Friday, May 10, 2019

Event Update For 2019-05-09

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.

2019-05-10 - Foul-smelling Sargassum seaweed/algae piling up on beaches on the Caribbean coast in Mexico:

Quote: "Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and experts are warning that it may be the new normal. Mexico’s Riviera Maya Caribbean coast provides half the country’s tourism revenues and very little sargassum reached it prior to 2014."

Note: Timely story, seeing as it was just yesterday that I mentioned the Sargassum problem hitting the Caribbean, releasing hydrogen sulfide as it rots. That's what the foul odor is - hydrogen sulfide. So now the Sargassum problem has spread across the Caribbean and reached the shores of Mexico. Like I said yesterday, these problems are getting worse...

2019-05-10 - Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet bursts into flame mid-air, plane makes emergency landing at Mountain Home AFB (Idaho):

Quote: "On May 3 a Marine F/A-18 Hornet was forced to make an emergency landing due to an engine bay fire, according to military officials. The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing aircraft landed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, where ground crews observed smoke and fire coming from the Hornet, according to 1st Lt. Sam Stephenson, a spokesman with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. The crew and aircraft are both based in Beaufort, South Carolina."

Quote: "The incident was listed as a Class A mishap, which is defined by the Navy as $2 million or more in damages, or a fatality or permanent disability from an accident."

Note: This is the 61st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-09 - 20+ cars and used car dealership destroyed by massive fire at 12:58 AM in Ellenville (New York):

Quote: "Officials are investigating the cause of a fire in Ellenville that destroyed an automobile dealership being used as a filming location for an HBO series starring Mark Ruffalo."

Quote: "Film equipment and 20 vintage cars used in the production were destroyed, according to the press release."

2019-05-09 - Wildfires rage through 145,000 acres in eastern Russia:

Quote: "Wildfires are blazing on about 58,000 hectares (145,000 acres) throughout the eastern reaches of Russia, threatening small villages and forcing the evacuation of children and senior citizens from at least one village. Avialesookhrana, the Russian government agency for aerial protection of forests, said Thursday that the hardest-hit area was the Irkutsk region, where about 16,900 hectares (41,700 acres) of forests were burning. Some of the fires were coming close to the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe along Lake Baikal, from which 28 people were evacuated."

2019-05-09 - The last 12 months were the wettest 12 months in US history:

Quote: "The 12 months ending in April 2019 were the wettest year-long period in U.S. records going back to 1895, according to the monthly U.S. climate summary issued Wednesday by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information."

2019-05-09 - Cars and home destroyed by explosion and fire in Ringgold (Georgia):

Quote: "A Ringgold home has been destroyed by fire after the family vehicles exploded this morning in the garage. It happened in the 200 block of Meadow Green Drive before 8 AM. Two people escaped from the house. Neighbors tell us they felt and heard the explosions, before the fire."

Note: This is the 77th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-05-09 - Boat bursts into flame on Major Bay at the island of Tortola (British Virgin Islands):

Note: This is the 391st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 4 AM near coastal Chennai (India):

Note: This is the 225th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-57 in Pulaski County (Illinois):

2019-05-09 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at UPS distribution center, fire spreads to two more semis, in Middleton (Wisconsin):

Quote: "One semitruck was destroyed and two others were damaged in a fire outside a business in Middleton Thursday, an official said."

2019-05-09 - Semi tractor and barn destroyed by fire at 3:50 AM in Ansonia (Ohio):

Quote: "Crews worked to quickly put out the fire on the second barn before tending to the semi, he said. It’s unclear if the fire started in the barn or the vehicle, McCleskey said, noting that a fire investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire."

2019-05-09 - Tractor bursts into flame near road in Ontario County (New York):

2019-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 43 near Little Smoky (Canada):

2019-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 2 between Rycroft and Fairview (Canada):

2019-05-09 - Four semi tractors and car destroyed by fire while parked in truck yard in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Note: These are the 760th-769th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-09 - Three utility trucks destroyed by fire at 3 AM while parked at business in Forest Lake (Minnesota):

Quote: "The fire started in the truck that was parked in the middle of the three trucks, Newman said. 'If it had started in (the truck) parked next to the tanks, it would have been a whole different ball game.'"

2019-05-09 - Truck bursts into flame on I-65 near Fair Oaks (Indiana):

2019-05-09 - Van bursts into flame at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "A van making deliveries to the loading dock at Bridgestone Arena caught fire late Thursday morning when it parked."

