Monday, January 28, 2019

Event Update For 2019-01-27

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

2019-01-27 - Passenger plane hit by 'strange toxic smell', twice, in and near coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 10 crew members sickened:

Quote: "A British Airways pilot declared a ‘May Day’ emergency at 30,000ft due to fumes on a packed airliner resulting in 10 crew members being taken to hospital. The drama unfolded just hours after the same plane suffered another reported odour scare. Crew members on a Boeing 747 from Heathrow to Boston told of a 'strange toxic smell' after touchdown in the US. An official Air Safety Report was completed into the incident on Flight BA213 - which was carrying passengers including Jason Mahoney, the Head of Engineering for BA. After a check by BA engineers in Boston the same plane was declared safe for take-off on its return leg to London. Flight BA212 was 1hr 41 minutes into the journey when the Captain declared an emergency due to another fume event. The aircraft returned to Boston where 10 crew members were taken to hospital for checks. BA sources said two cabin crew were seriously ill, with one violently unwell - but the airline said there was no evidence of this."

2019-01-27 - Drilling and analysis underway in Antarctica to discover whether there's a decline in hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere:

Quote: "Etheridge, who helped provide the Sun-Herald and Sunday Age with a tour of CSIRO's world-renowned air archive at Aspendale in Melbourne's sandbelt last week, says his "gut-feeling" is that hydroxyl abundance will be shown to be on the skids. 'From my reading of the evidence and the chemistry, I would expect to see a decline over the industrial period of hydroxyl. I would expect it to have decreased,' he says, stressing that the results from the current project have not been tested."

Quote: "The implications, though, of proof of a reduced ability to destroy methane - which now has a life in the atmosphere of about a decade - would be profound, depending on the scale of any decline."

Note: Hydroxyl radicals react away methane and hydrogen sulfide and many other pollutants, so a decline in hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere would mean such pollutants would last longer in the atmosphere. I'm pretty confident that atmospheric hydroxyl radicals ARE in decline, just as the scientist above also expects. It's a very hard thing to test though, thus all this effort in drilling in the Antarctic. If atmospheric hydroxyl radicals are in decline then that alone could explain why the 'official' estimates are always way off in overestimating how much time we have left until Horrible_Thing_X begins and thus why things always happen 'faster than expected'. As a general rule, if things happen faster than you expect, over and over and over again, CHANGE YOUR EFFING EXPECTATIONS. Derp!

2019-01-27 - Barents Sea warming rapidly, mixing of fresh and saline water as the oceans warm forming yet another self-reinforcing feedback:

2019-01-27 - Underground electrical explosions and fire hit coastal Ramsgate (Britain):

Quote: "Part of Ramsgate High Street was cordoned off this morning (January 27), due to an electrical fire under the pavement. Fire crews were called to the area close to Shoe Zone due to flames and smoke coming up from the pavement. Witnesses reported ‘explosions’ coming from under the ground."

2019-01-27 - Dozens of wildfires continue to rage across Tasmania (Australia), people urged to evacuate:

Quote: "Emergency services in Tasmania are battling 72 separate bushfires and have urged residents living near five particularly dangerous sites to evacuate their homes. 'Over 1,000 kilometres of uncontained fire edge remains burning across the state,' said Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) Chief Officer, Chris Arnol."

2019-01-27 - Wildfire burns into the Sea Point area in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

Quote: "The fire that broke out up Lion's Head lower slope near Quarry Hill in Cape Town has spread to Signal Hill and Sea Point."

2019-01-27 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, two metal containers burn, on Manor Road in Erith (Britain):

Quote: "Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a scrapyard on Manor Road, Erith. Two metal containers were destroyed by fire."

2019-01-27 - Homes destroyed by explosion in coastal Hague (Netherlands), 9 injured:

Note: This is the 12th residential explosion in 2018...

2019-01-27 - Around 100 cars go up in flames at 1:06 AM at recycling center on Longridge Road in Preston (Britain):

2019-01-27 - Tanker ship bursts into flame at 6 AM at dock in coastal Halifax (Canada):

Quote: "News outlets reported fire on board of a ship docked at Imperial Oil Datrmouth Terminal, Halifax, in the morning Jan 27, ship wasn’t identified."

