Saturday, August 4, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-03

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

2018-08-03 - Ocean temps the warmest ever recorded off La Jolla (California):

Quote: "The sea surface temperature at the Scripps Pier in La Jolla hit 78.6 degrees on Wednesday, the highest reading in the pier’s 102-year history, according to UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography."

2018-08-03 - Passenger plane bursts into flame before takeoff in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia):

Quote: "An Indian plane was evacuated this morning after it had caught fire as it was about to take off from Saudi Arabia and head to the city of Mumbai. The plane was at the King Khalid bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Riyadh. The plane, which was carrying 172 passengers along with the crew members, has been evacuated without casualties."

2018-08-03 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in coastal Helsinki (Finland):

Quote: "Some 140 passengers and crew on a Czech Airlines Airbus plane were evacuated in Helsinki on Friday afternoon, apparently because of smoke detected in the aircraft, reports to Finnish news agency STT..."

Note: These are the 129th and 130th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-03 - Underground electrical fire breaks out and spews foul-smelling smoke for an hour in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "A smoking manhole fire spewed a foul-smelling grayish haze into the air on the Upper West Side for at least an hour Friday morning, freaking out the neighborhood."

2018-08-03 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap metal burns, in Breckenridge (Michigan):

2018-08-03 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap cars and metal burn, in coastal Saint Sampson on the island of Guernsey (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Auto auction yard erupts in flame shortly before 2 AM in East Windsor (Connecticut):

2018-08-03 - Landfill fire breaks out between Longview and Kilgore (Texas):

2018-08-03 - Bog fire could smolder underground for weeks, months or even years in coastal Richmond (Canada):

Quote: "The wildfire on the Department of National Defense (DND) lands in central Richmond has been contained but could burn underground for weeks, months or even years, according to experts in the field."

2018-08-03 - Fraser River in Canada is now so warm it may kill migrating sockeye salmon:

2018-08-03 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits five bodies of water in Oxfordshire (Britain):

Quote: "The Environment Agency has confirmed Croft Lake in Northmoor, near Witney, Baulking Lake in Faringdon, Ladygrove Lakes in Didcot, Jubilee Lake in Bicester and the Bicester Abingdon Marina have all tested positive for the substance which can kill animals and cause a rash in humans."

2018-08-03 - Chemical plant damaged by dock fire on the Mississippi River in St. Rose (Louisiana):

2018-08-03 - Recycling center hit by fire, 8,000 tons of rubbish burns, in Brentford (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Wildfire complex grows to 157,450 acres in Mendocino County (California):

Quote: "The Mendocino Complex Fire grew to 157,450 acres (63,700 hectares) late Friday, about half the size of Los Angeles, forcing nearly 16,000 homeowners to flee a blaze that has destroyed 88 structures about 93 miles (150 km) north of San Francisco, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire)."

2018-08-03 - Wildfire grows to 77,207 acres and sends people fleeing as it spreads into Yosemite National Park (California):

Quote: "Yosemite Valley residents are in the process of fleeing their homes."

Quote: "Earlier in the day, and farther north in the park, another spot fire jumped the Merced River and started burning near Crane Creek. Crews are working to build containment lines between that fire and the Foresta community."

2018-08-03 - Wildfire grows to 14,750 acres near coastal Waikoloa (Hawaii):

2018-08-03 - Wildfire grows to 3,600 acres near Davenport (Washington):

2018-08-03 - Wildfire grows to 14,500 acres in the Columbia River Gorge near Wishram (Washington):

2018-08-03 - Wildfire grows to 33,591 acres along the Rogue River near Galice (Oregon):

2018-08-03 - Wildfire breaks out and destroys three homes in Waxahachie (Texas):

2018-08-03 - Wildfire breaks out, burns cars and salvage yard, threatens homes, in Alvord (Texas):

Quote: "The fire started near Barclay Salvage Yard off of County Road 2931 in Alvord, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service."

