Thursday, December 12, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-11

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

2019-12-11 - Portents of runaway greenhouse warming:

Quote: "Hansen (2010) concludes: 'if we burn all reserves of oil, gas, and coal, there's a substantial chance that we will initiate the runaway greenhouse. If we also burn the tar sands and tar shale, I believe the Venus syndrome [runaway greenhouse warming] is a dead certainty'. Stephen Hawking (2017) appears to agree with Hansen’s warning, stating: 'if the US pulls out of the Paris climate agreement it may lead to runaway global warming, eventually turning Earth's atmosphere into something resembling Venus'."

Note: I don't think the Earth will turn into a replica of Venus. I do think we are having a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event, the 'Great Dying', and that will eliminate human beings (along with most other life forms) from the surface of the planet. The reason I don't think we will initiate runaway greenhouse warming to the extent that we turn Earth into something like Venus is that we'll all be dead before we're able to do that much damage. Once food production plummets, human population will nosedive, civilization will collapse, hundreds of nuclear plants will go kablooey and our emissions will nosedive along with our population. The Earth will be saved from becoming like Venus by our extinction. It may still take 30 million years for the Earth to fully recover though, as it did after the Great Dying...

2019-12-11 - Methane pulse detected from wetlands in South Sudan:

2019-12-11 - Thousands of people rally to protest climate inaction as huge wildfires rage around coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "'Hey Scott, do something, you useless f***,' a cardboard poster said."

2019-12-11 - 2019 was the year when country-sized wildfires became the new normal around the entire planet:

2019-12-11 - How a mega fire spread toward Sydney (Australia):

2019-12-11 - Wildfires this year in Indonesia cost $5.2 billion in US dollars:

2019-12-11 - Industrial waste site erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in coastal Tuas (Singapore):

2019-12-11 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Anderson (South Carolina):

2019-12-11 - Recycling plant damaged by fire in Rakitovo (Bulgaria):

2019-12-11 - Thousands of holes discovered on the seafloor off the California coast:

2019-12-11 - Newly identified jet-stream pattern could imperil global food supplies:

2019-12-11 - Chemical recycling plant destroyed by massive fire in Montornès del Vallès (Spain):

2019-12-11 - Three underground electrical explosions cause blackouts in Mount Vernon (New York):

Quote: "Three underground manhole cover explosions rocked an area in Southern Westchester and left several buildings without power."

2019-12-11 - Underground electrical explosion causes blackouts in Skelmersdale (Britain):

2019-12-11 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion in Sugarcreek Borough (Pennsylvania), blackouts ensue:

2019-12-11 - Boat, tractors, four-wheeler and garage destroyed by fire at home in Holden (Maine):

Quote: "Carpenter said they lost tractors, a four wheeler, grills and a boat in the fire."

Note: This is the 983rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019, and these are the 2099th and 2100th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-11 - Transit bus bursts into flame on I-75 near the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County (Georgia):

Quote: "The fire happened near the Cumberland Boulevard exit from northbound I-75 near where it crosses the Chattahoochee River."

Note: This is the 607th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-12-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Bedford to Breezewood (Pennsylvania):

Note: This is the 2101st tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-11 - Garbage truck bursts into flame near I-64 in Cabell County (West Virginia):

2019-12-11 - Verizon utility truck bursts into flame on street in Bloomfield (New Jersey):

2019-12-11 - Truck bursts into flame in Kelleythorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Kelleythorpe. Wed 11 Dec 2019 16:31 (No: 027775) Lorry fire. One hose reel, Thermal Image Camera and small tools in use."

2019-12-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame shortly after midnight while parked at home on Caroline Avenue in Rotterdam (New York):

2019-12-11 - Car bursts into flame on Route 15 in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2019-12-11 - Car bursts into flame at 1:25 AM while parked at business on Water Lane in coastal Exeter (Britain):

2019-12-11 - Car bursts into flame near vacant building in East Barnby area in coastal Whitby (Britain):

Quote: "East Barnby, Whitby – 09:46 Crews from Lythe and Whitby responded to a car fire near a derelict building, they extinguished using a hose real and the cause is believed to be electrical."

