Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-04

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

2020-02-04 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits area in Fostoria (Ohio):

Quote: "ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital was evacuated due to an odor of natural gas. Chief Brian Herbert of Fostoria Fire Division says Columbia Gas checked the hospital, and nothing was found. Two patients were transferred to other hospitals, and one home was evacuated."

2020-02-04 - Last month was the warmest January on record:

Quote: "Last month was the warmest January on record globally, while in Europe temperatures were a balmy three degrees Celsius above the average January from 1981 to 2010, the European Union's climate monitoring system reported Tuesday."

2020-02-04 - Greenland melting from above via higher air temperature AND from below via warming ocean water:

Quote: "Scientists have long known that higher air temperatures are contributing to the surface melting on Greenland's ice sheet. But a new study has found another threat that has begun attacking the ice from below: Warm ocean water moving underneath the vast glaciers is causing them to melt even more quickly."

Quote: "Much of the Arctic experienced record temperatures last summer, which caused Greenland's ice sheet to lose 11 billion tons of surface ice to the ocean in just one day, scientists said. That is the equivalent of 4.4 million Olympic swimming pools."

Quote: "Mass loss from Greenland's ice sheet is currently the single largest driver of sea level rise globally, and according to a study published in December in the journal Nature, Greenland's ice sheet is currently melting seven times faster than it was in 1992. This ice sheet holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 24 feet."

2020-02-04 - Sea level rise accelerating along the US coastline, scientists warn:

2020-02-04 - Underground explosion and fire causes evacuations in coastal Brighton Beach, Brooklyn (New York):

2020-02-04 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion on Sickletown Road in Nyack (New York):

2020-02-04 - As 100 wildfires continue burning, people protest climate change inaction and parliament suspended in Canberra (Australia):

Quote: "Australia suspended its parliament for a day to honour the victims of its summer of devastating wildfires, as protests against the government’s handling of the crisis continued. On the first day back after the summer recess, prime minister Scott Morrison postponed ordinary business in the capital Canberra."

Quote: "Since September, the wildfires have destroyed about 12 million hectares across the country, claimed the lives of 33 people and one billion animals, and razed 2,500 homes, according to Reuters."

2020-02-04 - Top WHO official warns world may be 'dangerously unprepared' as coronavirus outbreak continues to spread:

2020-02-04 - Mysterious circular clouds appear in the sky over Irkutsk (Russia):

Quote: "Bizarre footage of two mysterious large ring-shaped clouds appearing in the sky above a Russian city has baffled the internet. Video has emerged showing the two disc-like clouds floating before a third suddenly becomes visible. Towards the end of the footage, a plane is seen heading towards the sky rings and pierces the first circle. Local media said a fourth ring appeared shortly afterwards. The incident was filmed in the city of Irkutsk in the southern Russian region of Irkutsk Oblast by numerous local residents, and the images were later widely shared on social media."

2020-02-04 - Mobile home explodes and burns at 6:40 AM in Columbus (Ohio), 2 injured:

Note: This is the 15th residential explosion in 2019...

2020-02-04 - Chemical company damaged by fire just after 4 AM on River Road in West Conshohocken (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-04 - Recycling center erupts in flame in East Bakersfield (California):

2020-02-04 - Golf cart business destroyed by fire just before 6 AM on Reidsville Road in Walkertown (North Carolina):

2020-02-04 - Two school buses destroyed by fire in the wee hours while parked at facility in Victor (New York):

Quote: "The Victor Fire Department says two buses were destroyed, while three others sustained damage – but are operational."

2020-02-04 - School bus bursts into flame on MLK Parkway in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

Note: These are the 14th, 15th and 16th school buses to burn in 2020, and these are the 44th, 45th and 46th buses to burn in 2019...

2020-02-04 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Fortaleza (Brazil):

Note: This is the 47th bus to burn in 2019...

2020-02-04 - Four tanker trucks go up in flames while parked at facility in Khatkhati (India):

Quote: "At least 4 trucks were damaged after a fire broke out an oil tanker parking lot at Khatkhathi, Assam at around 1 pm today. Oil tankers coming from loading points in Assam and heading to Nagaland and Manipur usually pass this parking at Khatkhathi."

