Monday, October 8, 2018

Event Update For 2018-10-07

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

2018-10-07 - IPCC scientists issue life-or-death warning on global warming:

Quote: "Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge."

Note: Preventing that much warming is impossible. Even if every power plant and car were scrapped and every single human being blew their brains out, today, the methane now spewing from the permafrost and the seas in the Arctic would cause waaaay more than that much warming through unstoppable feedbacks that are already in progress and escalating rapidly. So their hearts are in the right place - and I presume they also don't wanna die - but realistically, logically, they're seeking a goal that's not possible. The best we can do is slow down our extinction, and even then not by much, and that's assuming we were even seriously making the effort to slow our demise, and we are, if anything, working to HASTEN our extermination. Pursuing the recommended goals would help postpone - not avoid - human extinction, but hey, the more postponing we can do the better if you're one of those wanna-stay-alive types...

2018-10-07 - Trump administration has entered Stage 5 climate denial:

2018-10-07 - Person found dead in burning pickup truck in the wee hours near Northway and Parking Street in Greendale (Wisconsin):

2018-10-07 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "A JetBlue flight with 146 people on board experienced an engine fire and had to return to the gate after it was extinguished just before noon Sunday at McCarran International Airport."

Note: This is the 169th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-07 - Tanker ship 'Feng Huang AO' disabled by fire off the coast of Massachusetts:

Quote: "The Coast Guard says a tanker loaded with asphalt has been safely towed to New York after an engine-room fire in the Atlantic Ocean more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) off Massachusetts. The 479-foot (146-meter) Feng Huang AO arrived Monday, three days after the fire. On-board fire suppression systems extinguished the blaze without any injuries to the 21-member crew, but the main engine and electrical generators were disabled with the ship 57 miles (92 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts."

2018-10-07 - At least 86 boats and 4 vehicles destroyed by fire at 5:22 AM at boat storage business in Buford (Georgia), 2200 feet from Lake Lanier:

Quote: "An early morning fire at Buford Dam Road Boat Storage, just south of the Hall County line, destroyed 86 boats and four vehicles, according to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. An adjoining motorcycle shop also was damaged in the blaze, which was reported at 5:22 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, by an employee who provides security overnight."

2018-10-07 - Two boats destroyed by fire while parked at business on Sawmill Creek Road in coastal Sitka (Alaska):

2018-10-07 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked on coastal Shelter Island (California):

Quote: "A fire broke out on a boat around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night. The boat was at 2330 Shelter Island Drive, near Bali Hai. Officials say the boat was a 40 inch vessel."

Note: A yacht for really tiny people! Heh, they must have meant feet, not inches. These are the 888th-977th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-07 - Hurricane Michael strengthens, churns toward Florida:

2018-10-07 - Unknown massive explosion and mushroom cloud alarm people in coastal Cow Bay (Australia):

Quote: "On social media a Cow Bay resident said they thought the noise and subsequent shockwave resembled a plane crashing creating a stir on the community page. Another resident thought it sounded like a gas explosion and reported they witnessed a giant orange mushroom cloud rising from the area. Fire services however have dealt with the matter and confirmed it was not considered serious."

2018-10-07 - Dry cleaning business destroyed by explosion and fire in Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-10-07 - Landfill erupts in flame in coastal Angelsea (Australia):

2018-01-07 - Huge oil storage tank explodes and burns for 17 hours in coastal Goyang (South Korea):

2018-10-07 - Lumber yard goes up in flames, fire spreads to businesses, in Florence (California):

2018-10-07 - Wildfire breaks out, grows quickly to 4,500 acres, in Solano County bear Suisun City (California):

2018-10-07 - Brush fire breaks out near US 101 near coastal San Jose (California):

2018-10-07 - Wildfire rages in coastal Sintra-Cascais Natural Park near Lisbon (Portugal):

2018-10-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade (Serbia):

Note: This is the 572nd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-07 - Two tractor trailers, forklift, pickup truck and building destroyed by fire at business in Winder (Georgia):,-vehicles-damaged-in-fire-on-Bankhead-Highway.html

Quote: "Two tractor trailers, a small building, forklift and pickup truck were destroyed in the blaze."

