Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-10

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

2019-09-10 - Unknown sewage stench regularly blowing through coastal Everett (Washington):

Quote: "That’s how one commenter on the Nextdoor social media network described a scent that’s been hanging around north Everett the past few weeks. Beginning in late August, reports of sewage-like smells began flooding Nextdoor forums and other social media. The comments are centered in north Everett and along the Snohomish River. Kathleen Baxter, a spokeswoman for the Everett Public Works Department, looked into the complaints. There’s nothing from the city’s water-treatment facility that should be causing the smell, she said. The city has received 13 complaints since August 26."

2019-09-10 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits school in coastal Englewood (Florida):

Quote: "Bailey said the gas odor didn’t originate in the building, but it was outside."

2019-09-10 - Methane bubbling from the seafloor linked to landslides and tsunamis, near Gisborne (New Zealand):

2019-09-10 - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above the South Pole to go down as the strongest on record:

2019-09-10 - Underground fire has been burning for five years in Stanislaus Forest west of Yosemite (California):

Quote: "For at least five years, a fire has been burning underground in the Stanislaus Forest west of Yosemite, and foresters say they have no idea what started it or exactly how big it is."

2019-09-10 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap cars burns, in Fort Madison (Iowa), 500 feet from the Mississippi River:

Quote: "Fort Madison firefighters were on the scene of a fire at Feinberg’s Metals Recycling this morning. According to fire officials, a fire broke out under some scrapped automobiles and set a fire in an area about 100 feet by 100 feet."

2019-09-10 - More than 130 wildfires continue blazing across Queensland and New South Wales (Australia):

Quote: "Hundreds of firefighters are working to contain over 130 bushfires ravaging Queensland and New South Wales, as the Queensland premier cuts short her Europe trip to return home. Over 400 people were in evacuation centres on Queensland's Sunshine Coast as a blaze still burns out of control at Peregian Beach and Peregian Breeze Estate. One property has been destroyed in the area. On Tuesday afternoon, a Boeing 737 dumped 15,000 liters of fire retardant onto the Peregian fire."

2019-09-10 - Rocket launch pad bursts into flame at 3:05 AM at Tanegashima Space Center in coastal Minamitane (Japan):

Quote: "Japan called off a planned cargo ship launch to the International Space Station today (Sept. 10) after a fire erupted on the launch platform for the mission's rocket, according to press reports. 'Today’s launch is postponed because we found a fire around the hole at the deck of the mobile launcher at 3:05 a.m. JST (2:05 p.m. EDT/1805 GMT). Now we are trying to extinguish a fire,' representatives with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the rocket's builder, said in a Twitter status update. "

2019-09-10 - Australia launches emergency relocation of fish as largest river system faces ecological collapse:

2019-09-10 - Apartment building rocked by explosion and fire in Fountainbridge area in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland), 1 killed:

Note: This is the 135th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-09-10 - Transformer bursts into flame at school in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2019-09-10 - Custom boat, shipyard and ironworks business destroyed by fire at 4:07 AM at marina in coastal North Kingstown (Rhode Island):

Quote: "The structure housed two small businesses: Coastal Ironworks and the George W. Zachorne Jr. and Sons shipbuilding and repair shop. Euegene Lee - the set designer for Saturday Night Live and the Broadway musical 'Wicked' – had commissioned George Zachorne and his son Dominic to build him a custom boat. The ship was lost in the fire, but another of Lee’s boats was being kept just outside the building."

Note: This is the 793rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-10 - Tanker truck bursts into flame in Eethakota (India):

2019-09-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-96 in Ionia County (Michigan):

2019-09-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 in Los Angeles County (California):

2019-09-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Rockingham County (Virginia):

Quote: "According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), a tractor trailer fire has closed the southbound right lane and right shoulder at mile marker 253.3."

2019-09-10 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame just after 5 AM while parked inside business near port in coastal Mount Maunganui (New Zealand):

Quote: "The fire started just after 5am at the J Swap transitional facility on the corner of Hull Rd and Totara St near the Ports of Tauranga. Fire and Emergency NZ said a digger inside the building somehow caught fire - which then spread."

