Thursday, February 14, 2019

Event Update For 2019-02-13

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

2019-02-13 - Rotten egg odor blows through parts of coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "Have you noticed a weird smell hanging around your suburb this morning? Many people have reported a damp odour in Perth’s northern suburbs as they headed out. The funky, damp rotten-egg type smell has so far been reported by people in Bayswater, Noranda and Osborne Park."

Quote: "The damp, rotten-egg type smell was reported by people in Bayswater, Noranda and Osborne Park. And according to The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Wembley’s Lake Monger might be to blame. The lake has been emitting foul odours for several weeks, which occurs regularly throughout summer when algae breaks down in hot weather."

Note: And when algae breaks down, it's eaten by anaerobic bacteria and archaea that emit hydrogen sulfide as a byproduct of anaerobic digestion. So the lake is emitting hydrogen sulfide...

2019-02-13 - Vast undersea carbon reservoirs will be released as the oceans warm:

Quote: "The undersea carbon reservoirs released greenhouse gas to the atmosphere as oceans warmed, the study shows, and today the ocean is heating up again due to humanmade global warming. If undersea carbon reservoirs are upset again, they would emit a huge new source of greenhouse gases, exacerbating climate change. Temperature increases in the ocean are on pace to reach that tipping point by the end of the century. For example, a big carbon reservoir beneath the western Pacific near Taiwan is already within a few degrees Celsius of destabilizing. Moreover, the phenomenon is a threat unaccounted for in climate model projections."

Quote: "At issue are expanses of carbon dioxide and methane accumulating underwater and scattered across the seafloor. They form as volcanic activity releases heat and gases that can congeal into liquid and solid hydrates, which are compounds stuck together in an icy slurry that encapsulates the reservoirs. These undersea carbon reservoirs largely stay put unless perturbed, but the new study shows the natural reservoirs are vulnerable in a warming ocean and provides proof the Earth's climate has been affected by rapid release of geologic carbon."

2019-02-13 - Fire truck bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked inside fire station, fire spreads to building, in Mansfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A Mansfield fire engine goes up in flames inside a fire house. Firefighters forced to put out fire in their street clothes. Two firefighters injured. Heavy damage inside. Medical supplies and equipment lost. Chief says this is a very difficult situation."

2019-02-13 - 24 cars destroyed by fire at 2:25 AM, eight more damaged, while parked in underground parking garage in coastal Shenzen (China), 36 people hospitalized:

Quote: "But a resident who claimed to have first discovered the fire was quoted as saying that the fire was started by an electric car parked in the middle of the vehicles."

Quote: "Of the 32 damaged cars, 24 were burned down to the frame and eight were partially damaged."

2019-02-13 - Underground explosion at 5:01 AM hits Salem (Massachusetts):

Quote: "They weren't sure what caused it. It could've been some type of gas, or electrical and gas combined."

2019-02-13 - Underground fire breaks out at landfill on Winterton Road in Roxby (Britain):

Quote: "Winterton Road, Roxby. Wed 13 Feb 2019 07:32 (No:03019) Deep seated underground fire on landfill site. Crews assisted works personnel in creating safety cordon prior to emptying water from onsite bowser onto affected area. Incident assessed by hazmat Officer. Gas detection equipment in use. Advice given."

2019-02-13 - Basement fire breaks out in commercial building near site of massive underground explosion in Center City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a Center City block for the second time in as many days early Wednesday after a basement caught fire. The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in the basement of 2002 Ludlow Street, which is just off 20th Street. The four-story building houses various businesses, include a technology company and a young Jewish professionals social group. The building is located just around the corner from where an underground explosion happened along 20th Street Tuesday morning. The Tuesday blast blew out the storefront of a dry cleaners and sent smoke and dust through the street."

