Sunday, September 30, 2018

Event Update For 2018-09-30

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

2018-09-30 - Foul stench sickening people in coastal Merseyside (Britain):

Quote: "Dozens of people have taken to Facebook and Twitter this weekend to complain of a mysterious foul stench, which is said to have made residents 'feel ill'."

2018-09-30 - Foul odor sickens people in Ilkeston (Britain):

Quote: "What worries me is what health problems this is causing when a smell like this can cause burning of the nose and throat and headaches in the short term so what damage is this causing in the long term."

Note: Heart damage, kidney damage, brain damage...

2018-09-30 - Man, 37, burns to death next to burning pickup truck at cemetery next to the Mississippi River in Clinton (Iowa):

Quote: "A Clinton man has died in a vehicle fire. Jason Heinitz, 37, of Clinton, was found Sunday with injuries associated with fire in close proximity to a vehicle that was engulfed in flames. According to the Clinton Police Department, police and fire units responded to a report of a vehicle fire inside Oakland Cemetery at 4:28 p.m. Sunday. Responders located a pickup truck, which was engulfed in flames."

Quote: "Doug says Jason would often visit Oakland cemetery to pay respects to a family members plot. Just steps away from that parcel, ashes now remain from what appears to be a fire. 'I can assume he came out here to visit T.J.,' says Wing. 'Probably had issues with his vehicle. One thing led to another.'"

Note: 'Mommy, how did the people on Earth die?' 'Oh, honey, one thing led to another.' Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2018-09-30 - Small plane bursts into flame right after takeoff then crashes and burns at airport in Kernville (California):

Quote: "Witnesses say the plane was taking off when it caught fire just as it was off the ground."

Note: This is the 160th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-30 - Auto salvage yard fire breaks out in Grays Ferry area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 900 feet from the Schuylkill River:

Quote: "Philadelphia firefighters are battling a junkyard fire in the city's Grays Ferry section Sunday night. It is happening near 29th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue."

Note: This is at least the seventh salvage yard to burn in two months in Philadelphia alone. One or two you could maybe chalk up to coincidence, but seven? That's not a coincidence, that's a pattern...

2018-09-30 - Chemical plant devastated by massive blaze in Kotputli (India):

2018-09-30 - Temperatures at the North Pole are at least 10C above normal:

2018-09-30 - RV trailer explodes on Cedar Street in Schleswig (Iowa):

Note: Man was living in it so this was his residence. This is the 264th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-09-30 - Landfill fire breaks out in Carson City (Nevada):

2018-09-30 - Oil well erupts in flame in Santa Paula (California):

2018-09-30 - Furniture business destroyed by massive fire shortly after 1 AM in Phoenix (Arizona):

2018-09-30 - Wildfire breaks out and sends people fleeing in Blackdown Tableland National Park at Rainbow Falls west of Rockhampton (Australia):

2018-09-30 - Back-to-back summers of fire and smoke stoke tourism industry fears in British Columbia (Canada):

2018-09-30 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at property on Marina Boulevard in coastal Port Royal (South Carolina):

Note: This is the 878th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Chernivtsi (Ukraine):

Note: This is the 558th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-09-30 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on road in Chemnad (India):

2018-09-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame en route to Gainesville (Florida):

2018-09-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-55 near Shirley (Illinois):

2018-09-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-49 in Harrisonville (Missouri):

2018-09-30 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at postal facility in coastal Goleta (California):

2018-09-30 - Tractor (excavator) and 38 vehicles destroyed by fire while parked at business on Common Road in Muswellbrook (Australia):

Quote: "The fire destroyed 38 vehicles and a Hyundai Robex 55 excavator before it was extinguished."