2019-09-10 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on Catsgore Road in Somerton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1605th, 1606th, 1607th, 1608th, 1609th and 1610th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-10 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at waste facility in Kennewick (Washington):

2019-09-10 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Pre Emption Street in Geneva (New York):

2019-09-10 - Utility truck bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-09-10 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Liberty Township (Ohio):

Note: This is the 332nd RV to burn in 2019...

2019-09-10 - Van bursts into flame on the M27 near Southampton (Britain):

2019-09-10 - SUV bursts into flame at 2 AM on Bookcliff Avenue in Grand Junction (Colorado):

2019-09-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at McDonald's in Spencer (Iowa):

2019-09-10 - Six cars go up in flames while parked near building, fire spreads to building, in Paterson (New Jersey):

Quote: "A fire that engulfed six cars in Paterson late Tuesday afternoon spread to a three-story building, causing major damage."

2019-09-10 - Four cars and RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked at storage facility in coastal Ventura (California):

Quote: "Crews arrived on scene to find a large RV and multiple passenger vehicles on fire at a storage facility, according to the Ventura Fire Department."

2019-09-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Dollar Tree in Wilkes-Barre Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-10 - Car bursts into flame at 6:50 AM at Haverford Road and Delmont Drive in Lower Merion (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Whitesboro High School in Marcy (New York):,82514

2019-09-10 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 169 in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-09-10 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-5 in Ferndale (Washington):

2019-09-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 on the Erskine Bridge over the River Clyde (Scotland):

2019-09-10 - Golf cart bursts into flame while parked in garage at Canyon Creek Apartments in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "A golf cart caught fire in an apartment garage damaging a Northwest Side storage unit late Tuesday night, San Antonio firefighters said. Firefighters were called just before 10 p.m. to the Reserve at Canyon Creek Apartments in the 12200 block of Vance Jackson after receiving word about the fire."

2019-09-10 - Tire business destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Planebrook Road in Frazer (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-10 - Factory destroyed by huge fire in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2019-09-10 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Idumea Road in Corryton (Tennessee):

2019-09-10 - Home damaged by AC fire in Hastings (Nebraska):

Quote: "They said eight firefighters responded and found a window air conditioning unit engulfed in flames on the ground outside the residence."

2019-09-10 - Home damaged by fire on Lambdin Arch in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-09-10 - Home damaged by fire near Center Lake in the Camp Lake area in Kenosha County (Wisconsin):

2019-09-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:45 AM on Del Mar Avenue in coastal Chula Vista (California):

2019-09-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:40 PM on Washington Street in Freeport (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after midnight near Utah Street and Minnesota Avenue in St. Louis (Missouri), nobody there:

Note: About 1.5 miles from where the school bus burst in the flame the day before, mentioned in the 2019-09-09 update...

2019-09-10 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Middlebrook Pike in West Knoxville (Tennessee):

2019-09-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM on Treeline Court in Hall County (Georgia), 1 injured:

2019-09-10 - Deadly fire destroys home in Necedah (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-09-10 - Vacant home burns in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2019-09-10 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Cypress Street in Abilene (Texas):

2019-09-10 - Vacant duplex burns before 5 AM on Bennett Street in Homewood (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-10 - Hundreds of fish dying in the Indian River Lagoon in coastal Port St. John (Florida):

2019-09-10 - Fish dying in reservoir in Franklin (Tennessee):

2019-09-10 - Three woman, 24, 26 and 30, found dead in submerged car in Maxton Pond in Maxton (North Carolina):

2019-09-10 - Man, 41, and two other people die within a week in Centralia (Illinois):

Quote: "The man is the third to be found dead in a home in Centralia since last Wednesday. Investigation and autopsies have also been conducted in the other two cases. Foul play is also unsuspected in those deaths."

2019-09-10 - Two people found dead in Martinsville (Indiana):

2019-09-10 - Two people found dead in apartment in coastal Washington DC:

2019-09-10 - Six children die in pond during idol immersion in Maradaghatta (India):

Note: Ganesha is apparently the god of depopulation!

