Monday, October 15, 2018

Event Update For 2018-10-14

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

2018-10-14 - Train car full of scrap metal bursts into flame near port in Vancouver (Canada)

Quote: "Metal recycling in a train car near the Port of Vancouver caught fire just after noon Sunday, according to city officials."

2018-10-14 - Thermal power plant heavily damaged by underground electrical fire in Sonbhadra (India):

2018-10-14 - Plastic waste storage site goes up in flames, fire gets huge, in Milan (Italy):

2018-10-14 - Motorcycle business, recycling business, other businesses and mill building destroyed by massive fire in Mechanic Falls (Maine):

Quote: "The building served several businesses, including as a warehouse for Maine Cycle, and was filled with motorcycles and parts. Corcoran Environmental Services, which recycles plastics, also operated in the former mill."

2018-10-14 - Woman, 27, strokes out at gym in coastal New York City (New York):

Quote: "'She had no conditions that we were aware of,' her brother-in-law told the station. 'She was completely healthy. The doctors can’t find the issue that caused this to happen.'"

2018-10-14 - Arctic sea ice is not refreezing:

2018-10-14 - To keep global warming under 1.5°C, emissions must go negative, IPCC says:

Note: So we need to suck from the atmosphere more greenhouse gases than all of humanity emits AND suck more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than are belching into the skies from melting permafrost, burning forests, wetlands emissions and all other sources on the planet. I presume they don't mean this as a joke, but that's not possible. Even if somehow it WERE possible, we don't have the time left to ramp up such facilities to a scale large enough to make a significant difference before we're wiped out, sooooo...buh bye, humanity, you ARE the weakest link! I'm not against trying any or all tactics though, even if they sound kinda crazy. Hey, if all we can do is buy us a little more time, well, I'd rather have that time than not...

2018-10-14 - Trump administration launches third legal 'Hail Mary' to halt climate lawsuit by kids:

Quote: "The most powerful government in the world sure is scared of a group of young people armed with the truth..."

2018-10-14 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in the Deep Creek area in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia), 3 injured:

2018-10-14 - Home damaged by explosion in coastal Duxbury (Massachusetts):

Note: These are the 273rd and 274th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-10-14 - Pump house explodes near Chetwynd (Canada), 2 injured:

2018-10-14 - Wildfire breaks out and causes evacuations in Redding (California):

2018-10-14 - Wildfire breaks out near Olene (Oregon):

2018-10-14 - Car-carrier ship 'Baltic Breeze' disabled by fire in the North Sea near coastal Cuxhaven (Germany):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of vehicle carrier BALTIC BREEZE during the night Oct 14 in North sea ENE of Cuxhaven, the ship being en route from Drammen Norway Cuxhaven Germany. At around 0000 UTC Oct 14 the ship was disabled and started to drift, with some 3,000 cars on board."

2018-10-14 - Boat bursts into flame at The Quay on the River Torridge in Bideford (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Yacht 'Kineret I' destroyed by fire near coastal Tanaguarena (Venezuela):

Quote: "A black smoke column was detected at 8:00 this Saturday, 6 miles from Tanaguarena, which immediately activated the officers of La Guaja's main coast guard, which, in conjunction with the Marine Firefighters, arrived at the event spot in half an hour. On-site sports boat 'Kineret I', sign AGSI-D-17228, burned down, exactly 8 miles from the Puerto Azul club in Naiguatá. He had total loss."

2018-10-14 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Puerto de Mazarrón (Spain):

Note: These are the 993rd, 994th, 995th and 996th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-14 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Route 8/25 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Note: This is the 598th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-14 - Two semi tractors destroyed by fire while parked at dealership in Nitro (West Virginia):

2018-10-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A22 in coastal Odiáxere (Portugal):

Note: These are the 2189th, 2190th and 2191st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-14 - Truck bursts into flame on street in Dumas (Arkansas):

2018-10-14 - Three minibuses go up in flames while parked on Saint James's Road in coastal Gravesend (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Minivan bursts into flame on street in Lampang Province (Thailand):

