Friday, September 21, 2018

Event Update For 2018-09-20

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

2018-09-20 - Dozens of students sickened by unknown rotten egg odor in Carterton (New Zealand):

Quote: "A Fire and Emergency service spokesman says he does not believe the mystery substance affecting dozens of children at a Wairarapa school came from a plane. It had been widely thought that a chemical came from a plane flying over South End School in Carterton. But Fire and Emergency incident controller Brett Lockyer told Newstalk ZB that he didn't think that was the case."

Quote: "After tracking down the plane and its pilot, Inspector Miller says there is no evidence to indicate the plane is the source of the smell."

Quote: "..…we don't believe it's come from a plane...we just don't know where it's come from. That's a mystery to us at the moment."

Quote: "Daniel is one of 10 pupils hospitalised on Friday after a mysterious sulfur-like smell swept the small Carterton school, sickening the children, and forcing 180 to be decontaminated."

Quote: "The trouble started when a strong sulfur smell was detected early afternoon, forcing about 30 children to fall ill after breathing in the unknown substance. Four or five students began to vomit."

Note: Several other schools have been hit by unknown rotten egg odors in just the past week alone too. We're creeping closer to the time when we'll be seeing entire schoolyards - or stadiums or residential areas - full of corpses. Once the concentration of gas reaches 1 part per 1000 then it won't be sick people, it'll be dead people. Carterton is about 30 miles from the coast in several different directions, so maybe an hour for the ocean to belch up some poison gas and hit this school if there's a 30 MPH wind...

2018-09-20 - Unknown odor hits apartment complex in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "It happened at an apartment complex near the intersection of Alvernon Way and Blacklidge Drive after residents reported a strong odor. Seven TFD units responded to the scene, according to a department spokesperson. Crews evacuated the apartment as a precaution. By 1:30 p.m., the Hazmat team cleared the scene, saying they didn't find any hazardous substances on the premises."

2018-09-20 - Man found dead in the middle of a fire in Grass Valley (California):

2018-09-20 - Man, 73, burns to death in car while working on it, in Forestdale (Alabama):

2018-09-20 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Peshawar (Pakistan):

Quote: "A plane made an emergency landing at the Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) on Thursday after the pilot reported that smoke had filled the plane."

2018-09-20 - Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan cargo plane hit by smoke at Whitsunday Coast Airport in Gunyarra (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "Smoke in a defence force plane was the cause of an emergency services call-out to Whitsunday Coast Airport last night. Whitsunday Regional Council airports and commercial infrastructure manager Brian Joiner said emergency services were called to a smoke incident in the cockpit of the Royal Australian Air Force plane. The C27 Spartan plane remained at the airport last night and was still there this afternoon."

Note: These are the 156th and 157th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-20 - Auto salvage business, Cooksville Auto Wreckers, heavily damaged by huge fire in Mississauga (Canada):

2018-09-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in Lake Winnebago continues to cause problems in Neenah and Menasha (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Todd Drew is the sanitarian for the Menasha Health Department. 'The complaints came in under the assumption that it is a sewage issue or some sort of sewer gas,' he said. 'It does smell similar to that, but it's definitely the lake.' The smell is a consequence of the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Winnebago."

Note: Right, it's the lake, but when the algae dies and decomposes, that creates hydrogen sulfide, which is sewer gas. They're having the same smells along the coasts in Florida for the same reason - the red tide algae dies, decomposes and the decomposition causes the emission of hydrogen sulfide. The algae also suck up a lot of the oxygen while they're alive and the bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide like low levels of oxygen or, preferably, no oxygen at all. So these algae blooms not only make the environment friendlier for the bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide while they're alive, they also provide them with a handy food source when they die. So far as the bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide are concerned, these algae blooms are a win-win proposition...

2018-09-20 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits C. J. Strike Reservoir in Owyhee County (Idaho):

2018-09-20 - Home explodes and burns at 4:45 AM near Lake Junaluska in Waynesville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Note: This is the 259th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-09-20 - Landfill fire breaks out in Fairburn (Georgia):

2018-09-20 - Recycling plant hit by fire, cardboard and paper burn, in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2018-09-20 - Transformer explodes and burns on Wilbraham Road in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2018-09-20 - Wildfire grows to 31,681 acres near Jackson (Wyoming):

2018-09-20 - Yacht destroyed by fire in coastal Bayville (New Jersey):

2018-09-20 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Okeechobee (Florida):

Quote: "Surman said the boat had not shown any signs of problems prior to the fire."

