Friday, June 5, 2020

Event Update For 2020-06-04

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

2020-06-04 - Melting permafrost causes ground collapse, 20,000 tons of fuel leaks out of power plant into the Ambarnaya River near Norilsk (Russia):

Quote: "The leak is believed to have been caused by melting permafrost causing major subsidence, damaging the giant power station tank containing the poisonous diesel, which then caught fire and spewed into local rivers."

Quote: "The damage to the Ambarnaya River near Norilsk in the Russian Arctic, pictured, could be so severe it could take over a decade and over a billion pounds to clean up..."

Note: Oh yeah, there's going to be a whole lot of this kind of thing going on as the ground collapses from the melting permafrost. Melting permafrost is already destroying roads and bridges and homes in Alaska too. The permafrost had never melted before in human history so people built stuff on the permafrost thinking that it wasn't going to melt anytime soon, if ever, but the planet has warmed so much and so fast that millions of acres of permafrost are ALREADY melting and what isn't melting yet will be soon.

For a while Putin was excited about all the ice melting in the Arctic, because that has opened up shipping routes that never existed before in all of human history, allowing easy shipment of Russian oil to consumers. He's not so excited about it now that he sees that the heat's also going to wipe out all of his pipelines, and if he can't pipe the oil to the ports for the ships to load up with then the faster Arctic shipping routes won't matter. He didn't think that through very well. Derp.

Russia will basically need to rebuild just about everything in areas containing permafrost - every road, every bridge, every rail line, every power plant, every building, every pipeline. The cost to do that would be beyond vast, so they won't, and things will just fall apart and collapse like this power plant. The smell of all the biomatter rotting as the permafrost thaws will also make life pretty intolerable for anyone in or near those areas, unless anthrax from thawing animal corpses kills them first. And now they've got hybrid tick swarms sending thousands of people to hospitals thanks to the warmth too. Good times up north!

2020-06-04 - High temperatures in the Arctic causing rapid ice melt in Greenland, again:

2020-06-04 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap metal burns, on Old Stage Road in Greeneville (Tennessee):

2020-06-04 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Diez (Germany):

2020-06-04 - Locusts devastate crops from south to central Asia:

Note: Not to mention the Middle East and much of Africa...

2020-06-04 - Another 1.9 million people file for unemployment in the US, 42.6 million in just 11 weeks:

Quote: "The coronavirus pandemic has forced roughly 42.6 million workers onto jobless rolls in just 11 weeks."

2020-06-04 - COVID-19 deaths have nearly doubled since Phase One reopening began in Florida:

Quote: "The number of Floridians dead from COVID-19 nearly doubled since the state entered Phase One of its reopening. Phase Two starts Friday."

Quote: "Florida enters Phase Two on Friday, which will allow the opening of bars, movie theaters and casinos. Gyms will be allowed to open at full capacity."

2020-06-04 - Millions of Americans skip payments as tidal wave of defaults and evictions looms:

2020-06-04 - Car-hauler ship 'Hoegh Xiamen' bursts into flame, rocked by explosion, near coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 8+ firefighters injured:

Quote: "Nine firefighters were injured Thursday after an explosion on an auto-hauling ship on the Florida coast, officials said. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue tweeted about the explosion shortly after 7 p.m. and the injuries. Citing the department, NBC affiliate WTLV reported that nine had been taken to a hospital, including some with serious injuries. The ship was at Blount Island, near Jacksonville, the department said. None of the ship’s crew members were hurt in a fire that began on the ship’s seventh deck, the station reported."

Quote: "Officials believe fire erupted on seventh cargo deck and spread to cargo deck or decks below. Fire is treated as major, with deployment of many fire engines and tugs with water cannons."

2020-06-04 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Ontario near beach in Hamilton (Canada):

Note: These are the 494th and 495th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-06-04 - School bus bursts into flame while parked in building, fire spreads to 3 more buses and building, at university in Newark (Delaware):

Quote: "One of the University of Delaware’s hydrogen buses caught fire Thursday night, damaging three other buses and the building they are stored in."

Note: This is the 31st school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 153rd bus to burn in 2020...

2020-06-04 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-20 near Vicksburg (Mississippi):

2020-06-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 in Boone County (Missouri):

Quote: "A semi-truck hauling 30,000 pounds of sugar caught fire on westbound I-70 in Boone County on Thursday afternoon."

