Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Event Update For 2020-02-18

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

2020-02-18 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 1 AM, explodes and kills person, at boat and RV storage business in Fort Worth (Texas):

2020-02-18 - Man found dead in burning car at 1:30 AM off Hudson Avenue in the Town of Mount Royal near Montreal (Canada):

Quote: "The fire was quickly brought under control and after it was extinguished, officers discovered a man’s body in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. While the police have tasked the arson squad with investigating what happened, Chevrefils said they haven’t yet ruled out the fire being an accident."

2020-02-18 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame on Nazareth Church Road in Welford (South Carolina):

Quote: "Firefighters with multiple departments worked to contain a large fire at the CMC Commercial Metals recycling plant at 2601 Nazareth Church Road in Spartanburg County. The fire is believed to have begun Tuesday night and was still burning Wednesday morning."

2020-02-18 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 2:25 AM, pile of crushed vehicles burns, in Becker (Minnesota):

Quote: "A passerby reported the fire at 2:25 a.m., according to the Becker Police Department. The fire appears to have started inside a massive pile of crushed automobiles at the facility."

2020-02-18 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, pile of crushed cars burns, in Camden (New Jersey):

Quote: "The heavy, black smoke from the fire could be seen from miles away. Officials say firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from a pile of debris of crushed cars."

2020-02-18 - Auto shop destroyed by fire shortly before 3 AM on Niles Road in Warren (Ohio), nobody there:

2020-02-18 - Tire recycling plant erupts in flame in Richmond (Virginia):

2020-02-18 - Tire business destroyed by mammoth fire, expected to burn for days, on Alert New London Road in Morgan Township (Ohio), nobody there:

Quote: "The more water we put in there, in this building, we are causing an environmental disaster by having this runoff go into the creeks surrounding it and the Little Miami River..."

Quote: "I’ve covered a lot of fires but I’ve never seen anything like this."

2020-02-18 - Massive locust swarms reach Botswana:

2020-02-18 - Massive locust swarms reach South Sudan:

Quote: "The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly half the population already faces hunger after years of civil war, officials announced Tuesday."

2020-02-18 - Timeline of the locust plague:

2020-02-18 - Another 88 people infected with coronavirus on cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama (Japan):

Quote: "Japanese health authorities said Tuesday they have confirmed 88 more cases of the new virus on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo. The new cases bring the total on the Diamond Princess to 542. The number is by far the largest outside China."

2020-02-18 - Chemical factory goes up in flames in coastal Dombivali (India):'s-midc-45535

2020-02-18 - Transformer bursts into flame at power plant in Elrama (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-18 - Massive grasslands fire breaks out around Varthur Lake in Bengaluru (India):

2020-02-18 - Boat, vehicle, RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home in Ogallala (Nebraska):

Quote: "The list of damages include: one vehicle, one bumper pull camper, one boat, a utility trailer, a garage destroyed, a garden shed damaged, garage and house siding damaged, and electric lines damaged."

Note: This is the 285th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-18 - School bus bursts into flame on street in Deerfield (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Students and a driver are safe after the school bus they were in went up in flames in Deerfield in Dane County Tuesday afternoon. Dane County Dispatch says the bus went up in flames in the intersection of Pheasant Hill & Graffon Road."

Note: This is the 19th school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 68th bus to burn in 2019...

2020-02-18 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-64 near Pigeon Township (Indiana):

2020-02-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 528 in Orlando (Florida):

2020-02-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Seward County near Milford (Nebraska):

Quote: "The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 have reopened at Mile Marker 380 following a semi-fire, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation."

2020-02-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7 AM on I-74 in Dearborn County (Indiana):

2020-02-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 126 near Piru (California):

2020-02-18 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at home in Glade Spring (Virginia):

2020-02-18 - Tractor bursts into flame on Little Chestang Road in Mobile County (Alabama):

2020-02-18 - Two tractors, tractor (excavator), four pickup trucks, dump truck and machine shed destroyed by fire shortly after 2 AM near Tracy (Minnesota):

Quote: "Fultz said inside the shed were four pickups, two tractors, an old dump truck and an excavator, among other miscellaneous items."

