Thursday, December 6, 2018

Event Update For 2018-12-05

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

2018-12-05 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Bristol (Britain):

Quote: "An easyJet plane was forced to land at Bristol Airport after a smoke smell filled the cabin yesterday (December 5). The EZY7123 flight had been scheduled to land in Alicante at 8.15pm, after departing from Liverpool just after 4.30pm."

Note: This is the 189th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-05 - Transformer bursts into flame in basement of high-rise building near Trump Tower in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2018-12-05 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in Braintree (Massachusetts):

2018-12-05 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2018-12-05 - Metal business damaged by fire in Iuka (Mississippi):

Quote: "Multiple fire crews responded to a fire at Ferrous Metal Processing Co. in Iuka Wednesday night."

2018-12-05 - Recycling center devastated by huge fire at midnight in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2018-12-05 - Plastics factory rocked by explosion in coastal Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), 5+ killed, 66 injured:

2018-12-05 - Wildfire breaks out and threatens homes on coastal Kangaroo Island (Australia):

2018-12-05 - Arctic ice unexpectedly thinning and contracting:

2018-12-05 - Home damaged by explosion in San Antonio (Texas), 2 injured:

Note: This is the 310th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-12-05 - Cargo ship 'Ulan-Ude' damaged by fire at shipyard in coastal Kherson (Ukraine):

Quote: "A fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Ulan-Ude' at the Kherson ship repair yard on Dec 4, 2018, at 3 p.m. Prior to the arrival of the fire services, the crew activated the vessel's carbon dioxide firefighting system. The fire was extinguished by the crew with the assistance of 30 Kherson firefighters and seven fire appliances."

2018-12-05 - Fishing ship 'Jeanette' bursts into flame in coastal Pago Pago Harbor (American Samoa):

2018-12-05 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal New Haven Harbor (Connecticut):

2018-12-05 - Canal boat bursts into flame in Iver (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 5 December, 2.01pm Canal boat on fire, The Ridgeway, Iver. One appliance and crew from Langley, one from Gerrards Cross, and one from Slough attended, along with an officer. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus, one hose reel, a thermal imaging camera and dry suits. They removed an LPG cylinder fro the area. The boat was 50 per cent damaged by fire, and 100 per cent affected by smoke."

Note: These are the 1136th, 1137th, 1138th and 1139th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-05 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Satsuma (Alabama):

Note: This is the 186th school bus to burn in 2018, and this is the 702nd bus to burn in 2018...

2018-12-05 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 5:20 AM on I-264 in Louisville (Kentucky):

Quote: "Dispatchers said the vehicle that caught on fire was a compressed natural gas truck."

2018-12-05 - Tanker truck bursts into flame and explodes at gas station, station destroyed, in Rieti (Italy), 2 killed, 17 injured:

Quote: "A fire sparked while a tank truck was unloading gas at a petrol station located at the 39th kilometre on the busy Via Salaria, near Borgo Quinzio, in the province of Rieti, some 80 kilometres from Rome."

2018-12-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 30 near Atwood (Indiana):

2018-12-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Golden (Colorado):

2018-12-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-40 near Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-12-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway near Tatuanui (New Zealand):

2018-12-05 - Tractors, trailers, machinery and barn destroyed by fire at 3:10 AM in Moulton Seas End (Britain), 7 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Several farmers are counting the cost after a devastating fire destroyed tractors, trailers, machinery and tools in Moulton Seas End on Wednesday."

Note: These are the 2543rd, 2544th, 2545th, 2546th, 2547th, 2548th, 2549th and 2550th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-05 - Dump truck bursts into flame on I-495 in Wrentham (Massachusetts):

2018-12-05 - Boom truck bursts into flame on Pheasant Avenue in Audubon County (Iowa):

2018-12-05 - Flatbed tow truck bursts into flame on Thorpe Street in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2018-12-05 - Truck bursts into flame while parked inside greenhouse at flower business in Lowville (New York):

2018-12-05 - RV bursts into flame on NW 6th Street in Grants Pass (Oregon):

2018-12-05 - RV bursts into flame at 5:16 AM on East Highway 190 in Kempner (Texas):

Note: These are the 501st and 502nd RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-05 - Van bursts into flame on Jones Street in Augusta (Georgia):

2018-12-05 - Van bursts into flame at 12:23 AM at home on Somerville Road in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2018-12-05 - SUV bursts into flame on Granite Street in Peterborough (New Hampshire):

2018-12-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in parking lot in Effingham (Illinois):

2018-12-05 - Two cars go up in flames in the wee hours while parked at auto rental business in Champaign (Illinois):

2018-12-05 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked in parking garage in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2018-12-05 - Car bursts into flame just before 6 AM on St. Georges Avenue in Linden (New Jersey), person burned:

2018-12-05 - Car bursts into flame on State Route 52 near coastal San Diego (California):

2018-12-05 - Car bursts into flame just after 4:30 AM on Corbitt Street in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2018-12-05 - Car bursts into flame on Marsh Street in New Glasgow (Canada):

2018-12-05 - Car bursts into flame on Witty Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Witty Street, Hull. Wed 5 Dec 2018 17:01 (No:27111) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA. In use."

