Thursday, September 10, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-09

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

2020-09-09 - Think 2020's disasters are wild? Experts see worse in the future:

Note: Yep, MUCH worse. Bad enough to end humanity, and humanity will be gone before things get REALLY bad. These experts haven't yet recognized the fact that what's going on now is a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event, commonly called 'The Great Dying'. If you're thinking that surely we'll 'do something' to avoid extinction, it's too late. The time to act was 50 years ago. At BEST we could buy ourselves a little time now -- a few years extra time, maybe even a decade -- but it'd require effort and sacrifice to even do that, and from all appearances, nobody's willing to do that. People will undoubtedly be rethinking that position when they're on fire and the skin is melting from their bones, or when they're inhaling poison gas and falling over dead, but obviously that's not the optimal time to be drawing up plans to extend life...

2020-09-09 - Record high temperatures and mammoth wildfires in the Arctic have arrived earlier than scientists predicted:

Quote: "And these climate model projections show that the kind of extreme summer temperatures we’ve seen in the Arctic in 2020 weren’t likely to occur until the mid-21st century, exceeding predictions by decades."

2020-09-09 - World's wildlife populations have fallen by around 68% in four decades:

Note: At that rate, pretty much all wildlife on the planet will be dead by 2040. That might not be that far-fetched. The insects around the planet have been dying off too, so it's not just 'wildlife'. Humanity dying off won't be far behind...

2020-09-09 - Nearly 100 large wildfires burn across the US West, 6+ killed, tens of thousands evacuated, sky turns apocalyptically orange:

Quote: "The National Interagency Fire Center reported Wednesday that 96 large fires are burning in 12 states and scorched more than 3.4 million acres (5,300 square miles — about the size of Connecticut)."

2020-09-09 - Wildfires destroy hundreds of homes as they rage across Oregon, boy and grandmother killed:

Quote: "Windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest have destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, the governor said Wednesday, warning: 'This could be the greatest loss of human life and property due to wildfire in our state’s history.'"

2020-09-09 - Wildfire destroys homes and cars as it burns toward Oroville (California), town of Berry Creek destroyed, all national forests closed:

2020-09-09 - Wildfire kills child and burns his parents along the Columbia River in Okanagan County (Washington):

Quote: "In Okanogan County, Washington, a child died and his parents suffered third-degree burns when the family attempted to outrun the Cold Springs wildfire, authorities said. Sheriff Tony Hawley said the trio was discovered on the bank of the Columbia River after they abandoned the car they had been traveling in."

2020-09-09 - Massive wildfires rage across western Syria:

Note: The western side of Syria is the side closest to the Mediterranean Sea. That's much like the wildfires burning in the US in the three states closest to the Pacific Ocean...

2020-09-09 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire shortly before 11 PM in St. Louis (Missouri), 3600 feet from the Mississippi River:

Note: This is the 79th residential explosion in 2020...

2020-09-09 - Railroad bridge over the Yakima River destroyed by fire in Benton County (Washington):

2020-09-09 - Electrical substation damaged by fire on Mytton Oak Road in Copthorne (Britain):

2020-09-09 - Yacht bursts into flame in coastal Aventura (Florida):

2020-09-09 - Two boats go up in flames before 3 AM while docked at marina in coastal Belleville (Canada):

2020-09-09 - Passenger boat bursts into flame off coastal West Kalimantan (Indonesia), 2 killed:

Note: These are the 807th, 808th, 809th and 810th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-09 - Train car bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM near Highway 17 near White River (California):

2020-09-09 - School bus bursts into flame on street just outside Amory (Mississippi):

Note: This is the 41st school bus to burn in 2020, and this is the 222nd bus to burn in 2020...

