Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-07


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

2020-09-07 - Auto salvage yard and pallet yard erupt in flames, fire gets huge, in coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "Seven firefighters were injured, two seriously, while battling a raging five-alarm blaze in a Bronx junkyard Monday evening, officials said. The fire, which started in an auto salvage and pallet yard on Drake St. by Randall Ave. in Hunts Point just before 4:30 p.m., sent bright orange flames and thick smoke billowing into the air. The towering smoke plumes were visible from across the East River in Queens."

2020-09-07 - Transformer explodes and burns at power plant shortly after 11 PM near the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County (Georgia):

Quote: "Between 11:20 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Sunday, there were multiple reports online of fire and at least four loud explosions coming from the power plant in Cobb County near the Chattahoochee River. "

2020-09-07 - Wildfire destroys most of the town of Malden (Washington):

Quote: "Resident Larry Frick lives in Malden, and has one of the last homes still standing. It took him nearly three hours to save his house amid the flames. 'It’s gone brother,' he texted his brother after the fire swept through. 'The entire town is gone. Everything from here to Pine City is gone. The scariest time of my life.'"

2020-09-07 - Wildfire grows to more than 8,000 acres near Cameron Lake (Washington):

2020-09-07 - Wildfire explodes in size again, to 96,462 acres, in Larimer County (Colorado), now the state's 4th-largest wildfire ever:

Quote: "The Cameron Peak Fire exploded in size – again – on Monday. Officials at the fire say it’s now 96,462 acres based off of a flyover by a state multi-mission aircraft."

Quote: "It now surpassed the High Park Fire in 2012 which burned 87,284 acres. This would make the Cameron Peak Fire the fourth largest fire in state history."

Note: So now two of the state's four largest wildfires, including the largest ever, were this year, and three of them have occurred since 2018...

2020-09-07 - Wildfire grows to 17,345 acres and destroys structures near Corte Madera (California):

2020-09-07 - Massive wildfires creating lightning-spewing pyrocumulus clouds in California:

2020-09-07 - Denver under a winter storm watch two days after the city hit 101 degrees:

2020-09-07 - Brush fire breaks out near Lihue Airport in coastal Lihue (Hawaii):

2020-09-07 - Tanker ship heavily damaged by explosion and fire off coastal Quang Ngãi (Vietnam), 11 injured, 1 missing:

Note: This is the 804th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-07 - Oil supertanker ship 'MT New Diamond' reignites off the coast of Sri Lanka, diesel fuel spotted in the ocean:

Quote: "Fire fighters are again battling flames aboard a fully loaded oil supertanker off Sri Lanka, the island’s nation’s navy said on Monday, four days after fire first broke out on the New Diamond. 'Fresh flames have risen in the funnel section of the MT New Diamond Supertanker and fire fighters are battling the fire using foam to contain the blaze,' said the Navy spokesman Captain Indika de Silva, adding that the fire had not reached the oil cargo of around 2 million barrels."

2020-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M4 in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2020-09-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A623 near Wardlow Mires (Britain):

Note: These are the 1300th and 1301st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-07 - Three garbage trucks destroyed by fire at 4:55 AM while parked at facility in Seneca (South Carolina):

Quote: "Firefighters say around 4:55 a.m. three fire engines were dispatched and arrived on scene to discover the fire involved three city garbage trucks with two more in danger."

2020-09-07 - RV bursts into flame at 1:34 AM while parked on Bonner Way, fire scorches nearby car, in Millcreek (Utah):

2020-09-07 - RV bursts into flame while parked on Morris Street in Sebastopol (California):

Note: These are the 295th and 296th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-09-07 - Van and trailer destroyed by fire on US 101, brush fire ignites, in San Luis Obispo County (California):

2020-09-07 - Van bursts into flame on Capenhurst Lane in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2020-09-07 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 near Rogue River (Oregon):

Quote: "A car fire on the northbound shoulder of Interstate 5 near Rogue River quickly turned into a grass fire that spread to about three acres before firefighters, mostly from Rogue River Fire District No. 1, got it under control near mile post 47.5 Monday."

