Thursday, August 23, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-22

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

2018-08-22 - Man, 73, burns to death on street in Swanland just west of coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "A man who tragically died after being seen 'on fire' in Swanland has been named. Ken Allanson, 73 was rushed to hospital following the incident in Newton Thorpe Close on Thursday, August 16, but sadly died. An inquest into his death has now been opened at Hull Coroners Court. Emergency services rushed to the scene on August 16, following reports a man was on fire in the street. Several neighbours rushed to help the man, who was 'head to toe in flames' neighbours said. Humberside Police revealed there were no suspicious circumstances into Mr Allanson's death."

Note: A man burst into flame and burned to death on a street late last year in Hull too, mentioned in the 2017-12-27 update...

2018-08-22 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame at 5:06 AM, plane makes emergency landing in Ufa (Russia):

Quote: "'At 5:06 a.m. local time [0:06 GMT], due to a fire outbreak in the left engine, the Tu-204 aircraft of the Red Wings, carrying out Ufa-Sochi flight 808, conducted an emergency landing at the Ufa airport. There were 202 passengers on board,' the airport said in a statement."

Note: This is the 137th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-22 - In three separate incidents, three cars burst into flame within 4 hours, two of them parked, in Lower Nazareth Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "It was a 'pretty rare day' for Hecktown volunteer firefighters as they battled three unrelated car fires in a little more than four hours on Wednesday in Lower Nazareth Township, Chief Jeff Seip said."

Note: One was parked in a driveway at a home, one was parked inside a garage at a home, and the other was being driven on Route 248...

2018-08-22 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of discarded refrigerators burns, in Anderson (South Carolina):

2018-08-22 - Chemical plant rocked by explosion and fire at Britain's second-largest refinery, in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2018-08-22 - High-rise Crystal Tower apartment building heavily damaged by deadly fire in coastal Mumbai (India), 4+ killed, 16+ injured:

2018-08-22 - NOAA interactive map shows almost two million acres of land is on fire across the United States:

2018-08-22 - Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change:

Note: 'Save us from the monster we created so we can keep making the monster even stronger!'

2018-08-22 - Fourplex apartment building destroyed by basement explosion and fire at 6 AM in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "That resident told KETV NewsWatch 7's Andrew Ozaki that the wall exploded and glass flew everywhere. That was around 6 a.m. He ran into the hallway and woke everyone up, helping everyone get outside safely."

Note: Also see the school bus that burst into flame in Lincoln on this day. This is the 203rd residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-22 - Commercial building full of pallets and cardboard destroyed by massive blaze at 5 AM in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "The fire erupted around 5 a.m. Wednesday in a one-story building filled with pallets and cardboard."

2018-08-22 - Transformer bursts into flame at 2 AM and causes blackouts in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2018-08-22 - Megafire grows to 410,482 acres in Mendocino County (California):

2018-08-22 - Wildfire grows to 1,248 acres and burns through Terwilliger Hot Springs (Oregon):

2018-08-22 - Wildfire grows to 92,160 acres near Owyhee (Nevada):

2018-08-22 - Wildfire begun by helicopter crash grows to 78,000 acres in northern Elko County (Nevada):

2018-08-22 - Boat explodes into flame while docked at marina on Tomahawk Island in the Columbia River in Portland (Oregon), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 788th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-22 - School bus bursts into flame on the East Freeway in Houston (Texas):

2018-08-22 - School bus bursts into flame near Highway 77 and Warlick Boulevard in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2018-08-22 - School bus bursts into flame on Herlong Avenue in Calhoun County (South Carolina):

Note: These are the 134th, 135th and 136th school buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 492nd, 493rd and 494th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-08-22 - Party bus bursts into flame on Route 55 near Deptford (New Jersey):

Note: This is the 495th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-08-22 - Three tractor trailers and loading dock go up in flames at business in Jurupa Valley (California):

Quote: "An agency spokeswoman said 18 engine crews and multiple truck companies, numbering 150 personnel, were sent to the location and encountered flames extending to three tractor-trailers."

2018-08-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:41 AM on I-76 in Norton (Ohio):

2018-08-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on the Dixie Highway (Route 25) near Bowling Green (Ohio):

2018-08-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:30 AM on I-95 in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-08-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 118 near Moorpark (California):

2018-08-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 near Purcell (Oklahoma):

2018-08-22 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Winona (Texas):

2018-08-22 - Tractor bursts into flame at property in Dubbo (Australia):

2018-08-22 - Tractor and baler go up in flames along Frodington Road in Brandesburton (Britain), 6 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Frodingham Road, Brandesburton. Wed 22 Aug 2018 18:56 (No:18934) Fire involving tractor and baler spread to approximately 40 square metres of stubble. 2 hose reels and beaters in use."

