Thursday, August 22, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-21

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

2019-08-21 - Hydrogen sulfide from the Salton Sea continues blowing through the Coachella Valley (California), odor advisory continues:

Quote: "An odor advisory for the Coachella Valley will remain in effect Wednesday because of elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide wafting up from the Salton Sea and creating the smell of rotten eggs."

2019-08-21 - Unknown chemical odor evacuates schools in Goochland County (Virginia):

Quote: "Students and staffers at Goochland County's high and middle schools were evacuated Wednesday afternoon over a 'strong chemical odor,' according to officials."

2019-08-21 - Greenland may lose more than 440 billion tons of ice this summer:

Quote: "Summer this year is hitting Greenland hard with record-shattering heat and extreme melt. By the end of the summer, about 440 billion tons (400 billion metric tons) of ice — maybe more — will have melted or calved off Greenland’s giant ice sheet, scientists estimate."

2019-08-21 - Heatwave continues breaking records in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Phoenix broke a high-temperature record for the third time in 2019 on Wednesday after breaking a record on Tuesday as well. But while Tuesday's record was broken by 1 degree - 113 degrees over the previous record of 112 degrees in 1986 - Wednesday shattered its previous record of 110 degrees in 2007 with a recorded high of 114 degrees."

2019-08-21 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Abilene (Texas):

Quote: "An American Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Abilene Regional Airport because of smoke in the cockpit."

Note: This is the 95th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-21 - Almost 50 large wildfires burn across a dozen states in the US, from Texas to Alaska:

Quote: "Almost 50 large wildfires are burning in a dozen US states from Texas to Alaska. The McKinley Fire, which has now spread to more than 4,300 acres in Alaska, has destroyed at least 80 structures so far, the Alaska Division of Forestry reported Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, at least 48 large fires are actively burning in 12 states , according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Alaska is battling eight wildfires; Texas 7; Arizona and Idaho six each; Montana and Utah five each; Oregon and Washington three each; New Mexico two; and California, Oklahoma and Wyoming one each."

2019-08-21 - Wildfire burning through the Amazon forest at a record rate in Brazil:

Quote: "Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change."

Quote: "The number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon between Jan. 1 and Aug. 20 -- more than 74,000 as of Tuesday -- has risen 84% from the same period in 2018, according to data from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), which used satellites to collect its research."

Quote: "The Amazon is often referred to as the planet's lungs, producing 20% of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere. It is considered vital in slowing global warming, and it is home to uncountable species of fauna and flora. Roughly half the size of the United States, it is the largest rainforest on the planet."

2019-08-21 - Bolivia leases a 747 Supertanker, the world's largest firefighting plane, to help with the fires burning in the Amazon:

2019-08-21 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Hauser Lake (Montana):

2019-08-21 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Babylon Town Hall Pond in Lindenhurst and Poxabogue Pond in Southampton (New York):

2019-08-21 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Horseshoe Pond at the Bear Creek Greenbelt in Lakewood (Colorado):

2019-08-21 - Pallet yards shut down after destructive fires, in Stockton (California):

2019-08-21 - Battery recycling center goes up in flames in Mississauga (Canada):

2019-08-21 - Canadian Navy frigate 'HMCS Toronto' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Halifax (Canada):

Quote: "No one was injured in a fire aboard HMCS Toronto on Wednesday evening in Halifax. The fire was reported on the starboard funnel of the warship around 6:50 p.m. local time."

2019-08-21 - Boat bursts into flame on Bayou Lafourche near West Main Street in Larose (Louisiana):

2019-08-21 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Garden Bay Marine Park (Canada):

Note: These are the 743rd, 744th and 745th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-21 - Tour bus bursts into flame on I-44 near Phillipsburg (Missouri):

Note: This is the 406th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-265 in Louisville (Kentucky):

2019-08-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Halleck (Nevada):

2019-08-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:12 AM on I-68 in Cumberland (Maryland):

2019-08-21 - Tractor bursts into flame near Quinlan (Texas):

2019-08-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at trucking business in Kingston (Canada):

2019-08-21 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Benson (Canada):

2019-08-21 - Tractor bursts into flame on Ongar Hill in Terrington St Clement (Britain):

2019-08-21 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Common Bank in Throckenholt (Britain):

2019-08-21 - Tractor (combine) goes up in flames near Rush Hill Lane near coastal Burnham-On-Sea (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters from Cheddar and Burnham-on-Sea, a water bowser from Bridgwater and the Brendon Pump from Cheddar were called to tackle the fire in Rush Hill Lane in Wedmore at 12.26pm on Wednesday (August 21)."

