Saturday, December 7, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-06

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

2019-12-06 - Home may have exploded due to methane outgassing from the ground in the Town of Alleghany (New York):

Quote: "More than two weeks after a house exploded in the heart of oil and gas well country, the public health director for Cattaraugus County said Friday that it could have been caused by methane gas seeping through the ground."

Quote: "Sources tell News 4 that investigators have ruled out any of the home’s heating sources or electricity being the cause. The focus is now on whether ground-gas was the cause."

Quote: "The residents of the home that exploded smelled in their water what may have been methane in the weeks leading up to the blast and that’s a product of natural gas."

Note: They definitely did not smell methane, since methane is odorless. They may have smelled hydrogen sulfide, since methane and hydrogen sulfide often go together. That doesn't mean there was no methane present - there could have been a great deal of it. That's just not what they smelled...

2019-12-06 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, at least 50 cars burn, in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "According to West Sacramento Fire dispatchers, the black smoke is coming from a junk car lot in West Sacramento. The fire was reported at 3:29 p.m. on Friday. The fire department says at least 50 cars have burned so far."

2019-12-06 - Recycling center heavily damaged by fire in Daphne (Alabama):

2019-12-06 - Fiber recycling plant erupts in flame in Franklin (Virginia):

2019-12-06 - Numerous wildfires burn out of control around coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Sydney may be blanketed in smoke for weeks, if not months, RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said."

Quote: "Australia exports a greater portion of the world’s coal market than Saudi Arabia does to oil."

Quote: "Morrison has called climate protests 'indulgent and selfish,' and argued that the government should outlaw some forms of climate protest."

Note: So Australia made a trade - make some money with coal in the present and in return Australia gets turned into a charred uninhabitable wasteland in the future. Lots of countries have made the same deal, though not many so wholeheartedly on a per capita basis as Australia. Seems to me that trading a survivable planet in the future for coal profits now was a mighty indulgent and selfish deal to make. And the funny thing about the future is that it does have a habit of turning into the present. Present, meet future!

2019-12-06 - Oilfield site rocked by explosion and fire in Laramie County (Wyoming), 3 injured:

2019-12-06 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at 3:25 AM while docked at marina in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

Quote: "Virginia Beach Fire crews battled a massive boat fire at the Fisherman's Wharf Marina early Friday morning. Fire units received the call around 3:25 a.m. Crews found a 42-foot fishing boat on fire on Winston Salem Avenue."

2019-12-06 - Houseboat bursts into flame at 3:15 AM while docked at Point Cadet Marina in coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):

2019-12-06 - Boat bursts into flame at home on Pine Street in Susanville (California):

2019-12-06 - Houseboat bursts into flame at King Edward Quay on the River Colne in Colchester (Britain), dog killed, nobody there:

Note: These are the 974th, 975th, 976th and 977th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-06 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on M40 slip road in Beaconsfield (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 6 December, 4.01pm Bus on fire, slip road to Beaconsfield Service Station, M40. One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield and one from Gerrards Cross attended. Firefighters used four sets of breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, hydraulic cutting equipment and small gear."

Note: This is the 577th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-12-06 - Tanker truck explodes into flame on I-10 near coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2019-12-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:15 AM on the Long Island Expressway on coastal Long Island (New York):

2019-12-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:14 AM at Greendale Business Park in Woodbury Salterton (Britain):

Note: These are the 2080th, 2081st and 2082nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-06 - Box truck bursts into flame on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway on coastal Long Island (New York):

Quote: "Hours before a truck burst into flames on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview, a box truck caught fire on the southbound lanes of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway near the Northern State Parkway, officials said."

2019-12-06 - RV bursts into flame just after 6 AM while parked at home in Yuma (Arizona):

Note: This is the 431st RV to burn in 2019...

2019-12-06 - Van bursts into flame on London Road in Harlow (Britain):

2019-12-06 - Van bursts into flame on the A1 in Selby (Britain):

Quote: "Selby–Time of call 15:37 Crews from Selby, Tadcaster, Pontefract, Castleford and Featherstone were mobilised to a report of a van on fire on the A1. On arrival crews found a fire to a large van with extensive fire damage. North Yorkshire crews supplied water to the West Yorkshire crews who tackled the fire. The incident was left in the hands of West Yorkshire crews."

2019-12-06 - SUV bursts into flame on Blair Avenue in Alton (Illinois):

2019-12-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road west of Dalhart (Texas):

2019-12-06 - Police car bursts into flame at Northwest 206th Street and May Avenue in Oklahoma County (Oklahoma):

2019-12-06 - Car bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Euclid (Ohio):

Quote: "Authorities are investigating after a car fire in Euclid spread to two nearby houses causing them to go up in flames. The fire happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday on Tyronne Avenue near East 200th Street in Euclid."