2018-08-22 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in Tollerton (Britain):

Quote: "TOC 17:46 Tollerton A crew from Easingwold and Acomb attended a report of a JCB on fire, crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and small tools to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental."

Note: These are the 1821st-1832nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-22 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on highway on The Island in the Nanticoke River in Seaford (Delaware), medical emergency and crash too:

Quote: "The Seaford police car had its flashers on when the incident occurred, but the driver who stuck the parked car, was experiencing medical issues and was on the way to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The police car was unoccupied when it was hit. Both the operator of the trash truck that was on fire and the car driver who was experiencing a medical emergency were transported to Nanticoke Memorial for unspecified injuries."

2018-08-22 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at waste management facility in Antioch (Illinois):

2018-08-22 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home on Devon Street in coastal Kearny (New Jersey):

2018-08-22 - Van bursts into flame in carpark at Ikea store in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2018-08-22 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Vermillion (South Dakota), nobody there:

2018-08-22 - SUV bursts into flame at apartment building in Madison (Wisconsin):

2018-08-22 - SUV bursts into flame on Barton Street in Thunder Bay (Canada):

2018-08-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Route 4 in Sandy River Plantation (Maine):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at market on North China Lake Boulevard in Ridgecrest (California):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business near Asp Avenue and White Street in Norman (Oklahoma):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on Manning Avenue in Cottage Grove (Minnesota):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-78 in Warren (New Jersey):

Quote: "A car is on fire on I-78 in Warren Township with reports of additional disabled cars early on Wednesday morning."

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame just before 4 AM on East North Grand Avenue in Springfield (Illinois):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-35 in Wyandotte County (Kansas):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Lexington (Kentucky):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on Bainfield Road in coastal Invercargill (New Zealand):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on street in Kalyan (India):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on Barrack Road in coastal Weymouth (Britain), 170 feet from the ocean:

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M23 near Gatwick Airport (Britain):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on Walnut Avenue in Northwich (Britain):

2018-08-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Loudwater (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 22 August, 3.38pm Car fire, M40 southbound between junctions 3 (Loudwater) and 2 (Beaconsfield). One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross, two from Slough and an officer attended. Firefighters used two hose reels and two ets of breathing apparatus."

2018-08-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-5 near Salem (Oregon):

2018-08-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame near Maple and Howard Streets in Rich Hill (Missouri):

2018-08-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame outside shop on Longsands Lane in Fulwood, Preston (Britain):

2018-08-22 - Scooter bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to home, on Grove Crescent in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Grove Crescent, Carr Lane, Grimsby. Wed 22 Aug 2018 14:11 (No:18907) Mobility scooter destroyed by fire. Fire spread to guttering and window frame. Fire extinguished prior to arrival by neighbour using hose pipe prior to arrival. Inspection only. Accidental ignition."

2018-08-22 - Riding mower bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to garage, in Sheboygan (Wisconsin):

2018-08-22 - Front-loader bursts into flame on Newcastle Road in Crewe (Britain):

2018-08-22 - Three cars and home go up in flames in Holts Summit (Missouri), pets killed:

Quote: "Investigators say the flames spread quickly through the first and second floors, and caused a lot of damage. Three cars in the driveway were badly damaged too."

2018-08-22 - Vehicle and home go up in flames in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "While one vehicle was destroyed by the fire, there were no injuries to the residents or the first responders, according to officials."

2018-08-22 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck near coastal Adelaide (Australia):

2018-08-22 - Tree trunk ignites on Sheeprake Lane in coastal Bridlington (Britain), 4200 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Sheeprake Lane, Bridlington. Wed 22 Aug 2018 17:01 (No:18923) Tree trunk on fire. Scotty Backpack in use."

