Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Event Update For 2021-01-19

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

2021-01-19 - Man, 65, has 'medical episode', falls into heater unit, ignites and burns to death, in Cedar Bluff (Alabama), near Weiss Lake:

Quote: "A Cedar Bluff man died after suffering a medical episode and falling into a heater unit inside his home on Ridge Street in Cedar Bluff on Tuesday morning. Cherokee County Coroner Paul McDonald said that no foul play is suspected and confirmed that 65 year old Jimmy Hudgins (known to many as ‘Bear) of Cedar Bluff died after suffering what was described as a significant medical issue, McDonald said that as a result of the episode Hudgins fell into a nearby heater which caused him to catch fire causing significant burns to his much of his body."

2021-01-19 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man at 7 AM on North Moss Avenue in West Odessa (Texas):

2021-01-19 - Heavy truck goes up in flames at 11:30 PM and burns man to death in Nizamabad (India):

Quote: "An unidentified man died after a truck caught fire in Nizamabad town on Tuesday night. Locals alerted the Nizamabad VI Town police about the incident at around 11.30 pm on Tuesday. Police found the charred body of an unidentified man in the cabin."

2021-01-19 - Mobile crane bursts into flame at port in coastal Buenos Aires (Argentina):

2021-01-19 - Fire truck bursts into flame while parked inside Stinking Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Walker (Kentucky):

Quote: "Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, a fire truck inside the Stinking Creek Volunteer Fire Department caught fire. The blaze was discovered when Chief Charles Freeland and another department member arrived and were hit by smoke after opening the door."

2021-01-19 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame on Galt Road in Sterling (Illinois):

2021-01-19 - Apartment building under construction destroyed by massive fire just before midnight off near Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "The cause of the fire remains under investigation with damages estimated between $30 to $40 million, according to CCFD."

2021-01-19 - Global efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change are lagging as much as efforts to slow emissions:

2021-01-19 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Abingdon (Maryland), nobody aboard:

Note: This is the 26th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-01-19 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-30 in Bryant (Arkansas):

Note: This is the 1st car-hauler to burn in 2021...

2021-01-19 - Seven tanker trucks destroyed by explosion and fire at refinery in Homs (Syria):

Quote: "Oil Minister Bassam Touma said an unknown explosion that hit a tanker that was offloading crude oil to Homs refinery ended up engulfing seven oil tankers."

2021-01-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Terre Haute (Indiana):

2021-01-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Saltillo Road in Lancaster County (Nebraska):

2021-01-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:40 AM on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

Note: These are the 70th-80th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-01-19 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the M8 in Kirk of Shotts (Scotland):

2021-01-19 - Utility truck bursts into flame at business in LaGrange (Texas):

2021-01-19 - RV bursts into flame at Aqualand Marina on Orland Park Road in coastal Newburg (Maryland):

2021-01-19 - RV bursts into flame at 4 AM on Butler Street in Reno (Nevada):

Note: These are the 17th and 18th RVs to burn in 2021...

2021-01-19 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at bank in Ukiah (California):

2021-01-19 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Gurugram (India):

2021-01-19 - Car bursts into flame at 11:15 PM while parked at dealership in Bow (New Hampshire):

2021-01-19 - Car bursts into flame at 11:39 PM on Monaro Highway in Hume (Australia):

2021-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on Hawthorn Road in Burton, Christchurch (Britain):

2021-01-19 - Car bursts into flame on the A10 near Littleport (Britain):

2021-01-19 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire just before 1 AM on Van Buren Street Northwest in coastal Washington DC:

2021-01-19 - Restaurant destroyed by fire just after midnight on International Drive South in Mount Olive (New Jersey):

2021-01-19 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Juniper Lake Road in DeFuniak Springs (Florida):

2021-01-19 - Home damaged by fire on Baltimore Avenue in coastal Dundalk (Maryland), 1 injured:

2021-01-19 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Fifth Avenue in Sidney (Ohio), pet killed:

2021-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM on South Eastpoint Drive in Sandy (Utah):

2021-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire just before midnight on Munson Street in Glenmont (Maryland):

2021-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM, fire spreads to another home, on Ellis Street in Augusta (Georgia):

