Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Event Update For 2018-09-25

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

2018-09-25 - Atmospheric CO2 levels rising at a rate that is itself rising and atmospheric methane levels also rising rapidly:

Quote: "Even more alarming is the growth in methane. Peak methane levels were as high as 3.37 ppm on August 31, 2018, an ominous warning of the threat of destabilization of methane hydrates at the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean."

2018-09-25 - Arctic and Antarctic update and climate cast with Margo:

2018-09-25 - NASA satellite shows polluted Carolina rivers flowing into ocean:

2018-09-25 - North India receiving up to 10 or 11 times higher rainfall than normal:

2018-09-25 - Supertyphoon Trami strengthens to Category 5, takes aim at Japan:

2018-09-25 - Scrap cars go up in flames on trailer at metal recycling center in South Boston (Virginia):

Quote: "Roughly $5,000 in damages resulted Tuesday morning when scrap cars caught fire at Gerdau Metallics at 2171 Bill Tuck Highway in South Boston. According to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips, firefighters were toned out to the scene at 8:39 a.m. after scrap cars caught fire on a trailer."

2018-09-25 - Chemical plant rocked by explosion in Arab (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-09-25 - Leisure center heavily damaged by fire in coastal London (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Underground electrical fire breaks out and causes blackouts in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-09-25 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Tudor Road in York (Britain):

Quote: "Tudor Road, York – time of call: 17.41 Acomb crew attended smoke issuing from a pavement grate. This was due to fire in underground electrical wiring. Crew cordoned off area until arrival of Northern Power Grid."

2018-09-25 - Wildfire rages on Mount Serra near Pisa (Italy):

2018-09-25 - Wildfire grows to 49,805 acres, 20 homes destroyed, near Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming):

Quote: "The Roosevelt Fire has claimed over 20 homes, according to the Sublette County Sheriff's Office. Over 500 people have been evacuated from their homes in the last 10 days, and the fire has burned 49,805 acres. It is 25 percent contained."

2018-09-25 - Brush fire breaks out in river bottom in Corona (California):

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Indiana Toll Road near South Bend (Indiana):

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 97C near Trepanier Road west of Kelowna (Canada):

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Hume Highway in Holbrook (Australia), separate fiery two-semi crash too:

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Parsonage Way in Chippenham (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Tractor bursts into flame in Henstridge (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Tractor bursts into flame on Catherton Road in Cleobury Mortimer (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Tractor bursts into flame near Lighthorne Road in Kineton (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Tractor bursts into flame on Oxford Road in Stokenchurch (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 25 September, 12.53pm Tractor on fire, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch. Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel jet."

Note: These are the 2064th, 2065th, 2066th, 2067th, 2068th, 2069th, 2070th and 2071st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-25 - Dump truck bursts into flame on River Road in Piedmont (South Carolina):

2018-09-25 - RV bursts into flame on street in Denver (Colorado), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 430th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-25 - Van bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked on Liedna Street in Fgura on the island of Malta, near the coast:

2018-09-25 - Van bursts into flame on Riverton Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Tiverton Road, Hull. Tue 25 Sep 2018 20:27 (No:21502) Van involved in fire. One hose reel and one BA for comfort wear in use."

2018-09-25 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 400 in Ontario (Canada):

2018-09-25 - SUV bursts into flame on Banks Road in Kelowna (Canada):

2018-09-25 - SUV bursts into flame on the St Helens Linkway in St Helens (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Ferrari bursts into flame outside mall in coastal Aventura (Florida):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on I-20 near Bovina (Mississippi):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame during flash-flooding in St. James (New York):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot at the Marine Institute in coastal St. John’s (Canada):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on River Valley Road in coastal Singapore:

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Sutton Coldfield (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on the M90 south of Perth (Scotland):

2018-09-25 - Two cars go up in flames while parked at home on Danway Road in Preston (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on the A425 in Ufton (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on the A3 near Claygate (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame in Ditcheat, Shepton Mallett (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on the A379 near Modbury (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on truck on Rosemary Close in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 25 September, 9.29am Car fire, Rosemary Close, High Wycombe. Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe and one from Amersham attended, along with an officer. The car was being transported on a vehicle transporter. Firefighters use a hose reel, one main jet, and two sets of breathing apparatus."

