Thursday, June 3, 2021

Event Update For 2021-06-02

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

2021-06-02 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide and sickening people near coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "The EPA issued Bingo Industries with a clean-up notice on April 23 after determining the gas hydrogen sulphide — colloquially known as 'rotten egg gas' — was forming in the facility's landfill."

2021-06-02 - Earth's lakes rapidly losing oxygen due to global warming:

Quote: "Freshwater lakes are losing oxygen rapidly due to global warming – even faster than the world's oceans, a new study warns."

Note: The less oxygen they have and the warmer they get, the more toxic algae blooms there will be and the more landfill-like the lakes will become. Then they'll start spewing hydrogen sulfide...

2021-06-02 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Pomme de Terre Lake (Missouri):

2021-06-02 - Recycling center fire breaks out on Bolde Close in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2021-06-02 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Widworthy (Britain):

2021-06-02 - After burning for nearly two weeks, container ship sinks off the coast of Sri Lanka, environmental catastrophe feared:

Quote: "The ship’s operators X-Press Feeders have said the fire destroyed most of the ship’s cargo, which included 25 tons of nitric acid and other chemicals. But there are fears that remaining chemicals as well as hundreds of tons of oil from the vessel’s fuel tanks could leak into the sea if it sinks. Such a disaster could devastate marine life and further pollute the island nation’s famed beaches."

2021-06-02 - California wildfire in 2020 killed at least 10% of the world’s giant sequoias:

Quote: "Researchers used satellite imagery and modeling from previous fires to determine that between 7,500 and 10,000 of the towering species perished in the fire. That equates to 10% to 14% of the world’s mature giant sequoia population, the newspaper said."

2021-06-02 - Woman in her 60s has 'medical episode' and topples into the ocean at quay in coastal Newport on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency service teams were called to the Newport Quay this afternoon (Wednesday) ­— to a report of a person suffering a medical episode and subsequently falling into the water."

2021-06-02 - Stray dogs eating corpses of COVID-19 victims in India:

Quote: "An a shocking twist in the tragic COVID-19 battle raging in India, gruesome footage has emerged in which it appears that local stray dogs have taken to eating abandoned corpses dumped along the shore."

2021-06-02 - Wildfire breaks out in the Columbia River Gorge and causes evacuations near The Dalles (Oregon):

2021-06-02 - Cargo ship 'Affluent Ocean' hit by cargo hold fire, scrap metal burns, in coastal Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "A burning cargo ship full of scrap metal that sent billows of acrid smoke to many parts of Hong Kong has been put out after 15 hours, with fire and marine officers still probing the cause of the incident in waters off Tsing Yi near Stonecutters Island."

2021-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Capers Inlet (South Carolina):

2021-06-02 - Boat bursts into flame in the Ocean View area in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

Note: These are the 330th, 331st and 332nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-06-02 - School bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Fife (Scotland):

Note: This is the 26th school bus to burn in 2021, and this is the 202nd bus to burn in 2021...

2021-06-02 - 18 tanker trucks destroyed by fire at refinery near Tehran (Iran):

Quote: "Some 18 tankers of the refinery caught fire on Wednesday, according to state-run Young Journalists Club (YJC) agency."

Quote: "This incident came just hours after one of the largest vessels in the Iranian navy caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday."

2021-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Ashland (Oregon):

2021-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Cocke County (Tennessee):

2021-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2021-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Weston (Massachusetts):

2021-06-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame between St. Jacobs and Elmira (Canada):

2021-06-02 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on the A6 in Penrith (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire, Calthwaite(Eden) 1 Jun 2021 At 11:02 hours on 1st June fire engines attended a fire on A6 Calthwaite, Penrith. The fire involved a combined harvester. Fire crews used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Fire crews were detained approximately thirty minutes."

Note: These are the 1183rd-1206th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2021...

2021-06-02 - Box truck bursts into flame on highway near Kuala Kangsar (Malaysia):

2021-06-02 - RV bursts into flame at 6:20 AM while parked near near Peach Avenue and Highway 180 in Fresno (California):

2021-06-02 - RV bursts into flame on I-17 near Cordes Lakes (Arizona):

Note: These are the 220th and 221st RVs to burn in 2021...

