Sunday, September 29, 2019

Event Update For 2019-09-28

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

2019-09-28 - Porta-potty explodes into flame at 6:30 AM and kills woman in coastal St. Augustine (Florida):

Quote: "Neighbors in the area said they heard a loud boom around 6:30 a.m. Jan Long lives on the property adjacent to the new home construction site where the toilet was placed. 'I heard there were flames 15 feet in the air,' Long said. 'Our land that borders that land is all burnt now.' The State Fire Marshall was called to the scene. The remains were taken to the Medical Examiners Offices."

Quote: "Mulligan also says in 32 years of law enforcement work, he has never heard of such a fire before."

Note: In February, a man ran out of a porta-potty on fire and burned to death outside a stadium in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), mentioned in the 2019-02-17 update...

2019-09-28 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame on Vanderbuilt Road in Birmingham (Alabama):

2019-09-28 - Three ambulance and seven other vehicles destroyed by fire while parked at car dealership in Basingstoke (Britain):

Quote: "Three ambulances have been destroyed in a fire at a vehicle service centre, a fire service has said. Witnesses reported explosions as the fire took hold at premises in Aldermaston Road South, Basingstoke, at about 20:45 BST on Saturday. A total of 10 vehicles, in for repairs, were destroyed in the blaze, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said."

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Syracuse (New York):

Quote: "The fire was called in at 3:37 p.m. on Saturday as a reported car on fire in a garage, fire department spokesman Captain David Ellis said in a news release."

2019-09-28 - Slimy lakes and dead pets, climate crisis has brought an epidemic of toxic algae:

2019-09-28 - Hurricane Lorenzo becomes Category 5 storm, the strongest ever seen so far north and east in the Atlantic basin:

Quote: "Hurricane Lorenzo has strengthened into a Category 5 storm in the central Atlantic Ocean, making it the strongest storm ever observed so far north and east in the Atlantic basin. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said late Saturday night that the storm has maximum sustained winds of 160 mph (257 kph). Lorenzo is moving north at 10 mph (16 kph) and is centered about 1,410 miles (2,269 kilometers) southwest of the Azores, a Portuguese island chain."

2019-09-28 - Why Vladimir Putin suddenly believes in global warming:

Quote: "President Vladimir Putin needs to go green quickly to stop the permafrost from melting, so that Russian oil and gas companies can keep pumping the hydrocarbons that are warming the planet and making the permafrost melt."

Note: To summarize, the melting permafrost destabilizes the ground and wrecks gas and oil infrastructure (among other things). Unfortunately, if we all magically went carbon-neutral all across this planet, there is a delay of decades before those effects would begin to kick in. We haven't even begun to feel all the warming we're GOING to feel from the greenhouses gases ALREADY in the atmosphere, not even including those we're contributing each and every year or those released by the Earth itself due to feedbacks already spiraling out of control. The time to address the problem, if it was ever possible at all, would have been when Putin was wearing diapers. It's far too late now. And this is certainly ironic. The melting Arctic will allow Putin to more easily ship Russian oil and gas around the world but at the same time the melting permafrost will destroy the infrastructure needed to get the oil and gas to the Arctic coast to ship. He didn't think things through very well!

2019-09-28 - Two tanker ships heavily damaged by explosion and fire while docked in coastal Ulsan (South Korea), 9+ injured:

Quote: "A fire on board two oil tankers that injured nine sailors at a South Korean port has been put out, the Yonhap news agency said on Saturday (Sept 28). An explosion occurred on the Stolt Groenland, a 25,000-tonne, Cayman Island-flagged oil tanker, at the southern port of Ulsan at around 10.50am local time (9.50am Singapore time), Yonhap reported, citing the Coast Guard. There were 25 sailors aboard, including Russians and Filipinos, Yonhap said. The fire spread to another unspecified oil tanker docked nearby, it said."

