Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Event Update For 2019-06-11

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-06-11 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits medical building in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A medical building in Pittsburgh’s North Hills was evacuated Tuesday morning because people smelled natural gas. Firefighters were called about 10:30 a.m. to Children’s North on Wexford Bayne Road in Franklin Park. Everyone inside the building was evacuated for about an hour and a half. Officials said the building does not have gas. It is all electric, so it is believed the smell was coming from outside."

2019-06-11 - Man, 60, severely sickens in swimming pool at resort in the Dominican Republic:

Quote: "Within days of arriving on May 17, Martin reportedly became severely sick with stomach pain while swimming in the pool."

Quote: "The symptoms not only ruined the rest of his trip, they never went away after returning to the United States. He went to the emergency room after landing back home and has since been back five times in the last few weeks. 'I am scared, honestly. It’s my health,' he told the news broadcaster."

2019-06-11 - Two people found dead in burning car at edge of pond at 5:40 AM off Ridgewood Drive in Orangeburg (South Carolina):

2019-06-11 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 2:15 AM and kills man on Thurber Road in Caton (New York):

2019-06-11 - Man falls unconscious at scene of small stove fire, dies shortly later, in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

Quote: "After tracing the burning smell to a first-floor apartment, firefighters forced entry and discovered a small fire on a stove and put it out. Firefighters found an unconscious man in the living room. Fire/EMS personnel treated the man on the way to a hospital where he was pronounced dead."

2019-06-11 - Second man, age 38, who had 'medical event' during swimming portion of triathlon in Lake Monona dies in Madison (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Mahoney's death is the third in less than two weeks in Wisconsin of triathletes who were competing in the swim portion of the race."

2019-06-11 - Record-breaking heatwave continues scorching the US West Coast:

2019-06-11 - Record-breaking heatwave continues baking India:

Quote: "The country is witnessing its worst-ever heat wave, with four cities in north India on a record high. Starting with national capital Delhi, Churu in Rajasthan and Banda and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh have witnessed temperatures of 48 degrees Celsius and above. Churu has crossed 50 degrees twice in the last week -- a whopping 8 degrees above its normal temperature at this time of the year."

2019-06-11 - Gigantic sargassum bloom now hitting Florida:

Quote: "The massive recharge of sargasso affects, in addition to Mexico, all the Caribbean coasts. The macro algae has already invaded the coasts of Florida, whose effects have a negative impact on the tourism industry in the area. 'A global change is taking place and the sargasso is becoming detrimental. In fact, it is the largest harmful algal bloom on Earth,' said Brian Lapointe, research professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute."

Quote: "According to the scientists’ latest monthly report, published on May 30, the forecast is 556 square miles of seaweed floating in the Caribbean Sea and the western Atlantic Ocean, ten times the historical average for the same time period between 2011-2017 and longer than on May 2018."

Quote: "'The stench of rotten eggs, as well as the accumulation of algae in the water and on the beach has made us leave sooner'. Told the Weather Channel, Dave Small, a tourist who recently visited the Keys in South Florida."

2019-06-11 - Underground sewer fire blows manhole covers off in Toledo (Ohio), 1 lightly injured:

Quote: "One person is being evaluated for minor injuries after two sewer covers blew up in downtown Toledo Tuesday. This happened on St. Clair and Perry around 2:30 p.m. According to authorities, a fire underneath caused pressure, which led to the explosion."

2019-06-11 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, large pile of scrap metal burns, in Sparks (Nevada):

Quote: "The Sparks Fire Department responded to a fire at a metal recycling facility Monday afternoon, on the 1600 block of Franklin Way. A large pile of scrap metal was on fire on the lot."

2019-06-11 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2019-06-11 - Recycling center mostly destroyed by fire in coastal Kuching (Malaysia):

2019-06-11 - Multiple construction vehicles destroyed by huge fire at landfill in Tinton Falls (New Jersey), near the coast:

Quote: "Firefighters from around the region responded Tuesday night to a two-alarm fire at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center in which multiple construction vehicles were ablaze, according to authorities."

Quote: "This is the second fire at the landfill in the last five months. On Jan. 30, a fire broke out at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility."

