Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Event Update For 2021-06-01

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

2021-06-01 - Greenhouse gas emissions from reservoirs higher than previously expected:

2021-06-01 - More than a third of heat deaths directly linked to climate change:

2021-06-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, vehicles burn, in Toledo (Ohio):

Quote: "For the second time in six weeks, fire crews from the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to the Rada & Sons Autoparts location at Detroit and Laskey for a fire in several vehicles. According to crews on the scene, fire fighters have been able to contain the fire to a pile of vehicles on the lot and are working to remove several cars to provide better access."

2021-06-01 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, 5 scrap cars burn, in Plainfield Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Crews battled a two-alarm blaze that scorched a relatively small heap of cars Tuesday at RPM Metals at 701 N. Broadway in Plainfield Township."

2021-06-01 - Underground electrical explosion and fire cause blackouts near the River Avon in Bristol (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Waste facility heavily damaged by huge fire shortly before 7 AM in Ottawa (Canada):

Quote: "Firefighters saw flames on the roof of the large structure with vehicles inside and had to try to stop it from spreading to the surrounding area with its fuel and propane tanks, according to OFS spokesperson Carson Tharris."

2021-06-01 - Recycling center fire breaks out near Honiton (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Cows across Europe could soon be wearing masks to trap methane burps:

2021-06-01 - Another above-normal hurricane season is expected:

2021-06-01 - Massive locust swarms invade Qassim (Saudi Arabia):

2021-06-01 - Home destroyed by explosion on Waldheim Road in Mount Joy Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

Note: This is the 64th residential explosion in 2021...

2021-06-01 - Grain elevators explode separately in New Ulm and near Sleepy Eye (Minnesota), 1 injured:

2021-06-01 - Universal Studios theme park damaged by fire in Hollywood (California):

2021-06-01 - Wildfire grows to 650 acres near the Sycan River (Oregon):

2021-06-01 - Iran's largest navy ship destroyed by fire at 2:25 AM, ships burns and sinks, in the Gulf of Oman near coastal Jask (Iran):

Quote: "The blaze began around 2:25 a.m. and firefighters tried to contain it, state TV said. The vessel sank near the Iranian port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometers (790 miles) southeast of Tehran on the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz — the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf."

2021-06-01 - Nine boats and two watercraft destroyed by fire at marina on Lake Lanier in South Hall (Georgia):

Quote: "Wednesday afternoon they reported 'the number of vessels involved in this incident has risen to a total of 11.' They estimated $2 million in damage."

Note: These are the 320th-329th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-06-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 in Laredo (Texas):

2021-06-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:41 AM on I-64 near Oilville (Virginia):

Quote: "According to Virginia State Police, a tractor-trailer caught fire for unknown non-crash-related reasons. The fire happened around 3:41 a.m."

2021-06-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langley (Canada):

2021-06-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Marlborough Road in Chiseldon (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Tractor bursts into flame on Tarporley Road in Chester (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Tractor bursts into flame near coastal Bridport (Britain):

Note: These are the 1177th, 1178th, 1179th, 1180th, 1181st and 1182nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-06-01 - Five garbage trucks destroyed by fire while parked at depot in suburb of coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "The fire had erupted inside the depot before destroying five garbage trucks and damaging the undercarriage of another five..."

2021-06-01 - USPS mail truck bursts into flame on Knollcrest Drive in Fort Dodge (Iowa):

2021-06-01 - USPS mail truck bursts into flame off Northwest Seventh Street in Redmond (Oregon):

2021-06-01 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in West Valley City (Utah):

2021-06-01 - RV and shed destroyed by fire at home in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "Crews found an RV and storage shed fully involved in flames that extended to a large mesquite tree next to a double-wide mobile home."

Note: These are the 218th and 219th RVs to burn in 2021...