2019-05-09 - Minivan bursts into flame on Fickle Hill Road near coastal Arcata (California):

2019-05-09 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, mailman helps keep home from being destroyed, in Damascus (Maryland):

Quote: "As he opened a mailbox, Colon noticed smoke wafting into the air. It turned out a Ford Expedition had caught fire in the driveway, and quickly spread orange flames to the two-story brick home. Colon exited his mail truck, walked to the front door and rang the smart doorbell. That sent an alert to homeowner Kani Bassey's cell phone as she drove down Interstate 270 to a workout class. The mother-of-four had just left her home 15 minutes earlier."

2019-05-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 11:33 PM near Elm Street in Asotin County (Washington):

2019-05-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites grass fire, in Peace River (Canada):

2019-05-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Catoosa County (Georgia):

Quote: "The fire started when a vehicle in the garage caught fire and then spread to the home, Camp said."

2019-05-09 - Car bursts into flame on Hillside Road in Harpenden (Britain):

2019-05-09 - Car bursts into flame in Wrentnall (Britain):

2019-05-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Macaulay Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Macaulay Street, Grimsby. Thu 9 May 2019 18:59 (No:09908) Front passenger seat on fire inside car, breaking in tools and one hose reel in use."

2019-05-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2019-05-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 401 in Mississauga (Canada):

2019-05-09 - Moped bursts into flame at 2:30 AM in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Grimsby. Thu 9 May 2019 02:30 (No:09883) Moped involved in fire. Hose reel in use."

2019-05-09 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire in Batesville (Arkansas):

2019-05-09 - Office building destroyed by fire in coastal Belfast (Maine):

Quote: "Heavy smoke hung over the city’s waterfront as the fire continued to burn."

2019-05-09 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by fire in the Jamaica Plain area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2019-05-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Holly Street in Onancock (Virginia):

2019-05-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Easton (Maine), nobody there:

2019-05-09 - Home destroyed by fire on Snell Hill Road in Turner (Maine), nobody there:

2019-05-09 - Home destroyed by fire in Charles City (Iowa), nobody there:

2019-05-09 - Four homes under construction destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM, eight more damaged, in coastal Hayward (California):

2019-05-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at Forest Cove Apartments in Atlanta (Georgia):

2019-05-09 - Deadly fire burns home on Ralston Place in Crofton (Maryland), 1 killed:

2019-05-09 - Vacant home burns in Baltimore County (Maryland):

2019-05-09 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2019-05-09 - Dozens of sea birds wash up dead on beach in coastal Ritoque (Chile):

2019-05-09 - Three men die in well in Mawdiangdiang (India):

2019-05-09 - Two boys found dead in canal in Udhampur (India):

2019-05-09 - Man, 63, contractor, dies on board the guided-missile cruiser San Jacinto in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2019-05-09 - Man, 86, found dead at beach in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2019-05-09 - Man, 37, found dead in Belton Lake (Texas):

2019-05-09 - Man in his 20s found dead in drain at water reclamation facility in Amarillo (Texas):

2019-05-09 - Man found dead in ditch in El Paso (Texas):

2019-05-09 - Man, 51, found dead in pond near his home near Mercersburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-05-09 - Man, late 20s, found dead in the Tennessee River in Decatur (Tennessee):

2019-05-09 - Woman found dead in canal in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2019-05-09 - Girl, 17, found dead in Columbia County (Florida):

2019-05-09 - Man, 55, slumps over dead on park bench near the Hockanum River in Vernon (Connecticut):

2019-05-09 - Man, 81, found dead near his home in Lewiston (Maine):

2019-05-09 - Woman, 56, drops dead at home near Camelback Mountain in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-05-09 - Woman found dead in apartment in Oak Ridge (Tennessee):

2019-05-09 - Man found dead in stream off of Volta Lake (Ghana):

2019-05-09 - Man, 24, found dead in Ward's Lake in Shillong (India):

2019-05-09 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "One of the world's largest passenger planes was forced to make a emergency landing at Manchester Airport after a medical emergency onboard. The Airbus A380 was bound for New York from Abu Dhabi yesterday. But when a passenger fell ill as it was flying over the north Atlantic west of Iceland, it was forced to turn back towards the United Kingdom."

2019-05-09 - Driver has 'medical issue', truck plunges into retention pond, in South Windsor (Connecticut):

Quote: "Police said it happened in the Sullivan Avenue area and they believe it was the result of a medical issue."

2019-05-09 - Man has 'medical emergency', SUV slams into home, in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "A father apparently driving his son to school 'had a medical emergency rendering him incapacitated (and) he veered off the road and crashed into the front of this house,' San Diego Fire-Rescue Capt. Stephen Laughlin told OnScene TV."