2019-09-28 - Ferry ship 'Olympic Champion' damaged by car deck fire, passengers evacuated, in coastal Igoumenitsa (Greece):

Quote: "A fire broke out in the early hours of Sep 28, 2019, in the car deck of the 'Olympic Champion', which had 538 passengers, 79 crew members and 293 vehicles on board, off the port of Igoumenitsa."

2019-09-28 - Boat bursts into flame at 11:50 PM on Conrad Road in Scottville (Michigan):

Note: These are the 830th, 831st and 832nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-28 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on A4233 bypass between Wattstown and Porth (Britain):

2019-09-28 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Meghalaya (India):

Note: These are the 473rd and 474th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-09-28 - Two tractor trailers go up in flames while parked at business, fire scorches business, in Perrysburg (Ohio):

2019-09-28 - Semi tractor bursts into flame just after 3 AM while parked in Mena (Arkansas):

Note: These are the 1752nd, 1753rd and 1754th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-09-28 - Van bursts into flame on the M62 near Birchwood (Britain):

2019-09-28 - Van bursts into flame in Rowton (Britain):

2019-09-28 - SUV bursts into flame at 5:26 AM while parked at home on Sawmill Road in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-09-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 3:41 AM while parked near the Mendenhall River in the Mendenhall Valley (Alaska):

2019-09-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near the Port Mann Bridge over the Fraser River in coastal Surrey (Canada):

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while parked at auto shop in Waterloo (Iowa):

Quote: "Waterloo firefighters confirm there was a fire at an auto repair shop located at 179 West 18th Street. They say the fire started at around 1:45 a.m. The cause is still under investigation, but the fire appears to have started in a vehicle near the building."

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-43 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame near Newlove Drive and South Broadway in Santa Maria (California):

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame on the Western Freeway near Pykes Creek Reservoir (Australia):

2019-09-28 - Three cars destroyed by fire at 2:55 AM while parked in coastal Fujaira (UAE):

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame on street in Blyth (Britain):

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame at 3:15 AM while parked at home off Jennyfield Drive in Harrogate (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire – off Jennyfield Drive, Harrogate Time of call: 0315 hours 2 crews from Harrogate have dealt with a car fire on the driveway of a residential property. A Ford Focus suffered fire, heat and smoke damage. Crew used 1 breathing apparatus and 1 hosereel to extinguish. The cause is unknown."

2019-09-28 - Car bursts into flame on Shelford Avenue in Howden (Britain):

Quote: "Shelford Avenue, Howden. Sat 28 Sep 2019 15:50 (No:21940) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA in use."

2019-09-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on County Road 30 in Wellsville (New York):

2019-09-28 - Car and apartment building destroyed by fire in Hallowell (Maine):

Quote: "The car, which was destroyed in the blaze, belonged to Matt Bernier, who shared the upstairs apartment with his friend, Patrick Ouellette."

2019-09-28 - Barn destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Wurtland (Kentucky), 4000+ animals killed:

2019-09-28 - Barn destroyed by fire on Hollansburg Sampson Road in Darke County (Ohio):

2019-09-28 - Masonic lodge destroyed by huge fire in Northwood (New Hampshire):

2019-09-28 - Garage goes up in flames at 6 AM at apartment building in La Vista (Nebraska):

2019-09-28 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just before 4:30 AM on Alan Circle in Salisbury (North Carolina):

2019-09-28 - Home damaged by fire on Country View Lane in coastal Sarasota (Florida):

Quote: "Fire officials said three firefighters were hospitalized, two with heat-related symptoms and one with an unknown medical issue."

