Friday, January 10, 2020

Event Update For 2020-01-09

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

2020-01-09 - Iran admits it unintentionally shot down passenger plane outside Tehran (Iran):

Note: Fair enough. Well, not so fair to the passengers and flight crew! I won't count that event as a plane fire then. And though the result was obviously horrible, I'm glad this didn't remain a he-said she-said blame game thing, where it ends up being ambiguous what happened...

2020-01-09 - Passenger plane fills with smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Halifax (Canada):

Quote: "A New York flight bound for Tel Aviv made an emergency landing after the cabin filled with smoke on Thursday night. After prayers from concerned Nova Scotians, the airplane is making a safe landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The crew discovered the smoke after being in the air for an hour and a half, diverting the plane at 9:41 p.m. EST."

Note: This is the 1st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2020-01-09 - Incubator bursts into flame and kills infant girl at hospital in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "Another senior police officer said the baby died due to suffocation/smoke inhalation after the incubator caught fire due to an electrical fault or short circuit."

2020-01-09 - Australia was warned about escalating fire danger from climate change:

Quote: "In 2008, a major independent study into the impacts of climate change warned that Australian fire seasons would 'start earlier, end slightly later, and generally be more intense' in a way that should be 'directly observable by 2020' — prescient words now being widely recirculated."

Note: Yep, it's certainly directly observable!

2020-01-09 - Unknown explosion and cloud of smoke brings out emergency personnel in Niagara Falls (New York), 1200 feet from the Niagara River:

Quote: "Members of the Niagara Falls Police and Fire departments investigated a report of a loud explosion in the LaSalle area on Thursday night. Responding officers reported seeing a cloud of smoke as emergency personnel were sent to the area of the 8200 block of Buffalo Avenue. Investigating officers and firefighters were unable to locate the source of an explosion and the area was eventually cleared."

2020-01-09 - Wildfire roars back to life on coastal Kangaroo Island (Australia):

2020-01-09 - Auto salvage yard fire erupts just after 5 AM in the Back of the Yards area in Chicago (Illinois):

2020-01-09 - Car recycling business damaged by fire in Bottrop (Germany):

Quote: "A fire broke out on the site of a car recycling company on Oberhausener Strasse. There is a fire in a larger hall. This creates heavy smoke. The Bottrop fire department is already on site."

2020-01-09 - Large pile of metal and plastic goes up in flames at 11 PM in Redditch (Britain):

Quote: "Large fire involving quantities of metal and plastics. Large amounts of toxic smoke so please close windows in the Batchley area."

2020-01-09 - Refinery damaged by fire in the Komi Republic (Russia):

2020-01-09 - Volcano Popocatépetl erupts and spews lava near Mexico City (Mexico):

2020-01-09 - Landfill fire breaks out in coastal Miami (Florida):

2020-01-09 - Waste recycling center hit by fire at 12:22 AM, 120 tons of waste burn, in Dagenham area in coastal London (Britain):

2020-01-09 - Boat bursts into flame off coastal Warrnambool (Australia):

Note: This is the 19th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-09 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Orland Park (Illinois):

Quote: "A school bus driver is being praised for quick-thinking after he evacuated several Sandburg High School students from a burning bus en route to school near 131st and Wolf Road Wednesday morning. All students were able to get off safely before flames erupted from the bus."

Note: This is the 2nd school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 11th bus to burn in 2019...

2020-01-09 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in the Bystrc area in Brno (Czech Republic):

2020-01-09 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on street near the University of Warwick in Coventry (Britain):

2020-01-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Stoughton Road in Oadby (Britain):

Note: These are the 12th, 13th and 14th buses to burn in 2019...

