Friday, October 19, 2018

Event Update For 2018-10-18

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

2018-10-18 - Underwater methane hydrates continue melting in the Arctic, methane seeps growing in size:

Quote: "The expedition, surveying the Arctic offshore areas as sources of greenhouse gases, continues working in the Eastern Arctic seas - in the Laptev Sea and in the East Siberian Sea. The expedition is organized by the Academy of Sciences’ Viktor Ilyichev Ocean Studies and the Pyotr Shirshov Ocean Studies Institutes and Tomsk’s Polytechnic University."

Quote: "'Scientists say that in the progressing thawing of the underwater permafrost, methane’s emissions from the East Arctic’s seas may affect the planet’s entire climate system,' the ministry’s press service said."

Quote: "'As for preliminary results, which the expedition has received, we can say quite confidently that most surveyed seeps have grown in sizes after the recent studies in 2014 and 2016,' the press service quoted the expedition’s leader, Professor at the Tomsk Polytechnic University Igor Semiletov as saying."

2018-10-18 - Mysterious explosion just after 11 PM alarms people in Lakewood (Ohio):

Quote: "Lakewood police found no explanation for a loud explosion heard Thursday night by residents in the city's Birdtown neighborhood. Police received a call just after 11 p.m. about a loud explosion in the southeast corner of the city near Lakewood's border with Cleveland, Capt. Ed Hassing said. Officers searched the area but were not able to find the source of the explosion, Hassing said. There were no reports of any damage or injuries in the area, he said."

2018-10-18 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in Wichita (Kansas):

Quote: "Firefighters are on the scene of a fire at a metal recycling plant in north Wichita. Sedgwick County dispatchers say a caller told them the fire was at a junkyard near 29th and Broadway. Crews have gone defensive on the fire."

2018-10-18 - Passenger plane hit by burning smell, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

Quote: "A Virgin Australia flight from Perth to Brisbane has been forced to make an emergency landing in Brisbane after passengers noticed a burning smell in the cabin."

Quote: "One passenger noted flight crew appeared to become anxious throughout the duration of the flight."

Note: Story's a little confusing. The plane was headed to Brisbane, but it made the emergency landing in Adelaide. This is the 175th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-18 - Four cars go up in flames inside auto shop in Fairview Heights (Illinois):

Quote: "A Mini Cooper caught fire inside a business and spread to three other cars Thursday afternoon, shutting down part of North Illinois Street as crews responded to the area."

2018-10-18 - Three cars go up in flames while parked in carpark at airport in Manchester (Britain):

2018-10-18 - UN report shows climate change causing dramatic rise in economic losses:

Quote: "The next one that is going to hit us with an explosion is heatwaves..."

2018-10-18 - Plankton moving into Arctic waters previously covered with ice could have drastic consequences:

2018-10-18 - Scientists warn world facing major famine, could lead to severe shocks to global food system:

2018-10-18 - The Human Signature: Edward Burtynsky's Anthropocene, in pictures:

2018-10-18 - Wildfire breaks out near Dotsero (Colorado):

2018-10-18 - Fishing boat explodes and burns near coastal Ly Son Island (Vietnam), 1 killed, 6 injured:

Quote: "Six fishermen that were left injured and one tragically died in a fishing vessel explosion on October 17 in An Hai commune, Ly Son island in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai have overcome critical conditions after being hospitalized at Da Nang Hospital."

2018-10-18 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in coastal Yilan County (Taiwan), 2 injured:

Note: These are the 1002nd and 1003rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-18 - Jitney bus bursts into flame on Gorge Road in Edgewater (New Jersey):

Note: This is the 606th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at business in Richland (Mississippi):

2018-10-18 - Tractor trailer hauling mobile home bursts into flame on I-85 near Auburn (Alabama):

2018-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-80 near the Meander Bridge over Meander Reservoir in Austintown (Ohio):

2018-10-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 5 AM on I-74 in McLean County (Illinois):

2018-10-18 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at Love's Travel Stop near airport in Hagerstown (Maryland):

