Friday, July 31, 2020

Event Update For 2020-07-31

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

2020-07-31 - Unknown stench increasingly hitting Novosibirsk along the Ob River in Siberia (Russia):

Quote: "Complaints of a terrible stench in Novosibirsk come to the editor NGS more and more often. This week citizens have double-resented an unpleasant odor — but there is still two days. The mayor’s Elbow promised each wave will be recorded, and the search for the source of the smell — will be continued. But time goes, and the problem still does not solved."

Note: Animal and plant matter that has been frozen for thousands of years is thawing across millions of acres of land in Siberia as global heating accelerates. Hydrogen sulfide and methane are the result of anaerobic digestion of rotting biomatter. This entire area of thawing permafrost may become one gigantic landfill full of rotting biomatter which spews methane and hydrogen sulfide. This area will likely not be very inhabitable once things get bad enough. Both hydrogen sulfide and methane are also highly flammable and vast wildfires have been roaring through millions of acres in Siberia for months...

2020-07-31 - Poisonous hydrogen sulfide is detected at 15 times the permitted concentration in Omsk, Siberia (Russia):

2020-07-31 - Smoke from huge wildfires in Siberia could remain over Alaska for weeks:

2020-07-31 - Toxic algae blooms increase by 600% since 2010 across the US as global heating accelerates:

Quote: "The warming temperatures, combined with increased development and more powerful storms that wash fertilizers, wastewater, and other damaging nutrients into the ponds, have created ideal breeding grounds for cyanobacteria, the toxic ingredients of algae blooms that can multiply in dangerous amounts in very short periods."

Quote: "Under the right conditions, cyanobacteria can double their population every 30 minutes, he said."

Quote: "Last year, more than 500 such algae blooms were reported in the nation’s lakes, ponds, and rivers — 18 percent more than the year before and more than seven times the number reported in 2010, according to the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy group in Washington, D.C., that tracks algae blooms."

2020-07-31 - Underground explosions and fires ignite car shortly before 2:15 AM in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "A series of underground explosions in Brooklyn sparked multiple manhole blazes, which set one parked car on fire early Friday. The explosions erupted shortly before 2:15 a.m., cutting power to three apartment buildings in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood, WABC-TV reports. When FDNY firefighters arrived at the scene, flames shooting out of one manhole spread to a Volvo parked over it."

2020-07-31 - Around 900 cars go up in flames at auto salvage yard on Bentley Moor Lane in Carcroft (Britain):

Quote: "Around 900 cars have been destroyed after a blaze broke out at a scrapyard near Doncaster."

2020-07-31 - 'Murder hornet' trapped in Washington state for first time:

2020-07-31 - Wildfire breaks out, destroys home and other structures, in the Rapid Creek area near Palisade (Colorado):

2020-07-31 - Ten cars, six golf carts and at least three homes destroyed by huge blaze at 4:45 AM at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "Officials said 12 homes were damaged, with three to four were destroyed. In addition, about 10 cars and six golf carts also we’re damaged."

2020-07-31 - Container ship 'Cap Jackson' damaged by fire in coastal Balboa (Panama):

Quote: "Container ship CAP JACKSON reportedly suffered fire in engine room while at anchor at Balboa, Panama, where she arrived on Jul 29 from Manzanillo Mexico."

Note: Panama! This is the 691st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-31 - Crane truck bursts into flame on road in Ko┼żlany (Czech Republic):

2020-07-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on Harding Street in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 injured:

Quote: "A semi driver was transported to the hospital following a vehicle fire on the city’s southwest side, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department. IFD said the driver was found near a burning truck on Harding Street in the 2400 block of Harding Street. Crews said the driver was unresponsive while being taken to the hospital but did not provide a condition."

2020-07-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Oracle Road near Oro Valley Marketplace in Oro Valley (Arizona):

2020-07-31 - Tractor bursts into flame in field near Pipestem Creek west of Pingree (North Dakota):

2020-07-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after midnight on Highway 401 in Lakeshore (Canada):

2020-07-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A3 near Thursley (Britain):

Note: These are the 1089th, 1090th, 1091st, 1092nd, 1093rd and 1094th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-31 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at 5:46 AM at waste site on Fairbridge Way in Burgess Hill (Britain):

2020-07-31 - RV bursts into flame on I-10 in Beaumont (California):

Quote: "A vehicle that caught fire Friday along westbound Interstate 10 in Beaumont has traffic backed up in the area. The blaze, reported at 11:40 a.m. as an RV fire, was on the righthand shoulder of the freeway near Beaumont Avenue/state Route 79, according to a preliminary California Highway Patrol report."