2020-06-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-55 near Sherman (Illinois):

2020-06-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-68 near Finzel (Maryland):

2020-06-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 59 near Sallisaw (Oklahoma):

2020-06-04 - Tractor bursts into flame on Log City Road in the Town of Starkey (New York):

2020-06-04 - Tractor and storage shed destroyed by fire on Smith Road in Georgetown (Tennessee):

2020-06-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A20 near Labastide-Murat (France), 7 cows killed:

2020-06-04 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at power station site on Manor Way in Dartford (Britain):

2020-06-04 - Tractor bursts into flame in Green Hammerton (Britain):

Quote: "Green Hammerton, York Crews from Acomb have extinguished a tractor fire using a hose reel jet."

Note: These are the 773rd-782nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-06-04 - Box truck bursts into flame at chemical business in Falls Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A vehicle repair box truck caught fire outside the Univar Solutions warehouse on Dean Sievers Place just past 5 p.m. The fire began to spread to a nearby truck right near the large warehouse, township Fire Marshal Rich Dippolito said."

2020-06-04 - FedEx box truck bursts into flame at 5 AM on I-44 in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-06-04 - RV bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM while parked on Owen Loop in Eugene (Oregon):

2020-06-04 - RV bursts into flame at Walmart in Denison (Texas):

Note: These are the 174th and 175th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-06-04 - Van bursts into flame just before 5 AM at home in La Follette (Tennessee):

2020-06-04 - SUV bursts into flame on trailer while being towed, on Edgefield Highway in Aiken (South Carolina):

2020-06-04 - SUV bursts into flame on Towers Trail near Cochrane (Canada):

2020-06-04 - SUV bursts into flame on Rice Road near Vass (North Carolina):

2020-06-04 - Car bursts into flame on I-635 in Kansas City (Kansas):

2020-06-04 - Car bursts into flame on Depot Street in Fortuna (California), 400 feet from the Eel River:

2020-06-04 - Car bursts into flame near Hopper Lane and Whipple Court near Covelo (California):

2020-06-04 - Car bursts into flame at 1:20 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

2020-06-04 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM at estate in Calverley (Britain):

2020-06-04 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Bicester (Britain):

2020-06-04 - Car bursts into flame on Longden Street in St Ann's (Britain):

2020-06-04 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Portland Road in coastal Weymouth (Britain):

2020-06-04 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at Copake Camping Resort in Copake (New York):

2020-06-04 - Van and garage destroyed by fire just before 4 AM, home damaged, in West Fargo (North Dakota):

Quote: "A van outside of the house is also a total loss."

2020-06-04 - Lawnmower and garage destroyed by fire, fire spreads to home, on East Country Road 600N in Charleston (Illinois):

2020-06-04 - Barn destroyed by fire on Torrey Woods Road in Williamstown (Massachusetts):

2020-06-04 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Edgemere (Maryland), 330 feet from the ocean:

2020-06-04 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire at 11:30 PM on Buffalo Road in Churchville (New York):

2020-06-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:35 AM on Brian Lane in coastal Hyannis (Massachusetts):

2020-06-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:52 AM near Cortez (Colorado), nobody there:

2020-06-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM near Carter’s Pond Wildlife Area in Cossayuna (New York):

2020-06-04 - Three fourplex apartment buildings devastated by huge fire on Beverly Drive in the Somerton area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2020-06-04 - Apartment building destroyed by massive fire at 2:39 AM on East 17th Street in South Sioux City (Nebraska):

2020-06-04 - Deadly fire burns home just after 3 AM on Seminole Highway in Madison (Wisconsin), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2020-06-04 - Deadly fire burns home in Sterling (Illinois), 3 killed:

2020-06-04 - Deadly fire burns home just before 5:30 AM on NE Yamhill Street in Sheridan (Oregon), 2 killed:

2020-06-04 - Cousins, 12 and 13, die in small lagoon in Santa María Ana (Mexico):

2020-06-04 - Woman, 29, dies after being found unconscious in swimming pool on South Sound Road in coastal George Town (Cayman Islands):

Quote: "A 29-year-old woman died in the Cayman Islands Hospital Thursday morning after being found unconscious in a swimming pool in South Sound the day before, according to police. Police have not released the woman’s identity. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said in a statement that just before 4:30pm on Wednesday, officers and other emergency services were dispatched to an address on South Sound Road, where it was reported that a woman was found unresponsive in a pool."

