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Historic Drought, Giant Dust Storms And Massive Power Grid Failures – A Glimpse Into Our Future

This week has provided two very clear examples of why it is so important to keep on prepping.  In the United States, the historic drought ravaging the central part of the country is absolutely devastating our crops.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, drought is affecting nearly 90 percent of all corn crops in America at this point.  This is pushing the price of corn to levels never seen before.  On Tuesday, the price of corn hit another new record high of $8.20 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade.  Over the past six weeks the price of corn has risen more than 50 percent, and it could go a lot higher as the drought continues to absolutely bake America.  Meanwhile, the massive power grid failures in India are reminding us all just how incredibly dependent we are on electricity and technology.  Power was cut off to nearly a tenth of the entire global population on Tuesday, and there was quite a bit of panic about that even though power is rapidly being restored.  So what would happen to them (or to us) someday if the power went off for good?

As much as humanity would like to think that our technology has conquered nature, that simply is not the case.

Without the rain that falls from the sky, there would be mass starvation on this planet.  We are not immune to drought, and there are a lot of indications that the drought we are experiencing right now is just the beginning of a longer trend.

For example, one team of scientists has just published a study that says that the western United States could be facing a “100-year drought“.

They say that the recent drought of 2000-2004 was the worst long-term drought in more than 800 years.  The following is from a recent CTVNews article….

The four-year-long drought that affected western Canada and the U.S. at the turn of the century was the worst to hit the region in 800 years, say scientists who warn that dry spell was nothing compared to the “megadroughts” still to come.

A group of 10 scientists from the University of British Columbia as well as several American universities write in Nature GeoScience that they believe the bone-dry conditions seen between 2000 and 2004 could become the “new normal” in the region.

And as I wrote about recently, this current drought is the worst single year drought in more than 50 years, and the federal government has declared the largest natural disaster area in U.S. history because of this drought.

On Monday, the high temperature hit 111 degrees in Little Rock, Arkansas.  That was a new all-time record for July 30th, and it was the third-highest temperature ever recorded in Little Rock.

The heat and drought are causing massive problems for farmers and ranchers all over the country.  The following is an excerpt from the shocking information that Ron Klinefelter shared on standeyo.com the other day….

This month, the 3 nearest cattlemen’s livestock auctions set ALL TIME EVER records for livestock sales, as farmers sell off their herds. There was only one early cutting of hay this year, and the round bales are going for $100/bale. (This should normally cost $20-25/bale.) We had a pipe break in our 340 foot deep well, which necessitated us getting the pump pulling truck out here this last month. When we originally drilled the well, in the “plenty of rain years”, the water rose to within 24 feet of the surface. Last month, it was 180 feet down to the water level, and we are down in a valley bottom, and not irrigating out of it. The guy pulling the pump told me that the call he made earlier in the day to a guy who wasn’t getting any water in his pressure tank, found, when they pulled the pump, that the water level was now 40 feet BELOW the pump, which was completely dry and burnt out! Some of the rural water systems have also run out of water, and burnt their pumps out.

I talked to one of my sons today. He manages the largest elderberry farm in the U.S., up by Jefferson City, Mo. They are in their harvest now. He said that last week, they picked 10 long field rows, where, in a “normal” year, they would get about 700 pounds of berries. This year they got 35 pounds!

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map is posted below.  As you can see, the drought continues to get even worse….

As the drought drags on, more crops continue to fail.  According to Businessweek, the condition of some key crops has gotten progressively worse in recent weeks….

The condition of the U.S. corn crop worsened for an eighth straight week amid the worst Midwest drought in a generation. Soybean ratings also fell.

About 24 percent of the corn was in good or excellent condition as of yesterday, down from 26 percent a week earlier and 77 percent in mid-May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a report. An estimated 29 percent of the soybeans got the top ratings, down from 31 percent.

Sadly, even when this summer ends our problems will be far from over.

In a previous article I detailed a bunch of signs that the western United States is progressively becoming drier and drier.  If something does not change, it is only a matter of time before dust bowl conditions return to the western United States.

Already, giant dust storms that are thousands of feet high called haboobs are hitting major cities in the southwest such as Phoenix, Arizona.

You can see video of giant dust storms hitting Phoenix right here and right here.

What will people do in these areas when these giant dust storms get even worse?

Sadly, it is not just the United States that is fighting these kinds of conditions.  Heat and wildfires are also absolutely ravaging Russia right now.  It turns out that Russia is not going to be able to export as much food as they were anticipating this year.

So what is going to happen someday if the United States and Russia do not have any food to export?

How many people around the world are going to starve?

That is frightening to think about.

Meanwhile, massive power grid failures in India and Pakistan are reminding all of us how desperately we all need electricity.