Note: I almost skipped this because I thought this story was about the RV that burst into flame and ignited a brush fire on Highway 60 near Beaumont the day before, mentioned in the 2020-07-30 update. This is the 240th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-07-31 - Campervan bursts into flame on the B5069 in Oswestry (Britain):

2020-07-31 - Van bursts into flame on Sycamore Lane in Great Sankey, Warrington (Britain):

2020-07-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at apartments in Fairborn (Ohio):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived, they found a car on fire inside the garage."

2020-07-31 - Car bursts into flame inside the Kanan Dume Tunnel near coastal Malibu (California):

2020-07-31 - Car bursts into flame on I-70 in Topeka (Kansas):

2020-07-31 - Car bursts into flame before 6 AM on I-81 in Montgomery County (Virginia):

2020-07-31 - Car bursts into flame on Vernon Way in Crewe (Britain):

2020-07-31 - Car bursts into flame on Regent Street in Wellington (Britain):

2020-07-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Kilmersdon (Britain):

2020-08-01 - Tree stump ignites on Maltmans Road in Lymm (Britain):

2020-07-31 - Beauty supply warehouse destroyed by fire, fire spreads and destroys fire truck, in Houston (Texas):

2020-07-31 - Supermarket destroyed by huge fire on Yellowstone Boulevard in Houston (Texas):

2020-07-31 - Tavern destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Bristol (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2020-07-31 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Inland Empire Way in Spokane (Washington), 2 dogs killed:

2020-07-31 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Idlewild Drive in Reno (Nevada), 2 dogs killed:

2020-07-31 - Home destroyed by fire off Beach Road in Cheektowaga (New York):

2020-07-31 - Home destroyed by fire just after midnight on Smith Place near Halls Ferry Road in Vicksburg (Mississippi), nobody there:

2020-07-31 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Olive Street in Vancouver (Washington):

2020-07-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM on Powell Street in coastal San Francisco (California), 1 injured:

2020-07-31 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on 12th Street in Columbia (Georgia):

2020-07-31 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in Brampton (Canada), 1 killed:

2020-07-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):

2020-07-31 - Man and woman found dead in submerged SUV in the Housatonic River near coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2020-07-31 - Five people die in pond in Aurangabad (India):

2020-07-31 - Two men, 20 and 21, die in pond in Bhargain (India):

2020-07-31 - Man, 60, has 'medical emergency' while fishing and dies in the Red River near Portland (Tennessee):

Quote: "Though the investigation is still on-going, Sheriff Sonny Weatherford told Smokey Barn News that fishing equipment was found with the body and it appears that the gentleman was fishing and had some sort of medical emergency. According to Sheriff Weatherford, the gentleman had been dropped off at the bridge by his wife to go catfishing around midnight and must have died overnight."

2020-07-31 - Man found dead on the shore at Stump Pass Beach off coastal Manasota Key (Florida):

Quote: "A man was found dead at the waters edge of Stump Pass Beach off Manasota Key Friday afternoon."

2020-07-31 - Boy dies in the water in Lake Granby in Grand County (Colorado):

2020-07-31 - Man, 26, found dead in the Ocmulgee River at Amerson River Park in Macon (Georgia):

2020-07-31 - Person found dead in pond near airport in Orlando (Florida):

2020-07-31 - Man, 40, found dead at Barkcamp State Park (Ohio):

2020-07-31 - Woman found dead in the Jordan River in South Salt Lake (Utah):

2020-07-31 - Girl, 13, found dead in Lake Michigan near beach in Lakeside (Michigan):

2020-07-31 - Man in his 30s found dead in bathroom at 6:23 AM at William S. Hart Park in Santa Clarita (California):

2020-07-31 - Person found dead in the Tennessee River at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur (Alabama):

2020-07-31 - Person found dead in Skaguay Reservoir (Colorado):

2020-07-31 - Man found dead at home in Centre Wellington (Canada):

2020-07-31 - Man, 55, falls off building and dies in coastal Mumbai (India), possible toppler:

2020-07-31 - Man, 18, found dead in canal in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2020-07-31 - Person has heart attack on boat near coastal Hill Head (Britain):

Quote: "Coastguard and lifeboat crews were called to a vessel off the coast of Hill Head following what was believed to have been a heart attack. A helicopter lifted the casualty back to dry land while coastguard crews treated them."

