Friday, January 17, 2020

Event Update For 2020-01-16

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

2020-01-16 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes from coastal Del Mar to coastal Chila Vista (California):

Quote: "People from Del Mar to Chula Vista took to social media Wednesday afternoon to report a 'boom' that shook doors and startled pets, leading many to speculate that the region had experienced a short, mild earthquake."

2020-01-16 - Minibus explodes into flame and burns 9+ people to death on highway in Ogun State (Nigeria):

Quote: "Cityvoice gathered that the incident occurred when a Toyota Hiace Commercial Bus exploded while carrying 17 passengers along the expressway."

2020-01-16 - At least 14 cars destroyed by fire while parked in lot near police station in Delhi (India):

Quote: "At least 14 cars were gutted in fire after a massive blaze was reported near Vivek Vihar police station in Delhi. The incident was reported late on Wednesday in an open ground opposite Vivek Vihar police station behind Ginger hotel. According to a Delhi fire officer, 14 cars parked in the ground were gutted."

2020-01-16 - Refinery fire breaks out at docks in coastal Grangemouth (Scotland):

2020-01-16 - Aerial before and after photos show the wildfire devastation in Australia:

Quote: "More than 10.7m hectares of land have burnt so far in Australia’s bushfires – larger than the total area of South Korea, or Portugal, and 1.3 times the size of Scotland."

2020-01-16 - Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) found to produce methane:

2020-01-16 - Woman walks through airport singing and stripping naked in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "A woman could be seen on video slowly stripping naked while strolling through the baggage claim area at Miami International Airport. The fully nude woman is then seen jumping on top of a cop car."

Quote: "Police say when they spoke to her, she was incoherent and delusional. They Baker acted her, meaning she would be sent for a mental evaluation."

2020-01-16 - UN draft plan sets 2030 target to avert Earth's sixth mass extinction:

Note: Too late to avert it - it's already in progress!

2020-01-16 - Naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough warns that the moment of crisis on climate change has come:

2020-01-16 - Transformer bursts into flame near Timbergate Drive and South Staples Street in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2020-01-16 - Tugboat 'Norsul Vitoria' bursts into flame in coastal Sao Francisco do Sul (Brazil):

Quote: "Fire reportedly erupted on board of tug NORSUL VITORIA at port of Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil, understood at night Jan 16."

Note: This is the 35th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-16 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Cromarty (Scotland):

2020-01-16 - In 3 separate incidents, double-decker bus, SUV and car burst into flame on the Lizard Peninsula (Britain):

Quote: "On a day which had already seen two separate vehicle fires, a third one took place on the Lizard Peninsula yesterday afternoon. Fire completely destroyed a car near Shortlanesend early in the morning, before a double decker bus blaze at Grampound kept ten firefighters busy a little later. At around 2pm, St Keverne firefighters were called to an incident at Traboe Cross, near Goonhilly on the B3293. The Range Rover was well alight on the arrival of crews, who quickly got to work wearing two breathing apparatus sets, extinguishing the fire using two hose reel jets."

2020-01-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at trading estate on Link Road in Westbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 28th, 29th and 30th buses to burn in 2019...

2020-01-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 between Silver Plume and Georgetown (Colorado):

2020-01-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-84 in Sturbridge (Massachusetts):

2020-01-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4 AM on I-75 near Corbin (Kentucky):

2020-01-16 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame while parked at landfill, fire ignites landfill, in Panaji (India):

Quote: "The excavator in the pathway outside the wall of the shed caught fire first, he said, adding that it got fully burnt. The fire then proceeded to the dump inside the shed, he told corporators, who asked him whether the fire started from within the dump."

2020-01-16 - Tractor bursts into flame on Marton Hall Lane in Macclesfield (Britain):

Note: These are the 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th and 87th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-16 - Dump truck bursts into flame while parked inside Town of Burns Highway Department building in Canaseraga (New York):

Quote: "A fire that ripped through the Town of Burns Highway Department building at 87 Main St. Thursday afternoon totaled several pieces of equipment and left the shop area unusable."

