Saturday, March 23, 2019

Event Update For 2019-03-22

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: Fires And Explosions

2019-03-22 - Tour bus bursts into flame in Changde (China), 26 killed, 28 injured:

Note: This is the 165th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-22 - Van goes up in flames just before 4:30 AM on West Third Street and kills man, in Trotwood (Ohio):

Quote: "A man is dead after a car fire in Trotwood early Friday morning. Crews were called to the 5800 block West Third Street near Norfolk Avenue just before 4:30 Friday morning. 53-year-old Edward Scott was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office."

2019-03-22 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Heraklion on the island of Crete (Greece), most of the island goes dark:

Quote: "The greater part of the island of Crete was left without power on Friday due to a blackout caused by an explosion in a power transformer at the Public Power Corporation (PPC) Linoperamata sub-station in Heraklion at about noon."

2019-03-22 - Petrochemical facility erupts in flame again in coastal Deer Park (Texas):

Quote: "New fire erupts at Deer Park plant as leaking toxins close Ship Channel. A fireball again erupted into the sky. An unknown volume of chemicals leaked into waterways, destined for Galveston Bay. Deer Park residents peered out their windows at another plume of black smoke. Friday brought a bout of deja vu to the Houston Ship Channel, where for the sixth consecutive day firefighters battled a massive chemical fire that has so far burned 11 storage tanks at Intercontinental Terminals Company."

2019-03-22 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, cars burn, near Dogtown area in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "If you were within a couple miles of Dogtown this afternoon, you probably spotted that column of black smoke in an otherwise flawless blue sky. Multiple cars burned in a salvage yard behind Affton Auto Solutions, which is near the intersection of Manchester and Sublette avenues. The blaze began about 3 p.m., and firefighters on scene said they were not sure how it started."

Note: Closest salvage yard fire to me so far at 1.6 miles...

2019-03-22 - California governor declares statewide emergency to prepare for wildfires, waives some environmental regulations:

Quote: "California’s efforts to prevent another year of catastrophic wildfire took a step forward Friday when Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a rare statewide emergency, clearing the path for dozens of forest-thinning projects aimed at reducing fire danger."

Quote: "Newsom said 'extreme peril' to the life and property necessitates the emergency declaration. 'The increasing wildfire risks we face as a state mean we simply can’t wait until a fire starts in order to start deploying emergency resources. California needs sustained focus and immediate action in order to better protect our communities,' he added in a statement."

Quote: "The only other statewide emergencies since the year 2000 were declared by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2014 and 2015, both related to the drought."

2019-03-22 - Recycling center fire breaks out in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-03-22 - Pallet fire erupts just before 6:30 AM at pallet recycling business in North Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Fire crews responded to a pallet fire in North Austin Friday morning. According to Pflugerville Fire Department, the fire was reported just before 6:30 a.m. at 14605 Brenda St, a business that recycles pallets."

2019-03-22 - Tire fire breaks out in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "The nauseating odor of burnt rubber wafted through parts of San Francisco as firefighters extinguished a blaze that engulfed a stack of tires at 22nd and Iowa streets Friday night. San Francisco firefighters responded to a report of a fire near the Interstate 280 offramp at Mariposa Street in the Dogpatch district before 9 p.m. and found a 'large stack of tires' ablaze. The fire caused a stink that reached South of Market."

2019-03-22 - Transformer bursts into flame just after 12:30 AM in basement of high-rise in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2019-03-22 - Boat bursts into flame at wharf in coastal Portland (Maine), 2 dogs killed:

Note: This is the 259th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-22 - Passenger train bursts into flame in Darjeeling (India), two feared dead, several injured:

Quote: "Two persons are feared dead after jumping from a train in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district when the engine and part of a compartment caught fire on Friday. The incident took place at the Chathaat station in the district. The engine of the Dibrugarh bound Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express suddenly caught fire. According to officials of the North East Frontier Railways, the fire spread to the compartment behind the engine. “Two passengers are feared dead after they jumped out of the train out of fear,” Nripen Bhattacharya, Public Relations Officer of the North East Frontier Railway told DH. Several other passengers were also injured."

2019-03-22 - School bus bursts into flame just after 7 AM in parking lot in Killeen (Texas):

Note: This is the 57th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 166th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-22 - In separate incidents, two passenger buses burst into flame within 90 minutes in coastal Manila (Philippine Islands), 3 trucks crash too:

Quote: "Bong Nebrija, EDSA traffic czar of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), said a Precious Grace Trans bus (TYP-955) caught fire on EDSA’s northbound lane before reaching its intersection with Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City  just before 5 p.m."

