Friday, July 12, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-11

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

2019-07-11 - Number of people sickened surpasses 100 after swimming in Lake Minnetonka (Minnesota):

Quote: "Austin Hilgenberg was one of them. He said he started feeling sick about three days after his trip to Big Island. He ruled out food poisoning because he said people weren’t all eating the same foods. He admits jumping into the lake and possibly ingesting some water. 'I actually had my girlfriend on my shoulders and she wasn’t in the water and she didn’t get sick,' Hilgenberg said."

2019-07-11 - Unknown cause wiping out a variety of crops across the island of Sri Lanka:

Quote: "Farmers said that an unidentified disease has affected vegetable cultivations in both the Northcentral and Central Provinces and that the cultivations are being destroyed. Due to this disease, in the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Districts of the Northcentral Province and the Matale District of the Central Province especially, a large area of cultivations have been destroyed and the farmer said they are in dire straits economically. The farmers said that there are various characteristics of this disease affecting the cultivations. The destruction can be seen largely in Dewahuwa, Watagala, Kalawewa, Dambulu Halmillewa, Habaraththawala, Budugehinna, Galnewa, Narula, Laggala and Habarana areas. This disease has affected many vegetables including, pumpkin, kekiri, cucumber, watermelon, winged beans, bitter gourd, beans, long beans, etc. In addition, it is possible to see that paddy too has been affected."

Note: They don't know it's a disease, and it's unlikely that any disease would affect so many different species. If it IS a disease then this is a serious planetary-scale food security threat. Sri Lanka is one of the places where people are mysteriously dying off in large numbers and at young ages due to kidney failure...

2019-07-11 - US Air Force command and control AWACS plane hit by engine fire, plane makes emergency landing in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "An AWACS or Airborne Warning & Control System aircraft from Oklahoma made an emergency landing at the Lincoln Airport this evening, with a reported engine fire."

Note: This is the 79th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-11 - Recycling center erupts in flame on Barlow Way in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2019-07-11 - Gas-powered power station damaged by massive fire near Moscow (Russia), 1 killed, 13 injured:

Quote: "A huge blaze broke out Thursday (Jul 11) at a gas-fired power station just outside Moscow, with flames surging 50m into the sky, Russian television showed."

2019-07-11 - Wildfire have already burned 1.2 million acres this year across Alaska:

Quote: "The fire is the latest to ignite in Alaska, where 1.2 million acres have burned so far this year, making 2019 one of the state's three biggest wildfire years, according to InsideClimate News."

2019-07-11 - Another wildfire breaks out in Greenland:

2019-07-11 - Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant destroyed by huge explosion at 12:30 AM in Eden (North Carolina):

2019-07-11 - Yacht explodes into flame in coastal Puget Sound near Budd Inlet (Washington), 1 injured:

2019-07-11 - Yacht 'Creme Brulee' destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Hellevoetsluis (Netherlands):

Note: These are the 618th and 619th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-11 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Lalpur (Bangladesh):

Note: This is the 100th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 335th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-07-11 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Caloocan (Philippine Islands), near the coast, 2 injured:

Note: This is the 336th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-07-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 near Flower Mound (Texas):

2019-07-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM on Highway 87 near Eden (Texas):

2019-07-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in Chattahoochee (Florida):

2019-07-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-69 near Auburn (Indiana):

2019-07-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Lonoke County (Arkansas):

2019-07-11 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on I-95 ramp in Midway (Georgia):

2019-07-11 - Tractor bursts into flame at property near McCool (Mississippi):

2019-07-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A14 between Spittals and Alconbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 1159th, 1160th, 1161st, 1162nd, 1163rd, 1164th, 1165th and 1166th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-11 - Landscaping truck bursts into flame on Diamond Mountain Road in Calistoga (California):

2019-07-11 - RV bursts into flame while parked at business in Nampa (Idaho):

2019-07-11 - RV bursts into flame on Florin Road in Sacramento (California):

2019-07-11 - RV bursts into flame on Oak Valley Parkway in Beaumont (California):

2019-07-11 - RV, multiple vehicles and garage go up in flames at 2 AM in Paso Robles (California):

Quote: "Firefighters battled an early morning blaze that burned a garage, an RV and multiple vehicles in Paso Robles on Thursday."