2019-09-28 - Home damaged by fire in Patterson Creek (West Virginia):

2019-09-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Temple Road in Hopewell Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire on 7th Avenue in Huntington (West Virginia):

2019-09-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Windsor Mill Road in Woodlawn (Maryland), 2 injured:

2019-09-28 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM on Willow Lane in Katy (Texas):

2019-09-28 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire on Fairfield Avenue in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2019-09-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on MacCorkle Avenue SW in Jefferson (West Virginia):

2019-09-28 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 5 AM in Granada Hills (California), 1 killed:

2019-09-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:07 AM in Twin Falls (Idaho), 1 killed:

2019-09-28 - Deadly fire burns home on Parrish Avenue in Fairfield Township (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-09-28 - Deadly fire burns condo building at 11:30 PM in coastal Tarpon Springs (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-09-28 - Vacant home burns at 7 AM on Brewster Avenue in Evanston (Ohio):

2019-09-28 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in Conran (Missouri):

2019-09-28 - Four whales strand and die on coastal Edisto Beach (South Carolina):

2019-09-28 - Young leopardess found dead in Narayangaon (India):

2019-09-28 - Two men, 48 and 58, found dead in well in Valladolid (Spain):

Quote: "It is reported that the second victim, a 48 year old, attempted to help his fellow employee, only to either fall or succumb to gas poisoning and fall himself."

2019-09-28 - Firefighter, middle-aged man, goes home after shift and dies in coastal Stuart (Florida):

Quote: "Martin County Hazmat Firefighter Paramedic Scott Neumann passed away Thursday after returning home from his shift at Station 16, according to the fire department. It's unclear how he died."

2019-09-28 - Man in his 30s found dead in Lady Bird Lake in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "The body of a man described as in his 30s was pulled from Lady Bird Lake near the Interstate 35 bridge in downtown Austin on Saturday, Austin-Travis County EMS medics said. He was pronounced dead at the scene along East Avenue, which is on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake upstream from the Holiday Inn off of I-35. Authorities said they are not considering the case a suspicious death."

2019-09-28 - Young man found dead on boat near Hawaii:

Quote: "An investigation is underway after a fisherman was found dead aboard a boat on its way to China. Sources say the captain of the 'Sarah' notified the Coast Guard after the young man was found unconscious in his room several days ago. A water taxi brought his body to Pier 36 Friday afternoon."

2019-09-28 - Man falls off boat into the water at boat launch and dies near coastal Dulac (Louisiana):

2019-09-28 - US Navy sailor, man, 21, falls and dies on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in coastal Coronado (California), possible toppler:

2019-09-28 - Man, 64, found dead at the Copper River Country Club in Fresno (California):

2019-09-28 - Man, 54, dies during Big Dam Bridge 100 cycling event in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2019-09-28 - Man, 26, found dead in Lake Eildon (Australia):

2019-09-28 - Man, 40, found dead in canal in Haridah (Bangladesh):

2019-09-28 - Man, 23, falls off tanker ship and dies near coastal Penang (Malaysia), possible toppler:

2019-09-28 - Man, 46, found dead in apartment in Delhi (India):

2019-09-28 - Man, 39, dies while diving in lake near Cuxhaven (Germany):

Quote: "A 39-year-old diver died in a lake near Cuxhaven. The Belgian died on Saturday during a dive in the Kreidesee, police said."

2019-09-28 - Man found dead near Chislehurst Road in Houghton-le-Spring (Britain):

2019-09-28 - Man has 'medical incident', SUV crashes into tree and two parked cars, in Lewiston (Maine):

Quote: "Lewiston Sgt. Robert Ullrich said the crash was likely caused by a 'medical incident.'"

2019-09-28 - Man has 'medical episode' and collapses after exiting car on street in Honiton (Britain):

Quote: "On attendance paramedics found that a man had suffered a medical episode while getting out of his car."

2019-09-28 - Small plane crashes near Camrose (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-09-28 - Helicopter crashes into parking lot at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-09-28 - Helicopter crashes at airport in Sanford (Maine), 1 injured:

2019-09-28 - Passenger bus blows tire and crashes head-on into truck in Yixing (China), 36 killed, 36 injured:

2019-09-28 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 101 near Tenmile Creek north of Laytonville (California):

2019-09-28 - Tractor trailer overturns onto embankment in Suisun City (California), 1 injured:

2019-09-28 - Tractor trailer crashes off road and overturns, on Highway 151 near Marion (Iowa), 1 injured:

2019-09-28 - Car crashes off bridge, plunges into Lewis Creek, in Charlotte (Vermont), 1 injured:

2019-09-28 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on Northeast 46th Avenue near Des Moines (Iowa), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-09-28 - Roller coaster derails at amusement park in Mexico City (Mexico), 2 killed, several injured:

2019-09-28 - Swarm of bees attacks two people in Banning (California):

2019-09-28 - Sinkhole opens on Route 539 in Ocean County (New Jersey):

2019-09-28 - Power outage blacks out the island of Tobago:

2019-09-28 - Bridge partially collapses near the River Esk in Longtown (Britain):

2019-09-28 - How the Farm Bureau’s climate agenda is failing its farmers:

2019-09-28 - Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in 6 counties in Pennsylvania:

2019-09-28 - DC court says state secret privileges overrides any citizens' right to know if their own government is trying to kill them:

Note: Sort of reminds me of an event that happened in May of 2013 in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts). First, an unknown rotten egg odor blew in off the ocean. Shortly after that, a plane started buzzing the city in the wee hours. People complained, wondered what that plane was doing, so the mayor called the FCC and asked what that plane was doing. They said they couldn't tell him. He asked if they could at least tell him that the plane wasn't doing anything HARMFUL, so he could inform his constituents of at least that much. And they said no, they couldn't tell him that either!


  1. Good morning Jonny and all your readers. Here we go again, trying to live through another week of doom.

    As we see, it's getting harder to stay alive while driving, owning a vehicle of any kind, being in or around water, walking, jogging, flying, burning yard waste, or even using a porta-potty.

    Thousands of ships fitted with ‘cheat devices’ to divert poisonous pollution into sea

    Global shipping companies have spent millions rigging vessels with “cheat devices” that circumvent new environmental legislation by dumping pollution into the sea instead of the air, The Independent can reveal.

    the sulphur emitted by the ships is simply re-routed from the exhaust and expelled into the water around the ships, which not only greatly increases the volume of pollutants being pumped into the sea, but also increases carbon dioxide emissions. [more; don't expect any marine life to survive the next decade]

    Flood warnings issued across England as heavy rains set to drench the country

    Flood warnings have been issued for large parts of England as heavy rains look set to cause chaos across the country. [more]

    UPDATE 2-Taiwan orders markets, schools closed as strong typhoon approaches

    Taiwan shut down its financial markets and ordered schools closed on Monday as a typhoon approached its northeastern coast, while airlines cancelled more than 150 flights amid warnings of floods and high winds.

    Typhoon Mitag, categorised by Taiwan's weather bureau as at the second-strongest typhoon level, was expected to approach the coast of Yilan county with maximum winds of 162 kmph (100 mph) on Monday night. [more]

    [hey remember that pygmy elephant found in a river?]
    Pygmy elephant had 70 bullet holes throughout his body, tusks removed

    [more from our Humans Are The Worst section]
    Hunters 'shoot dead' Belgium's first wild wolf in more than 100 years

    [i like it better when hunters shoot each other]
    Hunter Shot And Killed After Friend Mistook Him For A Deer: Police

    [more below]

  2. Dryness in Argentina hits corn and wheat outlook; election haze supports safe-bet soy

    Dryness in Argentina is hitting the outlooks for wheat and corn crops, local climate experts said, while low-cost soy is being supported by growers looking to hedge their bets with political uncertainty rising ahead of October's presidential vote. [more]

    Generators causing fires during planned power shutoffs

    Some power companies in California are turning off the electricity during periods of high wildfire danger to prevent fires

    Some residents are using generators when they lose their power to pump water and to keep medical equipment and refrigerators running, but on Tuesday and Wednesday three fires in Nevada County were caused by generators. [more]

    [from yesterday]
    Fiery tractor trailer crash shuts down portion of New Jersey Turnpike [short video incl.]

    Police said a tractor trailer lost control and went off of the road, striking a barrier before flipping over and then bursting into flames. The driver died at the scene. [more]

    More than 100 killed in India due to heavy rains [listed under "sports?"]