2018-09-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A14 in Needham Market (Britain):

2018-09-30 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on Granville Road in Donnington (Britain):

Note: These are the 2102nd, 2103rd, 2104th, 2105th, 2106th, 2107th, 2108th and 2109th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-30 - Dump truck bursts into flame while parked at business in Nashua (New Hampshire):

2018-09-30 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame at shopping center in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2018-09-30 - RV bursts into flame on Clearland Circle in coastal Bay Point (California):

Note: This is the 434th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Fire Tower Road in Tellico Plains (Tennessee):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame at 6:40 AM while parked in garage, fire spreads to home, in Dayton (Ohio), 2 puppies killed:

Quote: "Two puppies died in a fire that began in a vehicle and spread to a home in Dayton Sunday morning."

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Jessica Clinton Park in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments in coastal Olympia (Washington):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame at 5:30 AM while parked at home in the Town of Elon (North Carolina):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 12 in Touchet (Washington):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame on the Burnett Highway in Wyalla (Australia):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame on United Nations Avenue in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame in South Al Dhahirah (Oman), farm burns separately:

2018-09-30 - Three cars go up in flames at 2:01 AM while parked on Chapel Hill in Odcombe, Yeovil (Britain):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame on the M56 near coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2018-09-30 - Car bursts into flame at 2:49 AM on Green Park in Amersham (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 30 September, 2.49am Car fire, Green Park, Amersham. One appliance and crew from Amersham attended."

2018-09-30 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Westbourne Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Westbourne Avenue, Princes Avenue, Hull. Sun 30 Sep 2018 15:24 (No:21906) Motorcycle involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2018-09-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Aberdeen (South Dakota):

2018-09-30 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in coastal Weymouth (Britain), area evacuated:

2018-09-30 - Mulch fire breaks out, again, at business in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2018-09-30 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-09-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Houston (Texas):

2018-09-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on Horizon Circle in Covington (Kentucky):

2018-09-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Amarillo (Texas), nobody there:

2018-09-30 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Three Mile Plains (Canada), 2 miles from the coast:

2018-09-30 - Several homes destroyed by fire on Quail Street in Albany (New York):

2018-09-30 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-09-30 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Easton (Maryland), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-09-30 - Deadly fire burns home in Salt Lake City (Utah), 1 killed:

2018-09-30 - Deadly fire burns home on Hale Avenue in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-09-30 - Deadly fire burns home on West Edgewood Mill Road in Wilkesboro (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-09-30 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:20 AM on Mayberry Run Road in Cantwell (West Virginia):

2018-09-30 - Deadly fire burns duplex just after 4 AM near Cherry Creek Reservoir in Arapahoe County (Colorado), 1 killed:

2018-09-30 - Vacant building destroyed by fire at 3 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-09-30 - Vacant home burns in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-09-30 - Vacant home burns twice in 20 minutes in Youngstown (Ohio):

2018-09-30 - Vacant home burns in Harris County (Texas):

2018-09-30 - Spike in whale deaths off New England coast in September 2018:

Quote: "We’re definitely seeing more whale mortalities than we have in the past and it’s definitely concerning..."

Note: I'm sure the whale deaths will slow down once they're all dead...

2018-09-30 - Minke whale washes ashore dead on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy (Canada), second in a month:

2018-09-30 - Two men, 20 and 25, die in canal, and man, 30 suddenly sickens and dies, and man, 65, slumps over dead in truck, in Udhampur (India):

Quote: "A police spokesman said that 30 -year-old Shankar Singh, on of Jagnath Singh of Kultyar Panchari, working in a hotel at Patnitop was rushed to hospital when the hotel staff noticed him in serious condition and vomiting. However, doctors declared him as brought dead at DH Udhampur. A driver was found dead in his truck JK02T-1779, which was parked on the roadside. The deceased was identified as Mahinder Singh (65), son of Dullha Singh of Chatha Jammu."

2018-09-30 - Man found dead in swimming pool at apartments in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Phoenix police are investigating the death of a man pulled from a Phoenix pool Sunday night. Firefighters pronounced the man dead after he was found at the bottom of an apartment-complex pool near 35th and Myrtle avenues, said Capt. Larry Subervi, a spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department."

