Sunday, January 20, 2019

Event Update For 2019-01-19

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

2019-01-19 - Passengers start suffocating and turning green on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Volgograd (Russia):

Quote: "Several passengers started to 'turn green' and complain they were 'suffocating' while the illness made its way through rows 21 and 26 in the economy cabin, The Sun reported. One passenger, Ilya Brinder, told TV360 that the sick passengers had 'greatly dilated pupils.' 'All of them had greatly dilated pupils. They were suffocating. The flight attendants were in panic, and the aircraft captain decided to make an emergency landing in Volgograd.'"

Note: Just some people going into respiratory arrest, nothing to see here, move along!

2019-01-19 - Researchers find cooling effect of aerosols in cumulus and MSC clouds twice as high as thought:

Quote: "It also shows that the heating effect of greenhouse gases is higher than has been thought because it has been mitigated by the impact of aerosols in clouds."

Note: Just think about that. If we stop polluting then the full force of global warming kicks in and we all die, and they've been direly underestimating just how much 'global dimming' has been shielding us. If we don't stop polluting then global warming continues to accelerate as it already is and we all die. So the only question is which path allows us to die off SLOWER. I think it's the path we're on right now - keep on polluting in order to keep 'global dimming' going until even that doesn't hold the beast at bay enough for us to continue surviving, and then that's it, game over. If we stop polluting now then it'll be game over even quicker. It's like we're addicted to a drug that's fatal if we keep taking it, but the withdrawal symptoms are also fatal and would kill us even faster. So either way, it's game over for humanity. We're far past the point of no return. The survival of the human race on the surface of the Earth is not on the menu of available options. All we can do at this point is try to buy ourselves a little time. Years, probably. Decades? I wouldn't bet too much on that. And the dying has already commenced. Anyone can drop dead any day now, anywhere. We're just sorting out who dies in what order...

2019-01-19 - Antarctic sea ice dips to record-low extent for early January:

Quote: "Since December 25, Antarctic ice extent has set calendar-day record lows every day for more than three solid weeks."

2019-01-19 - North American glaciers melting much faster than 10 years ago:

2019-01-19 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in Parkside area in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "A fire inside a manhole in Parkside left hundreds of area residents – and the Buffalo Zoo – with no power for part of Saturday."

2019-01-19 - Equipment storage facility destroyed by huge fire at demolition business in coastal Burnaby (Canada):

Quote: "Burnaby Fire Department's Deputy Chief Dave Samson says they were called about 8 p.m. Saturday to the blaze burning in a large equipment storage facility used by a demolition business."

2019-01-19 - Airboat bursts into flame in the Florida Everglades in Broward County (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-01-19 - Boat bursts into flame in the Ohau Channel near Rotorua (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 62nd and 63rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-19 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in Columbus (Georgia):

Note: This is the 57th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-01-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 60 in Sheldon (Iowa):

2019-01-19 - Tractors, farm equipment and barn destroyed by fire at 5 AM near Lincoln (North Dakota):

Quote: "The barn was a machine shed used to store tractors and farm equipment. Rogstad said it was a total loss."

Note: These are the 115th, 116th and 117th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-19 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Pearl Harbor Circle in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Around 4:25 p.m., fire units were sent to the 80 block of Pearl Harbor Circle for a reported vehicle on fire. Less than two minutes later, the dispatcher updated the call to a motor home on fire in the driveway of a home."

Note: This is the 18th RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on Longmore Crescent in Wanniassa (Australia):

2019-01-19 - Two cars go up in flames at 2:41 AM in Norbury, Whitchurch (Britain):

2019-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Miskin (Britain):

2019-01-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Folly Lane in Shaw (Britain):

2019-01-19 - Motorcycle bursts into flame in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hull. Sat 19 Jan 2019 15:33 (No:01182) Fire involving motorcycle. Crews extinguished using Scotty Back Pack."

2019-01-19 - Apartment building damaged by trash chute fire in Naperville (Illinois):

Quote: "The entire height of a garbage chute in a seven-story apartment building caught fire Saturday morning, requiring a large response from Naperville and neighboring fire departments, authorities said."