Quote: "Explosions could be heard throughout the afternoon. Fire officials told WFAA that those were cars being swallowed by fire."

2018-08-03 - Wildfire breaks out and grows quickly to 7,000 acres near I-84 between Snowville and Tremonton (Utah):

2018-08-03 - Wildfire grows to 26,961 acres along the Similkameen River (Canada):

2018-08-03 - Wildfire grows to 2,965 acres, jumps highway, in Kootenay National Park (Canada):

2018-08-03 - Boat bursts into flame in Long Island Sound near lighthouse in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

Quote: "Today’s vehicle fire is a boat in Long Island Sound out past the lighthouse in Fairfield."

2018-08-03 - Boat explodes and burns on the St. Croix River in Hudson (Minnesota):

Quote: "Police in Hudson say a boat was being launched into the St. Croix River when it exploded Friday evening."

2018-08-03 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Auckland (New Zealand), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 717th, 718th and 719th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-03 - Three tractor trailers go up in flames at 3 AM while parked at public works facility in Oneida (New York):

Note: Three DPW trucks just went up in flames the morning before too, at 3:41 AM in Annsville (New York), about 16 miles from this Oneida fire, mentioned in the 2018-08-02 update...

2018-08-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-495 near Andover (Massachusetts):

2018-08-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on Highway 17 in Ravenel (South Carolina):

2018-08-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 2 in Devils Lake (North Dakota):

2018-08-03 - Tractor, historic barn and hay destroyed by fire just before 1:30 AM on Buckley Lane in Lawrenceburg (Kentucky):

Quote: "The fire destroyed a tractor, about 100 bales of hay and the family barn quilt."

2018-08-03 - Three tractors, truck and shed destroyed by explosion and fire in Kurnool (India), 11+ killed:

Quote: "At least eleven persons were killed in an explosion in a granite quarry in Aluru mandal of Kurnool district on Friday night. Three tractors, a lorry and a shed, under which the workers were taking shelter, were gutted in the fire, police said."

2018-08-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the E19 near Brussels (Belgium):

2018-08-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A34 between Chilton and Compton (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Collingbourne Ducis (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Tractor and muck spreader destroyed by fire in Billingsley, Bridgnorth (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Brigg Road in coastal Barton-upon-Humber (Britain):

Quote: "Brigg Road, Barton Upon Humber, Barton Upon Humber. Fri 3 Aug 2018 18:47 (No:16985) Combine harvester on fire. Approximately twenty litres of foam concentrate, two hose reels and two dry power extinguishers in use. Incident left with farmer."

Note: Right across the river from Hull...

2018-08-03 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Caistor Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Caistor Road, Grimsby. Fri 3 Aug 2018 09:51 (No:16858) Small fire in combine harvester. 1 dry powder extinguisher in use by farm personnel prior to arrival. 1 hose reel and thermal imaging camera in use by hfrs. Incident left with Lincolnshire crew."

Note: These are the 1659th-1674th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-03 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in the wee hours on street in coastal Javea (Spain):

2018-08-03 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the A1 in Colsterworth (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Box truck bursts into flame at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville (Georgia):

2018-08-03 - RV bursts into flame on Ohio 89 near Jeromesville (Ohio):

Note: This is the 347th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-03 - Van bursts into flame on I-10 in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-08-03 - SUV bursts into flame in parking lot in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

2018-08-03 - SUV bursts into flame at McDonald's in Effingham (Illinois):

2018-08-03 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 2 in Colchester (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Three pickup trucks destroyed by fire in the wee hours while parked near towing business in Corbin (Kentucky):

2018-08-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 101 near Garberville (California):

2018-08-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 6:05 AM on Highway C near De Soto (Missouri):

2018-08-03 - Twelve cars go up in flames at midnight while parked at the Port Authority in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "A fire reported around midnight Thursday damaged at least 12 cars and left a police officer injured at the Port Authority facility in Newark, authorities said. The cars had been parked on Craneway Street in an auto processing lot on Port Newark property, according to Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey."