2020-09-07 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on North River Road in Gold Hill (Oregon):

2020-09-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 97 south of Vernon (Canada):

2020-09-07 - Taxi bursts into flame on street in Noida (India):

2020-09-07 - Car bursts into flame at business in Telford (Britain):

2020-09-07 - ATVs, lawn equipment and barn destroyed by fire on Morgan Road in Whitewater Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Lawn equipment and ATVs were stored inside the shed and that was destroyed."

2020-09-07 - Barn destroyed by fire in Conewago Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-07 - Church destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Cainhoy Road in Huger (South Carolina):

2020-09-07 - Church damaged by fire on Springer Road in German Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-07 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Mountain Shadows Boulevard in Redding (California), 2 injured:

2020-09-07 - Home damaged by fire on Gulf Avenue in Methuen (Massachusetts):

2020-09-07 - Home damaged by fire at 7 AM on North Capistrano Drive in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2020-09-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on Edgewood Street in Walterboro (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2020-09-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 2 AM on Sheets Run Drive in New Matamoras (Ohio), 2 killed:

2020-09-07 - Vacant home burns just after 2:30 AM on Republic Avenue in Youngstown (Ohio):

2020-09-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Taylor Drive in Rising Sun (Maryland):

2020-09-07 - Vacant commercial building burns on Federal Boulevard in Denver (Colorado):

2020-09-07 - Man and teen found dead in the Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County (Maryland):

2020-09-07 - Man, 48, dies after losing consciousness while scuba diving off coastal Laguna Beach (California):

2020-09-07 - Man, 60, loses consciousness on personal watercraft on Wamplers Lake, dies shortly later, in Norvell Township (Michigan):

Quote: "A man died Monday while boating on Wamplers Lake in Norvell Township, police said. The 60-year-old Hunting Woods man was driving a personal watercraft when he became unresponsive around 4:54 p.m., Sept. 7, Jackson County Undersheriff Chris Kuhl said. A 43-year-old passenger took control of the watercraft and drove it back to shore along Lakeshore Drive, where he started CPR with help from other people, but the man died, Kuhl said."

2020-09-07 - Police officer, man, 49, jumps in river to help burglary suspect, goes home and drops dead hours later, in Bridgeton (New Jersey):

2020-09-07 - Man, 46, has 'medical emergency' and slumps over dead while driving, car crashes into pole, in Tecumseh (Michigan):

Quote: "The driver, a 46-year-old Tecumseh man, was taken Herrick Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The preliminary investigation indicates the man suffered a medical emergency while driving and died of causes unrelated to the crash, police said."

2020-09-07 - Woman, 45, has 'medical emergency' and slumps over dead while driving, car crashes into sign, in Taft (California):

Quote: "A woman is believed to have died from a medical condition before her vehicle crashed into a speed limit sign on Monday."

2020-09-07 - Man slumps over dead in SUV on East Tabor Avenue in Fairfield (California):

2020-09-07 - Man, 43, dies after being pulled from the water in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-09-07 - Man found dead in Swan Lake in Central Park in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2020-09-07 - Man, 20, dies after being pulled from the East Fork Lake at East Fork State Park (Ohio):

2020-09-07 - Man, 64, jumps into the water and disappears into Lake Summerset in Durand (Wisconsin), presumed dead:

2020-09-07 - Woman found dead on beach in coastal Kahala (Hawaii):

2020-09-07 - Man found dead in pond off County Road 2291 in Liberty County (Texas):

Quote: "It appears the man may have been swimming and experienced some difficulties in the water..."

