Saturday, August 31, 2019

Event Update For 2019-08-30

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

2019-08-30 - Ancient extinction was caused by oceanic oxygen depletion and sulfidic waters:

Quote: "Their investigations also revealed that the extinction was likely driven in part by the proliferation of sulfidic ocean conditions. 'For the first time, this research provides a mechanism to drive the observed step-wise extinction event, which first coincided with ocean deoxygenation and was followed by more severe and toxic ocean conditions with sulfide in the water column,' Bowman said."

Note: By 'toxic ocean conditions with sulfide in the water column' they mean hydrogen sulfide, which is released by ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea on the ocean floors, life that thrives when there's no oxygen and when the waters are warmer. And this is what I've been saying all along, except that I'm saying that the very same thing is happening now, and the result will be the same: mass extinction. Also, the emission of hydrogen sulfide is what allows the oceanic die-off to spread beyond the bounds of the oceans and kill off life on land too. The oceans spew hydrogen sulfide and poison the atmosphere, which affects land-based creatures. The oceans will die off worse, much worse, but life on land will not fare too well either, especially life that reproduces slowly, like, say, human beings. So keep your eyes open for unknown foul smells hitting large coastal areas, like the poison gas of unknown origin that recently hit a beach and sickened people in coastal Worthing (Britain), mentioned in the 2019-08-11 update. Unknown foul odors hitting large coastal areas would be a VERY BAD SIGN...

2019-08-30 - Unknown foul odor hits large coastal area, including coastal Wirral, coastal Birkenhead and coastal Liverpool (Britain):

Quote: "Residents have been left confused by a horrendous smell over parts of Merseyside. People have took to social media today to share their experiences of the 'disgusting' smell. Those living and visiting Birkenhead, Wirral, appear to be the worst affected by the aroma reporting that the 'whole town' stinks. However, people in Liverpool have also reported noticing the foul stench in the city centre."

Quote: "It's getting worse. It smells like both sewer waste and a farmyard at the same time. The smell is everywhere. I can't have the windows open or the door, it's that's bad."

2019-08-30 - Unknown foul odor hits several cities including Bristol, Stoke Gifford, Whitchurch and Barleyfields (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "There is a bad smell around Bristol today (August 30) - and no-one is quite sure what is. From Windmill Hill to Frenchay and Stoke Gifford, people from across the city are reporting unpleasant journeys to work. Bristol Live has been inundated with reports of a 'poo smell' around the city, with it so bad around Temple Meads people have been seen checking their shoes."

Quote: "By 8am, the smell had spread, with reports of the stench spreading to Temple Meads, Old Market, Frenchay, Stoke Gifford, Whitchurch and Barleyfields."

Note: Bristol is a port city near the coast, connected to the ocean via the River Avon. Both the Liverpool area (the first odor incident) and the Bristol area (the second odor incident) are located on the western coast of Britain, the side most likely to be hit by hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean, since winds tend to blow west-to-east due to the rotation of the Earth. That said, the incident where poison gas of unknown origin sickened people at a beach was on the southern coast of Britain, in Worthing, across the English Channel from the coast of France where people and animals have been dying from hydrogen sulfide poisoning. And the incident where 150 people mysteriously sickened at three beaches in Britain, in Essex, was on the eastern coast. Winds do shift, so while western coasts are probably more vulnerable to being hit by poison gas, no coast is safe. Speaking of coasts generally, and western coasts specifically, also see the two young men found mysteriously dead on a beach in Torrance, CA on this day...

2019-08-30 - Passenger plane hit by unknown smell, eye irritant, plane returns to coastal Dublin (Ireland):

Quote: "The crew had been in contact with the airline’s operations centre and advised them that the cabin crew had detected a smell in the passenger cabin. The flight crew reported that no one had displayed any signs of being affected by the smell but that they would monitor the situation for a while. Soon afterwards, when the Airbus A320-200 jet was about 100 kilometres south of Cork, the flight further advised air traffic control that cabin crew members had reported experiencing some side effects. It’s understood that while the flight attendants were not feeling unwell, they were experiencing ‘watery and itchy eyes’. As a result, the pilot opted to return to Dublin to have the issue investigated."

