Friday, August 17, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-16

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

2018-08-16 - Unknown chemical odor hits large coastal area in and around Newport Beach and Huntington Beach (California):

Quote: "The odor is affecting cities like Orange, Anaheim Hills, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, according to Patrick Chandler, spokesperson for the South Coast Air Quality Management District."

Quote: "Fire officials in the region say they fielded complaints of nausea."

Quote: "Strong odors of unknown origin have permeated the region periodically for the past several years. In some cases, officials said they believed the smell was coming from offshore. Occasionally, an odor is carried several miles inland, “where it drops down and that’s when people start smelling it,” Costa Mesa fire Capt. Chris Coates said during a similar episode in March 2016. Mysterious smells recurred later in 2016 and in 2017, causing frustrated residents and city officials to demand answers. In each case, officials have said the odors pose no immediate danger to life, though residents have reported headaches, nausea and sore throats."

2018-08-16 - Twin-engine plane hit by engine fire in coastal Sandefjord (Norway):

Quote: "On the 15th of August, a restored DC-3 suffered from an engine fire at the small airport of Sandefjord, Norway outside of Oslo. At the airport, the small non-profit group 'Dakota Norway' service an old DC-3 registered LN-WND, a former warplane, and fly it every Wednesday during the summer months for its members."

Note: This is the 135th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-16 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 4:30 AM, pile of tires burns, in Asheville (North Carolina):

2018-08-16 - Huge pallet fire rages at pallet business in Pomona (California):

2018-08-16 - Underground fire at 11 PM causes blackouts in coastal Queens (New York):

2018-08-16 - New footage of monstrous EF3 firenado that killed firefighter near Redding (California):

Quote: "It was approximately 1,000 feet in diameter at its base, with a plume reaching some 40,000 feet high; the interior temperature peaked in excess of 2,700 degrees."

Note: Thousand-foot-wide eight-mile-tall 2700-degree EF3 firenado - that's something new, not seen before. This is one of those things in recent years that once you see it happen once, you can bet you're gonna see it again, like those exploding methane craters in Siberia, or the 41 children plus some animals that suddenly died after rainfall in Indonesia...

2018-08-16 - Abrupt thaw of permafrost beneath lakes will release large amounts of methane and carbon dioxide:

2018-08-16 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in South Bengaluru (India):

2018-08-16 - In separate incidents, two men, 18 and 82, have heart attacks on the same cruise ship near coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

Quote: "The crew reported that an 18-year-old male passenger was suffering symptoms of a heart attack and needed medical assistance."

Quote: "The Anthem of the Seas contacted the Coast Guard again Thursday evening to request the medevac of an additional passenger, an 82-year-old male, who was also suffering symptoms of a heart attack."

2018-08-16 - Home explodes in Wilson (Kansas):

Note: This is the 200th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-16 - Wildfire grows to 31,961 acres in the Entiat River Valley (Washington):

2018-08-16 - Wildfire breaks out, grows quickly to 6,000 acres, destroys two fire trucks, east of Bear Lake in Rich County (Utah):

2018-08-16 - Wildfire grows to 3,500 acres near Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park (Montana):

2018-08-16 - Wildfires raging in Canada cause air quality alert in northern Minnesota:

2018-08-16 - Cargo ship 'Arcadie' bursts into flame on the Rhine River near Niedermörmter (Germany):

Quote: "On Aug 16, 2018, at 9 a.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Arcadie', 1999 ts (EU-No.: 06002226), on the Rhine at river km 825. The fire brigades Rees, Emmerich and Niedermörmter were called to the ship near the former NATO-berth at Haffen. The vessel could be maneuvered out of the fairway and dropped anchor so that the fire brigade could start its attack from the side."

2018-08-16 - Yacht bursts into flame shortly after 1 AM while docked in the Municipal Yacht Harbor in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-08-16 - Boat, two golf carts and two RV trailers destroyed by fire at 6:20 AM near the Mississippi River at Beulah Bay Recreation Area (North Dakota):

Quote: "The fire was reported at 6:20 a.m. and destroyed two campers that were parked side by side, along with a boat and two golf carts, said Detective Mark Schmitt."

