Monday, September 14, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-13

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

2020-09-13 - Climate change denier hired for top position at NOAA:

Note: Conservatives in the US have abandoned science. I can understand why. To paraphrase Stephen Colbert, 'Science has a well-known liberal bias.' If conservatives accept the science of climate change then they'd be admitting that they've been pursuing a corporatist fossil fuel agenda for decades that's suicidal not only to themselves, but to their own children and grandchildren, as well as to their country and to humanity itself. They can't admit that - it's just too horrifying - so therefore science must be thrown out the window and replaced with denial. Unfortunately for them, 'science' will nevertheless kill all of them, and all of their children and their grandchildren too. Denial not only won't prevent that, but denial will prevent them from taking steps that would at least extend the lifespan of humanity, so in that way their denial will only make things that much worse and will just make them look increasingly suicidally stupid and pathetic to everyone else as we all head to the exits. We'll see how many conservatives are able to continue clinging to denial as the world is destroyed around them. Greta Thunberg has more balls than every conservative in the US put together. She may not see the whole of reality - particularly that the end is ultimately unavoidable - but she doesn't flinch from what she DOES see. A reckoning between science and denial is coming. Place your bets on which wins!

2020-09-13 - Heatwaves are becoming more deadly as nights warm faster than days:

2020-09-13 - Waste transfer station erupts in flame, fire gets big, on Memorial Drive in Cobb County (Georgia):

2020-09-13 - West Coast wildfire death toll rises to at least 33 and likely to rise further:

Quote: "The historic blazes have killed 10 people in Oregon, 22 in California, and at least one person in Washington state."

Quote: "Officials said the death toll is likely to rise since there are more people unaccounted for in the fires."

2020-09-13 - Pier devastated by mammoth fire on the waterfront in coastal New Westminster (Canada):

2020-09-13 - At least 137 sea lions wash ashore dead in coastal Baja California (Mexico):

Quote: "Mexican authorities are investigating after 137 dead sea lions washed up on a beach with no sign of how they died. The country's office for environmental protection has said the animals do not have injuries from getting caught up in fishing nets or lines. There are also no marks on their bodies from possible collisions with boats."

2020-09-13 - Killer whales launching orchestrated attacks on boats and yachts off the coasts of Spain and Portugal:

2020-09-13 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on Rifle Road in Bozeman (Montana):

Note: This is the 82nd residential explosion in 2020...

2020-09-13 - Boat bursts into flame just after 4 AM while docked in coastal Milford Sound (New Zealand), nobody aboard:

Note: This is the 815th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-13 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Dubai (UAE):

Note: This is the 227th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-09-13 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 6 AM on bridge in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2020-09-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on toll road near LaPorte (Indiana):

2020-09-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A66 near North Ormesby (Britain):

2020-09-13 - Tractor and SUV destroyed by fire in Northlew (Britain):

2020-09-13 - Tractor bursts into flame near Bude (Britain):

Note: These are the 1320th, 1321st, 1322nd, 1323rd and 1324th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-13 - SUV bursts into flame at 11 PM on Anthony Lane in Racine (Wisconsin):

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM while parked at home on Bridal Court in coastal North Kingston (Rhode Island):

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at sports complex in Fitchburg (Massachusetts):

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the Morongo Grade near Desert Hot Springs (California):

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on Highway 151 near Lamartine (Wisconsin):

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame on the Wantagh State Parkway in Wantagh (New York):

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked at apartments, fire spreads to two more cars, on Goudsbrook View in Crewkerne (Britain):

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame at home on Church Road in Walkden (Britain), 1 injured:

2020-09-13 - Two cars go up in flames on Windmill Road in Bradfield (Britain):

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame at 4:42 AM on Therm Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Therm Road, Hull. Sat 12 Sep 2020 04:42 (No:016946) Car fire. Hose reel."

