We’ve heard them all before. Mayan theories, climate change, zombie apocalypse. Whether you believe in the foretold collapse of civilization or not, it’s essential that you and your family stay prepared for any dangerous situation.
This week, insurance giant Lloyds of London released a report for the insurance industry assessing the risk of a near-term “acute disruption to the global food supply.” Research for the project was led by Anglia Ruskin University’s GSI, and based on its GRO modelling initiative.
The report explores the scenario of a near-term global food supply disruption, considered plausible on the basis of past events, especially in relation to future climate trends. The global food system, the authors find, is “under chronic pressure to meet an ever-rising demand, and its vulnerability to acute disruptions is compounded by factors such as climate change, water stress, ongoing globalisation and heightening political instability.”
This is exactly why it’s important to have a stockpile of canned and preserved food and water. You never know when your access to grocery stores or farms will be gone! Here’s what to store and how to store it.
“Food riots break out in urban areas across the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America. The euro weakens and the main European stock markets lose 10% of their value; US stock markets follow and lose 5% of their value.”
Food riots are a definite possibility. To be prepared for any type of riot, check out our riot protection article. Make sure you keep your priorities straight during global panic– your and your family’s safety is what matters.
“We ran the model forward to the year 2040, along a business-as-usual trajectory based on ‘do-nothing’ trends — that is, without any feedback loops that would change the underlying trend. The results show that based on plausible climate trends, and a total failure to change course, the global food supply system would face catastrophic losses, and an unprecedented epidemic of food riots. In this scenario, global society essentially collapses as food production falls permanently short of consumption.”
According to this study, if humankind proceeds as is, we are likely to have global trouble in the next fifty years, if not sooner. However, this study does not account for people adapting to problems as they come– this study basically says if no one changes their behavior, then we’re doomed. If we can adapt, we should have more time.
Either way, stay prepared!