2018-09-30 - Boy, 5, found dead at home in Whitehall (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-30 - Man, 18, found dead at 12:30 AM outside Tamarack Hall at Bemidji State University in Bemidji (Minnesota), possible toppler:

2018-09-30 - Woman, 43, drops dead on 3rd Avenue in Mankato (Minnesota):

Quote: "There was no immediate obvious cause of death, according to public safety Commander Dan Schisel, but police don’t suspect foul play."

2018-09-30 - Man, 26, found dead in the water near coastal Ballston Beach near Truro (Massachusetts):

2018-09-30 - Man, 55, dies in the Meramec River in Crawford County (Missouri):

2018-09-30 - Woman found dead in the Arkansas River in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2018-09-30 - Man, early 70s, found dead in irrigation canal west of Ceres (California):

2018-09-30 - Man, 67, falls out of boat and dies in Beech Fork Lake (West Virginia):

2018-09-30 - Man in his 40s falls into the water and dies in Lake Ray Hubbard (Texas):

2018-09-30 - Man, 21, found dead in retention pond near school in Sugar Land (Texas):

Quote: "He is in impeccable shape very strong kid. He has a military background and he is martial arts trained so I do have questions..."

Note: Military tactics and martial arts are of zero help versus the current extinction event...

2018-09-30 - Woman, 32, found dead in the Rio de Flag River in Flagstaff (Arizona):

2018-09-30 - Man, 45, drops dead in jail cell in Morgan County (Tennessee):

2018-09-30 - Woman in her 70s found dead in the Parramatta River in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2018-09-30 - Man found dead near Swinefleet Lane in Old Goole (Britain), near the River Ouse:

2018-09-30 - Person found dead near industrial estate in coastal Skewen (Britain):

2018-09-30 - Man in his 40s drops dead at gym in Tunbridge Wells (Britain):

2018-09-30 - Driver has 'medical condition', pickup truck crashes into home, in Clarksburg (West Virginia), 1 injured:

Quote: "Witnesses said the driver lost control because of an unknown medical condition when they ran through a yard, hit a stop sign, went through another yard, and into the home at the corner of Williams Avenue and North 20th Street."

2018-09-30 - Woman, 58, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into SUV and building, in East Lackawannock Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "State Police in Mercer County say they believe a medical emergency led to a crash that sent a Wheatland woman to the hospital with serious injuries."

2018-09-30 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Indore (India), engine failure:

2018-09-30 - Small plane crashes between Silver City and Reynolds Creek (Idaho), 3 killed:

2018-09-30 - Small plane crashes into plant nursery in La Verne (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-09-30 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Friedens (Pennsylvania):

2018-09-30 - Small plane makes emergency parachute landing in Addison (Texas), engine failure:

2018-09-30 - Small plane makes emergency landing on road in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida), engine failure:

2018-09-30 - Man, 46, has medical problems on fishing boat near coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "The captain of the 50-foot charter fishing boat 'Tiger Shark' called the Coast Guard about 10:40 a.m. requesting help for the 46-year-old man who needed medical help."

2018-09-30 - Man, 39, falls off boat and disappears into Lake Conley near Holiday (Florida):

2018-09-30 - Airport shuttle bus crashes into cars on North Harbor Drive in coastal San Diego (California), 11 injured:

2018-09-30 - Construction vehicle overturns near Cameron (West Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Unconfirmed reports suggest the worker might have had a medical issue prior to the accident."

2018-09-30 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 61 in Lincoln County (Missouri), 1 injured:

2018-09-30 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 1 west of Orcutt (California):

2018-09-30 - Tractor crashes into reservoir in Waihemo (New Zealand), 2 killed:

2018-09-30 - SUV and car crash at 6:15 AM, SUV then crashes into home, bursts into flame, in coastal Hollywood (Florida), 2 injured:

2018-09-30 - Car crashes into bridge at 3:17 AM near Lake Ohau (New Zealand), 1 injured:

2018-09-30 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in Aloha (Oregon), 2 injured:

2018-09-30 - Car veers off road, crashes into ravine, in Herriman (Utah), 3 killed:

2018-09-30 - Naked man, 46, runs around, tussles with cops, tries to bite two of them, near Hunters Creek Boulevard and Maravian Drive in Louisville (Kentucky):

Quote: "The report also said Reed resisted arrest, spit blood on three officers and even tried to bite at least two of them."

