Sunday, August 19, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-18

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

2018-08-18 - Passenger plane hit by unknown smell, plane makes emergency landing at airport in Bentonville (Arkansas):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight made an unplanned landing at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) after pilots detected a strange smell in the cockpit, according to Kelly Johnson, the Airport Director for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport."

2018-08-18 - Man found dead in burning car inside burning garage at apartments in Simi Valley (California):

Quote: "No rescues had to be performed, but a body was found inside a vehicle in one of the garages after the fire was knocked down, according to Simi Valley police, who came to the scene to investigate. Police said the body belonged to a male, but they provided no further identifying information on Saturday."

2018-08-18 - Man, 49, found dead in burning car before 4:30 AM in parking lot at Disney's Epcot Resort in Kissimmee (Florida):

Quote: "Deputies do not suspect foul play in the death of a man found in a burning car on Walt Disney World property nearly three weeks ago, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. Deputies identified the man, 49-year-old Brian Christ, using his dental records, Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said Friday."

2018-08-18 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Oxford (Britain):

2018-08-18 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, numerous cars burn, in San Bernardino (California):

Quote: "Auto dismantling facility with numerous cars burning."

2018-08-18 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame just before 7 AM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-18 - Around 30 scrap cars go up in flames at auto salvage yard on Beeching Close in Chard (Britain):

Quote: "A call from site amongst many other calls to fire control stated there was approximately 30 scrap cars involved in the fire. All persons are accounted for and crews are at work with two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets to try and prevent escalation."

2018-08-18 - Pallets and scrap wood go up in flames at 11:30 PM in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Quote: "Martin Drakeley, Nanaimo Fire Rescue assistant fire chief, said they were called to the fire at around 11:30 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered a large pile of wooden pallets on fire, along with a large pile of wood chips and another of shaved wood."

2018-08-18 - Megafire grows to 380,690 acres in Mendocino County (California):

Quote: "The Mendocino Complex that has spread across parts of four counties since it started on July 27 continues to move northward but its progress has slowed somewhat. In the last 24 hours, the fire added 'only' about 2000 more acres to reach 380,690. It is now 77% contained."

2018-08-18 - Megafire grows to 227,085 acres near Shasta Lake (California):

2018-08-18 - Wildfire grows to 35,809 acres in the Entiat River Valley (Washington):

2018-08-18 - Wildfire grows to 13,000+ acres east of Bear Lake in Rich County (Utah):

2018-08-18 - Wildfire grows to 4,000+ acres near Lake McDonald (Montana):

2018-08-18 - Wildfire grows to 1,500 acres near Wendell (Idaho):

2018-08-18 - Wildfire rages out of control near coastal Ulladulla (Australia):

2018-08-18 - Boat 'Alkybon' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain:

Quote: "Salvamento Maritimo later tweeted: 'Helimer 201 rescues an English man and Spanish woman from a life raft 40 miles east of Cabo de Palos (Murcia). They had left their Alkybon boat because of a fire on board during the night. After drifting hours, they were located by the radio beacon. The boat has sunk.' The fire had broken out in the boat shortly after the couple started their sailing trip from Cape Palos. When it burst into flames, they had no choice but to abandon ship and watched as the Alkybon started to sink."

Note: This is the 775th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Bridge Street in Peterborough (Britain):

2018-08-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 in Yorkshire (Britain):

2018-08-18 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Stanfield Road in Stanfield, near Dereham (Britain):

2018-08-18 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Rudston (Britain):

Quote: "Rudston. Sat 18 Aug 2018 11:21 (No:18546) Combine harvester on fire. Farm workers attempted to extinguish fire prior to arrival of Fire Service by using two dry powder extinguishers. One hose reel in use. Approximately one thousand square metres of standing corn on fire, extinguished by farmers. Advice given to farmers."

