Sunday, January 12, 2020

Event Update For 2020-01-11

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

2020-01-11 - As Australia burns, the question becomes, how long will Australia remain liveable?

Quote: "Australia’s major cities – including Sydney and Melbourne – are filled with smoke. More than half a billion animals are dead and the human toll is still climbing – 25 people have so far lost their lives. In total, the area burned by bushfires is almost the size of England. Australia’s six hottest days on record have all come this fire season. Holiday-makers are being evacuated from coastal towns in dramatic rescues requiring navy vessels."

Quote: "These are unprecedented conditions. So it makes sense that somebody asked the question: 'How long will Australia be liveable?'"

Quote: "Facing a future of fire, drought, and rising oceans, Australians will have to weigh the choice between getting out early or staying to fight."

Note: Getting out early to where?

2020-01-11 - Smoke from Australian wildfires blows into New Zealand:

Quote: "'Like the surface of Mars' - Hazy smoke over New Zealand like nothing seen before, witnesses say..."

2020-01-11 - Australian wildfires may will impact global food supply:

2020-01-11 - Man found burned to death next to burning pickup truck along the Niagara River in Niagara Falls (New York):

Quote: "Falls police are investigating an incident at 53rd Street and Buffalo Avenue late Saturday night. Initial reports stated a pickup truck was on fire at the Hooker Docks with a man laying by the vehicle."

2020-01-11 - Chemical plant under construction heavily damaged by explosion and fire in Palghar (India), near the coast, several killed:

2020-01 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, four scrap buses burn, in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

Quote: "Authorities say Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officers were called out to a multi-vehicle fire at Kalamazoo Metal Recycling Incorporated on Kings Higway. Once on scene, responders confirmed that four buses that were housed at the junkyard were on fire."

2020-01-11 - Waste-hauling business heavily damaged by fire in Middletown (Connecticut):

Quote: "The location is known as Dainty Rubbish, a family owned and operated, full service waste hauling and refuse management company."

2020-01-11 - Recycling building heavily damaged by fire in McKenzie (Tennessee):

2020-01-11 - Landfill fire breaks out in Taupo (New Zealand):

2020-01-11 - Chinese scientists invent modified clay mixture that effectively mitigates red tide algae blooms:

Quote: "A 'magic soil' made out of modified clays has been proved effective in fighting red tide along China's coastal waters and introduced to other countries like Chile, the United States and Peru. The 'magic soil' won second prize of China's State Technological Invention Award that was presented Friday in Beijing for its breakthrough in eliminating the threat of red tide, a harmful algal bloom (HAB) causing damage to marine aquaculture."

Note: To paraphrase Mary Poppins, a spoonful of good news helps the apocalyptic planetary destruction go down!

2020-01-11 - Brush fire breaks out on coastal Pea Island (North Carolina):

2020-01-11 - Boat bursts into flame next to shed in coastal Wolphaartsdijk (Netherlands):

Note: This is the 28th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-11 - Train car carrying compressed cardboard and paper bursts into flame near Western Avenue in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2020-01-11 - School bus bursts into flame while parked inside campus in Ravet (India):

Quote: "An empty school bus which was parked inside the SB Patil College campus at Ravet, Pimpri Chinchwad, caught fire at around 7.15 am leading to panic in the area on Saturday."

Note: This is the 3rd school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 15th bus to burn in 2019...

2020-01-11 - Two passenger buses go up in flames while parked at depot at Bharat Mata Square (India):

Quote: "Meanwhile, two buses were gutted in fire parked at Low Floor Bus Depot at Bharat Mata Square late in the night on Saturday. Duty staff managed to remove remaining other parked buses, averting big accident."

2020-01-11 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Ospedaletto Euganeo (Italy):

2020-01-11 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame near Great Ayton (Britain):

Note: These are the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th buses to burn in 2019...

