Saturday, December 21, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-20

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

2019-12-20 - East Siberian Arctic Shelf now pluming methane into the atmosphere at an accelerating rate:

Quote: "In October, scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia recorded the highest-ever amounts of methane in the air over the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) during a 40-day research voyage led by chief scientist Igor Semiletov."

Quote: "The scientists surveyed 60 sites across the ESAS known to have had methane emissions from underwater permafrost in the past. Each emission site varies in size, ranging from 100 square metres to a square kilometre. The water at these sites looks as though it’s boiling as methane bubbles to the surface."

Quote: "'The methane emissions, which look like torches or flares, are all increasing,' Semiletov said."

Quote: "Professor Shakhova warns that the release of only a small fraction of the methane held in the ESAS could trigger further abrupt climate warming via positive feedback mechanisms..."

2019-12-20 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "Bernalillo County says a pile of metal caught fire at Albuquerque Metal Recycling Friday evening."

2019-12-20 - Ice plant destroyed by huge fire on the oceanfront in coastal Charleston (Oregon):

2019-12-20 - Lumber business destroyed by massive fire in Chilliwack (Canada):

2019-12-20 - Wildfires are raging outside every major city in Australia, and it's going to get worse, temp hits 50C (122F) in Nullarbor:

Quote: "Hundreds of bushfires are raging across Australia, with hotspots in every state. And a fire tracker map maintained by researchers in Western Australia, shows that they are also threatening areas around every major city in the country."

Quote: "How big are these fires? 2.7 million hectares have burned in NSW alone, since June the 1st. The massive 2018 Californian fires consumed 1.8 million hectares. The 2019 Amazon fires consumed just under 1 million hectares."

Note: So the wildfires in just New South Wales alone in Australia have burned almost as much land as the monstrous 2018 California wildfires and the mammoth 2019 Amazon fires in Brazil and Bolivia COMBINED. The escalating planetary fires should subside once everything that CAN burn HAS burned, so we've got that to look forward to!

2019-12-20 - Electrical substation damaged by fire at 2:33 AM on London Road in Sandbach (Britain):

2019-12-20 - Around 100 previously catalogued stars have vanished:

2019-12-20 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Marina del Rey (California), 3 injured:

2019-12-20 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Shilshole Marina in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Note: These are the 997th and 998th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-20 - Passenger train bursts into flame at depot in Johannesburg (South Africa):

2019-12-20 - Charter bus and RV go up in flames while parked at site near Lakeside Avenue and Ashland Avenue in West Orange (New Jersey):

Quote: "Two engines were present to battle a fully involved RV along with a nearby commercial charter bus that caught fire. There was also minor damage to a privately owned yellow school bus due to radiant heat."

Note: This is the 618th bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 450th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-12-20 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the Northway near Latham (New York):

Quote: "Lanes are open again after a car carrier fire on the Northway caused some southbound lanes to be closed on Friday morning."

Note: This is the 66th car-hauler to burn in 2019...

2019-12-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after midnight on I-65 in Taylorsville (Indiana):

2019-12-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 30 near Clarks (Nebraska):

2019-12-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 in Milton (Canada):

2019-12-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 400 in Toronto (Canada):

Note: These are the 2131st, 2132nd, 2133rd, 2134th and 2135th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-20 - Van bursts into flame on NW Market Street in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2019-12-20 - Van bursts into flame on the M5 near coastal Burnham-on-Sea (Britain):

2019-12-20 - Van bursts into flame on Blackwell Hall Lane in Ley Hill (Britain):

Quote: "Friday 20 December, 10.02pm Van on fire, Blackwell Hall Lane, Ley Hill. One appliance and crew from Amersham attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera and an environmental protection kit."