This week hundreds of millions of people in India have been left without power.  On Tuesday, a second major power grid failure in just two days plunged more than 600 million people into the dark.  The following is from a Fox News article about the recent blackouts in India….

India’s energy crisis cascaded over half the country Tuesday when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government-supplied electricity for hours in, by far, the world’s biggest blackout.

Hundreds of trains stalled across the country and traffic lights went out, causing widespread traffic jams in New Delhi. Electric crematoria stopped operating, some with bodies half burnt, power officials said.

Two hundred workers were stranded in three coal mines in West Bengal when the blackout cut off electricity to elevators in their underground pits, a mining company official told The Times of India.

You can see a picture of the horrible traffic jams in India right here.

At one point on Tuesday nearly one-tenth of the entire population of the globe was without power.

Sadly, it is not just India that is dealing with major power grid problems.

Right now in Pakistan extended blackouts have become so common that people are starting to riot….

Prolonged and widespread power outage in most of Pakistan’s cities during scorching summer heat has triggered violent protests in most areas of the country.

Coupled with hot and humid summer weather, the prolonged blackout has forced outraged citizens to take to the streets to protest the tough living conditions.

According to PressTV, power company offices all over the country have been attacked by angry citizens….

Offices of Pepco, the Pakistan Electric Power Company, were also attacked in Islamabad, Abbottabad, Charsadda, Okara, Multan, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, and Sheikhupura and many of them were reportedly set ablaze.

So what happens someday if the power goes out for all of us for an extended period of time?

All it would take is one really, really bad solar storm.  A massive EMP burst from the sun could potentially fry electronics all over the planet.  Scientists tell us that such a burst has happened before and that one is likely to happen again.

In a previous article, I discussed what the world might look like after such an EMP burst….

Just imagine a world where nobody has power, most cars will not start, the Internet has been fried, the financial system is offline indefinitely, nobody can make any phone calls and virtually all commerce across the entire country is brought to a complete stop.  A nation that does not know how to live without technology would be almost entirely stripped of it at that point.

So are you ready for these things?

Are you ready for the power grid to go down?

Are you ready for a massive food shortage caused by extended drought?

Just because we have experienced incredibly good times for decades does not mean that things will always be that way.

Our world is becoming increasingly unstable.  The economy is falling apart, war in the Middle East could break out at any time, society is decaying all around us, and natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more powerful.

In such an environment, it only makes sense to work hard to prepare yourself and your family for what is coming.

There is evidence that the system is starting to fail wherever you look, so now is the time to work to become more independent of the system.

In the end, it is those that are totally dependent on the system that will feel the most pain when everything begins to completely fall apart.

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  • r.bitting

    The people’s real problem is’nt the drought, but their ignorance as to it’s source. Repent and trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and flee from the wrath to come ( because don’t look now, but it’s coming ).

    • Nexus789

      I love the religious mumbo jumbo and head in the sand stuff. This is human created problem. Has nothing to do with imaginary deities.

      • Bryan

        well nexus when this relegious mumbo jumbo becomes a serious reality to you..then perhaps maybe perhaps you will see what is…you’re right it is a human created problem…it’s called SIN and our society has turned from God in a huge way…we are truely living in that last generation..just wait and see.

        • Brian M.

          *Sigh*

          He we go again…

    • Frank Withyou

      It’s source is natural Solar and Earth weather cycles exacerbated with clever clandestine electromagnetic coercion. As for your solar based deity… I’m looking now and see
      a palpable gullibility that explains why it is, that the corporate/military perps can conduct their machinations in plain site while Jesus freaks the world over deliberately
      remain stupefied when citing their man-made mind control organized religion nonsense thereby making it effortless for elitist goons to operate with complete impunity and
      oversight.

      • M Abe

        You feel so good about yourself when you put out the elitist mumbo jumbo that means nothing in the final analysis. The truth remains that we are in for big trouble as a country. Look around and see the day light. Not so wise to burry your head in the sand and scoff the religious people. In reality, do you have any hope for the future? Your own future that is.. You would be smart to call upon the God of Heaven and humble yourself before Him. He made everything and you. But gave you the freedom of Choice to honor Him and worship. Or you can continue in your mumbo jumbo rant and face the hopeless end eternally. Your choice.

      • bob

        Thanks Frank, it is good to hear another sane voice in the wilderness of absurdity. Look up people, the electromagnetic waves are visible in the chemclouds.

  • lee

    This is the stuff that scares me the most, droughts, severe weather; things which can affect the world in ways that it cant recover. monetary defaults, high taxes, fuel supply problems can be overcome; feeding 6 billion people on 1/2 the yearly wheat and rice crops will cause wars over food, i guarrantee it.