2020-02-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 96 in Seneca County (New York):

2020-02-04 - Semi tractor bursts into flame before 6:30 AM on I-480 in North Olmsted (Ohio):

Note: These are the 167th, 168th, 169th, 170th, 171st and 172nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-04 - Box truck bursts into flame on street in Crystal City area in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

2020-02-04 - Dump truck bursts into flame at Music City Mall in Odessa (Texas):

2020-02-04 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Thistle Bridge Road in Chivenor (Britain):

2020-02-04 - RV bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM while parked at church in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The nonprofit Mission of Mercy says an RV outfitted to be a mobile doctor’s office for those in need is a complete loss after it caught on fire Tuesday morning."

2020-02-04 - RV bursts into flame on I-64 near Beckley (West Virginia):

Note: These are the 30th and 31st RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-02-04 - Two vans go up in flames at property on Roberts Road in Gillingham (Britain):

2020-02-04 - SUV bursts into flame in parking lot at Bear Valley Center on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo (California):

2020-02-04 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at Newkirk High School in Newkirk (Oklahoma):

2020-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Sacramento (California):

2020-02-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on John Broad Avenue in Alreston, Telford (Britain):

2020-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on highway near Totton (Britain):

2020-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on East Street in Ipplepen (Britain):

2020-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on Barrack Road in Ottery St Mary (Britain):

2020-02-04 - Car bursts into flame on the A12 in East Bergholt (Britain):

2020-02-04 - Car bursts into flame before 5 AM on the B4100 near Bicester (Britain):

2020-02-04 - Car bursts into flame at 11:59 PM on Ripon Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Ripon Street, Grimsby. Tue 4 Feb 2020 23:59 (No: 002624) Fire involving one car, crews extinguished using two hose reel jets and one breathing apparatus."

2020-02-04 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 12:50 AM on Thorn Road in coastal Runcorn (Britain):

2020-02-04 - Two cars, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Santee (California):

Quote: "Firefighters said two cars parked in the driveway and a motorcycle were destroyed but did not immediately provide an estimate of the total damage done."

2020-02-04 - Cars and auto shop destroyed by fire at 6:46 AM in Aldershot (Britain):

Quote: "On arrival, crews were faced with flames and thick smoke as tyres and cars were involved in the blaze within the two-storey workshop."

2020-02-04 - Tree stump ignites in coastal Bridlington (Britain):

Quote: "Bridlington. Tue 4 Feb 2020 11:03 (No: 002445) Tree stump on fire. One hose reel in use."

2020-02-04 - Tire business destroyed by fire in Troy (Michigan):

2020-02-04 - Zoo hit by fire just after 3 AM, building damaged, in Kansas City (Missouri):

2020-02-04 - Garage destroyed by fire at home, two homes damaged, on Bowdoin Street in Arlington (Massachusetts):

2020-02-04 - Mobile home destroyed by fire just after 6 AM on Culpepper Court in North Fayette Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-04 - Two mobile homes destroyed by fire in Eugene (Oregon):

2020-02-04 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on West Blackberry Lane in Medina Township (Illinois), nobody there:

2020-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire on Fairfield Road in Round Lake (Illinois), nobody there:

2020-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire in Gridley (California), nobody there:

2020-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire on Kolea Street in Eden Roc (Hawaii), nobody there:

2020-02-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:50 AM on Old Hickory Boulevard in Whites Creek (Tennessee):

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home just after 4 AM on Farm Road 2230 west of Washburn (Missouri), 2 killed:

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire burns home on Dagmar Avenue in the Beechview area in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire burns home on Beaverbrook Drive in Smithsburg (Maryland), 1 killed:

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire burns home on County Route 28 in the Town of Reading (New York), 2 killed:

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire burns home on Burch Bridge Road near Elon (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire burns home on 56th Street in coastal Queens (New York), 1 killed:

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire burns home on East Second Street in Superior (Wisconsin), 640 feet from Lake Superior, 1 killed:

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on West 12th Place in Cicero (Illinois), 2 killed:

2020-02-04 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Third Street in Boiling Springs (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2020-02-04 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after 1 AM on Custer Drive in Susquehanna Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-04 - Eleven geese found dead along the Ohio River in New Richmond (Ohio):

Quote: "Nearly a dozen geese were found dead along the Ohio River in New Richmond on Tuesday morning, and apparently no one knows why."