2018-08-22 - Tire business heavily damaged by fire just before 4 AM on Coney Island Avenue in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2018-08-22 - Strip mall damaged by fire in Croydon (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-22 - Landmark pub destroyed by fire at 1:50 AM in Dalby (Australia):

2018-08-22 - Three homes go up in flames in Bessemer (Alabama):

2018-08-22 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Sparks (Nevada):

2018-08-22 - Deadly fire burns home at midnight in Winter Haven (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-08-22 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 3 AM in Auburn (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-08-22 - Vacant hospital burns on Ness Road in coastal Shoeburyness (Britain):

2018-08-22 - Vacant home burns on Campbells Creek Drive in Kanawha County (West Virginia):

2018-08-22 - Hundreds of fish found dead in waterways in coastal East Rockaway (New York):

2018-08-22 - Two men, 50 and 22, found dead in Lake Wissota (Wisconsin), empty 'ghost boat' found:

Quote: "Cramer’s pontoon was located Sunday morning, floating up against the shore. There was no damage to it, and all the men’s belongings were on board. Foul play is not suspected."

2018-08-22 - Boy, 13, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at football practice in Crowley (Texas):

Quote: "A 13-year-old boy died during football practice Wednesday evening at Summer Creek Middle School, according to the Crowley school district superintendent and the Tarrant County medical examiner. Kyrell McBride-Johnson, an eighth-grader, experienced a medical emergency during practice that left him unresponsive, according to a letter sent to parents from superintendent Michael McFarland."

2018-08-22 - Man found dead in canal in Progreso (Texas):

Quote: "This is the seventh body recovered from rural river outlets within the last five days, according to officials."

2018-08-22 - Man found dead in pond in Weslaco (Texas):

2018-08-22 - Man, 51, has 'medical event' and drops dead while out for a jog near his home near the Columbia River in Woodland (Washington):

Quote: "'It appears as though he may have stopped to answer a call of nature and had some type of medical event and died there,' Nelson said."

2018-08-22 - Man, 51, cross country coach, collapses at practice, dies shortly later, in Antioch (Illinois):

2018-08-22 - Middle-aged man found dead in canal near Prineville Street in coastal Port Charlotte (Florida):

2018-08-22 - Man slumps over dead in van at restaurant on coastal Plantation Key (Florida):

2018-08-22 - Man, 46, found dead in the Willamette River near Eads Park in Albany (Oregon):

2018-08-22 - Man found dead in the East River near coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-08-22 - Person found dead in semi at truck stop in Walcott (Iowa):

2018-08-22 - Person found dead in submerged car in the water in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-08-22 - Man, 34, found dead in parking garage in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2018-08-22 - Man, 59, slumps over dead in car at grocery store in Warner Robins (Georgia):

2018-08-22 - Person found dead in the water in coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands):

2018-08-22 - Boy, 15, drops dead at home in Comberton (Britain):

Quote: "The sudden death of a 15-year-old boy saw a major police and paramedic response in a village in Cambridgeshire this morning. Officers were called to a house in Fox's Way in Comberton at about 8am after the teenager was reported dead."

2018-08-22 - Woman in her 40s has 'medical incident' and drops dead in coastal Folkestone (Britain):

Quote: "Kent Police have now confirmed they were called to a 'medical incident' and a woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

2018-08-22 - Boy, 13, has brain embolism on cruise ship near the island of Bermuda:

Quote: "A medical emergency aboard the 'Celebrity Summit' resulted in a 13-year-old boy being brought ashore for treatment early on Aug 22, 2018. The passenger was believed to have suffered a brain embolism. The vessel, which was 150 miles northwest of Bermuda, arrived early in the morning, and the patient was brought ashore to St David’s at 1.25 a.m."

2018-08-22 - Driver has 'medical issue', car crashes into two cars, in coastal Victoria (Canada), 3 injured:

Quote: "Victoria police believe a medical issue might have caused a driver to go through a red light at Quadra Street and Hillside Avenue just before noon on Wednesday."

2018-08-22 - Woman, 63, has 'medical condition', car crashes into guardrail, near Bakersfield (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Bakersfield woman suffered a medical condition while driving on Highway 178 late Wednesday and died after crashing into a guardrail, the California Highway Patrol reported. The 63-year-old's name has not yet been released."

2018-08-22 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness, motorcycle crashes, near Cameron (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "The patrol noted Proffit had a medical emergency and lost consciousness, causing the motorcycle to leave the highway and receive extensive damage, however, he was using a safety equipment."

2018-08-22 - F-35A Lightning II fighter jet makes emergency landing, parks, then landing gear collapses, at coastal Eglin Air Force Base (Florida):

Quote: "Just in from 33rd FW: An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, experienced a ground mishap at approximately 12:50 p.m. today on the flightline here. The F-35A experienced an in-flight emergency and returned to base. The aircraft landed safely and parked when the front nose gear collapsed."