Note: These are the 864th and 865th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-20 - Airline shuttle bus bursts into flame at airport in coastal Chennai (India):

2018-09-20 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A45 in Northampton (Britain):

2018-09-20 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at bus station in Rotherham (Britain):,bus-fire-at-rotherham-station-was-accidental_28705.htm

2018-09-20 - Passenger bus and three tractor trailers destroyed by fire at 12:17 AM while parked at rifle range in Climping (Britain):

Quote: "A coach and three lorries have been destroyed following a fire near the Ford Rifle Ranges in Climping. The blaze broke out at the rear of the site in Yapton Road at 12.17am on Thursday morning."

Note: These are the 541st, 542nd, 543rd and 544th buses to burn in 2018, and these are the 2031st, 2032nd, 2033rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2019-09-20 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-10 in Madison County (Florida):

2018-09-20 - Car-hauler hauling tractors bursts into flame on I-435 near Shoal Creek in Kansas City (Missouri):

Note: These are the 70th and 71st car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-70 near Parachute (Colorado):

Quote: "The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed Thursday afternoon near Parachute because of a semi-truck fire and brush fire."

2018-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Bourne Avenue in Chatham County (Georgia):

2018-09-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 in Liberty (Missouri):

2018-09-20 - Tractor bursts into flame near Franklin (Indiana):

Quote: "It took crews more than two hours to extinguish the fire, which started on a combine at Duckworth Farms, 862 E. County Road 125 S. Fire investigators aren’t sure yet what caused the combine to catch fire, Franklin Fire Department spokesman Brad Epperson said."

2018-09-20 - Tractor bursts into flame on Highway 12 near Ste-Anne (Canada):

Note: These are the 2034th, 2035th, 2036th, 2037th, 2038th, 2039th and 2040th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-20 - Truck bursts into flame near Jhalodar (India), 11 injured:

2018-09-20 - RV, two cars and shed go up in flames at home on Rock Island (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Fire burned a shed, RV and two cars Thursday night in Rock Island."

Note: This is the 426th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-20 - School van bursts into flame in the wee hours on Mbagathi Way in Nairobi (Kenya):

2018-09-20 - Van bursts into flame on Badgersrake Lane in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2018-09-20 - Van bursts into flame on Dolegate in York (Britain), near the River Derwent:

Quote: "Dolegate, York. Thu 20 Sep 2018 20:44 (No:21139) Van fire. One main jet, one hose reel, two BA, hooligan bar and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2018-09-20 - Minivan bursts into flame on the Third Mainland Bridge in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2018-09-20 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at college campus in Welland (Canada):

2018-09-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-25 near Castle Rock (Colorado):

2018-09-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Freeman's Bridge Road in Glenville (New York):

2018-09-20 - Car bursts into flame at 4:45 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to second car, in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-09-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Safeway in coastal San Francisco (California):

2018-09-20 - Car bursts into flame near Wilson Avenue and Lafayette Street in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2018-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River near Fort Lee (New Jersey):

2018-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on the Champlain Bridge over the St. Lawrence River in Montreal (Canada):

2018-09-20 - Car bursts into flame near roundabout in Sheffield (Britain):

2018-09-20 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 near Rochdale (Britain):

2018-09-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in White Marsh (Maryland):

2018-09-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Mattishall Road in Dereham (Britain):

2018-09-20 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on Greek Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Greek Street, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull. Thu 20 Sep 2018 05:30 (No:21097) Motorcycle fire, one hose reel in use."

2018-09-20 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Durban Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Durban Road, Grimsby. Thu 20 Sep 2018 21:11 (No:21141) Motorbike on fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-09-20 - Car and garage go up in flames at home in Barberton (Washington):

2018-09-20 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 1 AM on Black Bear Road in East Drumore Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Leo (Indiana):

2018-09-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Meriden (Connecticut):

2018-09-20 - Welding and fabrication business heavily damaged by fire and explosions before 3:30 AM in coastal Kent (Washington), nobody there:

2018-09-20 - Garden center destroyed by fire just before midnight in Belle Meade (Tennessee):

2018-09-20 - Strip mall damaged by fire just after midnight in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2018-09-20 - Concession stand heavily damaged by fire at Wrigley Field in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-09-20 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at 6:30 AM in Knoxville (Tennessee), 1500 feet from the French Broad River:

2018-09-20 - Home damaged by fire in the wee hours in Owasso (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Firefighters told FOX23 the fire started outside the home and may have come from their air conditioning unit."

2018-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 7:20 AM in Muskegon Heights (Michigan):

2018-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 11 PM in the East Lake area in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2018-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2018-09-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:21 AM in Racine (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2018-09-20 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Deer Haven Trail in Eagle (Nebraska):

2018-09-20 - Mansion heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in coastal Palm Beach (Florida), nobody there:

Quote: "The house was bought in 2011 for $8.599 million, according to property records, and is next door to the home owned by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross."