2019-08-30 - Rising sea level causing damage in coastal Cape Town (South Africa), retreat may will be necessary:

Quote: "Sea level rise caused by global warming is already causing damage to public and private coastal property in Cape Town. In some areas retreat to higher ground may be necessary. The coast at Milnerton particularly is being affected by erosion, with the public beach under City of Cape Town jurisdiction already having been washed away by erosion and storm surges. The City is currently assessing options which include a retreat for a section of the coast in Milnerton, says Mayco Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Marian Nieuwoudt."

2019-08-30 - Great Barrier Reef continues deteriorating in Australia:

Quote: "The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has deteriorated to a “critical point” with its future outlook downgraded from 'poor' to 'very poor' due to global warming and local pollution, a major government report has concluded."

2019-08-30 - Hurricane Dorian strengthens, becomes Category 4 storm, continues spiraling toward Florida:

Quote: "Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds as Floridians brace for the extremely dangerous storm to hit."

2019-08-30 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Frances Slocum State Park in Luzerne County (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-30 - Factory explodes and burns in coastal Nagoya (Japan), 6 injured:

2019-08-30 - Underground electrical explosion and fire causes blackouts in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2019-08-30 - Underground electrical explosion blows pavement apart in Bolton (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Gas well explodes and burns just before 3:30 AM in Red River Parish (Louisiana):

2019-08-30 - Auto salvage yard goes up in flames on Ray Mill Road West in Maidenhead (Britain):

Quote: "Fire is a scrapyard with gas cylinders, an official has said. Ray Mill Road West is blocked off - firefighter said might block whole road."

2019-08-30 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, on Longridge Road in Preston (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Mysterious explosion at 10:53 AM heard across large area in both York County and Cumberland County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Residents across York and Cumberland counties reported hearing a large explosion on Friday night. The Fairview Township Fire Department in York County was dispatched to investigate an explosion in the area of Siddonsburg and Glen Arden roads at 10:53 p.m. Friday, according to the department’s Facebook page. Firefighters checked the area of the call and the Sunoco pipelines throughout Fairview Township, but didn’t find the source of the noise."

2019-08-30 - Wildfire destroys 3 homes and damages 5 more in/near Bountiful (Utah):

2019-08-30 - Wildfire breaks out in coastal Malibu (California):

Note: Also see the two men in their 20s or 30s mysteriously found dead on a beach on this day in Torrance, about 25 miles as the gas blows from Malibu...

2019-08-30 - Dozens of palm trees go up in flames at 3:03 AM along Jefferson Street in Indio (California):

2019-08-30 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Erie near Frenchtown Township (Michigan):

2019-08-30 - Boat bursts into flame while parked on trailer on street in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-08-30 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina on the River Calder in Wakefield (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Boat bursts into flame at 11:38 PM on the River Medway in Maidstone (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Houseboat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Panaji (India):

Note: These are the 765th, 766th, 767th, 768th and 769th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-30 - Tour bus bursts into flame on I-95 in Pooler (Georgia):

Note: This is the 426th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-80 in Knowlton Township (New Jersey):

2019-08-30 - Nearly a dozen tractors and barn destroyed by fire in Martin (Michigan):

Quote: "Inside the barn was nearly all the mechanical equipment they use on the farm. The fire destroyed most of it. Nearly a dozen antique tractors were all destroyed; the family spent years fixing up and getting them show-ready."

Note: Not sure exactly how many nearly a dozen is, so I'll just call it 10 to be reasonable...

