Monday, November 19, 2018

Event Update For 2018-11-18

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

2018-11-18 - Wildfire death toll rises to 77 in and around Paradise (California), missing count drops to around 1000:

Quote: "Authorities say one more set of human remains was found Sunday, bringing the total number killed in a devastating California wildfire to 77. A state incident report released Sunday evening says the flames destroyed more than 10,500 homes."

Quote: "A Northern California sheriff says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has dropped to around 1,000. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says that's about 300 less than what was posted at the start of Sunday."

2018-11-18 - Government concealing death toll in California?

Quote: "According to our sources, an anonymous White House official and a pair of California firefighters, the Trump administration and CAL FIRE are acting in collusion, underreporting a catastrophic death toll because 'they don’t want people to freak out and panic,' said our White House source. He said CAL FIRE has found the charred remains of 480 people, and that number increases hourly."

Note: Well, they're concealing the actual end of the world, so concealing one small aspect of the end of the world would not exactly be surprising...

2018-11-18 - Smoke days are now California’s snow days:

2018-11-18 - Global warming on track to make world uninsurable, warns insurance giant IAG:

2018-11-18 - Cattle suffer regular acute and severe panic attacks for no apparent reason in Groningen (Netherlands):

Quote: "'It is as if the cows can smell something,' says Hilma. 'You can see that a couple reacts at the same time, they put their heads in the air, and then the panic hits. They are terrified, they are really sweating with fear. They may be running for a quarter of an hour, but the whole day they will still suffer. They remain very anxious and alert.'"

2018-11-18 - Yacht bursts into flame on the Elk River near coastal Chesapeake City (Maryland):

2018-11-18 - At least two boats go up in flames while docked at Pier One Marina in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2018-11-18 - Boat, pickup truck, golf cart and warehouse destroyed by fire in Leesburg (Florida), nobody there:

Quote: "'I had a 1984 Club Car golf cart that should have been in a museum,' he said as he watched firefighters bring the inferno under control. Also in the warehouse was his dad’s 1979 Ford F150 and a boat with 80 gallons of fuel on board."

2018-11-18 - Yacht destroyed by fire on trailer near storage facility at Woodman Point in coastal Munster (Australia):

Quote: "Fire has gutted a luxury yacht on a boat trailer at Woodman Point, causing an estimated $200,000 damage."

2018-11-18 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on The Broads in Barton Turf (Britain):

Note: These are the 1080th, 1081st, 1082nd, 1083rd, 1084th and 1085th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-18 - Mixed-use building explodes and burns in Perth Amboy (New Jersey):

Quote: "Officials say that whatever it was that blew up was in the basement, below the ground floor restaurant."

Note: This is the 293rd residential explosion in 2018...

2018-11-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A345 in Salisbury (Britain):

Note: This is the 650th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-11-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-45 in Houston (Texas):

2018-11-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 58 in Bakersfield (California):

2018-11-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Newell Highway in Boggabilla (Australia):

Note: These are the 2409th, 2410th and 2411th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-18 - Ambulance bursts into flame en route to hospital in Exeter (New Hampshire):

2018-11-18 - RV bursts into flame on Station Road in Ruthin (Britain):

Note: This is the 491st RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-11-18 - Van bursts into flame in Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton (Britain):

2018-11-18 - Minivan bursts into flame at 1:47 AM while parked at home on Baltimore Avenue near Mountain Lake Park in Oakland (Maryland):

2018-11-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Abbotsford (Canada):

2018-11-18 - Car bursts into flame in parking garage at transit center in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2018-11-18 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot at shopping center in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2018-11-18 - Car bursts into flame on Stanwood Street in coastal Brunswick (Maine):

2018-11-18 - Car bursts into flame on Port Road in coastal Letterkenny (Ireland):

Note: No crash, just another car bursting into flame...