2020-01-11 - Tractor bursts into flame along South Nutmeg Avenue in Kalona (Iowa):

2020-01-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 11 in Gravenhurst (Canada):

2020-01-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Sheffield Parkway in Sheffield (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4:30 AM on the A5 in Staffordshire near Lichfield (Britain):

Note: These are the 51st, 52nd, 53rd and 54th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-11 - Car bursts into flame in garage at building under construction in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 250 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Car bursts into flame in garage of Fan Pier building under construction..."

2020-01-11 - Car bursts into flame inside paint booth at auto shop in Burien (Washington):

2020-01-11 - Car bursts into flame on Main Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Today’s vehicle fire is located in the 2400 block of Main Street across the street from Dunkin Donuts. The engine compartment was fully engulfed."

2020-01-11 - Car bursts into flame at 12:19 AM on the A49 in Brimfield (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Poole (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Car bursts into flame near Basildon Festival Leisure Park in Basildon (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Car bursts into flame on Butt Lane in Burgh Castle (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame near Decoy Drive and Widgeon Drive in coastal Havre De Grace (Maryland):

2020-01-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame near 6th Avenue and Lipan Street in Denver (Colorado):

2020-01-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked on Three Notch Road in Ridge (Maryland), 3100 feet from the ocean, 2 dogs killed:

2020-01-11 - Car and home destroyed by fire in the Town of Augusta (New York), 4 injured:,89926,89892

2020-01-11 - SUV, garage and home go up in flames in Wichita (Kansas), 1 injured:

Quote: "When firefighters arrived at the scene they found heavy fire coming from a house and a vehicle."

2020-01-11 - RV trailer and two homes go up in flames in the wee hours in Ennis (Montana):

Quote: "Madison Valley Rural Fire District reports that an RV was a total loss and two residential structures were damaged. It is unknown how many total families were impacted."

2020-01-11 - Truck, machinery and pallets go up in flames at business in Pollington (Britain):

Quote: "Heck And Pollington Lane, Pollington. Sat 11 Jan 2020 07:48 (No: 000656) Lorry, machinery and wooden pallets on fire. Two hose reel jets, two breathing apparatus and thermal imaging camera in use. Incident left with site staff."

2020-01-11 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire on Boynton Street in Barre City (Vermont):

2020-01-11 - Chocolate factory damaged by fire in Eddystone (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-11 - Church damaged by fire in Leesburg (Florida):

2020-01-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 18 cats killed:

2020-01-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Avenue I in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida):

2020-01-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Zimmer Road in Williamstown Township (Michigan):

2020-01-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 3 AM on Daniel Court in Santa Rosa (California), 3 dogs killed, nobody there:

2020-01-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Southwest 12th Place in Des Moines (Iowa), nobody there:

2020-01-11 - Condo building damaged by fire on West Spruce Street in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2020-01-11 - High-rise hotel under construction damaged by fire in Tucson (Arizona):

2020-01-11 - Deadly fire burns home just before 1 AM on Nugget Lane in Dayton (Nevada), 1 killed:

2020-01-11 - Deadly fire burns home before 6 AM on South State Street in Springfield (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-01-11 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5:30 AM on Rockland Lane in Ramapo (New York), 1 killed:

2020-01-11 - Deadly fire rips through nursing home at 5 AM in Andrasevac (Croatia), 6 killed:

2020-01-11 - Vacant home burns on West 83rd Street in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2020-01-11 - Vacant home burns at 1:30 AM in coastal Naples (Florida):

2020-01-11 - Vacant home burns on Strawberry Hill Avenue in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):

2020-01-11 - Vacant home burns on Terrace Street in Carbondale (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-11 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Aynor (South Carolina):

2020-01-11 - Vacant restaurant destroyed by fire on Lake Avenue in Silver Creek (New York), 250 feet from Lake Erie:

2020-01-11 - Vacant school destroyed by fire in Tupsley, Hereford (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Wildfires and heat are wiping out flying foxes in Australia:

2020-01-11 - Father and son, 49 and 10, die while snorkeling in coastal Wairarapa (New Zealand):

2020-01-11 - Man, 81, loses consciousness in swimming pool at hotel, dies shortly later, in Seefeld (Austria):

Quote: "An 81-year-old German died in a bathing accident in a hotel pool in Seefeld (Innsbruck-Land district). The tourist had been in the swimming pool with his 53-year-old daughter. Around 2:20 p.m. the man drifted face down in the water."