2020-02-04 - Two teens, 17 and 18, found dead near Mud Mountain Dam (Washington):

2020-02-04 - Three children die in pond in Preah Vihear Province (Cambodia):

2020-02-04 - Man dies in submerged pickup truck in the Potomac River in coastal Washington DC:

2020-02-04 - Man drops dead at home on North Governors Avenue in Dover (Delaware), near Silver Lake:

2020-02-04 - Man found dead along I-30 in Little Rock (Arkansas):

2020-02-04 - Person found dead near bridge just west of Palatka (Florida):

2020-02-04 - Man, 57, drops dead in office building in Aberdeen (South Dakota):

2020-02-04 - Man found dead in canal in Mexicali (Mexico):

2020-02-04 - US soldier, man, 30, dies while diving off coastal Okinawa (Japan):

Quote: "U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Morgan was remembered Wednesday by his former Palatine High School baseball coach as a hard worker and someone who made the most of his opportunities. Morgan, 30, was found dead Monday in the waters off Okinawa, Japan, one day after he went missing while on a recreational scuba dive."

2020-02-04 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode' and drops dead at Sycamores Recreation Ground in Milton (Britain):

Quote: "She said: "We were called at 3.23 pm yesterday (4 January) to the Sycamores Recreation Ground in Milton to reports of concern for a man who had suffered a medical episode. Officers and the ambulance service attended however, the man, aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.'"

2020-02-04 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Paris (France):

Quote: "An EasyJet flight from Switzerland to London Gatwick was forced to divert to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport after a medical emergency was called on board."

2020-02-04 - Man, 37, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into bank, in Grand Haven (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "Investigation showed that a 37-year-old Grand Haven man was driving a 2012 Audi A4 northbound on U.S. 31, north of Comstock Street when he suffered what appeared to be a medical emergency."

2020-02-04 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes into wall, in Lichfield (Britain), 1 injured:

2020-02-04 - Tractor trailer blows tire, crashes into creek, on I-675 in Fairborn (Ohio):

2020-02-04 - Tractor trailer veers off road before 5:30 AM, crashes into pole and tree, bursts into flame, on I-71 in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2020-02-04 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-64 in Cabell County (West Virginia):

2020-02-04 - Heavy truck overturns into ditch near San Andres Tuxtla (Mexico), 1 killed, 81 injured:

2020-02-04 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, in Greensboro (North Carolina):

Quote: "It was a low speed-wreck and impairment is not suspected, police said. A medical issue may have caused Merkel to crash, police said."

2020-02-04 - Car veers off road at 2 AM, crashes into tree, in Owasco (New York), 1 injured:

2020-02-04 - Car veers off road and crashes just before 12:30 AM on Little Neck Road in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 1 killed:

2020-02-04 - Car veers off road, slams into concrete barrier, on Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln (Nebraska), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say it may have been a medical episode that caused the crash, but they're awaiting autopsy results to determine that."

2020-02-04 - Naked man found on golf course in coastal Gloucester (Massachusetts), 2100 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A man was escorted off the Bass Rocks Golf Club green Tuesday afternoon by Gloucester police after being found naked in yogi position. A 911 call from Thatcher Road at 1:14 p.m. reported that a man was having a mental episode and the caller was concerned for his well-being. Police found the man sitting naked in yogi position on a practice putting green at the corner of Moorland and Souther Road, Ward 1 Councilor Scott Memhard told the Times."

Quote: "Memhard explained that his son, Larry Memhard, reported that the man stripped down after he crossed Beach Road, leaving his clothes and shoes on the golf course."