2019-12-20 - SUV bursts into flame just before 5 AM while parked at home on Felton Street in coastal San Diego (California):

2019-12-20 - SUV explodes into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to second SUV, in Ludhiana (India):

2019-12-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Durham (North Carolina):

2019-12-20 - Car explodes into flame at 2:30 AM on road in Midland (Texas):

2019-12-20 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in coastal Carpinteria (California):

2019-12-20 - Car bursts into flame on the Northway Road in Portadown (Ireland):

2019-12-20 - Car bursts into flame on Barnstaple Close in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-12-20 - Car bursts into flame on Halton Drive in Crewe (Britain):

2019-12-20 - Car, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at home on Norman Avenue in Pittsfield (Massachusetts):,592937

Quote: "The garage, a car and a Harley Davidson motorcycle were destroyed. Another car was damaged, Noyes said."

2019-12-20 - Barn and equipment destroyed by fire near Quincy (Michigan):

2019-12-20 - Gas station damaged by fire near Rosemount (Minnesota):

2019-12-20 - Car wash destroyed by fire in Watervliet (New York), near the Hudson River:

2019-12-20 - Boot business heavily damaged by fire in Bolivar (Missouri):

2019-12-20 - Strip mall heavily damaged by fire at 3:07 AM on North Valley Circle Boulevard in Woodland Hills (California):

2019-12-20 - Senior care center damaged by fire at 6:15 AM in Maryland Heights suburb of St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-12-20 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Sheridan Court in Troy (Ohio):

2019-12-20 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire shortly after 6 AM on Pond Street in Boise (Idaho):

2019-12-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 2 AM on Cherry Lane in Pikeville (Kentucky), nobody there:

2019-12-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Barnet (Vermont), nobody there:

2019-12-20 - Home under construction destroyed by fire in Park City (Utah):

2019-12-20 - Home destroyed by fire on Sokokis Trail in Waterboro (Maine), 3 injured:

2019-12-20 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Jefferson County (Missouri), 3 injured:

2019-12-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire before 1:30 AM in Elgin (South Carolina):

2019-12-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Omaha (Nebraska):

2019-12-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after 5 AM on Latulle Avenue in Huntington (West Virginia):

2019-12-20 - Deadly fire burns home on North Main Street in Columbia (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-12-20 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:15 AM on Michigan Avenue in St. Louis (Missouri), 1600 feet from the Mississippi River, 2 killed, 1 injured:

Note: I heard an army of fire engines roaring down the highway and I wondered what was going on. I'm guessing this fire is what was going on...

2019-12-20 - Deadly fire destroys home at 6:16 AM on Hardesty Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 killed:

2019-12-20 - Man and teen, 26 and 16, die in the Ngwedi River in Limpopo (South Africa):

Quote: "The SAPS in Thohoyandou has opened two cases of inquest after a 'prophet' and a teenage congregant drowned during a 'spiritual ceremony' in a Limpopo river on Thursday. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the 26-year-old 'prophet' and the 16-year-old congregant drowned at around 13:00."

2019-12-20 - Woman found dead on the shore of Malibu Lagoon in coastal Malibu (California):

2019-12-20 - Person found dead in submerged car in canal near Paul Rardin Park in Pahokee (Florida):

2019-12-20 - Man slumps over dead on car on street in Cypress (Texas):

2019-12-20 - Man, 31, found dead near Ingersoll (Canada):

2019-12-20 - Boy, 14, dies in pool of water in coastal Gomoa Fetteh (Ghana):

2019-12-20 - Football coach, man, 24, falls into canal and dies in Hyderabad (India):

2019-12-20 - Boy, 9, dies in river in Calabar (Nigeria):

2019-12-20 - Man found dead in the River Wyre in Thornton (Britain):

2019-12-20 - Passenger, man in his 50s, goes into cardiac arrest on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "The passenger, believed to be in his 50s, is understood to have been successfully resuscitated, after he suffered a suspected cardiac arrest on board the transatlantic flight."

2019-12-20 - Transit bus driver has 'medical emergency', bus and two SUVs crash, in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "A bus driver suffered what an IndyGo spokesperson described as a 'medical emergency' late Friday afternoon, causing an accident on the Indianapolis north side."