2021-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire on Oakdale Drive near the Village of Vernon (Wisconsin):

2021-01-19 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM, more homes damaged, on Railroad Avenue in Carnegie (Pennsylvania):

2021-01-19 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Mattapan Street in the Mattapan area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2021-01-19 - Two-unit condo building under construction goes up in flames at 3 AM in coastal Carlsbad (California), nobody there:

2021-01-19 - Deadly fire burns home in the wee hours on Winter Street in Holliston (Massachusetts), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2021-01-19 - Fish dying in Winter Springs (Florida):

Quote: "Dead fish lined the shoreline and left a film on the water. 'I noticed when the sprinklers would run it's the smell of sewer,' Jay Newcomer said."

2021-01-19 - College student, man, found dead in campus in Troy (Alabama):

2021-01-19 - Boy, 14, found dead in Lake Pontchartrain (Louisiana):

2021-01-19 - Man, 63, found dead along Country Club Drive in Marshall (Texas):

2021-01-19 - Woman found dead in apartment in coastal Huntington (New York):

2021-01-19 - Woman found dead in submerged car in pond in Corkscrew (Florida), near the coast:

2021-01-19 - Person found dead near retention pond near school in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2021-01-19 - Man, 75, found dead near landfill in Douglas County (Nebraska):

2021-01-19 - Man found dead in the Des Plaines River in Joliet (Illinois):

2021-01-19 - Police officer, man, has 'medical episode' and drops dead at home in Peel (Canada):

Quote: "Peel Regional Police are mourning the loss of one of their veteran detectives who died suddenly on Tuesday. According to police, Det. Mike Nielsen, who has been with the police force for 13 years, died in his home as a result of a medical episode."

Quote: "The loss comes a month after the death of Peel Const. Bancroft Wright, another well-known officer who also died of a medical episode on Dec. 11."

2021-01-19 - Man found dead in canal in Clydebank (Scotland):

2021-01-19 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into building, in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut), 1 injured:

Quote: "The investigation revealed the operator suffered a medical emergency, which caused the vehicle to crash into the old Greenwich Time building."

2021-01-19 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-70 near Hancock (Maryland):

2021-01-19 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 3:30 AM, overturns into yard at home, in San Antonio (Texas):

2021-01-19 - SUV veers off road at 12:55 AM, crashes into trees, bursts into flame, near Fairdealing (Missouri), 1 killed:

2021-01-19 - Car veers off road, overturns into ditch, in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2021-01-19 - Car crashes into barrier wall on Highway 85 in Kitchener (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "A spokesperson for OPP says, 'it may have been a medical issue that caused the driver to lose control.'"

2021-01-19 - Sinkhole swallows tree near Muddy River in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2021-01-19 - Volcano Sakurajima erupts, throws lava bombs, in coastal Kyushu (Japan):

2021-01-19 - Volcano Etna erupts in Italy:

2021-01-19 - Storm Christoph causes chaos as it brings widespread flooding to parts of the UK:

2021-01-19 - Households owe $1 billion in water bills as affordability crisis worsens in California:

2021-01-19 - Kenya braces for return of devastating locust swarms:


  1. Traumatic Thursday Jonny, all. If any one is interested, Kevin Sandbloom of BBN is interviewing Guy McPherson (for the 4th time) this afternoon.

    Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

    A powerful earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M7.1 hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 12:23 UTC (20:23 LT) on January 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 96 km (60 miles), EMSC M7.1 at a depth of 114 km (71 miles). [more]

    ‘Human fingerprint’ covers global heating seen from before industrial era to today, research says

    A “human fingerprint” covers the global temperature rise seen from before the industrial era to today, new research has found.

    From pre-industrial times to near present day, worldwide temperatures increased by about 1.1C, according to the research.

    The study says that, over that period, greenhouse gases released by humans caused global temperatures to go up by between 1.2 and 1.9C.

    But at the same time, air pollution from humans had a net cooling effect, causing temperatures to decrease by between 0.1 and 0.7C, the study says.

    “[The findings show that] humans have already had a very substantial impact on global temperatures, which would have been even larger without the offsetting effects of aerosols.”