2019-09-10 - Man found dead near Bahama Beach waterpark in southwest Dallas (Texas):

2019-09-10 - Man, 56, found dead on the banks of the Licking River in Wilder (Kentucky):

Quote: "A witness believes the victim, whose name wasn't released, became distressed because of water inhalation or a medical event."

2019-09-10 - Woman found dead along train tracks near Foote Street in Eustis (Florida), 700 feet from Lake Eustis:

Quote: "Her body did not show signs of trauma, the agency said, and the train tracks aren’t active at this time of year."

2019-09-10 - Woman found dead in the water in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2019-09-10 - Man, 61, found dead in canal in Eagle (Idaho):

2019-09-10 - Man, 61, Water Authority worker, found dead in the Ocmulgee River in Macon (Georgia):

2019-09-10 - Man found dead in the St. Joseph River in Elkhart (Indiana):

2019-09-10 - Man found dead in carport at home in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

2019-09-10 - Man, 53, found dead near Winter Street in Lewiston (Maine):

2019-09-10 - Man found dead on Lefevre Drive in Brookings (South Dakota):

2019-09-10 - Man, 26, found dead in his SUV in parking lot in Lancaster (South Carolina):

2019-09-10 - Woman found dead in Lake Mead (Nevada):

2019-09-10 - Person found dead in Lillooet Lake (Canada):

2019-09-10 - Man found dead in Lake Bourget near Tresserve (France):

2019-09-10 - School bus driver, man, 63, has 'medical emergency', bus overturns into ditch, in Benton County (Mississippi), 1 killed, 8 injured:

Quote: "According to the Benton County Coroner Larry Hobson, Cole reportedly grabbed his chest and slumped over in the seat before the crash. Hobson says it’s likely Cole experienced a cardiac event. It’s not clear though if he died before or as a result of the crash. Bostick says Cole worked for the district for five years, calling him trusted and dependable."

2019-09-10 - Double-decker bus driver, man, has 'medical episode' and slumps over, bus crashes into lamppost, in coastal Liverpool (Britain), 3 injured:

Quote: "A spokesperson for Merseyside Police confirmed that the driver of the 82 service suffered a medical episode at the wheel shortly before the crash."

2019-09-10 - Man, 59, has 'medical episode', SUV slams into boy and kills him, on Ocean Avenue in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 2 injured:

Quote: "Near the end of the school day on Tuesday afternoon, a 10-year-old boy in Brooklyn stood along a bustling roadway waiting for a bus, most likely trying to get home. But the police said the boy never made it onto the bus after he was struck by an S.U.V. driven by a man who had suffered a 'medical episode,' causing him to lose control of the vehicle at an intersection in Midwood. The boy later died at a nearby hospital. At around 2:43 p.m., the police said a man in his 50s was traveling north on Ocean Avenue, near Avenue L, in his gray Lexus S.U.V. when he veered off the road and mounted the sidewalk where the boy was standing, the police said."

Quote: "Several outlets are reporting that the driver suffered a medical episode—allegedly a seizure—when the crash occurred."

2019-09-10 - Man, 49, has 'medical problem', pickup truck crashes off road, near Kirksville (Missouri):

Quote: "Police told KTVO at the scene that Allen Couch, 49, of Brashear, Missouri, was westbound on Shepherd Avenue heading into Kirksville. Officers said Couch experienced an unspecified medical problem that caused him to run off the right side of the street."

2019-09-10 - Small plane crashes into building at Ak-Chin Regional Airport in Maricopa (Arizona), 2 injured:

2019-09-10 - Freight train derails, huge fire erupts, in Dupo (Illinois):

Note: That's in part of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area, on the other side of the Mississippi River from St. Louis...