2020-09-07 - Person found dead in pond at Hillman Park in Luzerne Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-07 - Person found dead in pond near Northwest 64th Street and North Cosby Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri):

2020-09-07 - Man, 30, dies in the Mississippi River at Trail of Tears State Park (Missouri):

2020-09-07 - Man found dead in his vehicle at tire business in Eunice (Louisiana):

2020-09-07 - Man, 21, found dead in submerged car in pond in Joliet (Illinois):

2020-09-07 - Man in his 60s has 'medical episode' in the water at beach and dies in coastal Agnes Water (Australia):

Quote: "A man has sadly passed away after being pulled from the water at a beach north of Bundaberg. Queensland Ambulance said they were called to a location off the Agnes Water Esplanade just after 4pm on Monday afternoon. A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed the man in his 60s passed away from what appeared to be a medical episode."

2020-09-07 - Man, 32, found dead in apartment on Dobbies Loan Place in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2020-09-07 - Man, 39, found dead in the River Lochy in Kinlochleven (Scotland):

2020-09-07 - Man drops dead in Bearsted (Britain):

Quote: "A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: 'I can confirm that we were called at approximately 12.30pm yesterday to reports a man had collapsed at Bearsted Green. 'Ambulance crews attended the scene and provided emergency treatment. Sadly the man died at the scene. We would like to thank to everyone who assisted and came to the man’s aid prior to our arrival.'"

2020-09-07 - Person goes into cardiac arrest on boat near coastal Edmonds (Washington):

Quote: "Earlier in the morning, a crew was called to help when someone on a boat had a medical emergency. Workers arrived, did chest compressions and brought the person to shore for additional aid, he said."

2020-09-07 - Small plane crashes near Canyon Lake (Texas), 3 injured:

2020-09-07 - Small plane crashes along FM 2004 in Brazoria County (Texas):

2020-09-07 - Tractor trailer crashes off road, bursts into flame, on Highway 115 in El Paso County (Colorado):

2020-09-07 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 18 near Big Bear (California):

2020-09-07 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-40 in Nashville (Tennessee):

2020-09-07 - Pickup truck crashes down embankment on Highway 26 in Clatsop County (Oregon), 1 killed:

2020-09-07 - Car overturns just before 3 AM in Newhall (California), 1 killed:

2020-09-07 - Naked agitated man climbs on top of commercial building and threatens to jump, in Tyler (Texas):

2020-09-07 - Shark attacks and injures woman in Puako Bay (Hawaii):

2020-09-07 - Hippo attacks and kills woman in Embu County (Kenya):

2020-09-07 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills two people in Raipur (India):

2020-09-07 - Two pit bulls attack and kill woman on the island of Malta:

2020-09-07 - Building collapses in Coimbatore (India), 3+ killed:

2020-09-07 - Man, 51, has 'medical event' at 5:30 AM while crossing Rock River bridge in Janesville (Wisconsin):

Quote: "According to the report, a 51-year-old man was experiencing a medical event and was stranded on the railroad trestle crossing the Rock River."

2020-09-07 - Lightning strikes kill 6 people in Kushtia and Bogura (Bangladesh):

2020-09-07 - Lightning killed 64 people in 2019 in Gujarat (India), rainfall was 144% of the seasonal average:

2020-09-07 - Typhoon Haishen lashes South Korea after battering Japanese islands:

2020-09-07 - Air conditioning is the biggest factor in growing electricity demand:

Note: So we'll burn more coal to generate more electricity for AC, which will make things warmer, which will cause more electricity demand, so we'll burn more coal, etc, etc. Eventually people will need so much electricity to stay cool that only the rich will be able to stay alive. Then everyone else will die, which will greatly reduce electricity demand. Problem solved!


  1. Another fine report, Jonny. We have wit ("carsonists" - brilliant!), wildfires, transformer explosion @ power plant, 3 garbage trucks engulfed in flames, medical incidents causing accidents, buildings bursting into flame, people dropping dead, 4 different species attacks on humans (pick the one YOU'D want to die by), a typhoon and lightening strikes!

    Hurricane Laura’s Winds Are Now Long Gone, But Residents Fear The Toxic Sludge Left Behind

    Leaks and spills have become part and parcel of hurricanes that hit Texas and Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. A Reuters analysis found that in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s punishing rain in the Houston area, at least 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels, and chemicals were spilled across the state. That was in addition to millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances.