    That stated, I’m skeptical of such extreme weather for long periods of time. The sun, by most accounts is going thru a cooling period which means(IMO); that we will have weather changes in weather patterns across the world every year; until it stabilizes.

  • Gay Veteran

    We could have made MUCH needed repairs to our electrical grid, roads, bridges, tunnels, water treatment plants, water pipes in cities, etc., etc.

    But instead we choose a war of aggression against Iraq which cost well over $1 TRILLION, instead we tried and failed for 10 years to impose our will in Afghanistan at yet another $! TRILLION

    • Gregg

      Thats right, and we could of used the stimulus money for
      ” Shovel Ready Jobs ” No wait….on second thought where did all that money go?

    • Adam First

      So true! We allowed the opportunity to maintain the hard won infrastructure to slip away. Now it is probably too late. Well, we collectively in this country are asleep and will not be willing to take responsibility for our stupidity and moral weaknesses.

    • Alyssa

      Your figures for these war costs are inflated, but I agree that it was stupid to engage in these wars anyway, they were unwinnable from the outset. Exploit our own energy resources and we can raise a middle finger to the ME. They have no leverage if we don’t need their oil.

      BTW, don’t forget the $800B+ “stimulus” Obummer & co spent on useless projects. It’s obvious that it was intentionally wasted when it could have been used to rebuild and repair infrastructure and harden the electric grid against the enevitible solar storm. These asshats keep pushing missle defense as the way to protect USA from EMP. Missle interceptors are pretty useless against a CME.

      • Gay Veteran

        actually Alyssa the war costs are much more when you calcualte the long-term costs, those injured soldiers will require care/money for the rest of their lives

  • A.S.

    I think the two day power grid failure in India, affecting 600 million, was caused by bankers on purpose. If so, this could happen in the U.S. How could the U.S. survive if 320 million went without power for two days? This alone could crush the economy. And maybe that is what the bankers want. So, I predict, what happened in India is a foreshadowing what will happen in the U.S. King Obama will purposely cause a National Emergency by shutting down ALL the power grids in order to enact all his EOs and take charge of FEMA, and thus Martial Law will be in effect. Good Bye Bill of Rights.

    • Frank Withyou

      Yes, it would be desirable at the very least to stage an electromagnetic subversion of the Indian power grid as not only a test run for what is planned ahead here and abroad, but also
      to maintain ongoing mind control fear of said power outages in keeping a docile passive populous supportive of nuclear power and natural gas fracking to destroy underground water
      aquifers leading to eventual price parity between water and gasoline. We’re living in a time now when more and more electronic communications have developed and disseminated in increasing
      efficiently the spread of knowledge and information, conversely we see the most stupid and gullible population seen on earth yet. And therein lies the paradox. So one can see that frying ones’
      brains with microwaves doesn’t help matters hence the cell phone proliferation and wi-fi epidemic with literally billions eagerly signing up for their fix, it does seem likely that at some point the
      entire global population will enjoy the likes of future additional ******-U-Shimas while the corporate filth blacks it out in the tightly controlled/censored mass media propaganda outlets.

  • Cleo

    Research the “Carrington Event”….a massive solar storm that hit the US in either 1857 or 1859. No electric grid then, but it played havoc on the nations telegraph system. So much power was going through the lines, operators could still send messages with no battery hook up.

    And one NASA website says we have a 12% chance of that happening between now and end of 2013.

    I think the loss of our electric grid for an extended length of time is the worst thing that could happen. That’s why it is so important to be prepared to live without it. In the short term, small generators are fine. Try pumping gas at the gas station without electric pumps. Keep about 6 ft of plastic tubing to siphon from your car. I am sure a wise station owner will devise a hand pump to use, but can you imagine the lines.

    And what about the pumps for our water system? No water after the elevated storage tanks are depleted.

    And what about the very large transformers? I have read that there is a 1-3 year wait depending on who you believe. Electric companies don’t keep them in stock. And it’s my understanding that most of them are made in Brazil.

    Every day I ask my self what if I don’t have this, or I don’t have that. Sometimes I end up getting something else, sometimes I don’t. Prepping for us has involved about 3 or 4 years total I guess, all done in small increments so we don’t run up big bills. Many prepping items are low cost, sometimes just something small which would be a convenience.

    I think everyone would agree that this fall is our fall. I still get snickers when I suggest to people that a weeks worth of food and water is a good thing to have around (little do they know about our prepping).

    Not too late…spread the word.

    • Nexus789

      If we lose the grid globally for an extended period of time then 90% of the population will die. It is inevitable and has been mapped. Who goes first and why, etc.

      Transformers are manufactured in a number of countries. However, there are limited manufactures of large transformers and they would be overwhelmed by a Carrington type event if it seriously damaged the grid. For the really big transformers the leading manufactures are companies like Siemens, ABB, Toshiba, etc. Don’t know where you got the idea that Brazil was a leading transformer manufacturing country.

