Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Event Update For 2020-07-21

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

2020-07-21 - First active hydrogen sulfide and methane leak discovered on the sea floor in Antarctica:

Quote: "The first active leak of methane from the sea floor in Antarctica has been revealed by scientists. The researchers also found microbes that normally consume the potent greenhouse gas before it reaches the atmosphere had only arrived in small numbers after five years, allowing the gas to escape."

Quote: "Researchers say potent climate-heating gas almost certainly escaping into atmosphere..."

Quote: "In 2011, an expansive (70 m × 1 m) microbial mat formed at 10 m water depth in the Ross Sea, Antarctica which we identify here to be a high latitude hydrogen sulfide and methane seep. Through 16S rRNA gene analysis on samples collected 1 year and 5 years after the methane seep formed, we identify the taxa involved in the Antarctic methane cycle and quantify the response rate of the microbial community to a novel input of methane. One year after the seep formed, ANaerobic MEthane oxidizing archaea (ANME), the dominant sink of methane globally, were absent. Five years later, ANME were found to make up to 4% of the microbial community, however the dominant member of this group observed (ANME-1) were unexpected considering the cold temperature (-1.8°C) and high sulfate concentrations (greater than 24 mM) present at this site."

Quote: "'The delay [in methane consumption] is the most important finding,' said Andrew Thurber, from Oregon State University in the US, who led the research. 'It is not good news. It took more than five years for the microbes to begin to show up and even then there was still methane rapidly escaping from the sea floor.'"

Note: They've already found numerous leaks in the sea floor in the Arctic, and there are the exploding methane craters on the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, but this is the first active methane leak found on the sea floor in Antarctica...

2020-07-21 - Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Perryville (Alaska):

2020-07-21 - Wildfire grows to 12.5 square miles, firenado spotted, near Susanville (California):

2020-07-21 - Wildfire grows to 28,500 acres in Fresno County (California):

2020-07-21 - Wildfire breaks out on the east side of the Chewaucan River near Paisley (Oregon):

2020-07-21 - Wildfire grows to 6,726 acres near the Grand Canyon (Arizona):

2020-07-21 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Big Bear Lake (California):

2020-07-21 - Man has 'medical incident' and almost dies in the Nanaimo River in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

Quote: "It’s believed the man may have suffered a seizure or some sort of medical incident."

2020-07-21 - Landfill fire breaks out in Pietermaritzburg (South Africa):

2020-07-21 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Michigan near New Buffalo (Michigan):

Note: This is the 662nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-21 - School bus bursts into flame while parked near fire station in coastal Yambuk (Australia):

Note: This is the 33rd school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 173rd bus to burn in 2020...

2020-07-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 79 in Jacksonville (Texas):

2020-07-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 20 near Sisters (Oregon):

2020-07-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Gowanus Expressway in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2020-07-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Haywood County (North Carolina):

2020-07-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at distribution center, fire spreads to building, in Yongin (South Korea), 5 killed, 8 injured:

Quote: "The fire reportedly started near a freight truck with a popping sound."

2020-07-21 - Tractor (harvester) bursts into flame inside barn near Shebbear (Britain):

2020-07-21 - Tractor bursts into flame on the A30 near Tolvaddon (Britain):

2020-07-21 - Tractor bursts into flame in Boyton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1031st, 1032nd, 1033rd, 1034th, 1035th, 1036th, 1037th and 1038th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-21 - Hay truck bursts into flame at 11 PM while parked in Erzurum (Turkey):

Quote: "The truck loaded with hay, parked in the street, started to burn for an unknown reason. Straw bales scattered around. While there was great fear in the neighborhood, firefighters who came to the scene could hardly extinguish the fire."

2020-07-21 - RV bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

Note: This is the 226th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-07-21 - Six cars go up in flames at 4 AM while parked in parking lot on Orms Street in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

Note: Around 35 cars just went up in flames the day before at a seaside terminal in Providence too, mentioned in the 2020-07-20 update...