2020-07-31 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into motorcycle, in Dothan (Alabama), 1 injured:

Quote: "Dothan police tell us a person in a vehicle suffered a medical episode and hit the motorcycle. The person on the motorcycle suffered head injuries, but was alert and conscious, according to police."

2020-07-31 - Man, 57, has 'medical emergency', motorcycle crashes, in Marshall Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

Quote: "According to authorities, it appears that the 57-year-old lost control of his motorcycle due to suffering a medical emergency."

2020-07-31 - Man, 78, has 'medical event', motorcycle slams into tractor trailer, on I-94 in Lake County (Illinois), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 78-year-old motorcyclist who died after striking a semitrailer truck Wednesday afternoon on I-94 had a medical event that caused the crash, the Lake County coroner said Friday."

2020-07-31 - Two small planes collide mid-air near coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 7 killed:

2020-07-31 - Small plane makes emergency landing on road near Hinton (Canada):

2020-07-31 - Helicopter crashes and burns near Pioche (Nevada), 2 killed:

2020-07-31 - High-speed train collides with maintenance machine north of Lisbon (Portugal), 2 killed, dozens injured:

2020-07-31 - Amphibious assault vehicle sinks off the coast of California, 1 killed, 2 injured, 8 missing:,176484

2020-07-31 - Minibus and truck crash near Belogorsk (Russia), 8 killed:

2020-07-31 - Car slams into tractor trailer in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-07-31 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on the island of Yell (Scotland), 1 killed:

2020-07-31 - Man goes nuts and shouts for half an hour then collapses, in Newcastle upon Tyne (Britain), near the River Tyne:

Quote: "Paramedics treated a man after being called to a 'medical incident' in a town centre. One shopper described the patient as being 'off his head' after previously hearing him 'shouting aggressively' for around half-an-hour near Newcastle's sunken roundabout. The eye-witness says the man then made his way to the High Street where he knocked over A-boards outside Shaws fish and chip shop before collapsing in the street. The person said: 'I was there when this happened. About half-an-hour before he was shouting his head off rather aggressively at the bottom by the roundabout.'"

2020-07-31 - Shark attacks and injures woman in New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2020-07-31 - Building partially collapses on Graham Avenue in Windber (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-31 - Building collapses in Noida (India), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2020-07-31 - Person has 'medical incident' at the seafront and goes into cardiac arrest in coastal Ramsgate (Britain):

Quote: "An air ambulance is responding to what is thought to be a serious medical incident in a busy seaside area. The aircraft has been spotted landing at Government Acre, near to Westcliff Promenade in Ramsgate. An eyewitness reported seeing paramedics administering CPR on steps nearby."

2020-07-31 - Person has 'medical incident' at beach in coastal Southend-on-Sea (Britain):

Quote: "There were several ambulances whizzing past as well as paramedics attending to a medical incident by Three Shells."

2020-07-31 - Person has 'medical incident' at beach in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

Quote: "Ambulance crews attend to a medical incident on the beach at Bournemouth in Dorset which is packed this afternoon."

Note: Seafront, beach, beach, medical incident, medical incident, medical's like there's some kind of pattern there!

2020-07-31 - Violent hailstorm hits central Slovenia:

2020-07-31 - Hurricane Isaias roars through the Dominican Republic, 2 killed:

2020-07-31 - Bahamas brace for Hurricane Isaias:

2020-07-31 - Blue crab invasion spells doom for fishermen in Albania:

2020-07-31 - Astronomers capture close-up images of breathtaking space butterfly:


  1. Sleep in Sunday, early visit from middle son who just got back from a week in Vegas with his girl (they had a great time).

    So here we go with a just-afternoon comment.

    H2S seems to be becoming much more noticeable now. i think you got it right saying how the melting permafrost will develop and play out. It ain't good.

    Lotta big stuff burnin' up in this day's report, too - 900 cars, a container ship, a crane truck, a garbage truck, the big campground fire, another 5 tractor trailers, 2 huge apartment fires, a supermarket and a warehouse (jeez)!

    Then there's all the other stuff: people dropping dead, invasive species infestations, zombie behavior, a shark attack, and buildings collapsing (and more)!

    Sunday, 2 August 2020
    The first major quake (magnitude 6 or higher) of August belongs to the Philippines and happened just south of developing tropical storm Sinlaku on the Eastcoast of Vietnam and tropical depression Hagupit, East of Taiwan. Another M6.0 struck, 198 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.

