Friday, July 26, 2019

Event Update For 2019-07-25

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

2019-07-25 - Unknown odor sickens people at Cal State University Channel Islands in Camarillo (California), near the coast:

Quote: "Ambulances and fire trucks arrived at Cal State University Channel Islands in Camarillo on Thursday for a report of a suspicious odor that was causing distress to some people inside one of the campus buildings. At around 12:50 p.m., Ventura County Fire Department received a report of suspicious odor at the campus inside Sage Hall. About 15 engines and ambulances responded including a HAZMAT crew. People inside the building told one of our reporters that the odor was making students and some members of the faculty sick."

Quote: "By 4 p.m., Ventura County Fire Department said they were unable to locate any source for the odor and responders were released from the scene."

2019-07-25 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits several cities across large area of the northeastern coast in Britain:

Quote: "Dozens of people have reported a mystery 'smell of gas' along the North East coast. Residents in Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and North Shields said there was a strong smell of gas in the area on Thursday morning and many reported it to the authorities. One mum, of Monkseaton, said: 'There was just a really strong smell of gas. We were worried there may be a leak in the area and we called the emergency gas line. They said lots of other people had called in too, from other parts of North Tyneside and even South Shields. It's just really strange. I've no idea what it could be or how people much further away from me have also smelled it.' At this stage, it is unclear where the odour was coming from. Northern Gas Networks has confirmed it was not related to their network."

2019-07-25 - Fourteen students lose consciousness, some have seizures, at school in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

Quote: "Fourteen pupils fainted at Masonwabe Primary school in Delft, Cape Town on Thursday morning and the cause is still unknown."

Quote: "They apparently fainted and parents claim some children experienced seizures."

2019-07-25 - SUV bursts into flame and burns man to death on street in Delhi (India):

Quote: "A 43-year-old transport service provider was charred to death in his XUV 500 on the flyover on GT Karnal Road near Madhuban Chowk, Rohini on Thursday night. The car suddenly caught fire after which the man got locked inside."

Quote: "In March, a 34-year-old woman and her two minor daughters were charred to death after their car caught fire near Akshardham flyover in east Delhi."

Note: The car fire that burned the woman and her two daughters to death was mentioned in the 2019-03-10 update...

2019-07-25 - Air Force plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A 767 military plane landed at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport after reporting smoke in the cockpit Thursday night."

Note: This is the 87th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-25 - Underground electrical explosion and fire shoot flames from manhole in Lighthorne Heath (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Electrical substation damaged by fire on Sycamore Drive in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Recycling center fire breaks out in South Austin (Texas):

Quote: "A trash fire in South Austin near I-35 Thursday afternoon sent a large column of black smoke in the air that was visible for miles. It happened at a recycling facility off Industrial Boulevard near the Ben White and I-35 intersection."

2019-07-25 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 6:47 AM near Roundswell (Britain):

Quote: "A fire has broken out at the same recycling centre in north Devon for the second time in just over two weeks. Huge clouds of smoke can be seen at the recycling facility at Brynsworthy, Roundswell near Barnstaple."

2019-07-25 - Around 200 homes destroyed by inferno at 3:30 AM in coastal Lima (Peru):

2019-07-25 - Boat bursts into flame at 7 AM at marina on Bolles Harbor in Monroe Township (Michigan):

2019-07-25 - Three boats destroyed by explosion and fire at marina on the River Severn in Upton upon Severn (Britain), 3 injured:

Quote: "Emergency crews raced to the scene just after midday yesterday, with an eyewitness claiming people were thrown from a boat by the explosion, with three vessels, including one 25 feet long, nearly completely destroyed."

Note: These are the 651st, 652nd, 653rd and 654th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-25 - Passenger train engine bursts into flame at train station in Canton (Massachusetts):

2019-07-25 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on US 40 near Greenbrier State Park near Boonsboro (Maryland):

2019-07-25 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A169 near RAF Fylingdales (Britain):

Quote: "A169, Fylingdales Time of call: 18:11 Crews from Pickering, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and our colleagues from RAF Fylingdales have extinguished a single decker passenger coach that was well alight. Crews used six breathing apparatus, five hose reels and small tools to make the vehicle safe."

