Saturday, August 11, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-10

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

2018-08-10 - Person found dead in burning car at home in Thermi (Greece), 2 miles from the coast:

2018-08-10 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "A number of passengers were assessed at Shannon Airport by paramedics after a transatlantic flight made an emergency landing this morning. Virgin Atlantic flight VS-50A made the emergency landing after the crew reported they had smoke on board."

Note: This is the 133rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-10 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, building destroyed, in Bangor (Maine):

Quote: "A blaze Friday night destroyed a building off outer Broadway in Bangor at a business that processes vehicles for recycling, according to the fire department."

2018-08-10 - Barge full of scrap cars and scrap appliances bursts into flame shortly after 4:30 AM on the Fraser River in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Quote: "The barge, east of the Pattullo Bridge, belongs to Schnitzer Metal, a recycling company, and was loaded with old cars and appliances ready for shipping. Surrey assistant fire chief Ben Dirksen said they received a call shortly after 4:30 a.m. about a large fire burning deep in a pile of scrap metal."

Note: This is the 747th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 1 near the Port Mann Bridge over the Fraser River in coastal North Surrey (Canada):

Note: So a barge full of scrap cars went up in flames on the Fraser River in Surrey in the wee hours on this day and then later in the day this car burst into flame just north of the Fraser River in Surrey...

2018-08-10 - Smoke from California wildfires makes it all the way to New York City (New York):

2018-08-10 - Two mysterious explosions rattle people in Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Britain):

2018-08-10 - Driver, man, 21, has 'medical emergency', daycare bus veers off road, hits tree, on I-95 near the coast in Greenland (New Hampshire), several injured:

Quote: "John E. Guy, 21, had a medical emergency before the vehicle carrying 11 children from a [coastal] Kittery summer camp struck a tree off I-95, authorities say."

2018-08-10 - High UV levels reported around the world:

2018-08-10 - Steel mill damaged by explosion on Zug Island in the Detroit River (Michigan):

2018-08-10 - Steel factory rocked by explosion in Ipatinga (Brazil), 1 killed, 25 injured:

2018-08-10 - Defense business damaged by explosion and fire near Salisbury (Britain), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-08-10 - Wildfire grows to 12,000+ acres near the Mad River in Chelan County (Washington):

2018-08-10 - Megafire grows to 312,000 acres in Mendocino County (California):

2018-08-10 - Megafire grows to 183,633 acres near Redding (California):

2018-08-10 - Wildfire grows to 19,107 acres near Lake Elsinore (California):

2018-08-10 - Wildfire breaks out and grows quickly to 1,000 acres near Fairfield and Vacaville (California):

2018-08-10 - Wildfire burns along the Fraser River near Quesnel (Canada):

2018-08-10 - Yacht bursts into flame in Boston Harbor near coastal Hull (Massachusetts):

2018-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame in Guilford Harbor near coastal Guildford (Connecticut):

2018-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Vancouver Island (Canada):

2018-08-10 - Boat, truck, 2 mobile homes, 27 caravans and cabin destroyed by fire in coastal Vias, Hérault (France):

Quote: "The final count was 27 caravans, 2 mobile homes, a lorry, a boat, and a cabin which were destroyed."

Note: These are the 748th, 749th, 750th and 751st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-10 - Freight train engine bursts into flame at 3:15 AM near the coast in North Yarmouth (Maine):

2018-08-10 - Crane truck bursts into flame on the Maine Turnpike in West Gardiner (Maine):

2018-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-44 in Franklin County (Missouri):

2018-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Smithboro (Illinois):

2018-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 near Paducah (Kentucky):

2018-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Bear Hill Road in Tredyffrin Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 near Westfield (New York):

2018-08-10 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame near Outback Steakhouse in Huntington Station (New York):

2018-08-10 - Four tractors destroyed by fire, another damaged, while parked at tractor business on Fort Pond Road in Lancaster (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Crews found four tractors fully involved, with fire extending to a fifth tractor in the rear lot behind the building, Hanson said."

2018-08-10 - Tractor bursts into flame at 11:57 AM near Smorrall Lane in Bedworth (Britain):

2018-08-10 - Tractor bursts into flame at 5:44 PM on Woodlands Road in Bedworth (Britain):

Note: Above two tractor fires were less than a mile apart...