Quote: "Photographs showed a crash truck positioned near the F-35, but it is not clear whether or not the in-flight emergency (IFE) actually involved a fire. Deploying a firetruck is a standard response during tactical jet IFE recoveries regardless of indications of a fire onboard the stricken jet. But it's also worth noting that F-35s have experienced engine fires in the past."

2018-08-22 - Small plane crashes onto island in the Arkansas River near Little Rock (Arkansas), engine failure, 2 lightly injured:

2018-08-22 - Small plane crashes near airport in Shreveport (Louisiana), engine failure, 1 lightly injured:

2018-08-22 - Small plane crashes in Elberta (Alabama):

2018-08-22 - Small plane crashes into corn field in Clayton County (Iowa), engine failure:

2018-08-22 - Tanker truck crashes into median, bursts into flame, in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2018-08-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-84 in Middletown (New York):

2018-08-22 - Van veers off road, crashes into building, in Portland (Oregon):

2018-08-22 - SUV veers off road, slams into home, in Victorville (California), 5 injured:

2018-08-22 - Pickup truck veers across all lanes, gets hit by semi, pickup bursts into flame, in Henderson (Kentucky), 1 killed:

Quote: "Henderson Police say around 6:00 Wednesday night a pick-up truck going south veered across all lanes, for an unknown reason, driving right in front of a FedEx semi. That semi couldn't stop in time and crashed into the truck, pushing the pick-up into a Thornton's gas station sign. The pick-up truck then caught on fire. The driver of the pick-up died at the scene."

2018-08-22 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, near Centreville (Maryland), 1 killed:

2018-08-22 - Car overturns into ditch at 6:30 AM near Archie (Missouri), 1 killed:

2018-08-22 - Woman's dog attacks and kills her in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2018-08-22 - Two dogs attack and injure two people in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-08-22 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures students at school in Martin (Tennessee):

2018-08-22 - Power outage blacks out parts of Athens (Greece):

2018-08-22 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in the Riverside area in Sioux City (Iowa):

2018-08-22 - Man in his 40s in critical condition after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Waikiki (Hawaii):

2018-08-22 - 'Big One' talk swirls as 69 earthquakes hit the Pacific's Ring of Fire in 48 hours:

2018-08-22 - Shallow magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2018-08-22 - Magnitude 6.2+ earthquake strikes in the ocean 171 miles west of Coos Bay (Oregon):

2018-08-22 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Laos, 46 killed, 97 missing:

2018-08-22 - Erratic weather forces early harvest and causes 20% losses for pumpkin farmers in the Netherlands:


  1. 'sup everyone? I trust you're all well and good.

    We have, on this day, a tree trunk suddenly bursting into flame, a pile of old refrigerators burning, 3 school buses and 2 garbage truck fires (and one other with a burning load), a scooter and a riding mower flaming out, too many bizarre accidents, and another bunch of people (of all ages) being pulled from water and dying.

    This is NORMAL now.

    Breaking News: Massive 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Peru on border with Brazil and Bolivia

    Vintage warplane crashes in Minnesota; pilot survives [short news clip]

    It happened as the plane was approaching the Anoka County Airport in the Minneapolis suburb of Blaine just after 11 a.m. Blaine Police Chief Brian Podany (poh-DAN'-nee) says the pilot suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover. He was taken to a hospital.

    The pilot's name was not immediately released, but Podany says he's a 65-year-old from Ham Lake with more than 20 years of experience.

    The plane was a Korean War-era T-28B Trojan built in 1955, with U.S. Air Force markings. It went down and burned near the end of a runway.

    The cause is under investigation.[more]

    Huge wildfire spreads southwest of Berlin

    Three villages southwest of Berlin have been evacuated as a wildfire the size of 400 soccer fields spread Friday.

    Police said that their plans to extinguish the flames have been complicated by old ammunition from World War II, that was still buried in the forests and which could explode due to the fires.[more]

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead at 68

    A cause of death was not specified, though King had been battling lung cancer and had recently been hospitalized for the disease.[more]

    [and here I thought only Chinese people did this]
    Undercover investigation finds widespread business in giraffe parts; even in the Big Apple

    An undercover investigation found a thriving business in selling giraffe parts in the U.S., even though experts say the species is at serious risk of extinction. [more]

    European heatwave has caused rat explosion with rodents carrying the notorious rat flea and harbours up to 70 diseases in German cities

    [see how complicated the "problem" with climate change is?]