2018-09-30 - Number of dog attacks reaches all-time high in the UK:

2018-09-30 - Black rhino attacks and kills wildlife ranger at Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya):

2018-09-30 - Rockslide hits fire truck in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2018-09-30 - Bridge over canal collapses near the Salton Sea in North Shore (California):

2018-09-30 - Bridge collapses along Gateway Drive in Lake Lure (North Carolina):

2018-09-30 - Building collapses in Kadugondanahalli (India), 4 injured:

2018-09-30 - Person pulled unconscious from the water in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-09-30 - Death toll rises to 832 from magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami in Palu (Indonesia):

Quote: "There are fears thousands may have been killed by an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia after the disaster's death toll rose to 832."

2018-09-30 - Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Fiji Islands:

2018-09-30 - Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near Calimesa (California):

2018-09-30 - Freakishly high waves batter the coast of Trinidad:

Quote: "This was not normal. It is the first time waves ever come so high and so far inland."

2018-09-30 - Typhoon Trami roars into Japan, 2+ killed:

2018-09-30 - Tropical Storm Leslie to become hurricane by Tuesday:

2018-09-30 - Hurricane Florence dropped 8 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina:

2018-09-30 - Man dies after getting brain-eating amoeba at water park in Waco (Texas):

2018-09-30 - Trump administration completes plan to roll back safety rules inspired by Deepwater Horizon disaster:

Quote: "These rollbacks allow offshore oil companies to self-police and prioritize industry profits over safety...”

Note: Well, that means it's probably time for Deepwater Horizon: The Sequel!

2018-09-30 - Frightening and dangerous future of warfare as ‘Robocalypse’ is on the horizon:

Note: Well, I hope the robots get six weeks off per year for Robanukah!

2018-09-30 - Lady Liberty-sized asteroid to make close approach to Earth at over 37,000 mph:


  1. Great quote from Mulder, Jonny.

    Not only will martial arts be of no help - neither will bombs and guns, armies and navies nor religion and worldview in an extinction event.

    Haven't had many street sweepers burn up this year.

    One thing leads to another:
    The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another [3:12]

    [Da earf gettin' say-us nah!]
    Indonesian leader steps up hunt for survivors as quake toll passes 1,200

    [just LOOK at this place! Can't even REACH some places, GEEZ!]

    Officials fear the toll could soar, as most of the confirmed dead had come from Palu, a small city 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Jakarta, while some remote areas have been cut off since Friday's 7.5 magnitude quake triggered tsunami waves. [more]

    Southern California airfield has 2 plane crashes in 2 days

    A pilot died Monday in the crash of a small plane at a Southern California airfield where one person was killed and another injured when an aircraft went down the day before.

    The latest crash at Brackett Field Airport occurred around 11:50 a.m., the La Verne Police Department said in a statement. "The sole occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene," it said.

    The aircraft was identified as a single-engine Bonanza V35 built in 1966.

    Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said the plane crashed while approaching the airport. [more]

    USS Arizona Memorial closes after loading dock sinks

    The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor will be closed for the rest of the week after the floating dock where visitors depart to the site became partially submerged, the National Park Service said.

    Boat tours to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu stopped Sunday after the 180-foot (55-meter) concrete dock dipped below the water overnight. [more]

    [just another day in Allentown]
    Toddler among three killed in Allentown, Pennsylvania car explosion

    Robinson would not discuss a motive or if the explosion was accidental nor did they say how the explosion occurred. [more]

    [a little closer to home]
    Man arrested and charged after attempting to jump through window while naked

    A Delaware man was arrested after he stripped naked and tried to jump through a diner window Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

    Tremayne Lofland, 22, of Milford, Del.,was charged with open lewdness, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, said police.

