Sunday, September 27, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-26

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

2020-09-26 - Six graphics explain the climate feedback loop fueling US wildfires:

2020-09-26 - Huge scrap metal fire erupts in coastal Singapore, 1 injured:

2020-09-26 - Two SUVs destroyed by fire while parked along the shore of Lake Geneva (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The fire department said a passing ambulance crew spotted the first parked car on fire, and a crew member used fire extinguishers to try controlling the blaze, assisted by police. But the fire spread to another vehicle, whipped by strong winds on the lakefront."

2020-09-26 - Wildfire grows to 80,000+ acres near Lake Hattie Reservoir (Wyoming):

2020-09-26 - Wildfires bear down on pot-growing country in California, residents stay to fight as harvest time nears:

Quote: "'There [are] millions of dollars, millions and millions of dollars of marijuana out there,' the sheriff said. 'Some of those plants are 16 feet tall, and they are all in the budding stages of growth right now.'"

2020-09-26 - Brain-eating amoeba detected in the water supply in Lake Jackson (Texas), disaster declared:

Quote: "'The City of Lake Jackson, County of Brazoria, Texas, is facing significant threats to life, health and property due to contaminated drinking water,' the city said in its emergency request to Governor Greg Abbott. 'The impact of this threat is severe. The potential damages include: sickness and death.' Mayor Bob Sipple wrote that the incident 'is of such severity and magnitude' that the city cannot control the threat on its own."

2020-09-26 - Man, 82, killed by brain-eating amoeba in the soil in Georgia:

2020-09-26 - Boat explodes into flame in coastal Exuma (Bahamas):

Note: This is the 836th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-26 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Wuhan (China):

Note: This is the 284th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-09-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Bridgewater (Maine):

2020-09-26 - In separate incidents, within 2 hours, two tractors (combines) burst into flame at farm in Minot (North Dakota):

Quote: "Fire crews from Minot Rural, Burlington, and Surrey spent much of Saturday afternoon battling two separate combine fires on a farm in northeast Minot."

2020-09-26 - Tractor bursts into flame in Boraston (Britain):

Note: These are the 1397th, 1398th, 1399th and 1400th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-26 - USPS mail truck bursts into flame near Canada Road near Lakeland (Tennessee):

2020-09-26 - RV bursts into flame on South Cedar Street in Lansing (Michigan), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 312th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-09-26 - Van bursts into flame on the A30 near Fraddon (Britain):

2020-09-26 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home near the Raquette River in Potsdam (New York):

2020-09-26 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on street in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2020-09-26 - Car bursts into flame at Nissan Drive and Sam Davis Road in Smyrna (Tennessee):

2020-09-26 - Car bursts into flame at 2:15 AM while parked in garage, fire spreads to kennels, in Lichfield (Britain):

2020-09-26 - Car bursts into flame at Poplar Estate in Highbridge (Britain):

2020-09-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2020-09-26 - Two pickup trucks, two motorcycles and garden center destroyed by fire in coastal Sandwich (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The building is a complete loss, Burke said. Two pickup trucks and two motorcycles were also lost in the fire, according to a statement from the Fire Department."

2020-09-26 - Auto parts factory heavily damaged by fire in coastal Incheon (South Korea):

2020-09-26 - Barn destroyed by fire on Main Road in coastal Hoo (Britain):

2020-09-26 - Car wash heavily damaged by fire 1 AM on West Chicago Avenue in the Austin area in Chicago (Illinois):

2020-09-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Water Tower Lane near Bass Lake (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2020-09-26 - Home destroyed by fire on Franklin Avenue in coastal East Setauket (New York):

2020-09-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire shortly before 2:30 AM on Glenmont Drive in Houston (Texas):

2020-09-26 - Deadly fire burns home on Harrison Street in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2020-09-26 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:45 AM on Serra Place in Fremont (California), 2 killed:

2020-09-26 - Vacant home burns on St. Johns Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "St Johns Grove, Hull. Sat 26 Sep 2020 20:53 (No:018186) Derelict house on fire. One main line, two hose reels, four BA, short extension ladder and Thermal Image Camera in use. Natural ventilation carried out. Smoke logging to next door property also."

