Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, August 18, 2018, #158


Dane Wigington

The global burning continues in many regions, while other parts of the planet are pummeled with record flooding. How rapidly will the climate unraveling accelerate? What will the impacts be? How close are they?

Is it already too late to alter our current trajectory? How can we know unless we (all of us) wake the masses to what is unfolding? We must collectively do everything we can to alter our current course, time is not on our side.

This week's outreach booth is at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California, and is shown below. My most sincere and continuing gratitude to the Gem Faire exhibition organizers for facilitating and setting up this very effective booth in every week's Gem Faire location. The schedule for upcoming Gem Faire events is HERE. A booth will be at all events, thanks to the steadfast support of Gem Faire.

Geoengineering Watch wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Larry and Kathy Burns for their ongoing efforts to educate the public on the critical climate engineering issue at the Farmers Market, Puyallup, Washington (8/18/18).

A billboard displaying an extremely important message on climate engineering (Hwy 63 near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) will stay up indefinitely. Our most sincere gratitude to Jodie Foster for spearheading this effort. To view other Geoengineering Watch billboards check the attached link:

78 Responses to Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, August 18, 2018, #158

  1. Sandy Patrus says:

    I just got done writing my fifth and final letter to the editor of our local newspaper.  I know for certain this one won't be published either because I laid into them about suppressing the truth and their integrity and moral obligation and even brought up weather or not they even had a conscious…I hope the editor can't sleep at night after this letter.

  2. Sandy Patrus says:

    Could someone tell me if it is normal to get a cough, sore throat and fever in the middle of August?  It is not even flu season yet. I think the heavy spraying these last few days are causing more people to get sick, even I have a nagging cough.  Please give me your thoughts on this.

  3. Jennela says:

    There is an exhibit at the museum of natural history in New York that shows the time lapse melt of polar ice over decades according to those pictures we lost the entire polar ice cap in 2006. Everything they are doing is damage control. We will see what the long term effects will be. I hate that they had to do this but aluminum just makes you stupid it doesn't kill you. How can we get them to stop poisoning us if we keep voting for men like Trump.

  4. Diane Friday says:

    The unprecedented and horrific wildfires happening in the western US and Canada have become the stuff of nightmares. Meanwhile, here in the northeast and upper Midwest, unprecedented rains and horrific flooding have become the “norm” since late July. Here in southeastern PA, we’ve also been under heavy chemical ice nucleation bombardment since Sunday. The smell alone is beyond sickening. The high temp on Sunday was held 69F, the high temp yesterday held at 75, and the high temp today held at 74F. The temps each of these days were exactly six degrees below the officially predicted temps, with heavy chemcloud canopies all three days, and heavy rain again scheduled for tonight. 

    Now this today from Wisconsin.
    I can’t help but think there’s something extra sinister going on in Wisconsin of late. First, I see a Weather Channel video on Intellicast last month merrily reporting on how the last of Wisconsin’s snow was just melting. In JULY. Next were the reports of a man who lost all four limbs and a woman who died as a result of contracting sepsis after being LICKED BY THEIR DOGS. These two people lived within two miles of each other, in I believe the same county in Wisconsin. Seems there’s a certain bacteria in the mouths of dogs and cats that can allegedly lead to serious skin infections, but this has only happened in very rare instances in the past and only to people with compromised immune systems or open cuts or sores on their skin. Neither the man who lost all four limbs nor the woman who died were known to have compromised immune systems or any other serious health problems. 

    What’s going in Wisconsin? These things can’t be completely coincidental. 

  5. Dennie says:


    How hot can it actually get? What is in store for us? When you combine the heat domes sitting over many countries with high humidity, many areas around the planet will soon reach the deadly 35 C (95 F) 100% humidity (wet bulb temperature) or equivalent situation whereby a perfectly healthy person outside, in a well ventilated area, in the shade will die from the heat in 6 hours. Most people, like the very young, the elderly, and the rest of us won’t last anywhere as long, at even lower temperatures. I discuss the latest peer-reviewed science on how parts of high-risk regions in the North China Plains, Middle East, and South Asia will soon be rendered uninhabitable by combined heat and humidity.

    Paul Beckwith explains "wet bulb temperature" and basically the manner in which how many will die from heat:

  6. Jeanette s says:

    I also wanted to say if you are in the areas that have smoke and ash, take a light shower or at least wash your hair and face. moisture in your home and in the shower will help your body to clear out more than hot, dry air. If you do this at night before bed the chems will not be on your pillow to roll around in all night. and moisture will be on your hair. even if you have your windows open, try to cut down on exposure and keep moisture in your home. Please see my comment on a simple horseman's post regarding house plants that clear the air.

    • Jeanette ward says:

      September 8th in San Francisco at Embarcadero Plaza 10 am line-up – 11am march….RISE FOR CLIMATE, jobs, and justice….CA.RISEFORCLIMATE.ORG text RiseCA to 83224

    • Dennie says:

      ACTIONABLE EVENT:  Saturday Sept. 15th, Climate Action Showcase in Marin County at College of Marin gym, 5:30 p.m. pre-lecture, 7:00 presentation.  Get some leaflets and show up early to pass along the whole story.  Details are here:

  7. Jeanette S says:

    does anyone know a source where I can get a map of ca showing the fires every year in land area. some people are saying that these areas burn so hot and are so badly burned that they will not grow anything for 10 years say and if we are losing an eighth every year of our land that is not in a large city with watered lawns or the valley with watered crops. all our land not regularly watered will be gone and a wasteland. I am looking for proof of this. it is important to do so as the watered areas and cropland will slowly be infringed upon and burn as the water runs out and the moisture in fringe cropland and air cannot out do the heat and dryness of the surrounds. I want to prove now that these sociopathic imbeciles are killing us, intend to kill us, now, while we can still nail them while saving what is left. dane any ideas? I want a map of land that has been rendered useless from fires for the last ten years. I want to know how much land that is. a no arguments pictorial. the same map picture every year overlaid on top of each other that shows total land area and which burned each year or in addition. thx

  8. virginia says:

    Hi, A Simple Horseman:  Your post of 11:08 tugged at my heart when you described your life as "more insulated than most" – "You are ;lacking somethings." and you are sitting on a mountain top overlooking the unfolding of the future.   

    I just had to respond to you, Horseman, with all respect and concern:  You are not insulated…..You come across as a person of high principals  interested in what is really important.  You give yourself to the needs of others and are generous with kindly advice and comfort to others who need it.  As far as lacking some things..we all lack a great many things if we reach for the impossible and unnecessary minutiae flashed at us from the corporate media, etc. Many of us live the simple life, as we do on our own 'mountain top.' here near Redding, California.   There is really great comfort to us to have our wood burning stove to cook on  if the power goes off; or a nearby spring to tap its precious gift; or just to get up and see what is left of the beauty of that mountain top that you describe.  You are a rich man, Horseman, in so many ways….ways that many would love to emulate, if they had a choice or the courage and endurance to handle the hard work that it entails.  Each of us has our own 'mountain top'…enjoy it and know that you have much to be thankful for and people like us here on this site, who so enjoy your 'uber friendly postings' …I, personally feel as if I have known you for a long time, so thank you, be happy and healthy and I'll yell "Hello" to you each morning from my mountain top to yours.   Be sure to yell back loudly so that I can hear you. My peacocks and animals are noisy at the break of dawn.    I am grateful to you for your wise counsel that you generously share with us, here.  Oh, by the way, I can 'out simple' you with this:  I drive a 1965 Chev Pickup that I bought new in 1965. It's a 3/4 Ton and has the 'original' ugly paint job and wooden bed.  Uses a little too much fuel, or I would drive it to town.  Keep it on the homestead for heavy-duty chores.  Can you top that?  Till later, friend.


