Sunday, August 30, 2020

Event Update For 2020-08-29

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

2020-08-29 - Another massive methane explosion creates another gigantic crater, the biggest so far, on the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia (Russia):

Quote: "A huge crater has appeared in Russia’s Arctic region following a massive explosion. Scientists believe the 165ft-deep hole was caused by the eruption of a build-up of methane gas beneath the thawing permafrost following record temperatures over the summer. It was reportedly initially spotted by chance by a television crew flying over the Yamal peninsula on their way back from an unrelated job in July. Blocks of ice and soil were scattered hundreds of metres from the epicentre by the force of the blast, according to scientists who studied the site after it was discovered by Vesti Yamal TV."

Quote: "Due to a buildup in methane in a rapidly heating Siberian permafrost, an explosion occurred that tossed boulders of frozen soil and ice 'hundreds of metres' into the sky from the epicenter of the blast in the Yamal Penninsula."

Quote: "It’s thought gas was released in soil which has been frozen for thousands of years but is now starting to defrost."

Quote: "Climate models considering only gradual permafrost thaw are substantially underestimating carbon emissions from thawing permafrost."

Quote: "After Vesti Yamal TV discovered the deep crater, scientists travelled out there to examine it. They reckon it's the biggest hole they've seen like this. One of those scientists, Dr Evgeny Chuvilin, a leading researcher at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, said that the crater was 'striking in its size and grandeur'."

Quote: "It is the 17th crater of its kind to be found and documented in Yamal since 2014 – and is thought to be the biggest."

Note: When the first methane explosion blasted a gigantic crater in the ground in this area, I said then that this is one of those things where once you see it happen once, it's very likely to happen again and again. And here we are at #17 so far, and those are just the ones that we know about. This is a vast and remote area, so it's probably happened many more times that nobody's even noticed yet. They only found this crater because an aircraft just happened to fly over this area.

The more of these explosions that happen, the more methane that is released into the atmosphere, which warms things up more, which makes more of these methane explosions happen, which releases more methane into the atmosphere, which warms things up more, and so on and so on. An uncontrollable and unstoppable chain reaction of warming and methane releases reinforcing and amplifying each other is now happening. One can envision a future where the ground is randomly exploding all over the place regularly, like gigantic bombs constantly going off, destroying whatever's in the general area. There may not be any human beings left alive on the planet by then though...

2020-08-29 - Wildfires continue burning across California, 1.4 million acres burned, 2,000 structures destroyed:

Quote: "Nearly 16,000 firefighters were battling a combined total of more than 1.4 million acres of land burning across California Saturday. A staggering 2,200 structures have been destroyed with 7 reported deaths associated with the wildfires."

2020-08-29 - Recycling center fire breaks out in coastal Richmond (Canada):

2020-08-29 - Mulch fire erupts at 3:44 AM at business on Bainbridge Boulevard in the Portlock area in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia):

2020-08-29 - Fire pit explodes at home on Kellis Way in coastal Bridgehampton (New York), 4 injured:

2020-08-29 - Brush fire breaks out near Elizabeth Lake (California):

2020-08-29 - Wildfire breaks out southeast of Chadron (Nebraska):

2020-08-29 - Boat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Fort Myers Beach (Florida):

2020-08-29 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Weatherford (Texas), several injured:

2020-08-29 - Boat bursts into flame at 1:15 AM in Great Clifton (Britain):

Quote: "Boat fire(Allerdale) 29 Aug 2020 At 01:15 hours on Saturday 29th August two fire engines attended an incident on Bowflatts, Great Clifton. The incident was a fire involving one boat on land, firefighters used one hose reel, one breathing apparatus and small tools to bring the fire under control and were in attendance for approximately forty minutes."

Note: These are the 775th, 776th and 777th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-29 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Route 35 near Scioto (Ohio):

Quote: "The truck’s trailer started smoking and then, caught fire. The big rig driver was able to get pulled over onto the shoulder. The fire claimed approximately five cars that were being hauled."

Note: This is the 1262nd tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2020, and this is the 38th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-08-29 - RV bursts into flame on I-25 in Laramie County (Wyoming):

Note: This is the 275th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-08-29 - SUV bursts into flame at 11:59 PM on St. Lukes Place in Montclair (New Jersey):

2020-08-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Vestal (New York):

2020-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Mt. Pleasant Road in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia):

2020-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on Lance Hill Avenue in Dunlop (Australia):

2020-08-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2020-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on the A380 near coastal Paignton (Britain):

2020-08-29 - Car bursts into flame on the A66 near Broughton (Britain):

2020-08-29 - Car bursts into flame in layby along the A5 in West Felton (Britain):

2020-08-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at shopping center on Hessle Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hessle Road, Hull. Sat 29 Aug 2020 18:03 (No:015943) One car well alight, two hose reels, one BA used."