2019-01-27 - Houseboat bursts into flame off the Memorial Causeway in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

Note: These are the 71st and 72nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-27 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Nellore (India):

Note: This is the 24th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 68th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-01-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 5:40 AM on I-45 in Hutchins (Texas):

2019-01-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station, man courageously drives it away, in Narsinghpur (India):

2019-01-27 - Tractor, four-wheeler, two lawn mowers and barn destroyed by fire in Sheldon (New York):

Quote: "The barn was destroyed in the blaze, along with a farm tractor, two lawn mowers, a four-wheeler and multiple tools. A 16-by-24 foot barn located four feet away also sustained major damage."

2019-01-27 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at trucking company in Cornwall (Canada):

Note: These are the 157th, 158th, 159th and 160th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-01-27 - Minibus bursts into flame on road near Khanewal (Pakistan):,-passengers-remain-safe

2019-01-27 - Van bursts into flame at car dealership in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2019-01-27 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "This was the fourth such incident to have occurred in Karachi in the current month as earlier three hi-roof vans have so far caught fire separately in Korangi, Orangi Town and Gulberg."

2019-01-27 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at storage facility, fire spreads to storage units, in North Highlands (California):

Quote: "A fire that started in an SUV and spread at an Auburn Boulevard storage facility damaged at least 10 units Sunday but resulted in no injuries."

Quote: "About 30 firefighters responded, and upon arrival, the fire had spread from an SUV, which was parked nearby, to several storage units, Gonsalves said."

2019-01-27 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home in Grand Forks (North Dakota):

2019-01-27 - SUV bursts into flame at Northwest 74th Street and State Road 826 in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-01-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while towing boat on I-95 in coastal Branford (Connecticut):

2019-01-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Goodman Crossing Road in Altavista (Virginia):

2019-01-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads, garage and 2 cars destroyed, in Hyde Park (New York), 2 injured:

Quote: "Roosevelt firefighters were dispatched to the structure on Melanie Way at around 10:56 a.m. for a reported vehicle fire inside a garage. They found the garage ablaze and both occupants already outside, Darrow said. The person who was burned, he said, had been attempting to move one of the destroyed vehicles."

2019-01-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in Tysons Corner (Virginia):

2019-01-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2019-01-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-86 near Lowman (New York):

2019-01-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-93 in Reading (Massachusetts):

2019-01-27 - Car bursts into flame on North Brink in Wisbech (Britain):

2019-01-27 - Car bursts into flame on the A390 in Cornwall (Britain):

2019-01-27 - Car bursts into flame at 2:43 AM on Century Avenue in Oldbrook (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 27 January, 2.43am Car fire, Century Avenue, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-01-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 5:52 AM on Highway 65 near Grady (Arkansas):

2019-01-27 - Hay trailer bursts into flame while being towed on the M42 near Coleshill (Britain):

2019-01-27 - Van and home destroyed by fire before 6 AM in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida), 2 injured:

Quote: "Six people were displaced by the fire, which left the home hollowed out, part of its roof collapsed. A van parked beside the home was also destroyed in the fire."

2019-01-27 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Manchester (New Hampshire), nobody there:

2019-01-27 - Furniture business heavily damaged by huge fire in Dowagiac (Michigan):

2019-01-27 - Swim club and daycare heavily damaged by fire in Rockville (Maryland):

2019-01-27 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Nashville (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2019-01-27 - Home damaged by fire on 49th Street in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2019-01-27 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM in Granite Falls (North Carolina), dog killed:

2019-01-27 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Charleston (West Virginia), 1350 feet from the Kanawha River:

2019-01-27 - Deadly fire burns home on Prime Hook Road in Milton (Delaware), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-01-27 - Deadly fire destroys home in Waldorf (Maryland), 1 killed:

2019-01-27 - Deadly fire rips through apartment building just before 3 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 4 killed, 1 injured:

2019-01-27 - Vacant building burns on Clive Sullivan Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Clive Sullivan Way, Hull. Sun 27 Jan 2019 21:04 (No:01771) Small fire inside derelict building. One BA, one hose reel and 10.5 metre ladder in use."