Quote: "The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time, but they’re thinking that it was due to one of the dump trucks caught on fire, and then it just burned the shop and everything else that was in it..."

2020-01-16 - Box truck bursts into flame on the Pan-Island Expressway in coastal Singapore:

2020-01-16 - Tow truck bursts into flame on the A36 near Petersfinger (Britain):

2020-01-16 - RV bursts into flame while parked near County 14th Street and Engler Avenue in Yuma (Arizona):

2020-01-16 - RV, pickup truck and home destroyed by fire at 4:06 AM in Akron (Iowa):

Quote: "In addition to the house, a motor home and one of the owner’s pickups were also a complete loss."

Note: These are the 17th and 18th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-01-16 - SUV bursts into flame on I-88 near DeKalb (Illinois):

2020-01-16 - SUV bursts into flame on Ann Drive near Blair (Nebraska):

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Wood River (Illinois):

Quote: "At approximately 2:03 p.m. on Thursday, the Wood River Fire Department received a call for a fire in a vehicle parked between two homes in the 300 block of South 9th Street in Wood River; that call was quickly changed to a structure fire."

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Stuart (Florida):

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame at 7 AM on road near Portage la Prairie (Canada):

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on Wester Hailes Road in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland):

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame in layby on the B3284 near coastal Truro (Britain):

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on the A406 between Ilford and Barking (Britain):

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on Plumtre Avenue in Warrington (Britain):

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame at 2:46 AM on Burnham Close in High Wycombe (Britain):

Quote: "Thursday 16 January, 2.46am Car on fire, Burnham Close, High Wycombe. One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera."

2020-01-16 - Car bursts into flame on Hebden Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Hebden Road, Scunthorpe. Thu 16 Jan 2020 15:16 (No: 000963) Car fire. Crews extinguished using one hose reel and two breathing apparatus."

2020-01-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Buckley Hollow Road near Tioga (New York):

2020-01-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Rawcliffe Road in Goole (Britain):

Quote: "Rawcliffe Road, Goole. Thu 16 Jan 2020 18:47 (No: 000975) Vehicle involved in fire. Two breathing apparatus, two hose reels and one dry powder extinguisher in use. Oxygen therapy administered to adult male suffering from shock prior to arrival of ambulance. Casualty left in care of paramedics."

2020-01-16 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Bristol Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Bristol Road, Hull. Thu 16 Jan 2020 21:12 (No: 000989) Motorbike involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2020-01-16 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home, home damaged, near Great Falls (Montana):

Quote: "The roof of the garage had caught fire and collapsed on a burning car inside, Battalion Chief Bob Shupe said."

2020-01-16 - Barn destroyed by fire on Darlington Road in Middletown Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-16 - Around 1000 tons of hay go up in flames in Thorney, Langport (Britain):

2020-01-16 - Warehouse damaged by fire at 3 AM in Rocklin (California):

2020-01-16 - Office building damaged by fire in downtown Des Moines (Iowa):

2020-01-16 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Akron Street in Aurora (Colorado):

2020-01-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM on Box Avenue in Buffalo (New York):

2020-01-16 - Home destroyed by fire at 6 AM on West Avenue L in San Angelo (Texas), nobody there:

2020-01-16 - Home destroyed by fire on Stonegate Place in Brentwood (Tennessee):

2020-01-16 - Two homes destroyed by fire on Hickory Street in Hyden (Kentucky):

2020-01-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Carr Drive in Glendale (Arizona):

2020-01-16 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in Makiki area in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2020-01-16 - Historic hotel damaged by fire in Schenectady (New York):

2020-01-16 - Deadly fire burns home on Evanna Court in Floyds Knobs (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2020-01-16 - Deadly fire destroys home on Emerald Creek Drive in coastal Conception Bay South (Canada), 3 killed:

2020-01-16 - Dozens of birds found dead in Kuban (Russia):

2020-01-16 - Hundreds of fish found dead in dam reservoir in Penjamo (Mexico):

2020-01-16 - Thousands of fish die in dam reservoir in Traslasierra (Argentina):

2020-01-16 - Many fish found dead in lake in Manuel Irala Fernandez (Paraguay):