Note: These are the 249th, 250th, 251st and 252nd RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-07-11 - Van bursts into flame on I-70 in Mount Vernon Canyon near Denver (Colorado):

2019-07-11 - Van bursts into flame on Baird Street near the M8 in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2019-07-11 - Van bursts into flame on the A39 near Bideford (Britain):

2019-07-11 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station in Hasbrouck Heights (New Jersey):

2019-07-11 - SUV bursts into flame on I-93 in Concord (New Hampshire):

2019-07-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home on Druscilla Lane in Waterloo (Illinois):

2019-07-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 near coastal Hobe Sound (Florida):

2019-07-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-75 near Troy (Ohio):

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame on street in Miami Gardens (Florida), near the coast, 1 injured:

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 near Castaic (California):

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-495 in Southborough (Massachusetts):

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame on 13th Avenue South in Fargo (North Dakota):

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours at home on Holland Loop in Cave Junction (Oregon):

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 in Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame on Court Street in coastal Hamilton Parish on the island of Bermuda:

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame on the Prince of Wales Bridge over the River Severn near coastal Severn Beach (Britain):

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near coastal Weston-super-Mare (Britain):

2019-07-11 - Car bursts into flame on the A370 near Bristol (Britain):

2019-07-11 - Several cars and auto business go up in flames at 3:30 AM in Burlington (North Carolina):

2019-07-11 - SUV, two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire shortly after 2 AM at home in Washington City (Utah):

Quote: "Two vehicles parked inside the garage and one SUV parked in front were all destroyed in the fire."

2019-07-01 - Van, car and barn destroyed by fire just before 11 PM in Cave Junction (Oregon):

Quote: "According to IVFD, the barn held two Volkswagen vehicles: an old VW Bug and VW Van. Both were destroyed in the fire."

2019-07-11 - Auto shop damaged by fire at 6:12 AM in coastal Miami (Florida), nobody there:

2019-07-11 - Huge barn destroyed by fire in Taylorsville (North Carolina), 11,000 chickens killed:

2019-07-11 - Barn destroyed by fire on Meadowbrook Road in Newtown (Connecticut):

2019-07-11 - Pallet of batteries bursts into flame at business on Dennis Road in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2019-07-11 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-07-11 - Home damaged by basement fire just before 1 AM on Rosemont Avenue NW in West Salem (Oregon), 1 injured:

2019-07-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:38 PM on Beard Avenue in Buffalo (New York):

2019-07-11 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Georges Creek Road in Malden (West Virginia):

2019-07-11 - Home destroyed by fire on 14th Street in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2019-07-11 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 4 AM on Birch Street in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):

2019-07-11 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2 AM in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2019-07-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Thunderbird Road in El Mirage (Arizona):

2019-07-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 7 AM in Mesa (Arizona), 3 injured:

2019-07-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after 2 AM on West 4th Street in Aberdeen (Washington):

2019-07-11 - Deadly fire burns garage just before 4 AM in East Toledo (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-07-11 - Deadly fire destroys home on Old Plank Road in Neshannock Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2019-07-11 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the Ottawa River in Clarence-Rockland, Ontario (Canada):

2019-07-11 - Dog dies after swimming in pond in Rochester (Minnesota):

2019-07-11 - Two sewer workers collapse and die in manhole in Aldan (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Aldan Borough Police Chief Ken Coppola says DiSands and Cleaver, who worked for A to U Sewer Services, were found 30 feet down in a sewer hole. Coppola says it appears the victims were overcome by gas fumes, but the medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine a cause of death."

2019-07-11 - Person found dead on bike path and person found dead in wash basin, in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2019-07-11 - Two men, 18 and 31, die in Powai Lake in coastal Mumbai (India):

2019-07-11 - Boy, 10, found dead and face-down in swimming pool at home in West Columbia (South Carolina):

Quote: "A young boy has been found dead in a pool in West Columbia. Lexington county coroner Margaret Fisher says that 10-year-old Mack D. Bonnett Jr. of Pelion was found face down in a pool in West Columbia by a family member shortly before noon on Thursday."

2019-07-11 - Boy, 10, dies after being pulled from small pool or hot tub outside home in coastal Carlingford (Ireland):

Quote: "It is understood the youngster drowned in a small pool or hot tub in an outdoor area behind the house."

2019-07-11 - Man, 74, found dead in the Shields River near Livingston (Montana):

Quote: "He was believed to be in good health at the time but it is unknown if he had a medical emergency that led him to fall in the river or if he slipped and fell then drowned."

