Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-16


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

2019-09-16 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

Quote: "Authorities did not release details about the origin of the odor."

2019-09-16 - Rising planetary temperatures resulting in thousands of flammable methane-infused lakes across Alaska and Siberia:

Quote: "Thousands of flammable lakes are popping up all over Alaska and Siberia. Rising global temperatures are thawing and melting permafrost in the Arctic, which creates these thermokarst lakes that bubble with methane. The methane is flammable, but also getting into the atmosphere where it can contribute to further climate change."

Note: If this methane is going into the atmosphere then we should see rising methane levels in the Arctic...

2019-09-16 - Atmospheric methane levels in the Arctic spike to unprecedented levels:

Quote: "In a central Arctic location, a research site in the US state of Alaska, record-breaking level in methane concentration was recorded for this year. The sudden jump sent waves of uneasiness through social networks. In August, methane levels above 2040 nmol mol-1 (ppb) were spotted by the Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, located eight kilometres east of the city of Utqiagvik (formerly called Barrow) in Alaska. To spot methane levels breaking the 2000ppb mark so sharply in this fragile region is unprecedented, as the chart below illustrates."

2019-09-16 - Man dies unsuspiciously in burning SUV near Clayton Street and East 74th Avenue in Adams County (Colorado):

2019-09-16 - Person/persons burn to death in burning car in Buffalo (New York), boy found nearby:

Quote: "Two other neighbors also said the boy mentioned a some sort of fire. 'He kept saying "fire, fire, fire,"' said neighbor Tina Conicek. 'He said "my mom is dead and I need help,"' said neighbor Dana, who did not wish to have her last name published. 'I asked "where’s your father?" He said "he was pulling the car out of the garage and the car caught on fire."'"

2019-09-16 - Pile of junk cars goes up in flames at waste facility in Fairbanks (Alaska):

2019-09-16 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap metal burns, in Northglenn (Colorado):

2019-09-16 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, at the East Quay in coastal Newhaven (Britain):

Quote: "Please avoid the area due to firefighters tackling the incident, involving scrap metal. Keep doors and windows closed, as smoke can be an irritant."

2019-09-16 - Railroad bridge over the Colorado River goes up in flames in Parker (Arizona):

2019-09-16 - Lab housing Ebola, plague and smallpox viruses rocked by explosion and fire in Koltsovo, Siberia (Russia), 1 injured:

Note: Siberia again, where the monstrous Arctic wildfires are raging, where the permafrost is melting and where huge methane explosions are leaving gigantic craters in the ground...

2019-09-16 - Pallet business damaged by fire at 6:45 AM near the Port of Wilmington on the Delaware River in Wilmington (Delaware):

2019-09-16 - Transformer bursts into flame near train station in coastal Hayward (California):

2019-09-16 - Mulch fire erupts near schools in Thermal (California):

2019-09-16 - Dozens of wildfires burn across New South Wales (Australia), 34 homes destroyed, 13 more damaged:

Quote: "Bushfires have destroyed more than 30 NSW properties only weeks into the fire season as emergency services prepare for more unfavourable conditions. The fire in bushland around Drake has been the most destructive, burning through more than 60,000 hectares and 16 properties since it started almost two weeks ago. Thirty-four homes have been destroyed - 26 of those by the most recent fires - and another 13 have been damaged. Rural Fire Service Inspector Ben Shepherd said more than 40 fires were burning across the state on Tuesday morning and about a dozen of them were uncontained."

Quote: "It is important not to lose sight of the fact that, although these losses are tragic, there have been more than 600 homes that have actually been saved due to the great work of firefighters..."

Note: That should cheer up the people whose homes have been destroyed. 'Hey, buck up, other people still have homes!'

2019-09-16 - Wildfires break out along the Amazon River near Alter do Chao (Brazil):

Quote: "Fires have broken out near a Brazilian town popular among tourists for its beaches on an Amazon river tributary. Officials in Brazil's Para state say the fires around Alter do Chao started in several areas over the weekend and that firefighters were still working to put them out on Monday."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2019-09-16 - Wildfire grows to 54,518 acres in Plumas National Forest (California), fire visible from space:

2019-09-16 - Wildfire breaks out near Adams Canyon in Davis County (Utah):

2019-09-16 - Two boats go up in flames while parked at business on Rocky Hollow Road in coastal East Greenwich (Connecticut):

2019-09-16 - Yacht 'Medsum' destroyed by fire near coastal Fethiye (Turkey), 1 killed:

Quote: "One French national died and four others were slightly injured after a fire broke out on a yacht early Monday off the coast of Fethiye district in southwestern Turkey's Mugla province. The wooden yacht named 'Medsum' was carrying 15 people at the time of the fire, the cause of which has not yet been determined."