2018-10-14 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 54 in coastal National City (California):

2018-10-14 - SUV bursts into flame on Heathcote Road near Illawarra (Australia):

2018-10-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Toms River (New Jersey), home burns separately:

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on Burton Avenue in Orange (Texas):

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on Lawndale Road in Saginaw Township (Michigan):

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-80 between Utica and Ottawa (Illinois):

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 in Portland (Oregon):

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on Station Road in Wilburton (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on Willow Drive in Bicester (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at 12:36 AM on Arras Hill in Market Weighton (Britain):

Quote: "Arras Hill, Market Weighton. Sun 14 Oct 2018 00:36 (No:23033) Car fire. Hose reel in use."

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM at roundabout in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 14 October, 2.00am Car fire, Springfield Roundabout, Childs Way, Springfield, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Broughton and one from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at 6:47 AM on St Georges Close in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 14 October, 6.47am Car fire, St Georges Close, High Wycombe. One applianc and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

2018-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on Heath End Road in Flackwell Heath (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 14 October, 9.17pm Car fire, Heath End Road, Flackwell Heath. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe and one from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera."

2018-10-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:19 PM on Deep Lane in Plympton (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A55 near Mold (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Two cars and lakeside home destroyed by fire before 5:30 AM in Cook County (Minnesota):

Quote: "A house and attached garage next to a Cook County lake were destroyed in a fire on Sunday morning."

Quote: "The home, garage and two cars were destroyed, said Valerie Marasco, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Public Information."

2018-10-14 - Barn destroyed by fire in Ancram (New York), dozens of cows killed:

2018-10-14 - Barn destroyed by fire near Warner Robins (Georgia):

2018-10-14 - Barn destroyed by fire in Sheffield Mills (Canada), 30,000 chickens killed:

2018-10-14 - Barn and straw destroyed by fire near Witney (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Laptop computer bursts into flame at home in Great Chart (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Coal tower bursts into flame at coal power plant at Fort Wainwright Military Base (Alaska):

2018-10-14 - Event center heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in Vacaville (California):

2018-10-14 - Community center destroyed by fire in Holt (Michigan):

2018-10-14 - Businesses and apartments go up in flames just after midnight in Chapmanville (West Virginia):

2018-10-14 - Historic 12th century inn destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM in Trawsfynydd (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in New Market (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2018-10-14 - Home damaged by fire in Terre Haute (Indiana), nobody there:

2018-10-14 - Home damaged by fire in Youngstown (Ohio), nobody there:

2018-10-14 - Home damaged by fire just before midnight in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2018-10-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal New London (Connecticut):

2018-10-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in North Haven (Connecticut):

2018-10-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:53 AM in Lenexa (Kansas), 3 injured:

2018-10-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Williamsburg (Virginia):

2018-10-14 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6 AM in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-10-14 - Home destroyed by fire on Upper Silver Creek Road in Crum (West Virginia), nobody there:

2018-10-14 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:50 AM on Beaver Drive in Gloucester (Virginia), dog killed:

2018-10-14 - Home under construction destroyed by fire shortly before 6 AM in Burlington (Canada):

2018-10-14 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Athol (Massachusetts):

2018-10-14 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 4:23 AM in Mattapan area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2018-10-14 - Apartment building damaged by basement fire at 1:40 AM in coastal Cambridge (Massachusetts):

2018-10-14 - Apartment building heavily damaged by roof fire at 3 AM in Gary (Indiana):

2018-10-14 - High-rise apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE):

2018-10-14 - Deadly fire burns mobile home just before 5:15 AM on Pruitt Road North in Greeneville (Tennessee), 2 killed:

2018-10-14 - Vacant home burns in Peoria (Illinois):

2018-10-14 - Vacant home burns just after 5:30 AM in Portland (Oregon):

2018-10-14 - Vacant home burns in Uhrichsville (Ohio):

2018-10-14 - Vacant commercial building burns in Wrentham (Massachusetts):

2018-10-14 - Vacant seed business burns in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-10-14 - Horse has 'medical issue' at beach, collapses into the water and dies, in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

Quote: "Police said a medical condition led to the death of a horse on a private beach Sunday. 'Boston,' a 17-year-old horse belonging to a Norwalk resident, was wading in shallow water near 1235 Fairfield Beach Road when it had an unknown medical issue and collapsed in the water."