2019-12-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-96 near Middlebelt Road in Livonia (Michigan):

2019-12-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame and explodes while parked at property, fire spreads to barn, near Columbia (Missouri):

2019-12-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame just before 3 AM while parked on Bear Hollow Road in Piney Flats (Tennessee), 3 injured:

2019-12-11 - RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked at Mini Mountain Campground in New Carlisle (Indiana):

2019-12-11 - RV trailer destroyed by fire while parked at property on Krauss Lane in Cave Junction (Oregon):

2019-12-11 - Vehicle and mobile home destroyed by fire in Optima (Oklahoma):

Quote: "'Including their home, the family vehicle that was parked next to the home was destroyed by the fire also,' Wadley said."

2019-12-11 - Auto shop destroyed by fire just before 11 PM in Green Oak Township (Michigan):

2019-12-11 - Truck shop destroyed by fire in Altamont (Illinois):

2019-12-11 - Barn destroyed by explosions and fire near US 101 in Alton (California):

2019-12-11 - Barn destroyed by fire near Amulree (Canada), 12 cattle killed:

2019-12-11 - Church destroyed by fire at 7:15 AM on Grand Island Road near Shelton (Nebraska):

2019-12-11 - Church destroyed by fire in Stark County (Ohio):

2019-12-11 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire on 45th Street in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2019-12-11 - Industrial building heavily damaged by fire on Byrne Road near the Fraser River in coastal Burnaby (Canada):

Quote: "The fire started in an import and export company, Samson said, adding that a wood cabinetry business and a tool rental company were also affected."

Quote: "Shortly before 9 a.m., the Burnaby Fire Department posted on Twitter that crews were dealing with a fire on Byrne Road, close to the Fraser River."

2019-12-11 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Tomac Court in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut):

2019-12-11 - Home damaged by garage fire on Candler Circle in Scott Depot (West Virginia), nobody there:

2019-12-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:40 AM near East 103rd Street and Beacon Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri), nobody there:

2019-12-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Ross Road in Penn Hills (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Liberty Drive in Easley (South Carolina):

2019-12-11 - Two homes go up in flames just before 2:30 AM on Caroline Street near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri), 1 injured:

2019-12-11 - Multi-family home damaged by fire on Magnolia Lane in Marion (Iowa):

2019-12-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Cutler Bay (Florida):

2019-12-11 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:59 PM on Willis Road in Mulberry (Florida), 2 killed:

2019-12-11 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2 AM on Old Salts Road in Pulaski County (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-12-11 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on North Belmont Street in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2019-12-11 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by huge fire in Tell City (Indiana):

2019-12-11 - Dolphin washes ashore dead on beach at Chesil Cove in coastal Portland (Britain):

2019-12-11 - Two men, 31 and 51, die in canal in Ludhiana (India):

2019-12-11 - Experienced diver, man, 56, dies while diving off coastal Sarasota (Florida):

Quote: "Loved ones were too distraught to speak on camera, but police tell us the 56-year-old had three decades’ worth of diving experience."

2019-12-11 - Woman, 59, found dead and face-down in duck pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra (California):

2019-12-11 - Man, 72, has 'medical issue' and drops dead at antique store in Spring Lake (Michigan):

Quote: "Ottawa County Captain Mark Bennett says they believe he was suffering from a medical issue and collapsed."

2019-12-11 - Woman found dead in Lake Lavon in Collin County (Texas):

2019-12-11 - Air Force soldier, man, 19, found dead in dorm room at Laughlin Air Force Base (Texas):

2019-12-11 - Man, 41, found dead on bike path in Hamilton (Ohio):

2019-12-11 - Man falls off bridge and dies on bike trail in Conewango Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-11 - Man, 29, flees cops, jumps into the water in Walthall Slough and dies, in Lathrop (California):

2019-12-11 - Man, 35, found dead near business in Bayers Lake (Canada):

2019-12-11 - Man, 62, sickens while driving, pulls over and dies, in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "A driver has died after falling ill at the wheel in Glasgow. The 62-year-old man pulled over at the Polmadie slip road on the M74 near junction 1A and the B763."

2019-12-11 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV plows into drug store, in Salisbury (Maryland), 2 injured:

Quote: "It is believed the driver suffered a medical emergency which led to the crash, according to Kaiser."

2019-12-11 - Man has 'medical emergency' and slumps over in pickup truck, truck veers off road, near Grand Forks (North Dakota):

Quote: "When the trooper saw the man slouched over, he broke the vehicle’s window and immediately began CPR. The man was taken to Altru for evaluation. The State Patrol said the man apparently was having a 'medical emergency.'"