    Hurricane Lane Hawaii’s worst storm in a quarter century packing winds of 130 miles per hour could collapse Mount Kilauea crater walls

    "The crater walls are already unstable due to the earlier earthquake activity and collapses, so heavy rain could further loosen crater wall material, causing rock slides on the unstable slopes," [more]

    Dozens of birds mysteriously found dead, sick in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    the latest casualty in a mass die-off of waterfowl at a Maples-area pond, the cause of which has baffled officials.

    She estimates dozens of birds have died in the city's retention pond

    She thinks there is something in the water — she just isn't sure what it is. [more; gee, any ideas people?]

    Dead humpback whale discovered floating off Sekiu, Washington

    Flooding leaves 23 dead, over 70,000 affected in Sudan

    [more below]

  2. [Guy says "the heat will make it difficult to grow grains" . . well:]
    Global wheat supply falls to crisis levels - Countries begin stockpiling

    The scorching summer has ended five years of plenty in many wheat producing countries and drawn down the reserves of major exporters to their lowest level since 2007/08, when low grain stocks contributed to food riots across Africa and Asia.

    Global stocks are expected to hit 273 million tonnes at the start of this years grain marketing season, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates, but the problem is that nearly half of it is in China, and they're not likely to release any onto global markets.

    It is predicted that by the end of the season, the eight major exporters will be left with just 20% of world stocks - or 26 days cover - down from one-third a decade ago. [more]

    [I dislike posting this twerp, but he finds some relevant info]
    Ice Age Farmer Report: "Earth passes tipping point - fiery hothouse oblivion" - Narrative analysis

    100% crop loss in Bulgaria (ZERO % yield). [more]

    Smoke risk from B.C. wildfires rises to hazardous levels in southern Alberta – 2018 now smokiest year on record in Calgary – “The smoke plumes coming out of B.C. are really large, really dense smoke”

    “This has been the smokiest summer in Calgary’s history … so that would speak to the fact that there’s been a lot more (fires) this year than have been observed since observation began.” [more]

    [while we're on the subject]
    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.23.18 Worst air quality on record as another surge of wildfire smoke hits Puget So [~ 26 min. video]

    Medicare For All? Shock Poll Discovers That 70 Percent Of Americans Want Single-Payer Healthcare To Happen

    [the "shock" is that "our" politicians aren't listening]

    [continued below]

  3. Friday, 24 August 2018

    Methane emissions keep rising – and rising

    For the first time in human history, mean global methane levels as high as 1900 ppb have been recorded. [more]

    Nuclear power plants and climate change

    In Margo's Campfire chat today someone called in who has inside experience with San Onofre nuclear plant and the nuclear energy called in.

    At about the same time there was a strange and inexpplicable interference which rendered him almost inaudible. [NSA is listening]

    However, it is worth persevering and hearing what he has to say. [3.5 min. soundbite]

    [this article contains the following embedded story]
    Are Coastal Nuclear Power Plants Ready for Sea-Level Rise?

    Friday, 24 August 2018
    Margo's Campside Chat - 08/23/2018

    Campfire Chats with Margo - Live Call-In Show Today
    @ 5 pm Pacific - 8/23/18 [164.5 min. video]

    [article has more text and 2 more videos - very thorough]

    Rain of ASTRONOMICAL proportions about to begin - "Days of Noah" Event [~ 10.5 min. MrMBB333 video]

    Giant sinkholes suddenly drain large lagoon in Mexico killing fish and crocodiles and frightening the local population

    nce Sunday evening, the Laguna de Chakanbacán, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico is being drained by large sinkholes, killing a high number of fish, turtles, swamp crocodiles and eels, among other species. The sinkholes are about six meters deep and up to 10 meters wide, and have already drained practically 80% of the water contained in the 200 hectares and up to 10 meters deep lagoon of Chakanbacán. OMG! [more]

    The once-thickest Arctic sea ice has gone

    The image below shows Arctic sea ice north of Greenland and around Ellesmere Island. This is the area where for thousands of years the sea ice has been the thickest, in many places remaining thicker than 5 meters (16.4 ft) throughout the year. [more; take a look]

  4. News Links, August 24, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    Global Economy On Precipice of Secular Decline...Detailed via Shifting Population, Demographics, Income, and Consumption