2020-09-13 - Car bursts into flame on access road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Access Road To Parkway Business Park, Scunthorpe. Sat 12 Sep 2020 22:53 (No:017014) Car fire. One hose reel, one BA to extinguish."

2020-09-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property on North Palafox Street near coastal Pensacola (Florida):

2020-09-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame while being towed on road near Salmon Creek (California):

2020-09-13 - Box truck, trailer and barn destroyed by fire in Colebrookdale Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-13 - Barn damaged by fire shortly before 3 AM near 53rd Street and Westminster Avenue in West Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), horse injured:

2020-09-13 - Car wash damaged by fire in coastal Everett (Washington):

2020-09-13 - Business destroyed by fire at 1:20 AM on East Fourth Avenue in Hutchinson (Kansas):

2020-09-13 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on South River Road in St. Regis Falls (New York):

2020-09-13 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Edinburgh Drive in Huntsville (Alabama):

Quote: "The family said that two people were sitting around when the dog started barking at the garage door. When they opened the door to check it out, the fire swept through the house. When asked what was in the garage, the family told me a car as well as a washer and dryer."

2020-09-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Pleasant Street in Franklin (New Hampshire):

2020-09-13 - Home destroyed by fire shortly before midnight, fire spreads to another home, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2020-09-13 - Townhome complex heavily damaged by fire on Wescott Hills Way in Kingstowne (Virginia):

2020-09-13 - Deadly fire destroys home on Barbara Lane in Magnolia (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-09-13 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:12 AM on St. Mary’s Drive in coastal Jamesport (New York), 1,000 feet from the ocean, 1 killed:

2020-09-13 - Deadly fire destroys home on Avondale Road in coastal Rockledge (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-09-13 - Eight pilot whales strand and die in coastal Álftafjörður (Iceland):

2020-09-13 - Five children die in pond in An Giang (Vietnam):

2020-09-13 - Woman and daughter, 22 and 2, die in pond in Noakhali (Bangladesh):

2020-09-13 - Man, 61, found dead in the water near coastal Whittier (Alaska), empty 'ghost boat' found nearby:

2020-09-13 - Fire chief, man, has 'medical emergency' at home and dies in Fridley (Minnesota):

Quote: "Fridley Fire Chief Mike Spencer died Sunday morning after a medical emergency in his home."

2020-09-13 - Man, 60, has 'medical emergency' and dies while hiking on Mount Jefferson (New Hampshire), another man has 'medical emergency' too:

Quote: "A Massachusetts man who suffered a medical emergency while hiking in New Hampshire has died despite rescue efforts that included a National Guard helicopter, authorities say. The hiker, whose name was withheld pending notification of family, was experienced and in good health prior to his collapse, authorities said."

Quote: "In a separate episode Saturday afternoon, a 50-year-old Needham, Massachusetts man had to be rescued from a trail on Mount Lafayette by another National Guard helicopter crew after suffering a medical emergency."

2020-09-13 - Woman, 55, has 'medical emergency' while driving, SUV veers off road, woman dies, in St. Lawrence County (New York):

Quote: "St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies said Karen S. Rivers, 55, was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox when she experienced a medical emergency and exited the north shoulder of Route 11, coming to a stop off the road. Ms. Rivers was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital for treatment and later taken to the Syracuse hospital where she died of medical complications not related to the crash, according to police."

2020-09-13 - Man found dead in Lake Artemesia in College Park (Maryland):

2020-09-13 - Man, 44, dies after being pulled from the water in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-09-13 - Man found dead in the Allegheny River in Kittanning (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-13 - Woman in her 20s found dead along Orchard Street in Rochester (New York):

2020-09-13 - Man, 19, found dead in pond along Slate Lane in Greenville (North Carolina):

2020-09-13 - Man found dead on the shore of Wascana Lake (Canada):

2020-09-13 - US soldier, man, 30, dies while snorkeling in coastal Okinawa (Japan):

Quote: "An Air Force technical sergeant from Kadena Air Base died Saturday while snorkeling at an Okinawa beach, according to Air Force and Japan Coast Guard officials. Tech Sgt. Warrell Ricketts, 30, from West Palm Beach, Fla., was snorkeling with three friends at Ada Beach in the Kunigami district when he disappeared shortly before 2 p.m., a spokesman for the Japan Coast Guard’s Nakagusuku office told Stars and Stripes by phone Monday."

