Friday, March 1, 2019

2019 - FEB - Spotlight Stories

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2019-02-01 - Eight people hospitalized by unknown odor at Social Security building in McAllen (Texas):

Quote: "Eight people are awaiting treatment at local hospitals after breathing potentially hazardous odor at the Social Security office in McAllen. Officials say people inside the office reported smelling a strong and strange odor just after 1:40 p.m. Authorities say people inside began coughing and vomiting when the building’s security triggered the alarm."

Quote: "McAllen Fire crews are currently investigating what caused people within the Social Security Administration building to become sick. According to McAllen Fire Officials, just before 2 p.m, the department received an alarm about something in the air within the building located at the 3000 block of N. McColl Rd. It is reported that people were coughing and vomiting due to something in the air. Eight people have been hospitalized as a precaution."

2019-02-01 - Ocean heating to unprecedented levels around the South Island (New Zealand):

Quote: "As the country grapples with some of the hottest weather on record, new research has found ocean temperatures around the South Island are also reaching unprecedented levels."

2019-02-01 - Underground electrical fire torches at least two cars and causes blackouts in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "Fire from a manhole damaged several cars and knocked out power to homes and a school in Brooklyn Friday."

Quote: "The flames ripped through a parked car on Pacific Street, right next to a playground, in seconds, and as firefighters raced to get that fire under control, a second vehicle caught fire down the block. 'Huge, huge mushroom clouds,' said witness Tiffany Edwards-Wells. 'It was insane.'"

2019-02-01 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows manhole cover off, shatters windows in cars and buildings, in Albany (New York):

Quote: "Holly Northrop was in her ninth-floor apartment overlooking Washington Park early Friday morning when the building rocked. 'I saw a huge flash and heard the first explosion — it was an enormously loud boom,' Northrop said."

Quote: "Smoke rose into the frigid air from a manhole near the corner of State Street and Henry Johnson Boulevard. The explosion sent a manhole cover aloft and shattered windows in cars and buildings. Its cause is yet to be determined."

2019-02-01 - Underground electrical fire breaks out near Disneyland in Anaheim (California):

2019-02-01 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Pooltown Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2019-02-01 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Curzon Street in Calne (Britain):

2019-02-01 - Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet bursts into flame during takeoff then crashes and burns, in Bengaluru (India), 2 killed:

Quote: "The plane went up in flames during take off for a sortie and it crashed with an explosion and thick smoke billowed from the spot, leaving passersby and residents living around the airport in a shock."

Quote: "Both had ejected from the plane, but sustained severe burns by then..."

Note: This is the 15th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

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2019-02-02 - Update on 39-year-old woman who dropped dead on a party cruise ship with 'strange smell' mentioned in coastal Sydney Harbour (Australia) - killed by hydrogen sulfide:

Quote: "It is now understood that while earlier readings conducted by Fire and Rescue teams on Saturday afternoon were 'not alarming' and reflected a 'safe atmosphere,' by 8.30pm on Saturday further testing by HAZMAT teams recorded 'extremely hazardous' levels of hydrogen sulfide, that reached the highest possible levels that could be recorded by testing machines."

Note: This woman's death was mentioned in the 2019-02-01 update. I pretty much just ignored the initial info, that they had tested the atmosphere and everything was hunky-dory, because the strange smell combined with a youngish woman suddenly dropping dead, on a boat in a coastal harbor, seemed very suspiciously like a hydrogen sulfide poisoning event, and as it turned out, that's what it was...

2019-02-02 - Dr. Andrew Glikson's latest paper on future climate change trends:

2019-02-02 - CO2 on track for largest rise in 62 years:

2019-02-02 - Wetland spewing gigatons of methane in Pallikaranai (India):

Quote: "It’s shocking. Pallikaranai wetland, which is supposed to act as a carbon sink, is emitting a whopping 8.4 gigatonnes of methane every year, reveals a study conducted by Anna University researchers. Among several factors, the main source of methane is the five-decade-old dump yard and this establishes the fact as to why it catches fire often."

2019-02-02 - Two people found dead in burning SUV near the Mississippi River near Dyer (Tennessee):

Quote: "They found a 2019 Ford Edge off to our left here off the Great River Road here just north of I-155 near the Mississippi River."

2019-02-02 - Underground electrical explosion and fire shatter windows in Dallas (Texas):

Quote: "Firefighters investigated a fire Saturday night in an underground electrical vault in downtown Dallas. There were reports of a loud explosion about 8 p.m. in the 300 block of South Cesar Chavez Boulevard, between Jackson and Canton streets."

2019-02-02 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Redcar (Britain):

2019-02-02 - Wildfires cause emergency warnings in Australia:

Quote: "Authorities have issued four separate emergency alerts for fires burning in central Victoria, Gippsland and the state's far east."

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2019-02-03 - Twin-engine plane explodes into flame and breaks apart mid-air then rains wreckage onto home, huge fire erupts, in Yorba Linda (California), 5 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "Witnesses told KTLA the aircraft appeared to catch fire and disintegrate mid-air before wreckage rained down on the neighborhood at Crestknoll and Glendale drives, setting two homes on fire. The plane blew up about 100 feet off of the ground. 'The plane blew up in the sky,' neighbor Jared Bocachica said. 'I come out's raining plane parts from the sky,' he said. 'The plane didn't hit and scatter, it blew up and hit the house.' Witness video footage shows the plane emanating flames as it tumbled toward the ground."

Quote: "Pat Rogers, who lives about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the crash site, told the Orange County Register he saw the plane on fire and coming apart."

Quote: "In interviews with NBC News on Sunday, witnesses driving on the 91 Freeway said they saw what appeared to be an explosion in the sky and a trail of dark smoke."

Quote: "Dashcam video shows the moment a twin-engine Cessna 414A bursts into flames in midair before crashing into a Yorba Linda neighborhood. The footage shows the plane igniting as it falls from the sky, leaving a trail of dark smoke and flames."

Quote: "During an evening press conference, authorities said the male pilot died in the crash, as well as four people inside the home - two men and two women."

Quote: "Along with the five victims, two more people were badly burned, including a woman who was on fire when she ran out of the burning home. 'Her hair was smoking, her hair was on fire,' one witness told CBS2."

Note: Just sitting at home, minding their own business and watching the Superbowl, and boom, dead! This is the 16th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-03 - Minivan bursts into flame and kills 39-year-old man on way to the Super Bowl, in Franklin County (Georgia):

Quote: "A dream trip to the Super Bowl ended in tragedy for a 39-year-old North Carolina man with ALS when he was killed in a van that caught fire on the way to the game."