2019-06-11 - Tanker ship damaged by explosion and fire at 4:20 AM in coastal Dagestan (Russia), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2019-06-11 - At least five merchant ships go up in flames while docked in coastal Bushehr Province (Iran):

Quote: "The Iranian Republic News Agency reported that on June 7, 2019, four merchant ships caught fire in the port of Nakhl Taqi (Taghi) in the Asaluyeh region of Bushehr Province. Three ships were burned entirely, while two others in Asaluyeh suffered major damage. While the governor of Asaluyeh claimed the fires were extinguished without anyone harmed, the head of the emergency rooms in Bushehr Province said that several civilians and sailors had been injured and brought to hospitals in the region."

2019-06-11 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal New Rochelle (New York):

Note: These are the 488th, 489th, 490th, 491st, 492nd, 493rd and 494th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-11 - Freight train container bursts into flame before 7 AM at train station in Rockville (Maryland):

2019-06-11 - School bus bursts into flame while parked at school in Hyderabad (India):

Note: This is the 85th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 278th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-06-11 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in Groningen (Netherlands):

Note: This is the 279th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-06-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:30 AM at gas station on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in New Stanton (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 in Boone County (Indiana):

2019-06-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-55 near Shorewood (Illinois):

2019-06-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:03 AM on highway near Augusta (Kentucky):

2019-06-11 - Tractor and garage destroyed by fire at farm in Crockett County (Tennessee):

Quote: "'I really wish I could have saved my tractor and my busch whole because we use it so much around here on this farm,' said Abel."

2019-06-11 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at 11:45 PM while parked at waste facility in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Quote: "Dean Jones, one of the owners of DBL, said surveillance video showed the fire started in an excavator and spread to the piles. He said the building was not damaged and he expected that the depot would be open the next day. Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer who investigated the fire, said an electrical or mechanical malfunction in the excavator’s engine compartment triggered the fire."

2019-06-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours near Abdullapurmet (India):

2019-06-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A1(M) in South Yorkshire (Britain):

Note: These are the 955th, 956th, 957th, 958th, 959th, 960th, 961st and 962nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-11 - Minivan bursts into flame on Saddle River Road in Fair Lawn (New Jersey):

2019-06-11 - Brand new SUV bursts into flame on street near Athens (Georgia):

Quote: "'The car had three hundred miles on it. I have only driven it a long distance twice,' said Schaefer."

2019-06-11 - SUV bursts into flame on I-80 near Reno (Nevada):

2019-06-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at auto shop in Cumberland (Rhode Island):

2019-06-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while being towed, on I-5 in coastal Bellingham (Washington):

2019-06-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home on Methven Lane in Reno (Texas):

2019-06-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road in Lake Orion (Michigan):

2019-06-11 - Car bursts into flame and explodes while parked at home in Orange (Ohio):

Quote: "Police and firefighters responded to a home where a resident reported her car was on fire and was parked close to her house shortly after 9:30 p.m. on June 11. A few minutes later, a neighbor reported that the gas tank had apparently exploded and now the house was possibly catching."

2019-06-11 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked at store in Orléans (Canada):

2019-06-11 - Car bursts into flame in the Burnley Tunnel in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

2019-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Leeds (Britain), separate crash too:

2019-06-11 - Car bursts into flame at 11:16 PM on Proctors Place in Wrockwardine Wood, Telford (Britain):

2019-06-11 - Car bursts into flame at 12:40 AM on Victor Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Victor Street, Hull. Tue 11 Jun 2019 00:40 (No:12474) Car fire. Hose reel. 1 BA in use."

2019-06-11 - Car bursts into flame on Patrick Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Patrick Street, Grimsby. Tue 11 Jun 2019 22:39 (No:12529) Car fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-06-10 - Car bursts into flame at 11:12 PM in coastal Flookburgh (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire(South Lakeland) 10 Jun 2019 At 23:12 hours one fire engine from Grange attended a car fire in Flookburgh, Grange over Sands. The fire involved one car. Crews used one hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. Crews were in attendance for approximately 50 minutes."

2019-06-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 29th Street and Alvernon Way in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-06-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Bank Rock Turnpike in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2019-06-11 - Three RV trailers destroyed by fire while parked in RV park near Moses Lake in Wheeler (Washington):

2019-06-11 - Several vehicles and home destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM in coastal White Point on San Juan Island (Washington):

Quote: "Unfortunately, the home and several vehicles were destroyed."

