Saturday, August 25, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-24

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

2018-08-24 - Hydrogen sulfide kills off life, especially oceanic life, when too much CO2 enters the atmosphere:

Quote: "Yao et al. report sulfur isotopic data from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, an interval around 55 million years ago when atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and global temperatures were also high. They found widespread anoxia and resulting high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, which is toxic to marine organisms. Similar effects could have severe negative effects on ocean ecosystems."

Quote: "Of particular interest is the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), where the carbon dioxide input into the atmosphere was similar to the IPCC RCP8.5 emission scenario. Here we present sulfur-isotope data that record a positive 1 per mil excursion during the PETM. Modeling suggests that large parts of the ocean must have become sulfidic. The toxicity of hydrogen sulfide will render two of the largest and least explored ecosystems on Earth, the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones, uninhabitable by multicellular organisms. This will affect many marine species whose ecozones stretch into the deep ocean."

Note: They're comparing the projections of the planet's atmosphere of today with what happened in the extinction event 55 million years ago. They should look even farther back in time, to what happened in the Permian-Triassic extinction event 252 million years ago. The Permian-Triassic extinction, sometimes called the 'Great Dying', was Earth's deadliest, killing off more life, by far, than any other extinction event. Anoxic conditions and hydrogen sulfide were widespread throughout the oceans in that extinction event as well. The IPCC's projections are preposterously conservative, which means that we won't merely be seeing an extinction event comparable to the one 55 million years ago (which would still be plenty bad enough to wipe out the human race) but one far worse than that, one comparable to the Permian-Triassic extinction event, or possibly even worse than that, because as we die off there will be several hundred nuclear reactors melting down too, which obviously wasn't a factor 252 million years ago...

2018-08-24 - Australian graziers fear unexplained pasture dieback:

Quote: "Graziers fear unexplained pasture dieback has become a 'creeping cancer' that's moving into some of Queensland's best cattle country, yet researchers are still clueless about what is causing it."

Quote: "It's very common [and] it's widespread on the coast."

Quote: "While so far the condition has been largely coastal, there is evidence the dieback is moving south and west, but researchers are still unsure what is causing the condition."

Note: So stuff started mysteriously dying along the coast and now the die-off is spreading inland. Imagine that!

2018-08-24 - Waste and recycling fires escalating dramatically in Canada and the US:

Quote: "Waste and recycling facility fires across the United States and Canada surged starting in the spring. During the first four months of the year alone, there was actually 93% uptick compared to the same period last year, a scrap metal and recycling fire security expert found. Throughout the summer it seemed like there was a blaze every other day."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers." Also, "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool."

2018-08-24 - Cargo plane hit by landing gear fire after landing at airport in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "A cargo plane at Miami International Airport had its landing gear catch fire just after it landed."

Note: This is the 139th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-24 - Sea lice outbreak hits beaches in Ocean City (Maryland):

2018-08-24 - Forklift and thousands of pallets destroyed by massive fire at hardwood business in Prince George County (Virginia):

Quote: "They arrived on scene and found thousands of wood pallets and a forklift on fire."

2018-08-24 - Wildfire grows to 120,000+ acres, becomes megafire, in northern Elko County (Nevada):

Quote: "The nearby fire has burned more than 120,000 acres and is only 20 percent contained. Firefighters were organizing protection for Wildhorse as flames spread deeper into the Humboldt National Forest."

2018-08-24 - Wildfire grows to 12,833 acres near Carlin (Nevada):

2018-08-24 - Wildfire grows to 3,800 acres near Cougar Reservoir east of Eugene (Oregon):

Quote: "The fire is burning on both sides of the reservoir, which impounds the South Fork McKenzie River south of Blue River."

2018-08-24 - Another wildfire breaks out in Glacier National Park, near Waterton Lake (Montana):

Quote: "A new fire ignited in northeast Glacier National Park. The Boundary Fire was reported on Aug. 23 at approximately 6:15 p.m and is located in the Boundary Creek Valley, near the Campbell Mountain area one mile west of Waterton Lake."

Quote: "The fire was reported to be fast-growing, with flames up to 100 feet high Thursday night, according to a Glacier Park press release. A Waterton Lakes National Park release described the fire’s status as 'out of control.'"