Note: These are the 1473rd, 1474th, 1475th, 1476th, 1477th, 1478th, 1479th, 1480th and 1481st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-21 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on I-15 in North Las Vegas (Nevada):

2019-08-21 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Station Road in Petersfield Ward (Britain):

2019-08-21 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Monck Road near Bancroft (Canada):

2019-08-21 - RV bursts into flame while parked at Lakewood Camping Resort in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2019-08-21 - RV bursts into flame on the M62 near Selby (Britain):

Quote: "West Yorkshire. Wed 21 Aug 2019 13:32 (No:18497) Motorhome on fire. Incident dealt with by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Humberside appliance not required."

Note: These are the 306th and 307th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-08-21 - Van bursts into flame at 11:30 PM while parked at home in coastal Gisborne (New Zealand):

2019-08-21 - Van bursts into flame at scrapyard in Collingbourne Kingston (Britain):

2019-08-21 - SUV bursts into flame at diner in Toccoa (Georgia):

2019-08-21 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches garage, in Sahuarita (Arizona):

2019-08-21 - SUV bursts into flame on Main Street in Trinidad (California):

2019-08-21 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on South Jefferson Street in downtown Kittanning (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-21 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near the Eel River in Fernbridge (California):

2019-08-21 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Garden State Parkway in Union (New Jersey):

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame near gas station in West Brighton (New York):

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame on street near Elkton (Maryland):

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame at credit union in Mount Carmel (Illinois):

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame on tow truck in coastal Seal Beach (California):

2018-08-21 - Car bursts into flame in drive-thru at Tim Hortons in Barrie (Canada):

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame on Taren Point Road in coastal Taren Point (Australia):

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame on the M50 near Sandyford (Ireland):

2019-08-21 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked at apartments near beach in coastal Llanelli (Britain):

Quote: "Cars went up in flames at a car park outside housing near a beach in Llanelli last night. Fire tore through two vehicles near North Dock, whilst smoke damage was caused to a third."

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame on Barnsole Road in coastal Gillingham (Britain), 1 mile from the coast, 2 people burned:

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame on Intake Road in Bolsover (Britain):

2019-08-21 - Car bursts into flame at 1:23 AM on Noddle Hill Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Noddle Hill Way, Hull. Wed 21 Aug 2019 01:23 (No:18444) Car fire. Hose reel in use. Incident left with Police."

2019-08-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-20 in Columbia (South Carolina):

2019-08-21 - Two barns destroyed by fire just after midnight in Jaffray (Canada):

2019-08-21 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-08-21 - Family consignment shop destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Tacoma (Washington), nobody there:

2019-08-21 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3:11 AM on Ivy Lane in Mt. Pleasant (Michigan):

2019-08-21 - Home under renovation damaged by fire on West 30th Street in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), nobody there:

2019-08-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 4 AM on South Pleasant Street in Bradford (Vermont):

2019-08-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:29 AM on Darien Street in the Queesnsborough area in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2019-08-21 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:20 AM on Overseas Highway in coastal Islamorada (Florida), nobody there:

2019-08-21 - Home destroyed by fire on Wise Road in Cato (New York), nobody there:

2019-08-21 - Home destroyed by fire just before 3 AM on Edingsville Beach Road on coastal Edisto Island (South Carolina):

2019-08-21 - Home destroyed by fire near Milton-Freewater (Oregon):

2019-08-21 - Two homes go up in flames at 4 AM on Strawberry Drive in Ceres (California):

