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Friday, June 20, 2008

Too Cold In America To Grow Food Now

Fruit harvests failing all over the country for the same reasons that caused the massive flooding in Iowa. Cold air coming down from the north like it was middle of winter when in fact it is the first day of summer. Where the two fronts met, you got condensation and biblical amounts of rainfall.

Somebody turned off the Sun.

There will be one last gasp of solar activity as we approach the solar maximum in 2012 and then it will shut down like this for good for at least a thousand years.

That means nuclear war over resource conflicts, plain and simple. Just like Vault-Co predicted it, ten years ago, on the ancestor of this blog.

If you grew up beside a radiant space heater, lived beside a space heater, married and had children right beside a space heater, grew a garden and harvested it beside a space heater and had never experienced a microsecond that the space heater wasn't turned on and giving off warmth, you might learn to take the concept of "heat" for granted. You might not even be aware of the space heater and you would not understand the idea of "cold," having never experienced it before.

It sort of reminds me of that Asimov story NightFall. The people on that planet had never known darkness. They also didn't know what it is like to be in darkness without the light. They would do anything, even set the planet on fire, to drive away that horror. That is exactly what they did.

I propose that our flickering candle against the coming of the long night will be atomic and it is going to light up the whole world.

This is a good time to rehash one of our greatest hits.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great second link.

'In 2007, a particularly severe storm causes the ocean to break through levees in the Netherlands making a few key coastal cities such as The Hague unlivable.'

It's always going to happen to someone elses city, never your city...

Anonymous said...

Looks like all the heat went to California; http://www.knbc.com/news/16663203/detail.html?dl=mainclick

-Rzero

Anonymous said...

'In 2007, a particularly severe storm causes the ocean to break through levees in the Netherlands making a few key coastal cities such as The Hague unlivable.'

Thank the gods I'm Limburgian :)
High and dry, 50 meters above sealevel. Nice to see another dutchman here.

-Rzero

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