is the third drowning in Massachusetts over the last 24 hours."

2018-07-05 - Boy, 13, dies after being pulled from Bell Pond in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - Man, 20, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Destin (Florida):

2018-07-05 - Young man has 'medical problem' and, goes into cardiac arrest at festival, dies shortly later, in Rothbury (Michigan):

Quote: "Hollywood filmmaker Rod Lurie says his son died days after suffering a medical problem at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury."

2018-07-05 - Man, 48, has 'medical condition', collapses on street, gets hit by vehicle and killed, in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Bridgeport police say 48-year-old Derek Franklin was crossing the street when he apparently collapsed due to some type of medical condition. Authorities say a passing minivan then struck him, leaving Franklin pinned beneath the vehicle. Police say first responders worked to free the victim and rush him to Bridgeport Hospital, but he died several hours later."

2018-07-05 - Child, 5, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2018-07-05 - Man, 56, found dead in motel swimming pool in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas), 500 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Corpus Christi Police say a man found a body in an Ocean Drive motel swimming pool this evening.  A Bay Shore Inn motel customer made the grisly discovery this evening and police were called around 7:00 p.m. Police say the victim found at the bottom of the swimming pool is a 56-year-old man."

2018-07-05 - Man, 37, found dead in Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (Texas):

2018-07-05 - Man, 31, dies in Lake Granbury (Texas), beach closed:

2018-07-05 - Man, 44, found dead in Lewisville Lake, and man, 19, found dead in Grapevine Lake (Texas):

Quote: "A 44-year-old man, whose name has not been released, disappeared after swimming in Lewisville Lake on Wednesday evening, according to Texas Game Wardens. His body was found Thursday by Lewisville firefighters near the shore of the lake park. The body of a 19-year-old man from Flower Mound who fell out of a sailboat Tuesday on Grapevine Lake was found around 3 p.m Thursday. His identity has not been released."

2018-07-05 - Man, 58, found dead in Lake Leon near Eastland (Texas):

2018-07-05 - Woman found dead in creek at Arroyo Viejo Creek Park in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-07-05 - Man found dead in canal at Mill Creek Park in Bakersfield (California):

2018-07-05 - Man found dead in Wittman Lake in Madera County (California):

2018-07-05 - Man found dead in the water at beach in coastal Long Beach (California):

2018-07-05 - Man, 19, dies in the water at quarry near Fredericktown (Missouri):

2018-07-05 - Man in his 40s found dead in the Fox River in Elgin (Illinois):

2018-07-05 - Boy, 17, found dead in the Elk River in Clendenin (West Virginia):

2018-07-05 - Man, 36, dies in the water at beach at coastal Assateague Island National Seashore (Maryland):

2018-07-05 - Man, 41, dies in the water trying to help children, in coastal Mattituck Inlet (New York):

2018-07-05 - Man, 18, found dead in Catskill Creek near Catskill (New York):

2018-07-05 - Man, 20 to 35, found dead in Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park (Michigan):

2018-07-05 - Man, 52, drops dead outside property in coastal Sea Isle City (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Boy, 14, dies in pond in Mays Landing (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Man, firefighter, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Surf City (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Man, 62, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Man, 52, dies after being pulled from the Raritan River in Bridgewater (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Man, 52, drops dead at RV park on Alabama River Parkway in Millbrook (Alabama):

2018-07-05 - Man found dead in the Mississippi River in Keokuk (Iowa):

2018-07-05 - Man, 34 or 35, has 'medical condition' and drops dead at jail in Montgomery County (Tennessee):

2018-07-05 - Man, 52, has 'medical condition' and dies after crash in Craven County (North Carolina):

Quote: "The NC Highway Patrol says that a dump truck driver died from a medical condition following a 3-vehicle wreck on July 4th."