2019-02-03 - Person found dead in burning car on Route 41 in Warren Township (Illinois):

2019-02-03 - Heatwave broiling Argentina and Uruguay, thousands of cows and chickens dropping dead:

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2019-02-04 - Fish found dead and water contaminated with hydrogen sulfide in the Narmada River (India):

Quote: "Contamination of Narmada water supplied for drinking owing to the decay of dead fish near Sardar Sarovar Dam has pushed the state government to take immediate action. Narmada water up to a distance of 20km from the reservoir has been contaminated by Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas and the water has turned blackish."

Note: So low oxygen levels supposedly killed the fish. Then the anaerobic bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide got to eating on the fish and spewed hydrogen sulfide into the water. Anoxic dead zones are spreading throughout Earth's oceans too, and there have been many incidences of fish being found dead in the oceans, often accompanied by foul odors. The same thing that happened in this river is happening all over the planet. In time, as this problem worsens, enough hydrogen sulfide will contaminate the water and the atmosphere to wipe humankind off the face of the planet. This is Earth's most ancient of extinction events and it's happening again, now, just as it's happened in the past...

2019-02-04 - Mysterious explosion and flash of light reported at 11:30 PM, along with an unknown odor at 11:40 PM, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "Around 11:30 p.m. last night, Park Slope, Brooklyn denizens reported hearing a seismic boom, accompanied by a mysterious flash in the sky. A tipster told Gothamist that the incident happened around 5th Avenue and 6th Street in Brooklyn, and residents speculated that it sounded either like a building collapse, a car accident, or a manhole explosion. On Twitter, people a mile away, and even as far away as Clinton Hill said that they heard the noise too."

Quote: "FDNY's press department confirmed to Gothamist that while the Fire Department did respond to a call at 11:40 p.m. about an undetermined odor permeating the area, it wasn't related to any explosion."

Note: Unknown explosion and undetermined odor, in the same place, within 10 minutes, and yet 'the authorities' sound certain that they're not related. How can they know the two events are unrelated when they don't know what caused either one? They can't. It sounds like a cloud of gas exploded in the sky at around 11:30 PM then whatever was left of the gas after the explosion dispersed the cloud blew down over that area about 10 minutes later. Apparently the fire department there is unaware of the fact that gases of various kinds can cause explosions, flashes of light and also odors. You'd think they'd teach firefighters such things since A) it's elementary; and B) it's pertinent to them being able to do their job competently. But hey, what do I know about knowin' stuff!

2019-02-04 - Mysterious explosions alarming people along the Mississippi River in Harahan and River Ridge (Louisiana), same area as foul odors sickening people, near the coast:

Quote: "Something mysterious is going on in Harahan and River Ridge. People there say they've heard strange cannon-like sounds, and they have no idea what's causing them."

Note: If these two towns sound familiar, it's because these exact two towns, specifically, have been getting periodically hit with an unknown odor which is sickening residents, last mentioned in the 2019-01-07 update. A couple of quotes from that event update:

Quote: "The strange and overwhelming stench that periodically slices through River Ridge and Harahan will be the subject of a public meeting Jan. 15 at the John Curtis Christian School gymnasium, 10125 Jefferson Highway."

Quote: "Residents say the aroma causes headaches, burning eyes and noses, and scratchy throats. They’ve filed five lawsuits for relief."

2019-02-04 - Early spring rains bring rise in methane emissions across Alaska:

Note: There's yet another feedback - the warmer it gets, the earlier that rains hit Alaska. As the rains hit sooner, more methane results. As more methane spews into the atmosphere, the warmer things get. And around and around we go as the planet spirals toward destruction...

2019-02-04 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to coastal Miami (Florida), 1 hospitalized:

Quote: "One person had to be hospitalized after smoke in the cockpit of a passenger plane forced it to return to Miami International Airport."

2019-02-04 - Small plane bursts into flame while parked inside hangar in Lafayette (Georgia):

Quote: "When LaFayette firefighters got on the scene, they saw heavy black smoke coming from the hangar operated by Gann Aviation. Inside, they found one of the planes on fire."

Note: These are the 17th and 18th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

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2019-02-05 - Unknown chemical odor hits homes on Fenor Road in Halethorpe (Maryland), 2 miles from the coast, one person hospitalized:

Quote: "Baltimore County fire officials evacuated homes Tuesday in the 4000 block of Fenor Road in Halethorpe after several reports were made of a chemical odor. The smell was detected around 5:30 p.m. in homes on both sides of the street, according to Baltimore County fire officials. One person was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to fire officials. Crews flushed a sewer with 'copious' amounts of water."

Quote: "It took almost five hours for crews to mitigate the odor, of what they called an unknown gas, before they were able to clear the scene."

2019-02-05 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates Paredes Middle School in Austin (Texas):

2019-02-05 - Man burns to death in burning pickup truck in Wilbarger County near Vernon (Texas):

Quote: "According to Wilbarger County Sheriff Bill Price, the Vernon Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire call around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday on FM 2074. As the VFD extinguished the fire, they notice a body in the driver's seat, and officials immediately notified a Wilbarger County Deputy patrolling the area."

2019-02-05 - Mysterious explosions shaking homes in two counties in eastern North Carolina:

2019-02-05 - Parked BMWs continue to mysteriously burst into flame:

Quote: "Despite continued reports of parked BMWs bursting into flames, the government watchdog for automotive safety does not have an active investigation into possible causes. Consumers have filed more than 90 complaints about the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including 30 since ABC News first brought the problem to the public's attention, prompting critics to call for a federal probe."

Note: What, you mean it's not just Hyundais, Kias, Ford Kugas, Land Rovers and Vauxhaulls bursting into flame?! Actually, it's all vehicles, at least all vehicles made with iron or steel and/or which uses electricity...

2019-02-05 - Wildfires rage across Chile, state of catastrophe declared, 2 killed:

Quote: "Chile on Tuesday declared a 'state of catastrophe' in three regions ravaged by forest fires that have killed two people and razed 9,500 hectares of land."

Note: Chile is a narrow country which straddles the western coast of South America, which sort of makes it the California of South America. Because of the rotation of the Earth, winds tend to blow west-to-east, so the western coasts of landmasses will tend to get hit harder by flammable methane and hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the oceans, which will make fires burn hotter and spread faster. Another country geographically similar to Chile and California is Portugal. California has been getting ravaged by wildfires in the last few years. So too has Chile. In 2017, Chile had its worst wildfire in the modern era, which killed 11 people and destroyed the town of Santa Olga. Later that year, in June, Portugal was hit by its deadliest wildfire in the modern era, which killed 66 people and injured 204 more. Many of the people killed were burned to death in their cars while trying to flee. Neither of those fires was as bad as California's deadly wildfire season in 2018 though, which killed several dozen people and wiped the town of Paradise off the map. British Columbia in Canada, Canada's westernmost province, has also been getting hammered by horrific wildfires.