2018-11-18 - Two cars go up in flames at 1:11 AM while parked at home on Cactus Drive in Leegomery (Britain):

2018-11-18 - SUV and mobile home destroyed by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada), nobody there:

2018-11-18 - SUV and home destroyed by fire on Saratoga Lake in the Town of Saratoga (New York):

Quote: "A home on Saratoga Lake was destroyed in an afternoon fire Sunday. The fire broke out midday at a home at 75 Old Saratoga Road. Firefighters responded to douse the blaze, but the fire reduced the home to burned-out studs and destroyed a vehicle."

2018-11-18 - Vehicle and workshop destroyed by fire on Dogwood Drive in Lumberton (Texas):

Quote: "At least one vehicle went up in flames at the building described as a workshop."

2018-11-18 - HVAC unit bursts into flame at printing plant, fire spreads to building, in Waukee (Iowa):

Quote: "Waukee Fire thinks the blaze started from an HVAC unit in the area."

2018-11-18 - Exotic pet shop damaged by fire on Lemay Ferry Road in South St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-11-18 - Church heavily damaged by fire on Riverview Road in Lawrence Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-11-18 - Building under construction damaged by fire in coastal Queenstown (New Zealand):

2018-11-18 - Mixed-use building destroyed by fire in St. Paul (Minnesota), nobody there:

2018-11-18 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-11-18 - Home damaged by fire at 1 AM near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2018-11-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Fairmont Avenue in Trafford (Pennsylvania):

2018-11-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 injured:

2018-11-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Flour Bluff area in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2018-11-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Thomas Street in Ansonia (Connecticut):

2018-11-18 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Bradenton (Florida), nobody there:

2018-11-18 - Home destroyed by fire off Route 447 in Barrett Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2018-11-18 - Home destroyed by fire, adjacent homes damaged, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 injured:

2018-11-18 - Home destroyed by fire in Sissonville (West Virginia):

2018-11-18 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Roy (Washington):

2018-11-18 - Home destroyed by fire in Harvard (Illinois):

2018-11-18 - Home destroyed by fire in Oro-Medonte (Canada), 1 injured:

2018-11-18 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire just after 3 AM in Madison (Wisconsin):

2018-11-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal West Haven (Connecticut):

2018-11-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire at Creek Side Terrace in Bettendorf (Iowa):

2018-11-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire in the Mission District in coastal San Francisco (California):

2018-11-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Villa Court in Carrollton (Virginia):

2018-11-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 1 AM in Puyallup (Washington):

2018-11-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Chariot Drive in Dallas (Texas):

2018-11-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Fresno (California):

2018-11-18 - Deadly fire burns home in Alamo Heights (Texas), 2 killed:

2018-11-18 - Deadly fire destroys home just before 4 AM on Moraga Way in Orinda (California), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2018-11-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-11-18 - Man and woman, 24 and 26, found dead in Strawberry Reservoir (Utah):

2018-11-18 - Two people found dead in submerged vehicle in dam reservoir in Evander (South Africa):

2018-11-18 - Woman, 44, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "Deputies were called out around 12:40 a.m. to 8604 Captiva Court in Orlando where the victim was being given CPR by her boyfriend. Deputies said the boyfriend discovered the 44-year-old woman unconscious in the backyard pool. The victim was transported to Winter Park Hospital where she was pronounced deceased."

2018-11-18 - Man in his 30s dies after being found unconscious at Kehena Beach in coastal Pahoa (Hawaii):

Quote: "Firefighters said it was unknown what led up to the man losing consciousness."

2018-11-18 - Man in his 50s found dead in Woodlawn Lake in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-11-18 - Man, 83, found dead in coastal Edenton Bay (North Carolina), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2018-11-18 - Naked man found dead in the water near coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "Just over two weeks ago a woman was hauled from the same stretch of water just two-and-a-half miles upstream."