2019-08-21 - Deadly fire rips through apartment building in the wee hours in Woodstock (Alabama), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-08-21 - Deadly fire burns through hospital residential building in Paris (France), 1 killed, several injured:

2019-08-21 - Vacant home burns on Fairview Drive in Pleasant Hill (Iowa):

2019-08-21 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM on Alta Drive in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2019-08-21 - Vacant home burns in Walnut Cove (North Carolina):

2019-08-21 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

2019-08-21 - Two dogs die after playing in lake at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "Crews with Aquatic Control spent the day at Shelby Farms Park one day after a Facebook post went viral, claiming two dogs died suddenly after swimming at Shelby Farms. A spokesperson for Shelby Farms released a statement, confirming two dogs died after playing in the lakes in the area. However, they would not confirm the cause of death at this point."

2019-08-21 - Man, 74, found face-down and dead in swimming pool at home in Davis (California):

Quote: "Davis Fire Department Capt. Bobby Weist said firefighters were dispatched shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday to the home on Glenn Place in West Davis 'for a person face-down in a swimming pool.' The crew members pulled the man from the water but were unable to revive, him, Weist said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the death was the result of drowning or a medical event, authorities said."

2019-08-21 - Boy suddenly sickens and dies while playing in indoor swimming pool at water park at Center Parcs Longleat Forest (Britain):

Quote: "A boy has died in the sub-tropical indoor pool at Center Parcs in Wiltshire. The boy, who had been playing with other children, was suddenly 'taken ill' as families watched in horror at the complex at Longleat."

2019-08-21 - Boy goes into cardiac arrest at home and dies in Pickens County (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating after a boy passed away after being found unresponsive inside a home Monday. Deputies said they were dispatched on Rusty Lane just before noon. When they arrived, deputies said EMS and firefighters were performing CPR on the juvenile, who was then taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead."

2019-08-21 - Boy, 5, drops dead at home in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "Investigators said there were no obvious signs of foul play, but the investigation is ongoing."

2019-08-21 - College student, man, 18, drops dead in dorm room at university in Columbia (Missouri):

Quote: "University of Missouri officials say an 18-year-old freshman from Illinois died at a residence hall. University police identified the student as Erik Severson, of Aurora, Illinois. He was fund unresponsive Wednesday in his room at Excellence Hall. ABC17 reports police do not believe foul play was involved in Severson's death."

2019-08-21 - Woman, 25, falls off balcony and dies at resort on coastal Okaloosa Island (Florida), 560 feet from the ocean, possible toppler:

Quote: "Wednesday night, deputies responded to the Holiday Inn Resort on Miracle Strip Parkway on Okaloosa Island around 11. Deputies say Allie Cooper, 25, of Eva Alabama had fallen from a four floor balcony to the pool deck below. Officials say initial indications point to an accidental fall."

2019-08-21 - Man, 50, dies while diving near coastal Tavernier (Florida):

2019-08-21 - Man, 76, drops dead at motel in DeFuniak Springs (Florida):

2019-08-21 - Woman, 53, found dead in the water in coastal Discovery Bay (California):

2019-08-21 - Man, 24, found dead in Bull Creek in Tarentum (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-21 - Man, 55, falls into Fishing Creek and dies at 1 AM near Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-21 - Person drops dead before 5 AM at Forsyth Park in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2019-08-21 - Man found dead near restaurant on Broad River Road in Columbia (South Carolina):

2019-08-21 - Man found dead in the water near coastal Heislerville (New Jersey), empty 'ghost kayak' found first:

2019-08-21 - Woman, 43, witnesses gun battle, goes to police station, has 'medical emergency' and dies, in Jonesboro (Arkansas):

Quote: "Several witnesses came to the police station, and one experienced a medical emergency and collapsed, police said. CPR was administered to Jaunita Thompson, 43, and she was taken to St. Bernards, where she was later pronounced dead."