2019-01-27 - Vacant home burns in Youngstown (Ohio):

2019-01-27 - Thousands more fish dying in the Darling River in Menindee (Australia), locals fear there will be none left:

Quote: "Reports were also received of fish deaths in Lake Keepit and Thredbo."

2019-01-27 - Man has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "A man died after a US bound plane was diverted to Glasgow when it declared a medical emergency. The crew onboard the flight from London to Austin, Texas battled to save the passenger's life when he took unwell. British Airways flight 191 touched down at the airport on Saturday afternoon, but sadly the man could not be saved."

2019-01-27 - Man, 46, has 'medical issue' and slumps over dead in SUV, SUV hits tree, in Hazleton (Pennsylvania), girl injured:

Quote: "A driver involved in a serious crash Sunday in Hazleton is believed to have died from a medical issue prior to the collision."

Note: A man, 25, was just found slumped over dead with blue lips in a van in Hazleton the day prior too, mentioned in the 2019-01-25 update...

2019-01-27 - Woman found dead beneath bridge in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-01-27 - Man, 25, found dead near the Yellow Dog River in Marquette County (Michigan):

2019-01-27 - Man, 22, found dead outside apartments in Rochester (Minnesota):

2019-01-27 - Man, 73, found dead in Tufton Pond in Fluvanna County (Virginia):

2019-01-27 - Man, 50, found dead on El Cajon Mountain in Lakeside (California):

2019-01-27 - Man found dead in ditch in West Ashley (South Carolina):

2019-01-27 - Boy, 16, found dead in yard in Dalton (Georgia):

Quote: "He was wet. Of course, in that area, there is some wet land. There's a creek very very close by. So whether he had been walking at night and stumbled in the creek or walked through it..."

2019-01-27 - Boy, 13, found dead in Marshalltown (Iowa):

2019-01-27 - Man found dead in submerged car in Lake Ontario near airport in Toronto (Canada):

2019-01-27 - Man has 'medical episode' at showgrounds and dies in Allora (Australia):

Quote: "A man has passed away at the Allora Showgrounds after suffering a medical episode around 1.50pm Sunday."

2019-01-27 - Man, 25, dies in the water at Bents Basin south of Wallacia (Australia):

2019-01-27 - Man, 27, found dead in the Kangaroo River in Bendeela (Australia):

2019-01-27 - Man, 36, found dead in villa at Paradise Island Resort in the Maldive Islands:

Quote: "A tourist has been found dead at the Paradise Island Resort. The person has been identified by Maldives Police Service as a 36-year-old male from China who had been spending his vacation at the resort island. The man was found dead inside a villa, and was transported to Male’ City and taken to the ADK Hospital last Sunday night. This is the third tourist death at the resort this January."

2019-01-27 - Man found dead in mangroves near beach at Icacos Point in coastal Cedros on the island of Trinidad:

Quote: "Officers of the Cedros Police Station acting on a tip-off went to the mangrove and found the body a short distance away from the Icacos beach."

2019-01-27 - Man, 27, found dead in the Hooghly River in Kolkata (India):

2019-01-27 - Man, 38, has 'medical incident' and dies a apartments in coastal Kirkcaldy (Scotland):

2019-01-27 - Man falls off boat into the River Mersey and dies in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2019-01-27 - Person found dead at beach in coastal Beachy Head (Britain):

2019-01-27 - Person found dead on Beach Road in coastal Sully (Britain):

2019-01-27 - Man, 48, ship's captain, sickens on cargo ship near coastal Menorca (Spain):

Quote: "General cargo ship MY MELODY on Jan 27 requested urgent medical assistance to ship’s Master, in Balearic sea some 80 nm NE of Menorca, Spain."

2019-01-27 - Woman in her 40s has 'medical emergency', car crashes into tree, in coastal Mobile (Alabama), 1 injured:

Quote: "Witnesses said it appears to have been a medical emergency."

2019-01-27 - Man, 27, has 'medical issue', car crashes into cable barrier, on I-70 in Saline County (Missouri):

Quote: "According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Christopher Warren, 27, of Raleigh, N.C., was driving east on Interstate 70 Sunday afternoon when he had a medical issue and ran off the right side of the road. His car struck the cable barrier near the 66.4-mile marker in Saline County."

