Saturday, September 19, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-18

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

2020-09-18 - Car goes up in flames and burns person to death in the Rivelin area in Sheffield (Britain), near the River Rivelin:

Quote: "Shortly after 2.30pm today (18 September), police were called to the scene of a fire in the Rivelin area of Sheffield. The fire service had responded to Lodge Lane to reports of a car on fire in the street. As the fire was extinguished, a body was discovered in the front of the car."

2020-09-18 - Wildfires starting earlier, burning more area and burning more intensely as the world continues warming:

Quote: "As 2020 began, record-breaking wildfires had already engulfed regions of Australia, eventually scorching more than 65,000 square miles — an area that, when taken together, is larger than the state of Illinois. Then came the fires that swept across Siberia in July, fueled by an intense Arctic heat wave. And then things hit much closer to home for Prichard. Over the past month, dozens of catastrophic wildfires have been raging along a huge swath of the western United States, including in Prichard’s home state of Washington. Millions of acres have already burned across California, Oregon and Washington, and at least 36 deaths have been linked to the blazes."

Note: Take the fires that have burned this year across the world, from the southern tip of South America to the far north Arctic, and then imagine them being MANY times worse. That's where we're heading, and not slowly, like in 100 years or such nonsense. The escalation is dramatic and obvious right now and this escalation is non-linear: the rate of escalation is itself escalating, the 'catastrophe curve' going vertical. By the time that curve reaches its peak, the human race will be long gone...

2020-09-18 - Megafire grows to 248,256 acres near Fresno (California):

Quote: "The Creek Fire was first sparked on Friday, September 4, and 248,256 acres have burned as of Friday evening with 22% containment. At least 913 structures have been damaged or destroyed, and 8,063 are threatened. Officials say 30,000 residents of Fresno County and 15,000 residents of Madera County have been evacuated."

2020-09-18 - Wildfire begun by vehicle fire grows to 4,200 acres near Palm Springs (California):

2020-09-18 - Wildfire grows to 42,345 acres in Twin Falls County (Idaho):

2020-09-18 - Wildfire smoke leaves lung damage long after air clears:

Quote: "When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires. Their plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for seven weeks surrounded by relentless smoke. They still don’t know, because most residents haven’t recovered. In fact, they’ve gotten worse."

2020-09-18 - China struggling to meet basic food demands as President Xi encourages 'gastronomic discipline':

Quote: "It is difficult to ascertain the real situation since information coming out of China may not reflect the true severity of the crisis. However, Xi’s statements on the need for 'gastronomic discipline' are reminiscent of similar instructions issued by Mao in 1959, at the beginning of the Great Famine (1958-1962). A combination of factors indicate that China is at risk for this history to repeat itself — a massive food shortage that could worsen into one of its biggest crises since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949."

2020-09-18 - Rescue boat bursts into flame off coastal St. John's (Canada):

Quote: "A fire broke out earlier this week on a fast rescue craft aboard the Siem Diamond offshore support vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, east of St. John's Canada."

2020-09-18 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Mastic Bach Yacht Club in coastal Mastic Beach (New York):

Note: These are the 826th and 827th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-18 - Passenger train bursts into flame at Mortimer Station in Reading (Britain):

2020-09-18 - Two private buses, trailer and caravan destroyed by fire on Poles Lane in Otterbourne (Britain), 7 miles from the coast:

2020-09-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the M25 near Reigate (Britain):

Note: These are the 237th, 238th and 239th buses to burn in 2020...

2020-09-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 6 AM on I-10 on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near Henderson (Louisiana):

Quote: "I-10 East is now closed at I-49 due to an 18-wheeler fire just past Henderson on the Basin Bridge."

2020-09-18 - Tractor trailer hauling batteries bursts into flame on I-96 near Milford Township (Michigan):

2020-09-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at hospital in Toronto (Canada):

2020-09-18 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame inside barn in Madworthy (Britain):

Note: These are the 1359th, 1360th, 1361st and 1362nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-18 - Two RVs go up in flames at 2 AM while parked at Squamish Municipal Campground in Squamish (Canada):

Note: These are the 304th and 305th RVs to burn in 2020...

