Saturday, January 26, 2019

Event Update For 2019-01-25

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

2019-01-25 - Unknown sulfur odor sickening people in Moncks Corner (South Carolina):

Quote: "Berkeley County has now responded to concerns people have of a mysterious odor in Moncks Corner. Berkeley County Water and Sanitation says they’re working closely with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to find the solution to an odor coming from an area close to the Berkeley County landfill located on Highway 52. The county first believed the odor issues were caused by increased rainfall at the landfill, which produced moisture and resulted in the release of Hydrogen Sulfide gas. Now the county is broadening their scopes to try and identify where the smell is coming from."

Quote: "Residents are describing it as a 'burning sulfur' type of smell that is making them sick. Gary Weston lives right behind the landfill on Oakley Road and says the smell has been around for two years but has progressively gotten worse over the past few months. 'People are getting sick, and someone needs to do something about it. I don’t think there’s nearly enough being done,' Weston said."

Quote: "On Friday, Berkeley County sent out a news release about the odor and said they have been monitoring the landfill for Hydrogen Sulfide, but the meters have come up at zero."

Note: Maybe they're not measuring hydrogen sulfide at the landfill because it's not coming from the landfill. This area is not far from the coast...

2019-01-25 - Water pollution plant spewing rotten egg odor in Marion (Iowa):

Quote: "A citywide odor is being reported in Marion. City officials tell us the ‘rotten egg’ smell could be confused for a gas leak. The source of the citywide odor is believed to be the water pollution plant at 7525 Bertram Road. The Marion Fire Department say they want the public to be aware of this issue and emphasize the outdoor odor is not a concern."

Note: Probably just some deadly hydrogen sulfide, so why would anyone be concerned?!

2019-01-25 - Unknown rotten egg odor causes evacuations in Garland (Texas):

Quote: "Eighteen homes were evacuated this morning after a smell of gas was detected Friday morning in the 700 block of Eastern Star Drive in Garland. The Garland Fire Department reported on their Twitter account that 30 residents were displaced as they investigate the odor, which was reported at about 9:50 a.m. As of 10:30 a.m., the source of the smell hadn't been determined."

2019-01-25 - Atmospheric CO2 levels rising at a rate that is itself rising:

2019-01-25 - Vegetation may not be able to continue abating the effects of emissions from human activities:

2019-01-25 - Are we headed toward the worst-case climate change scenario?

Note: Yes, we are, a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event, which will wipe the human race off the face of this planet, along with most other species...

2019-01-25 - Man runs out of home on fire and burns to death, in West Memphis (Arkansas):

Quote: "A man in West Memphis accidentally set himself on fire and died from his injuries, and now a neighborhood is left in mourning. Just before 6 p.m. Friday, police said James Brown somehow caught himself on fire, and they don't think he did it on purpose. Neighbors said he came outside covered in flames, and first responders had to extinguish the flames. But by then, Brown was burned so bad that he could not respond to them."

2019-01-25 - Fire truck bursts into flame on I-95 on way to fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "Rich Langford, an executive board member of the City Fire Union, said the apparatus that caught fire is a reserve apparatus and is the only heavy rescue vehicle they have to serve the entire city."

2019-01-25 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame at 11 PM in Fyshwick (Australia):

2019-01-25 - Transformer explodes and burns near manufacturing plant in Guelph (Canada):

2019-01-25 - Man falls into fire and burns, on Keever Street in Graves (South Carolina), 6 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A man reportedly fell into a fire in Georgetown County, resulting in hospitalization Friday night."

2019-01-25 - Cargo ship bursts into flame at port on the Mediterranean Sea:

Quote: "Fire erupted on board of ro-ro cargo ship docked in Mediterranean port, in the morning Jan 25. City engines took fire under control in some 2 hours, understood fire was in engine room with thick smoke billowing from funnel and vent ducts."

Note: This is the 70th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-25 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Cedar Grove (West Virginia):

2019-01-25 - Charter school bus bursts into flame on I-5 in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Quote: "The Stanford track team faced a frightening situation during a road trip Friday afternoon when their charter bus caught fire on I-5 in Seattle."

