Sunday, September 8, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-07

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

2019-09-07 - Hydrogen sulfide regularly blowing through coastal Tokyo (Japan):

Quote: "As for the foul smell that is the source of other complaints, this is 'produced by accumulation of a 2-meter-thick layer of sludge on the seafloor that discharges hydrogen sulfide and methane gas, which has nothing to do with the rainfall. The only way to get rid of it would be to remove the sludge,' he said."

Note: That's not 'sludge'. That's a bacterial mat, and those bacteria are eating biomatter and emitting hydrogen sulfide, which is obviously reaching the atmosphere, else the people there wouldn't be complaining about the smell. There's not really any way to get rid of it. If they scoop it away, it'd just reappear and establish new colonies before long. This is ancient life, it was here long before human beings, and it will be here long after the human race has been exterminated. The environment is becoming friendlier to this kind of life. The friendlier the environment becomes for this kind of life, the less time the human race has left to exist. This kind of life prefers warm water and little or no oxygen. The world is warming, and most of the heat is going into the oceans. As a consequence, low-oxygen 'dead zones' are spreading across the oceans. These changes - increasing warmth and declining oxygen levels - are making the oceans far more hospitable to this ancient form of life.

That said, I don't think heat from above - e.g. traditional global warming - is the entirety of the story here. The US government, at least, has been watching the spread of these bacterial colonies through the oceans from the ISS since at least as early as the 1990s. From the surface, these bacterial mats may be as wide as football fields, or wider, but the view from orbit looks quite different. Picture a boiled egg that's been cracked a few times on a hard surface in preparation for peeling off the shell. A bunch of random cracks appear on the shell. That's what these bacterial colonies look like from far above, random lines spreading across the ocean floor. I don't think those lines are exactly random though. Those are areas where heat is rising from BELOW through cracks or weak points in the crust of the Earth. But why would these bacterial colonies be GROWING? Because more heat is rising from below. Where did that additional heat come from? The answer is magnetic friction, as the Earth's magnetic field grinded against the magnetic field of another celestial body. That's something else 'the authorities' have hidden from people, because ALL of these lines of inquiry lead to the same ultimate conclusion: this is the end of the world as we know it.

In any case, if you attend the Olympics, be prepared to breathe some poison gas. It's probably at low enough concentrations, for now, that it won't immediately kill you, but nobody really knows what it will do to you long-term either. Not that we actually HAVE any 'long-term'...

2019-09-07 - Unknown foul odor emanating from the ocean at beaches on coastal Sanibel Island (Florida):

Quote: "Last week, the city’s director of Natural Resources said the red drift algae is not to blame for the smell. He said the stench seems to be coming from the water. They have been testing it and said there are no signs of red tide, but some say the smell is similar. 'As you get closer it gets stronger,' Rosales said."

2019-09-07 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits Egton Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Egton Street, Hull. Sat 7 Sep 2019 18:47 (No:20041) Report of a smell of gas in the area. Gas detection equipment used, no gas detected. Advice given."

2019-09-07 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) has kept Gulf Coast beaches clear for two months in Mississippi:

Quote: "Scientists say anything is possible in a rapidly warming aquatic world. Dr. Brian Lapointe, a research professor at the Florida Atlantic University and expert on algal blooms, said it would be disastrous if these blooms become more common. 'It could be the new normal, and it will impact fisheries and the economy if it continues,' Lapointe said. 'It would be a tourist season killer.'"

2019-09-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars and fuel burn, in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

Quote: "At 7:54 p.m. Saturday, Savannah Fire Rescue was dispatched to a fire at Peace Global Logistics, 2824 Tremont Road, according to Savannah Fire spokeswoman Jenel Few. Engine 6 was first on scene. Firefighters discovered a fuel storage fire, as well as burning scrap vehicles in a salvage yard."