2018-10-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Gregory Highway in Llanarth (Australia):

2018-10-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A9 near coastal Helmsdale (Scotland):

Note: These are the 2156th, 2157th, 2158th and 2159th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-07 - Campervan burst into flame on Lees Lane in Skelmersdale (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Van bursts into flame at 6:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to shed, in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2018-10-07 - SUV bursts into flame on the way back from the beach in coastal Anne Arundel County (Maryland):

Quote: "The Bakers were driving home from the beach Sunday on Maryland Route 32 when the trouble began."

2018-10-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on San Justo Road near San Benito (California):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-65 in Cullman County (Alabama):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 109 at McCallister Road in Houston County (Alabama):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-185 near Pine Mountain (Georgia):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on Beach Road in coastal St Kilda (Australia):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 4:54 AM on Bussau Close in Wanniassa (Australia):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on street in Ganguly Bagan (India):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Village in Tillicoultry (Scotland):

2018-10-07 - Two cars go up in flames while parked on Blackburn Street in Chorley (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 2:46 AM on Victoria Place in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 4:07 AM on Albert Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 1:03 AM on Albany Close in Swindon (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 near Monkton (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Leatherhead (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Taunton (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Two cars go up in flames at 1:53 AM on Southwold Crescent in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Southwold Crescent, Grimsby. Sun 7 Oct 2018 01:53 (No:22450) Two cars on fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at roundabout in Denham (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 7 October, 5.08pm Car fire, Denham Roundabout, Denham. One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Loudwater (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 7 October, 3.46pm Car fire following collision involving one car, M40 southbound between junctions 4 (Handy Cross) and 3 (Loudwater). Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe attended. No-one was trapped. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-10-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 3:04 AM on Barton Crescent in Dawlish (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Two vehicles, RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

Quote: "A fire destroyed a garage, two vehicles and a camper Sunday and caused significant smoke damage to a home, according to the Grand Rapids assistant fire chief."

2018-10-07 - Car and home destroyed by fire on Bowden Crescent in Marian (Australia), near the Pioneer River:

2018-10-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM on Gum Sulfur Road in Rockcastle County (Kentucky), pet killed:

2018-10-07 - Tree stump ignites on Quantock Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Quantock Road, Grimsby. Sun 7 Oct 2018 16:00 (No:22492) Fire involving tree stump. Crews extinguished using Scotty back back, beaters and small tools."

2018-10-07 - Hardware store damaged by fire in Pampa (Texas), nobody there:

2018-10-07 - Salon heavily damaged by fire at 3:45 AM in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-10-07 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2018-10-07 - Garage destroyed by fire shortly before 11:30 PM at home, fire spreads to book store, in Greenville (Ohio):

2018-10-07 - Home damaged by garage fire on North Elm Street in Wallingford (Connecticut):

2018-10-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Yellowstone Court in Hampstead (Maryland):

2018-10-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Hamilton (Canada):

2018-10-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM on Hawkinstown Road in Salisbury (North Carolina), nobody there:

2018-10-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:09 PM in New Haven (New York), nobody there:

2018-10-07 - Home destroyed by fire in Yakima (Washington), dog missing:

2018-10-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-10-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Bath (Maine), 1 injured:

2018-10-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2018-10-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 4:45 AM in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home near Nyssa (Oregon), 1 killed:

2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:48 AM on Scenic Lane on coastal Staten Island (New York), 4100 feet from the ocean, 1 killed:

2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home on Cindy Street in Brighton (Illinois), 1 killed:

2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:40 AM on Sycamore Boulevard in Huxley (Iowa), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home in Luzerne Borough (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home in Foley (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:20 AM in coastal Palmetto (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-10-07 - Vacant home burns on Reservoir Street in Springfield (Illinois):

2018-10-07 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by huge fire in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-07 - Historic vacant retreat destroyed by massive blaze shortly after 11 PM in coastal Little Bras d’Or (Canada):

2018-10-07 - Pygmy sperm whale washes ashore dead at coastal Ruapuke Beach (New Zealand):

2018-10-07 - Thousands of fish found dead in coastal Moorings Bay (Florida):

Quote: "Hundreds of rotting fish carcasses washed into Moorings Bay on Sunday and were still there Monday afternoon, but no one knows what killed them - or when they'll go away."