Quote: "At past 6 p.m., a VOTSC Trans bus (TXX-274) caught fire along the EDSA-Shaw Boulevard tunnel’s northbound lane in Mandaluyong City."

Note: These are the 167th and 168th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-03-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near intersection in Harristown (Australia):

Quote: "Emergency services are responding to reports a prime-mover caught fire near the intersection of James and West Sts in Harristown."

Note: This is the 468th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-22 - Lift truck bursts into flame next to passenger plane at airport in coastal San Diego (California):

2019-03-22 - Dump truck bursts into flame on highway in Hebron (Indiana):

2019-03-22 - Heavy truck bursts into flame in parking lot in Gerasdorf bei Wien (Austria):

2019-03-22 - Van bursts into flame on the M56 near Warrington (Britain):

2019-03-22 - Van bursts into flame on Pasture Road South in coastal Barton-upon-Humber (Britain):

Quote: "Pasture Road South, Barton Upon Humber. Fri 22 Mar 2019 21:21 (No:05829) Van on fire. 2 hose reels and 1 BA in use."

2019-03-22 - SUV and pickup truck destroyed by fire at high school in College Station (Texas):

2019-03-22 - SUV bursts into flame at car dealership after test drive, in Vandalia (Ohio):

2019-03-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at apartments under construction, fire spreads to building, in Liberty Lake (Washington):

Quote: "The fire was reported to have started in a full size pickup parked next to the building. The fire spread from the pickup to the complex, which was in the final stages of construction and unoccupied at the time of the fire."

2019-03-22 - Car bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while parked at airport, four more vehicles damaged, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Five vehicles were damaged after a fire broke out in the economy parking lot of Philadelphia International Airport."

2019-03-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-69 in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2019-03-22 - Car bursts into flame on Algire Road in Perry Township (Ohio):

2019-03-22 - Car bursts into flame on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess (New York), separate crash too:

2019-03-22 - Car bursts into flame at 4:50 AM on Willow Avenue in Rawmarsh (Britain):,car-fire-in-rawmarsh-was-accidental_31265.htm

2019-03-22 - Car bursts into flame on the A14 near Woolpit (Britain):

2019-03-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Swindon (Britain):

2019-03-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on highway in Burlington (Canada):

2019-03-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Pontefract Road in Snaith (Britain):

Quote: "Pontefract Road, Snaith. Fri 22 Mar 2019 16:52 (No:05802) Vehicle fire extinguished prior to arrival of Fire Service, one hose reel jet in use by Fire Service to damp down."

2019-03-22 - UTV bursts into flame, fire spreads to 70 tons of straw, in Alne (Britain):

Quote: "Fire – Alne *UPDATE* Time of call: 1514 hours Crews from Acomb, Huntington and York have dealt with a fire involving approx. 70 one tone bales of straw and a bobcat type vehicle. Crews used 2 hose reels and pitchforks to extinguish. Cause is believed to be an electrical fault on the vehicle."

2019-03-22 - SUV, pickup truck, car, motorcycle and garage go up in flames at home in the Town of Raymond (Wisconsin):

Quote: "An SUV, truck, car and motorcycle were damaged or destroyed by the blaze, and the garage was completely burned down."

2019-03-22 - Barn destroyed by fire on Cattle Creek Road in Carbondale (Colorado):

2019-03-22 - Yarn factory heavily damaged by massive fire at 1:30 AM in Rajasthan (India):

2019-03-22 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just before 6 AM in Worth Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2019-03-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 7 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 8 injured:

2019-03-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 6 AM in Des Moines (Iowa), nobody there:

2019-03-22 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2019-03-22 - Two homes destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM, another damaged, in Kansas City (Missouri):

Quote: "The homeowner of the first house that caught fire was at work at the time."

