Thursday, September 3, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-02

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

2020-09-02 - Wildfire grows to 35,000 acres, destroys 5 homes, near Ellensburg (Washington), hundreds of homes evacuated:

2020-09-02 - California braces for record heat even as wildfire smoke keeps windows closed:

2020-09-02 - Wildfires hasten another climate crisis, homeowners who can't get insurance:

Quote: "Insurers are widely expected to continue their retreat, potentially devastating the housing market if homes become essentially uninsurable."

Quote: "The insurance crisis is making California a test case for the financial dangers of climate change nationwide, as wildfires, floods and other disasters create economic shocks well beyond the physical damage of the disasters themselves. Those changes have already started to affect home prices, the mortgage industry and the bond market."

Note: The destabilizing and increasingly hostile climate will wreak havoc on insurance. That's been happening for years but obviously they're really feeling the pain now that things have escalated to the point that they have. But we're just getting started. It's all downhill from here...

2020-09-02 - Many forests will never be forests again after a wildfire:

2020-09-02 - Railroad bridge destroyed by fire near Beulah (North Dakota):

2020-09-02 - Three dump trucks destroyed by fire while parked at Highway Department facility on Riverside Drive in Huntington (Indiana), 200 feet from the Little River:

2020-09-02 - Ten RVs and building go up in flames at business in coastal Auckland (New Zealand), nobody there:

Quote: "A statement from Webster on the NZX site said there appeared to be damage to about 10 motorhomes and 'substantial damage' to the building that houses the office and workshop."

Note: These are the 279th-288th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-09-02 - Two black holes collide and combine to create new larger black hole:

Quote: "Astronomers have detected the signal from a long ago violent collision of two black holes that created a new one of a size that had never been seen before."

2020-09-02 - Utility pole bursts into flame near Neville Road and Grand Avenue in Neville Township on Neville Island (Pennsylvania), 300 feet from the Ohio River:

2020-09-02 - Cargo ship 'Tejo Alges' disabled by fire near coastal Ferrol (Spain):

Quote: "General cargo ship TEJO ALGES reported fire in engine room at around 1030 UTC Sep 1 in Bay of Biscay, north of Ferrol, Spain, while en route from Ferrol to Greenore, Ireland. Fire was extinguished by crew, but understood, fire inflicted damages, which disabled TEJO ALGES."

Note: This is the 784th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-02 - Two passenger buses and warehouse go up in flames in Christiansfeld (Denmark):

Quote: "The fire started in a bus at 10.05 and spread to another bus and a warehouse, he says."

2020-09-02 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in Peshawar (Pakistan):

Quote: "Another metro bus caught fire in Phase-VI of Peshawar’s Hayatabad Wednesday night, the provincial rescue service said."

Quote: "This is the second such incident in a week."

Note: These are the 215th, 216th and 217th buses to burn in 2020...

2020-09-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Chestnut Street in Orangeburg (South Carolina):

2020-09-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in coastal Pinellas County (Florida):

2020-09-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:18 AM on I-395 in Norwich (Connecticut):

2020-09-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near McNary in Hudspeth County (Texas):

2020-09-02 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Estevan (Canada):

2020-09-02 - Tractor bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Chertsey Lane in Staines (Britain):

2020-09-02 - Tractor bursts into flame in Boyton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1279th, 1280th, 1281st, 1282nd, 1283rd, 1284th and 1285th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-02 - Grain truck bursts into flame near Henning (Minnesota):

2020-09-02 - Campervan bursts into flame on the Trans Canada Highway near Revelstoke (Canada):

2020-09-02 - Van bursts into flame on I-5 in Chehalis (Washington):

2020-09-02 - Van bursts into flame on the M1 in Leicester (Britain):

2020-09-02 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 94 in Hardyston Township (New Jersey):

2020-09-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station in Ocala (Florida):

2020-09-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Dunmoreland Street in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2020-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on Harris Grade Road near Lompoc (California):

2020-09-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments in Dorking (Britain):

2020-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on Hickhurst Lane in Winsford (Britain):

2020-09-02 - Car bursts into flame at 5:08 AM on the M6 near Crewe (Britain):

2020-09-02 - Car bursts into flame on Coniston Drive in Priorslee (Britain):

2020-09-02 - Barn destroyed by fire on Fanshawe Park Road East in London (Canada):

2020-09-02 - Garage damaged by fire at 1:45 AM at home on Auburn Street in Rockford (Illinois):

2020-09-02 - Home damaged by fire on Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna (Ohio), nobody there:

2020-09-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Hoomau Street in coastal Kekaha (Hawaii), 1400 feet from the ocean:

2020-09-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire on West Pebble Beach Boulevard in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-09-02 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2020-09-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire near Riverside Parkway and East 71st Street in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 600 feet from the Arkansas River:

2020-09-02 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM on South Eberhart Avenue in Chicago (Illinois):

2020-09-02 - Hotel damaged by fire at 1:54 AM on Northampton Boulevard in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 4 injured:

2020-09-02 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home on Powell Ridge Road just outside Byhalia (Mississippi), 1 killed:

2020-09-02 - Deadly fire burns home on NE 149th Court in Vancouver (Washington), 2 killed:

2020-09-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:22 AM on South 21st Street in Temple (Texas), 2 killed:

2020-09-02 - Vacant church destroyed by fire in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:

2020-09-02 - Two soldiers die in lake in Jharkhand (India):

2020-09-02 - Woman, 37, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at home in Phoenix (Arizona):

2020-09-02 - Woman, 63, dies after being found unconscious in swimming pool at home in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "A woman drowned in a pool in Northwest Bakersfield this week, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Mary Wilson, 63, was found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool on Tuesday around 3:50 p.m. on Dean Avenue, near Fruitvale Junior High School. KCSO said she was taken to Mercy Hospital Southwest, where she died on Wednesday."