    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      HELLO!!!! Down South!!!….. Did you hear it?(grin)….

      Virginia, My friend I would like to meet, "Thank you". I must admit that you have me at a loss for words. I'm not quite sure what to write here. It is nice though, to know that my writing comes through as intended. Being that I live alone with my two Mustangs and my dog, all of you here keep me grounded and very well informed. You all are friends I have not met, yet.

      "Out simple" me eh? I respect that you still have and drive a 53 year old pickup. "Tax the planet once and take care of what you have been given", well done my friend. I can only reply in an apples and oranges way. My "simple" life here at the cabin runs off of "1" 110 volt outlet. My water is gravity feed. You don't just go jump in the shower here. You have to heat the water first and hoist it up to the 12 gallon tank(galvanized tub) in the loft. 8 months of the year I cook on my wood stove. My life is entirely sustained by Grace. I follow the flow of the universe and for over 8 years now the universe has not let me down. Always just what I 'need' just at the time I need it. Just like when I read your words above. Again, thank you kindly.

      Love and strength to you Virginia.

  9. Dennie says:

    I know many here don't want to hear from Guy McPherson as he does not discuss the role of S.R.M./S.A.G. and in fact denies it, but his predictions of sea ice melt and how much heat the planet can take when it's gone is absolutely terrifying: I hope this forum would be able to have discussions as to what that means to each of us here.  It is not just about reporting temperatures.  There is such as thing as how we FEEL about what's happening to us.  FEELINGS MATTER.  AND SHUTTING THAT ASPECT OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OUT OF DISCUSSIONS HAS BEEN A BIG PROBLEM ON THIS PLANET.  NOT INCLUDING THIS ASPECT OF OUR EXPERIENCE WON'T FIX ANY OF OUR PROBLEMS FOR LONG.

    • Dennie says:

      P.S.:  I know he's behaved like a d**k when it comes to telling the truth about geoengineering but listen to what McPherson says starting at 2:49: 

      "…and I think most people don't understand that aspect of latent heat— the importance of having a little ice as opposed to no ice is absolutely tremendous in terms of the subsequent heating of the water so all of those things indicate to me that over the course of the next few years, perhaps this year, almost certainly next year or the following year we will experience such rapid heating that we won't be able to sustain grain crops because essentially all grains, certainly at the commercial level, are grown in the interior of large continents in the northern hemisphere, like North America and Asia.  Without those grains civilization doesn't hold; civilization depends heavily– this version as well as the previous versions– depends heavily upon the ability to grow, store and distribute grains at large scale.  So if we lose that ability, if we lose grain production, if it even declines significantly, that to me spells the near-term demise of food on the shelves in the grocery store, and every civilization depends upon bread and circuses– we're gonna have circuses right 'til the end, but without the bread, that's when things really start to fall apart.  So, it would surprise me very much if, at this late date in the history of ice on the arctic ocean, it would surprise me very much if civilization held together through this year, much less through the following year, and now that we understand the radical impact of global dimming or the aerosol masking effect, once civilization falls, all those sulfates, all those particulates fall out of the atmosphere in a span of six weeks or so, and then the planet heats up even faster, so that it almost certainly would not sustain humans on Earth, not just because of the direct effects of the temperature obviously although wet bulb temperatures certainly will reach catastrophic stage in places like Central America where I live and even southern north America in the deep south, but because we depend as human animals on so many other species for our own survival, and when we eliminate the habitat for those species, things like flying insects that pollinate so much of our food and animals that filter our water to provide us with clean water and so on, it's a whole bunch of little things that, when a system is perturbed a little bit, the continued existence of those little things is by no means guaranteed, and when the insects go they're takin' us with them.  So what it looks like to me over the course of the next decade is that within the next few months, maybe three months, almost certainly fifteen months, we have a collapse of civilization associated with the ice-free arctic and that spells such a very rapid rise in global average temperature that the only survivors beyond, a matter of weeks or months, beyond the collapse of civilization, the only survivors are living in bunkers in a way that doesn't have any appeal to me because we've lost so much of the non-human organisms on the planet that we depend upon so heavily.  That sounds dire, I know and it sounds spectacular really, it sounds like it's unbelievable, literally unbelievable because we look around and there's not really much sign of that.  You know, I walk down to the beach where I'm staying today, near San Diego, California, I walk down to the beach a couple a hundred yards from here, there's a bunch of people surfing out there, and I'd guess 95 per cent of the people in this country don't have the slightest idea what I'm talking about and would deny that something could happen so quickly."

    • Paul Vonharnish says:

      Hello Dennie:  Though it may sound strange, I think about Guy McPherson often. I also think of all the other awakened Guy McPherson's, who struggle day to day with the weight of knowing…

      I wrote this poem November 21, 1999 – when I admitted to myself intuitively, that Western "culture" would never speak to their own death wish. Rather than adapting to the ebb and flow of Nature and Her cycles, they would chose to take the entire planet down in a catastrophic and useless fulfillment of prophecy.

      I've always watched the geese traversing the sky on their ancient rhythms and migrations. This was the message I received that day long ago.   

      Can You Live This Way 

      Does the Sun, Own the air

      Through which it shines? 

      Or a river, own the rocks

      Over which it flows? 

      Even the highest mountain

      Knows it will wear away 

      Does the tree, Own the ground

      On which it rests? 

      There are times

      The thunder speaks to me of this

      But the thunder does not dwell

      In me


      If the fire

      Burned up all the yellow grass

      Where would it live tomorrow? 

      We are only here to visit

      Like the wandering river


      When the geese are calling

      To the autumn sky

      Their voices, are not gathered

      In sorrow

      Can you live

      This way?

      11/21/99 PV

    • penny says:

      Paul, that poem is absolutely beautiful.  I bow to you, and thank you for sharing it with us.

    • penny says:

      Dennie, I thought (incorrectly, it appears) you had inveighed against people letting loose with their feelings – at least the negative ones – and so had been withholding my own rant about grey skies.  Well, here it is, tempered somewhat by a good night's sleep.

      I strongly suspect that GMcP doesn't want to acknowledge the spraying he so clearly (no irony intended) sees, because he wants to survive through those few days/weeks/months before the skies clear and the temperature jumps.  I see that as a matter of personal choice, or more bluntly as abject cowardice… but it's not for me to say how other people choose to live, or rather, to die. The most I can do is to try to point out that they have no right to be killing everything else on the planet along with themselves.

      However, I'm of the minority that values quality over quantity, and I would give anything to have blue skies again – even a shortened life span.  Suffering beneath this dismal haze (especially now, with the BC and west coast fires choking every last bit of blue from the sky) is like being trapped in a prison cell, existing but not living in any meaningful sense of the word. 

      Much better to let nature take her course.  As if she won't, regardless of our attempts to play god.  What an evil abomination our species is, and look at what it has wrought.

    • Dennie says:

      And we can read Ishi:  The Last of His Tribe, a true story of the last band of Yahi Indians living in the Sacramento River basin and foothills of Mt. Lassen.  Ishi and his family managed to live very close by civilization remaining undetected by the greedy, entitled, rapacious, destructive, murdering white invaders until 1916 when he stumbled out of the hills and was found in a corral at a slaughterhouse.  Up until that time the little band of Yahi lived peaceably with nature, as a part of nature, giving thanks to it and "the gods" for it's bounty and gifts, continuing to hunt and gather as they had for thousands of years. The Yana and the Yahi and other tribes defended their territory from the barbaric insensitive and heartless "saldu," who, as Ishi's grandfather observed, cannot even keep the water clean, choosing to spit their tobacco into the fresh running creeks.  