    Heavy rains have killed more than 100 people in central Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states over the past three days, Indian officials said Monday, as floodwaters submerged major cities, bringing them to a grinding halt. [more]

    Man dies after being attacked by his own dog in Madrid

    The 47-year old was at home when the animal, a Rottweiler, leapt on him and bit him in the face and thorax, Spanish media reported. [more]

    California city hit by series of weird weather events, including tornado and hail

    [more later]

  3. M6.8 Earthquake Hits Off Maule, Chile – Video Compilation

    A strong M6.8 earthquake hit off the coast of Maule, Chile at 15:57 UTC (10:57 local time) on September 29, 2019. [more]

    M5.6 Earthquake Hits Off El Hierro, Canary Islands – Tremors Felt In Tenerife 250 Miles Away – Next Magma Intrusion Begins

    A M5.6 earthquake hit 180km (112 miles) east of El Hierro, the smallest and youngest island of the Canary Islands, on September 26, 2019.

    According to specialists, the next magma intrusion begins at El Hierro volcano. [more; I'm just hearing about this one]

    Climate Change Is Really about Prosperity, Peace, Public Health and Posterity – Not Saving the Environment

    [no, this is a lie built on hopium - let me show you]

    Traditional co-benefits framing tells the story like this: If humanity does something about climate change – if we reduce carbon emissions through massive investments in renewable energy and retrofitting of inefficient buildings, if we improve resilience through investing in green infrastructure, nature-based solutions and all the rest – we will not only solve the climate change problem, we’ll also reduce economic inequality, improve public health, reduce threats to national sovereignty and geo-political stability, and generally make people’s lives better. [more]

    [a) there's no "solution" to the climate change PREDICAMENT; #2 all the "solutions" the author suggests are misleading and won't work because they all DEPEND on fossil fuels to construct, install and maintain; and iii. even if they "could" work, there are the (about 6 dozen) positive feedback loops that will continue interacting with each other to cause the rapid demise of habitat for too many species we depend on, and therefore for humanity too. So no one's life is going to get "better" because of these non-solutions and the author's cheerleading effort, sorry.]

    When will the record-challenging heat ease across the South?

    For many cities across the South, this September is on track to be one of the warmest, if not the warmest September on record. In what seems like a never-ending summer across the region, it has many people asking the question, "When will the heat come to an end?"

    Unfortunately for those that felt the heat this past weekend, the stagnant ridge of high pressure responsible for the persistent heat will continue to sit in place for much of this week.

    The train of storms expected this week will act to bring temperatures in the mid-South closer to seasonable levels by late week. Places like Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky, can expect to have relief from the heat starting Friday and lasting through the weekend. [more]

    [continued below]

  4. October to start with near-record heat in northeastern US before temperatures plunge

    As the calendar flips to October, it will feel more like the middle of summer in the northeastern United States.

    The hot air that has been baking the Southern states for weeks will surge northeastward from Monday to Wednesday, bringing a resurgence of high temperatures in the 80s and 90s F.

    The heat will first surge into the Ohio Valley on Monday, before overtaking the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday. Wednesday is likely to be the hottest day of the warm surge for some Interstate 95 cities.

    Indianapolis; Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Charleston, West Virginia; New York City; Baltimore; and Washington, D.C., are just a few of the places where new record highs may be stamped in the history books during the first half of this week. [more]

    Julian Assange's father claims WikiLeaks founder is being 'subjected to every sort of torment' in prison

    John Shipton said Assange was still being kept in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day at the high-security prison in London, even though he was due to be released earlier this month.

    He had served time for a bail violation after he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he lived for almost seven years as he fought moves to extradite him to the United States.

    Assange now faces a US extradition hearing next February.

    Mr Shipton said the treatment of his son was “sordid and hysterical”, adding that his health was deteriorating. [more]

    [flying is really gettin' dicey]
    Passengers speak out after engine cover detaches mid-flight

    The jet was tens of thousands of feet in the air when part of the engine detached, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. [more; ~ 2.5 min. video incl.]

