Sunday, August 11, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-10

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

2019-08-10 - Unknown chemical odor hits area near the Rahway River in Linden (New Jersey), 2 officers sent to the hospital:

Quote: "According to Linden Police, at about 8:45 pm Officers responded to the area of 1601 West Edgar Road on reports of a chemical odor. Officials say the Linden Fire Department and Union County Hazmat Team responded to the scene but were unable to locate the source of the odor."

2019-08-10 - Super Typhoon Lekima roars into China as the third-largest typhoon to ever hit China, widespread destruction ensues, 18+ killed:

Quote: "China was struck by the third-largest typhoon in its history on the morning of August 10. Typhoon Lekima triggered widespread blackouts, flight cancellations, and evacuations across major cities, but by far the most devastating effect was a landslide that killed at least 18 people and left 14 missing. The storm is now approaching Shanghai, the nation's financial capital, which is home to more than 20 million people."

2019-08-10 - Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists find:

Quote: "Dr Richardson added that the team had documented, for the first time, that severe heatwaves were causing 'almost instant mortality of corals'. Dr Ainsworth said the researchers referred to the resulting, heat-damaged skeletons as 'ghost corals, because there was just nothing left'. 'Within about 10 days, those samples that had been exposed to the heatwave... were actually floating.'"

2019-08-10 - Climate feedback loops could have put human civilization on the road to extinction:

2019-08-10 - New UN report puts a dagger through climate deniers’ favorite argument that CO2 boosts food production:

Note: They can ponder how wrong they were as their neighbors surround them and prepare to eat them due to lack of food. Mmmmm, climate deniers...

2019-08-10 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Afton near Wichita (Kansas):

2019-08-10 - Black skies over Siberia, Sun disappears behind thick clouds in bizarre repeat of 2018 blackout as giant Arctic wildfires spew enormous amounts of CO2:

2019-08-10 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Eugene (Oregon):

2019-08-10 - Tyson meat plant devastated by fire in Holcomb (Kansas), plant closed indefinitely:

2019-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame on Little Cormorant Lake (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2019-08-10 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

2019-08-10 - Yacht bursts into flame near coastal Long Beach Island (New Jersey):

Note: These are the 709th, 710th and 711th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-10 - School bus bursts into flame on Chapman Highway in Knoxville (Tennessee):

Note: This is the 103rd school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 379th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-10 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-49 in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2019-08-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Layton (Utah):

Note: These are the 1383rd and 1384th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-10 - Truck bursts into flame on I-24 in Calvert City (Kentucky):

2019-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 70 north of Garden Drive in Oroville (California):

2019-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on Rawson Road in Hockinson (Washington):

2019-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on State Route 83 in North Ridgeville (Ohio):

2019-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Johor Bahru (Malaysia):

2019-08-10 - Taxi bursts into flame on Straiton Road in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2019-08-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M42 near Shirley (Britain):

2019-08-10 - Car bursts into flame at 11:43 PM in Selby (Britain):

Quote: "Selby Time of call 23:43 A crew from Selby attended reports of a car on fire. The cause was an electrical fire causing 100% fire damage to the engine and 30% damage to the rest of the car. Crews used 2 BA and 1 HRJ to extinguish the fire."

2019-08-10 - Barn destroyed by fire near Rolling Prairie (Indiana):

2019-08-10 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire in Ebenezer on Prince Edward Island (Canada):

2019-08-10 - Twelve beach huts destroyed by fire on beach in coastal Frinton-on-Sea (Britain):

2019-08-10 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Fountain Inn (South Carolina):

2019-08-10 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire at 2:45 AM on Kopp Drive in Manhattan (Kansas):

2019-08-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM on Queen Street in Stephenville (Texas):

2019-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire on North 16th Street in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida), nobody there:

2019-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:20 AM on Highland Drive South in Kelowna (Canada):

2019-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Stoney Hill Road in Eden Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-10 - Multi-family home damaged by fire on Lindley Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2019-08-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2 AM on West Fullerton Avenue in Chicago (Illinois), 2 injured:

2019-08-10 - Apartment building damaged by fire on South Fourth Avenue in Pocatello (Idaho):

2019-08-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM on Prince Street in Littleton (Colorado):