Note: These are the 807th, 808th and 809th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-16 - School bus bursts into flame at shopping center in Madison Heights (Virginia):

Note: This is the 128th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 447th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-09-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near toll plaza in coastal Valsad (India):

2019-09-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in the Karkardooma area in Delhi (India):

Note: These are the 448th and 449th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-09-16 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the A47 Wisbech Road at Thorney Toll in Fenland (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame inside business in Springfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "He said a tractor-trailer that had been brought into the garage caught fire and filled the building with smoke."

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 in Castaic (California):

Quote: "A Castaic brush fire was ignited near the 5 Freeway Monday morning after reports of a fully involved big rig, officials said."

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 99 near Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "The incident was reported as a semi fire about 9:49 a.m."

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 71 just east of La Grange (Texas):

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 7 AM on US 23 in Monroe County (Michigan):

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 7 AM on I-71 in Columbus (Ohio):

2019-09-16 - Tractor, hay and barn destroyed by fire in Antis Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "WTAJ has learned that the barn contained hay and a tractor."

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Central Expressway in coastal Singapore:

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A40 near Abergavenny (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Tractor bursts into flame in the Newhay area in Selby (Britain):

Quote: "Selby. Mon 16 Sep 2019 16:13 (No:20870) Tractor on fire. Three hose reels and Thermal Image Camera in use. North Yorkshire fire and rescue assisted Humberside with water."

2019-09-16 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in Kirklinton (Britain):

Quote: "Large Vehicle Fire Kirklinton(Carlisle) 16 Sep 2019 At 09:22 Hours on the 16th of September 2019, Two Fire Engines attended a JCB on fire in Kirklinton. On arrival crews found the JCB well alight and used Breathing Apparatus and a hose reel jet to extingquish the fire, Crews are still in attendance."

Note: These are the 1649th-1660th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-16 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in parking lot in Clarksville (Tennessee):

2019-09-16 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in parking lot near Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada):

Quote: "Unlike a fire in June that damaged eight of the company's trucks and caused $3 million in damage, Waste Management says this latest blaze won't affect its ability to fulfil its contract to pick up residential waste in the city's west end."

2019-09-16 - RV and home go up in flames just before 1 AM on North Merritt Street in Odin (Illinois):

2019-09-16 - RV bursts into flame on Old Jonesboro Road near Bristol (Tennessee):

Note: These are the 337th and 338th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-09-16 - Police van bursts into flame on street in Calmore (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2019-09-16 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked near home on Lakeshore Drive in Stewartville (Minnesota):

2019-09-16 - SUV bursts into flame on street in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2019-09-16 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked in parking garage at condos in coastal Miami (Florida), 450 feet from the ocean:

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments near the Licking River in Newport (Kentucky):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 near Bradford (Vermont):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-94 near Chelsea (Michigan):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame on Crossroads Road in Kingsland (Arkansas):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame at 11:30 PM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Curry Rivel, Langport (Britain), 2 injured:

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home in Highweek Village, Newton Abbot (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Preston (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Bridgwater (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Bath (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame at the Woolpack Inn on Acorn Way in Shawbirch (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame on Cheerbrook Road in Willaston (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Car bursts into flame at 2:58 AM on Lidgates Green in Arleston, Telford (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-20 in Bossier City (Louisiana):

2019-09-16 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to home, man flees and gets hit by car, home destroyed, in Charlotte (South Carolina):

Quote: "A 61-year-old South Carolina man was injured Sunday when a car hit him as he was escaping a fire caused by his motorcycle. Investigators say Phil Pitts was warming up his motorcycle in the garage Sunday morning when it caught fire. The fire then spread to his home. Pitts ran from the flames, but a car hit him."

2019-09-16 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Shirley High Street in coastal Southampton (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Truck, SUV, motorcycle and plastic/rubber warehouse destroyed by huge fire in Ludhiana (India):

Quote: "Besides the material kept at the warehouse, a truck, an SUV and a motorcycle parked on its premises were gutted."

2019-09-16 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:02 AM near St Giles (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Barn, farm equipment, 1500 bales of hay and 300 tons of grain destroyed by massive fire near Blackford (Scotland):

Quote: "The shed near Blackford, containing 1,500 bales of hay, 300 tonnes of grain and farm equipment, was well alight when emergency services arrived."

