Sunday, February 2, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-01

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

2020-02-01 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits London (Canada), near Lake Erie:

Quote: "The London Fire Department got a slew of calls about nasty odours – including the rotten egg smell that’s a telltale sign of natural gas  – within a 45-minute period on Saturday morning, platoon chief Shawn Fitzgerald said. Firefighters are investigating, but no natural gas has been detected."

2020-02-01 - Locusts devouring crops in Pakistan, state of emergency declared:

2020-02-01 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, trailer of scrap metal goes up in flames, in Williston (Vermont):

Quote: "The Fire Department says workers noticed smoke coming from a trailer of scrap metal, and called 9-1-1. Officials are not sure what the cause of the fire was."

2020-02-01 - Dust storm halts traffic on highway(s), dozens of cars stuck, near Great Falls (Montana):

Quote: "'We are driving in the middle of the worst dust storm we've ever seen,' said Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. David Baggs reporting on U.S. Hwy 87 from his position roughly 14 miles northeast of Great Falls."

2020-02-01 - China uses public shaming and harassment drones on people not wearing facemasks during virus outbreak:

Quote: "Both Xinhua and the Global Times have published videos of drones warning various people in rural areas that masks need to be worn in 'these times.' The drones are seen scolding an elderly lady and is even seen chasing a child down the road."

Note: Gettin' pretty dystopian there, China!

2020-02-01 - U.S. confirms its eighth case of coronavirus, Pentagon to provide quarantine housing:

2020-02-01 - Number of coronavirus victims likely far larger than you're being told:

2020-02-01 - Dr. Francis Boyle discusses the Chinese coronavirus, aka Kung Flu, says it is an escaped bioweapon:

Note: He seems quite credible to me. Judge for yourself...

2020-02-01 - New outbreak of H5N1 bird flu results in thousands of chickens being culled in China:

2020-02-01 - Record high temperatures hit Southern California:

Quote: "Warm temperatures broke records Saturday with Los Angeles International Airport reaching 81 degrees, passing the 1954 record of 79 degrees, Long Beach reaching 84 degrees, up from 1995’s 83-degree record, and Big Bear reaching 64 degrees compared to the 2018 record of 62."

2020-02-01 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Havasu (Arizona):

Quote: "The model of the boat was not immediately available, but a sheriff's spokesman identified it as a new recreational speedboat. The boat was a total loss, with damages estimated to be more than $100,000. It was the family's first time out on the water with it, the spokesman said."

2020-02-01 - Yacht bursts into flame off coastal Santa Maria del Mar (Peru):

Note: These are the 245th and 246th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-01 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 6:07 AM on street in Kota Samarahan (Malaysia), near the coast:

Note: This is the 162nd tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-01 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on street in Kempton Park (South Africa):

2020-02-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 11:30 PM while parked at home, fire chars home, on Harbor Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Tonight’s second vehicle was on Harbor Avenue. The fire from the pick-up truck extended to the home melting the siding."

2020-02-01 - Car bursts into flame at business in Kingsville (Maryland):

2020-02-01 - Car bursts into flame in carpark on West Street in coastal Gravesend (Britain):

2020-02-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Crewe (Britain):

2020-02-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A380 near Ashcombe (Britain):

2020-02-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Bicester (Britain):

2020-02-01 - Car bursts into flame at 4:14 AM on Gypsey Road in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Gypsey Road, Bridlington. Sat 1 Feb 2020 04:14 (No: 002108) Car fire. Damage confined to passenger compartment. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2020-02-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 8 in Trumbull (Connecticut):

2020-02-01 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 3 AM on Iron Bridge Road in Franklin Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-01 - Barn destroyed by fire on Wyncoop Creek Road in Chemung (New York):

2020-02-01 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Oxford County (Canada), 6000 pigs killed:

Quote: "The property owners peg damage at $8 million to $10 million between property and content, including their livestock, VanRybroeck said. Fire crews have been told there are 6,000 pigs in the barn."