2019-07-11 - Man, 66, found dead in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona):

2019-07-11 - Man, 61, retired police captain, has 'medical episode' and drops dead at home in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is mourning the loss of Retired Captain Larry Burns (P#3170). He passed away Thursday morning from a medical episode at his home. He was 61."

2019-07-11 - Man, 77, found dead in the Hood Canal after empty 'ghost boat' found, near coastal Tacoma (Washington):

2019-07-11 - Boy, 17, found dead in Lake Michigan in Berrien County (Michigan):

2019-07-11 - Man, 46, found dead in Hillebrandt Bayou in Beaumont (Texas):

2019-07-11 - Man found dead near his home in Thomson (Georgia):

2019-07-11 - Woman found dead in SUV along Bayfront Highway in coastal Hilo (Hawaii):

2019-07-11 - Man, 44, found dead in field in Sallisaw (Oklahoma):

2019-07-11 - Person found dead near Dolphin Drive in Gautier (Mississippi):

2019-07-11 - Man in his 50s drops dead near Walmart in West Kelowna (Canada):

2019-07-11 - Man has 'medical incident' and drops dead on street in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

Quote: "A police spokeswoman confirmed that a man had taken ill and described it as a 'medical incident.'"

2019-07-11 - Diver, man in his 50s, surfaces unconscious and in cardiac arrest, dies shortly later, off coastal Portland (Britain):

Quote: "A Hampshire man has died after he was pulled unconscious from the sea while diving. The man in his 50s from Eastleigh surfaced unconscious off Portland in Dorset yesterday."

2019-07-11 - Man found dead on beach near Pinewoods Holiday Park in coastal Wells-next-the-Sea (Britain):

2019-07-11 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "A New York-bound flight has been diverted to Shannon Airport in Co. Clare due to a medical emergency on board."

2019-07-11 - Man has 'medical incident', van and 3 cars crash, in Netherton (Britain):

Quote: "A van driver suffered a 'medical incident' before a crash in Netherton this morning."

2019-07-11 - Man, 68, has 'medical episode', car crashes into car, in Santa Fe (New Mexico), 1 killed, 3 injured:

Quote: "Following an initial investigation including information provided by witnesses, police say it appears the 68-year-old driver of the Lexus, Terry Dickerson of Ozona, Texas, had experienced a medical episode that contributed to the vehicle crash. Dickerson was pronounced deceased."

2019-07-11 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into pole, in North Little Rock (Arkansas), 1 injured:

Quote: "In a tweet, PCSO said that a medical episode caused the driver to exit I-40 and crash on Bicentennial Road."

2019-07-11 - Woman has 'medical episode', car crashes on highway in coastal Brisbane (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "A police spokeswoman said the woman lost control of the vehicle after experiencing the medical episode."

2019-07-11 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii), 30+ injured:

Quote: "Thirty people were sent to hospital with injuries after an Air Canada flight travelling from Toronto to Sydney, Australia, hit severe turbulence and was forced to divert to Honolulu. Nine of those people were in serious condition, some suffering lacerations and injuries to their head, back and neck, emergency first responders in Hawaii said."

2019-07-11 - Small plane crashes on coastal Gravina Island (Alaska), 1 killed:

2019-07-11 - Small plane crashes and burns at Hawley Municipal Airport in Hawley (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-07-11 - Small plane crashes into woods near Wheeling (Illinois):

2019-07-11 - Small plane crashes in the Town of Hawk Junction (Canada), 2 killed:

2019-07-11 - Passenger train crashes into freight train in Punjab (Pakistan), 23 killed:

2019-07-11 - Tractor trailer overturns, spills pig guts, on I-670 in Kansas City (Missouri):

2019-07-11 - Tractor trailer overturns on street in Lexington (South Carolina):

2019-07-11 - Pickup truck veers off road at 1 AM, crashes into trees, bursts into flame, in coastal Berkeley Township (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2019-07-11 - Pickup truck veers over centerline at 7 AM, hits tanker truck head-on, fire erupts, near Jal (New Mexico), 5 killed:

2019-07-11 - Dog attacks and injures man in Green Sea (South Carolina):

2019-07-11 - Landslide hits home in Saint Thomas Chautala, Puebla (Mexico), 7 killed:

2019-07-11 - Large sinkhole opens outside KinderCare in North Huntingdon Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-11 - Water supply system breaking down across Tamil Nadu (India):

Quote: "Millions of Indians in Tamil Nadu are relying on water tank trucks to meet their daily needs. With the government able to meet only 40 percent of the water requirement, millions of people in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are depending on water tank trucks because of an acute shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater."