2019-02-13 - Chemical plant rocked by explosion and fire in Midland County (Texas):

2019-02-13 - Business damaged by explosion in Williston (North Dakota), 2 injured:

2019-02-13 - Waste facility hit by fire, building destroyed, in coastal Kapiti (New Zealand):

2019-02-13 - Wildfire rages northwest of Lake Taupo (New Zealand):

2019-02-13 - Dozens of wildfires continue burning across Chile:

Quote: "Local media reported there were 32 active blazes in several regions in south Chile ON Wednesday. Another 48 fires were under control and six more had been put out."

2019-02-13 - Boat and RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked at home in Beech Grove, near Jasper (Texas):

Quote: "A late Wednesday afternoon fire destroyed a travel trailer and a boat in the Beech Grove Community."

Note: This is the 150th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-13 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the M74 near Larkhall (Scotland):

Note: This is the 9th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-02-13 - Tractor trailers and paper company go up in flames in Mount Vernon (Illinois):

Quote: "Flames spread to tractor trailers that were parked outside of the building."

2019-02-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1 AM at rest area along I-5 near Eugene (Oregon):

2019-02-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-76 in Caernarvon (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2018-02-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 in Heflin (Alabama):

2019-02-13 - Tractor, tractor (combine) and machine shed destroyed by fire in Lambton County (Canada):

Quote: "St. Clair Township Fire Chief Walt Anderson said a shed containing a combine, tractor and some wagons was fully engulfed on arrival."

2019-02-13 - Tractor trailer explodes at factory in Woodston, Peterborough (Britain), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two people have been hurt after an explosion at a factory in Peterborough. The dramatic bang - which was reportedly caused by a refrigerator truck exploding - occurred in Shrewsbury Avenue, Woodston, at around 4.40pm."

Note: These are the 252nd, 253rd, 254th, 255th, 256th, 257th, 258th, 259th and 260th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-13 - Heavy plow truck bursts into flame on street in Sault Ste. Marie (Canada):

2019-02-13 - Cement truck bursts into flame on the Southern Motorway in coastal Auckland (New Zealand), separate 10-vehicle crash too:

2019-02-13 - Truck bursts into flame on street in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2019-02-13 - RV bursts into flame on I-4 in Lakeland (Florida):

Note: This is the 44th RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-13 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at dental office in Warren (Ohio):

2019-02-13 - Pickup truck snow plow bursts into flame on Chestnut Street in Southington (Connecticut):

2019-02-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home in Escanaba (Michigan):

2019-02-13 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Iuka (Kansas):

2019-02-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at condo in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-02-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

Quote: "A garage became engulfed in flames after a car inside caught fire at a home on Westward Dr. Wednesday evening."

2019-02-13 - Car bursts into flame near subway station in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2019-02-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at mall in North York (Canada):

2019-02-13 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Coventry (Britain):

2019-02-13 - Car bursts into flame on Healey Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Healey Road, Warley Road, Scunthorpe. Wed 13 Feb 2019 18:21 (No:03066) Fire involving one motorcar. Crews extinguished using one breathing apparatus and one hose reel."

2019-02-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 15 near Sebring (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-13 - Motorcycle bursts into flame near park in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Access Road To Glanford Park, Scunthorpe. Wed 13 Feb 2019 19:25 (No:03078) One motorbike fire. Fire Service used one Scotty Back Pack to extinguish."

2019-02-13 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Cormorant Drive in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Cormorant Drive, Grimsby. Wed 13 Feb 2019 22:50 (No:03097) Fire involving motorcycle. Extinguished utilising one hose reel."

2019-02-13 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Rose Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Rose Avenue, Airlie Street, Hull. Wed 13 Feb 2019 07:14 (No:03010) One motorcylce on fire. One hose reel and two breathing apparatus in use."

2019-02-13 - Several vehicles and home destroyed by fire at 4:49 AM in Johnstown (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "The blaze, which was called in to dispatchers at 4:49 a.m., was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on scene, totaling the home and several vehicles before being brought under control."

2019-02-13 - Cars, garage, gift shop and tool building destroyed by fire at historic estate in Bethlehem (New Hampshire):

Quote: "By the time they arrived, flames were engulfing the century-old structure, devouring a gift shop and a garage with cars inside."