2020-02-01 - Commercial building containing mattresses destroyed by fire in Akron (Ohio):

2020-02-01 - Indoor paintball facility destroyed by huge fire on Saxon Street in coastal Canning (Canada):

2020-02-01 - Industrial bakery heavily damaged by massive blaze in Wakefield (Britain):

2020-02-01 - Home damaged by fire on Empire Court in Montgomery (Alabama), 10 injured:

2020-02-01 - Home damaged by garage fire at 11:50 PM on West Lincoln Avenue in Escondido (California), 3 pets killed:

2020-02-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Balmorra Road in Windham (New Hampshire):

2020-02-01 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire on South Pearl Street in Shamokin (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-01 - Two homes go up in flames in the wee hours near Oak Street and 32nd Street in Phoenix (Arizona):

2020-02-01 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Capitol Drive in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2020-02-01 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 6 AM on Airport Boulevard in Austin (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-02-01 - Deadly fire burns home on North Belverde Avenue in Tucson (Arizona), 1 killed:

2020-02-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 1 AM on County Road 190 in Valley (Alabama), 1 killed:

2020-02-01 - Deadly fire destroys home in Oro-Medonte (Canada), 1 killed:

2020-02-01 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on South Seventh Street in Petersburg (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-02-01 - Deadly fire burns condo complex at 5:30 AM in Walnut Creek (California), 1 killed:

2020-02-01 - Vacant home burns on South Spring Street in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2020-02-01 - Sperm whale dies near coastal Whitstable (Britain):

2020-02-01 - Woman and infant found dead in home in Tempe (Arizona):

2020-02-01 - Two men, 21 and 24, found dead in canal in Delhi (India):

2020-02-01 - Man, 37, has 'medical emergency', car crashes at idle speed, man dies, in coastal Dunedin (Florida):

Quote: "According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Santoro was driving at idle speed within the Publix parking lot at US-19 and Curlew Road when he suffered a medical emergency. Troopers said Santoro continued through the parking lot, over a raised curb and onto a sidewalk before striking a handicap parking sign and a palm tree. Santoro was taken to an area hospital where he died."

2020-02-01 - Man found dead in the Truckee River in Reno (Nevada):

2020-02-01 - Man, 41, found dead in the Flint River at boat launch in Albany (Georgia):

2020-02-01 - Man has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Sonoma County (California):

Quote: "An inmate at the Sonoma County Jail died Saturday evening after having a medical emergency in the booking area of the facility, officials said."

2020-02-01 - Hunter falls out of tree stand and dies in Lauderdale County (Mississippi), possible toppler:

2020-02-01 - Man, 22, found dead in the Cataraqui River in Kingston (Canada):

2020-02-01 - Man, 51, pulls over on motorcycle, has 'medical event' and dies, at coastal Hicks Bay (New Zealand):

Quote: "'The bike rider did not crash. He had pulled over on to a grass verge on the side of the highway and had a medical event,' police said in updated information. 'The 51-year-old man was from the Ruapehu district.' He was pronounced dead at the scene."

2020-02-01 - Woman, 34, dies in the water at coastal Patong Beach (Thailand):

Quote: "Police have yet to reveal details of how a 34-year-old Russian woman drowned at one of the busiest sections of Patong Beach this morning (Feb 1)."

Quote: "The death of the Russian woman today follows a South African man being found unconscious in the water off Patong Beach on Monday (Jan 27)."

2020-02-01 - Man, 19, found dead in car in South Bopal (India):

2020-02-01 - Man, 49, found dead in dam reservoir near coastal Manjeshwar (India):

2020-02-01 - Passenger, man, 64, has 'medical crisis' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Bermuda:

Quote: "A flight from St Maarten to Montreal made an emergency landing in Bermuda after a medical crisis."