2020-01-16 - Thousands fish wash up dead on beach in coastal Sao Paulo (Brazil):

2020-01-16 - Many fish wash ashore dead in coastal Guanabara Bay (Brazil):

2020-01-16 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Ocoa River (Colombia):

2020-01-16 - Two men die while swimming at beaches on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast (South Africa):

2020-01-16 - Boy, 13, found dead in swimming pool at hostel in Gauteng (South Africa):

2020-01-16 - Man, 54, has 'medical episode' while driving and dies, car crashes, in Carmichael (California):

Quote: "Investigators believe the man died from the medical episode, not the crash. His name has not been released at this point, but CHP says he was a 54-year-old Carmichael resident."

2020-01-16 - Man, 45, flees cops, next seen dead in the intercoastal waterway in coastal Edgewater (Florida):

2020-01-16 - Man, 75, found dead in Lake Okeechobee (Florida), empty 'ghost boat' found nearby:

2020-01-16 - Person drops dead on Shoshone Drive in Independence (Missouri):

2020-01-16 - Man found dead near I-79 in North Strabane Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-16 - Police officer, man, washes face in hot springs water, next seen dead in pool in hot springs area, in Naivasha (Kenya):

2020-01-16 - Man, 34, found dead in pond in Jalpaiguri (India):

2020-01-16 - Man, 55, drops dead in hotel in Ibusa (Nigeria):

2020-01-16 - Man has 'medical episode' and drops dead on street in Castleford (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died after suffering a medical episode in Castleford this morning."

2020-01-16 - Man in his 50s has 'medical episode' and drops dead at home in Iffley Road in East Oxford (Britain), 1900 feet from the River Thames:

Quote: "This morning, police confirmed that the reason for the response was because a man in his 50s had died. Crews were called at about 2.45pm following reports that he had suffered a medical episode at an address in Iffley Road."

2020-01-16 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode', falls off truck and dies, in Rockbeare (Britain):

Quote: "A man believed to have fallen from a lorry after becoming ill at Rockbeare on Thursday, has died police have confirmed. Devon and Cornwall Police said a man in his 60s had a ‘medical episode’ at around 12.30pm on January 16, and was flown by air ambulance to hospital, where he was pronounced dead."

2020-01-16 - Man found dead in canal in Brewood (Britain):

2020-01-16 - Woman, 48, has 'medical event', SUV veers off road and crashes into pole, in West Windsor (New Jersey), 1 injured:

Quote: "The 48-year-old driver, who lives in West Berlin, was traveling southbound in the middle lane on Route 1 in a 2016 Toyota RAV 4 when a medical event caused her to drift into the right lane, police said. The vehicle left the road and struck the utility pole."

2020-01-16 - Man, 53, has 'medical issue', pickup truck plows into Starbucks, in McHenry (Illinois), 5 injured:

Quote: "A Wonder Lake man drove his pickup truck into a McHenry Starbucks late Thursday afternoon because he suffered a medical issue, McHenry police said on Friday."

2020-01-16 - Man has 'medical episode' while driving in coastal Poole (Britain):

Quote: "A busy Poole road was closed to allow paramedics to treat a man suffering a medical episode."

2020-01-16 - Medical transport plane crashes into harbor off coastal Unalaska (Alaska):

2020-01-16 - Small plane crashes at airport in Big Timber (Montana), 2 injured:

2020-01-16 - Small plane crashes near Berlin (Germany), 2 killed:

2020-01-16 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 79 in Blountsville (Alabama), 1 killed:

2020-01-16 - Tractor trailer veers across median, hits car and pickup head-on, on I-81 in Rockingham County (Virginia), 3 killed, 4 injured:

Quote: "The Virginia State Police is investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Rockingham County Wednesday afternoon when a tractor trailer traveling north on Interstate 81 ran off the left side of the interstate, crossed the median and collided head-on with southbound traffic. Three people, including the driver of the tractor trailer, died in the crash, the police said."