Note: These are the 239th, 240th, 241st, 242nd, 243rd, 244th, 245th, 246th, 247th and 248th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-02-18 - UPS delivery truck bursts into flame at UPS facility in East Peoria (Illinois):

2020-02-18 - RV bursts into flame at 11:14 PM on Sidmouth Road in Leyton (Britain):

Note: This is the 45th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-02-18 - Van bursts into flame on the A30 in Woodleigh (Britain):

2020-02-18 - Police car bursts into flame during traffic stop in coastal North Port (Florida):

2020-02-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at auto shop on Federal Road in Danbury (Connecticut):

2020-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 in Swindon (Britain):

2020-02-18 - Car bursts into flame in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hull. Tue 18 Feb 2020 16:33 (No: 003748) Car fire. One breathing apparatus, one hose reel and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2020-02-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Candy Bank in Wroot (Britain):

Quote: "Candy Bank, Wroot. Tue 18 Feb 2020 10:26 (No: 003716) Fire involving one vehicle, Fire Service used one breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish. Scene made safe by removing vehicle from carriageway."

2020-02-18 - Barn destroyed by fire near Aurora (South Dakota), 32 sheep killed:

2020-02-18 - Furniture business devastated by fire at 5 AM on Reed Creek Road in Ramseur (North Carolina):

2020-02-18 - Commercial building and apartments go up in flames on Eastern Avenue SE in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2020-02-18 - Four businesses destroyed by fire in Hot Springs (South Dakota):

2020-02-18 - Hardware store and liquor store destroyed by fire just before midnight in Oakville (Washington):

2020-02-18 - Home damaged by fire on Frances Road in Woburn (Massachusetts):

2020-02-18 - Home damaged by basement fire at 6:39 AM on Proud Clarion Court in Naperville (Illinois):

2020-02-18 - Home damaged by fire at 6:57 AM on Ridings Way in East Hempfield Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2020-02-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Union Road in Goldsboro (Maryland):

2020-02-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:30 PM in Kansas City (Missouri):

2020-02-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM on Ryers Avenue in the Burholme area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 4 injured:

2020-02-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Phelps Road in Suffield (Connecticut), nobody there:

2020-02-18 - Home destroyed by fire just before 1 AM on Jefferson Street in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida), nobody there:

2020-02-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Bellshire Drive in Nashville (Tennessee):

2020-02-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire on 43rd Avenue in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2020-02-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Rockland Street in Lancaster (Pennsylvania):

2020-02-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on 19th Street East in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2020-02-18 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on Billy Hinton Road in Lucedale (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2020-02-18 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home shortly after midnight near coastal Bowers Beach (Delaware), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-02-18 - Vacant home burns on Pico Way in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-02-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Asketum Branch Road in Georgetown (Delaware):

2020-02-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after midnight on Saratoga Avenue in Rochester (New York):

2020-02-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on West Clay Street in Danville (Illinois):

2020-02-18 - At last 150 cetaceans and 269 sea turtles washed up dead last year in Taiwan:

2020-02-18 - Man, 72, dies after being pulled unconscious from swimming pool at university in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "Authorities say a 72-year-old man pulled from a pool Tuesday has died. Lincoln police said the 72-year-old was found unresponsive around 1 p.m. at a pool at the Larson Lifestyle Center on the Union College campus. The man - who has not been identified - was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead."

2020-02-18 - College student, man, 20, drops dead in dorm room at university in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "20-year-old Ben Tavella, of Mason, passed away in his residence in Founders Hall, apparently of natural causes according to President Eric Spina."

2020-02-18 - Man, 58, has 'medical episode' while skiing, dies shortly later, at Winter Park Resort near Denver (Colorado):

Quote: "Around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, a 58-year-old man from Westminster was skiing on White Rabbit when he appeared to have a medical episode. Ski Patrol responded to the incident and took the man to the Winter Park Denver Health Medical Center, where continued efforts to revive him were unsuccessful."