2018-08-03 - At least six cars go up in flames in parking lot at business in Fulton County (Georgia):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, ignites brush fire, near the Red River near Burkburnett (Texas):

Quote: "Firefighters are cleaning up after a car fire spread to a house Friday evening and also caused a grass fire."

Quote: "Ryalls said the vehicle was destroyed and there is moderate damage to the house, and they burned in front of the grass fire so it would not go toward the Red River."

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked at credit union in Del Rio (Texas):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Miami (Florida):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at home, home ignites nearby half an hour later, in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on Route 8 near Beacon Falls (Connecticut):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on Lincoln Avenue in East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on State Road 56 in Jasper (Indiana):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame at 5 PM then again at 2 AM the following morning, in coastal Yandaran (Australia):

Quote: "A spokeswoman said the same car had gone up in flames about 5pm the previous day. 'It was the same car that caught fire again. It had tape around it ... It just reignited,' she said."

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on the Peak Downs Highway in Queensland (Australia):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame at market on Mildura Street in Dyshwick (Australia):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame at 5:49 AM near river in Lakatamia on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on the M90 in coastal Fife (Scotland):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on Ringwood Road in Walkford (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 in Carlisle (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A31 near Ringwood (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Car bursts into flame on Buckingham Road in Bletchley (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 3 August, 2.51pm Car fire, Buckingham Road, Bletchley. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet."

2018-08-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame at service station along US 41 near Henderson (Kentucky):

2018-08-03 - Lawn mower bursts into flame inside garage, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in New Ulm (Minnesota):

2018-08-03 - Delivery trucks and business destroyed by fire before 4 AM in Clintonville (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A fire early Friday morning destroyed a building in downtown Clintonville. AHT Wisconsin Windows parks its delivery trucks in the warehouse-style building. The fire call first came in before 4:00 a.m. Friday."

2018-08-03 - Industrial building damaged by fire near Cedar Springs (Michigan):

2018-08-03 - Garage destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Ross Township (Ohio):

2018-08-03 - Cabin destroyed by fire at Spring Creek Marina on the Middle Concho River in San Angelo (Texas), nobody there:

2018-08-03 - Cabin destroyed by fire at 2:50 AM in Iron (Minnesota), nobody there:

2018-08-03 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Chartiers Township (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

2018-08-03 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Clearwater (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-08-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:31 AM in coastal Washington DC:

2018-08-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 7 AM in McKees Rocks (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2018-08-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on Tolbert Road in Bellevue (Tennessee), nobody there:

2018-08-03 - Home destroyed by fire before 6 AM near Indianola (Iowa):

2018-08-03 - Home destroyed by fire just after 4:30 AM in Worthington (West Virginia):

2018-08-03 - Home destroyed by fire hours after new owners move in, in Bellingham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Neighbors said the family just bought the house and the moving trucks had left earlier in the afternoon."

2018-08-03 - Duplex under construction heavily damaged by fire at 5:06 AM in Portland (Oregon):

2018-08-03 - Apartment building damaged by fire on West Longspur Boulevard in Austin (Texas):

2018-08-03 - Apartment building damaged by fire shortly before 7 AM in Longview (Washington), 1 injured:

2018-08-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire shortly before midnight in Lakewood (New Jersey):

2018-08-03 - Deadly fire burns home in Sheboygan Falls (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-08-03 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2:30 AM in Atlanta (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-08-03 - Vacant garage burns in Tonica (Illinois):

2018-08-03 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire in Trussville (Alabama):

2018-08-03 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire at 5:09 AM in Springhill (Canada):

2018-08-03 - Fish continue being wiped out by red tide along the coast in Florida, red tide now spreading northward:

2018-08-03 - Man and son, 47 and 17, die in the water near coastal Dauphin Island (Alabama):

2018-08-03 - Couple found dead at home in Wichita (Kansas):

Quote: "Wichita police say the deaths of two people appear to be related to carbon monoxide poisoning. Emergency crews found two people dead early Thursday in south Wichita. Officer Charley Davidson says police believe the two deaths were carbon monoxide related. Wichita media reported that neighbors reported smelling a strong gas odor at the time the bodies were found."