2020-09-13 - Man, 21, found dead in the Murray River in Mildura (Australia):

2020-09-13 - Man slumps over dead in car in Birkirkara on the island of Malta:

2020-09-13 - Man, 52, dies while diving off coastal Fynshav (Denmark):

2020-09-13 - Woman found dead on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle (Britain):

2020-09-13 - Man, 46, found dead in Witham (Britain):

2020-09-13 - Man found dead in Trimpley Reservoir near Bewdley (Britain):

2020-09-13 - Driver has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer crashes into embankment, on I-65 in Nashville (Tennessee), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police said the driver had some type of medical emergency which caused him to lose control of the tractor trailer. The tractor trailer then drove off of the road and into an embankment. Police said the driver was transported to the hospital where he died."

2020-09-13 - Man has 'medical incident', SUV slams into two parked vehicles, in St. Catharines (Canada), near Lake Ontario, 1 injured:

Quote: "NRP spokeswoman Stephanie Sabourin said the collision is 'believed to have been caused by a medical incident.'"

2020-09-13 - Small plane crashes near Seeley Lake Airport (Montana), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-13 - Small plane crashes near Groton (South Dakota), 2 killed:

2020-09-13 - Small plane crashes into watery quarry along the the Mississippi River near Grey Cloud Island Township (Minnesota):

2020-09-13 - Transit bus veers off road, crashes into vehicles in parking lot, in Wilmington (Delaware), 3 injured:

2020-09-13 - SUV overturns and bursts into flame on Route 16 in Milton (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

2020-09-13 - Pickup truck veers off road and overturns, on I-95 in coastal Rockledge (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-09-13 - Car veers off road at 3:40 AM, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in Ocoee (Florida), 1 killed:

2020-09-13 - Car crashes off road, bursts into flame, on I-25 near Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 injured:

2020-09-13 - Landslide hits three villages east of Kathmandu (Nepal), 9 killed, 22 missing:

2020-09-13 - Residential building collapses in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 2 killed, 10 injured:

2020-09-13 - Lightning strike kills 3 people in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2020-09-13 - Hurricane Paulette intensifies on its way toward Bermuda:

2020-09-13 - Heavy rain and flooding kill 6 people in Tunisia:

2020-09-13 - Freak sandstorm hits Ankara (Turkey):

2020-09-13 - Huge waterspout filmed over Dalian Bay (China):

2020-09-13 - Amateur astronomer discovers kilometer-sized asteroid:

2020-09-13 - Dark matter might be even stranger than we thought, according to Hubble:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. So much going on and none of it will amount to anything once we're gone. All the drama, destruction and death is meaningless to the universe. There are probably other worlds with other life forms, but let's hope they don't all use up their planets' resources and squander whatever time they have on the stupid stuff humanity does.

    Let's take a look back (to when i was 1).
    America 1950 vs. America 2020

    In 1950, Texaco Star Theatre, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy were some of the most popular shows that Americans watched on television.

    In 2020, a Netflix film entitled “Cuties” is so trashy and so disgusting that four states have sent a letter to Netflix asking for it to be removed because it is “fodder for those with criminal imaginations, serving to normalize the view that children are sexual beings.”

    In 1950, people would make an effort to dress up and look nice when they would go out in public.

    In 2020, most of the population has become utter slobs and “People of Walmart” has become one of our most popular memes.

    In 1950, the typical woman got married for the first time at age 20 and the typical man got married for the first time at age 22.