Note: Same as all the people having 'medical events' and dying in, on or near bodies of water...

2018-10-14 - Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead east of Nantucket (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Scientists have linked a decline in the right whale population that began in 2010, when the peak was 481, with the unusually fast warming of the Gulf of Maine, according to a September technical memo from the Fisheries Service."

Quote: "Right whales number no more than 450. About 4 percent of the animal’s population died in 2017. No new calves were spotted this year."

2018-10-14 - Two women, both 19, found dead with submerged car in pond in Chaska (Minnesota):

2018-10-14 - Two boys, both, 15, found dead in pond in Maharashtra (India):

2018-10-14 - Man, 60, has 'medical emergency' on kayak on Silver Lake, dies shortly later, in Berlin (Connecticut):

Quote: "A 60-year-old New Hampshire man died Sunday afternoon after experiencing a medical emergency while kayaking in a race on Silver Lake."

Quote: "State environmental conservation police are investigating the incident as an untimely death. A preliminary investigation determined it to be 'medical in nature,' Collibee said."

2018-10-14 - Man, 62, found dead in the water at beach in coastal Sandy Hook (New Jersey):

2018-10-14 - Man, trucker, slumps over dead in his big rig at truck stop in Paris (Texas):

2018-10-14 - Man in his 30s drops dead along Rock Island Road in Lauderhill (Florida):

2018-10-14 - Woman, 48, found dead in the Hudson River near pier in Piermont (New York):

2018-10-14 - Man found dead in the Red River in Alexandria (Louisiana):

2018-10-14 - Person found dead near North Park Road in Ogden (Utah):

2018-10-14 - Man dies after being pulled from the water at beach on coastal Tybee Island (Georgia):

2018-10-14 - Boy, 17, dies in Island Lake at Wilderness on the Southern Cape Coast (South Africa):

2018-10-14 - Man, 45, found dead in drain near Dyal Singh College in Lahore (Pakistan):

2018-10-14 - Man, 23, drops dead on beach at coastal Longniddry Bents (Scotland):

2018-10-14 - Man found dead on Wellington Street in Swindon (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Man, 50, drops dead in Thornbury Woods (Britain):

2018-10-14 - Man, 67, has 'medical episode', car crashes at shopping center in Whiting (New Jersey), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Whiting man died Saturday during a crash in the parking lot of a shopping center, which police said appeared to be the result of a medical episode."

2018-10-14 - Small plane crashes and burns at airport in Lawrenceville (Georgia):

Quote: "It is the second plane crash in metro Atlanta reported within the past 24 hours. Yesterday, a pilot was killed in Paulding County when a small single-engine plane crashed near the Bartow County line."

2018-10-14 - Small plane crashes into three people at takeoff near Fulda (Germany), 3 killed, 5 injured:

2018-10-14 - Passenger bus crashes into vehicles, crashes through median, hits more vehicles, on I-405 in the San Fernando Valley (California), 25 injured:

2018-10-14 - Passenger bus veers off road, crashes into metal post, in Sigirino (Switzerland), 1 killed, 14 injured:

2018-10-14 - Tanker truck overturns on US 51 in Carlisle County (Kentucky):

2018-10-14 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-90 in Concord Township (Ohio):

2018-10-14 - Heavy truck crashes into canal near coastal Izmir (Turkey), 22 killed, 13 injured:

2018-10-14 - Pickup truck veers off road and overturns near Falls Mill (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits bus head-on, in Rick County (Wisconsin), 2 killed:

Quote: "Investigators don’t know what caused the car to cross the centerline, sheriff’s office Sgt. Peter Falk said Sunday. 'There was no indication of any impairment or anything like that,' Falk said. 'They weren’t trying to pass anybody.'"