Note: These are the 22nd and 23rd school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 62nd and 63rd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-01-25 - Transit bus bursts into flame at 6:40 AM on Highway 103 in coastal Halifax (Canada):

2019-01-25 - Two transit buses burst into flame in Rome (Italy):

Quote: "Two more buses burst into flames in Rome overnight, sources said Friday. 2019 could be a new record year after 21 bus fires last year, the centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) said."

Note: These are the 64th, 65th and 66th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-01-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on Route 17 between Windsor and Deposit (New York):

2019-01-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on South Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

2019-01-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Laurel County (Kentucky):

2019-01-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-64 in Bath County (Kentucky):

2019-01-25 - Tractor bursts into flame on the A249 near Sittingbourne (Britain):

Note: These are the 148th, 149th, 150th, 151st and 152nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-25 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at Romney Middle School in Sunrise Summit (West Virginia):

2019-01-25 - Ambulance bursts into flame outside fire department in Mingo Junction (West Virginia):

Quote: "A Mingo Junction ambulance caught fire on Friday evening right outside of the village fire department."

2019-01-25 - At least three RVs destroyed by fire while parked at facility in Plainview on coastal Long Island (New York):

2019-01-25 - RV bursts into flame while parked at RV park in Inyo County (California):

2019-01-25 - RV bursts into flame near Polk (Ohio), 2 dogs killed:

Note: These are the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th RVs to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-25 - School van bursts into flame in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 2 lightly injured:

2019-01-25 - Taxi van bursts into flame on highway in Felipe Carrillo Puerto (Mexico):

2019-01-25 - Van bursts into flame on the M2 near Sittingbourne (Britain):

2019-01-25 - SUV bursts into flame while parked inside parking garage in Columbia (Missouri):

Quote: "The Columbia Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire inside of a parking structure at Eighth and Cherry at 10:00 am on Friday."

2019-01-25 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at condos in Sun City (Arizona):

Quote: "Firefighters say no one was injured after a car fire broke out under a carport at a Sun City home on Friday morning."

2019-01-25 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 in Oakland Park (Florida), near the coast:

2019-01-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Ellicott Street Road in Bethany (New York):

2019-01-25 - Car bursts into flame on Route 51 in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), separate crash too:

Quote: "Route 51 was shut down twice Friday afternoon after a car fire and an accident that happened within hours of one another."

2019-01-25 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM on Liberty Street in Erie (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-25 - Car bursts into flame at 6:45 AM on I-90 in Cleveland (Ohio):

2019-01-25 - Car bursts into flame at 7:14 AM on I-10 in Indio (California):

2019-01-25 - Car bursts into flame on State Highway 1 near Huntly (New Zealand):

2019-01-25 - Car bursts into flame on the N11 in Kilmacanogue (Ireland):

2019-01-25 - Car bursts into flame on Conduit Lane in Bridgnorth (Britain):

2019-01-25 - Car bursts into flame on the A1 near Ripon (Britain):

Quote: "Ripon – Time of call 09:46 Ripon and Boroughbridge crews responded to a car fire on the A1 near Ripon. Crews extinguished using 1 hose reel and 2 breathing apparatus."

2019-01-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-15 in Bountiful (Utah):

2019-01-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 154 at the Cold Springs Bridge near coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2019-01-25 - Semi trailer bursts into flame before 4 AM while parked inside garage at home in Sioux City (Iowa):

2019-01-25 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Peoria (Illinois):

Quote: "A garage fire caused $20,000 in damage and destroyed an antique car, the West Peoria fire chief said on Friday."

2019-01-25 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in coastal Great Yarmouth (Britain):

2019-01-25 - Iconic truck stop and diner destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Sallisaw (Oklahoma):

2019-01-25 - Public utilities contracting business destroyed by fire at 5:35 AM in coastal Hollywood (South Carolina):

2019-01-25 - American Legion building damaged by fire at 2 AM in coastal Port Orange (Florida):

2019-01-25 - High-rise building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2019-01-25 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on South Main Street in Tooele (Utah):

2019-01-25 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM on Central Street in La Belle (Missouri):

2019-01-25 - Mobile home destroyed by garage fire in Cozad (Nebraska):

2019-01-25 - Two homes go up in flames on Claudia Drive in coastal San Jose (California):

