Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-14

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

2018-08-14 - Yellowstone emanating carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide in Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming):

Quote: "Yellowstone volcano is the subject of much speculation over whether there will be a major eruption in the future - but now National Park’s authorities have a more pressing issue to worry about as experts warned of toxic gases venting from the supervolcano."

Quote: "The two killers are poisonous levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S), which are concentrating around ground levels."

2018-08-14 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates high school in Tempe (Arizona):

Quote: "Corona del Sol High School students were evacuated to the football field Tuesday morning due to a 'strange odor,' officials said. Tempe Fire Department was called about a possible gas leak but crews were unable to locate any source for the odor, Tempe Fire said."

Note: Probably just some poison gas around randomly in the atmosphere, but hey, nobody died! This time...

2018-08-14 - Methane explosion damages sprinkler system near school in Rush (Colorado), 1 injured:

Quote: "The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a methane explosion happened Tuesday afternoon at the Miami-Yoder School. The good news is that no students were injured, according to the sheriff's office. The methane was built up inside a sprinkler system about 150 feet south of the school, the sheriff's office said, and when a worker went to open a valve, the explosion occurred. It's not clear how methane got into the sprinkler system."

Note: Methane is water-soluble, so sprinkler system, water-soluble methane, probably got into the sprinkler system via contaminated water. Either that or it's in the ground there...

2018-08-14 - Mysterious explosion and flash of light alarm people in Canberra (Australia):

Quote: "Hundreds of people reported hearing what sounded like an explosion, described as 'a huge echoing boom', somewhere around Holt about 9.03pm. Many said it shook their houses, while others described seeing an orange flash at the same time and shared images from their CCTV cameras."

2018-08-14 - Underground electrical explosion blows manhole cover off near the Old Port in coastal Portland (Maine):

2018-08-14 - Tomato plant bursts into flame on porch at home, fire scorches home, in Sarinac (Michigan):

2018-08-14 - Toy ride-on car bursts into flame at home in North Andover (Massachusetts):

2018-08-14 - Multi-family home destroyed by huge explosion in Denver (Colorado), 9 injured:

Note: This is the 198th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-14 - Recycling plant erupts in flame in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2018-08-14 - Recycling plant damaged by fire in Salford (Britain):

2018-08-14 - Megafire grows to 354,410 acres in Mendocino County (California), another firefighter killed:

2018-08-14 - Wildfire grows to nearly 97,000 acre in and near Yosemite National Park (California), park reopens:

2018-08-14 - Wildfires burn 135,000 acres across Washington:

2018-08-14 - Wildfire grows to 25,190 acres near Nucla (Colorado):

2018-08-14 - Wildfire grows to 9,921 acres near the Grand Canyon (Arizona):

2018-08-14 - Tanker ship 'Desh Vaibhav' damaged by explosion and fire near coastal Muscat (Oman), 1 injured:

Quote: "The 'Desh Vaibhav' caught fire following an explosion on Aug 14, 2018, at 08:45 a.m. 60 miles northeast of Muscat. The lifeboat has been lowered, and rescue operations were underway for four crew members who had jumped into the water. The fire also injured one crew member which was taken to shore aboard a rescue helicopter."

2018-08-14 - Cargo ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Bagamoyo (Tanzania):

2018-08-14 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Greenwood (South Carolina), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 762nd, 763rd and 764th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:21 AM while parked at rest stop in Juneau County (Wisconsin):

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 in New Braunfels (Texas):

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 near Wytheville (Virginia):

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:34 AM on street in Carpinteria (California):

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked at business in Guthrie (Oklahoma):

2018-08-14 - Tractor bursts into flame on the Eastern Shore (Virginia):

2018-08-14 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Avondale Road in Vernon Bridge (Canada), 6 miles from the coast:

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M61 near Bolton (Britain):

2018-08-14 - Tractor and trailer full of hay go up in flames, fire spreads to field, in Stadbroke (Britain):

Quote: "Initial reports said the tractor towing the trailer had caught fire with it subsequently spreading onto the adjoining field."

Note: These are the 1767th, 1768th, 1769th, 1770th, 1771st, 1772nd, 1773rd, 1774th and 1775th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-14 - RV bursts into flame just after 1 AM while parked at home in Rochester (Washington):

2018-08-14 - RV, nine vehicles and barn go up in flames in Thorpe St. Peter (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Nine vehicles, one touring caravan and car spares severely damaged by fire."