Beyond those fires, Britain recently had its deadliest residential fire in modern history, which destroyed a high-rise apartment building near coastal London and killed dozens of people. Sweden experienced unprecedented wildfires above the Arctic Circle near the sea last year. Siberia has regularly been burning, and at an accelerating rate, and methane explosions in the ground are also occurring there as the permafrost melts, leaving gigantic craters in the ground. Peat fires have been increasing in severity across Indonesia. The rainforest in Brazil has been burning up. Peru has seen some severe wildfires along the western coast of South America, much like Chile. And so on and so on. And we're just getting started. The fires spreading across the planet are only going to get much much worse...

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2019-02-06 - Person found dead in burning car near Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett (Texas):

Quote: "Rowlett firefighters putting out a car fire Wednesday found a body buckled into the driver's seat after they extinguished the flames. The victim, who hasn't been identified, was the only person in the Honda when first responders arrived at the intersection of McCleery Lane and Dalrock Road in northeast Rowlett around 9 a.m., Rowlett police Lt. David Nabors said."

2019-02-06 - Mysterious explosion and flash of light sets off car alarms and alarms people in Lakeview area in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2019-02-06 - Mysterious explosions baffling people in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-02-06 - Passenger plane hit by smoke over the Atlantic Ocean, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Shannon (Ireland), 5 hospitalized:

Quote: "A holiday jet has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this evening after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit over the Atlantic. Five people were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. It is understood they include four cabin crew members and a passenger who were reported to be suffering from smoke inhalation."

Note: This is the 19th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-06 - Ten underground electrical explosions spew smoke in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "Ten 'very large explosions' sent thick smoke into the air in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood and shut down major streets during the height of the Wednesday morning commute, according to authorities."

2019-02-06 - Landfill fire breaks out in coastal George Town (Cayman Islands):

2019-02-06 - Climate change brings less rain with more dry lightning and wildfires to Tasmania:

2019-02-06 - 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record, all five of the 5 warmest years were in the last 5 years:

Quote: "NASA and NOAA released their analysis of the global climate in 2018 on Wednesday, revealing that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record. The other four in the top five all happened in the past five years, a reminder that we’ve seen a lot of rapid warming lately. And the planet will warm further, especially since greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise."

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2019-02-07 - Unknown odor evacuates Goodwill store in Glassell Park area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-02-07 - Twelve students mysteriously hit by dizziness and lightheadedness at school in Fleetwood (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Officials are investigating after 12 students were transported to area hospitals after complaining of dizziness and lightheadedness during play practice at Fleetwood Middle School Thursday evening, police say. At no point did anyone pass out or end up unconscious, according to police. Fire officials did a room-to-room check and found a zero carbon monoxide reading. Crews are now ventilating the school now."

2019-02-07 - Car goes up in flames and burns two people to death near Ajnok (India):

Quote: "Two persons were charred to death when the car they were travelling in caught fire near a village here in the early hours Thursday, police said. The incident took place near Ajnok village when the two were travelling from Barsana towards Chhata on the Barsana-Chata road, they said. Police said the deceased could not be identified and the bodies have been sent for post-mortem. The cause of fire was not immediately known, they said."

2019-02-07 - Passenger plane hit by flash and smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Birmingham (Britain):

Quote: "Terrified passengers called loved ones when their plane filled with smoke 15 minutes after take-off. The drama unfolded aboard the Flybe flight yesterday afternoon when one of its engines failed. Maureen Millward was one of 40 passengers travelling from Manchester to Luxembourg with the Devon-based airline at 2.25pm, when she spotted a flash from the plane's left engine. She told Coventry Live: 'At first I thought it was a lightning strike because I've been on an aircraft before when that has happened. 'But a few seconds after there was smoking coming into the cabin. It was quite a lot.'"

2019-02-07 - Learjet air ambulance bursts into flame, makes emergency landing, skids off runway, in Toluca (Mexico):

Quote: "Authorities in central Mexico say a Learjet air ambulance made a dramatic emergency landing and skidded off the runway."

Quote: "Video footage showed what appeared to be flames shooting from the plane’s belly, suggesting a possible problem with its landing gear."

Note: These are the 20th and 21st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-07 - Wildfire spreads toward Wakefield (New Zealand), 700 people evacuated:

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2019-02-08 - Record-shattering, unprecedented heat scorches Australia, Chile and Argentina:

2019-02-08 - Scrap metal business heavily damaged by fire in Oswegatchie (New York):

2019-02-08 - Crane bursts into flame along the Ohio River in Paducah (Kentucky):

2019-02-08 - Landfill fire breaks out in coastal Johor (Malaysia), smoke reaches Singapore:

2019-02-08 - Deadly fire rips through soccer training complex just after 5 AM in coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 10 killed, 3 injured:

2019-02-08 - Car bursts into flame at 6 AM while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Palmyra (New York):

Quote: "Firefighters in East Palmyra responded to car fire in a garage around 6 a.m. The fire quickly spread into the house, causing major smoke damage."

2019-02-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Plymouth (Minnesota):

Quote: "Dreelan says at 12:20 p.m. firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle on fire in a driveway near Harbor Lane and 10th Avenue North. By the time the fire department arrived, the flames had spread to the home."

2019-02-08 - Breathing wildfire smoke can be similar to smoking up to two packs of cigarettes a day:

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2019-02-09 - Shrinking sea ice forcing polar bears inland into populated areas in Novaya Zemlya (Russia), state of emergency declared, Russia considers killing the bears:

Quote: "A remote region in Russia has declared a state of emergency after more than 50 polar bears reportedly broke into homes and offices. Some of the animals – forced inland by shrinking sea ice – have even attacked people on the Novaya Zemlya islands, an official said. Hunting polar bears is banned in Russia, but authorities warn a cull may be the only answer if other means of warding them off fail."

2019-02-09 - Underground electrical explosion blows ground apart on Route 202 in Cortlandt (New York):

Quote: "What they heard was a transformer explosion underground that also damaged a gas main. It was so strong that: A debris field was found across Rt 202 and throughout the front parking lot area and main entrance of the hospital. The explosion was powerful enough for both manhole covers to land approximately 100 feet away and to split one manhole cover into 2 pieces."

2019-02-09 - Underground explosion injures 3 people in Jatra Bari area in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

Quote: "12-year-old boy, a woman and her daughter were injured in a manhole explosion in Jatrabari area of Dhaka Saturday (Feb 9) afternoon. The injured were identified as Johra Begum, 40, her daughter Nafiza Akter, 12 and a pedestrian Miraz, 12."

Quote: "Toxic gas buildup at the manhole might have caused the blast, said Fire Service Headquarters Duty Officer Russel Shikder."