    According to Pennsylvania State Police, Lofland exited a vehicle on Route 41 and, after stripping naked, attempted to jump through a window at Aunt Jennie’s Diner. [more; where my oldest son and I eat breakfast on weekends - 20 min. from my house]

    [more below]

  2. 20,000 Bees Built a Nest in a Plane's Engine in South Africa

    On Sept. 23, King Shaka International Airport in Durban, South Africa was buzzing with activity as a swarm of bees built a nest in an aircraft engine, delaying three flights.

    Although Mango Airlines had never dealt with an infestation like this before, this is not the first time the black and yellow creatures have tried honeymooning on an aircraft before.

    At Miami International Airport in March 2017, an American Airlines flight was detained for four hours when thousands of bees made their nest near the cargo hold area.

    And in 2016, a US Air Force fight was grounded when approximately 20,000 bees were found clinging to its exhaust nozzle. [more]

    Whereabouts of almost 1,300 Missouri sex offenders unknown

    Police don't know the whereabouts of nearly 1,300 registered sex offenders in Missouri, including hundreds who fall into the most dangerous category, according to a state audit released Monday.[more]
    [moved to PA]

    The Government Is Moving Migrant Children to a Texas Tent City. Here’s What’s Behind It.’s-what’s-behind-it/ar-BBNO0ov

    More than 1,600 migrant children have been sent with little notice on late-night voyages to their new home: a barren tent city in West Texas, where they do not receive schooling and have limited access to legal representation. The Trump administration opened the facility because shelters that house migrant children have been overflowing. [more]

    Udder disaster: Cows escape after livestock truck crashes

    Officials in Georgia called in the cavalry Monday after dozens of cows escaped when a tractor-trailer transporting them overturned on a busy junction north of Atlanta.

    "We don't know where they are," Worsham said. "We're waiting for people to call and tell us there's a cow in the backyard." [more; see video]

    'African swine fever' spreading in Europe and Asia

    Global health officials are preparing for African swine fever, which has been spreading in pigs across borders since 2014, reaching Western Europe last week.

    Humans are suspected to have caused the recent spread to Belgium, where eight cases were confirmed, as of September 25, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

    The most recent cases, however, were reported September 25 in a Chinese slaughterhouse in Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia, according to the organization. There have been 29 outbreaks in China since the first case was reported August 3. China has culled nearly 40,000 pigs in response, according to the organization's database. [more]

    [Good news, Fran!]
    New species of hummingbird identified in Ecuador

    These birds are very well documented so the discovery of a new one is extremely rare. This is the first such find in 30 years, said Sornoza. [more; pretty!]

    Aurora [WOW!]

    Video shows meteor fireball blazing over Reunion and Mauritius islands - third most energetic meteoric event of the year

    [some more follows]

  3. [more on the ash-holes]
    Popocatépetl Volcano spews ash on Mexico City

    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. [more]

    Turrialba Volcano shows high ash emission in Costa Rica

    The Turrialba volcano has shown a strong ash emanation on Monday, after the strong eruptions of the past 12 hours on this Costa Rican hill in the province of Cartago, some 70 kilometers southeast of San Jose. [more]

    Earthquake swarm in monster volcano Bárðarbunga, Iceland

    A sharp earthquake swarm was detected in the Bárðarbunga caldera early morning today, Monday. A 3.0 magnitude quake, with an epicenter 7.6 km (4.7 mi) east of Bárðarbunga peak, on the eastern edge of the caldera of the central volcano, at a depth of 3.4 km (2.1 miles) was detected at 6:09 in the morning. Half a dozen smaller aftershocks were detected. [more]

    Barren Island volcano (Indian Ocean): new eruption since late September

    Lightning bolt kills two teenagers, hits nine others in Nigeria

    The victims, a boy and girl, were said to have been struck dead while playing football. [more; is that what they call it there?]