2019-03-22 - Duplex destroyed by fire near Brindley Way and Parkview Avenue in North Braddock (Pennsylvania):

2019-03-22 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Brookline (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2019-03-22 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive blaze on Old Florence Road in Lawrenceburg (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2019-03-22 - Deadly fire burns home just before 1 AM in coastal Bay Point (California), 1 killed:

2019-03-22 - Deadly fire burns home just after 7 AM in Englewood (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-03-22 - Vacant home burns at 3:30 AM on Freehold Lane in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2019-03-22 - Two children, both 13, die in the water at shrimp farm in coastal Chattamma (India):

2019-03-22 - Man, 31, slumps over dead on subway train in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "A 31-year-old man was found dead on the subway Friday morning, police said. The individual was spotted by an MTA worker at 7:17 a.m. aboard a northbound 'F' train at the 169th Street station in Jamaica Hills, cops said. Officials said the man was unconscious and unresponsive with no obvious trauma to his body when he was found."

2019-03-22 - Man, 30, has 'medical issue', falls into the water and dies in Beaver Lake (Arkansas):

Quote: "Officials say Loewer, 30, of Prairie Grove, fell into the lake on Tuesday after having a medical issue."

2019-03-22 - Man, 46, found dead at Sharp Park Beach in coastal Pacifica (California):

2019-03-22 - Boy, 16, dies after being pulled from Lake Pleasant (Arizona):

2019-03-22 - Man, 35, found dead in the St. Joseph River in Superior Township (Ohio):

2019-03-22 - Woman found dead in the Santa Fe River near Alto Street in Santa Fe (New Mexico):

2019-03-22 - Man, 48, has 'medical emergency' in the wee hours and drops dead in jail in Ionia County (Michigan):

2019-03-22 - Man, 43, has 'medical emergency' in the wee hours at jail, dies shortly later, in Marion County (Indiana):

2019-03-22 - Man, 62, found dead near his home in Spartanburg (South Carolina):

2019-03-22 - Woman found dead in the Grand River in Elora (Canada):

2019-03-22 - Person found dead at riverfront area in Kanaka Creek Regional Park (Canada):

2019-03-22 - Man, around 45, found dead at train station in Mysuru (India):

2019-03-22 - Man, 21, former Russian mixed martial arts champion, drops dead at home in Krasnodar (Russia):

2019-03-22 - Passenger has 'medical issue' on subway train in coastal Queens (New York), man goes nuts on tracks too:

Quote: "F train riders had to walk through three trains to get to a Queens platform during the Friday morning rush hour when a man fell on the tracks and refused to be moved, MTA officials said. The emotionally disturbed man fell onto the northbound tracks at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station at about 9:45 a.m., breaking his ankle. But when emergency services arrived to help the man, he became belligerent and refused service."

Quote: "Then at 10:15, a rider suffered a medical issue in an E train at the same station and its cars had to be evacuated."

Note: I think the 'medical issue' here might be the 31-year-old guy who slumped over dead on the train...

2019-03-22 - Man in his 60s sickens while driving big rig, in critical condition, truck crashes off road, on the M6 near Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "A lorry driver has been left fighting for his life after falling ill at the wheel on the M6 near Greater Manchester. The man, in his 60s has been taken to hospital in a critical condition. A lorry is said to have come off the carriageway and become lodged on a grass verge at around 6.20am on Friday (March 22)."

2019-03-22 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into tree, in Wilbraham (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "One person was transported to the hospital after he experienced a medical emergency while driving and crashed into a tree."

2019-03-22 - Twin-engine plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, plane skids off runway, in Fort Worth (Texas):

2019-03-22 - Two passengers collide head-on in the wee hours, fire erupts, in Amoma (Ghana), 50+ killed:

2019-03-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-70 near Casey (Illinois), many piglets run amok, 100 piglets killed:

2019-03-22 - Van and car crash, fire erupts, in Miramar area in coastal San Diego (California), 1 injured:

2019-03-22 - Van overturns at 6:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-10 in Jefferson County (Texas), 1+ injured:

2019-03-22 - SUV veers off road, crashes into business, in Miami Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police are investigating to see if a medical issue was a factor."

2019-03-22 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near London (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-03-22 - Pickup truck and car collide head-on in Sunrise (Florida), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2019-03-22 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, on Highway 47 near Union (Missouri), 4 killed:

2019-03-22 - Two dogs attack and kill toddler outside home in Fresno (California):

2019-03-22 - Thawing permafrost produces more methane than expected:

2019-03-22 - Oceans heating up rapidly:

2019-03-22 - Catastrophic flooding in the US Midwest could last for months, food production threatened:

2019-03-22 - Flooding devastates Nebraska, worst disaster in state history, as many as a million calves killed:

Quote: "'This is the biggest disaster, as far as damage, we’ve ever experienced in our state,' says Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts."