2020-02-18 - Person has 'medical issue' before 6 AM and drops dead on Hampton Street in Swissvale (Pennsylvania), 1 mile from the Monongahela River:

Quote: "Investigators said there was no sign of foul play, so the death is believed to have been the result of a medical issue."

2020-02-18 - Man drops dead on Douglas Street in West Sacramento (California), 2800 feet from the Sacramento River:

2020-02-18 - Woman, 30, drops dead at 4:57 AM at jail in Larimer County (Colorado):

2020-02-18 - Woman, 28, found dead and face-down in driveway on East 39th Street in Ashtabula Township (Ohio):

2020-02-18 - Middle-aged man found dead in ravine along on Wendover Road in West Des Moines (Iowa):

2020-02-18 - Man found dead on Cherry Avenue in Lanett (Alabama):

2020-02-18 - Man, 18, falls into the Potomac River and dies near Williamsport (Maryland):

2020-02-18 - Person found dead in submerged car in the St. Clair River in Marysville (Michigan):

2020-02-18 - College student, man, 19, found dead in canal in Khammam (India):

2020-02-18 - Woman has 'medical emergency' just before 7 AM, SUV veers off road and crashes into home, in Salina (New York):

Quote: "Troopers tell our crew at the scene she suffered a medical emergency just before the crash but did not specify what that was."

2020-02-18 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode' just before 3 AM, pickup truck crashes off bridge, on I-35 in San Antonio (Texas), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man is recovering after a medical episode caused him to drive off a bridge. The accident happened just before 3 a.m. Tuesday when police say he was traveling on Interstate 35 South near Cassin Lane when his truck went off the highway."

2020-02-18 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency', car slams into another car, in Cedar Rapids (Iowa), 2 injured:

Quote: "Just before 8:50 p.m., police said a 58-year-old man was on the eastbound exit from Highway 30 to Edgewood Road SW when he suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel. He went through the stoplight at Edgewood Road SW, crashing into a 21-year-old driver, police said. Authorities said the 21-year-old had to be cut out of his car. Both the 58-year-old man and the 21-year-old went to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department."

2020-02-18 - Man has 'medical emergency', car veers off road and crashes, in Collinsville (Virginia), 1 killed:

Quote: "Rescue workers at the scene said that a male appeared to have suffered a medical emergency, and his vehicle veered off the roadway and crashed."

2020-02-18 - Man, 48, has 'medical episode', car crashes into shed, on Marsh Road in DeLand (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "Troopers said Michael Clark, 48, was driving along Marsh Road when he suffered a medical episode and lost control of his car, crashing through a fence and into a shed."

2020-02-18 - Two small planes collide mid-air in Mangalore (Australia), 4 killed:

2020-02-18 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing near lake near Yellowknife (Canada), engine failure:

Quote: "Doell said the pilot made a forced approach into trees near the shore of a lake, without specifying which lake."

2020-02-18 - Small plane crashes in coastal Saanich (Canada), 2 lightly injured:

2020-02-18 - Tanker truck overturns on Highway 165 in Russell County (Alabama):

2020-02-18 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4:43 AM on I-80 in Emeryville (California):

2020-02-18 - Tractor trailer overturns just before 5:30 AM on Route 13 in the Town of Newfield (New York), 1 injured:

2020-02-18 - SUV crashes off overpass in coastal Pacific Beach (California), 1 killed:

2020-02-18 - Car crashes 300 feet off cliff in the wee hours, bursts into flame, on Highway 1 in coastal Big Sur (California), 2 killed:

2020-02-18 - Car veers off road, crashes into embankment, in West Feliciana Parish (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2020-02-18 - Stray dogs attack and kill 12-year-old girl in Naulari (India):

2020-02-18 - Building partially collapses in Linton (Indiana):

2020-02-18 - Lightning strike kills 5 family members in Zimbabwe:

2020-02-18 - Historic unprecedented flooding continues in Mississippi, state of emergency declared:

2020-02-18 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit parts of Peru:

2020-02-18 - America’s 'recycled' plastic waste is clogging landfills, survey finds:


  1. Man, these weeks go by quickly, Jonny! We haven't had much snow all winter (way below average) here in s/e PA, but we've had large March snowfalls in the past, so we'll see.