2020-02-01- Police helicopter crashes into rice field in Koriyama (Japan), 7 injured:

2020-02-01 - Tanker truck and car crash, both overturn, huge fire erupts, highway damaged, on I-85 near Atlanta (Georgia), 2 killed:

2020-02-01 - Tractor trailer crashes into barrier and median at 5:30 AM, bursts into flame, ignites car, on I-83 in York County (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2020-02-01 - SUV crashes off bridge onto creek bank in Huntsville (Alabama), 1 injured:

2020-02-01 - SUV crashes into ditch at 12:27 AM, bursts into flame, on Stumpmier Road in Frenchtown Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2020-02-01 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Las Vegas (Nevada), 2 killed:

2020-02-01 - Car veers off road and crashes at Paddock Road and Seymour Avenue in Carthage (Ohio), 1 killed:

2020-02-01 - Building partially collapses in coastal South Shields (Britain):

2020-02-01 - Earthquake swarm strikes near Long Valley Volcano (California):

2020-02-01 - Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near Temecula (California):

2020-02-01 - Will the coronavirus outbreak cause a massive stock market crash?


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone.

    Comparing Jan. 2020 to Jan. 2019 wrt garbage truck fires and JJFH events in Hull, U.K. we find that this year over 9 days, 19 garbage trucks were destroyed by fire while in 2019 there were 10 trucks destroyed over 8 days. That one incident where 11 garbage trucks burned at one facility skewed the data. In Hull, still a hot-spot after 3 years of (unofficial) records (by me), there were 14 JJFH incidents there over 12 days last month, which was very close to 2019's stats of the same number of JJFH events over 11 days. Looking back to 2018, there were far fewer garbage truck fires in Jan. (5 trucks over only 5 days), but JJFH occurrences in Hull totalled 18 over 14 days then. We'll see how this plays out each month.

    i've been thinking about the H2S/CH4 gases seeping out of the sea, lakes, permafrost, etc. and thought at first that there were clouds of it wafting around. Now i think it's more like ribbons or tendrils of these gases, with an occasional bigger accumulation (say an inflated party-balloon sized cloud) that escapes from the source and stays pretty much intact while it's carried on the winds. What do you think, Jonny?

    [from Black Bear News]
    Would A Green New Deal Incite Riots? [~ 46 min.]

    [from our WTF? file]
    Giant Flocks of Crows and Huge Mosquitoes Invade Skies and Cities Around Coronavirus Ground Zero Zone in China

    Chinese social media users around the country have reported unusual sightings of dense flocks of crows and a mass of giant overwintering mosquitoes…

    And all they want to know is if those unusual animal phenomena are somehow related to the coronavirus and its outbreak.

    “The crow is an eater of carrion. The elderly say that crows seem to anticipate death because they can smell it, even before a person dies. In other words, they can smell the odor of a dying person; but we humans cannot. They will then circle around this person waiting for him to die. That is why in Chinese culture crows are considered inauspicious and are always linked with death.”

    Ancient Chinese wisdom tells us that when there are a large number of overwintering mosquitoes or when they emerge in the early spring, they will likely bring about an outbreak of contagious diseases. [more]

    Freak Double Bombogenesis Cyclone Engulfs Alaska Just Five Days After Another Explosive Cyclogenesis Exploded in Heavy Winterstorm

    4 Plagues Are Marching Across Asia Simultaneously: Coronavirus, African Swine Fever, H5N1 Bird Flu And H1N1 Swine Flu

    The coronavirus outbreak that is raging all over China right now has been making headlines on a daily basis all over the globe, and rightly so. At this point we don’t know if it will ultimately become a horrifying global pandemic that will affect tens of millions of people, but what we do know is that the virus spreads very easily and the number of cases has been rising at an exponential rate. Meanwhile, three other plagues have also been marching across Asia, and most people in the western world don’t even realize that this is happening. What I am about to share with you in this article is quite chilling, and the months ahead will be very dark if these plagues continue to spread. [more]

    [2nd part next]

  2. [our daily Chris Martenson Coronavirus Update, thanks Mike D.]
    Coronavirus Continues Spreading Fast -- How Bad Will It Get?