Note: These are the 770th, 771st and 772nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-16 - Train bursts into flame at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg (Virginia):

2018-08-16 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the B3293 near St Keverne (Britain):

Note: This is the 470th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-08-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on the Florida Turnpike near coastal Jupiter (Florida):

2018-08-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 in Austin (Texas):

2018-08-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4 AM on Highway 225 near Pasadena (Texas):

2018-08-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 in Clark County (Ohio):

2018-08-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Murchison Highway near Tullah (Australia):

2018-08-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M4 near Theale (Britain):

2018-08-16 - Tractor bursts into flame on Rimswell Road in Halsham (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Rimswell Road, Halsham. Thu 16 Aug 2018 17:02 (No:18409) Tractor on fire. Fire out on arrival, extinguished by farmer using one dry powder extinguisher. No action by Fire Service, inspection only."

Note: These are the 1781st, 1782nd, 1783rd, 1784th, 1785th, 1786th and 1787th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-16 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Twin Falls Road in Berkeley Heights (New Jersey):

2018-08-16 - Box truck bursts into flame near business in Merrifield (Virginia):

2018-08-16 - RV bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal West Haven (Connecticut):

2018-08-16 - RV bursts into flame on the shore of Smith Mountain Lake (Virginia):

Note: These are the 378th and 379th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-16 - Van bursts into flame at 3:58 AM on Montrose Road in Yeovil (Britain):

2018-08-16 - Van bursts into flame on the M42 between Bromsgrove and Alvechurch (Britain):

2018-08-16 - Van bursts into flame on the A380 near Middlemoor (Britain):

2018-08-16 - SUV bursts into flame on I-70 near Glenwood Springs (Colorado):

2018-08-16 - SUV bursts into flame on the Eastern Freeway near coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2018-08-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Route 52 near Santee (California):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-264 on the Berkley Bridge over the Elizabeth River in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame on Route 15 in Wallingford (Connecticut):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame on Airport Plaza Drive in Alcoa (Tennessee):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business in coastal Rockingham (Australia):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame at 6:13 AM on Cunningham Street in Kingston (Australia):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame at 12:47 AM on Victoria Street in Hall (Australia):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame at 11:54 PM on Bugden Avenue in Fadden (Australia):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame on Tadpole Lane in Swindon (Britain):

2018-08-16 - Car bursts into flame on Broadlands in Netherfield, Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 16 August, 11.45am Car fire, Broadlands, Netherfield, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-08-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Port Tobacco Road near Welcome (Maryland):

2018-08-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on highway near West Point (Nebraska):

2018-08-16 - Mobile catering vehicle bursts into flame on Osprey Road in Exeter, Devon (Britain):

2018-08-16 - Several cars go up in flames at 12:21 AM at garage in Keighley (Britain):

Quote: "Crosshills, Keighley  (Skipton)– Time of call 00:21 Skipton crews responded to a number of cars on fire at a garage. 4 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets and 2 x 9 litre foam and dry extinguishers were used to extinguish the fires. The cause of the fire is under investigation."

2018-08-16 - Vehicle, RV trailer and home destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2018-08-16 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Mt. Pleasant (Wisconsin):

2018-08-16 - Hay storage facility goes up in flames before 5:30 AM near Canyon (Texas):

2018-08-16 - Home damaged by garage fire near Sparks Marina Park Lake in Sparks (Nevada):

2018-08-16 - Home damaged by fire at 4:20 AM on Deer Crossing Way in Lexington (Kentucky):

2018-08-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Macon (Georgia), nobody there:

2018-08-16 - Home destroyed by fire off Lake Shore Drive in Pasadena (Maryland):

2018-08-16 - Duplex damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Longview (Texas):

2018-08-16 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire before 5:30 AM in Roxbury area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-08-16 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 4 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-08-16 - Apartment building under renovation damaged by fire in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-08-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Anderson (South Carolina):

2018-08-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Harbor Town Drive in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "One tenant saw smoke coming from a window AC unit before the fire started."

2018-08-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Cottage Hills (Illinois):

2018-08-16 - Whale shark found dead near coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

2018-08-16 - 49 people have died in the water this year in Israel, with 152 more hospitalized:

Quote: "The incidents occurred in beaches, ponds, and water reservoirs, and the fatalities include 13 children under the age of ten. 19 of the cases happened in private pools, and 30 in public pools, five in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galileee) and eight in the Dead Sea."