      Well, Grandfather, the "saldu" have completely poisoned the water even as it rains down from the sky, now "managed" by chemicals and now it either doesn't rain or when it does, it floods.  The saldu are completely destroying the rain and the land.  They have burned your beautiful once-bountiful forests, killing the animals, plants and fish and they don't even care– they barely notice as they rush headlong through their thoughtless unfeeling lives, looking for more and more and more money and "stuff" to fill up their empty bankrupt souls and they are still not satisfied with their diet of psycho-spiritual junk food.  The only "god" they bow to is the one of "all-powerful" Money and never mind the natural resources that are relied upon to convert nature's largess into money.

      @Paul Vonharnish:  Aside from his smooth arrogant-sounding voice, I don't think there's anything "strange" about listening to Guy MacPherson.  What is truly strange is what we aren't hearing when we do listen to him ;-).

  10. Virginia says:

    ANJU SINGH, from India:  Hello, Anju and welcome to  Thank you for responding to one of my previous posts requesting that those living outside of USA write to us and let us know what is happening in your part of the world.  We here in the US don't always get the real scoop as to what is going on 'overseas' so your 'many stories that you have to tell' are eagerly awaited by readers.  This planet is really small but real communication among peoples of the earth is so lacking and so sorely needed if we are to win this battle for our collective survivals.  We will be honored and privileged, Anju, to hear many stories and comments from you. Personally, I would like to hear "how you accidentally came across this site"…..that interests me, greatly.  So, my appreciation and thanks, Anju.

    (AnjuSingh—-post of 8/19/18 @ 12:54 pm)

    In addition, Anju, please allow me to express my deep sorrow for the hundreds of people in the Kerala area of India who have lost their lives in the tragic flooding in the Kerala regions of India. The loss of property and lives is to be mourned.  I hope PM Modi will use his office to relief the suffering and exert full implementation in improving the situation and causes.  It seems that this little planet cannot escape either natural phenomena or man-made.  We must all cooperate and communicate to fight the battles that will destroy our Earth.

    Thank you and peace and joy be yours, Anju.


  11. Calvin Cran says:

    Today, here in Alberta we have finally had somewhat of a break from the wildfire smoke originating in B.C. This is the second summer where wildfire smoke from B.C. and the U.S. has covered our province. This year the smoke moved across Canada to Ontario. At one point almost the 4 western provinces were under air quality warnings. Air quality readings were off the charts.So many outdoor planned activities cancelled, and for many international tourists, seeing the spectacular Rocky Mountains was not going to happen. Interesting how there was a high pressure system holding the smoke in place. How convenient. About 15 yrs ago, I remember one September, when we smelled forest fire smoke for about 3 days, but nothing compared to what has happened here this year and last. Now the "experts" are saying the wildfires and wildfire smoke will be the new normal here in western Canada. How could they possibly know that. Also a major concern is all of the water being used to fight these fires. My parents are in their late 80's, and they cannot remember anything like this happening in their lifetime.

  12. Paul Vonharnish says:

    I'm posting this in response to a gracious comment by Virginia on the previous page. > August 18, 2018 at 12:51 pm Thank you Virginia.

    I post links to various Law and Legal Codes in vain expectancy that somewhere in this chaotic and disturbed world; there is an organization sober enough to understand why Laws indeed exist.  Without functional interpretations and applications of Law in civil courts, society gets what is deserved – not what is necessary…

    Civilians, regardless of preprogrammed beliefs, must be willing to initiate needed Lawful processes to end corporate tyranny and financial control over international governance.  The Napoleonic Code ( was proceeded by Justinian's Code written as Corpus Juris Civilis, which largely influenced later legal instruments incorporated into the Napoleonic Code, marking the abolition of feudalism.

    In modern times, various countries and jurisdictions have been influenced by the Napoleonic Code, the earlier Magna Carta of 1215, and much later in history, The American Bill of Rights.

    Most civilians are acting as if they are laboring under a Feudal System.  Until further notice: You are what you've been inspired to believe…

  13. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    VSF:  Another day of thick heavy grey-brown smoke on my Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  Fortunately we are not in the triple-digit heat temperatures, like Dane is and others. However, I am not encouraged to leave the house and the sense of confinement feels oppressive.  I am surrounded by a prison of poison air.  I have three air filtering systems going reminding me that my home environment is toxic to my immune system. The link below is to NASA Worldview of the western side of North America. Note the bizarrely unnatural smoke patterns, that I contend are being utilized as a component of their covert geoengineering the planet. The insane configurations of cloud plasma out over the Pacific Ocean being generated by this technology, by heterodyne interferometry transmitters, numerous small ionospheric heaters, successfully prevents all moisture from alleviating the damage being perpetrated by the “wild” fires — which are not wild at all, but are being encouraged, ignited, and facilitated by years of metal oxide inundation that now permeates the atmosphere, our soils and vegetation. How can the trees breathe? How can we? The tiny nanoparticles of aluminum, lithium, barium, etc. are continually accumulating on the surfaces of my furniture — and in my lungs as they pass on through my body’s filtering mechanisms, the blood-brain barrier. The Sun is a blur of eerie orange — as if I am on another and strange planet. A stranger in a strange land, indeed.

    • Nancy S. says:

      When one activates the wildfires layer on the NASA map, the astonishingly high number of wildfires becomes apparent.

      There must be 100 or more wildfires burning in British Columbia. If that layer shows current wildfires, that is.

      Wait a minute, isn't the western part of British Columbia supposed to be a rainforest?

      Just noted V. Susan Ferguson's comment re: nearly 550 wildfires are burning in British Columbia.

      Do most people even grasp the significance of all this abnormal fire and rainfall activity? Wondering how many people remember when the weather forecasts included tracking of the jet stream. It does not behave normally at all, any more.

      "Manufactured weather," yes.

    • Nancy S. says:

      Hmmn, was also thinking this morning about what will happen when the rains and snowfall come to the Coast Ranges, Mendocino watersheds, and the Trinity Alps this winter. (Assuming there is significant rainfall or snowpack.)

      The ash turns into clay-like sludge. What is the impact of runoff and the accumulation of ash and sludge going to be on watersheds burned in the massive California fires (and elsewhere)?

      "Scorched earth"? This will likely create a mess in the watersheds. How will fish and aquatic life survive in the hypoxic conditions likely to be created? What will the effect on wildlife be?

      How can forests possibly recover in these areas w/o man's direct intervention? Humans don't have a great track record with reforestation, despite our best efforts. We just don't know enough or have the resources to recreate the pristine natural forest conditions. Or whatever was there prior to these fires.

      Paradise Lost. My heart is breaking….

    • BaneB says:

      VSF:  I had a good chuckle this morning.  As is my habit first thing on the Internet I visit the 10 day Yahoo National Weather Service forecast. Lo and behold the forecast for a week from tomorrow, next Tuesday, has a rain icon.  But only for Ukiah and my region to the immediate north.  No where else.  Must be a computer glitch at Raytheon, modeling gone sour.  Of course the rain served up nowadays is mostly mist mixed in with a few drops.  It won't happen.  I do not see the thunderstorm icons anymore.  Thunderstorms and attendant rain are gone away with the natural wind but I recall them being a part of late summer until about ten years ago.  