2018-10-07 - Hundreds of fish strand and die in coastal Gwithian (Britain):

Quote: "Hundreds of fish have been founded stranded on a beach in Cornwall. The small sprat fish were discovered thrashing about in shallow pools of water on Gwithian beach, near Hayle, by dog walker Jill Clark. It is the third incident of stranded fish at beaches in Cornwall in less than three weeks."

2018-10-07 - Red tide bloom now killing sea life from the Gulf of Mexico to Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2018-10-07 - Two men finish half-marathon then go into cardiac arrest, die shortly later, in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Quote: "Two runners competing in the Cardiff Half Marathon have died after collapsing at the finish line. The men – one in his 20s and one in his 30s, it is believed – suffered cardiac arrests after taking part in the annual race, organisers said."

Quote: "Organizers Run 4 Wales said the deaths were the first fatalities in the race’s 15-year history."

2018-10-07 - Man and daughter die in pond in Miranpur (India):

2018-10-07 - College student, man, loses consciousness repeatedly then dies, another college student, man, 31, foams at the mouth and dies in room, in Assam (India):

Quote: "Identified as Himangshu Neog, the Gauhati University student, as per his hostel mates, fell unconscious repeatedly on Thursday night. Following that, he was rushed to the hospital situated on the university premises from where he was referred to the MMC Civil Hospital where he was brought dead on arrival."

Quote: "In another case, 31-year-old Kangkan Kalita, a Computer Science Engineering research scholar was found lying in his bed with his mouth foaming in his hostel room at Tezpur Central University on Friday."

2018-10-07 - Man, 29, drops dead at motel in Bismarck (North Dakota):

2018-10-07 - Airman, man, 31, found dead in the Tchoutacabouffa River in coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):

2018-10-07 - Woman, 32, has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-10-07 - Woman, 46, found dead in retention pond in Fort Bend County (Texas):

2018-10-07 - Man, 53, found dead in the Gastineau Channel in coastal Juneau (Alaska):

2018-10-07 - Man, 76, found dead in the water at Lake Erie marina in Marblehead (Ohio):

2018-10-07 - Man found dead in well in Gentilly area in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-10-07 - Man dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2018-10-07 - Man, 57, dies after being pulled from the water at beach at coastal Assateague State Park (Maryland):

2018-10-07 - Person found dead off Hodges Cemetery Road east of Brookside (Alabama):

2018-10-07 - Boy, 16, found dead near Old Smyrna Road in Brentwood (Tennessee):

2018-10-07 - Man found dead in truck off Carbondale Road in Whitfield County (Georgia):

2018-10-07 - Man flees from cops, has heart attack and dies, in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2018-10-07 - Man, 71, found dead in jail cell in Tulare County (California):

2018-10-07 - Woman in her 20s drops dead at apartments in coastal Waterford (Ireland):

Quote: "The find was made in the early hours of Saturday morning and the woman is understood to have been aged in her late twenties. The Garda Press Office has said it was a sudden death and it is currently not deemed suspicious."

2018-10-07 - Man found dead in the River Irwell near Littleton Road in Salford (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Woman in her 20s found dead at Chimney Pot Park in Salford (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Man, 60, disappears during kayak race, next seen dead in the water near coastal Knoll Beach (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Middle-aged man, cop, found dead at home in North Yorkshire (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Woman, 40, found dead on Moorland Road in Biddulph (Britain):

2018-10-07 - Passenger sickens on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Stavrapol (Russia):

Quote: "A passenger felt bad, and the pilots were forced to make an emergency landing in Stavrapol, representative of the airport told TASS agency."

2018-10-07 - Man, 73, has 'medical issue', van crashes into median, on I-70 in Wabaunsee County (Kansas), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver experienced a medical issue, drove off the roadway and collided with a metal guardrail in the median. Hall was transported to the hospital in Topeka."