2019-07-11 - Three-story building collapses in Guiyang (China), 4 killed:

2019-07-11 - Boy, 15, pulled unconscious from swimming pool at apartments in New Brighton (Minnesota):

Quote: "A 15-year-old is recovering at a hospital after being found unresponsive at the bottom of an apartment complex swimming pool. It happened at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Garden View Apartments."

2019-07-11 - Worker, man, has 'medical emergency' on roof of building in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Firefighters rescued a worker from the roof of a building in Boston on Thursday after he suffered an apparent medical emergency. Emergency crews responding to 501 Congress St. around 2:30 p.m. placed a man suffering from a medical emergency into a Stokes Basket and lowered him two flights by rope before placing him onto a construction elevator and lowering him to the ground, according to the department."

2019-07-11 - Man contracts flesh-eating bacteria while swimming in Destin (Florida), dies 48 hours later:

2019-07-11 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits reservoir at Windamere Dam (Australia):

Quote: "A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae at Windamere Dam. A Red Alert level warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct contact with the water such as swimming, as well as domestic uses including showering and washing. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock and pets."

2019-07-11 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Arawa (Papua New Guinea):

2019-07-11 - Magnitude 3.7 earthquake strikes near Barstow (California):

2019-07-11 - Drought affecting crops in Germany:

2019-07-11 - Tropical Storm Barry churns toward Louisiana:

2019-07-11 - Heavy rain causes flooding across parts of Western Pennsylvania:

2019-07-11 - Waterspout spotted off Useppa Island (Florida):


  1. Mornin' Jonny, all. Made it through another week of global unrest and calamity. Locally, it's been beautiful, except for the flooding rains that sweep in occasionally.

    Lots of people being affected by breathing in noxious air, having unexplained medical episodes and crashing while driving, and dying in and around water.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.12.19 Tropical Storm Barry Starts To Hit Gulf Coast 'A Life Threatening Situation [~ 12 min.]

    Barry Intensifying & Earthquake Report with Margo (July 12, 2019) [~ 90.5 min.]

    Mark Sudduth@hurricanetrack

    Tropical Cyclone "Barry" - Rainbands moving onshore, dangerous storm surge and prolonged heavy rain expected

    A life-threatening Tropical Storm "Barry" is moving closer to the coast of Louisiana and is expected to make landfall along its south-central coast later today (CDT), most likely as a Category 1 hurricane. [more]

    Devastating floods possible as Tropical Storm Barry sloshes into Louisiana – “It doesn’t matter what the storm is called. We are still expecting a major rainfall flood event.”

    Up To 25 Inches Of Rain! – New Orleans Is About To Be Absolutely Devastated By A Storm Of Biblical Proportions

    "Brown Ocean Effect" could POSSIBLY intensify TS rainfall! - Rare Phenomenon [MrMBB333 video] [~ 5 min.]

    There’s An Environmental Disaster Unfolding In The Gulf of Mexico

    A historic slow-moving flood of polluted Mississippi River water loaded with chemicals, pesticides and human waste from 31 states and two Canadian provinces is draining straight into the marshes and bayous of the Gulf of Mexico — the nurseries of Arnesen’s fishing grounds — upsetting the delicate balance of salinity and destroying the fragile ecosystem in the process. As the Gulf waters warm this summer, algae feed on the freshwater brew, smothering oxygen-starved marine life.
    [more; leads directly to a JJFH situation]

    A mag 6.1 Japan, is the 38th straight major quake to rock the Pacific Ring Of Fire with the sequence going way back to the beginning of May: Mag 4.9 hits SoCal

    Wildfire on Maui causes evacuations, burns 10,000 acres

    The New Madrid Fault may take out 150 miles of the Midwest and will be worst than the San Andreas Big One, also overdue!

    Today, scientists say that the 150-mile-long New Madrid Seismic Zone has a terrifying 40% chance to blast in the next few decades, impacting 7 states – Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi – with 715,000 buildings damaged and 2.6m people left without power. [more]

    Alaska Chokes on Wildfires as Heat Waves Dry Out the Arctic

    The normally moist, black organic peat soil and lush forests have been drying, and when they catch fire, they burn relentlessly.

    The large Arctic fires in June could be a sign of a climate tipping point, said Thomas Smith, a climate researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. [more]

    [more below]

  2. World’s major cities to face ‘unknown’ climate conditions by 2050

    22% of the cities will experience unprecedented climate conditions by 2050, such as more intense dry and monsoon seasons, said Jean Francis-Bastin, the lead author of the report. [more; it's already happening and nobody will be around by then, so . .]