2019-02-13 - Vehicles and barn destroyed by fire in Green Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "The wind-driven flames quickly consumed the building, leaving behind scorched vehicles and twisted sheet metal."

2019-02-13 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-13 - Barn destroyed by fire at midnight in Antioch Township (Illinois), some animals killed:

2019-02-13 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM in Richmond (Indiana), some cattle killed:

2019-02-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Paintersville Port William Road in Jamestown (Ohio), some chickens killed:

2019-02-13 - Commercial building destroyed by massive blaze in Huntington Park (California):

2019-02-13 - Iconic restaurant/bar destroyed by fire shortly before 6 AM in coastal Grayton Beach (Florida), 950 feet from the ocean:

2019-02-13 - Auction business, formerly a church, damaged by fire near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-02-13 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Golden (Colorado), 2 pets killed:

2019-02-13 - Home damaged by fire at 5 AM on Oak Avenue in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2019-02-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM on Pennsylvania Avenue in Nashville (Tennessee), dog killed:

2019-02-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 1:30 AM on Wilson Park Drive in Granite City (Illinois):

2019-02-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Burlington (North Carolina):

2019-02-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Avawam (Kentucky), nobody there:

2019-02-13 - Home destroyed by fire near Rexville (Indiana):

2019-02-13 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:20 AM on Brooks Drive in Blair (South Carolina):

2019-02-13 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Madison Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2019-02-13 - Six-unit apartment building heavily damaged by huge fire in Whitman (Massachusetts):

2019-02-13 - Apartment building damaged by basement fire shortly after 3 AM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-13 - Apartment building heavily damaged by huge fire in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2019-02-13 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Sandy Springs (Georgia):

2019-02-13 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire in Framingham (Massachusetts):

2019-02-13 - Hotel damaged by switchroom explosions and fire in coastal Singapore, 2700 feet from the ocean:

2019-02-13 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 11 PM in Moscow Mills (Missouri), 1 killed:

2019-02-13 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Anderson County (Tennessee), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-13 - Deadly fire burns home on Privet Road in Dedham (Maine), 1 killed:

2019-02-13 - Deadly fire burns home just after 6 AM in Nacogdoches County (Texas), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:39 AM in Galesburg (Illinois), 2 killed:

2019-02-13 - Deadly fire burns home in Dickson (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2019-02-13 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4:22 AM in Saylor Township (Iowa), 2 killed:

2019-02-13 - Deadly fire destroys home in Menahga (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-02-13 - Vacant home burns on Amherst Street in Buffalo (New York):

2019-02-13 - Vacant home burns in the wee hours in Charleston (West Virginia):

2019-02-13 - Couple, 66 and 68, drop dead at home in Big Lake (Minnesota):

Quote: "Investigators don’t suspect foul play. Preliminary autopsy results indicate that there was no physical trauma to either of the Knoxes and there was no sign of violence at the home, according to a written statement from Sheriff Joel Brott."

2019-02-13 - Police officer, man, 43, slumps over dead in police car before 6 AM in Brown County (Kansas):

2019-02-13 - Man, 29, found dead in Iredell County (North Carolina):

2019-02-13 - Man, 44, found dead in the Spicket River in Lawrence (Massachusetts):

2019-02-13 - Woman found dead on street in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2019-02-13 - Woman, 69, found dead in Pinedale (Wyoming):

2019-02-13 - Woman, 50, has 'medical episode' and drops dead while shoveling her driveway in Oshawa (Canada):

Quote: "A woman is dead after suffering a medical episode shovelling her Oshawa driveway."

2019-02-13 - Woman, 27, doctor, found dead at Dicky Beach in coastal Caloundra (Australia):

2019-02-13 - Man dies after being pulled from the water in coastal Half Moon Cay (Bahamas):

2019-02-13 - Man found dead in Arima on the island of Trinidad:

2019-02-13 - Man, 40, found dead in Mafatlal Lake in Maharashtra (India):

2019-02-13 - Boy, 15, drops dead at school in coastal Muscat (Oman):

2019-02-13 - Man, 47, has 'medical condition', car crashes into building, in Kitchener (Canada):

Quote: "Later, police say the crash was caused by a medical condition."