2019-01-25 - Fourplex apartment building destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Indiana Avenue in Charleston (West Virginia):

2019-01-25 - Deadly fire burns home just after 2 AM on South 3rd Street in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 2 killed, 4 injured:;-4-escape/5105875/

2019-01-25 - Vacant building burns at 1:45 AM near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):

2019-01-25 - Vacant home burns in Dayton (Ohio):

2019-01-25 - Man found dead in the water at Twin Lakes in Marysville (Washington):

Quote: "Officials are investigating after a fisherman's body was found Friday morning floating in the water at Twin Lakes in Marysville, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office said it appears there was no foul play and that the man may have had a medical issue. The man's chair and fishing gear were still in the area and when police reeled in the line, there was a fish on it."

2019-01-25 - Person found dead in submerged SUV in Dolan Creek in Boring (Oregon):

2019-01-25 - Man found dead in stream in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-01-25 - Person drops dead on sidewalk in Peoria (Arizona):

2019-01-26 - Man found face-down and dead in shallow water in Lake Elsinore (California):

2019-01-26 - Man in his 40s drops dead in ditch in coastal Renton (Washington):

2019-01-25 - Man, 53, has heart attack and slumps over dead while driving big rig, truck crashes, on I-80 in Shenango Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The truck driver killed Friday in a fatal accident on Interstate 80 died of a heart attack before the accident, according to the Mercer County Coroner’s office. The driver, Wayne Nelson Grahl, 53, of Fond du Lac, Wisc., was pronounced dead at the accident scene, near the 1-mile marker of I-80 in Shenango Township."

2019-01-25 - Middle-aged man goes into cardiac arrest and drops dead at police station on the Essequibo Coast (Guyana):

2019-01-25 - Man has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at home on Copes Way in Uttoxeter (Britain):

2019-01-25 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane in Missoula (Montana):

Quote: "Missoula airport officials confirm a medical emergency sent crews scrambling to a commercial flight that had just landed at the airport. Officials say a passenger on the Allegiant flight had a medical emergency."

2019-01-25 - Passenger has 'medical emergency', on ferry ship near the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "A medical emergency on board a Wightlink ferry has resulted in the cancellation of a number of its sailings. The 7pm and 9.10pm sailings from Yarmouth and the 8.05pm sailing from Lymington have been cancelled."

2019-01-25 - Deckhand goes missing from barge on Pickwick Lake (Tennessee):

2019-01-25 - Small plane and helicopter collide mid-air in the Aosta Valley (Italy), 7 killed:

2019-01-25 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff near reservoir in Kindaruma (Kenya):

2019-01-25 - Tanker truck overturns on Clarkes Landing Road in coastal Hollywood (Maryland):

2019-01-25 - Tanker truck overturns on I-80 in Tinley Park (Illinois):

2019-01-25 - Tractor trailer veers across centerline, hits SUV head-on, on I-90 in Rapid City (South Dakota), 1 killed:

2019-01-25 - Heavy truck crashes into workers' huts in Chauddogram (Bangladesh), 13 killed:

2019-01-25 - Car crashes off road, plunges into pond, on Route 9 in Berlin (Connecticut), 1+ injured:

2019-01-25 - Sinkhole opens near railroad underpass in East Lampeter Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-25 - Dam collapses and spews muddy sludge in Brumadinho (Brazil), 40+ killed, hundreds missing:

Quote: "Authorities say at least 40 people have died from a dam collapse in Southeastern Brazil, and the death toll is expected to rise."

2019-01-25 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Maasdijk (Netherlands):

2019-01-25 - Man has 'medical incident' and topples out of window, in Poltimore (Britain):

Quote: "Man rescued after suffering 'medical incident', falling through window and landing on scaffolding..."

2019-01-25 - Heatwave heads to New Zealand:

2019-01-25 - Stunning chart reveals Australia's record-breaking run of rising temperatures:

2019-01-25 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Solomon Islands:

2019-01-25 - Deadly storm slams Italy, the Balkan Peninsula and Turkey with heavy rain and snow:

2019-01-25 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sabah (Malaysia):

2019-01-25 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Asturias (Spain), 4+ killed:

2019-01-25 - New governors target climate change from day one in vulnerable Great Lakes region:

2019-01-25 - Master dealmaker Trump ends government shutdown with $0 for wall:


  1. Hey, not so fast with Trump's "caving in" - he's playing 11 dimensional chess and has other plans that the Dems haven't even dreamed of . .. (yeah, right).