2018-11-18 - Man, 32, found dead in the water near Alviso Marina in coastal San Jose (California):

2018-11-18 - Person found dead in canal in Waggaman (Louisiana):

2018-11-18 - Woman, 27, dies at jail in Morgan County (Alabama):

2018-11-18 - Man, 37, has 'medical emergency' while driving, car hits guardrail, man dies, on I-44 in Joplin (Missouri):

Quote: "Bruce Smith, 37, of Miami was driving westbound when he had a medical emergency. His car went off the road and hit a center guardrail. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died. The two passengers in Smith's car weren't injured."

2018-11-18 - Man drops dead on street in Toronto (Canada):

Quote: "Toronto police say a man died on the streets of Toronto after being found in medical distress on Sunday morning."

2018-11-18 - Man, 66, former US Navy diver, dies while scuba diving near coastal Point Danger (Australia):

Quote: "A man who was scuba diving with friends has drowned in Torquay. The man was pulled unconscious from the water near Point Danger at 10am on Sunday."

Quote: "The drowning is a stark start to summer, with coastal patrol kicking off in Torquay on December 1."

Quote: "Witnesses told 7 News the 66-year-old man was a former US navy scuba diver who was well experienced in the water."

2018-11-18 - Man found dead in the water at coastal St Andrews Beach on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria (Australia):

2018-11-18 - Man, 18, dies after being pulled from the water in coastal Addu City (Maldives):

2018-11-18 - Woman in her 50s drops dead on street in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2018-11-18 - Girl, 6, found dead in lake in Shaikpet (India):

2018-11-18 - Woman, 21, found dead on Wapping Beach in coastal London (Britain):

2018-11-18 - Man has 'medical incident', car crashes through fence and hits garage, in Nanticoke (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Police say the driver had a medical incident on Mosier Street around 4:30 p.m. and crashed. He was not hurt."

2018-11-18 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing on State Highway 7 near Joaquin (Texas):

2018-11-18 - Small plane makes belly-landing at airport in coastal Port Townsend (Washington), landing gear problem:

2018-11-18 - Small plane crashes in Menindee (Australia), 2 injured:

2018-11-18 - Gyrocopter crashes into combine in Moree (Australia), 1 killed:

2018-11-18 - Tractor trailer overturns into ditch in Merrill (Iowa), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities say Van Horsen may have had a medical issue before the crash."

2018-11-18 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-55 in Marion (Arkansas):

2018-11-18 - RV veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Washougal (Washington), 1 killed:

2018-11-18 - SUV veers off road at 11:30 PM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 1 killed:

2018-11-18 - SUV veers off road and overturns on I-20 in Abilene (Texas), 1 injured:

2018-11-18 - Two cars collide head-on in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 2 injured:

Quote: "Officers at the scene said they believed one of the drivers had a medical issue behind the wheel before the crash and that it likely was not related to DUI or weather conditions."

2018-11-18 - Two cars collide head-on, on US 380 near Lewisville Lake (Texas), 2 killed:

2018-11-18 - Car crashes into pole in parking lot, bursts into flame, in Rogers (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2018-11-18 - Car veers off road and overturns at 2:45 AM near Cora (Wyoming), 1 killed:

2018-11-18 - Shark attacks and injures 17-year-old boy near Arnhem Land (Australia):

2018-11-18 - Sinkhole opens on I-81 in Sullivan County (Tennessee):

2018-11-18 - Sinkhole opens in field in Sajer (Saudi Arabia):

2018-11-18 - Sinkhole opens under fire truck on street in Kiev (Ukraine):

2018-11-18 - Power outage blacks out 16,000 homes in Taupo (New Zealand):

2018-11-18 - Pedestrian bridge partially collapses near school in Toronto (Canada):

2018-11-18 - Man, 65, goes missing while diving near the island of Saipan:

2018-11-18 - Man collapses outside fire station at 3:44 AM in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Bessingby Road, Bridlington. Sun 18 Nov 2018 03:44 (No:25988) Adult male collapsed outside fire station. First aid administered until arrival of paramedics. Casualty transported to hospital by ambulance."