    • Alyssa

      Hope you have an older car. I hear that newer cars have a screen in the filler tube to prevent siphoning.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    Ex FEMA director Michael Brown of “heck of a job Brownie fame”, has a talk show in the city I live. I heard him interviewed once on another talk show and he stated the US has the worst power grid outside Eastern Europe. Very little of the trillions in stimulus money went into the power grid. With the drying up of capital there will be less money to put into fixing the grid. In a few years the US will be in the same boat as India. Think about 120 degree plus heat in Phoenix, and no AC.
    Carl Sagan once said humans have a hard time getting thier minds around evolution because of 80 to 70 year life spans. The Earth is 4.5 billion years old it has had super volcanoes, mega drought, an ice ball period and got smacked around buy a BFR (Big freaking rock), and it’s still hear supporting, what can be generously called intelligent life. Human beings have to understand they are not creations end all. If we do not meet these challenges in an intelligent thoughtful way we will go the way of the T Rex, and the Carrier Pigeon. God will point his finger and something else will crawl out of the sea and in a few million years will have thier shot at making a mess of things. Keep preping and deal with it.

    • Aaron

      Dear dodgy bloke
      You have great faith that assumed age of the earth is billions of years old considering that science has proven radio dating techniques are not reliable.

      I am in a ton of trouble if the tribulation hits soon considering I have done next to nothing to prepare.
      The one place I am doing something is with my creator and his son Jesus Christ. I feel we need to be prepared for all scenarios and this take a colossal and coordinated effort and all levels of society.

      I think we know the self professed elites have worked for decades in building underground bases to protect their own while leaving us up top to fry. I have faith God will have different plans.

      I suggest, to do what you can and leave the rest in Gods hands. Start prayer walking and reclaiming our schools, governments and communities. Faith without action is dead and this is not a physical war “henry Gruver”. It is spiritual and it is playing out in the physical. You can’t oppose God and expect prosperity and peace. Let’s stand up for the one who sent His own to die for us.

      • Gay Veteran

        yes, the Earth is only 6000 years old and *************************

  • mondobeyondo

    As a resident of the metro Phoenix, Arizona area, I can testify firsthand about the “haboobs” (aka dust storms) we’ve been having here.

    You see them coming. (How can you not?!!) It comes, and you get a wall of dust along with 25-35 mph winds. It clears up after a half hour or so, and sometimes you get rain afterwards. Sometimes not. If you’re extremely lucky, you might get a good soaking. Usually, it’s just a brief sprinkle of rain, which leaves your vehicle with a nice, muddy windshield for the next morning.

    It’s true that we get dust storms every year in Phx Metro. But not at the pace we are having now. In 2000, there may have been 1 or 2 big dust storms. This year, there have already been SIX, and summer’s not even half over.

    • Tina

      Let’s just call them dust storms; we have all the Arab influence we should allow.

      Let’s honor our Dust Bowl ancestors by calling them DUST STORMS, not haboobs.

      • Habib

        Show us your Haboobs!

      • mondobeyondo

        I still call them “dust storms”. But then, that’s just me.

      • Rhynn

        Haboob is so much funnier though. I’ve already started using it in annoying punny sentences and saying the second syllable in way too booming a voice. You’re asking me to stop now? Some things I cannot do.

    • Alyssa

      Your area will revert to desert. Without modern technology, it can support very little human life.

  • mondobeyondo

    What’s even more incredible than our haboobs…

    625 million people in India without electricity…!!!!

    There are at the most, 315 million people in the U.S.A.
    Add that to Canada’s population. And Mexico’s.
    Still no where close to 625 million people.
    ———–
    I take electricity for granted. Guilty as charged. Press button on microwave oven. Flip on the light switch, turn on washer and dryer, turn on oven – it’s always there.

    625 million people is hard to grasp. The typical American’s response? “Oh, all those people won’t be able to watch TV or use their microwaves!”
    That’s true. They also can’t cool their homes with air conditioning, which runs on electricity. And what about the hospitals? Food processing centers? You think they don’t need electricity to function?

    Gonna stop now, yet another haboob headed this way! This one doesn’t look that bad though.

    • Michael

      Mondo:

      I thought about you when I was writing about the dust storms in Phoenix.

      I don’t know how you guys deal with it.

      Michael

      • mondobeyondo

        We do the best we can. Get up the next morning and wipe the dust off the furniture and everything else. The folks with swimming pools have it particularly rough.