2018-10-07 - Small plane crashes before 3 AM near Fancy Gap (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-10-07 - Small plane lands at airport, veers off runway and overturns, in Bolivar (Missouri):

2018-10-07 - Helicopter makes emergency crash-landing at farm during Fall Festival in Bridgeville (Delaware), engine failure:

2018-10-07 - Passenger bus and truck crash in Madhya Pradesh (India), 4 killed, 15 injured:

2018-10-07 - Tractor trailer crashes over concrete barrier on I-44 in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-10-07 - Tractor trailer crashes on bridge on I-44 near Lebanon (Missouri):

2018-10-07 - Tractor trailer crashes off I-90 near Frenchtown (Montana):

2018-10-07 - Limousine slams into parked SUV, SUV hits two pedestrians, limo crashes into gully, in Schoharie (New York), 20 killed:

2018-10-07 - SUV veers off road, slams into tree and parked SUV, in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man who may have suffered a 'medical event' was injured after his car left the road and hit a tree and a parked car at Hotel Zero Degrees on Sunday."

2018-10-07 - Pickup truck veers off road just before 2:30 AM, crashes into bridge, near airport in Sea-Tac (Washington), 4 killed, 1 injured:

2018-10-07 - Pickup truck crashes into parked car and overturns in Buffalo (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Buffalo Police say a 30-year-old man was driving his Ford pickup truck south on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo when he hit a parked car and flipped over. Police are investigating whether the driver may have suffered a medical condition."

2018-10-07 - Car and tractor trailer collide head-on at 3 AM on US 76 in Florence County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-10-07 - Car veers off road at 2:28 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, tree ignites, fire spreads to home, in coastal Antioch (California), 5 injured:

2018-10-07 - Huge sinkhole opens and swallows people in Sichuan (China), 1 killed, 3 missing:

2018-10-07 - Sinkhole opens near building in Leeds (Alabama):

2018-10-07 - Pipe ruptures and leaks 1,900 gallons of crude oil at refinery in coastal Torrance (California):

2018-10-07 - Woman has 'medical emergency' near beach in coastal Croyde (Britain):

Quote: "Woman airlifted to hospital after 'medical emergency' near beach..."

2018-10-07 - North Pole experiencing abnormally high temperatures:

2018-10-07 - Volcano Popocatepetl continues erupting near Mexico City (Mexico):

2018-10-07 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Fairfax (Oklahoma):

2018-10-07 - Hurricane Florence's damage toll hits $45 billion:

2018-10-07 - Worst job growth in a year in the US, way below expectations:


  1. Hey Jonny, fellow readers - good morning.

    Thick humidity, fog, dampness and microscopic drizzle pervade my area today. Not seeing many birds of late either, though the seed feeder has gone down some (neither suet feeder seems to have been touched). Leaves continue falling from the still green trees and the large oak (over 100') outside my back door (~ 30 feet away) looks like it's dying (or really stressed) compared to the others in the yard. We've been recently witnessing the spread of the spotted lantern fly infestation from other areas surrounding us. These little fuckers lay their eggs on trees, which ends up decimating them in the process. It looks like clay or dirt splashed up the trunk and homeowners who see this are supposed to scrape it off into a container and either burn it or dispose of it (usually by pouring bleach or some other caustic substance into the container). Well, that's all well and good, but when your trees go 80' straight up before the first branches, that's not gonna happen unless you hire a climber or an expensive service with a crane to come and remove the eggs and treat the tree for damage.

    Damn large boat destruction on this day, geez! Think of the insurance payout for THAT shit!

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 10.8.18 Hurricane Michael heading toward Florida, could be Category 3 at landfall [~ 37.5 min.]

    [Here comes Michael]
    Hurricane Michael Discussion: 6:30 AM ET Oct 9, 2018 [~ 6.5 min.]