Note: These are the 373rd and 374th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-14 - Van bursts into flame on US 60 in Monett (Missouri):

2018-08-14 - Van bursts into flame at 3:08 AM on St Peters Road in Huntingdon (Britain):

2018-08-14 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Corpus, Christi (Texas):

2018-08-14 - SUV bursts into flame on the George Washington Bridge near coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-08-14 - New pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Doylestown (Ohio):

Quote: "Three loud pops awoke Michael Garcea on Tuesday afternoon. When he looked outside his bedroom window to find the source of the sound, he saw his new truck consumed in flames. Chippewa Fire Department responded to a vehicle and structure fire at 20 Gates St. in Doylestown around 2:45 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found Garcea’s 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 fully involved. By that time, the fire had also extended to his garage."

2018-08-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-75 in Mackinac County (Michigan):

2018-08-14 - Car bursts into flame just after 3 AM and seriously burns man in Watsonville (California):

Quote: "A man suffered serious burns early Tuesday morning when the car he was in caught fire while parked between 17 Gardner Ave. and Auto Zone on Freedom Boulevard. The fire was initially reported just after 3 a.m. The BMW 325i was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived."

2018-08-14 - Car bursts into flame on the Jacksonville Parkway in coastal Jacksonville (North Carolina):

2018-08-14 - Car bursts into flame at gas station near Conway (South Carolina):

2018-08-14 - Car bursts into flame at West Lake and Stevenson Drive in Springfield (Illinois):

2018-08-14 - Car bursts into flame on West Main Street in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2018-08-14 - Car bursts into flame at 4:20 AM on Vounog Hill in Penyffordd (Britain):

2018-08-14 - Car bursts into flame at 3:09 AM on Hathersage Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hathersage Road, Hull. Tue 14 Aug 2018 03:09 (No:18205) Car fire. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2018-08-14 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 2:51 AM on Albert Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Albert Avenue, Anlaby Road, Hull. Tue 14 Aug 2018 02:51 (No:18202) Motorcycle on fire. 1 hose reel in use."

2018-08-14 - SUV, pickup truck and building destroyed by fire in Suwannee County (Florida):

2018-08-14 - Vehicle and two homes go up in flames on West Brook Street in Yuma (Arizona):

Quote: "Two homes and a vehicle caught on fire at the 2200 block of West Brook Street Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said."

2018-08-14 - Lawn mower and barn destroyed by fire in Battle Ground (Indiana):

2018-08-14 - Cars and auto shop destroyed by fire in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-08-14 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 3 AM near Tahlequah (Oklahoma):

2018-08-14 - Used car business damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on Broad River Road in Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-08-14 - Barn and 9,000 bales of straw destroyed by fire near Pewamo (Michigan):

2018-08-14 - Huge haystack goes up in flames at midnight near Filer (Idaho):

2018-08-14 - Lakefront restaurant damaged by fire on Hess Lake near Newaygo (Michigan):

2018-08-14 - Thrift store destroyed by fire in West Columbia (South Carolina):

2018-08-14 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-08-14 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM near the Maumee River on Prize Street in River Haven (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-08-14 - Home damaged by basement fire at 3:18 AM in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2018-08-14 - Home damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, in El Paso (Texas):

2018-08-14 - Home damaged by fire shortly after 1 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-08-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 11:30 PM in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

2018-08-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Oneonta (New York), dog killed, nobody there:

2018-08-14 - Home and bunk house destroyed by fire in Lutsen Township (Minnesota), nobody there:

2018-08-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:41 AM in Kannapolis (North Carolina):

2018-08-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:45 AM on Church Drive in Rand (West Virginia):

2018-08-14 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire at 4:25 AM in Silver Spring (Maryland):

2018-08-14 - Deadly fire destroys home just after 7 AM in Sapulpa (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2018-08-14 - Deadly fire rips through nursing home in coastal Chiguayante (Chile), 10 killed:

2018-08-14 - Vacant building destroyed by fire in Victorville (California):

2018-08-14 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Colerain Township (Ohio):

2018-08-14 - Harbor seal washes ashore dead near the Patuxent River Bridge in coastal Benedict (Maryland):

2018-08-14 - Hundreds of thousands of fish found dead in rivers across coastal New Taipei City (Taiwan):

2018-08-14 - Huge unknown creature washes ashore dead on the coast in eastern Russia:

2018-08-14 - Couple drops dead in home on Pea Hill Road in Salisbury Mills area in Cornwall (New York):

2018-08-14 - Teen boy dies in canal and man, 32, dies in river, in coastal Jagatsinghpur (India):