2019-06-11 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Fresno (California):

2019-06-11 - Car and garage go up in flames at home in Edmonton (Canada):

2019-06-11 - Van and duplex destroyed by fire on Quest Circle in Mississauga (Canada):

Quote: "A van parked in the driveway was also destroyed in the fire."

2019-06-11 - Barn destroyed by fire on Lincoln Highway in Everett (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-11 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at Bayley's Camping Resort in Scarborough (Maine):

2019-06-11 - Cabinetry business destroyed by fire on Tantor Road in Dallas (Texas), nobody there:

2019-06-11 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:26 AM on Broad Street in Warrensburg (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-06-11 - Four homes damaged by shed fire in Caldwell (Idaho):

2019-06-11 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:30 AM on St Mary's Drive in Charlevoix (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-06-11 - Deadly fire burns home on 52nd Avenue in Milaca (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-06-11 - Vacant home burns just after 5 AM in Paterson (New Jersey):

2019-06-11 - Vacant home burns at 6:22 AM on East Gleason Avenue in Boyle Heights (California):

2019-06-11 - Vacant factory destroyed by massive fire in Walsall (Britain):

2019-06-11 - Around 50 tons of fish suddenly die in reservoir in Kuningan (Indonesia):

2019-06-11 - Thousands of fish found dead in lake at Lafreniere Park (Louisiana):

2019-06-11 - Hundreds of fish found dead in river in Vorpommern (Germany):

2019-06-11 - Many fish found dead in lake in coastal Chennai (India):

2019-06-11 - Many fish wash up dead in coastal St. Petersburg (Russia):

2019-06-11 - Hundreds of crabs found dead on the coast in Tuxpan (Mexico):

2019-06-11 - Fish and eels found dead in Duchess Creek in Bonny Hills (Australia):

2019-06-11 - Engineer and supervisor die in the Son River in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2019-06-11 - Two college students, men, both 21, die in pond at Nanhua University in Dalin Township (Taiwan):

2019-06-11 - Woman, 38, found dead in swimming pool at home on Ripley Street in Milan (Indiana):

Quote: "A Milan mother who died after being found unresponsive in her swimming pool is being laid to rest Wednesday. Kristy Sams was well known in town. She was heavily involved with local softball, cheerleading and dance programs. She was involved with the Friends of Milan Football, a booster program for Milan High School’s football team. The 38-year-old was discovered by her young daughter in the pool at the family’s home on Ripley Street in Milan on Saturday morning, according to Holton Town Marshal Ron Buchanan, the lead investigator on the case."

2019-06-11 - Woman, 78, falls into swimming pool and dies at home in Springdale (Arkansas):

Quote: "Duggar Family News: Life is not all pickles and hairspray Opens a New Window.  reported earlier today that she was found floating in the pool."

2019-06-11 - Man, 62, found dead near empty 'ghost boat' in Lake Mendocino (California), son, 40, missing:

2019-06-11 - Infant boy found unresponsive at home, dies shortly later, in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida):

2019-06-11 - Man found dead along Laguna Canyon Road near coastal Laguna Beach (California):

2019-06-11 - Man, 35, transit employee, has 'medical problem' at subway station, dies shortly later, in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "A Chicago Transit Authority employee died Monday morning after experiencing a medical problem at a Northwest Side Blue Line station."

Quote: "First responders found 35-year-old Daniel Cruz unresponsive and tried to revive him with CPR and a defibrillator, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said."

2019-06-11 - Man, 54, former fire investigator, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at home in Monroe (Louisiana), 1100 feet from Bayou DeSiard:

Quote: "There is no indication of foul play, and the death is being investigated as a medical emergency. Autopsy reports are pending."

2019-06-11 - Cop, man, has heart attack after participating in wellness program, dies shortly later, in The Colony (Texas):

Quote: "A Texas sergeant has died after suffering a heart attack on June 7. According to CBS DFW, Sergeant David Fitzpatrick suffered a fatal heart attack after participating in his department’s wellness program."