2019-08-10 - Apartment building destroyed by massive blaze at midnight on Stevenson Road in Chilliwack (Canada):

2019-08-10 - Deadly fire burns home on Elkhorn Creek Road in Elkhorn City (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-08-10 - Vacant building burns on North Fulton Avenue in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-08-10 - Porpoise washes up dead at Marshall Beach in coastal San Francisco (California):

2019-08-10 - Five people gassed to death in restaurant in coastal Qingdao (China):

2019-08-10 - Man in his 50s and daughter in her 30s die in the Krka River at Krka National Park (Croatia):

2019-08-10 - Man, 42, dies in swimming pool at apartments, daughter, 9, in critical condition, in Macon (Georgia):

Quote: "An 9-year-old girl was hospitalized after she attempted to save her father from drowning Saturday at a swimming pool at a Macon apartment complex, the coroner says. The father died. The father was identified as 42-year-old Roger Dewayne Anthony, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. The girl was in critical condition Saturday night at Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, said Bibb County sheriff’s Sgt. Linda Howard."

2019-08-10 - Man, 59, topples off jet ski and dies in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri):

Quote: "One person has died while operating a personal watercraft on the Lake of the Ozarks. The accident happened on Saturday at around 6 p.m., in Camden County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports, Thomas K. Moore, 59, was riding a 2000 Sea-Doo PWC, behind a boat driven by another family member. The driver of the boat noticed the Sea-Doo adrift, with Moore not on board. Moore was later found, facedown in the water. He was wearing a safety device."

2019-08-10 - Man, 45, has 'medical event' and drops dead during bicycle race in Steamboat Springs (Colorado):

Quote: "Routt County coroner Rob Ryg conducted an initial evaluation but has not determined a cause of death. He said the man did not crash. 'It looks like some kind of medical event,' Ryg said."

2019-08-10 - Man, 47, retired SWAT officer, has seizure in class, dies shortly later, in Richmond (Virginia):

Quote: "A retired Montgomery County cop who took part in more than 2,000 SWAT operations during his decorated law enforcement career died following a reported seizure. According to a GoFundMe account established in his honor, Kendrick Stephens, 47, of Delray Beach, Florida, was helping teach a classroom course on officer-involved shootings in Richmond, Virginia, when he had a 'medical episode.' Stephens collapsed to the floor during the August 2, incident, striking his head. The impact broke Stephens' skull, resulting in massive bleeding in his brain."

2019-08-10 - Infant boy found dead in apartment in Alorton (Illinois):

2019-08-10 - Man slumps over dead in car at QuikTrip in Rockdale County (Georgia):

2019-08-10 - Man found dead on Concord Road in Springettsbury Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-10 - Man, 24, found dead in Norris Lake (Tennessee):

2019-08-10 - Man, 29, found dead in the Illinois River near Tahlequah (Oklahoma):

2019-08-10 - Man found naked and dead in Crystal Lake in Flowood (Mississippi):

2019-08-10 - Man found dead in the water in Steamboat Slough in Walnut Grove (California):

2019-08-10 - Person found dead in Okanagan Lake near Kelowna (Canada):

2019-08-10 - Man, 70, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Lyssons Beach on the island of Jamaica:

2019-08-10 - Woman, 50, found dead in bathroom on passenger train in Secunderabad (India):

2019-08-10 - Man, 43, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes into home, in coastal Inlet Beach (Florida):

Quote: "The driver is identified as Horacio De Jesus Benitez, 43, of Fort Walton Beach. Officials say Benitez suffered a medical emergency which caused him to press the gas pedal."

2019-08-10 - Small plane crashes into field in Heath (Ohio), 1 injured:

2019-08-10 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field near Martin Creek Road in Linn County (Iowa):

2019-08-10 - Helicopter crashes near Kawartha Lakes (Canada), 3 injured:

2019-08-10 - Tanker truck overturns, explodes and burns, in Morogoro (Tanzania), 62 killed, 70 injured:

2019-08-10 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes on I-5 near Redding (California):

2019-08-10 - Car and tractor trailer collide head-on at 4:15 AM on the Ramona Expressway near San Jacinto (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-10 - Car veers off road, crashes into pond, in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2019-08-10 - Car overturns, hits pole, bursts into flame, on New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant (Missouri):