    Lots of autos and tires going up in flames in today's report!
    As usual, we have too many homes, apartments, mobile homes and buildings in general being destroyed by fire, and many people dropping dead.

    Global Crop Failures Continue: In Australia This Is Going To Be The WORST HARVEST Ever Recorded

    Global food production is being hit from seemingly every side. Thanks to absolutely crazy weather patterns, giant locust armies in Africa and the Middle East, and an unprecedented outbreak of African Swine Fever in China, a lot less food is being produced around the world than originally anticipated. Even during the best of years we really struggle to feed everyone on the planet, and so a lot of people are wondering what is going to happen as global food supplies become tighter and tighter. The mainstream media in the United States is so obsessed with politics right now that they haven’t been paying much attention to this emerging crisis, but the truth is that this growing nightmare is only going to intensify in the months ahead. [more]

    Thursday, 20 February 2020
    Covid-19: Day 52: Feb 20th: South Korean city faces 'unprecedented crisis' after a spike in cases: China deploys 40 incinerators to Wuhan amid fears of coronavirus death toll 'cover-up' Two Iranians dead.

    Worldwide Statistics: Yesterday, 1,749 cases. Total confirmed cases are now at 75,727. A further 5,248 are suspected cases. 12,000 are in critical condition and 2,128 deaths at 2.81%.

    China deploys 40 incinerators to Wuhan amid fears of coronavirus death toll 'cover-up' Chinese media reports that the mobile furnaces – used for burning animal carcasses and medical waste – have been shipped to the centre of the Covid-19 outbreak. [more]

    [2nd part next]

  2. Coronavirus Infections Outside Of China Are Growing Exponentially [~ 35.5 min. Martinson video]

    Gordon Chang: On Coronavirus in China, Its Impact on the Economy, and China [~ 33 min. video]

    China's coronavirus disrupts flow of global business. Empty Shelves: Coronavirus Shortages Could Hit Stores by April

    [full page article with lots of links]

    Frosts in two regions of Colombia cause losses in more than 67,000 hectares of pastures and crops

    Although there are still no official consolidated figures, the heavy frosts that have been recorded in the Colombian regions of Boyacá and Cundinamarca have resulted in losses in more than 67,000 hectares of pastures and crops. [more]

    UN calls for greater global effort in tackling locust invasion as June upsurge forecast

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) stated that Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are the worst affected by the desert locusts that present an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat to food security and the livelihoods of 13 million people. [more]

    Rare 'St. Elmo's Fire' captured by aircraft in North Atlantic

    This phenomenon occurs because of a luminous plasma that is created between clouds and the ground in the vicinity of a thunderstorm's electric field, which rips molecules apart in a process called ionization. [more]

  3. Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Arctic Ocean February 2020

    Arctic sea ice extent is falling and it may be that Arctic sea ice has already passed its maximum extent for the year, i.e. by February 9, 2020, at 14.03 million km².

    On February 18, 2020, Arctic sea ice extent was 13.96 million km², just above the 2010s average. At first glance, that may not sound worrying. However, sea ice volume is at a record low for the time of the year. In other words, sea ice is very thin and there is little or no buffer left to consume the influx of warm, salty water from the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean.[more]

    [more later]

  4. Two-fisted storm system pummels Iceland, British Isles – “This is not normal flooding, we are in uncharted territory”

    A rapid-fire pair of winter storms swept across the North Atlantic from late last week into the weekend, bringing the most widespread flood alerts on record for the United Kingdom and one of the lowest surface pressures ever recorded in this part of the world.

