Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-19


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

2019-08-19 - Hydrogen sulfide spewing from the Salton Sea expected to blow through the Coachella Valley (California), odor advisory issued:

Quote: "Get ready to hold your breath: the Salton Sea odor likely will waft through the Coachella Valley early this week. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued an odor advisory through Tuesday due to elevated hydrogen sulfide arising from the troubled inland sea."

Quote: "The ecosystem rapidly began to deteriorate by the 1970s, due in part to the lack of a drainage outlet for the sea's polluted and de-oxygenating water."

Note: Polluted and de-oxygenating water, that sounds familiar. Oh, right, that's exactly what's happening to the OCEANS. Once the oceans rev up into major hydrogen sulfide factories, that will be the end of the human race. The warmer the oceans get, and the more polluted they get, the sooner the human race will be exterminated. The process has already begun...

Quote: "Even though the smell can cause a headache or nausea, there are no long-term health risks."

Note: Wrong. Nobody has done any health studies on the long-term effects of chronic hydrogen sulfide exposure. It'd be unethical and illegal to ask people to breathe poison gas regularly for a study, even at low concentrations, so no study has ever been done. If you breathe this stuff regularly then you're in uncharted territory with unknown consequences. Being a deadly poison, whatever the long-term consequences are, they're not going to be beneficial. And if it's concentrated enough - 1 part per thousand - then hydrogen sulfude can kill you with one breath, and for most people being dead might have some long-term effects...

2019-08-19 - Eleven people have respiratory problems at property on Grange Road in coastal Christchurch (Britain), 3700 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "2 pumps from Christchurch and an officer were sent to a property on Grange Road where 11 people were complaining about respiratory problems. Investigation and ventilation was carried out by crews and the casualties were left with the Ambulance service."

2019-08-19 - Removing coal, oil and gas from the Earth may be weakening the Earth's heat insulation and allowing more heat to rise from below:

Note: Seems plausible, and that means we get a double-whammy of heat from burning coal, oil and gas, from the greenhouse gases absorbing solar radiation in the atmosphere above us AND from more heat rising from below due to the weakened insulation layer between us and the hot core of the planet...

2019-08-19 - Car goes up in flames and burns man to death unsuspiciously at Tredegar Park in the Risca area in coastal Newport (Britain), 1.5 miles from the ocean:

Quote: "A man has died after a car caught fire in Tredegar Park, Risca this morning (Monday, August 19). Gwent Police has said his death is not being treated as suspicious."

2019-08-19 - Private jet hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Alexandria (Louisiana):

Quote: "There were some tense moments at England Airpark on Monday evening when preparations were made for an emergency landing. According to England Airpark Executive Director Sandra McQuain, a call came in just after 6 p.m. that a pilot was reporting smoke in the cockpit. McQuain said the plane was a private Cessna Citation Jet."

2019-08-19 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing and bursts into flame in Delhi (India):

Quote: "The sources said the plane caught fire at the time of landing in the national capital."

2019-08-19 - Small plane hit by smoke at 4:20 AM, pilot deploys parachute, plane crash-lands in swampy area, in Essex County (Virginia), 1 injured:

Quote: "Boswell reported smoke to air traffic control and deployed his parachute before aircraft went down nose first, according to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) representative."

Note: These are the 92nd, 93rd and 94th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-19 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame near 27th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Views of live shots taken from local television news helicopters showed numerous commercial vehicles, including at least one cement mixer, on fire along with several other vehicles."

2019-08-19 - Auto salvage yard fire breaks out in Otay Mesa (California):

Quote: "A SDFD spokesperson said firefighters arrived and discovered it was actually a debris pile that was burning, not a van. SDPD said the fire caused multiple propane tanks mounted on nearby forklifts to explode."

2019-08-19 - Huge wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest turn the sky dark in São Paulo (Brazil):

Quote: "Brazil’s largest city was plunged into darkness in the middle of the day Monday as a massive plume of smoke from fires burning in the Amazon descended on the city, alarming residents as a record number of fires raged in the world’s largest tropical rainforest."

Quote: "Santiago Gassó, a researcher at NASA’s Goddard center, warned that the smoke layer stretched about 3.2 million square kilometers over Latin America. That area is equivalent to about 1.2 million square miles — roughly one-third of the United States."