2018-08-18 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Duckmanton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1792nd, 1793rd, 1794th, 1795th and 1796th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-18 - Heavy truck bursts into flame at 11:30 PM on I-10 in Harrison County (Mississippi):

2018-08-18 - Horse truck bursts into flame on Browns Avenue in Wickford (Britain):

2018-08-18 - Ambulance bursts into flame on Lancaster Park Road in Harrogate (Britain):

Quote: "Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate Time of call: 11:34 A crew from Harrogate have extinguished a fire on board an ambulance. The fire was confined to the engine compartment and crews used a hose reel jet to dampen down. Everyone was out of the ambulance on arrival of the Fire Service."

2018-08-18 - RV bursts into flame while parked at RV park on East Parr Boulevard in Reno (Nevada), nobody there:

Note: This is the 380th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-18 - Van bursts into flame on Route 149 in Deering (New Hampshire):

2018-08-18 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 178 inside the Kern River Canyon, ignites brush fire, near Bakersfield (California):

2018-08-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at auto business in Tilbury (Canada):

Quote: "Photos sent to the newsroom show the fire appearing to come from a truck parked in the parking lot. A witness says the heat from the fire was hot enough for nearby tires to bow up and for paint to peel off adjacent vehicles."

2018-08-18 - Classic 1958 Chevy Impala bursts into flame on Highway 4 in coastal Martinez (California):

2018-08-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches home, in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2018-08-18 - Car bursts into flame on Maple Street in Massena (New York), near the Grass River:

2018-08-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 ramp in Joppa (Maryland):

2018-08-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:50 PM in East Windsor (Connecticut):

2018-08-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM in Vars (Canada):

2018-08-18 - Barn destroyed by fire just before midnight on Topsfield Road in Wenham (Massachusetts):

2018-08-18 - AC unit bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to home, in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2018-08-18 - Dumpster bursts into flame in industrial area in Eden Prairie (Minnesota):

2018-08-18 - Bowling alley destroyed by fire in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-08-18 - High school damaged by fire in Union Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-18 - High school destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Montgomery (Alabama):

2018-08-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:15 AM in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-08-18 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Spenard area in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2018-08-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Springfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Riverbend Drive in Ona (West Virginia), nobody there:

2018-08-18 - Home destroyed by fire in Thomasville (New York), nobody there:

2018-08-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Beachwood (New Jersey):

2018-08-18 - Home destroyed by fire just before 3 AM in Carrick (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-08-18 - Deadly fire burns home just after 11 PM on Road Creek Road in Elkhorn City (Kentucky):

2018-08-18 - Deadly fire devastates apartment building before 3:30 AM in Lonoke County (Arkansas), 2 killed:

2018-08-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Lexington (Kentucky):

2018-08-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after 1 AM in Portland area in Louisville (Kentucky):

2018-08-18 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Verdigris River near Nowata (Oklahoma):

2018-08-18 - Many fish found dead in pond in Mubarikpur (India):

2018-08-18 - Two men, 25 and 50, die after being pulled from the water at beaches in Israel:

Quote: "Magen David Adom reports sharp increase in deaths by drowning this year compared to 2017..."

2018-08-18 - Two men, 53 and 32, found dead in streams in Paduperar (India):

2018-08-18 - Man, 63, found dead in swimming pool at home near the coast in East Northport (New York):

2018-08-18 - Man, 52, jumps into the water, has 'medical event' and dies, in coastal Patchogue Bay (New York):

Quote: "James Melocoton, 52, was boating with friends in the bay, police said in a news release. About 1:10 a.m. Saturday, he and another person got out to swim, and a few minutes after, Melocoton appeared to suffer a medical event in the water and became unresponsive."

2018-08-18 - Man in his 40s dies after being pulled from Lake Travis in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "A man in his 40s died at Lake Travis on Saturday evening after being pulled out of the water, according to the Travis County sheriff’s office."