2020-07-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage at hospital in Newton (Massachusetts):

2020-07-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage at casino in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-07-21 - Car bursts into flame at 3:40 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, on Miranda Street in Valley Glen (California):

2020-07-21 - Car bursts into flame on the Golden Gate Bridge in coastal San Francisco (California):

2020-07-21 - Car bursts into flame on I-90/94 in Sauk County (Wisconsin):

2020-07-21 - Car bursts into flame on Pulleine Crescent in MacGregor (Australia):

2020-07-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark in Broxton (Britain):

2020-07-21 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Watford (Britain):

2020-07-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-66 in Fairfax County (Virginia):

2020-07-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Brusselles Street in St Marys (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-21 - Two RV trailers destroyed by fire while parked at Waters Edge RV Resort in Zephyrhills (Florida), dog killed:

2020-07-21 - Barn, timber and machinery destroyed by fire in Braunton (Britain):

2020-07-21 - Carwash heavily damaged by fire on Clintwood Main Street in Clintwood (Virginia):

2020-07-21 - Scrap metal, wood and vehicles go up in flames at 12:02 AM at business on Norley Road in Frodsham (Britain):

Quote: "On arrival crews discovered a fire involving around 100 tonnes of wood and scrap metal approximately 20 metres behind a commercial garage. The fire had spread to motor vehicles."

2020-07-21 - Generator bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to home, on Blue Star Highway in Casco Township (Michigan):

2020-07-21 - Hot tub pump bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Pasadena (Maryland):

2020-07-21 - Garage destroyed by fire just after 3:15 AM at home on Route 31 in Bridgeport (New York):

2020-07-21 - Garage destroyed by fire at 2:38 AM at home on Geneva Street in Racine (Wisconsin):

2020-07-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2020-07-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 4 AM on Center Street in Fairfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-21 - Fourplex apartment building destroyed by fire before 4 AM on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in coastal Oakland (California):

2020-07-21 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after 11:30 PM on Maize Drive in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2020-07-21 - Deadly fire burns home on Elmendorf Road in Shoreham (Vermont), 1 killed:

2020-07-21 - Deepwater oarfish washes ashore dead at beach in Baja California (Mexico):

2020-07-21 - Blue whale washes ashore dead on beach in Indonesia:

2020-07-21 - Man and woman in their 30s die unsuspiciously in apartment on Oxford Avenue in coastal Gorleston-on-Sea (Britain):

Quote: "A near neighbour said that during the response she was asked to leave her home because of fears about gas."

Quote: "Officers forced their way inside and discovered the pair who were believed to have been in their 30s and known to each other. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Norfolk Police said the deaths were not being treated as suspicious."

2020-07-21 - Woman, 30, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in West Bethlehem (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A woman died at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill after she was found in a pool Tuesday afternoon in West Bethlehem, authorities say."

2020-07-21 - Man, 54, dies after being found unconscious in swimming pool at home on Old Fort Harrison Avenue in Terre Haute (Indiana):

Quote: "It happened on Monday evening just after 7:00 at a home on Old Fort Harrison Avenue. Indiana State Police says 54-year-old Matthew Conrad was doing pool maintenance at a home he was house sitting. Police say his fiance was inside the home and went to check on him. That's when she reportedly found him unresponsive in the pool. Conrad was taken to the hospital but died on Tuesday morning."

2020-07-21 - Man, 32, basketball player, drops dead at home in Birmingham (Alabama):

Quote: "Stanley Robinson, a former star forward for the University of Connecticut's basketball team, has died, the school announced on Wednesday. He had turned 32 just last week. Robinson, who led the Huskies to dozens of wins between 2006-2010, passed away suddenly on Monday evening at his home in Birmingham, Alabama, according to a news release."

2020-07-21 - Man found dead in the Milwaukee River at Regner Park in West Bend (Wisconsin):

2020-07-21 - Woman, 38, found dead in driveway at home on Water Street in Eaton Rapids (Michigan):

2020-07-21 - Soldier, man, 26, found dead near Stillhouse Hollow Lake (Texas):

2020-07-21 - Man found dead in the Delaware City Canal in Delaware City (Delaware):

2020-07-21 - Man in his 50s found dead in the Stanislaus River near Manteca (California):

2020-07-21 - Man, 55, collapses and dies on trail in Thornton (New Hampshire):

Quote: "A 55-year-old man from Concord, Massachusetts, was pronounced dead after he collapsed while hiking on the Welch and Dickey Trail in Thornton on Tuesday, Fish and Game said."