2018-07-05 - Person found dead in car at Kroger store in Worthington (Ohio):

2018-07-05 - Woman, 77, drops dead on Harvard Street in Rochester (New York):

2018-07-05 - Man, 62, found dead in the water next to empty 'ghost boat' at Whiskey Lake north of Massey, Ontario (Canada):

2018-07-05 - Man in his 50s found dead in tent near the Black Bridge in Duncan (Canada):

2018-07-05 - Man, 49, found dead in Bendigo Creek in Bendigo (Australia):

Quote: "His death is not being treated as suspicious."

2018-07-05 - College student, man, 25, found dead in Loch Lomond (Scotland):

2018-07-05 - Driver has 'medical emergency', box truck slams into tree, in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver was traveling north on Granite Street when police believe the person had some medical emergency, didn't slow down and drove into the tree."

2018-07-05 - Man in his 40s has 'medical episode' car crashes into several vehicles, on I-85 near Flat Shoals Road in South Fulton County (Georgia), 1 killed:

Quote: "A medical emergency triggered Thursday’s deadly multivehicle crash on Flat Shoals Road in South Fulton, police said. A man in his 40s lost control of his vehicle due to the unknown medical episode, causing him to hit several other vehicles, police said. He was dead when police arrived."

2018-07-05 - Man, 75, has 'medical episode', swipes semi, in Salt Lake City (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "Salt Lake City police believe a 75-year-old man likely suffered a medical episode before side swiping a semitrailer Thursday morning. The incident happened about 9:15 a.m. near 500 N. Redwood Road. Witnesses told police that the man was slumped over his steering wheel before he hit the semi. He was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition and was not expected to survive."

2018-07-05 - Man, 78, has 'medical episode', car hits two pedestrians on beach in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida), 2 injured:

Quote: "The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says an elderly driver struck two people on the beach after suffering a 'medical episode,' which caused him to veer out of the traffic lane at low speed."

2018-07-05 - Small plane's landing gear collapses, plane runs off runway, bursts into flame, in coastal Port Orange (Florida), 2 injured:

Quote: "The Federal Aviation Administration said the Swearingen SX-300, an experimental aircraft, veered off Runway 6 and caught fire after its left landing gear collapsed. Officials said the pilot of the plane, 61-year-old John Wilson was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. His passenger, 35-year-old Matthew Simmons, suffered injuries that are not life-threatening."

2018-07-05 - Small plane crashes into trees in Louisburg (North Carolina), 1 lightly injured:

2018-07-05 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway and crashes, at Smith Mountain Lake Airport in Moneta (Virginia):

2018-07-05 - Small plane crashes into ravine at takeoff from airport in coastal Sechelt (Canada), engine failure, 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-07-05 - Small plane crashes in Mae Hong Son Province (Thailand), engine failure, 3 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Rescuers rushed an injured Army trooper to hospital and retrieved three bodies after an Army Cessna 182 light aeroplane crashed in Mae Hong Son province near the Myanmar border on Thursday."

2018-07-05 - Empty 'ghost boat' found on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee (Wisconsin), 38-year-old man missing:

2018-07-05 - Passenger train derails at 3:05 AM near Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan (Canada), 2 lightly injured:

2018-07-05 - Transit bus crashes into cars, runs over man in kiddie pool and kills him, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "'I'm really concerned that the bus driver was having a seizure because that's what a lot of people are saying out here,' said neighbor Michael."

2018-07-05 - Car-hauler and tractor trailer crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton (Massachusetts):

2018-07-05 - SUV slams into pedestrians on lakeside patio on Lake Chelan in Chelan (Washington), 4 injured:

Quote: "Officials say the cause of the accident could be medically-related."

2018-07-05 - SUV veers off road, crashes into swimming pool at home in Sterling Heights (Michigan), 1 injured:

2018-07-05 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on I-495 in Middleborough (Massachusetts), 3 injured:

2018-07-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into utility pole, in coastal Milford (Connecticut), 1 injured:

Quote: "The man was alone in the car when he struck a utility pole around 4:13 p.m. on Milford Point Road and Benson Street. 'Preliminary investigation revealed that the ... operator may have suffered some type of medical issue prior to the collision,' Public Information Officer Mike DeVito said."