2018-11-18 - Volcano Fuego erupts in Guatemala, thousands of people sent fleeing:

Quote: "Guatemala's volcanology unit said that explosions from the 12,300-foot (3,763-meter) high mountain shook homes with 'constant sounds similar to a train locomotive.' Incandescent material burst as high as 1,000 meters (3,200 feet) above the crater and flows of hot rock and ash extended nearly 2 miles (3 kilometers) down one flank of the volcano. Hot blasts of pyroclastic material pushed down canyons on the slopes, while a column of ash rose nearly 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) above sea level and drifted toward Guatemala City to the east."

2018-11-18 - Tornado and hail hit Canterbury (New Zealand):

2018-11-18 - Powerful storms and monstrous waves cause damage on the island of Tenerife (Spain):

Quote: "Holidaymakers have been evacuated from a seafront apartment block after huge 40ft waves wiped out balconies in Tenerife. Dramatic footage shows huge waves crashing into the third-floor of an apartment block in Mesa del Mar, popular with Brits. Fierce storms led to restaurant windows being smashed, cars swept into the sea and a football pitch is destroyed by severe floods on the tourist island."

2018-11-18  - Ebola outbreak continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

Quote: "The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to rise as violence hampers health workers' efforts to battle the virus. There are now 358 cases of Ebola and 213 deaths since the outbreak began in August, according to the nation's Ministry of Health."

2018-11-18 - New report reveals US water suppliers cover up spikes in hormone-disrupting herbicide contamination:

2018-11-18 - Security detail for Betsy DeVos costing taxpayers more than $5 million per year:


  1. Mornin' Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL and anyone else reading here.

    Lucky me, i'm off the rest of the week. Unlucky me, i'm also out of a job in a few short weeks, too. Apparently, the job will continue next semester. We'll see. Working has really become pointless in the face of the way things are progressing. The pay is on par with minimum wage, the commute wastes a lot of time (not to mention burning up gasoline), and I feel sorry for the young people I interact with who don't seem to even realize that there's a problem.

    Tuesday, 20 November 2018
    On California's dying trees [~ 3 min. video followed by this]

    California has 129 million dead trees. That’s a huge wildfire risk.
    But no one can afford to cut them all down.

    Already, more than 876,000 acres have burned in California, compared to 228,000 last year at the same time. The Mendocino Complex Fire, now almost fully contained at more than 459,000 acres, is the single largest fire on record in state history. The largest fire before that, the Thomas Fire, was just put out in January this year.

    These recent fires have barely made a dent in the glut of dead trees, CalFire says, and peak fire season in Southern California is still to come later this year.

    The die-off, meanwhile, that’s created so much fuel is a symptom of the years-long drought that has parched the Western United States. With limited water, trees have shriveled up or succumbed to bark beetle infestations, with some of the most severe declines in central California. And as the climate warms and more people move into high-risk areas, the damages from wildfires are projected to increase. [more]

    Climate & Extreme Weather News #145 (5th-19th November 2018) [~ 51.5 min.]

    [2nd interview by this psychologist]
    Too Late and Powerless to Prevent Extinction? (Following Up with Guy McPherson) [part 1 included below it]

    [includes link to the host's article]
    Managing Anxiety While Pondering “The End of The World” (My Chat with Dr. Guy McPherson)

    Arctic Sea Ice, Earthquakes & Methane with Margo (Nov. 19, 2018) [53.5 min.; includes the following]

    4.4 earthquake very near the North Pole

    Forecasts of high methane emissions in the Arctic Ocean

    Jeff and Dane Wiggington - Linked...GeoEngineering And The Disastrous CA Fires [~ 45.5 min video followed by this story]

    Watch Hurricane Lane Be Destroyed By HAARP-Like EMF Just Before It Was To Hit US Military Bases On Oahu - Photos

    Abrupt climate change, Fukushima and geoengineering: the cascading triggers that are leading to the near-term extinction of humans

    California soils are STERILE from the super-hot fires and from Fukushima radionuclides

    Migrant caravan protests in Tijuana get violent; trouble ahead?