2019-06-11 - Man or boy, 15 to 20, found dead in retention pond at apartments in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-06-11 - Man found dead in swampy area or pond near the 17th hole at Rock Creek Park Golf Course in coastal Washington DC:

2019-06-11 - Man, 35, found dead in the Great Miami River in Dayton (Ohio):

2019-06-11 - Man, 18, found dead in the Platte River near Tailrace Park near Columbus (Nebraska):

2019-06-11 - Diver goes missing in the St. Lawrence River, presumed dead, near Cornwall (Canada):

Quote: "A search for a missing scuba diver in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ont., is now a recovery operation, according to Ontario Provincial Police. OPP say a call came in just before 9 a.m. for a diving incident after two male divers entered the water, but only one returned to shore."

Note: Thunderdome rules - two men enter, one man leaves!

2019-06-11 - Man found dead in the water near Princess Point in Hamilton (Canada):

2019-06-11 - Person has 'medical event' and drops dead at home in coastal Invercargill (New Zealand):

Quote: "A police spokesperson said it appears the person died as a result of a medical event. Fire and Emergency NZ said a pot had been left on a stove and three fire appliances attended the incident."

2019-06-11 - Man, 49, found dead at the bottom of waterfall in the Tararua Ranges (New Zealand):

2019-06-11 - Man, around 40, drops dead in home in coastal Gan on Laamu Atoll (Maldive Islands):

Quote: "Maldives Police Service reported that a dead body was found in a house in Gan, Laamu Atoll. According to police, the deceased is a Maldivian male of approximately 40 years. Additionally, police disclosed that there were no external injuries on the body, which was in the state of rigor mortis. The authorities also reported that the man was visiting Gan for holiday purposes."

2019-06-11 - Man, 60, found dead at coastal Kilcoole Beach (Ireland):

2019-06-11 - Person collapses and dies in gym at leisure center in Tenterdon (Britain), 10 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A person has died after becoming unwell at a leisure centre. Police and the ambulance service attended Tenterden Leisure Centre in Recreation Ground Road this morning. The person was believed to be a customer at the gym. Ambulance service spokesman Rich Airey said: 'I can confirm that ambulance crews attended the leisure centre to reports a person had collapsed at approximately 9.45am today. Sadly despite the best efforts of everyone, the person died at the scene.'"

2019-06-11 - Trucker has seizure, tractor trailer crashes, in Tupelo (Mississippi):

Quote: "The owner of Cooley Transport said the company reviewed the video from inside the truck's cab and it appears the driver had a seizure right before the crash."

2019-06-11 - Man, 60, has 'medical event', SUV veers off road and overturns, in Manorville on coastal Long Island (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Detectives believe Thomas suffered a medical event prior to the crash. A passenger in the Jeep, Catherine Lucero, 55, of Riverhead, was uninjured."

2019-06-11 - Woman has 'medical issue', SUV crashes into home, in Billings (Montana):

Quote: "According to Officer Jared Lausch on scene, the incident occurred as a result of a medical issue, and the female driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries."

2019-06-11 - Small plane crashes on side of road, bursts into flame, in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 injured:

2019-06-11 - Small plane crashes west of Worthington (Indiana), 1 injured:

2019-06-11 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4:30 AM on I-287 in Oakland (New Jersey):

2019-06-11 - SUV mows down man and kills him in Salem (Oregon):

Quote: "Salem Police spokesman Lt. Treven Upkes said the driver, Salem resident Willie Dempsey, 35, may have been "experiencing a medical issue" when he struck 27-year-old Wilsonville resident Marshal Leslie with a Cadillac SUV."

2019-06-11 - Pickup truck plunges 47 feet into ravine near Brownwood (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-06-11 - Car veers across median, hits semi head-on, fire erupts, on I-84 near Hazelton (Idaho), 1 killed:

2019-06-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Hemphill County (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-06-11 - Car crashes into retirement complex in coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

2019-06-11 - Naked man runs around and causes chaos at the seafront in coastal Brighton (Britain):

Quote: "Brighton Pier is closed as a naked man is causing chaos this evening. The nude man was seen leaping from roof to roof as he evaded security guards, before jumping into the sea. He then escaped from a coastguard boat which had rescued him and climbed back onto the pier, according to witnesses."

2019-06-11 - Man, 51, has 'medical episode' in apartment, his dog mauls him to death, in Nowra (Australia):

Quote: "Detectives believe a man found dead in a Nowra unit earlier this week was mauled by his own dog after he had a medical episode."