2020-01-11 - Passenger, man, has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "An Air Canada flight was on its way from Vancouver to Australia when it was diverted to Honolulu on Saturday, January 11. Officials said that it was because of a medical emergency. An airline spokesperson said that Flight 35 was carrying 257 passengers and 13 crew members. According to the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, or VASH, a male passenger on the flight died on the plane."

2020-01-11 - Woman, 37, found dead in lake near hotel in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2020-01-11 - Man, 48, found dead in vacant home in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2020-01-11 - Person drops dead on West Riverside Drive in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "The Austin Police Department wrote on Twitter the dead person was found along the 800 block of West Riverside Drive. Police noted the death was not being viewed as suspicious, however."

2020-01-11 - Person found dead in the Anacostia River in coastal Washington DC:

2020-01-11 - Deputy suddenly dies in Stokes County (North Carolina):

Quote: "A Stokes County deputy died unexpectedly Saturday, according to a City of King post."

2020-01-11 - Man, 35, slumps over dead in car at mall in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2020-01-11 - Man found dead near Military Road overpass in Benton (Arkansas):

2020-01-11 - Woman, 82, loses consciousness in the water at beach, dies shortly later, in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

Quote: "The couple entered the water at the beach at about 2:30pm. 'They were just playing in the water together. There were no waves,' Maj Wattanathon said in his report. Everything was fine until Mr Sigrist turned around and saw his wife face down in the water, he also noted."

2020-01-11 - Man, 46, found dead in the River Don in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2020-01-11 - Man has 'medical episode' and drops dead on Estcourt Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died in an east Hull street after suddenly collapsing on the pavement. Police officers and paramedics raced to Estcourt Street, off New Bridge Road, on Saturday afternoon, after reports of a man having a medical episode near a car close to Rosmead Playing Fields."

2020-01-11 - Man in his 20s or 30s found dead on Canal Road near viaduct in Bradford (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Man found dead at beach in coastal Whitby (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Man in his 20s found dead in churchyard in Keresley (Britain):

2020-01-11 - Driver has seizure, car plows into vacant Macy's store in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "The only injury that has been reported was to the driver, who had a seizure."

2020-01-11 - Russian military Mi-8 helicopter makes emergency landing in Siberia (Russia), engine failure:

2020-01-11 - Van veers off road, crashes into home, in East Brunswick (New Jersey), 1 injured:

2020-01-11 - Van crashes into Circle K store in Kanata (Canada):

2020-01-11 - Pickup truck overturns and bursts into flame in Temecula (California), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2020-01-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into woods, on Crystal Springs Drive in Pelion (South Carolina), 1 injured:

Quote: "After interviewing the passenger of the vehicle, it is believed that the man may have had some medical emergency that caused him to lose control of the vehicle prior to the accident."

2020-01-11 - Car veers off road at 2 AM, crashes into tree, on Circleville Road in Ferguson Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2020-01-11 - Motorcycle veers off road, crashes into tree, in coastal Georgetown County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-01-11 - Volcano Mt. Shintake erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island (Japan):

2020-01-11 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes on the southern coast of Puerto Rico:

Quote: "A magnitude 5.9 quake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage along the island's southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 8:54 a.m. (1254 GMT) quake hit 8 miles (13 kilometers) southeast of Guanica at a shallow depth of 3 miles (5 kilometers). Another 4.6 magnitude earthquake was detected near the island about an hour later, according to the National Weather Service."