2019-01-19 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire, several businesses destroyed, in Hazel Dell (Washington):

2019-01-19 - Motorcycle club damaged by fire on Holland Avenue in Jefferson Township (Ohio):

2019-01-19 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at car dealership in Grand Ledge (Michigan):

2019-01-19 - Tire recycling center damaged by fire in Anderson County (South Carolina):

2019-01-19 - Ice cube business heavily damaged by fire in coastal Nadi (Fiji Islands):

2019-01-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Holts Summit (Missouri):

2019-01-19 - Home under construction heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in Nichols Hills (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2019-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire in Papillion (Nebraska):

2019-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Scott City (Missouri):

2019-01-19 - Fourplex apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2019-01-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Tigard (Oregon), 1 injured:

2019-01-19 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Atlantic Avenue in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 4 injured:

2019-01-19 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-01-19 - Deadly fire burns home just after 2 AM on Portrait Road in Perris (California), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2019-01-19 - Deadly fire burns home on Valleyview Drive in Dayton (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-01-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:30 AM on South Kilborn Avenue in Scottsdale area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-01-19 - Deadly fire burns home in Chestnut Hill area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-01-19 - Deadly fire burns home just before 1:30 AM in Palolo (Hawaii), near the coast, 1 killed:

2019-01-19 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2:30 AM on Brewer Lake Road in Orrington (Maine), 2 killed:

2019-01-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Citrus Park (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-01-19 - Vacant warehouse burns in Blytheville (Arkansas):

2019-01-19 - Man, 35, National Guard Special Forces captain and chaplain, dies after losing consciousness in swimming pool in West Valley City (Utah):

Quote: "A member of the Utah National Guard died Saturday while swimming laps at a public pool. Corey Holmgren, 35, was swimming laps while his wife recorded him with her phone about 2:30 p.m. at the West Valley Family Fitness Center, 5415 W. 3100 South, when he went under the water and did not surface, West Valley City Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Fox said."

Quote: "Fox said Holmgren was healthy and had no history of medical problems."

Quote: "Holmgrem, who is a U.S. veteran, was an experienced swimmer who was trying to expand his lung capacity using different lung techniques."

2019-01-19 - Man, 52, drops dead in ditch near the Mobile River in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2019-01-19 - Woman, 39, found dead near Lebanon Avenue in Shiloh (Illinois):

2019-01-19 - Man, 31, drops dead in lobby of building on Seaver Place in Dongan Hills on coastal Staten Island (New York):

2019-01-19 - Man, 62, drops dead in jail cell in Aiken (South Carolina):

2019-01-19 - Man found dead in RV on East 67th Street in coastal Long Beach (California):

2019-01-19 - Man, 48, slumps over dead in car at store in the Town of Niagara (New York):

2019-01-19 - Person found dead in the Neuse River in Lenoir County (North Carolina):

2019-01-19 - Man found dead in restroom at 6:30 AM on Little Ryrie Street in coastal Geelong (Australia), 2600 feet from the ocean:

2019-01-19 - Man, 43, found dead in submerged vehicle in the Clarence River near Grafton (Australia):

2019-01-19 - Person has 'medical event' on boat, dies shortly later, in coastal Queenstown (New Zealand):

Quote: "A person has died after suffering a medical event on a boat in Queenstown this afternoon. Police were called at 5.10pm following reports of a person being taken to shore in Frankton after becoming unwell on a boat, a police spokeswoman said. The person was treated there but died at the scene, she said."

2019-01-19 - Man, 84, found dead in lagoon in the Maldive Islands:

Quote: "It was the fourth death of a tourist by drowning this year. A 66-year-old South Korean tourist who was also staying at the Paradise resort drowned last Wednesday while snorkelling. Earlier in the week, a couple from the Philippines drowned while swimming near the Dhiffushi island in Kaafu atoll. The 29-year-old wife and 30-year-old husband had been in the Maldives for their honeymoon."

2019-01-19 - Man, 28, basketball player, found dead in apartment in Nantes (France):

2019-01-19 - Person found dead in the water near docks in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2019-01-19 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to airport in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Canada):

Quote: "Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight found themselves stranded on a tarmac in Canada after a medical emergency forced the plane to reroute. The plane, bound for Hong Kong, initially departed from Newark International Airport on Saturday afternoon. However, the flight was rerouted to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Airport in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada when a passenger experienced a medical emergency."