2021-06-01 - Van bursts into flame on the Sheppey Crossing near the Isle of Sheppey (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Van bursts into flame on the A595 near Blennerhasset (Britain):

2021-06-01 - SUV bursts into flame on the A435 near Charlton Kings (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-64 near Teays Valley (West Virginia):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Bayview Road in coastal Marblehead (Massachusetts):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Lehigh Acres (Florida):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in Santa Maria (California):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame on street in Centertown (Michigan):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame near 294th Street and 135th Avenue just north of Sebeka (Minnesota):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A34 in Winchester (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A14 in Northamptonshire (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame on St Marychurch Road in coastal Torquay (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Car bursts into flame while being towed by RV on the A165 in Filey (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Crombey Street in Swindon (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Waterloo (Iowa):

Quote: "The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately available, but officials said it appears the fire started in a motorcycle parked in the detached garage behind a home in the 1200 block of Magnolia Parkway around 12:30 p.m."

2021-06-01 - RV trailer and home destroyed by fire in Camp Verde (Arizona):

Quote: "A fifth-wheel RV parked at a neighbor’s yard also went up in flames, according to Mitzie Christian, who lives across the street."

2021-06-01 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Rochester (Minnesota), nobody there:

2021-06-01 - Used car business heavily damaged by fire on Allentown Pike in Muhlenberg Township (Pennsylvania):

2021-06-01 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Columbus (Ohio):

2021-06-01 - Warehouse destroyed by fire in Huntington Park (California):

2021-06-01 - Church heavily damaged by fire in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2021-06-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly before 2 AM on Gwynwood Drive in Nashville (Tennessee):

2021-06-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Farley Lane in Overland Park (Kansas):

2021-06-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 7 AM on Cochran Road in Lexington (Kentucky):

2021-06-01 - Duplex damaged by fire on Clairidge Country Club Green in Normal (Illinois), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2021-06-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just after 4 AM on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain (Georgia):

2021-06-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Via Monte Drive in coastal San Jose (California):

2021-06-01 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on County Road 3102 in Cherokee County (Texas), 2 killed:

2021-06-01 - Deadly fire destroys home near Andrew Street and East 16th Street in Munhall (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2021-06-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5:49 AM on West Helena Street in Dayton (Ohio):

2021-06-01 - Nearly a tenth of all Florida manatees have already died this year:

Quote: "As of last month, 749 manatee deaths had been recorded in Florida by state wildlife officials this year. That already surpasses last year's total and puts the state on track to exceed the record 804 deaths in 2018, reports the Guardian. Considering that only about 7,500 of the slow-moving creatures are thought to exist in Florida, advocates are raising the alarm."

2021-06-01 - Man, 32, found dead in swimming pool at home in Washington (Georgia):

Quote: "The Wilkes County Coroner confirms one person drowned at a home in Washington, Georgia. The victim, 32-year old Tracy Lynn Milton, was pulled from a private pool on the 600 Spring Street."

Quote: "Tracy Lynn Milton’s death is one of several drownings in recent weeks."

2021-06-01 - Man found dead in the Provo River in Provo (Utah):

2021-06-01 - Man in his 30s or 40s found dead at landfill in Sunland Park (New Mexico):

2021-06-01 - Man, 68, found dead in the water at marina in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2021-06-01 - Man, 46, found dead in the Powder River in Baker City (Oregon):

2021-06-01 - Man, 21, jumps into the water and dies in Lake Osceola (Florida):

2021-06-01 - Man, 51, falls into the water and dies in Trout Lake (Minnesota):

2021-06-01 - Man found dead in the San Antonio River in San Antonio (Texas):

2021-06-01 - Woman, 30, found dead in tunnel under Messer Airport Highway in Birmingham (Alabama):

2021-06-01 - Person found dead outside vacant home in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2021-06-01 - Firefighter, man, 52, dies while diving in Okanagan Lake near Kelowna (Canada):

2021-06-01 - Man, 50, has 'medical incident' and drops dead in Richmond Hill (Canada):

Quote: "The Office of the Chief Coroner ruled the death was a medical incident."