2020-09-26 - More than 300 birds drop dead in coastal Vizianagaram (India):

2020-09-26 - Large number of fish wash ashore dead in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2020-09-26 - Three children die in pond in Lam Dong (Vietnam):

2020-09-26 - Baby loses consciousness and dies in apartment on Findlay Avenue in coastal Bronx (New York):

2020-09-26 - Police officer, man, goes hunting and drops dead in coastal Levy County (Florida):

2020-09-26 - Man, 56, goes hunting and drops dead near Long Lake in Dovre Township (Minnesota):

Quote: "Officials searched the area and located the man dead - possibly due to a medical condition - on the hunting property."

2020-09-26 - Man, 39, drops dead near bank in Ellenville (New York):

Quote: "While the victim’s young age is concerning, at this point it does not appear that the victim died as a result of any foul play, and there is no indication to believe that this death is suspicious in nature..."

2020-09-26 - Person dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Surf City (North Carolina):

2020-09-26 - Man in his 20s or 30s found dead in bayou in Houston (Texas):

2020-09-26 - College student, man, 19, jumps into the water and dies in the Stillwater River in Orono (Maine):

2020-09-26 - Person found dead near I-10 in Whitewater (California):

2020-09-26 - Woman found dead on Etna Street in Russell (Kentucky):

2020-09-26 - Employee has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at supermarket in Caversham (Britain):

2020-09-26 - Military plane crashes in Pul-e-Khumri (Afghanistan), 2 killed:

2020-09-26 - Small plane crashes into field near Thorsby (Canada), 2 killed:

2020-09-26 - SUV veers off road at 7:15 AM, crashes into pole and home, bursts into flame, in Seat Pleasant (Maryland), 1 killed:

Quote: "Prince George's County authorities aren't sure at this time if the driver died from a medical issue before the crash or from smoke inhalation, and are investigating."

2020-09-26 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, fire erupts, on US 18 near Dodgeville (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-09-26 - Car veers off road and overturns on Highway 135 near Orcutt (California), 1 killed:

2020-09-26 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on Branham Lane in coastal San Jose (California), 1 killed:

2020-09-26 - Motorcycle and car collide head-on, on Shore Road in coastal York (Maine), 1400 feet from the ocean, 1 killed:

2020-09-26 - Sinkhole opens on street in Edmonton (Canada):

2020-09-26 - Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes south of Africa:

2020-09-26 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides kill 17 people in 3 days in Nepal:

2020-09-26 - Giant waterspout comes ashore and causes damage in Salerno (Italy), third in 5 days for the country:

2020-09-26 - Antarctic blast brings rare September snowfall, unusually cold temperatures to parts of Australia:

2020-09-26 - The F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet can't fly near...lightning, or it could blow up:

Quote: "The F-35 Lightning II strike fighter is temporarily barred from flying near actual lightning. More than a dozen Air Force F-35s were discovered with damage to a system designed to prevent catastrophic damage from lightning strikes. The damaged systems place the aircraft in danger of exploding if the airplane were hit by lightning in mid-flight."

Note: I think there's some problem with them that prevents them from breaking the sound barrier too. So for $135 million each, we're getting fighter jets that can't go very fast and which have to avoid storms lest they explode. That's like Ford releasing a new Mustang that costs $200,000, can't go over 60 MPH and explodes if it gets rained on. But hey, maybe the seats are really comfortable!


  1. Great report Jonny. We see that on top of the epic pot drought we're in right now, it could get a LOT worse if CA growers lose their grow to fire (i'm already suspicious that the smoke will affect budding/taste/terpine production etc.). They may have to harvest early.

    Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead

    Severe weather affecting southeastern Europe over the past couple of days resulted in a significant drop in temperatures, strong winds, hail and high elevation snow, very heavy rain, floods, landslides, and dozens of waterspouts, of which some turned into damaging tornadoes. At least 5 people were killed in Italy, the worst affected country. [more]

    Zogg Fire grows rapidly southwest of Redding, California

    CAL FIRE reported at about 7:35 p.m. Sunday that the Zogg Fire southwest of Redding, California had burned about 7,000 acres.