    “Approximately one-quarter of the greenhouse gas-induced warming has been offset by cooling due to aerosols,” said Dr Gillett. [more]

    Fire breaks out at world's biggest vaccine maker, India's Serum Institute

    On Thursday afternoon, emergency services were called to an SII plant in Pune, after a fire broke out on the fifth floor.

    Executive Director Suresh Jadhav confirmed the facility in question is used for the production of a BCG vaccine - an inoculation used primarily against tuberculosis.

    SII is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer and is currently mass-producing AstraZeneca's Covid-19 jab, Covishield. Jadhav confirmed that the facility where Covishield vaccine is being manufactured is far away from the fire. [more]

    Animals in Kazakhstan freeze to death after temperatures reached 51 below zero

    Animals froze in Kazakhstan after the temperatures fell very drastically as they froze very quickly without the icy atmosphere leaving a way for escape. [more; video]

    Huge waterspout during extremely cold weather skims over Adriatic near Dubrovnik, Croatia [40 sec. video]

    'Disaster zones' declared in Spain following record breaking Storm Filomena, heavy rains and flooding forecast

    Fallen trees and snow hardening into ice blocks in Madrid during the record low temperatures that followed the storm, blocked roads and many train lines, cutting off supplies to Madrid and leaving many supermarket shelves empty. [more]

    [2nd section coming up]

  2. Woman mauled to death by her dog in Trinidad

    Loop News was told that at about 6:45pm on Tuesday, Chanderpaul was about to give her rottweiler a treat, when the dog suddenly attacked her. She was mauled by the animal. [more]

    Massive sinkhole swallows lorries and buildings in Malaysia [30 sec. video]

    there was a 10m-deep fissure over 50,000 sq m [!] of land near Jalan PKPS in Kampung Bestari Jaya near here. [more]

    [from yesterday]
    Waterspout hits Wonogiri, Indonesia [~ 3.6 min. video]

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Are all the vaccine deaths a coincidence?

    The existence of the placebo group makes it difficult to conceal or misattribute injuries. Conversely, the absence of a placebo group in post-vaccination surveillance systems makes it easy for self-interested pharmaceutical and regulatory officials to undercount injuries by attributing them to coincidence.

    These simple declarations — that deaths and injuries following vaccination are unrelated coincidences — are becoming a pattern. Portugal's Health Authority dismissed her death as a sad coincidence.

    Israeli health officials warned the public not to attribute the deaths to the vaccine.

    In Lucerne, Switzerland, a 91-year-old man died five days after getting Pfizer/BioNtech's vaccine. Swiss authorities called any connection "highly unlikely.

    On January 3, Dr. Gregory Michael, a beloved Miami obstetrician and enthusiastic COVID-19 vaccine booster, died of a hemorrhagic stroke after receiving Pfizer/BioNtech's vaccine. Dr. Michael developed acute idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) — a known vaccine side effect — immediately after receiving the jab. His platelet count dropped from 150,000 to zero and never rebounded.

    Nevertheless, Pfizer dismissed Michael's injuries as another sad coincidence

    This week an Auburn, New York nursing home reported, without any apparent irony, that 32 of 193 residents have died since the facility began administering the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 21. The company claims that its clients are dying of COVID-19 infections, not the vaccine. [more; yep, never their fault]

    Thursday, 21 January 2021
    MEDIA SYCOPHANCY: ..."Like extensions of Joe Biden's arms embracing America"

    Not even North Korean TV would say this. Just listen

    This is a picture that encapsulates everything wrong with post-Trump America. Symbols of America but no Americans. [see pics]

    Today is the day Trump supporters can finally grow up. He wasn’t Orange Jesus sent to save America from itself. There was never a plan.

    Trump was just a guy in over his head doing something no President did since Calvin Coolidge, giving a shit about what America means for Americans.

    That’s why he had to be destroyed and that’s why we ultimately have to put him behind us.

    As the U.S. sinks and what’s left of the legal protections we’ve enjoyed are taken away under the guise of ‘domestic terrorism’ we are also, strangely, free.

    That’s why I’m ecstatic a man more fit for Andrew Cuomo’s COVID Death Parlors is president today rather than Trump.

    Everyone’s eyes are now open. A fungus is president.