2019-09-10 - Two military vehicles collide near Kemijärvi (Finland), 27 injured:

2019-09-10 - Tractor trailer hauling garbage overturns, bursts into flame, on I-71 near Buckner (Kentucky):

2019-09-10 - Pickup truck veers off road and overturns at 12:40 AM in coastal Walton County (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-09-10 - Car crashes into nursing home in Fountain Inn (South Carolina):

2019-09-10 - Car crashes just before 6 AM in Mt. healthy (Ohio), 2 injured:

Quote: "A motorist may have suffered a medical emergency just before a crash in Mt. Healthy early Tuesday, according to Hamilton County dispatchers."

2019-09-10 - Three-story building collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), several injured:

2019-09-10 - Woman pulled from the River Hull near Nelson Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Nelson Street, Hull. Tue 10 Sep 2019 18:51 (No:20296) Adult female in river. 4 firefighters in water rescue gear assisted humber rescue with casualty retrieval from river and assisted paramedics with casualty transport into awaiting ambulance."

2019-09-10 - Volcano Villarrica showing signs of increased activity in Chile, alert level raised:

2019-09-10 - Tornado touches down and causes damage in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2019-09-10 - Typhoon Lingling killed 8 people and destroyed 460 homes and 114,000+ acres of farmland in North Korea:

2019-09-10 - Civil War cannonballs, cocaine, megalodon teeth, human ashes and rare shells found on US beaches after Hurricane Dorian:

2019-09-10 - Flies overwhelm Pakistan’s Karachi after monsoon floods:

Note: Yikes, that looks horrible!

2019-09-10 - Montreal moves to ban glyphosate pesticide amid health and environmental concerns:

2019-09-10 - Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements:

Note: If you're part of the Military Industrial Complex and/or a warmonger, this will make you sad. Otherwise...yay!


  1. Great reporting Jonny! Where else can a person find all this information on a single site? NOWHERE! You're showing all the phenomena no one wants to explain (or CAN'T, by conventional thinking).

    Uptick in train derailments and fires lately.

    i'm waiting for the day a garbage truck bursts into flame in Hull, U.K.

    We've had an underground coal seam fire burning in Centralia, PA since 1962. No shortage of PA events here today.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.11.19 Truth is always in fashion [~ 33 min.]

    The Suicide Rate In The U.S. Has Hit The Highest Level In 50 Years, And There Is Concern That It Will Go Much Higher

    Despite the fact that more money is being spent on suicide prevention efforts than ever before in our history, the suicide rate in the United States continues to rise dramatically. As you will see below, one new study has discovered that our suicide rate actually increased by 41 percent between 1999 and 2016. Even though we have the highest standard of living that any generation of Americans has ever enjoyed, we are an exceedingly unhappy nation and we are killing ourselves in unprecedented numbers. This shouldn’t be happening, but unfortunately the forces that have taken over our culture have convinced multitudes of Americans that their lives are not worth living any longer. [more]

    [oh, ya mean like this?]
    Why Are Suicides Increasing among US Farmers?

    Suicide is a rising problem in the United States, especially among farmers.

    Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Americans who work in farming, ranching and agricultural management have some of the highest suicide rates in the nation. [more]

    [give this a listen]
    America’s “Deep State”. From the JFK Assassination to 9/11

    Peter Dale Scott, one of the most perceptive and provocative political-historical thinkers of our time, addresses in this podcast interview the Deep State in the United States and the common patterns of the two great events in American history in the last fifty years that were deep events and had constitutional changes as consequences – the JFK assassination ’63 and the terror attacks of 9/11. [more; ~ 58.75 min. video]

    [continued below]

  2. A Vast Liquidation of Public Lands Is Underway in Alaska

    The Trump administration is quietly leading one of the largest liquidations of America’s public lands since the late 19th century. If fully implemented, this effort could result in the transfer, sale, or private exploitation of more than 28.3 million acres of public lands in Alaska, including old-growth forests, subsistence hunting areas for Alaska Native communities, habitats for polar bears, salmon spawning streams, and other backcountry areas. It would affect millions of acres in the Tongass National Forest and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge alone. [more]

    2 500 people missing after destruction brought by Hurricane "Dorian"

    A spokesman with the National Emergency Management Agency - Bahamas confirmed September 11, 2019, that 2 500 people are now registered as missing. However, the number is likely much higher as there were many undocumented people living there.

