Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Event Update For 2021-02-22


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

2021-02-22 - Freshwater fish in catastrophic decline around the world:

2021-02-22 - More than 200 cars go up in flames at auto business on North Rocky River Road in Lancaster County (South Carolina):

Quote: "More than 200 cars caught fire Monday at a used car and repair shop in Lancaster County. Officials say the fire happened at Mahaffey’s Used Cars & Parts on North Rocky River Road."

2021-02-22 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, vehicles burn, in Whelpley Hill (Britain):

Quote: "Multiple vehicles were found on fire in a scrap yard."

2021-02-22 - Cars and auto shop destroyed by fire on Empire Boulevard in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "A three-alarm fire is burning through an auto service center in Brooklyn. The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. Monday on Empire Boulevard in the Crown Heights section. The fire is burning through the cars in the building and in a lot."

2021-02-22 - Pickup truck and garage destroyed by fire and explosion at home, home damaged, on Bank Street in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin):

2021-02-22 - Underground fire breaks out under Reid Hall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville (Arkansas):

2021-02-22 - Landfill fire breaks out in Chandigarh (India):

2021-02-22 - Wildfire burns out of control and threatens homes near coastal Adelaide (Australia):

2021-02-22 - Restarting the frozen energy heartland in Texas will be a climate mess:

2021-02-22 - Locust swarms spread to 15+ counties, threaten to spiral out of control, in Kenya:

2021-02-22 - Environmental disasters across the globe in January 2021:

2021-02-22 - Boat bursts into flame at 5 AM while docked at marina on the Alabama River in Montgomery (Alabama):

2021-02-22 - Boat, RV, car and home destroyed by fire on Dora Vista Lane in Jamul (California), dog killed, nobody there:

Quote: "It took crews about an hour to extinguish the flames, which gutted the two-story house and engulfed a car, an RV and a boat parked outside of it, said Thomas Shoots, a fire captain with the state agency."

Note: These are the 116th and 117th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2021, and this is the 53rd RV to burn in 2021...

2021-02-22 - Sports team bus bursts into flame on street in Asaba (Nigeria):

Quote: "Wikki Tourists of Bauchi and Kano Pillars had suffered similar fate within the past week."

Note: This is the 77th bus to burn in 2021...

2021-02-22 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Aguleri (Nigeria):

Quote: "The tanker was reportedly offloading kerosene at the station located at a roundabout in the area when it suddenly went up in flames..."

2021-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 2 AM on I-95 near the Betsy Ross Bridge over the Delaware River in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2021-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 near Lafayette (Indiana):

2021-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 3 AM on I-75 in Laurel County (Kentucky):

2021-02-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 ramp in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

Note: These are the 722nd, 723rd, 724th, 725th and 726th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-02-22 - Dump truck bursts into flame on street in Byram Township (New Jersey):

2021-02-22 - Van bursts into flame on Dove Close in Helsby (Britain):

2021-02-22 - SUV bursts into flame on Halibut Point Road in coastal Sitka (Alaska):

2021-02-22 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 25 near New Tazewell (Tennessee):

2021-02-22 - SUV bursts into flame on I-89 in Bolton (Vermont):

2021-02-22 - SUV bursts into flame on Hawthorn Grove (street) in Oswestry (Britain):

2021-02-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg (Idaho):

2021-02-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business on Mulberry Street in Effingham (Illinois):

2021-02-22 - Car bursts into flame at McDonald's in Lafourche Parish (Louisiana):

2021-02-22 - Car bursts into flame in driveway at home on Gorstage Lane in Northwich (Britain):

2021-02-22 - Car bursts into flame on street in Brighouse (Britain):

2021-02-22 - Car bursts into flame on Whitchurch Road in Wem (Britain):

2021-02-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 in Wiltshire (Britain):

2021-02-22 - Car bursts into flame at 2:52 AM on Regent Street in Wellington (Britain):

2021-02-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2021-02-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame in parking lot at Walgreens on Park Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2021-02-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street near the Rusk County Airport in Henderson (Texas):

2021-02-22 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Feldane (street) in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Feldane, Hull. Sun 21 Feb 2021 19:05 (No:002823) Motorcycle on fire. Crews extinguished using one hose reel."