2019-01-27 - Small plane goes missing after taking off from Camas (Washington):

2019-01-27 - Small plane crash-lands shortly after takeoff in Pflugerville (Texa), 1 lightly injured:

Note: Pflugerville is pfrequently in the news lately!

2019-01-27 - Small plane crash-lands in field in Fort Worth (Texas), engine failure, 2 injured:

2019-01-27 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Yakima (Washington), engine failure:

2019-01-27 - Military helicopter makes emergency landing in field in Warren (Massachusetts):

2019-01-27 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-75 near Mount Vernon (Kentucky):

2019-01-27 - Car veers off road at 1:30 AM, crashes into tree, on US 521 in Indian Land (South Carolina), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2019-01-27 - Car crashes off cliff at Ponderosa Dam, in Robinson Mill in Butte County (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-01-27 - Car veers off road at 4:45 AM, hits tree, on East Lake Road in coastal Palm Harbor (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-01-27 - Car veers off road at 1:45 AM, crashes into boulder, in Plainfield (Connecticut), 2 injured:

2019-01-27 - Car veers off road, slams into bridge abutment, in Weisenberg Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-01-27 - Massive sinkholes swallowing parts of western Iran:

2019-01-27 - Mudslide hits hotel during wedding celebration in Abancay (Peru), 15+ killed, 34 injured:

2019-01-27 - Landslide buries home in Karangasem on the island of Bali (Indonesia), 2 killed, 12 injured:

2019-01-27 - Dam collapse death toll rises to 58 with 300+ people still missing, in Brumadinho (Brazil):

Quote: "At least 58 people are dead and at least 300 people have been reported missing after a dam collapsed in Brazil on Friday. Eight of the 58 bodies have been identified, a spokesperson for the southeastern state of Minas Gerais said Sunday. There are still 305 people missing as a torrent of water and mud slammed into Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil. "

2019-01-27 - Water main breaks, boil water order issued in several counties in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-01-27 - Woman has 'medical episode' and collapses on street in coastal Ramsgate (Britain):

Quote: "A woman had suffered a medical episode."

2019-01-27 - Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Fiji Islands:

2019-01-27 - Lightning strike kills two children and injures another in Kalulushi (Zambia):

2019-01-27 - Strongest tornado in 80 years causes widespread destruction in Havana (Cuba), 3 killed, 172+ injured:

Quote: "Three people have been killed and at least 172 are injured after the Cuban capital Havana was blasted by a vicious tornado, causing widespread destruction. Numerous homes have been destroyed, entire neighborhoods have been plunged into darkness and coastal areas have been left flooded after the powerful cyclone blasted the Caribbean nation on Sunday night."

Quote: "Witnesses have compared the powerful storm and its chaotic aftermath to a blockbuster disaster film. 'The ambulance and police sirens have not stopped. We are in the dark… Everything looks desolate, like in a science fiction movie,' one resident told El Nuevo Herald."

2019-01-27 - Tornado touches down in West Hialeah (Florida):

2019-01-27 - Death toll from heavy rain, flooding and landslides hits 68 on Sulawesi Island (Indonesia):

Quote: "The death toll from torrential rains that triggered landslides and floods on an Indonesian island has climbed to 68, the country's disaster management agency said on Sunday. At least 47 people were injured and seven others remained missing in disaster-hit Sulawesi Island, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency."

2019-01-27 - Blizzard paralyses Moscow (Russia):

2019-01-27 - Measles outbreak worsens in Washington State, governor declares emergency:

2019-01-27 - Scientists concerned about microplastic contamination on farmlands:

2019-01-27 - Trump considers undercutting state authority in quest to expedite pipeline development:

Note: States still have rights?!


  1. Great work, Jonny. So many people experiencing "medical episodes" (that have no further explanation), causing accidents while driving or dying on the spot! Only place to see this news is HERE at JJFH.

    i gotta start off to college classes (10:10 til 1:20 pm) to fight the traffic. No snow or rain yet - it's supposed to hit around noon, so i'll be struggling through the wintry mix on the drive home. After the snow/rain adventure we get the same bitter cold that you're going through out there in MO.