2020-07-21 - Man, 39, found dead in pond at Leesylvania State Park (Virginia):

2020-07-21 - Woman, 30 to 35, found dead on coastal Venice Beach (California):

2020-07-21 - Man, 35, dies while diving in Loch Eriboll (Scotland):

2020-07-21 - Man, 75, has 'medical event', car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Klamath Falls (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Shell was believed to have had a medical event prior to the crash, according to OSP."

2020-07-21 - Man, 25, has 'medical issue', car crashes into mailbox, embankment and tree, in Pittsfield (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "Around 8:30 p.m., Johnson suffered a medical issue while driving and struck a mailbox, continued through a grassy field and struck an earth embankment and a tree, Dembinska said."

2020-07-21 - Driver has 'medical issue', car crashes into funeral home, in Perkins Township (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to police, a person driving a white sedan suffered a medical issue, causing them to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then hit a mailbox and a tree before crashing in to the side of Groff Funeral Home, causing extensive damage to the building."

2020-07-21 - Passenger bus plunges into canal in Sunamganj (Bangladesh), 6+ injured:

2020-07-21 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-65 in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2020-07-21 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 58 near Bakersfield (California):

2020-07-21 - Minivan crashes, bursts into flame, in DrĂ´me (France), 5 killed, 4 injured:

2020-07-21 - SUV crashes into moped in Elkhart (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police say Rheinheimer may have suffered a medical issue before the crash."

2020-07-21 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, on West University Avenue in Gainesville (Florida), 2 injured:

2020-07-21 - Two cars crash in Blue Ash (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say the driver of one vehicle was speeding, which may have been caused by a medical emergency. That driver was killed."

2020-07-21 - Car crashes into bridge, bursts into flame, on I-49 near Lowell (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2020-07-21 - Bear attacks and kills man in Red Lake (Canada):

2020-07-21 - Sinkhole opens along street in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2020-07-21 - Two homes collapse on Mercy Street in South Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-21 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes the Fiji Islands:

2020-07-21 - Lightning strikes injure 4 people in St. Louis (Missouri):

Note: That was one fierce storm!

2020-07-21 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Nepal, 130+ killed:

2020-07-21 - Waterspout hits Sochi (Russia):

2020-07-21 - Locust swarms threatening crops across South America:

2020-07-21 - Sudden outbreak of worms reported in water supply in South Korea:

2020-07-21 - Pennsylvania company creates drone that can sanitize entire stadiums in just a few hours:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. Yeah, it's been stormy all over, with rain here this morning (and probably off and on all day). Stay safe and don't be afraid to check in with what's going on in your area (weather, health, politics, riots, good news - any updates on Covid craziness.

    Antarctica leaking H2S and CH4 ain't good (and can only get worse).

    Couple dies in their apartment and the authorities shrug it off as "coincidence."

    Once again PA representin'.

    Another long list of people dropping dead. No comment from authorities. Are we living in fantasyland where we pretend everything is fine always?

    Thursday, 23 July 2020
    Rainfall amounts off the chart! The deluge continues, almost 10 million people have been displaced and 600 dead across a wide spread of Southern Asia as torrential rains continue to cause havoc in the area.

    The deluge continues, almost 10 million people have been displaced across a wide spread of Southern Asia as torrential rains continue to cause havoc in the area. According to a report in The Star Tribune, thousands more are struggling to get food and medicine, nearly 600 people have died in India and Nepal. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or IFRC, claimed a humanitarian crisis can not be avoided, saying that close to one-third of Bangladesh has already been flooded, with more flooding expected in the coming weeks. [more]

    [i thought about this yesterday: with all the riots and Covid crap in the headlines, what are we NOT seeing - 5G rollout!]
    5G Technology and induction of coronavirus in skin cells –
    US National Library of Medicine (what David Icke has been saying for months)

    To produce these viruses within a cell, it is necessary that the wavelength of external waves be shorter than the size of the cell. Thus 5G millimeter waves could be good candidates for applying in constructing virus-like structures such as Coronaviruses (COVID-19) within cells.’ [more]
    [didn't he used to play 3rd base for the Phillies?]
    The agenda for TOTAL CENSORSHIP coming soon
    Ritchie Alan on the Agenda

    I've a couple of mates who work for Google. They both must remain anonymous of course. They drip feed me bits of information from time to time. Around four years ago, one of them told me that the demonetisation of alternative news channels would become standard. He was right as I learned when my original YouTube channel, which had nearly 100,000 subscribers, was deleted for no reason, three years ago.

