Saturday, August 3, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-02

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

2019-08-02 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates mall in Hazle Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A reported gas leak forces the evacuation of a Luzerne County Mall this morning. It happened at the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township where there was a report of a natural gas smell. While this happened before the mall was open, employees were in the building getting businesses ready for the day. Firefighters believe the smell was coming from the roof but could not locate the source."

2019-08-02 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Winnebago (Wisconsin):

Quote: "If you’re heading to High Cliff State Park this weekend, you may not want to take a dip in the lake. That's because residents have reported seeing blue-green algae on Lake Winnebago, and experts say the north end of the lake is getting the worst of it. Before you could even see it, you can smell it. The second you step foot on the marina at High Cliff, the stench is overwhelming."

2019-08-02 - Heatwave rapidly melting the ice across Greenland:

Quote: "Greenland is experiencing 'extreme' temperatures as the record-setting heat wave that blasted Europe last week hovers over the region. Up to half, the surface of the island's ice sheet is thought to be currently melting, with runoff equivalent to a 0.5mm rise in global sea levels in July alone."

Quote: "More than 10 billion tons (11 billion U.S. tons) of ice was lost to the oceans by surface melt on Wednesday alone, creating a net mass ice loss of some 197 billion tons (217 billion U.S. tons) from Greenland in July, she said."

Quote: "This year Greenland and other parts of the Arctic have experienced some record-breaking temperatures. In mid-June, temperatures along the eastern coast of Greenland were up to 9C above the 1981-to-2010 average."

Note: So Greenland lost an average of about 7 billion (US) tons of ice PER DAY through July. All of the black carbon being spewed onto snow and ice around the Arctic by the gigantic wildfires currently raging across Siberia will surely accelerate the ice melt too...

2019-08-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame and burns 5+ people to death, 15 more injured, in Balikesir (Turkey):

Note: This is the 364th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-02 - Metal recycling center hit by fire shortly after midnight, 40+ cars burn, in Ladson (South Carolina):

Quote: "Shortly after midnight, crews with the C&B Fire Department responded to a fire at Don’s Car Crushing, a metal scrapyard in Ladson. Chief Joshua Woodall said it wasn’t an easy blaze to tackle. When they arrived on scene, there were already 40 to 50 cars up in flames. He said they had to bring in heavy machinery to separate each car one by one. Even then, he said it’s hard to identify the source."

2019-08-02 - Scrap metal fire breaks out at industrial estate in Aldershot (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Hangar, buildings and equipment destroyed by fire at 3:15 AM at airport in Dalhart (Texas):

Quote: "The airport in Dalhart was damaged overnight after a hangar and some buildings were in flames overnight Friday. According to the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department, at about 3:15 a.m., crews were sent to the Dalhart airport on a report of a building on fire. Firefighters found a hangar and other buildings with equipment fully-involved, as well as some grass fires started by embers around the airport."

2019-08-02 - Hangar destroyed by huge fire at Southend Airport near coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "A huge blaze broke out near Southend Airport after a hangar caught fire - with a witness reporting an 'explosion'. Essex firefighters were called to the hangar, which is used to livery planes, near the terminal shortly after 10.40am today and believe the fire was caused 'accidentally'."

2019-08-02 - Battery recycling center goes up in flames on Stainland Road in Elland (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Electrical substation damaged by fire near coastal Newport Beach (California), airport and 28,000 homes go dark:

2019-08-02 - Landfill fire breaks out in Vellalore (India):

2019-08-02 - Wildfire breaks out at 3:23 AM and grows rapidly to 2,500 acres near the Columbia River on Colville Indian Reservation (Washington):

2019-08-02 - Ferry ship 'Superdong III' bursts into flame at port in coastal Rach Gia (Vietnam):

Quote: "On July 30 2019, at 8.30 p.m. the 'Superdong III' caught fire at at Rach Gia port (Kien Giang)."

Note: Sounds like the name of a porno flick!