2018-08-16 - Four children found dead in pond in Barhi (India):

2018-08-16 - Boy, 9, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at luxury hotel near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-08-16 - Man, 33, falls off jet ski into the water, has 'medical condition', dies shortly later, at Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

Quote: "A Jefferson City man died during a PWC incident on Lake of the Ozarks Thursday afternoon. Tyrell T. Anderson was operating a personal watercraft at the 17.6 mile marker of the main channel around 4:45 p.m. August 16, 2018 when it capsized, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol incident report. The 33-year-old was ejected from the PWC. Wearing a life jacket, Anderson was getting back on the PWC when he suffered an unknown medical condition, the report states. By phone, Dr. Mike Jones at Lake Regional Hospital pronounced Anderson dead at 5:20 p.m."

2018-08-16 - Woman in her 30s or 40s found dead near school in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2018-08-16 - Man found dead in Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms (Michigan):

2018-08-16 - Woman, 28, found dead in Lake Como near Darby (Montana):

2018-08-16 - Man, 60, dies after being pulled from Lake Coeur d'Alene (Idaho):

2018-08-16 - Man found dead in Saguaro Lake (Arizona):

2018-08-16 - Woman, 49, found dead in car at rest stop in Laramie County (Wyoming):

2018-08-16 - Man found dead in irrigation canal near Othello (Washington):

2018-08-16 - Person found dead in creek at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington (Minnesota):

2018-08-16 - Man, 47, found dead on trail in Zion National Park (Utah):

2018-08-16 - Man, 54, drops dead before 1 AM in locker room at hotel in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-08-16 - Man, 55, has 'medical incident' and collapses in police custody, dies shortly later, in Penticton (Canada):

Quote: "Penticton RCMP, who detained the 55-year-old man, revealed his death in a press release Thursday afternoon, saying they believed he died from a 'medical incident.'"

2018-08-16 - Man, 45, becomes unresponsive and dies while snorkeling in the Cayman Islands:

Quote: "A 45-year-old man died after encountering difficulties while snorkeling off Rum Point on Thursday, the ninth water-related death involving a tourist in 2018. The man, who was a visitor from the United States, became unresponsive while snorkeling and was taken back onto the boat that he had ridden."

2018-08-16 - Man, 68, dies in the water in Dwejra Bay on the island of Gozo (Malta):

2018-08-16 - Passenger sickens on cruise ship near coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "A Maryland State Police helicopter crew helped rescue a sick passenger off the 'Grandeur of the Seas' in the evening of Aug 16, 2018. The Coast Guard – Sector Baltimore was notified by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line shortly after 9:45 p.m. that a passenger in 'critical/life-threatening condition' required immediate medical evacuation on the ship."

2018-08-16 - Trucker has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer crashes through median, hits oncoming traffic, on I-75 in Detroit (Michigan):

Quote: "According to Michigan State Police, a semi truck driver heading north on the highway is believed to have had a medical emergency. The truck went through the cement median and into southbound lanes, hitting at least one car."

2018-08-16 - Driver has 'medical episode', RV crashes into median, on the M5 near coastal Exeter (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver of a motorhome has suffered a medical episode according to the police and was in collision with the central reservation."

2018-08-16 - Woman, early 40s, has 'medical condition' and slumps over unconscious, car crashes into building, in St. George (Utah), 1 injured:

Quote: "Bystanders smashed the window of a car Thursday to rescue a woman whose car crashed into the side of a town home in St. George after she suffered from a medical condition. The driver, a woman in her early 40s in a Volkswagen Passat, was leaving the parking lot of Honolulu Grill and Little Caesars on 700 East when she experienced a medical condition and was slumped over shortly before 5 p.m., St. George Police officer Ken Childs said."

2018-08-16 - Driver has 'medical condition', car crashes into ditch, other accidents ensue, on I-80 near Newton (Iowa):

Quote: "Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says the first accident happened Thursday at 11:34 a.m. when a driver had a medical condition and their vehicle went into the ditch about five miles west of Newton."