    Last nights brace is the first two major quakes of August 2020 and brings the total to 71 this year so far. [more]

    Patagonia reels from one of its worst winters in 20 years, agricultural emergency declared

    Residents in South America's Patagonia region are experiencing one of the area's harshest winters in the last 20 years. Intense rains, heavy snowfall, and below-freezing temperatures also affected the agricultural sector, prompting authorities to declare an emergency.[more; global food production trouble]

    ‘Green’ colonialism is ruining Indigenous lives in Norway

    “What frightens me the most about the wind industry is that without the mountains there is nothing left for us Saami. Nothing that protects us, takes care of us and gives us comfort.”

    they offer implicit support for the colonisation of Indigenous peoples and lands in the name of “environmentally friendly” resource extraction. [more]

    [note to SOTT]
    Don’t let Solar Minimum fool you! Solar Superstorms Can Also Explode During Quiet Phase of the 11-Year Solar Cycle as Shown by The Solar Minimum Superstorm of 1903

    The sun can throw a major tantrum even during the quiet phase of the 11-year solar cycle.

    The 1903 storm was big and ranks 6th in the list of known geomagnetic storms since 1850, just below the extreme storm of March 1989, which blacked out the province of Quebec, explained the researchers. [more]

    [not just locusts]
    Millions of Mosquitoes Form Tornadoes across the Sky Of Kamchatka Just Like in a Horror Movie (Video)

    There are so many mosquitoes right now in Ust-Kamchatsk, Kamchatka, Russia, that they build columns in the sky, ressembling damaging tornadoes.

    Although recurrent, the strange phenomenon is stronger than usual. All windows, houses and cars were covered with mosquitoes. And some residents didn’t move from their homes for at least three days.

    Moreover, the invasion normaly lasts 2-3 days. But this year, the phenomenon has lasted for more than 10 days. It’s a real invasion! A plague! [more]

    Apple Fire prompts evacuations near Cherry Valley, California

    The fire has burned over 15,000 acres in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties [more; couldn't name it the cherry fire?]

    [part 2 lined up]

  2. [looking back]
    UK temperature records smashed in 2019 – “Our report shows climate change is exerting an increasing impact on the UK’s climate”

    The latest annual State of the UK Climate review shows the country continuing to warm, with 2019’s average temperature 1.1°C above long-term 1961-1990 levels. [more; so, without moving the goalposts, it's probably closer to 2 C]

    [while we're looking at 2019]
    Highest number of land and environmental activists murdered in one year – In 2019, 212 people were killed for peacefully defending their homes and standing up to the destruction of nature

    Global Witness today revealed the highest number of land and environmental defenders murdered on record in a single year, with 212 people killed in 2019 for peacefully defending their homes and standing up to the destruction of nature.

    Shockingly, over half of all reported killings last year occurred in just two countries: Colombia (peaking at 64) and the Philippines (rising from 30 in 2018 to 43 in 2019). Globally, the true number of killings was likely much higher, as cases often go undocumented. [more]

    [because indigenous natives/other nature defenders are killed]
    Scientists and environmental groups 'alarmed' by huge rise in Amazon wildfires

    Scientists and environmental groups have expressed alarm after new data revealed there were 28 percent more fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest this July compared with the same time last year. [more; hey! maybe time to step up and actually DO something about it!]

    5 killed by more landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal - death toll rises to 175 since May

    A 30-year-old woman and her three children, aged between 10 months and nine years, were killed when a landslide triggered by heavy rains swept their house away [gyad!!] in Gulmi district in the west of the Himalayan nation on Friday, Murari Wasti said.

    One person was killed in another landslide in Sunsari district in east Nepal.

    In neighbouring Bangladesh, heavy floods have submerged nearly 50,000 hectares of paddy fields, according to officials from the Agriculture Ministry. [more; 3 videos]

    Torrential rains flood eastern parts of Sudan capital Khartoum

    Meteorologists expect the current heavy rainfall to continue until August 5. [more]

    Death toll from floods, landslides in Nigeria rises to 30

    At least 15 people were killed in landslides and floods caused by heavy rains in Suleja city and Gwagwalada area in the capital Abuja over the past 24 hours.