    I heard from him this morning. He told me two things. He said that when the covid vaccine is ready, or shortly before then, Google/YouTube is planning to take down thousands of channels that have traditionally hosted open discussion around vaccine safety. They will do this he said, in tandem with Facebook and Twitter. According to him, discussions between all three have already taken place. He reckons it'll be the biggest culling to date, of content creators and independent vloggers/commentators.

    While this may be unsurprising, it is important news and I trust him implicitly. He also said that it is his belief (and I've said as much myself) that Russian interference claims are nothing but a smokescreen for mass censorship. They (the royal they), know damn well that the Russians are not responsible for spreading anti-vaccine information online, pro-Brexit propaganda or information about 5G. They KNOW he said, that these initiatives are grassroots organisations, set up by genuinely concerned citizens, but that the easiest way to legislate for them and ultimately to censor them, is to blame Russia. Problem Reaction Solution. [more]

    [part II follows]

  2. [from Omen news - here's yer sign]
    Symbolism: Dramatic video shows moment lightning strikes behind Statue of Liberty

    6.2-magnitude earthquake recorded west of Tofino, British Columbia

    The quake comes just a few hours after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked areas near Alaska, prompting a tsunami warning for the southern part of the state. That warning has since ended. [more]

    Shallow magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Western Xizang, China - EMSC

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck China's Western Xizang region on Thursday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

    The quake was very shallow, at a depth of 5 km (3.11 miles), EMSC said.

    Douglas becomes a major hurricane on its way toward Hawaii

    Tropical Storm "Douglas" became the first hurricane of the 2020 eastern Pacific hurricane season at 15:00 UTC on July 22, 2020, and then rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane by 09:00 UTC on July 23. The only years with later first eastern North Pacific hurricane formations in the satellite era are 1987 (July 24), 1968 (August 8), and 2003 (August 24), according to Dr. Philip Klotzbach. [more]

    [here's some trouble!]
    China's Three Gorges Dam Buckles as Country Battles Floods

    [how do you "battle" floods? RETREAT!]

    Japan under a deluge, too [more]

    Wednesday evening news briefing: Covid-19 mutation spreading faster than Wuhan virus, says expert

    A new mutation of Covid-19 is now the most dominant strand of the virus globally and forming clusters quicker in the UK than the original virus from Wuhan, an expert has warned. [more]

    [let's hear it for humans!]
    'Disgraceful' vandals damage 1,000-year-old tree in Sherwood Forest

    The world-famous 1,000-year-old Major Oak tree in Sherwood Forest has fallen victim to vandalism.

    Someone has caused a large three-foot chunk of bark to fall off the iconic tree, where the legendary outlaw Robin Hood is fabled to have met his "merry men".[more; thanks and fuck off]

    [3rd section below]

  3. US wildlife agency rejects protections for rare fish species

    [pfff - we can't even protect ourselves fer crysakes!]

    U.S. wildlife officials on Wednesday rejected special protections for a rare, freshwater fish related to salmon that's been at the center of a long-running legal dispute, citing conservation efforts that officials say have increased Arctic grayling numbers in a Montana river. [more; go-fak!]

    US Navy’s top officer reveals grim new details of the damage to Bonhomme Richard [100 sec. news brief and text]

    'something' sparked & ignited cardboard boxes . .. [more]

    COVID-19 rashes: How your skin can be a sign of the virus [~ 2.75 min. video & text]One of the most widely talked about skin findings related to coronavirus infection is the so-called "COVID toes" syndrome. Dr. Ginette Okoye, chair of the department of dermatology at Howard University, described these as "a reddish-purple discoloration on the toes, accompanied by swelling and pain." Like many other symptoms of the virus, COVID toes are caused by "inflamed blood vessels."

    Having COVID toes is not necessarily a cause for alarm, in fact, Okoye said it can be "a sign that your body is mounting a good immune response to the SARS-CoV2 virus, since it tends to occur in patients with otherwise mild COVID symptoms."