2021-06-02 - Van bursts into flame on Erskine Street in Dresden (Britain):

2021-06-02 - SUV bursts into flame on I-80 near Kearney (Nebraska):

2021-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on street in Vancleave (Mississippi):

2021-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on Elm Street in Chillicothe (Missouri):

2021-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Whangarei (New Zealand):

2021-06-02 - Car bursts into flame on the M42 between Hopwood and Portway (Britain):

2021-06-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-64 in New Kent County (Virginia):

2021-06-02 - Several vehicles and three homes destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM, three more homes damaged, in the Hidden Creek Subdivision in Holly Springs (Georgia):

Quote: "Several vehicles were also melted when fire broke out in the Hidden Creek subdivision in the Holly Springs area about 3:30 a.m., according to the Cherokee County fire department."

Quote: "Photos shared by the fire department showed huge flames engulfing entire homes, and cars melted down to hunks of metal."

Note: People still park vehicles at their homes?!

2021-06-02 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at 12:40 AM on River Road near the Kennebec River in Richmond (Maine):

Quote: "A vehicle and other possessions were destroyed in the fire."

2021-06-02 - Cars and storage building destroyed by fire near offices on Center Park Parkway in Center Park (Alabama):

Quote: "The Center Point Fire Department reports that cars were burned in a lot near the Wing Master on Center Point Parkway."

2021-06-02 - Car destroyed by fire at 12:33 AM, duplex heavily damaged, in Warm Springs (Oregon):

2021-06-02 - Barn, farm equipment and hay destroyed by fire in New Market (Tennessee):

2021-06-02 - Warehouse damaged by fire just before 1 AM on East Depot Avenue in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2021-06-02 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on University Boulevard in Greenwood Village (Colorado):

2021-06-02 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Revere (Massachusetts):

2021-06-02 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at Ocean Bridge Complex on Shore Drive in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2021-06-02 - Apartment building destroyed by fire on Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro (Georgia):

2021-06-02 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in Tarentum (Pennsylvania):

2021-06-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:30 AM on Paris Way in Aurora (Colorado), 1 killed:

2021-06-02 - Deadly fire burns home in Bryson City (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2021-06-02 - Deadly fire burns duplex on Grenada Road in Auburndale (Florida), 1 killed:

2021-06-02 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on 147th Avenue in coastal Madeira Beach (Florida), 1 killed:

2021-06-02 - Three girls die in pond in Jharkhand (India):

2021-06-02 - Man in his 60s dies after being found unresponsive near swimming pool at country club in St. Joseph (Missouri):

Quote: "A man in his 60s was found unresponsive near the pool at Moila Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. According to St. Joseph police, a group of citizens found the man and began performing CPR. Police responded to the scene around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The man was transported to Mosaic Life Care where he was pronounced dead."

2021-06-02 - Man, 24, found dead in Tuttle Creek Lake (Kansas):

2021-06-02 - Man, 60, found dead in the Vermilion River in Deer Park Township (Illinois), empty 'ghost kayak' found first:

2021-06-02 - Man, 57, drops dead at convenience store under construction on US 41 in Land O’ Lakes (Florida):

2021-06-02 - Man, 33, found dead in Valley Creek in Jefferson County (Alabama):

2021-06-02 - Person found dead in retention pond near Allisonville Road in Fishers (Indiana):

2021-06-02 - Woman, 22, found dead near Blaine Lake (Canada):

2021-06-02 - Woman, 23, found dead in the Fraser River near Coquitlam (Canada):

2021-06-02 - Man has 'medical event' and dies at correctional facility in coastal Waikato (New Zealand):

Quote: "A prisoner has died at Waikato's Spring Hill Corrections Facility following a suspected medical event. Spring Hill's prison director Scott Walker says there is no indication his death is suspicious and staff made every effort to save him."

2021-06-02 - Man in his 50s found dead in lake at Silverdale Country Park (Britain):

2021-06-02 - Man has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into tree, in Hopkinsville (Kentucky), 1 injured:

Quote: "Authorities say the crash is believed to have been caused by a medical issue."