2020-02-04 - Four dogs attack and kill man in wheelchair at home in Palestine (Mississippi):

2020-02-04 - Magnitude 5.0 earthquake causes damage in Puerto Rico:

2020-02-04 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Rwanda, 13+ killed:

2020-02-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Tanzania, 21+ killed, thousands homeless:

2020-02-04 - Wuhan coronavirus is now found on doorknobs, another reason that washing your hands is better than wearing a mask:

2020-02-04 - Why the time to prepare for the coronavirus is now:

2020-02-04 - A Snow Moon, the first supermoon of 2020, will light up the sky this weekend:

2020-02-04 - Space super-storms occur every 25 years, new research shows:

2020-02-04 - Invasive toxic bufo toads that can kill pets in minutes spreading across Florida:

Quote: "Also known as cane toads, the invasive species secrete a milky-white toxin, known as bufotoxin, from glands on the back of their heads that can be deadly to dogs and cats."

Quote: "All it takes is a quick lick or a sniff. Fifteen minutes later, your dog could be dead."


  1. Greetings Jonny and all readers of JJFH today.

    Serious uptick in coronavirus deaths, cases and spread as "accidentally released" figures emerge from China.

    Your post today shows that coronavirus deaths are being added to all those people dropping dead, having medical episodes that lead to accidents, drowning, seizures and death all over the world.

    Let's get right to it.

    Thursday, 6 February 2020
    Coronavirus: Day 38: Feb 6th: Accidentally released real data? Almost 25,000 deaths and more than 150,000 infected: "Official figures" almost 30,000 infected in China, 563 deaths,: 30 hour old baby infected

    Tencent, a multinational tech conglomerate, reportedly listed figures for the coronavirus on Saturday showing that more than 154,000 were infected and a death toll of 24,589 - more than ten times and 80 times the official figures respectively. The figures posted included 79,808 suspected cases - four times the official numbers - and the number of cured cases as 269, rather than 351. [more]

    A dire prediction

    A model cited by Hal Turner predicts by Feb. 16th, China will be virtually "done."

    This is what Hal Turner is saying. He seems to have some intel available to him that we don’t. Whatever, the news is all bad. Apparently they have had (fro memory) NINE doublings since this broke, or doubling every 3 or so days.

    Are we getting a lesson about exponential change that we are not getting from abrupt climate change because it is comparatively slower ( although at breakneck speed on the geological scale)?

    The Model used by Intelligence Agencies to predict real-world situations says that by Feb. 16th, China will be virtually "done." It will be a collapsed country.

    The Model also says when China collapses, the global economy will collapse. Financial people are calling this a "Black Swan Event."

    With respect to the United States and Europe, the Model says the US and the EU, by February 16th, will see first cities put into quarantine (or attempting to), leading to mass panic, riots, looting, all the other "cool" stuff that takes place when people panic.

    Most horrifying, the Model says that by mid-April, the world as we know it, in terms of availability of food, supplies, goods and services, will be history. Massive infrastructure failures from lack of maintenance and/or lack of control, staffs thinned-out from sickness or dying off , basic services failing, and the like. The shear number of dead will have a tremendous impact on life as we know it. [more]

    [2nd part next]

  2. The Coronavirus Outbreak Shows “No Signs Of Slowing” As Crematoriums Burn Bodies 24 Hours A Day

    The outbreak of this mysterious new coronavirus is getting more frightening with each passing day. As you will see below, even the mainstream media is admitting that the number of cases shows “no signs of slowing” even though the Chinese government has implemented draconian measures in a desperate attempt to contain the virus. Many in the western world continue to insist that this disease is not any more dangerous than the common flu, but the Chinese never locked down entire cities for the flu before. In recent days, the images that have been coming out of China have been absolutely horrifying. If these images are accurate, people are literally dropping dead in restaurants, in shopping malls and in public transportation hubs. At the epicenter of this outbreak, crematoriums in Wuhan are burning bodies 24 hours a day as they try to keep up with the flood of dead bodies coming in, and the workers at those facilities are completely and totally overwhelmed. [more]

    Seven Ways Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Will Change Our World

    Weird Black Snow Falls Over Kazakhstan

    During the last days of January and beginning of February 2020, the snow turned black in the city of Temirtau, Kazakhstan. [more]

    The next monster is rolling in from the Atlantic: 200 mph Jet Stream is pushing Storm Ciara causing hurricane-force winds toward Ireland, UK and Northern Europe this weekend

    The first major quake of February belongs to Indonesia: A very deep mag 6.2 - 111 km NNE of Ujungpangkah: Last nights quake is the 16th major quake (mag 6 or higher) of 2020.