2019-02-13 - Man has 'medical issue' in car, car stops, another man gets hit by car, woman gets hit too, in St. Joseph (Missouri), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. when one man was experiencing medical problems while driving eastbound on Highway 36. A man in another vehicle traveling west saw the incident, stopped his car and jumped over the dividing rail to help. The pedestrian was struck by another vehicle when crossing the highway to help the driver and he was later pronounced dead at Mosaic Life Care as a result of his injuries. The first driver, who was experiencing medical issues, also was transported to the hospital. It is unclear what those medical issues were. A woman who was the passenger of the man struck by the vehicle also was injured when she got out. Her injuries are less severe."

2019-02-13 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence, plane makes emergency landing in Reno (Nevada), 5 injured:

2019-02-13 - Small plane crashes in Londiani (Kenya), 5 killed:

Note: Kenya believe people still get in planes?!

2019-02-13 - Passenger bus crashes into ravine near Skopje (Macedonia), 13 killed, 30 injured:

2019-02-13 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 13 in Laval (Canada):

2019-02-13 - Two tractor trailers and three cars crash, fire erupts, on I-65 near Seymour (Indiana), 3 killed:

2019-02-13 - Tractor trailer overturns just after 4 AM on Highway 58 in Tehachapi (California):

2019-02-13 - Pickup truck and car collide head-on, in Odessa (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-13 - Car crashes into tree at 2:15 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, in coastal San Diego (California), 1 killed:

2019-02-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into pond, in coastal Surfside Beach (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2019-02-13 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures more than 10 students at school in Mysore (India):

2019-02-13 - Sinkhole opens, woman falls in, in Statesville (North Carolina):

2019-02-13 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens and partially swallows SUV, in Castro Valley (California):

2019-02-13 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens and partially swallows SUV, in Langley (Canada):

2019-02-13 - Mud volcano erupts near village in Shamakhi (Azerbaijan):

Quote: "Gushchu mud volcano erupted in Shamakhi region. The eruption occurred 150 meters from the village. The process was registered today at 06:00 am. The mud lava reached about 4-5 meters. The eruption caused numerous deformations and cracks in two houses."

2019-02-13 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits multiple rivers in New Zealand:

Quote: "Deadly toxic algae have reached extreme levels in Kapiti and the Wairarapa, covering more than 50 percent of the Waingawa and Otaki riverbeds. It is the first time guideline levels have been exceeded in Otaki River and the affected area extends from Hautere all the way to the river mouth. The stretch of the river below State Highway 1 is particularly bad and swimmers should avoid the area, the Greater Wellington Regional Council warned. Detached mats of dried algae are widespread along the river margins and have also been found in the Waikanae River at Jim Cooke Park. Swimmers should also avoid the Waingawa River, in Wairarapa, and be cautious when choosing a swimming spot in the Waikanae River downstream of SH1, due to the presence of detached mats."

2019-02-13 - Cases of deadly dirt disease melioidosis will increase as climate changes, expert warns:

2019-02-13 - Another wave of retail store closures coming, no light at the end of the tunnel:


  1. Good morning Jonny and all friends of this blog.

    It's a big problem when fire trucks burst into flames, especially inside their station house! The insurance claim will be large.

    Another car hauler goes up in smoke. There's another large insurance claim.

    How many tractor trailers went up in that paper company fire, Jonny?

    Buncha deadly home fires in this post - more insurance claims.

    Buncha people dropping dead, doing mundane tasks (among others a 27 y.o. doctor sitting on the beach, a 15 y.o. boy at school, a young man of 29, and a cop sitting in his car)!

    Wildfires In NZ and Chili bode ill for the coming summer here.

    More underground fire and explosions.