    Experts are still debating whether this phenomenon is truly linked to COVID-19. [more]

    [so now banks are pan-handlers asking for spare change!]
    Banks Are Paying People to Bring in Their Spare Change as National "Coin Shortage" Takes Place

    A Wisconsin-based bank, Community State Bank, made headlines this week when it announced that it would offer a $5 bonus on $100 worth of coins, up to a $500 bonus. Some banks have offer a percentage bonus on any coins customers bring in: In Maine, Gorham Savings Bank (a statewide institution) offers a 10% buy back for any coins you bring in. According to American Banker, local branches of JPMorgan Chase in New York have also offered to buy back coins from customers, at various rates in different locations. And stores may also provide free counting services, such as Quick Trip, a chain of convenience stores spread throughout the South and Midwest, the Dallas Morning News reports. [more; other options included]

    [that'll help]
    Thunderstorm Cell Blows Over Hog Fire Burning in California's Northeast

    A thunderstorm cell hit the Hog Fire burning in California’s northeast on July 21, bringing some moisture to the area as firefighters battled the blaze. . . The Hog Fire had burned 9,517 acres by July 22 and was considered 23 percent contained by firefighting authorities. [more; ~ 77 sec. video]

    [i guess if ya just wait long enough . . Trump's plan?]
    Swedish epidemiology boss says questioned COVID-19 strategy seems to be working

    Sweden's top epidemiologist said on Tuesday a rapid decline in new critical COVID-19 cases alongside slowing death rates indicated that Sweden's strategy for slowing the epidemic, which has been widely questioned abroad, was working. [more]

  4. [some headlines for Thursday from RF]

    News Links, July 23, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Pandemic's economic hit will be here 'for a long time' even if a vaccine is approved, economist says

    Brazil government sees $154 billion deficit this year, to issue official outlook next week [sell the rainforest!]

    The Coming Decline of Globalism

    Federal agents retreat to Portland base as protesters control streets

    Food prices rose in June for sixth-straight month (US)

    Venice reduces gondola capacity due to heavy tourists

    Global coronavirus cases exceed 15 million: Reuters tally

    U.S. sees 6th straight day with 60,000 new COVID-19 cases

    U.S. records over 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time since early June

    California reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases as it becomes worst-hit state in the U.S.

    CIA 'Obsessed' With Former UK Envoy Who Will Testify in Spying on Assange Case
    Craig Murray says he's been asked to testify in the case of illegal spying against Julian Assange.

    State Dept-funded Transparency International goes silent on jailed transparency activist Julian Assange

    Israel Leaking Evidence of Its Involvement in Covert Iran Bombing Campaign that Threatens to Spark a Wider War

    The American diet now is a national security threat

    Senate rejects broad limit on military equipment going to police

    As coronavirus ruined the US economy, these companies reaped 'dramatic profits,' study says

    U.S. gives China 72 hours to shut Houston consulate as spying charges mount

    China says bomb, death threats made against its Washington embassy

    Over a million more expected to file jobless claims as coronavirus pauses reopenings

    NYPD Disappeared Black Lives Matter Protesters Into Detention For Days at a Time. Lawmakers Want to End the Practice.

    The Federal Coup to Overthrow the States and Nix the 10th Amendment Is Underway

    More Than Half of Business Closures are Permanent

    Home Sales Down -11% from Year Ago, Condos -23%, but Bounce off Lockdown-Lows

    Federal Reserve IR Policy - Longer, Lower, and ZIRP Until Something (or Everything) Breaks

    Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies Near Record Levels

  5. [how 'bout that (inverted) V shaped recovery, eh?!]
    Ann Taylor Parent Goes Bankrupt, Plans to Shut Over 1,000 Stores

    [making the unemployment numbers even more unbelievable]

    Ascena Retail Group Inc., owner of the Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant clothing chains, will close more than half its stores and hand control to its lenders after the Covid-19 pandemic tipped the debt-laden retailer into bankruptcy.

    The court filing on Thursday is the latest among U.S. retailers that have been pushed over the edge by shutdowns tied to the outbreak. The Chapter 11 action allows Ascena to avoid a permanent shutdown, cut its borrowings and close weak stores to minimize costs.

    Ascena has about 40,000 employees, according to court papers, and some of them are bound to lose their jobs. The company plans to shut select locations in the U.S., all its stores in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico, and the entire Catherines chain.