    New Eruptions of Jorullo and Parícutin Volcanoes Ahead? More Than 1,800 Earthquakes Hit Michoacán-Guanajuato Volcanic Field, Mexico

    The Michoacán–Guanajuato volcanic field contains 1400 vents, mostly cinder cones, spread over an area of 200 kilometers (120 miles) x 250 kilometers (160 miles) in Mexico. So it’s huge!

    Over the last month, 1824 tremors were measured along the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt near Uruapan, Michoacán. This could indicate magma intrusion and a imminent eruption of the well-known Jorullo and Parícutin volcanoes. [more]

  3. Dr. Francis Boyle did an interview with Owen Shroyer yesterday. He does now believe that coronavirus is a DNA engineered chimera that has in it HIV, flu, and SARS. Indian researchers discovered this. Oh, and a kill rate of 15%. I'll just add that this rate is among ethnic Chinese so far. People of other ethnicities seem to recover quite well. This is my observation and opinion. Of course it could end up mutating. No one else outside of the Chinese gene pool has died yet after two full months. Boyle points out again that the first case was on Dec 1st.

    Scroll to the 4:15 mark for the beginning of interview. This isn't as long as the other one.....

  4. Thanks Mike! Always enjoy hearing him speak.

    10 US oil refineries exceeding limits for cancer-causing benzene, report finds

    Deadly storm hits eastern U.S., now shifting north along the spine of the Appalachians, then across the Northeast Friday while rapidly strengthening

    A powerful winter storm slammed the eastern U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, spawning tornadoes in which one person was killed and another injured. The storm is shifting north along the spine of the Appalachians today, then across the Northeast Friday, February 7 while rapidly strengthening. Heavy snow and ice is expected north and west of the storm track. South of the storm, severe thunderstorms will again bring a risk of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes in the Southeast. Heavy rainfall poses a risk for flooding along the East Coast. [more]

    Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills

    Tens of thousands of aging blades are coming down from steel towers around the world and most have nowhere to go but landfills.

    Built to withstand hurricane-force winds, the blades can’t easily be crushed, recycled or repurposed. [more]

    Why Clouds Are the Key to New Troubling Projections on Warming

    An apparently settled conclusion about how sensitive the climate is to adding more greenhouse gases has been thrown into doubt by a series of new studies from the world’s top climate modeling groups.

    it seems increasingly likely that they could become thinner or burn off entirely in a warmer world, leaving more clear skies through which the sun may add a degree Celsius or more to global warming.

    the consensus has now been blown apart. Most leading climate models — including those from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Britain’s Hadley Center — are now calculating the climate’s sensitivity to doubling CO2 levels as a degree or more higher, ranging up to 5.6 degrees C (10 degrees F). [more]

    [2nd part below]

  5. Tropical Cyclone "Damien" forms near Western Australia, severe impact expected on February 8

    Tropical Cyclone "Damien" formed near Kimberley coast, Western Australia on Thursday, February 6, 2020. It is forecast to hit the Pilbara coast, WA as Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone scale on February 8. Very destructive wind gusts and very dangerous storm tide are expected, followed by likely very dangerous flooding. This is the third named storm of the 2019/20 Australian region cyclone season. [more]

    Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space – U.S. and European satellites help scientists measure nitrogen dioxide from drilling, production, and flaring

    Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts of that trend: a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide, for example, and a more-than-doubling of the amount of gas flared into the atmosphere. [more]

    “Fast and dramatic” permafrost thaw will double previous estimates of potential carbon emissions – “Forests can become lakes in the course of a month”

    Rapidly thawing permafrost in the Arctic has scientists worried. According to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience, the ice that holds the soil together is melting, causing hillsides to collapse and massive sinkholes to open up as a result. And that dramatic disruption to the landscape is only part of the story — a bigger concern is the growing amount of carbon this process releases into the atmosphere. [more]

    [move over Swenson, i'm drivin'!]
    World’s biggest iceberg about to enter the open ocean

    A vast iceberg which calved off an ice shelf three years ago is about to reach the open ocean.