    Powerful aftershocks strike Indonesia days after deadly earthquake & tsunami

    The government is still struggling with the scale of destruction, with locals becoming desperate to receive food and other emergency supplies. [more]

    Indonesia rattled by a powerful mag 6.0 last night (the 1st major quake of October) followed by a mag 5.9 and mag 5.6 aftershocks

    Tsunami horror! Early detection buoys along Indonesia's coast had not worked since 2012 even after 2004 tsunami killed 230,000 people

    Fisheries nations to decide fate of declining bigeye tuna – “The stock is in the red with a very high level of certainty”

    Dozens of nations with commercial fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean will grapple next week with a new finding that bigeye tuna, the backbone of a billion dollar business, is severely depleted and overfished. [more; that's WHY they're going extinct, derp!]

    Half of killer whales doomed to die from pollution – “It is like a killer whale apocalypse”

    At least half of the world’s killer whale populations are doomed to extinction due to toxic and persistent pollution of the oceans, according to a major new study. [more; it ain't just them!]

    Tuesday, 2 October 2018
    Chris Martenson: "The window of opportunity to change course for humanity is all but closed. "

    Our Delusional Economy Is Poised To Slam Into The Brick Wall Of Reality

    The window of opportunity to change course for humanity is all but closed.

    There’s simply no more time to hope that somehow, magically, the world's entire energy complex will suddenly evolve to a bountiful and sustainable new plane -- whether by market forces, by maverick billionaires like Elon Musk, or by happy accident. [more]

    [still more to come]

  4. America Is Committing Suicide: Over The Past 12 Months, The U.S. National Debt Has Increased By 1.271 Trillion Dollars

    If we do not change course, our once great nation will be destroyed by a debt that has grown wildly out of control. We are facing an unprecedented debt crisis that literally threatens to bring our country to an end, and yet our politicians are almost entirely silent on this issue in 2018. In fact, Republicans and Democrats just worked together to pass another big, fat spending bill through Congress that is actually going to increase the pace at which we are going into debt. What the Republicrats are doing is not just wrong. To be honest, the truth is that they are committing crimes against humanity, and they are completely wiping out the very bright future that our children and our grandchildren were supposed to have. How in the world is America supposed to be “great again” when we are buried in so much debt that future generations can never have any possible hope of getting free from it? [more; Mr. Snyder doesn't get it, yet]

    Extreme weather - 10/01/2018

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #138 (21st to 30th September 2018) [~ 33 min.]

    Extreme weather update - 10/02/2018

    A Pair of Monster Cyclones Have Exploded to Life in the Pacific

    Earth, it appears, is sick of our shit and it’s sent the message via two monstrous cyclones in the Pacific.

    Hurricane Walaka and Super Typhoon Kong-rey are out there staring down satellites, and by extension, their human creators. The storms underwent a dramatic transformation Sunday night into Monday and are now the two strongest storms on the face of the Earth. [more]

    [embedded story - includes short video]
    UK weather forecast: Hurricane-force storm to hit Britain - Cyclone Leslie in SHOCK U-turn

    Powerful gales and torrential downpours could lash the UK if Leslie, currently whipping up near hurricane-force winds off the coast of Bermuda, hits at the end of next week.

    Forecasters are watching the path and development of the storm amid fears it will strengthen into a full-blown hurricane through the coming days.

    It shows signs of sweeping northeastwards towards the UK although experts are unsure whether it will make a direct hit or swerve southwards and hit the Continent. [more]

    [second embedded story]
    Arctic heatwave could result in summer-like warmth for Alaska

    [two videos at the end - check this one out!]
    Are you ready for a Hurricane October 6th-12th? Plan & Prepare now.

    El Niño watch 2018

    [gee, where have I heard this before?]
    How Feedback Loops Are Driving Runaway Climate Change [source: Dahr Jamail]

    If you think this summer has been intense as far as record warm temperatures, wildfires, drought, and flooding events around the Northern Hemisphere, you haven’t seen anything yet — unless you happen to live in the Arctic. [more]

    [last bit below]

  5. [from yesterday]
    An algal bloom in the Arctic?