2019-08-30 - Tractor and trailer go up in flames on the A381 near Kingsbridge (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Tractor bursts into flame near cricket club in Denbigh (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Creak Road in Syderstone (Britain):

Note: These are the 1548th-1561st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-30 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Briceland (California):

Note: This is the 318th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-08-30 - Van bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked at grocery store in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2019-08-30 - Van bursts into flame on the A1 near coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2019-08-30 - SUV bursts into flame on Steed Creek Road in coastal Awendaw (South Carolina):

2019-08-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Branding Iron Lane in Roscoe (Illinois):

2019-08-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Harvey Drive in Racine (Wisconsin):

2019-08-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-79 in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Silver Star Road near Swan Lake (Canada):

2019-08-30 - Police car bursts into flame on street in Reading (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame just before midnight while parked at auto shop in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked at home in Perryville (Maryland):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-285 in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on Moultrie Street in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on street in North Augusta (South Carolina):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame before 6:30 AM on I-45 in Houston (Texas):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 97 north of Crystal Waters near Lake Country (Canada):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on Kenn Moor Drive in Clevedon (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Car bursts into flame on the A404 near Marlow (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 30 August, 2.41pm Car engine on fire, A404 north, Between Marlow and Handy Cross, High Wycombe. Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used a hose reel."

2019-08-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-35 in Waco (Texas):

2019-08-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-70 near Greenfield (Indiana):

2019-08-30 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked at property on Lake Avenue in Pueblo (Colorado), 1 injured:

2019-08-30 - RV trailer bursts into flame just before 11:30 PM while parked at Miller's Camping Resort in Portage la Prairie (Canada):

2019-08-30 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home on Spring Hill Road in Augusta County (Virginia):

Quote: "The Perrins did not want to be on camera at this time, but they told WHSV the 30x60 building housed thousands of car parts, tools and two cars. One of them was a very rare 1929 Stearns-Knight."

2019-08-30 - Barn, farm machinery and 60 tons of straw destroyed by fire at 12:23 AM on Main Street in Thornton (Britain):

Quote: "Main Street, Thornton. Fri 30 Aug 2019 00:23 (No:19352) Barn approximately 20m x 20m containig 60 tonnes of baled straw, farm machinery and domestic items destroyed by fire. 3 jets, 2 hose reel and Thermal Image Camera in use. Tractor used for removing bales."

2019-08-30 - Tree stump ignites on Brigg Road in Barton-upon-Humber (Britain):

Quote: "Brigg Road, Barton Upon Humber. Fri 30 Aug 2019 18:33 (No:19412) One tree stump on fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2019-08-30 - Seven construction trailers destroyed by fire near Highway 50 and Schram Road in Sarpy County (Nebraska):

2019-08-30 - Four businesses heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours at shopping center in Los Gatos (California):

2019-08-30 - Restaurant destroyed by massive blaze in Catonsville (Maryland):

2019-08-30 - Three commercial buildings destroyed by fire before 6 AM in Detroit (Michigan):

2019-08-30 - Toyota headquarters damaged by fire in Toyota (Japan):

2019-08-30 - Mobile home destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Merriam (Indiana), nobody there:

2019-08-30 - Home damaged by AC fire at 4 AM on White Marsh Road in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2019-08-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Acorn Creek Trail just south of Lake Creek Parkway in Austin (Texas):

2019-08-30 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:21 AM on Cottage Avenue in Columbus (Indiana), several pets killed:

2019-08-30 - Home destroyed by fire near Zena Drive and 5th Avenue in Brownsville (Texas):

2019-08-30 - Two homes destroyed by fire just after 3:30 AM on Walnut Avenue in Niagara Falls (New York):

2019-08-30 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at Corinne Avenue and Leroy Street in Johnstown (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-30 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 5:11 AM in Passaic (New Jersey):

2019-08-30 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire at 12:16 AM on Piedmont Road just outside Cambridge (Ohio):

2019-08-30 - Spiders are threatened by climate change, and even the biggest arachnophobes should be worried:

2019-08-30 - Two men in their 20s or 30s found dead on beach in coastal Torrance (California):

Quote: "The two men were believed to be in their 20s or 30s. The beach was closed in the morning during the initial investigation, but was reopened by afternoon. Police are calling the deaths suspicious, but say there were no obvious signs of foul play. There were no signs of gunshot wounds or blood and no drug paraphernalia found in the immediate area."