    In 2020, the typical woman gets married for the first time at age 27 and the typical man gets married for the first time at age 29.

    In 1950, a lot of people would leave their homes and their vehicles unlocked because crime rates were so low.

    In 2020, many that live in urban areas are deathly afraid of all the civil unrest that has erupted, and gun sales have soared to all-time record highs.

    In 1950, Americans actually attempted to parent their children.

    In 2020, we pump our kids full of mind-altering drugs and we let our televisions and our video games raise our children.

    In 1950, children would go outside and play when they got home from school.

    In 2020, our parks and our playgrounds are virtually empty and we have the highest childhood obesity rate in the industrialized world.

    In 1950, the very first credit card was issued in the United States.

    In 2020, Americans owe more than 930 billion dollars on their credit cards.

    In 1950, one income could support an entire middle class household.

    In 2020, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs and filed for unemployment, and more than half of all households in some of our largest cities are currently facing “serious financial problems”.

    In 1950, the total U.S. national debt reached the 257 billion dollar mark for the first time in our history.

    In 2020, we added 864 billion dollars to the national debt in the month of June alone.

    In 1950, most Americans were generally happy with their lives.

    In 2020, the suicide rate is at an all-time record high, and it has been rising every single year since 2007. [lots more]

    [part 2 below]

  2. Unusual Features of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Suggesting Sophisticated Laboratory Modification Rather Than Natural Evolution and Delineation of Its Probable Synthetic Route

    The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has led to over 910,000 deaths worldwide and unprecedented decimation of the global economy. Despite its tremendous impact, the origin of SARS-CoV-2 has remained mysterious and controversial. The natural origin theory, although widely accepted, lacks substantial support. The alternative theory that the virus may have come from a research laboratory is, however, strictly censored on peer-reviewed scientific journals. Nonetheless, SARS-CoV-2 shows biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus. In this report, we describe the genomic, structural, medical, and literature evidence, which, when considered together, strongly contradicts the natural origin theory. [more]

    Covid-19: Govt. Narrative Fundamentally False [~ 37.6 min. video]

    Biochemical engineer, Ivor Cummins exposes the official government SAR-CoV-2 narrative as fundamentally false.

    Severe Medistorm Cassilda forms near the coast of Libya

    Severe Medistorm Cassilda formed near Libya, Mediterranean Sea on September 15, 2020. This is the first severe medistorm of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season which began on July 1. The storm was named by the Mediterranean Cyclone Center, an unofficial organization studying medicanes and eurocanes. [more]

    Sally rapidly strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane, extremely dangerous storm surge expected, U.S.

    Tropical Storm "Sally" has rapidly strengthened into a hurricane by 16:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, becoming the 7th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 220 km (135 miles) ESE of the Mouth of the Mississippi River. It had maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (85 mph) and minimum central pressure of 985 hPa.

    Tropical Storm Sally Brings Strong Wind and Rain to Florida [30 sec. news video]

    Tropical Storm Sally brought heavy rain to Miami, Florida, on September 13, causing flooding in some parts of the city.

    Hurricane Sally's storm surge hits Louisiana coast [20 sec. news video]

    Before the sky clouded over, water levels were up more than three feet above normal at Shell Beach, Louisiana, as Sally approached the Gulf Coast on Sept. 14. [more]

    [off topic]
    The entire universe might be a neural network says Minnesota physicist

    in a provocative preprint uploaded to arXiv this summer, a physics professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth named Vitaly Vanchurin attempts to reframe reality in a particularly eye-opening way — suggesting that we're living inside a massive neural network that governs everything around us. In other words, he wrote in the paper, it's a "possibility that the entire universe on its most fundamental level is a neural network."

    In this paper I consider another possibility that a microscopic neural network is the fundamental structure and everything else, i.e. quantum mechanics, general relativity and macroscopic observers, emerges from it. So far things look rather promising.

    would this theory mean we're living in a simulation?