    Antarctica today - 10/01/2018

    "America: The Farewell Tour"
    [Chris Hedges - includes ~ 72 min. video]

    Rare thermal activity reported near Old Faithful in Yellowstone: New small geyser forms, area rises and falls around the spring

    Yellowstone National Park says there is some new thermal activity near Old Faithful. The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reports a rare eruption of Ear Spring on Geyser Hill, just across the Firehole River and within sight of Old Faithful. [more]

    Old age, neglect and a changing climate are rendering US dams dangerous

    In the face of more frequent and intense rainfall, dam failures are becoming the norm. What can be done with the underfunded relics?
    [more; suggestion - get rid of them!]

    [nomination for Best Pic in a Headline]
    A 'Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall' On Insurers Unless They Address Climate Risks

    After it is all tallied, Hurricane Florence is expected to have caused $17 billion-$22 billion in damages — one of the 10 costliest hurricanes, says Moody’s Analytics. The latest natural disaster comes atop of a slew of others that are partly ascribed to climate change. Insurers, which pay out much of those claims, have the political and financial power to effect change. [more]

    September 2018 Australia's driest September on record

    Last month was Australia's driest September on record, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported October 1, 2018. Nights were much cooler than average for the time of year over much of Victoria, South Australia and southern New South Wales. [more]

    The Watchers News Brief: October 1, 2018

    [some of the headlines]
    Typhoon "Kong-rey" becomes the 6th super typhoon of 2018 Pacific season

    Thousands feared dead after quake-triggered mudflow flattens Palu villages, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Typhoon "Trami" hits Japan, leaving 4 dead and missing, 170 injured and 1.3 million homes without power

    Medicane "Cindy" (Zorbas) hits Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 3 people missing

    Tropical Storm "Rosa" approaching Baja California, flooding, debris flows and landslides possible over parts of Mexico and western United States

    Saskatoon breaks 100-year-old temperature record, Canada [see SOTT]

    Hottest September temperature ever for Tampa, Florida [missing from SOTT]

    Tropical Storm "Kirk" causes power outages, heavy flooding in the Caribbean

    Major hailstorm in Alassio, Italy on October 1

    Japan hit by unseasonal high temperatures after Typhoon "Trami"

    Drone video captures the extent of damage from deadly Indonesia earthquake, tsunami [45 sec]

    Wildfire potential October through January

    "Delusion Has Reached A New Permanent Plateau"

    What we are witnessing in real-time are entitled pricks with majors in ignorance and arrogance, blundering their way into global economic depression by making delusion great again. Unfortunately, they can't solve the problem, because they ARE the fucking problem...

  6. Yeah, Michael Snyder definitely doesn't get it. We're not borrowing money from our children, we're borrowing money from CORPSES. Anytime you can borrow money from corpses, you should take that deal, and we are. It's like a terminal cancer patient worrying about whether his credit cards are paid off - why worry about that? It's not like they're gonna come after you!

  7. News Links, October 2, 2018
    Rice Farmer

    McKinsey: Corporate Executives Increasingly Wary of Global and Local Economy

    Lagarde Says World Growth Outlook Dimming as Trade War Escalates

    US Dollar Refuses to Die as Global Reserve Currency — But Loses Ground

    One of Global Finance's Biggest Doctors Warns: The World Economy Is About to Get Very Sick

    Top Iron Ore Shipper Warns China Is at 'Peak Steel'

    Emerging Markets Slammed By Soaring Oil Prices

    Sunk costs: Airports taking action against rising seas, storms as climate changes [futile]

    Japan's Kansai Airport to Shut Runways Sunday as Typhoon Nears

    Passengers stranded as airline collapses [like playing the lottery]

    North Korea says it will never disarm nuclear weapons first without more trust in US
    The North Koreans aren't stupid. They see that Iran got shafted even though it was adhering to the JCPOA. -- RF

    Chinese warship came within 45 yards of USS Decatur in South China Sea: US

    America's newest nuclear gravity bomb completes design review

    EU finally stands up to US 'bullying' over Iran sanctions

    US pushes forward with plans for anti-Iran Arab alliance

    Owners of America's only under-construction nuclear plant agree to finish building it

    The Inevitable Oil Supply Crunch
    "The warning signs are there – the industry isn't finding enough oil."