Note: So if carbon monoxide is what killed them then what was that 'strong gas odor' that neighbors smelled, and why don't they think that THAT might be what killed them? Carbon monoxide, the so-called 'silent killer', is odorless, so it's certain that nobody smelled carbon monoxide. This reminds me of one of the 'ocean outgassing events' that happened on the coast in California, in 2013 in Santa Monica Bay. A 'foul odor' hit Santa Monica and sickened a bunch of people and the authorities blamed a 'naturally occurring methane release' from the ocean. All well and good, except methane is odorless. I don't doubt that there was an outgassing event from the ocean, and I don't doubt that methane was released, but the foul odor was hydrogen sulfide and that's also probably what sickened the people. Ever since that bit of obvious deception from the authorities - blaming a foul odor on an odorless gas - I've always been skeptical when they do the same thing, and 'strong gas odor' and carbon monoxide don't jibe any better than 'foul odor' and methane did. Hydrogen sulfide, which has a 'rotten egg' odor just like the odorant added to otherwise odorless natural gas, might be described by people as a 'strong gas odor' and, being deadly, it might kill a couple of people too...

2018-08-03 - Man has 'medical episode' then fire breaks out in home and burns him to death, in Chino Valley (Arizona):

Quote: "According to Chino Valley Police Department Public Information Officer Vincent Schaan, it is the body of a male subject who had a medical episode late Thursday night, Aug. 2. The fire began afterwards and there were no signs of foul play, Schaan said. 'The fire appears to have started in the kitchen area,' Schaan said, noting that without being able to deal with what happened in the kitchen, the fire spread."

2018-08-03 - Man, 79, found dead in swimming pool at Creekmore Apartments in Denison (Texas):

2018-08-03 - Woman, 42, found dead in pond near church in Cedar Park (Texas):

Note: A transit bus just burst into flame at 6:27 AM in Cedar Park too, mentioned in the 2018-07-31 update...

2018-08-03 - Man, 70, dies in the water while launching boat in canal near Lake Kerr in Salt Springs (Florida):

2018-08-03 - Firefighter, man, 68, has 'medical emergency' and dies after call, in Englishtown (New Jersey):

Quote: "DiBenedetto, 68, died after suffering a medical emergency Tuesday morning, hours after responding to a carbon monoxide alarm along with others in the department."

2018-08-03 - Man, 43, found dead in stream in coastal Leonardtown (Maryland):

2018-08-03 - Person drops dead in yard at home in Colchester (Connecticut):

2018-08-03 - Man, 21, found dead in Marian Lake (Canada):

2018-08-03 - Man, 63, found dead in harbor in coastal Tuktoyaktuk (Canada):

2018-08-03 - Man, 20, found dead in the Red River near Lachute (Canada):

2018-08-03 - Person found dead on rooftop in Calgary (Canada):

2018-08-03 - Person found dead along Campbell Road near marina in West Kelowna (Canada):

2018-08-03 - Woman, 25-30, drops dead along road near Khanna (India):

2018-08-03 - Man, movie director, drops dead at home in Virugambakkam area in coastal Chennai (India):

2018-08-03 - Man in his 30s found dead in park in Ashton-under-Lyne (Britain):

2018-08-03 - Garbage truck driver, man in his 40s, has 'medical emergency' at 6:45 AM, truck slams into pole, in Warren (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say the driver apparently suffered some type of medical emergency before he lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole in the median, causing the traffic signals and power lines to come down across the southbound lanes."