  14. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    BC Fire Map Canada Shows Where More Than 500 Fires Are Still Burning
    Newsweek / By Juliana Rose Pignataro On 8/20/18
    Nearly 550 wildfires continued burning in British Columbia, Canada, on Monday, prompting air quality alerts and evacuation orders throughout the region. Some of the largest fires were burning in the Bulkley-Nechako area, the Ottawa Citizen reported.
    Thousands of firefighters, some from neighboring provinces as well as Australia, Mexico and  New Zealand, were deployed to combat the flames in B.C. One of the largest fires, the Shovel Lake Fire, reached almost 200,000 acres west of Prince George, according to CBC News.
    Air quality alerts remained in effect for large swaths of the region on Monday.
    “During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour,” Canada’s Ministry of the Environment said. “People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure.”

  15. John Lee Hammer says:

    change Trump first to see where we are standing for now than we think about it, otherwise with this fuck top dude we go no where

  16. Alan says:

    Hello, All:

    Take a look at today.  Check out the Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly feature and look at the waters around the westerly Svalbard Island, east of Greenland just below the Arctic Circle.  Adjacent north of the island, the water temperature is about 7 degrees F below "normal" but, to the west, virtually touching the "hot spot" the water is 26 degrees F above "normal"!  I suppose the below normal temperature reflects melting ice.  But 26 degrees above?  

    Also, the ocean temperature off of New England has been consistently (every single day) above normal for several years in a row.  How is this possible?  Scientists need not attempt to answer.  I know you're baffled.  

  17. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    Fire rained down ash on Redding. Now a race to protect salmon and water supply
    Jacy Marmaduke, Fort Collins Coloradoan / Aug. 18, 2018
    Employees of two Redding-area water treatment plants didn’t flee as flames surrounded their pump stations, tucked in the forests wrecked by the Carr Fire. They trained firehoses and sprinklers on the buildings and kept working. If they stopped, so could the flow of water for firefighters brawling the blaze.  If you ask Steve Watson, a senior sanitary engineer for the California State Water Resources Control Board, that makes employees of Redding and Shasta’s water treatment plants the “unsung heroes” in a fire narrative overflowing with them.  Conrad Tona, the public works supervisor for Redding’s water department, is more modest about it.  “When you’re up there in the hills and the pine trees, you just have to try to do the best you can,” he said, recalling the way the fire encircled the Buckeye Water Treatment Plant but spared the building and crucial infrastructure inside.
    Water proved a major challenge during the most trying period of the fire, and it will remain a threat as Northern California’s altered landscape responds to fall and winter rains.  During the first week of the fire, treatment plants struggled to retain water pressure in the face of massive demand and widespread leakage from destroyed structures.  Boil water advisories have expired for Clear Creek, Centerville, Shasta and Keswick community service districts. Those advisories were a result of strife at the treatment plants, Watson said.
    Several water treatment plants lost power and couldn’t disinfect water.  Others had to bypass filtration to meet firefighting demand. Still others couldn’t keep up with “leak demand,” Watson said.
    Those battles are finished now, but as summer wanes, water treatment officials will face new problems. When the rains fall and pollutants chute into the Sacramento River and its tributaries, the challenge will become maintaining water quality and safety for the millions of people and fragile fisheries that depend on California’s largest river.
    “What we’re really concerned about is when we get up into the foothills and start looking at those tributaries to the Sacramento River,” said Clint Snyder, assistant executive officer of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. “That’s where a lot of that erosion is going to occur, and it will make its way into those streams and into the river.”  Heavy rainfall on stripped soil could lead to flooding and mudslides that endanger human lives and property. Gentle rains could still degrade water quality and threaten salmon.
    “A lot of those metals and chemicals that are out there as a result of human activity will absorb (into the soil),” Snyder said. “When you’re transporting sediment, there’s a high likelihood you’re also transporting chemicals.”

  18. 'a' simple horseman says:

    Dane, Thank you for touching on the fires here in the Northwest. To bad the thumb nail at the top of this article does not include BC Canada. If it did, we'd all see the entire west region of north America in flames. So far(crossing my fingers), the fires have stayed away from my tinder box valley I live above.

    To ALL, This has been quite a week for me. This last weeks farmers market(#15, 9 more to go), was 96 degrees, slight breeze and socked in with smoke from all around my region. I was so busy this week the notion of getting a picture escaped me. The smoke from the fires is starting to wear on me. This last 2 days we have had still air and the smoke is as thick as ever. Currently I have 1/4 mile visibility. I can barely see the other side of my property. I am proud to announce that a market patron told me that he was in Wenatchee last Saturday and came upon a Geoengineering awareness booth at their farmers market there. I do not know who set up the booth, but I sure am proud of them. Kathy, good write up from your market booth this weekend. And Tom Keith, again, way to go! Jodie Foster, great bill board! I like that it will be up "indefinitely". We all are gaining momentum, yet we all have miles to go before we rest.

    Love and strength to ALL, 'a' simple horseman

    • Jeanette S says:

      dear a simple horseman, you might want to run an evap cooler in your home, get some houseplants but the best one for particulates is english Ivy. I think even if you cut some and put it in a vase, let it root and plant but I think if it is living it is purifying your air in your home. check out sloat nursery they supplied a list of plants and what they  take out of the air and bill wolvertons, NASA scientist for the biosphere, book "how to grow fresh air" all the common  house plants and surprisingly the holiday blooming ones they sell, orchids,mums all clean the air even aloe and it supplies oxygen at night good for the bedroom along with snakeplant, moth orchid and bromeliads.

    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      "addendum", I wrote that the last two days have been still air. Today was significantly cooler than days past, "almost normal temps", but that's all. The smoke was thick all day and around 2 or 3 PM the winds started back up, coming out of the north, northwest and the ash began to fall once again. Those in BC, I feel your fires. Oh yes, ash from 30 to 40 miles away falling here. During the fires 3 years ago, my neighbor had a piece of burning bark, 4 inches square, land in her front yard from "4 miles away". Maybe some of you remember when Jacques Fresco looked into the camera and said, "this shit's gotta stop". For me, it hits home coming from such an old man that "knows" better ways….

    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      Jeanette S, I thank you kindly for your reply. However(grin) I have a brown thumb and a grateful stomach. Keep me well fed and I am pretty good horse power, pardon the pun there. I'm not very good at domestic things but I am good at long range reality. Yes, my life lacks a few things. It ain't easy sitting up here on a mountain side looking out at the atrocities we all face. Yes, I am a bit more insulated than most, however, one can not escape what's coming down the pike. As a friend of mine says, "face to the wind"….

  19. jeanette S says:

    this past two weeks with the overcast skies, we had smoke from the fires in the bay area. How you can tell is standing near the bay and looking at the eastern mountains there is an opague smoke and it gets a blueish tint sometimes, it is a misty blueish white. that is how you can tell it is smoke from a forest / grass fire. I told a friend to maybe reconsider a walk as there was smoke from the fires up north. that I knew it was not geoeng. (so much), or pollution because the smoke has the opague, blueish tint to it, I used the word "milky" to describe the air quality, not the sky. Just like milk glass, the thin parts have clear areas with a blueish tint. Yes, the sky always has a pearly, silvery white particle appearance when you put your thumb over the sun. that is how you can tell how bad the geoengineering spraying has been. for us if the lines aren't over head it is how much they inundated the skies over the ocean and it blows into the bay area. folks in sf bay area do not be fooled when you see no lines, do the sun/thumb test and how far the "radiance" goes from the edge of the sun. this will help you determine air quality safety for the geoengineering anyhow.

  20. Bonnie Crawford says:

    Sadly, EVERY summer is hotter than the previous one. And I would predict that it will continue that way until we cannot breathe anymore.