2020-01-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in Bryan County (Georgia):

2020-01-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-19 near Green Valley (Arizona):

2020-01-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-91 in Meriden (Connecticut):

2020-01-09 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites grass fire, in Garvoc (Australia):

2020-01-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the E25 near Luxembourg (Belgium):

2020-01-09 - Tractor bursts into flame at the Shetland Golf Club in coastal Dales Voe in the Shetland Islands (Scotland):

2020-01-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:46 AM on the A605 near Haddon (Britain):

2020-01-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A66 near Bowes (Britain):

Note: These are the 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-09 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street near Lehigh Acres (Florida):

Quote: "A Waste Pro truck's trash caught on fire for the second time this week in Lee County. Around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Tommy Kimbrough saw flames and smoke billowing from the garbage truck on State Road 80 and Gregory Avenue South in Gateway. He called 911 and then took photos and videos."

2020-01-09 - Armored truck bursts into flame on I-85 in Duluth (Georgia):

2020-01-09 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on road in Milton (Indiana):

2020-01-09 - RV bursts into flame near Liberty Park in Salt Lake City (Utah):

Note: This is the 11th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-01-09 - Van bursts into flame at 2:57 AM while parked on Flamborough Road in Centreville (Virginia):

2020-01-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near coastal Spencer Beach Park in coastal Waimea (Hawaii):

Quote: "A pickup truck caught on fire, which ignited a brush fire at the entrance of Puukohola Heiau and Spencer Beach Park Thursday afternoon, the Hawaii Fire Department said in a press release. Firefighters responded to the 2:15 p.m. call which burned approximately 25-30 acres."

2020-01-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Anthony Henday Drive outside Sherwood Park (Canada):

2020-01-09 - Nearly a dozen cars go up in flames while parked at dealership near the Lackawanna River in Avoca (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "State and local police are investigating what sparked a fire that burned almost a dozen cars at an Avoca car dealership early Thursday morning."

2020-01-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at gym in Danbury (Connecticut):

2020-01-09 - Car bursts into flame at 9:34 AM on Route 8 near Exit 4 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "At 9:57 a.m., another vehicle fire in Beacon Falls closed all southbound lanes between Exit 24 in Beacon Falls and Exit 22 in Seymour."

2020-01-09 - Car bursts into flame at 9:57 AM on Route 8 near Exit 22 in Beacon Falls (Connecticut):

Note: So two cars burst into flame on the same road within 23 minutes about 18 miles from each other...

2020-01-09 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on Route 9 in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts):

2020-01-09 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on road near Salina (Kansas):

2020-01-09 - Car bursts into flame before 3:30 AM on Queen City Avenue near viaduct in South Fairmont area in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "A massive car fire erupted on Queen City Avenue near the upper deck of the Western Hills Viaduct in South Fairmount overnight, Cincinnati fire officials said."

2020-01-09 - In two separate incidents, cars burst into flame while parked in underground carparks in Montpellier (Canada):

Quote: "Hérault firefighters have responded three times within 48 hours to fires in underground car parks in Montpellier this week. There have not been any injuries, but several vehicles have been burnt. The question is, were they started deliberately? According to the police, only one fire was arson."

2020-01-09 - Car bursts into flame at 1:40 AM on the A388 at Holsworthy Beacon (Britain):

2020-01-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-635 in Wyandotte County (Kansas):

2020-01-09 - Vehicle(s) and auto shop go up in flames on Cranberry Highway in coastal Wareham (Massachusetts):

2020-01-09 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home at 4:35 AM, neighboring home damaged, in Burgaw (North Carolina):

Quote: "The garage and a car inside of it were destroyed in the fire. A neighboring home sustained some damage, temporarily displacing the occupant."

2020-01-09 - Auto shop destroyed by fire on South Main Street in Springfield (Tennessee), nobody there:

Quote: "During its lifespan in Springfield, the old Carter Lumber Building was home to several businesses, and was currently housing an car repair shop, officials said."