2019-09-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, cars burn, in Redding (California):

2019-09-07 - Landfill fire breaks out on Days Cove Road in White Marsh (Maryland):

2019-09-07 - Arctic ice melting at alarming rate due to record heat:

2019-09-07 - Alaska's hot, dry summer leads to droughts in some areas:

2019-09-07 - Most Americans see weather disasters worsening:

2019-09-07 - Power station goes up in flames at Tidewater Yacht Marina in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2019-09-07 - Chemical factory destroyed by fire in Patiala (India):

2019-09-07 - Oil warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Delhi (India):

2019-09-07 - Wildfire breaks out along Highway 96 near Ash Creek (California):

2019-09-07 - Wildfire grows to 24,040 acres in Plumas National Forest (California):

2019-09-07 - Wildfire grows to 4,800 acres on the New River Mesa in Tonto National Forest (Arizona):

2019-09-07 - Cargo ship 'Kelly' damaged by deadly fire on the Elbe River near coastal Brunsbüttel (Germany), 1 killed, 2 injured:,kelly352.html

Note: This is the 788th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-77 near Princeton (West Virginia):

2019-09-07 - Tractor bursts into flame near 420th Street and Ibex Avenue near Sioux Center (Iowa):

2019-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 in Cheshire (Britain):

2019-09-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Barby Lane in Hillmorton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1591st, 1592nd, 1593rd and 1594th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-07 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2019-09-07 - Minibus bursts into flame on road near Sidon (Mississippi):

2019-09-07 - SUV bursts into flame at gas station in San Antonio (Texas):

2019-09-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-5 near Sunny Valley (Oregon):

2019-09-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Route 219 near Mount Jewett (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-07 - Two cars go up in flames at home on La Manda Boulevard in San Antonio (Texas):

2019-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on Jason Boulevard in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2019-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on the Mitchell Freeway in Duncraig (Australia), near the coast:

2019-09-07 - Car bursts into flame near Affpuddle (Britain):

2019-09-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Northampton (Britain):

Quote: "Saturday 7 September, 11.44am Car fire, M1 southbound between junction 15 (Northampton) and Newport Pagnell Service Area. One appliance and crew from Newport Pagnell, one from Broughton, one from Mereway and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and two sets of breathing apparatus."

2019-09-07 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire, fire spreads to home, on Colfax Street in Griffith (Indiana):

2019-09-07 - Boat repair business heavily damaged by fire in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):

2019-09-07 - Tree stump starts smoldering on Quantock Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Quantock Road, Grimsby. Sat 7 Sep 2019 13:02 (No:20009) Smouldering tree stump. Extinguished using Scotty Back Pack."

2019-09-07 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Machesney Park (Illinois):

2019-09-07 - Car wash destroyed by fire at gas station near airport in San Antonio (Texas):

2019-09-07 - Garage destroyed by fire at 6:46 AM in Burley (Idaho):

2019-09-07 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Oxford (Ohio), nobody there:

2019-09-07 - Home damaged by fire at 5:15 AM on West Willow Lane in Peoria (Illinois):

2019-09-07 - Home damaged by fire on Tappanzee Court in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 2 injured:

2019-09-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Gold Creek Circle in Discovery Bay (California):

2019-09-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Belmont Avenue in Toledo (Ohio), nobody there:

2019-09-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM at River Glenn Townhomes in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 2 injured:

2019-09-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Glendale (Arizona):

2019-09-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire near Market Road in Spencer (West Virginia):

2019-09-07 - Townhome complex heavily damaged by massive fire in the wee hours on Ardwick Drive in Stone Mountain (Georgia):

2019-09-07 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Yazoo City (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2019-09-07 - Deadly fire burns home on East Madison Street in Kensington (Maryland), 1 killed:

2019-09-07 - Deadly fire burns home on Depot Street in Brookshire (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-09-07 - Deadly fire destroys home in Friendsville (Illinois), 2 killed:

2019-09-07 - Whale and dolphin deaths rise by 67% in just five years in the UK:

2019-09-07 - Man, 64, loses consciousness while diving, dies shortly later, off coastal Kahala (Hawaii):

Quote: "A diver who became unresponsive in waters off Kahala on Saturday has died. The incident happened about 10 a.m. off Kahala Beach Park. Members of his dive group pulled him from the water and started CPR on a boat after he was found unconscious in the water. He was brought to shore and taken to a hospital where he later died."

2019-09-07 - Man slumps over dead in car at shopping center in Palatka (Florida):

Quote: "From what authorities observed at the scene, the man seemed to have died before getting out of his vehicle to go shopping, Newcomb said. It is likely he could have suffered a medical condition, authorities said."

2019-09-07 - Man, 22, jumps into the water and dies in Lake Norman (North Carolina):

2019-09-07 - Man, mid-50s, goes into cardiac arrest and dies on the Greenway in Warrenton (Virginia):

Quote: "A driver passing by the Warrenton Greenway’s trailhead crossing at Falmouth Street early Saturday morning called authorities to report a possible cardiac arrest of someone on the Greenway, according to Town of Warrenton Town Manager Brandie Schaeffer."