2018-10-18 - Tractor bursts into flame near Rosetown (Canada):

Note: These are the 2211th, 2212th, 2213th, 2214th, 2215th and 2216th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-18 - Truck bursts into flame in parking lot in Brampton (Canada):

2018-10-18 - RV bursts into flame while parked at RV park in coastal Chula Vista (California):

Note: This is the 446th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-10-18 - Minibus and van destroyed by fire while parked in lot in Detroit (Michigan):

2018-10-18 - Van bursts into flame on the B3097 in Hawkeridge (Britain):

2018-10-18 - SUV bursts into flame on street, woman jumps out while it's still moving, in Columbus (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-10-18 - SUV bursts into flame on Moss Road in Sault Ste. Marie (Canada):

2018-10-18 - Pickup truck and car go up in flames while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Decatur (Illinois):

2018-10-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Sparks (Nevada):

2018-10-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street near coastal Newport (Oregon):

2018-10-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Patuxent Beach Road in coastal California (Maryland):

2018-10-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Newton Sparta Road in Sparta (New Jersey):

2018-10-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked at home on Cumberland Road in coastal Courtenay (Canada):

2018-10-18 - Ferrari bursts into flame while parked near train station in Leamington Spa (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on Southernhay East in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Kilcock (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A16 in Crowland (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A373 in Kentisbeare (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 18 October, 8.14am Car fire, M1 northbound entry sliproad, junction 13 (Milton Keynes South). One appliance and crew from Broughton attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-10-18 - Car bursts into flame at 11:06 PM on Sheepcote Lane in Hedsor (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 18 October, 11.06pm Car fire, Sheepcote Lane, Hedsor. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2018-10-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Noble Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-10-18 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on North Down Crescent in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Lawnmower bursts into flame on Nevis Way in York (Britain):

Quote: "Nevis Way, York Time of call: 15:55 A crew from Acomb were called to a lawnmower that was on fire. Crews extinguished this using a hose reel jet."

2018-10-18 - RV trailer destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Hanover (Texas), dog killed, nobody there:

2018-10-18 - SUV and home destroyed by fire in Germantown (Tennessee):

Quote: "The pop may have come from a burned SUV in the home's garage, where firefighters believe the blaze started before spreading through the roof to the rest of the home."

2018-10-18 - Jet ski rental business destroyed by fire just after 2 AM near Round Lake between Brainerd and Nisswa (Minnesota):

Quote: "An early morning fire burned a jet ski rental business near Nisswa Thursday, Oct. 18. Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said crews received the call just after 2 a.m. and responded to heavy fire and smoke at Dockside Rental on the southwest side of Round Lake, in Unorganized Territory between Brainerd and Nisswa."

2018-10-18 - Barn and farm equipment destroyed by fire on Loop Road in Springfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-18 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Unionville Road in Cranberry Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-10-18 - Yacht club hit by fire shortly before 11 PM, maintenance building burns, in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2018-10-18 - Tire business destroyed by huge fire on Red Arrow Highway in Paw Paw (Michigan):

2018-10-18 - Warehouse heavily damaged by huge blaze at 3 AM in Sacramento (California):

2018-10-18 - Nightclub heavily damaged by fire shortly before 1:30 AM in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2018-10-18 - Market heavily damaged by fire at 2:32 AM in coastal San Leandro (California), nobody there:

2018-10-18 - Trampoline park destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM near Coventry (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Dillsboro (North Carolina):

2018-10-18 - Two mobile homes destroyed by fire in Eugene (Oregon):

2018-10-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC, 4 injured:

2018-10-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Reservoir Road near South Glens Falls (New York):

2018-10-18 - Home destroyed by fire in Mills River (North Carolina):

2018-10-18 - Home destroyed by fire in Jackson (Tennessee):

2018-10-18 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire along the Intracoastal Waterway in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "The condos are on Catalina Drive, off the 10th hole of Barefoot Golf Resort’s Norman Course along the Intracoastal Waterway."