2019-12-06 - Car bursts into flame on US 127 in Ingham County (Michigan):

2019-12-06 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Chad (Britain), some crashes too:

2019-12-06 - Car bursts into flame in Swanland (Britain):

Quote: "Swanland. Fri 6 Dec 2019 14:39 (No: 027410) Car fire. Crews extinguished using one hose reel."

2019-12-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road in coastal Bonita Springs (Florida):

2019-12-06 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while parked at property on Stonegate Drive near Paradise (Texas):

2019-12-06 - RV trailer bursts into flame on Hunter Drive near Eunice (Missouri):

2019-12-06 - Towing business destroyed by fire in Rock Spring (Georgia):

2019-12-06 - Barn destroyed by fire in Ashby (Massachusetts):

2019-12-06 - Commercial building destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-12-06 - Sheriff's office damaged by AC fire at 3 AM in Boyd County (Kentucky):

Quote: "The Boyd County Sheriff's office caught on fire early Friday morning. Crews tell WSAZ an AC unit caught fire on the roof of the building around 3 a.m."

2019-12-06 - TV bursts into flame at 4:30 AM at home on Stone Street in Port Huron (Michigan):

2019-12-06 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire on Price Road in Hall County (Georgia):

2019-12-06 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Tulsa County (Oklahoma):

2019-12-06 - Home damaged by garage fire at 2:16 AM, garage destroyed, on Skyline Drive in coastal Nantucket (Massachusetts):

2019-12-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Hannah Street in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2019-12-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:22 AM on West Governors Drive in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2019-12-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Hartford Avenue in Atlanta (Georgia), 1 injured:

2019-12-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East Watch Avenue in Springfield (Illinois):

2019-12-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East Dearborn Street in Havana (Illinois), near the Illinois River, 4 pets killed, nobody there:

2019-12-06 - Home destroyed by fire at South West Street and Ninth Street in Des Moines (Iowa), cat killed, nobody there:

2019-12-06 - Home destroyed by fire on Alamance Church Road in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2019-12-06 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:55 AM on Berkshire Drive in Tallahassee (Florida):

2019-12-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1:05 AM in Lancaster (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-06 - Two beachside homes destroyed by fire, two more damaged, in coastal Old Saybrook (Connecticut), nobody there:

Quote: "Two homes burned to the ground and two more were damaged in a fire on a beach in Old Saybrook."

2019-12-06 - Deadly fire burns mobile home just before 1 AM near Apache Junction (Arizona), 1 killed:

2019-12-06 - Deadly fire burns home just before midnight on West Howard Avenue in Pottsville (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2019-12-06 - Vacant home burns on SW Watson Avenue in Topeka (Kansas):

2019-12-06 - Ten sea turtles wash up dead in two months in coastal Bengkulu (Indonesia):

Quote: "[10] sea turtle deaths in a row; this phenomenon, according to fishermen, has never happened before..."

2019-12-06 - Man, 18, slumps over dead in car outside pizzeria in Valley (Alabama):

Quote: "They say it is unknown what the cause of death may be and that there was nothing in the vehicle or on the body that would indicate any type of foul play."

2019-12-06 - Man drops dead before 6:30 AM at bus stop on Loyola Lane in Austin (Texas):

2019-12-06 - Man, 56, found dead in submerged SUV along the Pineda Causeway in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2019-12-06 - Man found dead in storm drain near shopping center in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2019-12-06 - Man, 59, drops dead near post office in Spring Valley (New York):

2019-12-06 - Man, 63, found dead near hiking trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Bedford County (Virginia):

2019-12-06 - Man, 78, found dead in Barnes Lakes in Deerfield Township (Michigan):

2019-12-06 - Man found dead in car in Turtle Creek (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-06 - Person found dead near bridge off Five Chop Road near Santee (South Carolina):

2019-12-06 - Man found dead in pond in Jamadapal (India):

2019-12-06 - Man drops dead in carpark in coastal Troon (Scotland):

2019-12-06 - Man found dead in lake at Pittville Park in Cheltenham (Britain):

2019-12-06 - Passenger sickens on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Roston-on-Don (Russia):

Quote: "The plane was due to land at Yerevan Zvartnots airport, but had to make an emergency landing at Rostov-on-Don's Platov International Airport dafter one of the passengers, whose identity has not been revealed, began to feel unwell."