    • Sandman

      I have to agree with Mondo, haboobs aren’t bad, it’s the drivers that don’t slow down when they roll in or the drivers that can’t seem to stay out of washes or have a clue what a “flash flood” is. I guess that’s why we have a stupid motorist law here. Thinking about losing electricity reminds me of a time not so long ago that Phoenix was short on gasoline for a week or so (maybe more?) due to a broken line up near Tucson. Camping out until 2 am hoping to see a tanker roll in, lines that stretched for blocks, prices skyrocketing over night, people literally following tankers hoping they had a delivery somewhere. Those were good times. Never let my vehicles get below half a tank nowadays…

  • jaxon64

    Hey Michael, I was wondering.

    What do you think is going to happen when this fall rolls around and the inflation for the costs of food start to really hit? The big one that is worrisome is that 47 million Americans on food stamps are going to quite possibly not be able to get enough to eat with their current food voucher/supplements/stamps/coupons ( whatever the govt calls them.) If they are getting $200 worth of food stamps a month now for a family of 3 then how can they feed themselves if many staples double in cost?

    Will the govt be forced to double the amount it spends on the social program to prevent starvation? Will they implement control over the farms, food distribution etc..?

    What can they do to make sure all of those tens of millions–many, many being innocent children–can get enough to eat?

    Also, if it takes them too long to institute some policy, well, let’s just say people who are actually starving or hearing their kids cry themselves to sleep with hunger, these people may be capable of some extremes.

    Just another element to think about for a potentially tumultuous autumn, hunh?

    • Michael

      I think that living standards are going to continue to decline and people are going to get even angrier and even more frustrated.

      At some point all of that anger and frustration is going to boil over.

      Michael

    • marK

      Well people on food stamps need to change their diets. You can purchase the following food for a reasonable amount. 25 lb bags of long grain rice for about $10, 25 lb bags of beans for about $20, 25lb bags of sugar for about $16, 25 lb bags of flour for about $15, a doz. eggs for about $1.50, a can of tuna for about a buck. So tell me, how many pounds of rice and beans does it take to feed a family of 4 for a month? You will not feed these people if they buy frozen prepared foods and sodas and so on. Are the taxpayers required to buy fancy food or should we hand out food that will get people by when they have nothing else to eat. We are broke and is seems that we borrow the money for the food stamp program. We need a safty net but not a program that we can’t pay for.

      • Alyssa

        Where I live, evil Sam’s sells 50# bags of rice for about $16. Pasta is less than $1/lb. Our saftey net has morphed into a hammock.

  • Matthew

    How many people around the world are going to starve?

    Is THAT why the Global Elite are changing our weather and using planes to drop chemtrails over our major cities? You’ve written article after article that uses a quote about how the Global Elite want to reduce the population to 500 million. Maybe this drought is one way they’re trying to do it.

  • seth

    UK is zombie nation. Especially England. So if TSHTF we’re done because from what I can see, very few people have any real skills. Also, I consider the sheeple to be more dangerous than the government now.

    • Nexus789

      90% of people in modern society don’t have the skills or resources to survive and that includes me. All major cities are zones of death as in a disaster the ‘authorities’ would simply lock them down and let nature take its course. There is no ore than a couple of weeks food in the supply chain for a city.

  • Dave Webb

    First things first! We need leaders that are really leaders. They have to be gutsy leaders willing to try things different yet conservative enough to not take chances.
    I suggest we find God-fearing people that are not ashamed of their beliefs. I suggest getting into their closet and praying for all they are worth that God will give them the courage, leadership and wisdom to bring us through these droughts. That said we need solutions.
    I think temporarily all corn be delegated to food not fuel.
    Substitute natural gas as another temporary solution to fuel our vehicles and our machinery. It can be done.
    The intense Sun is a curse and a blessing all rolled into one. We have to take what we have in the way of resources.
    The sunlight can be turned into sources of energy. We need engineers with vision to do this. Not yes men.
    Solar furnaces can convert seawater into fresh water with the right equipment. The engineers have to produce the equipment so it is safe. In the meantime, release all the acres on shutdown for crop rotation into the food system. Pull everything we have into production for the emergency. That will take guts. No amount of side stepping will do in this situation.
    Get farmers into leadership positions in the agricultural war. Forget about people that know how not to get something to work. We want ground level farmers who know what works and what doesn’t. Give those people a free hand in solving the food problem and they will do it.
    The one problem with corporate farming is it is done by a book. The book isn’t always right. I think the corporations are going to go bankrupt in the drought-ridden current crisis. The small minorities of individual farmers will survive when the bigger corporations won’t.
    When you are up against impossible odds, only God-fearing people are likely to succeed. These people trust in God, not in what they see before them. I think it is time to get back to our roots. I think it is time to get rid of the people that want to do away with those roots. People that want to take God out of the equation.
    It has been said that there are no atheists in a war time foxhole. Well we are in that foxhole now. It is time for our people to go to church and pray. That will break the drought.