2021-06-02 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing near Washington (California), engine failure:

2021-06-02 - Small plane crashes in Taita (Kenya), 2 killed:

2021-06-02 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-4 in Seminole County (Florida):

2021-06-02 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-15 in the Cajon Pass (California):

2021-06-02 - Heavy truck veers off road, crashes into pole, tree and post, in Howard County near Kokomo (Indiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "For reasons unknown, the truck veered off of State Road 22 and hit a utility pole, a tree and a concrete post. Decker was pronounced dead at the scene. It hasn’t been determined at this time if he died from injuries sustained in the crash or because of a medical issue. Decker was wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck."

2021-06-02 - Mail truck veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Frankenmuth (Michigan), 1 injured:

2021-06-02 - SUV veers off road, crashes into trees, near Crains Creek (North Carolina), 3 injured:

2021-06-02 - Bear attacks and injures woman in Asturias (Spain):

2021-06-02 - US sees most shark attacks in the world in 2020, beating Australia and South Africa:

Note: I'm just gonna take that as a compliment - we taste better!

2021-06-02 - Huge sinkhole opens and threatens business in Nuevo Laredo (Texas):

2021-06-02 - Sinkhole opens along I-44 in Springfield (Missouri):

2021-06-02 - Fitness center partially collapses in Sandusky (Ohio):

2021-06-02 - Building collapses in Akure (Nigeria), 3 killed:

2021-06-02 - Woman has 'medical episode' and collapses near market in Barnstaple (Britain):

Quote: "A busy Barnstaple street was closed by police this evening (Wednesday), after a person suffered a medical episode. Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that officers were called to assist with the emergency incident at around 6.39pm, to reports of a woman who was suffering a medical episode in the area of Butchers Row, near to the Barnstaple Pannier Market."

2021-06-02 - Tornado touches down, kills 1 and injures 16, in Heilongjiang Province (China):

2021-06-02 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Chile:

2021-06-02 - Coal plants on the rise, with China leading the way:

2021-06-02 - Biden administration suspends Trump-era oil and gas drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:

2021-06-02 - After wildly successful vaccine campaign virtually eradicates COVID-19, Israel has lessons for the world:

Note: Lesson #1: Kids aren’t a big virus vector; keep school closures to a minimum. Lesson #2: Vaccines work well even in countries where COVID cases are sky-high, as they were in Israel. Lesson #3: Strictly monitor borders, demand testing and quarantining, even in places where virus is waning. Lesson #4: Give green passes when vaccination gets underway, but don’t use them as leverage in inoculation campaigns. Lesson #5: The end of the pandemic doesn’t mean a respite for health services; expect complaints from recovered patients and healthcare workers to mount.

2021-06-02 - US labor market worse than it appears, Fed paper suggests:


  1. Frankenfood Friday Jonny, all.

    Now that's gotta be a record for the number of tractor trailers burning up on the same day, jeez!

    i enjoy the positive spin you put on some of these events!

    One of the scary scenarios that JJFH implies EVERY DAY is that any driver of any vehicle can suddenly veer into your lane, or across the road into some object like people, trees, other vehicles, fences, homes, fields, ditches or water sources, not to mention plunging off overpasses and bridges. Keeps me off the road and practicing evasive driving and DISTANCING. i notice that if i go the actual speed limit everyone passes me, then i let a large space build up between those behind me and those ahead. It only lasts as long as the cars behind me catch up, but it minimizes exposure. Of course there's always the possibility of some giant truck smashing through the concrete (or wire or aluminum fencing) median protection.

    [i'm sure everyone has noticed this by now]
    The United Nations Is Sounding The Alarm About The Dramatic Increase In Global Food Prices

    Food prices are rising at a very alarming rate, and at this point even the United Nations is sounding the alarm. Most of my readers remember the global food riots that we witnessed in 2008 and 2011, and if conditions continue to deteriorate we could soon be facing something even worse. Of course this crisis has not emerged out of a vacuum. We struggle to feed the entire world even in the best of years, and for a very long time I have been warning that we would eventually be facing extremely painful food prices and serious shortages of food in the poorer areas of the planet. But those running things just kept assuring us that everything would work out just fine somehow.

    Unfortunately, they were wrong.

    This week, even the United Nations was forced to admit that we are entering very dangerous territory after global food prices shot up for a 12th month in a row.

