Friday, January 3, 2020

Event Update For 2020-01-02

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

2020-01-02 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Bury (Britain):

2020-01-02 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, big pile of scrap metal burns, in Sunshine West (Australia):

Quote: "The fire had started in a pile of metal approximately 20m x 20m in size. More than 25 firefighters were able to contain the blaze and protect surrounding properties."

2020-01-02 - Metal finishing plant heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM in Brea (California):

2020-01-02 - Auto parts warehouse devastated by fire at 1:29 AM in coastal Sibu (Malaysia):

2020-01-02 - Underground electrical fire and explosions close street in Johnstown (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-02 - Electrical substation explodes and burns in East Grand Forks (North Dakota):

2020-01-02 - Wildfires cause disaster declaration in Victoria, tourists ordered out of New South Wales (Australia), 28 people missing:

Quote: "In neighboring Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews has declared a state of disaster for six local government areas and Alpine resorts. 'If you can leave then you must leave,' Andrews said Thursday night. 'We cannot guarantee your safety and we don't want to see you in harm's way.' It's the first time the emergency powers have been used in Victoria, reported."

Quote: "Tourists in New South Wales on Thursday were ordered to leave a 5,400-square-mile zone running from Nowra to the border with Victoria. Residents of the area have been told to be ready to leave. It is the 'largest mass relocation of people out of the region that we've ever seen,' NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said."

2020-01-02 - Hundreds of millions of animals have been killed by wildfires in Australia:

Quote: "Sydney University ecologist Chris Dickman told the Sydney Morning Herald nearly 500 million birds, reptiles and mammals are likely to have perished in New South Wales alone. Frogs, bats and insects are excluded from his estimate, making the toll on animals much greater."

2020-01-02 - New Zealand glaciers turn brown from smoke, ash and dust from wildfires in Australia:

2020-01-02 - Magpie in Australia mimics sirens it heard from fire trucks fighting wildfires:

2020-01-02 - Refinery fire rages for hours in Ponca City (Oklahoma):

2020-01-02 - Transformer bursts into flame on roof of business in Opa-Locka (Florida):

2020-01-02 - Boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico southeast of Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "Once on scene, the LPG tanker Sahara Gas reported two people aboard a 37-foot sailing vessel disabled after an engine room fire."

2020-01-02 - Boat destroyed by fire at 6:50 AM, three vehicles damaged, while parked at storage lot in Rancho San Diego (California):

Quote: "A fire at a vehicle storage lot in the Rancho San Diego neighborhood destroyed a roughly 15-foot-long motor boat and damaged three vehicles early Thursday morning, a fire official said."

Note: These are the 2nd and 3rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-02 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Ahmedabad (India):

Note: This is the 1st bus to burn in 2020...

2020-01-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at travel center in Orange (Texas):

Note: This is the 5th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-02 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Leestown Road in Lexington (Kentucky):

2020-01-02 - Box truck bursts into flame at 4:40 AM on the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood (California):

2020-01-02 - Forklift truck bursts into flame at 12:23 AM inside warehouse on Thelwall Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2020-01-02 - RV bursts into flame on Parkway Drive in Alberton (Montana):

2020-01-02 - RV bursts into flame at property in Twentynine Palms (California):

Note: These are the 2nd and 3rd RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-01-02 - SUV bursts into flame on Watercure Hill Road in the Town of Elmira (New York):

2020-01-02 - SUV bursts into flame on Mechanic Street in Emporia (Kansas):

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on Andros Avenue in coastal Mariners Harbor (New York):

Quote: "Firefighters quickly brought a car fire under control in Mariners Harbor Thursday afternoon, an FDNY spokesman said."

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Ashmeade Drive in Fairfax County (Virginia):

Quote: "When the fire units arrived at the house in the 9200 block of Ashmeade Drive, they found a car on fire in a carport."

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame on the Hart Bridge over the St Johns River in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Gibsonton (Florida):

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM near South Webster Street and East Johns Avenue in Decatur (Illinois):

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame in the Beau Ridge area in Holmdel (New Jersey):

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame at 5:15 AM in courtyard in coastal Whitby (Britain):

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame on Station Road in Terrington St Clement (Britain):

2020-01-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark on Victor Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Victor Street, Hull. Thu 2 Jan 2020 20:57 (No: 000100) Car fire, one hose reel and one breathing apparatus in use."

2020-01-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-691 in Cheshire (Connecticut):

2020-01-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 10 in coastal Surrey (Canada):

2020-01-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Eastbury Avenue in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2020-01-02 - Death-related business destroyed by fire in East Palestine (Ohio):

Quote: "O.T. Beight & Sons & Daughters on State Route 170 makes tombstones, grave markers and memorials."