    Le Show for Sunday, September 27 [~ 1 hr]

    Monday, 28 September 2020
    Methane and Arctic sea ice report - 27 September
    Methane, Arctic Sea Ice & Climate Roundup with Margo (Sept. 27, 2020) [~ 99 min.]

    Shady Fire Approaching Santa Rosa - LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE [~ 6 hours of live coverage video]

    The Shady Fire in California is approaching Santa Rosa in Sonoma County.

    High winds, triple-digit temperatures and an elevated fire risk will greet Bay Area residents by the end of the weekend and into the start of the week, with Monday expected to see the peak of a current heat wave before some modest relief arrives primarily to coastal areas, according to weather forecasters. [more]

    [2 below]

  2. The Guardian’s deceit-riddled new statement betrays both Julian Assange and journalism

    In my recent post on the current hearings at the Old Bailey over Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, where he would almost certainly be locked away for the rest of his life for the crime of doing journalism, I made two main criticisms of the Guardian.

    A decade ago, remember, the newspaper worked closely in collaboration with Assange and Wikileaks to publish the Iraq and Afghan war diaries, which are now the grounds on which the US is basing its case to lock Assange behind bars in a super-max jail.

    My first criticism was that the paper had barely bothered to cover the hearing, even though it is the most concerted attack on press freedom in living memory. That position is unconscionably irresponsible, given its own role in publishing the war diaries. But sadly it is not inexplicable. In fact, it is all too easily explained by my second criticism.

    That criticism was chiefly levelled at two leading journalists at the Guardian, former investigations editor David Leigh and reporter Luke Harding, who together wrote a book in 2011 that was the earliest example of what would rapidly become a genre among a section of the liberal media elite, most especially at the Guardian, of vilifying Assange.

    In my earlier post I set out Leigh and Harding’s well-known animosity towards Assange – the reason why one senior investigative journalist, Nicky Hager, told the Old Bailey courtroom the pair’s 2011 book was “not a reliable source”. That was, in part, because Assange had refused to let them write his official biography, a likely big moneymaker. The hostility had intensified and grown mutual when Assange discovered that behind his back they were writing an unauthorised biography while working alongside him. [more]

    Coronavirus: Theory that Chinese propaganda encouraged Western nations to lock down

    As the global community continues to grapple with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic – and the economic catastrophe caused by the associated “lockdowns” imposed by governments around the world – a chilling new theory has emerged.

    It goes like this – China, in an enormous disinformation campaign spread via social media and through compromised voices in Western politics, science and medicine, aggressively pushed for other nations to follow its lead, with the goal of intentionally destroying their economies.

    That’s according to Michael Senger, a lawyer and researcher based in Atlanta, Georgia. In an article for Tablet Magazine, Senger has laid out a disturbing timeline of evidence that, if true, hints at what could be the most effective and devastating psy-op ever carried out by a world government.

    “By promoting fraudulent data, aggressively deploying disinformation, and flexing its institutional clout, Beijing transformed the snake oil of lockdowns into ‘science’, crippling rival economies, expanding its influence and sowing authoritarian values,” Senger writes on Twitter. [more]

    [3 awaits]

  3. Archbishop Vigano: The Roman Catholic Church is being used to create the New World Order,

    Hierarch of RCC: The Church is used to establish the New World Order

    Archbishop ViganĂ² believes that the representatives of the New World Order are transforming the Catholic Church into the "spiritual hand" to approve their actions.