    Water train set to relieve drought-hit Indian city – Doctors forced to buy water for surgery – “We won’t be able to supply water even to the people who can pay a huge sum for a tanker of water”

    Climate activists including Extinction Rebellion to receive £500,000 from US philanthropists

    Three wealthy donors - Trevor Neilson, Rory Kennedy and Aileen Getty - have launched the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) to help support school strikes and activism groups like Extinction Rebellion.

    "This might be the single best chance we have to stop the greatest emergency we have ever faced," Mr Neilson told The Guardian. He said he hoped the fund will be increased "a hundred times" in the coming months as investors pledge to ask wealthy friends to contribute. [more; throw $ @ the problem!]

    Lockheed Martin's Coatesville, PA plant to remain open after Trump's request, saving over 400 jobs

    [comments from our local R & D senators]
    "Lockheed Martin's commitment to keep operational the Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville provides short-term certainty for 465 workers, who were expected to either lose their jobs or be re-located later this year," Toomey [R-PA] tweeted. "Many thanks to President Trump, my congressional colleagues, and community leaders with whom I worked to prevent the plant's immediate closure. I remain dedicated to supporting the workers in Coatesville and will remain engaged on this issue."

    Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA, said he was happy to hear the plant would not be closing, but added that he was concerned about the lack of specifics moving forward.

    "While this announcement is an encouraging first step, I am concerned that the announcement lacks a specific plan to bring new work to the Coatesville facility that would keep the plant open beyond the next several months," Casey tweeted. "The Sikorsky Coatesville employees deserve answers on the long-term viability of the plant." [more; talk, talk]

    [continued below]

  3. [from today's Bullshit Media]
    No evidence of man-made climate change, says new Finnish study

    In a paper published late last month, entitled 'No experimental evidence for the significant anthropogenic climate change', a team of scientists at Turku University in Finland determined that current climate models fail to take into account the effects of cloud coverage on global temperatures, causing them to overestimate the impact of human-generated greenhouse gasses.

    If we pay attention to the fact that only a small part of the increased CO2 concentration is anthropogenic, we have to recognize that the anthropogenic climate change does not exist in practice.

    Japanese researchers at the University of Kobe arrived at similar results as the Turku team, finding in a paper published in early July that cloud coverage may create an "umbrella effect" that could alter temperatures in ways not captured by current modeling. [more; complete nonsense, signs are everywhere]

    BREAKING: Japan struck by mega earthquake - centre to the north of Okinawan Islands

    7/13/2019 -- Major Seismic unrest taking place - Deep EQ Event + California UPDATE on Searles Valley [contains ~ 69 min. Dutchsinse video]

    Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in California

    Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state's last two major oil spills.

    The newly revealed spill has been flowing off and on since May and has again stopped, Chevron spokeswoman Veronica Flores-Paniagua said. She and California officials said the spill is not near any waterway and has not significantly affected wildlife. The last flow was Tuesday. [more]

    EPA restores broad use of pesticide opposed by beekeepers

    [soon, they won't need any pesticides!]

    Police: Oilfield workers, truck driver killed in fiery crash

    Four oilfield workers from Texas and the driver of tractor-trailer rig are dead following a fiery head-on crash on a New Mexico road in the heart of what has become the busiest oil and gas region in the United States, authorities said Friday.

    The crash happened Thursday morning when the driver of a pickup truck carrying three passengers crossed the center line into eastbound traffic and collided with a tractor-trailer rig, police said. [more]

    CORRECTED-Arctic wildfires in June equivalent to Sweden's annual emissions - UN

    7 Gray Whales Found Dead In Alaska Over Holiday Weekend, Pushing Toll To 22

  4. Hah, yeah, I'd have to ask who's paying for those 'it's the clouds' studies. Chevron and company?

    Remember the infrared video footage of the methane billowing from that huge methane leak in Aliso Canyon in California? In infrared, those clouds were BLACK. That means those clouds were extremely highly heat-absorbent - no infrared was bouncing off of that methane. Well, the methane levels in the atmosphere are skyrocketing, and it accumulates in the upper atmosphere. So in terms of heat-absorption, we are basically painting the outer edge of the planet black. What happens if you paint your house black? Nobody does that, because then they'd cook. But that's what we're doing to the planet. Same concept, much bigger house, with 7 billion occupants.