2018-10-18 - Deadly fire burns garage at home in Wainfleet (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-10-18 - Deadly fire burns home just before 1 AM in Marion (Ohio), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-10-18 - Deadly fire rips through home at 2:20 AM in coastal Sendai (Japan), 6 killed:

2018-10-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal Ajman (UAE), 3 killed:

2018-10-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM on Booker Street in Longview (Texas):

2018-10-18 - Thousands of fish found dead in Bayou Desiard in Monroe (Louisiana):

2018-10-18 - Man and woman, 46 and 31, found dead in home in Greenville (Mississippi):

2018-10-18 - Woman, 82, found dead in swimming pool at beachside Memmo Baleeira Hotel in coastal Sagres (Portugal):

2018-10-18 - Man, 38, has 'medical problem' and dies in car, car lightly crashes, on I-5 in Mountlake Terrace (Washington):

Quote: "A 38-year-old Bothell driver died Thursday on I-5 during the afternoon commute when he apparently suffered an unknown medical problem, the Washington State Patrol said."

2018-10-18 - Man, 54, slumps over dead in SUV, SUV lightly crashes, in Williamsport (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "'The investigation into the cause of death is still continuing, but it is believed to be due to a sudden cardiac event that precipitated the crash,' Kiessling said. There were no visible signs of trauma to Drummond’s body, Kiessling said."

2018-10-18 - Man, 60, slumps over dead in big rig shortly before 4 AM, big rig veers off road, in Ocala (Florida):

Quote: "Ocala police officials identified the man as Tim Davis, 60. Authorities said they believe his death might be attributed to a medical condition."

2018-10-18 - Man, 37, found dead in creek in Glenwood (Iowa):

2018-10-18 - Man, 19, found dead in canal in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2018-10-18 - Man in his 40s has 'medical event', collapses, hits his head on rock and dies, on Mount St. Helens (Washington):

2018-10-18 - Constable, man, collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at police headquarters, dies shortly later, in Baramulla (India):

2018-10-18 - Man, 29, found dead in puddle of water in Mohlakeng (South Africa):

2018-10-18 - Person found dead in the Vaal River near Standerton (South Africa):

2018-10-18 - Woman, 50, found dead on beach near Golden Cove in coastal Ilfracombe (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Woman found dead in Dudley No 2 Canal along Northfield Road in Netherton (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Man drops dead before 5 AM in alley near Portland Street in Hanley (Britain):

2018-10-18 - Man, school bus driver, 63,  has 'medical emergency', bus crashes into car(s), in coastal Brooklyn (New York), bus driver dies:

Quote: "At least six people were injured after a school bus carrying children crashed in Brooklyn Thursday, officials say. The incident happened on 71st Street between 11th and 12th avenues. Officials say it the driver suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash."

2018-10-18 - Man, transit bus driver, has 'medical emergency', bus crashes into eight cars, in coastal Palm Harbor (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "A PSTA transit bus was in the right turn lane on Nebraska Avenue, approaching US-19, when the driver suffered a medical emergency and lost control. The bus lurched forward, hitting a total of eight vehicles. The crash closed southbound lanes of US-19 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday."

2018-10-18 - Driver has 'medical emergency', big rig plows into BMW dealership, in Beaumont (Texas):

Quote: "The driver of an 18 wheeler had a medical emergency while he was driving causing him to leave the roadway and cross onto the service road. On the service road the driver hit another car and then stopped at the Mike Smith BMW dealership. The 18-wheeler did hit some vehicles at the dealership the driver of the 18 wheeler was transported to hospital."

2018-10-18 - Man, 69, has 'medical issue', car crashes into pizzeria, in Sabattus (Maine), 1 injured:

Quote: "A car has crashed through a wall at Sabattus House of Pizza. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18, police said. A 69-year-old man had a medical issue that caused him to go off the road, through a ditch and into the building, according to officials."

2018-10-18 - Man, 72, has 'medical episode', car crashes into tree, in Anderson (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Gordon Richardson, 72, reportedly had a medical episode while driving west on County Road 200 North at 12:04 p.m., according to a press release from Madison County Sheriff's Department."