2019-05-09 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup truck plows into home, in West Chester (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "A pickup truck whose driver was apparently experiencing a medical issue went through the front door of a West Chester home as the home’s owner was walking the dog, officials and the homeowner said."

2019-05-09 - Fighter jet makes emergency landing at airport, runs off runway, in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2019-05-09 - Small plane crashes into the Moose Horn River near Moose Lake Carlton County Airport in Carlton County (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-05-09 - Helicopter makes emergency landing at golf course in coastal Miami (Florida):

2019-05-09 - Light armored vehicle overturns at coastal Camp Pendleton (California), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2019-05-09 - Passenger bus plunges into retention pond in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Note: A 36-year-old man died in a swimming pool at a hotel in Myrtle Beach the day before too, mentioned in the 2019-05-08 update...

2019-05-09 - Tractor trailer overturns at 1 AM on I-81 in Franklin County (Pennsylvania):

2019-05-09 - Tractor trailer crashes off road and overturns, on I-64 near Sandstone (West Virginia):

2019-05-09 - Tractor trailer overturns shortly after 12:30 AM on I-64 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-05-09 - Minivan veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near Kendall (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-05-09 - Car crashes into bridge, bursts into flame, on Rock Creek Road in Sale Creek (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2019-05-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into building, bursts into flame, in Brockton (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2019-05-09 - Dogs attack and kill 14-year-old boy on Maple Swamp Road in Dighton (Massachusetts):

2019-05-09 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, near Orcutt (California):

2019-05-09 - Person collapses at 6:30 AM and goes into cardiac arrest in Chichester (Britain):

Quote: "Paramedics were called to reports a person had collapsed in Chichester this morning (Thursday). According to the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), one patient required resuscitation at the scene in Southgate and has been taken to hospital in a 'serious condition'."

2019-05-09 - Heatwave bakes Andhra Pradesh (India):

2019-05-09 - Photos show the Mississippi River flooding that's decimating small towns:

2019-05-09 - Flood worsens in Paraguay, emergency declared:

2019-05-09 - Bright meteor reported over Mato Grosso (Brazil):

2019-05-09 - Non-migratory red-legged thrush from the Caribbean turns up in Lantana (Florida):

2019-05-09 - Extremely rare two-headed albino turtle born on farm in Bangkok (Thailand):

2019-05-09 - Denver decriminalizes 'magic mushrooms' in historic vote:

2019-05-09 - Trump hits China with more tariffs, China promises to retaliate:


  1. Good morning Jonny, all JJFH readers!

    Cool and wonderful around here today, not raining (until later this afternoon or tonight; tomorrow? Fuggedabotit).

    Today's report indicates more concentrations of explosive, toxic and flammable gases are mixing into the atmosphere and spreading all over the globe. People are dying in and around water DAILY, multiple fire events in the same location are increasing, and species die-off is accelerating (including humans).

    From Jonny's lede story under More Fires and Explosions we see that vehicles can EXPLODE while PARKED in a garage, causing the destruction of the entire house (thankfully nobody died).

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 5.10.19 Occurrence of back to back heat waves likely to accelerate with climate change [~ 17.5 min.]

    Oroville Update & Earthquake Report with Margo (May 10, 2019) [~ 34 min.]

    [Margo is really worried about the Oroville dam situation]

    Pennsylvania builds 16 new fire lookout towers

    While most land managers are abandoning their fire lookout towers or installing electronic systems to detect wildfires, the state of Pennsylvania is going old school. [more]

    Powerful M6.3 earthquake hits off southwestern Japan, injuring a man and disrupting local traffic networks

    A strong M6.3 earthquake hit off southwestern Japan on Friday, injuring a man and disrupting local traffic networks. The 8:48 a.m. quake occurred in the sea off Miyazaki Prefecture at a depth of about 25 kilometers. Minor jolts were felt in wider areas including western Japan. [more]

    Humans have interfered with most of the world’s greatest rivers

    Nearly two thirds of the world’s longest rivers have had their flow tampered by humans in the form of dams, reservoirs and other forms of water engineering. A boom in hydropower is partly to blame, suggesting we may have been chasing renewable energy at a cost to biodiversity. [more]

    Loss of marine stratocumulus clouds could trigger a mega-hothouse climate – “Transitions to a much warmer climate may occur in the future if CO2 levels continue to rise”

    [from our clueless moron "leaders"]
    U.S. Secretary of State says melting Arctic sea ice presents “new opportunities for trade” – Cancels trip to Greenland to observe melting glaciers – Denies climate change at Arctic Council meeting

    [2 from our Climate Change Down Under section]

    Saturday, 11 May 2019
    Temperatures in upper South Island NZ are up 6 or 7 degrees above normal and pasture growth's up 30 to 40 percent


    [more below]

    1. That Oroville damn is a goner. Just a matter of when.

      May 17th? May 25th? June 1st? June 6th? Etc....