2018-07-05 - Car veers off road before 5:30 AM, hits pole and motel, bursts into flame, in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-07-05 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills man at Bhavanisagar Dam (India):

2018-07-05 - Building partially collapses in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2018-07-05 - Building collapses in Glouster (Ohio):

2018-07-05 - Façade collapses off mall and damages nine cars in River Edge (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Railroad bridge partially collapses in downtown Syracuse (New York):

2018-07-05 - Apartment building collapses in Zarqa (Jordan), 3+ killed, 7+ injured:

2018-07-05 - Train station ceiling partially collapses in Rome (Italy):!x37EvT9O9ziHodb17wetFA/

2018-07-05 - Boy, 8, pulled unconscious from community swimming pool in Huntsville (Alabama):

2018-07-05 - Man disappears into the Delaware River while tubing in Elizabeth (New Jersey):

2018-07-05 - Man, 61, falls into the water and disappears into Lake St. Catherine in Poultney (Vermont):

2018-07-05 - Unusual magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes Gatwick Airport (Britain):

Quote: "Another earthquake has hit Surrey, less than a week after two tremors were felt in the area. Tremors were felt by passengers at Gatwick Airport as well as residents across Surrey and West Sussex. The region has been struck by a series of quakes in recent months for the first time in 50 years. An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 was recorded at 10.53am on Thursday in Newdigate at a depth of three miles (5km), the British Geological Survey (BGS) said."

2018-07-05 - Dust storm hits in and around Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-07-05 - Lightning strike injures man at rec center in Durham (North Carolina):

2018-07-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Japan:

2018-07-05 - Heavy rain and flooding kills 10 people in Nigeria:

2018-07-05 - Twin waterspouts filmed off Dekle Beach (Florida):

2018-07-05 - Something massive struck Uranus once upon a time, claims new paper:


  1. I knew, when I posted the story, that you'd somehow bring up Uranus in a funny way. Skully and Molder did it right.

    The powerful "super typhoon Maria" to threaten lives and property next week as it heads for China

    Drought emergency expanding through the breadbasket of America as the entire state of Kansas is under some stage of drought

    Breathing problems to asthma attacks and bush fires as temperatures reach 117 deg F (47.22 deg C) in Southern California: Records tumble

    Experts Warn Of Chaos For The U.S. Economy As China Declares That “The Biggest Trade War In Economic History” Has Begun

    Nothing is going to be the same after this. On Friday, the United States hit China with 34 billion dollars in tariffs, and China immediately responded with similar tariffs. If it stopped there, this trade war between the United States and China would not be catastrophic for the global economy. But it isn’t going to stop there. Donald Trump is already talking about hitting China with an additional 500 billion dollars in tariffs, which would essentially cover pretty much everything that China exports to the U.S. in a typical year. The Chinese have accused Trump of starting “the biggest trade war in economic history”, and they are pledging to fight for as long as it takes. As I discussed yesterday, the only way that one side is going to “win” this trade war is if the other side completely backs down, and that simply is not going to happen. So there is going to be economic pain, and that pain is likely to intensify for as long as this trade war persists. U.S. businesses that will be affected by foreign tariffs are already cutting back production and laying off workers, and CNN is reporting that 1,300 products have suddenly become more expensive for U.S. consumers. There will be nowhere that anyone can hide from this trade war, and it will ultimately affect every single man, woman and child in the entire country. [more]

    Black Bear News 7.6.18 Global warming may be twice what climate models predict [~ 40 min. video]

    ‘Super Polluting’ Trucks Receive Loophole on Pruitt’s Last Day

    In the final hours of Scott Pruitt’s tenure as administrator, the Environmental Protection Agency moved on Friday to effectively grant a loophole that will allow a major increase in the manufacturing of a diesel freight truck that produces as much as 55 times the air pollution as trucks that have modern emissions controls.

    The move by the E.P.A. came after intense lobbying by a small set of manufacturers that sell glider trucks, which use old engines built before new technologies significantly reduced emissions of particulates and nitrogen oxide that are blamed for asthma, lung cancer and other ailments.