2018-10-18 - Man has 'medical incident', car crashes into fence, in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland), 1 lightly injured:

Quote: "It was a medical incident, whereby the driver took ill behind the wheel."

2018-10-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing and runs off runway at airport in Lynchburg (Virginia), engine failure:

2018-10-18 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing near airport in Plant City (Florida), engine failure:

2018-10-18 - Helicopter makes emergency landing at Dodger Stadium in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2018-10-18 - Tanker truck overturns at 5:30 AM on Oakey Pittsworth Road in Mt Tyson (Australia), 1 injured:

2018-10-18 - Tractor trailer hits barrier at 6:45 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-26 near Ridgeville (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2018-10-18 - Heavy truck crashes, bursts into flame, on overpass in Anne Arundel County (Maryland):

2018-10-18 - Police car and car crash in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 injured:

Quote: "A police officer was injured in a two-vehicle collision in the northeast valley Thursday afternoon. Police said the 1:35 p.m. incident near North Nellis Boulevard and Geist Avenue might have been the result of a medical condition."

2018-10-18 - Landslide hits San Pedro Ocotepec (Mexico), 6 killed:

2018-10-18 - Building collapses onto people in Okpuno Awka (Nigeria):

2018-10-18 - Man collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at Walmart in Watchung (New Jersey):

2018-10-18 - Global warming will unlock ancient diseases like the plague, scientists say:

Note: We already have thawing frozen cattle corpses in the Arctic releasing anthrax, so this seems very plausible. And if the diseases released are old enough then nobody may have any resistance to them...

2018-10-18 - Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current:

2018-10-18 - Lightning strike kills 6 students and injures 25 more in Geita (Tanzania):

2018-10-18 - Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in the US as the Great Plains dry out, more people at risk:

2018-10-18 - NASA sees rare 'glacial flour' dust streaming over Greenland:

2018-10-18 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Tunisia, 5 killed, 2 missing:

2018-10-18 - Extreme rainfall, potentially deadly floods and sudden drop in temperature in a decade hit Spain:

2018-10-18 - Rain and early season record snowfall delay North Dakota harvests:

2018-10-18 - Look up - the Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend:

2018-10-18 - The 25 most dangerous cities in the US:

Note: Woohoo, St. Louis is #1! Cue Rocky music, show guy running up some stairs at a museum...then getting blown away by gunfire. Man, I'm never gonna get that job with the St. Louis Tourism Board!


  1. Haaaaa-haaaaaaaaaaaa! Great post, Jonny. We could have a field day with that "tourism job" - be it your city, Baltimore, Detroit, or wherever! Spinning up snarky comments and totally bullshit reasons to "come to …" only to be robbed, mugged or gunned down. What is this, Mexico?! [article yesterday showed people dining mere FEET away from dead bodies lying around in Cancun and Acapulco - ie. "vacationing" while gangs stage violent gun-fights with each other and the police/military, leaving dead bodies lying on beaches and streets in the areas]

    Awful lot of people dying while driving lately.

    4 earthquakes strike days after fracking restarts in Blackpool, UK

    Fracking was stopped for years after two earthquakes in Lancashire and experts have now raised fears that 'there may be trouble ahead.'

    David Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Glasgow, told 'Recent research by Stanford University shows that these tiny tremors can be indicators of bigger quakes to follow - like canaries in a coal-mine. [more]

    [canaries? how about ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM]
    Saturday, 20 October 2018
    Trees Are Dying Everywhere, We're Next

    Forests and trees are dying around the world.

    Though record heat is a factor, it is not the sole reason we are seeing die off unprecedented in human history.

    The Geoenineering of the Earth has greatly reduced our life saving protective ozone layer. In this video we show where true cancer causing, tree killing UV-B is some 1,000 % over safe levels while our government regulators and authorities are blaming record heat and drought as the sole causal factor. [more; ~ 22 min. video]

    [continued below]

  2. 'One of Most Disturbing Articles I Have Ever Read' Scientist Says of Study Detailing Climate-Driven 'Bugpocalypse'

    "A truly scary new study finds that insect populations in protected Puerto Rican rainforests have fallen as much as 60-fold."