2021-02-22 - Barn destroyed by fire on North Fairview Road in Miami County (Ohio), goats killed:

2021-02-22 - Church heavily damaged by fire on Essex Street in Lawrence (Massachusetts):

2021-02-22 - Sawmill heavily damaged by fire before 5 AM in Merritt (Canada):

2021-02-22 - Garage destroyed by fire at 3:56 AM at home on Chequessett Neck Road in coastal Wellfleet (Massachusetts):

2021-02-22 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire at 2:06 AM on Winston Section Road in Winston (Oregon):

2021-02-22 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Ramseytown Road in Harrison (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2021-02-22 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 5:40 AM on Marion Avenue in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida), nobody there:

2021-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Mansfield Street in the Brighton area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), dog killed:

2021-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Alpine Avenue in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2021-02-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 3:30 AM on East Innes Street in Salisbury (North Carolina):

2021-02-22 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM on Clinton Avenue in Minneapolis (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2021-02-22 - Four homes go up in flames near 1st Street and Telfair Street in Augusta (Georgia):

2021-02-22 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on 15th Avenue North in Clear Lake (Iowa):

2021-02-22 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Elm Avenue in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2021-02-22 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire on Magnolia Street in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

2021-02-22 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the Ocean View area in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), 1000 feet from the ocean:

2021-02-22 - Deadly fire burns home on Farm-to-Market Road 849 near Lindale (Texas), 1 killed:

2021-02-22 - Deadly fire burns home on Darnestown Road just outside Darnestown (Maryland), 1 killed:

2021-02-22 - Deadly fire destroys home on Union Street in Houma (Louisiana), 1 killed:

2021-02-22 - Father and daughter found dead in the water on the shore of Lake Pátzcuaro (Mexico):

2021-02-22 - Girls, 12 and 15, die in dam reservoir in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa):

2021-02-22 - Man found dead near dumpster in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2021-02-22 - Man, 44, dies in pond in Wareham (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The man, according to Wareham Police Lieutenant John Gerard, regularly went and liked swimming in cold water."

2021-02-22 - Man found dead along Lade Beach Road in Little Suamico (Wisconsin):

2021-02-22 - Man, 33, found dead in jail cell in Johnson County (Indiana):

2021-02-22 - Man found dead near Walmart in Jackson (Mississippi):

2021-02-22 - Man found dead along Ferguson Ridge Road in Tazewell (Tennessee):

2021-02-22 - Man, 58, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead along Indian Hollow Road in Carlisle Township (Ohio):

2021-02-22 - Man, 45, found dead in lake in Madurai (India):

2021-02-22 - Man, 28, found dead in the water at waterfall in Jagdalpur (India):

2021-02-22 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Salt Lake City (Utah), engine problem:

2021-02-22 - Small plane crashes into field in Mayfield (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2021-02-22 - Small plane crashes and burns near Cullman (Alabama), engine failure, 2 killed:

2021-02-22 - Transit bus crashes into parked cars in Kamloops (Canada):

2021-02-22 - Two cars crash on Palm Beach Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2021-02-22 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in San Bernardino (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2021-02-22 - Two cars collide head-on in Oroville (California), 3 killed, 3+ injured:

2021-02-22 - Two cars collide head-on at 5:10 AM on Route 50 in College Park (Maryland), 2 killed:

2021-02-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into preschool, in Saugus (California), 3 injured:

2021-02-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, near Benld (Illinois), 1 killed:

2021-02-22 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Detroit (Michigan):

2021-02-22 - Child has 'medical emergency' in Newhall (California):

Quote: "A child was airlifted and taken to an area hospital following a medical emergency in Newhall Monday afternoon."

2021-02-22 - Person has 'medical incident' in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Quote: "Police said the were called to a 'medical incident' in the Roath area of the city at around 12.20pm on Monday (February 22)."