    "Mini-Ice-Age?" Midwest Cities Will be Colder Than Antarctica: Chicago coldest ever: Frostbite in minutes: People robbed of winter coats at gunpoint

    Climate Collapse: Wind Chill Temperatures Will Hit -60 In The Midwest This Week As Global Weather Patterns Shift

    The experts are telling us that the Midwest could experience the coldest weather that it has ever seen this week. Wind chill temperatures of -40 and -50 degrees will be common throughout the region, and it is being projected that some spots will actually get hit by wind chill temperatures of up to -60 degrees. A shift in the polar vortex is being blamed for this life-threatening weather, and we are being told to expect the coldest temperatures to arrive on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. But all-time records are already being set. [more]

    Decreasing snow cover causes increasing methane production in frozen lakes

    New, unexpected consequences of climate change keep presenting themselves. A new study from Uppsala University and SLU shows that a decreased snow cover on frozen lakes in boreal forests may inhibit the activity of methane degrading bacteria beneath the ice, thereby causing an increased net production of methane, a powerful greenhouse greenhouse gas. [more]

    Follow-up on Sulfur Dioxide off the California Coast, Methane & EQ Report with Margo (Jan. 28, 2019) [~ 1 hr]

    Millions of fish are dying in the Bay of Panama RIGHT NOW!

    There are millions of fish currently dying in the waters of Amador and other coastal cities on the Bay of Panama. Officials say it’s related to the hot water temperatures favorising a huge red tide along the coast… Others say it may be linked to pollution… Horrible! [more; it's BOTH and MORE!]

    Daily snow record broken in Toronto, widespread record-breaking cold expected, Canada

    Environment Canada maintains Extreme Cold warnings for parts of northern Alberta and Nunavut, almost entire Saskatchewan, Manitoba and most of Ontario and Quebec on January 29, 2019.

    NWS: One of the coldest Arctic air intrusions in recent memory, widespread record lows expected, U.S

    Back to back cold fronts will slice through the eastern two-thirds of the country to deliver one of the coldest arctic air intrusions in recent memory, especially from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service warns. From Tuesday through Thursday, January 29 - 31, 2019 expect frigid temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills, likely leading to widespread record lows and low maximum temperatures. [more]

    [more later]

  2. BLACK BEAR NEWS 1.28.19 Complacency and the Environmental Catastrophe [~ 35 min.]

    [complacency since the mid-1800's - it's way too late now]

    The Cure For Wealth Inequality: Denialistic Mega Crash

    Anyone wondering where the borrowed tax cut and Fed Ponzi money went, can put their mind at ease, it's in the hands of America's bailout class. The decade since 2008 has been spent perfecting Robber-Baron-o-Nomics

    "Goldman Sachs says stock ownership among the 1% and 0.1% has risen, as the gap between rich and poor has widened"

    Today, perma-bulltard Cramer finally came to the realization that the cycle is over. In addition to Nvidia, Caterpillar warned today, Intel warned last week, large U.S. banks warned two weeks ago, Apple and Samsung warned earlier this month.

    Even the most ardent denialists are starting to take notice

    It's abundantly clear in hindsight that the entire Trump tax cut ended up in the Cayman Islands. Where it joined the $4.5 trillion printed by the Fed to prop up risk assets over the past decade. [more; no matter how much wealth you have - you can't buy food that can't be grown in a climate-changed environment]

    [apparently there was a loud boom in So. Philly last night]
    Did You Hear It? Mystery Boom Rattles South Philly and Beyond [~ 1.5 min. news report]

    [time for class]

  3. When i left school @ 1:30, it was raining. By the time i got home it started snowing and has been since. We got about 2" of slushy wet snow that i've been pushing off the driveway. It's not super cold yet.

    [word on the street: "You know shit's fucked up when it snowin' an' rainin' in da desert!"]