2019-08-21 - Man found dead in jail cell in Schenectady (New York):

2019-08-21 - Woman, 24, found dead near Naini Lake in Delhi (India):

2019-08-21 - Girl, 17, falls off high-rise and dies in coastal Kandivali (India), possible toppler:

2019-08-21 - Driver has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into mill, in Vernon (Connecticut):

Quote: "The single-vehicle crash took place at about 6:45 p.m. It appeared to involve a medical issue, police said."

2019-08-21 - Man, 75, has 'medical episode', car hits van head-on, in Whiting (New Jersey), near the coast, 1 killed

Quote: "The investigation is pending but police say that the preliminary investigation indicates that Delorenzo may have suffered a medical episode prior to the collision."

2019-08-21 - Private jet aborts takeoff, runs off runway, bursts into flame, in Oroville (California):

2019-08-21 - Small plane crashes into field near Kissimmee (Florida), 2 injured:

2019-08-21 - Small plane crashes into field in Livermore (California), 1 injured:

2019-08-21 - Small plane crash-lands in Grand Rapids (Michigan), engine failure, 1 injured:

2019-08-21 - Tanker truck veers off road, crashes into ditch and pole, on Town Brook Road in the Town of Stamford (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Officials say Walley may have experienced a medical issue, causing the crash."

2019-08-21 - Tanker truck overturns near port in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2019-08-21 - Tractor trailer veers off road, goes airborne over lanes, crashes into minivan and ditch, bursts into flame, in Lorain County (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "Troopers say a semi-truck travelling westbound veered off the right side of the road, continued traveling through a grass gore, hit an embankment for the exit/entrance ramp lanes, vaulted over the lanes, struck a minivan and came to rest in a ditch off the side of the roadway."

2019-08-21 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-59 in Rising Fawn (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-08-21 - Tractor trailer crashes into median on I-75 in Toledo (Ohio):

2019-08-21 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-40 in Cooke County (Tennessee):

2019-08-21 - Car crashes into culverts along Lakeshore Drive in Prescott Valley (Arizona), 1 killed:

Quote: "Prescott Valley Police responded to a fatal crash Wednesday night. Prescott Valley resident 57-year old Suzanne Angelica Salazar, possibly suffering from some sort of medical issue, was travelling eastbound on Lakeshore Drive at a high rate of speed and crashed head first into the culverts under Tonopah Drive."

2019-08-21 - Car veers off road, crashes into swimming pool at home in Plum (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-08-21 - Naked man, 29, spotted near Food Lion in the wee hours, gets in car, leads police on chase, crashes and dies, in Tullahoma (Tennessee):

Quote: "A man was killed overnight after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase in Tullahoma. The call came in around 2 a.m. Wednesday about a naked man walking around the Food Lion on West Lincoln Street. When officers arrived, the man took off in a Nissan Altima and a chase ensued. The suspect slammed into several parked cars, went airborne, flipped over a camper and then hit a house along the 1900 block of West Lincoln."

2019-08-21 - Mountain lion attacks and injures 8-year-old boy in Bailey (Colorado):

2019-08-21 - Huge sinkhole opens near home in Keystone Heights (Florida):

2019-08-21 - Sinkhole opens on street in DeLand (Florida):

2019-08-21 - Bridge collapses into river near Tallahassee (Florida), two vehicles go airborne, 2 injured:

2019-08-21 - Parking garage collapses under dump truck in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

2019-08-21 - Man, 29, in critical condition after losing consciousness while snorkeling at coastal Anini Beach (Hawaii):

Quote: "A 29-year-old California man remains in critical condition after he was found unresponsive in waters off ‘Anini Beach on Wednesday. According to witness reports, the man was snorkeling when he was seen unresponsive in the water. Witnesses brought him to shore and began administering CPR."

2019-08-21 - Woman collapses and stops breathing while walking dog before 6:20 AM in Portage (Indiana):

Quote: "When a newspaper carrier found a collapsed woman clutching a dog leash on her early morning route, she jumped into action. At 6:20 a.m. Wednesday the Portage Fire Department received a report that a paper carrier was performing CPR on an unconscious female, Assistant Fire Chief Kevin DeYoung said."