    Thai prime minister advises masks against Bangkok smog [also under "sports"]

    Thailand's prime minister urged residents of Bangkok to wear face masks on Monday after smog covered parts of the capital in what some fear is a harbinger of more pollution to come.

    [like wearing a bandana over your nose and mouth while the closed garage fills up with CO and other pollutants . ..]

    Strange black 'smoke ring' appears above Moscow region

    Residents of Kalininets were celebrating the city day when the obscure object appeared in the sky. No explanation has been provided so far. [more]

  5. [some headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, September 30, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    September Container Shipping Rates Collapse 43% Forcing Carriers To Slash Capacity

    Spillover: world economies' next big headache

    Australia pledges $150M to help NASA to moon, Mars
    Looking for the Next Big Thing after 5G. Governments everywhere are desperately trying to find and promote any gimmick which might induce people to spend more money and prop up the failing global economy. -- RF

    Buyer Beware: Peloton IPO Crash Tells Us The Global IPO Market Is Going Bust

    Is The E-Cig Industry On The Verge Of Collapse?

    Realistically, What's Left To Power Asset Prices Higher?

    Russia's bid to ditch the US dollar is slowly working, but obstacles remain

    Is the US Dollar Fading as the World's Dominant Currency?

    Central Bank Gold Agreement: Dead at 20

    Syria demands withdrawal of U.S., Turkish forces, warns of countermeasures

    IEA may cut its oil demand growth estimates if global economy weakens

    Climate change could trigger droughts in wheat-growing regions
    Wheat-growing regions are likely to experience more frequent, severe and prolonged droughts if climate change continues unabated.

    Salty soil sends U.S. farmers, officials scrambling
    Over recent years, as warming temperatures have caused seas to expand and glaciers and land ice to melt into the oceans, rising sea levels have pushed saltwater into the area through tidal creeks and drainage ditches.

    Nestle Steps Up Testing After Finding High Levels Of Dangerous Weedkiller In Coffee Beans

    Hunger vs. Habit (and How It Affects Your Performance in Survival Situations)
    Many (most?) people will be on a permanent "diet" in the post-SHTF years. There's some good advice here. -- RF

    Scientists' Advice to People Living in Coastal Areas? Move.

    CDC study to track dangerous 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

    Climate Change and Technology
    Sometimes the "solution" is just another problem. -- RF

    'What they put on the fields contaminates our water': Iowa's pollution problem
    Decades of adding fertilisers and manure to drive Iowa's crop production has loaded the land with nutrients it can't hold on to – and they're ending up in the water supply

    Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2019 is 'joint-second lowest' on record

    Oops! Gene editing not as precise as advertised

    What Isn't Mentioned About the Trump-Ukraine 'Scandal': The Routine Corruption of US Foreign Policy
    The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

    Trump-Ukraine whistleblower is a CIA employee who was detailed to the White House

    Fire strikes Saudi high-speed train station, at least five injured

    MSM Defends CIA's "Whistleblower", Ignores Actual Whistleblowers

    Could climate change fuel the rise of right-wing nationalism?
    A related article is Richard Heinberg's "Energy and Authoritarianism." As conditions become increasingly severe, holding societies together will require more rigid control over their populations. -- RF

    Hinkley Point nuclear plant building costs rise by up to £2.9bn
    Too cheap to meter? -- RF

    Debt Bombs: Here Are The States With The Most Debt

    Pets Are Now as Unaffordable As College, Housing and Healthcare

    Income inequality in the US has a hit a record high. Meet the 15 richest American family 'dynasties,' who have a combined net worth of $618 billion. [so ya know who to hunt for]

  6. It's not just the Northeast getting baked - it's been pretty hot here in the Midwest too. Set a record high for the day here a coupla days ago. It's been in the low 90s here. It's not that it's never been in the 90s here, or that it's so unendurable, but there's no question that that's hot for late September.