2019-12-06 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on ferry ship near coastal Swartz Bay (Canada):

Quote: "The Queen of Cumberland, sailing between Salt Spring and Swartz Bay, fell behind schedule Friday night due to a medical emergency."

2019-12-06 - Man, 51, has 'medical issue' on snowmobile in Medway (Massachusetts):

Quote: "But the incident, first reported at 12:53 p.m., was not a crash, police said. Instead, the snowmobile driver, a 51-year-old Medway man, experienced an undisclosed medical issue. Police Sgt. Stephen Mitchell said first responders tried to resuscitate the man “for a while,” and he was eventually transported to Milford Regional Medical Center. 'He didn’t have a good rhythm,' Mitchell said of the man’s heart."

2019-12-06 - Freight train derails near Roseville (California):

2019-12-06 - ICE charter bus veers over centerline, crashes into vehicle and bridge over Arroyo Colorado, in Rio Hondo (Texas), 4 injured:

Quote: "Officials said the bus veered into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle. 'That caused him to crash into one of the upright I-beams, part of the main structure of the bridge,' Bilokury said."

2019-12-06 - Pickup truck veers off road at 2 AM, crashes into tree, on Blythe Ferry Road in Cleveland (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2019-12-06 - Car veers over centerline, hits tractor trailer head-on, east of Waterloo (Iowa), 1 killed:

2019-12-06 - Car and tractor trailer collide head-on near Sarina (Australia), 1 killed:

2019-12-06 - Car veers off road just before midnight, crashes into pole, in Payson (Utah), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-12-06 - Man strips naked in apartment building, runs around, runs into wall, in McKeesport (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-06 - Wolves increasingly killing dogs in Estonia:

2019-12-06 - Sinkhole opens on sports field in Gwaelod-y-garth (Britain):

2019-12-06 - Uranium-contaminated site collapses into the Detroit River (Michigan):

2019-12-06 - Six-story building collapses in Nairobi (Kenya), 3+ killed, 27 injured:

2019-12-06 - Dozens of skinny and hungry polar bears gather near Ryrkaypiy (Russia):

Quote: "Conservation experts are warning that unwanted encounters between humans and hungry polar bears are rising as a warming climate and lack of sea ice force the bears to travel farther inland to find food. On Thursday, a local 'bear patrol' reported 56 polar bears gathered near the far northeast Russian village of Ryrkaypiy on the Chukchi Sea, according to a statement from World Wildlife Fund Russia. And later local reports cited by Mashable put the number at 61. 'Almost all the bears are thin,' Tatyana Minenko, head of the village’s bear patrol, said in the WWF Russia release."

Note: 'At dawn we attack the town and feast upon the squishy two-leggers! Who's with me?!' 'RAWR!'

2019-12-06 - Tropical Storm Pawan heads to landfall in Somalia:

2019-12-06 - Severe Tropical Storm Belna heads toward Mayotte and Madagascar:

2019-12-06 - Storm Atiyah heads toward Ireland and the UK:

2019-12-06 - Robots in finance could wipe out some of Wall Street's highest-paying jobs:


  1. Good Sunday morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., LL, Terry, FezzedOne, Panther and all other readers of JJFH.

    When your water starts smelling "funny," watch out for trouble.

    Houseboats may be the last place people should wanna live these days.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: The developing world has hit the brakes on clean energy [~ 10 min.]

    More than 40 insurance companies sue government over fire that burned into Gatlinburg

    More than 40 insurance companies are suing the federal government for $450 million over how the fire that burned into Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 2016 was handled, the Knox News is reporting.

    Five days after it started in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on November 23 the Chimney Tops 2 Fire spread into the eastern Tennessee city killing 14 people, forcing 14,000 to evacuate, destroying or damaging 2,400 structures, and blackening 17,000 acres.

    The strategy used to manage the fire was controversial in that very little direct action was taken to suppress the fire during those first five days until a predicted wind event caused it to spread very rapidly out of the park and into the city. [more; hey, sounds a lot like what the world is doing about climate change-sitting around and watching the destruction until it's COMIN' RIGHT AT US!]

    California bans insurers from dropping policies in wildfire areas

    The California Department of Insurance is invoking a law passed in 2018 that bans insurance companies from dropping or refusing to renew homeowners policies in zip codes within or adjacent to the perimeters of recent fires. This will apply for one year after the Governor declared a state of emergency in October, 2018 and will affect at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California. The action by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is the result of Senate Bill 824 that he authored last year while serving as state senator.