2020-01-09 - Barn destroyed by fire near Elmira (Canada):

2020-01-09 - Restaurant destroyed by huge fire on Jackson Avenue in coastal Queens (New York), 1 injured:

2020-01-09 - Storage facility damaged by fire on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West Ashley (South Carolina):

2020-01-09 - Paper factory heavily damaged by fire at 2:40 AM in Delhi (India), 1 killed:

2020-01-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 7:40 AM in Columbia Township (Michigan):

2020-01-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in High Springs (Florida):

2020-01-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on Quincy Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri):

2020-01-09 - Home destroyed by fire near Livingston (Kentucky):

2020-01-09 - Home destroyed by basement fire shortly after midnight in Stroud Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-09 - Home destroyed by fire in Oriskany Falls (New York):

2020-01-09 - Fourplex apartment building damaged by fire on Catron Drive in coastal Oakland (California):

2020-01-09 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 4 AM on Oakland Park Avenue in Columbus (Ohio):

2020-01-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Findlay Avenue in coastal Bronx (New York):

2020-01-09 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:20 AM on County Club Drive in Harper Woods (Michigan), 1 killed:

2020-01-09 - Deadly fire burns home near McClusky (North Dakota), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2020-01-09 - Deadly fire burns home on Woods Drive in Granite Falls (North Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-01-09 - Deadly fire burns home near Zinnia Lane North and 67th Avenue in Maple Grove (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2020-01-09 - Deadly fire destroys home on Maryvale Road in Burlington (Massachusetts), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2020-01-09 - Vacant home burns on Oak Street in Fair Lawn (New Jersey):

2020-01-09 - Two Air Force soldiers found dead in dorm at Spangdahlem Air Base (Germany):

2020-01-09 - Man, 44, dies in the water at Edgewater Beach Park in coastal Everett (Washington):

Note: A naked 25-year-old man just vandalized a tugboat in Everett too, mentioned in the 2020-01-08 update...

2020-01-09 - School bus driver, man, 68, has heart attack, bus lightly crashes into pole, man dies, in Concord (New Hampshire):

Quote: "School superintendent says the driver suffered a heart attack which led him to drive the empty bus into a utility pole on Washington Street."

Note: Even the bumper doesn't look damaged so it wasn't the crash that killed this man...

2020-01-09 - Woman, 23, goes into cardiac arrest at 7 AM and dies at home in West Virginia:

Quote: "Former 'Are You The One?' contestant Alexis Eddy was found dead on Thursday morning, TMZ reported. She was 23 years old. Eddy was found in her West Virginia home after a call to law enforcement was made around 7 a.m. for a 'female in cardiac arrest,' per TMZ's report. "

2020-01-09 - Man, 53, found dead in the Norwalk River near trail in Wilton (Connecticut):

2020-01-09 - Man found dead in the Rock River in Rockford (Illinois):

2020-01-09 - Person found dead in water in catch basin in coastal Wilmington (California):

2020-01-09 - Person found dead near junkyard in Atlanta (Georgia):

2020-01-09 - Young man found dead near the Kelowna Gospel Mission in Kelowna (Canada):

2020-01-09 - Person has 'medical incident' and drops dead at home in Maraenui suburb of coastal Napier (New Zealand):

Quote: "A St Johns Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed that they were responding to a medical incident on private property. Police confirmed to Hawke's Bay Today the death was not suspicious."

2020-01-09 - Man, 60, drops dead in room at beachside resort on coastal Kaafu Atoll (Maldives):

Quote: "Maldives Police Service, on Thursday, revealed that a 60-year-old Russian man was found dead at Eriyadhoo Resort in Kaafu Atoll."

2020-01-09 - Man, 59, drops dead outside Council Offices in Swinford (Ireland):

2020-01-09 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane as it diverts to coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A passenger suffered a ‘medical emergency’ on board a Delta flight bound for Paris Thursday night after the plane sustained a mechanical issued causing it to be diverted to Logan International Airport."

2020-01-09 - Woman has 'medical emergency' on double-decker bus near Birmingham (Britain):

Quote: "A woman has been rushed to hospital this afternoon following a medical emergency on a double-decker bus. Ambulance staff were called to the scene on Oldbury Ringway, just before 1pm today (January 9)."