2018-08-16 - Passenger plane crash-lands at airport, skids off runway, in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

2018-08-16 - Small plane crashes near airport in Rhome (Texas), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-08-16 - Small plane crashes into yard in Staunton (Illinois):

2018-08-16 - Small plane crash-lands near the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-08-16 - Small plane crashes on lake near Fort Simpson (Canada), 3 killed:

2018-08-16 - Helicopter crashes and burns near Fargo (North Dakota):

2018-08-16 - Tractor trailer slams into car, on I-78 near Berkeley Heights (New Jersey):

Quote: "The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east on Route 78 when he hit a four passenger car causing serious damage."

2018-08-16 - Tractor trailer crashes just after 6:30 AM, bursts into flame, on the Florida Turnpike in Miami Gardens (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-08-16 - Pickup truck veers off road at 3:50 AM, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in Buffalo Grove (Illinois):

2018-08-16 - Car veers off road at 11:04 PM crashes into ditch and culvert, overturns, bursts into flame, in Bremer County (Iowa), 1 killed:

2018-08-16 - Man, 26, acts odd in the wee hours then goes into cardiac arrest and dies, in coastal Málaga (Spain):

Quote: "Witnesses stated that the young man was allegedly behaving 'out of his mind' and 'making strange movements'."

2018-08-16 - Swarm of bees attacks man and horses, horse falls on man, in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 injured:

2018-08-16 - Sinkhole opens near Mar-a-Lago in coastal Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-08-16 - Sinkhole opens on street in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-08-16 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Murrieta (California):

2018-08-16 - Magnitude 5.2+ earthquake strikes near Montecilfone (Italy):

2018-08-16 - Death toll from heavy rain, flooding and landslides reaches 80 in Kerala (India), more rain on the way:

2018-08-16 - Noctilucent clouds TRIPLE compared to last August:

Note: More methane entering the atmosphere from the warming planet, which breaks down at high altitude into water and CO2 and causes more noctilucent clouds. Not a mystery...

2018-08-16 - Water use in fracking soars faster than the rise in fossil fuels produced, study says:

2018-08-16 - Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills:

2018-08-16 - Aretha Franklin dies of pancreatic cancer at age 76 in Detroit (Michigan):


  1. Mysterious "odors," people dropping dead on land, many birds falling out of the sky, water deaths (even in experienced swimmers and divers), all kinda shit bursting into flame, "medical incident"-caused accidents, infrastructure collapse, residential (and commercial building) explosions and enormous explosions and rumblings with no found cause - all keep accelerating in numbers and incidents as the gases continue to permeate the atmosphere, changing the chemistry. Thanks for the report, Jonny. Let's us know how lucky we are to still be here.

    Very bright meteor fireball with sonic boom lights up Alabama sky

    Deep M6.6 earthquake hits north-east of Raba, Indonesia

    The Watchers News Brief: August 17, 2018

    [here are some of the many stories]

    Post-Tropical Cyclone "Ernesto" threatens Ireland and UK with strong winds and heavy rain

    Tropical Storm "Bebinca" hits Vietnam, flooding homes and cutting off villages

    Tropical Cyclone "Soulik" forms, heading toward Osumi islands and Kyushu, Japan

    Powerful earthquake swarms in Bárðarbunga, Torfajökull volcanoes

    Parts of eastern Spain underwater, heatwave ends abruptly

    Snowing in Hokkaido, 4 days earlier than the previous record [SOTT was all over this as "global cooling"]

    Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

    Very deep M6.7 earthquake under Flores Sea, Indonesia

    Sonic boom, very bright fireball reported over Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina

    Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Costa Rica [more]

    The 8th major quake in 5 days struck Costa Rica last night along with Peru's Sabancaya volcanoa spewing ash two miles into the air

    AUG 17, 2018 Outside STRONG SUN Radiation #UVC #UVB #UVA - Bonus Viewer Pictures! [3 min. MrMBB333 video, another 48 UVC in MO reading]

    Most economic forecasts have a big blind spot: Climate change

    Heat waves that ground airplanes. Rising seas that drown waterfronts. Wildfires that consume whole cities and blanket the West Coast in smoke. [more]

    A Deep State Of Denial

    "Deep State" is code word for the part of this clown show they didn't elect aka. all of it...