2020-01-11 - Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe:

2020-01-11 - Storm brings huge waves to Lake Michigan and flooding to Chicago (Illinois):

2020-01-11 - Powerful deadly storm hits the US South, several killed:

2020-01-11 - Severe storms head toward the US East:

2020-01-11 - Massive dust storm almost the total width of the continent rolls across Australia:

2020-01-11 - Michigan families devastated by toxic 'forever chemicals' in their water:

2020-01-11 - US alcohol-related deaths have more than doubled over the last 20 years, study says:

Quote: "Death certificates spanning 2017 indicate nearly 73,000 people died in the U.S because of liver disease and other alcohol-related illnesses. That is up from just under 36,000 deaths in 1999."


  1. Good morning Jonny, Fran, Mike D., Tom N., Terry, LL, FezzedOne, Panther and anyone else reading JJFH this morning.

    The temperature has dropped significantly around here and it's once again wintry. No wind or precipitation so far today.

    Seemorerocks today is devoted solely to the downing of the Ukranian plane "by mistake" and features several articles regarding the many excuses and reasons given, if interested.

    [now that Michael Snyder has calmed down from his week-long WWIII warnings]
    12 Signs That The Economy Is Seriously Slowing Down As 2020 Begins

    [here are a few]
    #1 The U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index has been in contraction for 5 months in a row, and it is now at the lowest level we have seen since June 2009.

    #2 Last month, manufacturing employment fell at the fastest pace we have seen since August 2009.

    #12 To start the year, AT&T is laying off thousands of workers, and according to Robert Reich those being laid off “will have to train their foreign replacements“.

    according to John Williams of, if the government was using honest numbers they would show that we are actually in a recession right now. [more; and take a look at the ACTUAL unemployment numbers, before they stopped counting unemployed people]

    Le Show for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 [~ 1 hr.]

    Bushfire has burned almost half of Kangaroo Island

    [by the time you read this it may be exactly one half, since the fires are still burning]

    The Ravine Fire that has been working its way across Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia has burned almost half of the area of the island, over 210,000 hectares (519,000 acres) or 48 percent. (See map of the fire above)

    The fire danger will increase on Monday as the forecast of Kingscote calls for winds out of the south at 8 to 16 mph. Those northerly winds will grow to 14 to 20 mph Tuesday through Thursday with very little chance of rain. [more]

    New eruption at Fernandina volcano (Cerro la Cumbre), lava flows descending to the coast - Galapagos, Ecuador

    A new eruption started at Fernandina volcano (Cerro La Cumbre), Galapagos, Ecuador on January 12, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place from June 16 to 18, 2018. The island has no human population. [more]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS: A "megafire" measuring 1.5 million acres forms in Australia, as bushfires merge [~ 26.5 min.]

    Taal volcano Philippines: Eruption intensifies: Lava spews as 'hazardous eruption' feared: Concerns of a Volcanic tsunami: 144 earthquakes recorded in last 24 hours

    Edge of Extinction: Australian Fires Predicted Long Ago [~ 6.3 min.]

  2. [starting the week off with some of the headlines at RF]
    News Links, January 13, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    The World Bank Warns on Soaring Global Debt Levels

    Iranian Armed Forces Say They Inadvertently Shot Down The Ukrainian Plane - Updated

    US Announces Sanctions on Top Iranian Officials, Mining Companies

    Trump Threatens Iraq's Oil Accounts if Troops Told to Leave
    Trump's repeated sanctions and illegal occupations prove once again why Europe desperately needs euro-based accounts to avoid Trump's illegal sanctions.

    Trump moves to de-escalate Iran crisis

    Hezbollah Says Payback for US Strike Has Just Begun

    Matthew Hoh on Who's Really Responsible for American Casualties in Iraq

    The American People Are Revolting Against Their Elites
    [and they're revolting TO their elites! - ba-doom, tsssh!]