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 11.19.18 The Colonial Logic of Geoengineering's "Last Resort" [~ 9.75 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 11.19.18 RIP PK Saenz [~ 17.75 min.]

  2. Today, i'm putting up the holiday lights because the weather only promises to get colder in the next week, apparently. It only involves a few bushes to the left and right of the front porch. One guy up the street does his entire house and every bush and tree in his yard - front and back. I think you can see it from the International Space Station.

    Takin' a break with Harry Shearer's Le Show from Sunday
    [learn while laughing]

    November 18, 2018

    Death toll rises as rain brings new dangers to California's burn zones

    Authorities have pointed to the deadly debris flow that hit Montecito after the Thomas fire last year in asking residents to be vigilant.

    “I don’t want you to think we can stop floods if it rains. Floods will occur,” Chief Thom Porter of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said at a town hall meeting. “Much like Montecito, the orders will be ‘evacuate,’ and you need to evacuate if you get that.” [more]

    Flash Flood Watches issued: Ash, mud and debris flows possible for the burn scars in California

    Flash Flood Watches are in effect in Northern California ahead of rain expected to develop along the US West Coast Wednesday morning, November 21, 2018. After that, a parade of storms is expected to march through the weekend. Meanwhile, Air Quality Alerts are expected to remain in effect over parts of Southern California until the fires are extinguished. [more]

    Stocks tumble as Target and tech sector drop [~ 2 min. video]

    The major stock indexes fell sharply Tuesday and turned negative for the year as a decline in Target shares pressured retailers, while the most popular technology stocks dropped again.

    The Dow tumbled 500 points as the S&P 500 dropped 1.7 percent. The Nasdaq shed 1.6 percent, also well off session lows. The Dow and Nasdaq were up 1.2 percent and 1.8 percent for 2018, respectively, entering Tuesday's session. The S&P 500 was up 0.6 percent. [more]

    All The FANG Stocks Are Now In A Bear Market And Facebook Investors Have Already Lost 39 Percent Of Their Paper Wealth

    These large stock market declines are starting to become a regular thing, and tech stocks are getting hit particularly hard. But we have been in a bull market for such a long time that many investors are having a difficult time comprehending what is happening. Many just keep believing that their beloved tech stocks will eventually bounce back because they just can’t accept the fact that the party is over. [more; gee, who else says that . . ]

    Trapped In "The Greatest Gong Show Ever"

    The smart money is leaning so hard bearish right now that the only thing holding up the casino is serial short-covering. Short-term rallies having the shelf-life of a rotten-banana...

    The fake narrative that the tax cut would spawn a multi-year economic expansion lasted just long enough to get the usual bagholders ALL IN the casino. Now that the doors are barred, the narrative is turning into a late cycle pumpkin - late 1920s, that is. Sadly, the liars who claimed that we could borrow our way out of 2008, can't stop lying. And the sheeple can't stop believing them - addicted to fairy tales and the psychopaths telling them.

    The S&P 500 is now down on the year, despite $1 trillion in stock buybacks [more]

    [more below]

  3. Massachusetts mayor first in line as recreational marijuana sales begin

    [i don't understand why more areas aren't open to this - the money coming in from the taxes alone is huge]

    Massachusetts became the first state on the East Coast Tuesday to allow recreational marijuana sales, meaning tens of millions of adult consumers, including those in New York City, are now within a three-hour drive from a pot shop. [more]

    Medical marijuana and Cannabis research suppressed

    Although cannabis was a medicinal plant for thousands of years, its medical use was suppressed and banned throughout most of the 20th century. [more]

    [while on-line the community is burgeoning]

    [i may have posted this previously - it's worth a second look]
    Monster waves 40ft, more than 12-meter destroy balconies on Spanish island Tenerife with more than 50 holiday homes evacuated (Video)

    Holidaymakers have been evacuated from a seafront apartment block after huge 40ft, more than 12-meter waves wiped out balconies in Tenerife.