2021-02-22 - Lightning strikes kill 3 people and injure 3 more in Mangochi (Malawi):

2021-02-22 - Record flooding affects more than 100,000 people in Acre (Brazil):

2021-02-22 - Warmest February day in 70 years heats up Beijing (China):


  1. Humpday Jonny, all. Reading over the stories, i see that once again nobody thinks about consequences when we discover some new kind of energy production. This time it's solar farms in the desert (what could go wrong?).

    Scientists unearth a consequence of solar panels in the Sahara

    While the black surfaces of solar panels absorb most of the sunlight that reaches them, only a fraction (around 15%) of that incoming energy gets converted to electricity. The rest is returned to the environment as heat. The panels are usually much darker than the ground they cover, so a vast expanse of solar cells will absorb a lot of additional energy and emit it as heat, affecting the climate.

    If these effects were only local, they might not matter in a sparsely populated and barren desert. But the scale of the installations that would be needed to make a dent in the world’s fossil energy demand would be vast, covering thousands of square kilometers. Heat re-emitted from an area this size will be redistributed by the flow of air in the atmosphere, having regional and even global effects on the climate.

    The model revealed that when the size of the solar farm reaches 20% of the total area of the Sahara, it triggers a feedback loop. [more]

    [from Here We Go Again news]
    A New Highly Resistant COVID Variant Has Emerged In California, And It Could Make This Plague Far Worse

    Just when it seemed like the COVID pandemic may be subsiding, a new COVID strain has emerged in California that has the potential to change everything. According to tests conducted by Dr. Charles Chiu and his team, this new strain appears to result in more severe illness, and it also appears to result in more people dying from the virus. Even more troubling, Chiu’s team discovered that there is “a two- to four-fold reduction in the ability of antibodies to fend off the variant virus”. In other words, those that have already been vaccinated may or may not have protection against this new variant. When Californians start to figure out that the vaccines that they have been taking may not even be effective against the strain that is rapidly becoming dominant in their state, a lot of them won’t be happy.

    Of course it is just a matter of time before this new strain travels to all of the other 49 states as well. [more]

    Virus Mania: How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics

    PCR Pandemic Interview with Virus Mania's Dr Claus Köhnlein
    https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2021/02/virus-mania-how-medical-industry.html [~ 36.75 min. video]

    New Zealand's Dr Sam Bailey talks to Dr Claus Köhnlein (Co-Author, ‘Virus Mania’ ) about everything Covid-19. Diving deep into the reasons for excess mortality, Covid-19 PCR testing, parallels with the HIV epidemic, why coronavirus vaccines are being promoted and much more.

    The central aim of this book is to steer the discussion back to a real scientific debate and put medicine back on the path of an impartial analysis of the facts. It will put medical experiments, clinical trials, statistics and government policies under the microscope, revealing that the people charged with protecting our health and safety have deviated from this path. To substantiate these statements, the authors cite dozens of highly renowned scientists and present approximately 1,100 pertinent scientific references. [more; link to his book provided! Listen and read]

    [2nd comment follows]

  2. Wednesday, 24 February 2021
    Spectacular eruptions of red lava from Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, continued overnight from Monday into Tuesday, illuminating the night sky with ash and lava fountains soaring 1,500 metres high
    http://www.thebigwobble.org/2021/02/spectacular-eruptions-of-red-lava-from.html [~ 1 min. lead-in video]

    There are currently 28 volcanoes erupting around the world at this moment and 25 of them are in the Pacific Ring Of Fire. 2021 has seen an impressive uptick in seismic and volcanic activity. [more; check out the map]

    [as if they don't already have enough trouble in Texas]
    Massive explosion in Texas after train carrying fuel collides with 18-wheeler (video)

    The train, which was carrying fuel, exploded after colliding with an 18-wheeler around 6:45 a.m. CT just outside of the city of Cameron, located about 75 miles northeast of Austin.

    The BNSF train was carrying mixed freight and derailed near Hoyte. The train was struck by a semi-truck, “which impacted a [train] car carrying gasoline,” BNSF Railways Senior Director of External Communications Courtney Wallace told the outlet.