2020-01-09 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes into SUV, on I-79 near Evans City (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "State police say an unnamed man suffered a medical emergency when he was driving on I-79 Northbound in Jackson Township Thursday morning."

2020-01-09 - C-130 transport plane crash-lands at airport, bursts into flame, in Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo):

2020-01-09 - Helicopter crashes into yard at home in Silver Spring Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2020-01-09 - Passenger bus hit by brake failure, bus crashes into ravine, in Mazandaran (Iran), 19 killed, 24 injured:

2020-01-09 - Car and tractor trailer collide head-on near Patterson (California), 1 killed:

2020-01-09 - Car crashes into median and overturns on I-69 in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-01-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, on West University Avenue in Gainesville (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-01-09 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, on Highway 378 in Conway (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2020-01-09 - Car crashes in the wee hours near canal in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 injured:

2020-01-09 - Motorcycle slams into median barrier on Lakeland-Highlands Road in Lakeland (Florida), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Lakeland motorcycle officer died in a crash on his way to work on Thursday morning, authorities said. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office identified the officer as 50-year-old Paul Dunn. According to the sheriff’s office, Dunn was on his Harley Davidson Police Road King motorcycle, heading north on Lakeland-Highlands Road just south of Lake Miriam Drive when for unknown reasons, the motorcycle hit a concrete median between the north and southbound lanes."

2020-01-09 - Sinkhole opens along West Genesee Street in Syracuse (New York):

2020-01-09 - Sinkhole opens along I-75 in Genesee County (Michigan):

2020-01-09 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (Russia):

2020-01-09 - Two people struck by lightning within 10 minutes of each other in Sydney (Australia):

2020-01-09 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Angola, 41+ killed:

2020-01-09 - Upside down 'smile' rainbow seen in the sky over Taichung (Taiwan):

2020-01-09 - Global oil and gas discoveries hit four-year high:

2020-01-09 - Internal chats and emails show cavalier attitude by Boeing employees regarding Max 737:

Quote: "'This airplane is designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys,' read one email."

2020-01-09 - Scientists put 3D glasses on cuttlefish and showed them film clips, with surprising results:

2020-01-09 - One in five Brits believe aliens are already living on Earth:

2020-01-09 - Prison 'inadvertently' deleted surveillance video outside cell during Jeffrey Epstein's first suicide attempt, feds say:

2020-01-09 - Neil Peart, legendary drummer for Rush, dies of brain cancer at age 67 in Santa Monica (California):


  1. Good morning from Havre de Grace, MD Jonny and all readers of JJFH.

    Beautiful wolf moon last night and gorgeous sunrise here on the east coast today.

    Coincident JJFH events popping off more often? Seems it. Same goes for your deadly fire and people dropping dead categories.

    Attended a fund raiser for Australia
    animal rescue last night. Unbelievable stories: the emence size of it all, the unfolding ecological catastrophe, heroic efforts by ordinary people to help in the effort (one group converted an old school bus to a mobile kitchen to feed the fire fighters, also providing cots for them to rest), the people driven INTO the ocean as fireballs are racing down, the poor air quality, lightning from the weather generated by these raging conflagration sparking more fires, an on and on. The female Australian veterinarian, who works @ the famous New Bolton center nearby the venue hosting the crowd-pleasing band, auctioned off adopting a koala, a large basket of imported Aussie snacks and wine, 2 hand made prints of a koala clinging to a tree, the inferno reflected in its sad eyes in back drop of red wash and burnt trees. The crowd was generous, glad to be there and danced to the lively music. Outside, I spoke to her and she's afraid it's over for her home state. Just recognizing the fear and desperation in her eyes . . man.

    Peart was a phenomenal drummer and lyricist.