    The A-68 iceberg calved from the Larsen C ice shelf in 2017, at which point it weighed up to a trillion tonnes, and measured 2,300 square miles, a quarter of the size of Wales.

    Since then it has drifted from Antarctica, edging towards the limit of the continent’s sea ice.

    Experts say that it has lost very little of its record-breaking bulk since breaking away. [more]

    Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

    An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche. Officials said 33 emergency workers were killed, 53 were injured and others are still buried under the snow. [more]

    Ocean currents are speeding up faster than scientists predicted

    Global ocean currents are speeding up more rapidly than scientists had anticipated — in part due to climate change, per a paper published Wednesday in Science Advances.

    The trend is "much greater than the natural variability," the paper states. Due largely to faster surface winds, 76 percent of the top 2,000 meters of Earth's oceans show an increase in intensity of circulation, based on data from the past two decades. [more]

    [3rd part follows]

  6. 'Drastic' fall in bumblebee populations shocks scientists

    When scientist Peter Soroye first saw the figures showing estimated bumblebee populations in North America had fallen by nearly 50% in a single generation, he thought it must be a typo.

    He checked the numbers - the result of a long-term analysis of bumblebee populations published in the journal Science on Thursday - seven times to be sure they were accurate. [more]

    Doctor Punished for Warning Friends of Coronavirus Dies after Becoming Infected

    [that didn't take long]

    Dairy farmers facing crisis as milk consumption, prices decline

    As the 2020 election approaches, candidates are focusing heavily on farmers in the middle of the country as the nation’s dairy sector is struggling.

    While prices have declined, farms have shuttered and a smaller number of larger farms are producing much of the country’s fluid milk as more Americans are switching to dairy alternatives. [more]

    Australia receives a bittersweet bushfires reprieve with floods, cyclone

    Many Australians were experiencing a bittersweet break from the threat of bushfires on Thursday, with heavy rain deluging many areas and a tropical cyclone forecast to hit the country's northwest over the weekend. [more]
    Taiwan says China feeding WHO wrong information about virus cases on island

    Speaking at a news conference, Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou said the crux of the problem was China giving the wrong case number details to the WHO.

    "This was wrong information that was provided by China which created the mistake," she said. [more]

    [4th piece below]

  7. Japan Goes Into Reverse on Going Green

    [after Fukushima, Japan went from 62% fossil fuel based energy to 80%, and it looks like that's the new normal]

    Spring may impact the spread of the coronavirus

    When it comes to climate hypocrisy, Canada's leaders have reached a new low

    Canada, on the other hand, elected a government that believes the climate crisis is real and dangerous – and with good reason, since the nation’s Arctic territories give it a front-row seat to the fastest warming on Earth. Yet the country’s leaders seem likely in the next few weeks to approve a vast new tar sands mine which will pour carbon into the atmosphere through the 2060s. They know – yet they can’t bring themselves to act on the knowledge. Now that is cause for despair. [more]

    Severe weather disrupts flight operations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

    Heavy storms including reports of tornados touching down in the region caused flights to be temporarily grounded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday, leading to a wave of flight cancellations and delays. [more]

    A record 73 dead in just 24 hours from the virus

    It's been a third consecutive day of record coronavirus deaths. [more]

    Multiple eco-crises could trigger 'systemic collapse': scientists

    Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into "global systemic collapse," more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday.

    Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water -- each poses a monumental challenge to humanity in the 21st century.

    Out of 30 global-scale risks, these five topped the list both in terms of likelihood and impact, according to scientists surveyed by Future Earth, an international research organisation. [more]