2019-02-09 - Underground electrical fire shoots flames from manhole in coastal Blackpool (Britain):

2019-02-09 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man on Banks Road in Fort Worth (Texas):

2019-02-09 - Small plane bursts into flame mid-air and makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A plane landed at Vero Beach Regional Airport with its engine on fire Saturday afternoon, police said. The pilot was able to land safely about 12:15 p.m. and no one was injured, Vero Beach police said. Firefighters put out the fire."

Note: This is the 22nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-09 - Worst wildfire in 64 years in New Zealand bears down on Wakefield (New Zealand), people flee, state of emergency declared:

Quote: "Thousands of people have been evacuated from a New Zealand town as firefighters battle a wildfire stoked by winds in the country's South Island. The blaze, which began six days ago near the city of Nelson, is now threatening the town of Wakefield. A state of emergency has been declared and about 3,000 people have fled their homes in the district of Tasman."

Quote: "The blaze is thought to be the worst forest fire in New Zealand since 1955."

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2019-02-10 - Man, 53, burns to death in fire at 12:53 AM near motel in Marietta (Georgia):

2019-02-10 - Refinery damaged by explosion and fire in Roxana (Illinois), near the Mississippi River, 1 injured:

Quote: "Currently, the refinery is processing 314,000 barrels (42 gallons to a barrel) of oil a day. The refinery supplies a large number of petroleum products to the St. Louis Metro Area market, along with jet fuel to St. Louis Lambert International Airport."

2019-02-10 - Landfill fire breaks out shortly before 5 AM on Smiths Creek Road in Kimball (Michigan):

2019-02-10 - Spate of mysterious explosions rattle people from Arizona to New York:

2019-02-10 - Russian satellite recording unexplained atmospheric explosions:

Quote: "For example, during Lomonosov's flight at an altitude of several dozen kilometres, we have registered several times a very powerful 'explosion' of light. But everything was clear underneath it, no storms, no clouds..."

Note: Upper atmosphere methane explosions? Methane IS a lighter-than-air gas so that's where it would tend to accumulate and concentrate...

2019-02-10 - Atmospheric CO2 levels hit 414.27 PPM:

2019-02-10 - Insects dying off hard all around the planet:

Quote: "The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a 'catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems', according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century."

Quote: "Insect population collapses have recently been reported in Germany and Puerto Rico, but the review strongly indicates the crisis is global. The researchers set out their conclusions in unusually forceful terms for a peer-reviewed scientific paper: 'The [insect] trends confirm that the sixth major extinction event is profoundly impacting [on] life forms on our planet. Unless we change our ways of producing food, insects as a whole will go down the path of extinction in a few decades,' they write. 'The repercussions this will have for the planet’s ecosystems are catastrophic to say the least.'"

Note: Seeing as the current extinction event is a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event, the worst extinction event in Earth's history and one of the very few where even insects took a significant hit, this planetary die-off of insects is not surprising. As bad as it sounds though, at least some species of insects will survive the current extinction event. Human beings will not...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2019-02-11 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 4:45 AM and kills man while parked in coastal Oakland (California):

2019-02-11 - Person found dead in burning car at Greenhall Park in Blantyre area in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2019-02-11 - Underground electrical explosions and fire break out near fire station in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Firefighters said one manhole explosion broke the windows of the building at 34 Isabella St. A woman working in the area told WCVB that the force was enough to shake her desk, which is 49 stories above the ground."

2019-02-11 - Underground fire breaks out at landfill on Winterton Road in Roxby (Britain), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Winterton Road, Roxby. Mon 11 Feb 2019 07:35 (No:02823) Deep seated underground fire on landfill. Crews assisted works personnel in creating safety cordon prior to emptying water from onsite bowser onto affected area. Incident assessed by hazmat Officer and tactical advisor before being left with onsite staff. Advice given."

2019-02-11 - Deadly fire rips through the Arpit Palace Hotel before 5 AM in New Delhi (India), 17 killed, 4 injured:

2019-02-11 - Auto salvage yard goes up in flames before 7 AM in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-02-11 - At least 33 wildfires raging across New South Wales (Australia), homes threatened:

2019-02-11 - Wildfires up 45% over the last year in Chile:

Quote: "Wildfires have destroyed 41,200 hectares of forest land in southern and central Chile, the country's National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) said on Monday. The figure represents an increase of 45 percent from last year in the area of forest land razed in the fire season, it said, adding it estimated a total loss of 70,000 hectares this season. According to authorities, there have been 4,126 forest fires so far this season, mainly in the regions of Valparaiso and Aysen."

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2019-02-12 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school in Tamarac (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "Challenger Elementary School in Tamarac was evacuated Tuesday morning due to the smell of gas coming from the south side of the building, authorities confirmed."

2019-02-12 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school in Grande Prairie (Canada):

Quote: "Whispering Ridge Community School was briefly evacuated Tuesday after classes had let out for the day. Peace Wapiti Public School Division says an odour that smelled like natural gas was noticed by staff around 3:50 p.m. As a precaution, ATCO Gas made sure all staff and any remaining students got out of the building. They were able to return by 4:45 p.m. after ATCO determined it was safe to be inside. A reason for the smell hasn’t been given."

2019-02-12 - Animals, fish, birds, insects, plants, soil, and oceans all in desperate trouble as droughts, floods, temperature and wildfires increase rapidly:

2019-02-12 - Record warm summers in the Pacific Northwest and Scotland have almost wiped out salmon which are being cooked in rivers and streams:

2019-02-12 - Huge chunks of ice cracking off Tasman Glacier in New Zealand:

2019-02-12 - Underground explosion(s) and fire(s) shake buildings and blow out windows in Center City area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Firefighters in Philadelphia are investigating multiple underground explosions in Center City on Tuesday afternoon."

Quote: "The explosion was so strong it sent several manhole covers flying. A 300 to 400 pound metal transformer access cover went way up in the air, too, and broke into pieces. A cleaner’s front window was completely blown out."

2019-02-12 - Transformer bursts into flame and ignites cars and shops in coastal Vasai (India):

2019-02-12 - Oil well fire breaks out near the Allegany River in Allegany (New York):

Quote: "Gordon Scott, spokesman for the Allegany fire department, said some construction equipment was also lost in the fire."

2019-02-12 - Campervan bursts into flame while parked at home on Mossom Lane in coastal Norbreck (Britain), 1400 feet from the ocean:

2019-02-12 - Volcano Dukono erupts on Halmahera Island (Indonesia):

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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."

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-14 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates building in Lake County (Illinois):

Quote: "Lenzi said air systems might have brought the smell into the buildings. 'After a thorough search, nothing was found inside the buildings for a natural gas leak,' he said, adding that North Shore Gas officials were investigating further, but no construction or other possible source for the smell could be located downtown."

Note: Probably just some poison gas blowing by in the atmosphere that got sucked in via the HVAC system...