    John Pardue, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Louisiana State University, wrote in a piece for the Conversation about how the fire at BioLab [a chlorine plant which processes chlorine for swimming pools] may be just the tip of Hurricane Laura’s damage to the oil and petrochemical facilities. In that piece, Pardue points out that the storm’s strongest winds whipped through the Hackberry oil field, a marsh dotted with thousands of oil wells, storage tanks, and pipelines. Storage tanks have been known to be ripped from their moorings during hurricanes, releasing whatever toxins they had inside into the environment. [more]

    'Unprecedented' wildfires force evacuations and emergency responses throughout Oregon

    Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a wildfire emergency on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, after raging wildfires forced evacuations and burned through at least two towns. State officials said they've never seen conditions so conducive to destructive fires. [more]

    Arctic warming: are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted?

    So even though an increasing trend of high temperatures and conditions suitable for wildfires are predicted in climate models, it’s alarming that these fires are so severe, have occurred in the same region two years in a row, and were caused by conditions which weren’t expected until further in the future.

    The Arctic is at the frontline of climate change. What we are witnessing here first are some of the most rapid and intense effects of climate change. While the impact is devastating – record CO₂ emissions, damaged forests and soils, melting permafrost – these events may prove to be a portent of things to come for the rest of the world. [more; yeah, "may"]

    [2nd segment below]

  2. [maybe the October surprise is that it's in September]
    A September Stock Market Crash?

    Many of us have been waiting to see what surprises the month of September would bring, and it appears that a stock market crash may be one of them. Even the most ardent market optimists were admitting that the absurd bubble that had developed over the course of the summer was completely unsustainable, and the only real debate was over when it would finally burst. So is this it? Stock prices have certainly plunged quite dramatically over the last several trading sessions, but it is always possible that things could stabilize for a little while. But whether it happens in September, October, November, December or next year, the truth is that everyone knows that a crash is coming.

    On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell another 632 points, but that wasn’t the real story. Far more noteworthy was the fact that the Nasdaq was down another 4.1 percent, and that means that it has now dropped a total of more than 10 percent since it hit a brand new record high last week.

    Only two times since 2001 has the Nasdaq fallen more rapidly over three trading sessions. The index is now officially in correction territory, and the losses have been staggering. In particular, the six largest tech stocks have collectively lost more than a trillion dollars in value during this three day stretch… [more]
    [from Biblical Prophesy Events news]
    The Persecution Of Christians Is Escalating Dramatically All Over The World

    All over the globe, thousands upon thousands of Christians are being ruthlessly killed simply because of what they believe. But if you only rely on corporate-controlled media sources for your news, you literally never hear about this relentless persecution. In fact, in this article I don’t link to a single mainstream news source. I had to go to Christian news websites to document what I am about to share with you, because the mainstream media avoids stories such as these like the plague. [more]

    Glendower Fire burns toward Medford, Oregon

    The Glendower Fire started north of Ashland, Oregon Tuesday morning then spread northwest along the Interstate 5 corridor (see the map above). At 5 p.m. it prompted evacuations of the entire city of Phoenix, Oregon. The incident is also known as the Almeda Fire. [more]

    Strong winds spread numerous wildfires in Oregon and Washington

    An unprecedented number of fires and acres have burned in recent days

    Tuesday afternoon the western one-quarter of Oregon was inundated with dense smoke from multiple fires south of Portland and mostly east of Interstate 5. Strong winds are turning small fires that were ignited weeks ago in Marion County, Oregon into major incidents as law enforcement officers and firefighters try to stay ahead of the fires evacuating residents in their paths. [more]

    [3rd piece follows]

  3. [from Celebrity Deaths]
    Shanna Hogan, best-selling true-crime author, dies at 37 a week after pool accident

    Best-selling author Shanna Hogan died Sept. 2 at a hospital after a near-drowning incident a week earlier.

    The Phoenix Fire Department reported on Aug. 27 that a woman was in critical condition after her husband found her incapacitated in the pool in a residential neighborhood.