Note: These are the 352nd and 353rd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-07-25 - Fire truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Beltway North and West Lake Road in Abilene (Texas):

2019-07-25 - Fire truck destroyed by fire while fighting brush fire near Rue de Hamm in Luxembourg:

2019-07-25 - Crane truck bursts into flame on I-65 in Cullman County (Alabama):

2019-07-25 - Crane truck bursts into flame near the Smith Street Motorway in Gaven (Australia), near the coast:

2019-07-25 - At least two tractor trailers go up in flames while parked at truck stop in Houston (Texas):

2019-07-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on I-805 near Sorrento Valley (California):

2019-07-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:05 AM on I-5 ramp in Commerce (California):

2019-07-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:35 AM on the New Jersey Turnpike in Linden (New Jersey):

Note: These are the 1256th, 1257th, 1258th, 1259th, 1260th, 1261st and 1262nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-07-25 - Heavy truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on State Route 26 just west of Colfax (Washington):

2019-07-25 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield (California):

2019-07-25 - RV and two sheds destroyed by fire at home on Sharp Avenue in Arleta (California):

2019-07-25 - RV bursts into flame at gas station on the A82 in coastal North Ballachulish (Scotland):

Note: These are the 270th and 271st RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-07-25 - Campervan and car go up in flames on Bolesworth Hill Road in Chester (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Campervan bursts into flame on London Road North in Poynton (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Van bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-07-25 - Van bursts into flame at train station in Barking (Britain):

2019-07-25 - SUV bursts into flame on street in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2019-07-25 - Pickup truck and RV trailer destroyed by fire at Teton High Adventure Base in Hoback (Wyoming):

2019-07-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-5 near Redding (California):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame on street in Jackson (Mississippi), person taken to hospital:

Quote: "The person exited the vehicle prior to the fire, but was transported to a local hospital by AMR. The reason for the transport is unknown, but reported not to be burn related."

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-15 in Midvale (Utah):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame on Main Street in Lisbon (North Dakota):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame on I-55 near Auburn (Illinois):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame on Pine Hill Road in New Fairfield (Connecticut):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame before 6 AM on I-15 near Escondido (California):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame on the Triangle Expressway in Morrisville (North Carolina):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in Brussels (Belgium):

Quote: "According to reports on Twitter, the vehicle’s owner is 'safe and sound' but seemed to have no explanation for his car’s apparent fit of spontaneous combustion, which he said had just 'suddenly burst into flames.'"

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame on the M9 near Newbridge (Scotland):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the A251 in Sheldwich (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame in Marley Grange, South Brent (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Car bursts into flame in layby along the A14 near Claydon (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-26 near Poplar Springs (South Carolina):

2019-07-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 ramp in Bay County (Michigan):

2019-07-25 - Barn and 200 tons of hay destroyed by fire at 7:05 AM in Witheridge (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Barn(s) destroyed by fire at 1:16 AM in Whittington (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Summer Valley Road near Orwigsburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire on North Marshall Street in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 11 PM on Broadway Avenue in coastal Everett (Washington):

2019-07-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Greenock Road in Lothian (Maryland):

2019-07-25 - Home destroyed by fire on Jericho Road in Walker (West Virginia), nobody there:

2019-07-25 - Triple-decker home heavily damaged by fire on Birch Street in Worcester (Massachusetts), cat killed:

2019-07-25 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 6 AM on Higdon Road in Prosser (Washington), 2 killed:

2019-07-25 - Deadly fire burns home just after 4:30 AM on 8th Avenue in the Wylam area in Birmingham (Alabama), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2019-07-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire after 11 PM in Kennett (Missouri):

2019-07-25 - Two vacant homes destroyed by fire at 11 PM in New Castle (Pennsylvania):

2019-07-25 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by huge fire shortly before 5 AM in Hamilton (Ohio):

2019-07-25 - Humpback whale found dead off coastal Montauk (New York):

2019-07-25 - Boy, 13, found dead in pond, and two farmers, 30 and 35, found dead in river, in Jigawa (Nigeria):

2019-07-25 - Two men die in canal in Faisalabad (Pakistan):

2019-07-25 - Boy, 13, dies after being found face-down and unconscious in swimming pool at Splash Kingdom water park in Shreveport (Louisiana):

Quote: "A teenager from Arkansas has died after he was found face-down in a swimming pool at a Louisiana water park. The Caddo Parish Coroner's office says in a news release that 13-year-old Kendall Williams of El Dorado, Arkansas, was at the Splash Kingdom in Shreveport when he was found Thursday evening. He died after being taken to Willis-Knighton South Medical Center."