  2. Woman, 45, is mauled to death by her pet Malinois at Swiss dog training centre


    Shlomo Ben Shabat, "hero" who drowned rescuing a mom and daughter in Nahariya, laid to rest; Mayor Ronen Marley: “The whole city was destroyed… The city was washed away.” [more]

  3. Saturday, 11 January 2020
    A volcano on a southwestern Japan island erupted Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said: Rocks were thrown about 300 meters from the crater of Mt. Shintake on Kuchinoerabu Island

    Another powerful major quake rocks Puerto Rico: 2nd major quake of 2020: An incredible 1,500 quakes since 18th of Dec 2019: More than 4,000 since Jan 2019

    Today's major [magnitude 6.0] quake is the 5th of 2020.

    Australian Bushfires and Heat Are Killing Flying Foxes by the Thousands

    Bushfires fueled by climate change that are raging across eastern Australia have burned millions of acres, destroyed thousands of buildings, and killed 25 people.

    But there are other victims: Australia’s endangered flying foxes. These furry, doe-eyed, puppy-size migratory bats have died by the thousands in the fires and in the months of extreme heat that preceded the blazes. [more]

    Here’s How Wildfires Will Impact What Australians Eat and Wear

    As unprecedented wildfires threaten large parts of Australia, the nation’s agriculture industries are counting the cost of the blazes that have scorched pasture, destroyed livestock, and razed vineyards.

    With the fires still burning and fears of more to come, it’s too early to quantify the damage, analysts and industry officials said. It’s likely the country’s dairy supply will be hit hardest, with key milk-producing states Victoria and New South Wales suffering the greatest loss of farmland and infrastructure damage. Meat, wool, and honey output may also dip.

    More than 11.4 million hectares (28 million acres) have been blackened. That’s about 1.5% of the country’s land area, but still an expanse greater than Scotland. Over half the ground burned is in New South Wales and Victoria, and it’s mostly dense native vegetation, forests and national parks, as opposed to crop-growing farmland and areas of intensive agriculture. [more]

    Australian wildfires may [no, WILL] impact global food supply

    Australia is a major exporter of wheat, which has been destroyed in the blazes. But there are other effects from the fires on food that might appear less obvious.

    "For one, pollutants released by wildfires can affect crop and vegetation growth hundreds of miles away from the actual area that has burned," Childs said.

    Childs said those pollutants can "reduce plant growth and productivity."

    It's not just plant life that could be affected by the wildfires. Up to a billion animals could die as a result of the wildfires. Since Australia is the second-largest beef and veal exporter in the world, behind Brazil, beef prices might rise, Childs said. [more]

    'Everything is lost': Life on the edge of the Brahmaputra

    India is grappling with a water crisis on all fronts as global warming creates more extreme weather and poor environmental planning puts millions at risk

    Once a vast river island in the heart of the Brahmaputra, now Majuli's days are numbered: Experts warn it may disappear entirely by 2040 as ever more violent flooding swells the river, wreaking havoc on the lives of those that live along its banks.

    Millions rely on the vast waterway, which rises in Tibet and runs some 2,900 kilometres (1,800 miles) through the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, for their livelihoods but climate change means the deluge from the annual monsoon is increasingly extreme. [more]

    [more below]

  4. Volcanoes melting West Antarctic glaciers, 3 new studies confirm

    "Three new research studies confirm that geothermal heat flow, not man-made global warming, is the dominant cause of West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) melting," writes geologist James Edward Kamis. [more]

    [volcanic activity IS the driving force there, but mankind is NOT HELPING the situation by continuing to load CO2 into the atmosphere, so we DO HAVE SOME effect (mainly on jet stream circulation and particulate release), though not as much there as the Arctic, Greenland, etc.]

    Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

    [so BOTH will lose]

    Wild animals in Zimbabwe were responsible for the deaths of at least 36 people in 2019, up from 20 in the previous year. The attacks have been blamed on a devastating drought in Zimbabwe which has seen hungry animals breaking out of game reserves, raiding human settlements in search of food and water.