2018-08-03 - Tow truck driver has 'medical issue', truck crashes into three vehicles, on Highway 400 in Barrie (Canada), 3 injured:

Quote: "A medical issue was the catalyst that started the chain of events resulting in a four-vehicle collision on Highway 400 between Duckworth and Bayfield Streets on Thursday at about 5:30 p.m. 'The tow truck driver had a medical issue, which initiated the collision,' said OPP Const. Lauren Ball when reached for an interview on Friday morning."

2018-08-03 - Man, 61, has 'medical episode', car crashes into wall, in Miami Gardens (Florida), near the coast, 1 killed:

Quote: "According to Miami Gardens Police, the 61-year-old victim was traveling eastbound on Northwest 167th Street when he suffered a medical episode."

2018-08-03 - Woman has 'medical episode' shortly after midnight, car crashes into retaining wall, in Omaha (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "Omaha police believe the woman had a medical episode that caused her to leave the road near 30th and U streets shortly after midnight."

2018-08-03 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, crashes down embankment, in Greenville (South Carolina):

2018-08-03 - Small plane crash-lands near Hamilton (Canada), 1 lightly injured:

2018-08-03 - Tanker truck overturns near creek, bursts into flame, on the New York State Thruway near Phelps (New York):

2018-08-03 - Garbage truck and pickup truck crash, fire erupts, in Live Oak Springs (California), 1 injured:

2018-08-03 - Van veers over centerline, hits semi, near Marceline (Missouri), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2018-08-03 - Unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent from 4.0 percent:

2018-08-03 - Sinkhole opens on street in Louisville (Kentucky):

2018-08-03 - Sinkhole opens under truck in Davenport (Iowa):

2018-08-03 - Sinkhole opens on the Bruce Highway near the Sunshine Coast (Australia):

2018-08-03 - Water main breaks in Burkburnett (Texas):

2018-08-03 - Three buildings collapse separately in Lucknow (India), 3 killed:

2018-08-03 - Teen boy found unconscious and in cardiac arrest next to the water at Buccaneer Bay water park in Hudson (Florida):

Quote: "A frightening scene at Buccaneer Bay today, after patrons discovered an unconscious teenager lying next to the water. Witnesses say a 16-year-old boy appeared to be in cardiac arrest due to a possible drowning."

2018-08-03 - Man, 44, pulled unconscious from the water at Norway Lake in Norway (Maine):

2018-08-03 - Man, 73, has 'medical episode' and topples into canal in Fresno (California):

Quote: "A southeast Fresno man is in critical condition at the hospital Friday, after he fell into a canal. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said it would be worse if his neighbors weren't there to help. Around 9:30 a.m., Helene Blue called 911 to alert authorities of a man who had fallen into a canal. It happened at the canal by Butler Avenue and De Witt. Blue and her neighbor, Kate Kellenberger, saw the 73-year-old earlier on the path along the canal during their morning walk. When they were walking back, they noticed the man's dog barking at the water. That's when they noticed him face-down in the canal. Authorities don't know what exactly happened, but it's believed he might have had a medical episode."

2018-08-03 - Paul Beckwith, Gary Null and Kevin Hester analyze the rapidly unfolding climate catastrophe:

2018-08-03 - Andrew Glikson on abrupt climate change and the Orwellian Newspeak of the media:

2018-08-03 - Unrelenting heat and humidity will soon make regions uninhabitable:

2018-08-03 - Heatwave continues to bake Spain and Portugal:

2018-08-03 - Lightning strike kills 2 people in Juuka (Finland):

2018-08-03 - Tornado touches down and causes damage near Alonsa (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-08-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Lynchburg (Virginia):

2018-08-03 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides destroy military camp in Arunachal (India):

2018-08-03 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (China), 20 killed, 8 missing:

2018-08-03 - Disturbing 'suicide challenge' app aimed at teens sparks warning:

2018-08-03 - Cuprate class of metals known for unique behavior found to carry electrical current in a way never before observed:


  1. Back safely from vacation in CA. As we see above, things are gettin' more and more dire each passing day. Here's the latest from Black Bear News that's worth the listen.