    Out of a total of 110 train cars, 13 derailed, Wallace said, citing initial reports. Five of the train cars that were carrying gasoline were still on fire hours after the crash.

    “There were no injuries to the crew or truck driver." [more]

    200 coffins drift in the Golfo Paradiso after Italian cemetery collapses into the sea

    The old cemetery at Camogli near Genoa, Italy collapsed into the sea on February 22, 2021, with at least 200 coffins now drifting in the Golfo Paradiso. [more]

    Keystone XL’s Death Sparks Rush to Ship Oil-Sands Crude by Rail

    U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline is sparking renewed interest in shipping Canadian oil-sands crude by rail, and that comes with its own environmental risks. [more; as we've seen]

    Wateree power plant targeted for closure. How many jobs are on the chopping block?

    Dominion Energy plans to close a 51-year-old Columbia-area power plant that has employed generations of workers but also has polluted groundwater and the Wateree River while burning coal to make electricity.

    Company plans show that two other coal-burning power plants in Berkeley and Orangeburg counties also would close in the next decade, a change that would effectively end South Carolina’s production of power through coal. [more; they'll ALL be closed/unused before the next decade is over]

    [3rd piece next]

  3. [from the Joe Pesci character in Lethal Weapon movie; a-K, a-K]
    Climate change: West Antarctica's Getz glaciers flowing faster

    Wherever you look in West Antarctica right now, the message is the same: Its marine-terminating glaciers are being melted by warm seawater.

    Scientists have just taken a detailed look at the ice streams flowing into the ocean along a 1,000km-stretch of coastline known as the Getz region.

    It incorporates 14 glaciers - and they've all speeded up.

    Since 1994, they've lost 315 gigatonnes of ice - equivalent to 126 million Olympic swimming pools of water. [more]

    Meteor lights up sky in Alberta [31 sec. video]

    Wednesday, 24 February 2021
    Chinese Spies Hijack NSA Hacking Tools To Use Against The US
    https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2021/02/chinese-spies-hijack-nsa-hacking-tools.html [Reuters]

    Chinese spyware code was copied from America's NSA: researchers

    Chinese spies used code first developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how malicious software developed by governments can boomerang against their creators.

    The NSA declined comment. The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment. [more; AWKWARD!!]

    [fair warning]
    Wednesday, 24 February 2021
    Catherine Austin Fitts on crypto currency

    Building a Bitcoin Prison – Catherine Austin Fitts
    https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2021/02/catherine-austin-fitts-on-crypto.html [USA Watchdog]

    Fitts warns of a dark future if the central bankers get everything they want. Fitts says, “When they decide to shut down our bank accounts and say you all get on crypto, universal basic income and take that injection or you can’t transact on the financial system, this is instituting a totalitarian system through the financial system. . . . When they shut that trap door, what you need to think about is where are you going to buy food?”

    In closing, Fitts says, “We are in Never, Never Land. We have two groups in our society: One group that can print money, and the other who can earn money. What we saw last year is the people who could print money declared war on the people who earn money. They basically said we are going to shut down your businesses, and we are going to suck up and take your market share or buy you out with money we print out of thin air. . . . We have no pandemic. What this is is an economic war.” [more; link to 48.5 min. video]

    Fauci gaslighting again

    Dr. Fauci says vaccinated people can't dine indoors or go to the movies

    But a vaccinated person does not need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19

    President Joe Biden's top health adviser and coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday that even people who receive a coronavirus vaccine won't be able to go out to eat or go to the movies because of "the safety of society." [more; fuck you Fauci!]

    Pelosi’s proposition to end the Republic through a ‘Red Reformation’


    Today on TruNews, we discuss Pelosi’s proposition to end the Republic through a ‘Red Reformation’ which would eliminate the electoral college, constitutionalize unverifiable voting, and disqualify “unpatriotic” Americans who refuse to submit to the Communist China way. [more; link to ~ 74.6 min. video]

  4. [from our Drowning In Our Own Pollution page]
    Trash fills Bosnia river faster than workers can pull it out

    [lovely; you can imagine the smell, never mind any fish . ..]

