Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-27

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

2018-27 - After 150 people mysteriously sicken at beaches, people asked not to enter the water, in coastal Essex (Britain):

Quote: "Holidayers are being asked to stay out of the water after around 150 people who had been in the sea by several beaches in Essex, UK, mysteriously fell ill. According to news reports, 14 people were taken to the hospital but nobody was seriously ill. The still unknown malady affected beachgoers in Frinton-on-Sea, Clacton, and Walton-on-the-Naze, causing breathing difficulties, vomiting, and coughing. Essex Police and Tendring Council have warned people not to go into the sea, while an investigation into the cause of the mystery illness is ongoing."

Quote: "Up to 150 Essex beachgoers were hit by a mystery toxic incident which left children struggling to breathe after playing in the sea. Three people were rushed to hospital as victims suffered breathing difficulties, vomiting and coughing at three beaches over the bank holiday weekend."

Note: So people sickened not just at one beach, but at three different beaches in this area...

2019-08-27 - Hydrogen sulfide, possibly from sewage treatment plant, sickens 33 students at school in coastal Johor Bahru (Malaysia):

Quote: "This came about after 33 pupils from SK Taman Pasir Putih complained yesterday about a strong smell. They also had breathing difficulties. 'We have received reports from the school about the pupils showing signs of nausea and vomiting.'"

Quote: "The noxious odour that caused 33 primary school pupils to fall ill was believed to be sewage fumes, Johor Local Government, Urban Wellbeing and Environment Committee chairman Tan Chen Choon said today. He said the stench that had caused the air contamination was believed to be from a sewage treatment plant near SK Taman Pasir Putih here."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is commonly known as 'sewer gas'. And maybe this gas came from the ocean instead of the treatment plant. If the plant is spewing hydrogen sulfide then the parents should sue the plant for subjecting their children to poison gas. Also, notice that these symptoms are the same as the people sickened at the three beaches in Britain...

2019-08-27 - Salton Sea continues spewing hydrogen sulfide, odor advisory extended again, in the Coachella Valley (California):

2019-08-27 - Passenger plane bursts into flame at airport in Beijing (China):

2019-08-27 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Hyderabad (India):

Quote: "A Delhi-Hyderabad IndiGo flight 6E 6649 made an emergency landing at Hyderabad Airport after pilots spotted signs of smoke in the cockpit."

Note: These are the 98th and 99th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-27 - Heavy truck bursts into flame in tunnel in coastal Zhejiang (China), 5 killed, 31 injured:

Quote: "Traffic police soon arrived to release people from the tunnel, sending 36 to nearby hospitals, among which five died. The remaining patients are being monitored closely as the death toll may rise, with 14 seriously injured and 17 lightly injured. Police are still investigating the accident, following a key lead that the fire may have been caused by the direct combustion of the truck's tires, the local Linhai authorities said on Wednesday."

2019-08-27 - Mysterious explosion and 3 AM alarms people in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "Glasgow residents were shook last night as many reported hearing a loud explosion in the north of the city. A large number flocked to social media to tell of the loud 'bang' at around 3am."

2019-08-27 - Waste transfer station hit by fire, 200 tons of rubbish burn, in Ruislip (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Wildfire grows to 9,400 acres near Pathfinder Reservoir (Wyoming):

2019-08-27 - Ferry ship 'Lite Ferry 16' destroyed by massive fire near coastal Dapitan City (Philippine Islands), 3+ killed, 23 missing:

Quote: "Three passengers perished while 23 are missing when fire broke out in the engine room of a passenger ferry from Cebu as it traveled toward Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte Tuesday night, August 27. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Cebu Station Deputy Commander Alvin Dagalea said that as of 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, the PCG-Dapitan recorded three fatalities, including two adults and one infant."

2019-08-27 - Yacht bursts into flame at 12:39 AM while docked at marina in coastal Englewood (Florida):

Note: Also see the RV that burst into flame at home in Englewood on this day. These are the 758th and 759th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-27 - School bus bursts into flame at school in Pineville (South Carolina):

Note: This is the 116th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 417th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-27 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on High Street in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Slade Lane in Milton Keynes (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 27 August, 11.46am Bus on fire, Slade Lane, Fullers Slade, Milton Keynes. One appliance and crew from Great Holm, and one from Bletchley attended. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. "

2019-08-27 - Three transit buses destroyed by fire while parked at bus depot in Kashipur (India):

Note: These are 418th, 419th, 420th, 421st and 422nd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-08-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-44 in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-08-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 132 in San Joaquin County near Tracy (California):

2019-08-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in Banning (California):

2019-08-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the New York State Thruway near Westmoreland (New York):,81761

2019-08-27 - Tractor bursts into flame on Guy Lane in Waverton (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Tractor bursts into flame on Litchardon Cross in coastal Barnstaple (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Tractor (telehandler) and barn destroyed by huge fire shortly after midnight near Newtown (Britain):

Quote: "A telehandler was also completely destroyed."