    Let's see what today brings.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 2.14.19 The World Is on the Brink of Widespread Water Wars [~ 26 min.]

    Australian Fires & Flooding, NZ Dust Cloud, Methane & EQ Report with Margo (Feb. 14, 2019) [~ 101 min.]

    “Biggest Drop In More Than Nine Years”: America’s Retail Apocalypse Is Greatly Accelerating In The Early Stages Of 2019

    All over America retailers are going bankrupt and closing stores. Of course this has been happening for years, but as you will see below the numbers have dramatically escalated during the early portion of 2019. [more]

    The Trumptopian Implosion

    The MAGA saviour has done everything "right" for implosion. I give him an A+ on the Bernie Madoff scale. The grand finale will be cataclysmic:
    1) Collapse Chinese economy via trade war

    2) Raise global interest rates via fiscal "reflation"

    3) Explode budget and trade deficits to non-wartime record wides

    4) Plunder healthcare to fund tax cuts

    5) De-regulate Wall Street

    6) Sponsor record stock buyback mania

    7) Drive wealth inequality to 1929 levels via tax cut for the rich

    8) Pull middle class tax 2019 refunds into 2018 to buy the election

    9) Implode auto sector via steel tariffs

    10) Implode housing market via higher cost of capital and lumber tariffs

    But it's Trump's abdication of environmental responsibility that will be the nail in the coffin:

    Remarks By Trump At The Unleashing American Energy Event (June 29th, 2017)
    "Since my very first day in office, I have been moving at record pace to cancel these (environmental) regulations and to eliminate the barriers to domestic energy production, like never before" [more]

    [more below]

  2. Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Dictator knocking at the door

    There's a dictator knocking at the door. The dictator is saying that he will stop emissions. He plans to do so by taking entire cities by storm. He is not going to ask you for permission first, he is not out to negotiate and he does not plan to take any prisoners.

    The Dictator is called Climate Change [more]

    Atmospheric river dumps heavy rain on California, mudslide destroys one home in Sausalito

    Atmospheric river dumped heavy rain and snow on parts of California on February 13 and 14, 2019, causing floods and landslides. One home was destroyed early February 14 and one woman hospitalized. Heavy rain will continue affecting parts of the state into this coming weekend. [more]

    Turkey aiming for S-400 missile deal with Russia despite US threats to cancel offer of F-35s and Patriot missiles

    [Why buy expensive useless junk when you can have shit that WORKS!?]

    Sounds about right: Russia calls latest US sanctions 'just another schizoid story'

    Ethnic cleansing: Israel cuts water supply off to 17 Palestinian communities in West Bank

    The stark reality of this inequitable system is that, today, more than 40 years after Israel occupied the West Bank, some 180,000-200,000 Palestinians living in rural communities there have no access to running water, and even in towns and villages, which are connected to the water network, the taps often run dry," the report continues. [more]

    Australian river swells to 37 miles wide due to flooding, creates its own weather system

    A river has gone from thin and dry to 37 miles (60 kilometers) wide in a matter of weeks as a result of floods in northeast Australia, satellite imagery shows.

    Images released by NASA show the change to the Flinders River -- one of Australia's longest waterways -- over the past month, with flooding there at its worst in more than half a century. [more]

    Shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northern Mid-Atlantic Range

    [though it says 10 km deep - that's the default depth they give when they don't know, according to Dutchsinse and Margo]

    Impressive gustnado forms in Guatemala

    On 13th February a spectacular gustnado surprised the residents of Sololá in Guatemala. In a matter of minutes, the phenomenon spread through social networks and the media, due to its unusual character and its large size reports tiempo.

    Although widely shared as a tornado or dust devil, the Guatemalan National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology confirmed it was a gustnado.