2018-09-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by basement fire in Bensalem (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive fire in Olmsted Falls (Ohio):

2018-09-20 - Deadly fire burns home in McKee (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-09-20 - Deadly fire burns duplex at 6:45 AM in Tigard (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-09-20 - Vacant building burns at 6:45 AM in coastal Bronx (New York):

2018-09-20 - Vacant home burns at 3 AM in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-09-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM in Millville (New Jersey):

2018-09-20 - Vacant farmers market burns in San Juan Capistrano (California):

2018-09-20 - Dozens of birds drop dead from the sky near ferry terminal near coastal Tsawwassen (Canada):

Quote: "The Canadian Wildlife Service is investigating a 'mortality event' in which dozens of birds literally fell from the sky on a road near Tsawwassen, B.C. People were shocked to witness the birds, believed to be starlings, plunge to the ground near the BC Ferries terminal on Sept. 14."

Quote: "These birds appear to be healthy, visually. They weren't thin. They were in good body condition all around..."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. Not far from the Salish Sea, where hydrogen sulfide has been killing plants along the shoreline...

2018-09-20 - Dozens of fish found dead in Pigeon Creek in Evansville (Indiana):

Quote: "Aside from being an eyesore due to the dozens of dead fish, the area is now filled with a rotten smell."

2018-09-20 - Boy, 15, found dead at home in coastal Stuart (Florida):

2018-09-20 - Woman has 'medical emergency' and collapses at school, dies shortly later, in Waldwick (New Jersey):

Quote: "A woman suffered a medical emergency in the parking lot of Waldwick Middle School on back-to-school night Thursday, and later died at a hospital."

2018-09-20 - Woman, physical education teacher, has 'medical emergency' at school, dies shortly later, in Hampshire (Illinois):

Quote: "A physical education teacher at Hampshire Middle School died Thursday morning, according to an email sent to students' parents from Community Unit District 300 Superintendent Fred Heid. Barb Taylor suffered a 'serious medical emergency' before school started and was taken to a hospital, according to the email."

Note: Well, it won't always be the kids having medical events and dropping dead. Sometimes it'll be the teachers or custodians or whatnot too...

2018-09-20 - Man, 57, university custodian, slumps over dead in car at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame (Indiana):

2018-09-20 - Man has 'medical condition' and dies while driving, car crashes into creek bed, near Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Tulsa man is dead following an apparent crash sometime Thursday on North Lewis about a mile north of Tulsa city limits. Troopers say Raymond Allen Gibson was found dead in the back seat of a 2006 Ford Focus which ran off North Lewis near 66th Street North before coming to rest in a creek bed. The OHP says the state Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death but troopers believe he died from a medical condition."

2018-09-20 - Woman found dead in the water at beach on coastal South Padre Island (Texas):

2018-09-20 - Man found dead in field in coastal Oceanside (California):

2018-09-20 - Man found dead in the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-09-20 - Man, 23, found dead near Piedmont Street in Reidsville (North Carolina):

2018-09-20 - Man, 38, found dead in creek in Hattiesburg (Mississippi):

2018-09-20 - Man found dead near Dells Pond in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):

2018-09-20 - Person found dead near Bachman Road in Fayette County (West Virginia):

2018-09-20 - Person found dead near Piney Grove Road in Irmo (South Carolina):

2018-09-20 - Woman found dead in hallway at apartments in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2018-09-20 - Woman found dead in dam reservoir in Krugersdorp (South Africa):

2018-09-20 - Woman found dead in pool at waterfall in Hat Yai (Thailand):

2018-09-20 - Man, 65, has heart problems on cruise ship near coastal Juneau (Alaska):

Quote: "US Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders helped a 65-year-old male suffering heart attack symptoms on the Norgewian Bliss."

2018-09-20 - Man, 62, has 'medical issue', SUV hits car, in Newport (Tennessee), 2 injured:

Quote: "Accident reports filed by authorities stated the cause of the accident was due to Compton having a medical issue."

2018-09-20 - Man, 58, has 'medical issue', car veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in coastal Coventry (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police believe a medical issue may have led to a driver crashing into a Coventry apartment building Wednesday evening."

2018-09-20 - Man, 62, has 'medical episode', car crashes into parked car, in Cincinnati (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "Paul Potter, 62, was driving eastbound on Central Parkway when he had a medical episode, causing him to crash into a parked car. The parked car was unoccupied."