2019-08-30 - Two men found dead in the South Branch of the Chicago River in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-08-30 - Three children, 10, 10 and 8, lose consciousness in room, die shortly later, in Chandpur (Bangladesh):

Quote: "All of them were students of Bhangarpar Madrasa. Maulana Zamal found them unconscious in his room adjacent to the mosque after Jumm'a prayers. Swapan Kumar Aich, officer-in-charge of Chandpur Police Station, said the door was bolted from inside. Locals broke the door and took them to Matlab Dakkhin Upazila Health Complex. Abdullah and Ibrahim had died before they were brought to the hospital, said Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr AKM Mahbubur Rahman. Rifat, who was still alive, died several minutes later. Chandpur police chief Jihadul Kabir said the bodies did not have any injury mark."

2019-08-30 - Man in his 60s dies after being pulled from swimming pool at hotel in coastal Lixouri (Greece):

Quote: "On Friday morning, a man in his sixties (believed to be Polish man) unfortunately lost his life in a hotel pool in Lixouri. Immediately he was taken to Lixouri General Hospital (Mantzavinatio)  where he was confirmed as dead."

2019-08-30 - Woman, 35, has 'medical emergency' in subway, falls onto tracks and gets electrocuted, in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "Initial reports indicated the 35-year-old woman suffered a medical emergency and fell."

2019-08-30 - Man falls off apartment building and dies in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts), possible toppler:

2019-08-30 - Man, 38, has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Ventura (California):

Quote: "At about 8:30 p.m. Friday, deputies at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura discovered that inmate Alexander Beirne, 38, of Ojai, was experiencing a medical emergency in his cell, according to authorities."

2019-08-30 - Person found dead in Green Lake in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2019-08-30 - Man, 39, tased and arrested by cops, has 'medical event', dies shortly later, in Overland (Missouri):

Quote: "Sample was subdued but suffered what police described as a 'medical event.' Authorities conducted an autopsy Saturday but were unable to determine Sample's cause of death. Police said there were 'no signs of trauma or injury that would result in serious physical injury or death.'"

2019-08-30 - Man, 58, found dead in sleeping bag along Oligarchy Ditch in Longmont (Colorado):

2019-08-30 - Person found dead in drainage canal in Boulder (Colorado):

2019-08-30 - Man found dead at 4:40 AM in parking lot near Greens Bayou in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "First responders arrived on scene around 4:40 a.m. Friday to the Biscayne at City View Apartment Complex at the 17000 block of Imperial Valley Drive on reports of person down in the parking lot, who appeared to be not breathing and not conscious. The man was reportedly found lying face down in the middle of the lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene."

2019-08-30 - Man found dead near Walmart in Tyler (Texas):

2019-08-30 - Person found dead near business off Newtown Pike in Lexington (Kentucky):

2019-08-30 - Man, 50, found dead in car in Penticton (Canada):

Quote: "RCMP have confirmed a 50-year-old man was found dead in a vehicle Wednesday night. Police responded to a call of a 'sudden death' on the 700 block of Government Street at approximately 10 p.m."

2019-08-30 - Man, 22, found dead in canal in Aralaganwila on the island of Sri Lanka:

2019-08-30 - Man, 20, found dead in the Jhinai River in Tangail, and college student, man, 18, found dead in room in Kathdohochor, and woman, 35, found dead in canal in Dhubail (Bangladesh):

2019-08-30 - Man, 18, found dead in the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Colnebridge (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Bus driver has 'medical episode', bus crashes into yard at home, in coastal Long Jetty (Australia):

Quote: "It’s believed the driver suffered a medical episode."

2019-08-30 - Woman has 'medical issue' car crashes into drainage ditch near creek in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "Family and friends believe a medical issue may have caused the woman to become disoriented."

2019-08-30 - Man, 43, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into business, in Hammond (Indiana):

Quote: "A 43-year-old man suffered a medical emergency Friday morning while driving, causing him to crash into a business on Calumet Avenue."

2019-08-30 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes down embankment, in Morley (Britain):

Quote: "They also reported that the driver had a medical episode at the wheel and was taken to hospital for treatment."

2019-08-30 - Small plane makes emergency landing on I-22 in Walker County near Birmingham (Alabama), engine failure:

2019-08-30 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing near Ulakhan-Kyuyel Lake (Russia), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2019-08-30 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-95 in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2019-08-30 - Tractor trailer blows tire at 2:30 AM, plunges into pond, on I-30 in Dallas (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-08-30 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on  I-37 in Atascosa County (Texas):

2019-08-30 - Car veers over centerline, hits van head-on, in Dayton (Ohio), 2 injured:

Quote: "Factors in the crash are still under investigation but police are investigating if the driver of the Mazda might have suffered a medical issue prior to the crash."