    Environmental activists in Bosnia are warning that tons of garbage floating down the Balkan country’s rivers are endangering the local ecosystem and people’s health.

    The Drina River, located on the border between Bosnia and Serbia, has been covered for weeks with trash that has piled up faster than the authorities can clear it out.

    Weeks of wet winter weather that swelled the Drina and its tributaries pulled plastic bottles, rusty barrels, used tires, old furniture and other rubbish into the water.

    Near the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad, islands of garbage can be seen floating on the emerald-colored water as they advance toward the dam of the local hydroelectric power plant.

    Activists say the situation is similar for miles up and downstream from Visegrad. [more]

    Florida woman charged with setting fire to 10 trash trucks

    [ah CAH-mon! Do i have to go back and revise my count?]

    A South Florida woman who set fire last fall to 10 garbage trucks outside a solid waste business where she worked has been arrested, authorities said.

    Saprell Frazier, 43, was taken into custody during a traffic stop Friday in Pompano Beach, a day after being placed under surveillance, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report. She was charged with one count of burglary with structural damage and 11 counts of second-degree arson.

    According to a news release, surveillance video from the early morning hours of Oct. 18 shows a person in a garbage bag suit and goggles break into the Waste Pro compound in Pompano Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale. Investigators said the intruder torched the gate before walking around the compound and setting fire to multiple trucks. Before leaving, the person opened a door to the building and placed a bottle containing a clear substance on the floor and then set it on fire, officials said.

    Investigators estimated the fires did about $4 million in damage.

    [even with Texas refineries hobbled]
    Oil Falls After Industry Report Shows Surprise U.S. Supply Rise

    [we've reached stall speed, Cap'n - we're goin' down!]

    Oil declined in New York after an industry report showed U.S. crude stockpiles rose last week amid a spate of refinery outages from the country’s recent cold snap.

    The industry-funded American Petroleum Institute was said to report a 1.03 million-barrel build in domestic oil inventories, compared to expectations for a decline. At the same time, U.S. drillers have already restored about 80% of crude production in parts of Texas following the polar blast.

    “People have been counting on continuous drawdowns, so there will be these surprise builds on occasion,” said Phil Streible, chief market strategist at Blue Line Futures LLC in Chicago. [more; just think of all the cars that couldn't go anywhere due to weather]

    [2nd segment below]

  5. Wild sheep freed from his own wool [1 min. lead-in news video]

    This wild sheep had a much-needed shearing, relieving him of over 78 lbs of fleece. That's nearly half the weight of an adult kangaroo. Baarack's Location: Lancefield, Australia Rescuers say he used to have an owner but was found wandering in a forest Baarack is now settling in with other rescued sheep in a farm sanctuary. [i punctuated and adjusted the text so it was readable]

    [Let's Kill Somethin' news]
    Hunters and trappers blow past Wisconsin's wolf kill target

    Hunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin's wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn't supposed to happen for another nine months and raising the ire of animal rights activists.

    The Department of Natural Resources reported at midday Wednesday that 162 wolves had been killed, which was 43 more than the state's target of 119.

    The agency estimated that about 1,000 wolves roamed the state before the hunt began. The department's population goal is 350. [more; when's it gonna be open season on hunters, trappers, politicians and bureaucrats? Wolves serve a valuable function!]

    [the Nestle thieves are at it again]
    State OKs Nestlé plan to tap 1 million gallons a day from Florida spring for bottled water

    In the face of stark opposition from environmentalists, a state water board on Tuesday unanimously approved “with protest” Nestlé’s bid to pump one million gallons daily for its bottled water business from one of the treasured natural springs along the Santa Fe River in north-central Florida. [for FREE?!]

    The board’s decision renews an expired water use permit for Seven Springs to provide water for bottling operations to Nestlé, which produces the Zephyrhills and Pure Life brands. The company had previously been withdrawing water from the springs in lower amounts. Nestlé, a Swiss multinational food and beverage company, said the springs could accommodate its pumping and pledged to work with local officials to ensure the spring remains sustainable. [more]

    [a 3rd part yet]

  6. U.S. shale producers reveal extent of hit from Texas freeze

    While natural gas producers benefited from cold weather forcing closure of wells, shale oil drillers stood on the losing side of the trade as frozen pipes and power supply interruptions were expected to slow an output recovery, operators said.