2019-09-16 - Tree stump ignites along Pickering Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Pickering Road, Hull. Mon 16 Sep 2019 07:29 (No:20841) Tree stump on fire. Scotty Back Pack in use."

2019-09-16 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 3:41 AM in coastal Freeport (Florida):

2019-09-16 - Home damaged by fire at 1:30 AM on Everett Drive in Berkeley suburb of St. Louis (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-09-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM near the Mississippi River on Palm Street in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-09-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:40 AM near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):

2019-09-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM near the Mississippi River on Edwards Street in Granity City (Illinois):

Note: Like East St. Louis, Granite City is just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. Fires are breaking out all around me!

2019-09-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after midnight on Pilgrim Avenue in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2019-09-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:45 AM on Prospect Street in Garfield (New Jersey):

2019-09-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive fire in the Hackney area in coastal London (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-09-16 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home on Yemassee Road in coastal Savannah (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-09-16 - Deadly fire burns home before 6 AM in Buckingham County (Virginia), 3 killed:

2019-09-16 - Vacant building destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM on Coal River Road in Whitesville (West Virginia):

2019-09-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after 3 AM in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2019-09-16 - Vacant upholstery business destroyed by fire in Springfield (Missouri):

2019-09-16 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire in Dallas (Texas):

2019-09-16 - Critically-endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead off coastal Fire Island (New York):

2019-09-16 - Two high school students, 15 and 16, die in the Gomti River in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2019-09-16 - Boy, 6, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at Beach Walk at Sheridan apartments in coastal Dania Beach (Florida):

2019-09-16 - Man, 43, goes out on paddle board dressed as pirate Jack Sparrow, next seen dead in Kings Bay in coastal Crystal River (Florida):

Quote: "The search for Hensley, owner of Big Foot Paddle Boards in Crystal River, began Monday in the bay after he was last seen launching his paddle boat 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hunter Springs Park. Hensley, who often dressed at Disney’s Jack Sparrow film character, was wearing the pirate garb when he went missing. There is no apparent foul play."

Quote: "In an eerie final post on the company’s Facebook page, Hensley said he was 'ready to go have fun on the water' and shared a photo of himself in his Captain Jack Sparrow attire holding up his paddleboard."

Note: Arrrr, the coasts be dangerous!

2019-09-16 - College student, woman, found dead in dorm room at university in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2019-09-16 - Man, 45, found dead in SUV at Walmart in Camdenton (Missouri), near Lake of the Ozarks:

2019-09-16 - Man found dead in grassy area near I-55 in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:

Quote: "At this time, the case is being handled as a 'sudden death' pending an autopsy by the medical examiner's office, St. Louis police confirmed Tuesday morning."

2019-09-16 - Person found dead in coastal San Leandro Bay (California):

2019-09-16 - Man found dead on the shoreline south of Whirlpool State Park (New York):

2019-09-16 - Man, 67, found dead in submerged vehicle at China Camp State Park (California):

2019-09-16 - Person found dead near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Kent Street in Lubbock (Texas):

2019-09-16 - Man, 43, dies while diving off the island of Mykonos (Greece):

2019-09-16 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on ferry ship near coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Quote: "A ferry on the Nanaimo route is almost an hour and a half behind schedule this evening after a medical emergency earlier this afternoon."

2019-09-16 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into home, in Fishers (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "Firefighters believe the driver had a medical emergency."

2019-09-16 - Small plane crashes in Pedreguer (Spain), 2 killed:

2019-09-16 - Small plane crashes into forest near Manaus (Brazil), 10 injured:

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer crashes down embankment at 5:15 AM, bursts into flame, near Anaconda (Montana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Rhodes said the victim, who is from the area, may have suffered a medical problem before the incident."

2019-09-16 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-5 in Valencia (California), 1 injured:

2019-09-16 - Dump truck overturns on Krome Avenue in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-09-16 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, in Millstone (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2019-09-16 - SUV veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-78 in Basking Ridge (New Jersey), 1 injured:

Quote: "The state's notification system 511nj.org initially reported the vehicle was a tractor trailer, it was later confirmed by police it was a Toyota Rav4."