2019-12-11 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into CBD business, in Charleston (Illinois):

Quote: "Firefighters said the driver had a medical emergency, causing the crash after 8 p.m."

2019-12-11 - Crash wreckage of Chilean C-130 Hercules transport plane found near Antarctica, all 38 aboard presumed dead:

2019-12-11 - Private jet lands at airport and runs off runway, in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2019-12-11 - Small plane crash-lands on street in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-12-11 - Two passenger buses crash on highway near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 4 killed, 26 injured:

2019-12-11 - Tanker truck overturns at 4:20 AM on Warfordsburg Road near Hancock (Maryland), 1 injured:

2019-12-11 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-78 in Hunterdon County (New Jersey), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-12-11 - Tractor trailer crashes through median on I-10 in Ahwatukee (Arizona):

2019-12-11 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-24 in Rutherford County (Tennessee):

2019-12-11 - RV's brakes fail, RV crashes into gas station, in the Cajon Pass (California):

Quote: "A relative said the brakes on the RV failed as it drove southbound down the cajon pass."

2019-12-11 - SUV veers off road just before 2 AM, crashes into pole, in Amarillo (Texas), 1 killed:

2019-12-11 - SUV overturns on street in Scottsdale (Arizona), 7 injured:

2019-12-11 - Pickup hauling food trailer crashes off road, food trailer overturns and bursts into flame, on I-15 near Blackfoot (Idaho), 1 injured:

2019-12-11 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into parked RV, in Youngstown (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-12-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into stump, on Nanaimo Lakes Road in coastal Nanaimo (Canada), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-12-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Pender County (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-12-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on Ritchie Highway in Arnold (Maryland), 2 injured:

2019-12-11 - Man in his 20s strips naked while walking in traffic in coastal Glounthaune, Cork (Ireland):

Quote: "'He started at the Dunkettle Interchange,' a garda spokesman said. 'As he progressed further, more items of clothing were removed until he was completely nude. Onlookers said he had been crossing back and forth while speaking rapidly to himself.'"

2019-12-11 - Landslide hits Raghistan (Afghanistan), 6+ killed:

2019-12-11 - Naval air station leaks chemicals into creek on Whidbey Island (Washington):

2019-12-11 - College student goes into cardiac arrest and collapses at college in coastal Bexhill-on-Sea (Britain):

Quote: "Staff at Bexhill College have been praised for helping to save a student who suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed while playing sport."

2019-12-11 - Man has 'medical episode' on scaffolding in Heron Cross (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services have been called after a man suffered a 'medical episode' while on some scaffolding. Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the scene in Daisy Place, Heron Cross, at 4.11pm this afternoon."

2019-12-11 - Cyclone passes by and causes damage in Iceland:

2019-12-11 - Freak storm dumps half a year's worth of rain in one hour onto Brisbane (Australia), flooding ensues:

2019-12-11 - Enormous asteroid set to fly by Earth on Friday the 13th:

2019-12-11 - World’s first ‘human composting’ site to open in 2021 to turn people into soil:

2019-12-11 - Investors are terrified of something a year from now and they’re placing bets to hedge themselves:


  1. The countdown to collapse continues, Jonny. Many think an economic slump or sudden dip will initiate the whole house of cards coming down. Others think a natural disaster or some other such environmental degradation will cause it. All we know for sure is that it's well on the way.

    Friday, 13 December 2019
    Fed to inject $500 BILLION into Repo Market


    [no money for anything else besides the military and banks]

    Retrieval operation successfully recovers six bodies from White Island

    Currently 17 survivors are being cared for at four hospitals around New Zealand – Middlemore, Hutt Valley, Waikato, and Christchurch.

    Thirteen of these patients are critical.