2019-08-19 - Heatwave death toll rises to 101 in Tokyo (Japan):

2019-08-19 - Massive wildfire with 50-meter flames continues to burn out of control on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain):

Quote: "An out-of-control wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 8,000 people, authorities said."

Quote: "In some areas, the flames were so high that water-dropping planes were unable to operate."

Quote: "Mr. Planas said the official response to the fire on Gran Canaria was one of the greatest firefighting deployments recently in all of Spain."

2019-08-19 - Wildfires continue burning near coastal Anchorage (Alaska), smoke reaches unhealthy levels:

2019-08-19 - Transformer bursts into flame on the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield (Connecticut):

2019-08-19 - Transformer bursts into flame and causes blackouts near Brookland (Arkansas):

2019-08-19 - Tanker ship bursts into flame while anchored in coastal Amuay Bay (Venezuela):

Quote: "A fire swept through the engine room of a tanker owned by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA on Monday while it was anchored at Amuay Bay near the country’s largest refinery, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday."

2019-08-19 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

Note: These are the 738th and 739th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-19 - School bus bursts into flame at school in Hazel Green (Alabama):

2019-08-19 - School bus bursts into flame on road in Piedmont (Oklahoma):

Note: These are the 108th and 109th school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 396th and 397th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-08-19 - Transit bus bursts into flame and explodes on street in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2019-08-19 - Several buses and other vehicles destroyed by fire at business near Santa Rosa (California):

Quote: "The fire started in a bus in an auto storage/wrecking yard and spread to other buses and vehicles, as well as stored tires, Foreman said."

2019-08-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-35 near Guthrie (Oklahoma):

2019-08-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame outside shopping center in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2019-08-19 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame at bus depot in Basingstoke (Britain):

Quote: "Crews from Basingstoke, Tadley and Kingsclere attended the incident at Basingstoke bus depot at 9.54am this morning (August 19), where a double decker bus was affected severely by the fire, and one single bus was also damaged."

Note: These are 398th, 399th, 400th, 401st, 402nd, 403rd and 404th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-08-19 - Eight tractor trailers, tractor (excavator), flatbed trucks and many pallets destroyed by huge fire shortly before 3 AM in Salem (Oregon), nobody there:

Quote: "An employee of Oregon Pallet told KATU News that no one was inside the building when the fire started, but eight of their semi-trucks, a grinder, a few flat-beds and an excavator were destroyed."

Quote: "A witness told KGW he first saw the flames from Woodburn, almost 20 miles away."

2019-08-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:45 AM on I-80 near Newcastle (California):

Quote: "Highway workers were experiencing déjà vu because they had cleared the lanes an hour earlier because of a fire involving a truck carrying frozen meat."

2019-08-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Gold Run (California):

Note: So counting the big rig that went up in flames the day before on I-80 near Newcastle, that's THREE big rigs that went up in flames within 24 hours on I-80 in California, two of them near Newcastle and one near Gold Run. Gettin' pretty burny on I-80 in California!

2019-08-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 101 near Atascadero (California):

2019-08-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 6 AM on I-26 near Campobello (South Carolina):

2019-08-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly before 7:30 AM on I-526 ramp near coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2019-08-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A1 in Long Bennington (Britain):

2019-08-19 - Three tractors, hay, straw, fertilizer and barn destroyed by fire in Washfield (Britain):

Quote: "On arrival, the incident commander confirmed that a large barn approximately 40m x 20m containing seventy bales of hay, seventy bales of straw, three tractors and a quantity of fertiliser were fully involved in fire."

Note: These are the 1429th-1446th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-19 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 13 near Wahpeton (North Dakota):

Note: This is the 305th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-08-19 - Van bursts into flame in coastal Palma Nova on the island of Majorca (Spain):

2019-08-19 - Van bursts into flame near Thomsett Way in coastal Queenborough (Britain):

2019-08-19 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 11 in Vienna Township (Ohio):

2019-08-19 - SUV bursts into flame just after midnight on Laithe Street in Keighley (Britain):

2019-08-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-24 in Davidson County (Tennessee):

2019-08-19 - Car bursts into flame on the A217 in Banstead (Britain):

2019-08-19 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in coastal Santa Monica (California):

2019-08-19 - Large pile of wood mulch bursts into flame at industrial site in coastal Campbell River (Canada):

2019-08-19 - Garage destroyed by fire shortly after midnight at home in West Jordan (Utah):

2019-08-19 - Home damaged by basement fire at 1:30 AM on North 11th Street in Ashland (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Oxford (Iowa):