2019-08-27 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Malton (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Benwick Road in Whittlesey (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked on trailer in Hellifield (Britain):

Quote: "Time: 19:18 Location: Hellifield, Skipton Crews from Settle and Skipton responded to an incident involving a tractor on fire, which was on a low loader. Crews used 2 hose reel jets and 2 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire with the cause unknown at this time."

2019-08-27 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Main Street in Patrington Haven (Britain):

Quote: "Main Street, Patrington Haven. Tue 27 Aug 2019 16:50 (No:19098) Combine harvester on fire which spread to 200 square metres of wheat and straw. Four hose reels, three Scotty Back Packs, two BA, Thermal Image Camera, beaters, short extension ladder and water relay in use. Farmer assisted by using power harrow to create fire breaks."

2019-08-27 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Bedale (Britain):

Quote: "Bedale Time of call 15:03 Northallerton and Bedale crews are in attendance at a combine harvester on fire. This incident is still ongoing. "

Note: These are the 1518th-1529th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-27 - Box truck bursts into flame on overpass in Montreal (Canada):

2019-08-27 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Station Road in Kelly Bray (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Truck bursts into flame at 6 AM while parked at home on French Road in Alpena (Michigan):

2019-08-27 - Truck bursts into flame on Route 146 in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2019-08-27 - Truck bursts into flame on Farringdon Lane in North Petherton (Britain):

2019-08-27 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Manasota Beach Road in coastal Englewood (Florida):

Note: This is the 315th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-08-27 - School van bursts into flame at 6:30 AM in Panvel (India):

2019-08-27 - Van bursts into flame on Bridge Road in Hillhead (Britain):

2019-08-27 - SUV bursts into flame on I-291 in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-08-27 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at cinema in Enfield (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highland Center Road just outside Ottumwa (Iowa):

2019-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on East Lincolnway in Cheyenne (Wyoming):

2019-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on street in Toronto (Canada):

2019-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on the A9 near coastal Inverness (Scotland):

2019-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on the A405 in Watford suburb of Garston (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on Kyle Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Kyle Close, Hull. Tue 27 Aug 2019 23:07 (No:19188) Car fire, extinguished by neighbour using fire extinguisher."

2019-08-27 - Car bursts into flame in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hull. Tue 27 Aug 2019 17:28 (No:19107) Car on fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Newport Pagnell (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 27 August, 3.50pm Car fire, M1 between Junction 14 Newport Pagnell and Junction 15 Northampton. One appliance and crew from Broughton and one from Newport Pagnell attended, along with an officer. The fire was out when they arrived. Firefighters damped down the vehicle, and made the scene safe."

2019-08-27 - Car bursts into flame on Everest Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Everest Road, Scunthorpe. Tue 27 Aug 2019 20:40 (No:19144) Car fire. Two hose reels and one BA in use."

2019-08-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while parked at auto shop in Socastee (South Carolina):

Quote: "Officials said a vehicle in the back of the building was on fire when crews arrived on scene. For a time, the Myrtle Beach bound lanes were closed as a result of the blaze."

2019-08-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Bellamy Road in Clay County (Florida):

2019-08-27 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Rydon Lane in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Barn and farm equipment destroyed by fire just before 2 AM on Somerville Jacksonburg Road in Middletown (Ohio):

2019-08-27 - Barn destroyed by fire on Alpine Road south of Marathon City (Wisconsin):

2019-08-27 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-27 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 1 AM on North Romero Road in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-08-27 - Home damaged by fire at 5:13 AM on Morton Avenue in Roanoke (Virginia):

2019-08-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM on Orchard Avenue in Blasdell (New York):

2019-08-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Alabama Street in coastal San Diego (California), 1 injured:

2019-08-27 - Home destroyed by fire on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Tahoma (California):

2019-08-27 - Home destroyed by fire on Skidmore Road in LaGrange (New York), nobody there:

2019-08-27 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire on Nogales Street in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas), nobody there:

2019-08-27 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM on Susquehanna Trail near Sunbury (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-27 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Oakland (California):

2019-08-27 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 1:45 AM in St. Louis (Missouri), 3200 feet from the Mississippi River:

2019-08-27 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire at Brittany Lakes and Meadows in Mount Laurel (New Jersey):

2019-08-27 - Deadly fire destroys home just after 4 AM on East 8th Street in Winona (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2019-08-27 - Vacant home burns at 4:45 AM on 32nd Street in Ensley (Alabama):

2019-08-27 - Porpoise washes ashore dead on beach in coastal Glace Bay (Canada):

Quote: "When we realized there was nothing we could do to help it, we wondered what happened to it because there wasn’t any sign it was injured physically."