    In his announcement about the localized ban, the Commissioner went a step further and called on insurance companies to voluntarily cease all non-renewals related to wildfire risk statewide until December 5, 2020. [more; so stupid]

    Sunday, 8 December 2019
    Fish all gone! Gulf of Alaska fishery to close for the first time ever: No more cod: Salmon all but gone: Millions of small sea birds died since 2015

    Extremely low cod numbers have lead feds to close the Gulf of Alaska fishery for the first time ever. In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season. It’s a decision that came as little surprise, but it’s the first time the fishery was closed due to concerns of low stock. [more]

    Giant Greenland Lake Disappears Within Hours Underground, Leaving Giant Fractures in Ice

    The Greenland Ice Sheet may be even more unstable than scientists previously thought.

    New research reveals how lakes on the surface of Greenland’s glaciers drain toward the bottom of the ice sheet within hours. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Australia’s Bushfires Turn New Zealand’s Glaciers Pink

    For weeks now, Australia has been dealing with severe bushfires.

    They’ve engulfed Sydney in smoke, threatening air quality throughout New South Wales and destroying key koala habitat.

    The smoke has been clearly visible from space, but it’s also left a mark on the ground, painting New Zealand glaciers a shade of dusty pink.

    Yes, tiny particles of ash are turning the snow brownish-pink.
    [and we thought yellow snow was the only kind to avoid]

    Research shows that dust particles from Amazon forest fires falling on glaciers in the Andes may enhance glacier melting because darkened snow absorbs more sunlight.

    And that’s another self-reinforcing feedback. [more]

    Why Texas’s fossil fuel support will ‘spell disaster’ for climate crisis

    Texas’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Act went into effect on 1 September, stiffening civil and criminal penalties specifically for protesters who interrupt operations or damage oil and gas pipelines and other energy facilities.

    The scale of new production is “staggering”, according to an analysis by Global Witness, a campaign group, with Texas leading the way as US output of oil and gas is forecast to rise by 25% over the next decade. This makes it a “looming carbon timebomb”, the group believes, in a period when global oil and gas production needs to drop by 40% to mitigate the worst impacts of the climate crisis. [more]

    Faded Texas oil field offers austerity lesson for U.S. shale – “There’s an inflection point coming here because production growth is going to slow down massively”

    It’s a grand bargain that the Eagle Ford’s bigger Texas cousin — the Permian Basin — is wrestling with: sacrificing growth for profits.

    At current oil prices, “what you cannot do is harvest cash and grow,” said Raoul LeBlanc, a Houston-based analyst at IHS. “There’s an inflection point coming here because production growth is going to slow down massively.”

    The implications for U.S. oil production are vast. Shale wells are gushers for the first three months but after that, output plummets so that by the end of the first year it’s down about 60%. That’s 10 times the decline rate of conventional wells.

    Oceans losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, experts warn

    Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, as a result of the climate emergency and intensive farming, experts have warned.

    Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish species were at particular risk, scientists said, with many vital ecosystems in danger of collapse. [more]

    [more below]

  3. New explosive-effusive activity at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

    A new explosive-effusive activity is taking place at the Japanese Nishinoshima volcano in the Izu-Bonin Volcanic Arch. Thermal anomalies were detected by satellites and confirmed by Japanese coastguard overflight on December 6. [more]

    California Plans FORCED Internment And Asset Seizure To Solve Homeless Crisis [~ 22 min.]

    [in the first 2 min. this is stated clearly]

    Video: Australia firefighters flee “explosion of fire” in Sydney’s south-west – “There will be no relief, not in the immediate future”

    Firefighters were forced to run from an “explosion of fire” in Sydney’s south-west on Thursday night, as the bushfire crisis again tightened its grip over the state. [more]

    From Algeria to Hong Kong, 2019 was a year of anti-establishment rage – “What unites the protests is that all are responding to a sense of exclusion, pessimism about the future, and a feeling of having lost control to unaccountable elites”

    [perhaps we should stop voting for anyone]

    Angry citizens have swelled the streets of cities across the globe this year, pushing back against a disparate range of policies but often expressing a common grievance — the establishment’s failure to heed their demands for a more equitable future. [more; the mask has dropped]

    How to See The 'Full Cold Moon' This Week

    Whatever you call it, the final full moon of 2019 promises to be a special sight.

    The next full moon is on Friday, January 10, 2020. It is called the "Full Wolf Moon," and it's going to be something extra-special since the moon will drift into Earth’s outer shadow, creating a full Wolf Moon eclipse, visible from some parts of Earth. [more]

    [last part next]

  4. PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

    Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence.