2018-08-18 - Man, 29, dies while diving at coastal Aweoweo Beach Park in Mokuleia (Hawaii):

2018-08-18 - Man, 36, found dead on beach on coastal St. Simons Island (Georgia):

2018-08-18 - Man drops dead along road in coastal Arbor Heights area in Seattle (Washington):

2018-08-18 - Man, 46, jumps in the water and dies in Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay (Ohio):

2018-08-18 - Woman, 50s or 60s, slumps over dead in car at grocery store in Nixa (Missouri):

2018-08-18 - Man has 'medical issue' and dies while riding bicycle in Chisago County (Minnesota):

Quote: "No foul play is suspected and his cause of death of believed to be from a medical issue."

2018-08-18 - Person found dead in submerged car in the North Canadian River near Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-08-18 - Man, 22, swims after drifting boat and dies in the water near coastal Port O'Connor (Texas):

2018-08-18 - Man, 37, dies after being pulled from the water at Parksville Lake in Polk County (Tennessee):

2018-08-18 - Boy, 16, dies in pond in Naraingarh (India):

2018-08-18 - Woman, 52, hotel worker, found dead in hotel in coastal Jeddah (Saudi Arabia):

2018-08-18 - Young man found dead on the bank of the River Severn at Elmoor Lane West in Quedgeley (Britain):

2018-08-18 - Small plane crashes at airport in Addison (Texas), 3 injured:

2018-08-18 - Small plane crashes near Bronson (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-08-18 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Tulsa (Oklahoma), electrical failure:

2018-08-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Alligator Alley near the Florida Everglades (Florida), engine failure:

2018-08-18 - Ultralight plane crashes in Westminster (Maryland), 2 killed:

2018-08-18 - Helicopter crashes and burns, ignites wildfire, north of Battle Mountain (Nevada), 1+ injured:

2018-08-18 - Couple, 72 and 70, go out on boat, go missing, empty 'ghost boat' found, on the Pamlico River in Beaufort County (North Carolina):

Quote: "Coast Guard officials received a call at about 6:40 p.m., saying that an unmanned boat was found in the Pamlico River. Air and sea crews searched overnight, through Saturday morning, but have been unable to locate the couple."

2018-08-18 - Tanker truck's brakes fail, truck overturns into ditch, on I-17 near Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-08-18 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, on I-95 in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida), 2 injured:

2018-08-18 - Tractor trailer veers into shoulder at 6:20 AM, hits tractor trailer, fire erupts, near Atwater (California), 1 injured:

2018-08-18 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Collin County near Anna (Texas), 4 killed, 3 injured:

2018-08-18 - Car crashes into guardrail at 4:10 AM, bursts into flame, on I-95 near coastal Port St. John (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-08-18 - Four dogs attack and kill man on the island of Jamaica:

2018-08-18 - Sinkhole opens in parking lot at business in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2018-08-18 - Mudslide traps people in homes in Charleston (West Virginia):

2018-08-18 - Three-story building collapses in Abuja (Nigeria), 1 killed, 6+ injured:

2018-08-18 - Man, 63, has 'medical issue' on hike near Little Three Creek Lake near Sisters (Oregon):

Quote: "A report of a hiker with a potentially serious medical issue needing assistance Saturday afternoon prompted a rescue operation near Little Three Creek Lake south of Sisters, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said. Dispatchers with 911 got a call around 2:40 p.m. from a hiker advising that a member of their group, Dennis Crowell, 63, of Bend, was experiencing a medical issue, said sheriff's Deputy Joshua Westfall, assistant search and rescue coordinator."

2018-08-18 - Atmospheric methane update in the Arctic:

2018-08-18 - As sea level rises, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe:

2018-08-18 - Warming climate causing unstable and increasingly freakish weather:

Quote: "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."

2018-08-18 - Rare August tornado touches down and causes damage in Jackson (Mississippi):

2018-08-18 - Lightning strike kills man at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island (New York):

2018-08-18 - Waterspout filmed over Lake Michigan in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-08-18 - Despite renewables growth, there has never been an energy transition:


  1. Short but powerful report today, Jonny.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.19.18 Will August 2018 be the hottest month on record?