2021-06-01 - Man, 35, found dead in stream in Kashmir (India):

2021-06-01 - Boy, 15, dies in the River Thames in the Thames Valley (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Boy, 13, dies in the River Calder near Brighouse (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Man collapses on Birch Lane and dies in Bradford (Britain):

2021-06-01 - Small plane crashes into field in Pinnacle (North Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2021-06-01 - Tanker truck overturns at 6 AM on I-85 in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2021-06-01 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on I-95 near Woodbridge (Virginia), 1 injured:

2021-06-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on State Highway 64 near Merrill (Wisconsin):

2021-06-01 - Garbage truck plows into home in Etna (Pennsylvania):

2021-06-01 - Car veers off road at 1:40 AM, crashes into trees, bursts into flame, on I-96 in Ottawa County (Michigan), 1 killed:

2021-06-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Thurmont (Maryland), 2 injured:

2021-06-01 - Sinkhole opens near school in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2021-06-01 - Balcony collapses at home in coastal Dewey Beach (Delaware), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2021-06-01 - Lightning strike kills man and woman in Liloan (Philippine Islands):

2021-06-01 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Nepal, 4+ killed:

2021-06-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Guangdong (China), almost 16 inches of rain in 3 hours:

2021-06-01 - Conservatives attempting to legislatively bully organizations into continuing to invest in coal and oil:

Quote: "Lawmakers in more than a dozen red states around the nation are attempting to push through laws that would pull funding from state-run and large financial institutions that take steps to decarbonize their own investment portfolios. In short, the message is simple: 'if you divest from coal and oil, we divest from you.'"


  1. Torrential Thursday Jonny, everyone.

    Great quote at the top today. Skully and Molder always on point.

    PA once again representin'. Supposed to be in the 90's here this weekend.

    5 garbage trucks burn in one incident! Speaking of which:

    Last month had 8 garbage trucks burn in as many days, while over in Hull, UK there were 7 JJFH incidents in 6 days. On the 21st both a garbage truck was destroyed by fire and a JJFH event happened. This May was an "improvement" on May of last year when only 7 garbage trucks burned in only 4 days while there were only 4 JJFH events in Hull over 3 days.

    [to follow your lede story regarding methane]
    Thursday, June 3, 2021
    Greenhouse gas levels keep rising at accelerating rates

    [besides CO2, which leads off the list]

    The 2020 global annual methane (CH₄) growth rate of 15.85 ppb was the highest on record. The global CH₄ level in January 2021 was 1893.4 ppb, 20 ppb higher than the January 2020 level.

    Nitrous Oxide
    The 2020 global annual nitrous oxide (N₂O) growth rate of 1.33 ppb was the highest on record. The global N₂O level in January 2021 was 333.9 ppb, 1.4 ppb higher than the January 2020 level.

    [in addition] the accumulation of energy going into melting the sea ice is at record high for the time of year.

    In conclusion, there could be a huge temperature rise by 2026.

    At a 3°C rise, humans will likely go extinct, making it from some perspectives futile to speculate about what will happen beyond 2026. [more]

    More fish kills, more algal blooms and more methane emissions: Oxygen levels have dropped in hundreds of lakes in the United States and Europe over the last 40 years

    Oxygen levels have dropped in hundreds of lakes in the United States and Europe over the last 40 years. And the authors said declining oxygen could lead to increased fish kills, algal blooms and methane emissions. [more; 'could' my ass]

    Sidewalk: Amazon devices will automatically share your Internet with neighbors starting on June 8

    Amazon US customers have less than one week to opt out of mass wireless sharing… But what could possible go wrong… Amazon’s experimental wireless mesh networking will turn users into guinea pigs. [just like the Covid jabs!]

    If you use Alexa, Echo, or many other Amazon devices, you have only 6 days until you’re opted in to an experiment that leaves your personal privacy and security hanging in the balance. [more]

    [see 2nd comment]

  2. [from The Island of Doctor Moreau news]
    Mutant human-animal hybrid sparks fears of ‘Frankenstein’ creatures

    Researchers conducting human-animal hybrid experiments struck fear into federal lawmakers worried that nightmare scenarios of Frankenstein creatures have become reality. [more]

    [how about that "Dr." Fauci piece of shit?]
    As Trust In The Government Erodes, Many Americans Are Discovering That It Is TOO LATE To Fully Implement Their Backup Plans

    Never put anything in an email that you do not want the entire world to see. Unfortunately, Dr. Tony Fauci is learning that lesson the hard way. Throughout the course of this pandemic, the mainstream media has been heralding Fauci as a voice of reason that we should trust without hesitation. He came to be regarded as the ultimate authority on all questions related to COVID, and social media companies banned countless users that dared to suggest that he might be wrong about certain things. Well, now everything is going to change. Thanks to thousands of Fauci emails that have been obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, we have discovered that Fauci was lying to all of us over and over again. During his opening monologue on Wednesday night, Tucker Carlson actually used the phrase “utter fraudulence” to describe Fauci and his lies.