    The utility says the deal, which still requires court approval, represents a key step in leading it out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [more; as if that'll change anything]

    Kochland review: how the Kochs bought America – and trashed it

    If the unbridled consumption of fossil fuels is indeed pushing the planet faster and faster toward Armageddon, Charles Koch probably deserves as much credit as anyone for the end of the world as we know it. [more]

    Flooding leaves small Missouri city with dozens of sinkholes

    [not like it's much better here in PA where we continue to build on KNOWN FLOODPLAINS]

    Dozens of sinkholes, some up to 12 feet deep, are dotting the landscape in the small southeastern Missouri city of Caruthersville, forcing road detours, swallowing sections of people's yards and leaving city leaders scrambling to make repairs.

    Months of flooding along the Mississippi River are to blame for the problems in the city of 6,000 people, which was “built on a swamp,” according to Mayor Sue Grantham. The nearly four dozen sinkholes have caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage, and things may get worse. [more]

    Our climate is like reckless banking before the crash – it's time to talk about near-term collapse

    After a quarter of a century of nations from around the world coming together to discuss progress in dealing with climate change, emissions are still rising. The 25th annual United Nations climate change summit is now underway – and for the sake of the planet, it’s high time it changed its approach.
    [more; nothing much will change because of this one either]

    Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

    An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets.

    “I think this is just irresponsible, because the stars are so far away I think we should not have any serious hope to escape the Earth,” [Didier] Queloz said. [more]

    Bundle up: Coldest air yet this season to send Midwest into deep freeze next week

    An invasion of Arctic air will plunge temperatures to their lowest levels since last winter and may set the stage for the biggest lake-effect snow event so far this season in the Midwest.

    The cold will come rocketing southward out of Canada as a swath of snow spreads from west to east across the Northern tier states from Sunday night into Monday night. [more]

  5. What's That Smell? Mystery Odor Returns to Delaware County [~ 2 min. news]

    “When we get on scene it only lasts a short period of time,” Montella said. “By the time we get our monitors out it usually dissipates in 10 to 15 minutes.”

    The odor was also reported in nearby Aston, Pennsylvania, in late October as well as in Ridley Township on Veterans Day last month.

    “No one has been able to figure out where it’s coming from,” State Rep. Leanne Krueger (D-161) told NBC10. [more]

    Harry Shearer's Le Show for Sunday, Dec. 8th [~ 1 hr]

    UN climate talks failing to address urgency of crisis, says top scientist – “There is a risk of disappointment in the UN process because of the inability to recognise that there is an emergency”

    Urgent UN talks on tackling the climate emergency are still not addressing the true scale of the crisis, one of the world’s leading climate scientists has warned, as high-ranking ministers from governments around the world began to arrive in Madrid for the final days of negotiations. [more]

    Two tropical cyclones set records in one week: Ambali has fastest intensification on record south of the equator, and Kammuri has tallest, coldest cloud tops ever

    Barely a tropical storm on Wednesday night EST, Tropical Cyclone Ambali astounded weather watchers on Thursday as it pole-vaulted to the brink of Category 5 strength in the southwest Indian Ocean, counter to nearly all expectations. Ambali’s top sustained winds, as assessed from satellite data by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, jumped from 35 knots (40 mph) at 0Z Thursday to 135 knots (155 mph) at 0Z Friday. This increase of 100 knots is the largest 24-hour intensification on record in the Southern Hemisphere, breaking the record of 95 knots (110 mph) from Cyclone Ernie in 2017. It falls just short of the world record set by Hurricane Patricia in 2015 of 105 knots (120 mph). [more]

    Graph of the Day: The staggering millennial wealth deficit – “To catch up to Gen Xers, millennials would need to triple their wealth in just four years. To reach boomers, their net worth would need a sevenfold jump.”

    [see the chart!]

    Tropical Cyclone "Belna" forecast to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre, Madagascar

    Tropical Cyclone "Belna" is expected to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre, Madagascar just before 18:00 UTC on December 9, 2019, with maximum sustained winds up to 170 km/h (105 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (130 mph). Depending on the location of landfall, the maximum storm surge could reach 3 m (10 feet) near the impact point. Additionally, torrential rains are awaited on the regions of the landfall, locally exceeding 300 mm (11.8 inches). [more]

    [Edward Snowden and Guy McPherson don't think chem-trails actually exist; Dane Wigington and Robin Westenra (and a few of us here on JJFH) not only believe in them, they PROVIDE evidence that they are real]
    Edge of Extinction: Evidence-Free “Chemtrails” [~ 3.5 min.]