2019-09-16 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into trees, in Zionville (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-09-16 - Car and SUV collide head-on in West Springfield (Massachusetts), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2019-09-16 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup truck head-on, on Northeast Cedar Creek Road near Woodland (Washington), 1 killed:

2019-09-16 - Two cars collide head-on near coastal Campbell River (Canada), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2019-09-16 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, on Winnequah Road in Monona (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-09-16 - Motorcycle veers off road and crashes, near Norge (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to a trooper’s report, 71-year-old Richard McDonald, of Broken Arrow, was driving his motorcycle westbound when he possibly had a medical incident, causing him to depart the roadway to the right and crash."

2019-09-16 - Coyote attacks woman as she protects dog in Reading (Massachusetts):

2019-09-16 - Sinkhole opens on street in York (Britain):

2019-09-16 - Building collapses in Ulhasnagar (India):

2019-09-16 - Volcano Sakurajima erupts in Japan:

2019-09-16 - Lightning strikes soccer players on field in Kingston (Jamaica):

Note: Now they're ohm recovering...

2019-09-16 - Lightning strikes car twice on street in Novosibirsk (Russia):

2019-09-16 - Large hail pounds Glidden (Iowa):

2019-09-16 - Tropical Depression Marilyn brings heavy rain and flooding to much of the Philippine Islands:

2019-09-16 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 200+ people in Madhya Pradesh (India):

2019-09-16 - Slow-moving storm to drop heavy rain on parts of Louisiana and Texas:

2019-09-16 - A globalized solar-powered future is wholly unrealistic, and our economy is the reason why:

Note: Any kind of future is wholly unrealistic!

2019-09-16 - Many Britons say climate change will lead to the extinction of the human race:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. It's humpday and things are getting worse (economically at least - see below)

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 9.17.19 Sulphur hexafluoride is very bad
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk7IMgjlI1c [~ 14 min.]

    Boy Found Asleep on Stranger's Porch Shortly Before Cops Discover Burnt-Out Car with Remains Inside

    Buffalo police are searching for answers after a little boy was found sleeping on a stranger’s porch just hours before a burned car with human remains was discovered a mere mile away.

    Though the discoveries were made within 10 hours and approximately one mile of each other, and the woman who found the little boy recalled how he kept repeating “the car’s on fire,” police have not officially said the two incidents are connected as of yet. [more]

    Major Red Flag: The Fed Shocks Everyone With An Emergency Intervention In The Repo Market For The First Time Since 2008

    For the very first time since the last financial crisis, the Federal Reserve has been forced to conduct an emergency intervention in the repo market. I know that a lot of people out there don’t know what the repo market is or how it works, and so let me start out with a very basic analogy that may help people understand what we are facing. It doesn’t really matter how shiny your toilet is – if the pipes underneath don’t work, you are in a whole lot of trouble. The repo market plays a critical role in our financial system, because it allows our banks to rapidly borrow money, and that money is often used to purchase financial instruments such as Treasury bonds. But this week interest rates in the repo market started to shoot up to frightening levels, and the Federal Reserve was forced to intervene for the first time since the financial crisis of 2008. [more]

    Teen activist to lawmakers: Try harder on climate change

    Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg offered a blunt message to Congress on Tuesday as she brought her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the U.S. Capitol.

    "I know you're trying," she told Democratic senators at an invitation-only forum, "but just not hard enough. Sorry."

    Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey thanked the 16-year-old activist for her advice and her activism, which has gained worldwide attention by inspiring a series of protests and school strikes, including one set for Friday. [more]

    At least 20, most believed children, dead after truck drives off cliff in South Cotabato

    Survivors told Tuan they heard the driver screaming that the truck had lost its breaks before it veered from the road and went over the cliff. [more]

    [more later]

  2. [news of 5G]
    Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt

    Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt.

    Demonstrators against the technology are due to fill the streets of Bern later this month, but already a number of cantons have been pressured to put planned constructions of 5G-compatible antennae on ice. [more; YAY!]

    [from our What Could Go Wrong? desk]
    Facebook to train AI systems using police video

    The aim is to develop systems that can automatically detect first-person violent events without also flagging similar footage from movies or video games.

    It's also expanding its definition of terrorism to include not just acts of violence attended to achieve a political or ideological aim, but also attempts at violence, especially when aimed at civilians with the intent to coerce and intimidate. [more; oh, ya mean like FACEBOOK itself is doing?]

    Tropical Storm "Imelda" hits Freeport, Texas - significant to life-threatening flash floods expected

    Tropical Storm "Imelda" formed at 17:45 UTC on September 17, 2019, as the 9th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Shortly after, Imelda made landfall near Freeport, Texas. Heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding is expected to spread inland over the next day or two, NHC warns.