    So far 11 patients have been transferred to Australia and are being treated in hospital. [more]

    US Negotiators Reach Phase One Trade Agreement With China, Deal Awaits Trump's Signature

    The catastrophic consequences of Australia's bushfires

    NSW considering evacuating up to 90 towns if they run out of water

    [contains this article]
    Australia’s water crisis is a harbinger of things to come
    around the world

    Australia could see hottest day on record next week as Perth heatwave conditions travel east

    Perth's blistering heat is expected to end with a cool change sweeping in on Monday
    But the hot air mass fuelling the heatwave will then head across the country
    Australia's current record high temperature of 50.7C at Oodnadatta in SA could fall [more]

    Australia is bracing for its highest recorded temperature ever which is currently 50.7C, (123 deg F): Brisbane breaks rainfall record with 6 months rain in 24 hours

    Student Loans A Lot Like The Subprime Mortgage Debacle, Watchdog Says

    Calhoun's the president of the nonprofit Center for Responsible Lending. For decades he's been keeping watch to protect people from reckless lending. He says that with student loans, just like with the housing crisis, there's no consideration about whether the person getting the loan will be able to repay it. [more]

    [more follows]

  2. With a population under a dozen, Okinawa dugongs labeled ‘critically endangered’ by IUCN

    The organization warned that the number of dugongs off Okinawa has fallen to 10 or less and is in decline.

    The IUCN also cited the threat to the marine mammal posed by construction work related to the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. [more]

    1.5 million litres of crude oil spilled in Saskatchewan CP Rail train derailment

    Opponents Struggle To Stop A New Breed Of Oregon Fuel Terminals

    The added capacity could more than double the number of oil trains running along the Columbia and Willamette rivers. [more; the Willamette has a sizable body count goin']

    Modern fishing methods are driving small whales and dolphins to extinction

    More than a dozen species of small whales and dolphins are headed toward extinction, a new study finds. The main reason: modern fishing nets, which trap and kill hundreds of thousands of the animals every year. [more]

    Man dies after being savagely mauled by his 2 pet rottweilers in Italy

    An autopsy is being carried out to determine whether the dogs' attack was the cause of death, or if Sartori had died from natural causes before the animals began biting him. [more]

    Massive sinkhole suddenly opens up, swallows cars in Xiamen, China

    Another week, another mega sinkhole opening up over a subway line under construction in China. [more]

    Signs and Portents: Two-headed snake found in Bengal village, India

    Research indicates that wildfire smoke may distribute microbial life

    That may be what causes allergic reactions in some people who are sensitive to smoke [more]

    A 5.2-magnitude quake on Wednesday struck off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture were thousands of bags of radioactive waste and 1,000 tanks of dangerous radioactive contaminants are stored.

    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday struck off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). The quake shows just how vulnerable the stricken plant is with thousands of bags of radioactive waste and 1,000 tanks of dangerous radioactive contaminants. [more]

  3. [finishing out the week with some headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, December 13, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    The Global Auto Market Collapse In 4 Charts

    U.S. government posts $209 billion deficit in November

    The $20 Trillion Threat That Could Trigger The Next Financial Meltdown

    The Vatican is using donations for the poor to fight its budget deficit, report says

    Central banks worldwide buying up massive amounts of gold in a shift away from US dollar – Goldman Sachs

    The Wealthy Are Hoarding Physical Gold

    Gold is going to $2,500, $3,000 an ounce: investment expert

    Turkey wants the world's gold, with few questions asked

    Boeing 737 MAX was plagued with production problems, whistleblower says
    FAA probes Boeing 737 MAX production, ex-manager warns of 'a factory in chaos'
    Global airlines chief warns on spiraling delays to Boeing 737 MAX
    FAA chief says 737 MAX will not be cleared to fly in 2019
    Boeing-FAA Cabal Exposed: Internal Document Shows FAA Ignored 737 MAX Safety Risks
    American Airlines takes Boeing 737 Max off schedule until April
    Global Airline Group Cuts 2019 Profit Forecast
    Why 2019 was a bad year for the airline industry
    China Raises "Important Concerns'' On Boeing's 737 Max Ungrounding Attempt

    Nuclear deterrent still the US Navy's top priority, no matter the consequences, top officer says
    Afghanistan's Karzai says American cash fed corruption
    Top Pentagon leaders consider leaving smaller number of troops in Afghanistan
    The acting Navy secretary promises he'll fix the Ford aircraft carrier because he's tired of it being a 'whipping boy for why the Navy can't do anything right'
    The aircraft carrier is over budget, behind schedule, and still experiencing problems with certain key technologies, namely the advanced weapons elevators built to quickly deliver munitions to the flight deck.
    The US Navy brags it has 7 carriers at sea — half the fleet was stuck pier-side over a month ago
    Pentagon Says Full Syria Withdrawal Many Years Off
    U.S. military returns four bases to South Korea

    Chevron is writing down as much as $11 billion worth of assets, and it could cost the entire market