    Sadly, global food inflation appears to be accelerating. We are being told that last month’s jump in prices was the largest “in more than 10 years”.

    The drought that is crippling agricultural production in Brazil and other South American countries has been absolutely devastating, and yesterday I wrote an entire article about how the endless megadrought in the western half of the United States is forcing some farmers to destroy their crops.

    Things are especially dire in California right now. It is being reported that the reservoirs in the state are “50% lower than normal”, and water levels are dropping much faster than they did during the previous drought.

    As inflation rises, our standard of living goes down, and more Americans are being pushed out of the middle class with each passing day.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, poverty and homelessness have been absolutely exploding, and even those that live in wealthy areas are now discovering that this crisis is starting to show up on their doorsteps.

    But if you think that things are bad now, just wait, because the chapters ahead are going to be even more terrifying. [more]

    [see 2nd comment]

  2. OMG! That's just crazy [rain microburst]

    Your daily dose of natural disasters and amazing phenomena for June 3, 2021 [here are some of the stories]

    15% of Americans believe that their country is controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping paedophiles [yup]

    Powerful new paroxysmal eruption of Etna Volcano in videos and photos

    One injured; 150 evacuated after mud volcano eruption in Columbia

    African swine fever spreads like wildfire in the Indian state of Mizoram [how many of these are counted as Covid cases/deaths?]

    A rampaging herd of 15 elephants have trekked 300 miles after breaking out of nature reserve on April 16 ["we're outta he'!"]
    [*update to this story below]

    Earthquake swarm at underwater volcano off Hawaii

    New Comet C/2021 J1 (Maury-Attard) [more]

    Microwave weapons that cause Havana Syndrome exist in USA, China and Russia

    Portable microwave weapons capable of causing the mysterious spate of “Havana Syndrome” brain injuries in US diplomats and spies have been developed by several countries in recent years, according to leading American experts in the field.

    A US company also made the prototype of such a weapon for the marine corps in 2004. The weapon, codenamed Medusa, was intended to be small enough to fit in a car, and cause a “temporarily incapacitating effect” but “with a low probability of fatality or permanent injury”.

    There is no evidence that the research was taken beyond the prototype phase, and a report on that stage has been removed from a US navy website. [more; that's code for "yeah, we have it"]

    Tucker: Fauci deserves to be under 'criminal investigation' [11.5 min. video]

    U.S. government finds no evidence aerial sightings were alien spacecraft -NYT

    [i guess they were looking for license plates with "Mars" or something on them . ..]

    U.S. intelligence officials found no evidence that unidentified aerial phenomena observed by Navy aviators in recent years were alien spacecraft, but the sightings remain unexplained in a highly anticipated government report, the New York Times said on Thursday.

    The report also found the vast majority of incidents documented over the past two decades did not originate from any American military or other advanced U.S. government technology, the Times said, citing senior administration officials briefed on the report headed to Congress this month. [more; another article says they originate from under the sea]

    [3rd section below]

  3. Email: Researcher Who Funded Wuhan Lab, Admitted To Manipulating Coronaviruses Thanked Fauci For Dismissing Lab Leak Theory

    Dr Fauci’s emails have been released via a Freedom of Information Act request, and there is some pretty interesting stuff in them, particularly one email where a researcher who funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology thanks Fauci for publicly dismissing the lab leak theory early on during the pandemic. [more; SHOOT the bastard!]

    [Hey Joe, what are you doin' about this? NOTHING!]
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declares disaster in state over border crisis

    “President Biden’s open-border policies have paved the way for dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to pour into our communities,” Abbott said in a statement.

    “Meanwhile, landowners along the border are seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis while the Biden Administration does nothing to protect them.” [more]

    US waives FBI checks on caregivers at new migrant facilities, alarming child welfare experts

    The Biden administration is not requiring FBI fingerprint background checks of caregivers at its rapidly expanding network of emergency sites to hold thousands of immigrant teenagers, alarming child welfare experts who say the waiver compromises safety.

    These emergency sites don’t have to be licensed by state authorities or provide the same services as permanent HHS facilities. They also cost far more, an estimated $775 per child per day.