2019-02-14 - Unknown rotten egg odor reported at 22:50 PM outside property in Telford (Britain):

Quote: "At 22;50 on Thursday, 14 February, 2019, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting an incident classified as Smell Of Gas. 1 fire appliance was mobilised from Telford. Reports of smell of gas from outside vacant property. Fire crews carried out an exterior inspection of property including the use of a gas monitor which detected nothing. Fire crews confirmed property had electricity only."

2019-02-14 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes across wide area in and around Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "Mystery surrounds a 'massive bang' heard by people across the Manchester and Tameside area tonight. Dozens of Manchester Evening News readers reported hearing the noise which was said to have shaken houses in some places. The explosion was reported across at least a 10-mile radius, from as far as Newton Heath and Gorton, to Hattersley and Hyde. The 'epicentre' appears to have been the Denton area. However, the M.E.N. has so far been unable to find any explanation for the reports. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire Service said there was no ongoing incidents that would explain it."

2019-02-14 - RV bursts into flame just after 3 AM and kills person while parked in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

Quote: "The Fire Department has no reason to believe this fire is connected to the string of fires that have struck multiple Anchorage businesses within the last several weeks, Hettrick said."

Note: Definitely connected by geographic location, proximity to the coast and the atmosphere. This is the 45th RV to burn/explode in 2019, and this is the 2nd deadly RV fire in 2019...

2019-02-14 - RV trailer goes up in flames and burns person to death near Mason Lake in Mason County (Washington):

2019-02-14 - Woman, 83, ignites while cooking and burns to death in apartment in Odenton (Maryland):

2019-02-14 - Passenger train bursts into flame at station in Markinch (Scotland):

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-15 - Unknown foul odor hits school and sends 13 students to the hospital in Pharr (Texas):

Quote: "An incident took place this morning in Pharr that caused several students to be taken to the local hospital. IDEA Public Schools in Pharr received reports of a foul odor on the campus Friday morning. Students and staff evacuated the building as a precaution. Thirteen students were transported to the hospital for evaluation after they reported they were feeling ill. The evacuation has been lifted and students and staff are resuming with the day as scheduled, according to a statement from IDEA Public Schools."

2019-02-15 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school in West Linn (Oregon):

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death in snow at home on Cemetery Street in Merrimac (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Authorities say a 50-year-old man died in a car fire after his car became stuck in the snow in the front yard of a Merrimac residence. Sauk County Sheriff’s Office officials say Ricky J. Guillen, of Prairie Du Sac, had driven his 1994 Buick Park Avenue into the front yard of the residence on Cemetery Street about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses at the scene said that while Guillen was attempting to back out of the lawn, the vehicle started on fire."

2019-02-15 - Pickup truck veers into snow, bursts into flame, burns man to death, near Watertown (New York):

Quote: "Investigators found that Mr. Richardson was driving the 2015 Dodge Ram northeast in the direction of Middle Road when, for reasons that are not known, he veered from his lane into the oncoming lane and off the left side of the road. The truck did not strike anything and came to rest in deep snow. The vehicle caught fire and a passerby called 911 at 10:18 p.m. Emergency personnel were unable to remove Mr. Richardson from the burning vehicle. After flames were extinguished, his body was found in the driver’s seat. Brownville Fire Chief Ryan McIntosh said Saturday night that investigators cannot explain why the pickup truck ended up in the snowbank since it didn’t hit anything. The fire caused too much damage to determine what happened."

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame and burns 3-year-old boy to death at home in Tabaquite on the island of Trinidad:

2019-02-15 - Temp hits 91F in Austin (Texas), hottest temp ever recorded in Austin this early in the year:

Quote: "Friday became the hottest day ever recorded so early in the year when the afternoon high climbed to 91 degrees at Camp Mabry, breaking the 85 degree record established in 1980. At ABIA, the high of 87 degrees was also a record for February 15th."

Note: Wow, 91F in the middle of winter!

2019-02-15 - El Niño has officially arrived:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2019-02-16 - Mysterious explosions, sometimes with a flash of light, shaking homes in Louisville (Kentucky):

2019-02-16 - Multiple underground fires break out near theater in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Saturday night's (Feb. 16) shows at New World Stages in New York City were evacuated and have been canceled due to multiple manhole fires on the theater's West 50th Street block. Everyone who was at the theater is safe, a representative for New World Stages confirms to Billboard."

Quote: "Video posted to social media showed flames shooting high in the air and people running away. The manholes lit up on 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. "

2019-02-16 - Container ship 'Stadt Dresden' bursts into flame in coastal Venice (Italy):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of container ship STADT DRESDEN, berthed at Container Terminal in Venice, Italy, in the afternoon Feb 16. engine room was sealed and filled with CO2, fire engines were called, more than 30 firefighters were engaged in extinguishing fire and eliminating the consequences."

2019-02-16 - Military frigate 'Bayern' damaged by fire in coastal Kiel (Germany):

2019-02-16 - Cargo ship 'Saint Claire' bursts into flame while docked on Lake Erie in Oregon (Ohio), nobody aboard:

Quote: "Crews are battling a ship fire on Bay Shore Road in Oregon at the CSX Toledo Docks. Crews on scene say the ship Saint Claire is unoccupied as Oregon and Jerusalem Fire Departments are fighting the flames."

Quote: "At this point it’s unclear how the blaze started, but the ship was unoccupied and no injuries were reported."

2019-02-16 - Boat bursts into flame and burns man to death while docked in Seward Boat Harbor in coastal Seward (Alaska):

2019-02-16 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal East Fremantle (Australia):

Note: These are the 155th, 156th, 157th, 158th and 159th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-17 - Unknown chemical odor sickening people in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

Quote: "One Cape Coral family said a sinister smell is lurking near their home in the southeast part of the city. They haven’t been able to figure out where it’s coming from, and it's been there for months. The family describes it as a chemical smell that wafts through their backyard and comes in through their doors, making their eyes and throats burn."

Quote: "Now, they said they believe it’s from the environment outside, and want to know how they can put an end to it."

2019-02-17 - Sharp rise in atmospheric methane levels threatens world climate targets:

2019-02-17 - Soot from burning fossil fuels accelerating ice melt in the Arctic:

2019-02-17 - Man on fire runs out of burning porta-potties and burns to death outside stadium in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1450 feet from the coast:

Quote: "A man has died of burn injuries after witnesses say he was on fire while exiting a Porta Potty outside of M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Baltimore fire officials responded to the 1100 block of Russell Street and report that on their arrival, the man was dead and three of the portable toilets were engulfed in flames."

Quote: "Fire officials said a stadium security guard saw a man running from the portable bathrooms. The official said the man was on fire, he collapsed and was pronounced dead. 'From what we were told, the security guard saw him running from the porta potty; his body was physically on fire,' Baltimore fire spokeswoman Blair Adams said."