  21. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    Why the ocean is cooking off the coast of Southern California
    Mashable / 11 August, 2018
    The waters off the Southern California coast are now approaching tropical temperatures found in parts of the balmy Caribbean Sea.  On Wednesday, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego recorded its highest ocean temperature ever, of 79.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Scientists have taken measurements off the marine institute's pier for over a century, since 1916.  This easily broke the previous record of 78.8 Scripps' measured last week. The chilled Pacific Ocean waters do warm up this time of year, but these unusual temperatures are still about 7 or 8 degrees above average. "It's an extreme event," Clarissa Anderson, a biological oceanographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, said in an interview.
    Some ocean temperatures, beyond Scripps, even breached 80 degrees. A National Weather Service buoy off the San Diego coast measured temperatures as high as 81.3 degrees, possibly the "highest buoy temperature ever recorded" in the state's waters, according to the weather agency.

  22. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    VSF:  The wildfire smoke has returned to western Washington State and the Olympic Peninsula where I live.  This condition, which includes the Seattle & Puget Sound area, is said to persist for the next three days. The damage done to our lungs, respiratory system, and immune system cannot be quantified. Not only are these fires being used in their geoengineering operations, they are instrumental in other heinous evil ways.

    Carbon monoxide from California wildfires drifts east
    California is being plagued by massive wildfires, and the effects on air quality from those fires can extend far beyond the state’s borders. In addition to ash and smoke, fires release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. This animation, made from satellite data, shows carbon monoxide from California’s fires drifting eastward starting on July 30, 2018, and reaching the U.S. East Coast by August 7.
    Carbon monoxide – a colorless, odorless gas – is a pollutant that can persist in the atmosphere for about one month and can be transported large distances. About half of the carbon monoxide in Earth’s atmosphere is from the burning of fossil fuels and biomass (such as forest and bushfires). Most of the rest of carbon monoxide comes from chemical reactions with organic compounds emitted by human activities and plants. Small amounts are also emitted from the ocean, and from geological activity because carbon monoxide occurs dissolved in molten volcanic rock at high pressures in the Earth’s mantle. It plays a role in both air pollution and climate change.
    These satellite images above show the carbon monoxide at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet (5,500 meters). As the time series progresses, we see that this carbon monoxide is drifting east with one branch moving toward Texas and the other forking to the northeast.
    According to a NASA statement:
    From space, [the satellite] measures carbon monoxide high up in the atmosphere – where it has little effect on the air we breathe. However, strong winds can carry this pollutant downward to where it can have significant effects on air quality. The time series of images shows just how far the carbon monoxide from California’s wildfires has traveled eastward and what areas may be at greater risk of experiencing its effects.


    • Dale K says:

      Body Found on Montecito Trail During Search for Missing Los Angeles County Fire Captain 
      By Janene Scully, Noozhawk North County Editor
      August 18, 2018

      A body believed to be that of a missing Los Angeles County fire captain was found Saturday evening off Montecito’s Hot Springs Trail, a day after his SUV was discovered parked at the trailhead on East Mountain Drive.

      Late Saturday, authorities would not confirm that the body was that of Wayne Stuart Habell, who was reported missing Monday. They said the cause and manner of death remain under investigation.

      Habell’s black 2008 Chrysler Aspen was located about 2 p.m. Friday in Montecito, the Los Angeles County Fire Department announced on social media Friday night.

      The vehicle apparently had been parked for several days at the trailhead next to Hot Springs Creek, about a quarter-mile west of Hot Springs Road.

      Habell, a 43-year-old married father of three, had last been seen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, when he left his home in Newhall headed for a gym in Stevenson Ranch, LACFD officials said.

    • Paul Vonharnish says:

      Hello Susan:  The images you provided are very telling.  I'm in Northeastern Minnesota, about 70 miles south of Duluth.  I have no instrumentation other than my own sensory systems, but have noted a number of anomalies in recent weeks: >

      1. The air is often dead calm and oppressive with humidity above 90% most days and nights. Mold is rampant, and growth of molds are being augmented by radio frequency propagation. (A proven phenomena.) It seems like the lower atmosphere is being compressed under a dome of high density goo…

      2. "Cloud" cover is generally low altitude and layered with scattered puffs of murky gunk that hardly passes the test for Natural cloud formations. Even with the high humidity and repeated "forecasts" of rain, no rain has fallen in at least three weeks.

      3. This area would be considered a sweet spot compared to the reports I'm observing from other regions. Even so, the trees are showing severe nutrient stress and anemia. Many are showing mottled blight on the undersides of leaves, and leaves are dropping from soft woods two months ahead of the usual season.

      4. Local garden produce – such as tomato, squash, peas, and beans, are succumbing to root rot, leaf blight, and heat stunting.

      5. Birds and small wild life are confused in their communications and behaviors. I often "commune" with them, and tell them I'm trying to help… It is all very sad. I wish I could do more…

  23. Andrew from scotland says:

    My 231st email, titled 'Extinction Level Event (ELE) Timeline?'.

    1. Increased methane releases are now being shown from the Laptev Sea – as intimated in my last email. Remember, whilst this paragraph generally details Arctic sea ice conditions, we do not need a Blue Ocean Event to initiate a 50GT methane release.

    Interesting large low pressure eye forming east of Svalbard (yesterday at 985 mb).

    2. There will be more reports similar to this: A teenage female who escaped from being a captured ISIS slave and became a refugee in Germany was confronted/threatened by her former ISIS terrorist "owner"- he bought her for $100. When reported to the authorities, she was told that the terrorist was just a refugee like herself.  

    3.  Notes to Self (week 84 of 104)Charts are being posted that show 4 billion deaths from climate change/global warming by 2022 – 2023….Does 4 billion dead in 5 years (out of 7.6 billion) classify as an ELE?

    Probably, when you also consider the currently about 75% accurate Malcolm Light et al 2016 chart of 'Planetary Genocide – Ecocide between 2023 – 2031'.

    When I am asked "How long have we got" or "When will we see climate collapse" or "When will we have the extinction event", my answer is "Within 8 years, possibly within 2 years. We are already in an ELE, though some people will continue eking out a survival existence".

    Here is a potential 1 year timeline starting Sept 2018 (toxic geoengineering aside):

    Northern hemisphere glacial and sea ice melt should continue for some time past the Autumn solstice as a result of the atmospheric wildfire soot, increased ocean temperatures, changing ocean currents, and recent methane releases. 

    In Antarctica, the Totten Glacier's function as a glacial bottleneck continues to weaken. When it does go, the flow rate of Antarctic glaciers will increase dramatically, which will create isostatic rebound, which in turn will increase the activity of Mount Erebus and Deception Island volcanos.

    There are already millions of climate refugees, particularly if we include refugees from climate and resource wars, but by the northern hemisphere summer solstice 2019 we could have over 1 billion climate refugees heading northwards and southwards, doubled by the autumn equinox 2019. 

    By winter 2019 you need to have finished any preparations you are making…before martial law is enforced to try and control civil unrest and food riots.

    Thereafter it is anyone's guess…well, almost everyone. 

    This timescale may slip by a year or two, but in 10 years there will be few people will be around for anyone to say "I told you so".

    "Be careful then how you live…Try to make good use of the present time, because these days are evil…Do not get drunk, but be filled with the Spirit…" Paul's letter to the Ephesians 5: 15-20.

    • V. Susan Ferguson says:

      Andrew – Thank you as always for your awesome reports. Do you have a link for this data on the Laptev Sea?

      Increased methane releases are now being shown from the Laptev Sea – as intimated in my last email. Remember, whilst this paragraph generally details Arctic sea ice conditions, we do not need a Blue Ocean Event to initiate a 50GT methane release.