    China Bloodbath: Stocks Crash; Oil, Iron Limit Down Despite Emergency PBOC Intervention, Rate Cuts

    [the modern day Auschwitz]
    Shocking Footage Inside China's Newly-Constructed Hospitals, 'Like Jail Cells Where You Go To Die'

    Here's another video showing the prefabricated building, basically built with shipping containers, will house several thousand beds.

    Each room appears to be airtight, with bars on the windows so the infected patients cannot escape.

    If the patients die from coronavirus, state-owned Global Times said, "victims should be cremated close by and immediately. Burials or transfer of the bodies not allowed. Funerals not allowed to avoid the spread of the virus: National Health Commission."

    the body burning could be happening right down the street from the Wuhan hospitals, at a local crematorium [which a few videos have stated are running 24/7]. [more]

    [here we go!]
    New York Now Has Coronavirus, Doctors Reaction, Too Many People to Track Down [opens up with a ~ 8.3 min. Mary Greeley News video]

    Chen Qiushi:Most Calls For Help Are Real; The Crematorium Service Is Overwhelmed

    Catherine Austin Fitts on coronvirus and the Chinese economy [~ 52.25 min. Greg Hunter video]

    China Now in Dollar Bear Trap – Catherine Austin Fitts

    [3rd part follows]

  3. U.S. life expectancy ticks up as drug fatalities and cancer deaths drop – “We still have a very bleak situation at this point”

    The number of fatal drug overdoses declined for the first time in 28 years, and U.S. life expectancy at birth ticked upward for the first time since 2014, according to long-awaited numbers for 2018 published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    A decline in the death rate from cancer is the single largest driverof the small increase in life expectancy,the CDC reported. Five of the other nine leading causes of death also showed declines in death rates, including the top cause, heart disease, as well as unintentional injuries (which include overdoses), chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Two more, diabetes and kidney disease, were essentially unchanged. Deaths from suicide and influenza and pneumonia increased.

    Despite the encouraging elements of the CDC mortality report, the broader pattern for American health remains sobering. Life expectancy improved by the tiniest of increments, from 78.6 to 78.7 years. That figure remains lower than the peak in expectancy, at 78.9 years,in 2014.

    It is also identical to life expectancy in 2010, and it appears unlikely that U.S. longevity will show any significant improvement over the entire decade of the 2010s. The United States is continuing to fall behind similarly wealthy countries — a phenomenon that experts refer to as the U.S. “health disadvantage.” [more]

    Empty nets and tropical fish in Tasmania as climate change hits Southern Ocean

    Fires set stage for irreversible forest losses in Australia – “Anybody would have said these forests don’t burn, that there’s not enough material, and they are wet. Well they did.”

    Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent.

    Heat waves and drought have fueled bigger and more frequent fires in parts of Australia, so far this season torching some 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers), an area about as big as Ohio. [more]

    [4th part below]

  4. America’s wetlands: vital, ignored, and now defined away by the Trump administration

    Last week, the Trump administration finalized its rollback of the expanded definition of the waters of the United States. Now fewer water bodies, including wetlands and ephemeral streams, will be protected under the Clean Water Act. The quality of more than half of the country’s wetlands and 18 percent of its streams is now in peril. [more]

    Wild weather hit parts of Australia as bushfires destroy more homes in NSW

    Wild weather continues across large parts of southeast Australia as strong winds and thunderstorms hit bushfire-stricken New South Wales and Victoria beginning January 31, 2020. Rains are also forecast across southern Queensland in the following days. [more]

    Another conspiracy theory regarding coronavirus

    New evidence emerges: Coronavirus “bioweapon” might have been a Chinese vaccine experiment gone wrong… genes contain “pShuttle-SN” sequences, proving laboratory origin

    Two days ago, a paper published in the journal presented findings that indicated the coronavirus appeared to be engineered with “key structural proteins” of HIV. The paper, entitled, “Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120
    and Gag,” concluded that the engineering of coronavirus with such gene sequences was “unlikely to be fortuitous in nature,” providing strong scientific support for the theory that the coronavirus is an engineered bioweapon that escaped laboratory containment in China.