2019-09-07 - Man found 100 yards from dam in Fort Dodge (Iowa):

2019-09-07 - Man, 20 found dead in body of water in Stutsman County (North Dakota):

2019-09-07 - Man, 18, found dead near the Fox River in Nunda Township (Illinois):

2019-09-07 - Man slumps over dead in car in Lake Station (Indiana):

2019-09-07 - Man found dead in the Ouachita River in Monroe (Louisiana):

2019-09-07 - Man, 73, found dead under bridge near the Yocona River in Lafayette County (Mississippi):

2019-09-07 - Man in his 50s falls into the St. Lawrence River and dies near Contrecœur (Canada):

2019-09-07 - Woman, 52, found dead in pond near her home in Kabin Buri District (Thailand):

2019-09-07 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands):

Quote: "A Jet2 flight departing from Glasgow Airport for Antalya in Turkey had to be diverted to Amsterdam after a 'medical emergency' on board."

2019-09-07 - Cop, man, has 'medical event' and goes into cardiac arrest, police car crashes, in Cortland (Ohio):

Quote: "A city police officer is at St. Joseph Warren Hospital after suffering a 'medical event' Saturday evening and crashing his vehicle on state Route 5 near McDonald’s and Circle K, according to police Chief David Morris. Morris said the Bazetta Police Department and Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. The chief also said several civilians stopped to assist the officer and performed CPR until the fire department arrived."

2019-09-07 - Man, 51, has 'medical event', car slams into SUV which hits man, at McKinley Mall in Buffalo (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Following the initial investigation, police believe a male driver suffered a medical emergency while behind the wheel, he struck an SUV which then struck a male pedestrian, killing the pedestrian."

2019-09-07 - Woman, 65, falls off golf cart and dies in Silver Lake (Indiana):

2019-09-07 - Small plane crashes and burns near airport in Henderson (Nevada), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2019-09-07 - Small plane crashes on coastal Nunivak Island (Alaska):

2019-09-07 - Minivan veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Route 2 in Glastonbury (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2019-09-07 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, in coastal West Barnstable (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2019-09-07 - Car veers over centerline, hits van head-on, in coastal Orland (Maine), 3 injured:

2019-09-07 - Car veers off road, plunges into body of water, in Franklin County (Illinois), 2 injured:

2019-09-07 - Car overturns on road in Boones Mill (Virginia), 1 injured:

2019-09-07 - Car overturns just before 5 AM, bursts into flame, in Coalinga (California), 1 killed:

2019-09-07 - Car crashes down embankment just before 3 AM, bursts into flame, in coastal Cole Harbour (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-09-07 - Elephant goes on a rampage and injures 17 people on the island of Sri Lanka:

2019-09-07 - Typhoon Lingling hits South Korea, kills 3+ people, 127,000 homes without power:

2019-09-07 - India recorded 1000 extreme rainfall events in the first 12 days of August:

2019-09-07 - Scientists bewildered as underwater lab disappears in the Baltic Sea:

Quote: "The sheer size and weight of the subsea station, which consisted of two racks, one weighing 250kg (550lbs) and the other 100kg, anchored at a depth of 22 meters (72 feet) has ruled out a massive storm, heavy currents or large sea creatures as the culprits behind the observatory’s disappearance."

Note: So a bit less than 800 pounds. I wouldn't rule out large sea creatures so quickly. A whale could easily move that much mass, and a big shark or whale shark probably could too. Maybe a whale or shark partially entangled with heavy-duty fishing line or part of a fishing net inadvertently snagged it and took off with it...

2019-09-07 - Alcohol causes most overall harm of any drug:


  1. Happy Monday Jonny, everyone. Seems we ratchet up a little each week now. More H2S events, more fires, more accidents, more "anomalies" affecting weather, less time left for humanity (and probably all life on the planet).

    Corroboration for Jonny's "heating from below" claim is seen below.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.8.19 Dorian Aftermath - Circus Afghanistan [~ 8.6 min.]

