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Response to Binkie The Clown (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2017, 12:53 PM

7. The problem is the domino series of system collapse from this drastic a change in the weather.

The trigger will probably be a significant reduction in food production, and the large jump in food costs. The "flash drought" has basically wiped out all farms in the Dakotas and Idaho this year. Here is SE Ohio they were not able to plant until late June because of a very wet spring. The heat wave/drought in southern Europe has wiped out ag there. We continue to get these in the rest of the grain belt here, and in Russia and Asia and we will not be able to continue to feed the 7 billion and growing population. If we have an economic collapse and depression, will the food delivery to all of the supermarkets be disrupted. Most have less than a weeks worth of inventory in store. Hungry people get aggressive in a hurry.

The evidence is pretty clear that the temperature disruptions in the arctic have lead to a complete deformation in the traditional jet streams. This is not going to get better. We are putting more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every day, and trapping more and more total heat, also not getting any better. The Ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic will take a century of two to melt, but we may see civilization crushing changes in literally a matter of years. We are already seeing it happen now. How many years of Half Trillion dollar hurricanes and fires and crop losses can we sustain?

2100 Ha! Try 2030....

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