2019-08-02 - Superyacht 'Princess Iluka' bursts into flame near coastal Caprera (Italy):

Quote: "In the morning of Aug 1, 2019, a fire broke out in the engine room of the 34,5-m-yacht 'Princess Iluka' which issued a distress call at 11.30 a.m. The Maddalena Coast Guard responded to the yacht which was sailing near Punta Crucitta off the island of Caprera with six crew members and five passengers on board."

2019-08-02 - Houseboat explodes into flame on the St. Croix River near Hudson (Wisconsin):

2019-08-02 - Boat explodes into flame at marina along Lake Erie in Curtis (Ohio), 1 injured:

2019-08-02 - Two boats and some storage units destroyed by fire at storage facility in Brownwood (Texas):

Note: These are the 680th, 681st, 682nd, 683rd, 684th and 685th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-02 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-65 between Letohatchee and Fort Deposit (Alabama):

Quote: "Lanes of Interstate 65 southbound were delayed between Letohatchee and Fort Deposit in Lowndes County for hours Friday after a car hauler caught on fire."

Note: This is the 42nd car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-08-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-43 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-08-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Loudon County (Tennessee):

2019-08-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Greene County (Tennessee):

2019-08-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 101 in Santa Maria (California):

2019-08-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 309 in Hatfield (Pennsylvania):

Note: These are the 1323rd, 1324th, 1325th, 1326th, 1327th and 1328th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-02 - Dump truck bursts into flame on the Nassau Bridge near coastal Lewes (Delaware):

2019-08-02 - FedEx Box truck bursts into flame before 5 AM on I-40 in Cheatham County (Tennessee):

2019-08-02 - USPS Box truck bursts into flame before 5:30 AM on State Route 167 near Auburn (Washington):

2019-08-02 - Box truck bursts into flame on the M32 in Bristol (Britain):

2019-08-02 - RV bursts into flame on the A149 in Sandringham (Britain):

Note: This is the 287th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-08-02 - Van bursts into flame on the A1 near Grantham (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Five SUVs destroyed by fire just before 12:30 AM while parked at auto auction business in Dighton (Massachusetts):

2019-08-02 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Skowhegan (Maine):

Quote: "From what we can tell, it started as a vehicle fire and progressed to a structure fire..."

2019-08-02 - SUV bursts into flame at restaurant in Denham Springs (Louisiana):

2019-08-02 - SUV bursts into flame on I-94 in Jackson (Michigan):

2019-08-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Los Angeles County (California):

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Malone (New York), nobody there:

Quote: "A fire that began in a parked car spread to a house on Park Street early Friday afternoon, but fire crews were able to knock down the blaze before it caused significant damage to the structure."

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame on street in Pasco (Washington):

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 51 in Lincoln County (Wisconsin):

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Holcombe Road in Keynsham (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Two cars go up in flames on Cornelia Crescent in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame on the A303 near Yeovil (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame on Armistead Way in Cranage (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame on the A47 in Longwater (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame on the A55 near Bodelwyddan (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Car bursts into flame at 1:16 AM on Booker Lane in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 2 August, 1.16am Car fire, Booker Lane, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-08-02 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, near Hop Bottom (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2019-08-02 - RV trailer bursts into flame while being towed, on I-29 near Brookings (South Dakota):

2019-08-02 - RV trailer and two mobile homes destroyed by fire on Beta Lane in Amarillo (Texas):

2019-08-02 - RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at 2:29 AM in Greenacres (Washington):

2019-08-02 - Barn destroyed by fire, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Cornville (Maine), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2019-08-02 - Seafront restaurant destroyed by fire shortly after 4 AM in coastal Ocean City (Maryland):

2019-08-02 - Market heavily damaged by fire at 5:40 AM in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

2019-08-02 - Church building damaged by fire on East Millbrook Road in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2019-08-02 - Food processing plant heavily damaged by massive fire at 3 AM on Portage Road in New Lynn area in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-08-02 - Bridge under construction damaged by fire in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait):

2019-08-02 - Garage goes up in flames at 4 AM at home on East 22nd Court Avenue in Des Moines (Iowa):

2019-08-02 - Two mobile homes destroyed by fire on El Cajon Boulevard in El Cajon (California):