    A gustnado is a short-lived, ground-based swirling wind that can form on the leading edge of a severe thunderstorm.
    [more incl. video]

    [continued below]

  3. [from our HOLY SHIT file]
    Strange noises heard in the skies of northeastern Illinois

    I shot this video off my camera on my phone on 02/10/2019 in Justice, Illinois and it was night time around 11pm ish. The noise was the strangest thing I've heard! The noise also lasted till about 9 am the next day! [more; JEEZ!!]
    75-year-old man bitten to death by 4 dogs in China

    A 75-year-old man was bitten to death by four sheepdogs in Northeast China on Saturday, the latest example of the problem of dog management in Chinese cities. [more]

    5G wifi: A global health catastrophe in the making

    Disclosure about 5G - and its considerable risk for humanity - is occurring within the United Nations. This is thanks to longtime UN staff member and whistle-blower Claire Edwards, who recently contacted me with this powerful story which touches all of humanity and our shared future. Watch the interview above, or on YouTube here or on Facebook here. - Josh del Sol Beaulieu

    I live in Vienna, Austria, where the 5G rollout is suddenly upon us. Within the last five weeks, pre-5G has been officially announced at Vienna airport and 5G at the Rathausplatz, the main square in Vienna, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to its Christmas market each December and skating rink each January, which are special treats for children. Along with birds and insects, children are the most vulnerable to 5G depredation because of their little bodies.[8]

    Friends and acquaintances and their children in Vienna are already reporting the classic symptoms of EMR poisoning:[9] nosebleeds, headaches, eye pains, chest pains, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, tinnitus, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, and cardiac pain. They also report a tight band around the head; pressure on the top of the head; short, stabbing pains around the body; and buzzing internal organs. Other biological effects such as tumours and dementia usually take longer to manifest, but in the case of 5G, which has never been tested for health or safety, who knows?[10]

    Seemingly overnight a forest of 5G infrastructure has sprouted in Austria. In the space of three weeks one friend has gone from robust health to fleeing this country, where she has lived for 30 years. [more]

    Protect Fido! Studies link canine cancers to lawn chemicals

    Doctors admit vaccines are harmful and turn our immune systems against us
    Cascadia: Series of moderate earthquakes strikes off Vancouver Island

    A series of moderate earthquakes struck off the coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday afternoon. Thousands of earthquake occur in British Columbia every year, but only a small fraction have a magnitude of 3.0 and over. There is no Tsunami expected and no reports of any damage. [more]

    Nature is awesome! GHOST APPLES in Sparta, Michigan

    Nature is certainly capable of creating some pretty amazing things, and one resident of Sparta, Michigan, just happened to be in the right place at the right time to see one of the winter’s most beautiful formations. [more; see pic!]

    [last bit below]

  4. El Niño has officially arrived

    The return of the recurring climate pattern was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Thursday morning.

    Forecasters expect this to be a weak El Niño; however, its impacts will still be felt across the United States, particularly in the southern half of the country where wetter conditions are expected during the coming months. [more]

    Winter storm Nadia: Heavy snow and rain trigger mandatory “must go now” evacuations, mudslides, crashes, road closures, and leave tens of thousands without power in California

    Winter Storm Nadia continued to slam the Pacific Northwest and Northern California with heavy snow and rain Wednesday, causing multiple crashes and road closures, widespread flooding, travel woes, mudslides and debris flows, leaving tens of thousands without power in California. [more]

    Friday, 15 February 2019
    Dahr Jamail on the End of Ice

    The End of Ice: Dahr Jamail on Climate Disruption from the Melting Himalayas to Insect Extinction [~ 25 min. Democracy Now segment, more]

    More from the methane clathrate wars

    Corrupted by Fear that it's Not In Our Hands? [~ 16 min. video]

  5. [seemorerocks has this posted, so i'll just pick a few]
    News Links, February 15, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Euro zone industrial production falls more than expected in December

    Why S&P Bulls Should Worry As The Baltic Dry Collapse Nears Worst On Record

    The Corporate Lemmings Who Rushed into Mobile/Social Media Ads Are Running off the Cliff

    As US piles on sanctions, foreign investors pour more money into Russia

    The EU's 'dirty-money' blacklist now includes Saudi Arabia and some US territories

    What Caused the Recession of 2019-2021?
    The banquet of consequences is now being served, but the good seats have all been taken.