Quote: "A spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department told the Daily News that it’s being investigated as an accidental death."

2019-02-17 - Car goes up in flames just before 1 AM and burns person to death on I-280 in West Orange (New Jersey):

Quote: "A person who became trapped in a vehicle engulfed in flames early Sunday morning was pronounced dead at the scene when West Orange police arrived just before 1 a.m., according to the township’s public information officer (PIO). The PIO also noted that the victim was unidentified, and the vehicle was unrecognizable due to the fully involved car fire, which occurred on Interstate 280 in the area of Pleasant Valley Way."

2019-02-17 - Spate of truck fires in the last year spurs probe in Australia:

Quote: "A spate of truck fires has spurred the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to launch a probe. Concerns had been raised with the NHVR regarding several fires emanating in the engine bay of prime movers over the past year."

Note: A spate of truck fires?! No way!

2019-02-17 - Landfill fire breaks out at 6 AM on the island of St. Thomas:

2019-02-17 - Wildfire breaks out in the exclusion zone in Chernobyl (Ukraine):

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-18 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide in coastal Kearney (New Jersey):

Quote: "Kearny Mayor Al Santos is calling on the state to temporarily close the Keegan Landfill after smelly air samples recently collected from the facility revealed levels of hydrogen sulfide that he says could impact the health of residents."

Quote: "Santos said in the last few months residents have logged more than 200 complaints of a sulfurous 'rotten eggs' smell coming from 100-plus-acre landfill owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority."

2019-02-18 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing around in coastal Kuwait:

Quote: "The sources noted the spread of unpleasant odors due to the presence of different levels of concentration of hydrogen sulfide gas above the minimum permissible concentration that gives a sense of the smell caused by this gas (0.5 part of the billion)."

2019-02-18 - Global warming causing earlier spring rains in the Arctic, which causes increased methane emissions, which causes more warming:

Quote: "Researchers who monitored one bog for three years in the Alaskan permafrost have identified yet another instance of what engineers call positive feedback. They found that global warming meant earlier springs and with that, earlier spring rains. And as a consequence, the influx of warm water on what had previously been frozen ground triggered a biological frenzy that sent methane emissions soaring."

Note: That right there is an unstoppable self-reinforcing feedback which does not end well for life on Earth...

2019-02-18 - Mysterious explosion alarms people at midnight across swath of Nottinghamshire (Britain):

Quote: "People across Nottingham have reported what sounded like a 'bomb going off' overnight. NottinghamshireLive has been contacted multiple times by concerned residents with what they heard on Monday night. Facebook and Twitter users also described hearing sounds like an 'explosion' at around midnight on Monday, February 18, in Carlton and St Ann's. Some have suggested that it could have been a meteorite or a bomb, with others describing the sound as too loud to be a firework."

2019-02-18 - Britain experiencing warmest February on record:

Quote: "Britain set for the hottest February day on record as early buds bring the scent of spring."

Quote: "The February average is 8.2C, compared to 9.8C so far this year."

2019-02-18 - Volcano Etna erupts in Italy, aviation alert issued:

2019-02-18 - Mount Bromo erupts in East Java (Indonesia):

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-19 - Underground electrical fire breaks out near docks in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2019-02-19 - Auto salvage yard destroyed by fire in Dunnville (Canada):

2019-02-19 - Towing business heavily damaged by fire on F Street in Lebanon (Oregon):

2019-02-19 - Premier Used Truck Parts and Monteith Heavy Equipment Rental businesses destroyed by fire in Thunder Bay (Canada):

2019-02-19 - Deadly fire rips through public sauna in Daegu (South Korea), 2 killed, dozens injured:

2019-02-19 - Greenhouse complex heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Laval (Canada), nobody there:

2019-02-19 - Two pedicab businesses heavily damaged by fire at 3:13 AM in Austin (Texas), nearly a fifth of the city's pedicabs destroyed:

2019-02-19 - Australian police post video of UFO revealed by thunderstorm over coastal Broome (Australia):

Quote: "After reviewing CCTV at town beach of last nights storm, it appears we were not alone..."

Note: Whoa! They're heeeere!

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-20 - Pickup truck goes up in flames and burns man to death near Home Depot in Canal Winchester (Ohio):

2019-02-20 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death on road in Sultanpur, near Hyderabad (India):

2019-02-20 - Deadly fire rages through mixed-use buildings in Dhaka (Bangladesh), dozens killed, dozens more injured:

Quote: "A devastating fire raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 69 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. About 50 other people were injured and the fire in Dhaka was mostly under control after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by firefighters."

2019-02-20 - Deadly fire rips through entertainment center at 5:49 AM in Ipoh (Malaysia), 6+ killed:

2019-02-20 - As Yellowstone awakens, Dr. Michio Kaku warns that it could literally tear the guts out of the US:

2019-02-20 - Volcano Shiveluch erupts, spews ash 6 kilometers into the atmosphere, on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-21 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame just before departure at airport in Ranchi (India):

Quote: "The engine of a Delhi-bound Vistara flight caught fire just minutes ahead of its scheduled take off at the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi on Thursday evening."

2019-02-21 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at airport in Bentonville (Arkansas):

Quote: "An aircraft that landed safely at Northwest Regional Airport (XNA) was reported to have smoke in the cockpit Thursday afternoon, according to XNA COO Kelly Johnson."

2019-02-21 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Algeria:

Quote: "A Royal Air Maroc (RAM) plane heading to Tunisia made an emergency landing in Algeria yesterday, after thick, white smoke started to emanate from its air vents."

Quote: "One of the passengers, who posted photos of the incident on his Facebook account, said that passengers could detect 'a strong smell of burning.'"

Note: These are the 23rd, 24th and 25th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-21 - Metal-plating business destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-02-21 - Man has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness while kite surfing at beach near coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

Quote: "The man had apparently been kite surfing when tragedy struck. He is believed to have lost consciousness after experiencing an as yet unidentified medical emergency, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring."

2019-02-21 - New lava dome forms on volcano Popocatepetl (Mexico):

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-22 - Person found dead in burning car on street in Riverside (Iowa):

2019-02-22 - Person found dead in burning car on Knoxo Road in Kokomo (Mississippi):

2019-02-22 - Car veers off road before 7 AM, bursts into flame and burns man to death, in East Franklin Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-22 - Hundreds of cars go up in flames while parked at Aero India 2019 show in Bengaluru (India):

Quote: "A fire at an airshow in India destroyed three hundred cars on Saturday, a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run event."

2019-02-22 - Recycling plant fire rages near school in coastal Rayong (Thailand):

Quote: "Twenty students were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation on Friday after a fire broke out near their school at a recycling plant in Rayong's Nakhom Pattana district. The students, who had difficulty breathing, felt light-headed, were nauseous and vomiting, were rushed to Nakhom Pattana Hospital."