2019-06-11 - Sinkhole opens on road in Hudson Falls (New York):

2019-06-11 - Sinkhole opens under fire truck in Toledo (Ohio):

2019-06-11 - Another sinkhole opens at Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre in Baldivis (Australia):

2019-06-11 - Sewer line breaks, massive sinkhole forms, on Baltimore Avenue in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-06-11 - Boy, 12, has 'medical issue in swimming pool at hotel and almost dies, in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "Initial information indicated the boy may have had a medical issue while swimming, Nolte said in a press release."

2019-06-11 - Person has 'medical incident' near store in Maidstone (Britain):

Quote: "The air ambulance landed earlier in Maidstone after someone suffered a medical incident."

2019-06-11 - Tropical Cyclone Vayu strengthens, heads toward India and Pakistan, extremely heavy rain expected:

2019-06-11 - Unprecedented US weather chaos continues with 120F in the west and more record-setting flooding in the east:

2019-06-11 - India has a mountain of trash so big it needs airplane warning lights:

Quote: "India’s tallest trash mountain, dubbed the 'Mount Everest of trash,' is now so high it requires warning lights for aircraft overhead and will soon be higher than the famed Taj Mahal."

2019-06-11 - Why electric cars won't save us - there are not enough resources to build them:

2019-06-11 - Chronic homelessness causing problems in Seattle (Washington):

2019-06-11 - Ancient Chinese people smoked weed at funerals while jamming out to ritualistic music:

Quote: "Alternately, if you lived 2,500 years ago in what is now western China, you smoked the good stuff at funerals while playing ritualistic music and also maybe doing some human sacrifice."



  2. Well now, would you look at that? Burning car (with people) in Orangeburg, SC AND a burning car in Orange, Ohio! It's a theme!

    Meanwhile, yesterday's report of a refinery fire in Philly is followed today by a huge collapse of the roadway on Rt. 1 in Philly. PA being represented mightily on this day!

    Obviously, the marine die-off continues impressively, too.

    Why aren't the medical people connecting the dots with all these swimming, diving, being on or near the water deaths? It's EVERY DAY fa cry-sake! You'd think SOMEBODY would "get it."

    Here's a NBL on PRN interview with Guy and Kevin Hester of Nick Humphreys that makes it clear that we're coming into really damaging times for civilization. Maybe put it on in the background while you read on.

    Nature Bats Last with Meteorologist Nick Humphrey [~ 1 hr]

    Earthquake Report with Margo (June 12, 2019) [~ 42.3 min.]

    Interpreting wildland fire danger, U.S. and Canada

    India mega heatwave kills ‘dozens’ of people as temperatures hit 50C, melting roads

    Dozens of people are reported to have died in a heatwave across India that has seen temperatures reaching more than 50°C (122°F). [more]

    Rare snowstorm in June covers Kashmir as severe heatwave hits northern India – 100 sheep killed by lightning

    The upper reaches of Kashmir on Wednesday received rare snowfall and heavy rain leading to flooding in some areas even as plains of North India are reeling under an intense heat wave.

    During the overnight storm, more than 100 sheep were killed by lightning in Sarbal and Baltal areas of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal on Tuesday last night. [more]

    Are illegal immigrants from ebola-infected countries NOT being screened for the disease
    African ILLEGAL migrants from EBOLA-INFECTED COUNTRIES caught Entering USA; NOT screened for Ebola - Bused to Key Cities to
    Spread Disease

    [long Hal Turner article containing others, like this one]

    Ebola outbreak crosses borders – Was brought to Uganda by 5-year-old Congolese boy

    A 5-year-old Congolese boy who traveled to Uganda died from the disease on Wednesday. The boy’s younger brother and grandmother have also tested positive for Ebola. [more; guess not]

    Thursday, 13 June 2019
    Ebola makes the mainstream
    New Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is 'truly frightening'

    [more below]

  3. Meeting in support of Julian Assange featuring Chris Hedges, George Galloway et al.

    Imperialism on Trial - Free Julian Assange [~ 199 min. video]

    Update on events in the Gulf of Oman
    Tankers torpedoed in the Middle East

    Two tankers have been targeted this morning while transiting waters near to Fujairah. Frontline’s fully laden LR 2 Front Altair was hit by surface attacks, and an enormous fire ensued forcing the crew to abandon ship. The crew were safely picked up by nearby general cargoship, Hyundai Dubai.