    [from the Bizarre Accidents desk]
    Off-target: Ukrainian Buk missile launcher slams into Astarta business center in Kiev

    Driver of the 30-tonne launcher caused panic on the sidewalk, as he lost control of the vehicle after a rehearsal of the Independence Day parade.

    Eyewitness videos from Saturday night show a group of curious onlookers filming a column of moving artillery as it drives through the heart of the Ukrainian capital.

    As one of the vehicles attempts to change direction at a crossing, it takes too big a turning circle and slams at cruising speed into the wall of the Astarta business center, as screams ring out and the crowd scatters. [more]

    [in our Curious Cultures segment]
    The Knowledge Systems of Indigenous Australians: Aboriginal traditions describe the complex motions of planets, the 'wandering stars' of the sky

    knowledge of the planets and their movements goes back much further, being prominent in the traditions of the oldest continuing cultures in the world. [more; how?]

    Floods in Niger leave 19 dead and 65,000 affected

    Furthermore 5,207 homes have collapsed in the flooding and heavy rain, and over 25,000 livestock and 6,535 hectares of crops have been destroyed. [more]

    [smoking anything is bad for ya, but so what]
    E-cig vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and increases inflammation

    E-cigarette vapour boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, reveals a small experimental study, published online in the journal Thorax.

    The vapour impairs the activity of alveolar macrophages, which engulf and remove dust particles, bacteria, and allergens that have evaded the other mechanical defences of the respiratory tract. [more]

    Australia drought: New South Wales town “mobbed'” by thirsty emus

    Large numbers of emus have been flocking to an outback mining town in New South Wales as Australia continues to struggle with extreme drought.

    The flightless birds are desperately searching for food and water in Broken Hill, local animal rescue services say. [more]

    [more below]

  2. “Smokestorm” from B.C. wildfires now pushing into Western Washington

    Unexpected Future Boost of Methane Possible from Arctic Permafrost

    Always in the future – never in the present! [more]

    Monday, 20 August 2018
    Methane emissions in New Zealand

    High methane levels in New Zealand

    Arctic Sea Ice Report with Margo & Robin [~ 67.5 min. video]

    Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes (Including A Magnitude 8.2) Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period

    [from yesterday, posted late]
    PACIFIC GRIM! A very powerful magnitude 7.2 quake reduced by USGS to a 6.9 strikes Indonesia the 5th major quake today

    Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China

    At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The storm has also damaged more than 5 800 homes. [more]

    Heatwaves, rains may become more severe as weather stalls-study

    Scorching summer heatwaves and downpours are set to become more extreme in the northern hemisphere as global warming makes weather patterns linger longer in the same place, scientists said on Monday.

    Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle

    Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, with water becoming increasingly scarce, experts say. [more; geez, Jonny - sorry to hear this!]

    Harry Shearer's Le Show 8/19/18

  3. One year it's flooding, the next it's drought! It's getting increasingly abnormal for things to be normal. Not a good sign for people who require, you know, FOOD!

  4. News Links, August 20, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Looks Like Italian Default is Back on the Menu

    Greek bailout ends, but Europe's debt problems grind on

    Maduro orders 96 percent devaluation in hyperinflation-stricken Venezuela

    South Korea creates just 5,000 new jobs in July; smallest increase since financial crisis

    Russia Ditches U.S. Dollar For Gold As Tensions Rise

    'Peak Car' and the End of an Industry

    U.S. Debt So High Interest Payments Are Forming a "Black Hole"

    Syria - Pentagon Plants High ISIS Numbers To Justify Occupation

    US Redirects Syria Funds, Emphasizes It Is Not Withdrawing

    Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

    Congress Rushes to Spend Billions on Space Weapons—Even if They Don't Work [the waste continues]

    Watch Patriotic Turks Smash, Flush, & Shoot iPhones To Boycott America

    Baghdad grapples with 'curse' of US sanctions on Iran

    How the U.S. Helped Prevent North Korea and South Korea From Reaching Real Peace in the 1950s

    UN chief suggests deploying UN-mandated armed forces to protect Palestinians

    Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift

    65 Years Ago Today, the CIA Conspired with the UK to Overthrow Iran on Behalf of Big Oil

    Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions – the Final Demise of the Dollar Hegemony?

    Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

    Turkey's Collapse Could Send "Millions" Of Refugees Flooding Into Europe

    Brazilians attack Venezuelan immigrants in border town

    Brazil to send troops to town bordering Venezuela

    [continued below]

  5. Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

    Desperate Venezuelans defy Ecuador's passport rules and cross border

    Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff

    Demanding Wide-Reaching Reforms and an End to Slavery, Inmates in 17 States Plan Prison Strike

    Can U.S. Shale Stop A Global Oil Supply Crisis?
    Can loss-making junk oil save the day? Just asking the question shows how serious the situation has become. -- RF

    Oil prices slip amid fears over global economic growth

    Production At Libya's Largest Oil Field Risks Shutdown, Again

    Analysts: Russia's Oil Industry Won't Crumble Under U.S. 'Bill From Hell'

    Indigenous Australians Take Fight Against Giant Coal Mine to the United Nations

    Peak oil in China and the Asia Pacific (part 2)

    Peak oil in the Asia Pacific (part 3)

    S. Korean gov't committed to nuclear phase-out policy goal

    Power supply resumes after major breakdown in Karachi

    US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    New pesticides may harm bees as much as existing ones – study

    Brazil: Poisonous Agrotoxin Found Over 80% of Breast Milk Samples in Urucui
    "The presence of glyphosate in breast milk indicates direct contamination by this agro-toxin," said researcher Inacio Pereira Lima

    Sea life in 'peril' as ocean temperatures hit all-time high in San Diego

    Number of "marine heat waves" roughly doubled between 1982 and 2016, study finds

    US government is reportedly trying to force Facebook to help it wiretap Messenger

    Whistleblower makes shocking IRS, insider trading allegations
    A whistleblower made this shocking allegation to me last week: the IRS was tipping off members of Congress to corporate takeovers so the elected officials could profit from insider trading. My snitch also charged that higher-level employees of the IRS also used that information to enrich themselves.

    NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney: Intelligence Agencies Have Become American "Praetorian Guard," Lie To Public, President, Each Other

    Russia reaffirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal

    Artificial intelligence, fake images and crumbling trust in our narratives

    We Told You That Once The Establishment Silenced Assange, The Rest Of The Media Would Be Next: We Were Right

    Taibbi: Censorship Does Not End Well

    Could The Genoa Disaster Happen In The US?
    The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) listed 54,259 bridges that were deemed "structurally deficient" in 2017 and it would take an estimated 37 years to repair all of them.

    Defending degrowth at ecomodernism's home

    U.S. consumer sentiment drops to 11-month low in August

    Social Security is going broke

    The Pentagon Can't Account for $21 Trillion (That's Not a Typo)

    Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year

  6. Woman killed in alligator attack while walking dog near Hilton Head

    Authorities are currently searching the area for the alligator which is believed to have been about eight feet in length. [more; boy, THAT narrows it down . .]

    Smoke from British Columbia's raging wildfires turns day into night

    Freaky orange skies have been the norm as a result of BC's raging wildfires, the smoke became so thick on Friday that it turned the morning sky inky black well after sunrise. [more]

    Tornado filmed in New Plymouth, New Zealand

    Large water spout filmed in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

    Thousands await rescue from flooding as monsoon downpour continues in Kerala, India

    Late season hailstorm wipes out some crops in central Nebraska

    Many Nebraska farmers may see a bin - busting harvest, while others have seen crops wiped out in minutes. [more]

    113 dead turtles wash ashore along 30-kilometer stretch of coast in Chiapas, Mexico

    Moral Collapse Precedes Economic Collapse

    The biggest deficit we face is the moral deficit... [more]

    Deadly floods hit the Indian state of Karnataka, tourists' bookings canceled

    At least 12 people have been killed and over 4 300 rescued in Karnataka's district of Kodagu, on the border with Kerala, since August 15, 2018. [more]