2018-08-10 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in Peters Marland (Britain):

Note: These are the 1737th-1750th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-10 - Box truck bursts into flame at car dealership in Park Ridge (Illinois), driver burned:

2018-08-10 - Box truck bursts into flame on I-93 near coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-08-10 - Box truck bursts into flame on I-85 in Davidson County (North Carolina):

2018-08-10 - Dump truck bursts into flame on the B1206 near Elsham (Britain):

Quote: "B1206 Between Elsham And Bonby Lodge, Bonby. Fri 10 Aug 2018 15:39 (No:17851) Transit tipper truck on fire. Two hose reels and two BA in use."

2018-08-10 - Forklift truck bursts into flame on Thorpe Road in Howden (Britain):

Quote: "Thorpe Road, Howden. Fri 10 Aug 2018 10:04 (No:17821) Forklift truck involved in fire, extinguished by on site personnel prior to arrival of Fire Service. Thermal Image Camera in use to check for further hot spots. Incident left with staff."

2018-08-10 - RV bursts into flame on I-27 between Kress and Tulia (Texas):

2018-08-10 - RV bursts into flame on I-82 near Coffin Road in Benton County (Washington):

Note: These are the 368th and 369th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-10 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station on Washington Street in Auburn (Massachusetts):

2018-08-10 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 near Levittown (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-10 - SUV bursts into flame on 20th Street SE in Salmon Arm (Canada):

2018-08-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Ivins (Utah):

2018-08-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Robinson (Texas):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at Sandy Pond Recreation Area in coastal West Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-85 in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-59 near Argo (Alabama):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 19 near Parksville (Canada):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark at apartments in coastal Tewantin (Australia):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M7 in Cecil Hills (Australia):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on Fairbairn Avenue in Majura (Australia):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at Hyde Park on Hyde Lane in Bathpool, Taunton (Britain):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at 6:49 AM on Ranelagh Terrace in Leamington Spa (Britain):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at 6:45 AM on the A368 near Crownhill (Britain):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on Holcombe Drive in Dawlish (Britain):

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at 1:07 AM on Turpit Lane in coastal Paull (Britain), 750 feet from the coast:

Quote: "Turpit Lane, Paull. Fri 10 Aug 2018 01:07 (No:17786) Car fire. Hose reel jet in use."

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at 1:35 AM on Snowdon Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Snowdon Way, Hull. Fri 10 Aug 2018 01:35 (No:17791) Car fire. 1 hose reel, 1 BA in use."

2018-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at industrial facility on Jenning Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Jenning Street, Hull. Fri 10 Aug 2018 12:08 (No:17826) Car on fire inside industrial crushing unit. One main line, one hose reel and one BA in use."

2018-08-10 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at mobile home park in Geneva Township (Michigan):

2018-08-10 - Car and home destroyed by fire near West Riverside Drive near Bonner (Montana):

Quote: "Firefighters coped with 100-degree heat as they battled 15-foot flames at the home near West Riverside Drive. A car also was on fire."

2018-08-10 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 4 AM in Laceyville (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-10 - Lumber yard damaged by fire in Agawam (Massachusetts):

2018-08-10 - Lumber mill heavily damaged by fire in The Dalles (Oregon):

2018-08-10 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on street in North Platte (Nebraska):

2018-08-10 - Welding business heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Burton (Michigan):

2018-08-10 - Historic commercial building heavily damaged by fire in Menasha (Wisconsin):

2018-08-10 - Historic 18th century wooden church destroyed by fire on Lake Onega in Kondopoga (Russia):

2018-08-10 - Home damaged by fire just after 5 AM in Omaha (Nebraska), nobody there:

2018-08-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Santa Cruz Drive in Austin (Texas):

2018-08-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Osage Road in Mt. Lebanon (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Des Moines (Iowa), nobody there:

2018-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:52 PM in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut), nobody there:

2018-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire in Burgaw (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Revere (Massachusetts):

2018-08-10 - Home destroyed by shed fire at 5:30 AM in Ramona (California):

2018-08-10 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2018-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire in Norton Shores (Michigan):

2018-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Calgary (Canada):

2018-08-10 - Duplex damaged by fire just before 2 AM in Duluth (Minnesota):

2018-08-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Springfield (Missouri), 1 injured:

2018-08-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Elkhart (Indiana):