2019-07-25 - Woman drops dead near I-95 in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2019-07-25 - Man, 39, dies after being pulled unconscious from the water at beach on coastal Captiva Island (Florida):

2019-07-25 - Man, 60, dies after being pulled from the water at JP Luby Beach in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2019-07-25 - Woman, 29, found dead in Lake Erie at Nickel Plate Beach in Huron (Ohio):

2019-07-25 - Man dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan at Rainbow Beach in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "The man’s death came as the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project announced that drownings are up 57% this year compared with the same period last year."

2019-07-25 - Man, 70, goes into cardiac arrest while swimming in Lake Michigan, dies shortly later, in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "About 2 p.m. July 14, 70-year-old Mykhailo Porfirian went into cardiac arrest while swimming near the 1500 block of North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m. July 24."

2019-07-25 - Man, 43, dies in the water at Two Rivers State Park near Waterloo (Nebraska):

2019-07-25 - Man, 36, found dead in the Deschutes River in Wasco County (Oregon):

2019-07-25 - Person found dead at creek near apartments in Ardmore (Oklahoma):

2019-07-25 - Person found dead in drainage area in coastal Long Beach (California):

2019-07-25 - Man drops dead near store in Florence (Oregon):

2019-07-25 - Man, 34, found dead in car at Walmart in Jacksonville (Arkansas):

2019-07-25 - Man has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in Portland (Oregon):

Quote: "A Multnomah County inmate died at a hospital Thursday after an apparent medical emergency at the Inverness Jail, according to the sheriff’s office."

2019-07-25 - Man, 19, police cadet, dies in the water while training at Dhaalu Atoll (Maldive Islands):

Quote: "Police cadet Abdul Basith, 19, drowned at Vaanee, Dhaalu Atoll."

2019-07-25 - Man dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Pevensey (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Man, 26, found dead in the River Thames at Canary Wharf (Britain):

2019-07-25 - Passenger sickens on passenger plane, plane diverts to the island of Bermuda:

Quote: "Iberia Airlines flight 6621 made a medical diversion today [July 25] after a passenger fell ill, landing at Bermuda’s L.F. Wade International Airport shortly before 8.00pm."

2019-07-25 - Man has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into gas station, fire erupts, in Joplin (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "Trooper Joe Drum, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said a man was driving a black pickup truck before noon Thursday westbound on Highway 171, when a medical issue of some sort caused him to veer off the left side of the road."

2019-07-25 - Man has 'medical event', motorcycle crashes off road, on I-93 in New Hampston (New Hampshire), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police believe the man experienced a medical event that caused him to lose control and drive off the roadway."

2019-07-25 - Small plane crashes into field near Viroqua (Wisconsin), engine failure, 2 injured:

2019-07-25 - Small plane makes emergency landing along Route 460 in Waverly (Virginia), engine failure:

2019-07-25 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Cushing (Oklahoma):

2019-07-25 - Freight train derails in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2019-07-25 - Two tractor trailers and two cars crash, fire erupts, on I-55 near Joliet (Illinois), 1+ killed:

2019-07-25 - Tractor trailer crashes into vehicles then plows into home, in Meriden (Connecticut):

2019-07-25 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-94 in Waukesha (Wisconsin):

2019-07-25 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-44 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-07-25 - Church van and van collide head-on at West Lake Shore Drive and Airport Road in Waco (Texas), 1 killed, 9 injured:

2019-07-25 - SUV veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2019-07-25 - Car veers over centerline, slams into airport shuttle bus, in coastal Seattle (Washington), 1 killed, 6+ injured:

2019-07-25 - Landslide blocks road near Seeley Lake (Montana):

2019-07-25 - Huge sinkhole opens in Perth Amboy (New Jersey):

2019-07-25 - Irrigation tunnel collapses and cuts off 100,000 acres of farmland in Wyoming and Nebraska:

2019-07-25 - Major water main breaks, sinkhole opens, street floods, in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-07-25 - Man, 69, falls into the Mississippi River and disappears near Lake City (Minnesota):

2019-07-25 - It is probably definitely too late to stop dangerous global warming:

2019-07-25 - US soldiers falling ill and dying in the heat as the climate warms:

2019-07-25 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Charles River (Massachusetts):

2019-07-25 - Waters turn red around coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2019-07-25 - By 2050 many cities will have weather like they’ve never seen:

2019-07-25 - Rat population exploding in California:

2019-07-25 - Asteroid big enough to destroy a city zips by earth at distance of just 70,000 kilometers:

2019-07-25 - Big companies all over the US are reporting disastrous financial results:


  1. Good morning, Jonny and all readers of JJFH today!

    Looks like your prediction of gas waves knocking areas out with sickening and dying people is coming on strong. So far, it's been mostly underground substation fires, people sickening on the coasts and rashes of vehicle and building fires, not to mention all the boats going up in flames. Of course, many of the "medical episodes" and planes having trouble staying aloft (and upon landing) are related.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 7.26.19 Bolsonaro declares 'the Amazon is ours' and calls deforestation data 'lies' [~ 17 min.]

    At least 7 dead as quakes shake northern Philippine isles

    Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least seven people, injuring about a dozen and causing substantial damage. [more]

    Look up! The Delta Aquariid meteor shower will light up the night sky Sunday night

    The Delta Aquariid meteor shower peaks Sunday night, July 28. Though it's an average meteor shower compared to others throughout the year, you can still see up to 20 meteors per hour.

    The best time to look up is between midnight and just before dawn. Gaze toward the southern sky for the best viewing. [more]

    A bad day for firefighters in Luxembourg

    [videos of field fire]

    Milepost 97 Fire burns over 1,600 acres just south of Canyonville, Oregon

    It started July 24, possibly from from a campfire [more]

    Saturday, 27 July 2019
    Wildfire in Vanavara village, Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia

    At the same time, the residents are told that there is no danger for them. If the fire gets to the Sobinsky pier, which is a kilometer from the village, where there are huge barrels of fuel, the village will be simply levelled to the ground.

    Underwater glacial melting up to 100 times faster than thought, study finds

    Existing models are ‘wildly inaccurate’ and significantly underestimated extent of melting, scientists say [more]

    [Jonny's thoughts confirmed, once again!]
    Numerous Studies Confirm Geothermal Heat Melting Greenland Ice Sheet

    Yet another major research study, five if you’re counting, has concluded that accelerated melting at the base of Greenland’s glacial ice sheet is from anomalously high geothermal heat. [more]

    SpaceX Starhopper test flight ignites brush fire in Texas

    Late Thursday night a test of SpaceX’s newest rocket engine started a brush fire at their facilities in Boca Chica Village, Texas. (map) It was the first untethered flight of the company’s Starhopper, a developmental prototype that Elon Musk says will lead to a line of Starship vehicles that will orbit the earth, land on the moon and — beyond. [more]

    [Elon Musk is full of shit, imho]

    [a little "comic" relief]
    Boris's Britain. [~ 3.5 min. Jonathan Pie video]

    [more below]

  2. FASCINATING "Flying Cross" High Above Georgia | What Looks to be a HUGE Funnel in the Rockies! [MrMBB333 video] [~ 5.75 min.]

    [more weather extremes produced by wavy jet stream]
    “Absolutely incredible!” Hundreds of locations across Europe smashed all-time hot weather records by an impressive margin: Tour de France stopped by snow!

    The sweltering Arctic is ablaze as unprecedented wildfires are ravaging the Arctic: Areas of Siberia, Scandinavia, Alaska and Greenland engulfed in flames

    Once “Prosperity” Falters, the Legitimacy of the Status Quo Evaporates

    The citizenry of corrupt regimes ruled by self-serving elites tolerate this oppressive misrule for one reason and only one reason: increasing prosperity,which we can define as continual improvement in material well-being and financial security.