    Sunday, September 8, 2019
    Arctic Ocean overheating

    Where Arctic sea ice disappears, hot water emerges on the image, indicating that the temperature of the ocean underneath the sea ice is several degrees above freezing point.

    remaining sea ice is stopping a lot of ocean heat from getting transferred to the air, so the temperature of the water of the Arctic Ocean is now rising rapidly, with the danger that some of the accumulating ocean heat will reach sediments at the seafloor and cause eruptions of huge amounts of methane. [more]

    [Mike's observation and prediction from last night playing out]
    Oil Seen Leaking From Hurricane-Hit Facility On Grand Bahama Island

    A major oil storage terminal on Grand Bahama Island was damaged by Hurricane Dorian and has leaked oil into the surrounding environment, raising concern that the oil could damage local reefs and wildlife. [more]

    Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" hits Tokyo, leaving 1 million homes without power, killing at least 2 people and injuring 40, Japan

    Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" made landfall in the coastal city of Chiba shortly before 20:00 UTC on September 8, 2019 (05:00 JST, September 9), bringing record-breaking wind gusts to parts of the region. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Powerful Typhoon "Lingling" hits the Korean Peninsula, results in at least 3 fatalities and power disruptions

    Typhoon "Lingling", one of the most intense storms to hit South Korea, hit Jeju island and passed along the country's coast on September 7, 2019, causing power disruptions and killing at least three people. The quick-moving storm headed towards North Korea afterward where it made final landfall. [more]

    Temperatures In The Pacific Ocean Have Shot Up To Dangerous Levels, And Scientists Are Blaming A “Strange Anomaly”

    It is being called “the Pacific marine heatwave of 2019”, and officials are warning that it could have very frightening implications if it does not dissipate soon. Right now, there is a vast expanse of water stretching from northern Alaska all the way to southern California where the water temperatures have rapidly risen to very dangerous levels. In fact, in some spots the water temperature is already “as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit above normal”, and there is a tremendous amount of concern about what will happen if the water continues to become even warmer. At this point things are already so bad that we are being warned that this strange anomaly could “ravage marine life and decimate commercial fishing” all along the west coast. [more]

    Monday, 9 September 2019
    Millions of hectares of land in the Arctic ablaze

    Dark days ahead as huge Arctic wildfires spew soot

    Devastating wildfires across the world have made front-page news in recent times, from the current blazes in the Amazon, to last year’s deadly fires in Greece, to the widespread property destruction in Canada three years ago. One place you might not expect to be burning, however, is the Arctic. Yet at the time of writing, millions of hectares of land in the Arctic were ablaze.

    Fire is a natural part of the ecology of the vast boreal forests that girdle Earth in northern latitudes. But the amount of vegetation that has been on fire across Alaska, Canada and Russia since June is highly unusual. Even Greenland, four-fifths of which is covered in ice, has seen fires. The impacts on human health and the environment are coming into focus – and they are worrying. Is there anything we can do? [more]

    Typhoon Faxai hits Japan

    300,000 households have lost power in Tokyo due to powerful storm

    Thousands urged to leave Tokyo as typhoon makes landfall [more]

    [more later]

  3. [from our There Goes The Food segment]
    Stone fruit production in Río Negro, Argentina affected by severe frost

    The last frosts in the Alto Valley of Rio Negro, which had extremely cold temperatures of almost -10º C for 14 hours, could have damaged much of the region's fruit production, especially stone fruits, such as peaches and plums. The damages are currently being evaluated by the technicians of the Secretariat of Fruit Cultivation of Rio Negro. [more]

    Signs and Portents: Two-headed serpent spotted in Bali, Indonesia

    Morocco floods kill 11 in bus accident

    At least 11 people were killed Sunday in Morocco after their bus was overturned by a flood in the kingdom's southeast, authorities said. [more]

    [correction on the mysterious missing German undersea research device]
    Mystery surrounds lost German sea data station

    It consisted of a power unit, connected by cable to the coast, and an instrument unit, which together weighed 770kg (1,700 pounds). [more]

    The Mega Cascadia Earthquake Is Overdue and Could Strike the US West Coast At Any Moment, Creating Huge 30 Meter-High Tsunami Waves Within Seconds – Please Prepare For This Apocalyptic Event

    What people are already calling the “big one” is a M9.0 impending earthquake that is set to destroy most of the northwest region of the United States with huge 30 metre-high tsunami waves. [more]

    [this used to be a regular feature of class trips to Philly]
    The Mysterious Whispering Bench in Philadelphia

    Just in front of Memorial Hall in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, sits the impressive Smith Memorial Arch honoring Pennsylvania’s Civil War military and naval heroes. And the most unique aspect of this piece of architecture are the whispering benches at the base of the arch.