    When a scientist who studies the essential role insects play in the health of the ecosystem calls a new study on the dramatic decline of bug populations around the world "one of the most disturbing articles" he's ever read, it's time for the world to pay attention.

    "Climate warming is the driving force behind the collapse of the forest's food web." [especially since it triggered JJFH!]
    —Bradford Lister and Andres Garcia [more]

    [so what does the WISE(GUY) APE do in response?]
    Global carbon emissions to hit new record

    [peddle to the metal, baby!]

    Large methane emissions in the Arctic- 10/19/2018

    Bizarre Clouds, Warm Air Over the Poles & Methane Update with Margo (Oct. 19, 2018) [~ 29.5 min. video]

    Persistent Alaska warmth this fall has brought back ‘the blob.’ If it lasts, it could mean a wild winter in the Lower 48

    Throughout early fall, Alaska has been oddly warm and pleasant. The cause of the freakishly nice weather has been massive high pressure anchored over and around the state. One of the strongest on record for fall, this sprawling dome of warm air has helped keep the usual transition to cold stunted. [more]

    Strange cloud formations off the East Coast of the United States

    Jim Kunstler: Welcome To The Long Emergency

    Feeling The Heat Yet?

    The loyal opposition is the party out-of-power in a polity that stands divided into two factions - assuming the polity can still function as such, which, apparently, it no longer can. Historically in the USA, this used to allow for the tempered regulation of changing conditions during two hundred years of a rapidly evolving techno-industrial economy that pumps out more goodies year after year while the population grows and grows.

    Much of America, political leaders especially, assume that this arc of growing goodies and more people will just keep trending up forever. They are just plain mistaken about that. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 10.19.18 Typhoons Trick Japan's Cherry Blossom Trees Into Blooming 6 Months Early [~ 29 min.]

  3. Welcome to Croptober all you outdoor green thumbers.

    Stray dog mauls man to death in Pakistan

    A 40-year-old man was mauled to death by a stray dog in Uch Sharif on Friday.

    Earlier, a five-year-old girl was mauled to death by stray dogs in Bahawalpur. [more; may have to eat them soon]

    At least 6 killed in landslide after heavy rain in Oaxaca, Mexico

    Four children and two women died on Thursday in a landslide in San Pedro Ocotepec in the Oaxaca state in Mexico, according to the state Civil Protection Coordinator Heliodoro Diaz.

    Emergency authorities are looking for other survivors in the incident zone. The landslide happened due to strong rains in Oaxaca. Two houses were buried in the landslide. [more]

    Pine bunting from Eurasia turns up on Vancouver Island, Canada - first time ever south of Alaskan islands

    It's the first time the species — which is native to Asia — has been seen anywhere south of Alaska in North America. [more]

    Summits in Hawaii receive October snowfall

    [they're the right height and there's a lot more moisture in the air due to a warming planet, increasing CO2 and the melting Arctic ice]

    Lightning kills man in New South Wales, Australia

    New Hampshire's Mount Washington receives nearly 10 inches of new snow

    [and, where it's SUPPOSED to be snowing . . <> from SOTT]

    Persistent Alaska warmth in fall 2018 has brought back “the blob” – No snow yet Fairbanks, latest on record

    [more below]

  4. [and now, from our INCOMING!! desk]
    Truck-size asteroid makes fourth-closest pass by Earth on record

    A space rock cruises over us, coming even closer than most communications satellites

    An asteroid roughly the size of a pickup truck came within 10,000 miles of our heads Friday morning and then continued on its way without incident.

    Only three observed asteroids have come closer to our planet, according to NASA records that date all the way back to 1900.