2019-08-27 - Young male humpback whale found dead off coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts):

2019-08-27 - Snapping turtle and fish found dead at pond in Forest Hill Park in East Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "Concerned residents in East Cleveland are wondering what's killing fish at Forest Hill Park pond. It's an ongoing environmental mystery that also claimed the life of the park's prized 60-pound snapping turtle."

2019-08-27 - Fish dying in Crow Creek in Jackson County (Alabama):

2019-08-27 - Boy, 11, good swimmer, dies after jumping into swimming pool at swimming class in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "Talking about the initial statements of the detained instructors, she said that the instructors told the police that they were present when the incident took place. 'He [the boy] just dived and within six seconds the incident occurred. We are themselves worried how actually it happened as he was not a learner but he was a trained swimmer as he had received multiple awards for best swimming,' the instructors told the police."

Quote: "One of the trainers told police that the deceased student, Usman, was a swimming champion. He added that Usman had dived into the pool but he did not float for more than 5-6 seconds. The trainers immediately jumped into the water and brought the student outside the pool, he said. The student was immediately shifted to South City Hospital, where he was declared dead."

2019-08-27 - Man falls off cliff and dies at coastal Dana Point (California), possible toppler:

2019-08-27 - Woman, 42, falls off condo building and dies in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts), possible toppler:

2019-08-27 - Man, 53, has cardiac event and dies while driving, car crashes into tree, in Gaffney (South Carolina):

Quote: "On Wednesday, Fowler said an autopsy released additional details, and found the cause of death to be cardiac related, and not traffic related. An autopsy Wednesday morning confirmed John Bradley McCullough, 53, of 25 Transit Drive, Greenville, SC, had a cardiac event just moments before the incident rendered him unconscious, Fowler said in a news release."

2019-08-27 - Man, 25, dies in the Saline River near Rison (Arkansas):

2019-08-27 - Person found dead in canal in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2019-08-27 - Man, 37, found dead in submerged pickup truck in Rapids Creek near Solon (Iowa):

2019-08-27 - Man found dead in car on Howardsville Turnpike in Sherando (Virginia):

2019-08-27 - Person found dead near Ina (Illinois):

2019-08-27 - Woman, 69, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Benalmádena (Spain):

Quote: "The tragedy is the third death on the beach since the start of July."

2019-08-27 - Man found dead in canal near Telford's Quay in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Man dies after being pulled from the Humber Estuary in the wee hours near St Andrew's Quay in coastal Hull (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Driver has 'medical emergency', water company van crashes into porch at home, in Boardman (Ohio):

Quote: "A Gordon Bros. water company van crashed into a house in Boardman Tuesday afternoon and damaged a porch. Police said the driver of the van suffered a medical emergency right before the crash."

2019-08-27 - Woman, 48, has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into home, in Greeley (Colorado):

Quote: " The crash was determined to be due to a medical issue, according to the release, and the driver did not receive a citation."

2019-08-27 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Manchester (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Small plane crashes into cornfield near Monroe (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2019-08-27 - News helicopter rolls over and bursts into flame while landing at airport in El Cajon (California):

2019-08-27 - Heavy truck's brakes fail, truck slams into bus, near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 3 killed, 69 injured:

Quote: "PUNCH Metro learned that the truck, which was laden with 45 tonnes of cement, suffered brake failure around 10.30am and skidded into the BRT lane, and crushed the bus with number plate LSR 228 XS."

