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Should We Be Worried About Doomsday scenarios?
2012 came and went...., Now what?
More and more Television networks are airing shows and documentaries about doomsday preparedness. These networks are spending thousands, if not millions of dollars in producing these type of documentaries. Are they trying to tell us something? Or are banking on our fears?
National Geographic Channel has a weekly series called “Doomsday Preppers”. Before I started writing this article, I watched almost 5 hours of episodes and read about 10 articles about emergency preparedness. From what I could gather, either they are obsessed or I am missing the writing on the wall.
What are they preparing for
Earth Axis Shift (Climate change)
Food and fuel shortage
According to the experts in “Doomsday Preparation” these are 4 possible scenarios that are a big concern.
According to Wall street experts, including the US comptroller, the United States is, as of today in the trillion dollars in debt. The dollar will, inevitably, collapse if the government doesn’t find a solution for the national debt. We are being a witness to this fact. Just look at the stock market.
Because of an impending and actual economic depression, the Doomsday Preppers, are preparing to survive in a country where the dollar is worthless. Coming up with ways to ensure that they are self sufficient and have accumulated items that could be traded later on. Including gold and other items such as tools. Since 2008, there has been experts that are convinced that only a major event will save the old mighty dollar. Look at Greece and parts of Europe; What would become of us if that happens here at home?
Massive Solar Flare Storm (EMP),cyber attack or the grid going off.
Solar flares are a natural occurrence in space. Now, every couple of years, the sun get's "angry", and shoots storms of electromagnetic waves toward space. These storms charged with these electromagnetic pulses are capable of disabling everything that is powered by electricity and electronic devices as well. That means that nothing electronic will work, sending us into the stone age. A couple of decades ago this phenomena caused a big problem, imagine if this happens today.
The chances of this taking place is not in question, but a mathematical certainty. Now, the intensity of the event is what keep the Preppers on their feet.
This past October NG presented the film/documentary " American Blackout" which gives us a day by day scenario, if we lose our electric grid for 10 days. Is quite shocking and a eye opener.
This interactive website can walk you through the worst case scenario;
The worst case scenario
In the mind of those that are sure that the United States is on the verge of the great depression, is clear that this event, will unleash chaos, and will scare the American people in the worst way. Ninety percent of us, are accustomed to certain things. Are you ready to part ways with your current way of life?
No one wants to think about this. I surely don't. And the fact that every time we see the six o'clock news, don't dissipate those fears. This is indeed reason enough for people to be apprehensive.
Natural disasters and biological warfare
No one can really say no as to be prepared for a natural disaster. Since hurricane Katrina and the earthquakes near the faults, Americans, have learned that is better to be safe than sorry.
I come from hurricane country (Puerto Rico) and to say the least, I know the importance to have supplies for at least one week. Now that we moved to California, we have small earthquakes all the time. So to have a plan, is not only recommended, is vital for your family.
I am including here the earth axis shift, as is a natural occurrence. This has happened before and it will happen again. But is there anything we can do? Will it make that much of a difference in the first place? That is subject for debate. According to experts, there are different kinds of scenarios that can result from this. To Doomsday Preppers it will be the end of the world as we know it.
I have a confession to make...
I am embarrassed to admit that my emergency preparedness storage is in diapers. I have been working for a basic necessity plan for a while. Space is an issue and money is a BIG issue. Meaning that all of this information has open my eyes to not only to a possible doomsday scenario, but a sudden emergency, like a big earthquake, loss of income, an accident, or a fire.
The question hangs in the air, Should we be worried? I know I am...
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