    Former Apostolic Nuncio of the Vatican in the United States, Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria ViganĂ² believes that the Roman Catholic Church is being used to create the New World Order, Life Site News reports. [more; read it]

    3 Events That Have Greatly Shaken America During The Month Of September

    We were warned to “brace ourselves” as we entered the month of September, and this month has definitely turned out to be a critical turning point. As I write this article, some of the biggest wildfires in history continue to rage on the west coast, political activists are preparing for weeks of chaos in Washington D.C. as they attempt to derail Republican attempts to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant seat on the Supreme Court, and protesters all over the country are pouring into the streets filled with fury because of the decision that was just announced in the Breonna Taylor case. This entire year has been a nightmare, and it certainly appears that events are only going to escalate even more during the months ahead. [more]

    Barrett Nominated Because She Supports Forced Vaccines?

    Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 26, 2020, #268 (Dane Wigington) [~ 50.3 min.]

    [news @ seemorerocks on the Azerbajian/Armenia conflict]

    BBN: "Bold" Moves Woefully Inadequate [~ 47.5 min.]

  4. [some Monday headlines from RF]
    News Links, September 28, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Out With Predatory Capitalism, In With a "Life Economy" (John Perkins)

    Revenge of the Money Launderers

    Jewish Settlers Raze Palestinian-owned Land to Expand Illegal Settlement

    How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren't good enough

    Air pollution leads to increase in electricity usage, study suggests [feedback loop!]

    Iran Significantly Boosts Oil Exports Despite Sanctions

    A Strong Case for the Anthropocene: no other species has ever consumed so much of earth's resources so quickly

    PG&E may cut power to nearly 97,000 California customers amid fire risk

    Heatwaves in the world's oceans have become over 20 times more frequent due to human influence

    New Jersey Legislature Passes 'Most Comprehensive' Plastics Ban in the Nation

    How Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Fuel Pandemics

    In Which We Debunk A Covidiot Pamphlet [read comments too]

    Global cosmetics brands and banks linked to palm oil labor abuses, report says

    What If Preventing Collapse Isn't Profitable? (Richard Heinberg; well worth reading)
    The real downside of the green-profit narrative has been that it created the assumption in many people's minds that the solution to climate change and other environmental dilemmas is technical, and that policy makers and industrialists will implement it for us, so that the way we live doesn't need to change in any fundamental way. That's never been true.

    Do we Still have a Chance? The Challenge of Emergency Measures for the Survival of Humankind

    Tokyo Olympic organizers unveil scaled-back Games plan

    Subprime, No Problem? FHA Mortgage Delinquencies Hit Record 17.4%, as Fed Triggers Mad Land-Rush in Split Housing Market

  5. The supply chain is breaking and food shortages are getting worse

    what we can say with certainty is that this will be a very long, very trying winter.

    Food shortages are coming, and they aren't too far away. [more]

    Flood inundates 17,135 hectares of croplands in Kurigram, Bangladesh - 6 inches of rain in 12 hours

    At least 60,000 people are marooned and road communication has been snapped in many parts of the districts

    About 17,135 hectares of cropland has gone underwater in nine upazilas of Kurigram district during the fifth phase flooding triggered by the onrush of upstream water and heavy downpours.

    6,000 sheep trapped by early snow in French Alps - snowdrifts 2 meters deep

    Thousands of sheep have been trapped in the Col du Gandon in the Savoie in the south-east France at 2,000m altitude after heavy snowfalls on Friday night took shepherds by surprise. Locals managed to get emergency food supplies to the flocks on Sunday. [more]

    Estimate of COVID-19 seroprevalence in the US suggests few in the population developed antibodies in the first wave

    "This research clearly confirms that despite high rates of COVID-19 in the United States, the number of people with antibodies is still low and we haven't come close to achieving herd immunity. [SOTT disagrees with this, their final comment:]

    this study, and the assumptions behind the ridiculous interpretation given to it, ignore other forms of immunity, like T-cell immunity. [more]

    Study: Vitamin D sufficiency reduces complications, deaths among Covid-19 patients

    Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen) and death. In addition, they had lower blood levels of an inflammatory marker (C-reactive protein) and higher blood levels of lymphocytes (a type of immune cell to help fight infection).