    Absent the false hope of Trump people are now free to conclude what I always have — politics got us into this, politics will not get us out.

    We can finally put the childish Red vs. Blue behind us.

    That false duality is gone. The GOP is dead. The Democrats are ready to knife each other climbing to the pinnacle. They both hate us.

    The Capitol knows it is under siege, not from right-wing militias and neo-Nazis but from their own fear of our not feeling anything for them anymore…

    … except maybe pity. [more]

    [3rd part follows]

  3. "We Want Revenge": Antifa Anarchists Activate After Biden Inaugurated

    Twitter, Facebook And

    YouTube Allow Incendiary

    Anti-MAGA Video To Remain On Platforms

    the Biden Administration is now focusing on 'Domestic Terrorism' as a key priority. And as Johnstone also notes, and which is worth repeating, these people are batshit crazy.

    Johnstone continues:

    This is as insane and scary as I have ever seen these people get, and I was in the thick of peak Russiagate hysteria. An aggressively manufactured push to get an army of citizens spying on each other calls to mind the Stasi informants of East Germany, the patriotism-fueled digital “digging” of the QAnon psyop, and the NatSec LARPing of Louise Mensch Twitter, all rolled into one great big ball of crazy. [more]

    U.S. Troops TURNED THEIR BACKS To Biden - No Salutes either [Hal Turner]

    Commander-in-Thief Joseph Biden, who was sworn-in as President of the United States today, got a rude welcome from his own military: THEY TURNED THEIR BACKS ON HIM. Video below shows it happening!

    Not only was his motorcade NOT SALUTED, troops openly turned their backs on him as he passed by.

    This is what happens to an ILLEGITIMATE President. This is what happens to a man whose political party STOLE the election.

    Joe Biden does NOT have the support of the rank and file US Military; only some soft support from yellow-bellied, ass-kisser, political coward, Generals, like those on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    It's going to get worse.

    Troops are already telling each other they absolutely will not "re-up" when their contract expires; and Officers are already resigning their Commissions in disgust.

    FREE ARCHIVE: Complete On-Air Meltdown. The Rage could not be contained.

    The Wednesday, January 20 Hal Turner Show was a complete on-air meltdown of absolute rage over the death of our country and the installation of a fraudulent President.

    Adding insult to injury, a distributed denial of service attack was launched to crash the online feeds, and it did, but the radio stations remained online.

    Because the show was attacked off the net, here is a FREE archive for all to hear what they missed. [more; real popular guy . ..]

    [4th installment below]

  4. US Treasury Nominee Yellen Suggests ‘Curtailing’ Use of Cryptocurrencies, Citing Terrorism Concerns

    Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen has suggested that lawmakers should “curtail” the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, expressing concerns that they are “mainly” used for illicit purposes, Business Insider reported.

    The official’s comments point to the fact that the Joe Biden administration will likely not promote cryptocurrencies, but zero in on tough regulation of them instead. Watchdogs from around the world, from the European Central Bank to national regulators, have in recent time raised questions about the trustworthiness of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. [more]

    Caitlin Johnston: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

    Your Sigh Of Relief Is Grounded In Delusion: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

    Ahh at long last America is returning to normality: the hub of a globe-spanning empire which rings the planet with military bases and destroys any nation which disobeys it while propagandizing the entire world into supporting its murderousness, without rude tweets.

    Biden's inauguration will be a huge relief for people who aren't actually affected by US government policy.

    Americans want to believe Trump was uniquely evil among recent presidents because they want to believe their government will become significantly less evil when he leaves. This is delusional and harmful.

    The only way to find Trump's presidency remarkably awful is to (A) greatly diminish the scale of Bush and Obama's crimes and (B) believe foreign lives don't matter. Saying Trump was the worst president, even since the turn of this century, is saying that you're a shitty person.

    Trump was a US president of fairly average depravity surrounded by an ocean of influential narrative managers LARPing about treason and sedition for four years

    So many Trumpers told me he'd free Assange. They were 100% certain Trump was going to get re-elected, drain the swamp, end the wars, and free Assange. He did none of these things. If this is you, please overhaul your worldview and drastically change your media consumption habits.