    Dramatic footage shows huge waves crashing into the fourth-floor of an apartment block in Mesa del Mar, popular with Brits.

    Fierce storms led to restaurant windows being smashed, cars swept into the sea and a football pitch is destroyed by severe floods on the tourist island. [more; click on picture of wave at bottom]

    In June it produced one of the most powerful eruptions in recorded history: Guatemala's Fuego (Fire) volcano blows again

    Guatemala's Fuego (Fire) volcano located about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the capital, on Tuesday began erupting for the fourth time this year after in June it entered an eruptive phase during which at least 500 people died including 238 who disappeared without a trace. [more; geez!]

    Series of 4 waterspouts seen off Auckland's North Shore in New Zealand

    6 children dead after outbreak of life-threatening virus strain at New Jersey health facility - UPDATE: death toll now at 11

    Adenoviruses are the cause of everyday infections like the common cold, bronchitis, pink eye and respiratory tract infections, but the highly contagious viruses can be much more dangerous to people with already compromised immune systems.

    The New Jersey Department of Health confirmed 18 cases of the virus on Tuesday, saying in a statement that the strain of the virus has been "particularly associated with disease in communal living facilities."

    "The combination of a worse strain of adenovirus together with a fragile population has led to a more severe outbreak," the statement added.

    An outbreak of adenovirus also hospitalized six people in Michigan this August, sending two into intensive care [more; see SOTT list of other outbreaks this year & update at the bottom]

  4. 26 students fell ill at a Florida high school — and students want answers

    [1 min. intro video]

    According to later reports, the students were experiencing a myriad of symptoms — from nose bleeds to seizures — and no one could explain why. [more]

    'Rat hepatitis' strikes second person in Hong Kong, officials fear that the public will panic

    A disease previously found only in rats is spreading to humans - and doctors don't know why. A second victim has surfaced in Hong Kong, with medics unable to verify how the two patients initially became infected.

    Despite claims that she had not been in contact with any rats, a 70-year-old woman has been confirmed as the second to be diagnosed with the rodent-to-person hepatitis E infection.

    The South China Morning Post revealed that the woman lived only three kilometers away from the other person who was diagnosed with the rat disease in September. As a result, authorities have swept the neighborhood for rodents, and control measures have been increased.

    Hepatitis E - one of the five viruses that can cause hepatitis - can be contracted from contact with feces, by consuming contaminated water or food, or by eating undercooked meat.

    The woman was infected around May last year - at approximately the same time that patient zero, a 56-year-old man was also infected with the virus.

    Despite the two patients living so close to one another, a local expert involved in the investigation said that they do not believe the two cases are linked, but failed to explain how the disease is spreading. [more]

    California wildfires: Trump will say anything to deny the grim facts of global warming

    In August 2018, it was "environmental terrorist groups" causing California’s forest fires. Before that, it was water regulations. Now, California just needs to rake its forests and manage them like Finland.

    Anything to deny the obvious: global warming is causing California’s megafires. [more]

    Iceland Volcano and Glacier are Releasing Huge Amounts of Methane

    Huge amounts of methane are being released from a glacier connected to Katla—one of Iceland’s largest and most active volcanoes.
    Researchers found that up to 41 tonnes of methane is released through meltwater from the Sólheimajökull glacier every day over the summer months. [more]

    Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

    NASA researchers say the accelerated destruction of Borneo’s forests contributed to the largest single-year global increase in carbon emissions in two millenniums, an explosion that transformed Indonesia into the world’s fourth-largest source of such emissions.

    Helicopter on Woolsey Fire rescues people trapped on mountain top
    Three people and two dogs were were evacuated as the fire approached

    Smoke creates record high pollution levels in California cities

    Areas in Northern California have been suffering through unprecedented air pollution since the Camp Fire started November 8 east of Chico. Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton have all recorded record high levels. [more]

    Climate Change Cremation Consequences: Paradise Lost [15 min. Beckwith video]