2020-08-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-81 in Botetourt County (Virginia):

2020-08-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-86 near Almond (New York):

2020-08-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Mill Lane in coastal Immingham (Britain):

Quote: "Mill Lane, Immingham. Sat 29 Aug 2020 19:55 (No:015958) One vehicle 100% destroyed by fire, one hose reel, one BA used."

2020-08-29 - Paper business damaged by fire in Anderson (South Carolina):

2020-08-29 - Garage goes up in flames at home on Downing Drive in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia), nobody there:

2020-08-29 - Home damaged by fire at 11 PM on School Street in Watertown (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2020-08-29 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls (New York):

2020-08-29 - Home destroyed fire on Green Street in Woodlawn (Illinois), nobody there:

2020-08-29 - Home destroyed by fire on Columbus Avenue in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2020-08-29 - Two homes go up in flames at 4:52 AM on Rowan Street in the Portland area in Louisville (Kentucky):

2020-08-29 - Apartment building damaged by fire just after 1 AM in the Fern Rock area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-29 - Apartment building damaged by fire on South Hyland Avenue in Ames (Iowa):

2020-08-29 - High-rise apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Madrid (Spain):

2020-08-29 - Deadly fire burns home on Heritage Drive in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed:

2020-08-29 - Deadly fire burns home at 11 PM on Mulberry Street in Scranton (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-08-29 - Deadly fire burns home on Route 9N in Black Brook (New York), 1 killed:

2020-08-29 - Minke whale washes ashore dead at Higgins Beach in coastal Scarborough (Maine):

2020-08-29 - Four people die within 24 hours in the water at beaches on the Mediterranean Sea in Israel:

2020-08-29 - Woman and son, 36 and 10, found dead in pond in Chauri (India):

2020-08-29 - Man, 46, found dead in the water in coastal Laguna Beach (California):

Quote: "It’s the third death along Orange County’s coastline in the past week, according to the paper."

2020-08-29 - Woman, 25, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Hawaii Kai (Hawaii):

2020-08-29 - Man, 35 to 40, found dead in creek near Lake Norfork (Arkansas):

2020-08-29 - Man, 26, found dead in Smith Lake (Alabama):

2020-08-29 - Man, 65, found dead near Greenfield Lake in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

2020-08-29 - Man in his 20s found dead outside hotel in Killarney (Ireland):

2020-08-29 - Man drops dead at home on Farebrother Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

2020-08-29 - Man, 52, found dead in the River Dee off Greenfield Docks in Flintshire (Britain), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2020-08-29 - Person found dead near the River Petteril in Cumbria (Britain):

2020-08-29 - Driver has 'medical condition' and loses consciousness, passenger bus slams into guardrail, in coastal Manhattan (New York), 16 injured:

Quote: "Authorities suspect a medical condition was to blame for the driver of the #156 bus losing consciousness prior to the crash."

2020-08-29 - Deputy has 'medical emergency', police SUV slams into car with woman inside, in coastal Seattle (Washington), woman killed:

Quote: "A King County Sheriff's deputy believed to be suffering from a medical emergency struck another vehicle, killing the driver in Seattle on Saturday."

2020-08-29 - Passenger plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Bucharest (Romania):

Quote: "An Omni Air Boeing 767-300, registration N423AX performing flight OY-703 from Kabul (Afghanistan) to Bucharest Baneasa (Romania) with 49 passengers and 15 crew, landed on Baneasa Airport's runway 07 with all gear struts down at 14:53L (11:53Z) and locked but about two seconds after smooth touchdown suffered the collapse of the left main gear. The aircraft skidded along the runway on its right main gear, aft belly and left engine cowl, nose gear lifted off the ground again, to a stop on the center line of the runway."

2020-08-29 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff from airport in Prineville (Oregon), 1 killed:

2020-08-29 - Small plane crashes near Lawrenceville (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-08-29 - Tractor trailer crashes into median at 5:15 AM, bursts into flame, in Flagstaff (Arizona), 1 injured:

2020-08-29 - Pickup truck crashes into tractor trailer, bursts into flame, on Old River Road in Bakersfield (California), 1+ killed:

2020-08-29 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in coastal Shoreline (Washington), 1 injured:

Quote: "It appeared that the driver may have had a medical emergency."

2020-08-29 - Car veers off road and overturns at 6:54 AM in Bedford County (Virginia), 1 killed:

2020-08-29 - Car crashes into median at 2:40 AM, bursts into flame, in Spring (Texas), 2 injured:

2020-08-29 - Car veers off road at 5:30 AM, crashes into home, in Turlock (California):

2020-08-29 - Car crashes on road in coastal Katikati (New Zealand), 1 killed:

Quote: "He was William Laurence Hill Williamson, aged 66, from Katikati. Initial indications suggest Mr Williamson may have died as a result of a medical event."