    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.3.18 Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change (pt1) [~ 43 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.4.18 Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change (pt2)

    Woman killed by pit bull terrier in Chicago

    Bryde's whale found dead in south Iran

    Breaking news: Shallow 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia [tsunami warning issued]

    Sunday, 5 August 2018

    The rapid thinning of the Arctic sea ice

    One month's worth of melting

    Portugal broke local temperature records Friday as the mercury climbed to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit): Worse is to come

    [contains these embedded stories]
    Himalayan environment is on the brink of a collapse, it won't be able to withstand another push

    Record low rainfall on Sydney's catchment sends storage levels sinking

    White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For California

    US wildlife refuges end ban on neonics and GM crops

    China’s Breadbasket Could Suffer the Worst of Climate Change’s Deadly Heat Waves

    Kebnekaise glacier melts as Europe prepares for hottest day

    Arctic reindeer sought shade in road tunnels, Sweden’s biggest glacier melted and France faced a snail shortage as Europe prepared for the hottest day since records began.

    We're Going to Die in Record Numbers as Heatwaves Bake The World, First Global Study Shows

    Smoke from the wildfires now covers about half of the United States

    It's 90 degrees in the Arctic Circle this week. Here's why

    Portugal’s skies turn orange as desert air sends temperature soaring

    [more below]

  2. [stupid is as stupid does]
    The U.S. Navy’s Arctic Roadmap for 2014 – 2030

    As the Arctic Ice Melts, USA & Other Countries Plan Their Further Exploitation (Aug. 4, 2018)

    [~ 73.5 min. Margo's Healing Corner video]

    Sea temperatures in Cornwall are actually higher than the air and here's the proof

    Arctic sea ice extent is now the lowest in the satellite record for the date and below the 2000’s average

    What is the current Arctic sea ice extent?

    The growing recognition that the world "is losing the war against climate change"

    The world is losing the war against climate change

    [well DUH!! - we're HELPING the world rid itself of life]

    Lowest sea ice in Barents-Kara Seas for 1000 years

    French nuclear reactors close due to heatwave
    Hot weather forces 4 French nuclear reactors to shut down

    “France has a no-win situation. Almost 50% of their fresh water goes to keeping their reactors running. If they cool the reactors, the water is too hot to use for agriculture-- it cooks the topsoil and their crops die. If they don't pour the water on their crops, the crops will wither and die from drought.” [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Cyclone alert: Typhoon Shanshan is forecast to cause waves as high as 17.34 m or 56.9 ft near Japan on
    August 9, 2018.

    [on the other hand - influx of big wave riders expected!]

    The cyclone is also threatening to affect the Fukushima area north of Tokyo. [more; what, AGAIN?]

    The worst drought in Australian history is in WINTER!!

    FARMERS are telling us it’s the worst drought they’ve experienced in their lifetime — and that’s just the start of it.

    Scientific analysis of Australia’s drought extremes has shown the current crisis is likely to be the worst in 400 years. [more]

    Hurricane Hector heading towards Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano

    Scientists speculated that low-atmospheric pressure from Hurricane Hector could re-start major eruptions at the Kilauea Volcano, if it maintains its course over the southern edge of Hawaii’s Big Island.

    However, they nonetheless said it was incredibly hard to predict the outcome from such an unprecedented clash of natural forces. [more]

    California wildfires claim seventh victim, still spreading

    Six people missing in Northern California wildfire, 14 found safe

    Vintage plane crash in Switzerland kills all 20 people on board

    A vintage propeller plane crashed near-vertically at high speed into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board, police said on Sunday. [more]

    5-year drought raises questions over Israel's water strategy

    For years, public service announcements warned Israelis to save water: Take shorter showers. Plant resilient gardens. Conserve. Then Israel invested heavily in desalination technology and professed to have solved the problem by tapping into the abundant waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The once ubiquitous conservation warnings vanished.