2018-10-14 - Car veers off road before 6:20 AM, hits drainage pipe, overturns, in the Town of Stephenson (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-10-14 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Whittier (California), 1 injured:

2018-10-14 - Man, 37, attacks another man, strips naked, jumps into tank of sharks, at aquarium in Toronto (Canada):

2018-10-14 - Woman's dog attacks and kills her at home in coastal Washington DC:

2018-10-14 - Bridge under construction collapses in Odisha (India), 14 injured:

2018-10-14 - Silo collapses onto barn, both destroyed, in Lunenburg (Massachusetts), cow killed:

2018-10-14 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, car drives into it, in Madisonville (Ohio), 1 injured:

2018-10-14 - Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Ozernovskiy (Russia):

2018-10-14 - Tropical Cyclone Leslie batters Portugal, 300,000 homes lose power:

2018-10-14 - Hurricane Michael left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone:

2018-10-14 - Heavy rain and flooding the Aude region in southwestern France, 13+ killed:

Quote: "Flash floods have killed about a dozen people in the Aude region of southwest France, according to multiple local news outlets. A resident in one village called it 'the apocalypse' as intense rains overwhelmed roads and drainage systems overnight into Monday morning. Three months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours, France's Interior Ministry says, adding that some areas saw up to 14 inches. The rainwater was driven by winds up to 60 mph."

2018-10-14 - Snowstorm hits Omaha (Nebraska):

2018-10-14 - Sears declares backruptcy, to close 188+ stores:


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone who reads here. I have an early dental appointment (routine cleaning), so i'll post more later.

    USGS: Two powerful major quakes strike east of New Caledonia in the South Pacific along with 13 strong aftershocks early Tuesday

    Red alert in Aude, massive flash floods leave at least 13 dead, schools closed, France

    Meteo France issued Red alert for rain and flooding for the department of Aude in southwestern France early Monday, October 15, 2018. The region received exceptional amounts of rain in just several hours, causing major flash flooding in which at least 13 people lost their lives. Up to 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain fell in just 6 hours - that's 4 months' worth of October rain. The Aude river has already reached flood levels not seen in 100 years. The rain was produced by remnants of Hurricane "Leslie." This is believed to be the worst flood in the area since 1891. [more]

    Paradise lost: More than 8,000 miles of Florida coast is now suffering from an unprecedented red tide algae bloom! Disaster for marine life

    Severe flash floods and landslides leave at least 27 dead, dozens missing across Sumatra, Indonesia

    At least 27 people have been killed and dozens are still missing after heavy rain caused severe flash flooding and landslides across the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The worst affected was North Sumatra with 18 reported casualties, West Sumatra with 8, and Riau with 1. This region is just entering its rainy season. More heavy rain, floods and landslides are expected in days, weeks and months ahead. [more]

    Cyclone "Titli" aftermath: trail of destruction, dozens dead and missing, farming sector worst affected [this is "old", post accents crop loss]

    Severe Cyclonic Storm "Titli" slammed into the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and moved into Odisha late October 10 into October 11, 2018. The storm brought winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and flooding rainfall, wreaking havoc across Andra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. Dozens of people are feared dead. Infrastructural and agricultural damage is very high. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. “When the bubble bursts, America will experience an economic crisis much greater than the 2008 meltdown or the Great Depression”

    The bigger they come, the harder they fall. Currently, we are in the terminal phase of an “everything bubble” which has had ten years to grow. It is the biggest financial bubble that our country has ever seen, and experts are warning that when it finally bursts we will experience an economic downturn that is even worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s. [more]

    Global Warning Ignored

    The bad news is that the $1 trillion dollar tax cut sugar high is wearing off making sudden market plunges far more frequent. The good news is that these global-assisted plunges are being completely ignored. Just like every other risk.

    Because that's how we roll baby...