2018-08-10 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 1:20 AM on North Street in Wheelersburg (Ohio), 2 killed:

2018-08-10 - Vacant home burns in Riverside (Ohio):

2018-08-10 - College student, 20, drops dead in bathroom at college, and man, 25, found dead in canal, in Lahore (Pakistan):

2018-08-10 - Man, 39, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in coastal Fort Salonga (New York):

2018-08-10 - Woman, 42, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in Catoosa (Oklahoma):

2018-08-10 - Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at Crystal Springs Water Park in East Brunswick (New Jersey):

2018-08-10 - Girl, 7, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at hotel on the island of Rhodes (Greece):

2018-08-10 - Man, 35, drops dead at cemetery in Spartanburg (South Carolina):

2018-08-10 - Woman found dead in the water near boat ramp in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2018-08-10 - Man, 65, dies while diving in coastal Riviera Beach (Florida):

2018-08-10 - Man, 30s or 40s, found dead in the water near the Presque Isle Marina in Erie (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-10 - Man, 38, found dead in pond in Jessup (Maryland):

2018-08-10 - Man, 21, falls off boat and dies in Lucky Peak Reservoir (Idaho):

2018-08-10 - Man drops dead near the North Freeway in Houston (Texas):

2018-08-10 - Person found dead at East Fork State Park in Clermont County (Ohio):

2018-08-10 - Man, 44, has 'medical issue' and dies at the Grundy County Speedway near Morris (Illinois):

Quote: "A man from Crete has died following a medical issue at the Grundy County Fairgrounds last night."

2018-08-10 - Man, 43, found dead in pool along the Tongue River (Montana):

2018-08-10 - Man has 'medical emergency' at 12:20 AM in jail cell, dies shortly later, in Oswego (New York), 1200 feet from the Oswego River:

Quote: "At about 12:20 a.m. Friday, members of the facility responded to a medical emergency involving an inmate at the facility, according to authorities."

2018-08-10 - Man, 36, found dead in lake in Nainital (India):

2018-08-10 - Woman, 44, drops dead in hotel room in coastal Paphos on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-08-10 - Man, 69, drops dead after getting out of the water at coastal Ladies Mile Beach near Limassol on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

Quote: "A woman who was at the beach at the time said she saw the man swimming in the sea and then lying down on the beach. When she approached, she realised that he had lost consciousness, and called the police."

2018-08-10 - Woman found dead in canal in Todmorden (Britain):

2018-08-10 - Baby found dead at home, mother hospitalized, on Garstang Road North in Wesham (Britain):

2018-08-10 - Driver strokes out, tractor trailer crashes off I-40 bridge, in St. Francis County (Arkansas):

Quote: "Two semi-trucks plunged off two separate I-40 bridges in St. Francis County only minutes apart, the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office confirms."

Quote: "In a separate crash about 45 minutes after the first, another semi-truck driver ran off a different I-40 bridge after suffering a stroke."

2018-08-10 - Helicopter crashes into marsh near airport in coastal Ocean City (New Jersey), 2 injured:

2018-08-10 - Two tractor trailers crash, one crashes off bridge into watery ravine, on I-40 in St. Francis County (Arkansas), 1 injured:

2018-08-10 - Tractor trailer and car crash, huge fire erupts, on I-8 in El Cajon (California), 1 killed:

2018-08-10 - Tractor trailer overturns on Scary Creek Road between I-64 and St. Albans (West Virginia):

2018-08-10 - Tractor (excavator) and passenger bus collide head-on, fire erupts, near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 13 killed:

2018-08-10 - Church van blows tire, slams into tree, near Bolivar (Missouri), 3 killed, 10 injured:

2018-08-10 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in La Crosse (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "It's not known whether the driver had a medical problem which led to the accident."

2018-08-10 - Car veers over centerline, hits transit bus head-on, in Ogden (Utah), 1 killed:

2018-08-10 - Car slams into car and tree, in coastal Great Kills (New York), 2 injured:

Quote: "Investigators are looking into whether a medical episode led to a crash that injured two drivers, one critically, in Great Kills on Friday evening, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation."