    At the height of the pandemic, the mainstream media had dubbed Fauci America’s “most trusted voice”, and the big news networks treated him as the pinnacle of scientific knowledge and integrity.

    But it turns out that he was flat out lying from the very start. His emails show that he knew exactly what was going on at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and that is because he was funding the research. [how about some JAIL time! Firing squad would be better]

    This is the latest bombshell in a long string of incidents which have caused an increasing number of Americans to lose faith in our system.

    Everywhere you turn these days, prominent voices are lying. Virtually everyone has an agenda to push, virtually everyone has ulterior motives, and virtually everyone will do whatever it takes to cover their rear ends at all costs.

    Meanwhile, many people that had put off stocking up for the hard times that are approaching are discovering that there are widespread shortages of many of the products that they want to stock up on.

    At this point, even the Federal Reserve is starting to panic about how widespread the shortages have become.

    Those that were promising you that everything would turn out just fine if you followed their instructions (such as Dr. Fauci) were not being straight with you.

    Everything is not going to be okay. The truth is that we are headed into the biggest meltdown in American history, and it is going to be exceedingly painful. [more]

    [3rd section below]

  3. Powerful tornado hits Shangzhi, damaging 168 homes and wreaking havoc on farmlands, China's Heilongjiang Province

    A powerful tornado ripped through Shangzhi, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Harbin, the capital of China's northeast province of Heilongjiang on June 1, 2021. The twister was accompanied by damaging hail. [more; 5 videos]

    Flash floods hit Samsun, Turkey [video]

    6.1 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

    "It was a decent shake, but people weren't panicking," said Ternate resident Nasarudin Amin.

    "There are warnings about potential aftershocks." [more]

    Thunderstorms trigger flash floods in northern France - 2 inches of rain falls in 1 hour [2 vids]

    KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa wakes up to winter wonderland [3 videos and pics]

    [from Pissed Off Pachyderm! news]
    Angry elephant rams truck off the road in Kruger National Park, South Africa

    The driver of a bakkie in the Klaserie area of Kruger National Park was stunned into silence earlier this week, after clashing with a furious elephant on a dirt road. Needless to say, the vehicle came off MUCH worse.

    During the drive, the bakkie appeared to inadvertently get too close to one of the elephant calves, putting the family on high alert. The clip shows the adult ellie approaching the car and apparently backing away - but this was only to get a good charge lined up. The grey marvel then bounds down the road, ready to deliver a clear message to the motorist.

    The elephant gets its tusks under the bonnet, and crumples the metal covering without breaking a sweat. Bits of debris fly off the car during the attack, as the wild beast continues to push the bakkie away. After spinning the driver out, the Kruger native then heads back to its familial duties. [more; video!]

    Woman mauled by bear in Asturias, Spain

    A WOMAN was attacked by a bear during an evening walk with her friends, suffering facial injuries and a broken pelvis.

    The 75-year-old was rushed to hospital after the beast clawed her face and tried to drag her away in the Asturias region in northern Spain.

    The pensioner, identified only as Carmen, was enjoying an evening stroll with some pals after dinner when the animal appeared suddenly at around 9pm on Sunday.

    The bear struck her in the face with one of its front claws after rearing up on its back legs.