2018-01-19 - Small plane crashes along road in Menominee County (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2019-01-19 - Small plane crashes into field near Coleraine (Ireland), 2 injured:

2019-01-19 - Two passenger buses collide head-on near Challapata (Bolivia), 22 killed, 37 injured:

2019-01-19 - SUV crashes into gate at 12:10 AM, bursts into flame, in Rancho Mirage (California), 1 killed:

2019-01-19 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits van head-on, on US 101 near Willits (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-01-19 - Car veers across median, hits car, one bursts into flame, on Route 15 in coastal Westport (Connecticut), 3 injured:

2019-01-19 - Two cars crash, fire erupts, in coastal Naples (Florida), 2+ injured:

2019-01-19 - Two cars crash at 2:50 AM on bridge, one plunges into the ocean, near coastal George Town (Malaysia):

2019-01-19 - Half-naked 30-year-old man with knife runs around, gets tased, in coastal Portslade (Britain):

Quote: "At 5.50pm on Saturday, police received reports of a partly-clothed man who was running violently in and out of four houses in Warrior Close, Portslade, and three in adjacent Brackenbury Close. Officers tracked down the man in nearby Fox Way. He was holding a knife which he had picked up from one of the houses and confronted the officers. He was tasered and arrested. The 30-year-old man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for what is believed to be an underlying health condition."

2019-01-19 - Home partially collapses in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-19 - Mount Merapi spews lava repeatedly on the island of Java (Indonesia):

2019-01-19 - Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes near coastal Coquimbo (Chile), 2 killed:

2019-01-19 - Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near the Pacific Coast of Mexico:

2019-01-19 - Lightning strikes have killed at least 25 people since the start of the rainy season in Zambezia (Mozambique):

2019-01-19 - Tornado touches down in downtown Wetumpka (Alabama):

2019-01-19 - Two tornadoes touch down in Rankin County (Mississippi):

2019-01-19 - Rare winter thunderstorm and blizzard conditions hits Moscow (Russia):

2019-01-19 - Coal ash contaminating groundwater in at least 22 states in the US:

2019-01-19 - Texas coal power plants leaching toxic pollutants into groundwater:

2019-01-19 - Around 60 percent of coffee species going extinct:

2019-01-19 - President Trump claims San Antonio's non-existent border wall lowered crime rate:


  1. Well, they got THAT forecast entirely wrong for around here. The bulk of the storm went WAY north of us. We got a ton of rain Sat. night (late) into Sun., and the wind picked up a lot during the night, then it got COLD, like single digit cold, too. Final result: the snow is all gone, it didn't ice up because of the wind, and it's brutally cold.

    Strong explosive eruption at Bezymianny, ash to 10 km (32 800 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red

    A strong explosive eruption took place at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 16:10 UTC (04:06 local time) on January 20, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The last major eruption of this volcano took place on December 20, 2017. The latest activity period, which was preceded by a 1000-year quiescence, began with the dramatic 1955-56 eruption. [more; sleep for a thousand years and wake up . . ]

    Two dead after very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile

    A very strong earthquake registered by CSN as M6.7 hit near Coquimbo, Chile at 01:32 UTC on January 20, 2019 (22:32 local time, January 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 50.1 km (31 miles). USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 53 km (32 miles). This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. [more]

    Monday, 21 January 2019

    Methane & Earthquake Report with Margo (Jan. 20, 2019) [~ 44.25 min.; contains this]

    [~ 12.5 min. video]

    Extreme cold, another storm follow major Northeast winter storm

    A powerful winter storm hit parts of the United States, from the Midwest to the Northeast over the weekend, dropping heavy snow and rain and creating dangerously icy conditions. Areas of heavy snow will linger across portions of New England and downwind of the Great Lakes into Monday, January 21, 2019. Bitter cold and gusty winds behind the departing storm are resulting in dangerous wind chill temperatures for much of the Northeast corner of the U.S. In the west, heavy mountain snow will impact portions of Utah and Wyoming with high winds in the southwest Monday. Developing low pressure system currently bringing heavy snow over the Rockies will become the next winter storm for northern Plains to the Great Lakes [more]

    World War 3 Alert: Iranian Forces Fire Rockets Into Israel, And The IDF Responds With “Waves Of Guided Missiles”

    Israel and Iran are edging dangerously close to a state of all-out war. On Sunday night, Israeli forces rained missiles down on Iranian forces based in the Damascus area “for nearly an hour”. According to the IDF, this was a response to “dozens” of missiles that were fired by Iranian forces in Syria toward targets in Israel earlier that day. The Israelis were able to intercept the Iranian missiles, but if any of them had gotten through they could have caused a tremendous amount of damage. Some of the missiles that Israel fired at the Iranians were reportedly intercepted, but quite a few of them did hit their intended targets. If the violence continues to escalate, we could potentially soon be talking about an all-out war between Israel and Iran in which both sides use their weapons of mass destruction. [more]

    [more below]

  2. 'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

    Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questions [more]
    Tamino: The Oz heat distribution – In Alice Springs, “the number of very hot days each year (100°F or hotter) has nearly tripled” since early 20th century

    We’ve spoken before (as have many before us) of the fact that climate isn’t just about the average, it’s about the whole distribution (the probability distribution if you want to get technical).