2019-08-10 - Car veers off road at 6:51 AM, crashes into tree and pole, in Wauconda (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-08-10 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on Green Road in Florence County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-08-10 - Car overturns near Kilgore (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-08-10 - Car crashes into median and tree just before 4 AM, bursts into flame, in coastal Manhattan (New York), 2 killed:

2019-08-10 - Car veers off road just before midnight, plunges into the Seaton Lake BC Hydro Canal near Lillooet (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-08-10 - Bear bites boy on the face along the Colorado River near Moab (Utah):

2019-08-10 - Sinkhole opens near museum in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2019-08-10 - Sinkhole opens under car in coastal St Leonards-on-Sea (Britain):

2019-08-10 - Three-story building collapses in Kheda (India), 4+ killed, 9 injured:

2019-08-10 - Person has seizure at beachfront Belmont Park in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "A seizure patient at Belmont Park was taken to an area hospital at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, lifeguards said."

2019-08-10 - Man has seizure on roof in coastal Horry County (South Carolina):

Quote: Crews with Horry County Fire Rescue treated a person who was having a seizure on a rooftop Saturday morning."

2019-08-10 - Mount Slamet quaking and spewing ash in Indonesia, alert level raised:

Quote: "The alert status was raised after the PVMBG recorded at least 51,511 tremors from June 1 to Aug. 8, as well as five local tectonic earthquakes and 15 long-distance tectonic earthquakes in the same period, PVMBG head Kasbani said. During the period, the center monitored that the mountain had been spewing white volcanic ash as high as 300 meters from the volcano's crater, some 3,432 meters above sea level."

2019-08-10 - Enormous waterspout spins through Amsterdam (Netherlands):

2019-08-10 - Monsanto paid Google to bury unfavorable news:

2019-08-10 - Watch DARPA test a swarm of drones:

2019-08-10 - Best meteor shower of the year peaks Monday night:


  1. Good morning Jonny and all your readers. Let's try to stay alive another week, shall we?

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.11.19 MIT Trained Physicist Fired in Brazil in Spat Over Deforestation [~ 11 min.]

    Monday, 12 August 2019
    Arctic update - 11 August, 2019

    Margo is doing these videos less frequently.I shall share them as they appear.

    Methane, Carbon Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Climate & Arctic Sea Ice Update with Margo (Aug. 11, 2019) [~ 45.75 min.; full page update with charts]

    Top 5 Warning Signs Before a Strong Earthquake

    Simone Biles makes more history at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

    One night after becoming the first person ever to land a double-double dismount at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Simone Biles continued to make jaws drop on Sunday with more history.

    Biles became the first woman to land a triple double (two flips and three twists) in competition on the floor during her routine [more; see ~ 2 min. video - check out the HEIGHT!]

    The 10 Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Day [not my list . ..]

    [under Land Subsidence]
    Giant Sinkhole Swallows Australian Family Jeep – Tod[d]ler Saved (Video)

    This is the terrifying moment a huge sinkhole swallowed two cars in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
    In one of the cars, an Australian family with a 20-month toddler! Everybody is fine! [more; video]

    Teenager dies following mauling by 3 pit bulls in Irving, Texas

    24 dead, 6 missing as floods wreak havoc in Vietnam

    In the south, nearly 3,900 houses and more than 22,000 hectares of crops were submerged, mostly in Lam Dong province.

    Floods have also damaged more than 30 kilometers of national roads, including the road leading to the tourist city of Dalat.

    They have also destroyed 142 hectares of aquarium farming and 4,300 cages of river-raised fish.

    Damages are estimated at more than one billion Vietnamese dongs (46 million dollars), the most serious loss in recent years. Deadly floods are common in Vietnam. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Lightning strikes kill at least 32, injures dozens as monsoon batters India

    Lighting is very common in India, especially during monsoon season, which stretches from June to October. In fact, it kills more people every year in India than any other extreme weather event, including floods and heat waves.

    It is estimated that the annual death toll from lightning is over 2,500. [more]

    India: 175+ killed, nearly a MILLION left homeless by massive landslides & mega-flooding - UPDATE

    [SOTT]Comment: The BBC is lying by omission: this isn't just 'oh another annual destructive rainy season in India'...