2019-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire on White Star Drive in San Antonio (Texas), nobody there:

2019-08-10 - Home destroyed by fire near Dumas (Texas):

2019-08-19 - Home, mobile home and garage destroyed by fire on Cima Street in Fabens (Texas):

2019-08-19 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Mendenhall Valley (Alaska), 1 killed:

2019-08-19 - Deadly fire burns multi-family home shortly before 6:30 AM on Holmes Avenue in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2019-08-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Green Valley Drive in Kanawha County (West Virginia):

2019-08-19 - More than half a billion bees drop dead within 3 months in Brazil:

2019-08-19 - Extremely rare deepwater Hubbs’ beaked whale washes ashore dead at coastal Point Reyes National Seashore (California):

2019-08-19 - Two dogs die after swimming in Leazenby Lake about 10 mile south of Laramie (Wyoming):

2019-08-19 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Mystic Lake in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2019-08-19 - Woman, 25, and toddler, 2, found dead in swimming pool at chalet in coastal Khairan (Kuwait):

Quote: "According to the security sources, investigations revealed the parents of the child left the toddler with the maid in the chalet, and both drowned in a swimming pool."

2019-08-19 - Two teens, both 17, found dead in pond in Rajasthan (India):

2019-08-19 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home on Mookara Place in coastal Port Hacking (Australia), 1200 feet from the ocean:

2019-08-19 - Man, 28, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Christopher Whitmore, 28, from White House, Tennessee was swimming with his father around 1 a.m. Monday. Police say his father lost sight of him and found him unresponsive in the surf around 10 minutes later."

2019-08-19 - Man, 32, slumps over dead in van at apartments in Rock Hill (South Carolina):

2019-08-19 - Woman slumps over dead in car at shopping center in West Melbourne (Florida), near the coast:

2019-08-19 - Man and dog found dead in submerged car in Pickwick Lake (Tennessee):

2019-08-19 - Man, 42, found dead in the Ohio River in Covington (Kentucky):

Quote: "This is the third body found in the river in the past week."

2019-08-19 - Woman, 52, dies after being found unconscious and face-down in the water at boat launch on Bass Lake in Spread Eagle (Wisconsin):

Quote: "While the man went to the parking lot to retrieve his vehicle and trailer, the woman stayed on the dock, tending the boat. When the man returned to the dock a few minutes later, he found her floating face down in the water."

2019-08-19 - College student, man, 27, found dead in Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park (Oregon):

2019-08-19 - Man, 63, found dead in the water near coastal Bremen (Maine), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "Murdoch, who is from Bremen, was reported missing Monday night after his skiff was found adrift in Round Pond Harbor, where his boat, an 18-foot aluminum Starcraft, was moored, the Department of Marine Resources said last week."

2019-08-19 - Man found dead in the Monongahela River near Point Marion in Fayette County (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-19 - Man, 33, drops dead near Canal Street in Grand Terrace (California):

2019-08-19 - Man, 35, found dead in jail cell in coastal Martinez (California):

2019-08-19 - Man found dead in the Merced River near Cressey (California):

2019-08-19 - Man jumps into the water to help son and dies himself, in Greenwood Lake (New York):

2019-08-19 - Person drops dead along road near Shawnee (Oklahoma):

Quote: "According to authorities, the body was found at Gordon Cooper Drive and Benson Park Road just south of Shawnee. The Medical Examiner examined the injuries and determined this was a medical related death."

2019-08-19 - Man drops dead outside home on Horton Avenue in Jackson (Mississippi):

2019-08-19 - Person found dead at Punta Gorda Nature Park in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida):

2019-08-19 - Driver has 'medical condition' and loses consciousness, pickup truck crashes into police car, in Lafayette (Indiana):

Quote: " An unconscious driver behind the wheel of a pickup truck southbound on Poland Hill Road Monday morning suffered from a medical condition, police said."

2019-08-19 - Man, 69, has 'medical event' at 5:38 AM, car crashes into guardrail, near Glencoe (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to a report from the Department of Public Safety, it is believed Kilgariff had a medical event that may have caused him to run off the road at around 5:38 a.m."

2019-08-19 - Man, 60, has heart attack, car crashes into tree and another car, in coastal Annapolis (Maryland), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 60-year-old man crashed his car late Sunday after suffering a possible heart attack and then died after being taken to an area hospital."