2019-08-27 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4:20 AM, bursts into flame, on I-35 in Hewitt (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-08-27 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 26 near Government Camp (Oregon):

2019-08-27 - SUV veers off road, crashes into building, in Phoenix (Arizona), 2 injured:

2019-08-27 - Pickup truck veers off road shortly before 11:30 PM, crashes into home, on Wabash Street in Fort Collins (Colorado), 1 injured:

2019-08-27 - Naked man, 18, kills two women and a child, rushes reporter, chases cop, chokes person, gets captured, in Pittsylvania County (Virginia):

Quote: "Before he was arrested, Matthew Bernard, 18, ran at a reporter at the scene, was maced by an officer and choked a church caretaker — all while naked, according to video captured by Virginia TV station WSET-TV.  In the video, which was shared on WSET's Facebook page, Bernard is seen running at an officer, who runs away. The officer eventually sprays mace in Bernard's direction and Bernard moves toward the cameraperson recording the video. The video cuts away and Bernard is next seen running at a person near a car. Bernard begins to to choke the person before the officer intervenes."

2019-08-27 - Shark attacks and injures man after man lands on him while surfing, at New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

Quote: "'Took a wave, one thing I never do, I never really try to throw an air but I tried to throw one. Didn't land it, landed on a shark instead and he decided to take a bite out of me,' Walsh said. Walsh said the shark, which he described as about 6 1/2 feet long, bit his left hand and calf, according to the incident report. He didn't even notice the shark until it bit him."

2019-08-27 - Four sinkholes open on roads in coastal Mazatlán (Mexico):

2019-08-27 - Sinkhole opens on street in East Grinstead (Britain):

2019-08-27 - Teen boy, football player, has 'medical event' and collapses at school in Madison (Mississippi):

Quote: "Wednesday, the family of the player, released a statement saying that the medical event was not football-related, and they are thankful that it occurred at Madison Central because of the immediate medical care he received from the athletic staff."

2019-08-27 - Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean south of the South Sandwich Islands:

2019-08-27 - Magnitude 2.9 earthquake strikes near the UK's only fracking site, in Lancashire (Britain), third quake in a week:

2019-08-27 - Tropical Storm Dorian sweeps across St. Lucia, heads toward Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Bahamas and Florida:

2019-08-27 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Japan, 2+ killed:

2019-08-27 - Apocalyptic hailstorm, flooding and tornadoes hit Spain:

2019-08-27 - Coal ash, the toxic waste threat that climate change is making worse:

2019-08-27 - Missouri giving away eight bridges...but you have to move them:

Quote: "The Missouri Department of Transportation is giving away at least eight old bridges, including the Buck O’Neil Bridge that was formerly known as the Broadway Bridge.  The bridges are scheduled for replacement, so the department is offering them for free to other government entities, historical and civic groups or even private citizens. Interested parties must submit a proposal describing how they will dismantle and relocate the bridge. Those costs fall to whoever takes the bridge."

Note: There's always a catch!


  1. Good morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne and Panther, as well as anyone else reading JJFH today.

    It's really looking like the H2S expansion is not just a temporary thing now, but that it's an on-going event. That's not a good sign. It's most likely involved in the truck tire fire in the Chinese tunnel you linked to at the top, since H2S accumulates and concentrates in low-lying areas (as in near the ground). Possibly the various planes running off runways lately, then bursting into flame is also a result of this phenomenon. One could argue that almost every news story cited above has a H2S component, whether it's the drowning of an award-winning swimmer, the various medical episode-linked vehicle crashes, the many parked vehicle fires, tree stumps mysteriously smoldering and burning, and the many people dropping dead. Great job, Jonny.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.28.19 The Earth Looks Better In Green [14 min.]

    Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano on August 29, ash to 10.3 km (34 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

    A strong eruption took place at Russian Shiveluch volcano at 00:57 UTC on August 29, 2019, producing an ash column up to 10.3 km (34 000 feet) above sea level. Sheveluch is one of Kamchatka's largest and most active volcanic structures.[more]

    Tornado kills 8 on China's Hainan island

    A tornado has swept through Hainan island in southern China, killing eight people and injuring two others.

    The official Xinhua News Agency said the tornado struck Nada town in Danzhou city early Thursday morning. [more; 2 videos]

    At least seven people die in flash floods in southern Morocco

    At least seven people were killed in flash floods in Morocco on Wednesday, following torrential rains in mountains in the south of the country near Taroudant, 600 kilometers (373 miles) south of Rabat, local authorities said. [more]

    6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Aomori Prefecture

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off the eastern coast of Aomori Prefecture, the northernmost prefecture on Japan's main island Honshu, the weather agency here said Thursday. [more]

    [more later]

  2. An Anomalous Sudden Stratospheric Warming Is Forming Over Antarctica Right Now – Australia and New Zeland Should Prepare For a Replay of the 2018’s ‘Beast From The East

    Rotten Egg Odor Advisory For Salton Sea Extended

    Elevated levels of the gas near the lake are relatively common and are a product of natural processes in the water. There is increased potential for the foul-smelling odors as winds shift, especially during the summer in the early morning and late afternoon, or as thunderstorms occur over the southwestern U.S. deserts, according to the AQMD.