    The second and stronger of the storms, named Dennis by the UK Met Office, bottomed out south of Iceland with a central surface pressure estimated at 920 millibars, as noted by [more]

    Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia

    The FSB in December announced the detention of two Russian men who confessed to plotting the terror attacks in St. Petersburg.

    Putin then called U.S. President Donald Trump to thank him for the tip.

    In December 2017, Putin similarly thanked Trump for a CIA information that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg. The Kremlin said then that the CIA tip led the FSB to nab a group of suspects that planned to attack St. Petersburg's Kazan Cathedral and other crowded sites. [more]

    Massive storms and snow in Michigan and Maine; relentless rain washes out Tennessee [99 sec. news/weather spot]

    [so lemme get dis strate - yer gettin' snow in the DEEP SOUTH and here in PA we got NOT-TIN?! eh - how's-'at woik?]

    Coronavirus is Spreading Rapidly in China (And One Minority Group Is Under Serious Threat)

    Despite widespread concerns that we are facing a new global pandemic, public health experts suggest that COVID-19 may become another endemic coronavirus, of which four already circulate in the world, including the common cold. This outcome would represent a significant public health burden, much like that posed by seasonal flu, which causes about 500,000 deaths globally every year.

    But this view may fail to pick up on local or regional catastrophes. COVID-19 may evolve greater virulence by circulating in a population of people kept in close, unhygienic quarters, such as the estimated one million Uighur Muslims being held in detention camps in Xinjiang, north-west China.

    On January 27, 2020, it was reported that at least 24 people in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) had contracted COVID-19, with more than 1,200 people placed under medical observation. These camps may, like the western front or crowded poultry farms, create the conditions for the virus that causes COVID-19 to evolve into an especially deadly form.

    Unlike what we’re seeing with COVID-19 now, where people must be more or less mobile to infect others, in a detention camp this constraint on the virus disappears. There it can evolve high specialisation and virulence in the species it’s infecting – in this case, people.

    If the Chinese government cannot or does not curb the transmission of the novel coronavirus in Xinjiang, it’s possible that it will evolve, as the influenza virus did in 1918, to become even more dangerous to humans. [more]

    [2nd part next]

  5. [from our new feature: CLUSTERFUCK!!]
    A couple flew on Delta from Hawaii to Japan and then tested positive for coronavirus. Now the airline is notifying the other passengers.

    Delta Air Lines and health officials are tracking down people who came in contact with a Japanese couple who tested positive for the novel coronavirus after flying to Japan from Hawaii.

    The couple visited the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Oahu from January 28 to February 6, then flew home on Delta flight.

    The next day, the man tested positive for COVID-19. A day later, the woman did too. [so they got on a plane?! WTF!!]

    The man began displaying signs of the coronavirus while traveling in Oahu from February 3 to 6. According to the CDC, people can display symptoms of COVID-19 between two and 14 days after exposure, which means the man could have contracted the virus before arriving in Hawaii.

    [see - so now ALL those people on the plane and everyone they came in contact with back in Hawaii have to be contacted, tested, then all the people THOSE infected came in contact with . . . - it'll spread around the WORLD before anyone can even finish LOOKING for all these people! HOLY SHIT!]

    A simple animation by a planetary scientist reveals what would happen without leap years: December would eventually drift into summer

    The animation reveals how leap years realign our calendars with the equinoxes and solstices to keep up with Earth's changing seasons.

    Without leap years, December would drift into summer in 400 years. [more; shit - it's doin' that NOW, with climate change]

    The 1,600-bed Wuhan coronavirus hospital that China panic-built in a few days is less than half full 11 days after it opened

    One of two hastily-constructed Wuhan hospitals meant to help handle the surging number of coronavirus patients was less than half full on Tuesday, according to official figures.

    Leishenshan hospital is meant to have a capacity of 1,600 beds, but has yet to fill them. 746 beds are full according to the latest figures.

    The relatively slow uptake is a contrast with its construction, which was live-streamed by state media and stunned the world with its speed.