2019-08-19 - Man has 'medical episode', car rolls through intersection, in Oakland (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "When a man reportedly had a medical episode while driving through Oakland, people on scene helped bring his car to a stop as he rolled through an intersection."

2019-08-19 - Man has 'medical event', car overturns 500 meters from Dudding Lake near Turakina (New Zealand), 1 injured:

Quote: "No one was injured when a man lost control of his vehicle on State Highway 3 near Turakina on Monday afternoon. The man told police he had suffered a medical event which led to his car rolling and stopping on a fence about 500 metres from Dudding Lake."

2019-08-19 - Small plane crash-lands on coastal Ocracoke Island (North Carolina):

2019-08-19 - Small plane crash-lands in field near airport in Fort Atkinson (Wisconsin), engine failure:

2019-08-19 - Freight train derails outside Itasca (Texas):

2019-08-19 - Tractor trailer crashes into bridge at 2 AM, bursts into flame, on Highway 512 in coastal Tacoma (Washington):

2019-08-19 - Dump truck crashes into people, cars and subway shop in coastal Seattle (Washington), 5 injured:

2019-08-19 - Minibus and tractor trailer crash in Acigol (Turkey), 7 killed, 11 injured:

2019-08-19 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on I-70 near Big Pool (Maryland):

2019-08-19 - Car veers off road, plunges into Spunky Creek, in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-08-19 - Car veers off road, overturns, lands in driveway, near Williamston (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2019-08-19 - Three dogs attack and kill 9-year-old girl in Detroit (Michigan):

2019-08-19 - Sinkhole swallows calf in Warren County (Kentucky):

2019-08-19 - Sinkhole opens on street in Henderson (Kentucky):

2019-08-19 - Sinkhole opens on street in Detroit (Michigan):

2019-08-19 - Sinkhole opens on street in Brussels (Belgium):

2019-08-19 - Home collapses in Delhi (India), 4 injured:

2019-08-19 - Woman collapses in street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Queen Victoria Square, Hull. Mon 19 Aug 2019 15:20 (No:18223) Fire Service assisted female who had collapsed in street. Female left in care of friend."

2019-08-19 - Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes in Reno County (Kansas):

2019-08-19 - Oregon repeals a ban on construction of critical facilities in Cascadia Tsunami Zones:

2019-08-19 - Now it’s raining plastic in the Rocky Mountains:

2019-08-19 - Ethanol is terrible for health and the environment, but government keeps backing it:

2019-08-19 - RV industry sale declines could indicate possible recession:


  1. An recent article (see first one below) proclaimed that CA could be on the verge of its worst fire season yet. Meanwhile the situation continues to deteriorate on every level. A second article (again, cited below) says that world-wide vegetation shortages may be caused by an imbalance of water vapor in the air, stunting plant. H2S continues to ramp up and cause the ignition of anything electrified and/or with fuel present. Wood is bursting into flames for no apparent reason, (scrap) metal goes up in flame regularly and homes EXPLODE at random. There are MANY MORE factors slowly (for now) closing in on humanity to shut us down.

    The authorities never mention the WHY of vehicle fires, residential explosions, boat fires, planes smoking and burning, and people (and animals) dropping dead (or acting erratically). JJFH is the Occam's Razor explanation for all these and more as our host points out at the top of each page.

    Don’t Panic But California Could Be on the Brink of Its Worst-Ever Wildfire Season

    as we head into the heat of late summer, the state is ready to burn. When the ignition happens, experts warn, it could cause wildfires more intense and destructive than anything California has experienced.

    lightning could easily blast into some of the 147 million trees that have died in recent years because of the California drought and invasive pine beetles. What begins as a small fire could be quickly fanned into something ferocious by strong winds brought along with the storm. The resulting wildfire would roar through vegetation dried out by several weeks of hot summer temperatures until it’s so big that any community in its way can potentially be burned to the ground. [more]

    Atmospheric vapor deficit causing worldwide loss of vegetation

    VPD is important because of its impact on plants. When VPD rises a certain amount, plants react by closing their stomata, the pores in their leaves, to prevent water loss. But this also shuts down the release of oxygen and the absorption of carbon dioxide—partially shutting down photosynthesis and slowing growth. In this new effort, the researchers wondered if there might be a connection between observed losses of vegetation worldwide and changes to VPD in some parts of the world.

