Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-14


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

2020-09-14 - Earth barreling toward 'hothouse' state not seen in 50 million years, epic new climate record shows:

Note: They need to look back even further, to the Permian-Triassic extinction event, the 'Great Dying', 252 million years ago, to find something similar to what's happening now. The extinction event occurring now is a repeat of the Great Dying. The Great Dying was caused by vast amounts of oil, gas and coal being burned by volcanoes in the Siberian Traps. The repeat happening now is caused by the burning of vast amounts of oil, gas and coal from every corner of the planet, by us. Earth doesn't care WHY the oil, gas and coal get burned. The Earth reacts WHEN the oil, gas and coal get burned. We've simply replaced the volcanoes with ourselves as the source of the burning. So the result will be the same: a massive extinction event that wipes out most species on the planet, basically a hard reset on the biosphere with only simpler and/or fast-reproducing species surviving. Good luck to the cockroaches and rats that may yet make it after the human race has been expunged!

2020-09-14 - Gigantic chunk of ice cap 42 square miles in size breaks off Greenland's largest remaining ice shelf:

Quote: "'We should be very concerned about what appears to be progressive disintegration at the Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf,' said GEUS professor Jason Box."

2020-09-14 - Ice shelves propping up two major glaciers in Antarctica are breaking up, could have major consequences for sea level rise:

Quote: "According to the study, the damage consists of crevasses and fractures in the glaciers, the first signs of the weakening process. Modeling has revealed that the emergence of this kind of damage initiates a feedback process that accelerates the formation of even more fractures and weakening."

Quote: "These ice shelves are in the early phase of disintegration, they're starting to tear apart."

2020-09-14 - As Arctic sea ice continues to disintegrate, a new polar climate regime arises:

2020-09-14 - Megafire grows to 188,000 acres in Marion County (Oregon):

2020-09-14 - Wildfire smoke leaves Oakland A's pitcher gasping for air at stadium in Seattle (Washington):

2020-09-14 - Wildfire breaks out, grows rapidly and causes evacuations, near Proença-a-Nova (Portugal):

Quote: "Two major blazes killed 106 people three years ago."

2020-09-14 - Thousands of wildfires burn across the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, wildlife dying, in Brazil:

Quote: "A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its wake a vast charred desolation bigger than New York City."

Quote: "This enormous fire is one of thousands of blazes sweeping the Brazilian Pantanal - the world's largest wetland - this year, in what climate scientists fear could become a new normal, echoing the rise in climate-driven fires from California to Australia."

2020-09-14 - Brush fire breaks out near coastal Vandenberg Air Force (California):

2020-09-14 - Boat bursts into flame off the Davis Islands in coastal Tampa (Florida), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 816th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-14 - Five school buses and bus barn destroyed by fire in Powell (Wyoming):

Quote: "A fire that destroyed a bus barn and five district school buses is under investigation in Powell. According to officials on the scene the fire started on one bus at the bus barn located at 799 Lane 9 1/2 in Powell around 9:20 a.m. Monday. That fire quickly spread to the other buses."

Note: These are the 42nd-46th school buses to burn in 2020, and these are the 228th-232nd buses to burn in 2020...

2020-09-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 between Georgetown and Silver Plume (Colorado):

2020-09-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM on US 75 in Howe (Texas):

2020-09-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-95 in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut), separate crash too:

Quote: "Traffic crawled along Interstate 95 north near the city for hours Monday morning after a tractor trailer fire and a separate crash prompted lane closures."

2020-09-14 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at industrial park near Dewey (Oklahoma):

2020-09-14 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame and man goes into cardiac arrest near Crosby (North Dakota):

Quote: "Around 60 farmers in Divide County put their own harvesting on hold to cut 1,000 acres for a neighbor who suffered a heart attack after his combine caught fire last week. Lane Unhjem was in the middle of harvesting when he went into cardiac arrest near Crosby, North Dakota."

2020-09-14 - Tractor bursts into flame at farm on Commonage Road in Vernon (Canada):

2020-09-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M25 near Slough (Britain):

2020-09-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A361 near Tiverton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1325th, 1326th, 1327th, 1328th, 1329th, 1330th, 1331st and 1332nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-14 - Dump truck bursts into flame near Selby (Britain):

2020-09-14 - Van bursts into flame at gas station in Scotch Plains (New Jersey):

2020-09-14 - Van bursts into flame just after 5 AM on Coal Road in Muswellbrook (Australia):

2020-09-14 - SUV bursts into flame on the A47 in Postwick (Britain):

2020-09-14 - Car bursts into flame on Audie Road in Loris (South Carolina):

2020-09-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-475 in Perrysburg (Ohio):

2020-09-14 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at home on Horlick Avenue in coastal St. John’s (Canada):

2020-09-14 - Car bursts into flame at 5:45 AM on Maer Lane in Market Drayton (Britain):

2020-09-14 - Quad bike bursts into flame, fire spreads to fence, on Willowfield Woodside (street) in Telford (Britain):

2020-09-14 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire on Route 44 in Raynham (Massachusetts):

2020-09-14 - Barn and home destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Island Falls (Maine), goats and chickens killed:

2020-09-14 - Barn destroyed by fire in Dungannon (Ireland), 6,000 chickens killed:

2020-09-14 - Only store in town destroyed by fire in Kasigluk (Alaska), nobody there:

2020-09-14 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Tower Road in Peru (Maine):

2020-09-14 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Lower Powderly Street in Carbondale Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-14 - Mobile home damaged by fire on McDowell Shortcut Road in coastal Murrells Inlet (South Carolina):

2020-09-14 - Home destroyed by fire on Coolidge Highway along the Connecticut River in Guilford (Vermont), nobody there:

2020-09-14 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on North College Road West in Twin Falls (Idaho):

2020-09-14 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 4:14 AM on Garden Grove Boulevard in Westminster (California), 1 killed:

2020-09-14 - Vacant home burns on US 60 just outside Huntington (West Virginia):

2020-09-14 - Vacant home burns at 11:15 PM on Emerson Street in Rochester (New York):

2020-09-14 - Vacant strip mall burns on Roses Mill Road in Milford (Connecticut):

2020-09-14 - Sperm whale washes ashore dead at Patchs Beach in South Ballina (Australia):

2020-09-15 - Pregnant Atlantic spotted dolphin washes ashore dead at beach in coastal Sea Isle City (New Jersey):

Quote: "The MMSC has only seen six Atlantic spotted dolphin strandings in its 42-year history, including this dolphin and her fetus."

2020-09-14 - Man, 28, landscaper, found dead in swimming pool at beachfront resort in coastal Ballito (South Africa):

Quote: "Police are investigating the death of a landscaper who was found dead in a pool at the luxurious Zimbali Coastal Estate in Ballito, north of Durban, on Saturday. Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala told TimesLIVE that the 28-year-old man's body was discovered 'floating in a pool' about 8.30am."

2020-09-14 - College student, man, 20, found dead in apartment in State College (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-14 - Man, 41, found dead in the Caddo River (Arkansas):

2020-09-14 - Man, 19, found dead in lake in Fort Scott (Kansas), empty 'ghost kayak' found first:

2020-09-14 - Man drops dead at Phillips Park in Aurora (Illinois):

2020-09-14 - Man, 36, found dead in apartment in Mankato (Minnesota):

2020-09-14 - US soldier, man, found dead near military base in Baumholder (Germany):

2020-09-14 - Man, 28, found dead near a private dock at Elk Lake in Saanich on coastal Vancouver Island (Canada):

2020-09-14 - Woman found dead in the water at beach in coastal Port of Spain on the island of Trinidad:

2020-09-14 - Man found dead in submerged car in canal in Bijnor (India):

2020-09-14 - Man, 35, drops dead at home on Homerton Road in Middlesbrough (Britain):

2020-09-14 - Man, 19, found dead in the River Taw in King's Nympton (Britain):

2020-09-14 - Man has 'medical incident', pickup truck crashes onto pickup truck at home in Henryetta (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "A Henryetta motorist is believed to have suffered a medical incident that resulted in his pickup driving through a yard then going airborne before crashing into a house on winding up on top of another truck Monday morning."

2020-09-14 - Freight train derails near Hope (Canada):

2020-09-14 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-69 in Houston (Texas):

2020-09-14 - Tractor trailer overturns at 2:10 AM on I-10 near the Coachella Valley (California):

2020-09-14 - Garbage truck veers off road, slams into two SUVs and home, in Kidbrooke suburb of coastal London (Britain), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "One neighbour said: 'Officers told me he might have had a medical issue - they think a heart attack or a stroke or something like that.'"

2020-09-14 - Dump truck's brakes fail, truck crashes into 3 vehicles, lands 30 feet from Bartlett Lake (Arizona), 1 injured:

2020-09-14 - Minivan veers over centerline, hits pickup truck, on State Route 18 near St. George (Utah), 2 injured:

Quote: "Mower also said the investigation into the crash is ongoing, but a possible medical issue may have contributed to the crash."

2020-09-14 - SUV veers over centerline, hits pickup truck head-on, in Spring Hill (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-14 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into desert, bursts into flame, near Fenner (California), 1+ injured:

2020-09-14 - Car crashes off one level of parking garage, lands two levels below, bursts into flame, at airport in Denver (Colorado), 1 killed:

2020-09-14 - Car veers off road, crashes into bollard, in Sutton Park (Britain), 1 killed:

Quote: "It is thought the man may have suffered a medical episode."

2020-09-14 - ATV plunges 40 feet into sinkhole near Poe Springs Road in High Springs (Florida):

2020-09-14 - Hundreds of drinking water wells serving millions of people contaminated with toxic chemicals in and around Pleasanton (California):

2020-09-14 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens and swallows car, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-09-14 - Man, 70, has 'medical episode' and loses consciousness in pool at Karijini National Park (Australia):

Quote: "A 70-year-old tourist was rescued in Karijini National Park last week after suffering a medical episode while swimming in one of the popular pools."

2020-09-14 - Woman has 'medical incident' at beach in coastal St. Andrews (Scotland):

Quote: "The Broughty Ferry Lifeboat, along with Coastguard teams from Leven and St Andrews attended the incident at St Andrews beach. It is understood a female was attended to by paramedics before being airlifted to hospital by the Coastguard helicopter."

2020-09-14 - Flooding death toll rises to 310 in Pakistan:

2020-09-14 - Massive horde of greenflies invades the city of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia (Russia):

Quote: "The insect population has apparently exploded due to an unusually warm season."

Note: This is a side effect of global warming. Winters that used to kill off a lot of insects aren't anymore. They've had a big outbreak of vicious hybrid ticks attacking thousands of people in this area too, for the same reason: the colds are no longer reliably cold enough to kill them off. Some of the bark beetles and other tree-devouring pests in the US have been exploding in population for the same reason too...

2020-09-14 - The 'net zero emissions' lie:

2020-09-14 - How Big Oil misled the public into believing plastic would be recycled:

2020-09-14 - Mysterious lights in South Carolina sky spark UFO debate:

Quote: "At times, they even appeared to move at lightning speeds, then back to being still within an instant..."

Note: Just like the movement of the UFOs spotted by US Air Force pilots. Instantaneous acceleration and deceleration. That implies that these whatever-they-ares have eliminated momentum, which implies that the owners have mastered the technology necessary to manipulate the Higgs field, which is what gives everything in the universe mass. Reduce the mass of a craft to zero and it can accelerate or decelerate instantly because without mass there is no momentum. That technology is as far ahead of computers as computers are ahead of rocks...

2020-09-14 - Phosphine detected in the atmosphere of Venus may signal the presence of life:

Quote: "The finding is curious because here on Earth, phosphine is essentially always associated with living creatures, either as a by-product of metabolic processes or of human technology such as industrial fumigants and methamphetamine labs. Although toxic to many organisms, the molecule has been singled out as a potentially unambiguous signature of life because it is so difficult to make through ordinary geological or atmospheric action."


  1. Happy Humpday Jonny and everyone.

    The die-offs are picking up (enough to be noticed by the mainstream media, at last) so that marine life and birds are making headlines. Anyone paying attention (like everyone on JJFH) sees these and other species (including plants and trees) dying off regularly as it gets too hot, too wet, not cold enough (to kill off predatory species) and more (like how the latest hurricane inadvertently lead to a big rise in the local mosquito population). These knock on effects are what happens when feedback loops develop, as has been the case for the past at least 5 years. So despite GSM and the supposed mini-Ice Age, it's still warming considerably where it counts the most - at the poles. This directly leads to sea-level rise and many other factors.

    Air quality and smoke maps, September 15, 2020

    El Dorado Fire approaches Highway 38 near Angelus Oaks, increasing the threat to the mountain communities

    The fire is 6 miles south of Big Bear Lake in southern California [more; the Bobcat fire threatens Kevin of BBN]

    Oregon Man Arrested For Starting 7 Fires; Police Recover Molotov Cocktail

    Meanwhile the mainstream media is busy issuing headlines like this instead of actually trying to get to the bottom of what's behind the seeming simultaneous explosion of fires: "Oregon Officials Warn False Antifa Rumors Waste Precious Resources For Fires," writes NPR.

    And now local Portland media is reporting that a 45-year old man has been arrested for starting at least seven brush fires near a major highway: "A man arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly starting a small brush fire along Interstate 205 was arrested again hours after he was released from jail after he allegedly started six more small fires," according to a Portland Police statement.

    So a single individual responsible for no less than seven brush fires - six of which he reportedly started after already being arrested and released... but somehow the media is demanding that the public consider it inconceivable that Antifa could be engaged in a campaign of arson in many of these fires. [more; doesn't say man's political leanings]

    North Dakota community rallies to help farmer harvest crops after heart attack

    After a North Dakota man suffered a heart attack, dozens of his neighbors gathered together to help him harvest his crops — putting their own crop-picking on hold in the process.

    Lane Unhjem, who farms durum wheat and canola at his farm near Crosby, North Dakota, went into cardiac arrest after his combine harvester caught on fire.

    When his neighbors got word, dozens of them gathered at Unhjem's farm with a menagerie of equipment in tow. Per Don Anderson, one of the neighbors who aided Unhjem, nearly a dozen combines were taken to the farm.

    Neighbors who got involved told KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota that helping the family was "just kind of the farming way of life." [more; gonna miss that as things go south]

    [next part 2nd]

  2. A shocking image from space shows a record 5 tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin at the same time

    A shocking satellite image shows five tropical cyclones churning in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico.

    The cyclones tie yet another record in an extremely active hurricane season.

    The image also captures smoke swirling across the US from historic wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington.

    Climate change is making both wildfires and hurricanes more extreme. [more]

    [just litter your shitty used masks anywhere]
    People warned to snip straps off disposable masks after charity frees hundreds of animals

    People are being warned to cut the straps from their disposable masks before putting them in the bin after hundreds of tangled animals had to be rescued during lockdown.

    While face masks have become part of our everyday lives, for animals they are a potential death trap. [more; while the masks themselves are a death trap for us]

    Scotland exaggerated Covid patients by 80%, new tally has just 48 in hospital

    NUMBERS of patients in Scottish hospitals with Covid-19 were being dramatically overplayed by around 80 per cent, it emerged today.

    Nicola Sturgeon said a review of the counting system had led to the dramatic fall in the official tally.

    Under the old measure - which included patients who had recovered from coronavirus, but were still in hospital for unrelated conditions - there would have been 262 people logged today.

    But the First Minister said a "new and more accurate measure" showed the current figure was 48 patients.

    The centre's director Professor Carl Heneghan today praised the Scottish Government for overhauling counting methods.

    But he also called on them to change the overall definition of a positive Covid case, amid concerns that the way people are diagnosed is also overcounting active cases in the community.

    "The next step is to clarify the definition of a Covid case so we can be very clear when a patient comes into hospital if they have an active infection, and actually have the disease.
    On the counting error, Prof Heneghan said that overestimates were likely to have been a problem for several months. [more]

    Two arrested after newborn dies following dog attack in Doncaster, UK

    The 12-day-old baby sustained serious injuries after being bitten by the dog on Sunday afternoon. [more]

    Huge landslide filmed in Kyrgyzstan

    A new road will be built to the Kara-Keche gorge and coal field. Such decision was made by a special commission estimating the size of damage caused by land and rockslide in the Kara-Keche gorge after it found out it is impossible to clear the road from land and rocks. [more; see tweet!]

    [3rd piece below]

  3. [SOTT re-interprets Trump's statement that it will get cooler to mean it's about the GSM in an article/video i won't post]

    Deadly flash floods strike Praia, Cape Verde

    Flooding hit the country's capital, Praia, as well as other parts of Santiago. Several major roads were blocked, and bridges, buildings and cars damaged. Damage to farmland was also reported. One person, believed to be a young child, died after being swept away by flood waters in Praia. [more]

    At least 4 dead, 2,000 displaced after floods hit 4 provinces of Indonesia

    At least 4 people have died and over 2,000 displaced after flooding in several provinces of Indonesia over the last few days. [more; 2 videos]

    [oh NOW it's a legal problem - long after the damage is done]
    Federal Judge Finds Pennsylvania’s Covid-19 Shutdown Orders Unconstitutional

    Coronavirus-related policies implemented by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration, which required people to stay home, ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close, and placed limits on public gatherings are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. [more]

    Is There A Flu Shot / COVID Link? – Questions For Corbett #068
    https://www.corbettreport.com/is-there-a-flu-shot-covid-link-questions-for-corbett-068/ [~ 24.25 min. podcast or video]

    [public service warning]
    Sick of political campaign spam? Resist hitting unsubscribe—it could lead to identity theft

    The problem is that most real-deal political emails fail to pass email authentication checks. Unfortunately, cyber scammers see this weakness as a ripe opportunity to spoof political candidates and launch their own email campaigns—the kind that end in data breaches and identity theft.

    “When you get that all too familiar barrage of spam emails, social engineers are betting that if you’re a MAGA supporter who received spoofed emails pitching progressive candidates or causes, you’ll click unsubscribe about as fast as a progressive will if they’re on the receiving end of a MAGA blast,” says Adam Levin, founder of Cyberscout and author of ‘Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves.’

    “You think that you’re hitting the mute button but in effect, you’re actually turning up the volume when you hit that unsubscribe button,” he shared with Yahoo Life. How? Because these emails are rigged—when you click unsubscribe, you actually trigger a download of malware or ransomware on your computer. [more]

    Objective:Health: - Health News Censorship on the Rise
    https://www.sott.net/article/441450-Objective-Health-Health-News-Censorship-on-the-Rise [~ 35 min. video and intro text]

    Green Med Info, a truly great site which documents published, peer-reviewed studies on the evidence for natural and alternative medicines, was recently given the boot from Instagram and Linked-In (to which everyone replied, "Linked-In?"). Dr. Mercola has had multiple videos recently banned from YouTube and controversial carnivore advocate Mikhaila Peterson has been demonetized on the platform. Also, during the Joe Rogan podcast's recent switch to Spotify, Mikhaila's interview was among the many that were conspicuously absent.

    Is there another purge coming? What is so dangerous about this health information that we need to be prevented from accessing it? [more]

    [4th section follows]

  4. AstraZeneca suspends US COVID-19 vaccine trial amid serious concerns, trials continue in South Africa

    The British-Swedish pharmaceutical company's clinical trial was suspended last week after one volunteer was hospitalized and reportedly diagnosed with transverse myelitis, which causes inflammation in the spinal cord and is associated with viral infections. [more]

    Pfizer says late-stage coronavirus vaccine study shows moderate side effects

    Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday participants were showing mild-to-moderate side effects when given either the company's experimental coronavirus vaccine or a placebo in an ongoing late-stage study.

    Over 12,000 study participants had received a second dose of the vaccine, Pfizer executives said on an investor conference call. [more]

    [China says "fuck all that testing bullshit" in Mandarin]
    In coronavirus vaccine race, China inoculates thousands before trials are completed

    China is inoculating tens of thousands of its citizens with experimental coronavirus vaccines and attracting international interest in their development, despite expert concerns over the safety of drugs that have not completed standard testing.

    Oregon Wildfires Are So Devastating They’ve Brought in a Mobile Morgue

    The wildfires engulfing the West Coast have become so dire in Oregon that state police have established a new type of emergency response: a mobile morgue.

    The state-run facility in Linn County, about two hours outside of Portland, will be operated by a 75-member regional response team that is searching incinerated properties for survivors and victims. [more]

    [politicians in trouble]
    Panama governor stopped in car with 79 drug parcels

    Police in Panama say they have detained two Panamanian nationals who were travelling in a car carrying 79 packets of illegal drugs.

    Local media have identified one of the detained as the governor of Guna Yala, Erick Martelo. He has since been removed from office.

    The police said they had been acting on a tip-off and stopped the car in the early hours of Tuesday at a road block.

    They found the drugs stashed underneath the seats. [more]

    South Dakota’s AG Reported Hitting A Deer With His Car. He Actually Killed A Man.

    South Dakota’s attorney general reported hitting a deer with his car over the weekend, but state investigators said Monday that he actually killed a man whose body was not found until the next day. [more]

  5. [some Wednesday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, September 16, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Ron Paul: the real reasons behind U.S. - China tensions

    Ugly Math: Why The Treasury Market Could Implode At Any Time Now

    Why the Hoped-for Solution to Out-of-Control Government Debts Won't Work This Time

    WTO says U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods violated international trade rules

    Perpetual recession? Recovery in a year? Economists deeply divided on U.S. future

    Huge Miss in Industrial Production Output vs Expectations (US)

    When will the US military return to pre-COVID normal? Probably never, this admiral says

    America vs. Russia: Brinksmanship With Nuclear Bombers Risks Starting a Disastrous War

    AFRICOM: Al-Shabab growing more emboldened in targeting US troops

    Israel Seeks $8B Arms Deal At White House: F-35s, V-22s, KC-46s

    Shocking ICE Abuse of Women Includes Forced Sterilization

    U.S. Shale Production Continues To Decline

    Farmed soils are thinning across the globe, study finds

    Cuba punches above weight with 'white coat army' during pandemic

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

    Climate change: Rising sea levels in Fiji create 'ghost towns'

    Ice shelves propping up two major Antarctic glaciers are breaking up

    Scientists outraged by White House appointees' meddling with coronavirus information: 'Outright egregious'

    Coronavirus capable of invading brain: study

    Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 9

    US Commander: Intel Still Hasn't Corroborated Russia Bounty Story

    Julian Assange and the Conservative Press
    To be honest, I didn't think it would ever happen, even though it's been so obvious for so long. But all of a sudden, the conservative voices questioning the Russia collusion narrative and all the investigations that followed from it, are finally figuring out that those behind that narrative and all that resulted from it, are the same people who have been chasing down Julian Assange for many years.

    Democrats Ignore US Military's Refutation Of 'Russian Bounties' Story

    US Officials Fear Arrest Over Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

    While Trump Berates Portland Looters, the US Gov't Continues to Plunder Syria with Impunity

    Losers, Suckers and War

    US industrial production growth slows, up 0.4% in August

    'We were shocked': RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%
    The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn't being "reverse distributed" every year away from the working class.

    JPMorgan's Dimon says economic recovery could be derailed: report [that he's directly a part of]

    Cost Of Living Far Higher Than Official Inflation Rate, Harvard Professor Finds [no . .. really?]

    At least 35 dead as nearly 100 wildfires continue to rage across 12 Western states

    Subprime Auto-Loan Delinquencies, Loan Deferrals & Stimulus Curdle into Curious Phenomenon

    How Much is a College Degree Worth? The Value of College in a Pandemic and Crisis Filled Economy. [trade school is better]

    The War on You: How the Pentagon is Militarizing Social Control

    The Next Two Months Could Be Catastrophic In American History

    More than half of exonerations involve [police] misconduct, analysis shows

    Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic

    26% of Americans have taken advantage of some type of payment deferral plan

  6. Wednesday, 16 September 2020
    [seemorerocks blog today]
    No blog

    I have had a shock interaction with someone from the "Left" today that has knocked the stuffing out of me, so I am very unlikely to be blogging today.

    Catastrophic flooding unfolding as Hurricane "Sally" makes landfall near the Alabama/Florida border, U.S.

    Slow-moving Category 2 Hurricane "Sally" made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama at 10:00 UTC on September 16, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h (105 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 965 hPa. [more]

    Hurricane Sally hits southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle prompting a flood emergency and sending half a million people in the dark

    Hurricane Sally, a Category 1 storm, is pummeling southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle after it crossed land Wednesday morning, prompting water rescues, sapping power, dropping trees and leaving serious flooding as it crawls at an agonizingly slow pace. [more]

    NASA announces Solar cycle 25 has begun, will be weakest since records began in 1755

    Solar Cycle 25 is officially underway. NASA and NOAA made the announcement during a media teleconference yesterday, Sept. 15th. According to an international panel of experts, the sunspot number hit rock bottom in Dec. 2019, bringing an end to old Solar Cycle 24. Since then, sunspot counts have been slowly increasing, heralding new Solar Cycle 25.

    "How quickly solar activity rises is an indicator on how strong the next solar cycle will be," says Doug Biesecker of NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, co-chair of the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel. "Although we've seen a steady increase in sunspot activity this year, it is slow." [more]

    Storm Francis exposes ancient Welsh forest which has been submerged for 4,500 years

    A petrified Welsh woodland area, which was submerged under water for 4,500 years, has been exposed by Storm Francis — and the images are fascinating.

    The eerie forest — made up of pine, oak, alder and birch trees — is believed to have stopped growing around 4,500 to 6,000 years ago, due to the sea level rising and suffocating the trees. But, over the years, climate change has caused the ancient tree stumps to emerge from the sand once again. [more]

    Water shortages in US West likelier than previously thought

    There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025, jeopardizing the steady flow of Colorado River water that more than 40 million people rely on in the American West.

    After a relatively dry summer, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released models on Tuesday suggesting looming shortages in Lake Powell and Lake Mead — the reservoirs where Colorado River water is stored — are more likely than previously projected.

    Compared with an average year, only 55% of Colorado River water is flowing from the Rocky Mountains down to Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona line. Due to the below-average runoff, government scientists say the reservoirs are 12% more likely to fall to critically low levels by 2025 than they projected in the spring.

    “This is a pretty significant increase over what was projected in April due to the declining runoff this year,” hydrologist Carly Jerla said. [more]

    [2nd section awaits]

  7. Bobcat Fire In Los Angeles Is Burning Within 500 Feet Of Mt. Wilson Observatory, Threatens Local TV And Radio Transmission Towers Worth $1B – Update

    Firefighters battling the Bobcat Fire suffered a setback on Tuesday when the extent of the fire’s containment shrank from 6% to 3%, and they struggled to protect the infrastructure around Mt. Wilson as the wildfire was creeping closer to broadcast towers worth over $1 billion. [more]

    A Florida man walking his dog was attacked by an alligator. He used 2 fingers to escape

    Johnson said he was out walking his dog Rex by a canal near his house around 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13 when he noticed an alligator at the water’s edge. Then the gator noticed them, and lunged.

    Johnson yelled for Rex, a golden retriever, to get on home, and he obeyed.

    As for the man, his shoe — a Croc sandal — got stuck in the mud and the gator grabbed a hold of his leg. Johnson wrestled with the gator on the ground, and was able to poke it in the eye with two index fingers. That’s when it released its ferocious grip and swam away. [more]

    Bow hunters attacked after surprising grizzly bear and her cubs, Idaho officials say

    A grizzly bear surprised and attacked two archery hunters last week, Idaho Fish and Game said.

    The hunters had minor injuries after they surprised a female grizzly with cubs, wildlife officials said.

    “On the morning of Sept. 9, two archery hunters were attacked after what they described as a surprise encounter with a sow grizzly bear with cubs in the Apache Ridge area of the Upper Pack River drainage,” Fish and Game said in a news release.

    One of the men had to get stitches. The hunters used bear spray during the attack and were “able to walk out of the backcountry,” Fish and Game said.

    It is at least the second grizzly attack in Idaho this year. In late May, a 500-pound bear attacked a Montana man who was hiking at Henrys Lake State Park [more]

    Half of all Americans could find themselves in harsher conditions as the climate crisis causes wildfires on the West Coast, hurricanes on the East Coast, and natural disasters throughout the country

    Roughly 162 million Americans will likely see a decline in the quality of their environment as the climate crisis continues to cause natural disasters all across the country, ProPublica reported.

    The crisis would lead to migration across the US, but as Americans try to avoid one disaster in one part of the country, they may be walking into another crisis in another region. [more; they have no idea]

    Plastic pollution: Washed clothing's synthetic mountain of 'fluff'

    When you add it up, the total amount of synthetic microfibres going into the wider environment as we wash our clothes is an astonishing number.

    US scientists estimate it to be 5.6 million tonnes since we first started wearing those polyester and nylon garments in a big way in the 1950s.

    Just over half this mass - 2.9 million tonnes - has likely ended up in our rivers and seas. [more]

    Tropical Storm Noul brews in South China Sea

    By Tuesday night, it had strengthened into Tropical Storm Noul and will track to the west through the end of the week, threatening parts of southeast Asia with flooding rainfall and strong winds.

    The storm is expected to track westward across the South China Sea through the middle of the week. [more]