    The confirmed death toll stands at 50, as of September 11 [more]

    After Brazil and Siberia, wildfires are causing big concern in Indonesia (5,062 fire “hot spots”) Australia (140 bushfires) and California (biggest this year)

    West Africa: Flood death toll rises in Niger, homes destroyed in Nigeria, hundreds displaced in Chad

    Further flooding has been reported in parts of Nigeria, adding to the long list of flood events that have affected countries in west and north west Africa over the last few weeks.

    Meanwhile the death toll from flooding in Niger has increased, while the International Organization for Migration (IOM) report that flooding in Chad has displaced hundreds of families.

    Other countries of the region have also seen major flooding over the last few weeks, including in Mali and Mauritania, along with Central African Republic and further north, Algeria and Morocco. [more]

    [last piece below]

  3. 7 dead as floods worsen in Cambodia

    Quoting the country's National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), the Phnom Penh Post said that 7 people have died in the recent floods, which have displaced 6,893 families and inundated thousands of homes. Flooding has also caused severe damage to crops and livestock. [more]

    Major Venezuelan oil company registers office in Moscow, facilitates oil trade with China, India

    PDVSA's registry in Moscow comes after Rosneft became the main trader of Venezuelan crude in August, facilitating shipping of the country's oil to China and India. It took some 40% of PDVSA's exports in July and over 66% in August, according to the firm's export programs and the Refinitiv Eikon data. This came as an attempt to help Venezuela, where oil accounts for more than 95 percent of export revenue, to ease losses due to US sanctions. [more]

    Australia rainforest burns as bushfires arrive early – Queensland faces worst fire threat in recorded history – “This isn’t the new normal. We’re going to see much worse. The pace of the change is going to accelerate.”

    Fire season itself has become nearly a year-round trial, according to fire officials. Independent studies have also shown that the number of hot days in Australia has doubled in the past 50 years, while heat waves have become hotter and longer. Extreme weather events, such as flooding and cyclones, have intensified in frequency and strength, as well. [more]

    [Jeez, that Grand Solar Minimum is really having an effect!]

    Trump administration will not grant protected status to Bahamians affected by Dorian

    The Trump administration will not grant temporary protected status, a form of humanitarian relief, to Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian, according to an administration official.
    [more; such compassion!]

  4. New Wall Street report suggests the US is in debt to the tune of $400 trillion

    AB Bernstein, a global asset management firm based on Wall Street, came up with these figures by including in its analysis not only traditional levels of public debt, such as bonds, but also financial debt as well as future obligations for entitlement programs. These include social security, Medicare and public pensions [that the gov't has effectively stolen].

    Former senior FEMA officials arrested on bribery, fraud charges re: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria relief efforts

    The former president of Cobra Acquisitions, a company that secured $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico's destroyed power grid, was also arrested by the FBI, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

    An indictment returned by a federal grand jury includes 15 charges against Ahsha Tribble and Jovanda Patterson, who were former FEMA officials, and Donald Keith Ellison, who was president of Cobra Acquisitions up until June.

    A Justice Department statement said Tribble, who was FEMA deputy administrator of the region, and Ellison are alleged to have "developed a personal relationship wherein Ellison provided Tribble with things of value with the intent to influence Tribble's performance of official acts. Ellison provided Tribble with personal helicopter use, hotel accommodations, airfare, personal security services, and the use of a credit card."

    Patterson was a FEMA deputy chief of staff assigned to San Juan from October 2017 to March 2018 before being hired by Cobra.

    If found guilty, the defendants face sentences up to 5 years in prison for conspiracy, travel act violations, conflict of interest, and false statements and 30 years for honest services wire fraud and disaster fraud, according to the Justice Department. [more; pfff, cost of doing business]

    Torrential rain inundates Valencia region of Spain for second month in a row - Two dead as storm washes away hundreds of cars, spawns tornadoes

    Torrential rain that has been falling in Spain's Mediterranean area left two people dead today in Caudete, a municipality in Albacete, in the Valencia region. Although they were originally reported to be a married couple, the latest reports by government officials describe them as a brother and sister aged 61 and 51. The victims' car was dragged along by flooding, according to a tweet from the 112 emergency services.