2020-09-18 - Van bursts into flame at auto shop, fire spreads to truck and car, in Madison (Wisconsin):

2020-09-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at grocery store in Carson City (Nevada):

2020-09-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home on Laurel Mountain Drive in Roanoke County (Virginia):

Quote: "About 2:25 p.m. Friday, crews were called to a car fire in a garage in the 1800 block of Laurel Mountain Drive in the Hanging Rock area."

2020-09-18 - Car bursts into flame on US 54 ramp in El Paso (Texas):

2020-09-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-270 near Hilliard (Ohio):

2020-09-18 - Car bursts into flame at 2:59 AM on Polwarth Circle in Dunlop (Australia):

2020-09-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A96 near coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2020-09-18 - Car bursts into flame on Provincial Street in Barrow (Britain):

2020-09-19 - Car bursts into flame on Old Chester Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):

2020-09-18 - Off-road maintenance vehicle bursts into flame at campground at Moreau Lake State Park (New York):

2020-09-18 - Car and apartment building destroyed by fire at 4:40 AM on Fairmount Street in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

2020-09-18 - SUV and garage go up in flames at home on Lake Street in Elmira (New York):

Quote: "Captain Eric Barton of the Elmira Fire Department tells 18 News that there is exterior damage to the garage and an SUV inside was also damaged, but it’s not yet known if the fire was started by the car."

2020-09-18 - Vehicles and building go up in flames in industrial area in Ashingdon (Britain):

Quote: "A building and a number of vehicles were damaged."

2020-09-18 - Car and freezer go up in flames on Durham Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Durham Street, Hull. Fri 18 Sep 2020 22:37 (No:017530) Car and fridge freezer on fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

2020-09-18 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire just after 1 AM on Monterey Road in coastal San Jose (California), nobody there:

2020-09-18 - Auto parts business destroyed by huge fire shortly after 1 AM in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-09-18 - Barn destroyed by fire on 155th Street near Vernon Center (Minnesota), 870 pigs killed:

2020-09-18 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly before 7 AM on East Main Street in Union Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-18 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Cringila (Australia), near the coast:

2020-09-18 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on College Street near Parmele Street in Leonard (Texas):

2020-09-18 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire on Mike Para Road in Lowndes County (Mississippi), nobody there:

2020-09-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:45 AM on Greenman Avenue in New York Mills (New York):,104062

2020-09-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Riverbluff Road in coastal D’Iberville (Mississippi), near the Biloxi River:

2020-09-18 - Home destroyed by massive fire on Wind Haven Drive near Parker (Colorado), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2020-09-18 - Home destroyed by fire on Bentley Street in Concord (California):

2020-09-18 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in waterfront neighborhood in coastal Chelsea (Massachusetts), man has heart attack and dies:

Quote: "The blaze broke out after 4 p.m. in Chelsea’s waterfront Admirals Hill neighborhood, sending smoke curling above the harbor."

Quote: "A man who was hospitalized Friday after trying to fight a fire that broke out in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has died, family members tell NBC10 Boston."

2020-09-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross (Georgia):

2020-09-18 - Deadly fire burns home on Orange Street in North Little Rock (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2020-09-18 - Deadly fire burns home on Herrin Avenue in the NoDa area in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2020-09-18 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM in Bethpage on coastal Long Island (New York), 1 killed:

2020-09-18 - Vacant building burns near Lake of the Ozarks in Branson (Missouri):

2020-09-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Springfield (Illinois):

2020-09-18 - More sea lions found dead or dying on beaches in coastal Baja California Sur (Mexico):

Quote: "More dead sea lions have turned up in the same area where 137 sea lions washed up on the beach earlier this month in Baja California Sur. In San Juanico, ComondĂș, the bodies of 21 sea lions were discovered last week, some clinging to life before bleeding out from their snouts. This brings the number of dead sea lions to 183 this month alone, BCS Noticias reports. The fishermen who discovered the bodies say there were no marks from nets or boat propellers, so no official cause of death has been determined."

2020-09-18 - Man, 56, disappears from boat, found dead in Electric Pond in Auburn (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The body of a missing boater was pulled Friday from an Auburn pond. Witnesses told police they saw a man out on his boat on Electric Pond on Thursday night. A few minutes later, the man disappeared, and the boat was spinning by itself."

2020-09-18 - Man, 73, found dead in Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "A search began after his boat was found adrift, and divers found his body Friday."

2020-09-18 - Man found dead in the Ohio River near Camden Park in Huntington (West Virginia):

2020-09-18 - Man found dead in the Lehigh River in Easton (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-18 - Person found dead under bridge in Birmingham (Alabama):

2020-09-18 - Woman, 29, found dead at home on Tamarack Road near Walkerton (Indiana):

2020-09-18 - Man, 59, drops dead in Central Park in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "A little over a week ago, a man’s body was found floating in the lake near the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park."

2020-09-18 - Seaman, 45, has heart attack on ship and dies near coastal La Coruña (Spain):

Quote: "45-year old Russian seaman with heart attack symptoms was airlifted to La Coruna, but has been declared dead on arrival, unfortunately. The ship resumed her voyage."

2020-09-18 - Man in his 50s dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Youghal (Ireland):

2020-09-18 - Person found dead in the water near ferry terminal in coastal Torpoint (Britain):

2020-09-18 - Man, 44, found dead near Blythe Shute (street) in coastal Chale on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2020-09-18 - Man, 63, has 'medical episode' and loses consciousness, SUV hits and kills man, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "A 47-year-old man was killed by an out-of-control car after its driver lost consciousness leaving a car wash in Brooklyn, police said Friday."

2020-09-18 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into home, in Deerfield (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver was taken to the hospital after suffering a medical emergency that caused them to crash into a home in Deerfield Friday evening, according to fire officials."

2020-09-18 - Man, 61, has 'medical episode', pickup truck crashes in bridge, in Phillips County (Kansas), 2 injured:

Quote: "The driver had a medical episode causing the pickup to strike the bridge guardrail on the south side of the road."

2020-09-18 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into building, in Bristol (Tennessee), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officials with the Bristol, Tennessee Fire Department said a driver having a medical emergency crashed into a vacant building Friday morning."

2020-09-18 - Small plane crashes near Telkwa (Canada), 2 injured:

2020-09-18 - SUV veers across median, hits SUV head-on, on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington (Delaware), 2 killed:

2020-09-18 - Car crashes head-on into two tractor trailers at 1:30 AM, fire erupts, on I-84 near Wendell (Idaho), 1 killed:

2020-09-18 - Car veers off road at 12:30 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Riverview Boulevard in North St. Louis (Missouri), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-18 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, in Midfield (Alabama), 1 killed:

2020-09-18 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills couple in Jharkhand (India):

2020-09-18 - Coastal tundra sloughing into the ocean as permafrost melts, near Gyda, Siberia (Russia):

Quote: "Across a 200 meter wide belt, the tundra had collapsed and vast masses of mud and melted permafrost slid into the nearby sea. As the town mayor was on site, melted ground continued to flow towards the shore. Footage posted on Shabalin’s Instagram account show a slow flood of tundra land drifting towards the shores of the Gydan Bay."

2020-09-18 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Triadelphia Reservoir (Maryland):

2020-09-18 - Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes in the ocean at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge:

2020-09-18 - Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near coastal Los Angeles (California):

2020-09-18 - Lightning strike kills 6+ people in Cambodia:

2020-09-18 - Dangerous Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) hits Greece:

2020-09-18 - Powerful storm hits Finland, blackouts ensue:

2020-09-18 - Hurricane Teddy strengthens, becomes Category 4 storm, heads toward Canada:

2020-09-18 - Every river in Britain is polluted with chemicals:

2020-09-18 - Will we be wearing masks forever?

Note: If so, we're gonna need better masks, with minibong attachments and M&M feeders or something!

2020-09-18 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court justice and women's rights champion, dies at age 87:


  1. You should invent such a mask, Jonny - you'll make bank!

    How about that? You can now lose consciousness at a CAR WASH! Apparently, without even dousing your head with water, you can just sit in your car and the mist from the car wash spray can enter your car's vents and BOOM, you're OUT!

    [an old topic, revisited]
    Cracking the Mystery of the ‘Worldwide Hum’

    In my view, there are currently four hypotheses for the source of the world Hum that survive the most superficial scrutiny.

    The first hypothesis – argued by Deming and the one I’m currently pursuing – is that the Hum is rooted in Very Low Frequency (VLF) radio transmissions.

    The second hypothesis is that the Hum is the grand accumulation of low-frequency sound and human-generated infrasound (sounds with audio frequencies below roughly 20 Hz and which can be felt more than they can be heard). This includes everything from highway noise to all manner of industrial activity.

    The third is that the Hum is a terrestrial or geological phenomenon that generates low-frequency sounds or perceptions of those sounds.

    The fourth is that the Hum is an internally generated phenomenon, perhaps rooted in a particular anatomical variation, genetic predisposition or the result of toxicity and medication. [more; more on each of these]

    [on Ceres]
    NASA shares its first discoveries about a mysterious ocean world in our Solar System

    BBN: Climate Change Is A "Hard" Problem [~ 29.3 min.]

    Widespread destruction after Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) strikes Greece, heads toward Libya/Egypt border region

    Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) made landfall in Argostoli, Kefalonia, western Greece at 02:20 UTC on September 18, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h (70 mph), gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), and heavy rain. [more]

    Tropical Storm "Beta" forms in the Gulf of Mexico, heavy rainfall expected along northwest Gulf Coast

    Tropical Storm "Beta" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 21:00 UTC on Friday, September 18, 2020. This is the 23rd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 10th so far this month -- a record for September. [more]

    [part 2 below]

  2. Teddy strengthens into Category 4 hurricane, forecast to approach Bermuda this weekend

    Tropical Storm "Teddy" formed at 09:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, as the earliest 19th Atlantic named storm on record. The previous record for the 19th named storm was October 4 (2005) -- this was initially an unnamed storm, added in post-season reanalysis. Teddy strengthened into a hurricane at 06:10 UTC on September 16 -- the 8th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season to date. Only 3 Atlantic hurricane seasons on record have had 8 hurricanes by September 16 -- 1893, 2005, and 2012. [more]

    [from Fat Ass Nation]
    U.S. adult obesity rate tops 40 percent, highest ever recorded – Obesity is single highest risk factor in COVID-19 mortality – “That’s extremely alarming in terms of its medical implications”

    U.S. adult obesity rate by state, 2019

    A new report reveals the adult obesity rate in the United States now stands at more than 42 percent, the highest it’s ever been.

    Twelve states have an obesity rate of more than 35 percent.[more; see map]

    At least 4 killed in floods and landslides in Myanmar - 6.6 inches of rain in 24 hours - Tropical Cyclone Noul also slams Vietnam

    At least 4 people died in flash flooding and landslides after heavy monsoon rainfall in Myanmar.

    Tropical Cyclone Noul is likely to bring further heavy rainfall over the coming days, Myanmar's Department of Meteorology and Hydrology warned.

    Media report that more than 500,000 people are being evacuated in the central provinces of Vietnam. [more]

    Southern California is rocked by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake - with tremors felt from Los Angeles to San Diego

    It was reported to be one of the biggest earthquakes to hit the L.A. area in years. [more; while the fires burn]

    Burning rubber: Lightning strike kills couple on bike in Maharashtra, India

    In a freak incident, a couple was electrocuted after being struck by lightning while returning to Paradgaon village on a bike from Bramhapuri on Friday evening.

    The duo was thrown from the bike after the impact and died on the spot. [more]

    Deadly storm Ionas washes away entire beach on Greek island of Kefalonia

    The so-called 'medicane' was not the only natural disaster to hit Greece on Friday. A strong earthquake also shook the island of Crete with a magnitude of 5.4. [more; 3 tweets]

    Large landslide filmed in Sichuan, China [~ 1 min. video]