    Ultimately, Ascena expects to cut its 2,800 stores down to just 1,200, and current shareholders will be wiped out, according to court papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

    The company listed about $12.5 billion of liabilities, including $1.6 billion of funded debt. More than two-thirds of its secured term lenders support its restructuring plan, and they’ll wind up owning most of the new equity, Ascena said in a statement and court papers.

    Almost $1 billion in debt will be erased, and Ascena will get $150 million in fresh funds from existing lenders.[more; wait WHAT?]

    [let's hear it for fantasy climate politics!]
    Climate change: Democratic alarmism leads to failing policies [Bjorn Lomborg opinion]

    Over the past few decades, climate change has been cast in ever more apocalyptic terms. A new global survey shows that almost half the world’s population and about 4 of 10 Americans believe global warming will likely lead to the extinction of the human race.

    Incessantly claiming the end of the world is near is simply unbridled alarmism and untethered to the actual research presented by the UN Climate Panel. [BWAH-HAAA-HAAAAA!]

    In this context, House Democrats have joined a long list of prominent global politicians across the last decades who promise to fix global warming, outlined in a 538 page Congressional Action Plan. Among many other proposals, it promises no new gasoline cars by 2035, ending fossil fuels in the power sector by 2040, and reducing the net emissions from the U.S. to zero by 2050. Appropriately, speaker Nancy Pelosi capped her presentation by promising the plan would be “saving the planet.”

    It might seem odd to be discussing climate change in the midst of a global pandemic. However, the Democrats point out that climate, not corona or the recession, is the “essential crisis of our time” as it threatens devastating health and economic consequences. [what, you don't think so Bjorn?]

    Yes, climate change is a real challenge [!?!] that we need to tackle smartly. But suggesting it is an “existential threat” to human existence, as Joe Biden frequently claims, causes us to panic and make poor decisions. Instead, we need to weigh costs and benefits of climate action. [more; yeah right . ..]

    [2nd part awaits]

  6. [ooh, update on consciousness!]
    Could Consciousness All Come Down to the Way Things Vibrate?

    A resonance theory of consciousness suggests that the way all matter vibrates, and the tendency for those vibrations to sync up, might be a way to answer the so-called ‘hard problem’ of consciousness.

    The central thesis of our approach is this: the particular linkages that allow for large-scale consciousness – like those humans and other mammals enjoy – result from a shared resonance among many smaller constituents. The speed of the resonant waves that are present is the limiting factor that determines the size of each conscious entity in each moment.

    As a particular shared resonance expands to more and more constituents, the new conscious entity that results from this resonance and combination grows larger and more complex. So the shared resonance in a human brain that achieves gamma synchrony, for example, includes a far larger number of neurons and neuronal connections than is the case for beta or theta rhythms alone. [more; "ehh, renamin' it 'resonance' or 'syncin'-up' in't anserin' de quest-chin 'air Tam"]

    Storms to again rattle, drench northeastern US

    Following heavy, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms in the mid-Atlantic, central Appalachians and part of New England on Wednesday, more severe thunderstorms could rattle the region during Thursday afternoon and evening. [more; notice patch in s/e PA - very close to me]

    Double meteor showers will light up the night sky next week

    The cosmos are concluding a spectacular month of celestial events with a double feature: two meteor showers peaking at the same time. As comet Neowise makes its way back toward the outer solar system, next week brings the peak of not only the Southern Delta-Aquariids, but also the alpha Capricornids.

    Russia's Permafrost Is Melting and Its Farmers Are Cashing In

    Just below the Arctic tundra, in the vast plains that blanket much of northern Russia, a once-unthinkable business is taking hold: soybean farming.

    It's the result of years of rising global temperatures, which are thawing the permafrost and turning the land into fertile soil, and now Agronomist Gennady Bochkovsky is helping to take the crop to the next frontier, testing whether the beans can handle the upper areas of the Moscow region. So far, he says, the results are promising. [more]

    [3rd piece below]

  7. [here we go - yet another "here's what humans think" piece]
    Best and worse case scenarios for global warming are unlikely, says comprehensive new study