    Nuclear energy has a rocky path ahead (US)

    German industry defends Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

    Belgium Faces Winter Blackouts as Aging Reactors Falter

    Utilities that helped Puerto Rico fix power grid now face hefty tax bills

    In search of clean energy, investments in nuclear-fusion startups are heating up

    The Middle East Nuclear Race Is Reaching A Boiling Point

    Creating Fuel From Thin Air

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  8. Ignore The Hype – Oil Prices Aren't Going Back To $100
    The biggest barrier to $100 oil, or at least sustained high prices, is affordability. -- RF

    Brent prices reach four-year high while experts brace for $90 crude

    Iraq: A Ticking Time Bomb For Oil Markets

    US Hints At Naval Blockade Of Russian Energy Exports Which Moscow Warns Would Be "An Act Of War"
    Behind this is the US desperation to sell its money-losing shale oil and gas to overseas markets, where it can get higher prices. -- RF

    Bill Gates Spent $171 Million on Washington Farmland, Report Says

    A Warming Climate Could Make Pigs Produce Less Meat

    Will America run short of seafood? This ocean farm could save us
    I doubt it. -- RF

    How Do We Change Our Lives in a System That's Broken?

    100 years ago, influenza killed as many as 50 million people. Could it happen again today?
    Now there are many more humans, and they are far more mobile. Count on it. -- RF

    First human diagnosed with rat disease in China

    Growing up poor may permanently damage thinking skills

    Climate researchers: More green space, less biofuel

    'Mosquito-pocalypse is in full effect': North Carolina hit by blood-sucking pest outbreak

    98% of Egypt's total area is desert, says minister

    Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information
    You Gave Facebook Your Phone Number for Security. They Used it for Ads
    Facebook says accounts of nearly 50 million users were breached in attack

    Trump administration looks to speed 5G networks, ease hurdles

    New WikiLeaks Release Exposes Corruption in UAE Arms Deal Fueling War on Yemen

    Father Of World Wide Web Launches Platform Which Aims To Radically Decentralize The Internet

    Treated water at Fukushima nuclear plant still radioactive

    Media appear to be ignoring maglev woes [Japan]
    I've said repeatedly that it won't be finished. Big problems are cropping up everywhere. -- RF

    Anti-US base candidate wins Okinawa gubernatorial election

    Rats 'as big as kittens' walk up the staircases at Hong Kong housing estate where first human case of rat Hepatitis E virus was found

    Satellite images show 'runaway' expansion of coal power in China

    China sees AIDS cases surge

    There are 3.6 million college graduates living in poverty
    A new report from the Census Bureau indicates the problem could be getting worse [avoid college - learn a trade]

    GDP Estimates Dive Following Trade and Income Data [US]

    To Appease the Rich, the U.S. Will Go to Staggering Lengths

    Experts: U.S. voting machines still vulnerable to 11-year-old flaw

    1 In 4 Baltimore Hospital Admissions Are Babies Addicted To Opioids

    Now Biggest Donor in all of US Politics, Sheldon Adelson Brings an Israel First Agenda to Washington

    Mortgage Rates Highest Since Early 2011: Fed Could Push US Into Recession

    The Labor Shortage Is Real
    Few conventional-media commentators are willing or able to discuss these factors in the labor shortage / declining participation trends.
    Venezuela's Socialism...And Ours (Ron Paul)

    Video: A Short History of U.S. Meddling in Foreign Elections

  9. Hi guys, found a video I thought you might like.....
    talks about the pink polar icecaps, very interesting.