2020-09-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Bakers Chapel Road in Princeton (North Carolina):

2020-09-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 7 AM on I-20 in Bossier City (Louisiana):

2020-09-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Brighton Cross, between Summercourt and St Stephen (Britain):

2020-09-09 - Tractor bursts into flame in Winterbourne Steepleton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1306th, 1307th, 1308th and 1309th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-09 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on North Poulner Road in Ringwood (Britain):

2020-09-09 - Four dump trucks destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM while parked at public works facility on coastal James Island (South Carolina):

2020-09-09 - Cement truck bursts into flame on the A3058 near Ladock (Britain):

2020-09-09 - RV bursts into flame in the wee hours, fire spreads to trees, on Linden Avenue in South Bend (Indiana):

2020-09-09 - RV bursts into flame on Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar (California):

2020-09-09 - RV bursts into flame shortly before 3 AM, fire spreads to brush, brush fire destroys two homes, on Highway 213 in Clackamas County (Oregon):

Note: These are the 298th, 299th and 300th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-09-09 - SUV bursts into flame on State Route 18 in Diamond Valley (Utah):

2020-09-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-90 east of Sturgis (South Dakota):

2020-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on Court Street in Dedham (Massachusetts):

2020-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 150 south of Hazleton (Iowa):

2020-09-09 - Car bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on street in Bakersfield (California):

2020-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on Church Parade in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2020-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on Boothferry Road in coastal Hessle (Britain):

Quote: "Boothferry Road, Hessle. Wed 9 Sep 2020 16:42 (No:016736) Car fire. One BA and one hose reel in use."

2020-09-09 - Car bursts into flame on Garrick Lane in New Waltham (Britain):

Quote: "Garrick Lane, New Waltham. Wed 9 Sep 2020 22:14 (No:016795) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA and small tools in use. Vehicle not made safe due to Fire Service being unable to disconnect second battery. Incident left with Police."

2020-09-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-70 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2020-09-09 - Van and garage destroyed by fire at home on Dalrymple Road in Sunderland (Maryland), nobody there:

2020-09-09 - Van and commercial garages destroyed by fire in Mount Joy Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The first property was the base for a plumbing and HVAC business, he said; a van used for the business was destroyed and a large amount of materials like PVC piping resulted in a pretty intensive fire."

2020-09-09 - Barn destroyed by fire on County Highway VV in Sun Prairie (Wisconsin):

2020-09-09 - Two businesses heavily damaged by fire in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2020-09-09 - Home damaged by fire on Mt Moriah Road in Memphis (Tennessee), nobody there:

2020-09-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours on Milam Street in Fort Worth (Texas):

2020-09-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Kenosha Drive in Rochester (Minnesota):

2020-09-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Avenue D in coastal Fort Pierce (Florida), nobody there:

2020-09-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before midnight at Foster Creek Apartments in Tukwila (Washington):

2020-09-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Paddock Club Drive in Montgomery (Alabama), 3 pets killed:

2020-09-09 - Deadly fire burns home in the wee hours on Southfork Drive in Waynesboro (Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-09 - Deadly fire burns home just before 11 PM on North 4th Street in Quincy (Illinois), 1 killed:

2020-09-09 - Deadly fire burns home on Juniata Parkway East near Newport (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2020-09-09 - Vacant home burns shortly after 6 AM on Herring Avenue in Waco (Texas):

2020-09-09 - Vacant home burns on East 25th Street in Erie (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-09 - Vacant home burns on North Prospect Avenue in Springfield (Missouri):

2020-09-09 - Father and son, 59 and 25, gassed to death by hydrogen sulfide in well in Muang District (Thailand):

Quote: "Neighbours believed the two men had inhaled hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas produced naturally by decaying organic matter and that smells like rotten eggs, which had permeated the well."

2020-09-09 - Two workers gassed to death in manhole in coastal Surat (India):

2020-09-09 - Man, 54, found dead in swimming pool at home in the Shreve Island area in Shreveport (Louisiana):

Quote: "A man found dead in a pool in east Shreveport Tuesday has been named by the Caddo Parish Coroner's office. The body of Philip Harris, 54, of the 4200 block of Reily Lane, was found just before noon in a residential pool in the 1900 block of Audubon Place. Both addresses are in the Shreve Island neighborhood."