    Cyber Threats To North American Power Grid Are Growing

    Insurance For Oil Tankers Jumps Amid War Threat In Middle East

    Mexico's Oil Future Is In Jeopardy

    New Documentary "Apocalypse Cow" Examines Meat Industry's Damage on the Planet

    Using microorganisms to address microplastic pollution

    There's No Evidence Iran Is Responsible for the Deaths of Hundreds of Americans

    In an All-Out Cyberwar, Iran Would Be a Formidable Foe

    US Expels Saudi Servicemen Over Extremist Ties And Pedophilia In Wake Of Pensacola Shooting

    Segway Creates Self-Balancing Stroller For 'Too-Fat-To-Walk' Americans

    Hydrogen to fuel Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame
    To be perfectly clear, this is about as revolutionary as powering a light bulb with a battery. -- RF

    US fertility rate falls to record low: What women should know about trend

    The Cost of Debt-financed War:Public Debt and Rising Interest for Post-9/11 War Spending (PDF)

    409Ks, 90% Gains, The Fed and Darth Vader's Warning

    It's Time to Pay Attention to Commercial & Industrial Loans

    12 shot, five dead, in single day of shootings in Baltimore

  3. The best argument AGAINST CO2 causing climate change? [~ 14.6 min.]

    I’ve been on the look-out for the best arguments why CO2 is NOT causing climate change. Here’s the best one I’ve found to date along with some counter-arguments and evidence. It looks at whether CO2 is saturated in the atmosphere and more CO2 will now make minimal additional impact on warming. We get into the science at a molecular level on this one! [more]

    U.S. coal-fired power plants closing fast despite Trump's pledge of support for industry

    [the people who worked there won't be counted as unemployed]

    US Oil Drillers Spend Conservatively: Rig Count Slides Again

    [surely no one is unemployed when these rigs are removed]

    Rigs engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the United States totaled 781 in the week through Jan 10, lower than the prior-week’s count of 796.

    Investors should know that domestic drillers may continue to remove rigs since explorers have a conservative capital budget in place and have decided to curb spending on the drilling of new wells for the second consecutive year in 2020. [more]

    How Arctic Ocean Blue Ocean State Will Crush Humanity Like a Bug: Part 1 of 3 [~ 15 min.]

    [LISTEN to this one!]
    Michael Pollan - Psychedelics and How to Change Your Mind | Bioneers [~ 31 min.]

    [2nd part below]

  4. Air pollution from brake dust may be as harmful as diesel exhaust on immune cells – new study

    Brake dust is composed of iron particles, which studies have shown are harmful to human health. [more]

    [a "nothing" and "everything" question]
    Deutsche Bank Asks What World Will Give Up to Save Climate

    The “question of our age” is how much societies are willing to sacrifice in economic growth to reverse climate change, according to a new report published by Deutsche Bank AG.In a presentation prepared for next week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, strategists led by Jim Reid noted that economic growth has been a “wonderful asset” for [a relatively few of] humankind yet had come at some [!] cost. While global poverty has fallen [really?] and life expectancy soared in recent decades [it's falling in the U.S.], carbon emissions have increased and 21 of the hottest years on record occurred in the last 23, according to the report. The challenge for policy makers will be squaring the public’s growing appetite for tackling climate change with the fallout from trying to fix it by shaking up transportation, power generation and industry. The downsides could include unemployment, increased inequality and a possible debt-centred financial crisis, meaning assertive action would need to be managed carefully. [more]

    Chinese woman with mystery virus quarantined in Thailand

    A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus, authorities said on Monday, the first time it has been detected outside China.

    Thai authorities are stepping up monitoring at airports ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, beginning on Jan. 25, when hundreds of thousands of Chinese tourists are expected to visit.

    A 61-year-old man died from pneumonia, a symptom of the disease, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan after an outbreak of the yet to be identified virus.

    In total, 41 cases of pneumonia have been reported in China, which preliminary lab tests cited by Chinese state media show could be from a new type of coronavirus.