2019-08-30 - Car overturns in Great Kills (New York), 2 injured:

2019-08-30 - Sinkhole opens at the seafront in coastal Clacton-on-Sea (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Sinkhole opens on street in Harrogate (Britain):

2019-08-30 - Residential building collapses in Delhi (India), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-08-30 - Man, 55, loses consciousness in swimming pool, in critical condition, in coastal Vallejo (California):

Quote: "Police responded to a 911 call after a 55-year-old man was reportedly found floating face down in a Vallejo swimming pool on Friday. The incident occurred at the Vallejo Mobile Estates, located at 285 Lincoln Rd. West. The man had been swimming with his 6 and 8-year-old sons, both autistic, when he apparently went into distress."

2019-08-30 - Boy, 5, pulled from swimming pool at home, in critical condition, in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-08-30 - Thirsting, ill and ablaze, Germany's forests in critical state, minister says:

2019-08-30 - Lightning strike kills 20 cattle in Geras de Gordon (Spain):

2019-08-30 - Severe storms damage summer fruits, grapes and peppers in Spain:

2019-08-30 - Trump made up phone call with China at G7 summit, White House aides admit:


  1. Oh man, GREAT find by Panther, corroborating JJFH. Maybe NOW the feckless authorities will WAKE THE FUCK UP and start realizing (or telling the truth about) what's going on. Probably not, but the word is finally getting out (year's late of course, as Panther stated).

    Mike had the latest update on Dorian last evening too. Turns out the weather people STILL DON'T KNOW the definite track of the now CAT 5 hurricane. Here's seemorerocks article on this, this morning:

    [take this with a sizable dose of salt, as it were, due to the source]

    Sunday, 1 September 2019
    Business interests over public safety in Florida

    Claims Hurricane Remains Category 4 Despite Winds of 176 MPH; "Don't want Tourists to Leave Florida Early [source: Hal Turner Show]

    The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has released its 11:00 PM Hurricane Update and according to furious staffers inside NHC "The report contains deliberate lies to conceal the severity of Hurricane Dorian." In short, these NHC staffers claim the government is withholding the truth because "No one wants tourists to flee Florida early, costing millions in lost business."
    According to these NHC staffers who have direct access to Hurricane Hunter aircraft flight data, Dropsonde readings have shown winds in excess of 157 Miles per hour since about 10:00 AM local time in Florida on Saturday morning.
    Despite having these readings, the NHC has failed to upgrade Hurricane Dorian to Category 5 because "business interests with powerful political connections have made clear they do not want Tourists fleeing the state when there is some chance the hurricane might turn." Those interests are allegedly flexing their political muscle which has resulted in NHC Administration withholding the accurate Category 5 designation.
    Staffers within NHC have said the computer models showing the hurricane taking a sharp turn to the north were dependent upon a cold trough that was SUPPOSED to develop over the Great Lakes. That trough would have affected a ridge of High Pressure over the eastern US, causing it to move out to sea, thus clearing the way for Hurricane Dorian to take it's natural route to the north. Trouble is, they say, the Trough NEVER DEVELOPED.
    The ridge of high pressure is situated north of hurricane Dorian and is preventing it from turning northward. The ridge can be seen on the graphic below; it is the brown line to the north of the Hurricane AND THE RIDGE IS HIGHLIGHTED [more]

    [we'll see; thing is, it's being reported as a CAT 5 now]

    Dorian to hit Bahamas as 'devastating' hurricane, then menace Georgia and Carolinas

    CATEGORY 5! 161 MPH

    As of 10:40 AM EDT Saturday, August 31, Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to a Category 5 Hurricane, the highest rating, with maximum sustained winds of 158 MPH. Trouble is, the computer models have NO IDEA which way this storm is going. They disagree if there will be landfall in Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina. The models now seem utterly USELESS. The literal Spaghetti model (above) is probably more accurate . .