2020-09-09 - Man, 31, drops dead in yard at home on Mercer Street near the Delaware River in Phillipsburg (New Jersey):

2020-09-09 - Man found dead at Hatchery Hills Park in Fitchburg (Wisconsin):

2020-09-09 - Man, 73, falls off boat and dies in Percy Priest Lake (Tennessee):

2020-09-09 - Man found dead near Wise Avenue in Roanoke (Virginia):

2020-09-09 - Man, 62, has chest pain and dies at jail in Palmetto (Florida), 1 mile from the ocean:

2020-09-09 - Man, 49, found dead in Boudreaux Canal in Terrebonne Parish (Louisiana):

2020-09-09 - Man, 76, drops dead on hike in Logan Canyon (Utah):

Quote: "Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck confirmed searchers found Mortensen deceased around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. It is believed he suffered a medical event, possibly a heart attack, just before passing away."

2020-09-09 - Man in his 60s drops dead outside his home near Albany (Indiana):

2020-09-09 - Person found dead in the White River in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2020-09-09 - Man in his 70s has 'medical episode' in the water at beach and dies, in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "'It appears the patient has suffered a medical episode in the water,' the spokesman said."

2020-09-09 - Man, 65, found dead in pond in coastal Singapore:

2020-09-09 - Man, 65, found dead in pond in Chattogram (Bangladesh):

2020-09-09 - Man, 29, has 'medical emergency' and loses consciousness, tractor trailer veers off road, in Liberty County (Texas):

Quote: "According to Godfrey, the driver – 29-year-old Fabiana Corredor, of Louisiana – told authorities he had a medical emergency and lost consciousness for a moment."

2020-09-09 - Man, 31, has 'medical incident', car crashes into cemetery, in Moorhead (Minnesota):

Quote: "The driver was traveling southbound on 8th street when he suffered a medical incident and left the roadway."

2020-09-09 - Small plane makes emergency landing on I-75, gets clipped by truck, in Broward County (Florida), engine failure:

2020-09-09 - Tractor trailer crashes through median shortly before 4 AM, hits tractor trailer, fire erupts, in Madison (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-09 - Tractor trailer slams into cars in traffic on I-5 near Sacramento (California), 1 killed:

2020-09-09 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County (Maryland):

2020-09-09 - FedEx truck overturns into median at 2:30 AM on the Durham Freeway in Durham (North Carolina):

2020-09-09 - Car hits pickup truck head-on in Olean (New York), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-09-09 - Pack of dogs attacks and kills man in Durango (Mexico):

2020-09-09 - Sinkhole closes Highway 221 in Taylor County (Florida):

2020-09-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Salamonie Lake (Indiana):

2020-09-09 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits the Navarro River (California):

2020-09-09 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Ghana, 6+ killed:

2020-09-09 - Meteor lights up the sky over California:

2020-09-09 - Rare two-headed calf born worshipped by villagers and given gifts in India:

2020-09-09 - UN says there’s a 1-in-4 chance the globe hits the warming limit in the next 5 years:

Note: That's a completely arbitrary cutoff. The cutoff that matters is the one where if we go past it, our march toward extinction becomes irreversible. Wherever THAT cutoff is, we're well past it. So they're just blathering, probably to mislead people into thinking that there's still time for us to 'do something about it'. There isn't. Pay attention to the fires devouring the surface of the Earth, the dying off of life around the planet, the ground literally EXPLODING with methane in Siberia, the irreversible decline of ice in Greenland which will destroy most major cities on the planet, the devastating floods and record-shattering heatwaves, and so on. What the UN says or doesn't say is a helluva lot less relevant than what the EARTH has to say, and the Earth is telling us in no uncertain terms that our lease is up, it's not going to be renewed, and we're about to be evicted...from the realm of the living. The End.