2019-08-02 - Home damaged by fire at 5:30 AM on Pocasset Avenue in coastal Tiverton (Rhode Island), nobody there:

2019-08-02 - Home destroyed by fire in Morgan (Utah), nobody there:

2019-08-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire off Camp Creek Parkway near College Park (Georgia):

2019-08-02 - Condo complex heavily damaged by fire on Westridge Lane in Fort Worth (Texas):

2019-08-02 - Hotel destroyed by huge blaze on Wolverhampton Road West in Willenhall (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Deadly fire burns home in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 killed:

2019-08-02 - Vacant building destroyed by fire on Pee Dee Highway in Horry County (South Carolina):

2019-08-02 - Vacant office building destroyed by fire along the Tennessee River in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2019-08-02 - Another 20 pilot whales strand and die on beach in Iceland:

Quote: "Some 20 pilot whales have died stranded in mysterious circumstances on the south-western coast of Iceland, emergency services said Saturday, only two weeks after a similarly unexplained mass stranding had already killed dozens of the long-finned cetaceans."

2019-08-02 - Two college students, both 18, die in swimming pool at the Cottage Na-Grill Hotel in Swedru (Ghana):

2019-08-02 - Man, 56, dies after being pulled from public swimming pool in Gage Park area in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "A 56-year-old man drowned in a public pool in Gage Park on the Southwest Side. About 6 p.m. on July 27, Francisco Martinez drowned while he was swimming in the Gage Park Field House’s public pool in the 2400 block of West 55th Street, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pulled from the pool and rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, but later died, police said."

2019-08-02 - Man, 30, cop, found dead in Lake Morey near the shore in Fairlee (Vermont):

2019-08-02 - Man, 45 to 55, found dead in the Intracoastal Waterway near coastal Butler Beach (Florida):

2019-08-02 - Man dies after being pulled from Lake Tahoe in Washoe County (Nevada):

2019-08-02 - Man, 32, dies in kayak on the Potomac River near Williamsport (Maryland):

2019-08-02 - Man, 64, dies after being pulled from Turlock Lake (California):

2019-08-02 - Man, 26, found dead in Lake Wilson in Wilson (Kansas):

2019-08-02 - Man, 75, found dead in shallow creek in Canton (Ohio):

2019-08-02 - Woman found dead at Marjory Swope Park off of Long Pond Road in Concord (New Hampshire):

2019-08-02 - Man found dead near West Clinton Street in Dover (New Jersey):

2019-08-02 - Man found dead on Cambridge Street in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2019-08-02 - Woman found dead in lake at Rooksbury Mill in Andover (Britain):

2019-08-02 - Woman, 38, has 'medical issue' and slumps over unconscious, minivan crashes into car, in Blair (Nebraska), 1 injured:

Quote: "The report indicates Schoening, who was cited, suffered a medical issue, which caused her to black out. She had visible injuries."

2019-08-02 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup truck slams into apartment building, in Minneapolis (Minnesota), 12 injured:

Quote: "Police believe the driver suffered a medical issue that ended with his truck getting lodged into the side of the building."

2019-08-02 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes at parking garage, in Burbank (California):

Quote: "A driver who suffered a medical emergency tonight crashed his car through the wall of a parking structure near Hollywood Burbank Airport."

2019-08-02 - Firefighting plane crashes near Generac (France), 1 killed:

2019-08-02 - Freight train derails near Irvine, east of Medicine Hat (Canada), town evacuated:

2019-08-02 - Two passenger buses collide head-on in Thakurgaon (Bangladesh), 8 killed, 29 injured:

2019-08-02 - Van crashes, bursts into flame, on Little Pine Creek Road in Cummings Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2019-08-02 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, on Highway 87 in San Antonio (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-08-02 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, fire erupts, in Holts Summit (Missouri), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-02 - Two cars collide head-on just after 1:30 AM, fire erupts, on I-90 near Eyota (Minnesota), 6 killed:

2019-08-02 - Giant sinkholes appear as wildfires rage across Siberia (Russia):

2019-08-02 - Beachside cliff collapses onto people in coastal Encinitas (California), 3 killed, 2 injured:

2019-08-02 - Power outage blacks out 19,500 homes across Lewis County (Washington):

2019-08-02 - Sam's Clubs in Arizona hit by gasoline shortage after refinery fire in coastal Baytown (Texas):

Quote: "A shortage of gasoline at Sam's Club pumps in Arizona is the result of a fire in Texas earlier this week, according to a store manager."