    Good morning Jonny, everyone reading JJFH. Weather finally calmed down around here - no precipitation, no wind to speak of, sun's out and it's just below freezing (so not too bad) outside. Here's what's coming.

    Polar Vortex is coming and will bring bone crunching cold to the US and Canada with temperatures colder than the Arctic circle by Tuesday

    While Australia broils at temperatures reaching just shy of 50 deg C (122 deg F) the U.S. and Canada are about to be hit with lowest temperatures for many years as the mercury is set to drop to temperatures colder than the Arctic circle in and around the Great Lakes.

    The Chicago area can expect temperatures of -44 deg C (-49 deg F) and with the wind chill factor, it will feel even colder.
    According to AccuWeather, while the midwestern United States has been dealing with bitter cold, an even harsher and more dangerous stretch of cold is expected in the final days of January as the polar vortex plunges south. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 1.26.19 The Depravity of Climate Change Denial [34 min.]

    Sunday, 27 January 2019

    The northern Barents Sea has warmed 1.5 degrees Celsius in just 18 years

    “What we show is the sea ice will probably move out of the Barents Sea completely and not come back," says Ms Lind.
    That's exactly what seems to have happened. [more]

    [contains this article]
    Huge part of Arctic ocean is shifting to an Atlantic climate, study finds

    The northern Barents Sea has warmed 1.5 degrees Celsius in just 18 years [more]

    [so much for GSM being "impotent"]
    BOOM! Solar Minimum Flare releases energy of a billion WWII atomic bombs as C5-class solar flare is biggest since Oct 2017

    The mixing of fresh and saline water - a major positive feedback loop in the Arctic

    'Tipping point' risk for Arctic hotspot

    A rapid climate shift under way in the Barents Sea could spread to other Arctic regions, scientists warn. [more]

    Methane & Earthquake Report with Margo (Jan. 26, 2019) [~ 73 min.]

    [there's a ton of political stuff on seemorerocks today, too]

    Observations about the current weather in New Zealand

    It is not often that I can say the media is exaggerating about the weather. It seems a lot warmer than the 'average' (yesterday's average maximum has become today's miniumum) but it has not seemed too hot here in Lower Hutt.
    Aussie heatwave arrives with scorching temperatures into the 30s [more; hey, it just GOT there, give it a chance to cook!]

    [more below]

  2. Are We Watching the End of the Monarch Butterfly?

    The total number of West Coast monarchs was estimated at approximately 4.5 million in the 1980s. In the latest count, that number fell to 28,429, dipping below the number scientists estimate is needed to keep the population going.

    Bye bye blackbird?: RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch marks 40 years

    The RSPB survey reveals sharp vicissitudes of fortune for our garden visitors over the years. Starlings have fallen by 80%, song thrushes by 75% and house sparrows by 57%. Even ubiquitous garden heroes the robin (-31%) and blackbird (-41%) have become more scarce. [more]

    Seven killed as powerful storm brings heavy rain and snow to Algeria and Tunisia

    At least 5 people have been killed as a powerful Mediterranean storm hit northern Algeria on January 24 and 25, bringing heavy rain and snow, the country's civil protection agency reported Saturday, January 26, 2019. The same weather system affected neighboring Tunisia, claiming lives of at least 2 people. [more]

    Brazil dam collapse: 10 bodies found and hundreds missing - UPDATE

    Update 27/01/2019: Hundreds of people are still missing.
    [1.5 min. news report]

    Lightning bolt kills 2 women in Zambia

    [SOTT]Comment: On the same day another bolt claimed the lives of a mother and her baby in Tanzania while in India recently lightning strikes killed 2 people in Uttar Pradesh. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Fiji island

    Shortly after, the area felt another smaller tremor, which registered 5.2 magnitude. [more; no tsunami warning]

    Fifth tornado in FOUR days strikes Turkey's Antalya, flipping buses and damaging aircraft