    Memo to all employees: All painful events must begin after bonus is paid [more]

    Warm, dry, breezy weather awakens Klondike Fire in Southwest Oregon

    After being relatively quiet for weeks the fire jumped firelines Sunday requiring evacuations in Agness [more]

    Strong, dry winds hit California

    PG&E has proactively shut off power to tens of thousands of customers to prevent vulnerable power lines from starting fires [hey, waddiya want, electricity or fire? - pick]

    Sunday night Pacific Gas and Electric turned off the power for 59,000 of their customers in areas of six Northern California counties — Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lake, Napa, and Sonoma — reasoning that their electricity infrastructure is vulnerable to the strong winds, which could ignite fires. [more]

    He luckily got it on video or no one would have believed him - "Unknown" [~ 1.5 min. MrMBB333 video; next 3 also worth it]

    Blackouts Criticized as Utilities’ Self-Protection When California Fire Risk Is High’-self-protection-when-california-fire-risk-is-high/ar-BBOrpp3

    “When the utilities don’t get what they want, they start turning the power off,” said Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group active on a range of issues. “They were disappointed in the Legislature. They clearly want more. They want no liability.”


  4. Well I thought I'd give my own local weather report. Last week we in central Texas were hotter than usual for early to mid October. This very warm streak ended on Sunday with a high in the low 90s. On Monday, yesterday, our high was 49. We ended the day down around 45 though, and it rained all day. Sometimes the rain was heavy. West of here in the Hill Country there has been flooding rain and many schools over a very wide area are closed today. Whole school districts have closed. Evacuations are underway near the Llano River, which flows into the Colorado River which through a series of dams creates the Highland Lakes, the biggest one being Lake Travis. The increasingly infamous Lake Travis with lots of JJFH deaths this past year. Our forecast is for more of the same today, and for a very wet patter for the foreseeable future.

    1. Pretty crazy sh#t going on in Texas - the Llano River rose 35 feet in ONE DAY. That's nuts! And I live next to a big ol' river that floods not-too-infrequently. But it's never done THAT, not 35 feet in one day.

  5. Amazing transformation, Mike - 90 to half that in a day's time, geez!

    Dozens still missing in Hurricane Michael, death toll rises and massive destruction assessed

    The death toll from Hurricane Michael continues to mount as rescue and recovery crews work through the vast area along the coastline of the Florida panhandle and further inland that was laid waste by the gigantic storm, the third strongest ever to strike the mainland of the United States.

    The official toll was 18 as of Monday, when President Trump and his wife Melania visited the disaster zone briefly as part of a stage-managed political tour, where he stayed as far away from actual victims as possible, while praising his political ally, Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida, and hailing the work of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The attitude of residents of the area was summed up in the comments of one survivor, 57-year-old Sheila Vann of Panama City, who spoke to the Associated Press in her garage, where she and her husband Joseph were cleaning up after the hurricane tore off most of the roof of her home, collapsing the ceiling. Four freezers filled with fish and meat were starting to rot since power has not been restored. "You want to see the president?" she asked her husband, adding, "I ain't got time unless he wants to help us clean up." [more]

    Image of the Day: Satellite view of power failures in Panama City, Florida after Hurricane Michael

    After making landfall as a category 4 storm on 10 October 2018, Hurricane Michael knocked out power for at least 2.5 million customers in the southeastern United States, according to the Edison Electric Institute. [more]

    'Very scary' and 'Hyperalarming' study shows massive insect loss - cause unknown

    Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realized. Huge numbers of bugs have been lost in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, the study found, and the forest's insect-eating animals have gone missing, too.

    In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 percent. In places where long-term insect data are available, mainly in Europe, insect numbers are plummeting. A study last year showed a 76 percent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves.

    The latest report, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that this startling loss of insect abundance extends to the Americas. The study's authors implicate climate change in the loss of tropical invertebrates. [more]

    Another death of right whale confirmed off Massachusetts - 3rd this year

    Right whales number no more than 450. About 4 percent of the animal's population died in 2017. No new calves were spotted this year. [more]

    [more below]

  6. Flash floods triggered by tropical storm Luban continue to hit eastern Yemen

    Another source from Al-Mahra's health department said four people are missing and 33 injured, while more than 350 families have been rescued from their homes and moved to schools and shelters.