2020-01-02 - Salon and apartments heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM in East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-02 - Home damaged by garage fire at 1 AM on Wonx Spring Road in Southington (Connecticut):

2020-01-02 - Home damaged by fire on Kidder Street in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2020-01-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Rimer Road near Boxcar Lane in Cabarrus County (North Carolina):

2020-01-02 - Two homes go up in flames on Edmondson Avenue in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2020-01-02 - Three homes go up in flames on Covert Street in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2020-01-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at midnight on East Water Street in Rockland (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2020-01-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:25 AM on Peter Scott Road in the Town of Schroeppel (New York), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2020-01-02 - Deadly fire burns home in Pueblo (Colorado), 1 killed:

2020-01-02 - Five vacant mobile homes go up in flames in the wee hours in Alachua County (Florida):

2020-01-02 - Man and 3 children die in the Penna River in Siddavatam (India):

2020-01-02 - Man, late 50s, has 'medical issue' at 5:30 AM and dies in car, car backs into home, in South Fulton (Georgia):

Quote: "A tragic incident occurred Thursday morning when a driver suffered a medical issue, crashed into a home and died.  The City of South Fulton Police Department responded to the crash off Stone Croft Trail at around 5:30 a.m. Authorities believe the man started his vehicle and began to back out of his driveway. That's when, they say, he suffered the emergency, went into cardiac arrest and became incapacitated."

2020-01-02 - Man, 45, slumps over dead in car in Kamas (Utah):

2020-01-02 - Person found dead in Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston (Texas):

2020-01-02 - Man, 47, found dead near shopping center in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):

2020-01-02 - Woman drops dead along Woodard Street in Alexandria (Louisiana):

2020-01-02 - Man, 30, drops dead in jail cell before 5:30 AM in Ballwin suburb of St. Louis (Missouri):

2020-01-02 - Man drops dead in parking lot in coastal Truro (Canada):

2020-01-02 - Man, 41, found dead after going missing while diving off coastal Geraldton (Australia):

2020-01-02 - Man, 20, dies in the water at beach in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2020-01-02 - Woman, 48, found dead in rainwater tank in coastal Ierapetra on the island of Crete (Greece):

2020-01-02 - Man, 52, has breathing problems while snorkeling then bleeds from mouth and nose, dies shortly later, in coastal Cebu (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "In its initial investigation, the PCG-7 said in a statement sent to the media that the Japanese died of 'unusual causes.' According to the report of the PCG-7, the snorkeling guide of Kuriyama, Airi Hemeno, said the Japanese complained of breathing problems while snorkeling. Thereafter, blood began to come out of Hemeno’s mouth and nose, which prompted the guide and other personnel in the area to bring the victim to shore."

2020-01-02 - Man, 60, drops dead in hotel room in coastal Kuta (Indonesia):

2020-01-02 - Man in his 20s falls off bridge and dies in coastal Portsmouth (Britain), possible toppler:

2020-01-02 - Passenger bus driver has 'medical episode', bus crashes into fence and home, in Reno (Nevada), 3 lightly injured:

Quote: "Police say the bus driver had a medical episode and then veered off the roadway, hit a fence and the back of a house."

2020-01-02 - Passenger plane windshield cracks during flight, plane makes emergency landing in Bengaluru (India):

2020-01-02 - Small plane makes emergency parachute landing in Duplin County (North Carolina), engine failure:

2020-01-02 - Tanker truck overturns on I-64 near Charleston (West Virginia):

2020-01-02 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-5 near Lynnwood (Washington):

2020-01-02 - Car veers off road, plunges into the Quinnipiac River, on I-91 in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2020-01-02 - Car veers off road, plunges into Rend Lake (Illinois), 1 injured:

2020-01-02 - Car veers off road, crashes into parked car and apartment building, in Littleton (Colorado), 1 injured:

2019-01-02 - Car veers off road, crashes into trees, in Canaan (Maine), 1 killed:

2020-01-02 - Car crashes through fence at sailing center in coastal Gosport (Britain), 200 feet from the ocean, 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver who suffered a potential ‘medical episode' has been taken to hospital after crashing through metal railings outside a sailing centre."

2020-01-02 - Landslide hits freight train, train derails into the Kootenai River, in Boundary County (Idaho):

Quote: "The train was traveling from Minnesota to Pasco. An initial report indicated a rock slide caused the three locomotives and one car to leave the tracks. One locomotive went into the water and has leaked an unknown amount of diesel into the river."

2020-01-02 - Sinkhole opens and traps truck in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2020-01-02 - Large sinkhole opens in parking lot in Jackson (Tennessee):

2020-01-02 - Sinkhole opens on street in Crawley (Britain):

2020-01-02 - Mixed-use building collapses in Sukkur (Pakistan), 3+ killed:

2020-01-02 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Phoenix (Arizona):

2020-01-02 - Volcano Shinmoedake rumbling in Japan, alert level raised:

2020-01-02 - Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Puerto Rico:

2020-01-02 - The missing 99% - why can’t we find the vast majority of ocean plastic?

2020-01-02 - Bizarre rectangular cloud seen over Toronto (Canada):

2020-01-02 - Massive pile of tumbleweed closes highway and traps cars near West Richland (Washington):

2020-01-02 - Magnetic North Pole continues drifting at unprecedented speed and crosses the Prime Meridian:


  1. Good afternoon Jonny, everyone.

    Got in early this morning, slept in some.