    "This study provides direct evidence that vitamin D sufficiency can reduce the complications, including the cytokine storm (release of too many proteins into the blood too quickly) and ultimately death from COVID-19," explained corresponding author Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., MD, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics and molecular medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. [more]

    Oil washes up along five-mile stretch of Florida beach in wake of Hurricane Sally [~ 1 min. lead-in video]

    Oil washed up along parts of a five-mile stretch of a beach on Florida's Perdido Key on Saturday, less than two weeks after Hurricane Sally made landfall in the area. [more]

    Summerlike heat to sizzle parched western US into early October

    A heat dome will bring days of record-challenging temperatures to portions of the West this week, exactly the opposite of what the wildfire-stricken region needs. [more; see map]

    [2nd section follows]

  6. Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee Homes in Napa and Sonoma [~ 6.5 min. news video]

    Fast-moving fires fanned by strong winds forced thousands to flee their homes in California’s Sonoma and Napa counties on September 27, reports said.This footage, recorded by Craig Philpott, shows the 2,500-acre Glass Fire threatening homes in Napa County’s Angwin.Three wildfires – the Glass, Shady and Boysen fires – broke out on September 27, forcing residents from their homes and burning through vineyards, CBS reported.The San Francisco Chronicle reported a fire jumped Highway 12 in Oakmont where 4,500 seniors were evacuated by bus. [more]

    California wildfire danger prompts power shutoffs as PG&E reduces scale, San Diego could be impacted

    Tens of thousands of residents in Northern California have had their power temporarily shut off as the state faces extreme fire weather conditions that also threaten outages for the southern part of the state.

    The nation's largest electric utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), said Sunday that a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) was underway in the northern part of the state due to strong and dry winds creating a "high fire risk."

    "This PSPS event is based on forecasts of widespread, severely dry conditions and strong, gusty winds," the utility said. "These conditions are expected to continue through Monday morning in most locations." [more]

    US Oil & Gas Rig Tally Increases, Permian Witnesses Rebound

    The count of rigs engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the United States was 261 for the week through Sep 25 versus the prior-week count of 255. Thus, in the past six weeks, the tally has increased four times. The current national rig count is, however, below the year-ago level of 860. [more; hardly call 6 rigs over 6 wks a comeback]

    [you wanna do WHAT?!]
    Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel

    [whoa-whoa-whoa, hode-up; nah nah - dis ain't happ'nin'; wait]

    Two geologists said they found numerous shortcomings with the Canadian company's proposals to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, which is considering whether to allow construction of the tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. [more]

    [3rd part below]

  7. [now it's a one-trick pony]
    The coronavirus may have 'one big trick.' Scientists are learning how to stop it.

    The coronavirus appears to have "one big trick," Shane Crotty, a professor in the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, told Bloomberg.

    That trick — avoiding the human body's "initial innate immune response for a significant period of time," and, particularly, the response of a substance called interferon that typically helps orchestrate the defense against viral pathogens — is linked to more severe cases. Indeed, new studies published last week in Science found that an insufficient amount of interferon, the production of which may sometimes be inhibited in people with previously "silent" gene mutations, could signal a more dangerous infection because the lack of interferon can overstimulate the rest of the immune system.

    The good news is that, because scientists are catching on to the virus' strategy, they have a better idea of how to prevent it from causing severe infections. [more]

    Maple trees offer most protection from harmful UV

    A species of maple tree offers the best protection from damaging ultraviolet rays of sunlight, a study has suggested.

    The crimson king (Acer platanoides) variety of maple tree came out as the most protective, closely followed by species of oak and a beech. [more]

    [blatant discrimination]
    Frenchman says tattoos cost him kindergarten teaching job

    A schoolteacher whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black said he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten after a parent complained he scared their child.

    A Tropical Forest Is Being Razed Illegally, Greenpeace Says

    A company in Cameroon is illegally clearing land to start a giant oil-palm plantation encroaching on a key biodiversity zone in the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest tropical forest, according to Greenpeace. The company rejected the allegations. [more]

    Death toll rises in Karabakh clash despite calls for calm

    Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on Monday sparking bellicose rhetoric from regional power Turkey despite international pleas for a halt in fighting between the long-time enemies. [more; just a matter of time before India and China go at it again]