2019-08-21 - Man has 'medical event' outside library, in critical condition, in coastal Oamaru (New Zealand), 965 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A WorkSafe spokeswoman said on Wednesday evening they were notified of a workplace incident in Oamaru. But on Friday, she confirmed it was a medical event."

2019-08-21 - Woman goes into cardiac arrest in carpark in coastal Reculver (Britain):

Quote: "An air ambulance was called to help a woman suffering a suspected cardiac arrest in a car park. South East Coast Ambulance Service was called to Reculver Towers car park in Reculver, near Herne Bay, shortly before 1.20pm today, responding with two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and the air ambulance."

2019-08-21 - Death, blackouts, melting asphalt, some of the ways the climate crisis will change how we live:

2019-08-21 - The North Atlantic ocean current, which warms northern Europe, may be slowing:

Note: If so then parts of Europe may be colder than normal as the heat backs up along the US East Coast, causing more flesh-eating bacteria incidents and cyanobacteria outbreaks (both of which are already rising anyway) and the death of crabs and lobsters and so on. It's not like the heat just disappears when it stops getting transported to Europe...

2019-08-21 - Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean at the Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge:

2019-08-21 - More than a thousand people killed and 1.8 million people displaced since the start of the monsoon season in India:

2019-08-21 - Fruit and vegetables devastated by bad weather in Brescia (Italy):

2019-08-21 - One of the largest 'Too Big To Fail' banks in the US declares that 'the wheels for a slowdown are in motion':


  1. College classes begin on Mon. for me (1st class 8:30, 2nd one done by noon). So my commenting will be delayed on MW&F.

    Once again, i was lucky enough to escape damage by this round of severe storms. Last evening we got HUGE lightning and some rain, but nothing to complain about, though i did see a fire truck and an ambulance responding in two different areas as i was riding home.

    Once again a large number of tractor trailer fires occurred on this day and many people dropped dead. It's peculiar that we get spikes or upticks in various categories of JJFH at random times. When these spikes become normal daily occurrences, we know we're experiencing that upward curve on the exponential graph of climate change. Eventually, it's going to get bad enough that it catches the attention of everyone. Keep an eye on the spreading blue-green algae.

    [Kevin still sees a political solution to climate change, i don't]
    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.22.19 Bernie's Big Plan & Climate Change in the Political Circus [~ 17 min.]

    Chaotic scene as DNC votes down climate change debate at San Francisco meeting [~ 1.25 min. video]

    Homes, college evacuated as wildfire erupts in Northern California

    A fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday on the outskirts of a National Forest in Northern California has prompted the evacuation of a community college, a major highway and some residents, officials said.

    The Mountain Fire, which erupted about noon PDT just north of the town of Bella Vista in Shasta County, had raced across some 600 acres (240 hectares) within a few hours, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said on its incident website. [more]

    [from our popular Freak Accident news]
    Man dies after elevator malfunction in NYC causes it to drop, trapping him between car and shaft

    A 30-year-old man was killed in a freak accident when the elevator he was exiting in his New York City apartment building suddenly plummeted, crushing him in the process.[more]

    Flights canceled as Taiwan braces for typhoon

    Taiwan braced for Typhoon Bailu on Friday, prompting cancellations of domestic flights amid warnings of floods and high seas on the island. [more]

    [Lightning increasing in strength, duration and extent]
    Record-breaking lightning as long as Kansas spotted

    analysis revealed two record-breaking lightning flashes, the longest by length and by duration. One stretched over Brazil some 418 miles from tip to tail — slightly longer than Kansas is across. The second lit up skies for 13.5 seconds over the central United States. A third lightning flash over the southern United States sprawled some 44,400 square miles — nearly the area of Ohio. (Official data aren't kept for the flash with the largest area, so it's not possible to determine if it set a record.)

    The previous record-holding flashes "called into question our typical view of lightning," Peterson says. But these latest mega-flashes "are now essentially pushing the boundary further for what lightning can be." [more]

    [more below]

  2. Wild animal attacks in Nepal over 4 years show 230% increase in deaths, 300% in injuries

    Number of people dying in wild animal attacks has increased by more than 75 per cent in fiscal 2018-19, compared to the total number of deaths recorded in fiscal 2017-18 across the country.