2019-12-20 - Private plane crashes outside Caracas (Venezuela), 9 killed:

Quote: "Authorities in Venezuela said Friday that nine people have died in a plane crash outside the capital of Caracas. Attorney General Tarek William Saab said that the private plane took off a day earlier from the southern state of Bolivar. It was en route to an airport in Charallave, near the capital. The pilot and co-pilot were among the passengers killed."

2019-12-20 - Small plane crashes into wooded area near Church Street in Florida (Massachusetts), 3 injured:,593059

2019-12-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on Highway 154 south of Cachuma Lake (California), 1 killed:

2019-12-20 - Woman's dog attacks and kills her as she has seizure at home in Somerset (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A woman in Somerset died Friday night after she was mauled by a dog, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Melissa Astacio, 44, was having a seizure at the time of the attack. Astacio was the dog’s owner. Her daughter called 9-1-1 when she started having a seizure, and the dog started attacking while the daughter was on the phone."

2019-12-20 - Water main breaks, neighborhood floods, in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-12-20 - Police officer, man, has 'medical emergency' and collapses during foot chase in Pine Lawn suburb of St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "While the officer was chasing the suspect, he had a medical emergency and collapsed in the area of Natural Bridge and Jennings Station Road, according to the North County Police Cooperative. The officer was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition."

2019-12-20 - Woman collapses on street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Friargate, Grimsby. Fri 20 Dec 2019 15:57 (No: 028427) Adult female collapsed in street. Fire Service personnel assisted with first aid and traffic control until arrival of paramedics and Police."

2019-12-20 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near Jarm (Afghanistan):

2019-12-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit northern Spain, cars washed away:

2019-12-20 - First Ebola relapse recorded in Congo outbreak, WHO says:

2019-12-20 - Researchers discover new fundamental underwater force:


  1. Happy Sunday Jonny, everyone.

    In his latest video, Kevin scoffs at the article from the Arctic News blog about extinction in 2020. The story points out the conditions that would lead up to it, and the 1st article listed above by Jonny is one of them. He thinks collapse will have a stepping-stone approach, which does happen, but it's more likely to be slow at first (which it's BEEN for YEARS now, but steadily picking up momentum) then ALL OF A SUDDEN. He doesn't seem to get cascading failure or the confluence of feedbacks leading to catastrophic conditions.
    Think of avalanches and sinkholes to get an idea of the macro-picture.

    We're already seeing CONTINENT-sized fires in Australia and completely ridiculous flooding, snowfall, drought and storms.
    Lightning, diseases, and natural disasters COMPOUND now and cause crop-failure, infrastructure collapse and disrupts civilization at an ever-increasing rate.

    This coming year, it seems to me, will bring us to the "top of the hill," from which we'll be dropping rapidly into chaos, starvation, civil conflict, destruction and death. Then the lights go out for good, the water stops flowing (or is severely compromised and undrinkable), our pollution backs-up on humanity and no one comes to the rescue.

    Sunday, 22 December 2019
    Biblical sized plagues bringing Somalia to its knees: Record breaking drought: Cholera epidemic: The worst flooding in living memory: And the biggest locust invasion in 25 years

    [Strange Sounds is back up but Washington's Blog isn't]
    Glacier Surge Sparks Long-Lasting Ice Flow

    This is not how ice is supposed to behave.
    For the first time, scientists think they’re watching a fast-moving river of ice being born.

    Glaciers can calve dramatically. The event, called a glacier surge, is like a frozen flood during which a huge amount of ice comes loose and bursts out toward the ocean in a rush. Now, new science data suggest that a glacier surge is responsible for the emergence of a long-lasting ice stream in the Russian Arctic. Until now, no one had ever seen one emerge. [more]

    [re-evaluation of past news]

    Small Methane Leak in Ohio Turns Out to be Largest Gas Leak in the U.S.