    The best and worst-case scenarios of global warming are unlikely to occur, according to a comprehensive new study on climate probabilities. A prediction of 1.5-4.5C warming if atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are doubled has been the international standard since 1979. But a new study authored by a 25-strong team of international climate scientists over four years suggests it is “extremely unlikely” that warming would stay below 2C above pre-industrial levels, and puts minimum warming at 2.3C. The likelihood of staying between 1.5C and 2C is 5 per cent, the authors say. The study maintains the top temperature at 4.5C, but says some recent predictions that warming above that will be reached are also “unlikely”, with a 6-18 per cent chance. A less cautious analysis by the experts puts likely warming at an even narrower range of 2.6-3.9C.
    [more; ah-you fah-kin' kiddin'?! That's WAY over what will cause extinction! The headline is totally misleading]

    The proof is in the sewage: hundreds of Yosemite visitors may have had coronavirus

    The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week that the county health department has been collecting untreated wastewater flowing from the idyllic Yosemite Valley for testing. Prior to this effort, according to the Chronicle, no one had tested positive for the virus through nasal swab testing at the park’s health clinic.

    Scientists at a lab called Biobot Analytics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have examined the sewage water to determine if there are traces of genetic material from Sars-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, in the human feces. From the traces in a given sample, they can estimate how many people passing through Yosemite might be infected with Covid-19 at that time. [more; what "traces of genetic material"?]

    [according to David Icke, the authorities don't even know what they're testing for! They've never defined Covid-19 virus and it's mutated several times now! JEEZ man!]

    'We have no market, but lots of lobsters': a Maine lobsterwoman fights for her livelihood

    “The pandemic is killing us,” Julie Eaton tells me. “It’s a terrible thing. We have no market, but lots of lobsters. I have no place to sell my catch!"

    Pershing is the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s chief scientific officer and runs the Climate Change Ecology Lab. He has spearheaded pivotal studies, concluding in 2018 that the Gulf of Maine was warming faster than 99% of other bodies of saltwater on Earth. [more]

    Whitmer: Enbridge dodging responsibility for potential spill

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday for what she described as the company's refusal to make an airtight pledge to pay for damages caused by a potential oil spill from its pipeline beneath a Great Lakes channel. [more; their standard legalese has more loopholes 'n cheesecloth]

  8. IMERG maps excessive monsoon rain across Asia

    NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission captured the rainfall accumulation across Asia-- from India to Japan-- this monsoon season, from June 1 to July 20, 2020. The data are remotely-sensed estimates that came from the Integrated Multi-Satellite Retrievals for GPM. The rainy season has brought record-breaking downpours, killing at least 550 people and affecting millions across South and East Asia. [more; HAARP induced?]

    Buckle up! Hurricane Douglas, Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical depression 8 are expected to pound Southern Caribbean, Texas, Louisianna and the Hawaiian Islands this weekend in what is widely expected to be a busy hurricane season

    In what is expected to be a busy hurricane season for the Southern States this year the last weekend of July is expected to be very eventful for Southern Caribbean, Texas, Louisianna and the Hawaiian Islands.

    Tropical depression 8 is expected to become a tropical storm by Friday and will make landfall along the Texas coast early Saturday morning. [more]

    [vote all ya want]
    Largest Voting Machine Vendor in US Admits Its Systems Had Remote-Access Software Installed

    A bombshell revelation on the security of voting in the United States surfaced in the form of a letter from the country's largest voting machine manufacturer. The company, Election Systems and Software (ES&S) admitted that despite denying previous allegations of its voting systems coming installed with remote-access software, their systems did, indeed, allow for remote connections.

    In a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), written in April, but only released this week, the company acknowledged that it had installed software that made the systems remotely accessible from anywhere. [more]

    U.S. is on a collision course with a double-dip recession, economist Stephen Roach warns

    Economist Stephen Roach warns V-shaped recovery mania on Wall Street is leading investors astray.

    According to Roach, the U.S. is on a collision course with a second dramatic downturn.

    “This behavioral capitulation on the demand side of the U.S. economy is going to continue to create a lot of problems for businesses, business hirings, [and] potential corporate bankruptcies in the second half of this year,” he said. [more]

    Bear suspected in death of 67-year-old

    Ontario Provincial Police say they’ve found the body of a 67-year-old man who left his Red Lake home to pick blueberries and may have been killed by a bear.

    Police, in a release issued on Tuesday, say they killed a black bear located in the vicinity of the body of the man
    [more; of course they killed a bear]

    Tornado group confirms six tornadoes, including ones close to Stratford and Woodstock

    Flooding hits Pattaya

    [2 hour downpour]