2018-08-24 - Three wildfires break out, burn 2,000 acres and 7 homes, from Maalaea to Kaanapali (Hawaii):

Quote: "As Hurricane Lane approached Maui County from the south, firefighters battled three brush fires in a 10-hour span, from Maalaea to Kaanapali, on Friday. The blazes charred more than 2,000 acres, fire officials reported during a news media briefing. As of 3 p.m., at least seven homes were either damaged or destroyed by fire, officials said."

2018-08-24 - Wildfire continues to rage south of Berlin (Germany), exploding buried WWII munitions causing problems:

Quote: "'What’s making everything so especially difficult for the firefighters is that there are still ordnances from the war in the forest soil and the fire has been setting off the munitions,' said Christian Stein, a local official from the Potsdam-Mittelmark district council. 'That’s why the firefighters aren’t going into the forest at all.'"

2018-08-24 - Fishing ship 'Pavel Kutakhov' damaged by deadly fire off the coast of Greenland, 1 killed:

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of trawler PAVEL KUTAKHOV at 1615 LT Aug 23 in North Atlantic off Greenland, while the ship was moving on guest-rope from tanker NORDSTRAUM (IMO 9036284), probably taking fuel from tanker. Fire fighting system was activated, by 0300 Aug 24 fire was extinguished. PAVEL KUTAKHOV is disabled, trawler KAPITAN DEMIDENKO (IMO 8907137) directed to assist. During firefighting, Chief Engineer died, circumstances unknown."

2018-08-24 - Fishing boat 'Hit List' bursts into flame on the Merrimack River in coastal Newburyport (Massachusetts):

2018-08-24 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake George (New York):

Note: These are the 791st, 792nd and 793rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-24 - Charter bus bursts into flame at 7 AM on I-64 near the Merritt's Creek interchange in Barboursville (West Virginia):

2018-08-24 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Panaji (India):

Note: These are the 498th and 499th buses to burn in 2018...

2018-08-24 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on highway near beach near coastal Limassol on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

Quote: "A car carrier trailer caught fire as it was moving on the Nicosia-Limassol highway, heading towards Limassol near Governor’s Beach on Friday."

Note: This is the 62nd car-hauler to burn in 2018...

2018-08-25 - Two tractor trailers go up in flames while parked at loading dock at Home Depot in Indio (California):

Quote: "Two semi-trucks caught fire at a Home Depot in Indio on Jackson Street just before 5pm this afternoon."

2018-08-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the New York State Thruway near Little Falls (New York):

2018-08-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near 2nd Avenue and Victory Street in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-08-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near hospital in Wagga Wagga (Australia):

2018-08-24 - Tractor and trailer go up in flames in Offaly (Ireland):

2018-08-24 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on New Ellerby Road in Marton (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "New Ellerby Road, Marton. Fri 24 Aug 2018 11:46 (No:19063) Combine harvester involved in fire. Two BA and two hose reel in use."

Note: These are the 1843rd, 1844th, 1845th, 1846th, 1847th, 1848th, 1849th and 1850th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-24 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to barn, in Berryton (Kansas):

Note: This is the 395th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-24 - Eight U-Haul vans damaged by fire just before 1 AM while parked at facility in Hartford (Connecticut):

Quote: "Police and the fire marshal’s office are investigating after a fire started in one U-Haul van and spread to seven others at a U-Haul Moving and Storage facility on Main Street in Hartford."

2018-08-24 - Van bursts into flame on the M25 in Kent (Britain), separate crash too:

2018-08-24 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 63 in Rochester (Minnesota):

2018-08-24 - Police car bursts into flame on street in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "An NYPD squad car became engulfed in flames Friday morning, and the two cops inside cheated death by escaping just before it exploded, according to police and witnesses."