    Methane is sweeping from the ocean floor off Oregon’s coast at unprecedented rates. But the gas sometimes bursts without notice from the ground. According to a new published paper, a little-noticed 2018 methane leak at an Exxon Mobil site in Ohio was one of the worst in recent memory. It outpaced the methane emissions from the entire oil and gas industries of many countries. [more]

    [more embarrassment and failure of NASA/Boeing/U.S.]
    Boeing software glitch sends Starliner crew capsule into the wrong orbit minutes into its first test flight and it WON'T reach the ISS in major setback for NASA's astronaut taxi service

    The Boeing built Starliner crew capsule launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop an Atlas V rocket
    The Starliner left Cape Canaveral in Florida at 06:36 local time (11:36 GMT) on Friday 20 December
    The mission's only crew is a space test dummy known as Rosie based on WW2 character Rosie the Riveter
    The commercial mission is part of a programme by NASA aimed at reducing its dependence on Russia [more]

    [more below]

  2. Storm Elsa hits southern Europe, leaving widespread destruction and at least 8 people dead

    Storm Elsa is affecting parts of southern Europe, including Spain, Portugal and France, since December 18, 2019, with very heavy rain and strong winds, damaging buildings, cutting power supply and shutting down roads. A second storm, named Fabian, is expected to impact the region over this weekend. At least 8 people have been killed, 6 in Spain and 2 in Portugal. [more]

    Dire situation after months of devastating floods in Republic of Congo, government urges international community to help

    Widespread floods are affecting the Republic of Congo since October 2019, wreaking havoc and forcing thousands to sleep outside. On Tuesday, December 17, the government made an urgent appeal to the international community to help provide an efficient response to the humanitarian situation. [more]

    Sunday, 22 December 2019
    70 homes in Adelaide Hills destroyed in bushfires

    Adelaide Hills bushfire destroys more than 70 homes

    Reflections on clouds obscuring the sun and the Australian bushfires

    Every time I have posted photos like the ones above I have reached out to see if anyone out there has a credible explanation for these skies. No one ever has (perhaps because it is hard to argue with something that is true and before one's eyes).

    Instead all we get is contempt and ridicule - like from Guy McPherson.

    Or something else.

    Today I posted my pictures on Facebook along with a briefer version of this as explanation. Within an hour I was locked out of my account and had to reset my password (this time it actually worked) and my photos had been made to disappear.

    I have no idea if this is official and have taken down my account or this is the action of one troll who managed to get hold of my password and lock me out.

    Such are the times we are living in.

    We live in a time when we are not allowed to ask hard questions but we are mandated to become passive consumers of disinformation.

    There is no doubt that the wool is being pulled over our eyes and we are being fed a Big Lie.

    I have said for the last year or so that global heating is so much worse than . anyone is letting on. CO2 is higher than it has been for thousands of years, all greenhouse gasses are through the roof.

    The people that deny this reality are, I would argue, are living in cloud cuckoo land and global warming causing catastrophic climate change is as real-as-real.

    Here is a video that shows how moist air systems may have been directed away from the mainland by HAARP-like technology ( for instance to Tasmania which has seen wetter-than-usual weather). [more]

    [continued below]

  3. Native tribe recognized by US government after long fight

    An American Indian tribe whose members were scattered after being denied a homeland more than a century ago has been formally recognized by the U.S. government.

    Recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians was included in a defense spending bill signed into law Friday night by President Donald Trump. That ends a campaign for recognition as a sovereign nation that tribal leaders trace back to the 1860s. That's when Chief Little Shell and his band in North Dakota refused to sign what they considered an unfair treaty. They ended up landless, and most eventually settled in Montana, often living on other tribes' reservations or in poor areas of the state's urban centers. [more]

    Miracle survivor on mission to help close gaps in tsunami warning system

    Arif Munandar had been pronounced dead before he woke up in a body bag four days after a monstrous wave swept his village in Indonesia's northern Aceh province 15 years ago.

    When a 9.1-magnitude quake opened a faultline deep beneath the Indian Ocean, it triggered a tsunami as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet), killing more than 230,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries.

    Aceh province bore the brunt of the disaster. A total of 128,858 people were killed there, according to statistics compiled by the government and aid agencies. Another 37,087 are still listed as missing.

    Munandar, who spent six years living in a relief camp before he was able to complete the rebuilding of his old house with government help, lost 24 family members, including his wife and three children. He has since remarried and has two children.