    Arguing that Trump wanted to pardon Assange but Republicans threatened him is just saying Trump wanted to fight the establishment but the establishment told him no.

    It's so crazy how the State Department has been led by a man who is even more evil and disgusting than Trump, and now that man is leaving office without the mass media having given him any critical attention at all.

    I haven't yet figured out how so many Americans manage the cognitive balance of simultaneously (A) thinking their country is the center of the universe and (B) thinking it odd that foreigners would have opinions about their country.

    Super excited for America to finally get rid of its racist corrupt right-wing asshole of a president, hopefully by sometime in the next four to eight years. [more]

    [5th piece next]

  5. Situation Update, Jan 20th – Day of Reckoning: Will the republic DIE or be REBORN?

    (Natural News) As America watched, a decrepit, mentally incompetent Joe Biden was “sworn in” today, with almost no members of the public in attendance, but with Biden surrounded by now a reported 65,000 troops, just like you’d see in a Third World dictatorship.

    In truth, Biden wasn’t sworn into anything. The election was illegal, unconstitutional and fraught with deliberate malfeasance. The theft of the election renders the Biden regime null and void, carrying no legal weight whatsoever.

    Everything the Biden regime attempts to do from this day forward isn’t rooted in law; it’s rooted in coercion. Rule by brute force, in other words. Gunpoint enforcement by a brutal, authoritarian regime that can only browbeat the population into submission through intense censorship, false flag operations and relentless media propaganda.

    That’s why this isn’t over. Biden has no legitimacy, and the proof of election fraud still exists in abundance. It’s recorded in the ballots themselves, which must be saved for 22 months according to federal law. Any honest assessment of the ballots would reveal the Biden election theft, and legal efforts are still under way to reveal the truth. [more]

  6. This just in:

    Nearly 70K Chickens Perish in Fire at Pennsylvania Farm

    Nearly 70,000 chickens died as fire swept through several buildings at A&L Farms in Berks County, Pennsylvania, early Thursday.
    A fire official said two buildings were burned to the ground and an egg house sustained partial damage.
    This was the third fire at the farm in recent years. A fire in 2019 claimed the lives of more than 37,000 chickens and a fire in 2015 destroyed an empty barn. [more]

  7. The whole 'election was stolen' schtick is getting old. The news organizations that pushed the whole 'Dominion hacking' thing have all withdrawn what they said and admitted that was a nothing-burger.

    But this is a nation of laws. Dominion is suing the people in court who defamed their business and cost their employees jobs. If Fox or OAN had evidence for what they had said, they'd go to court. Did they do that? Hell no, they knew they had zilch for evidence and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages to pay, so they backed right down.

    Sidney Powell will get her day in court. She can then produce evidence, if she has any. She did just quietly withdraw her 'Kraken' lawsuit, so it seems unlikely she has any evidence either. If she's lucky, Dominion will accept some kind of apology and settle out of court. Otherwise she's facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit.

    Trump's lawyers had 60 lawsuits to make their fraud case. They failed 60 straight times. If you're given the opportunity to provide evidence to make your case and you fail 60 times in a row then you didn't have any evidence. Ballots were counted, recounted and recounted again. Machines were analyzed and found to have no problems. Paper ballots matched machine results, which means the machines weren't hacked. Signatures were checked and rechecked.

    Oh, you say, but Democrats have taken over all of the judges! Right, Democrats somehow took over the Federalist Society, forced them to pick who Democrats wanted with their judiciary picks, or they turned every lifelong Federalist judge into a Democrat in four years. To believe such a thing you'd have to believe that Democrats are monumental masterminds with near-godlike powers. That's not the Democratic Party I know, which has a well-earned reputation for bumblingly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    The problem is, I think, that sometimes democracy doesn't make one side the winner every time, and crybaby conservative conspiracy theorists lose their minds when their side loses and lurch into whatever fantasyland theory that makes their opponents seem mighty because that then elevates THEM in their own minds. If that means democracy must burn to the ground, that's the price they're willing to have everyone pay.

    Unless proven otherwise in court, I'm going with the Occam's Razor theory: a self-absorbed compulsive liar who wasn't liked by most of the populace lost an election.