    The legitimacy of every corrupt regime ruled by self-serving elites hangs on this single thread: once prosperity fades, the legitimacy of the regime evaporates, as the citizenry have no reason to tolerate their rapacious, predatory overlords.

    A broken, unfair system will be tolerated as long as every participant feels they’re getting a few shreds of improvement. This is why there is such an enormous push of propaganda touting “growth”; if the citizenry can be conned into believing that their deteriorating well-being and security are actually “prosperity,” then they will continue to grant the status quo some measure of credibility and legitimacy.

    When the gap between the propaganda and reality widens to the breaking point, the regime loses its credibility and legitimacy. [more]
    real good read, points out that we all just keep doing what we're doing until it doesn't work anymore - then CHAOS]

    At least 8 people killed, dozens injured after series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes Islands, Philippines

    Series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes, the Philippines on July 26 and 27, 2019, leaving at least 8 people dead and dozens injured. [more]

    Indonesia issues flight alert after Tangkuban Parahu volcano erupts near Bandung, the country’s third-biggest city, covering villages and streets in ash

    The first eruption in 36 years ejected ash some 200m above the summit and triggered warnings for people to stay away. [more]

    In 50 years, Alaska has warmed about 4 degrees Fahrenheit – that’s enormous, that’s epic!

    Alaska’s temperature has risen by 4 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 50 years, that’s compared with 2 degrees for the rest of the planet. [more]

    Tropical Storm "Nari" forms near Japan, landfall expected over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island

    Tropical Storm "Nari" formed July 26, 2019, as the sixth named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Landfall is expected early July 27 (UTC) over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island, close to Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Pesticide exposure causes bumblebee flight to fall short – “The negative effects of pesticide exposure on flight endurance have the potential to reduce the area that colonies can forage for food”

    [oh, but pollination will magically go on, i suppose . ..]

    [let's kill some coral by farming!]
    Nutrient loading lowers resistance to thermal stress in Florida Keys corals – “These data make clear that this is not an ‘either temperature or nutrients’ situation, but rather a ‘both/and’ combination of multiple stressors”

    A study published in the international journal Marine Biology, reveals what’s really killing coral reefs. With 30 years of unique data from Looe Key Reef in the lower Florida Keys, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and collaborators have discovered that the problem of coral bleaching is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen from multiple sources.

    Improperly treated sewage, fertilizers and top soil are elevating nitrogen levels, which are causing phosphorus starvation in the corals, reducing their temperature threshold for “bleaching.” These coral reefs were dying off long before they were impacted by rising water temperatures. This study represents the longest record of reactive nutrients and algae concentrations for coral reefs anywhere in the world. [more]

    [and now that we've figured it out, carry on doing the same!]

    [awrite - fuck it! Let's go have some fun then, aye?!]
    Disaster strikes aquatic world championships in Korea: Nightclub floor collapses, killing 2, injuring dozens more

    Two South Koreans have died and several others, including athletes attending the world aquatic championships, have been injured after a structure collapsed in a nightclub in the city of Gwangju early on Saturday, a fire department official has said.

    The deaths happened when a two-level structure in the club, which is next to the athletes' village, collapsed at about 2am local time, hitting and pinning revellers, the official said.

    Hundreds were inside the seven-storey nightclub at the time. The BBC reported the two people killed were aged 38 and 27, and were not competitors at the championships. [more]

    'Terminator' events on the Sun trigger plasma tsunamis and new solar cycles - Expect them next year

    In a pair of new papers, scientists paint a picture of how solar cycles suddenly die, potentially causing tsunamis of plasma to race through the Sun's interior and trigger the birth of the next sunspot cycle only a few short weeks later.