    Gibbons confirmed with The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network, that Hogan tripped and fell into the pool, where she nearly drowned. Her husband arrived home minutes later and began performing CPR before Hogan was taken to the hospital in critical condition. [more]

    Tropical storms Rene and Paulette moving west through Atlantic; 2 more systems could develop

    Tropical Storm Paulette and Tropical Storm Rene, the season’s 16th and 17th named storms formed in the Atlantic on Monday, and now Rene is expected to strengthen into the season’s fifth hurricane this week, forecasters said Tuesday.

    Rene, which formed Monday off Africa’s west coast, is likely to become a Category 1 hurricane in the next two to three days, the National Hurricane Center said in a forecast discussion. [more; Paulette is close to hurricane strength]

    In CA: Wildfires continue and the air quality suffers

    Blue skies, not smiling at me: Officials say the skies in the southern part of the Golden State that are engulfed in a thick layer of smoke from the various wildfires are likely to remain that way for days.

    Thankfully, the National Weather Service has reported that the thick smoke is high in the atmosphere and should not directly impact anyone at lower elevations. For those living several thousand feet above sea level, it's a different story. [more]

    [4th part next]

  4. [it ain't just here]
    Syrian Army turns forces to fight massive fires engulfing western Syria

    The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has turned its forces away from the battlefield and towards the massive fires engulfing western Syria.

    According to a field source in Latakia, the Syrian Army has begun using its air assets to help put out the massive fires that are ravaging the Latakia and Hama countrysides. [more]

    [from TruNews]

    Today on TruNews we discuss the “war games” being held by Democrats and Republicans, to seize control of the country regardless of the results of the November election, and we detail how the razing of Kenosha, Portland, and Rochester, will be child’s play when the revolution lays siege to the White House, and the minds of once free Americans. [~ 96 min.]

    [the two largest populated countries in the world at it again]
    'Knife Edge' Situation as

    Images Show Dozens of Chinese Troops With Spears Near Indian Post

    India and China were involved in the first outbreak of gunfire at the Line of Actual Control in 40 years on Monday. The two sides have accused each other of violating the border agreement and urged each other to exercise restraint.

    Images of dozens of People’s Liberation Army troops armed with spears, machetes and automatic rifles emerged on Tuesday. The move follows China’s recent accusation that Indian troops had staged a provocation by crossing the border,

    Government sources in New Delhi said that around 40-50 Chinese troops have moved near to an Indian position in the Rezang La on the southern bank of Pangong Tso, and the images accessed by Sputnik show types of weaponry resembling those used during the brutal clash that resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers in June this year. [more]

    BBN: California Burning
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK9cNR-qggo [~ 39 min.]

  5. [some Wednesday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, September 9, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    IEA: Oil Demand Recovery Has Stalled

    NYC Commercial Real Estate Sales Plummet 54% To Lowest On Record

    Under Armour to lay off 600 employees globally

    U.S. airlines absent from Senate COVID-19 relief proposal, unions plan action

    Boeing finds new 787 Dreamliner production problem

    Israel Demands More US Arms to Counter F-35 Sale to UAE

    US, NATO Warships Exercise Off Russia's Arctic Coast

    Lithuania to direct multinational exercise that includes U.S. troops
    As the global economy continues to deteriorate and the situation becomes progressively desperate, it's increasingly likely that some trigger-happy idiot is going to start World War 3. Have a nice day! -- RF

    Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices as coronavirus continues to sap energy demand

    54 Million People in the U.S. May Go Hungry During the Pandemic — Can Urban Farms Help?

    Los Angeles County records its highest temperature on record
    The mercury reached 121 degrees as a heat wave hit the West Coast.