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame at 2:15 AM while parked at auto shop, fire spreads, cars and shop destroyed, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Cambridge (Massachusetts):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on the George F. Johnson Highway in Endwell (New York):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on the Palmetto Expressway in Miami Gardens (Florida):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-89 in Williamstown (Vermont):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 in Southington (Connecticut):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-435 in Wyandotte County (Kansas):

2018-08-24 - Six cars go up in flames while parked in basement level of carpark in Nottingham (Britain):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame at 12:11 AM on Fletton Parkway in Peterborough (Britain):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame at 1:42 AM on Old Gated Road in Chesterton (Britain):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame on Letton Close in Blandford Forum (Britain):

2018-08-24 - Car bursts into flame at 11:14 PM in Hutton-le-Hole, Kirkbymoorside (Britain):

Quote: "Hutton Le Hole, Kirkbymoorside - Time of call 23:14 Fire crews from Helmsley responded to a car fire caused by an electrical fault in the engine. Car was destroyed by fire, crews extinguished fire using two hose reels and two breathing apparatus."

2018-08-24 - Four classic Corvettes, two RV trailers and garage destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Galeton (Colorado), 1 injured:

Quote: "Kane said the campers and the garage, which held four classic Chevrolet Corvettes, were total losses. At least three cars parked nearby also sustained damage, and the siding of the home melted, Kane said."

2018-08-24 - Vehicle and barn destroyed by fire in Ellsworth (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A vehicle parked inside the barn was also destroyed in the fire, Jensen said."

2018-08-24 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Jamestown (Kentucky):

2018-08-24 - Auto shop destroyed by huge blaze on Bordesley Green Road in Birmingham (Britain):

2018-08-24 - Tire business hit by fire, pile of tires burns, in Florence (South Carolina):

2018-08-24 - Barn destroyed by fire in Sidney (Ohio):

2018-08-24 - Barn destroyed by fire in Mondovi (Wisconsin):

2018-08-24 - Mulch fire breaks out before 6:30 AM at mulch business in Humble (Texas):

2018-08-24 - Solar panel bursts into flame on roof of Ikea store in Conshohocken (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-24 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM on Canal Street in Blue Island (Illinois):

2018-08-24 - Russia's Central Bank damaged by fire in Moscow (Russia):

2018-08-24 - Clothing store heavily damaged by fire in Hayathnagar (India):

2018-08-24 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 12:50 AM near Cantonment (Florida):

2018-08-24 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in coastal Hudson (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-08-24 - Home damaged by basement fire at 5 AM in Nashville (Tennessee):

2018-08-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2018-08-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Goodwin Creek Road in coastal Freeport (Florida):

2018-08-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in East Bridgewater (Massachusetts):

2018-08-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:19 AM in Roslindale area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-08-24 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Phoenix (Arizona), nobody there:

2018-08-24 - Home destroyed by fire just before 12:30 AM in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-08-24 - Home destroyed by fire in Spanaway (Washington):

2018-08-24 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Orlando (Florida):

2018-08-24 - Hotel hit by elevator shaft fire in Dallas (Texas):

2018-08-24 - Deadly fire burns home in Yellow Springs (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-08-24 - Vacant home burns in La Salle (Illinois):

2018-08-24 - Vacant home burns in the Deep Creek area in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2018-08-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Detroit (Michigan):

2018-08-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Charleston (West Virginia):

2018-08-24 - Millions of fish suddenly die in fish farms in Lake Toba (Indonesia):

Quote: "Millions of fish in floating cages died suddenly this week in Lake Toba, the biggest lake in Indonesia."

2018-08-24 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Malibu Lagoon in coastal Malibu (California):

Quote: "Hundreds of fish were found belly-up in the Malibu Lagoon Thursday morning, which California State Parks scientists are investigating this week."

2018-08-24 - Biggest colony of king penguins in the world dying off hard, on Pig Island in the southern Indian Ocean:

Quote: "The biggest colony of king penguins on the planet has collapsed, with nearly 90 per cent of the population vanishing since the 1980s, ecologists said."

Quote: "Although nobody has set foot on the island since 1982, photographs taken from a helicopter during a recent flyover show that there could be just 60,000 breeding pairs left, and scientists fear the decline will continue. 'It is completely unexpected, and particularly significant since this colony represented nearly one third of the king penguins in the world,' said research leader Dr. Henri Weimers-kirch, an ecologist at the Centre for Biological Studies in Chize, France."