    No, we live in a neural network, but we might never know the difference. [more; interesting read, link to source provided]

    [3rd section awaits]

  3. Weary warblers: Birds seen acting strangely after the cold snap in Colorado

    While the cold snap apparently killed some birds, it may not be responsible for what appears to be strange behavior, such as birds flying into houses or windows or getting hit by cars.

    [let's start checking out crops now that harvest time is near]
    Prolonged flood will push up vegetable prices in Bangladesh further - 260,000 hectares of farmland damaged

    The lengthy floods have severely been affecting early winter crop farming in many Bangladesh districts. This is causing fears of further hike in prices of vegetables including onions. Although the water has started receding in 37 flood-stricken districts, many crop lands are still under waist-deep water.

    DAE data showed a total of 260,000 hectares of land have been damaged totally by the more than two-month long flood from June 26 to August 31.

    Nearly 40,000 hectares of summer vegetables worth Tk 2.45 billion (€2.45 mln) have been destroyed by the flood this year, said DAE. [more]

    Forecasts of heavy rains raise fear for summer crops in India

    Forecasts of heavy rains across key central and western growing regions of India have stoked fears of potential crop losses in the second half of September, farm experts and industry officials said. [more]

    Swarms of winged insects invade Siberian city, leaving Russians stunned

    Multiple videos of the insect invasion started making the rounds online on Monday, promptly becoming a viral topic in Russia. The bug buildup began in the city over the weekend, becoming particularly intense on Monday morning.[more; tweets]

    [some Earth shaking news]
    Shallow M6.1 earthquake strikes Fiji Islands Region

    Deep 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Russia's Kamchatka peninsula

    SECOND earthquake in a week hits UK town

    The tremor in Bedfordshire, which hit at 11.20pm on Sunday night, was measured by the BGS at magnitude 2.1.

    It is thought to have been an aftershock from the magnitude 3.5 quake that was felt on September 8. [more]

    [fire news]
    1,000 firefighters, 15 aircraft battle huge wildfire in central Portugal - perimeter over 34 miles long

    The fire's perimeter stretched more than 55 kilometres (34 miles), local Civil Protection Agency commander Luis Belo Costa told a news conference, adding that an "extraordinary" amount of tinder-dry vegetation was fueling the flames. [more]

    [4th part follows]

  4. California and Oregon fires — lives lost and structures burned

    Lives lost: 19, at least — California; 10, at least — Oregon

    Structures destroyed: 4,258 — California; 2,077 –Northwest (Washington & Oregon); 168 — Northern Rockies; 46 — Great Basin; 64 — Rocky Mountain

    Acres burned: 5,887,136 — The total number of acres burned to date in the U.S., not counting Alaska

    5,608,376 — 10-year annual average number of acres burned in the U.S., not counting Alaska

    Desperate race against fires in world's biggest tropical wetlands

    The Pantanal, a region famous for its wildlife, is suffering its worst fires in more than 47 years, destroying vast areas of vegetation and causing death of animals caught in the fire or smoke [more]

    California’s wildfires are producing more CO2 than its power plants

    The sprawling wildfires in California and Oregon are producing record amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, according to satellite data. In both states, wildfire emissions in 2020 have already surpassed those typically released by their power sectors over the course of an entire year. [more]

    BBN: The Year Normalcy Died [~ 26 min.]

    Scientists create gene-edited animals as 'surrogate sires' to boost food production

    Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat quality in what they say is a step towards genetically enhancing livestock to improve food production.

    Green clouds captured over Abisko, Sweden after intense auroras

    Last night, auroras unexpectedly exploded over Abisko, Sweden. "It was a great display," says Chad Blakley of local tour guide service Lights Over Lapland. "But it wasn't the auroras that caught our eye." It was the clouds.

    What happened? A crack opened in Earth's magnetic field. Solar wind poured in to fuel the display. Such cracks form often during weeks around equinoxes--a pheomenon known as the "Russell-McPherron effect." With the autumnal equinox only 1 week away, more green clouds could be in the offing. Stay tuned.

    [5th segment coming up]

  5. Floods and waterspout forms as rainstorm hits Malta [pics and video]

    Bright meteor fireball recorded over southern Spain

    Sea of Slush: Arctic sea ice lows mark a new polar climate regime

    With climate change driving up Arctic temperatures, the once-solid sea ice cover has been shrinking to stark, new lows in recent years. This year’s minimum, still a few days from being declared, is expected to be the second-lowest expanse in four decades of record-keeping. The record low of 3.41 million square kilometers – reached in September 2012 after a late-season cyclonic storm broke up the remaining ice – is not much below what we see today. [more]

    The Northern Hemisphere just had its hottest summer on record

    The Northern Hemisphere just sweltered through its hottest summer on record, according to data released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    The period from June through August was 2.11 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average in the Northern Hemisphere, while globally, this August ranked as the second-hottest since record keeping began in 1880. [more]

    Bipartisan U.S. lawmakers to unveil $1.5 trillion COVID-19 aid bill

    A group of 50 Democratic and Republican members of Congress are due to unveil a $1.5 trillion bipartisan coronavirus relief legislation on Tuesday, in an election year effort to break a month-long impasse in COVID-19 talks between the White House and top Democrats.

    The proposal includes another round of direct checks to Americans, $500 billion for state and local governments and jobless benefits, with spending lasting beyond next January's presidential inauguration, according to a source familiar with the plan.

    With less than two months to go before the November election, there is growing anxiety among lawmakers about the inability of Congress and President Donald Trump's White House to agree on a package to deliver relief to millions of Americans and an economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. [more]

    Theme park worker falls to death from world's tallest swing ride

    A 21-year-old theme park worker who fell almost 200 feet from the StarFlyer swing ride in Orlando, Florida, has died. [more]

    Viewers share emotional reactions to David Attenborough's Extinction: The Facts

    Sir David Attenborough's powerful documentary, Extinction: The Facts, aired on BBC One last night (13th September), exploring how the biodiversity crisis could have extreme consequences for us all.

    The hour-long programme came with a stark and honest warning about the potential extinction of a number of animal species and received an emotional reaction from many viewers. While David's much-loved Planet Earth depicted a more joyous portrayal of nature, this documentary was made to hold our attention and force us to listen — and that it did.

    On Twitter, many viewers expressed that it was the "most important" TV programme ever made. One said: "Maybe the most important TV programme ever made. People need to sit up and take notice that there's a bigger narrative. The overriding message is it's not too late." [more; WRONG!]

    BP Says the Era of Oil-Demand Growth Is Over

    BP Plc said the relentless growth of oil demand is over, becoming the first supermajor to call the end of an era many thought would last another decade or more. [more]

  6. Tuesday, 15 September 2020
    More on possible arson in West Coast fires

    All the fires seem to be along the road edge [Natural News]

    Left-wing arsonists are setting many of the wildfires in Western states… but why?

    It’s now abundantly clear that left-wing arsonists are setting many of the wildfires that are exploding across Western states. Naturally, Oregon fire officials have now “officially” denied the fires are being set by human beings, instead claiming all the fires are Trump’s fault because of “climate change.”

    In case you’re trying to keep track of all this, when left-wing terrorists set fire to buildings in cities, that’s known as “peaceful protesting.” But when left-wing terrorists set fire to forests in nature, that’s called “climate change.”

    It’s clear now that in their desperate effort to tear down America, the radical Left has embraced a “scorched Earth” policy that involves literally attempting to burn down the nation by setting fires. Already, Black Lives Matter terrorists are being arrested and charged after being caught setting fires.

    The wildfires in Oregon have now displaced half a million residents there, and federal officials are investigating “mass arson” as the real cause behind these fires. [more]

    Monday, 14 September 2020
    Methane and Arctic Sea Ice update - 13 September, 2020

    Methane, Arctic Sea Ice & Climate Roundup with Margo (Sept. 13, 2020) [~ 99.2 min.]

    Mysterious tremor, deafening bang that 'shook homes' leaves Snowdonia, Wales residents baffled [North Wales Live]

    A mysterious tremor was felt by residents on the edges of Snowdonia today.

    Debbie Green, who owns a farm near Cwm Silyn, described the noise as "deafening".

    The farmer said that she began to feel a vibration in her feet when sat in her living room, but suddenly heard a "massive noise" before her entire house began to shake.

    The incident caused her dogs to "kick off" and spooked the horses on the farm who had to be calmed down afterwards.

    Other people in the area experienced something similar at 2.10pm today, including Ms Green's neighbour whose house also began to shake inexplicably at the same time.

    There was an earthquake in the Bedforshire town of Leighton Buzzard at 12.20am this morning, but the British Geological Survey said they had "no evidence of a seismic disturbance, of any kind, detected by the BGS seismograph network" in North Wales.

    There was also a controlled explosion in Aberdesach after an explosive was found on the beach, but this took place at 5.30pm - over three hours after Ms Green and other residents felt the tremor.

    Debbie says that the tremor lasted "4-5 seconds, but it felt longer."

    "It sounded exactly like an earthquake," she said.

    "It might have been a mine collapse or something like that. We used to live near an airfield and my husband thought that it was a sonic boom initially, but the entire house shook for a few seconds so it couldn't have been that. [more]

    [2nd part next]

  7. ‘You should be moving now’: Louisiana governor gives dire warning as Sally to be declared category 2 hurricane

    Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a category 2 hurricane as it approaches Louisiana, with governor John Bel Edwards to request a federal declaration from Donald Trump ahead of landfall on Tuesday.

    Hurricane-force winds, life-threatening storm surges and flash flooding is forecast for much of southeast Louisiana, as well as Mississippi’s coastal and southern regions. [more]

    Firefighters pushed to the limits as unprecedented infernos rage across US west coast

    fatigued first responders are facing fires that are burning hotter, faster and more frequently than ever before – and it’s only expected to get worse as the season goes on. The strain is already starting to set in.

    “I have never seen something at this level,” said James Bowron, Oakland fire department’s battalion chief. In nearly three decades on the job, he has never witnessed this many fires burning at once. [more]

    Puppy pulled from rubble following California wildfire

    The little puppy had minor burns and was taken by animal control to a nearby veterinary center to be assessed. [more]

    Human carbon emissions ‘now worse than deadly ancient volcanic period’

    new research shows that the power of nature was not even close to what human beings are doing today.

    In the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), soaring CO2 levels raised Earth’s temperature by up to eight degrees, causing the seas to become acid and killing many marine species.

    "The PETM is not the perfect analog, but it's the closest thing we have. Today, things are moving much faster." [more]

  8. Obviously if fires start upon roads, it must be liberals burning stuff down because A) cars don't just burst into flame and start fires themselves; and B) only liberals drive on roads. I see some laughably major flaws in Robin's 'logic' there.

    1. I don't know if the stories that the fires are being purposefully set in Oregon are true. But if it is true then it isn't being done by "liberals". It is being done by militant extremist leftists. A very different animal in my personal dictionary.

  9. Me too, Jonny. I think he's just trying to figure out if the fires are more locally human-caused than the climate change, lightning, PG & E, etc. excuses or "causes."

    He posted a video of a flame-throwing drone, just be inclusive. It's speculation, of course.

    Some of these roadside fires are started by vehicle fires and probably some are started by people.

    Covering bases, seeing what others think. Always take the info with a 5 lb bag of salt, as they say.

    Got cool around here today, high of 70.

    BBN: Canary In The Coalmine [~ 27.5 min.]