    In one of the studies, which relies on nearly 140 years of solar observations from the ground and space, the scientists are able to identify "terminator" events that clearly mark the end of a sunspot cycle. With an understanding of what to look for in the run up to these terminators, the authors predict that the current solar cycle (Solar Cycle 24) will end in the first half of 2020, kicking off the growth of Solar Cycle 25 very shortly after. [more]

    [OH, so SOTT is fucking WRONG about their GSM BULLSHIT lasting decades and producing COOLING! gotta see how they spin this]

    [next part follows]

  4. Mystery 'heat burst' causes temperature in Lincolnshire, UK to soar by TEN degrees to 32C in just 38 minutes (and at sunset!)

    [see how they're finally coming around to report unusual HEAT]

    Parts of Lincolnshire experienced a ten degree temperature rise in under one hour last night due to a rare atmospheric phenomenon.

    The Met Office has said that the so-called 'heat burst' was caused by a thunderstorm collapsing and bringing hot air down to ground level.

    This caused the temperature recorded by the Met Office at Donna Nook to increase a staggering 10 degrees in just 38 minutes, jumping from 22C at 8.22pm to 32C just before 9pm.
    [more; of course SOTT poo-poos any explanation]

    Earth's rotation is slowing - and scientists say it 'could' cause major earthquakes (uhm, it already is)

    Earth's rotation is slowing down as the Moon moves farther away from the planet - and scientists believe it could cause major earthquakes

    "The Moon is currently receding from the Earth by about one and a half inches per year." [more]

    Terrifying moment motorcyclist and passenger plunge into flash flood after bridge collapses in Cambodia [short video and some text]

    Bangladesh flood death toll reaches 104

    [this one is from Thursday, but i missed it]
    Mexico's El Popo volcano spews smoke and ash

    [last part below]

  5. Brain-eating amoeba kills man after North Carolina water park visit

    A North Carolina man has died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a manmade lake at a water park, officials said Wednesday. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release that the infection was caused by the amoeba naturally present in warm freshwater during the summer.

    The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed it was caused by Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism known as the brain-eating amoeba.

    People are usually infected when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms generally start about five days after infection, with death occurring about five days later, according to the CDC.

    The amoeba can cause severe illness up to nine days after exposure.

    Health officials say the amoeba is known to have infected just 145 people in the U.S. from 1962 through 2018. Five of those cases occurred in North Carolina. [more]

    Worst wildfire season on record in Greenland, Siberia and Alaska

    'Unprecedented': more than 100 Arctic wildfires burn in worst ever season

    The fires are not merely the result of surface ignition of dry vegetation: in some cases the underlying peat has caught fire. Such fires can last for days or months and produce significant amounts of greenhouse gases. [more]

    [there go the caribou and other wildlife]

    [also contains this article]

    Thousands of Fires in Africa Continue To Burn Bright

    Major ice losses are almost certain over the next week

    Many thanks to Nicholas Humphrey.

    Major Arctic Sea Ice Losses and Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Near Certain Next 7 Days

    Accelerated melting of both the Arctic sea ice and Greenland Ice Sheet is near-certain the next several days as a very powerful high pressure system sets up over the Arctic Ocean.

    Abrupt climate change is leading to the ongoing destruction of the sea ice and Greenland Ice sheet. The loss of sea ice is accelerating Arctic warming causing major jet stream disturbances (including intense heatwaves and wildfires in the mid-latitudes and Arctic), increased wave action and coastal erosion from cyclones, and rapidly melting permafrost which is releasing carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. The heatwaves over Greenland are and will accelerate sea level rise. [more]

  6. I left off the link to the pesticide exposure of bumblebees article which was from Desdemona Despair. Sorry.

    Giant dinosaur bone found in southwestern France

    The thigh bone of a giant dinosaur was found this week by French paleontologists at an excavation site in southwestern France where remains of some of the largest animals that ever lived on land have been dug up since 2010.

    The two-meter long femur at the Angeac-Charente site is thought to have belonged to a sauropod, herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks and tails which were widespread in the late Jurassic era, over 140 million years ago. [more]

  7. We had a sinkhole open from a water main break in downtown Baltimore recently. The hole collapsed the lightrail station & main road. Maryland has had several sinkhole events in the last few years. We are atop a huge watershed,The Chesapeake Bay.I pay attention to stuff in the mid Atlantic region as it is a more immediate situation I may have to deal with personally.