    Rainfall 3000% above normal in a single day in the Indian state of Karnataka

    Update 12 August

    Floods and landslides across southern and western Indian states have killed nearly 200 people over the past week as the Indian Army intensifies its relief operations to help thousands stranded in desperate need of rescue. [more]

    Image of the Day: Satellite view of 5 million km² of Siberia covered by smoke from wildfires, 11 August 2019

    Global sea level rise began accelerating “30 years earlier” than previously thought

    Persistent acceleration in global sea-level rise since the 1960s [more]

    [Your EPA in action!]
    EPA dropped salmon protection after Trump met with Alaska governor – Scientists dumbfounded at gold mine approval that will cause “complete loss of fish habitat” – “We were told to get out of the way and just make it happen”

    AccuWeather misleads on global warming and heat waves, a throwback to its past climate denial

    A week after a punishing heat wave torched the eastern two-thirds of the country, setting numerous records, AccuWeather chief executive Joel Myers cast doubt on the scientific finding that heat waves in the United States and elsewhere are worsening because of climate change. This point of view, at odds with peer-reviewed research, is reminiscent of the contrarian position AccuWeather took on the climate change issue in the 1990s, which historical documents recently obtained by The Washington Post shine light on. [more]

    European heatwave made up to 100 times more likely due to global warming – “The July 2019 heatwave was so extreme over Europe that the observed magnitudes would have been extremely unlikely without climate change”

  3. [some of the many headlines at Rice Farmer]

    News Links, August 12, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Brink of a Global Recession: UK and Germany in Contraction

    Volume of negative-yielding debt surges, entire German yield curve now negative…

    Bunker Chaos: Global Shipping-Fuel Price Plunges Amid Slowdown Fears

    The World's Wealthiest Family Gets $4 Million Richer Every Hour

    Lack of G7, IMF support seen dimming impact of U.S. move on China's yuan

    Why Climate Change Could Make Your Next Flight a Bumpier One

    North Korea Dislikes That The U.S. Plans To Occupy It

    Navy and Marine C-130s Still Flying After Air Force Found 'Atypical Cracks'

    US, Taliban Likely To Sign Afghan Peace Deal Next Week

    Turkey to annex northern Syria with US blessing

    The wheels come off shale oil

    Bleak Financial Outlook for US Fracking Industry

    Permian Slowdown Could Start In 2020

    Germany facing risk of increased water shortages

    Climate change risks could cause an American "Fukushima"

    China's food prices jump 9.1% in July as the country battles African swine fever

    U.N. food agency strikes deal with Houthis to resume Yemen deliveries

    Farm equipment maker Deere's dealers reel from trade war, bad weather

    Farmageddon: Farm Loan Delinquencies And Bankruptcies Soar, Incomes Plunge

    Green turtles swallow plastic that looks like sea grass

    Hepatitis A is breaking out across the country in wake of opioid crisis

    California's Minimum Wage Rules Kill State's Largest Recycling Center

    The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland [READ THIS!]

    The FBI keeps boasting about all its "domestic terror" arrests, but it can't name a single one

    San Diego Police Department ramps up use of streetlamp video cameras, ACLU raises surveillance concerns

    New cars 'can be broken into in 10 seconds'

    Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict

    Distorting the Definition of Antisemitism to Shield Israel from All Criticism

    Apple supplier Japan Display's net worth negative after tenth quarterly loss

    US oil is likely to be China's next target as trade war rages, energy analysts warn

    Department stores could have a 'sobering' Christmas, Credit Suisse warns

    J.C. Penney faces NYSE delisting

    Brick & Mortar Meltdown's Ugly Week in Record-Ugly Year

    Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials

    Police are now a leading cause of death among young American men

    Student Debt Crushes Homebuying Dreams For Millennials , Now Delayed 8 Years

    NYC Businesses Struggling After $15 Minimum Wage Results In Layoffs, Understaffing

    Illinois Family Sues to End Law Threatening Them With Compulsory Eviction for a Crime They Did Not Commit

    Joe Biden's Latest Gaffes Raise New Questions About His Mental Fitness

    What is the magic retirement number? For most Americans, it's $1.7 million [therefore, no retirement - die "with boots on"]

  4. Good afternoon, if you're still with us.

    Buildings swept away in China typhoon [~ 1 min. news piece]

    Firefighter was dad to 3 of 5 kids killed in day care blaze

    The department's two fire inspectors and three Erie police detectives trained in fire investigations are working to determine the cause. [more; how do you go on after that?]