    *Breaking* -#Michael to become CAT 3 Major Hurricane - Really Big Storm [~ 5 min. MrMBB333 video]

    Florida Gov. Scott: Michael Could Bring 'Total Devastation'; Mandatory Evacuations Ordered Along Panhandle [short videos and text]

    Death toll from Indonesia mag 7.4 quake, tsunami and landslides likely to be around 10,000, at least, 5,000 still missing

    Indonesia's Mag 7.4 quake has caused the Barren Island volcano India's only active volcano to erupt according to geologists

    Wildfire burns thousands of acres east of Fairfield, California

    The Branscombe Fire is on both sides of Hwy. 12 near Branscombe Road

    The Trump administration has entered Stage 5 climate denial

    If we’re already doomed to disastrous climate change, then there’s no reason to cut carbon pollution, argues the Trump administration

    In 2013 @dana1981 wrote about the 5 stages of #climatechange denial.

    Stage 1: Deny the Problem Exists
    Stage 2: Deny We're the Cause
    Stage 3: Deny It's a Problem
    Stage 4: Deny We can Solve It
    Stage 5: It's too Late

    Monday, October 8, 2018
    What Does Runaway Warming Look Like?

    The forcing caused by the rapid rise in the levels of greenhouse gases is far out of line with current temperatures. A 10°C higher temperature is more in line with these levels, as illustrated by the image below. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Florida's annual King Tide to bring record-breaking hazardous red tide even closer to shore wreaking more havoc

    "The smell started making her sick" City of Naples is the latest Florida area to suffer thousands of rotting dead fish washing up (Video)

    As storms keep coming, FEMA spends billions rebuilding in disaster-prone areas – “Human settlements have been designed in a way that reflects a climate of the past”

    In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there.

    But on an average day in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of its 872 beds went unoccupied, making it one of the emptiest jails in the state, records show. And because of its isolated, flood-prone location, the jail still must be evacuated before any major storm or risk becoming an accidental Alcatraz. [more; BRILLIANT!]

    Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes off Kuril Islands Russia: It is the 2nd major quake of October and the 90th of 2018

    Giant gas craters discovered at the bottom of the Barents Sea

    instead of finding just a few craters, researchers found hundreds of them. They range in size from 300 to 1000 metres in diameter. And they have been blown out of solid bedrock.

    The craters are what remain after a methane gas explosion. Or more correctly: gas blow-outs. [more]

    U.N. climate report shows civilization is at stake if we don’t act now [you can leave off the "if" part]

    In short, nothing like what is happening — and what needs to happen — has ever occurred in history. [more; it's the END of history]

    World at risk if warming exceeds 1.5C, UN warns [again, no "if"]

    Hence the next 10 years will be absolutely crucial in determining what kind of world will exist in the decades beyond. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Climate changing faster than feared, but why are we surprised?

    Nearly every day, peer-reviewed studies on global warming warn that deadly impacts will come sooner and hit harder than once thought.

    “Those who have underestimated the severity of climate change are mostly policymakers.” [more]

    Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 [make that 2020, though it's happening NOW]

    [so what's the response?]
    Energy sector’s carbon emissions to grow for second year running

    Preliminary analysis by the world’s energy watchdog shows the industry’s emissions have continued to rise in 2018, suggesting that an increase last year was not a one-off. [more]

    Tuesday, 9 October 2018
    Responses to the IPCC report

    Drowning in a Sea of Lies

    [included in this long report, is this linked story]
    Hambach: the battle between a forest and a coal mine threatens Germany's environmental image
    Hambach Forest in western Germany has become a symbol of resistance to coal mining, but its days may well be numbered. Can protesters save Germany's green image as an environmental and climate champion?

    Wettest October day on record in Phoenix

    Tuesday also ranks as the eighth-wettest calendar day on record in Phoenix. [more]

    Why Is The Media Warning A Recession Is Expected “By The End Of 2020” That Will Be “Worse Than The Great Depression”?

    The mood of the mainstream media is really starting to shift dramatically. At one time they seemed determined to convince all of us that happy days were here again for the U.S. economy, but now some mainstream news outlets are openly warning that the next recession will be “worse than the Great Depression”. [more]

    Ron Paul Warns A 50% Stock Market Decline Is Coming...And There's No Way To Stop It [~ 5 min. video and text]

    Michael is now a category 2 hurricane [40 mins ago]

    Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, gusting to 115 mph.