    We also emphasized that the tails of the distribution — the probabilities for extreme values (very very cold or very very hot, if we’re talking about temperature) can change profoundly when we shift the distribution left or right, without otherwise changing its shape; we illustrated this with July temperature in Moscow

    Not only have heat waves gotten more frequent and hotter, in places like Alice Springs they’re reaching extremely dangerous levels. [more]

    2018 was the fourth-costliest year since 1980 in terms of insured losses – Camp Fire in California caused highest overall wildfire loss on record

    When compared with the record losses of the previous year from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the indications at the start of 2018 were that it would be a more moderate year. However, the second half of the year saw an accumulation of billion-dollar losses from floods, tropical cyclones in the US and Japan, wildfires and earthquakes. The overall economic impact was US$ 160bn, of which US$ 80bn was insured. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. World Economic Forum posts “Global Risks Report 2019” – In the “Age of Anger”, a tremendous increase in mutual hatred

    At the beginning of each year, the World Economic Forum publishes its Global Risks Report, which “presents the results of our latest Global Risks Perception Survey, in which nearly 1,000 decision-makers from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society assess the risks facing the world.”

    In 2019, for the first time, abrupt climate change tops the list of concerns (cf. Davos climate obsessions contain clues for policymaking – The environment has replaced the economy and finance on the global elite’s worry list.)

    But another theme emerged: the rise of anger globally and the tribalization of politics. “Where opposing political groups previously expressed frustration with each other, they now express fear and anger. […] Anger has long been associated with loss of status.” The WEF report suggests that the impoverishment of the public sector, as well as increasing within-country wealth inequality are driving anger and populist movements. With global debt skyrocketing to a higher value than before the 2008 financial crisis, don’t expect the anger to abate any time in the foreseeable future. [more]

    Make The World Implode Again

    Those worried that this senile gong show will continue indefinitely Japanese-style, can rest assured that American "exceptionalism" has taken that scenario entirely off the table. In the U.S., the burden of truth is always on reality, and never on the circus clowns assiduously ignoring it...

    Davos to Davos, what changed in the past year?

    The tax cut was squandered on stock buybacks and insider cash outs, leaving the general public holding the bag. [more]

    Man dies following attack by 2 dogs in Durban, South Africa

    EF2 tornado rips through Alabama town causing major damage

    Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend.

    The severe weather hit Saturday and another tornado was reported later that evening at an air base in the Florida Panhandle. [more]

    Strange Red "Plasma Conduit" SPANS Across Sky - Looks REALLY Big! [~ 10.5 min. MrMBB333 video]

    [i may have posted this recently]
    Extreme wet January displaces thousands and floods farmland in Argentina - year's worth of rain in 15 days

    Over 5,000 people have evacuated the region, and millions of hectares of crops have been sent underwater. [more]

  4. News Links, January 21, 2019
    Rice Farmer [selected articles]

    Visualizing The Snowball Of Global Government Debt

    According To This Leading Indicator, The World Is Now In A Recession

    Gears of WTO Could Soon Halt Amid U.S. Concerns, Canada Warns

    Army's long-awaited Iraq war study finds Iran was the only winner
    At last the US defense establishment has officially admitted what everyone knew from the beginning. -- RF

    Russia conducted another successful test of an anti-satellite missile, according to a classified US intelligence report

    France to continue military operation in Syria and Iraq in 2019, Macron says

    The U.S. Has Venezuela in Its Crosshairs

    Russia agrees for Germany, France to monitor Kerch Strait: Lavrov

    Trump to meet with North Korea's leader at 2nd summit, White House announces

    Trump to Use Federal Funds to Prop Up US Bomb Makers

    At Age 70, Time to Rethink NATO

    Low Oil Prices Are Not The Only Problem For The Permian

    Somehow, SCURVY Has Made a Comeback in the US

    The Planetary Health Diet isn't much use to people living in food poverty

    Johnsonville recalls more than 48,000 pounds of frozen cheddar and bacon pork patties