2019-02-22 - LNG plant damaged by massive fire near coastal Bintulu (Malaysia):

2019-02-22 - Powerful magnitude 7.5+ earthquake strikes near Ambato (Ecuador):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2019-02-23 - Recycling center fire breaks out at 5:40 AM on Cornwall Street in Parr, St. Helens (Britain):

2019-02-23 - Recycling center fire breaks out at midnight in Glanmire (Ireland):

2019-02-23 - Wildfire burns through hundreds of acres in Bandipur Tiger Reserve (India):

2019-02-23 - At least 35 fishing boats destroyed by fire, fire burns for a day, at Muara Baru Port in coastal Jakarta (Indonesia):

Quote: "Fire started in the afternoon Feb 23 on one of dozens of local fishing vessels and boats, berthed in harbor, and quickly spread to other, mainly wooden, vessels. As of afternoon Feb 24, firefighters were still dousing fire, which destroyed at least 35 vessels."

Note: These are the 167th-201st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-23 - Ten cars go up in flames while parked in underground carpark at store on Hagley Road in Edgbaston (Britain):

Quote: "Ten cars were damaged in a fire at a supermarket car park in Birmingham, according to firefighters. West Midlands Fire Service sent crews to Morrisons, in Hagley Road, just after 15:30 GMT on Saturday. The store was fully evacuated. The fire's starting point is under investigation, but it is believed to have been accidental."

2019-02-23 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame within ten minutes in Crewe (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to two separate car fires around a town last night - within ten minutes of each other. Both fire engines from Crewe were sent to a vehicle fire on West Street at 9.06pm on Saturday evening (February 23) - with firefighters using a hose reel jet to put out the blaze. Shortly afterwards, at 9.16pm, a crew from Middlewich was called to a saloon car on the fire on Eardswick Lane, near Leighton hospital."

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-24 - Foul odor evacuates area in coastal Hagåtña on the island of Guam:

Quote: "The Guam Fire Department evacuated the Tanaka building in Hagatna just before noon today following a report of a foul odor. GFD spokesman Kevin Reilly reports that GFD Hazmat units are conducting air monitoring for toxic or flammable gases. Reilly says that the neighboring Mobil gas station was also evacuated 'for safety reasons.'"

2019-02-24 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in Beebe (Arkansas):

Quote: "There have been several reports of a loud boom in the Beebe area. Police say they aren't exactly sure where it came from. According to a Facebook post by Beebe Police, the department says they are aware of a loud explosion sound that was heard in the area."

2019-02-24 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at Rinas Airport in Tirana (Albania):

Quote: "A 'Blue Panorama' plane traveling from Tirana to Ancona was made an emergency landing a few minutes after departing from Rinas Airport 'Mother Teresa' this Sunday. One of the passengers revealed that the flight started normally at 07:00 in the morning when the air defect occurred. 'We departed as usual, but while were above the sea, we saw smoke coming out of the plane, the cabin was filled with smoke. It was a horror scene, and there were children who started crying. The plane made some very dangerous movement, we thought we were going to die.'"

Note: This is the 26th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-24 - RV bursts into flame and kills 41-year-old man while parked at property in Decatur (Arkansas):

Quote: "A local man has died after his motorhome caught fire. It happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 403 Rooster Street."

Note: This is the 57th RV to burn/explode in 2019, and this is the 3rd deadly RV fire in 2019...

2019-02-24 - At least 176 cars destroyed by fire while parked at private cab service in coastal Chennai (India):

Quote: "A major fire accident gutted 176 cars in a parking space at Chennai in a ground opposite to Ramachandra Medical College in Porur today. The fire engulfed the entire parking space that belonged to a private cab service."

2019-02-24 - Around 20 classic cars and commercial building destroyed by huge fire in Salinas (California):

Quote: "Every single Salinas fire unit battled the flames for two hours. The building, which stood strong for over 70 years, was home to as many as 20 classic cars, all of which were destroyed."

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-25 - When CO2 levels pass a certain point, the clouds that cool the planet disappear and warming escalates radically:

2019-02-25 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, near airport in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2019-02-25 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, numerous scrap vehicles burn, in Modesto (California):

Quote: "MODESTO: NB/SB SR-99 at Crows Landing Road, numerous vehicles in an adjacent junk yard are on fire and spilling smoke onto the highway."

Quote: "The same yard was the site of an August 2017 fire that burned more than 100 vehicles and slowed traffic on nearby Highway 99 for a few hours."

2019-02-25 - Ferry ship 'Dragon Star 1' destroyed by fire in the Malacca Strait near coastal Langkawi Island (Malaysia):

Quote: "Fire erupted in engine room of DRAGON STAR 1 ferry in the afternoon Feb 25, when ferry with 52 passengers on board was en route from Kuah Terminal, Langkawi Island to Kuala Perlis, northwest Malaysia, Malacca Strait, Malaysia-Thailand boarder. Fire engulfed aft superstructure, passengers were gather in the fore section, and evacuated to vessels and boats nearby, which rushed to rescue. Two people sustained injures, ferry looks like she’s to be a total loss."

Note: This is the 204th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-25 - Aerial views of Australia’s brutal drought:

2019-02-25 - Trump climate advisory panel structured to avoid public records:

Quote: "As we reported last week, the White House hosted a cross-agency meeting regarding a plan to create an advisory committee specifically to attack the conclusions of its own climate scientists. Details of that meeting, and the plan that ensued, are now starting to leak out."

Note: Aha, so the lying liars are betting everything on a horse named Deception. Shocking. Well, that horse is going to have to compete with Earth's own entry in this race, a Mack truck named Reality. If that doesn't sound like a fair race, that's because it's not. Place your bets!

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-26 - Unknown odor hits Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A mysterious odor prompted the evacuation of Chartiers Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon."

2019-02-26 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Seattle (Washington), 4 crew members hospitalized:

Quote: "A Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night after a strange odor was detected and a dozen people on board reported breathing issues, officials said."

Quote: "Four crew members were hospitalized, and another six were examined after the 7:17 p.m. landing, the airline said in a statement. Two passengers were also evaluated at the airport, Alaska Airline said."

Quote: "An airport spokesman said patients complained of 'respiratory issues.'"

2019-02-26 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at airport in Windsor Locks (Connecticut):

Quote: "The Associated Press reports that smoke was reported in the cockpit and the emergency landing happened soon after takeoff."

Note: This is the 27th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-26 - Dangerous wildfire-generated pyrocumulonimbus cloud thunderstorms are on the rise:

2019-02-26 - UK hit by the warmest February day on record and first time reaching a high over 20C in winter:

Quote: "Today is the warmest February day on record in the UK with temperatures reaching 20.3C in Ceredigion, on the west coast of Wales, the Met Office has announced. It is also the first time the country has seen a high over 20C during winter, according to the weather service. The previous all-time record for February - 19.7C - was logged in Greenwich in 1998."

