Sunday, September 30, 2018

Event Update For 2018-09-29

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

2018-09-29 - People sickened by odor on beaches in coastal Palm Beach County (Florida):

Quote: "The beach closures began Saturday in northern Palm Beach County after some swimmers experienced medical and other respiratory issues. Experts believe it could be caused by the wind coupled with the toxic stench from algae."

Note: Decomposing algae results in hydrogen sulfide emissions, so that's probably what the toxic stench is and possibly the cause of the medical problems too. Best to avoid beaches that smell bad because that's likely to be poison gas nowadays, and even in small concentrations it's obviously not good for you and nobody knows what the long-term effects are...

2018-09-29 - Huge gobs of Sargassum seaweed continue washing ashore, rotting and releasing hydrogen sulfide in the French Antilles:

Quote: "During a trip to the French overseas territory Guadeloupe on Friday, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to keep a promise to clean up toxic Sargassum seaweed within 48 hours of it running aground. Like the rest of the Caribbean, the Antilles suffered in 2011 from an unprecedented invasion of Sargassum seaweed (sometimes known as gulf weed). The problem recurred in 2015 and then on an even larger scale in 2018. The brown seaweed poses potential health risks. The mounds of Sargassum that accumulate on the beach can reach as high as two feet and release hydrogen sulfide and ammonia as it rots. The colourless, toxic and highly flammable gas smells like rotten eggs. Inhaling it in small doses can trigger eye and respiratory irritation."

Note: Inhaling it in concentrations of 1 part per thousand can trigger permanent relocation to a mortuary...

2018-09-29 - Arctic heatwave could bring summer temps to Alaska:

Quote: "A high-pressured western ridge has positioned itself near Alaska, allowing record-breaking warmth from the North Pacific to spread over the Arctic. A ridge, in weather terms, is defined as an elongated area of relatively high pressure extending from the center of a high-pressure region. Climate scientist Zack Labe told Euronews this phenomenon could cause temperatures to rise over 10°C above average in some areas of Alaska, making the climate feel equivalent to late-summer. Labe believes this pattern will likely slow the progression of sea ice refreezing in the western Arctic."

2018-09-29 - Underground electrical fire breaks out before 7 AM at American University campus in coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "An underground transformer fire caused the blaze, D.C. Fire and EMS said. Pepco was called to the scene and shut down power. Video posted by student newspaper The Eagle shows flames burning near trees outside Hughes Hall, sending plumes of black smoke into the air."

2018-09-29 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame on Oakridge Lane in Aldenham (Britain):

2018-09-29 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupting and spewing ash, ash reaches Mexico City (Mexico):

Quote: "Ash spewing from the Popocatepetl volcano has reached the southern neighborhoods of Mexico's capital. The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans on Saturday to stay away from the volcano after activity picked up in the crater and it registered 183 emissions of gas and ash over 24 hours. The center was monitoring multiple rumblings and tremors. Images on social media showed thin layers of ash coating car windshields in neighborhoods of Mexico City such as Xochimilco."

Note: What an ash hole!

2018-09-29 - Water supply infested with brain-eating amoebas near Shreveport (Louisiana):

Quote: "A portion of a water system in Louisiana has tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba, according to the operator of the water system. Andy Freeman, the operator of Sligo Water System, said residents in south Bossier Parish southeast of Shreveport may be affected. The Louisiana Department of Health conducted a random test of the system last week and notified the system of the positive result Friday, Freeman said."

2018-09-29 - Home explodes and burns near the St. Joseph River in South Bend (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "St. Joseph Police Cpl. Chris Boling is being credited with saving the life of a man who was trapped under debris following a home explosion Saturday morning."

2018-09-29 - Home damaged by garage explosion in coastal Kópavogur (Iceland):

Note: These are the 262nd and 263rd residential explosions in 2018...

2018-09-29 - Vacant commercial building explodes and burns at 1:17 AM in Peoria (Illinois):

2018-09-29 - Furniture business and warehouse destroyed by massive blaze in Palmyra (New York):

2018-09-29 - Huge 30-acre mulch fire breaks out shortly after 2 AM in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-09-29 - Yacht bursts into flame and explodes near coastal Penang (Malaysia), 3 injured:

Note: This is the 877th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 5:20 AM near coastal Mumbai (India):

Note: This is the 557th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-09-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Niakwa Road in Winnipeg (Canada):

2018-09-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in tunnel near Dilijan (Armenia):

2018-09-29 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked in barn in Barton (Britain):

Quote: "Wells Lane, Barton Time of call: 19:23 A crew from Richmond and a crew from Darlington were called to a tractor on fire inside of a barn. The owners removed the tractor from the barn and used a garden hose and fire extinguishers prior to Fire Brigade’s arrival. The cause of the fire was an electrical fault and a hose reel jet was used by crews to extinguish this."