    A Massachusetts man is the first person this year to be diagnosed with EEE, a rare mosquito-borne virus that can cause personality changes, paralysis, and death

    The virus has also been found this summer in mosquitoes in Florida, New York, and Delaware. [more]

    U.S. racks up wettest calendar year to date in July 2019

    The Big U.S. Wet of 2018-19 went on cruise control in July, but the year so far managed to hang on as the nation’s wettest calendar year to date in records going back more than a century, NOAA reported on Wednesday. Averaged across the 48 contiguous states, the month of July saw 2.69” of precipitation, which is just below the 20th-century average of 2.78”.

    The period from August 2018 to July 2019 came in just shy of the wettest 12-month period on record. Below is the new list of the top-ten wettest 12-month spans in U.S. records going back to 1895. Amazingly, the seven wettest spans among all of the 1495 overlapping year-long spans since January 1895—and eight of the ten wettest—have occurred in the last five years.

    Trump Administration weakens protections for endangered species – “If we make decisions based on short-term economic costs, we’re going to have a whole lot more extinct species”

    The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law credited with rescuing the bald eagle, the grizzly bear and the American alligator from extinction. [more]

    [didn't i just say this recently?]
    World food security increasingly at risk due to “unprecedented” climate change impact, new UN report warns

  5. [if you didn't get it before, you will now]
    The Brexit Question. [~ 4 min.]

    Dangerous heat grips wide stretch of the South and Midwest [incl. 1.75 min. weather spot]

    Forecasters are warning of scorching heat across a wide stretch of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index will feel as high as 117 degrees (47 Celsius) in some spots.

    Parts of 13 states on Monday will be under heat advisories, from Texas, Louisiana and Florida in the South to Missouri and Illinois in the Midwest, the National Weather Service reported.

    "It feels like hell is what it feels like," said Junae Brooks, who runs Junae's Grocery in Holly Bluff, Mississippi. [more]

    [SE PA weather]
    [~ 3.3 min. weather spot; Jonny may get some of this today]

    Restoring Glass-Steagall (without the Green New Deal) is the only way to avoid complete economic collapse

    [no way anything will save our foundering financial system]

    Hope fades for man, girl missing in Switzerland flash flood

    Authorities in Switzerland are searching for a man and a girl missing since Sunday after their car was swept away by a flash flood caused by heavy rain in the Swiss Alps. [more]

    Rare lightning strikes detected near the North Pole

    [see SOTT comment too]

    Florida woman dies following lightning strike

    A 20-year-old Florida woman has died two weeks after being struck by lightning while working with a roofing crew, authorities said.

    She had been in critical condition since July 30, when she took a direct hit from the lightning strike, which knocked her to the ground from the two-story home, officials said.

    Another worker who was knocked off a ladder during the incident hit his head but is expected to survive. Four other workers were treated at the scene or local hospitals and released. [more]

    Massive wildfire spreads rapidly in Athens suburb overnight, sparking evacuations

    Huge wildfire on Gran Canaria, Spain sparks mass evacuation

    [as usual, SOTT is still screaming that Global Cooling is just around the corner]

    Perseids meteor shower to peak Monday night with stunning FIREBALL displays

    The Perseids come from the direction of the constellation Perseus (hence the name), and for best viewing the advice is, as always, to stand anywhere with as limited light pollution as you can manage with your back to the moon, looking north or east.

    If you can resist the temptation to check your phone for between 30 and 60 minutes, you're likely to see some phenomenal cosmic firecrackers streaking across the sky from about 10pm until just before sunrise in your local time zone.

    For those who can't make it outside, NASA is running a live camera feed from Alabama starting around 6pm PT on August 12 as is the Virtual Telescope Project in Europe from 3pm PT.

    Mysterious "Space Craft" Orbiting Earth For Nearly TWO Years - Nobody Knows Why... [MrMBB333 video] [~ 11.6 min.]