    Permian Drillers Are Struggling To Keep Output Flat

    Germany on alert as swine fever nears border

    Climate change threatens food supplies

    [continued below]

  4. The climate cost of flown asparagus: time for more careful food choices

    Polish Minister of Health Proposes Carcinogenic 5G Emission Levels as National Norm [figures it's backward]
    Insurance claims related to Lyme disease up by 117 percent in U.S.
    California officials need to move faster on sea level rise, legislative study finds
    New projections show that South Florida is in for even more sea level rise
    Arctic has one of warmest years, raising fears over rising sea levels
    The species the world lost this decade
    More humans and their domestic animals. Other species get pushed off the planet. -- RF
    Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic
    Technofix rules. -- RF

    U.S. senators threaten Facebook, Apple with encryption regulation
    U.S. senators grilled Apple Inc and Facebook Inc executives over their encryption practices on Tuesday and threatened to regulate the technology unless the companies make encrypted user data accessible to law enforcement.

    'Corroboration Zero': An Inspector General's Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke

    The Afghanistan War Revealed: An 18 Year, Trillion Dollar Lie! (Ron Paul)
    Will anyone be held accountable for this monstrous, murderous lie? [nope]

    Why "This Sucker Is Going Down"
    Once the contagion starts spreading, loose money won't put the fires out.

    Net Energy Cliff Will Lead to Collapse of Civilization

    UK reports bird flu for first time since 2017

    Deficit spikes 12 percent in first two months of fiscal year: CBO

    U.S. consumer prices increase more than expected in November

    The Chilling Thing Subprime Retailer Conn's Said About the Sudden Deterioration in New Accounts

    "Happening Everywhere In Retail" - Home Depot Links Surge In Thefts To Opioid Crisis

    Brick & Mortar Meltdown Manhattan Style: Lenders Foreclose on Times Square Tower whose Six Retail Floors are 90% Vacant
    Fed Brainwashing on Net Wealth in One Picture

    TransUnion: Credit card delinquencies could reach 10-year high in 2020

    Americans keep gorging on debt, thanks to the Federal Reserve
    Jubilee? Load up on debt now, since it all may be written off soon
    I don't see this as a true solution. Vendors of goods and services will not receive payment (OK, some are exploitive, but that's another story), and the whole cycle will just start over again. What the world needs is a socioeconomic system which does not drive people into debt. -- RF

    Afghan War Report Enrages Veterans and Gold Star Families: 'Even As More of Us Died, They Lied'

    This Was The Decade Drug Overdoses Killed Nearly Half A Million Americans

    Illinois' other financial sinkhole: Retiree health care

    Secret Service wants schools to report more weirdos

  5. [Kevin posted a bit late today]
    BLACK BEAR NEWS - Australian Fires [~ 5.5 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS - Arctic In Dire Straits [~ 6 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS - We Are Desperate For Any Sign Of Hope [~ 7 min.]

    Corporate giant sells Aussie water rights to Canadian fund during one of worst droughts in history

    A multi-billion dollar Singaporean food company is selling 89,000 megalitres of Australian water to a Canadian pension fund. The mega sale of Australian permanent water rights comes as the country is crippled by one of the worst droughts in its history.

    On Tuesday, NSW brought in a complete ban on hoses as part of the toughest water restrictions implemented for more than a decade.

    But no such problem existed for food and agriculture giant Olam International, which sold the 89billion litres of permanent water rights for an astonishing $490 million. The company sold it to an entity associated with the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, one of Canada's largest pension investment managers, according to Straits Times.

    It will use the water to irrigate almond trees, in a business venture likely to draw criticism over foreign ownership of farms and water.

    The water rights are in the lower Murray-Darling Basin. [more]

    Strange sky sounds recorded in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands [4 short videos]

    'This is crazy!' Cricket ball-sized hailstones destroy home in Queensland, Australia

    Lightning strikes kill 6 in Malawi

    He said three of the victims were struck by the lighting while in their gardens whilst the three others took shelter under trees when it was raining. [more]

    Thousands of innkeeper worms wash up on a California beach

    Signs and Portents: Cat gives birth to a two-headed kitten in Thailand

    At least 5 people killed in Afghanistan landslide, 35 missing

    At least five people were killed in a landslide at a gold mine in the province of Badakhshan in northeastern Afghanistan, while 35 others went missing, Nek Mohammad Nazari, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said. [more]