    Now, a five-year drought is challenging that strategy, as farmers struggle and the country's most important bodies of water shrink. [more]

  4. Glad you made it back alive and hope you had a good visit to California!

  5. Misplaced time stamp in my first post (at the top) can be erased if you feel like it.

    I had a great time there. Busy as all get-out back home!

    July was an unusually prolific month for both garbage truck fires and Hull JJFH events. There were 16 garbage truck fires over 13 days (the most days so far this year) and Hull had 26 JJFH incidents (the most so far this year) in 17 days. They happened on the same day a record 9 times. There was a string of 5 JJFH event days in a row and 2 other strings of 4 days of JJFH incidents in a row in Hull.

    Evacuation lifted as water levels go down at Virginia dam

    An evacuation order that covered about 150 homes in a Virginia city has been lifted after workers opened a sluice at a nearby dam to reduce water levels. [more; my oldest son delivered his load of product safely to that VA town an hour and a half below Lynchburg and returned home in one piece too]

    Trump declares California wildfires as 'major emergency', orders federal funding for recovery: White House

    U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a "major disaster" in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires, the White House said in a statement on Sunday. [more]

    California fires as seen from the Space Station

    Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesia tourist hotspot Bali the second major quake in a week

    According To The “Buffett Indicator”, The Stock Market Is More Primed For A Crash Than It Has Ever Been Before

    Warren Buffett’s favorite indicator is telling us that stocks are more overvalued right now than they have ever been before in American history. That doesn’t mean that a stock market crash is imminent. In fact, this indicator has been in the “danger zone” for quite some time. But what it does tell us is that stock valuations are more bloated than we have ever seen and that a stock market crash would make perfect sense. [more]

    Housing Crash 2.0? Experts Warn That ‘The U.S. Housing Market Looks Headed For Its Worst Slowdown In Years’

  6. Plane crash in California parking lot kills at least four people

    Multiple people were reportedly killed Sunday afternoon when a small airplane crashed in Orange County, Calif.

    The twin-engine aircraft crashed in a parking lot near John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

    Four people were killed, according to ABC 7, and no one on the ground was reported injured.

    An emergency call was made from the Cessna 414 to the Federal Aviation Administration shortly before the plane went down.

    The cause of the crash is still unknown. [more]

    Hail and massive temperature drop strikes Italian island with 30cm 'snow blanket' amid 35C heatwave

    A mysterious ice blast covered an Italian island in a 30cm-deep 'snow blanket' after the temperatures suddenly plunged yesterday from 35C to 12C despite a record-breaking heatwave across the continent. [more; wtf?! weather chaos!]

    Lightning claimed 35,384 lives from 2000 to 2015 across India

    [ya-but how many people have died water-related deaths?]

    Sinkhole in road swallows two cars in northern China

    Millions panic as second powerful earthquake in a week hits Lombok, Indonesia - 39 reported dead

    The death toll rose to 39 after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok and nearby Bali on Sunday, damaging buildings, sending terrified residents and tourists running into the streets and triggering a brief tsunami warning. [more; videos]

    Woman on morning walk killed by lightning bolt in Sweden, another person seriously injured

    Massive waterspout filmed off coast of Pantelleria, Italy

    [I think Jonny already posted this from a few days back]
    Strange, smelly foam bubbles up from ground in Detroit

    U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval from China Scrap Ban

    Piling up: Drowning in a sea of plastic

    Harry Shearer radio show

    Fire causes evacuations near Monchique, Portugal

    Wildfire smoke forecast and Red Flag Warnings

    It looks like the air will be pretty nasty in areas of California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. [more]

    Strange UFO-shaped cloud drifts over Moscow – No changes in shape – Unusual

    A huge circular UFO cloud has been spotted above Moscow, Russia. The footage below shows the strange flying-saucer-shaped cloud appears near a tower block and continues to move over the building. [more]