"Up to a decade!" WOW! For a conceded 60% decline in output!!!! Wait, I am only a layman but isn't a 60% decline in output called a ...
G R A N D M I N I M U M
... not a Dalton or a Maunder. A Grand Minimum. Apocalyptic end-of-civilization machete wielding naked bloody men running through the snow swinging wildly. Babies, the other white meat style ITZ.
Our unyielding, almost perfectly consistent theme at Vault-Co for the past fifteen years has been that we stand at the cusp of a Grand Minimum with all that entails. Nuclear war, plague, famine and social collapse are only side effects. The Grand Minimum and a possible magnetic reversal during our lifetimes has been primary tautology here for over a decade. Coming when it does, at the end of a badly declining Western civilization, it is impossible to underestimate how severe the changes coming to the world are going to be.
A war that will never happen as long as America stays strong. They said that fifty years ago. The fear was a world someday that looked exactly like the current one. I still can't understand how somebody reaches my conclusions many years after I have and still insists I am some kind of lunatic.