    A person sitting at one end of the bench can whisper into the wall behind him. A second person sitting at the opposite end can clearly hear what is being said. [more]

    Hurricane Dorian
    In Abaco Islands, lives shattered by Hurricane Dorian's devastation to the Bahamas

    "The most immediate need is to get as many people out of here as possible as fast as possible," Mattson said. [more]

    Thousands of Dorian survivors desperate to evacuate wrecked Bahamas as death toll climbs to 45

    A cargo ship that just dropped off supplies became a lifeboat for many who lost everything but their lives and were desperate to board the vessel and escape the devastation.

    "This boat is here to take you to Nassau," Sturrup told the crowd of distressed evacuees on Saturday, many holding backpacks and garbage bags stuffed with the few belongings they have left. [more]

    We are about to see 3 incredible moons in 3 consecutive months

    September - Harvest Moon
    October - Hunter's Moon
    November - Frost Moon [more]

  4. [starting the week with headlines from Rice Farmer]

    News Links, September 9, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    It's Happening Again: Maersk Halts Asia-Europe Loop Amid Global Slowdown

    Greenspan: Rising Gold Price Shows Investors Want Hard Assets That Will Increase In Value [waste of time]

    U.S. dollar is more at risk than China's yuan

    Sears Store Closings 2019: 100 Stores Closing Down, 60 Kmart Stores To Follow

    Israeli Officials Consider Attacking Iran, Believing Trump Won't Oppose It

    Report: Iranian Tanker Offloads Oil At Syrian Port

    Big Oil undermines U.N. climate goals with $50 billion of new projects: report

    The dark side of renewable energy

    U.S. Oil Market Suffering As The Trade War Escalates

    Solar Energy Is Renewable, But Is it Environmentally Just?

    Oil prices and the coming financial 'Ice Age'

    Alaska's Last Oil Frontier Will Never Be Developed

    Farm loan delinquencies surge in U.S. election battleground Wisconsin

    France's path towards sustainable farming eroded by increased droughts

    It's The Pace Of Change That Kills You — And it has now sped up beyond our means to control it

    Climate Catastrophe Comes for Europe

    Incredible scenes from India's financial capital that's drowning in rainwater—yet again

    Getty heiress donates £500,000 to fund that backs Extinction Rebellion

    The heiress Aileen Getty has donated nearly £500,000 to Extinction Rebellion, claiming "disruption" is necessary for climate action progress.

    New marine heat wave resembles killer 'Blob' that devastated sea life on West Coast, NOAA says

    How the plastic bottle went from miracle container to hated garbage

    Florida's Freshwater Turtles Are In Danger Due To Climate Change

    US Beekeepers File Suit Against Trump EPA Charging 'Illegal' Approval of Insecticide Linked to Mass Die-Off

    Amazon's Ring camera raises civil liberties concerns: U.S. senator

    Mueller Helped Saudis Cover Up Involvement In 9/11 Attacks: Lawsuit

    Cops Digitally Erase Suspect's Facial Tattoos To Make Him Look More Like The Robbery Suspect Caught On Camera

    Google siphoning personal data to advertisers, new evidence suggests

    Russia says Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day

    Universal Basic Income + Automation + Plutocracy = Dystopia
    [none of this will matter soon]

    The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Go Wrong?

    Pompeo Argues US War in Afghanistan Was 'Successful'

    Baltimore On Track For Record Homicides As City Descends Into Chaos

    Leprosy Could Be The Next Public Health Crisis To Hit Los Angeles

    Growing backlash in China against A.I. and facial recognition

    Jobs Report Badly Misses Estimates: 130,000 Jobs with Only 96,000 Private Jobs

    Fewer people are getting married because there's a shortage of economically-stable single men, says study

    Paging More Doctors: California's Worsening Physician Shortage

    Here's Who Owns the Most Land in America
    The 100 largest private landowners in the U.S. own 40 million acres—an area the size of Florida.

    The Financialization of the US Economy

  5. It's just a matter of time before people realize that it's over.

    The people whose island got destroyed by a historic storm "get it" - they have nothing and it's survival time. That mindset and condition will spread from sinking islands to mainlands like the blossoming cyano-bacterial growth in our ponds and lakes.

    What if we stopped pretending? The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it.