    Hundreds of people have been displaced and infrastructure as well as many houses were damaged. [more]

    [3rd piece coming up]

  3. [when FISH ATTACK - cue Jaws theme]
    Winnipeg woman injured in 'extremely unusual' Ontario fish attack: 'It pulled me under'
    A Winnipeg woman is healing at home after being left with significant injuries in a rare musky attack near Minaki, Ont., last weekend.

    Kim Driver says she was wading about chest-deep into waters last Saturday when the unthinkable happened.

    "All of a sudden I just felt something tap my left leg, like brush it, and then next thing I know it just took a hold of my right leg," said Driver, an avid angler who has been a seasonal camper in Minaki since 2007.

    "I looked down and I saw the fish's head, which looked like an alligator, and it just grabbed it and it moved me from side-to-side and then it pulled me under." [more; video]

    [like shifting around pedophile priests]
    Homeland Security official reassigned after intelligence reports on journalists covering protests

    A US intelligence official with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been reassigned following revelations that his office compiled "intelligence reports" on journalists and analysed communications between protesters amid ongoing demonstrations in Portland, Oregon.

    Brian Murphy was removed from his post following a report in The Washington Post revealing that the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis sent open source intelligence reports to federal law enforcement agencies containing information from two reporters who had published leaked unclassified government documents while covering Black Lives Matter protests. [more; and what about Assange?!]

    [oh, how thoughtful!]
    A protester says California police forced her to drink cold water to lower her temperature so she could be put in jail

    A California protester has accused police of forcing her to drink cold water to get her temperature low enough so she could be jailed, according to a report seen by Newsweek.

    The 14 arrested protesters have since accused jail staff of unhygienic practices, citing clogged toilets, cramped cells, and no sanitation.

    The demonstrators also say they were denied food and water "for the entire 16 hours," and that they didn't get medical attention despite some of them falling sick. [more]

    [half a minute of being on a container ship in a storm]

    Wilford Brimley dies at 85

    Actor Wilford Brimley, who starred in “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died at age 85. [short video]

    A weakened Tropical Storm Isaias lashes virus-hit Florida

    Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast Sunday while officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus kept a close watch on the weakened tropical storm.

    Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but was still expected to bring heavy rain and flooding as it crawled just off Florida's Atlantic coast.

    [part 4 next]

  4. [update on the unsolicited seeds from China]
    USDA identifies some of the mysterious, unsolicited seeds after all 50 states issue warnings

    some of which contain flowering plants like morning glory, hibiscus and roses, according to Osama El-Lissy, with the Plant Protection program of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. El-Lissy said other packages contain vegetables like cabbage and herbs including mint, sage, rosemary, and lavender.

    "At this time, we don’t have any evidence indicating this is something other than a 'brushing scam' where people receive unsolicited items from a seller who then posts false customer reviews to boost sales," the statement said. "USDA is currently collecting seed packages from recipients and will test their contents and determine if they contain anything that could be of concern to U.S. agriculture or the environment." [more; "concerned about the environment" - pfff]

    Letters to the Editor: How deluded is humanity? We're sending a rover to Mars during a pandemic

    [ah you FAH-KIN' KIDDIN'-ME-HE'?]

    The housing crisis is here

    This summer's housing market is split into two alternate realities, said Heather Long at The Washington Post. Realtors' cellphones have been "ringing with eager buyers" looking to flee urban areas for the suburbs while mortgage interest rates are at record lows. One house on the market outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, "received 26 offers the initial weekend it was for sale." For renters, on the other hand, the outlook is grim. A federal eviction moratorium expired last week, meaning that many tenants could have only 30 days to pony up what they owe landlords or get kicked to the curb. This week, Congress signaled it would extend the moratorium to give renters more breathing room while debating whether to extend other aid, such as unemployment benefits and stimulus checks — some of "the few lifelines renters had during the pandemic."

    The eviction wave has already started, said Will Parker at The Wall Street Journal. The national moratorium only covered tenants in buildings with federally backed mortgages. States passed their own eviction limits, but some, such as Texas, have already let them expire. In a sign of things to come, attorneys in Houston are seeing "long lines at courthouses, sometimes people standing shoulder to shoulder" awaiting eviction hearings. "Stuck between tenants who can't, or simply won't, pay up and banks that still expect mortgage payments every month," landlords are also feeling the squeeze, said Tim Logan at The Boston Globe. In Massachusetts, a fifth of the landlords say "they don't know how they will pay their bills this year." That will only get worse if the state extends its eviction ban without help for property owners. [more]