2020-09-09 - Four teacher deaths from coronavirus since the school year began cause concern in teachers' union:

2020-09-09 - Pine-Sol's Original Multi-Surface Cleaner added to the EPA's list of disinfectants that have been proven to target coronavirus:

2020-09-09 - Do we have room for a billion Americans?

Note: Well, we have room for the BODIES of a billion Americans, if that counts!


  1. Thanks for the cogent analysis, Jonny. If people can't see what's plainly visible it's because they are distracted, deluded and can't think beyond the moment. Few see the implications, the underlying factors or the irreversible nature of these profound events. It's literally Biblical now.
    [check out Walter Veith videos for this perspective].

    If You Feel Like Something Really, Really Bad Is About To Happen, You Are Definitely Not Alone

    If this is “the recovery”, what are things going to look like once economic conditions start to deteriorate again? As you will see below, more than half of all households in some of our largest cities “are facing serious financial problems”, and Americans continue to file for unemployment benefits at a rate that the United States had never seen before prior to 2020. When 695,000 workers filed for unemployment benefits during a single week in 1982, it established a record which stood for nearly 38 years. But now we have been way above that old record for 25 weeks in a row. On Thursday, we learned that another 884,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week… [more; ah, but the U-3 rate!]

    'We're not who we think we are': NYT admits Americans' quality of life dropping, US plunges to 28th on new global index

    The US' world-leading self-image is totally unjustified, the Times acknowledged on Thursday, contrasting Washington's vaunted superpower status with its 28th-place ranking in this year's Social Progress Index (SPI), set to be released today. The index purports to measure quality of life based on metrics like health, education, safety, freedom, and environmental stewardship.

    The US has slipped nine places since the 2011 launch of the index, which boasts a proprietary scientific formula that incorporates 50 "metrics of well-being" and claims to be "inspired by Nobel-winning economists." Its advisory board is chaired by a Harvard Business School professor, Michael Porter, who lamented to the Times that "It's like we're a developing country."

    "We are no longer the country we like to think we are," he moaned, urging readers to take the bad news as "a call to action." [more; too late!]

    West Africa - More floods in Niger, death toll rises to 13 in Burkina Faso

    More flooding has affected parts of Niger, where almost 330,000 people have been affected by flooding since July. Meanwhile the government in neighbouring Burkina Faso the number of fatalities has increased to 13. On 09 September the government declared a state of emergency in response to flooding which has affected the country since late August. [more]

    [part 2 awaits]

  2. [no talk of directed energy weapons being used]
    Why did the Oregon fires in the Siege of ’20 spread so quickly?

    People may wonder why all of a sudden there were numerous very large fires in Oregon this week during what I am calling the Siege of ’20.

    To a degree it didn’t exactly happen suddenly; some of the fires had been burning for weeks. Two of the largest, the Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires, started from lightning on August 16.

    The fires in Oregon were all heavily influenced by a historic extreme wind event on Monday, September 7 that brought 25 to 50 mph winds to many areas. Power lines and trees were toppled and any existing fires or just a spark could escalate into a raging fire quickly. Four fires east of Interstate 5 from Portland south to Eugene are each now larger than 100,000 acres. Just one 100,000-acre fire in Oregon is rare, but to have four at once is unprecedented in recent decades.

    Wildfires have burned over 800 square miles in Oregon

    At least 50 fires have burned over 800 square miles in Oregon, and again on Wednesday, dry, breezy weather kept them growing. Governor Kate Brown said that during this fire siege the state will likely experience the greatest loss of property and lives from wildfires in its history. This a result of the confluence of several factors, including drought and lightning, along with hot, dry, and very windy weather. [more; 28 mi x 28 mi!]

