Modern cities are not natural in that they are artificial unnatural centers of human existence. Cities rely upon energy and resources from elsewhere to enable their existence and survival. These resources come from mostly invisible and intertwined complicated ‘just-in-time’ distribution networks and systems, and life in the city wouldn’t exist without them. Systemic risk? Yes, […]
Los Angeles, Thanksgiving Getaway 2016 When I saw these traffic images of complete gridlock, and whenever I see or experience a nightmarish traffic situation, it affects me in a way that’s probably a bit different than others… While others who are stuck in the same traffic jam are most likely annoyed, angry, or pi$$ed off […]
In so many ways, by adhering to the advice “stay away from crowds”, you will up your odds of safety, security, and survival. Now that I live in a place where crowds are essentially non-existent, the contrast is very high when I travel to regions of crowded spaces and places. It is very noticeable the […]
Do we humans have enough elbow room – enough room or space to live, move, work, and think freely and independently without being overly restricted, regulated, herded or conformed in order to coexist? Is it natural for us to live in crowded spaces? While there are still spaces with plenty of elbow room, today’s modern […]
Over the years I’ve often addressed the general topic of population density versus one’s security, well-being, and ability to survive following a long lasting SHTF event. Let’s have a new look at the issue, but this time from the standpoint of living in a seemingly safe geographical location – except that you’re still within 50 […]
By Daniel Barker – Natural News
(NaturalNews) Survival experts are generally in agreement about one thing: the biggest danger in a major disaster will not necessarily be the direct effects of whatever the cause is (power grid failure, economic collapse, etc.), but rather the threat posed by millions of desperate people bent on survival at any cost.
Imagine what would happen in major population centers if, for instance, a massive solar flare knocked out the entire power grid of the United States — a scenario that could easily happen, according to scientists, and one that may be more a case of when rather than if.
Some experts predict that such an outage could take months, or even years, to repair. If that were the case, our large cities would rapidly become unlivable and millions of inhabitants would become desperate, if unwitting, human predators practically overnight.
It’s a chilling scenario, but it could happen.