    Bernhard Schulte’s chemical tanker Kokuka Courageous was also hit by torpedoes this morning, one month and one day from the moment four other tankers were damaged by limpet mines off Fujairah (pictured). [more]

    [contains this article, among others]
    Oil prices surge as 'tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman' - markets panicked [~ 2.5 min. video]

    [here we go, what i've been highlighting for year arrives]
    More testimony to coming food shortages
    The Coming Food Shortages [~ 5.75 min. video]

    Obama Admin Purged 12 Years Of ICE Speeches On Immigration Crisis Hours Before Trump Inauguration

    Reuters today claim at least 60 dead seals have washed off the shores of Alaska where a dead gray whale was shown to have a very high reading of radiation

    3 Republican Former EPA Heads Rebuke Trump EPA on Climate Policy & Science

    In a Capitol Hill hearing, they urged Congress to provide stronger oversight of the Trump EPA and raised concerns about the agency's ties to industries it regulates. [more; oh, like they didn't have ties like that too - this has been going on for DECADES]

    [oh, ya mean LIKE THIS?]

    Trump administration proposes overhaul on environmental regulations managing federal forests

    A new proposed rule from the U.S. Forest Service designed to make environmental reviews more efficient would shortcut important oversight of industry plans, environmentalists say. [more]

    [or THIS?]
    EPA wants to let frackers dump chemical-laden water into rivers

    [Lemme make this clear - from my years as an activist against fracking in PA - first off, they use DRINKING WATER in the process, but what comes out is RADIOACTIVE and so highly toxic it kills EVERYTHING it comes in contact with - all the life in streams (from bacteria to fish to plant life and algae) and if it's dumped on land the area becomes barren of life - even soil microbes]

    The water was so corrosive it was damaging factory machinery downstream. People living near the Monongahela River in western Pennsylvania were advised to drink bottled water.

    The EPA identified 692 different ingredients used in fracking that can end up in produced water, including acids, gels and sand. The water can also be radioactive. Little research has been done about treating waste from drilling for oil and gas, and there are no federal regulations about the radioactive waste produced by drilling for oil. [more; WHY THE FUCK AREN'T there ANY regulations about this shit?]

    [continued below]

  4. [wait, there's MORE]
    White House tried to stop climate science testimony, documents show – “I have never heard of basic facts being deleted from or blocked from testimony”

    The White House tried to stop a State Department senior intelligence analyst from discussing climate science in congressional testimony this week, internal emails and documents show. [more]

    [you STILL want more? okay HERE]
    Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

    [no testing, first - WE ARE the test]

    Carbon emissions from energy industry rise at fastest rate since 2011

    Carbon emissions from the global energy industry last year rose at the fastest rate in almost a decade after extreme weather and surprise swings in global temperatures stoked extra demand for fossil fuels. [sneaky feedback loop]

    Carbon emissions climbed by 2% in 2018, faster than any year since 2011, because the demand for energy easily outstripped the rapid rollout of renewable energy. [more]

    Forest twice size of UK destroyed in decade for big consumer brands

    An area twice the size of the UK has been destroyed for products such as palm oil and soy over the last decade, according to analysis by Greenpeace International.

    The environmental group accused major brands of failing to meet their commitments and warned that the current situation was “bleak”, advising them to evolve in order to “prevent climate and ecological breakdown”. [the only commitment they have is to MAKE MORE MONEY and fuck-all else]

    About 80% of global deforestation is caused by agricultural production, which is also the leading cause of habitat destruction, the group said. [more]

    [last bit below, i think]

  5. ‘Frightening’ number of plant extinctions found in global survey

    They found 571 species had definitely been wiped out since 1750 but with knowledge of many plant species still very limited the true number is likely to be much higher. The researchers said the plant extinction rate was 500 times greater now than before the industrial revolution, and this was also likely to be an underestimate. [more]

    Fumes from Petroleum Tanks in this City Never Seem to Go Away. What Are the Kids Here Breathing?