2018-09-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame near Close Avenue and West Main Street in Elkland (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-25 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at festival along the Mississippi River in Luling (Louisiana):

2018-09-25 - Two trucks, trailer and woodworking business destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM in McGregor (Texas), nobody there:

Quote: "Two trucks and a trailer were also destroyed."

2018-09-25 - AC unit bursts into flame at 2:40 AM on roof of warehouse, fire spreads to building, near Amarillo (Texas):

2018-09-25 - Storage building destroyed by huge fire at 3 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-09-25 - Strip mall hit by fire shortly after midnight, three businesses damaged, in Vernon (Connecticut):

2018-09-25 - Nut processing factory heavily damaged by huge fire on Barry Road in Campbellfield (Austalia):

2018-09-25 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Troup (Texas), nobody there:

2018-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Aster Court in coastal Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn (New York), 2 injured:

2018-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 7 AM on Calais Street in coastal South Portland (Maine):

2018-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Pleasantville (New Jersey):

2018-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 2:30 AM in coastal Kapolei (Hawaii), dog killed:

2018-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Lacombe (Louisiana), nobody there:

2018-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 3 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-09-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:29 AM in Eagle Ranch area in the Vail Valley (Colorado), nobody there:

2018-09-25 - Home destroyed by fire in Coventry (Rhode Island):

2018-09-25 - Deadly garage fire burns home in Kissimmee (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-09-25 - Deadly fire destroys home at 7:30 AM in Chestnuthill Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-25 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 1 AM in coastal Bronx (New York), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-09-25 - Vacant home burns just after 6 AM in Kettering (Ohio):

2018-09-25 - Vacant home burns at 6:45 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-09-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Marsden Street in Dunkirk (New York):

2018-09-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Dothan (Alabama):

2018-09-25 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire just after midnight in Napoleon (Ohio):

2018-09-25 - Hundreds of crabs wash ashore dead in Bonita and Barefoot Beach (Florida):

Quote: "FGCU marine scientists discovered a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, meaning there’s very little or no oxygen for fish and other marine life to breathe. 'There is no oxygen in this water, and we saw a lot of crabs swimming on the surface,' FGCU Marine Science Professor Mike Parsons said. Scientists said the crabs are trying to flee the poor oxygen conditions, and aren’t finding safe spots. 'They’re pretty much bulletproof, so to see them all pretty much commit mass suicide [and die] on the beach means that we’ve got a serious problem,' Norris said."

Note: 'We love it when there's no oxygen so this is wonderful!' said the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide...

2018-09-25 - Two sisters, 19 and 22, found dead in drain in Alipur, Delhi (India):

2018-09-25 - Four teen boys die in the Goitawa River in Peshaur (India):

2018-09-25 - Man found dead in community swimming pool in Mijas (Spain), near the coast:

2018-09-25 - Man, 48, actor, has heart attack and dies at home in coastal San Jose (California):

Quote: "TMZ, citing sources, said Vasquez died Monday evening from what appeared to have been a heart attack while at his father's house in San Jose, California."

2018-09-25 - Man, 25, drops dead in bathroom at McDonald's in Spartanburg (South Carolina):

2018-09-25 - Man, 46, found dead on trail at coastal Cape Lookout State Park (Oregon):

2018-09-25 - Woman found dead along Lawrence Lane in Yreka (California):

2018-09-25 - Man, 41, jumps into the water and disappears into Lake Powell (Utah), presumed dead:

2018-09-25 - Person found dead in reservoir in Bristol (Connecticut):

2018-09-25 - Woman, 31, found dead in the water near coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

2018-09-25 - Person found dead near Old Lyman Road in South Hadley (Massachusetts):

2018-09-25 - Man, 39, found dead along road in Edinburg (Texas):

2018-09-25 - Person found dead in the Missouri River in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-09-25 - Man found slumped over dead between two train cars in coastal Torrance (California):

Quote: "Responding officers discovered a deceased shirtless man kneeling on the coupler between two rail cars, slumped over. There were no immediate signs of gunshot wounds or an obvious reason for his death."