    Slow-moving storm to drop heavy rain on parts of Louisiana and Texas, USA

    While Hurricane "Humberto" continues to move further away from the southeastern U.S. and toward the Bermuda, heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure are moving onshore into the western Gulf coast. NWS said its forecast calls for 180+ mm (7+ inches) of rain across eastern Texas for the next few days. Meanwhile, rip currents/heavy surf are likely to continue from Florida to the Carolinas from Humberto. [more]

    RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [Southwest Region], State of Michigan, USA on September 18 2019 05:08 AM

    Four additional cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, including two deaths, have been confirmed in Southwest Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. The mosquito-borne virus, more often known as EEE, is a rare but potentially fatal illness. Michigan has confirmed seven total EEE cases, including three deaths, officials said. "Michigan is currently experiencing its worst Eastern Equine Encephalitis outbreak in more than a decade," Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the department’s chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, said in a release. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Scrub Typhus Epidemic Starts in India

    Boat Capsizes in Japan – 8 Missing

    Eight people are missing after their boat capsized off Japan, local media reported.

    According to the Japan Times, a fishing boat was found by an aircraft some 600 kilometers (373 miles) east off Hokkaido island on Tuesday. [more]

    2019 IOD event developing into one of the strongest on record, Extreme rainfall expected in Eastern Africa

    Dr. Saji N Hameed, one of the scientists who discovered Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) said recently 2019 is shaping up to be one of the strongest IOD years ever recorded.

    A strong IOD year indicates extreme rainfall in Eastern Africa from October to December, possibly leading to millions of displaced people, the emergence of Rift Valley fever and other flood-related issues. Dry spells over Indonesia, Australia and Singapore are strongly tied to the ongoing IOD.

    2019 IOD is already similar to one of strongest IOD events in history - that of 2006 - when Eastern Africa experienced its worst floods in history, together with Central and West Africa. [more]

    Human remains found on dog beach near Ocean City, New Jersey: Police
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/human-remains-found-dog-beach-031539599.html [21 sec. news spot]

    [finally, even the UN is telling the truth regarding CC]
    'We are losing the race' on climate catastrophe, warns UN chief

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday the world was "losing the race" to avert climate disaster, but that greenhouse gas reduction targets were not out of reach yet. [more; there's the LIE at the end]

    Ninth North Atlantic Right Whale Found Dead This Year, Strengthening Extinction Concerns

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “since June 7, 2017, elevated North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) mortalities have been documented, primarily in Canada and were declared an Unusual Mortality Event“

    This UME is especially worrisome since the North Atlantic right whale is endangered, with only about 400 right whales remaining in the wild, just 95 of which are breeding females, reports NOAA. [more]

    Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

    Bermuda's government called up troops and urged people on the British Atlantic island to make final preparations for an expected close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm. Authorities ordered early closings of schools, transportation and government offices. [more]

    Post-typhoon blackout raises disaster prep questions in Japan

    A lengthy post-typhoon blackout outside Tokyo that has left tens of thousands of people without power for more than a week is raising questions about preparedness in disaster-prone Japan. [more]

  4. [midweek trajectory check via some headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, September 18, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Markets That Live by the Fed, Die by the Fed

    Russia & Iran to switch to SWIFT-free banking system

    Nearly 18 years after 9/11, the federal air marshals program is in 'crisis'

    Boeing board will reportedly call for structural changes after 737 Max crashes

    International panel to criticize U.S. FAA's Boeing 737 MAX approval process: WSJ

    U.S. FAA to brief international regulators on status of Boeing 737 MAX

    Damage At Saudi Oil Plant Points To Well Targeted Swarm Attack (MoA)

    The Saudi drone attack took out a known weak spot in the oil supply chain with a cheap, low-tech weapon that billions' worth of air defenses are powerless to stop

    Trump Talks 'Mutual Defense Treaty' With Netanyahu Ahead of Elections

    Turkey says Israel becoming 'racist, apartheid regime' with annexation plan

    Emirati-Flagged Ship Seized By Iran In Strait Of Hormuz On Suspicion Of Smuggling Diesel

    How Russian And Iran Beat Their Opponents' Strategies

    Scoring recent development contracts, Lockheed bets on hypersonic missile production

    Pentagon Steps Up Efforts to Counter China's Rising Power

    Questions, Not Answers Surround U.S. Push to War with Iran

    Iran supreme leader rules out negotiations with US

    Venezuela's opposition says Norway-mediated dialogue with Maduro 'is finished'