  • http://endzone2.weebly.com Craig

    “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan is a great non-fictoin book on the subject of the dust bowl in the 1930′s. The pain and suffering those people went through is hard for us to imagine now days.

  • Karen

    Thank you for writing on this the web sites i look at most say nothing about this devastating drought and it is spreading every where and getting worse each week I looked at a web millennium ark there is a article from a farmer in Arkansas that has never seen the likes of this ever all there crops are all but gone and he said most people have given up on there gardens it is so hot and dry his words of advice for those who will listen is buy food now because it will be gone and the food you do get will be very expensive

  • Vassily

    Just maybe it’s time for us to get serious about irrigation on a massive scale? America has plenty of water.. (in spite of the propaganda to the contrary).. It certainly would not hurt to create a distribution grid to get it from where we have it in excess to where it can grow food.

    Vassily

  • amicus curiae

    oh dear. a whole four year drouht?
    uh uh seems usa had pretty ood crops last few years, from other less hysterical info.
    try some 10 years with bushfires dust and, a damn sight less available water.
    its Australia and while youre all going into panic mode, we cope pretty well and still feed our nation and some 60 mil others.
    all thjis sort of story does is make nice fat profits for the grain exchange chaps and the mega food biz rip off merchants
    gee onyl 100 a big bale for hay?
    thats a bargain in aus and our avg wage is ouble to triple yours.Lucerne is 200 a bale cheap, small bales up to 18 in suburbia and 12 in rural. thats standard. we have TWO years wheat in silos on farm, much more in massive on farm tarped mounds. shortages? yeah some places, panic/ starving?
    nope.
    wake up! this is climate con and rip off time

    • jaxon64

      Australia has a populace of less than 23 million to feed…the United States has appx 370 million people–that’s 10 and a half times the amount of people to feed. The current extreme drought area in the US is larger than the entire square acreage of Australian farms combined ( and yes, I understand that vast areas of Australia are not suitable for standard farming.

      And finally–you help distribute food that is eaten by an additional 60 million people?..The US food/grain exports provide food for just under 1.6 BILLION people–that’s right, America’s annual crops become part of the diet of nearly one third of the world’s population….you are comparing minnows and great whites my friend.

      Heck, we have More Than Double ( not yelling just no way to add bold to a response)–47 million Americans on food stamps compared to 23 million in your entire country–the point is, if we have 47 million already who can’t afford to feed themselves, then what’s going to happen when we see even a 25% or 30% increase in food costs?

      Even if you wish to downplay the seriousness of this issue ( and that is easy for anyone who has never experienced TRUE hunger) that will not mean that the dire ramifications of this drought and impaired harvest on the poor won’t have some hunger and sufferng as a result….

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    WHY IS THIS HAPPENING???”Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads. Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass. And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass. O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.”

    Jeremiah 14:4-7 JEREMIAH SAID IT BEST!!!We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against you.

    21Do not abhor us, for your name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of your glory: remember, break not your covenant with us.

    22Are there any among the idols of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are not you he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon you: for you have made all these things.THANK YOU DADDY ITS RAINING HERE IN KANSAS RIGHT NOW!!!THANK YOU FOR YOUR MERCY!!!WHAT DID MOSES SEE WHEN HE SAW THE LORD??? And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
    34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
    34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
    34:8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
    34:9 And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O LORD, let my LORD, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.
    34:10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.

    • Gay Veteran

      and if it was flooding you would quote some other Bible verses

  • Karin

    It’s not to late to prepare but time is of the essence! I finally found a company that offers an OPSEC way to get our food storage. A years worth of food all stacked up on a pallet and wrapped in black plastic. It’s called the CUBE. You can find it at http://www.srmarketplace.com on the special deals page. Don’t know how to cook with food storage? They have some good videos that shows you several recipes. It’s easier than I thought it would be to be prepared, you just have to know where to look.

  • http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com Vivek

    Actually things are bad on the macro scale.

    But we just need to localize. Look around, shake a hand or three. Every community of 2-300 people or so can become self-sufficient to a very great degree. It really hearkens to a return to tribe size living.

    For all of our betterment, I think, ne? Enough of Nuclear families living in Flats and Apart-ments.

    Sometimes, all it really takes is a change of perspective.

    Vivek

    http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/seeing-is-not-believing-and-more-music/

  • Ella

    The weather problems throughout the world are being created through GEO-ENGINEERING. We need to hold those accountable for weather modification, who think they are GODS, and put them and their families in the FEMA concentration camps that have been created for the people. Watch the skies, rain clouds move in, chemtrailing being done above the clouds, and the clouds dissipate. The drought is being artificially through GEO=ENGINEERING.