  8. So be it. Let's see how it plays out under Biden. At least we won't have to listen a constant barrage of dissenting viewpoints and double-speak from the msm. That shit was gettin' OLD. So now everything's okay and we can concentrate on the environment.

    Investigators probe whether automatic throttle malfunction caused Indonesian air crash

    Investigators in Indonesia are probing whether a malfunctioning automatic throttle could have brought down the Sriwijaya Airlines flight that nosedived into the Java Sea on January 9.

    A person familiar with the investigation told Bloomberg that the autothrottle was producing more thrust in one of the Boeing 737-500’s two engines than the other after the plane took off from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta airport carrying 62 people. [more; on another note, Boeing stock rose today on the continuing sales of it's uh . . product.]

    [speaking of Boeing . . (no, God forbid!)]
    Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

    The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s.

    Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. [more]

    U.S. and Canada underestimating climate risk from abandoned oil and gas wells: study

    Methane leaking out of the more than 4 million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States and Canada is a far greater contributor to climate change than government estimates suggest, researchers from McGill University said on Wednesday.

    Canada has underestimated methane emissions from its abandoned wells by as much as 150%, while official U.S. estimates are about 20% below actual levels, the study, published in Environmental Science and Technology, found.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [protecting corporations from any environmental responsibility] and Environment and Climate Change Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the study. [more; wadiday-gunna sey?]

    [part ii follows]

  9. The biggest step the Biden administration took on climate yesterday wasn't rejoining the Paris Agreement

    While the Biden Administration is being celebrated for its decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement in one of its first executive orders after President Joe Biden was sworn in, it wasn't the biggest step the administration took to advance its climate agenda.

    Instead it was a move to get to the basics of monitoring and accounting, of metrics and dashboards. While companies track their revenues and expenses and monitor for all sorts of risks, impacts from climate change and emissions aren't tracked in the same way. Now, in the same way there are general principals for accounting for finance, there will be principals for accounting for the impact of climate through what's called the social cost of carbon.

    The specific section of the order addressing accounting and accountability calls for a working group to come up with three metrics: the social cost of carbon (SCC), the social cost of nitrous oxide (SCN) and the social cost of methane (SCM) that will be used to estimate the monetized damages associated with increases in greenhouse gas emissions.

    As the executive order notes, "[an] accurate social cost is essential for agencies to accurately determine the social benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions when conducting cost-benefit analyses of regulatory and other actions." What the Administration is doing is attempting to provide a financial figure for the damages wrought by greenhouse gas emissions in terms of rising interest rates, and the destroyed farmland and infrastructure caused by natural disasters linked to global climate change.

    The executive order also restored protections to national parks and lands that had been opened to oil and gas exploration and commercial activity under the Trump Administration and blocked the development of the Keystone Pipeline, which would have brought oil from Canadian tar sands into and through the U.S. [more]

    Big U.S. oil drillers have federal permits to mute effect of any Biden ban

    U.S. President Joe Biden's promised ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands would take years to shut off production from top shale drillers because they already have stockpiled permits, according to Reuters interviews with executives.

    But smaller independent oil drillers without the resources of big corporations were more worried about Biden's vow to toughen regulations and stop issuing new permits on federal lands, part of his sweeping plan to combat climate change and bring the economy to net zero emissions by 2050. [more; by "net zero" does he mean he's gonna shut off the engine? We still gonna be around in 2050?]

    Rewilding effort sees jaguars return to Argentina's Iberá wetlands for first time in 70 years

    In recent years, rewilding has been gaining ground in Gran Iberá Park, a 1.7-million-acre wilderness protected as National and Provincial Park in the province of Corrientes. Green-winged macaws were recently reintroduced and there are schemes afoot to expand the tiny populations of tapir, anteater, collared peccary, marsh deer and other once widespread species. [more]

    [3rd segment below]

  10. 'My American friends, help us out': Frustrated Ford asks U.S. to help out in Canada's Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine delay

    Just a day before Joe Biden’s inauguration as the next U.S. president, Ontario Premier Doug Ford asked the next American president for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses from the company’s Kalamazoo, Michigan facility.

    “My American friends, help us out,” Ford said. “Help out your neighbour. You want us all to get along, hunky dory, kumbaya, help us out, I’m asking you for help.”