2018-09-25 - Man, 40, has 'medical episode' at prison, dies shortly later, near Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

Quote: "An inmate at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison died at a hospital Tuesday after he was transported from the jail following a medical episode, said East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks."

2018-09-25 - Boy, 17, found dead in canal near Johar Town (Pakistan):

2018-09-25 - Man, 51, found dead near Beeswing (Scotland):

2018-09-25 - Man in his 20s found dead in the water near marina in coastal Brighton (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Man found dead in the Kennet and Avon Canal in Semington (Britain):

2018-09-25 - Man, 65, has 'medical emergency', car hits car then tree, in coastal Damariscotta (Maine), 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical emergency caused a collision on Bristol Road in Damariscotta that sent a South Bristol man to the hospital with internal injuries the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 25."

2018-09-25 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Rennes (France):

2018-09-25 - Twin-engine plane crashes and burns in woods near Oscoda Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-09-25 - Helicopter crashes and burns in Whitchurch-Stouffville (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer overturns just after 4:30 AM, bursts into flame, on US 101 in Camarillo (California), 1 injured:

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits overpass bridge, bursts into flame, near Shamrock (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns on I-55 near Lincoln (Illinois):

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer overturns into median on US 1 in Apex (North Carolina):

2018-09-25 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 6 at  Rummerfield Creek Road in Standing Stone Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-25 - SUV overturns in coastal Burton (South Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-09-25 - Car and tractor trailer collide head-on, in Louisville (Kentucky), 4 injured:

2018-09-25 - Car overturns, bursts into flame, on I-4 in Volusia County (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-09-25 - Sinkhole opens on street in Springfield (Florida):

2018-09-25 - Sinkholes open at school in County Monaghan (Ireland):

2018-09-25 - Beam cracks at expensive new transit terminal in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "San Francisco officials shut down the city's celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center's public roof garden."

2018-09-25 - Building partially collapses in Newton (Kansas):

2018-09-25 - Water main breaks and floods neighborhood, 2+ cars destroyed, in Van Nuys (California):

2018-09-25 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in coastal Washington DC:

2018-09-25 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens and swallows car, in coastal Istanbul (Turkey):

2018-09-25 - Wide-ranging interview with Guy McPherson:

2018-09-25 - World still on track to blow through Paris climate target:

2018-09-25 - Drought hits Israel:

2018-09-25 - Lightning strikes kill three people and 43 sheep in Karnataka (India):

2018-09-25 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Connecticut:

2018-09-25 - Powerful storm pounds swath of Ukraine:

2018-09-25 - Sun halos seen over the northern coast in Oregon:

2018-09-25 - Sun halo seen in the sky over central India:

2018-09-25 - Overfishing and pollution have trashed the Mediterranean Sea:

Note: And the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean, yada yada yada…

2018-09-25 - World Health Organization warns that this year's strain of plague could be even more virulent after an outbreak of in Madagascar:

2018-09-25 - Large unknown flying object spotted over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California:

2018-09-25 - Scientists measure invisible clouds of matter that orbit every human being:

2018-09-25 - Why are so many people talking about the potential for a stock market crash in October?

Quote: "I did not know this, but it turns out that the month with the most market volatility since the Dow was first established has been the month of October..."


  1. Hey Jonny, Mike, Fran, Tom N., LL and anyone else reading here.

    All is well now, nothing to worry about . . . yeah, right.

    Thursday, 27 September 2018
    Dispatch from Dahr Jamail - "we are entering the end game"
    Brace for Impact, as the Climate “End Game” Has Arrived

    Given the fact that there are already places in the Arctic where the ground no longer freezes, even during the winter, this does not bode well.