  • Cinderella Man

    Ive been pretty quiet lately but I feel compelled to update on this topic. This drought is far worse and epic than I could have ever imagined. This week at the elevator we will have made over 40 tons of feed! This is unimaginable in the summer. The truth is there is no feed on the range for the cattle. I drove over to Helena the other weekend and I saw cows eating dirt and dead grass. That guy in AR is lucky that hay only cost $100 a ton. I talked to a hay hauler the other day and he says in CO they are paying nearly $400 bucks a ton for alfalfa hay! Unbelievable! In the Paradise Valley near Yellowstone hay is already going for $185 a ton. Now about pumping. The creek on my dads ranch is very low and it could possibly run dry. This drought is on everybody’s minds. Its all we can talk about. In my business we get alot of truck drivers come in and I get to hear about how bad it really is all across the country. Soybean meal is over $500 bucks a ton, we are still using last years corn so I cant imagine what next year is going to look like. All I can say this is one of the most challanging years to be in agriculture. People in the cities and towns have no idea how hard this is going to effect them. For me Ive been going through alot of doubts whether or not Im doing the right thing staying out here rasing hogs and working in a feed plant. I just hope we can hang on and make it through the hellish storm that is going to be this fall. Good luck and God bless because we are going to need the love this year!

    • Michael

      Cinderella Man:

      Thanks for the update. Hopefully Montana will get some rain soon.

      Michael

  • Clem

    I work for the power company on the left coast, if the power grid goes down like it did on the east coast, there will be no power for a couple of days until all the generators can get back on line. It will ot be nice, and we would be scrambling. It is unfortunate that our Bulk Electric System operators are so young and have no concept of what lies ahead for a truely catostrophic failure and what it implies.
    By the way, we as a group have more home generators per capita than most any other per capita…and its not necessarily for taking camping.

  • Mr. G

    One of the neat things is that you can view these things as warnings from G-d, or you can view them as man-induced climate change. But either way, your perspective works out fine, and the fact remains – we are damned/doomed.

    Western civilization has finally hit the wall. It’s going straight to H-ll, which is where it belongs. It is a psychopathic, cultish society which operates in the manner ours does. What a sick, disgusting, amoral (at best) way to run a world.

  • Keasik

    A PipeLine was build to deliver oil.why not build a WaterLine to deliver water.

  • http://Survive2balive.com GA

    Grid down is the worst possible scenario. The chaos and death here would be unimagineable. Make sure you put a lot of redundancy in your preps because nobody really knows for sure what will work and what won’t. Prepare expeditiously because events of this nature can happen at any time. I’m going to double down on my food preps before the prices spike. If the mainstream is saying it then you know something must be up.

  • Kim

    Even portland Oregon is dry (we wont be for long)… up in Washington is very dry. It’s not drought in Seattle but that isn’t where they grow the fruits – its on the east side of the Seattle where they grow fruit and there things are bad.

    It’s scary. This system is doomed. Prepare now.

  • http://mylesohowe.com Myles O’Howe

    Hemp harvests the most ethanol per acre compared to alternatives because hemp has a high cellulose content, much more than corn ethanol. Low THC hemp plants produce less seed and ethanol per acre compared to other strains. Some hemp strains mature in 60-90 days. Ethanol, methanol, methane gas, and gasoline can be derived from biomass made from hemp. Hemp can produce 10 tons of biomass per acre every four months. Biomass has a heating value of 5000-8000 BTU/lb. The hemp plant is one of the only plants that can be harvested year-around in states like California, or Florida for example. Anyone could be off the grid with hemp fuel big oil companies, big pharma hate my information.

    Hemp production could eliminate deforestation by converting current paper to hemp paper which can be recycled up to 8 times where as our current wood pulp is only recyclable up to 3 times. Only 1 acre of hemp is said to produce more oxygen than 25 acres of current forest. Wood pellets are now very common, however hemp pellets for stoves and boilers are a much better solution. We can grow hemp locally in virtually any location, and process the hemp locally into fuel pellets.

    Why is a Canadian trying harder than Americans to educate the masses to realize Hemp Fuel can replace all poisonous forms of energy? America, or any country could be energy independent with renewable hemp fuel. Instead of trying to educate the masses about Hemp Fuel in 2012 media have been distracting people with disinformation and PSYOP. Media blackouts are used, in particular, in times of declared war, to keep useful intelligence from the enemy. The unconstitutional laws against cannabis need to be repealed, help end cannabis prohibition. Obama shows americans don’t ask dont tell was repealed and other minor “progress” when I expose obama and phoney activists.

    Hemp fuel would create a clean energy source that would make poisonous forms of energy that are poisoning the planet obsolete. Hemp can even remove radioactive waste from the soil. Hemp helps detoxify and regenerate the soil. Falling leaves replenish the soil with nutrients, nitrogen, and oxygen. This rich organic mulch promotes the development of fertile grassland.