  2. Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth – could it happen again?

    As concern grows over human-induced climate change, many scientists are looking back through Earth’s history to events that can shed light on changes occurring today. Analyzing how the planet’s climate system has changed in the past improves our understanding of how it may behave in the future.
    It is now clear from these studies that abrupt warming events are built into Earth’s climate system. They have occurred when disturbances in carbon storage at Earth’s surface released greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. One of the grand challenges for climate scientists like me is to determine where these releases came from before humans were present, and what triggered them. Importantly, we want to know if such an event could happen again. [more]

    Pauline Panagiotou Schneider on Climate Change and Life With Guy McPherson [~ 76.5 min.]

    10th dead humpback washes up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

    The carcass of a 45-foot, 40-ton humpback [female] whale named Vector washed up on East Sandwich Beach Monday evening. [more]

    'Unprecedented' wildfire season has begun in Washington, US

    "So far to date we've had 170 fires in Washington state," Franz told KIRO 7. "Fifty-three percent of them west of the Cascades and I have to stress that is a new phenomenon. We're not used to having that many fires west of the Cascades and we're not used to having that many fires early in the season."

    How The Trade War Is Going To Affect You And Your Family

    As expected, trade negotiations with China concluded on Friday with no trade deal in sight. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the negotiations “constructive”, and that helped calm the financial markets, but there really isn’t any reason to be optimistic at this point. The negotiations that happened this week did not even come close to producing a deal, and neither side is attempting to claim that there will be an agreement in the near future. Instead, it appears that moves are being made that could lead to a protracted trade war. In fact, according to Bloomberg the Trump administration has just given the Chinese another ominous deadline… [more]

    [when a tactic isn't working, keep doing it until it does ..]

  3. Bodycam Video Shows 17-Year-Old Girl With Knife Apologize After Being Shot by Police [~ 2 min. bodycam video]

    [this was, to all appearances a well-intended suicide by cop]

    [how soon before suicide parties? mass suicide protests?]

    Charlie Munger: America's health care system is a 'national disgrace'

    The U.S. health care system is a “national disgrace” and should be replaced with a single-payer model, says Charlie Munger, the right-hand man of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett. [more; no SHIT]

    [better get out while ye can]
    Pentagon shifts $1.5 billion originally for Afghan secu

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the Pentagon is ‘fully engaged’ in fixing the border crisis

    The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. [more]

    [it's not a fix and won't work unless patrolled 24/7; robots?]
    U.S. Gives China a Month for Trade Deal as Talks Deadlocked

    China armed with powerful market weapons in trade duel with Trump [~ 1.5 min. video]

    There have been 15 school shootings in the US so far this year

    Nineteen weeks into 2019, there have already been 15 school shootings in the US in which someone was hurt or killed. [more]

    [in our frequent Why Doncha Watch Where Yer GOIN'? feature]
    Tanker and two barges collide spilling gasoline into the Houston Ship Channel

    An outbound tanker collided with two barges in the Houston Ship Channel, releasing an unknown amount of gasoline product into the water, according to authorities.

    The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. Friday, just east of Barbours Cut. One barge capsized. The other was damaged and leaked the product into the water. Both were carrying about 25,000 barrels of reformate. [more; da-fuck is 'AT shit?]

    [Catalytic reforming is a chemical process used to convert petroleum refinery naphthas distilled from crude oil (typically having low octane ratings) into high-octane liquid products called reformates, which are premium blending stocks for high-octane gasoline.]
    NASA unveils prize-winning printable pods for housing humans on Mars

    [fuck all 'at - use 'em for the homeless]

    Epic Fail: The EPA is meant to protect us - the Monsanto trials suggest it isn't doing that

    Three public trials involving Monsanto have raised troubling questions about lax oversight of all pesticides by the Environmental Protection Agency [more; the corruption is bubbling to the surface]

  4. Two Argentine pilots survive plane crash in Costa Rica capital

    "It was a complicated situation, the plane lost all power," [more]

    Mother of two killed In house fire in Olney fire

    'The water won't go away': Severe weather slams Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

    [update on weather here: high tomorrow 47 rain all day, possible high wind]