2020-01-16 - Armored truck blows tire and overturns on I-85 in Salisbury (North Carolina), 2 lightly injured:

2020-01-16 - Pickup truck crashes through two fences then hits fire hydrant, mail truck and car, in Grand Junction (Colorado), 1 injured:

2020-01-16 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in Lynnwood (Washington), near the coast:

2020-01-16 - Two cars collide head-on, on Middleway Pike near Charles Town (West Virginia), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-01-16 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole and tree, in New Berlin (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police are investigating to determine whether or not the man suffered from a medical issue before the accident occurred."

2020-01-16 - Lightning strike kills 3 students and injures 27 more at school in Kuresoi North (Kenya):

2020-01-16 - Violent microburst blasts down wall of school in North Carolina:

2020-01-16 - Mysterious SARS-like virus kills two people in China, spreads to Japan and Thailand:

2020-01-16 - The world spends $3 trillion per year on weaponry:


  1. Good morning Jonny and all JJFH readers.

    So this cop takes a minute while on patrol to wash his face in the hot spring he's at and promptly drops dead - oh yeah, purely coincidental, i'm sure . ..

    Are we not counting RVs anymore? [Sheee-it, we-kin priddy-much stop countin' eva-thang, way we gone!]

    i commented @ way past wtf yesterday, citing JJFH as a resource,

    'Alarm' over climate change rising among Americans, survey shows

    The share of Americans "alarmed" over climate change has hit a new high, research showed on Thursday, spurred in part by growing media coverage and by Democratic presidential contenders paying attention to the issue.

    A majority of Americans now say they are "concerned" or "alarmed" about climate change, with those "alarmed" increasing almost threefold in the last five years, according to research by Yale University. [more]

    [i find this article misleading, but whatever]
    Saturday, 18 January 2020
    Sea and Surface Temperatures, Major Earthquakes, Volcano Eruptions, Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Famine, Flooding, Wildfires and Cyclones caused by the Sun and will continue increasing

    It is heat what causes a rise in CO2 levels, which in turn causes more heat, which causes more CO2 but the trigger is heating, which came from the incredible solar activity of sunspot cycle 19 [in 1957], which caused the initial warming followed by the rise in carbon dioxide, CO2 [more]

    [What do you think, Jonny? Mr. Walton doesn't even MENTION heating from below, which may have started when Nibiru passed by causing gravitational and possibly magnetic forces to increase in the Earth's core. He also doesn't buy that CO2 is causing big problems on Earth, which is a scientifically proven fact. He's a religious person, so he tends to wander off into that realm as "explanation."]

    Fiji battered by fierce winds, heavy rain from Tropical Cyclone Tino

    A tropical cyclone tracking just east of Fiji will continue to bring flooding rainfall and strong wind gusts to parts of the island nation as well as Tonga into the beginning of the weekend. [more]

    [so much for the youth movement]
    U.S. appeals court throws out youth climate lawsuit

    [with that, they've effectively thrown out everyone's future]

    A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a landmark climate change lawsuit brought by children and young adults, ruling that they did not have legal standing to sue the U.S. government. [because the cabal known as "the government" decides what PRIVILEGES you may (temporarily) enjoy]

    The young plaintiffs claimed they had a constitutional right to be protected from climate change. But, in a 2-1 decision, the government argued that neither U.S. law or history supported their claim of a fundamental right to a "livable climate". [more; "it's a big club - and YOU ain't in it!"]

    [more follows]

  2. [if the youth of the world begin REVOLTING because they now have NO FUTURE, i'm sure the powers that be would take notice]

    [meanwhile, our government continues to conscript its children to the meatgrinder of war - to steal resources so that the people at the top can get richer over their dead bodies!]
    'Mendacity & lies': After 19 years US admits to itself that it never could have won war in Afghanistan

    John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction, testified before Congress this week that America's Afghan War was plagued by "mendacity and lies." But all honesty in the world couldn't have won it for the US.Lessons learned?

    The recent publication by the Washington Post of more than 2,000 pages of "Lessons Learned" interviews, conducted by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), provided much-needed insight into the reality of that country's war in Afghanistan, which is entering its nineteenth year.