Note: These are the 2099th, 2100th and 2101st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-29 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on North Main Street in coastal East Hampton (New York):

Note: A billionaire's mansion just went up in flames in East Hampton the day before too, mentioned in the 2018-09-28 update...

2018-09-29 - RV bursts into flame in park along I-5 in coastal La Jolla (California):

Note: This is the 433rd RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-29 - Van bursts into flame at 2:40 AM on the A534 in Sandbach (Britain):

2018-09-29 - Van bursts into flame on Littlemoor Road in coastal Weymouth (Britain):

2018-09-29 - Van bursts into flame on the M4 near Heathrow Airport (Britain):

2018-09-29 - Mail delivery SUV bursts into flame on Sugar Grove Road in Huntingdon County (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-29 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at hospital in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-09-29 - SUV bursts into flame on I-280 in coastal San Jose (California):

2018-09-29 - SUV bursts into flame on I-80 in Parley's Canyon (Utah):

2018-09-29 - SUV bursts into flame on Queen Anne Street in Woodstock (Illinois):

2018-09-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on Valley View Drive east of Cookeville (Tennessee):,30474

2018-09-29 - Five cars go up in flames while parked at auto shop in Warren (Ohio):

2018-09-29 - Car bursts into flame on Southwest 10th Street in coastal Deerfield Beach (Florida):

2018-09-29 - Car bursts into flame on Woodrow Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-09-29 - Car bursts into flame at 4:24 AM on Moore Street in Canberra (Australia):

2018-09-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments in coastal Queenstown (New Zealand):

2018-09-29 - Car bursts into flame at tunnel in Chirwa (India):

2018-09-29 - Car bursts into flame at 11:22 PM on Moscardini Close in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2018-09-29 - Car bursts into flame at 1:51 AM on Woodclose Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Woodclose Road, Scunthorpe. Sat 29 Sep 2018 01:51 (No:21767) Car fire, self extinguished prior to arrival of Fire Service. Inspection only."

2018-09-29 - Car bursts into flame on Hewarth Green in York (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire – Hewarth green, York Time of call: 1914hrs Acomb crew attended the scene of vehicle on fire. Upon arrival a car was found with a fire to the engine compartment. Crew used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to bring the fire under control. The cause was believed to be an electrical fault."

2018-09-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the B1375 near coastal Lowestoft (Britain):

2018-09-29 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 6:45 AM on Auckland Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Auckland Avenue, Hull. Sat 29 Sep 2018 06:45 (No:21772) Motorcycle on fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-09-29 - Four cars and three homes go up in flames in Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "Four cars were also engulfed in flames, according to Cleveland Fire."

2018-09-29 - Corvette, rare motorcycles and garage destroyed by fire at home on the shore of Lake Nipissing in Callander (Canada):

Quote: "Fire destroyed a garage full of antiques, rare motorcycles and a Chevy Corvette on Green Road in Callander this (Saturday) afternoon. The cause has not been determined but it is not considered suspicious."

2018-09-29 - Cars and auto shop go up in flames at 11:54 PM in Thornton Heath area in Croydon (Britain):

Quote: "At the height of the fire, the entire workshop and the cars inside the building were alight and crews had to work quickly to stop the blaze from spreading to a scaffolding yard and nearby houses. Our 999 control operators took more than 17 calls about the fire which was initially very visible."