    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to SARS. Some of the virus types cause less serious disease, while some like the one that causes MERS, are far more severe. [more]

    [3rd part next]

  5. The Wildfire Crisis Is Starting to Hurt Australian Companies


    Weekly consumer confidence data tumbled to its lowest level in more than four years on Tuesday as the fires sat “front of mind” for Australians, according to a note from Ryan Felsman, a senior economist at the securities unit of Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

    They also crippled a key shopping season.


    Bega Cheese Ltd. said that while the fires have impacted farmers and employees, it sees minimal effects on the overall company, according to a statement from the dairy producer on Thursday.

    Agricultural goods and services provider Elders Ltd. expects lower livestock agency commissions and farm supply sales, but sees any near-term losses to be offset by increased demand once rebuilding efforts start. [what rebuilding efforts? this article is optimistic and biased toward civilization continuing as normal, though this "new normal" they've never experienced before]

    Tourism and Travel

    Ingenia Communities Group, which offers camping, caravan and cabin accommodation up and down Australia’s east coast, as well as operating retirement living and lifestyle housing across the nation, expects its full-year results at the lower end of guidance, based on the expectation that sales at one of its communities on the New South Wales south coast will be affected.

    Qantas Airways Ltd., the nation’s largest airline, hasn’t outlined any business impact from the fires, even as shares slid to a near two-month low last Monday after it canceled several flights to Canberra, the nation’s capital, due to smoke from nearby wildfires. Air travelers might face further issues as above-average temperatures persist.


    Fires in Victoria’s East Gippsland have delayed work on Cooper Energy Ltd.’s Sole Gas Project, the company said last week.

    In Western Australia, wildfires have closed highways used to access Independence Group NL’s Nova mine. The closures stymied deliveries and concentrate haulage, although the gold and nickel miner said Wednesday it doesn’t see a material impact to third quarter results. [more]

    [oh, ya mean like THIS, Tom?]
    British Media Is Biased On Discussions Of Climate Change

    The scientist and journalist Matt Ridley has an interesting post about how British media is biased against rational discussion of climate change.

    He explains the BBC policy that if anyone remotely skeptical of climate change appears on air they must be followed by someone who will counter what has been said. That is the case even if the skeptic is totally rational, makes arguments supported by mainstream scientific and socioeconomic opinion. What is worse is the person who allegedly comes afterwards to set the record straight can make all sorts of alarmist statements not supported by good science. [more; yeah, how about that?]

    Capitalism, the climate crisis and hope: your priorities for 2020

    [this is the result of a survey of Guardian readers in the U.S. as to their preferences and the Guardian's reply]

  6. BLACK BEAR NEWS: The Renewable Green Energy Myth - 50,000 Tons Of Non Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades [~ 24 min.]

    Breaking: 11 dead in Midwest storms [~ 7 min.]

    [I guess THEFT is ok now]
    The Only Troops I Have are Taking the Oil’: Watch Trump Double Down on Pledge to Steal Syria’s Oil

    The United States moved to “secure” the oil-rich regions of eastern Syria in October, sparking harsh condemnation from Damascus, and concerns from the international community that US actions were a violation of international laws against pillaging. [more; but it's ok if America does it, because Trump]

    [while corporate America rewards failure!]
    FAA slaps Boeing on the wrist with $5.4mn fine over faulty 737 MAX parts... as sacked CEO departs with $62mn

    Devastating bushfires may cost Australia up to US$3.5bn & take toll on economic growth

    Australia is expected to face up to AU$5 billion (US$3.5 billion) in losses as fires continue to rage across the continent, according to an Australian Westpac bank forecast.
    The natural disaster could also cut 0.2 to 0.5 percent of the country’s GDP, the bank said in its preliminary analysis released on Monday. The tourism and agricultural sectors have been hit hardest, while the most severely affected area accounts for around one percent of the nation’s economy. [more; probably an underestimate]