    Another 46 Sears and Kmart stores closing in November: Here's the list [not to worry, no one works there according to unemployment #s]

    Israel approves final construction of 382 new homes in West Bank

    Netanyahu urges US to recognise Israel's right to Golan

    How the US Is Preparing to Match Chinese and Russian Technology Development

    Russia, Central Africa Sign New Military Cooperation Agreement

    Turkey Prepares For First Batch Of Russian S-400 Air Defense Missiles

    128 undocumented immigrants found abandoned near Arizona border

    Prisoners Strike Nationwide, Citing Conditions Akin to 'Modern-Day Slavery' (US)

    One of the fastest-growing regions of the US could run out of water

    'Peak coal' is getting closer, latest figures show

    More than 2 billion people lack safe drinking water. That number will only grow.

    A deadly moth has reached India and could destroy its corn farms overnight

    New York health officials investigate McDonald's breakfast sandwiches in Jamestown after reports of 'multiple illnesses'

    Sea level rise is eroding home value, and owners might not even know it (US)

    Mankind almost beat measles, but the virus is storming back in Europe

    Scientists surprised to find some Arctic soil may not be freezing at all even in winter (Russia)

    Air pollution shortens global life expectancy by at least a year

    Experimental Ebola treatments OK'd in DRC as cases top 100

    Amid fires and hurricanes, price of climate change begins to hit home

    For Colombia's coffee farmers, climate change has become an inescapable reality

    New satellite images show parts of the Arctic that used to never thaw are now melting

    [continued below]

  5. China's garbage ban upends US recycling – is it time to reconsider incineration?

    A dangerous parasitic illness spread by bugs that bite people's faces at night is spreading in the US, doctors warn

    Inside America's Meddling Machine: The US Funded Group that Interferes in Elections Around the Globe
    Filmed inside the Capitol, this Grayzone special explores the National Endowment for Democracy, a taxpayer funded organization that has interfered in elections, mobilized coups, and orchestrated public relations campaigns against nations that resist Washington's agenda.

    Facebook Kills "Inauthentic" Foreign News Accounts - U.S. Propaganda Stays Alive
    Who will shut down the tons of "inauthentic" accounts U.S. spies, the British military and Israeli propaganda organisations run?

    Society Is Made Of Narrative. Realizing This Is Awakening From The Matrix.

    "It Could Never Happen Here": The Most Dangerous Misconception in Survival

    The last project from America's golden age of infrastructure is almost finished—61 years later [I -95]

    Japan fleet catches 177 whales in latest hunt [fuckers!]

    200 miniscule cracks found in ducts at Tokai uranium plant

    Warning of potential Japan rubella epidemic issued as cases spike

    Up to 2.5 mil. people in Tokyo's low-lying areas may be affected by flooding

    China culls 20,000 pigs as African swine fever outbreak triggers panic

    Class Conflict Intensifies in China as it Heads into Uncertain Times (video)

    Stanlow oil refinery fire: Major facility evacuated after large blaze breaks out in Cheshire

    Harsh new anti-protest laws restrict freedom of speech, advocates say

    Federal officers establish unconstitutional checkpoints on road to Burning Man

    Kids are so over-scheduled that doctors are being told to prescribe play

    Another Sears Holdings Spinoff Dies

    Here Comes the Second Wave of Big Money in the "Buy-to-Rent" Scheme

    Militarized Policing Is Ineffective at Decreasing Crime, Study Finds

    Bayer's Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits on glyphosate

    Subprime Begins to Haunt Credit Card Balances

    Fifteen Years of Forever Wars
    Fifteen year ago Donald Rumsfeld said Afghanistan was pacified and George W. Bush said the U.S. mission in Iraq was "accomplished." Fifteen years later the disastrous neoconservative assumptions are in full view.

    Assistant Army secretary nominee sees young teens, college dropouts as Army's next recruiting targets

    Priced Out of Health Insurance, Americans Rig Their Own Safety Nets

    Standards Go Out The Window As Employers Struggle To Fill Jobs

  6. Image of the Day: Satellite view of black carbon from North America wildfires and other aerosols, 23 August 2018

    Take a deep breath. Even if the air looks clear, it is nearly certain that you will inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets. These ubiquitous specks of matter are known as aerosols, and they can be found in the air over oceans, deserts, mountains, forests, ice, and every ecosystem in between.