    “Give us a million vaccines...get us over the hump.”

    The premier said that it is “troubling” and a “massive concern” that Canada will see a reduction in Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses, with next week’s shipment being deferred entirely. [more; you LUCKY people!]

    [from Zerohedge]
    Right on cue for Biden, WHO admits high-cycle PCR tests produce COVID false positives

    Were the 'conspiracy theorists' just proven right about the "fake rescue plan" for COVID?

    Did the 'science-deniers' just get confirmation that it was political after all?

    The short answer to both of these questions regarding the COVID-19 'casedemic' and the fallacy of asymptomatic PCR testing is YES and YES!

    We have detailed the controversy surrounding America's COVID "casedemic" and the misleading results of the PCR test and its amplification procedure in great detail over the past few months.

    Numerous epidemiological experts have argued that cycle thresholds are an important metric by which patients, the public, and policymakers can make more informed decisions about how infectious and/or sick an individual with a positive COVID-19 test might be. However, as JustTheNews reports, health departments across the country are failing to collect that data.

    Biden will issue national standards, like the plexiglass barriers in restaurants he spoke about during the debate, and pressure governors to implement mask mandates using the federal government's financial leverage.

    Some hack at the CDC or FDA will issue new guidance lowering the Ct the labs use, and cases will magically start to fall.

    In reality, the change will only eliminate false positives, but most Americans won't know that.

    Good old Uncle Joe will be the hero, even though it is Deep-State actors in the health bureaucracies who won't solve a problem with testing they have been aware of for months. TDS is a heck of a drug.

    And now, as Lennox explains in detail below, we have been proved 100% correct as less than one hour after President Biden's inauguration, the WHO proved us right.

    What I have referred to as the "casedemic" since September will be magically solved just in time for Joe Biden to look like a hero. For doing absolutely nothing.

    Do not tell me there is not a politicized deep state in our health agencies. Do not ever tell me I need to listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci again. And every business owner who has been ruined because of lockdowns due to a high number of "cases" should be livid. Any parent whose child has lost a year of school should be furious.

    None of this was for your health. It was to get rid of Orange Man Bad.

    And for that reason, the great 2020 disappearing flu passes largely under the mass media's radar. Media proliferated mass deception and the power of repetition get most people to believe and having successfully "killed the flu", they will now do the same with COVID... and, if allowed by our betters, we will all return to the new normal they desire. [more]

    “Salute the Marines”
    January 21st, 2021

    Biden appears to get a command through an earpiece to salute the U.S. Marines at the door ahead of him. Instead of saluting them, he says out loud, “Salute the Marines.”

    Via: C-SPAN Clip on YouTube [see ~ 13 sec. clip of video]

  11. Glad that pipeline was squashed. No idea what Canada's gonna do with their horrifyingly dirty and inefficient tarsands goop now, but I'm glad it's not going to be going through Native American lands!

  12. Conversation: Guy McPherson [~ 71 min. BBN]

    Winter storm could wallop large corridor of US next week

    A duo of storms, with the second one expected to be much stronger and larger, will deal wintry blows to portions of the Midwest and Northeast this weekend and early next week. [more]

    US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

    The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed.

    The greenhouse gas would be captured from coal-fired power plants, keeping it out of the atmosphere where it causes global warming. The captured gas would instead be pumped underground to add pressure to and boost production from oil fields. [more; what could go wrong?]

    [surf's up!]
    Watch A Daring Surfer Ride A Skyscraper Of A Wave

    Makua Rothman surfed the wave of a lifetime over the weekend, conquering a swell estimated up to 100 feet high in a big-surf area of Hawaii known as “Jaws” [more; see 2 short videos]

    Gray whale population drops by quarter off U.S. West Coast

    Researchers say the population of gray whales off the West Coast of the United States has fallen by nearly one-quarter since 2016, resembling a similar die-off two decades ago.