2018-12-05 - Car bursts into flame at 6:34 AM on Hale Lane in Wendover (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 5 December, 6.34am Car fire, Hale Lane, Wendover. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus, one hose reel and one dry powder extinguisher."

2018-12-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A174 in Ellerby (Britain):

Quote: "A174, Ellerby - Time of call 14:18 Whitby fire crews responded to a car fire involving an Audi. Crews extinguished fire using two hose reels and two breathing apparatus."

2018-12-05 - Commercial vehicle bursts into flame in Ashcombe Cross, Haldon (Britain):

2018-12-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame at midnight on Dudley Street in Saskatoon (Canada):

2018-12-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at property on Broadway in Ilminster (Britain):

2018-12-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame near bus station in Holsworthy (Britain):

2018-12-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked along Hatchet Thicket Road in Avenue (Maryland):

2018-12-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 1:15 AM in Albany (Texas):

2018-12-05 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:33 AM on Circle Drive in Miles Township (Pennsylvania), 5,400 turkeys killed:

2018-12-05 - Historic bowling alley destroyed by fire before 3 AM in Monroe (Michigan), nobody there:

2018-12-05 - Storage facility damaged by fire at midnight in Tucson (Arizona):

2018-12-05 - Meat business heavily damaged by fire in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2018-12-05 - Home destroyed by fire in Cherrytree (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2018-12-05 - Home destroyed by garage fire in Tulare (California):

2018-12-05 - Home destroyed by fire just after midnight on Hamby Avenue in Irondale (Alabama):

2018-12-05 - Home destroyed by fire on State Road 38 in Wayne Township (Indiana):

2018-12-05 - Three homes go up in flames just before 4 AM in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-12-05 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in Hoboken (New Jersey), 500 feet from the Hudson River:

2018-12-05 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:15 PM in Lincoln (Nebraska), 1 killed:

2018-12-05 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in East Point (Georgia), 1 killed:

2018-12-05 - Vacant home burns at 4:15 AM in Spring Branch (Texas):

2018-12-05 - Five crocodiles found dead in the Luvuvhu River in Malavuwe (South Africa):

2018-12-05 - Man and woman, 41 and 24, found dead at home in DuBois (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Autopsies were performed Tuesday. Shaffer-Snyder said there was no apparent foul play and toxicology results are pending."

Quote: "They said carbon monoxide poisoning has been ruled out as a cause of death."

2018-12-05 - Man and woman, 38 and 34, found dead in home in coastal Throgs Neck (New York), 2100 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "According to police, Jerlanne Rojas and Alex Cruz were found unconscious and unresponsive on the ground floor apartment of 336 Revere Ave. around 4 p.m. The bodies had no visible trauma."

2018-12-05 - Man, 62, has 'medical issue' and drops dead near parking garage in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

Quote: "A man died in downtown Wilmington Wednesday evening after an apparent medical issue. Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron said that just before 5 p.m., a bystander flagged down a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputy with the Downtown Task Force. A man was suffering an apparent medical crisis near the intersection of Market and Second streets, beside the city parking deck."

2018-12-05 - Man, 58, goes fishing, drops dead next to his car at fishing area on the Seneca River in Lysander (New York):

Quote: "Spectrum News was told he was found outside his car near a parking lot that's used for fishing access. Police say there doesn't appear to be any sign of foul play. They believe he might have had a medical issue, but the medical examiner is in the process of determining the cause of death."

2018-12-05 - Man has 'medical issue' and drops dead at homeless shelter in St. Joseph (Missouri):

Quote: "Police said a medical issue resulted in the death at St. Joseph’s Haven, a shelter for homeless men."

2018-12-05 - Woman, 29, found dead in jail cell in Bucyrus (Ohio):

2018-12-05 - Woman, 39, found dead near Buffalo (Minnesota):

2108-12-05 - Man, 30-35, found dead in canal in Bhopal (India), woman found burned to death at home separately:,-woman-s-burnt-body-found.aspx

2018-12-05 - College student, man, 18, drops dead in dorm room at Perth College in coastal Perth (Scotland):

2018-12-05 - Man found dead in South Norwood Lake in coastal London (Britain):

2018-12-05 - Ship's captain foams at the mouth and collapses unconscious on ship, emergency team injured during rescue and dies, near the coast of Taiwan:

Quote: "General cargo ship WSTAR issued distress signal in the afternoon Dec 5 reporting Captain (of Indonesian nationality) unconscious, mouth foam, and requesting immediate medical assistance. Freighter was sailing in northern direction west of Pengjia Islet, Taiwan, north of Keelung, East China sea, departing from Keelung Taiwan on Dec 5, destination unknown. Taiwanese Air Rescue sent helicopter. While airlifting Captain on board of helicopter in rough sea and strong wind, one or two personnel of emergency team were injured, one of them later died in hospital. Understood but not confirmed, WSTAR Captain also died."