    Another recent report, What Lies Beneath: The Understatement of Existential Climate Risk by Australian researchers with the independent think tank National Centre for Climate Restoration, is blunt about the fact that we are rapidly leaving the safe zone for human habitability on the planet. They note that ACD poses an “existential risk to human civilization,” with dire consequences unless dramatic actions are taken toward mitigation. The paper also points out how climate research, including the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has consistently underplayed these risks and leaned towards conservative projections. The paper even goes on to call the IPCC “dangerously misleading” regarding its low-ball predictions of accelerating ACD.

    “Climate change is now reaching the end-game,” the foreword to the report reads, “where very soon humanity must choose between taking unprecedented action, or accepting that it has been left too late and bear the consequences.”

    One only need look at this past summer to see that we have, indeed, reached the end-game. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.26.18 Brace for Impact, as the Climate "End Game" Has Arrived [~ 44 min.]

    The grim changes in the Arctic

    Arctic ice hit one of its lowest points on record, but there’s another grim statistic

    Sea ice in the Arctic has just about melted to its lowest point of 2018, and this reinforces a trend of dwindling ice atop the globe — where the climate is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the planet.

    As of last week, it's the sixth-lowest ice extent — known as the sea ice minimum — in nearly 40 years of satellite records, and with the summer's end it's likely to keep that ranking. This statistic alone might not carry the bite of 2012's extreme Arctic melt, in which the ice thawed to its lowest point ever recorded. Yet, a closer examination of what's transpired in the great north this year reveals the Arctic's ever-accelerating disappearance.

    "I don’t want the story to be 'This was a ho-hum year'," Jeremy Mathis, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist who has led the agency's Arctic Research Program, said in an interview. "Even though the ice didn’t break an all-time record, it was still well below the historical average." [more]

    [As the ice disappears, there's obviously LESS of it - so "all time records" of ice loss after some point will be irrelevant, there just won't be any left.]

    [continued below]

  2. Early signals of destabilization detected at Totten Glacier in East Antarctica

    An Unforeseen Climate Beast Awakens! [ROBERT HUNZIKER]

    East Antarctica is a big-time global warming player. Nothing is comparable. It is the world heavyweight, and nothing can impact the world with so much calamitous clout. As such, it would be a huge mistake to discount its capability to turn mean-spirited, striking all of a sudden, catching scientists and humanity unawares. In fact, it’s already turning heads, and it alone is equivalent to 170 feet of water. [holy SHIT! Plus, after we just talked about EAST Antarctica yesterday, this is a kick in the nuts!]

    Disturbingly, early signals of destabilization have been detected at Totten Glacier/ East Antarctica, where, according to accepted science for years and years, we are not supposed to worry until the next century. Scientists have always said East Antarctica’s a “not to worry region,” nearly impervious to the impact of climate change.

    However, along those lines, over time it’s becoming increasingly evident that one of the horrors of the global warming story is a failure of mainstream science to know what’s really going on in a timely fashion, always late to the party. Repercussions could be cascading ecosystems crushing societal norms and flooding of the great cities well ahead of any kind of preparations, such as building dykes around major urban centers. [more]

    Next financial crash will be “worse than the Great Depression” – “The U.S. economy is in so much worse shape than it was a decade ago”

    Ten years ago, it was too-easy credit that brought financial markets to their knees. Today, it could be a global debt of $247 trillion that causes the next crash. [more]

    Do They Know Something We Don’t? Corporate Insiders Are Selling Stocks At The Fastest Pace In 10 Years

    Why is there such a mad rush for the exits all of a sudden?

    According to CNN, corporate insiders have sold 5.7 billion dollars worth of stock so far in September…

    CEOs are using the market boom to quietly cash in their own chips.

    NZ hoki fishery in collapse - overfishing or abrupt change?