    1. I've looked at clouds from both sides now
      From up and down and still somehow
      It's cloud's illusions I recall
      I really don't know clouds at all

  5. Also, the Moon would be a great place to put an infrared telescope pointing at the Earth. The Moon always has the same side facing the Earth, so you could put it there, align it and leave it there taking observations. Over time we would see the Earth getting darker in infrared as the methane accumulates. The human race will go extinct long before the Earth goes completely black, if indeed it ever does, but we'd be able to watch the darkening of the Earth in infrared AS we go extinct. Nice, simple, cost-effective observational tool.

  6. Right. [SOTT] People see these headlines and post it as Truth, despite all the natural & scientific evidence to the contrary. In the article they cite another similar paper by a Japanese team, possibly the same people who wrote the "Fukushima isn't a problem" propaganda way back.

    Flames shoot up from manhole in Old City

    Firefighters and PECO workers were called to a fire in a manhole in the Old City section of Philadelphia Saturday morning.

    It happened at 4th and Market streets.

    Heavy flames were seen coming out of the manhole where the fire broke out.

    The fire caused hundreds of people to lose power.

    There is no word yet on what caused the fire or when power will be restored.
    [includes short news video]

  7. It's astounding
    Time is fleeting
    Madness takes its toll...

  8. Barry strengthens into hurricane along La. coast

    Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, Hurricane Barry crawled toward shore Saturday, knocking out power along the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test of the flood-prevention systems built after Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago.

    The Coast Guard rescued more than a dozen people from the remote Isle de Jean Charles, south of New Orleans, where water rose so high that some residents clung to rooftops. But in the city, locals and tourists wandered through mostly empty streets under a light rain or stayed indoors.

    The storm strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), just above the 74 mph (120 kph) threshold to be a hurricane. Barry was expected to weaken again after reaching land and become a tropical depression on Sunday. [more]

  9. Small plane crashes into swimming pool at community center in Katy (Texas), 1+ killed:

    Quote: "A photo taken by a witness showed flames shooting from a building at the center next to the pool, as well as fiery wreckage in the swimming pool."

    Huh, what if the corpse is in the pool? Do I include that in the Swimming Pool Deaths list? That's not what I had in mind when I started tracking those deaths, but then again, I didn't foresee people flying in to die in swimming pools!

  10. Aw, the crash probably killed-eem. He could have had a medical condition while aloft.

    40-ft-long whale washes ashore in Palghar, India - 10th for Mumbai district in 3 years

    [this was covered already (7/11), but there's more info]
    Hailstorms and strong winds damage crops in Emilia Romagna and Marche, Italy

    The Rimini area faced much worse, as hailstones that exceeded 5 cm fell in Bellaria - Igea Marina, San Mauro Pascoli, an area where there are a lot of vegetable crops.

    A hailstorm hit the Pesaro area and damaged greenhouses.[more]

    Jelly fish stings close 3 beaches in Spain

    In another unpleasant incident marring the peak of the holiday season, three beaches were closed temporarily in the Costa Blanca holiday resort of Benidorm in June, after seven people were reportedly stung by Portuguese Men O'War and two of the creatures were spotted. [more]

    Researchers publish first-ever photo of quantum entanglement

    In an incredible first, scientists have captured the world's first actual photo of quantum entanglement - a phenomenon so strange Einstein famously described it as 'spooky action at a distance'.

    The image was captured by physicists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and it's so breathtaking we can't stop staring.

    It might not look like much, but just stop and think about it for a second: this fuzzy grey image is the first time we've seen the particle interaction that underpins the strange science of quantum mechanics and forms the basis of quantum computing.

    Quantum entanglement occurs when two particles become inextricably linked, and whatever happens to one immediately affects the other, regardless of how far apart they are. Hence the 'spooky action at a distance' description.

    This particular photo shows entanglement between two photons - two particles of light. They're interacting and for a brief moment sharing physical states. [more]

  11. Big power outage in Manhattan. Numerous transformers on fire....

  12. People in Manhattan have probably already forgotten the electronic billboard that burst into flame in Times Square recently, or the day one taxi burst into flame while the driver of another taxi had a seizure and crashed into a building, and that was just last week. It's like most people exist now with no yesterdays and no tomorrows, so they are unable to make any connections or see any trends or patterns.

    1. Yeah that story said they were looking for the cause. Uhhhh...Hello? Numerous transformers on fire. Duh!