    The world has been sucked down the vortex of corporate monoculture.

    We now have a binary choice to come out the other end as sausage or something resembling humanoid.

    The battle of fake ideas rages between the left and the right. Both sides have far more in common than any of them could possibly admit. They've been used and commodified. Shrink-wrapped. Their ideas are not their own, they've been implanted from birth. [more]

    Despite renewables growth, there has never been an energy transition

    Wind and solar now vie with natural gas to provide new electricity generating capacity.

    The big picture: These historical changes in the energy system, however, have been a matter of addition, not transition. Although the percentage shares of biomass, coal and oil in our energy supply have fallen with the rise of alternatives, their total use continues to grow. The world has never experienced an energy transition. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. US interior secretary’s school friend crippling climate research, scientists say

    At the beginning of 2018, interior secretary Ryan Zinke instated a new requirement that scientific funding above $50,000 must undergo an additional review to ensure expenditures “better align with the administration’s priorities”.

    Steve Howke, one of Zinke’s high-school football teammates, oversees this review. Howke’s highest degree is a bachelor’s in business administration. Until Zinke appointed him as an interior department senior adviser to the acting assistant secretary of policy, management and budget, Howke had spent his entire career working in credit unions.

    [T]he policy, which has been in place for six months, is already crippling some research. One of the largest programs affected is the Climate Adaptation Science Centers, a network of eight regionally focused research centers located at “host” universities across the country. [more]

    Europe’s freak weather, explained

    It’s not just that the weather is doing what it always does, except at a higher temperature level. Rather, there is growing evidence that the dynamics of weather itself are changing.

    Climate change does not just mean that everything is gradually getting warmer: It is also changing the major circulations of our atmosphere and ocean. This is making the weather increasingly weird and unpredictable. [more]

    Whale flips over boat at the Jersey Shore [~ 30 sec. news clip]

    Evacuations Ordered at Idaho Wildfire

    Fire officials say private homes, state and federal infrastructure on the west side of U.S. Highway 95 on Friday were being threatened by the Rattlesnake Creek Fire near Pollock. [more]

    [more below]

  3. No clean-up of nuclear leak in South Carolina for years

    HOPKINS, S.C. — Federal regulators say Westinghouse Electric Co. has no plans to clean a plume of uranium under its nuclear fuel factory despite evidence it could reach South Carolina’s water supply.

    Instead, Westinghouse wants a new 40-year extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, even though there’s nearly a decade left on its current license.

    The nuclear plume is under the plant south of Columbia and can’t be cleaned until the factory closes. A new license would delay cleanup until 2058 or later. [more]

    The San Onofre nuclear plant is a ‘Fukushima waiting to happen’

    [they ALL are]

    Southern California Edison is keeping 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant in San Clemente.

    The waste poses a significant threat to the health, safety and economic vitality of the region’s more than 8 million residents. But Edison’s plan for storing it is unnerving at best.

    The ocean is expected to keep rising over the next few decades, bringing seawater closer to the canisters. If hairline cracks or pinholes in the containers were to let in even a little bit of air, it could make the waste explosive. [more; who needs terrorists?]

    As waters rise, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe

    Saturday, 18 August 2018
    Extreme weather report - 08/17/2018

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #133 (6th-17th August 2018 [~ 39 min. video]

    Update on methane emissions

    Methane emissions in the Arctic - 08/17

    We have evidence of strong methane flow from north of Siberia (Laptev Sea and Eastern Siberian Sea).

    I have been saying that I doubt that we will get a 50 Gigaton release of methane from Siberian Arctic Waters as Natalia warned. I said that because I believe it will be released as layers of the permafrost melt

    If I am wrong I will have no problem admitting it, but I still doubt that a massive release like that is going to happen. Perhaps 20 Gigatons in ten to twenty years. That, I could agree to, but not 50 Gigatons in a short span of time [more; nobody cares what you think]

    Edge of Extinction: Prediction vs. Strong Language [~ 3 min. clip]

    On the 'blue sea event' or not.

    It ain't over till the fat lady sings

    Five examples that show internet censorship is as much a threat to the left as the right

    Further analysis of the Arctic ice melt - 08/17
    The disappearance of ice at 80 degrees North