    Increased atmospheric vapor pressure deficit reduces global vegetation growth [more; link to the study]

    Death, Blackouts, Melting Asphalt: Ways the Climate Crisis Will Change How We Live

    Between record heat and rain, this summer’s weather patterns have indicated, once again, that the climate is changing.
    US cities, where more than 80% of the nation’s population lives, are disproportionately hit by these changes, not only because of their huge populations but because of their existing – often inadequate – infrastructure. [more]

    [what ever happened to Trump's vaunted infrastructure plan?]

    [more below]

  2. [oh, and then there's THIS, from our DUH! segment]
    Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

    Because the oceans cover three fifths of the globe, this correction implies that previous estimates of overall global warming have been too low. Moreover it was reported recently that in the one place where it was carefully measured, the underwater melting that is driving disintegration of ice sheets and glaciers is occurring far faster than predicted by theory—–as much as two orders of magnitude faster—–throwing current model projections of sea level rise further in doubt.

    recent updates, suggesting that climate change and its impacts are emerging faster than scientists previously thought, are consistent with observations that we and other colleagues have made identifying a pattern in assessments of climate research of underestimation of certain key climate indicators, and therefore underestimation of the threat of climate disruption. When new observations of the climate system have provided more or better data, or permitted us to reevaluate old ones, the findings for ice extent, sea level rise and ocean temperature have generally been worse than earlier prevailing views. [more; SOTT will of course dispute this]

    [here's another warning we can forget about while watching tv]
    Huge wildfires in the Arctic and far North send a planetary warning

    This summer, over 600 wildfires have consumed more than 2.4 million acres of forest across Alaska. Fires are also raging in northern Canada. In Siberia, choking smoke from 13 million acres – an area nearly the size of West Virginia – is blanketing towns and cities.

    Recent fires are too frequent, intense and severe. They are reducing older-growth forest in favor of young vegetation, and pouring more carbon into the atmosphere at a time when carbon dioxide concentrations are setting new records. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. 11 Reasons Why So Many Experts Believe That A U.S. Economic Crisis Is Imminent

    The numbers are telling us that we have never been closer to the next recession than we are right now. The storm clouds that were gathering on the horizon are now directly above us, and suddenly the mainstream media is filled with stories about when the next recession will begin and the effect that this may have on President Trump’s chances of winning in 2020. In fact, there has been so much chatter about this that even President Trump is talking about it. All over television, experts are breathlessly speculating about when the coming recession will begin, and they are dispensing lots of advice about how people should be preparing for it. [more; see list]

    [looks like salmon is on the way out, as happened to cod]

    Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.

    Scientists have observed die-offs of several varieties of Alaskan salmon, including sockeye, chum and pink salmon.

    Because the die-off coincided with the heat wave, they concluded that heat stress was the cause of the mass deaths.

    Quinn-Davidson said she’d been working as a scientist for eight years and had “never heard of anything to this extent before.” [more]

    The North Atlantic ocean current, which warms northern Europe, may be slowing'

    [guess we'll see this winter]

    “We are 50 to a hundred years ahead of schedule with the slowdown of this ocean circulation pattern, relative to the models,” according to [lying (by omission) sack of shit] Mann. “The more observations we get, the more sophisticated our models become, the more we’re learning that things can happen faster, and with a greater magnitude, than we predicted just years ago.” [more; see ~ 6 min. video]

    [yesterday, Jonny BRILLIANTLY observed that JJFH could be used to defend a man against willful neglect of his offspring dying in a car while he ran a quick errand. Here's an even BIGGER case involving corporations that might benefit from this approach]
    Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar-Panel Rooftop Fires
    [Jonny in the captain's seat]
    Walmart Inc. is suing Tesla Inc. over a spate of roof fires at several Walmart stores that the retailer alleges were caused by Tesla solar panels.

    Walmart is suing for breach of contract and alleges “gross negligence” on Tesla’s part for the fires, which it says all started on the rooftops of several stores in California, Maryland and Ohio that had Tesla solar panels.

    “To state the obvious, properly designed, installed, inspected, and maintained solar systems do not spontaneously combust [wanna bet?], and the occurrence of multiple fires involving Tesla’s solar systems is but one unmistakable sign of negligence by Tesla,” according to the complaint filed on Tuesday. [more; WRONG!]