    Data of the last four fiscals from 2015-16 to 2018 -19 showed that number of human deaths resulting from wildlife attacks had increased by more than 230 per cent.

    In 2018-19, 15 persons had died in elephant attacks, six in leopard attacks, four in tiger attacks and two in rhino attacks.

    people also lost lives in attacks by wild boars, dogs and oxen, but the data did not show such deaths.[more]

    [so what's it gonna be, crushed to death or torn to shreds?]

    [on the economic front]
    IMF says tariffs are ineffective, China threatens retaliation on any further US moves

    [from our Fire Watch desk]
    Three central Arizona fires total over 14,000 acres

    Sheridan, Boulin, and Saber fires, all within 70 miles of Flagstaff [more]

    [soon we'll all be better off wearing protective masks]

    Friday, 23 August 2019
    The world on fire

    The world on fire: the world's lungs are filling with smoke [12.75 min. video and pics]

    Smoke from wildfires in Arizona spreads into New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma

    Wildfire smoke map, August 21, 2019

    States affected include Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Texas [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Rare weather phenomenon amassing in southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)

    A rare weather phenomenon for the southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) - is amassing in the polar stratosphere. This may lead to unusual or extreme weather in parts of the southern hemisphere (potentially New Zealand) during September and October 2019. SSWs are much more common in the northern hemisphere. You are probably familiar with a major northern hemisphere's SSW event of February 2018 - dubbed the 'Beast from the East' - and odds are you'll be seeing many international headlines with 'September to Remember' in the days and weeks ahead. [more]

    Weather control and the climate

    They Can Control The Weather [~ 39.5 min. video]

    We exposed the covert geoengineering that is happening before your eyes – the reasons why it’s kept secret, the horrific impact it’s having on us and our environment and the reasons you may want to join the growing number of people seeking to take our power back, to address climate warming with solutions that support life, rather than poison it. [more]

    [article includes a long list of PATENTS for this stuff]

    5.0 earthquake strikes Inyo County; epicenter located 20 miles north of Ridgecrest [~ 1.5 min. news spot]

    Exclusive: Japanese utilities start selling uranium fuel into depressed market

    Japan's nuclear operators are starting to sell some of their huge holdings of uranium fuel, as chances fade of restarting many more reactors eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. [more; sure, spread the poison around to make money]
    AccuWeather’s Fall Weather Forecast Says It’s Going to Stay Hot Way Longer Than Usual

    Unfortunately, we might have to put that autumnal fantasy on hold for a while. AccuWeather just released its annual fall forecast and it sounds like summer temperatures are here to stay.

    According to the report, warm weather will continue across much of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States through September. [more; see map for your area]

    Officials to reevaluate search for missing firefighters off Florida coast after 6th day

    Missing 411? Massive 20-agency search for missing firefighters during fishing trip called off

    More than 20 agencies, including the Coast Guard, the Navy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were involved in the 105,000-square-mile search for the two men. Volunteers were also searching on the land, from the air, and in the water.

    McCluney's tackle bag was found Monday by a volunteer 50 miles off the coast of St. Augustine, which is more than 100 miles north of Port Canaveral. Responders zeroed in on the area, but by Thursday, no other debris that could definitely be connected to the missing boat could be found. [more]

    Oregon cattle killings, mutilations alarm ranchers

    There were no wounds. No signs of a struggle. And the bulls' genitals and tongues had been carefully removed. [more]

  4. Ice busting cyclone headed to Arctic...well.....right now:

    -Meteorologist Nick Humphrey

  5. [finishing up the week with some Rice Farmer headlines]

    News Links, August 23, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Trump praises Germany's negative yields but doesn't mention that its bond sale failed