2018-08-24 - Two boys, both 12, found dead in the River Bhogai in Sherpur (Bangladesh):

2018-08-24 - Man found dead in stream, and boy, 14, found dead in canal, in Ganderbal (India):

2018-08-24 - Woman, 30, drops dead in driveway at home near Lake Nocona in Oak Shores (Texas):

2018-08-24 - Man found dead near fountain in Wicker Park in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-08-24 - Man, 42, found dead in Lake Champlain near St. Albans (Vermont):

2018-08-24 - Man, 19, found dead in Mountain Island Lake (North Carolina):

2018-08-24 - Man dies in the water at quarry in Hagerstown (Maryland):

2018-08-24 - Man, 60, drops dead at home in Macon (Georgia):

2018-08-24 - Man found dead at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area along J C Murphey Lake (Indiana):

2018-08-24 - Man, 90, found dead in the Elkhorn River near Fremont (Nebraska):

2018-08-24 - Woman, 23, found dead along road in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2018-08-24 - Woman slumps over dead in car on road in Boulder County (Colorado):

2018-08-24 - Man, 47, found dead in the Missouri River near Blair (Nebraska):

2018-08-24 - Man found dead near Safeway in Hillyard (Washington):

2018-08-24 - Girl, 2, has 'medical episode' at preschool and dies in Kellyville Ridge (Australia), 12 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A two-year-old girl has died after suffering a medical episode at a preschool in Kellyville Ridge."

2018-08-24 - Man found dead in the Diego Martin River near coastal Westmoorings on the island of Trinidad:

2018-08-24 - Man, 50, found dead in Krishnampathy Lake in Coimbatore (India):

2018-08-24 - Man, 53, drops dead on footpath in Cheltenham (Britain):

2018-08-24 - Man found dead near the Great Lime Road in Killingworth (Britain):

2018-08-24 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "A Cayman Airways flight travelling from New York to Grand Cayman was forced to make an unplanned stop in Miami this morning to address a passenger medical emergency."

2018-08-24 - Man, bus driver, has heart attack and collapses at the wheel near coastal Newport on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "An Isle of Wight bus driver has been rushed under blue light to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport with a suspected heart attack after falling unwell at the wheel. The Newport bound Southern Vectis single deck bus that had twenty passengers on board and was on route to Newport when concerned passengers watched the driver collapsed at the wheel."

2018-08-24 - Man has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes head-on into pickup truck, in Lorain (Ohio), 2 injured:

Quote: "Lorain police Sgt. Kenneth Zapolski said the male driver of a light blue Mercury SUV suffered a medical emergency and was transported by ambulance to a hospital along with an adult female passenger."

2018-08-24 - Man, 68, crashes SUV into motorcycle then has 'medical episode', in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "Morse, who was not hurt, suffered a medical episode afterward and was also transported to Bayfront Health St. Pete."

2018-08-24 - Man, 60, has 'medical event', SUV slams into home, in Kenosha (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Quote: "Beller said investigators believe the man had a medical event prior to the crash that caused him to lose control of the Jeep."

2018-08-24 - Man has 'medical episode', two cars crash, on Thrunscoe Road in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain), 1600 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Thrunscoe Road, Sherburn Street, Cleethorpes. Fri 24 Aug 2018 12:58 (No:19067) Road Traffic Collision involving two vehicles. Fire Service assisted one male driver from vehicle suffering a medical episode. Defibrilator, oxygen and small tools in use. Male transported to hospital via ambulance. Incident left with Police."

Note: Also see the woman who had a 'medical episode' on Whites Road about 400 feet from this crash in Cleethorpes on this day...

2018-08-24 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal Tokyo (Japan), engine problem:

2018-08-24 - Small plane crashes at edge of pond near Cranland Airport in Hanson (Massachusetts), engine failure, 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-08-24 - Small plane crashes near Quincy (Florida), 1 injured:

2018-08-24 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Dorchester County (Maryland):

2018-08-24 - Small plane crashes at airport in coastal Delta (Canada):

2018-08-24 - Passenger bus hit by brake failure, bus crashes off bridge, in Kuopio (Finland), 4 killed, 20 injured:

2018-08-24 - Tanker truck and SUV crash at 5:13 AM, huge fire erupts, on I-105 in Hawthorne (California), near the coast, 2 killed:

2018-08-24 - Tractor trailer crashes into median at 5:22 AM, bursts into flame, on I-70 in Putnam County (Indiana), 2 killed:

2018-08-24 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6 AM, bursts into flame, Highway 58 near Bakersfield (California):

2018-08-24 - Pickup truck and taxi crash in coastal Cape Town (South Africa), 1 killed, 19 injured:

2018-08-24 - Car veers off road just before 3 AM, slams into funeral home, in Dayton (Ohio), 1 killed:

2018-08-24 - Car crashes into ditch in coastal Texas City (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-08-24 - Car veers off road, plunges into retention pond, in Fox Crossing (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2018-08-24 - Naked man, 28, crashes car into other cars, gets out, his car bursts into flame, he gets tased, in Washington Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "When the Upper Darby man exited the vehicle, unclothed, he walked south on Route 42, ignoring officers' calls to stop and cooperate, according to police. Officers used a stun gun to stop Laporte, the police department reported on its Facebook page."

2018-08-24 - Swarm of bees attacks hikers in Ansonia (Connecticut):

2018-08-24 - Large sinkhole opens near homes in DeBary (Florida):

2018-08-24 - Water main breaks in Lubbock (Texas):

2018-08-24 - Woman has 'medical episode' on Whites Road in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain), 1200 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Whites Road, Cleethorpes. Fri 24 Aug 2018 14:34 (No:19072) Female suffering medical episode. Fire Service assisted female back to home address."

2018-08-24 - Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes in Peru near the border with Brazil and Bolivia:

2018-08-24 - Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Parachute (Colorado):

2018-08-24 - How wildfires can affect climate change, and vice versa:

2018-08-24 - Hurricane Lane brings heavy rain and catastrophic flooding to Hawaii:

Quote: "Lane dumped more than 40 inches of rain in some parts of the Big Island over several days, sending residents fleeing life-threatening flash flooding and landslides."

2018-08-24 - Lightning strike kills girl in Toledo (Belize):

2018-08-24 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 23 people with over 70,000 affected in Sudan:

2018-08-24 - Potentially hazardous 500-foot asteroid due to hurtle close to Earth:

2018-08-24 - Poll discovers that 70 percent of Americans want single-payer healthcare to happen:

2018-08-24 - Undercover investigation finds widespread business in giraffe parts, even in the Big Apple:


  1. It was only a matter of time before the H2S began making itself known, as in past extinction events. Sure, it's always around in sewer systems, oil facilities and such, but now it's blowing around in the atmosphere, bubbling up from the ocean and - like the full hypothesis states - coming from all sorts of water sources (and probably from peat bogs and boreal forest waste too). The IPCC isn't really doing ANYTHING but noting what's coming, and downplaying that, at best (to me they're out and out LYING about all of it). Meanwhile, as Jonny documents unexplained "medical events" or "episodes" are erupting all over.

    Boy saves older brother from attack by man-eating Hyena in Somaliland

    'Worst flooding in a century' kills 106 across Kerala state in India - UPDATE: Death toll rises to 445

    [more here, including ~ 7 min. video]
    Flooding in Kerala, India.

    Woman fights off alligator while swimming in lake in Hernando, Florida

    Felicitie Gillette was swimming in Lake Hernando about 1 a.m. Wednesday when an alligator, estimated to be between 5 and 6 feet, grabbed her left arm, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission said.

    Gillette, who authorities said is homeless, wrestled with the gator until she freed herself from its grip and made it to land, where she called 911.

    "It came up out of nowhere and attacked," Gillette reportedly said in the call. "I'm freaking out." [more; WOW, she fought it off!]

    Waterspout filmed over lake in Odisha, India

    Toddler killed at home by dog in Bloemfontein, South Africa

    Sunday, 26 August 2018

    8/25/2018 -- Large Earthquakes strike Mideast Iran + Alaska -- Global seismic unrest underway [contains next story too]

    2 killed, 240+ injured in 6.1 quake in western Iran's border with Iraq

    [article begins with ~ 77 min. Dutchsinse video]

    Predicting the final weeks of the ice melt

    [more here]
    Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermanshah, killing at least 3 people and injuring over 300, Iran

    At least 3 people have been killed and more than 300 were injured after M6.0 earthquake hit western Iran at 22:13 UTC on August 25, 2018 (02:43 local time, August 26). USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. The Iranian Seismological Center is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The quake was followed by at least 5 M4+ aftershocks and numerous smaller ones. [more]
    Slow melt rate appears on the verge to take a dive

    Drought wipes out Qld grain crops, forces tonnes to be imported from WA to help farmers

    The commodity is normally exported from Queensland, but due to poor growing conditions it is having to be shipped in to supply feedlots.

