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What kinds of things can happen globally or more local that would turn society or your community on it's head and what can be done to mitigate it?

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Yeah, isn't this a bit much to ask on a Fishing forum?  At least move it to Silly Town where the great minds there can dwell on it! 😏

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13 hours ago, Rick said:

What kinds of things can happen globally or more local that would turn society or your community on it's head and what can be done to mitigate it?

 

Did your account get hacked?

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4 hours ago, Rick said:

Please show us the fishing topics here?

 

Home> Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Activities> Ice Fishing

This is a thread. We're all on a Forum. 😉

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Obvious ones.... EMP attack.  Power grid computers get hacked and the grid goes down.   Financial system crashes in some way that can't be immediately patched, like what 2008 almost turned into.  Banks all shut down, etc

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5 hours ago, Rick said:

Please show us the fishing topics here?

 

25 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

 

Home> Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Activities> Ice Fishing

This is a thread. We're all on a Forum. 😉

I rest my case. 3 topics, kind of, related to fishing during August in the forum you use for your demonstration. 🤭🤫😏

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Ok, I'll play.

 

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Most of the things I can think of would be somewhat localized.  EMP, power failure, storm/weather could all be sizable but still nothing that would likely impact the nation as a whole so while life could get interesting for awhile in the impacted area there would be available assistance from outside sources to help get control of the situation and prevent a complete brake down of society.  Prevention would mostly be related to ensuring the power grid is maintained with fail safes built in to prevent wide scale issues.  Hard to guard against weather and storms beyond being smarter about where we choose to live and continually improving our building practices to better withstand whatever mother nature can dish out.  On an individual level having a supply of some basic emergency supplies would probably be enough to keep you alive long enough.

 

Something that would be more frightening would be something like a disease that ends up being easily transmittable with a high mortality rate.  There would potentially be little we could do to stop the spread once it got beyond a certain point.  Depending how far it spread and how long it lasts it could have potentially catastrophic implications.  

 

 

 

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"Quick" game changers will be what has always pretty much been......super volcano type thing, big rock from space, gamma radiation burst from somewhere,  some type of airborne containment, magnetic shenanigans. Odds are pretty slim in our lifetime, but all will happen again. 

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On 8/22/2019 at 12:57 AM, pushbutton said:

"Quick" game changers will be what has always pretty much been......super volcano type thing, big rock from space, gamma radiation burst from somewhere,  some type of airborne containment, magnetic shenanigans. Odds are pretty slim in our lifetime, but all will happen again. 

Big rock in the CONUS, agreed.  EMP would take out the whole country, coming from a nuclear detonation in space.   Basically destroy the power grid and the telecom grid, unless those folks have taken precautions they haven't advertised.    

Major earthquake like New Madrid.   Yellowstone Caldera supervolcano...  Mount Ranier erupts (local but with national effects as yet undefined.).   Major Tsunami on either coast.   

 

Major disease epidemic like 1918 spanish flu only worse.   Natural mutation or human intervention.   Ebola, whatever.  Virus so antibiotics don't help.    

 

Nearby supernova.   Super large solar flare.   Change in ocean currents causing major transition in climate (that has got europe scared bad.  look at how far north most of Europe is.   It is as warm as it is due to a warm current that starts out as the gulf stream.     If anything were to happen to that.....   

 

Here is a real interesting map, with europe superimposed over north america.  Paris ends up on Canadian border.  Berlin is north of Winnipeg.     It would be quite a lifestyle change, eh?  

 

 

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Catastrophe or not, access to fresh water will always be a concern for us humans.

We're lucky here in MN, there are pretty much sources nearby for most of of our population.

I've got 4 different purifiers for shiat hitting the fan scenarios.

They are in my bug out bags.

 

Parts of this country would be truly farked if access to plentiful water ceased.

It's already happening in parts, at a slow pace though.

It will be one of the biggest issues facing our species in the next 100 years.

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On 8/20/2019 at 9:26 PM, Rick said:

What kinds of things can happen globally or more local that would turn society or your community on it's head and what can be done to mitigate it?

 

I play this game all the time time at work.  Interesting topic to be posted here.  

 

We refresh our Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) on an annual basis and run Emergency Preparedness drills based on our highest scoring items.  We use the Kaiser Permanente model.  The struggle with HVA’s is getting a group to agree on the scoring of each item.  Based on the past year’s experience, people’s perspectives change.  But thats actually the point of doing an annual review.

 

Since I like to keep work and play separate, I’ll just leave those comments without citing examples.  Look up the model to get some more ideas if you like.  It can be a looong conversation!

 

Water is usually near the top of the list so Duff is right on track 

Edited by Wanderer

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Let's not forget a crop failure scenario.  Looks like the world food supply is going to be down a lot for 2019. 

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17 minutes ago, Rick said:

Let's not forget a crop failure scenario.  Looks like the world food supply is going to be down a lot for 2019. 

Just listening to a podcast talking about the oranges in Florida.   Basically going away from an unstoppable disease.   Irish potato famine due to a fungus that destroyed the whole crop, and that was all they had to eat, thanks to their English conquerors.    

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