    A small tornado formed at around three in the morning on Dénia's Raset beach, in Alicante province, damaging the municipal sports center and ripping up trees, traffic signs and roofs. Winds of 104 kilometers per hour were recorded.

    The rising waters of the Clariano river have also destroyed a 16th-century bridge in Aielo de Malferit (Valencia). The centuries-old structure "is completely gone," said the mayor, Juanra Espí. [more]

    [2nd part below]

  5. Big bright meteor fireball spotted in the Netherlands

    On Thursday afternoon, September 12th, a large, bright meteor/fireball was spotted in the sky over northern parts of the Netherlands. It was seen around 14.50 above Langeoog, an East Frisian Island north of Germany. [more]

    College student struck by lightning in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina has died

    A Columbia University student from Northern Virginia has died, weeks after being struck by lightning in Kitty Hawk.

    Matt Summerill, 23, was swimming with friends Aug. 23 when he was struck in the back by a lightning bolt, according to police and a GoFundMe account set up to cover medical costs.

    Summerill had been hospitalized at a trauma center in Greenville since the accident and in a medically-induced coma, the GoFundMe page said.

    "He was in the water near shore, throwing a frisbee with two friends, when a lightning bolt came out of the clear blue sky and struck him in the lower back," organizer Cameron Blount wrote. "His two friends collected themselves and realized Matthew was facedown in the water. They took him to shore and started performing CPR, and the lifeguard rushed an oxygen tank to him right away. Medical services took over soon after and after over an hour of more CPR got him to where they could move him, but not in a HelEvac because by that point the storm had moved in." [more]

    Lightning bolt kills 4 people, severely injures 2 in Uganda

    Lightning has struck dead four people at Kyashamiro Trading Centre, Rutenga Sub County in Kanungu District, leaving two others with severe injuries. [more]

    Floods kill at least 14 in southern Laos, hundreds of thousands displaced

    Flooding has affected the lives of 572,000 people and caused considerable damage to buildings and farmland, according to estimates by the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance.

    Hundreds of schools have been closed as 102,000 people have been displaced and 150,000 hectares of farmland have been lost. Many roads are inaccessible and at least 37 houses have been damaged as well. [more]

    [last bit follows]

  6. [from our You Don't Say . . dept.]
    Coast Guard issues warning on charging phone batteries after California boat fire

    The Coast Guard has issued a safety bulletin following the California boat fire that killed 34 people, recommending commercial boat operators limit unsupervised charging of cellphones and other electronic devices.

    A brief, preliminary report on the Labor Day fire that destroyed the dive ship Conception near Santa Cruz Island was issued Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board, but it did not address the cause of the fire. The report did note that three crew members said they knew of no mechanical or electrical issues with the boat.

    The report said that all six crew members were asleep when the fire broke out. Boats like the Conception, which caught fire around 3 a.m., are required to have a crew member keep watch at night.

    The Coast Guard said it has convened a Marine Board of Investigation to determine the cause of the blaze. The bulletin noted it does not have to await the board's findings before taking "immediate and positive" action. [more]

    Boat operators also should "reduce potential fire hazards and consider limiting the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and extensive use of power strips and extension cords," the bulletin said.

    "The intensity of the fire surprised people," Peter Goelz, former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board, told USA TODAY. "If it was being fed by lithium batteries, that might explain it." [more; BULLSHIT - how about a real propellant like CH4?]

    Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

    The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming. [more]

    [from our News Ya Didn't Want To Hear desk]
    A Swedish scientist suggested the climate crisis could lead people to consider eating human flesh. It's not the first time a scientist has suggested the idea.

    Climate change is likely to put stress on our agricultural system and cause severe food shortages in the future.
    Behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund recently suggested that because of this, people might one day consider eating human flesh.

    In 2018, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins put forth a similar idea. [more; WHOSE?]

  7. People, people who eat people, are the hungriest people, in the world.