    Shockingly Weak Retail Sales: Down 1.2% in December, Sharpest Decline Since 2009 (US)

    Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits

    Goldman Sachs Says U.S. Exposure to the Global Slump Has Intensified

    Central Banks Buy Gold Bullion Hand Over Fist, Most Purchased Since 1967

    Erdoğan says Venezuelan gold will be processed in Turkey

    Germany Just Barely Avoids A Recession

    And now we are Officially Starting to Slide Down the Seneca Cliff: The A380 Goes the way the Concorde Went

    Qatar confirms talks with Russia to purchase S-400 system despite Saudi threats

    While Pompeo Pouts in Poland, Putin Pushes Peace in Syria

    Cuba says U.S. moving special forces, preparing Venezuelan intervention

    Venezuela - Media Find Trump's Coup Plan Does Not Work

    The US Air Force Has Won Control of the Space Force
    Beam me up! -- RF

    US forces have 1,000 ISIS detainees — and don't know what to do with them

    Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill

    Sanctions On Venezuela Leaves Oil Market Scrambling For Heavy Crude

    Fifty Shades Of Shale Oil

    Saudi Aramco halts oil output at the world's largest offshore oilfield: report

    Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market raises prices on hundreds of products, report says

    Groups to sue US agency over loss of caribou herd
    Environmental groups said Wednesday they plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to prevent the recent loss of the last herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 48 states.
    More and more humans and their supercharged consumption leave no place left for other species. -- RF

    [2nd half below]

  6. 'Ultraprocessed' Foods Linked To Greater Risk Of Death, Study Finds

    Spain plans to close all nuclear power plants by 2035
    Even if all nuclear power plants worldwide were shut down today, they would still be a menace for decades to come. -- RF

    Ten towns hit by river pollution from Brazil dam disaster

    The CRISPR machines that can wipe out entire species
    The genetic-engineering tool could help combat malaria and invasive species. But should we use it?

    New Study Finds 41% Increase In Cancer Risk From Roundup's Glyphosate

    A New Study Discovers Two-Thirds Of All Bankruptcies In The United States Are Primarily Caused By Medical Bills

    The Real Reason the U.S. Wants to Overthrow Venezuela

    US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions

    Pence praises Poland's actions on Huawei as U.S. pressure mounts

    Austria calls for European stance on Huawei to ensure competition

    Huawei ready to tackle extra security to stay in 5G kit race

    Huawei to build data centers in South Africa

    White House executive order that would bar Huawei from US will be released within days, American officials say

    AI Arms Race Likely To Unleash "Crisis Worse Than 9/11" Warns Ex-Government Agent

    What the Pentagon's new AI strategy means for cybersecurity

    Ilhan Omar under attack for telling truth about Israel lobby

    The great Equifax mystery: 17 months later, the stolen data has never been found, and experts are starting to suspect a spy scheme

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  7. Mudslides, snow, and flash floods: An atmospheric river has soaked California

    A massive, gushing river in the sky — a mile high, more than 300 miles wide, and carrying up to 15 times the amount of water in the Mississippi River — has drenched huge swaths of the West Coast.

    This phenomenon, known as an atmospheric river, brought more snow to northern California in a day than parts of New England have seen all winter. Redding, a city in California's Central Valley, got more than 13 inches of snow. [more]

    Lake Tahoe ski resorts hit by another 3 feet of snow in 24 hours

    Lightning strikes kill at least 12 across Uttar Pradesh, India

    In UP's Kasganj, at least 35 schoolchildren had a narrow escape when a massive lightning bolt hit their government school, leaving cracks in the roof and walls of the building. [more]

    Black snow falls in Siberian region

    Local media have blamed the gloom on local plants processing coal. [more]

    Meteor fireball caught on doorbell camera in Anchorage

    Anchorage - An Anchorage man's doorbell camera captured what appears to be a meteor streaking across the sky Wednesday morning. [more]