Note: That road runs right along the coast. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2020-06-04 - Fire chief, middle-aged man, found dead at home in Fairbanks (Alaska):

2020-06-04 - Man slumps over dead in car on Bronson Boulevard in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

2020-06-04 - Man, early 70s, found dead in Lake Charlevoix (Michigan), empty 'ghost boat' found nearby:

2020-06-04 - Man, 59, jumps into the water to help woman and dies himself in Crystal Lake in Montcalm County (Michigan):

2020-06-04 - Man, 26, dies in the Ahnapee River in Algoma (Wisconsin):

2020-06-04 - Man, 44, dies in pond near Allerton (Illinois):

2020-06-04 - Man, 30, found dead in Lake Powell (Utah):

2020-06-04 - Man found dead in canal in Sanger (California):

2020-06-04 - Man, 20, found dead in canal in San Elizario (Texas):

2020-06-04 - Man, 75, found dead in George B. Stevenson Reservoir in Grove Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-06-04 - Man found dead in the Cumberland River in Dickson County (Tennessee):

2020-06-04 - Boy, 9, dies in the Black River near Hendrickson Park in Butler County (Missouri):

2020-06-04 - Man, 27, found dead in Cardiff suburb of Lake Macquarie (Australia):

2020-06-04 - Boy, 15, dies in river in coastal Manchester Parish on the island of Jamaica:

2020-06-04 - Man found dead at Allander Park in Milngavie suburb of coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2020-06-04 - Man, 61, has 'medical incident', car crashes off road and overturns, in Livermore Falls (Maine):

Quote: "A local man apparently suffered a medical incident Thursday before he lost control of the car he was driving and went over an embankment on Park Street/Route 133, landing on its roof."

2020-06-04 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes off road, on Highway 119 in Gilpin County (Colorado), 1 injured:

Quote: "CSP says the crash was most likely caused by a medical episode."

2020-06-04 - Tanker truck overturns on I-40 in Conway (Arkansas):

2020-06-04 - Two tractor trailers crash, fire erupts, on I-15 near Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-06-04 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-695 near coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 injured:

2020-06-04 - SUV veers over centerline, hits pickup truck head-on, in Gasconade County (Missouri), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-06-04 - SUV and motorcycle crash on Ocean Boulevard in coastal Long Beach (California), 1 killed:

2020-06-04 - Car veers off road, crashes into sign, in Clear Lake (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2020-06-04 - Car veers off road at 5:45 AM, crashes into field, near LeRoy (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-06-04 - Motorcycle veers off road and crashes in the Town of Mono (Canada), 1 killed:

2020-06-04 - Landslide knocks eight homes into the ocean in coastal Alta (Norway):

2020-06-04 - Mexico overtakes US coronavirus daily deaths, sets records:

2020-06-04 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Fayetteville (Arkansas):

2020-06-04 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts near Mexico City (Mexico):

2020-06-04 - Volcano Sakurajima erupts on the coast in Japan:

2020-06-04 - Lightning strikes kill at least 25 people in a single day across Bangladesh:

2020-06-04 - Trump signs order removing environmental review of major projects:


  1. Hope everyone is enjoying sleep-in Saturday. Our host works all night to create the content on his report each day, so good morning to Jonny and thanks for the comprehensive report.

    So much is going on in the Arctic currently that has implications for the rest of the globe (weather-wise and with respect to sea level rise at least) and permafrost is one of the leading factors. As you pointed out, it will cost too much to re-do all the infrastructure that is being affected - but that applies to our Alaskan pipeline and structures, roads and bridges also. The same goes for Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and the northern European countries, along with Russia (and North Korea).

    The Ring of Fire may begin erupting all over before long too.

    Siberia 10°C hotter, warmest May on record

    Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth's permafrost, as the world experienced its hottest May on record, the European Union's climate monitoring network said Friday. [more]

    Saturday, 6 June 2020
    The escalating price of food globally
    The Price Of Half The World's Staple Food Is Up 70% In 2020 [Zero Hedge]

    First the good news: after soaring to record highs one month ago due to widespread shutdowns of meat processing plants and supply chain impairments, wholesale beef prices have tumbled sharply and are just barely higher than where they were before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

    Now the not so good news: as Bank of America's Michael Hartnett notes in his Flow Show today, while beef may be affordable again, rice - the staple food for half of world's population - is becoming increasingly unaffordable, "surging 70% since Jan on COVID-19 labor supply chain hit & stockpiling." [more]

    [2 from Tru News]

    Gerald Celente was interviewed yesterday [~ 57 min. podcast]

    [some old news]
    Epic Hailstorm Buries Cars and Forces Residents to Shovel in Lombardy, Italy

    Extreme hailstorms swept across parts of Lombardy on June 3, 2020… [more]

    [page 2 awaits]

  2. [sky phenomenon from last month just reaching us]
    5 Suns Appear in the Sky Over Ivory Coast, Africa the Same Day Protests, Riots and Looting Have Started in Minneapolis (Videos) – Signs of the End Times?