    "It is certainly not common, and unfortunately it doesn't look like stopping in the near future." [more]

    [more below]

  2. Media coverage of break -up of oldest, thickest ice in the Arctic
    ZERO coverage in New Zealand media.

    The Arctic’s oldest, thickest sea ice is ‘breaking apart’ for first time in recorded historical past

    “If this turns into a everlasting characteristic with ice away from the coast, polar bears will not have any ice to hunt on. You’ll lose the polar bear habitat.” [more; oh there's a LOT more than THAT at stake]

    Warmonger, John McCain dies

    I for one won’t be shedding any tears for this warmonger.

    Senator John McCain dies of brain cancer aged 81

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.25.18 Climate Change Study Finds Last Fossil Fuel Car Must Be Sold By 2035 [~ 33.5 min. video]

    Mysterious violet ring appears in the sky as astronomer captures amazingly rare atmospheric phenomena over Russia on video

    In just one night, this Russian astronomer took pictures of almost all rare atmospheric phenomena, including sprites, elves, airglow, meteors, fireballs, northern lights over Irbit, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. [more]

    Climate Change Policy Toppled Australia’s Leader. Here’s What It Means for Others.

    Hurricane Lane Brings Hawaii a Warning About Future Storm Risk

    Climate scientists have been warning that warmer oceans and atmosphere will supercharge tropical weather systems. Globally, they generally expect fewer tropical storms overall but an increase in the most intense storms. But they also say it's important to understand that there will be regional nuances. [more]

    ME sparks G3 Strong geomagnetic storm; reverse polarity sunspot appears on the Sun

    G3 Strong geomagnetic storm levels associated with the passage of slow-moving August 20th Coronal Mass Ejection were observed early August 26, 2018. [more]

    Climate change is melting the French Alps, say mountaineers

    Emissions in savannas triple previous estimates

    Widespread tree felling in African savannas is producing at least three times as many carbon emissions as was previously thought, research suggests.

    Combined carbon losses from degradation and deforestation are between three and six times higher than previously thought, depending on the data used, the team says. [more]

    Sea level rise already causing billions in home value to disappear

    Sea level rise may seem like a far-off threat, but a growing number of new studies, including one out Thursday, shows that real estate markets have already started responding to increased flooding risks by reducing prices of vulnerable homes. [more]

    Crop damage mounts for EU farmers after torrid summer

    European farmers are counting the cost of a summer heatwave that has shrunk cereal harvests and shriveled pastures, leaving some farms struggling to survive and shutting the EU out of lucrative export markets. [more]

    Bear Defending Cub Attacks 10-Year-Old Boy at Yellowstone National Park

  3. Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashes at air base, pilot killed

    The jet was flying a training mission when it crashed while trying to land on a runway at Dezful Air Base in the southwestern Khuzestan Province on Sunday, Iranian media reports.

    The spokesperson for the air base said that the jet suffered a "technical malfunction" while in flight, and commended the crew for managing to bring the plane to the runway, avoiding greater destruction. [more]

    Hurricane Harvey’s ominous forecast and how meteorologists reacted a year ago – “We’ve never forecast this much before”

    A year ago Hurricane Harvey rewrote the U.S. rainfall record books after a catastrophic strike and then an agonizing crawl for days along the Gulf Coast.
    "Harvey was the most significant tropical cyclone rainfall event in United States history, both in scope and peak rainfall amounts, since reliable rainfall records began around the 1880s," meteorologists Eric Blake and David Zelinsky wrote in the National Hurricane Center's final report on Harvey. [more]

    Hurricane Lane brings record rain to Hawaii, inundates parts of Big Island

    Hurricane Lane secured its place in the history books before it quickly dissipated into a tropical storm and moved off from Hawaii. The storm caused damage, mostly on the Big Island, where rivers raged near Hilo and nearly 40 people had to be rescued from homes.
    There were no deaths from the storm, which had the potential to cause much more destruction.