    If you have ever watched smoke billowing from a wildfire, ash erupting from a volcano, or dust blowing in the wind, you have seen aerosols. Satellites like Terra, Aqua, Aura, and Suomi NPP “see” them as well, though they offer a completely different perspective from hundreds of kilometers above Earth’s surface. A version of a NASA model called the Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing (GEOS FP) offers a similarly expansive view of the mishmash of particles that dance and swirl through the atmosphere.
    The visualization above highlights GEOS FP model output for aerosols on 23 August 2018. [more; great visual]

    Did environmental degradation worsen Kerala’s flood tragedy?

    As India’s southern Kerala state looks at the task of rebuilding in the aftermath of devastating floods that swept away homes, inundated farmland and destroyed infrastructure, environmentalists have raised the question: Could the damage have been reduced if more attention had been paid to sustainable development? [more]

    Hurricane Lane churns toward Hawaii – Big Island has already seen more than 31 inches of rain

    As Hurricane Lane lurches north, the Category 3 storm has already dumped more than 31 inches of rain on Hawaii's Big Island, bringing catastrophic flooding.
    The life-threatening flooding could even lead to landslides or mudslides.
    Rainfall rates in the outer bands of the hurricane may reach 1 to 3 inches per hour, meaning flash flood watches will remain in effect through late Friday.
    Lane is expected to remain a hurricane for the next 12 to 24 hours but increasing wind shear could weaken the storm more quickly over the next two to three days.
    The storm is forecast to pull away from Hawaii by late Saturday. [more; see 2.5 min. video]

    UN experts cite “possible [no, "DEFINITE"] exploitation” of workers hired to clean up Fukushima nuclear plant

    “Workers hired to decontaminate Fukushima reportedly include migrant workers, asylum seekers, and people who are homeless,” said the three UN Special Rapporteurs.
    “We are deeply concerned about possible exploitation by deception regarding the risks of exposure to radiation, possible coercion into accepting hazardous working conditions because of economic hardships, and the adequacy of training and protective measures,” they added. [more; are you fucking kidding me? POSSIBLE my ass!]

    [more below]

  7. Meddling again: Leaked 49-page memo shows Soros' hand is behind social media censorship of conservative groups

    A new leaked memo obtained by The Free Beacon documents how George Soros funded groups plotted with Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to eliminate conservative "right wing propaganda." [more]

    Russia's 5th-gen Su-57 stealth fighter will have 'fully automatic' combat mode

    [while our vaunted next-gen plane can't even LAND without damage]

    Waterspout filmed off Hilo as Hurricane Lane passes Hawaii island [~ 45 sec. news clip]

    5 Killed by lightning strikes in Odisha, India

    Girl killed by lightning in Toledo, Belize

    A nine-year-old student died yesterday after being struck by lightning in Southern Belize.

    According to reports, Silvia Bol, a student of Na Lum Ka Village in Toledo was reportedly standing under a tree around lunch time when lightning struck her.

    Bol sustained major burn injuries and passed away shortly thereafter.

    Harvard Medical School Doctor: Vaccine science is not settled

    physicians are reluctant to share their concerns because they are afraid of damaging their reputation, and so they remain silent.[more]

    Researchers studying cannabis use for pain say it should be part of our conventional 'modern medical arsenal'

    Of the 2,970 patients tracked between 2015 and 2017, 95.9 percent found cannabis to help with both issues [sleep problems and pain].

    "Our ultimate aim should be to scientifically establish the actual place of medical cannabis derived products in the modern medical arsenal" [more]

    [from our Don't Tell Scribbler segment]
    Fire breaks out at Tesla complex in California (VIDEO)

    the incident was complicated by the fact that power lines in the area had also caught fire along with the power pole, Fremont Fire Division Chief Doug McKelvey told local media. [JJFH event!!]

    Elon Musk tweet


    I was just there. Cardboard being prepped for recycling along southern fence line caught fire. [more; big-time JJFH cause!!]

  8. Bwahahaha.....Don't tell Scribbler. He is quite the Tesla idolator ain't he.

  9. Hey Mike! How you holdin' up down there? From Jonny's posts a lot's been goin' on in Texas and in and around Austin. Stay cool!

    1. Heat is really bad right now. I've lived through a lot if long hot summers so I'm a veteran. But there's something different about this heat as far as the uncomfortable level. It could be that I'm not in my 20s and 30s anymore. But the sun felt hotter than usual back when were just in the mid 80s. It's excruciating now in the 100s.