    VOCs are a range of chemicals that can cause a range of problems, including a one-two punch of health and climate impacts. They can irritate the eyes, nose and throat, damage the nervous system and cause cancer. VOCs can also lead to the formation of ground-level ozone, a short-lived climate pollutant that exacerbates climate change and can trigger asthma and breathing problems—especially in the elderly and the young. A 2016 study found that ozone pollution from oil and gas production causes more than 750,000 summertime asthma attacks in children across the U.S. each year. [more; and nothing is being done about it - the atmosphere is the industry's DUMP]

    [hey since they're already breathing crap, let's FEED 'em crap too!]
    Breakfast cereals marketed to kids are loaded with glyphosate, says new report

    The Environmental Working Group has released findings of research showing "troubling levels of glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in the herbicide Roundup" in food products including children's breakfast cereals.

    Furthermore, all of the products but four were found to contain levels higher than EWG's safety threshold for child consumption, which is 160 parts per billion (ppb). The products "Cheerios" and "Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch" were found with the highest glyphosate levels with 729 ppb and 833 ppb respectively. The findings follow two previous research studies conducted with independent labs conducted last year.

    [SOTT]Comment: EPA gives Monsanto an early holiday present - produces a revised cancer assessment that favors the pesticide industry's bottom line over public health [link; more to article]

    Monsanto paid American Council on Science and Health front group to hide evidence

    Indian villages lie empty as drought forces thousands to flee

    Hundreds of Indian villages have been evacuated as a historic drought forces families to abandon their homes in search of water. [more; coming soon to somewhere near all of us]

    At least 30 dead, 2.2 million affected as heavy rains hit southern China

    At least 30 people have been killed and 9 remain missing after heavy rain caused severe floods across southern China over the past couple of days. [more]

    [nope - one more]

  6. [activists "play by the rules"; law-breakers DON'T]
    Environmental activist who fought illegal mining murdered in Chiapas – “This is abominable, he was a nice person, his fault was to fight against the illegal extraction of sand”

    An environmental activist from Tabasco who worked to preserve the habitat of howler monkeys was found dead yesterday in Chiapas. [more]

    [from our vaunted military]
    US airstrike accidentally wipes out Afghan troops who called in for back up - Again

    [oopsy; oh well, we'll try harder next time . ..]

    [at this point, who cares?]
    'Superflares' could threaten Earth says study

    new research shows with more confidence than ever before that superflares can occur on older, quieter stars like our own-albeit more rarely, or about once every few thousand years.

    The results should be a wake-up call for life on our planet, said Yuta Notsu, the lead author of the study and a visiting researcher at CU Boulder. [nothing wakes up humanity we're essentially zombies of modernity]

    If a superflare erupted from the sun, he said, Earth would likely sit in the path of a wave of high-energy radiation. Such a blast could disrupt electronics across the globe, causing widespread black outs and shorting out communication satellites in orbit. [more; oh, what about GSM?]

    'Fire rainbows' appear across central Pennsylvania

    Over 35,000 affected by floods in Samarinda city, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    Lyme disease: The CDC's greatest coverup

    [so the take-away message from my comment this morning is that "our watchdog agencies" ain't doin' SHIT to help U.S. citizens (who aren't directly tied to big industry) and aren't regulating them as they were designed to; it's old news]

  7. Hailstorm, rain wreak havoc on vegetable crops and orchards in Kashmir

    Heavy rain and a massive hailstorm wreaked havoc in many villages of Budgam here in central Kashmir on Wednesday night. Reports of damage to vegetable crops and orchards of cherry, apricot, walnut and apple were received from areas of Charar-e-Sharief, Chadoora and other parts of the district.

    Orchardists told Kashmir Reader that the massive overnight hailstorm caused damage to vegetable crops and fruit trees. "This year we expected a good crop as our orchards seemed to be abundant in apples, apricot, cherries and walnuts, but the hailstorm has dashed our hopes," said Bashir Ahmad Dar, a farmer in Charar-e-Sharief. [more; incl. short video]

    17 killed in 24 hours due to dust storms, lightning and rain in Uttar Pradesh, India

    Rain and winds devastate plantain and cassava plantations in the Dominican Republic

    The recent heavy rain and gusts of wind registered in El Cibao have affected plantain and cassava plantations in the region. According to data provided by the Northcentral Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, 32,000 tasks of plantains were affected, 13,997 of which were totally destroyed, and some 373 cassava fields were damaged. [more]
    [from our Holy SHIT desk]
    Lombardy in Italy to request state of emergency following wild weather

    [incl. 2 short videos reminiscent of the Fuk tsunami, jeez!]