2018-08-10 - Car veers off road, hits tree, near airport in St. Louis (Missouri), 2 killed:

2018-08-10 - Mountain lion breaks into home and kills cat in Boulder (Colorado):

2018-08-10 - Huge sinkhole opens on street in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-08-10 - Sinkhole opens on road in Mendham Township (New Jersey):

2018-08-10 - Sinkhole opens on highway on the island of Trinidad:

2018-08-10 - Edge of Extinction - Consequences of an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean:

2018-08-10 - Volcano Marano continues erupting on Ambae Island (Vanuatu), entire island being evacuated:

Quote: "The explosions and spewing of volcanic ash including the associated risks of lava flow and other related volcanic hazards based on the observation and monitoring of the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazard Department (VMGD) showed it was too risky for the people of Ambae to continue to live on their island. There are no signs of slowing down of the volcano and there has been strong magmatic activity of the volcano measured through seismic stations on the island."

2018-08-10 - Volcano Katla shaken by two dozen earthquakes in Iceland:

2018-08-10 - Earthquake swarm of 153 earthquakes strikes near Yellowstone:

2018-08-10 - New rifts, cracks and sinkholes open on Volcano Tungnafellsjökull (Iceland):

2018-08-10 - Storm Nadine pounds northern Germany:

Quote: "Storm Nadine has lashed Germany, delivering heavy rains and gusts as strong as 140kph. Several people have been hurt by the storm which roads, rail routes and even a major airport closed. The northern part of Germany was ravaged by the thunderstorm overnight, with strong winds and heavy rains causing trees to block roads, triggering their closure and leaving dozens of people stranded overnight. Many found shelter in their own cars or in sleeper carriages made available by rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB)"

2018-08-10 - Death toll rises to 27+ from heavy rain and flooding in Kerala (India):

2018-08-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the western area of the country of Georgia:

2018-08-10 - Price of potatoes to soar 900% in Belgium as drought and high temps kill crops:

2018-08-10 - Experts warn that the scariest stock market signals are flashing red:


  1. A pattern of multiple close proximity fires (and accidents) in vehicles and buildings is emerging (or let's say becoming more frequent, since it's been happening sporadically). Yesterday's report saw a car fire and two accidents in Plymouth, Britain on the same road; and two cars bursting into flames 12 miles apart at the exact same time (in another area in Britain). On this day, we see two tractor fires less than a mile apart in the same town in Britain. This pattern doesn't include the multiple (parked) vehicles going up in flames in the same place, because it's assumed that one caught fire and then it spread to the others (which may not necessarily be the case). Scary stuff.

    Loved the Skull Talk repartee today.

    Eight bodies found in Indonesian plane crash

    "At the moment the cause of the crash has not been confirmed," he told AFP, adding an investigation would be carried out by the national transportation safety committee.

    Before the accident, villagers in nearby Okatem reported hearing a loud roar followed by an explosion. [more]

    Opinion: The Big, Dangerous Bubble in Corporate Debt

    the larger domestic debt market — at around $41 trillion for the bond market alone — reveals more about our nation’s financial health. And right now, the debt market is broadcasting a dangerous message: Investors, desperate for debt instruments that pay high interest, have been overpaying for riskier and riskier obligations. University endowments, pension funds, mutual funds and hedge funds have been pouring money into the bond market with little concern that bonds can be every bit as dangerous to own as stocks.

    But for much of the last decade, risk has been mispriced to a staggering degree. In other words, the prices of bonds (and corporate loans) have not accurately reflected the riskiness of the underlying borrower’s credit. A company that is a poor credit risk, because it has too much debt or is struggling, should have to pay higher rates of interest. And investors would expect a higher yield — roughly the interest rate divided by the price paid for the bond or loan — for taking on that risk. Since the financial crisis, that simple calculus has been upended. Until recently, investors have been paying higher prices for the debt of riskier companies and not getting properly compensated for that risk. [more]

    New Jersey CEO wants to reward Manhattan man who dove into East River to save woman — even though he can't swim—-even-though-he-cant-swim/ar-BBLLvQK

    The 29-year-old Pope was reading comic books in East River Park on the morning of Aug. 2 when a naked woman suddenly appeared on the edge and made an odd pronouncement.
    “I’m from Boston! I can swim!” the woman shouted.
    Then she flung herself into the river near the Williamsburg Bridge.
    A shocked Pope wasted no time in leaping into the churning waters — despite his inability to swim.
    The would-be rescuer didn’t manage to reach the woman and soon found himself in trouble.

    Both Pope and the woman were plucked out of the water.

    The woman, who tried to swim away from her rescuers, was ultimately taken to lower Manhattan Hospital, where she was expected to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. [more]

    More than 100 large wildfires in U.S. as new blazes erupt

    Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said on Saturday. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [in case you didn't get the memo]
    Cost of living rising at its fastest rate in decades

    The cost of living in the U.S. is rising at its fastest rate in 10 years, according to new data from the Labor Department.

    The data, released Friday, revealed that consumer prices increased 2.9 percent in July from the year before, meaning Americans may be earning less than they did at this time last year. [more]

    Dead comet that looks like a skull to fly by earth again this fall [< 1 min. video]

    Sunday, 12 August 2018
    Global dimming

    I am reposting this important documentary on global dimming.

    The BBC evidently don’t want you to see their own production

    BBC Panorama documentary on global dimming and abrupt climate change
    [~ 49 min. video]

    Volcanoes show why solar geoengineering can’t save our food from climate change

    Why the ocean is cooking off the coast of Southern California

    "Global warming is really ocean warming," Josh Willis, an oceanographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in an interview. "The heat being trapped is almost all in the ocean."

    The initial driver of Southern California's heating event, however, was weather. A big mass of warm air, or a high pressure system, has settled over the region, which has curbed the strong winds that blow from the north, explained Willis.

    These winds usually push surface waters away from the coast, allowing cooler waters from the darker depths to well up.

    "That process has turned off this year," said Willis.

    In short, stagnate surface waters, which also recently absorbed heat from California's hottest-ever recorded month, were then boosted by another couple of degrees Fahrenheit of background warming — that extra heat being trapped in the ocean from climate change, explained Willis. [more; wachu talkin' 'bout, Willis?]

    [continued below]

  3. Huge six-metre sinkhole opens up on road in Taupo, New Zealand

    Questions about the California fires

    Carr Fire Catastrophe, Front-Line Footage [~ 11 min. video]

    Response To Dane Wigington's Video Explaining Why Trees Did Not Burn
    [~ 18.5 min. video]

    Crews continue to fight to save homes in Southern California as the so-called Holy Fire spreads.

    Holy Fire California: SHOCK footage of rivers of fire snaking down hillside towards town [story with embedded short video]

    Arctic sea ice update - 08/11/2018

    A low pressure system is heading for the North Pole

    In addition to a low pressure system there has been a 4.1 quake in the Arctic sea and the much warmer-than-usual seas are not going away. [more]

    Methane readings in the Arctic

    H/T Joe Neubarth who contends, accurately I think, that data is being manipulated by NOAA (and to a lesser extent, NASA)

    Is the data for methane emissions being manipulated?

    They are all going DOWN in spite of the tremendous indication of Methane Release from the satellites. [more]

    4.2 earthquake in Arctic Sea NW of Baffin Island

    Jamarl Thomas [2 part, 1st ! 19 min., 2nd ~ 20 min.] Interview

    Kerala hit by worst floods in almost 100 years, facing worst in history, India

    India's state of Kerala is on high alert after worst floods in almost 100 years continue taking lives. [more]

    Tropical Storm "Yagi" heading toward eastern China, landfall expected August 12

    Tropical Storm "Yagi," the 14th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, is heading toward eastern China and expected to make landfall on August 12, 2018, with maximum sustained winds near 75 km/h (46 mph). China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued a Blue alert, suggesting local governments to take precautions against possible disasters. [more]

    The amount of magma in the Long Valley Caldera, a Californian Super-volcano, is so large it could release 140 cubic miles of material into the atmosphere during its next eruption

    A SUPER-VOLCANO in California which erupted with devastating results hundreds of thousands of years ago has a vast reservoir of semi-molten magma measuring a staggering 240 cubic MILES, a new study has suggested. The amount of magma in the Long Valley Caldera is so large it could support an eruption equivalent to the massive one which occurred 767,000 years ago, which released 140 cubic miles of material into the atmosphere. y comparison, the 1980 Mount St Helens eruption resulted in the release of 0.29 cubic miles. [more]

  4. [Uncle Paul giving us the slightly optimistic version]
    Earth Climate System: Terrible Trajectories to Hothouse

    [I've been following Paul since the beginning of his on-line presence; his volume of work is amazing, and he's an avid climate change illustrator/lecturer from the viewpoint of physics; he's not as optimistic as Robert Scribbler (tech will save the day), but still believes that humanity can (but not necessarily will) work its way out of this current trajectory to stabilize the climate (before we cross some vague threshold, that he acknowledges we may have already crossed); the following are a few others from this summer]

    Arctic Monsoons: A New Climate Nightmare

    Climate System Tipping to Ice-Free Arctic

  5. [breaking news]
    Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks

    More than two weeks after the death of her baby, a grieving orca whale has released her dead calf’s body after carrying it around the Pacific Northwest’s waters.

    The adult female named Tahlequah, or J35 by scientists, was spotted swimming without her baby near San Juan Island off Washington’s coast on Saturday, scientists said.

    According to Ken Balcomb, executive director of the Center for Whale Research, the 20-year-old whale appeared healthy despite her weeks-long ordeal.

    “J35 frolicked past my window today with other J pod whales, and she looks vigorous and healthy,” he told Seattle-based station King 5 in an email. [more]

    SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs [~ 20 min.; at the end, they now try to spin it as GLOBAL COOLING, still!]

    Video shows cars floating down river after flash flood in Little Falls, New Jersey

    Firefighters conducting very large backfiring operation at the Carr Fire

    Vineyard Fire burns over 100 acres near Hot Springs, SD

    Evacuations are underway [more]

    Wildfire activity increases in Washington

    The state has 18 wildfires with varying levels of evacuations in effect [more]

    [more below]

  6. Massive dust, wind and rain storm hits Southern Nevada, causing mass power outage

    A massive dust, wind and rain storm rolled through Southern Nevada on the evening of August 11, 2018, knocking down trees and power poles, sparking fires and triggering flash flood warnings. More than 60 000 customers were left without power. [more]

    Ocean temperature hits 81 in Solana Beach, while the air temperature sets record in San Diego

    The temperature of the ocean reached a can-you-believe-it moment on Saturday, hitting 81 degrees at Solana Beach.

    That’s only three degrees cooler than it was in the surf at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    The waters off the Scripps Pier in La Jolla reached nearly 78. And Mission Beach came in at 76.

    The National Weather Service says air temperatures also came in way above average, reaching 87 in San Diego. That broke the record for August 11 by one degree. The previous record was set in 1994. [more]

    2 earthquakes hit central and northern Alaska regions

    The U.S. Geological Survey says that two earthquakes have hit Alaska.
    The agency says that at 6:58 a.m. Sunday a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck an area 42 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles (551 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. The agency says the earthquake had a depth of about 6 miles (9.9 kilometers.)

    At 7:14 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit another area in northern Alaska. The USGS says the earthquake hit a spot about 340 miles (549 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks.

    Several aftershocks were reported across northern Alaska. [more]

    N.H. firefighters, equipment head west to battle wildfires

    More New Hampshire firefighters and equipment headed west to help battle some of the many fires that are raging in western states – fires that are burning an area 2½ times the size of all of Merrimack County. [more]

    More rain on the way for already-soaked Northeast

    Friday morning, a firefighting engine the size of a standard pickup truck that can carry 150 gallons of water to remote areas was sent, along with two firefighters, by the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands. The truck, which can deliver 50 gallons of water per minute, will help fight the enormous Mendocino Complex fire, north of San Francisco in California. [more]

    The first half of the weekend was a washout for much of the Northeast thanks to heavy showers and thunderstorms that continued throughout the day.

    Many areas received 2 to 3 inches of rain, while Caldwell, New Jersey, received 4.92 inches and New York's Central Park received 2.9 inches, a new record for the day. Flights at Newark Liberty International Airport were delayed and one entrance of New York City's Penn Station was closed due to floodwaters.

    The atmospheric setup remains similar on Sunday with a tenacious stationary front remaining in place in the Northeast. That means more showers and thunderstorms will develop today. [more; not so bad around here today - cleared up by 10 a.m. and it's been sunny since]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.11.18 HSBC warns that Earth is running out of resources to sustain life [~ 36.5 min.]

  7. Out to dinner with my wife @ the 4 dogs saloon. Jake & Jarema singing almost any song you can name. Almann Bros., Croce, Simon, Dylan, Van Morrison, even covered Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On.

    Here's one they couldn't do:

    [google] david crosby: cowboy movie

    [He didn't know all the words.]