    Something weird illuminated the sky of Côte d’Ivoire in Africa on May 26, 2020. [more]
    Trump opens Atlantic sanctuary to commercial fishing

    President Donald Trump announced on Friday he will open up a 5,000 square mile conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England to commercial fishing.

    The move allows commercial fishing to resume in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, a sanctuary created in 2016 during the Obama administration. It also cancels a planned phase out of red crab and lobster fisheries in the area. [more; there goes marine life]

    Carbon dioxide in air hits record high despite pandemic shutdowns

    The world hit another new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite reduced emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists announced Thursday.

    Measurements of carbon dioxide, the chief human-caused greenhouse gas, averaged 417.1 parts per million at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, for the month of May, when carbon levels in the air peak, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. That’s 2.4 parts per million higher than a year ago.

    COVID-19 Is a Symptom of a Bigger Problem: Our Planet’s Ailing Health

    The biggest lesson is that COVID-19 is more than an illness. It is a symptom of the ailing health of our planet. Humanity’s dysfunctional relationship with nature has caused this wider disease. Understanding this root cause is critical, if we want to rise stronger after the crisis. [more; don't buy the hopium]

    [3rd piece follows]

  3. U.S. EPA proposes changes to how clean air rules are written

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released on Thursday a proposed overhaul of how major clean air rules are written by changing the cost-benefit analysis process, a move that would affect the stringency of future regulations.

    The new proposed cost-benefit analysis would focus on weighing only the economic impact of a proposed rule without taking into account possible benefits such as public health to justify expanding regulations, as has previously been done, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Thursday.

    Wheeler said the agency would calculate "co-benefits" separately and publish it for the public, but that calculation cannot be used to underpin the rule. [more]

    Lightning strikes claim 36 lives in Myanmar over 5 months during pre-monsoon period

    According to a recent release by the ministry, 10 regions and states suffered lightning strikes, killing 25 people and injuring nine others in April and May, the pre-monsoon period of the country. [more]

    16 killed in lightning strikes in 6 districts of Bangladesh

    12-year-old boy killed by pack of over 12 stray dogs in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan

    Woman mauled to death by dogs in Country Club Hills, Illinois

    A quarter of Venice is submerged by unusually high spring tide

    Severe flooding strikes Prochladny, Russia [~ 2 min. video]

    Waterspout filmed in southwest France [~ 2 min. video]

    America's Neoliberal October Revolution

    [yet another website under attack]
    The Last American Vagabond under attack

    Sibel Edmonds talks about the coup and the Constitution [2 videos; ~ 24.6 & ~ 71.6 min.]

  4. [some Sat. headlines from RF]
    News Links, June 6, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Ocean shipping shrinks as pandemic pummels retailers

    2016 déjà vu lurking as Baltic Dry Index lingers at lowest levels in decades

    Row over undelivered jets as Airbus threatens to sue airlines

    USS Ford still has major technical problems, says GAO report

    Israeli Settlers Raze Palestinian Land to Build Settler-only Road

    Trump administration orders Marriott to shutter Cuba hotel by end of August

    U.S. weighs blacklisting dozens more oil tankers over Venezuela - officials

    U.S. Rig Count Crashes Below 300

    US moves forward with plan to end wild bird protections

    A new hybrid fungus is found in hospitals and linked to lung disease

    CDC: U.S. coronavirus death toll could reach 143K by June 27

    Wear masks in public says WHO, in update of COVID-19 advice

    What Lies Ahead: Destabilizing Social Stratification

    Surprise: The BLS Admits Another Phony Jobs Report

    Jim Cramer: The pandemic led to 'one of the greatest wealth transfers in history'

    BlackRock Is Bailing Out Its ETFs with Fed Money and Taxpayers Eating Losses

    School infrastructure report raises questions about returning to classrooms

    Consumer Credit Declines an Amazing $68.7 Billion

    Little Was Changed By The First Round of The Civil Wars Of 2020

    'Utterly disgraceful': New York police officers suspended after viral video shows them shoving 75-year-old man to ground

    Trump calls improved jobs numbers 'great day' for George Floyd

    Biden says 10-15% of Americans are 'not very good people,' draws comparisons to Clinton 'deplorables' remark

    Trump threatens EU, China with tariffs; names Navarro 'lobster king'