    Continuing along with the long term stats of garbage truck fires and Hull, U.K. JJFH incidents:

    Starting with 2017 and ending with this year
    there were 291 days in which garbage truck fires occurred
    out of the possible 1095 days in 3 years, for ~ 26.6% avg. per day of this event or ~ 8 days per month over the past 3 years.

    During that time 397 trucks were destroyed by fire [.36 trucks per day or ~ 10.8, so say 11 trucks per month long term avg.]

    In Hull over the past 3 years, JJFH events have happened on 465 days, or ~ 42% avg. of it happening any day or ~ 13 days per month avg. during this span. There were a total of 637 incidents during this period or ~ 58% chance per day or 18 days out of every month on avg. there was a JJFH event in Hull over the past 3 years.

    This year was the lowest numbers for Hull because of the info being inaccessible for probably 2 weeks to in the middle of Nov.

    i'll compile the other stats soon and make a report.

    [my last comment regarding some interesting headlines from Rice Farmer got cut off for some reason, so here are the last ones]

    Highlands likely to have broken UK record for hottest December

    With births down, U.S. had slowest growth rate in a century

    Baltimore City Breaks Murder Record Of The Century

    Amazon threatens to fire employees who speak out on climate change

    Used Heavy Duty Truck Prices Collapse As Much As 50% As Ugly Outlook To Continue

    [here's an uninformed estimate of "future growth!"]
    EIA projects nearly 50 percent increase in world energy usage by 2050, led by growth in Asia – Carbon dioxide emissions to grow from all three fossil fuel sources

    [cackling like a macaw over here]

    In its newly released International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019) Reference case, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that world energy consumption will grow by nearly 50 percent between 2018 and 2050. Most of this growth comes from countries that are not in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and this growth is focused in regions where strong economic growth is driving demand, particularly in Asia. [more]

    [and this during an extinction event complete with biosphere collapse/resource depletion/food shortage/disease and natural disaster upticks/changed weather patterns/ etc]

    [next part below]

  2. [guess they didn't read this]
    World Food Programme forecasts global hunger hotspots as a new decade dawns

    Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region in the coming months. The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit. Ramping up the humanitarian response will again require the generous support of donor governments to fund the assistance required to save lives and support development. [more]

    [uhm . . WHAT "donor governments" when we're all in this food shortage scenario together?]

    [here's one you wouldn't expect]
    Water shortages dog Panama Canal, 20 years after its transfer – “It really has been the driest dry season we’ve had in the history of the canal”

    BLACK BEAR NEWS - Headlines [~ 35 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS - Climate Change, The Lost Decade [~ 6 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Half a billion animals perish in bushfires [~ 5 min.]

    11 whales ground themselves, 4 die on Matarangi Spit, New Zealand

    The seven whales that survived a grounding at the Matarangi Spit have been shepherded out of the Matarangi Harbour by boats across the bar and out to sea. [more]

    Lightning strikes kill 95 people in Cambodia in 2019

    [SOTT]Comment: Lightning strikes kill 110 in Cambodia last year - 37% increase from 2017 [more]

    [last part next]

  3. At least 5 dead and thousands affected by floods in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

    Severe weather including heavy rain and flooding has left 5 people dead in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

    Local media, quoting officials from Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades (INGC), said that Cabo Delgado Province saw heavy rain and strong winds from around 26 December, 2019. As of 31 December, at least five people had died, 51 injured, 1,700 houses damaged and around 8,600 people affected. Schools were also damaged, affecting around 1,500 students.

    Local TV reported that the Messalo, Megaruma and Montepuez rivers were all above flood alert, endangering over 60,000 people living close to the river banks. [more]

    21 people killed by elephants in 12 months across Goalpara district in Assam, India

    Assam's Goalpara district recorded the highest number of man-elephant conflict in 2019, an NGO has said.

    The worst instance of the conflict was on October 29 when a male elephant trampled five persons to death in Matia under Rangjuli range forest. Later, it died in Orang National Park following a heart attack when it was tranquillised and translocated by the forest department from Goalpara. [more]

    [omg, look what SOTT posted]
    Norway records warmest ever January day at 19C

    The highest temperature of 19C (66F) - more than 25C above the monthly average - was measured in the village of Sunndalsora.

    This makes it Norway's warmest January day since records began. [more]

    US on track for deadliest flu season in over 40 years

    This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in decades, according to the United States' top infectious disease doctor.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said while it's impossible to predict how the flu will play out, the season so far is on track to be as severe as the 2017-2018 flu season, which was the deadliest in more than four decades, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." [more]

    [their chosen flu shot is based on the wrong strain and doesn't help]

    Mysterious drone swarms appear nightly in US Midwest - no federal agency has an explanation

    The drones reportedly have 6-foot wingspans and fly between 7 and 10 p.m. in gridlike patterns 150 to 200 feet in the air in groups of six to 10, the Denver Post reported. [more]