2019-02-26 - European monthly rainfall record broken in Crete, major floods destroy historic bridge in Keritis (Greece):

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-27 - Passenger plane hit by unknown foul odor, people have breathing problems, plane makes emergency landing near Minneapolis (Minnesota):

Quote: "An Alaska Airlines flight bound from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Seattle made an unscheduled landing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night after a foul odor sickened some passengers and flight attendants."

Quote: "Eight people reported feeling ill, with four crew members taken to a hospital for further evaluation."

Note: More people on another passenger plane were sickened by an unknown odor the day before too, mentioned in the 2019-02-26 update, so that's two days in a row that unknown foul odors have sickened people and caused passenger planes to make emergency landings. These events are obviously becoming more common. An increasingly contaminated atmosphere begets increasing numbers of 'odor events'. Pretty simple. It's nothing to worry about as long you're not one of those wanna-stay-alive types. THOSE people are gonna have big problems!

2019-02-27 - Underground fire breaks out on St Georges Road in Atherstone (Britain):

Quote: "At 1114 hours on the 27th February 2019, Warwickshire Fire Control received several 999 calls to a manhole on fire in St Georges Road, Atherstone.  Two fire engines from Nuneaton Fire Station were mobilised.  Once in attendance it was confirmed that this was a fire in a manhole."

2019-02-27 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in coastal Hartlepool (Britain):

2019-02-27 - Six garbage trucks destroyed by fire at 11 PM while parked at waste facility in Orangeburg (South Carolina):

Quote: "Four roll-off dumpster trucks, a side-loader truck and one other truck burned at Waste Management’s site on Landfill Road late Wednesday night."

Quote: "There were no signs of the fire being suspicious or arson, Davis said."

2019-02-27 - Iceberg twice the size of New York City set to crack off in Antarctica:

Quote: "Once these two rifts meet, which could happen within weeks, an iceberg of at least 660sq miles is set to be loosened."

2019-02-27 - Global warming’s compounding dangers:

2019-02-27 - Heavy rain and flooding cut off two towns in California:

Quote: "Torrential rain and snowfall has triggered the worst deluge in over 20 years, emergency officials say. The towns of Monte Rio and Guerneville are currently only accessible by boat."

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-28 - Dozens of birds drop dead in Huntsville (Alabama):

Quote: "It's a sight a person would never expect to see: dozens of dead birds littering the road. But that's exactly what a Huntsville man found Tuesday. He counted more than 60 dead birds on Moores Mill Road near the Ware intersection. He is very concerned, since he believes they died in the same spot at the same time. It seems like a plotline straight out of a Hitchcock movie ... dozens of birds falling from the sky."

Quote: "'I don't know if it's a release of some type of possible gas. I don't know if there's a pocket somewhere where they were flying and they were all exposed to something that caused them to crash and burn,' he questioned."

Quote: "WHNT News 19 reached out to Dr. Geoff Hill, a professor in biological sciences and a curator of birds at Auburn University. 'Have you seen what looks like dozens of birds die in the same spot at the same time,' Kelley Smith asked. 'No, I've never seen that,' Dr. Hill responded. He can only guess what happened since he wasn't able to go to Moores Mill Road. 'It has to be something really traumatic that instant death for a vertebrate animal and so you're guessing some kind of poison, a really bad poison that would act really fast and kill the animals or like a lightning strike or something,' he said. 'It's worrisome. Anything that would kill that many birds that fast would certainly be a health concern.'"

Note: People were sickened by unknown foul odors on two passenger planes over the past two days too. Birds will occasionally fly through a pocked of invisible hydrogen sulfide, just as planes are also increasingly flying through pockets of gas. And what would sicken a human being will knock a bird dead, or a flock of birds. Birds are very vulnerable to gases due to their rapid respiration and low body mass, which is why they used to use canaries in coal mines. Birds dropping dead from the sky en mass has been happening sporadically around the world in recent years. The first big incident of birds dropping dead en masse that I know of off-hand was right after New Years Eve in 2010-2011. The authorities blamed fireworks for that one. They were probably half right. The fireworks scared the birds, who took flight...then flew into a pocket of poison gas and dropped dead from the sky.

Two days after the Beebe incident in Arkansas, in the wee hours, here in St. Louis, MO, I smelled something unusual and a flock of birds dropped dead from the sky right across the street from me, thud-thud-thudding onto the roof of my neighbor's garage as their bodies landed. That event never even made the news, probably because I called 911 and an hour later a street sweeper crew came by and cleaned up all the carcasses so that by the time the sun came up, all looked normal, as if nothing had happened. Think about that, think about what that means. What it means is that the 911 system is being used to hide what's happening, or at least that 911 calls are being intercepted and the information is used by someone to hide what's happening. Whether the 911 receptionists are directly involved in that and know what's going on, I have no idea, but I doubt they know.

The authorities often give partial truths or half-truths. Another example of that was when a foul odor blew in off Santa Monica Bay and sickened people in Santa Monica, CA. They blamed that on a 'naturally occurring methane release' from the ocean. That might sound plausible except for one thing: methane is odorless. But both methane AND hydrogen sulfide are produced at the bottom of the oceans, and hydrogen sulfide DOES have a foul odor and WOULD sicken a bunch of people. So I don't doubt that there actually was a naturally occurring methane release. But it wasn't JUST a naturally occurring methane release, but a release of both methane AND hydrogen sulfide - that's the half-truth. It's easier to deceive people with half-truths than it is with outright lies. That's a psyops technique...

2019-02-28 - Earth's fish are disappearing because of climate change, study says:

2019-02-28 - Huge sunfish washes ashore dead in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

Quote: "A sunfish that lives south of the equator recently washed up on a Santa Barbara County beach, and scientists are at a loss as to how the giant creature got so off-course. The massive 7-foot-long and 7-foot-wide fish — a hoodwinker — was discovered Feb. 19 at Sands Beach in Goleta at UC Santa Barbara’s Coal Oil Point Reserve."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Obviously there will be animals dying off, especially oceanic species, but other species will sicken and die too."

2019-02-28 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in coastal Exeter (Britain):

Quote: "As they put the accelerator down to go, it filled up with smoke in the cabin. The pilot said 'evacuate, evacuate' and we all got out as quickly as we could."

Note: This is the 28th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-28 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Toledo (Ohio):

2019-02-28 - Underground electrical explosion and fire and transformer fire cause blackouts in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Note: They could always light some paper on fire to provide some light...

2019-02-28 - Man ignites while burning paper in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2019-02-28 - Australia breaks weather records with hottest ever summer:

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