2018-12-05 - Driver has 'medical emergency', slumps over unconscious, work truck crashes, on Black Creek Church Road near coastal Savannah (Georgia), 3 injured:

Quote: "Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said it appears the driver of a county work truck suffered a medical emergency and passed out while driving. His condition was reportedly critical, but that of two men with him was not available Wednesday afternoon."

2018-12-05 - Driver has 'medical issue', car crashes into teacher, in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "IMPD says the driver suffered a medical issue before the crash and that this is not a criminal issue."

2018-12-05 - F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and KC-130 Hercules refueling plane crash off the coast of Japan, 1 killed, 5 missing:

2018-12-05 - Twin-engine plane makes emergency landing at airport in Wheeling (Illinois), landing gear problem:

2018-12-05 - Tanker truck overturns on Route 55 in Gloucester County (New Jersey):

2018-12-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, on Catawba Valley Drive in Roanoke County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2018-12-05 - Tractor rolls onto man near Willard (Missouri), 1 killed:

Quote: "They believe the victim likely had a medical problem. The tractor then rolled onto him."

2018-12-05 - Pickup truck crashes into tractor trailer, fire erupts, near Goddard (Kansas), 2 killed:

2018-12-05 - Car veers over centerline, hits commercial truck head-on, near Redmond (Oregon), 1 killed:

2018-12-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into church, in Port Huron (Michigan):

Quote: "He said it appeared the person may have had a medical issue before the vehicle hit the building."

2018-12-05 - Car crashes off bridge, plunges into the Androscoggin River, in Brunswick (Maine), 1 injured:

2018-12-05 - Tehran subsiding dramatically in Iran, and it may be too late to recover:

2018-12-05 - Commercial building's roof collapses in coastal Jacksonville Beach (Florida):

2018-12-05 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Fishtown area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2018-12-05 - Powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near New Caledonia, plus M6.6 and M6.0 earthquakes too:

2018-12-05 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Mutasa District (Zimbabwe):

2018-12-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the island of Cyprus (Greece), 4+ killed:

2018-12-05 - Three bright meteors recorded over Spain in five hours:


  1. Already cooked holiday turkeys and lots of pre-cooked meat being produced on this day!

    Hey Jonny! Looks like that snow storm will stay west of you. It'll still be cold, but you won't be digging out of a big snowstorm.

    I wish I had kept track of all the college students who die each year at school. That's an interesting stat. Of course I could still go back and do that, but I don't have the time. There's probably a way to do it with a computer, if you know how to write code or sort data with key words (i'm woefully inadequate at that kind of approach).

    2 classes left - both to administer final exams. So i'll be back later with a more detailed comment.

    Friday, 7 December 2018
    More data from CAMS shows extremely high methane emissions in the Arctic

    I don't apologise for bringing more on methane. It's fast moving.

    Extreme Methane Levels Update with Margo (Dec. 6, 2018) [17.75 min.]

    Margo shows the continued high levels of methane being released throughout the Northern Hemisphere and gathering over the Arctic. [more]

    4.2 earthquake in Arctic NE of Greenland

    China Outraged At Arrest Of Huawei CFO, Warns It Will “Take All Measures”

    Huawei CFO’s arrest will be regarded back home as an attack on China’s foremost corporate champions.

    So much for a trade war truce between China and the US, or a stock market Christmas rally for that matter.

    Meng’s arrest will immediately heighten tensions between Washington and Beijing just days after the world’s two largest economies agreed on a truce in their growing trade conflict. It will, or at least should, also prompt any US execs currently in China to think long and hard if that’s where they want to be, say, tomorrow when Xi decides to retaliate in kind. [more]

    Stocks battered by Wall Street, fears of US slowdown

    [contains this long Zero Hedge article]
    Plunge Protection Team Saves Stocks But Credit, Crude, Cryptos Collapse

    Is the data from Copernicus (CAMS) accurate?

    A futher discussion of methane emissions data for the Arctic

    This were comments made by Joe Neubarth on Facebook in response to the revelation of high levels of methane:

    "OK, now, I am not so worried. CAMS threw a scare into us over the past few days, but they have corrected their scale to give us readings that are actually lower then Met Op 1 and 2.