    6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Chile

    A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck near the coast of Northern Chile. No tsunami alert has been issued.[more]

    Over 90 earthquakes in 24 hours reported near Yellowstone Lake

    Today's seismic activity is a little abnormal in that as of 4 pm Thursday, 93 earthquakes, and counting, have occurred all within this area of Yellowstone Lake since Wednesday night, according to USGS data. All but seven of the earthquakes have been under 2.5 magnitude. None have reached 3.0 magnitude. [more]

    US West Coast wildfire death toll rises to 23; More than 500,000 Oregonians evacuate as 100 major fires devastate nearly 4.4 million acres

    West Coast authorities have reported that at least 23 people have died in wildfires that are raging in California, Oregon and Washington state, as more than 500,000 Oregonians are forced to evacuate due to 100 major fires that have devastated nearly 4.4 million acres across 12 states. [more]

    America's vaccine pessimism

    Only 14% of Americans think a coronavirus vaccine will be widely available before the November election, and even if it is, most Americans say they won't take it, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

    Why it matters: It shows the huge level of skepticism surrounding the development of a vaccine at breakneck speed. When we eventually have a safe, effective vaccine, this skepticism could become a huge problem.

    The big picture: 62% of adults say they're worried the Food and Drug Administration will rush to approve a vaccine under pressure from the Trump administration. [more]

    BBN: Oceans Soak Up More Carbon Than Previously Thought [52 min.]

  3. [some Friday headlines from RF]
    News Links, September 11, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    How Long Will It Take For the Airline Industry to Recover?

    Trump says U.S. to cut Iraq troops to about 2,000 in 'very short' time

    Japan, U.S. to test methane hydrate extraction in Alaska
    It's a waste of time, and likely environmentally damaging. The attempt to exploit such poor resources is a sign of desperation. -- RF

    Turning waste into energy: How banana skins and manure are being re-used to help power homes
    These are good efforts, but we shouldn't expect them to support our current extravagant industrial lifestyles. -- RF

    1 in 10 Americans are struggling to afford enough food amid the pandemic

    A Doctor Went to His Own Employer for a COVID-19 Antibody Test. It Cost $10,984 (US)

    World wildlife plummets more than two-thirds in 50 years: index

    Study finds humans are behind costly, increasing risk of wildfire to millions of homes
    People are starting almost all the wildfires that threaten U.S. homes, according to an innovative new analysis combining housing and wildfire data. Through activities like debris burning, equipment use and arson, humans were responsible for igniting 97% of home-threatening wildfires, a University of Colorado Boulder-led team reported this week in the journal Fire.

    Record flooding hammers the African Sahel, the latest in a series of shocks

    Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say

    8,000 jumbo jets needed to deliver coronavirus vaccines globally, IATA warns [forget about it]

    Assange Trial Exposes False Partisan Narratives With Focus On Trump's War On Journalism

    Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 8

    NSA Prepares Unclassified Threat Reports — From Home

    Glenn Greenwald: Why The Media Is SILENT On Julian Assange's Trial (The Hill video)

    This Is How It Ends: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
    While the Federal Reserve and the Billionaire Class push the stock market to new highs to promote a false facade of prosperity, everyday life will fall apart.

    The Unraveling of America

    China debates cutting US access to drugs as hostilities spike

    Typhoons Ravage China's Bread Basket, Worrying Farmers

    Most voters don't see Trump and Biden as mentally fit to be president, new poll shows
    But the current de facto one-party system traps people into voting for one of the two as a "lesser evil." -- RF

    'Greenhouse Gaslighting': Trump Declares Himself the #1 Environmental President [in the sense that EPA has]

    DHS Head Chad Wolf Adopts Language of War in Threats Against Portland Protesters

    Study: Fewer than 60% of Americans believe vaccines are safe, effective

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg warns of Election Day-related violence, civil unrest

    How California's wildfires could spark a financial crisis

    Manhattan rental market plunges, leaving 15,000 empty apartments in August