    According to local reports, the animal tried to drag the woman away before her friends, who were a few feet a head of her, got the bear to desist by shouting at it. [more]

    [3rd piece follows]

  4. [from We're #1! news]
    US sees most shark attacks in the world in 2020 - beating Australia and South Africa

    A RECENT study found that the US experienced the most shark attacks in the world last year, surprisingly beating out Australia and South Africa. [more]

    [posted yesterday]
    One dead, 16 injured as tornado hits China's northeast Heilongjiang province

    A tornado slammed China's northeast Heilongjiang province on June 1, 2021, killing one and injuring 16 people. According to Chinese state media, the tornado, which brought along hail, stormed through a suburb of the provincial capital Harbin, damaging 168 homes and wreaking havoc on farmlands. The economic loss was estimated at 5.12 million yuan (US$800,000). [more; video]

    [Book Review: evolution turns out to be yet another bullshit theory]
    "This is not your father's creationism": Atheist Michael Shermer meets Stephen Meyer

    "This is not your father's creationism," says skeptic and atheist Michael Shermer in a new podcast with Stephen Meyer about Return of the God Hypothesis. "This is far more serious." And Shermer shows it by going two hours with Meyer, placing every objection before him that he can think of. The case in Meyer's book is not creationism at all, of course, but I'll accept the compliment on Steve's behalf. Shermer has my admiration in return. This is not your father's village atheism, either. That a conversation like this is possible represents a hopeful sign for our culture. It's not a debate — it's a discussion between respectful, eminently thoughtful people, neither of whom is trying to "win." We could all trying practicing that more with people who disagree with us.

    Every cosmology either has theistic implications, or ends up wrecking the basis for rational scientific investigation of nature. This may be the most interesting dialogue that Return of the God Hypothesis has sparked so far, and that is no small measure of praise. [more]

    Dunning-Kruger Effect: New study shows overconfidence in news judgment

    A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that individuals who falsely believe they are able to identify false news are more likely to fall victim to it. In the article published today, Ben Lyons, assistant professor of communication at the University of Utah, and his colleagues examine the concern about the public's susceptibility to false news due to their inability to recognize their own limitations in identifying such information.

    "Though Americans believe confusion caused by false news is extensive, relatively few indicate having seen or shared it," said Lyons. "If people incorrectly see themselves as highly skilled at identifying false news, they may unwittingly be more likely to consume, believe and share it, especially if it conforms to their worldview." [oh, you mean like ME?!]

    "Our results paint a worrying picture. Many people are simply unaware of their own vulnerability to misinformation."

    The vast majority of respondents — about 90 percent — reported they are above average in their ability to discern false and legitimate news headlines. Three in four individuals overestimated their ability to distinguish between legitimate and false news headlines and respondents placed themselves 22 percentiles higher than their score warranted, on average. About 20 percent of respondents rated themselves 50 or more percentiles higher than their score warranted.
    [more; video]

    [4th part awaits]

  5. COVID “Vaccines”: A Faltering Framework

    This analysis supports conclusions made in my earlier analysis. That being: the Covid injections are NOT “95% efficacious”.

    Beyond the analysts’ tepid language couched in scientific jargon, the graphic that appears is quite startling. As is often true, the devil lies in the details, in this case, the difference between relative risk reduction and absolute risk reduction. (For elaboration on these metrics, please see my article linked above).

    From the “absolute risk reduction” you can calculate the “Number Needed to Vaccinate” which signifies approximately how many people must be injected to hypothetically benefit just one person. It is a metric every person needs to understand before taking the Covid injection.

    For Pfizer, this number is estimated at 119. This means 119 people must be injected for it to reduce a “Covid” case in one person. Therefore, 118 of those people incurred (potential) risk with no benefit whatsoever.

    Some estimates are even higher, according to The Lancet, data from the Pfizer rollout in Israel suggests an NNV of 217!

    This “vaccine” experiment is only a few months old, yet the passive VAERS reporting system in the USA has accounted for deaths following Covid injections as already being greater than the previous 21 years of deaths from all other vaccines combined, as well as over 227,000 other non-fatal adverse events. What’s more, it is reported that the VAERS system records only approximately 1% of actual adverse events.

    Many alarmed researchers and doctors around the world have called to halt this experiment, citing a growing body of unusual side effects and associated deaths. For Covid injections, it must be clear that the complete safety profile is unknown.

    Furthermore, the “reduction” is not a decrease in deaths and hospitalizations, rather a reduction of symptoms. The majority of these supposedly alleviated symptoms being of a generic cold and flu variety.