2018-09-29 - Auto shop destroyed by fire on Borden Avenue in coastal Queens (New York):

2018-09-29 - Auto parts warehouse devastated by huge fire on Oil Mill Road in Mysuru (India):

2018-09-29 - Tree stump ignites at 2:03 AM on Falkland Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Falkland Road, Hull. Sat 29 Sep 2018 02:03 (No:21768) Tree stump on fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-09-29 - Pallets and shipping container go up in flames at business on The Boulevard in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Boulevard, Hull. Sat 29 Sep 2018 20:56 (No:21858) Shipping container and wooden pallets on fire which spread to side of commercial premises. Two main jets, one hose reel, short extension ladder and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2018-09-29 - Sports bar damaged by fire just after 1 AM in coastal San Leandro (California):

2018-09-29 - Subway restaurant destroyed by fire in Olean (New York):

2018-09-29 - Garage destroyed by fire at 6 AM at home, home damaged, in Reno (Nevada):

2018-09-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Abilene (Texas):

2018-09-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 3 AM in West Roxbury area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-09-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Winding Creek Lane in Boonsboro (Virginia):

2018-09-29 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:06 AM in coastal Suffolk (Virginia), nobody there:

2018-09-29 - Home destroyed by fire before 6 AM in Mills River (North Carolina):

2018-09-29 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Baraboo (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2018-09-29 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-09-29 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-09-29 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Ajman (UAE):

Quote: "The fire, which broke out at 2pm, partially damaged the 10-storey building in addition to parking floors."

2018-09-29 - Deadly fire burns home in Lacy Lakeview (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-09-29 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:22 AM in Southwick (Massachusetts), 2 killed:

2018-09-29 - Deadly fire burns home at 7 AM in Eastpointe (Michigan), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2018-09-29 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:37 AM in Rock Hill (South Carolina), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2018-09-29 - Vacant office building burns at 7:09 AM in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-09-29 - Minke whale found dead near coastal Barnstable (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Minke whale deaths are under scrutiny by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has declared an unusual mortality event along the East Coast. Since the event was declared in early 2017, 42 minke strandings have occurred from Maine to South Carolina."

2018-09-29 - Two children, 4 and 5, found dead in water sump in Karasanur (India):

2018-09-29 - Man has 'medical emergency', topples into the water and dies, in coastal Jamaica Bay (New York):

Quote: "A man died Saturday after he fell into Jamaica Bay , police said. He was on the Rockaway Point Jetty near Oceanside Ave. in Breezy Point when he tumbled into the water during a medical emergency, cops said."

2018-09-29 - Firefighter, man, 67, drops dead at home in Buffalo (Iowa):

2018-09-29 - Man found dead in the South Platte River in Denver (Colorado):

2018-09-29 - Man found slumped over dead in car at grocery store in Rancho Bernardo (California):

2018-09-29 - Woman, 19, found dead in apartment in Troy (Alabama):

2018-09-29 - Woman, 35, found dead in wooded area near Troy (Alabama):

2018-09-29 - Boy, 17, jumps in water to save person and dies himself in lake in coastal Miami (Florida):

2018-09-29 - Person found dead in pond in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2018-09-29 - Man, 36, dies at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit (Arkansas):

2018-09-29 - Person found dead near Windsor Road and Preswick Drive in Boardman (Ohio):

2018-09-29 - Person found dead in the Rio Grande River near Laredo (Texas):

2018-09-29 - Woman found dead at Omands Creek recycling center in Winnipeg (Canada):

2018-09-29 - Person, 51, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Guanacaste (Costa Rica):

Quote: "This is the third American tourist to drown this month in Guanacaste, the previous tragedy included a couple by last names Mizokami they drowned in a waterhole known as El Salto de Belen, Nicoya, Guanacaste, September 19."

2018-09-29 - Woman, 32, found falls into the water and dies in the Densu River (Ghana):

2018-09-29 - Boy found dead in canal in Faisalabad (Pakistan):

2018-09-29 - Man, 71, dies in the water at beach in coastal Paphos on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-09-29 - Crew member dies on ferry ship near coastal Rosslare (Ireland):

Quote: "Stena Line has confirmed that a crew member onboard the 'Stena Europe' died en-route from Rosslare to Fishguard in the night of Sep 26, 2018. The crew member was an AB (able bodied seaman) from the Liverpool area. The family of the deceased have been informed and Stena Line has offered its condolences and support."

2018-09-29 - Man has 'medical episode' on canal boat and dies in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "It was a medical episode of a man on a canal boat."

2018-09-29 - Woman found dead at coastal Perranporth Beach (Britain):

2018-09-29 - Woman, 77, strokes out on cruise ship near coastal Newport (Oregon):

Quote: "A 77-year-old woman was medically evacuated from a cruise ship in Oregon waters after suffering a stroke. The U.S. Coast Guard said a crew airlifted the woman from the Grand Princess cruise ship Saturday morning about 55 miles southwest of Newport, Oregon."