    Climate Change Will Create 1.5 Billion Migrants by 2050 and We Have No Idea Where They'll Go [they'll keep moving the date up]

    Yellow vest protesters clash with police in Nantes as marches resume

    Blackout hits 4 nations in Central America, affects millions

    Oil Explodes 20% Higher, Biggest Jump On Record

    Why Oil Prices Just Fell 6%

    Why "fracked" shale oil and gas will not save us

    Insurance companies offer policies for African swine fever

    General Mills recalls 600,000 pounds of Gold Medal unbleached flour for E. coli risk

    South Dakota farmers reeling from year's second record-breaking flood

    90% of the world's population just experienced the hottest summer on record

    [continued below]

  5. Alarming Level of Plastic in Children's Bodies, German Study Shows

    Why Indigenous Hunting Is Essential to Forest Sustainability

    Genetically engineered honeybees: Not the dumbest idea ever, but close to it

    The drought is now so severe it is biting in even the greenest corners of the country (Australia)

    Subterranean blaze: Indonesia struggles to douse undergound fires

    $1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report

    86 tigers die three years after being confiscated from Thai Tiger Temple

    South Korea confirms first swine fever outbreak

    Common pesticide makes migrating birds anorexic

    Wildfires spread in the West, flash flooding forecast in Texas

    Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds

    Almost Entire Population Of Ecuador Has Online Data Leaked

    Facebook enlists Ray-Ban to help develop 'Orion' smart glasses, a secret project underway for years

    Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide

    The World's Most Important Political Prisoner

    Climate Science Deniers Planning European Misinformation
    Campaign, Leaked Documents Reveal

    Attenborough documentaries 'actively mislead audiences' into thinking wildlife is doing fine, scientists warn

    What It's Like Living in One of the Hottest Cities on Earth—Where It May Soon Be Uninhabitable

    Why technology can't solve all of our problems

    As Society Unravels, the Future Is Up for Grabs

    Land Without Bread: the Green New Deal forsakes America's countryside

    Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis

    China's slowdown deepens in August; industrial output growth falls to 17-1/2 year low

    US whistle-blower Edward Snowden 'left Hong Kong because government resisted UN protection'

    China's yuan makes little progress to dethrone the US dollar as global currency, survey finds

    Retail Apocalypse: 2019 Store Closures Already Surpass 2018

    Light at End of Tunnel or Oncoming Train for the Goods-Based Economy?

    Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance: Report

    Victory! Individuals Can Force Government to Purge Records of Their First Amendment Activity

    Will Chicago Be the Largest U.S. City to Declare Bankruptcy?

    Biden's Brain Is Swiss Cheese And It's Creepy That We're Not Talking About It

    Death of Shopping Malls and Department Stores in Five Charts

    One in Four of New York's New Luxury Apartments Is Unsold

    Incentives Rule the World
    The truth of the matter is incentives rule the world, and if we look at some of the most pernicious and predatory areas of our socio-economic reality, including (but not limited to) the financial sector, the defense industry, intelligence agencies and healthcare, we find a slew of incentives that handsomely reward sociopathic behavior, while penalizing ethical, conscious action beneficial to society at large. Notice it's always the whistleblowers who end up imprisoned or hunted down.

  6. Woman survives spectacular double lighting strike on her car

    Three hunters injured in two grizzly bear attacks in the Gravelly Mountains, Montana

    Lightning strikes kill 10 people and 147 sheep in Uttar Pradesh, India

    Colossal waterspout filmed in southwest China

    Lightning strikes kill 18 people in Bihar, India

    Meteor fireball seen flying through the night sky in Parana, Brazil

    US Navy confirms videos of real UFOs were never cleared for release to the public

  7. Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world

    Some entire countries, including Switzerland and Kazakhstan, have warmed by 2C. Austria has said the same about its famed Alps. […]

    These hot spots are the scenes of a critical acceleration, places where geophysical processes are amplifying the general warming trend. They unveil which parts of the Earth will suffer the largest changes. [more]

    Summer 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere tied for warmest summer on record – Five hottest NH summers have occurred in the past five years

    Parched lives on the fringe: How water scarcity has widened inequality in Chennai – “If you are innocent and weak, you will never get water”

    Global demand for palm oil drives fires in Indonesia – “Palm oil plantations make a wasteland out of paradise”

    [from MrMBB333 from yesterday]
    Imelda COULD create "Harvey" scenario if it stalls over SE Texas AND Louisiana - 2ft possible!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6np8h-4kqC4 [~ 18 min. video]