    On top of that, these mild “cases” which are being “prevented” are determined by the unvalidated PCR assays.

    As mentioned, the efficacy is based on reduction in symptoms, and even then possibly only for a limited period of time. Already it has been announced that boosters are necessary, perhaps annually or twice a year.

    This paltry efficacy is not unusual for the vaccine regime that is justified on the basis of benefitting [sic] the overall population. However, in this case, the argument for benefitting [sic] the overall population cannot apply, as no definite evidence for a reduction in transmission has been p[r]ovided.

    A product with very questionable, miniscule efficacy and many concerns regarding potential severe short and long-term side effects (including deaths), might be more accurately classified as a poison. [more; exactly]

    Damaging winds, ‘torrential rain’ to descend on parched Charlotte. Here’s the latest.

    Thunderstorms could deliver damaging winds and “torrential rainfall” to large swaths of the Charlotte region on Thursday, according to a National Weather Service alert on Wednesday morning.

    Gusts of 50 mph and greater are possible, meteorologist Robbie Munroe of the NWS office in Greer, S.C., told The Charlotte Observer.

    “The main threat right now would be damaging winds, lightning, brief heavy downpours,” Munroe said. [more]

    The threat for heavy rain and flooding is increasing [~ 1 min. weather feature]

    [5th comment upcoming]

  6. [so much for "concerted effort to bring down CO2"]
    World's coal producers now planning more than 400 new mines - research

    The world's coal producers are currently planning as many as 432 new mine projects with 2.28 billion tonnes of annual output capacity, research published on Thursday showed, putting targets for slowing global climate change at risk.

    "While the IEA (International Energy Agency) has just called for a giant leap toward net zero emissions, coal producers' plans to expand capacity 30% by 2030 would be a leap backward," said Ryan Driskell Tate, Global Energy Monitor research analyst and lead author of the report. [more]

    [from Not According to SOTT news]
    Antarctica Is Running Out of Ice and You Should Be Terrified

    For millions of years, Antarctica’s glaciers have flowed into the sea, calving icebergs at a slow and sustainable rate. In the past few decades, that rate has rapidly increased as temperatures in the region have shot up to alarming levels. During a heat wave in February 2020, they reached a record 69 degrees on Seymour Island, at the tip of Graham Land. The less isolated Arctic is a harbinger of how climate change might soon affect the southernmost continent. In 2007, the Northwest Passage, which Amundsen took three years to muscle through aboard the tiny Gjøa, became navigable for the first time. It is expected that the North Pole will be clear of summer sea ice by 2050. [more; more like 2030]

    [back to today's lede story]
    Here are the oil and gas companies whose methane emissions intensity is 6 times the national average (hint: it’s not the majors)

    The biggest emitters among oil and gas producers, especially of potent methane, are smaller, often privately-held companies whose pollution relative to the size of their production handily tops their publicly-traded major competitors. [more; behind paywall]

    Beer and poop — a foul cocktail that could clean up the farming industry, study finds

    Katie Camero
    Wed, June 2, 2021, 10:20 AM

    A beer and poop cocktail sounds gross, but to farmers it can be a godsend.

    The use of chemicals to rid agricultural land of damaging pests is known to harm the environment and those who maintain it.

    But a new study found that whisking byproducts from beer production and oil extraction from seeds, together with some fresh cow poop, creates an odd but effective pesticide, according to researchers from the Neiker Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development in Spain.

    The cocktail increased lettuce crop yields by about 15% over one year, all while treating parasites that attack plant roots, promoting sustainable food systems and reducing harmful agricultural waste. [more; nah, let's keep using poison that kills life . ..]

    [6th installment next]

  7. [who's the racist now?]
    Sign Posted at a St. Louis Popeyes Denies White People of The Good Chicken Service

    A Popeyes in St. Louis, Mo., is being investigated by the police after a sign was posted outside of its drive-thru lane that refused service to white people.

    “Effective 6-1-21, this restaurant is under new management and will reserve the right to refuse service to white people. We apologize for any inconvenience. Signed, general manager, Mason,” KMOV, a local affiliate reported.

    However, surveillance video shows that the sign was not posted by a Popeyes employee; police and management think it was done by pranksters and the situation got accelerated.