2018-09-29 - Man falls off boat and disappears into Beech Fork Lake (West Virginia):

2018-09-29 - Middle-aged woman has 'medical episode', car crashes into ditch, near Trenton (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "'From what I understand, she had a medical episode that caused her to drive through a ditch and come to a stop,' said Trenton Fire Chief CJ Fillingham Fillingham said their department arrived two minutes after getting the call, but Cox was unresponsive likely from the medical episode. First responders performed CPR and she was taken to the hospital but died."

2018-09-29 - Iraqi military plane crash-lands near Kifri (Iraq), 6 lightly injured:

2018-09-29 - Small plane crashes into trees in Cheney (Washington), 2 injured:

2018-09-29 - Armored truck veers off road and crashes on I-77 in Columbia (South Carolina), 2 injured:

2018-09-29 - SUV crashes into boat then plunges into swimming pool, in coastal Cape Coral (Florida), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-09-29 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, on US 101 north of Willits (California), 2 killed:

2018-09-29 - Pickup truck veers off road at 2:10 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Lafayette (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-09-29 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, on Ashurst Lake Road southeast of Flagstaff (Arizona), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-09-29 - Car veers off road at 1:30 AM, hits tree, in Plainfield Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-09-29 - Car overturns on Morgantown Road in Springhill Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-09-29 - Shark attacks and critically injures 13-year-old boy at beach in Encinitas (California):

Quote: 'A 13-year-old boy skin diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark Saturday along the Southern California coast but was quickly pulled from the water by other divers and flown to a trauma center, authorities said. The boy was in critical but stable condition more than nine hours later at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, spokesman Carlos Delgado said."

2018-09-29 - Family dog attacks and injures infant in Greeley (Colorado):

2018-09-29 - Two water mains break and cause sinkholes in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-09-29 - Man, 26, goes missing while swimming at coastal Ballston Beach near Truro (Massachusetts):

2018-09-29 - Nearly 30 strong aftershocks shake Indonesia after magnitude 7.5 earthquake:

2018-09-29 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits two areas on Flaming Gorge Reservoir (Utah):

2018-09-29 - Cyclone Zorba batters Greece, 3 missing:

2018-09-29 - Hurricane Rosa becomes 7th Category 4 storm of eastern Pacific hurricane season, tying record set in 2015:

2018-09-29 - Will tornado alley shift northward into Canada?

2018-09-29 - Eerie 'death comet' with a skull face will fly past Earth just after Halloween:

2018-09-29 - The stock market just crashed in Italy, and Argentina has panic-raised interest rates to 65 percent:

2018-09-29 - 26,000-pound dinosaur discovered in South Africa was Earth's largest land animal:


  1. Hey Jonny, Mike, Fran, other fellow "doomsters."

    Mike, I hear you on the overload of information which you've already digested and come to terms with (from your comment last evening). It seems that we're marking or noting the mileposts on our way over the cliff at this point. Just skip the stuff you already know! I don't listen to every video, especially if I've already heard it any number of times (like with McPherson), but i'll "check in" every now and then to see if there's anything new or to "keep my hand in it." I like the Black Bear News videos, but often Kevin's reading stuff I posted (and already read). MrMBB333 videos are entertaining too, as are Hambone's, but there's only so many hours in the day and I have stuff I gotta get done (why? we're going extinct! Because we aren't there YET.)

    Fran: isn't it great still hearing the crickets, cicadas and tree frogs still making noise?! I dread the day that those sounds disappear. My trees aren't doing too well lately, dropping branches, showing signs of stress and thinning out, but they aren't dead yet, so the birds and squirrels still make use of them. I took my vegetable garden down this past weekend, always a sad day ripping out the spent tomato vines, the pepper plant buried in the weeds by the fence (with a red pepper on it - surprise!), and the beans, squash, watermelon (that some critter ate long ago, so I got nothing out of that one) and gone to seed spinach and kale plants left over from late spring. Ah well, maybe next year . ..

    Big day in Hull!

    [speaking of trees]
    Erosion of a culture – “Once we have cut down all the big trees, part of our punishment will be to live in a world without any big trees”

    The high cost of preserving vulnerable beaches – “This is literally a never-ending commitment”

    As lawmakers consider disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence, projects to rebuild North Carolina’s shrunken shorelines are likely to get a healthy chunk of government money.