    "The cases include attacks on humans, their livestock and crops," said national parks spokesman Tinashe Farawo.

    He said elephants caused most fatalities, while hippos, buffalos, lions, hyenas and crocodile also contributed to the toll. [more]

    More than 1,000 Chicago flights canceled due to severe winter weather

    As of 12:50 p.m. CT, 1,039 flights to and from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, big hubs for American and United airlines, had been canceled. At crosstown airport Chicago Midway International Airport, a big hub for Southwest Airlines, nearly 90 flights were canceled. [more]

    [meanwhile it hit 67 here today]

    Major storm closing in

    Over next the 24 hours, 57 million Americans will be in the storm zone across the South and under threat of tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail. [more; incl. ~ 2.25 min. video]

    [last part next]

  5. Scientists Warn Almond Milk Is Destructive for the Environment

    In a world where many majestic animals are increasingly endangered due to climate change, the plight to save the honeybee may not seem as dire as it truly is. For agricultural experts and conservationists alike, the general decline of the honey bee (and the 4,000 species of wild bees overall) has been quietly alarming for many years — but recent data suggests that the decline has turned into a full-blown freefall.

    Bee colony deaths surpassed all-time highs last year, with beekeepers reporting an average loss of 38% of honeybee colonies in the winter season, per a 2019 survey issued by the Bee Informed Partnership, a nonprofit established by the United States Department of Agriculture. But what has caused the death of upwards of 40 to 50 billion honeybees last winter, you might ask? According to a new feature published by The Guardian this week, the American almond industry may be tipping the scales with their huge demand for honeybees to pollinate their orchards, and could be to blame for the loss of billions of bees over the last year alone. [more]

    Four dead as severe storm sweeps through southern US

    [this count was recently updated to 9 as of this posting]

    Homes were damaged or destroyed in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas on Friday, but no injuries were reported. Downed trees and power lines were widespread. [more]

    Trump now says climate change is 'serious' and not 'a hoax'

    [yeah, yeah, it's what he DOES, not what he says . ..]

    U.S. Corn Crop Is Now 92% Genetically Modified

    A mysterious pneumonia outbreak is causing panic in China, and it appears to be related to SARS

    [from our Why Bother dept.]
    New York Won’t Appeal Its Defeat in Exxon Climate Trial

    New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat who took office after the suit was filed, announced the decision late Friday without giving a reason.

    New York won’t appeal a ruling by a judge who rejected the state’s claim that Exxon Mobil Corp. misled investors for years about the oil giant’s internal planning for risks associated with climate change. [which they most certainly did]

    Exxon has never taken the economic impact of climate change on its business seriously, “and that truth was laid bare at trial,” she said. [more]

  6. Pain, cancer, death: Michigan families devastated by toxic chemicals in their water

    PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 5,000 fluorinated compounds dubbed “forever chemicals” because they don’t naturally break down and there’s no known way to destroy them. They’re found in everything from food packaging to clothing to eyeliner to firefighting foam. The chemicals are also strongly linked to cancer, low birth weight, autoimmune disorders, thyroid issues, and a range of other serious diseases.

    Massive dust storm across Australia extends almost the total width of the continent

    A trough moving through central Australia on January 11, 2020, lifted up huge amounts of dust, creating a massive dust storm -- almost the entire width of the continent. The trough is expected to bring showers and storms to the southeast into Sunday morning, January 12. [more]

    Millions of Americans Brace for Flooding, Tornadoes and Crippling Ice as Severe Storms Continue on the U.S. East Coast – At Least 8 dead

    Everyone should be on high alert, as this type of system is rare for January.
    A system of this magnitude is more common in the spring, when we typically see dangerous tornado outbreaks. Yes, we are plagued by unseasonal severe weather! [more]

  7. [This just in]
    Man killed, woman critical after Broomall, Delaware County house fire

    A man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to the hospital and is listed in critical condition.

    A cause of the fire is under investigation. [more]