    The shift in agency policy came quietly late Friday, the last day of work for Mr. Pruitt, who resigned after several ethics scandals. But agency officials confirmed to The New York Times that, through the end of 2019, the E.P.A. will not enforce an annual cap of 300 gliders per manufacturer that had been imposed in January. [more]

    [this guy didn't read the memo]
    We’ll All Be Paying for Scott Pruitt for Ages [about 5 yrs]

    [more below]

  2. West Fire burns numerous structures at Alpine, California

    Tornado observed near Weston Pass fire in Colorado

    Wildland firefighters have enough to worry about, but Thursday a tornado briefly touched down just south of the Weston Pass Fire, then while receding back into the cloud it moved directly over the fire. [more]

    Saturday, 7 July 2018
    Kilauea update - 07/06/2018

    Quakes Collapse Large Section of Kilauea Summit [~ 2.25 min. video]

    Leaked Chinese Memo Warns Of "Thucydides Trap" With US, "War Is Unavoidable"

    The Japan Times reports that the authors of the documents argue that "strong military might is important for a country to grow from being big to being strong," and that the US, Russia and Japan are examples of this, and would avoid the "Thucydides Trap" - a deadly competition between superpowers first identified by anicient Greek historian Thucydides who explained: "It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable."
    China believes that Military reforms, therefore, are a significant "turning point" for any given emerging country to "overtake a slower vehicle on a curve," says the document - referring to the United States is in decline. [more]

    More APPALLING science on MASS CLOUDSEEDING in EIGHT States [~ 26 min. Naomi Wolf video]

    [continued below]

  3. Abrupt climate change: Drought and crop failures

    It is a simple truth that the vast majority want to ignore, that flora and fauna are unable to adapt to rapid changes in their environment such as abrupt climate change.

    We are in the early stages of this. Wait for simultaneous crop failures.

    No one wants the truth.

    [consists of many embedded stories, below, some we've seen]

    Ireland in state of ‘absolute drought’ as heatwave continues

    Farmers are becoming anxious about the impact of the heat on crops and livestock.

    Ireland: Potato prices to rise as weather affects yields

    Scotland: Farmers warn of crisis amid 'drought'

    UK: Farmers fear heatwave will hit crop yields and increase costs

    Germany: "The situation in many areas is dramatic,"

    Australia drought: Record dry spell crippling farmers with worse still to come

    Australia: Long dry in Broken Hill worst in living memory, mass emu deaths

    Catastrophic drought threatens Iraq as major dams in surrounding countries cut off water to its great rivers

    Cloud Theft: Top Iranian General Accuses Israel Of "Stealing Its Rain"

    53 And Counting! Heat Wave Breaks Records In Iran, Across The Caucasus

    Low sea ice concentration in Antarctica IN WINTER!!

    Africa may have witnessed its all-time hottest temperature Thursday: 124 degrees in Algeria

    [embedded stories]

    Africa’s Hottest Reliably Measured Temperature on Record: 124.3°F on Thursday in Algeria

    Historic flood hits Des Moines after more than a foot of rain overnight, Iowa

    Heatwave continues: Ireland faces hottest day in 40 years

    Record rainfall forecast for much of Japan

    Australia: Taste of summer in July as mercury hits record-breaking 25.2

    Three Hundred Foot Tall ‘Fire Tsunami’ Burns Through Colorado

    60 percent of bees lost over winter in Virginia

    It's Ridiculously Hot and Smoky in Siberia now

    Hundreds of thousands evacuated in Japan as 'historic' rain falls; four dead.