    Shale oil producers could take at least two weeks to restart the more than 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude output lost during the cold snap and some production may never return because of the cost of restarting marginal wells, analysts said.

    Diamondback estimated it lost four to five days worth of total production from its current-quarter earnings, sending its shares down nearly 4% to $65.95 in late trading. [more]

    The Worst of Winter Has Passed With the U.S. Entering Spring

    “It’s safe to say ‘all clear’ on that caliber of cold,” said Matt Rogers, president of the Commodity Weather Group LLC. “But we do believe some colder periods could still return later in March for some above-normal heating demand at times. [more; famous last words]

    To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime. It's the only way

    The Paris agreement is failing. Yet there is new hope for preserving a livable planet: the growing global campaign to criminalize ecocide can address the root causes of the climate crisis and safeguard our planet – the common home of all humanity and, indeed, all life on Earth. [which would entail completely stopping commerce, production of most things, and cease all travel, so, ah - i don't think so]

    Missing California woman found dead below Grand Canyon lookout, officials say

    A California woman was found dead in the Grand Canyon a day after family members reported her missing, park officials said.

    National Park Service officials discovered a body below a popular canyon overlook, Grand Canyon National Park officials said in a Tuesday news release. She was found at least 300 feet below the overlook rim, according to park officials. [more; possible toppler]

    [4th installment next]

  7. The 2021 tornado season may be more destructive because of La Niña. Here's the forecast.

    This year's tornado season could be more severe than usual across the USA, in part because of La Niña.

    The climate pattern called La Niña – a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean – is one of the main drivers of weather around the world, especially during the late fall, winter and early spring. [more]

    [best news of the week]
    Ethanol Output Plunges Most on Record After U.S. Deep Freeze

    Ethanol production in the U.S. dropped the most on record last week as a historic cold snap prompted some plants to slow or completely shut down amid power outages and a spike in natural gas prices.

    Output slid 28% to 658,000 barrels a day, according to the Department of Energy. The decline was the biggest in figures going back to 2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Production was also below the average estimate of 819,000 in Bloomberg survey of analysts. [more]

    [suddenly i'm jealous]
    Instagram Influencer Sparks Outrage After Posing Naked on Top of Endangered Elephant in Bali

    A 22-year-old Russian social media influencer is facing heavy criticism online for posing naked on top of an endangered elephant in Bali, Indonesia for her 553,000 Instagram followers. Alesya Kafelnikova received backlash for the short video she posted on Feb. 13, where she was filmed lying naked on top of a “critically endangered” Sumatran elephant, according to The Sun. The video, which has since been removed from her Instagram, was captioned: “Natural vibes.” In a follow-up post, Kafelnikova shared an image presumably with the same elephant and said in the caption, “To love nature is human nature.” [what's wrong with that?]

    Kafelnikova defended her photoshoot in a post on Feb. 18, arguing she has been giving financial support to the locals and animals of the village where she took the controversial photo. She further added she loved Bali and all animals. [more; i'm a fan]

    [like all the other people screaming for "sustainable"/green living]
    Miami wants to slash carbon emissions 60 percent by 2035. How? That’s still up in the air

    [exactly - there's NO WAY to do it without shutting down civilization]

    Miami is committed to going carbon neutral by 2050, and now the city has identified a halfway mark: reducing greenhouse gas emission by 60% by 2035.

    Getting there will require massive changes in a city where most people couldn’t imagine getting around without using a car. Changes like relying completely on renewable energy, eliminating natural gas hookups in all new construction and switching a third of all the cars in the city to electric vehicles. All within the next 14 years.

    How — exactly — the city can convince its residents to make these often expensive switches to greener technology is still up in the air. [more; because it's BULLSHIT!]

  8. Plans For More Coal Undercut Renewables Argument
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyo24XWrymo [~ 32 min. BBN]