    In a paper released Tuesday, NOAA Fisheries reported that surveys counted about 6,000 fewer migrating whales last winter, 21,000 as compared with 27,000 in 2016. [more]

    [2nd section next]

  13. Chocolate War Leaves Top Cocoa Producer Stuck With Beans

    Less than two years after the top cocoa producer teamed up with neighboring Ghana to force companies from Hershey Co. to Nestle SA to pay more for their beans, the attempt to exert control over prices is backfiring. Buyers are refusing to pay up, beans are piling in warehouses upcountry and farmers are so desperate that some even slept outside the offices of Ivory Coast’s cocoa regulator demanding action.

    “We have suffered with our cocoa piling up,” said Baba Kampe, a 45-year-old farmer with 8 hectares (20 acres) in Daloa who was among those sleeping outside the regulator’s offices Monday. “It has been difficult to feed our children.”

    The cooperation to charge the $100 billion chocolate industry a premium of $400 per metric ton was intended to boost income for some of the world’s poorest growers, the West African nations said. But for many cocoa traders, processors and chocolate makers, it was an OPEC-style attempt to boost prices that lacked the supply-and-demand economics key to that cartel’s success.

    Farmers now are paying the price. Ivory Coast and Ghana, which account for almost 70% of world supplies, expanded output just as the pandemic locked down cities from Paris to Los Angeles, hurting demand. Growers can’t sell their crop and don’t have a way to store it. Middlemen are paying less than the government’s minimum price, and Ivory Coast had to offer deep discounts to offload this season’s crop. [more]

    Mount Sinai cancels all scheduled first-dose COVID vaccines. Second doses not affected

    Days after Baptist Health, South Florida’s largest nonprofit hospital system, abruptly canceled COVID vaccine appointments for hundreds, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach is taking a similar action.

    Due to restraints on the COVID-19 vaccine supply, all first-dose vaccinations booked for Jan. 23 and later are canceled. No new appointments will be taken.

    Second-dose appointments are not affected, as required by the vaccine’s emergency use authorization. [more]

    Vice Acquires Doc ‘The Toxic Pigs Of Fukushima’ About Nuclear Disaster Aftermath

    The film charts the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 which triggered a tsunami, nuclear disaster and mass evacuations in Fukushima Prefecture. Today, as part of a government push to encourage resettlement, local hunters have been enlisted to dispose of radiated wild boars that now roam the abandoned streets and buildings. [more]

    [3rd part underneath]

  14. Everglades restoration boss from the Keys named to top wildlife and national parks role

    Shannon Estenoz, a fifth-generation Key West native known as a fierce and pragmatic Everglades restoration advocate, will lead the Department of Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service.

    Estenoz, who oversaw Everglades restoration at the department under President Barack Obama’s administration, was named principal deputy assistant secretary on Wednesday, according to a statement. She was already part of President Joe Biden’s Interior transition team since early December. [more]

    Oil rises on U.S. stimulus hopes, tighter market under Biden

    Oil edged higher on Wednesday on expectations that U.S. President Joe Biden's administration will deliver hefty pandemic-related economic stimulus that will lift fuel demand and enact policies that will tighten crude supply. [more]

    U.S.-China Tensions Won’t Change Under Biden: AmCham China [~ 6.25 min. news piece]

    Get ready for four years of vomit-inducing media fawning as our 'brave' journalists transform into PR agents for President Biden

    Joe Biden is a swamp creature to his core, but to mainstream pundits, his arrival in Washington is akin to the second coming of Christ. The sycophancy is pathetic, but it'll soon get dangerous when Joe actually starts to govern.

    The return of a clapped-out career politician to the White House has the mainstream media squealing with delight. Their liberal bias hasn't exactly been a secret these last four years ("fiery but mostly peaceful" Black Lives Matter protests vs. the "extremist insurrection" on Capitol Hill being the latest example)

    MSNBC commentator Eddie Glaude went a step further, comparing Biden to God himself. Quoting Psalm 147:3, Glaude declared that Biden "heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." [more]

    Bright meteor fireball observed over wide areas of Japan

    People in many parts of Japan have reported seeing what appeared to be a fireball flashing through the sky on Wednesday night. [more]

  15. Hey! We're still alive:) I've given up on our democratic systems. When your only choices are Trump and Hillary, or here in Canada Trudeau and some other corrupt weiner who's name escapes me at the moment, then in my opinion the system is totally the weather here. It should be minus 20C right now but it's above freezing at 2am!