    Europe's Most Important River Is Running Dry

    'Alarming' burnout is making doctors want to kill themselves

    Science magazine on Peak Sand 2017 and 2018

    Aussie coal is killing Pacific: Fiji

    100% Pure? New Zealand's deteriorating water raises a stink

    Pharma Spending on Doctors Is Correlated With Opioid Deaths

    The greatest good for the greatest number: A doctrine of acceptable losses

    Seymour Hersh: George H.W. Bush Team Leaked To Media To Reveal CIA's Iran-Contra Affair

    Leaked memo spells out Facebook's new 'ground rules' restricting employee discussions about politics and religion

    Norway to Track Cars GPS to Tax Per KM (Mile) – Your Govt is Next

    Newly Revealed Documents Show Facebook Gleefully Refusing To Refund Money To Kids Who Ran Up Huge Bills On Mommy's Credit Card

    Change your phone settings so Apple, Google can't track your movements

    5G, Huawei and Us — The U.S. Hates Competition

    Surviving in a Venezuelan City: "You have no clue about how people really are when they are faced with hunger"
    Don't think this concerns only people in Venezuela. When the SHTF, a city anywhere in the world will suddenly transform into a hornets' nest. -- RF

    The West's Descent into 'Cultural Revolution'

    The Price of Empire
    Why America and Britain Are Self-Destructing (And What the World Can Learn From it)

    War on BDS: How AIPAC-Israel agenda became US priority

    Another Retail Chain Bought & Stripped Bare by Sun Capital Goes Bankrupt

    Here come the defaults: Credit outlook darkens

    Richard Wolff: The Next Economic Crisis Is Coming

    RIP...The Positive Interest Rate Cycle, 1950 - 2019

    Rising Credit-Card Use Shows Consumers Are Strapped

    Supermarket Chains Say Shoppers Increasingly Wary About The Future

    Detroit's auto show has reached the end of the road

  5. Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada

    A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is forcing authorities to keep extreme cold warnings active over almost entire Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia. [more]

    More animal species under threat of extinction, new method shows

    Drilling toward disaster: Why U.S. oil and gas expansion Is incompatible with climate limits – “The U.S. is moving further and faster than any other country to expand oil and gas extraction”

    America's push for oil and gas supremacy could lead to a "climate catastrophe," a new report has warned. [more]

    [COULD?! It's well underway!]

    'Rattled my whole trailer': Mysterious boom heard, felt in Delta, Colorado

    Floods leave 10 dead in Burundi

    Brutal Arctic blast overtakes eastern US with wind chill to -30F degrees in some areas

    In Philadelphia, it was 48 degrees on Sunday morning and a biting 12 degrees on Monday. [more; going down to 9 tonight]

    Three meters of heavy snowfall hits Dersim, Turkey

    [more below]

  6. Lake Tahoe ski resorts receive 1 ½ feet of snow in 24 hours - just days after storms dumped 4 feet in 48 hours

    Costco is pulling Roundup from their stores and will no longer sell the carcinogen

    Another blow to Bayer (formerly Monsanto) and a win for us and the environment: it's been confirmed that Costco will stop selling RoundUp and glyphosate-based herbicides this Spring! (Hopefully, stores like Lowe's and Home Depot will be next.)
    [more; it's way past "about time!"]

    Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio

    An explosion of an Enbridge Inc natural gas pipeline in Ohio on Monday created a fireball of flame and damaged homes, prompting the evacuation of nearby residents.

    The explosion occurred on Enbridge's Texas Eastern pipeline system and appeared to have destroyed two homes, said Chasity Schmelzenbach, emergency management director for Noble County, Ohio.

    "We got reports flames were shooting (up) 80 feet to 200 feet (25-60 meters)," Schmelzenbach said. "You could see it upwards of 10-15 miles (16-24 km) away. Lots of people thought it was in their backyard because it does appear large." [more]

    Greenland ice melting faster than scientists had thought, nears 'tipping point'

    Ice on Greenland is melting four times faster than it did just 16 years ago, a study reports.

    The melting, which is a result of the Earth's warming atmosphere and oceans, is happening much faster than scientists had thought and will likely lead to faster sea-level rise. [more]

    Brandon Truaxe, Founder of Deciem Skin Care Company, Is Dead At 40

    While the cause of Truaxe’s death is currently unknown, a report published in Canada’s Financial Post in December 2018 indicated that he’d been previously hospitalized for mental health issues several times and had problems with drug use.