If you think that the death toll in the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast has been catastrophic - you will need to prepare yourselves for the coming winter
as it will likely dwarf Katrina's death toll by orders of magnitude.
You think gas prices are high now and a real inconvenience and , well, a real pain in the rear? Wait untill the oil stops flowing this winter and
heating oil and natural gas distribution ceases.
Worried about the rising prices of food now due to increased fuel charges? Be glad that the supermarket is still stocked and food available in
abundance. When the shelves run bare , and their is no resupply, starvation will be knocking on your door.
Paranoia you say? maybe - chance favors a prepared mind - now is the time to prepare.
With global weather patterns basically intensifying worldwide, it is hard to say with certainty what will be the forecast of the coming winter. The
only thing climatoligists are sure of is that they aren't sure of anything.
Here is the scenario:
US temeratures are above average for the summer of 2005, this much we know. Precipitation patterns are wild , in some places unexpectedly severe and
in others catastrophic. Ocean levels are on the rise, global temperatures on the increase worldwide creating , in fact a much more humid atmosphere,
planetwide and growing. This extra moisture in the atmosphere in the Northern hemisphere's summer season has directly related to the increase in
frequency and severity of tropical drepressions, tropical storms, and indeed hurricanes ( typhoons too ). As the temperature starts to drop as winter
comes upon us , this will translate into record setting winter storms, snowfall, ice storms and destruction.
All would be well if the souce of fuel for our heaters would continue to be available, however with this scenario and a likely one at that, this will
not be the case. Imagine for a moment, if you will, a severe winter storm in late November / early December . One that blankets the midwest to the
North East from the Mississippi to the Atlantic , from Maine to the Carolinas. A snowfall of record setting proportions, a snowfall say of 5 feet
average over the entire area. Imagine it keeps snowing. Temeratures keep dropping. Snow, ice, more snow. Day light is short, there is no sun, just
snow and more snow. We keep ourselves burrowed in our artificilal habitats with thermostats set at 72 degrees. Its beautiful and serene from our
decorated windows. The snow, the Holidays are upon us, this is what its suppose to be like for Christmas. Well the Holidays come and go, the days
become like night, the cold has a firm grip on the country and all of a sudden something catastrophic happens. The house of Saud falls in Saudi
Arabia to a group of well organized Muslim fanatics hell bent on the Caliphate. The Mullahs in Iran decide to stop providing oil. Our surrogate
nipple of the Middle East oil has dried up. Venezuela embargoes the United States after failed attempts to oust Chavez as the Military Indurtial
complex of the United States tries in vain to secure an oil supply. Overnight oil hits over $100 barrel , then $ 200 - a gallon of gas is $ 20 and
thats if your local station is supplied.
The supermarkets cant afford to pay to have the truck bring in food. The shelves start to run bare, there is no resupply. Restaurants are closed,
gas stations out of business, the economy is taking a major blow. All the while its getting colder and the heaters are running non stop. The
president adresses the nation and pleads for everyone to reduce their thermostats down to 60 , a week later 50. People are starting to die. Food
supplies run low, then they run out, there is no escape , there is no where to go.
Airports closed. Highways deserted. People are starting to panic. The armed make there presence know, the national guard are deployed. There will
be no looting. Looters will be shot on sight. Curfews in effect - stay in your homes or be arrested. All the while its still snowing. The plows
have stopped , city stereets are impassable, there is no escape. Rural roads are closed, 10 to 15 feet of snow and ice block every escape.
The electrical grid collapses as ice detroys much of the grid distribution. There is no repair as there is no access to the downed lines. Power goes
out. Millions without electricity. Its cold and now its dark.
You are in your house with whatever food still remains, but with no electricty to cook it. Its cold, its dark and its only January. The old and
infirm either freeze to death or starve to death and then freeze. The young are hungry and cold. what are you doing about ? nothing. There is
nothing that can be done. The prepared are the ones with smoke coming from their chimneys , they are overtaken by the have nots. Its everyone for
themselves , just as in New Orleans, your children are starving - what are you going to do about it?
What are you going to do ?
Prepare now. Stock food and water. Stock wood and alternative heating fuels.
Better safe than sorry.
The above scenario is a very real possibilty. I will add scientific, geopolitical, energy, and socioeceonomic data to support this scenario in my
future posts to this thread.
As always your responses are appreciated and awaited