    To their advocates, these so-called beach nourishment initiatives are crucial steps in buffering valuable oceanfront properties from storm damage and boosting local economies that rely on tourism.

    But such projects replenish the same vulnerable areas again and again, and disproportionately benefit wealthy owners of seaside lots.

    Moreover, pumping millions of cubic yards of sand onto beaches can cause environmental damage, according to decades of studies. It kills wildlife scooped up from the ocean floor and smothers mole crabs and other creatures where sand is dumped, said Robert Young, a geology professor at Western Carolina University. [more; same with NJ and probably all the way up and down the coasts - unsustainable in the long run, but nobody is thinking further than next year.]

    [from our Let's Go Swimmin' in the Ocean page]
    Image of the Day: Satellite view of sediments and pollutants flowing from hurricane-flooded rivers in North Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean, 19 September 2018

    The natural color image from Landsat 8 reveals how soils, sediments, decaying leaves, pollution, and other debris have discolored the water in the swollen rivers, bays, estuaries, and the nearshore ocean. [more]

    [more below]

    1. Well last night I was being a bit cheeky when saying the usual Doomosphere guys bore me. I didn't mean it entirely in a literal sense. I was also playing my favorite drinking game "Devil's Triangle" so I was a bit loopy, or sloshy.

      What? That's NOT a drinking game? Well my fellow Class of '83 buddy Brett K. says it is! He wouldn't lie!

      Damn! Just googled it. It is not a drinking game after all.
      It's bad when your best "Eskimo Brother" lies to you.

    2. I like Jim Lee's climate viewer, he has done a lot of cataloging which is very informative. Although, he does have issues with seeing things from a different perspective and sticks to his own ideas when there are other obvious things taking place.

  2. Hurricane Florence dropped 8 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina

    [here's one we already knew about]
    Across the Arctic, lakes are leaking dangerous greenhouse gases – “These lakes speed up permafrost thaw. It’s an acceleration.”

    Spike in whale deaths off New England coast in September 2018 – “We’re definitely seeing more whale mortalities than we have in the past and it’s definitely concerning”

    There has been approximately one report of a dead whale off the coast of Massachusetts every week since early August, which is a greater rate of reports than usual, LaCasse said. [more]

    Tropical Storm Leslie to become hurricane by Tuesday: NHC

    "Thousands estimated to be dead! " Indonesia quake horror another 2,000 dead from landslides with 1,200 dead from quake and tsunami

    Walking on Venezuela’s last glacier – “It’s a little bit like losing a species: once it’s gone, you never realize that it is missing”

    Kerala floods one month after: Destroyed by floods, Chengannur cries out for help

    [sorry, we have to spend that money on guns and bombs . ..]

    The floods have washed away the means of livelihood of many people. [more; I can see why suicides spike after chaotic disasters like this - why stay alive to suffer more?]

    Study highlights loss and damage in mountain cryosphere caused by [non-existent (according to SOTT)] global warming

    Few areas of the planet have been more affected by climate change than the mountain cryosphere, where negative impacts like glacier recession far exceed any positives like short-term increases in glacial runoff. These adverse changes make highland environments ideal for examining the policy concept of Loss and Damage (L&D), which deals with the impact of climate change on resources and livelihoods that cannot be offset by adaptation. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.30.18 The Oil Companies not only knew fossil fuels caused climate change, they knew . . [~ 29.5 min.]

    Worldwide volcanic eruption updates: Krakatau (Indonesia), Manam (Papua New Guinea), Piton de la Fournaise (Reunion Island) Fuego and Pacaya (Guatemala), Karymsky (Russia)

    Besides the devastating M7.5 earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, many volcanoes are being caught erupting around the globe. Here the latest volcanic eruptions [more]

    Palu Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Mass grave is dug for more than a THOUSAND victims of Indonesian earthquake and 20ft tsunami

    Palu earthquake and tsunami: Authorities begin to bury the dead as toll exceeds more than thousands. Now what we know so far [more]

  3. Oh yes Tom, it is!
    Those scientists who said Tulsa Ok was the place to move didn't take into consideration JJFH cause things are crazy to the west of me.


  4. It's no bed of rose a state to your northeast either, Fran. Got our share of JJFH stuff plus I have the added bonus of living in Murderopolis just to keep things...uhhh...interesting. Not too worried about sea level rise though, so that's a plus!