    The fifth tornado in four days struck Turkey's southern Antalya province Saturday, flipping buses and causing damage to planes and the city's international airport. [more]

    Blizzard paralyses Moscow with 50+ car collisions & dozens of flight delays

    Dozens of accidents, including massive pileups blocking major motorways, have virtually brought the Russian capital to a standstill amid an extreme snowstorm that also temporarily disrupted air traffic in Moscow. [more; pics and video]

    What A Fool Believes

    Brain dead zombies are seeking consensus from other brain dead zombies, and finding it. Too many central bank bailouts have convinced gamblers there is no such thing as risk anymore...

    So far, this scenario is eerily deja vu of late 2015/2016: The Fed raised rates in December (2015 and 2018), both times the wheels came off the bus immediately thereafter, the Fed whispered sweet nothings, and by February it was off to the races.

    Here is where it gets different:

    Difference #1: Mass complacency

    The second major difference is that notwithstanding Friday's exuberance, the Fed has yet to determine how and when to curtail balance sheet rolloff.

    The third major difference is the fact that rates are much higher today than in 2016, which means that money markets are yielding more than the S&P 500

    The fourth major difference is that we are further along in the Ponzi cycle, which is why credit markets are not responding to the nascent happy talk.

    In summary, you have to be brain dead to believe that now is deja vu of 2016. [more]

  4. This has really been a month for firetrucks burning up, jeez!

    [more on that 3 y.o. kid that survived the woods for 2 days]
    Rescued 3-year-old endured heavy rain, freezing temperatures alone in the woods: 'He's a survivor'

    A 3-year-old boy found alive two days he went missing was "meant to survive" as he endured heavy rains and cold temperatures by himself in the woods, the local sheriff said.

    "What he survived out there -- temperatures in the 20s, low 20s, the rain, the downpour that almost put our search on a standstill," Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes told ABC New Bern affiliate WCTI Friday morning.

    "He did say that he had a friend in the woods that was a bear," the sheriff added. [more; Bigfoot?]

    Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant dies midflight of suspected heart attack

    A crew member for Hawaiian Airlines died in the air from a suspected heart attack, despite attempts to save him using CPR.

    “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Emile Griffith, a member of our flight attendant ‘ohana [family] for over 31 years who passed away while working on our flight between Honolulu and New York last night,” Ann Botticelli, an airline spokesperson tells Yahoo Lifestyle in a statement. [more]

    [how much are we consuming?]
    Scientists concerned about microplastic contamination on farmlands

    The plastics find their way into agricultural soils through recycled wastewater and rubbish.

    Martyn Futter, an associate professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, said a major source of contamination was organic fertiliser made from treated and dewatered sewage, known as biosolids. [the Amish use this every year]

    [SOTT]Comment: Biosludged: Documentary reveals EPA allows spraying of highly toxic sewage sludge on food crops [link]

    Scientists are not sure what effect microplastics are having on our agricultural ecosystems.

    Dr Browne was concerned this hidden build-up could affect soil function and put hazardous chemicals in the food chain. [more]

    [next part below]

  5. Landslide during heavy rainfall kills at least 15 at hotel wedding party in Peru

    The impact of the mud and rocks forced the building's walls and roof to cave in while guests were inside dancing. [more]

    68 killed, thousands displaced in South Sulawesi floods, Indonesia (UPDATE)

    Update: Xinhua on the 27th of January reports:

    The death toll from floods, landslides and whirlwind in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province jumped to 68 on Sunday with 47 others sustaining wounds, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. [more]

    Hantavirus outbreak kills 11 people in remote town in Argentina

    Hantavirus affects the lungs, causing flu-like symptoms to begin with, and is usually spread by contact with the droppings or saliva of infected animals. [more]

    [good stuff!]
    Benefits of garden-based learning for children

    Trump considers undercutting state authority in quest to expedite pipeline development

    Congress would need to rewrite the Clean Water Act to limit state powers, legal experts say.

    The Trump administration is reviewing steps it could take to prevent state officials from using their authority under the Clean Water Act to deny permits to developers of natural gas pipelines and other energy infrastructure. [more]

    [from China with love]