    [many embedded stories here, some of the headlines (links)]
    Fishing giants under-reported hoki catch by 'thousands of tonnes'

    Summer scorcher: Tasman Sea a 'bath with the hot tap on'

    Marine heatwave recorded in Tasman Sea breaks records, prompts joint climate report

    New Zealand 'marine heatwave' brings tropical fish from 3,000km away

    New Zealand's hoki fishing industry 'collapsing'
    Fishing industry announces 22 per cent reduction in hoki quota
    [~ 7 min. video, followed by text]

    In sloppy journalism Radio NZ IMPLIES el-Nino is going to affect Northern Pacific, NOT NZ

    This is an example of the most atrocious journalism from Radio New Zealand. It is extremely sloppy at best, grossly misleading at worst.

    [more below]

  3. El Niño highly likely in Northern Pacific this year - forecasters

    There is a high probability of a new El Niño taking hold in the north Pacific later this year, according to US weather forecasters.
    [again, lots of embedded stories; headlines below]
    Forecasters predict dry spells for parts of the Pacific

    Western Pacific on 'El Niño watch'

    Hot Pacific Ocean is Primed to Produce Severe Cyclones From West to East [~ 6 min. Scribbler video]

    A study points to OZONE DEPLETION in addition to climate change on the Southern Ocean

    [embedded story]
    What’s Causing Antarctica’s Ocean to Heat Up? New Study Points to 2 Human Sources

    New book gathers high-level testimony that CIA/NSA actively prevented sharing of intel that would stop 9/11 [The Watchdogs Didn't Bark]

    Liua is South Pacific's first cyclone in September for 70 years

    A 'perfect storm' now surrounds one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    The outbreak is based in North Kivu, which is on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Violence has displaced more than a million people in the area, and there have been a number of brutal machete attacks against civilians. Things got so bad that the WHO was forced to cease their operations for an entire week while the Ebola virus spread. [more]

    [last bit below]

  4. [just for laughs]
    Rescue operations called off for Beluga whale spotted in the river Thames was confirmed to be skinny-dipping Boris Johnson

    [refers to this story:

    Arctic Beluga whale thousands of miles from home spotted in the warm waters of the UK heading towards London in the River Thames]

    Marine biologist Dr Will Gilbert said, "Belugas are well known for their large melon-like heads and vast folds of pasty blubber. [more]

    Amazon deforestation in Brazil up 199 percent in August 2018

    U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies after Trump administration tries to strip endangered species listing

    Toxic spill after Hurricane Florence highlights Trump’s deregulation of coal plant waste – “We’ve known these coal ash pits are disasters waiting to happen for a long time”

    Super Typhoon Trami to remain a powerful typhoon as it slams Japan with wind, rain this week

    A summer of record heatwaves 3 major quakes 1 year's rainfall in a week Japan prepares for its 3rd powerful typhoon in three months

    [from our Let's Go Swimmin'! segment]
    At 75,975 times higher than the safe 25 micrograms a lake in New York State smashes algae bloom toxicity record: "More solid than liquid"

    Seal slaps man with octopus [short video]

    *NEW* - Hurricane ROSA - ARIZONA - Flash Floods/Power Outages [~ 7 min. MrMBB333 video]

  5. Damn, Japan's getting hammered by catastrophes this year - good year to be a gaijin! (Gaijin = foreigner, e.g. non-Japanese. I knew reading all those James Clavell samurai books would pay off eventually!)

  6. Yeah, they can't BUY a break.

    Floods in Kerala, India take toll on migration of butterflies?

    Butterfly numbers in the UK are down despite the summer heatwave

    Charity Butterfly Conservation says sightings fell by 32% compared with last year and the population has collapsed by 75% since the 1970s, with growing concerns among scientists for the species' long-term future.

    Despite the good weather, an average of just 11 butterflies of the 19 target species were seen per Butterfly Count this year, a figure only marginally higher than last year - the lowest in its history.

    Two dead after jet runs off South Carolina runway

    Authorities in South Carolina said two people were killed Thursday when a midsize jet ran off the runway and split in two. [more]

    59ft waves from TRAMI in West Pac | ROSA gaining momentum in East Pac [~ 12.5 min. MrMBB333 video]