2019-08-02 - Man, 30, in critical condition after being pulled from swimming pool at home in Gush Etzion (Israel):

2019-08-02 - July was the hottest month ever recorded:

Quote: "July 2019 is now the hottest month in recorded history, the U.N. confirmed on Thursday."

Quote: "But there’s an added madness to this crisis. In its annual Statistical Review of World Energy released a few weeks ago, the global oil giant BP confirmed that in 2018 the world burned the most fossil fuels of any year in history. In short: Our addiction to fossil fuels is getting worse and worse even as the planet gets hotter and hotter."

Note: I'm sure extinction will completely cure our thirst for fossil fuels and solve that problem. Solution imminent!

2019-08-02 - Sticker shock for California wildfire areas as insurance rates double and policies are dropped:

2019-08-02 - Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Indonesia, 4 killed, hundreds of homes destroyed:

2019-08-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the UK, Norway, Pakistan, India and China:

2019-08-02 - Lake Kleifarvatn disappears into crack in the ground then reappears years later:

2019-08-02 - New tariffs, stocks plunge, manufacturing falls again and more layoffs:

2019-08-02 - Meet the 'Bee Panther,' a massive insect even wasps fear:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone - let's see how August stacks up after the last 2 "hottest months." It may start to cool somewhat as we drift into fall, but the damage is already done to Greenland, Siberia and all those flooded areas. Circling the drain.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.3.19 The Most Important Event On The Planet Right Now [~ 17 min.]

    M6.3 Earthquake Hits Off Fukushima in Japan – No Tsunami Warning

    Major stratospheric eruption at Ulawun volcano, ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

    A high-level eruption with volcanic ash rising up to 7.62 km (25 000 feet) above sea level started at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea at 01:50 UTC on August 3, 2019. [more]

    [the animals and marine life are leading by example]
    500 Sheep Die in One of Most Terrifying Animal Mass Suicide Ever in Turkey

    500 sheep die in ‘mass suicide jump’ in the eastern privince of Van, Turkey.

    50 pilot whales strand, 20 die in Iceland - 2 weeks after similar event locally

    The dead whales, part of a group of 50 stranded whales, were discovered late Friday near Gardur, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the capital Reykjavik. [more]

    Holy hail storm: Grapefruit-sized hail batters Edmonton, Alberta

    A strong thunder and hail storm battered parts of Edmonton and the surrounding region Friday night, with grapefruit-sized hail stones cracking windshields and damaging homes.

    Environment Canada reported hail stones larger than 100 millimetres in diameter fell around Spruce Grove while wind gusts topped 70 km/h west of Edmonton.

    Alberta has already seen more severe weather events so far in 2019 than all of 2018 and nearly double the 30-year average. [more]

    Massive Cracks Are About to Split an Antarctic Ice Shelf in Two

    Two cracks on the Brunt Ice Shelf are creeping closer to each other.

    When they intersect, an iceberg twice the size of New York City will slide into the ocean. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [a quick political note]
    Sunday, 4 August 2019
    They are coming for Tulsi Gabbard

    The Empire Is Coming For Tulsi Gabbard

    within minutes of the debate ending the media and the political machines moved into overdrive to smear her as a Russian agent, an Assad apologist and a favorite of the alt-right.

    Gabbard is now getting the Ron Paul treatment. It will only intensify from here. They will come after her with everything they have.