    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      Andrew, thank you my friend I would enjoy sharing a camp fire with. Very excellent report and commentary. I can't help but feel that your time line, analysis is spot on. If I may, since you have more of a mind for such, would you please dig into global oxygen levels. 30 plus years ago oxygen levels were steady at 21%. "Cancer can not live in an oxygen environment". Connect the dots my friends. Maybe, just maybe, "billions" dying quickly will be the "tipping point". It'll be the ultimate test of how severely the masses have been "hypnotized".

      "What do ya get when you cross a Scotsman with a Bohemian?" Take a look my friends, "a' simple horseman". I am the best of both attributes. Skilled and formidably rational.

      Andrew, the  greatest thing I enjoy about your contributions is this, you have a plan. A good one. I 'am' filled with the spirit, but I do enjoy a beer or two after I am done with my daily toil. "How many look up many times a day and give thanks for the small things?" "Not many"… If only they knew what rewards there are in "simply" giving thanks. How different our home would be…………

      Love and strength to you Andrew from Scotland

    • Andrew from scotland says:

      Susan, after 7 days of clear skies over the blue Laptev, CAMS methane chart for 15 Aug showed high methane levels over the Laptev (amongst many other places incl US, Canada, Siberia, China, northern Scandanavia etc).  That has now subsided due to "cloud cover" and being blown around by the wind from low pressure systems in the Arctic – which themselves are being blown apart by HAARP. The 'eye' that I mentioned has already somehow vanished on Worldview… 

    • Andrew from scotland says:

      Hmm, well my friend, firstly I would like to amend your statement to "Cancer can not survive in an oxygen rich environment"…as with many diseases of the human body – we need O2 and things bad for us don't like it!

      Thereafter, my understanding is this:

      Pre history atmospheric O2 was about 32%. They still tell us it is now at 21% globally but I doubt that very much – more like 17% due to increases in CO2 etc and as low as 11% in parts of some cities. Whilst we can adapt to this over time it is likely to make us more susceptible to a multitude of diseases, dizziness and depression. If it falls below 7% we die – that said, it is also dependent on partial pressure, eg. hydrox breathing gas for deep sea diving is only 4% O2.

      I am a great advocate of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and put a few drops in my daily drinking water; use it for health maintenance with drops in my ears – it will fizz and pop if you are starting a cold or flu, maybe even sting a bit; use it on small cuts/grazes; general disinfectant around the home. It is all good because on contact with soft tissue it breaks down giving off O2 leaving just water.   It was used to power torpedoes in WW2!

    • Sean says:

      I would like to echo Andrew's sentiments regarding the methane release. With fall/winter now returning to the high arctic (the sun will set at the north pole next month and remain below the horizon for 6 straight months), it seems that a blue ocean event has been avoided again.

      Yet the Laptev sea has seen extremely high temperatures and a tremendous amount of open water for some time now, and this alone can lead to the kind of Methane releases Dane as been talking about for so long.

      I would argue that the cost of keeping the arctic from a blue ocean event for yet another year has likely been tremendous. One look at the absolute inferno blazing up and down the North American West Coast will give people an idea how dire things are, blue ocean event or not. We're about to 600,000 hectares (~1.5 million acres) burned this year in BC and the smoke is so bad it has been thick as far east as Manitoba. Think about that, it's just crazy.

    • Dennie says:

      "Be careful then how you live…Try to make good use of the present time, because these days are evil…Do not get drunk, but be filled with the Spirit…" Paul's letter to the Ephesians 5: 15-20.

      Yes, this was the Second Reading at service last week and the topic of the sermon again this week.  'Tis "the season…"

    • Andrew from scotland says:

      "Cancer cells can not survive in an oxygen rich environment"

  24. Virginia says:

    Listening to Dane's soulful presentation this week has made it abundantly clear that the world as we have known it is gone and what is left of the future for all of us is a planet dying and in its last throes.  Understanding that and accepting it is imperative for all of us.  A very difficult concept to embrace, but it is fact; it is obvious; and it is closer than we imagined a few years ago.  Even so, we must continue to try our hardest to get these concepts across to those who are living in a state of denial.  There still is time.  Mother Nature might pull a fast one and create a miracle to make it 'all go away.'   Happy thought, happy dream.  We can help her along, albeit a tough task.  As for me and mine, we are determined to meet the future by making every effort to follow Dane's example and tireless efforts. We can prevail if we do.

    Dane, profound thanks for giving us the hell that Palestinians living in occupied Palestine and in Gaza are enduring.  Their world came to an end after 1948 (and years before).  The innocent people of Yemen have been slaughtered, starved, tortured, as well  Not to mention Iraq, Syria, Libya, Lebanon..  As we have seen just his past week or so, it is the children of all of these countries who are targeted.  As one Israeli government official stated:  We must kill the little snakes because they grow up to be big snakes."  I believe it was the Minister of Justice whose name is Aylet (sp). Tragedy strikes in many forms in this world of ours.


    • GretchenThomas says:

      The sickest accomplices to war crimes against innocent civilians  is the "governmental services corporation,"USA,INC and it's subsidiaries operating from the independent nation/state the District of Columbia. These so-called "elected officials"who's role in the political theater is playing their parts as traitors and liars that take secret oaths of loyalty, not to serve us, but to keep us Americans confused and divided and bamboozled; who enable and cover-up the evil crimes of "Saudi Israelia." These minions to the psychopaths that control everything surely don't believe the FEMA camps are for us, do they?

      The fact that Wikipedia entry maintains this as conspiracy theory should reveal relevancy to the critical thinker, This wikipage was last updated on 17 August, 2018 for crying out loud!

  25. I know I'm plugging the comments section up, but Dane's presentation totally parallels research I've done over the last week. >

    Saudi Arabia Uncovered   Published on March 24, 2016

    Western societies prefer to look the other way, because planetary collapse is just too unpleasant to think about… Burn that ol' oil Momma, burn, baby, burn…

    • sharon s says:

      Paul, when it all comes crashing down, the sheeples will be wandering arouond dazed screaming, "Why didn't someone tell us this was happening???"  There's none so deaf as those who will not listen!

  26. Kathy says:

    Puyallup Farmers market PROGRESS update.

    If there is a perfect day of awareness volume TODAY was the day! Wow, we are both just so in awe of the progress and awakening happening in Puyallup WA. Moreover the insurance of Simple Horseman putting in the miles and miles of progress in Eastern Wa. Today I write with absolute gratefulness to Dane for our verifiable/credible info for which we can stand so confidently in presenting in what would otherwise be a hard and uncharacteristic position for most of us. If it weren't for All here who are dedicated to sounding the alarm and posting their own progress, we would not have been inclined to do our own weekly big commitment on top of daily opportunities.

    I am bursting with so much mental energy I can hardly think where to start and I wont be able to even tell 1/8th of what took place today. Here goes..

    #1 After last weeks ice nucleation chemical cool down storms hindering the turn out for the slowest day we had, today I am proud to say we were put into the PRIME spot of the market with the most foot traffic. We did not sit nor walk away for even a minute for 5 hours. Approx foot traffic past the booth estimated at 450 people out of that we guessed at 175 folks or more who walked away with info in hand and most who talked with us.

    #2 We were positioned right in front of the water park and benches, bathrooms and Food. So a LIVE billboard in addition, many stood and read our signs close and far. It was so busy at the peak that we could not have walked across the walkway with out a traffic signal. no joke.

    #3 Sooooo many people are awakening! YES there are still many who walk by, too many, but we have been doing booths for a good year and the Farmers market since March..I can say with absolute assurance that from beginning to end the awakening is growing fast!  People can see things are not right. They are primed and ready to hear.