    And to staff the sites quickly, the Biden administration has waived vetting procedures intended to protect minors from potential harm.
    [more; behind paywall]

    Wildfire in Columbia River Gorge forced evacuations and closure of Interstate

    Another fire, north of Beatty, OR, has burned more than 600 acres

    A fire in the Columbia River Gorge Wednesday afternoon forced the evacuation of a mobile home park and the temporary closure of Interstate 84 and Highway 30 in northern Oregon. [more; out now]

    NIFC’s forecast for wildfire potential this summer

    It is influenced by the fact that more than 87% of the West is now categorized in drought.

    The forecast for wildland fire potential issued June 1 by the National Interagency Fire Center for June through September predicts wildfire potential will be higher than normal in the Southwest until the monsoons arrive in July. For the rest of the period, fire potential will be increasing in the Great Basin and the Pacific Coast states. From July through September nearly all of the mountainous areas of California, Oregon, and Washington are in the above normal category.

    NIFC has modified their prediction for the Northern Rockies to show higher than normal fire potential in August for Idaho, Montana, and most of Wyoming.

    The entire eastern half of the U.S. is not expected to have any areas with above normal potential through September. [more]

    [4th part awaits]

  4. [here in PA; cue Martha and the Vandellas song]
    A heat wave looks to be taking shape in the sizzling forecast for Berks County

    It looks like it's going to be a hot time.

    When the clouds break Friday, a summer pattern is expected for Berks County with forecast highs near 90 on Saturday then over 90 from Sunday through June 10. [more; a/c runnin' night and day already!]

    'I was inside its mouth': Florida man attacked by alligator in river

    Tampa resident Jeffrey Heim was searching for megalodon shark teeth in the Myakka River and was only in the water for a few minutes when he was hit with such force that he thought it was a boat, he told NBC News.

    “I thought it was a propeller, it hit me so hard,” Heim said. "I realized I was inside it's mouth and if the alligator hadn't decided to let me go on its own, there was nothing I could have done to fight it."

    He thinks the alligator that attacked him was about 9 feet long and likely a female, possibly looking to protect her eggs. [more; whew]

    [from Little Late There, Fellas news]
    Oil companies begin to face reality

    The prospects for serious climate policy coming out of the Biden administration are not good. Not only is his infrastructure plan far, far short of what is needed — as Adam Tooze points out, Biden would dedicate less to green energy research over eight years than Americans spend on pet food annually — even that much passing Congress seems increasingly unlikely.

    However, there is a somewhat hopeful sign coming from oil companies, of all places. Three major firms — Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, and Chevron — have all taken serious hits to their business models of late. Fossil fuel companies still make money today, but their future business prospects are dim, and that is starting to sink in even among top managers and investors. [more; no shit]

    [4th section follows]

  5. The Dark Side of Big Oil’s Recent Losses to Green Activists? Recession

    There is an economic dark side to climate change activists’ recent victories.

    While everyone is talking about inflation and whether it will stick around, Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, says last week’s oil-sector news may have set the stage for the next recession.

    “I’ve often observed that recessions are usually caused when the tightening of monetary policy triggers a financial crisis, which turns into a widespread credit crunch and results in a recession,” Yardeni wrote in a note to clients Wednesday. Perhaps less appreciated: a spike in oil prices often causes, or at least exacerbates, recessions. [more]

    Climate versus jobs? Not in this heartland state.

    For them, tending soil and harvesting wind for clean energy – two initiatives climate scholars say are crucial for reducing carbon emissions – is simply about taking the best steps economically.
    [more; they're leasing their land to wind generation companies to offset their troubles farming; climate change will make it impossible to grow anything VERY SOON]

    Watching for tropical developments [~ 2.25 min. weather spot]

    Major hurricane landfall likely this year in United States, according to new forecast

    A prominent hurricane forecaster maintained a pessimistic prediction for this season, calling for eight hurricanes and a 69% chance that a major hurricane will strike the United States. [more]

    China's COVID-19 vaccines don't appear to be effective at preventing outbreaks in the real world

    The World Health Organization recently granted emergency use approval to China's Sinopharm and Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines, but the countries that have put the Chinese-made vaccines in the arms of their residents are reporting mixed results, at best. [more; probably they weren't designed to actually help, but rather to deliver [who knows what] instead]

    {one more comment below my computer is acting up}