    At 30 parts per billion, “most individuals can smell the odor and some may experience symptoms such as headaches and nausea,” according to an AQMD statement. “However, the symptoms associated with this level of exposure are temporary and do not cause any long-term health effects. Humans can detect hydrogen sulfide odors at extremely low concentrations, down to a few parts per billion.” [more; Jonny will have something to say about this]

  3. Powerful and Very Shallow M6.3 Earthquake Hits off Oregon Coast – People Feel Tremors As Far Away As 460 Miles in Oregon and Washington States

    Another strong earthquake hit off the Oregon Coast Thursday morning at 8:08 a.m.

    The M6.3 earthquake struck 171 miles west, northwest of Bandon on Oregon’s south coast at a depth of 3 miles (5.4km). Tremors were felt over 460 miles from the epicenter in the states of Oregon and Washington. [more]

    Tropical seabird seen for the first time ever off Cornwall, UK

    The brown booby bird is usually found in tropical oceans and on beaches off the Pacific coast but has been seen at St Ives

    The ground sinks in Mazatlan, Mexico - at least 4 sinkholes reported so far

    At least four sinkholes have been registered so far in August in Mazatlan, generating accidents and road problems, and will be resolved with 15 million pesos. [more]

    [never piss off a rhino]
    Rhino Charges and Flips Car at German Park in Terrifying Video with the Zookeeper Inside

    A safari ride at a German park turned into a terrifying close call when a rhinoceros rammed and flipped a zookeeper’s car — and the whole encounter was caught on video.

    the driver escaped with minor injuries and was even ready to report back to work.

    “She is very experienced, with us for 25 years. She has a concussion and bruises, but wants to work Friday again,” he told the German newspaper Bild. [more; offers pouring in from the NFL]

    [continued below]

  4. Hurricane Dorian set to pummel Florida after cutting power on Caribbean islands

    Dorian caused an island-wide blackout in St Thomas and St John in the US Virgin Islands, and scattered power outages in St. Croix, government spokesman Richard Motta said.

    The storm downed trees and at least one electric pole in St Thomas, he said, adding that there were no reports of major flooding. “We are grateful that it wasn’t a stronger storm,” Mr Motta said. [more]

    [maybe they're waking up]
    Surge in young Republicans worried about the environment: survey

    A growing majority of U.S. Republicans, especially younger voters, are worried that human behavior is damaging the planet, according to a survey of global attitudes to the environment conducted by an Amsterdam-based polling agency. [more]

    Europe ‘warming faster than climate models projected’, research suggests

    Britain has experienced a series of mini heatwaves in 2019 and new research suggests that Europe as a whole is warming up faster than expected.

    . . the number of days with extreme cold has more than halved.[more]

    [SOTT: nope - just a precursor to the coming mini-ice age]

    Tulsi Gabbard tells Fox News host Tucker Carlson that DNC debate criteria isn't transparent

    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is among the many Democratic presidential candidates who did not qualify for September’s debate round by yesterday’s deadline.

    Now, she says that the criteria for making the debate stage “lacks transparency.”

    "The Democratic National Committee has the responsibility to facilitate more conversations between the future leaders of this country, not less," the statement said.

    Gabbard’s campaign has a history of criticizing the debate processes as unfair. . After the first debate in June on MSNBC, Gabbard’s sister took over her Twitter account to complain that the network was biased in favor of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

    “They aren’t giving any time to Tulsi at all,” she said in the tweet. [more]

    Amazon fires: ‘Worst is still to come’ despite Bolsonaro claiming crisis is under control

    The Brazilian government's assertion that wildfires ravaging the Amazon rainforest are under control have been sharply contradicted by one of the country's leading forestry experts, who warned "the worst of the fire is yet to come". [more]

    What Is Deforestation, And How Big Of A Threat Is It To The Planet?

  5. Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas
    Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

    The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal authority to regulate the gas's outsize damage to the climate.

    Exxon Mobil and some other oil giants — wary of blowback from growing public concern over global warming — joined environmental groups in urging the Trump administration to drop the rollback on methane controls, although several state-level and national industry groups welcomed the easing.
    [more; Big Oil pretending to care about the environment]