    Germany likely to head into recession, central bank warns

    How Negative Interest Rates Screw Up the Economy

    Russian Expert Migunov: Russia Needs Time To Exit The Dollar

    Taiwan F-16 sale officially cleared by Trump administration

    Inside America's Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program

    Venezuela Retains Political Control After New US Coercive Measures

    Scoop: Inside Trump's naval blockade obsession

    War Drums: US Navy "Ready" For Venezuela Conflict, Says Top Commander

    Australia joins US-led mission to protect Persian Gulf shipping

    Iran says top waterways won't be as safe if its oil exports cut to zero

    "Superior To S-300": Iran Unveils Domestic-Made Long Range Air Defense System

    Shale Oil Next Victims: The Major Oil Companies

    Why Indonesia can't keep the lights on

    Why Warm Weather Is Bad For Solar Panels

    Climate crisis reducing land's ability to sustain humanity, says IPCC

    CDC warns of salmonella from beef, cheese in the U.S., Mexico

    Give Your Yard Back to Nature

    America's agriculture is 48 times more toxic than 25 years ago. Blame neonics

    Mental health disorders may rise with air pollution, study suggests

    Mercedes Caught Spying On Drivers With Tracking Devices, Sending Info To Bailiffs

    'It's techno-racism': Detroit is quietly using facial recognition to make arrests

    6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it)

    40 rebuttals to the media's smears of Julian Assange – by someone who was actually there

    Media Blackout on Brazil's Anti-Bolsonaro Protests

    Why I say that this civilisation is finished.

    Debunking 'Lower Oil Supply Will Raise Prices'

    'A Total Failure': Homeless Crisis In Progressive Cities Reaches Fever Pitch

    "This Is The Worse I've Seen It" - Recession Imminent As RV Industry Crashes

    Manufacturing sector contracts for the first time in nearly a decade

    Amid Recession Warnings, Trump Reportedly Considering More Tax Cuts for Rich and Corporations ['cause it worked so well...]

    Trade woes are slowing U.S. economy, U.S. budget experts say

    US has half a million fewer jobs than believed after big government revision

    Derogatory student loan debt is growing at 'stunning' pace, Fed report says

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  7. Hawaiian Airlines plane makes emergency landing due to smoke in the cabin; 7 hospitalized [opens with ~ 2 min. news piece]

    Sinking feeling: experts warn coastal towns should be 'abandoned' due to rising sea levels

    Environmental researchers at Harvard University say authorities around the world have to accept the inevitable.

    They warn that the impact of climate change is going to mean coastal towns around the world disappearing.

    And instead of wasting billions of pounds trying to save them, governments should make a “managed retreat” from many of the towns. [more]

    Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

    A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds.

    Japan's Tepco to submit decommissioning plan regarding five reactors -media

    Tokyo Electric Power will submit to a municipal official on Monday a plan regarding the decommissioning of five reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear station, the world's biggest atomic plant, Jiji Press said.

    The plan to be submitted on Monday could take to 26 the units set to be decommissioned by Japanese nuclear operators, or nearly half their pre-disaster fleet, while Tepco will be left with two of its 17 units before the Fukushima disaster. [more]

    Light Rail Train Derailment in California Injures 27 [~ 1 min. news piece]

    Authorities say more than two dozen people have been injured in a light rail train derailment in Northern California.

    Trump tells Republicans he may begin cutting social security and Medicare if he wins in 2020

    These people are most likely to lose their jobs first in a recession

    Young college graduates will likely be the first to receive pink slips in the next recession. That has been the case during the Great Recession, which lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, and during the 2001 recession which Americans endured for eight months. [more]

    Trump news: President explodes in astonishing attack on Federal Reserve and orders US companies to cease trading with China 'immediately'

    Crews battle wildfire, 600 acres burned in Redding [~ 30 sec. news update]

    Google is taking censorship of health websites to the next level

    Google is deliberately censoring all "non-mainstream" health websites that have gained any kind of serious traction, without exception.

    They're not showing information that users want to see, or respecting what they're searching for. Instead, Google is taking it on themselves to decide what health information you're allowed to see, and changing your search results from behind the scenes. [more]

  8. This might end being a murder suicide, but for now it is a mother and child found dead in a parking garage sitting in a car. No report of gunshot or other traumatic injuries....