  4. [midweek look at the trajectory of headlines from Rice Farmer]

    News Links, August 21, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Germany's Scholz: Don't expect higher interest rates for years

    Aussie Reserve Bank, Considering "Extreme Measures", Admits "We're Almost Out Of Ammo"

    Ever Fewer Wealthy, Ever More Poor, Projected To Equal Ever More Demand?!?

    Climate change to slow global economic growth, new study finds

    World Bank Says Water Pollution Weighs on Global Economic Growth [ya think?]

    Boeing hiring hundreds of temporary workers to maintain parked 737 Max planes [jobs!]

    Pentagon Officials Eager to Present a Recovering ISIS, Facts Don't Support It

    Syria - Army Cuts Off Khan Shaykhun - Russia Bombs Turkish Reinforcement

    Tensions Soar as Turkey Accuses Syria of Attacking Military Convoy in Idlib

    Space Command to launch Aug. 29

    America Adrift: 'Bringing The World To Crisis"

    More than 1,000 Google employees implore leaders to stop working with U.S. border and immigration agencies [since it's owned by the CIA/NSA, these pleas will be ignored]

    Energy Star's thermostat recommendations surprise the internet
    A federal program is taking some serious heat for recommending that homes be kept at 78 degrees during the day.
    Read the comments. Many people are going to go into shock when power grids go down. -- RF

    Another Tanker With Iranian Oil Now Headed For Syria, Intel Sources Say

    Where did all the cod go? Fishing crisis in the North Sea

    According To The Federal Government, 19 Million Acres Of Farmland Were Not Planted With Crops This Year

    Could the Climate Crisis Spell the End for Maine Lobster?

    Wildlife Now Roam Where US Once Forged its Deadliest Weapons
    Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

    Eat, drink, and be sick? Plastic, plastic everywhere

    Virgin plastic pellets are the biggest pollution disaster you've never heard of

    At least 350 have already died in India's monsoon floods this year—and it is not over yet

    New measles numbers show the disease continues to spread but at slightly slower pace

    'We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,' Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland

    As The NSA Declares Phone Record Program Dead, Trump Administration Asks For A Permanent Reauthorization
    Why would anyone believe the NSA in the first place? The job of intelligence agencies the world over is to lie, cheat, and steal. -- RF [exactly]

    Believing Jeffrey Epstein Committed Suicide is the Real Conspiracy Theory

    [just like with Fukushima] Global network's nuclear sensors in Russia went offline after mystery blast

    More than 20 Texas cities and towns have been taken hostage by ransomware

    The Oligarchy's Plans For Our Future Keep Getting Dumber

    Group That Called Extinction Rebellion 'Extremist' Is Funded By Big Energy [no, really?]

    The Censorship of Alternative Media Is Virtual Book Burning

    Despite record budgets, the US Navy is short hundreds of millions for maintenance

    What's Happening in Italy? The Fatal Flaw of Democracy
    What's happening in most other countries? -- RF

    Medieval Diseases Are Present In Los Angeles

    Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles

    At This Rate, It Will Take 100 Years to Pay Off America's Student Debt

    GDP Ain't What it Used to Be!

  5. Former Ski Champion, 36, Dies from Mosquito-Borne Illness While Traveling in Mexico

    New Zealand ski champion Philippa “Pip” Greig has died after contracting dengue fever from a mosquito bite while traveling in Mexico. She was 36. [more]

    Wednesday, 21 August 2019
    Greenland's disappearing ice

    Abrupt climate change is still taboo

    Greenland's Summer Heat Breaks Records as 440 Billion Tons of Ice Expected to Disappear

    The Arctic sea ice melt season - 20 August, 2019

    Some further comments on the Arctic sea ice melt- 20 August, 2019
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-arctic-sea-ice-melt-season-20.html [~ 8.5 min. video]

    Northern Italy: Fruit and vegetables devastated by heavy weather in Brescia area

    As for fruit and vegetables, an early fall of hazelnuts not yet ripened, was recorded. The horticultural productions were instead split by hail, where there was no protection with nets. More affected were melons, peppers, tomatoes and aubergines.

    In the Brescia area, in Castel Mella, a whirlwind devastated 14,500 kiwi plants, with productions going up in smoke in over 16 hectares. The estimated damage is two million euros. Hail has destroyed entire vegetable greenhouses, especially zucchini. [more]

    Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

    Cow fatally struck by lightning caught on camera in Murrayville, Illinois

    Microburst filmed bombing Lake Balaton in Hungary

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.21.19 So much for the bees
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ORG5Bei4A [~ 6.25 min.]