    As it lingered, the storm's outer bands were already over the Big Island, allowing Lane to drop 45.8 inches (116 centimeters) of rain, according to preliminary figures, National Weather Service meteorologist Brooke Bingaman said.

    That puts it in fourth place for the most rain from a storm in the United States since 1950. Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Houston last year, dropped the most rain in that span with 60.58 inches (154 centimeters), Bingaman said. Hurricane Hiki dropped 52 inches (132 centimeters) in Hawaii in 1950, and Amelia produced a 48-inch (122 centimeter) rainfall in 1978.

    Rain was still falling on the Big Island, and the total could still increase. [more]

    [more below]

  4. Renowned coral scientist: Great Barrier Reef headed for massive death – “It’s the beginning of a planetary catastrophe”

    John "Charlie" Veron – widely known as "The Godfather of Coral" – is a renowned reef expert who has personally discovered nearly a quarter of the world's coral species and has spent the past 45 years diving Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

    But after a lifetime trying to make sense of the vast ecosystems that lie beneath the ocean's surface, the 73-year-old is now becoming a prophet of their extinction.

    "It's the beginning of a planetary catastrophe," he tells CNN. "I was too slow to become vocal about it." [more]

    Heat-related deaths in UK to triple by 2050, lawmakers warn

    [HAH - the ol' 2050 nonsense; probably reach that rate in 2 - 3 yrs.]

    Florida’s red tide crisis shows how global warming will make [bullshit "will make" - "IS MAKING"] the world an ugly place

    [fucking journalists really have a hard time using the PRESENT TENSE]

    All the water birds—pelicans, egrets, cormorants—are gone.
    Flies swarm the coast of the seaside city of Sarasota, Florida. Crows caw. The air stinks of death. Carpets of fish, belly-up, mouths gaping, line the shore. This is the putrid new world created by a toxic red algae bloom spanning 130 miles of the state’s west coast, which has so far killed masses of fish, 12 dolphins, more than 500 manatees, 300 sea turtles, countless horseshoe crabs, a whale shark, and the local economy. [more]

    Says he "couldn't believe what he was seeing!" - Amazing Sky Phenomenon [~ 8 min. MrMBB333 video]

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  5. [just for fun]
    Water slide sends woman flying

    [from a different perspective]
    A sportswriter looks at the job of wildland firefighters

    Peter King has been covering sports for almost 40 years and has been named National Sportswriter of the Year three times. Every week he publishes a lengthly article analyzing professional football in depth. When he wrote for Sports Illustrated the column was named Monday Morning Quarterback, but after his recent move to NBC Sports it was retitled Football Morning in America.

    Mr. King probably does not know that wildland firefighters have been called “tactical athletes”, but in his August 20 column he briefly digressed to mention wildland firefighting and honor a firefighter who was killed by a falling tree on the Mendocino Complex of Fires in Northern California [more]

    Satellite photo shows smoke from wildfires

    Six states have Red Flag Warnings in effect, August 26, 2018 [more]

    [mostly Nevada and Wyoming - GEEZ it's OVER HALF of each state!]

    Picture of the Day

    Salting the earth: North Dakota farmers struggle with a toxic byproduct of the oil boom

    For the past two decades, Peterson and his wife Christine have been dealing with the spillage of saltwater — a byproduct of oil production — on their land, which grows peas, soybeans and various types of grain. Almost 40 years ago, they signed a contract with an oil company "land man" who came to their house and said there might be oil on their land.

    In 1997, two spills covered dozens of acres with more than 50,000 gallons of saltwater. A decade later, another 21,000 gallons of saltwater spilled. And since then, though their land never produced much oil or oil revenue, the Petersons say they have seen another 10 spills.

    They claim these spills were never properly cleaned up. [more]

    [clean-up? BWAH-HAH-HAAAA-HAAAAA!]

    British Columbia wildfire season in 2018 now second worst on record, behind only 2017

    Government statistics indicate this year's wildfire season is the second worst in British Columbia's history, burning 945 square kilometres of land. [more]

    ['sheee-man, dey-ain' e'en-aw ow yeh'; but they had 600 MORE fires this year - just not as large in total area.]