    The struggle to rein in global carbon emissions and keep the planet from melting down has the feel of Kafka’s fiction. The goal has been clear for thirty years, and despite earnest efforts we’ve made essentially no progress toward reaching it. Today, the scientific evidence verges on irrefutable. If you’re younger than sixty, you have a good chance of witnessing the radical destabilization of life on earth—massive crop failures, apocalyptic fires, imploding economies, epic flooding, hundreds of millions of refugees fleeing regions made uninhabitable by extreme heat or permanent drought. If you’re under thirty, you’re all but guaranteed to witness it. [more]

    Northern Hemisphere battered by Typhoons Faxai, Lingling and Hurricane Dorian as China and the US come under scrutiny for altering the course of cyclones?

    According to the Daily Star, China has been filmed firing microwaves at a typhoon to change its direction, according to a claim from a conspiracy theorist. For years, researchers have claimed the US government has been using technology developed by the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) to alter weather conditions. But a new video has now surfaced that has sparked claims China is doing the same. Full story here [more]

    ["according to a claim from a conspiracy theorist" - that's not too subtle is it? Because of course it can only be the way THEY SAY: mini-Ice Age, GSM]

    [2nd half below]

  6. [smoke 'em if ya got 'em]
    Haze Threat Looms Over Singapore as Indonesia Forest Fires Rage

    More than 2,500 hotspots scattered throughout Southeast Asia were detected in the past week, Indonesia’s weather agency said on Sunday, citing satellite data. [more]

    As Bolivian forests burn, Evo's bet on Big Farming comes under fire

    The scale of the fires is massive, threatening what is seen as a natural bulwark against climate change. In recent weeks, they have swept over 2.1 million hectares (5.2 mln acres) in land-locked Bolivia, an area almost the size of New Jersey, burning more than 700,000 hectares of forest in protected reserves, according to a report by local conservation group FAN. [more]

    Rare 'Micromoon' Is Gracing Us With Its Presence On Friday The 13th

    On Friday the 13th, a harvest micromoon will grace the night sky across the United States.

    Those familiar with a full moon know that’s when the face of the moon appears fully illuminated from Earth. But not all full moons are the same. Some are harvest moons, some are micromoons ― and a few are both.

    A full moon at the peak of fall harvest season allows farmers to “work late into the night by this Moon’s light,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac. That makes this week’s full moon a harvest moon.

    It’s also a micromoon, which happens when the full moon is at the point in the moon’s orbit where it’s at its greatest distance from Earth, called apogee. At its apogee, the full moon will appear 14% smaller to people on Earth than when the moon is at its closest, making it a micromoon.

    NOAA staff warned in Sept. 1 directive against contradicting Trump – “This is the first time I’ve felt pressure from above to not say what truly is the forecast”

    Perhaps the darkest day ever for NOAA leadership. Don’t know how they will ever look their workforce in the eye again. Moral cowardice.
    David Titley, chief operating officer of NOAA under President Obama [more]

    [from yesterday]
    LeShow for 9/8/19 [~ 1 hr]

  7. Maybe the Chinese ARE firing microwaves at hurricanes/typhoons. Maybe we are too. But why leap to 'in order to change its direction'. That might not be the purpose at all.

    I think I read about some way to use microwaves to break apart methane molecules. Maybe that's what they're doing, or maybe they're experimenting to see if they can break up H2S molecules similarly. The hydrogen would bond with oxygen and make water, the carbon would bond with oxygen and make CO2, and the elemental sulfur, I dunno, maybe make some acid or just fall as elemental sulfur. Either way, if they break apart the methane molecules, they'd make the storm less flammable, and if they break apart the H2S then they'd make the storm less deadly poisonous. I don't know if that actually works, but if I were running things, it's something I'd at least try just to see.

  8. Deadly algae on Brittany's beaches is killing dozens of people annually

    For decades, potentially lethal green algae have amassed in shallow bays on Brittany's beautiful north-western coast. Environmentalists say the blossoming of unusually large amounts of green algae are linked to nitrates in fertilisers and waste from the region's intensive pig, poultry and dairy farming flowing into the river system and entering the sea. When the algae decompose, pockets of toxic gas get trapped under its crust — potentially fatal to humans if they step on it.

    "It could kill you in seconds," Ollivro said, as he took out a gas reader to monitor levels for his environmental campaign group. [more]

    Powerful Typhoon Faxai kills three, injures 40 and wreaks havoc on Tokyo transport system

    A woman in her 50s in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, was confirmed dead after a security camera captured her being blown off her feet and into a wall, according to police. [more]

    Nunavik Inuit genetically unique among present-day world populations, study finds

    "They do not share similar genetic components [or] genetic structure to any kind of present-day, worldwide populations." [more]