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originally posted by: pheonix358
I wrote about it some time ago HERE
Do you not remember the floods. Those floods impacted major areas of grain production.
The torrential downpour, ice, and eventual flooding of the US plains on March 15 and 16 left ranchers stunned. The aptly named “bomb cyclone”—the official term employed by meteorologists—brought increased economic anguish to the Midwest. Vast stretches of productive farmland were flooded and rendered unusable, as cattle corpses rotted. Estimates of the impacts to just Nebraska’s livestock sector topped $400 million. Tack on another estimated $440 million in losses to the Cornhusker state’s row crops, plus $449 million in infrastructure costs, and that makes for more than $1.3 billion in total direct costs from just one extreme weather event in just one state.
originally posted by: visitedbythem
Maybe they are going to move on Taiwan. Usually not in winter though?
Something is up..
And the Help the US? What the hell?
Policymakers, having left America unprepared for what’s next, now face brutal choices about which communities to save — often at exorbitant costs — and which to sacrifice. Their decisions will almost inevitably make the nation more divided, with those worst off relegated to a nightmare future in which they are left to fend for themselves. Nor will these disruptions wait for the worst environmental changes to occur. The wave begins when individual perception of risk starts to shift, when the environmental threat reaches past the least fortunate and rattles the physical and financial security of broader, wealthier parts of the population. It begins when even places like California’s suburbs are no longer safe.
It has already begun.
originally posted by: anonentity
This is very unusual for China to admit a problem with regards to food security, it is encouraging people to stock up for the coming winter season. The only thing for sure is that they are expecting supply chain disruption. Either no transport or no food to transport. Why would they do that unless they were expecting a food supply disruption? What could cause a food disruption? Bad harvest is a fact, Or planning for a War?
originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
China is in bad shape. Massive aging workforce and the youth do not want to breed. Add to that energy supply issue and food shortages. XI can't even leave the country for fear of a coup. XI is going to lose control. Once the revolts start there is no way to stop it other than mowing people down.
originally posted by: Gothmog
originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: visitedbythem
Yes it struck me that nobody will have a winter war. Unless you are stupid. Or have to.
My money is on stupid .
Anyone gonna cover ?
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged local governments to optimize their land resources to achieve food self-sufficiency and reduce reliance on grain imports in the coming years, the latest indication the country is bracing for a potential conflict with the United States.
At the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Economic Work Conference held on December 8, Xi said China had to ensure grain security for its 1.4 billion people.
“The more food we have, the more we have to think about when there is no food,” Xi said. “I’ve repeatedly said that Chinese people must firmly hold their rice bowls in their own hands at all times and should never let others grab our necks in the matter of food supply, a basic survival issue."