2018-09-20 - Man in his 60s has 'medical problem', motorcycle crashes, in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to Corpus Christi police, the man suffered some medical problem before deciding to lay his bike down ultimately sliding to a stop."

2018-09-20 - Sudanese military jet crashes along the Nile River near Omdurman (Sudan), 2 killed:

2018-09-20 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff near Iguigig (Alaska), near Lake Iliamna, engine failure, 7 injured:

2018-09-20 - Small plane crashes into pasture near Brenham (Texas):

2018-09-20 - Tractor trailer crashes at 5 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Whitley County (Kentucky):

2018-09-20 - SUV veers over centerline, hits tractor trailer head-on, on SC 63 in Colleton County (South Carolina), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2018-09-20 - SUV overturns on Highway 99 near Stockton (California), 1 killed, semi blows tire and overturns separately:

2018-09-20 - Two cars crash, one plunges into the Warrior River, in Jefferson County (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-09-20 - Car veers off road, hits tree, in Chico (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "CHP does not suspect that alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash, although they say that the driver may have had a medical emergency."

2018-09-20 - Naked man breaks into the Christian County Courthouse shortly after midnight in Taylorville (Illinois):

2018-09-20 - Shark attacks and injures 12-year-old girl at the Great Barrier Reef near the Whitsunday Islands (Australia):

2018-09-20 - Shark attacks and lightly injures woman at beach in Jacksonville (Florida):

2018-09-20 - Dog attacks and injures toddler, head attack, in coastal Deerfield Beach (Florida):

2018-09-20 - Landslide buries homes and kills 21+ people in the Philippine Islands:

2018-09-20 - Sinkhole opens on street in Danbury (Connecticut):

2018-09-20 - Sinkhole opens on street in Danville (Virginia):

2018-09-20 - Sinkhole opens on street in Middletown (New Jersey):

2018-09-20 - Sinkhole opens on US 41 in Earlington (Kentucky):

2018-09-20 - Sinkhole opens on road in Hartford (Britain):

2018-09-20 - Vacant building partially collapses in Berwick (Pennsylvania), 7 injured:

2018-09-20 - Sewer main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Bremerton (Washington):

2018-09-20 - Person has 'medical emergency' in apartment building on the Ipswich Waterfront in coastal Ipswich (Britain):

Quote: "The emergency services were called to a block of flats on Fore Street at 10.15am today following reports of a medical emergency. Firefighters cordoned off a stretch of the Ipswich Waterfront while an air ambulance touched down nearby."

2018-09-20 - Man has seizure at building site in Maidstone (Britain):

Quote: "It is understood the man suffered a medical incident, believed to be a fit."

2018-09-20 - Long-dormant hot spring erupts in Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming/Montana), highest spew since 1957:

2018-09-20 - Lightning strike injures three children at bus stop in Chicago (Illinois):

2018-09-20 - Carolinas struggle after Hurricane Florence’s 1-in-1000-year rains:

2018-09-20 - Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem on the US East Coast:

Quote: “What we’re seeing is this insane level of aggressiveness..."

2018-09-20 - Rare two-headed cooperhead snake found in yard in Woodbridge (Virginia):

2018-09-20 - German power company to raze Hambach forest for coal mine, police forcibly remove tree homes of protesters:


  1. Good morning Jonny and all readers of his blog.

    Yeah, we're creeping closer (soon it will be "jogging" then "sprinting") to the big die-off of humanity and most other life. The signs are there - healthy birds dropping out of the sky, people keeling over doing whatever, while the cyano-bacteria proliferate, CH4/H2S continue to percolate out of the sea beds & permafrost and waft around, then humanity voluntarily blows it into the atmosphere through fracking, etc., just to help out.

    Our pollution is killing the ocean, has already irreparably damaged the climate (which has far reaching consequences - especially on food production), and has changed the atmospheric chemistry such that most of the trees on the planet are dying from the roots up.

    Lavrov: US sanctions are sign of dollar crisis & decline of confidence

    The US dollar system has completely discredited itself and the confidence in the greenback is falling very sharply, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Sanctions by Washington are a sign of that.

    Russia is working on ways to cut its dependence on the US and the dollar system, Lavrov said Friday during his visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    "More and more of our partners in Asia, in Latin America, start to draw the same conclusions [about the US dollar]. I think that this trend will only continue," Lavrov said. [more]

    Hailstorm wreaks havoc on crops in North Kashmir

    Nearly 45 per cent of fruits and paddy crops have suffered damage due to the recent hailstorm that hit areas of Sopore and Handwara in north Kashmir.