    #4 A pastor from Wyoming stopped by and was so grateful to talk with us. He knows everything! and then some and best of all he is firm on it all! He is already waking up his congregation and said I want to do more! He wants ,material for his church.

    #5 Over and over and over again, we hear thank you I am not crazy or my spouse or friend has been trying to tell me. What can we do about it…..etc Love that question.

    #6 We were told by a credible source who works with the Oklahoma aquifers that the water shortage is real and immediate, he was frustrated that people wont face this truth. He said it would have to rain for 25 years without usage to refill them. They have been trying to sound the alarm for years.

    I hope to convey that although there is an overwhelming amount of work before us, I hope to pass on our very encouraged hearts to you all as today topped ALL of our busiest days at the booths because people are ready. These devastating fires are opening eyes as is other dire issues.If we all hit the streets in anyway we can daily with material and reach all who have ears to hear, its a win win either way because they now know what to prepare for and WHY!

    Awesome day!

  27. I just have to put a flag up: At 32:30 Dane mentions the Ryan Zinke visit to California.  Mr. Zinke's comment shows a complete displacement from reality right here: "We're going to do everything under my power to make sure we have a 'quick recovery' and we put in place procedures so that it doesn't happen again."

    Who is weQuick recovery???  Where did you study forestry?  University of Cracker Jacks?  Even if there weren't massive soil damage from aluminas and strontium pollutions, forest damage of this magnitude will take hundreds of years and several forest turn overs to complete.  This is a Washington suit stuffed with stale bratwurst and topped with a vacuous brain.  Here's what I found the other day. >      

    Ryan Zinke: Devastation in the California fires the worst I've ever seen – YouTube

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Paul, yes, Ryan Zinke is simply a paid liar, nothing more. About any forest recovery, at this point such a time period can only be considered incalculable. The forest replanting success rate for surviving the first year has gone from 95% to 0% in the last 15 years. A forest cannot be replanted or allowed to regrow when almost no trees can survive and take hold. When even the strongest established trees are dying due to the incredibly harsh conditions, that is the end of the forest for any time frame that matters. There is yet one major variable in the equation, a complete halt to all forms of human activity that are wreaking havoc on the biosphere (with climate engineering at the top of the list). I know you know this, Paul, just a clarification. 

    • Paul Vonharnish says:

      Hello Dane:  I think we are in agreement in terms of forest recovery.  I consider myself as Pagan or pre-numeric.  Much of my life has been spent in horror and disdain at mans willful slaughter of the forest and of the sacred… Like you, I've spent many hours and days walking the paths – allowing the trees and small ones to tell their story.  They mourn for their sons, daughters, brothers and grand elders.  Huge groves of Cedar and white pine – reduced to a few standing grim and hopeless.  They are not mute.  They have often spoken to me of death, rather than life.  It crushes the soul, and angers the mind…

      I will not stop fighting against these illiterate slobs – who believe a plane ride and a house full of plastic is more important than life itself…

      Perhaps Ryan Slinky forgot to read this: >

      Mr. Eli Veenendaal – National Telecommunications and Information Administration

      U.S. Department of Commerce – 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230

  28. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    San Onofre Nuclear Plant on the California Coast is a Fukushima Waiting…
    The aging San Onofre, located in San Clemente, CA, was shut down in 2012 amid a leak that occurred due to malpractice. According to a report released in 2016, the plant “operated the reactor outside the allowable limits for pressure and temperature, causing the radiation leak that shut down the facility for good,” the San Diego Tribune noted. The shutdown also launched extensive investigations that implicated both the power company and state regulators. Though the plant is out of operation, it still stores 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste, and according to a worker who blew the whistle on the plant just last week, a near catastrophe just occurred. As local outlet the Dana Pointer reported, plant worker David Fritch explained what happened at a public meeting:
    “On 3 August 2018, a 100-ton canister filled with highly radioactive nuclear waste was being ‘downloaded’ into a temporary transport carrier to be moved a few hundred yards from inside the plant to a storage silo buried near the world-famous San Onofre beach. As the thin-walled canister was being lowered into the transport cask, it snagged on a guide ledge four feet from the top. Crane operators were unaware that the canister had stopped descending and the rigging went completely slack, leaving the full weight of the heavy canister perched on that ledge by about a quarter-inch.
    “Had the ledge not held for the hour or more it took workers to realize and address the error, the thin-walled canister of highly toxic nuclear waste would have fallen 18 feet to the ground below.”
    Each canister reportedly has as much radiation as was released during the infamous Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Fritch says the staff is too small — and also undertrained.  According to an article published in the Los Angeles Times this week by Steve Chapple, an author, journalist, and fellow at the Samuel Lawrence Foundation:
    “The idea is to bury the spent fuel on site, about 100 feet from the ocean and just a few feet above the water table. Edison has already begun transferring the waste from cooling pools into specially designed steel canisters. The containers are prone to corrosion and cracking, and cannot be monitored or repaired. Work crews even discovered a loose bolt inside one of the canisters earlier this year.”
    As ocean levels keep rising, Chappelle says, seawater will come closer and closer to the cannisters. Further, “if hairline cracks or pinholes in the containers were to let in even a little bit of air, it could make the waste explosive.”
    Further, San Onofre is located directly on an earthquake fault line in an area with a record of tsunamis.  San Juan Capistrano Councilwoman Pam Patterson told President Trump at a roundtable discussion in May that San Onofre is a “Fukushima waiting to happen.”  She also expressed concern that the facility, which is a no-fly zone but secured mainly by armed guards, could be a target of a terror attack, noting that terrorists targeted nuclear power plants in addition to the World Trade Center and Pentagon.  Any time of disaster would have far-reaching effects. Shortly after the plant shut down, former prime minister of Japan, Naoto Kan testified in San Diego, noting that during the Fukushima meltdown, he was prepared to evacuate not just Tokyo, but regions as far as 160 miles from the plant. Downtown Los Angeles is only 62 miles away from San Onofre and 50 miles from San Diego. Worse, there are no state or federal evacuation plans in the event of a catastrophe.
    Chappelle says that while solutions include moving the waste to a location 80 feet higher than the current plant, which is by the beach, or “maintain a cooling pool on site for emergency transfer efforts in the event of a cracked canister or terrorist attack,” these are all short-term solutions. As of last year, Edison was working on a plan to bury the nuclear waste, but Chapple believes the only way to truly resolve the problem is for Edison to develop storage technology that is not prone to severe leaks. Though Edison has started that process, earlier this year San Onofre officials found a defect in the design created by Holtec, a contractor whose workers were responsible for the accident earlier this month.

  29. Paul Vonharnish says:

    Excerpted from: Willful blindness – Wikipedia


    Willful blindness is a term used in law to describe a situation in which a person seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally keeping oneself unaware of facts that would render liability.

    Although the term was originally—and still is—used in legal contexts, the phrase "willful ignorance" has come to mean any situation in which people intentionally turn their attention away from an ethical problem that is believed to be important by those using the phrase (for instance, because the problem is too disturbing for people to want it dominating their thoughts, or from the knowledge that solving the problem would require extensive effort).” [End quote]

    Complete text:

  30. jeanette S says:

    almost always, the red tide brings cholera. Maybe not Us because everything toxic flows out of our rivers, not a problem…

    I also wanted to report we went from about two weeks of overcast with the smoke? to completely clear days. It is getting to average 70-80 here in the sf bay area. with this higher temp but still low for here, we seem to have a higher than normal high tide and low does not get so low. don't know if it rained somewhere, I doubt it, so I think it is just high water. I was wondering if that high pressure dome has dissipated, project closed, or moved. communities along the bay have not seen the rise so much as is being reported.