    Michael is currently located 395 miles south of Panama City, Florida, moving north-northwest at 12 mph. [more; up from the 5 mph yesterday]

    NASA's asteroid chaser gets first glimpse of potentially hazardous target

    NASA's OSIRIS-REx is hot on the tail of Bennu -- a 4.5 billion-year-old asteroid that has the potential to collide with Earth in the 22nd century. [more]

    Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope fails

    The problem with Hubble comes after Nasa's Opportunity Mars rover went silent on June 10 following a dust storm on the red planet. [more]

    White tiger kills Japan zookeeper in rare attack

    A white tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in southern Japan but the animal will be kept alive at the request of the victim's family, officials said Tuesday. [more]

  4. For your daily dose of economic porn I have found a good YT channel called Bull Boom Bear Bust. The guy speaks in easy to understand language. Don't be spooked by the five or six second heavy metal intro music if that tends to spook you. Bwahahahaha...

    Here's his most recent video....

  5. [to copious cheers and loud whistling]
    Nikki Haley reportedly resigns as US ambassador to the UN

    Stocks mixed as 10-year yield pulls back from 2011 high

    The Dow was down 55 points after falling more than 150 points. The S&P 500 turned flat. The Nasdaq advanced 0.2 percent as Facebook and Amazon rose.

    The benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield rose to its highest level since 2011 before slipping. The longer-term 30-year bond yield also reached its highest mark since 2014. [more]

    $900 billion bond wipeout sparks fear of worst run in decades
    [~ 4.5 min. video]

    Rational Self-Destruction

    When the "system" is predicated upon fucking everyone else, by the end you ARE everyone else...

    Trump's tax cut measured in the low trillions is now bursting a global asset bubble measured in the hundreds of trillions. The final cost will be wholly unaffordable for those who believe in "free money" aka. theft

    Where Ron Paul and I disagree is the root cause. He sees loose monetary policy. I see greed, greed, and more fucking greed. There's no way monetary policy could be at 0% for eight years if the economy hadn't been outsourced. Something free traders will NEVER admit.

    Why will they never admit it? Because NOW we are seeing the final consequences of the morally vacant policy of self-interest taken to its logical self-destructing conclusion: A cabal of venal old degenerates willing to steal any amount of money just to pretend their entire lives haven't been a serial con job. An ever-tightening noose of fraud, corruption, and complicity, all under the guise of "rational self-interest", the morally, intellectually, and financially bankrupt false ideology of the right. Self-interest isn't an ideology, it's an instinct, like two dogs fucking on the lawn. It's what they do. [more]

    Unusual number of Minnesota kids diagnosed with rare, paralyzing disorder

    Health investigators are trying to figure out how some Minnesota children contracted a rare illness with polio-like symptoms. At least six children in Minnesota have been diagnosed and hospitalized with acute flaccid myelitis (or AFM) since September 20. On average, the Minnesota Department of Health sees only about one case per year.

    Locals shocked to find alligator swimming in Lake Michigan [short video]

    6 tornadoes hit Texas and Oklahoma, officials say

    Six small tornadoes ripped through Texas and Oklahoma Sunday night that forced a state highway in northeastern Oklahoma to close for more than six hours, the National Weather Service reported.

    Four tornadoes hit Oklahoma while two made landfall in Texas. The tornadoes were from a single storm system. [more]

  6. Well, I'd say no marathons for this girl, people go into cardiac arrest, no way. Shoot, I'd go into cardiac arrest if I had to run too far as it is....:-)
    So today brings my area more storms....pretty much the whole state and on into Kansas and Texas are under a tornado watch with a high wind's certainly blowing where I am at the moment.
    Tom, your thoughts Sat. morning were spot on, thanks for sharing..... puts things into perspective.