    The coverage of this paper by Zero Hedge led to a firestorm of denials by governments, health authorities and the CIA-controlled media, not surprisingly. Any suggestion that the coronavirus was engineered as a bioweapon had to be immediately eliminated. The prevailing panic by the establishment sought to blame this outbreak on Mother Nature — i.e. bats, snakes, seafood, etc. — rather than the human beings who are playing around with deadly biological weapons that are designed to extinguish human life.

    Within hours, Twitter slapped down a permanent ban on Zero Hedge, making sure the independent publisher could no longer reach its Twitter audience. After all, the first casualty in any pandemic is the truth, and Jack Dorsey is not only an enabler of pedophiles and child rapists, he’s also an authoritarian tyrant who wants to make sure the public is completely isolated from any “non official” reports about this pandemic. (Jack Dorsey has sided with communist China, in other words. Is anyone surprised?)

    Under the intense pressure, the authors of the original paper have now withdrawn the paper and intend to revise it. The publication that originally carried the paper now has a warning message stating, “This article has been withdrawn.
    [more; including 3 videos]

  5. Right now I believe that the coronavirus is a weaponized bioengineered strain as Francis Boyle says. He also mentioned that there is a story that this virus was stolen from either a Canadian bio-weapons lap or an American one and taken back to China. If this is true it obviously ended up at the Wuhan lab which is their main bio-weapons lab.

    I believe that this virus has been designed to primarily affect Chinese specifically, and perhaps Asians generally. We'll see how it takes off in Japan and Korea. So far only Chinese, and mostly males, have died from this. The man who died in the Philippines was Chinese. In Germany the man who was the first their to contract it recovered from it quickly, as in within a few days.

    I remember that roughly ten years ago there was a new virus outbreak in Canada that only affected the Chinese people up there. It burned out pretty quickly. I remember Alex Jones and others talking about the possibility that this was a weaponized virus that was race specific. Or, designed to affect Chinese. There was speculation that it was a warning shot to China at the time. But the story of course never caught hold in the MSM and so it passed and was forgotten. It is interesting that there is a story that it was a Canadian lab in which this coronavirus may have been stolen from. Of course Canada is a "Five Eyes" nation so it's not that Canada all by itself decided to get in a bio-weapons war with China. Their intelligence and military works hand-in-hand with ours. In fact, we say "jump" and they say "how high?"

    Unless this virus mutates in a way in which it starts heavily impacting and killing other races, I believe this will be primarily a Chinese problem. As in a devastating problem. What will really affect the rest of the world is what it does to the markets and trade.

    Here is a recent paper that shows Chinese males are primarily affected by this virus....

    Now, I think most likely the Chinese stole this virus so they could research and probably create a vaccine for it. Then someone effed up and it got out.

    But.....Something else to think about.....what does China have too much of due to the years of the one child policy? Males.

    Another but.....Would the Chinese government risk economic devastation just to cull their male herd? Probably not. So I'm sticking with the someone effed up scenario. As Dr. Boyle says, these labs are "leaky" and very dangerous and it was always a matter of time before this happened.

  6. [some of the beginning of the week headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, February 3, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    The rich have had enough of negative interest rates. Some are pulling cash out of Swiss banks

    US manufacturing titans portend gloom for the global economy

    The Global Supply & Demand Shock Of The Coronavirus

    Stay home: China's coronavirus threatens global supply chain

    China to inject $174 billion of liquidity on Monday as markets reopen

    Hallmark stores are closing in 12 states amid card struggles

    EU Diplomats Warn US to Halt Threats Over Iran

    The Two Global Powers Controlling Iran's Oil Sector

    Oil Bankruptcies Are Reaching Worrying Levels

    Chevron Swings To $6.6B Loss After Huge Shale Gas Write-Off

    OPEC, Russia could meet to discuss emergency cuts as coronavirus crushes oil price

    Pipeline or a Pipe Dream: Israel, Turkey Hydrocarbon Conflict is Brewing in the Mediterranean

    Genetically engineered moth released for first time

    Complex causes behind Arctic greening, researchers say

    How your clothes become microfibre pollution in the sea

    The Fight Against Climate Science. Why is Italy at the Forefront of the Battle?

    Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners To Replace Lawns With Bee-Friendly Wildflowers And Clover

    4 More Military Bases Tapped to House Coronavirus Evacuees(US)

    Coronavirus kills 259 in China, nearly 12,000 infected worldwide [figures change so fast and are all iffy]

    China's coronavirus infections hit daily record, deaths climb to 304 [see?]

    Novel Coronavirus Defies Conspiracy Theories As Data Shows Its Coming Decline [not so far]

    India reports second case of coronavirus in southern state of Kerala

    US Troops in South Korea Are Facing Quarantine over the Wuhan Coronavirus

    The Primary Mechanism Of Your Oppression Is Not Hidden At All

    Japan tightens immigration as 3 more infected by coronavirus

    China's Tianjin closes schools, firms until further notice to curb virus: state media

    More than half of China extends shutdown over virus

    300 Million Chickens at 'Edge of Death' on Hubei Lockdown

    China shuts down city of Wenzhou, far from virus epicentre

    What Does Lowest Population Growth In US History Mean For Employment? (Econimica)

    "In Aggregate," Consumers Are Doing Pretty Good, But America's Vast Income Disparity Skew the Data
    Consumers that added $1.3 trillion to their savings last year are not the ones who owe $1 trillion on their credit cards.

    Billionaires bombard U.S. presidential campaign with hundreds of millions in cash
    It's the best democracy money can buy. -- RF

    CNN's blatant and bizarre Tulsi Gabbard snub

    UPS falls to six-month lows, and traders warn of even more pain

    High flu activity spreads across US as virus claims 14 more children

    US curbs immigration from Nigeria, five other nations

    911 outage left Michigan agencies scrambling for hours

    The U.S. Cities With The Most Homeless People

    In sickness and in health, but not in debt: Young Americans avoid 'I do' until student loans are paid off

    More retailers file for bankruptcy twice as they struggle with rising debt, pressure from Amazon

    How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Is Putting Patients at Risk

  7. [listen to this ~ 3.3 min. video by Robin Westenra]
    What is going on in China?

    [Harry Shearer's always informative Le Show from yesterday] [~ 1 hr]

    Climate Models Are Running Red Hot, and Scientists Don’t Know Why

    There are dozens of climate models, and for decades they’ve agreed on what it would take to heat the planet by about 3° Celsius. It’s an outcome that would be disastrous—flooded cities, agricultural failures, deadly heat—but there’s been a grim steadiness in the consensus among these complicated climate simulations.

    Then last year, unnoticed in plain view, some of the models started running very hot. The scientists who hone these systems used the same assumptions about greenhouse-gas emissions as before and came back with far worse outcomes. Some produced projections in excess of 5°C, a nightmare scenario. [more; and the models have all UNDER-estimated fact]

    3 More People Diagnosed With Coronavirus in Northern California

    Three more people in Northern California have been diagnosed with the coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV, health officials in the area said Sunday, doubling the number of cases in the state and bringing the total across the country to 11. [more]

    [what about all the people THEY were in contact with!]

    Powerful storm brings flooding to Northwest [~ 1 min. weather feature]

    China Arrested Doctors Who Warned About Coronavirus Outbreak. Now Death Toll’s Rising, Stocks Are Plunging.

    The new coronavirus that has spread consternation around the world over the last few weeks has now killed more people in China than the SARS epidemic of 2002-2003. China’s health commission reported Sunday that there were 361 deaths nationwide. During the SARS outbreak, 349 people died in mainland China and 774 altogether around the world. The Chinese stock markets took major hits Monday, and the whole nation feels its growing isolation.