    The documents paint an unflattering picture of America at war, with the combined military and civilian leadership lacking a viable strategy for victory, leaving successive waves of American service men and women to deploy, fight, and return home, having achieved nothing. The publication of these documents prompted Sopko's congressional testimony, which furthered an already damning indictment of perfidy and corruption.

    The consequences of this failure of leadership, integrity and imagination at the highest levels of the US government condemned tens of thousands of US service members who were killed, wounded or psychologically scared by that conflict, in addition to the millions of Afghans similarly impacted by this conflict. [more]

    At least 6 dead as severe weather triggers floods, landslides and lightning strikes in Bolivia

    Severe weather including lightning strikes, heavy rain and hail storms has affected several departments in Bolivia since 11 January 2020, with at least 6 fatalities reported. [more]

    Huge blizzard slams Canada's Newfoundland, state of emergency declared in capital St. John's

    A winter blizzard hammered Canada's Atlantic coast on Friday packing wind gusts of more than 120 km/h (75 mph) and dumping more than 60 cm (2 feet) in some areas, prompting several towns in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to declare a state of emergency. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. [controversial subject here]
    How to destroy your health and your relationship with your parents at the same time

    "How to Get Vaccinated without Parental Consent."

    In other words, it encourages children to subvert their parents' decision to refuse powerful immune-modulating drugs with potentially devastating side effects for their children.

    The article, written by an anonymous team of 13, includes such helpful suggestions as "Petition the court for emancipation if your parents are really bad," implying that the "protection" afforded by these drugs is better than the protection of parents who have chosen to say "no, thanks."

    As if a 14-year-old who has gotten most of their vaccine information from the same heavily biased medical establishment that their parents grew up with has somehow done more thinking and research on the subject than those parents — the same parents who, in most cases, have had to drastically revise their own beliefs over the years due to experiences, conversations, and scientific literature that directly contradicted their previously unquestioned beliefs. [more]
    Experts warn over scale of China virus as US airports start screening

    The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious SARS-like virus in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have warned, as countries ramp up measures to prevent the disease from spreading. [more]

    New Chinese virus infected hundreds: "I am substantially more concerned than I was a week ago," disease outbreak scientist: Actual number could be over 2,000 infected NOT 45 confirmed cases

    The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 45 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the figure is closer to 1,700. [more]

    [last part next]

  4. [meanwhile, Let's PARTY!]
    Virus casts shadow over China's biggest festival, but little worry at epicenter

    Health authorities are concerned that a virus originating in central China could spread when hundreds of millions of Chinese travel during next week's lunar new year festival, but residents said there were was little anxiety in the city at the epicenter. [more]

    [from Omen Central]
    Huge Meteor Fireball Disintegrates In The Sky Over Puerto Rico With Some Speculating It Announces The Next Big One

    A large fireball disintegrated in the sky over Puerto Rico on January 17, 2020 afternoon.

    The meteor was so bright that it was captured on a NOAA satellite and residents are wondering if it could a sign that the Big One is coming. [more]

    Teachers doused in jet fuel at California school sue Delta Air Lines

    Four Los Angeles-area schoolteachers who were doused with jet fuel dumped by a Delta Air Lines plane in the minutes before it made an emergency landing sued the airline on Friday, accusing the flight crew of negligence. [more]

    California sues Trump administration over drilling plan

    California on Friday sued the Trump administration over its plan to open up more than a million acres of public lands in the Golden State to oil and gas drilling.

    The lawsuit, California's 36th challenge to the administration's environmental policies, alleges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management failed to adequately consider the adverse effects drilling would have on the people and environment in eight Central California counties. [more]

    Australia fire smoke will complete a full circuit of Earth, NASA says

    Smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia will soon circle the Earth back to the nation, says NASA.

    Massive infernos have raged along the nation’s east coast for months, pushing smoke across the Pacific.