    Weak steering currents & stalling storms should never be trusted.

    With 72 hours before Dorian turns north, even a 1 mph error in the storm's speed until then could result in a 72 mile error in how far west Dorian gets.

    Stay vigilant. More changes could occur. It's a tough one. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [here's what empire does when big business interests get involved]
    Queensland extinguishes native title over Indigenous land to make way for Adani coalmine

    The Queensland government has extinguished native title over 1,385 hectares of Wangan and Jagalingou country for the proposed Adani coalmine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin – without any public announcement of the decision.

    The decision could see Wangan and Jagalingou protesters forcibly removed by police from their traditional lands, including lands used for ceremonies.

    W&J Council leader Adrian Burragubba, and a group of Wangan and Jagalingou representatives, had been calling on the government to rule out transferring their land, arguing they had never given their consent for Adani to occupy their country.

    “We have been made trespassers on our own country,” Burragubba said. “Our ceremonial grounds, in place for a time of mourning for our lands as Adani begins its destructive processes, are now controlled by billionaire miner Adani.

    Burragubba, whom Adani has bankrupted over costs from legal challenges, said his group would not abandon their protest nor quit their lands. [more; might be time to light up that coal]
    Evacuations lifted at Gun Range Fire

    The fire burned 365 acres at Bountiful and Centerville, Utah August 30 [more]

    Hail storms cause “doomsday” floods in Madrid as cars swept away and vineyards destroyed – 40 liters of hail per square meter fall on Arganda del Re

    “I have been living here for 20 years and have never seen anything like it.” [more]

    It’s getting harder and harder to limit global warming to 2°C – “It is partly this hope in future technologies that delays action”

    The road to 2°C is steep; the road to 1.5°C is a cliff.

    While it is theoretically possible that we can keep global warming under 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures, that task is monumental. In fact, models struggle to generate future scenarios that keep warming below 1.5°C, but can pull temperatures back under 1.5°C after they have overshot that target. Even then, some of these models assume that there has been a global carbon tax in place since 2010 (there has not).

    What is required is not only unheard-of cuts in global emissions of greenhouse gases (not just CO2), but also the development of new technologies to pull CO2 out of the air and store it safely again (“negative” emissions). [more]

    Australia greenhouse emissions set new seven-year highs on natural gas boom – “Australia is on a collision course with climate catastrophe”

    Greenhouse gas figures [pdf] for the March quarter of 2019, released by the Morrison government on Friday, show emissions rose 0.6 per cent on the previous 12 months to 538.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent. [more]

    Sunday, September 1, 2019
    Blueprints of future climate trends

    Extreme GHG and temperature rise rates question linear climate projections [author of study: Andrew Glikson of Australia]

    [if nothing else, look at the graph! Holy SHIT!]

    [continued below]

  3. Trump is raising your taxes today

    With far less fanfare than the tax cuts President Donald Trump signed into law in 2017, a series of tax hikes goes into effect today on thousands of everyday items imported from China.

    A new tariff of 15% will be added to the cost of more than 40% of all consumer products imported from China on Sept. 1. That amounts to about $109 billion worth of annual imports, according to research firm Panjiva. On Dec.15, the 15% tariff will be assessed on another $155 billion worth of consumer goods from China. At that point, there will be new Trump tariffs on virtually everything imported from China. [more]

    [from his palatial mansion on his own private land in Italy]
    Pope urges everyone to change lifestyle to save planet

    Pope Francis called Sunday on individuals across the world to make changes to their daily habits to stop climate change in its tracks, and to put pressure on their leaders "before it's too late".

    "We have created a climate emergency, which seriously threatens nature and life, including our own," he said in a message to mark this year's World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

    "This is the time to reflect on our lifestyles and how our daily choices in terms of food, consumption, travel, use of water, energy and many other material goods are often reckless and harmful," the Argentine pontiff wrote.

    Francis, a long-time environmental campaigner, said his plea went out to "every member of the human family".

    "Let us choose to change, to take on simpler and more respectful lifestyles!" [more; YOU FIRST! lead by example!]

    Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging

    The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday. [more]

    [Let's Learn to Fly!]
    Aussie trainee pilot makes landing after teacher falls ill

    A trainee pilot in Australia who was having his first lesson behind the controls of an aircraft had to make an emergency landing after his instructor fell unconscious. [more]

    [what if they BOTH "fell unconscious?"]

    [last piece below]

  4. Southern Africa threatens to quit wildlife trade monitor

    Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild. [more; why can't we exploit nature like you?]

    An 11-Year-Old Takes on a Nuclear Power Plant

    “If that power station that they built starts to leak a bit, all that radioactivity would just [spread] through the country,” Sam says in Ă–mer Sami’s short documentary, Sam and the Plant Next Door. “It’s very poisonous—you could die from it. One thing that really bugs me is that corporations are doing really bad things to the environment all the time.”

    Baker Hughes data reveal a drop in the U.S. oil-rig count for a second week in a row

    Baker Hughes BHGE, -0.87% on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil declined by 12 to 742 this week. That followed last week's drop of 16 oil rigs, which was the biggest weekly decline since late April. The total active U.S. rig count, meanwhile, also fell by 12 to 904, according to Baker Hughes. October West Texas Intermediate crude CLV19, +0.11% continued to trade lower, down $1.48, or 2.6%, at $55.23 a barrel. It was trading around that same level before the rig data. [more]

    OPEC Abandons ‘’Whatever It Takes Strategy’’, Boosts Production

    OPEC’s production increased in August thanks to Iraq and Nigeria a Reuters survey found on Friday.

    OPEC’s August production has been estimated at 29.61 million barrels per day, which is 80,000 barrels per day over July’s production level. [more]

  5. The Labor Day tourists in south Florida should be fine overall because if Dorian does make landfall it won't be until Tuesday afternoon as it looks right now. I just checked Ventusky at 1:10 PM and it is now showing that the storm does NOT make landfall on FL after all. Almost, but not quite. But it is going to take a long time to move from where it is right now. Suffice it to say that that little island it is about to hit directly is going to be totally devastated. It is going to sit on top of it for about a day.

  6. Hurricane Dorian is about to hit the Bahamas, then Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas – Here is where and when it's due to strike

    Hurricane Dorian is forecast to hit the Bahamas and near the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas on Sunday and throughout the week.

    The storm is currently a Category 5 hurricane with winds reaching 175 mph.
    [more; 185 mph as of 4pm weather chnl]

    [from our Life Going to the Dogs desk]
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    Extreme weather to cut French wine output by 12% this year

    Record-breaking heatwaves in June and July affected some regions in the south, such as the Gard, Herault or Var, causing burns on the grapes and production losses, it said.

    By contrast, in some vineyards, early rainfall in August have helped to limit the impact of heat, while hail storms caused damage in the Beaujolais area where, along with Burgundy, output is expected to fall 26% from last year.

    Champagne production this year is expected to drop 17% due mainly to hot weather, while Bordeaux output would shed 4%.

    By mid-August, French vineyards had mostly caught up their delayed growth compared to 2018, when the harvest was one of the earliest, the ministry said.

  7. Not-so-divine intervention? Pope saved by firefighters after getting trapped in Vatican elevator

    Man dies in house blaze in Germantown; his dog found by his side;-his-dog-found-by-his-side/5505409/

    An 80-year-old man has died following a fire in Philadelphia's Germantown section.

    It happened around 10 a.m. Saturday on the 500 block of East Logan Street.

    Firefighters found the man unresponsive in the second-floor kitchen. He died a short time later at an area hospital.

    They say they found the victim's dog next to him and that he wouldn't leave him. When our responder tried to get the dog into our response vehicle to take him to the vet hospital, he didn't want to leave.

    There is no word on what caused the deadly fire. [more]

    ‘Wish You Were Here’: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters to stage Assange rally outside UK Home Office

    Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will perform the band’s hit song ‘Wish You Were Here’ in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, at a demonstration outside the UK Home Office on Monday.
    WikiLeaks tweeted that the Pink Floyd frontman will play the iconic number at the central London event, which will also see award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger speak “in solidarity with Britain’s political prisoner.” [more]