    Yet last December—before people all over China were falling sick with pneumonia-like symptoms, before people around the world grew alarmed about a disease leaping from captured wild animals to human shoppers in dense Chinese food markets, and before coronavirus reached new shores after being carried onto planes by human hosts, forcing the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency—eight people discussed how several patients in Wuhan were experiencing severe, rapid breakdowns in their respiratory systems.

    They were part of a medical school’s alumni group on WeChat, a popular social network in China, and they were concerned that SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, was back.

    It wasn’t long before police detained them. The authorities said these eight doctors and medical technicians were “misinforming” the public, that there was no SARS, that the information was obviously wrong, and that everyone in the city must remain calm. On the first day of 2020, Wuhan police said they had “taken legal measures” against the eight individuals who had “spread rumors.”

    Li Wenliang, a doctor who was among the eight people who tried to sound the alarm before the coronavirus infected many thousands and killed hundreds, has been diagnosed as someone infected with the coronavirus and is being treated at a hospital.

    As of 5 p.m. Monday, the official tally of coronavirus damage runs at more than 17,000 confirmed infections, more than 21,000 under observation, 361 dead. But the actual numbers must be far higher, possibly by a considerable magnitude, according to estimations by doctors in China and infectious-disease experts around the world. [more]

  8. If some of the stories about them not counting people who die of pneumonia after contracting the virus are true, that's total BS, and the death toll and death rate then must be much higher than reported. They wouldn't have gotten pneumonia if they hadn't gotten the virus, therefore you have to count that death as a result of the virus. Oftentimes it IS the pneumonia that you get after you get the flu that kills you. That doesn't mean it doesn't count. They'd be alive if they hadn't gotten the virus, and they're dead because they did get the virus. How does that not count?

    1. Yeah I thought it was precisely the pneumonia that is killing people because of the virus. The ones who don't get pneumonia don't die. All governments main concern is how this will affect the economy. So they will try to minimize fear by fudging the numbers downward.

  9. Minimizing the fear and skewing the numbers has a societal effect of the population becoming LAX during a PANDEMIC. Every day the count goes up by dribs and drabs - but is OUR government telling the truth? They're actually promoting the "common flu is a bigger problem" nonsense - which makes people unafraid to go out in public, when this lethal bio-weaponized virus is spreading faster than we can even keep up. When a large number of people start getting sick all of a sudden late this month and into next, how are they going to catch up after letting it out of their control and down playing it? They'll be overwhelmed and then we're off to the dystopian nightmare races. Hello FEMA camps. Just in time for the food shortages.

    No injuries reported after volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island, Japan

    5 dead, hundreds displaced as torrential rains continue to pound Kenya

    "What we are experiencing is worse than what we went through last year. Several people are camping at my office and neighbouring churches while a majority are stranded with nowhere to go," Kakelo Kakoth chief Sospeter Odege said. [more]

    New study claims near death phenomenon is a positive experience

    A new study using text mining and artificial intelligence from Western University and University of Li├Ęge (Belgium) provides quantitative scientific proof that most people respond positively to near death experiences (NDEs). [more]

    [i'm opening a water-boarding franchise! Come in now and almost drown - you'll thank me later!]

    Honey reduces risk of heart disease

    In a cooperative effort between researchers at the medical sciences departments of Iran's Isfahan University and Mashhad University, honey has been shown to aid the body in healthy processing of fats by decreasing the overall amount of cholesterol and fats in the bloodstream.[i] The study was published in August 2018 in the journal of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. [more]

  10. Oh, Tom, on the shape of the gas blobs in the atmosphere, they're probably not any particular shape. If they squeeze through holes they may get tendril-ish, if they accumulate in a trashcan they may be more roundish, if they slide under a car they might be more pancaked, so it's probably a chaotic hodgepodge of shapes, if we could see the clouds.