    The recent hailstorm wrecked havoc in Mawer Langate areas of Handwara, causing damage to apple orchards, vegetable crops and paddy fields. [more]

    Dozens killed by flooding in northern regions of Ghana

    Long-term heavy rainfall combined with water releases from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso, have caused severe flooding in northern Ghana over the past few weeks.

    Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) said that at least 34 people have died. The country's northern regions - Upper West, Upper East and Northern - have all been affected. Local media reported that as many as 100,000 people have been displaced. [more]

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    Storm Knud brings hurricane strength winds to north Jutland, Denmark

    At least 2 tornadoes touch down near Ottawa; about 272,000 without power in Ontario and Quebec

    [more below]

  2. Antibiotic-Resistant superbugs are getting deadlier - viruses may be a solution

    The world's most frightening infections aren't carried by plague-infested rats, rabid dogs, or chimps with Ebola. They're transmitted by "superbugs" - disease-causing bacteria that can't be killed by antibiotics. [but they DO carry/transmit other diseases!]

    This year, superbugs will kill about 700,000 people, including 23,000 Americans. That toll will increase exponentially in the coming years as ever-evolving bacteria develop resistance to more and more antibiotics. Even hand sanitizers are struggling against certain microbes. [more]

    Saturday, 22 September 2018

    "In order to prevent further warming, the carbon dioxide levels must not grow any further"

    Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Growth Rate

    This is not just a "business as usual" scenario, it is worse than that, we're actually moving backward, becoming more and more unsustainable with every year. This shows unequivocally that the efforts undertaken so-far to limit green house gases such as carbon dioxide are woefully inadequate."

    Misleading interpretations of the data

    Unfortunately, the carbon dioxide data has been subject to some misleading interpretations, due to poor statistical reasoning. For example in the Nature Communications paper [Keenan et al, 2016] entitled "Recent pause in the growth rate of atmospheric CO2 due to enhanced terrestrial carbon uptake", the authors identify "a pause in the growth rate of atmospheric CO2", lasting from 2002 to (at least) 2014. They also identify a "point of structural change" in the growth rate in 2002. In fact it is highly unlikely that any such pause or point of structural change actually exists. On the growth rate figure above, the decadal average growth rate was 1.93±0.01 ppm/y at the start of 2002 and 2.37±0.07 ppm/y at the end of 2014 (mean ± 2 std dev), so the growth rate has indeed grown. In fact, the growth rate of the growth rate (also called the acceleration) within the start of 2002 to end of 2014 interval is 0.0339±0.0055 ppm/y2, whose lower bound is close to the average acceleration in the 40 years prior to that (1962 to 2002) at 0.0295±0.0016 ppm/y2, showing that it is very likely that the growth rate has in fact grown faster in the 2002 to 2014 interval, than during the 40 years prior to that. Publishing such flippant ideas should be avoided, as they create confusion where there should be clarity. It would be prudent of the authors to retract their paper (or explain why it is a valuable contribution when it doesn't agree with observations).[more]

    Paul Beckwith on the Blue Ocean Event in the Arctic

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    From my analysis, which I discuss in this video, my best guess is that the BOE will happen in 2022. There will be essentially NO sea ice in the Arctic Ocean for a few weeks to a month in September, 2022.

    After this BOE happens, then what will follow in subsequent years? I think that by BOE+2 years the Arctic Ocean will be ice free for August, September, and October. By BOE+4 years it will be ice free for 5 months, and by BOE+10 years the Arctic Ocean will be free of sea ice year round. [more]

    Global Dimming - The Aerosol Masking Effect
    [~ 20.5 min.]


    Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department

    [of course!]

  3. Economic damage wrought by hurricane Florence nearly 10 times worse than expected

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    If damages reach the upper end of that range, it would leave Florence in seventh place among the biggest storms, just after 1992's Hurricane Andrew, according to Moody's estimates.

    Rivers in the Carolinas are continuing to rise, and more than 600 roads were still closed Friday in North Carolina. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned it still isn't safe for many people to return home including the 3,700 who remain in shelters. [more]

    Poison Papers reveal: Monsanto knew PCBs were dangerous and kept profiting for decades

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    Among many other issues, some documents show that chemical manufacturer Monsanto knew a family of chemicals known as PCBs were harmful, persistent contaminants back in the '50s, '60s and earlier, yet continued to prioritize their sale for years. [more]

    Southern Minnesota hit with high winds, tornados and heavy rains

    Signs and Portents: Double-headed copperhead snake found in yard in Woodbridge, Virginia

    Brainwashed by the mainstream media: Americans aren't ready to demand for affordable healthcare - RT's Keiser Report [~ 25.75 min.]