    Flooding of river Nenska cuts Tchuberi village of Mestia from rest of Georgia

    Hottest financial year on record BOM data shows

    Syracuse [NY] is sweating through its hottest early July in 107 years

    Wildfires rage in West as drought, heat wave take a toll

    Another Day of Heat from the Tennessee Valley to New England

    July warmth wafts across NSW

    Lapland's northernmost village nearly scores heat record

    Melting bitumen leaves motorists 'sinking' into Queensland road, destroys tyres

    Bin lorry sinks into tarmac as UK swelters in heatwave

    Flash floods in Italy

    [after all that, it's actually pleasant here in PA today, the heatwave is gone; next week should stay warm but not sweltering]

  4. The Watchman's Report #2 - World Events - Dust creating a "lensing effect" = HOT [~ 24 min. MrMBB333 video]

    Graph of the Day: Increase of airborne black carbon density in India from 2005 to 2016

    Australia farmers shift on climate change and want a say on energy – “We have turned quite a corner. Overwhelmingly, I think it’s got to the point where the science is very acceptable.”

    Out in the bush, far from the ritualised political jousting in Canberra, attitudes are changing. Regional Australia has turned the corner when it comes to acknowledging the reality of climate change, says the woman now charged with safeguarding the interests of farmers in Canberra.
    Fiona Simson, a mixed farmer and grazier from the Liverpool plains in northern New South Wales, and the president of the National Farmers’ Federation, says people on the land can’t and won’t ignore what is right before their eyes. “We have been experiencing some wild climate variability,” Simson tells Guardian Australia’s politics podcast. “It’s in people’s face”.
    [more; wait til they get to stage 2 - it ain't gettin' better]

    [coming to a country near you]
    Tens of thousands go hungry after Kenya floods – “They have nothing to go back to. Their homes and crops have been destroyed and they have not been given any help to rebuild their lives.”

    After a severe drought last year, East Africa was hit by two months of heavy rains, disrupting the lives of millions of people in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Uganda.

    Tens of thousands of survivors of Kenya's worst floods in recent years are living on the brink with barely enough food to eat two months after the disaster, aid workers warned on Wednesday, calling on authorities to provide increased funding and support.
    Incessant heavy rainfall in March and April caused dams and rivers in parts of the East African nation to overflow, submerging crops and washing away homes. At least 186 people died and more than 300,000 others were forced to flee.

    While water levels have receded and many people have returned home, aid workers in the worst affected coastal region of Tana River county said most of those displaced were still living in camps with little means of survival. [more]

    [more below]

  5. Appalachia’s $84 billion secret: China and U.S. plan massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia – “Most people have no clue how much more damage is coming if it doesn’t stop. The industry doesn’t want people to know about this.”

    The biggest energy project you’ve never heard of commonly goes by the acronym ASTH—the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub. This massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia and Pennsylvania would be the largest infrastructure in the region’s history, consisting of hundreds of miles of pipelines, fracked gas processing facilities, and underground storage of petrochemicals and fracked gas liquids. [more]

    Northern Barents Sea warms dramatically – Sea-ice area around Svalbard lowest ever recorded

    The northern Barents Sea is an Arctic warming hotspot, says Sigrid Lind with the Marine Research Institute in Tromsø, Norway. Changes go from Arctic to Atlantic climate, concludes a study Lind and other scientists have made. The results are published in a recent article in Nature. [more]

    Trump’s Interior Department plans to let people kill endangered red wolves – “FWS is passing a death sentence on an animal as American as the bald eagle”

    [and kill they will]

    2017 was the second-worst year on record for global deforestation – “We are trying to put out a house fire with a teaspoon”

    [we've seen this report, but this article has more detail]

    [if you ever saw the opening scene of 2001 by A.C. Clark . . .]
    Panama monkeys may have just stumbled into the Stone Age - footage shows tool use

    Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off eastern Japan

    Man killed by lightning strike in Kingston, Tennessee

    Man killed by lightning strike in Russellville, Arkansas

    Lightning kills roofer in Kansas City, Missouri

    Storm batters Dubai with over 200 accidents reported - Residents share footage

    Massive Deadly Heatwaves: A Consequence of Abrupt Climate Change

    Torrential rain, floods and landslides leave 15 dead and 50 missing in Japan

    What are these mysterious flashes in the sky over New Jersey?

    These mysterious flashes were captured on video in the sky over New Jersey. It’s absolutely not the typical light in the sky you are used to see. This one’s much stranger: [see video; whoa]