    "Now, if I go to CAMS lower readings I feel prone not to promise a collapse of civilization before 2032. Otherwise, I will go with 2031. In both cases, I do not expect to be alive to see it; but, it will be a most interesting time in Earth's remaining history

    "Here is CAMS with their updated methane chart. [more]

    [I think it's CLEAR that the data is being manipulated to keep people from panicking.]

  2. Yeah, anywhere that the gubment is the primary source of info (satellite stuff, USGS, etc), and the information would be panic-inducing, then I fully expect that they are manipulating the data - downplaying methane releases in the north, downgrading earthquakes, all that kinda stuff. I take all information that comes solely or primarily from gubment sources with a grain of salt nowadays.

    1. Michael Mann is sounding more pessimistic these days, even for him. Thom Hartmann interviewed him yesterday. Just over 9 minutes long...

    2. Not pessimistic enough! He said something about 'later this century' we MIGHT have to go negative in our emissions. Yeah, by 'later this century', we're gonna be too busy pushing daisies and being fertilizer to do anything. That'll certainly bring our emissions way down though!

  3. I am experiencing ether smells indoors now and previously (off and on past several years) outdoors. Do you have any idea what could cause the smell of ether 'at large'? And, do you think it is cause for concern? Thanks. I can't find anything online that speaks to this strangeness.

    1. No idea on ether. I do note that it's got a sweet smell. Hydrogen sulfide in higher concentrations can have a sweet smell too. But I've smelled ether and I've smelled hydrogen sulfide at higher concentrations too, and I wouldn't equate them. Soooo...back to, I dunno!

  4. Dow closes 550 points lower, wiping out gains for the year

    Coast-to-coast cold, then a weekend snowstorm possible for South, East

    Cramer: The Fed is fighting four inflationary trends it can't control

    The story behind the incredible optical phenomenon photographed in New Hampshire

    a superlateral arc and a circumzenithal arc. The former curves downwards, while the latter opens up like a bowl. Circumzenithal arcs look like upside-down rainbows wrapping around an imaginary point straight above. [more; impressive]

    North America just had its most extensive November snow cover in at least a half-century

    [yep, further evidence of the warming predictions indicating climate change effect of more precipitation (and less in other areas)]

    [more below]

  5. DeepMind's AlphaZero now showing human-like intuition in historical 'turning point' for AI

    DeepMind’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaZero is now showing signs of human-like intuition and creativity, in what developers have hailed as ‘turning point’ in history.
    The computer system amazed the world last year when it mastered the game of chess from scratch within just four hours, despite not being programmed how to win.
    But now, after a year of testing and analysis by chess grandmasters, the machine has developed a new style of play unlike anything ever seen before, suggesting the programme is now improvising like a human. [uh-oh . .]

    Unlike the world’s best chess machine - Stockfish - which calculates millions of possible outcomes as it plays, AlphaZero learns from its past successes and failures, making its moves based on, a ‘nebulous sense that it is all going to work out in the long run,’ according to experts at DeepMind.
    When AlphaZero was pitted against Stockfish in 1,000 games, it lost just six, winning convincingly 155 times, and drawing the remaining bouts. [more; parallels plot in Terminator movies]

    Strong winter storm brings snow, floods and mudslides to California

    A potent winter storm brought heavy rain, floods, mudslides and mountain snow to southern California on December 6 and 7, 2018. The storm will track across the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast from Friday through Sunday, December 9. Ice and snow will overspread eastern New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, and western Oklahoma by late Friday into Saturday, while heavy rain develops across southeast Texas, western Louisiana and southern Arkansas. [more]

    [from our ICYMI file]
    EPA announces plan to ease carbon emissions rule for new coal plants

    The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it plans to reverse a rule that would have forced new U.S. coal plants to install technology to capture their carbon dioxide emissions, marking the latest effort by the Trump administration to repeal Obama-era climate regulations. [more]

    Eiffel Tower, Louvre to close amid fears of weekend protests

    France is bracing for yet another weekend of protests that could rock Paris and other parts of the country.

    Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government was deploying 89,000 security force members across France -- including 8,000 in the capital -- in case the demonstrations turn violent again.
    Many of the capital's famed sites -- including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée Delacroix and the Paris Opera -- will close over the weekend in advance of the protests, organized by the "gilets jaunes," or "yellow vest" movement. Their name comes from the high-visibility yellow vests that drivers are required to keep in their vehicles for safety reasons. [more; gay Paris!?]

  6. Another watery corpse in Austin, Mike:

  7. So my last comment (selections from Rice Farmer from yesterday) didn't take I guess. Oh well.

  8. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you posted a few comments on the 2018-12-04 update that you had intended for the 2018-12-05 update. If that's the case, it took, it just took on the wrong date. Heh.