    Of the four closest asteroid flybys on record, 2018 UA is the second-largest at approximately 5 meters (16 feet). [more; they didn't say how fast it was goin']

    [more here]
    Asteroid 2018 UA flew past Earth at 0.04 LD, 4th closest on record

    A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 UA flew past Earth at a very close distance of about 0.04 LD / 9.14e-5 AU (15 360 km / 9 544 miles) above Earth's surface. This is the closest known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and 4th closest on record. Interestingly, this object was discovered about 90 minutes before its close approach. At best, it would produce a nice fireball and small meteoroids. [more; oh really . . see below]

    Space junk from decommissioned satellite falls on California farm

    Debris believed to have come from a space communications program has crashed down at a walnut farm in California, with investigators working on the idea that it came from a recently decayed satellite launched in the 1990s. [more]

    Space junk that crashed into Californian orchard identified

    According to local news reports, the farmer contacted his local sheriff's department to aid him in figuring out what the object was. Law enforcement examined the strange item but had little clue, so they eventually reached out to nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base, which was able to identify it as a fuel tank from a satellite.

    The satellite's owner, Iridium, confirmed that it was indeed a component of their spacecraft, and more specifically it was a piece of the defunct Iridium Satellite #70, which had been in orbit for two decades. As with all satellites, the spacecraft eventually reentered Earth's atmosphere, where it was expected to be completely destroyed. [more; I wonder about that truck-sized asteroid claim]

    [continued below]

  5. The shocking numbers behind America’s opioid epidemic – “The hard truth is that, unless bold action is taken, the opioid epidemic is projected to claim nearly 500,000 lives over the next decade”

    ["HAH! 'ey'll be the LUCKY ones, 'ey will!" Patcheye Tom cackles]

    [from our Who Needs Warfare segment]
    Afghan drought “displacing more people than Taliban conflict”

    A deadly drought in Afghanistan is causing a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more people this year than the war between the government and the Taliban. The BBC's Secunder Kermani reports from Herat. [more; Shee-it, Taliban leavin' too!]

    [and now a word from our sponsor, AW FUCK, NOT HERE TOO!]
    Utah’s extreme drought prompts a state of emergency – “The drought is at a level unseen for many years”

    An extreme drought that depleted half of Utah's reservoirs has prompted Gov. Gary Herbert to declare a state of emergency. [more]

    Unprecedented October rains hit desert nation of Qatar, causing major flash floods

    [In Qatar there're no gutter]

    Intense thunderstorms produced strong winds and dropped heavy rain over the desert nation of Qatar on October 19 and 20, 2018, causing severe flash flooding across the country. Heavy rain is expected to continue into Monday, October 22. Motorists are advised to exercise extra caution on the roads, residents to avoid all marine activities. [more]

    TC "Vicente" meandering near Mexico, TC Willa organizing, deadly landslide reported

    Tropical Storm "Vicente" formed October 19, 2018, near the coast of southwest Mexico as the 21st named storm of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season. The storm is now meandering off the coast, dropping heavy rain and rising the threat of flash flooding and landslides. 6 people have already been killed in Oaxaca this week after heavy rains caused destructive landslide in San Pedro Ocotepec.

    CAL FIRE Chief calls President Trump’s wildfire claims ‘uninformed’

    [tell 'eem ta put on some gear and go on a line with us.]

    Weather Channel explains how wildfires burn, using extraordinary graphics

    Stephanie Abrams, a Weather Channel Meteorologist, narrates a video that begins with a quiet, forest scene with a couple of deer in the background. But drama unfolds as a wildfire ignites nearby and envelops her in flames. She goes on, oblivious to the 1,600-degree heat, explaining how fires burn.

    This is part of The Weather Channel’s new slate of immersive, mixed reality (IMR) content that’s meant to let “viewers truly see the weather like never before”. [more]

    Red Flag Warnings in Southern California

    [Kevin of Black Bear News has been documenting the dead trees down there]

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    1. I deleted because I changed my mind about the interview. It wasn't relevant to what this site is about at all, and as I finished the whole hour I found that it kind of ended with a dud. The Collapse Chronicles YouTube channel does have quite a few very good interviews though.