2018-08-14 - 16 people die this summer in the Black Sea at beaches in Romania this summer:

2018-08-14 - 16 people die this summer in water in Switzerland:

2018-08-14 - Man, around 60, found dead in Buffalo Bayou in Houston (Texas):

2018-08-14 - Woman found dead in apartment near Katy (Texas):

2018-08-14 - Person found dead at Elk Meadow Park near Lewis Ridge Trail in Evergreen (Colorado):

2018-08-14 - Man, 45, found dead in Lake Norman in Mooresville (North Carolina):

2018-08-14 - Man, 39, found dead in Paint Creek in Ross County (Ohio):

2018-08-14 - Man, 50, found dead near trail below Mt. San Jacinto (California):

2018-08-14 - Woman, 25, found dead in canal in Contra Costa County (California):

2018-08-14 - Person found dead near Ballaine Road in Fairbanks (Alaska):

2018-08-14 - Person found dead near Smithfield Street in Elizabeth Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-14 - Man found dead in Penn Forest Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-14 - Person found dead on West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee (Florida):

2018-08-14 - Man, 45, pharmacy employee, collapses at pharmacy, dies shortly later, in Hyderabad (India):

2018-08-14 - Man, 68, dies in the water near beach on the island of Tenerife (Spain):

2018-08-14 - Woman, 40, found dead in canal near Kandhla (India):

2018-08-14 - Man dies on fishing ship, four more sickened, in coastal Fraserburgh (Scotland):

Quote: "One man has died and four others were taken to hospital following an incident at Fraserburgh on the 'Sunbeam' on Aug 14, 2018, around 2 p.m. Three men had fallen ill on board the fishing vessel. One of the men was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The two other casualties were airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary alongside a further two men, none of whom were in a life-threatening condition."

2018-08-14 - Man slumps over dead before 5:35 AM in car at Winwick Quay in Warrington (Britain), near the River Mersey:

2018-08-14 - Passenger has 'medical episode' on passenger bus in coastal Freshwater on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "A medical episode on a bus prompted a called to ambulance and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue crews earlier (Tuesday)."

2018-08-14 - Woman foams at the mouth and slumps over unconscious, car crashes into cars, in Youngstown (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "When investigators arrived at the scene, one of the drivers was unresponsive and foaming at the mouth. Witnesses said she was swerving in the road and looked like she was unconscious before the crash around 1:30."

2018-08-14 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes into building and overturns, in Stone-on-Trent (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "It appears that the driver suffered a medical episode at the wheel."

2018-08-14 - Two US Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft make separate emergency landings on islands in Japan:

Quote: "Two U.S. military Osprey aircraft made separate emergency landings at airports on Japanese islands on Tuesday, with no injuries or damage reported, local media said."

2018-08-14 - Firefighting plane crashes near Northport (Washington):

2018-08-14 - Small plane crashes at Birch Creek Airport on Birch Creek Drive in De Pere (Wisconsin), 1 lightly injured:

2018-08-14 - Passenger bus and truck collide, in coastal Muar (Malaysia), 1 killed, 14+ injured:

2018-08-14 - Passenger bus hit by brake failure at 3 AM, bus hits ATV, overturns 4 times into homes, near Quito (Ecuador), 23+ killed, more injured:

Quote: "A bus apparently lost its brakes, then hit another vehicle at high speed and rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 22 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital early Tuesday, officials said."

Quote: "Ecuador's foreign ministry said in a statement that 23 people were killed in the Tuesday crash, instead of 24 as previously announced."

2018-08-14 - Tanker truck veers off road at 6:50 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, north of Hudson's Hope near Farrell Creek (Canada), 1 injured:

2018-08-14 - Tanker truck blows tires, veers off road, overturns into ravine, on I-35 in Worth County (Iowa):

2018-08-14 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-70 in Effingham County (Illinois), 1+ injured:

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer hit by brake failure, truck overturns, in Grand Traverse County (Michigan):

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer crashes and overturns at 3:20 AM, bursts into flame, on I-45 near Conroe (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-08-14 - Tractor trailer overturns on highway in Sterling (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-08-14 - Dump truck overturns on Thomasville Road in Tallahassee (Florida):

2018-08-14 - Pickup truck veers off road and overturns at 12:55 AM, near Bay Minette (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-08-14 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, near coastal Port Alberni (Canada):

2018-08-14 - Partially naked man found near bank in Flagstaff (Arizona):

Quote: "Flagstaff Police responded to the Chase Bank at 4830 N Highway 89 for a male subject was naked from the waist down. Callers said he was on the west side of the bank facing Highway 89. Officers located the subject, but determined he was suffering from a medical issue."

2018-08-14 - Crocodile attacks and kills teen boy in Midlands Province (Zimbabwe):

2018-08-14 - Sinkhole opens under fire truck during medical run in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-08-14 - Bridge collapses in coastal Genoa (Italy), dozens killed:

Quote: "A bridge has collapsed in Italy's northwestern city of Genoa sending vehicles falling nearly 100 metres to the ground and killing at least 30 people, according to local authorities. Many others were seriously injured, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, after part of the Morandi Bridge on the A10 motorway caved in around midday local time (10:00 GMT) on Tuesday."

2018-08-14 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Parkville (Maryland):

2018-08-14 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Albany (New York):

2018-08-14 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near the South Sandwich Islands:

2018-08-14 - Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Valle Vista (California):

2018-08-14 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes south of Coalinga (California):

2018-08-14 - Rare mountain tornado touches down near Eagle Nest (New Mexico):

2018-08-14 - Pennsylvania experiencing one of the most dramatic outbreaks of rain in a non-tropical storm setting:

2018-08-14 - Heavy rain and flooding cause serious damage in upstate New York:

2018-08-14 - Ebola outbreak spreads to second province in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

2018-08-14 - Significant rise in the number of mosquito disease danger days:

2018-08-14 - Catholic priests abused 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says:

2018-08-14 - Firefighters try to rescue parrot from roof, it tells them to f#ck off, in London (Britain):


  1. Wow, Jonny - you're on FIRE with this report! Lots of evidence that JJFH is not only valid, but CURRENT. Humor, facts, and people dropping dead combine with MAJOR infrastructure collapse, accidents of all kinds and unbelievable fires happening DAILY.

    I like the way you 'see' the tomato plant bursting into flame and raise it with the riding toy car doing the same! All kinda shit is burning that no one would have believed COULD burn, let alone suddenly burst into flame, in the past.

    I think, like McPherson, you're going to become more popular due to the fact that you were on to this phenomenon WAY before anyone else, and that it's becoming more prevalent. People researching it will eventually come to your site and wonder where the hell they've BEEN all this time.

    Wildfire haze from B.C. wildfires raising air quality concerns across Alberta – Smoke blankets every region in the province

    Photo gallery: British Columbia wildfires turn day into night

    Afternoon skies look “like midnight” in British Columbia as more than 560 wildfires rage – State of emergency declared across entire province

    Guy McPherson in Ashland, WI, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center [~ 56 min.]

    "Blue sea event" or not? - early reflections

    More reflections on the 2017 Arctic melt season

    If I have to call it as Guy McPherson just has I would say that even if we have 'dodged the bullet' for another year it is only relative and we have seen further major deterioration in the ice which is not reflected in any statistics. [more]

    Interview: Guy McPherson states we have dodged the bullet in 2018, but we remain Dead Men Walking [~ 58 min.]

  2. Sydney’s bushfire season now starts in winter – “We may have to rethink how we live”

    ["rethink the way we live" - man, what an understatement]

    “Devastating” dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster – More than 100 tons of dead sea creatures have been shoveled up from smelly, deserted beaches

    [I read 300 tons elsewhere]

    In just the past week, 12 dolphins washed ashore dead in Sarasota County, typically the toll seen in an entire year.

    "It is physically and mentally exhausting," said Gretchen Lovewell, who is in charge of a skeleton crew at Mote Marine Laboratory that collects dead or distressed sea turtles and marine mammals.

    She and two colleagues "have been literally working around the clock," Lovewell added.

    On Sunday, near the fluffy sands of Siesta Key, one of America's top-ranked beaches, Lovewell recovered the remains of a decomposing dolphin. A faint number, 252, was visible, freeze-branded onto its dorsal fin.

    It was a 12-year-old male named Speck, who had been spotted more than 300 times by researchers monitoring generations of bottlenose dolphins in the Sarasota Bay.

    "It was devastating," said Randall Wells, director of the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, the world's longest-running study of a wild dolphin population, under way since 1970.

    Wells pulled out a map showing where researchers have seen Speck over the years. He often swam in waters right near Wells' own home.
    Researchers had also tracked Speck's mother and grandmother before they died from swallowing fishing gear.

    "Speck is somebody we have known from the time he was born," said Wells, who began studying dolphins when he was 16.

    "He was named after my dad." [more]

    Greenhouse gas feedback discovered in freshwater lakes – “The warming climates that promote the growth of aquatic plants have the potential to trigger a damaging feedback loop in natural ecosystems”

    Latest research finds plant debris in lake sediment affects methane emissions. The flourishing reed beds created by changing climates could threaten to double the already significant methane production of the world’s northern lakes.

    A new study of chemical reactions that occur when organic matter decomposes in freshwater lakes has revealed that the debris from trees suppresses production of methane – while debris from reed beds actually promotes this harmful greenhouse gas.

    As vegetation in and around bodies of water continues to change, with forest cover being lost while global warming causes wetland plants to thrive, the many lakes of the northern hemisphere – already a major source of methane – could almost double their emissions in the next fifty years. [more; that's not all]

    [you gotta check this out]
    'Floating Pyramids' - "Just didn't look like normal clouds" - Rectangle over SC [~ 5.5 min. MrMBB333 video; amazing; see next 1]

    [in 2nd one, @ 0:48, UVC registers 59 in MO yesterday, Jonny! WTF!?]

    [more below]

  3. [a quick look @ the Financial pages]
    5 Signs That Global Financial Markets Are Entering A Bear Market, And 11 Ways That You Can Get Prepared For The Chaos That Is Coming…

    #1 Global stocks have now fallen beneath all key moving averages. Those key moving averages are important psychological thresholds for investors, and if we have a few more days like Wednesday we could see global financial markets go into full panic mode.

    #2 European banking stocks have now officially entered a bear market, and all major European stock indexes are now red for the year.

    #3 Global banking stocks are down a whopping 23 percent from the peak established earlier this year, and that means that they have officially entered a bear market.

    #4 Emerging market stocks have fallen 20 percent from the peak, and that means that they are also now in a bear market.

    #5 When demand for industrial metals falls, that indicates that an economic slowdown is coming. On Wednesday, prices for industrial metals fell to their lowest level in almost a year, and “Dr. Copper officially entered a bear market. [more]

    Make Denial Great Again

    Denial is a form of euthanasia for the elderly. It's merciful...

    "New highs any day now..." [this chart says it all]

    Governor Cuomo made the offhand comment yesterday that the U.S. was never that "great" in the past, due to its history of sexism, slavery, and exploitation. The Idiocracy almost shit a brick, including the denialist-in-chief. After all it's one thing to run on the recurring fantasy of Make America Great Again, and quite another thing to say that the 1950s wasn't the utopia we all know it was. Back then women knew their place and so did all of those fucking brown people stealing the berry-picking jobs. [more]

    The enormous 700,000 km-long coronal hole on the Sun is responsible for major quake and volcano activity uptick

    As Earth is battered by a stream of solar wind flowing from an enormous 700,000 km-long coronal hole it comes as no surprise to me we have had a flurry of major quakes this week after the lowest count so far this century.

    Since this massive hole opened up on the Sun around the 10th of August 4 major quakes have been registered across the planet three more than the entire month of June. [more]

    Water Use in Fracking Soars — Exceeding Rise in Fossil Fuels Produced, Study Says

    Water Use in Fracking Soars — Exceeding Rise in Fossil Fuels Produced, Study Says

    [the water, when sucked back out, is so toxic that there's no place to put it (and it's OFTEN radioactive) they turn drinking water into toxic waste at industrial scale].

    As drillers compete for oil and natural gas, more fluids are going into and out of each fracking well. Researchers warn it’s headed for a tipping point. [that means it's already PAST that point]

    Projected Water Use 'Not Sustainable' [more]

    Climate change likely to cause more sewage leaks, says environment minister

    More than one hundred municipal wastewater systems did not report how much raw sewage overflowed from their pipes in 2017. [more; too much to keep track of, or embarrassed?]

    [continued below]

  4. Drone flying at night detects spot fire
    Firefighters were alerted, found it and put it out

    Engine 66 stop there, spot fire is out your passenger door, 100 feet.

    [the joke that is politics]
    'Trains don't work, but immigration continues': Sweden facing historic election upset next month as population gets fed up with establishment

    [it's about effing time!]

    Scam artist called out: Twitter rips disgraced former FBI agent Strzok over GoFundMe 'grift'

    [as if Twitter has any moral authority . ..]

    The solution for the missing trillions: US gov audit standards to be "modified" under guise of 'national security'

    In an apparent departure from "generally accepted accounting principles," federal agencies will be permitted to publish financial statements that are altered so as to protect information on classified spending from disclosure. [more; that's "transparency"]

    Rare tornado filmed in Inner Mongolia, China

    [now that the jet stream is shot - we can expect this anywhere!]

    [last bit below]

  5. [ok, so is it HAARP or something? what's with with all the "rare" stuff becoming the new normal? it can easily be climate change related, but "weaponized weather" makes one think twice now]

    Rare tornado touches down in north China, ravaging villages

    A rare tornado touched down in Jinghai District of north China's Tianjin Municipality Monday afternoon, snapping utility poles in half and causing damage to local residences. [more]

    Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes near Tanaga Volcano, Alaska

    [a word from the War Dept.]
    Losing the war in Afghanistan: Like Viet Cong, Taliban knows waiting it out will defeat US invaders

    [yo, unless ya gonna MOVE he', get da fuck out!]

    Mystery in the mesosphere: Noctilucent clouds TRIPLE compared to last August [from]

    [paging thru the What Are the Billionaires Doing? section]
    Sinister Soros back to buying up social media again after denouncing companies and dumping shares last year

    Months after denouncing social media as a "menace to society," controversial billionaire George Soros is again investing into Facebook, Twitter and streaming services Spotify and Pandora, while scaling back his Google holdings. [more; OH, so THAT'S why they turned to shit . . (nah, they were shit from the start)]

    [from our How About Dem Apples? column]
    Facebook bans Infowars for 'hatespeech' but allows rapper who posted child porn to Instagram to keep his account [from The Free Thought Project]

    While Jones may distribute a ton of questionable content, he's never posted anything illegal and, he has never posted videos of child porn to any of his platforms. What does child porn have to do with Alex Jones, you ask? Well, nothing really unless we compare Jones getting banned for his entirely legal political speech while others have posted literal child porn to social media and maintain their accounts. Seriously. [more]

  6. [Breaking News]
    Chinese Boeing 737 crash-lands at Manila airport – reports

    Flight MF8667 from Xiamen, China, circled Manila for about one hour before aborting landing. On its second landing attempt, the Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway.

    There are reports that the plane’s engine has broken off. [more]

    Swimmer Suffers Puncture Wounds in Shark Attack on Cape Cod

    A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012.
    The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs [more]

    Climate change risks 'devastating tsunamis' causing havoc across globe, experts warn

    New research suggests that rising sea levels – caused by global warming – significantly increase the threat of giant killer waves.

    Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on Wednesday released the results of a test it conducted on popular oat-based products, like Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Kind Bars, Nature Valley bars, and others, to determine whether they contained any of the herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, and at high levels, has been linked to cancer. [more]

    [more below]

  7. Climate change will lock us into a feedback loop of stupidity

    Because – as already noted above – it's been hot. It's been really fucking hot. It's been record temperatures in Europe hot. It's been 93 dead from fires in Greece hot. It's been Arctic Circle on fire hot. It's no longer possible to claim that man-made climate change is a problem we're only going to have to worry about in a hypothetical future. It's here right now, and we are experiencing it

    Facing $17 billion in fire damages, a CEO blames climate change – “Climate change is no longer coming, it’s here. And we are living with it every day.”

    Authorities don’t yet know the cause of some of the fires, but the region’s giant utility, PG&E Corp., sees a culprit at work -- climate change. The blazes in recent years, it said, are the latest example of how global warming has produced unusually hot, dry conditions that spawn more frequent and intense fires. “Climate change is no longer coming, it’s here,” Geisha Williams, chief executive officer of PG&E, said in an email. “And we are living with it every day.”
    Scientists tend to agree with that assessment. But California’s biggest utility has an especially compelling reason to link the fires to the environment. State investigators have tied PG&E equipment, such as trees hitting power lines, to some of the blazes in October that in total destroyed nearly 9,000 structures and killed 44 people. It faces damage liabilities totaling as much as $17 billion, and possible financial ruin -- its stock is down about 37 percent since the fires -- unless Williams can convince California lawmakers that the company’s problem is, in fact, a climate change problem. [more; tryin' a squirm outta responsibility]

    Warming in the North continues as predicted – “One of the ironies is that it takes a disaster to wake people up”

    Human-assisted or not, thawing permafrost is a slow-motion disaster happening now in most of northern Alaska. Unlike a hurricane or a flood, the loss of permafrost is silent, rarely dramatic, and never fatal. In the back parking lot, university secretaries and grounds crew workers will steer into different parking spaces and go on with their days. [more; that's EXACTLY why it doesn't get any better, we keep "going on with our days"]