    Severe rains in Saudi Arabia turns the desert into raging rivers

    Deadly and widespread flooding engulfed the northern and western parts of Saudi Arabia between 27 and 29 January, turning the arid desert into raging rivers. Civil Defence have rescued over 100 people from flash floods over the last few days in the regions around Tabuk, Jawf, Madinah and Makkah regions. [more; videos and pics]

    Winter Storm Jayden: Three deaths and well over a thousand flights canceled as the storm moves across the Midwest closing government offices, schools and businesses – And the Police is JOKING

    Winter Storm Jayden is well underway, and as it marches across the Midwest and sets its sights on the South and East, the storm is responsible for three deaths and well over a thousand flights canceled. Government offices, schools and businesses have also announced closures in preparation of the storm.

    Due to unexpected freezing temperatures, The Romulus Police Department will be cancelling all crime,both felonies and misdemeanors. So bad guys, if you have to commit a crime, please wait until spring..or at least until temperatures are warmer than a polar bear's toenails...Thank you in advance for your cooperation. [more]

    The MEGA Cascadia earthquake is OVERDUE and could strike the west coast of the US at any moment – creating huge 30 metre-high tsunami waves within seconds – Prepare for this apocalyptic event

    What people are already calling the “big one” is a M9.0 impending earthquake that is set to destroy most of the northwest region of the United States with huge 30 metre-high tsunami waves. Northwest FEMA Director Kenneth Murphy said that this natural disaster along the Cascadia Subduction Zone – a major fault line that runs from Northern California to British Columbia – is set to kill around 13,000 people and injure another 2,500. This has prompted the Cascadia Preparedness Team to draw up urgent plans to prepare for the apocalyptic scenario.

    Yumei Wang, from the Oregon Geology and Mineral Industries, said that the major earthquake is more than 50 years overdue.

    “People don’t really understand that there will be thousands of bridge failures and there won’t be any liquid fuel or electricity or any communication going. Running water may stop and it may take several days for responders to start helping with rescues and evacuations.“ [more; so they're urging everyone to prepare for 2 weeks of these conditions - like it'll all be fine after that . . . .]

    Le Show for Jan. 27th if interested

    Japan’s squid industry in crisis amid record low catches

    [better check the few ya catch for plastic and radiation]

    rilled, raw, stewed, dried, fermented, fried: squid has long been consumed with abundance in Japan, appearing in countless everyday dishes.

    Now, however, Japan’s long-running love affair with squid is in danger, with growing reports that catches this season have hit a record low, causing prices to soar.

    A drop in volumes of squid caught by Japanese fisherman has been attributed by experts to a combination of overfishing and rising sea temperatures due to climate change. [more]

    [more below]

  4. Counting the cost of the 2018 heatwave in New Zealand

    In our research, we looked at what happened and why, and found that the heatwave affected many sectors, leading to early grape harvests and killing farmed fish in parts of the country.

    Drivers of warmer than average conditions

    We used a combination of land and ocean temperature observations, large-scale analyses of the atmospheric circulation, and ocean modelling to understand the drivers of the 2017/18 summer heatwave. It was memorable for a number of extreme events and statistics.

    The average air temperature was 2.2°C above the 1981-2010 normal of 16.7°C, and it was the warmest summer ever recorded in more than 150 years. The number of extreme warm days and warm nights was also the highest recorded, going back several decades. [more]

    Tuesday, 29 January 2019


    The truth behind cirrus clouds

    The following are some excerpts from an article - #CirrusCloudsMatter: The Shady Truth About Contrails

    [HUGE article incl. ~ 45.5 min. video]

    U.S. SHALE OIL INDUSTRY: Not In The Business To Make Money, But To Take Money

    Unfortunately, the worst is still yet to come because the industry hasn’t provided the market with analysis on what happens to the shale oil companies and investors holding their debt when production finally peaks forever. I don’t believe the market has any idea just how quickly and violently the U.S. Shale Oil Industry could implode. Get ready for the Sun to Set on the U.S. Shale Oil Industry. [more incl. ~ 53 min. Al Berman video]

  5. Sulfur Dioxide & Earthquake Report with Margo (Jan. 29, 2019) [~ 45 min.]

  6. Brrr, it's 6F here now. Later today it's supposed to warm all the way up to...7F. Heh. Not complaining too much though - it's way colder in Chicago and Minneapolis!