    Electricity power stations and other communication facilities across the province remain out of service.

    Meanwhile, Rageh Bakrit, governor of Al-Mahra, said around 50 families are still trapped on the rooftops by flood waters. [more]

    [great news!]
    North American snow cover is the most it's been in Mid-October in 13 years

    3 workers killed in landslide triggered by heavy rain in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Three Myanmar nationals were killed after being buried in a landslide in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands on Sunday morning (Oct 14).

    The victims, believed to be farm workers, were sleeping in a shed when the landslide occurred, said Cameron Highlands police chief Deputy Superintendent Ashari Abu Samah. [more]

    Goldman Sachs says US sanctions policy against Russia is undermining dollar's reserve currency position

    Washington's aggressive policy against Moscow could be a sufficient reason behind the recent fall of the dollar's share of global central-bank reserves, according to economist at US multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs.

    Russia's Central Bank has sold some $85 billion of its $150 billion holding of the US assets from April through June after the US Treasury Department announced new sanctions on Russian businessmen, companies and government officials, says Goldman's strategist Zach Pandl said, as quoted by Bloomberg.

    According to Pandl, the co-head of global FX and emerging-market strategy, the US policy of unilateral tariff hikes and sanctions is putting at risk the greenback that is still dominating the global currency reserves. [more; China (and others) are doing it too]

    [continued below]

  7. [HAH! Wait til they hear we're all going to STARVE!]
    Huge reduction in meat-eating essential to avoid climate breakdown – “Feeding a world population of 10 billion is possible, but only if we change the way we eat and the way we produce food”

    Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment [pdf]. In western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by 90 percent and be replaced by five times more beans and pulses.
    The research also finds that enormous changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying the planet’s ability to feed the 10 billion people expected to be on the planet in a few decades. [more]

    [in short - STOP EATING!]

    Trump EPA disbands science panel on air pollution

    On 11 October 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disbanded the particulate matter (PM) review panel. In the past, the panel has provided advice to EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), which is responsible for reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants. Under the Clean Air Act, CASAC is required to periodically review the NAAQS, and recommend appropriate changes thereto to protect public health. When reviewing the NAAQS for PM, CASAC has historically relied on advice from the PM review panel, which is comprised of two dozen university researchers and others with special expertise on the health effects of PM. The panel will not, however, have a role in CASAC’s next review. On 11 October 2018, EPA sent an email to panel members, informing them that “the CASAC PM Review Panel will no longer be involved with the Agency’s PM NAAQS Review and your service on the panel has concluded.” [more; go breathe some fumes]

    [last piece below]

  8. Hurricane Michael failed to end Florida’s red tide – “The factors that contributed to red tide outweighed the ones that would reduce it”

    [Hey Gov. Scott, DENY THIS!]

    Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead. [more]

    [from our More Lies From The UN desk]
    UN chief: With rapid, far-reaching changes, world can prevent global warming worst-case scenarios – “Limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees will require rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”

    In his remarks, the UN chief made a particular call for “climate friendly” investments, particularly in the infrastructure sector, where over $90 trillion in investments is expected by 2030. [more]

    [OH, ya mean like MINING, FARMING, MANUFACTURING, POWER GENERATION, and on and on - NONE of it will change until it all goes dark]

    [Science from a 3rd grade perspective]
    Trump says climate change not a hoax, but denies lasting impact – “It’ll change back”

    [memo to Trump - nothing ever changes back to its original condition]

    The Lehman Bounce

    Last week's implosion left the casino oversold. So far, this week is correcting that condition. Recession stocks are leading, the global macro outlook is the worst since 2008, and the Smoot-Hawley trade war is worsening. The denialists did it, they lied us all the way to recession. That hasn't happened since 1929. Full credit to the alt-truth team.

    This rally is deja vu of the TARP (bailout) "the world is saved" short-covering bounce that took place in October 2008. For a couple days the market spiked higher then rolled over and final imploded

  9. Video of flooding Llano River in Texas taking out a roadway bridge: