Friday, September 25, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-24

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

2020-09-24 - Smoke from wildfires killed at least 1,200 people in California:

Quote: "The heavy smoke from wildfires that choked much of California in recent weeks was more than an inconvenience. It was deadly. And it almost certainly killed more people than the flames from the massive fires themselves, health experts say. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 10, the historically bad concentrations of wildfire smoke were responsible for at least 1,200 and possibly up to 3,000 deaths in California that otherwise would not have occurred, according to an estimate by researchers at Stanford University."

2020-09-24 - California’s largest single wildfire spawned two massive firenados, one an EF2:

2020-09-24 - Global heating stoking underground 'zombie fires' in Siberia (Russia):

2020-09-24 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "The fire was quickly contained to a pile of crushed cars and appliances, according to a tweet from the Sacramento Fire Department. Crews expect to be at the facility throughout the evening, as they continue to use aerial ladders to surround and control the three alarm fire."

2020-09-24 - Underground electrical explosions and fire blow manhole covers off in Albany (New York):

2020-09-24 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Belfast (Ireland):

2020-09-24 - Wind turbine bursts into flame at midnight along Haslingden Old Road in Oswaldtwistle (Britain):

2020-09-24 - Brush fire breaks out near the Columbia River near Bridgeport (Washington):

2020-09-24 - Algae blooms erupting off the coast near Mackay (Australia):

Quote: "A series of algal blooms off the coast have been washing ashore and breaking down, wafting the stomach churning smell across the tropical north coast."

Note: The foul smell is hydrogen sulfide given off as the algae decomposes, the same problem that has afflicted Florida and numerous areas across the Caribbean and in Mexico, causing doctors to warn that the exposure to hydrogen sulfide can cause serious health problems...

2020-09-24 - Garage explodes and burns at home near Andrews (Indiana):

Note: This is the 87th residential explosion in 2020...

2020-09-24 - Towing business heavily damaged by explosion and fire on State Route 415 in Bath (New York), 800 feet from the Cohocton River:

2020-09-24 - In separate incidents, two US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets experience engine fires:

Quote: "Another US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet has been forced to suddenly land at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana. In just two weeks, two of the advanced, carrier-based jets have suffered engine fires. According to the Naval Safety Center, a two-seater F/A-18F Super Hornet experienced an engine fire on Monday while flying along the southeastern Virginia coast, forcing it to return to NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach."

Quote: "Two weeks prior, an almost identical incident occurred involving a different F/A-18F. Cragg said that 'it is too early to speculate the causal factors for the in-flight engine fire' in the two jets, but that investigations were underway."

Note: These are the 44th and 45th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-24 - Boat bursts into flame and explodes at Riverside Marina on the Detroit River in Detroit (Michigan), 4 injured:

Note: This is the 834th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-24 - Train car full of trash bursts into flame near Hollins Road NE in Roanoke (Virginia):

2020-09-24 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the Indiana Toll Road near Chesterton (Indiana):

Quote: "Small explosions erupted from a car hauler loaded with vehicles after it caught fire on the Indiana Toll Road, police said. All eastbound and westbound lanes of the Indiana Toll Road past Ind. 49 were closed early Thursday afternoon and reopened at 3:29 p.m., said Cpl. Judith Kubsch of the Indiana State Police. Emergency crews arrived at the scene about 1:20 p.m. to extinguish the fire, which had fully engulfed the car hauler and its cargo."

Note: This is the 41st car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-09-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 in Columbia (South Carolina):

2020-09-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6:10 AM on I-30 in Clark County (Arkansas):

2020-09-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2020-09-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 5:30 AM on the A90 near coastal Balmedie (Scotland):

Note: These are the 1389th, 1390th, 1391st, 1392nd and 1393rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-24 - SUV bursts into flame on street, fire damages nearby home, in Bristol Borough (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-24 - Pickup truck hauling trailer of monkeys bursts into flame on I-287 in Bridgewater (New Jersey):

2020-09-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road near Brookland (Arkansas):

2020-09-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road near Wabigoon (Canada):

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame near business, fire spreads to building, on Tidewater Avenue in Alameda (California):

Quote: "This appears to have started as a car fire. A man tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but it spread to a nearby building."

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame on the Borman Expressway near Highland (Indiana):

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 1 near coastal Mill Bay (Canada):

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 401 in London (Canada), separate crash too:

Quote: "Emergency were first called to a vehicle fire in the eastbound lanes of the 401 between Highway 402 and Wonderland Road. A short time later a second collision occurred in the westbound lanes of the 401."

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame at 1:36 AM on Tralee Street in Hume (Australia):

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Portstewart (Ireland):

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame on Crowders Lane in Northwich (Britain):

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame on Cambridge Road in Little Abington (Britain):

2020-09-24 - Car bursts into flame at 11:54 PM on Dobson Square in Malpas (Britain):

2020-09-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

2020-09-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-4 in Lake Buena Vista (Florida):

2020-09-24 - Storage facility destroyed by fire at 6:15 AM on Allen Genoa Road in Pasadena (Texas):

2020-09-24 - Church under construction destroyed by fire in Berlin (Germany):

2020-09-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5 AM on Chancery Drive in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 4 injured:

2020-09-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Washington Street in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):

2020-09-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours on Niagara Drive in Donelson area in Nashville (Tennessee), two pets killed:

2020-09-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East 8th Court in coastal Panama City (Florida), nobody there:

2020-09-24 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Sunny Side Way in Summerville (South Carolina):

2020-09-24 - Apartment building damaged by fire on State Street in Ephrata (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-24 - Deadly fire burns home on Second Street in Menasha (Wisconsin), 2 killed:

2020-09-24 - Vacant home burns on Rockland Street in coastal Roxbury (Massachusetts):

2020-09-24 - Vacant factory destroyed by fire on Marsh Lane near the waterfront in Walsall (Britain):

Quote: "The site, on Marsh Lane, is next to waterfront apartments and close to Walsall Art Gallery, as well as the town's Light Cinema and a variety of bars and restaurants."

2020-09-24 - Man, 82, falls into swimming pool and dies at home on Rolen Road Southwest in Etna Township (Ohio):

2020-09-24 - Man in his 30s found dead in lake in Central Park in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Two other bodies were found in Central Park in recent weeks. On Sept. 7, a man's body was found in a Central Park pond, police said. The body was found floating in the water near the Gapstow Bridge."

Quote: "Police also found an unconscious and unresponsive man, 59, in the park near West 109th Street and West Drive on Sept. 18, officials said. He was pronounced deceased at the scene."

2020-09-24 - Man, 50, drops dead along Georgieville Street on coastal Pawleys Island (South Carolina):

2020-09-24 - Man, 50, found dead near Lake Powell (Utah):

2020-09-24 - Person found dead in the water near Argyle Forest Boulevard in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2020-09-24 - Woman found dead at hospital in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2020-09-24 - Man, 69, found dead at rest stop near Longs Pond Road near Lexington (South Carolina):

2020-09-24 - Man, 47, found dead in Grass Lake near Burk’s Falls and north of Huntsville (Canada):

2020-09-24 - Man, 59, goes into cardiac arrest and dies at hotel in coastal Mumbai (India):

Quote: "Jones, 59, died of a 'sudden cardiac arrest' according to a statement from STAR India, with whom he was working as a commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL)."

2020-09-24 - Man has 'medical episode' at 7 AM, SUV crashes into tree, near Marne (Michigan), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man driving southbound on 16th Avenue north of Marne suffered a medical episode around 7 a.m. As a result, his SUV hit a tree and rolled over south of Garfield Street."

2020-09-24 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes into daycare playground, in Arlington (Texas):

Quote: "Police said it appeared the driver had 'some type of medical episode,' which led to the crash. "

2020-09-24 - Small plane crashes along I-14 near Harker Heights (Texas), 2 killed:

2020-09-24 - Small plane crashes near Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa (California), 2 injured:

2020-09-24 - Small plane crashes in Kaufman County (Texas), engine failure:

2020-09-24 - Heavy truck veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Arundel (Maine), 2 killed:

2020-09-24 - SUV veers off road at 5:15, crashes into restaurant, in Fieldale (Virginia):

2020-09-24 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into creek bed and concrete embankment, near Cozad (Nebraska), 1 killed:

2020-09-24 - Two cars crash just before 4 AM, fire erupts, on the Maine Turnpike in coastal Portland (Maine):

2020-09-24 - Two cars crash in Ashhurst (New Zealand):

Quote: "One person was moderately injured in the crash and the other may have suffered a 'medical event', she said."

2020-09-24 - Car overturns shortly before 2 AM, bursts into flame, on I-380 near Cedar Rapids (Iowa), 1 injured:

2020-09-24 - Building under construction collapses in Dera Bassi (India), 4 killed:

2020-09-24 - Home collapses in Sohag (Egypt), 6 killed, 3 injured:

2020-09-24 - The cost of atmospheric rivers are on the rise as they get bigger:

Note: Back when AH was a boy, we kept them rivers in the ground where they belong!

2020-09-24 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Jakarta (Indonesia), 2 killed, 20 injured:

2020-09-24 - Heavy rain, floods and landslides have killed at least 307 people in the past 3 months across Nepal:

2020-09-24 - Meteor fireball streaks over Western Europe:

2020-09-24 - Amazon announces autonomous security drone that flies around inside your home:


  1. Mornin' Jonny, everyone. Today's report verifies Jonny's contention that the flammable gases CH4 and H2S are wafting along in the atmosphere in ever greater concentrations with two Navy jets having engine fires on the same route two weeks apart.

    Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

    Six years ago, a huge part of the Pacific Ocean near North America quickly warmed, reaching temperatures more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Nicknamed “the blob,” it persisted for two years, with devastating impacts on marine life, including sea lions and salmon.

    The blob was a marine heat wave, the oceanic equivalent of a deadly summer atmospheric one. It was far from a solitary event: Tens of thousands have occurred in the past four decades, although most are far smaller and last for days rather than years. The largest and longest ones have occurred with increasing frequency over time.

    On Thursday, scientists revealed the culprit. Climate change, they said, is making severe marine heat waves much more likely. [more]

    Why dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ are allowed in US drinking water

    Known as PFAS, for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the chemicals in this class of approximately 5,000 substances have become notorious as much for their potential danger as for their perseverance. Because the chemical bonds that hold the compounds together don’t break down easily, they last a very long time – a reality that has led to a commonly used name for the group: “Forever chemicals.”

    PFAS compounds are also ubiquitous, used in a range of products, from food-delivery boxes to nonstick cookware to stain-resistant clothing. But one of the most troubling routes to PFAS exposure is drinking water that has been contaminated by discharges from factories and other facilities.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates US drinking water, has been investigating PFAS since the late 1990s. It set voluntary guidelines of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for two of the compounds combined that are most studied and believed to be dangerous: PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, and PFOS, or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid. (For context, 1 ppt is the equivalent of one grain of sand in an Olympic-sized swimming pool, according to some estimates.)

    But despite the agency’s 20-plus years of information gathering, it still has not issued an enforceable nationwide standard on PFAS. The agency has failed to act even as more about the risks of the chemical group has become known, and even as some scientists and environmental organizations have concluded that a far lower concentration of PFAS in water–1 ppt–is a more appropriate limit. [more]

    Antarctic blast brings rare September snowfall, unusually cold temperatures to parts of Australia

    A strong Antarctic blast swept through parts of South Australia and Victoria on Friday, September 25, 2020, bringing significant snowfall and the coldest September day since 1969 to the city of Ballarat. The snow was reported at elevations as low as 200 m (660 feet) -- in Lismore, Mortlake, and Ararat. [more]

    [2nd section awaits]

  2. [here's another mini-Ice Age forecaster]
    We are plunging now into a deep mini ice age and there is no way out

    For the next 20 years it’s going to get colder and colder, on average, says Corbyn who holds a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Sc. in Astrophysics.

    The jet stream will be wilder: there will be more wild temperature changes, more hail events, more earthquakes, more extreme volcano events, more snow in winters, lousy summers, late springs, short autumns, and more and more crop failures. [more; maybe it will start the pendulum going the other way, but the damage from the heat is already done, so i think he may be right, but only after we're extinct.]

    Wildfire smoke forecast, Sept. 26 – 27 [see maps]

    First ever Iberian subtropical storm recorded

    According to weather experts, subtropical storm Alpha, which barrelled along the Portuguese coast and through some parts of Spain last weekend, was the first event of its kind to be registered since weather records began.

    Weather experts appear to be in agreement, Visão reports, that there seems to be a growing movement of weather phenomena more typical of the American coastline on Europe's doorstep. Last year, three other tropical phenomena landed in Portugal and Spain, whereas the norm would be the odd occurrence over extended periods. [more; video]

    Rare 'supercell' storm brings intense hail to Yorkshire, UK

    BBC Weather forecaster Billy Payne said: "We don't see supercells all too often in the UK - they are more commonly seen in the United States Great Plains where they can produce powerful tornadoes and large hail at times." [more]

    [3rd piece below]

  3. Giant waterspout comes ashore in Salerno, Italy, uprooting trees and damaging buildings - 3rd in 5 days for the country

    A giant waterspout came ashore in the Italian city of Salerno on Friday, September 25, uprooting trees and causing minor damage to vehicles and buildings, according to local authorities. [more; SOTT adds two more in comment]

    Floods and landslides kill 17 in past 3 days in Nepal

    According to the National Emergency Operation Center of the Home Ministry, 17 people died in the period of three days from Tuesday to Thursday due to natural disasters.

    Similarly, 15 others have gone missing during the same period, according to the records maintained by the Center.

    A total of 14 people died on Thursday alone. Over 90 percent of damages were caused by the landslides, said Murari Wasti, the chief of the Center. [more; video]

    A 2020 study revealed: Unvaccinated children are healthier than vaccinated children

    This isn't difficult to understand as these vaccines contain dangerous adjuvants and heavy metals (aluminum, mercury, etc.), plus formaldehyde and other chemicals and preservatives which usually have unknown health risk. In addition, there are also no real study figuring what could be the long-term effects of importing contaminants of DNA from fetal cells (aborted) to your body, and of various animal DNA and so-called retroviruses. Yet the WHO and other government agencies recommend "50 doses of 14 vaccines by age six, 69 doses of 16 pharmaceutical vaccines containing powerfully immune-altering ingredients by age 18". [more]

    Multiple coyote attacks on people reported at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina

    At least four attacks have occurred recently on the eastern side of the base, near the Wallace Creek area, officials said in a Facebook post.

    Investigators did not give details of the injuries, but noted all victims "were running after dark in the vicinity." [more]

    China-made Masks Tracking You? [2 videos, the 2nd one is hilarious]

    [prepper health methods]
    How to rapidly make herbal medicine and natural antibiotics using an ULTRASONIC CLEANER

    This technique — which is based on a similar technique we use in the laboratory to prepare food samples for pesticide testing — allows you to quickly extract potent medicinal chemicals from almost any herb. This means you can make your own natural antibiotics and antiviral substances, and you don’t have to wait weeks or months for a typical alcohol extract to run its course.

    As we’ve long known from our food science activities in the lab, water is a much better solvent than alcohol for most foods and herbs, as water actually pulls out more phytochemicals than does common alcohol. (This seems counterintuitive, but it’s true.)

    You can use almost any ultrasonic cleaner to accomplish this, although we recommend cleaners that are made out of stainless steel. [more]

    [part 4 coming up]

  4. On postal ballots in America

    Photos: Man in California Allegedly Found Thousands Of Unopened Ballots In Garbage Dumpster — Workers Quickly Try to Cover Them Up [more; many pics accompany article]

    What are the Ten Steps to Fascism? How did we Get Here?

    Step Ten of the Ten Steps of Fascism

    Obviously, we are in an endgame, a catastrophic slide to lasting authoritarianism, as I documented here.

    We have very little time before we reach a point of no return.

    As I’ve often pointed out, democracies don’t close arithmetically but geometrically – that is, there is a slow slide during which citizens can indeed turn events in another direction, using democracy itself; but then, in the playbook of fascism, there will be a sudden coordinated shock, after which no return is possible; history shows it’s extraordinarily difficult for a nation or people to retrieve a collapsed democratic civil society that recently had a rule of law. Even then, bloodshed, arrests, suppression and anguish are the future, often for years or generations.

    So in the interest of avoiding that at all costs, I am saying what the playbook holds so that we might avoid that desperate future still. I’ll also explain how the very real COVID crisis is being used to move things rapidly along. [more; Part one is here]

    WHO Fakes Coronavirus Pandemic

    Belgium Health Experts Demand Investigation Of WHO For Faking Coronavirus Pandemic

    Medical Doctors and Health Professionals of Belgium have written an open letter to authorities demanding the investigation of WHO for creating coronavirus infodemic faking the pandemic. The following letter has made an impact on public health authorities not only in Belgium but around the world. The text could pertain to any case in which states locked down their citizens rather than allow people freedom and permit medical professionals to bear the primary job of disease mitigation.

    We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in the decision-making process and in the compulsory implementation of corona-measures. We ask for an open debate, where all experts are represented without any form of censorship. After the initial panic surrounding covid-19, the objective facts now show a completely different picture – there is no medical justification for any emergency policy anymore. [more]

    1. Speaking of the Ten Steps to Fascism....A thought occurred to me yesterday. What if the real power in this country, you know the famed Powahs That Be who are largely out of sight, are going to let Trump essentially become 'Murica's first bonafide Tyrant In Chief? And what if, now hold on...don't run away yet...they "allowed" him to win in 2016 in the first place?

      The rigged economic game is over and has been over for quite some time. It was essentially over in 2008-09. They've done a masterful job at keeping it going with their fantastical monetary policy for 12 years now. You know, just keep on "printing". No amount of trillions is too much. Just print, print, print.... But, that "fix" is just about over too. It was technically over during the 4th quarter of last year when the Fed had to step in and "save" the Repo Market with the banks.

      Then...ta da!!! COVID 19 comes along! It's the pandemic's fault!! But, they also get to blame Trump too because, well, he's an idiot. And a buffoon. And a fool. Etc... Perfect scapegoat(s). Of course he "mishandled" the pandemic too. Perfect! As he was supposed to. He's played right into their hands. No, he's not in on the "plan". Too stupid. But he's so easily manipulated and they know which moves he'll make almost every time before he even thinks to make them. They know his psychological make up perfectly.

      Okay, so what do I think may be their plan? Let Trump refuse to concede and have the GOP's bestest and brightest Lawfare attorney's battle out the "election" in court. Let them rig and finagle the Electors in the battle ground states to get him over the top in the Electoral College count. Let the chaos begin and then let it ramp up. Let Trump start making moves to essentially seize control. The Dems, and they've already started to do this, will act like they can't stop it. They'll roll over and piss on themselves because that's what they do. And it's what they'll be told to do. The leadership, that is.

      So now the US as a Constitutional Republic suffers a mortal wound. The system as we knew it ends. Total chaos, as you can imagine. You think the riots have been bad so far? Whoa Nelly we ain't seen nuthin' yet. Economic collapse like you've never seen. Probably the COVID second wave to boot. Then....

      The Powahs That Be come up with a "solution" to the Trump tyrannical fiasco and problem. That solution is the one they've wanted to implement for a long time but couldn't because times were still just too good. The solution? My bet is a Chinese style system. Oh it'll bring stability and calm alright. Oh yes!

      Thanks for going down Mike D's rabbit hole. Now get the popcorn and beverage of your choice and prepare for the November Show! We'll see if I'm full of it or not.

    2. I failed to mention another reason why "they" haven't implemented the system they've wanted in the US so far, and that is they needed the smart technology to become even more advanced. Now it is. I think they're ready now to introduce the Big Brother system in a manner that even Orwell and Huxley would be knocked over with in amazement. And most people will welcome it after they've been through what we're about to go through. That's also the key....widespread acceptance. Get the rebels down to a workable low percentage.

    3. I think Trump's laid the groundwork to stage a coup of one sort another. He'll either discount enough mail-in ballots to ensure victory or, failing that, his legislators in battleground states will say the mail-in ballots can't be trusted and give him enough electoral votes for victory. If there's any legal issues, he's stacked the courts with 'his' judges, to provide a veneer of legitimacy.

      If the military goes along, then he can keep us in a perpetual state of emergency. If anyone agitates, the military can destroy them. As an example, they have mobile artillery that can hit targets 1,000 miles away. With 3 of those and some satellite help with targeting they could hit anywhere in the continental US, and many areas could be hit by two of them.

      And he can just start 'disappearing' people he perceives as enemies, until there are no such people left. 'National security threat', blah blah. And after that, for one reason or another, contrived if necessary, it will never again be safe to have an 'old-school' election, so 'with regret', he'll just have to continue until such time as it's 'safe to have new elections'.

    4. Yes! Trump's groundwork is exactly what the Powahs That Be wanted him to lay. It is right on their plan, but he thinks it's all him and about him. He'll be discarded when they're done with him. The Pentagon is of course controlled too. Not every rank and file member of each branch. The upper brass is controlled and some of them know "the plan" and are down with it. Some of the most nefarious characters in our system are generals. Pentagon generals especially. Oh, don't mean to leave out admirals! They suck too!

    5. Obviously I hope I'm wrong about all that. But that's basically the roadmap to turn a democracy into a dictatorship, and whenever you look to see if he's taken a step in that direction, he has. All the steps he has taken in that direction are either purposeful, with seizing power as the goal, or it's the biggest coincidence I've ever seen or heard of.

      And if you want to leave for an actual democracy, don't be so sure that that will be allowed.

  5. If we enter an ice age, there will be obvious signs. One of the first would be that at least one of the last 5 years would be cooler than the average over, say, the previous 20 years. And that would then be followed by additional years that are cooler than average. Currently the last 5 years are the warmest on record, and the upward trajectory in planetary temperatures shows no signs of slowing down, much less dramatically reversing. So there's not even a hint of an ice age in sight. Wake me up when we get even one year that's cooler than the 20-year average.

  6. [some Saturday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, September 26, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    World's workers lost $3.5 trillion in pandemic: UN

    Monster Rally: U.S. And Japan Pumping $10 Trillion Into Asset Bubbles [no $ for climate change though or health care or stimulus to citizens]

    The Pentagon is eyeing a 500-ship Navy, documents reveal

    Russia's 'White Swan' bomber is breaking records

    Fighter pilot shortage puts US Navy in a quandary

    Thunderstorms Could Literally Blow Up the F-35 Stealth Fighter

    OPEC In Trouble As Oil Outlook Worsens

    U.S.- Seized Iranian Fuel Cargoes Stuck In Legal Limbo
    [because we stole it?]

    Hunger in America, Especially for Children, Has "Skyrocketed" During Covid-19, Data Shows

    Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life

    Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 17

    New Documents Further Unveil Obama's Anti-Trump Campaign

    Facebook Suspends More Than 200 Environmental and Indigenous Groups

    MSM Promotes Yet Another CIA Press Release As News

    Durable Goods New Orders Spotlight a Manufacturing Slowdown

    Almost 2 in 3 Americans say economy is worse than a year ago today, survey says

    Americans are hoarding trillions of dollars in cash before the presidential election: Morgan Stanley

    Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils: a Vicious Circle

    Industry Needs To Solve The Skilled Workforce Challenge For Itself

    There have already been 8,000 wildfires in California this year. A warm, dry fall forecast threatens to bring more trouble.

    Kushner-Linked Firm and Gig Economy Set to Reap Huge Profits as Mass Evictions Begin

    Police Are Using $1.6 Billion in Surplus Military Gear Doled Out Since 9/11

    The Fed Now Owns Over $2 Trillion in Mortgages, What Else?

    Justice Sleeps and 'We the People' Suffer: No, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Save Us

  7. Here's some stuff about that Corbyn guy:

    Quote: "Corbyn denies that humans play a role in climate change."

    Quote: "In 2008 Corbyn stated that 'CO2 has never driven, does not drive and never will drive weather or climate. Global warming is over and it never was anything to do with CO2. CO2 is still rising but the world is now cooling and will continue to do so.'"

    So according to him the world's been cooling since at least 2008. Well, reality says otherwise. I'll stick to reality myself.

  8. Bobcat Fire Update: SCE Suspected Of Causing Blaze, 3rd Time In 4 Years; Triple-Digit Heat, Santa Anas On The Way

    In what has become a familiar story to Southern Californians, U.S. Forest Service officials are investigating an equipment issue experienced by power provider Southern California Edison as the possible ignition point of the Bobcat Fire. The blaze is the third-largest ever recorded in Los Angeles County.

    While the the cause has not been determined, the incident in question happened around the time the fire broke out.

    It’s not the first time the utility’s equipment has been suspected of causing a massive wildfire. [more]

    [dated Fri. 25th]
    Cadets among 26 people killed in Ukraine military plane crash

    The plane crashed at around 8.50pm local time (5.50pm GMT), just over a mile from the Chuhuiv military air base.

    The body of the plane burst into flames on landing and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze after an hour.

    The presidency said that according to preliminary information the transport plane crashed during a training flight.

    Several military planes have crashed in Ukraine during training flights in recent years. A pilot was killed in December 2018 after his Su-27 fighter crashed during landing in the Zhytomyr region.

    Two months earlier, the same model of fighter crashed in a neighbouring region during the Clear Sky 2018 joint military exercises between Ukraine and NATO countries, killing the American and Ukrainian pilots on board. [more; crash training]

    [2nd part next]

  9. [hey all you gardeners out there!]
    Man dies from brain-eating amoeba linked to potted soil

    A man in Georgia died at 82 after being infected by an amoeba that is presumed to have grown in soil, according to a case study published by researchers at Emory University.

    According to the case study, an autopsy found "liquefactive necrosis" in the brain, which research published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information defines as "characterized by partial or complete dissolution of dead tissue and transformation into a liquid, viscous mass," which happens in just hours.

    The amoeba, which was identified of the acanthamoeba species, is similar to Naegleria fowleri, another type of amoeba which is usually transmitted through water in lakes and ponds. The acanthamoeba castellanii is most commonly transmitted through soil, dust and some bodies of water, according to Dr. Ishan Mehta, one of the study authors and an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

    In this situation, it appears that the man contracted the amoeba while taking care of a potted plant. Mehta said that because the amoeba is so rare, there isn't a lot of data about what kind of soil or environment it tends to thrive in. [more]

    [as of yesterday]
    Creek Fire Torches More Than 290,000 Acres in California [34 sec of live footage]

    The Creek Fire burning in California grew to over 291,000 acres as of the morning of September 25, according to official figures.Cal Fire reported that the blaze, burning in parts of the Sierra National Forest, was 36 percent contained.This footage, taken around 8 am on Friday, shows flames engulfing pine trees. [after 34 sec tape, there's ~ 2 min. of stats]

    Investigators say they found thousands of child porn images in the home of a popular kids' YouTuber

    A science educator whose YouTube channel "The Happy Scientist" taught children about science has been indicted on federal child pornography charges.

    Investigators allege that John Robert Krampf, 64, knowingly received and possessed pornographic content "involving a minor who had not attained 12 years of age," court documents show.

    Dixie State University Police Chief Blair Barfuss, involved in the case in his capacity as a special agent on the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force, told Insider that Krampf admitted to "downloading multiple files of child abuse material."

    Krampf began posting educational science videos online in 2006, after decades of touring the US to educate children about science through live shows. [more]

  10. Well damn, brain-eating amoebas in the water AND soil, and poison gas in the air. So avoid the water, the ground and the air and you should be fine!

    1. Did you say in the water?

    2. Texas does seem to be the brain-eating amoeba capital of the US!

    3. And nobody warned Joe Rogan before he moved here. He's gotta house right on Lake Austin too. We might be reading about him soon! If the gas won't get him the amoeba will.

      Welcolm to Texas Joe!