    As another heat wave sears California, experts say health impacts will worsen with climate change

    Wildfires rage across Pacific Northwest: Truckers abandon rigs on I-5, smoke drifts to New Mexico; towns devastated

    Covid patients have lung damage 'weeks after leaving hospital'

    Your Man in the Public Gallery: the Assange Hearing Day 6 (Craig Murray)

    The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange (John Pilger)

    Intolerance and Authoritarianism Accelerate Disunity and Collapse

    Do we have room for a billion Americans? [uh . . . NO]

    'The Situation Is Dire': As Trump Takes Victory Lap, New Jobs Report Reveals Alarming Surge in Permanent Unemployment

    Trump Promotes Decoupling From China With No Clue as to How It Can Work

    Federal Reserve: A Rogue Institution and a Clear and Present Danger to Liberty in America (David Stockman)

    U.S. economy faces $15 trillion hit as a result of school closures, OECD says

    Why A Biden Presidency Will Disappoint Progressive Democrats

  6. Fires raging on the western side of Syria - that's the side closest to the Mediterranean Sea. So that's much like California and Oregon and Washington burning on the western side of the US closest to the Pacific Ocean.

  7. Then we have the grilled 'snow sandwich' out west here.

    Evacuations Underway as New Fire Spreads Rapidly in Northern California
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/evacuations-underway-fire-spreads-rapidly-152218039.html [30 sec. news video]

    Evacuations were ordered after the Willow Fire, a wildfire with “rapid” spread, sparked near Dobbins, in Northern California, on September 9, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).The blaze was threatening structures and had burned at least 300 acres in Yuba County, fire officials said. A number of roads were closed and mandatory evacuations were issued for Loma Rica in Yuba County, local media reported. [more]

    Dozens More Mystery Drone Incursions Over U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Revealed

    I recently described how a swarm of drones flew in a restricted area at Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant on two successive nights last September. A new cache of documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) reveals how 24 nuclear sites suffered at least 57 drone incursions from 2015 to 2019 – and Palo Verde itself was overflown again in December, despite new security measures. [more]

    Wild temperature drop: September snowstorm wallops Denver, a day after temps in the 90s

    A major winter storm and frigid temperatures brought summer to a screeching halt in the Rockies on Tuesday.

    A day after temperatures soared into the 90s in Denver, highs were only expected to top out in the 30s on Tuesday, forecasters said.

    “This would be the earliest in recorded history that a swing of this magnitude occurs,” AccuWeather meteorologist Jake Sojda said. Usually, such wild swings in temperature occur in the winter, he said. [more]

    There’s a 1-in-4 chance the globe hits the warming limit in the next 5 years: UN [reality: IT'S ALREADY HERE!]

    1.5 degrees Celsius is the more stringent of two limits set in 2015 by world leaders in the Paris climate change agreement

    The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.

    In the next five years, the world has nearly a 1-in-4 chance of experiencing a year that’s hot enough to put the global temperature at 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) above pre-industrial times, according to a new science update released Wednesday by the U.N., World Meteorological Organization and other global science groups. [more; we're @ ~ 1.7 now, no?]

    [next part second]

  8. This Pine-Sol Disinfectant Effectively Kills Coronavirus, According to the EPA

    [next up Pine-Sol Smoothies! via internet . . ..]

    Pine-Sol's Original Multi-Surface Cleaner has been added to the Environmental Protection Agency's list of disinfectants that have been proven to target coronavirus specifically.

    Unlike other disinfectants, you can easily find Pine-Sol online without steep markups.

    The Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab shares how you can use this disinfectant to clean surfaces at home. [more]

    Oregon declares state of emergency, 36 wildfires burning
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/oregon-declares-state-emergency-36-071145727.html [~ 2.5 min. news video]

    Fire crews in California are bracing for strong winds, which threaten the state's more than two dozen wildfires.

    [in Back To School news]
    Teacher deaths raise alarms as new school year begins

    Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school year, and a teachers' union leader worries that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S. if proper precautions aren't taken.

    “If community spread is too high as it is in Missouri and Mississippi, if you don’t have the infrastructure of testing, and if you don’t have the safeguards that prevent the spread of viruses in the school, we believe that you cannot reopen in person,” Weingarten said. [more; guess we'll have to send everyone in prison home to quarantine . ..]