2020-08-29 - Woman's pit bull attacks and kills her, injures her son, in Margate (Florida):

2020-08-29 - Sinkhole opens on North Division Street in Salisbury (Maryland):

2020-08-29 - Restaurant collapses in Shanxi Province (China), 29 killed, 28 injured:

2020-08-29 - Heavy rain and flooding kill dozens of people across Pakistan:

2020-08-29 - Elon Musk shows Neuralink brain link implant working in a pig:

2020-08-29 - Sleep scientists want to cancel Daylight Saving Time:


  1. Ok, 2nd attempt this morning Jonny.
    I'm not repeating my lost company's opening remarks. It's like trying to talk in a windstorm - words are blown away, never to be heard.

    [needless to say]
    Much Worse Is Coming

    There is no way that this is going to end well, and I think that most of you realize that.

    So get everything done that you need to get done, because August is ending and September is almost here.

    Severe storms with giant hail and tornadoes hit northern Italy, leaving at least 4 people dead

    Powerful storms brought lightning, giant hail, and tornadoes to northern Italy over the weekend, causing significant material damage and leaving at least 4 people dead. Severe weather continued into Monday, August 31, but the threat is now shifting into southeastern Europe, including Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, etc. where yellow and orange weather alerts are in effect. [more]

    Typhoon "Maysak" approaching Okinawa, on its way toward the Korean Peninsula

    Tropical Storm "Maysak" (known as Julian in the Philippines) formed east of the Philippines on August 28, 2020, as the 9th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. At 19:00 UTC on August 29, the system was upgraded to typhoon and at 21:00 UTC to Category 2 typhoon. [more]

    Monday, 31 August 2020
    More than a thousand people have died and millions have been displaced and the torrential rain just keeps on coming. 160 killed by flash floods in Afghanistan with a further 41 in Nepal and another 12 dead in India: 19 dead in Pakistan as the unprecedented rainfall continued last week

    A series of torrential rainfall events have been hitting Western Africa, Indo Pakistan, Bangladesh China and Japan on and off since the beginning of June. More than a thousand people have died and millions have been displaced and the torrential rain just keeps on coming. [more]

    The ONLY SECOND geomagnetic storm of 2020 hit Earth on August 28th

    On August 28th, for only the 2nd time in 2020, Earth experienced a geomagnetic storm.

    The minor G1-class disturbance broke out when a stream of solar wind hit Earth’s magnetic field at 500 km/s.

    Giantess Geyser in Yellowstone erupts for first time in 6 years (video)

    The Giantess Geyser, which is located in Wyoming, historically erupted two to six times per year, according to the National Park Service (NPS).

    According to the park service website, “infrequent but violent” eruptions characterize Giantess Geyser [more]

  2. [some Monday headlines from RF]
    News Links, August 31, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Permanent Layoffs Soar, and It Will Get Worse

    Banks eye layoffs as short-term crisis ends, long-term costs emerge

    In a Robot War, Kill the Humans

    UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal

    Netanyahu: Palestinians will no longer have 'veto on peace'

    Is Syrian Oil Now A ‘U.S. National Interest’?

    US plans further troop reductions in Iraq by November

    Suddenly Fear Of Social Unrest Is Everywhere

    The End of the Oil Age Is Upon Us

    Hurricane-related shut-ins curb 82% of oil, 59% of natural gas output in U.S. Gulf of Mexico, regulator says

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    ‘Dying to fish’: How Israeli piracy destroyed Gaza’s once thriving fishing Industry, a Key Source of Protein

    Crops at risk as southern China battles worst locust infestation in decades

    The pandemic has slowed human consumption of Earth's resources — for now

    Brazil's Pantanal, world's largest wetland, burns from above and below

    The plastic industry thinks chemical recycling can help solve our plastic problems, but others disagree

    Mutated coronavirus strain found in Indonesia as cases jump

    The Social Fabric of the U.S. Is Fraying Severely, if Not Unravelling

    Devastating Consumer Financial Cliff Coming Right Up

    Nihilism Embodied: Our Lawless Financial System

    A Quarter Of All Personal Income In The US Comes From The Government

    Twisted Picture of a Consumer Economy Running on Fumes of Stimulus

    Marshall Auerback, James Carden – The Rotten Alliance of Liberals and Neocons Will Likely Shape U.S. Foreign Policy for Years to Come

    Political Conventions Have Changed And Voters Are Tuning Out

  3. M6.2 earthquake shakes the Indian Ocean 20 hours after M6.5 quake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    Within the last 20 hours, two strong earthquakes struck remote regions around the world. [more]

    Rare deep-sea Oarfish and Moonfish found dead after M6.6 earthquake in the Philippines

    Carcasses of a giant oarfish and a huge moonfish were found decomposing in the Philippines just a day after a deadly M6.6 earthquake shook the country.

    [Sorry about the missed edit in last comment]