    Now, the 49-year-old works as a radio communication technician at Aceh's disaster mitigation agency, and considers it his personal mission to keep his village's tsunami warning system well-maintained. [more]

    [adding to the bus fires list]
    'Fire Ball' Causes Traffic Chaos At LAX After Empty Passenger Buses Catch Fire

    Two unoccupied passenger buses caught fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday night, briefly exacerbating already-snarled traffic conditions as hordes of holiday travelers bustled in and out of the busy airport.

    At around 9 p.m., LAX officials said the Los Angeles Fire Department was responding to a “significant fire emergency” near the new LAX-it rideshare pickup lot. Fire officials said they arrived at the scene to find two liquid propane-powered buses fully engulfed in flames. A third bus also sustained damage from the fire, officials said.

    Though the fire’s cause remains under investigation, there is NO reason to consider it suspicious at this time,” the department continued. [more; no questions allowed]

    [more follows]

  4. Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust [yeah, but the fire was deliberately set imho]

    [lucky you, ya still have FISH!]
    Invasive silver carp confirmed for 1st time in SW Minnesota

    Two invasive silver carp have been caught in southwestern Minnesota after essentially sneaking into the state through the back door, marking the first confirmed discovery of the jumping fish in that area.

    They were netted only about 120 yards north of the Iowa border on the Ocheyedan River in Nobles County, Nick Frohnauer, invasive fish coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Resources, said Friday. The find is interesting but no reason for panic, he said. [more]

    [good reading, just before your airline trip to CA]
    Why airplane takeoffs and landings are so dangerous

    According to Boeing, 49% of all fatal plane accidents happen during the final descent and landing phases of the average flight, while 14% happen during takeoff and the initial climb. One of the reasons for this is altitude — the closer the plane is to the ground, the less time a pilot has to react to problems. Here's why making a plane stop is actually riskier than making it fly. [more; complete nonsense - look at the chemistry of the atmosphere! incl. ~ 11.75 min. video]

    The world’s third most livable city is choking on toxic smoke

    Sydney is ranked among the most livable cities in world. At the moment, however, it is surrounded by flames and blanketed by toxic smoke, as Australia contends with giant fires, dry conditions, and record-breaking temperatures. [more]

    Death toll in Europe from storm rises to eight

    The death toll from a storm that battered Spain, Portugal and France rose to eight on Saturday as the region braced for more violent winds and heavy rain.

    A 32-year-old South Korean woman died Saturday, a day after being struck on the head by falling debris from a building in central Madrid, the Madrid region's interior minister said.

    The building had passed an inspection in 2015 "but weather like this, with heavy rain and wind, causes these fateful cases", Enrique Lopez told reporters. [so does H2S]

    A man died Saturday after his car was swept away by a swollen river near the town of Huescar in the southern province of Granada, the regional government of Andalusia said in a statement.

    Emergency services in Andalusia said a 68-year-old Dutch man who went missing while windsurfing in rough weather in Huelva province Friday had drowned. [more]
    Missing Footage from Epstein’s Jail Cell Resurfaces after Prosecutors Claimed It ‘No Longer Exists’

    A day after claiming that surveillance footage from Jeffery Epstein’s July 23 suicide attempt was missing, prosecutors confirmed that the video had actually been preserved by the Metropolitan Correctional Center staff.

    “Earlier today, the government confirmed with MCC staff that the video was preserved by MCC staff upon defense counsel’s request,” federal prosecutor Jason Swergold wrote in a letter to Judge Kenneth Karas.

    Karas is presiding over the case of accused quadruple murderer and former cop Nick Tartaglione, who shared Epstein’s cell at the time of the attempt. Epstein was found nearly unconscious with neck injuries in what was ruled a suicide attempt at the time, but news broke in August that Epstein had accused Tartaglione of inflicting the injuries.

    “We are very pleased the video was preserved, as we had asked,” Bruce Barket, Tartaglione’s attorney said on early Friday morning. “We look forward to viewing it.” [more]