    NASA said plumes from blazes around New Year’s Day had crossed South America, turning skies there hazy, and moved “halfway around Earth” by 8 January 2020. [more]

    Colombian farmers under pressure from frosts linked to climate change

    While dry weather stokes fire fears in Colombia's coastal regions, early morning frosts in the Andean country's high altitude areas are laying waste to farm pastures and crops. [more]

  5. FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020
    Could Humans Go Extinct Within Years?

    Above image depicts how humans could go extinct within years. The image was created with NASA LOTI 1880-Dec.2019 data, 0.78°C adjusted to reflect ocean air temperatures (as opposed to sea surface temperatures), to reflect higher polar temperature anomalies (as opposed to leaving out 'missing' data) and to reflect a 1750 baseline (as opposed to a 1951-1980 baseline), with two trends added. Blue: a long-term trend based on Jan.1880-Dec.2019 data. Red: a short-term trend, based on Jan.2009-Dec.2019 data, to illustrate El Niño/La Niña variability and how El Niño could be the catalyst to trigger huge methane releases from the Arctic Ocean. [more; exponential rise]

  6. A house on fire in Limoges

    A violent explosion shook the city center of Limoges this morning. Around 8:30 am, a house caught fire, rue de la Souterraine, in the Marceau district. The strong deflagration made the walls of many of the surrounding houses tremble.

    The origin of the incident and whether there are any victims are still unknown. [more]

    What we know about the deadly avalanche at the Alpine Meadows ski resort

    A 34-year-old skier from Blairsden, California, is dead and another man has sustained severe injuries after an avalanche Friday morning at the Alpine Meadows ski resort. [more]

  7. Saturday, 18 January 2020
    Just 1 swarm measured 60 kilometres (37 miles) long by 40 kilometres (25 miles) wide: The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa

    The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say. [more]

  8. NJ Woman Missing 6 Years Found Dead Inside a Car in Salem River
    NJ Woman Missing 6 Years Found Dead Inside a Car in Salem River

    The body of a woman missing since 2014 was found inside a vehicle submerged in the Salem River in southern New Jersey, authorities confirmed Friday.

    Troopers declined to provide any more details, including cause of death.

    Decomposing Body Found in South Philly Basement Is Missing Teen
    Decomposing Body Found in South Philly Basement Is Missing Teen

    A decomposing body discovered by police in a South Philadelphia basement on Thursday is that of a teen reported missing late last year.

    The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office identified the remains as belonging to 18-year-old Erin Schweikert, police said Friday. She was reported missing from her home along the 2300 block of S. Lee Street in October. She was last seen on Sept. 27, 2019, police said.

    They have not yet determined a cause and manner of death. [more]

  9. Two Massive and Mysterious Blobs of Ancient Magma Lurking Below Africa and the Pacific Could Bury Earth in 100km Deep Lake of Lava

    There are two giant, mysterious blobs full of hot magma lurking at the edge of Earth’s core.
    They are hidden where the planet’s molten iron core meets its rocky mantle, floating like mega-continents in the underworld.

    Connection of blobs with mass extinctions

    According to other studies, the blobs also seem be linked to about two dozen surface regions called large igneous provinces. In those places, at multiple times in Earth’s past, millions of cubic kilometers of lava oozed onto the surface as if through open wounds. Many of these events are themselves linked to mass extinctions like the Great Dying, the largest life-snuffing episode of the past half a billion years.


    Such a sequence, if verified, would be the ultimate antediluvian time bomb—apocalyptic extinctions triggered by subterranean structures buried since the birth of the world. [more]

    [They tried 'being nice' and going through the courts, now]
    'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos

    Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said "you have not seen anything yet" before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change.

    The 17-year-old, who launched the #FridaysforFuture movement that has sparked worldwide protests, denounced a lack of government action to cut heat-trapping emissions before it is too late.

    Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said "you have not seen anything yet" before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change.

    The 17-year-old, who launched the #FridaysforFuture movement that has sparked worldwide protests, denounced a lack of government action to cut heat-trapping emissions before it is too late. [more]

  10. Saturday, 18 January 2020
    A magnitude 6.0 Earthquake - near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia is the 5th major quake of 2020 (mag 6 or higher) according to USGS

    Breaking: 45 million need food aid in So Africa [~ 6.5 min.]

    §ee ya-damar, Jonny.