2020-09-02 - Woman, 60, found dead in swimming pool at motel in Bend (Oregon):

Quote: "Bend police on Thursday identified a 60-year-old Bend woman staying at a northeast Bend motel who drowned Wednesday afternoon while swimming alone in its pool."

2020-09-02 - Teacher, woman, 50, has 'medical issue' and drops dead in class at elementary school in Morganton (North Carolina):

Quote: "There’s no official word on cause of death, but it appears to have been a medical issue, officials say."

2020-09-02 - Man slumps over dead in pickup truck near construction site in Adelanto (California):

2020-09-02 - Man drops dead on sidewalk along Allison Avenue SW in Roanoke (Virginia), 1650 feet from the Roanoke River:

2020-09-02 - Man, 67, found dead in Bayou Courtableu (Louisiana):

2020-09-02 - Woman found dead in Betts Creek in coastal Queens (New York):

2020-09-02 - Man found dead in Beargrass Creek in Louisville (Kentucky):

2020-09-02 - Person found dead on Vine Street in Nashville (Tennessee):

2020-09-02 - Man, 29, found dead in the water near coastal Invergowrie (Scotland):

2020-09-02 - Man, 83, found dead in carpark in Swindon (Britain):

2020-09-02 - Small plane crashes in field near 160th and Gun Club Road near Brighton (Colorado), 1 killed:

2020-09-02 - Small plane crashes into Leech Lake near Walker (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2020-09-02 - Small plane crashes into trees in Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), 1 killed:

2020-09-02 - Small plane makes emergency landing near Lake Mathews south of Riverside (California):

2020-09-02 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 299 west of Willow Creek (California):

2020-09-02 - Car hits SUV head-on, fire erupts, near coastal Pensacola (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-02 - Car veers off road at 2:45 AM, crashes into overpass, bursts into flame, in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-09-02 - Building collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 1 killed:

2020-09-02 - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his wife and 2 daughters all caught COVID-19 and are recovering:

Quote: "Johnson said that while his daughters 'bounced back' from the virus pretty quickly, he and Lauren 'had a rough go at it.'"

2020-09-02 - US corporate debt soars to record $10.5 trillion:


  1. [3rd frustrating attempt today to post a first comment]

    Good Friday morning Jonny, everyone.

    This has been going on since i got back from CA. i think i'm slipping into dementia or something, as i keep making the same inept mistakes, erasing long, well crafted comments, then completely losing my shit and cursing extensively. i got so frustrated that i stopped commenting altogether (crowd: "he stopped commenting").

    Is the F-35 a Trillion-Dollar Mistake? [uhm . . YEAH!!]

    While the Pentagon’s official line is that, after years of difficulties, the F-35 is meeting high expectations, skeptics both outside and within the military say it’s turning out to be a two-decades-in-the-making, trillion-dollar mistake.[more]

    Haishen becomes season's first Super Typhoon, landfall expected in South Korea

    Typhoon "Haishen" underwent a rapid intensification phase on September 3, 2020, and became the first super typhoon of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The system is forecast to pass over the Ryukyu Islands, west of Kyushu, make landfall near Busan, South Korea early September 7 (UTC), and enter North Korea on the same day. [more]

    [meanwhile, yesterday]
    Typhoon "Maysak" makes landfall near Busan, South Korea

    Friday, 4 September 2020
    Carbon emissions from this year’s wildfires burning in the Arctic Circle have already outstripped 2019’s record.

    Arctic wildfires emit 35% more CO2 so far in 2020 than for whole of 2019

    The latest data, provided by the EU’s Copernicus atmosphere monitoring service, shows that up to 24 August 245 megatonnes of CO2 had been released from wildfires this year. The figure for the whole of last year was 181 megatonnes.

    The peak number of active fire observations was about 600 in late July, compared with 400 in 2019. The average equivalent number between 2003 and 2018 was about 100. Copernicus estimated that 205 megatonnes of CO2 was emitted between 1 June and 31 July alone. The wildfires coincided with a heatwave in Siberia, where temperatures soared to more than 30C (86F) in some areas. [more]

  2. [some headlines for Friday from RF]
    News Links, September 4, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    U.S. trade deficit jumps to 12-year high in July

    Oil Major Exxon Considers Global Job Cuts

    Virgin Atlantic to cut over 1,000 more jobs as demand languishes: Sky News

    NATO's 'Unified Front' at Breaking Point

    Why No One Is Buying Up Shale Assets [JUNK!]

    Tech Giants Are Sucking The Energy Out Of Ireland

    California faces potential record heatwave as wildfires burn 1.5M acres

    Amazon tragedy repeats itself as Brazil rainforest goes up in smoke

    Only using face shields or face masks with valves doesn't stop spread of COVID-19, study finds

    Bolivian families turn to makeshift graves as cemeteries fill during pandemic

    Appeals court rules NSA phone data collection illegal; upholds convictions [they'll continue to do it anyway]

    Amazon Drone Deliveries: The Greatest Threat To Privacy Americans Have Ever Seen

    Biggest Budget Deficit Since the End of WWII is On the Way

    The Second Wave of Layoffs is Here, Now Hitting Well-Paid Jobs

    U.S. weekly jobless claims below one million; but labor market recovery ebbing

    Louisiana's population is already moving to escape climate catastrophe

    US punishes International Criminal Court for investigating potential war crimes in Afghanistan

    'New York and California are the land of the flee

    US cuts remaining dues payment to WHO after Trump pullout

    Trump will roll back more environmental regulations if reelected, says EPA chief

    DOJ: More than 2,000 arrests across nine states in 'Operation Legend'

    Largest Increase in Productivity Since 1971, at What Cost?
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