  7. Hey Fran! As MrMBB333 says: "Stay safe out there!" I can't even imagine experiencing a tornado. At an old house I used to live in, we experienced straight line winds once that about scared the crap out of everyone. From a sickeningly greenish colored sky came a full bore 65 - 80 mph wind, for about 3 minutes (seemed a LOT longer). Broke up and uprooted a lot of trees along its path, causing some damage, but it could have been much worse (the weather people said). We've had some real blows up here where I am now, but nothing like a tornado. I've seen the pictures. That's as close as I wanna get, thanks.

    We can always count on Mike to dig up a new site that's worth watching. Great job, man - thanks. Yeah, everybody's expecting "something to give" sooner or later. October is the most dreaded month for the Stock Market. Right now the bond market is HURTIN'!

    [as of 22 min. ago]
    Hurricane Michael strengthens to dangerous Cat 3, set to slam Florida Panhandle

    Florida’s Gulf Coast scrambled to ready for the worst hurricane strike in a decade after Michael mushroomed into a dangerous Category 3 storm, packing a thundering surge of seawater that potentially could float cars and crest rooftops.

    More than 180,000 people were under evacuations orders along a stretch of Panhandle known for its small town feel and big, white sand beaches. [more; includes ~ 2 min. video; Carolinas are going to get some of THIS too!]

    Hurricane Michael May Be Florida Panhandle's Strongest Landfall in 13 Years With Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Damaging Winds, Flooding Rain [~ 1.5 min. Weather Channel spot, followed by others]

    At a Glance
    Michael is expected to landfall along the Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast Wednesday.

    Dangerous storm surge, damaging winds and flooding rain are likely impacts along the northeast Gulf Coast.

    Hurricane warnings and storm surge warnings have been issued along the Gulf coast of Florida.

    Heavy rain and strong winds will spread farther inland across parts of the Southeast after landfall. [more]

    "Strongest storm on Earth" could make landfall the same strength as KATRINA! [~ 13.5 min. MrMBB333 video]

    [more below]

  8. Trudeau calls liquefied natural gas project in B.C. the biggest private investment in Canada’s history – Climate activists call it “irresponsible”

    B.C. Green party Leader Andrew Weaver said he was “deeply disappointed” that the government went ahead with the project.

    “Adding such a massive new source of (greenhouse gases) means that the rest of our economy will have to make even more sacrifices to meet our climate targets,” said Weaver.

    “It breaks my heart that the young people of today must watch as politicians who once professed to champion climate action and a hopeful vision for the future instead succumb to the temptation of short-sighted political wins,” he said. [more]

    [from our Fuggedabotit desk]
    World “nowhere near on track” to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target – “We are moving way too slowly. We have to do more of everything, faster.”

    The world’s governments are “nowhere near on track” to meet their commitment to avoid global warming of more than 1.5C above the pre-industrial period, according to an author of a key UN report that will outline the dangers of breaching this limit.

    A massive, immediate transformation in the way the world’s population generates energy, uses transportation and grows food will be required to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5C and the forthcoming analysis is set to lay bare how remote this possibility is.

    “While it’s technically possible, it’s extremely improbable, absent a real sea change in the way we evaluate risk. We are nowhere near that.” [more; I don't even think it's technically possible now]
    Scientists say halting deforestation “just as urgent” as reducing emissions – “Our planet’s future climate is inextricably tied to the future of its forests”

    [big hint: trees don't grow in polluted, toxic air]

    The role of forests in combating climate change risks being overlooked by the world’s governments, according to a group of scientists that has warned halting deforestation is “just as urgent” as eliminating the use of fossil fuels.

    Razing the world’s forests would release more than 3 trillion tons of carbon dioxide, more than the amount locked in identified global reserves of oil, coal, and gas. By protecting and restoring forests, the world would achieve 18% of the emissions mitigation needed by 2030 to avoid runaway climate change, the group of 40 scientists, spanning five countries, said in a statement. [more]

    Major climate report describes a strong risk of crisis as early as 2040 – “Quite a shock, and quite concerning”

    A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.” [more]

    [so it ain't gonna happen, aight?!]

    11 dead after flash floods and mudslides hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala

    Heavy rain produced by two low pressure systems along Central America and the Caribbean affected Central American countries over the weekend, resulting in flash floods and mudslides across western Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the coast of Guatemala. [more]