    In the past week she’s destroyed Kamala Harris on national TV, sued Google for electioneering and signed onto Thomas Massie’s (R-KY) bill to audit the Federal Reserve. What does she do next week, end the Drug War? [more]

    Tuvalu, the Pacific canary in the coal mine for climate change

    Tuvalu's fight to stay above the waves

    Tuvalu, the canary in the coal mine for climate change, is shouting for more help as it battles rising seas and sweltering temperatures. But the small Pacific island country is refusing to be dragged down below the waves and sees plenty of hope for its people and its culture. Sally Round travelled to Tuvalu to investigate. [more incl. podcast; losing battle]

    Alone in a wild ocean, NewZealand gets smashed by some of the world's biggest waves

    [here we go again]
    Officials Say US Headed Toward Full Naval Blockade Of Venezuela

    Following initial reports this week that the White House is preparing to escalate sanctions on Venezuela, an unnamed senior administration official has given new confirmation that the Trump Administration is seriously considering imposing a naval blockade on Venezuela, as part of a continuing pressure campaign to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

    this could be the start of escalation ramping back up again after a failed military coup attempt early this year. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Record low water levels on Germany's Rhine river Rhine River At Dangerously Low Water Levels Could Cause Production Hell For German Firms

    A series of heatwaves across Central Europe this summer has brought record-breaking temperatures to Germany that sparked dangerously low water levels on the Rhine river, one of the continents most important shipping routes, which could decrease manufacturing and disrupt supply chains that might tip Germany into recession. [more; remember, supply chain disruption of as little as 35% will cause collapse of the global economy]

    Two Percent of All North Atlantic Right Whales Have Died in The Last Two Months

    Since the start of June, eight North Atlantic right whales — or 2 percent of the global population — have been found dead in Canadian waters, alarming scientists, conservationists and government officials who had believed they had begun to make progress in protecting the imperiled species. [more]

    Bolsonaro Fires Head of Agency Tracking Amazon Deforestation in Brazil

    President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil on Friday fired the head of a government agency that had revealed a big increase in deforestation in the Amazon, with the dismissal inciting protests from environmental organizations and public workers.

    Brazil’s portion of the Amazon lost more than 1,330 square miles of forest cover during the first six months of this year, a 39 percent increase over the same period last year.

    The Moon is older than scientists thought

    New research from scientists at the University of Cologne's Institute of Geology and Mineralogy suggests that the Moon is older than the giant impact hypothesis says it is. Their research is based on chemical analyses of Apollo lunar samples and it shows that the Moon formed only 50 million years after the Solar System, rather than 150 million years. This ages the Moon by 100 million years. [more]

    Addiction expert claims giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine

    [breaking news]
    31 dead, 62 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines

    Rescuers recovered more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce winds and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 31 with three missing, the coast guard said Sunday. [more]

    [in case you missed the last one]
    The Perseids have arrived. Here’s how to enjoy the year’s best meteor shower

  4. This week's Collapse Chronicles features Tropical Conversation Biologist Bill Laurance. He talks about the Amazon destruction and the effects the China Belt and Road Project will have...

  5. Power restored after tens of millions hit by Indonesia power blackout

    Power was mostly restored in Jakarta and Indonesia's heavily populated Java island after a widespread electricity outage Sunday that the state utility PLN blamed on disruptions at several power plants. [more]

    Iran seizes another foreign oil tanker, state media says

    Another foreign oil tanker was seized in the Persian Gulf, Iran's state media said Sunday. It was the third such ship to be detained by Tehran amid high tensions between Iran and the U.S. after Washington renewed sanctions on Iran's oil exports.

    UPDATE 1-Strong earthquake kills four in Indonesia

    A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed four people and damaged hundreds of buildings, the nation's disaster agency said on Saturday. [more]

    Clayton Fires: 50% containment, residents allowed back home [~ 30 sec. news bit]

    [learn and laugh]
    Le Show for Sunday 8/4/19 [~ 1 hr]

  6. Another floater in Austin:

    Quote: "Police say firefighters found the body face-down on Sunday morning in Lady Bird Lake, located in downtown Austin. The body was located near the Seaholm Power Plant. Authorities were planning to launch a boat into the lake to retrieve the body. Police say the incident is not being investigated as a suspicious death and that there was no danger to the public."