I’ve been reading a lot about the United States economy imploding; even with a prediction that it will happen this year. I have no idea on the accuracy of such an event, but it’s worth thinking about. If there was such an occurrence, articles promise food and water shortages, looting, and other violent behaviors. Money will obviously be another issue, given it is an “economic" implosion, creating all sorts of problems.
Beyond an economic implosion, there are numerous other incidents that would qualify as catastrophic --- or at least create a catastrophic situation. As I researched, I read about a global pandemic which is a disaster created from a deadly pathogen infecting and killings millions of people.
A cosmic threat is another possibility we could face. This catastrophe would be caused by a massive star, planet, asteroid or something else from the Solar System that would hit the earth, and therefore cause an alteration of every living thing on the planet.
There is lots of discussion about our climate; global warming or cooling, depending on who you talk with! While normal climate change happens over a very long time, there has been evidence of areas where change in a single decade has been noticeable. Depending on the change, apparently this could potentially create quite an event that is worth noting.
An agricultural crisis, from the growth of world population, is yet another option that creates real issues. There are studies that project such a catastrophic event; including the need of reducing the population. I haven’t a clue how that is accomplished, but survival depends on clean water and nutritional food and if our population outweighs food production, we would have a real problem!
There are other scenarios which offer additional catastrophic situations, like warfare and mass destruction, some kind of experimental technology accident, geomagnetic reversal and others. Thinking about all the doom and gloom that come with this is not only mind-boggling but a little intimidating! I have a real hard time imagining such occurrences even happening; and a harder time trying to picture how each individual family might cope and manage such horrific possibilities!
Most of us have more than enough material goods, but do we have enough necessities to survive such disasters like food, medicine, clean water, electricity, etc.? Do we even think about it? Accumulating money is worthless if we are unable to spend it to buy supplies we need during a crisis, when there are no supplies.
Many people have opted to begin ‘planning’ and even ‘preparing’ for such cataclysmic situations. It takes a bit of research, but there are plenty of sites or books available that explain the basics to preparing for such incidents.
I don’t have the answers to any of the problems we might encounter, should such events take place. But it might be worth pulling things together, placing important papers in safe places, and covering ‘our bases,’ so should such an event happen, we won’t be taken completely unaware, and could for the immediate future, take care of our families. I encourage you to take stock of your readiness. Would you be prepared in case of a catastrophic world event?