  31. Matt Sarlo says:

    I have found some people at my work who have actually listened to me, which is nice. I find more receptive audiences with younger people than people like me in their fifties

    • Paul Vonharnish says:

      Hello Gretchen Thomas:  Thanks for posting the link.  From the page cited: > [Bold italics are mine]

      "Join us for the third annual HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program) Open House on Saturday August 25, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be facility tours, science lectures and educational activities. The event is family friendly and free!"

      [Family friendly, eh? About as friendly as the Irish potato famine] 

      If you don't want to drive, you can buy round-trip bus tickets departing from Fairbanks and Delta Junction at

      [Purchase tickets at Death Tours Inc. – a division of No Return LLC.]

      Food and souvenirs will be available for purchase on site.

      [Imported food and souvenirs from China, a division of None-Such]

      In addition to meddling with ionospheric particle densities (an insanity of the first order) HAARP devices have "other" sinister capabilities. >  Though this paper long and well documented, it is only an introduction to the WHY's of why populations remain helpless in the face of intentional Armageddon. >

      US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights

      By Peter Phillips, Lew Brown and Bridget Thornton – December 2006

      The footnotes and references sections are accurate and extensive…

  32. BC says:

    I found this article on the weather network. Title says it all! I'd guess it's called mind preconditioning and we can, no doubt, expect many more such in the days and months to come. They have lost control and they are as much as admitting it. I'm convinced that's the reason the current US administration backed out of the Paris accord. They are probably thinking nothing is going to change the outcome so why bind ourselves to the burden when it won't make any difference. The last sentence is is the wakeup call. It's the assurance that what's coming in temperatures over the next five years will shatter anything ever seen before.

    • jeanette S says:

      trump/admin are just morons. they wouldn't believe or think that we are going to die because of climate.(I voted for him) I just got this hot off the press this am that t/a is rolling back a law that banned chems from wildlife refuges and will make parks smaller if not closed off and sold allowing logging, mining etc. this is for the little forked tongue friends to attempt to get money to attempt to pay for a ticket off the rock when the time comes. Poetic justice they do nothing for themselves; one of us built that or their bunker for them. those vendors probably think they will get a pat on the head for helping the gods. they'll get something alright. 

  33. Barb E says:

    Every day we see the biosphere falling apart.  I can't remember the last time here in New Hampshire and our cabin in Maine that it hasn't been so humid and hot you can almost cut the air with a knife!  Then come the "severe" storms with it. Rain 2-3" an hour, flash floods everywhere washing out roads, ruining homes, toppling yet more trees.  Tornado warnings all the time now.  Since when did we become the new tornado alley? Hundreds of seals are washing up on the Maine beaches now too. They haven't said why.  Either there's no food for them or the algae blooms are back killing them.  People say they've never seen weather like this in their 50-60-70 years. Do they pay attention to us when we tell them the truth? No they laugh instead.  Soon they won't be laughing.

    • James V Kostran says:

      The reason is that the chemtrails cut off the tops of thunderstorms.  I can watch a thunderstorm develop and then see it be cut off at the top.  The top part floats off and the bottom drops the 'downpours.'  I see it in the Buffalo, NY region.

    • Fredd says:


      "Soon they won't be laughing."

      I guess they will be dead. It doesn't seem to matter to them since their life is over anyway. 

      "after me the deluge".  

    • Jeffrey E Fish says:

      Barb, there are many educated people who are 50 yrs. of age and up, who are well aware of what is taking place. Myself at 59

      and my associates in the field of arboricultural sciences, are horrified. I find that the ignorance of the young people is about equal to the older ones. Our youth has been intentionally dumbed down. Sincerely Jeff F. ISA, Arboricultural consultant.

    • herb says:

      almost has to be the algue,water temps 10 to 12 degrees higher than normal right now !!

  34. Tom Keith says:

    Hello all,  just checking in from the quad cities and the Davenport farmers market.  Another dire report from Dane,  expertly analyzed. 

        I had a myriad of responses today as I donned my sandwich board and gas mask,  sorry no photo today. Although the reception is up,  it is still below my expectations. ( I went thru 30 fliers and DVDs in an hour)  

    I was asked to leave last week, because I didn't have a permit or booth. This week,  I stood on public grounds entering the facility,  and when the traffic died down,  I started walking in the aisles of the freight house. Much better success.  (Much harder to hit a moving target). 

      To those who I could not reach,  it was as though I had the plague or something to that effect. Bill Gates chasing African mothers with a syringe comes to mind. 

       Best to all


    • GretchenThomas says:

      Here in Northwest Ohio, we went from above average precipitation last "Spring," we don't have four seasons anymore, to abnormally dry and drought conditions now; we finally had torrential rains two days in a row. The more haze in the air, the hotter the temps.

      Hola Tom, how I know that feeling! The more practice, the better we get at ! I was on my way to an urban farming tour downtown to talk about geoenginering, and passed out flyers on the way, through my car windows to pedestrians converging there for a Toledo Mud Hens ballgame (Detroit Tigers' farm team.) I finally found a couple of folks who know and talk about climate engineering all the time. They're organizing to prevent future unlawful interference of local "government" "legal" harassment of urban farmers. While at the tour, I spoke with a city councilman, invited me to call his office. Because of his presence,, I heard an annual Ethnic Festival was this weekend and I'll go just to walk around and talk to the perfect cross-section of the unaware.

      The Trump/Rothschild connecting dot-


    • Hey Tom Keith:  This was a stitch: > "To those who I could not reach,  it was as though I had the plague or something to that effect. Bill Gates chasing African mothers with a syringe comes to mind."

      Damn funny Tom!  A little humor is always good for the soul.  Glad you're still wearing the filtration mask.  It gets people's attention, and keeps you safe from the crazies… Thanks for all you do.  

    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      Tom, my friend I have not met, yet. 'You' are welcome by my fire any time. we'd have a good time, for sure. Come visit me and we'll do just that. I admire your fortitude. You are strong and getting stronger my fellow anti geo engineering activist. As Gretchen wrote, "practice does help"(or something like that). I agree and would like to impress upon those that may follow our tracks, "be confident in your endeavor or stay home". Tom, I'm sure you can relate to that statement. Myself, it's what keeps me going through these super hot market days this summer. I don't have a booth to have a good time. I'd much rather be doing something else.

    • Tom Keith says:

      Thanks Gretchen, Paul and Mike.  I will continue to spread the word untill my last breath. The movie "The Matrix" comes to mind when agent Smith asks Mr.(Thomas) Anderson "why do you persist? Answer 'because I choose to!'



  35. Vicki Ortepio says:

    What's really going on within the gulf coast; i.e. Red Tide, Blue -Green algae, Credit?  

    • sharon s says:

      Doesn't Red Tide only affect animals that breathe water by taking oxygen out? Then WHY are air breathing mammals showing up dead with the fish? Fukushima? Well, there's Cesium 130 all over in California's fine table wines now, so why not? There's now Roundup herbicides showing up in your kids' cereals. I have a 100 ac leased onion field down the street from me. I couldn't believe how many times that lot was sprayed with herbicides and pesticides. Just this morning a cropduster laid tons of a white powder on the onions. It's Roundup, folks! Kills the tops of the onions and makes the fruit of the plant go crazy growing with a cancer to make the harvest bigger and heavier. Would not believe it if I hadn't seen it. Enjoy wha time we have left on this dying planet.  

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Sharon, aerosolized toxins from red tides can be highly toxic, FYI

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