    Its sister hospital, Huoshenshan, is now operating at around its 1,000-bed capacity. [more; yeah, check back nex' week]

    [3rd piece follows]

  6. [gotta be the scariest thing i never saw - giant tornado]
    One month stands out as a key indicator in AccuWeather's 2020 tornado forecast

    An early start in a particular area of the United States for tornado-related weather could signal what's ahead for the 2020 tornado season in the U.S.

    AccuWeather forecasts a normal to slightly above-normal number of tornadoes in 2020 with a range of 1,350 to 1,450. That range is close to what occurred in 2019 and 5 to 15 percent more than the U.S. annual average.

    AccuWeather is calling for more than double the average number of tornadoes in March, a typical total in April and roughly 10 to 30 percent more tornadoes than average in May. There are an average of 75 tornadoes in March, 178 in April and 269 in May, according to Storm Prediction Center records from 1991-2015.[more]

    First US patient has fully recovered from coronavirus in Washington state; nearly 800 still under watch

    A Washington state man who was the nation's first confirmed case of the new coronavirus has made a full recovery and is no longer quarantined, health officials announced.

    Almost 800 people remain on the state's watch list as health officials around the world battle to contain the virus, COVID-19, which has infected more than 75,000 people worldwide and caused 2,130 deaths, mostly in mainland China. In the USA, 15 cases have been confirmed, and one American has died in China. [more; where'd the 800 come from then, eh?]

    Fates of humans and insects intertwined, warn scientists

    The researchers said solutions were available and must be implemented immediately. These range from bigger nature reserves and a crackdown on harmful pesticides to individual action such as not mowing the lawn and leaving dead wood in gardens.

    They also said invertebrates must no longer be neglected by conservation efforts, which tend to focus on mammals and birds. [more]

    [last part next]

  7. [from our No Shit, Sherlock file]
    Oil and gas firms ‘have had far worse climate impact than thought’

    The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%.

    The findings, published in Nature, suggest the share of naturally released fossil methane has been overestimated by “an order of magnitude”, which means that human activities are 25-40% more responsible for fossil methane in the atmosphere than thought. [more]

    The Black Giant Volcano Tungurahua in Ecuador Shows Early Warning Signs of Catastrophic Collapse

    Scientists discovered substantial internal damage from ongoing magma activity [after] analysing satellite images.

    One of South America’s most active volcanoes, Tungurhua – also known in Ecuador as the ‘Throat of Fire’ or ‘The Black Giant’ – is showing early warning signs of “potential collapse.” The resulting landslides would cause widespread damage to the area. [more]SETI Releases Another Huge Set of Data and Invites the Public to Search For Signals From Intelligent Alien Civilizations and Technology

    And to help them searching for signals from alien civilizations, SETI has released to the public 2 petabytes (or 1015 bytes) of new digital information. [more]

    While Billions of Locusts Are Approaching, China Sends 100,000 Ducks to Devour the Insects (Video)

    As 400 billion locusts approach China from the India-Pakistan border…

    100,000 “duck troops” are gathering to prepare for the potential emergency and devour the insect plague. [more]

    [gonna need more ducks]

    Statements from five presidential candidates about wildland fire

    [Warren, Buttigieg, Steyer, Sanders and Bloomberg]

  8. Chinese Subordinate: 'Mr. President, there are many billions of locusts flying right at us! What strategy do you suggest?'

    Xi Jinping: 'Duck!'

  9. Good one Jonny!

    Bus catches fire, fully engulfed in flames on I-78 in Union

    A charter bus caught fire on I-78 in New Jersey on Thursday morning, sending passengers fleeing to safety moments before the bus was fully engulfed in flames.

    The fire broke out just before 7 a.m. in the eastbound express lanes of the highway, just east of Springfield Avenue [more]

    Indonesia – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in Bogor

    The rain trigged a landslide in Ciawi District, Bogor Regency, West Java, in the early hours of 20 February. The landslide destroyed a wall of a house, causing the building to collapse and killing four people inside. [more]

    Stray dogs maul 12-yr-old girl to death