2019-03-22 - As air pollution gets worse, a dystopian accessory is born:

2019-03-22 - Vicious hailstorm pounds Newcastle (South Africa), cars damaged, falcons killed:

Quote: "Over 1,000 falcon birds are reported to have been injured or died overnight after a massive hail storm swept suddenly into Newcastle in South Africa, wreaking havoc in the space of just 15 minutes (see photos below)."

2019-03-22 - Major infrastructure damage expected as Tropical Cyclone Trevor makes landfall in Australia:

2019-03-22 - Rare moonbow captured over Britain's Cumbria heralds arrival of spring:

2019-03-22 - Pesticide residues found in 70% of produce sold in US even after washing:

2019-03-22 - US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history in February:

2019-03-22 - CVS Pharmacy to sell CBD products in 800 stores in 8 states:


  1. Hey Jonny, all - good morning - we made it through another week!

    Another electrical substation goes up in flames, that petrochemical facility re-ignited (what a surprise!) and that scrap metal fire was a little too close for comfort there Jonny. i like it only slightly less than even knowing the place exists and reading about it.

    Follow-up on Aussie Cyclones, Climate News & EQ Report with Margo (Mar. 23, 2019) [~ 73.5 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 3.23.19 Catherine Ingram: Facing Extinction - Pt. 3 [~ 19 min.]

    [from Omen Central today, we have this]
    Dust devil hits Mexico's Chichen Itza a day after Spring Equinox

    A day after tourists came to Yucatan to see a "serpent" climb down a temple's steps, a different natural phenomenon wowed tourists.

    A dramatic, mysterious whirlwind hit an open area near the same pyramid Friday afternoon, startling amazed onlookers at the archaeological site.

    The narrow dust devil, reaching up into the sky, kicked up dirt but caused no injuries or damage. A video of the incident was shared on social networks.

    "Kukulkan is mad," said one witness, referring to the Mayan serpent deity for whom the temple is named. [more]

    Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Climate Tipping Points

    Paleoclimate perspectives of 21st-23rd centuries, IPCC projections and tipping points

    During the late Anthropocene³, accelerating since about 1960, the rise of radiative forcing due mainly to increasing greenhouse gas concentration above >457 ppm CO₂-equivalent, accounts for a rise of mean global temperatures by 0.98°C since 1880 (NASA (2018) A further rise by more than >0.5°C is masked by aerosols, mainly sulphur dioxide and sulfuric acid (Hansen et al., 2011).

    The temperature rise is potentially further enhanced by amplifying feedbacks from land and oceans, including infrared absorption by water surfaces following sea ice melting, reduction of CO₂ concentration in warming water, release of methane and fires. However, climate change trajectories are likely to be highly irregular as a result of stadial ocean cooling events affected by flow of ice melt. Whereas similar temperature fluctuations including stadial events have occurred during past interglacial periods (Cortese et al. 2007; figure 1), with a further rise in atmospheric greenhouse gases the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events would enter uncharted territory unlike any recorded during the Pleistocene, potentially rendering large parts of the continents uninhabitable (Wallace-Wells, 2019). [more]

    Massive pileup shuts down all southbound lanes on the I-5 Grapevine [~ 2 min. traffic report]

    [2nd half below]

  2. Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

    Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. [more]

    Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: official

    Guatemalan investigators have been unable to identify about 110 pieces of remains from victims of a volcanic eruption that killed 202 people and left 229 missing last June, a forensic official said Saturday.

    After months of testing, which included sending some samples abroad, about 110 remains cannot be identified, said the head of the National Forensic Sciences Office, Fanuel Garcia.

    "The analysis process has concluded and 202 people were identified and their remains handed to family for burial," he said. [more]

    Pelosi calls Green New Deal 'a list of aspirations,' and her Democratic party isn't sold on it either

    "We all care about the same issues," Luria said. But "the Green New Deal is aspirational. What we plan to do is offer tangible, achievable things." [more; meaning nothing will be done]

    Driver dies after car plunges 600 feet off cliff at Mt. Tamalpais State Park [~ 30 sec. news blip]

    Trump announces he is reversing decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea

    Video Shows Dog FIghting Off Would-Be Burglar [~ 1.5 min. news story of hero pit bull]

  3. Helen Caldicott: "I Think We [Humans] Are Going to Destroy Most Life on Earth" [34 min.]