    Clear Compass Media who made Thrive censored my Thrive Exposed videos on youtube AND vimeo (investigate what big money interests suppressed!) FOX and AP also censored my Fourth Reich video with 68,000 views on youtube.

    It wouldn’t take long for America or any country to be energy independent with renewable non-toxic hemp fuel! Hemp harvests more than corn ethanol and on my website I prove Mike Adams spreading fear mongering about corn prices and ethanol.

    Anyone who does not think there is enough land to grow hemp for fuel and still grow food crops need to take a serious look at all the waste land that can be converted into arable land. Watch the video 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Hemp would also be a great resource to convert land into arable land good for growing food crops.

    Where is the effort to educate others about making America or other countries energy independent in 2012 with hemp fuel that would reduce the cost of living so cheap, its not even funny the lack of co-operation to share the truth while bullshit gets attention making people live in fear about a high cost of living! So many people follow solar activity and solar storms waiting for the grid to come down, are those people out of their damn minds? Why are there so many people even kids committing suicide? Could it be related to all the disinformation making them live in fear and feel helpless like the world is collapsing?

    http://mylesohowe.com/blog/2012/07/24/media-blackout-2012-cheap-fuelenergy-ignored/

    • Alyssa

      Hemp could (will) solve many of our problems. No I don’t smoke pot, although I would rather meet a pot smoker on the highway than a drunk anyday. If one or the other should be illegal, it would clearly be alcohol.

  • Brian M.

    So these unprecedented, record breaking heatwaves for the past couple of months, coupled with massive droughts, sand storms, wildfires, water shortages, power outages, and severe storms isn’t to be blamed on man-made global warming and climate change for the past century/century-and-a-half, but all to a vengeful god who enacted some prophecy thousands of years ago?

    Wow…

    • Roger Tibbar

      & aren’ we idiots if you truly believe that

  • Doc Holliday

    I just came across this site.
    I find it interesting that this article carefully skated around any mention of the causes of Climate Change.
    Are the reader of this site the crowd which follows the corporate line about how humans can’t be causing this?
    If this is a place for bible thumping preppers, I wandered into the wrong bar.
    I suppose could spend a few hours digging through this site to find out, but this is a tip off.
    Welcome to the world or George Orwell I suppose, where nothing is what it appears to be. The effort of sorting through piles of pages only to discover the agenda lurking beneath is tiring.
    How about just facing reality as it is?

    • GunshineState

      If humans are causing this climate change, then I will have no problem admitting that fact even though I’m a “Bible thumping prepper”. However, I don’t particularly trust the mainstream media and corporations to tell me the truth and I CERTAINLY don’t trust them when they say we’re causing it and the only way to fix it is to tax us more and make themselves richer. If it was such a crisis and so urgent, you’d think that the elites like Al Gore would be practicing what they preach, but no, it’s going to be sacrifice and hardship for us peasants, while they continue to jet set around the world and live in extravagant mansions.

      I’m not ready to jump on this bandwagon, especially when these people have repeatedly proven time and time again that they are lying, remorseless psychopaths that will literally say and do anything to enrich themselves at our expense. From where I’m sitting “science” has become the new religion of the Godless and they are twisting it to suit their desires. I guess they learned well from religion, after all, the goals are the same. Make themselves Gods on Earth and force us to worship and serve them. No thanks, not interested. Besides, I’ve seen them re-brand this too many times to trust anything they say. In the 70′s it was “global cooling”, then it was “global warming”, now it’s “climate change”. How convenient for them that whatever happens, WE are causing it and they have just the solution to fix it! That’s snake-oil salesmanship at it’s very finest but I guess there really IS a “sucker born every minute”. How sad.

      Also, if you can’t take a few hours to read this site, then that’s really too bad. It’s always a good thing when people expose themselves to different ideas and opinions. You can only benefit from it, I have rarely read something that I didn’t learn from. In fact, the book that really made the whole “prepper” thing hit home for me was a stupid zombie book that I picked up on a whim. You can learn something from ANYTHING, and I hope you take the opportunity to learn something here because there really is a lot of great stuff.

  • Sjors

    Chemtrails people they can make it rain and can make it be dry.
    It seems to me that US gov is trying to make people ASK to please start chemtrails over there land to make it rain (wich is done for years and years all over the world already)
    Chemtrails are bad, not just becouse its kept sercret but becouse of the shit thats in it and comming down to earth.

    Then there is the so called global warming wich is promoted by almost all media and there is a lot but i mean very very much money being gained under the flag of the warming. Why do people believe stuf just becouse it seems plausible and its much in the news?\
    Start thinking for yourself, use your brain.

    Many thanks!