    “‘The manager did not post this sign and the business is not ‘under new management’ as alleged per our investigation,” said Chief Chris DiGiuseppi of the Lake St. Louis Police Department, according to USA Today.

    The Popeyes has also been a target of vandalism, and the authorities will be looking to see if there is a connection with the sign.[more]

    Study: California fire killed 10% of world’s giant sequoias

    At least a tenth of the world’s mature giant sequoia trees were destroyed by a single California wildfire that tore through the southern Sierra Nevada last year, according to a draft report prepared by scientists with the National Park Service. [more]

    [from That Won't Help news]
    A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces the Hard Choices of Climate Change.

    Build a wall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed in its first draft of the study, now under review. Six miles of it, in fact, mostly inland, running parallel to the coast through neighborhoods — except for a 1-mile stretch right on Biscayne Bay, past the gleaming sky-rises of Brickell, the city’s financial district. [nobody likes this idea]

    The trouble is that the magnitude of the interconnected obstacles the region faces can feel overwhelming, and none of the possible solutions is cheap, easy or pretty. [more; yup]

    [here's another shithead that should be in jail or offed]
    Bill Gates company to build reactor at Wyoming coal plant

    A next-generation, small nuclear plant will be built at a soon-to-be retired coal-fired power plant in Wyoming in the next several years, business and government officials said Wednesday.

    The plant featuring a sodium reactor and molten salt energy storage system will perform better, be safer and cost less than traditional nuclear power, Microsoft co-founder and TerraPower founder and chairman [also Vaccine Tsar!] Bill Gates said. [more]

    [7th segment after]

  8. Keep your distance from squirrels or they go nuts

    People have been urged to stay at least 164 feet (50 metres) — roughly the size of Nelson’s Column — away from squirrels in order to avoid disturbing them, a study has found.

    The ubiquitous urban rodents are known to be prominent in parks and gardens and are often seen racing between people and scavenging in bins.

    But a new study suggests that, for the benefit of the fluffy-tailed animals, people should avoid getting too close to them. [more]

    [Iran having problems as their largest naval vessel sunk and this]
    Iran report: Huge fire at refinery near Tehran extinguished

    A massive fire that broke out at an oil refinery near Iran’s capital and sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky over Tehran was extinguished on Thursday, after more than 20 hours, a news agency reported. [more]

    Wildfires Are Getting Worse, So Why Is the U.S. Still Building Homes With Wood? [because we're fucking STUPID, what else?]

    Now there are growing economic reasons to find alternatives. The cost of wood has skyrocketed as more people across the country remodel or build new homes following a pandemic-year construction collapse, causing a lumber shortage that adds more than $35,000 to the cost of a new single-family home.

    “Wood is ubiquitous, but it’s time to evolve,” says Matt Watson, the president of Gateway Builders, a Northern California contracting company that has been building homes since 1997. Watson started building with non-wood materials last year and now, as he works with clients who lost homes in the 2020 fires, 19 out of 21 rebuilds are using non-wood materials. His workers have traded in hammers and nails for pneumatic tools that fasten together steel panels. Still, it may take awhile, he says—old habits die hard. “It’s the same as getting people off fossil fuels.” [more; yeah, won't happen on either front in time to be of any benefit to the environment]

    [see how they're already planning the NEXT ONE?!]
    Science chief wants next pandemic vaccine ready in 100 days

    [beside the fact that Covid was NOT a pandemic, but a PLANNED ATTACK on the world by the globalists including Gates, Fauci, WHO, CDC, and John's Hopkins University (among others like UNC), they're working on the NEXT one based on what THIS (Covid) experiment yields]

    The new White House science adviser wants to have a vaccine ready to fight the next pandemic in just about 100 days after recognizing a potential viral outbreak.

    In his first interview after being sworn in Wednesday, Eric Lander painted a rosy near future where a renewed American emphasis on science not only better prepares the world for the next pandemic with plug-and-play vaccines, but also changes how medicine fights disease and treats patients, curbs climate change and further explores space. He even threw in a “Star Trek” reference. [more; which is how you can tell it's BULLSHIT!]