Warning within their story that as of May 31st, only 58% of the nation's corn had been planted (compared to 90% at this point in time during an average year) while only 29% of soy had been planted (compared to 66% at this point in time during the average year), their story warned that layer of stress on the agricultural industry is only intensified when you zoom out to the international level, where farmers around the world are facing various dire situations.
As we see in the global crop loss map above that was created by Ice Age Farmer (interactive and searchable at this link) and hear in the 1st video at the bottom of this story also from Ice Age Farmer, "farmers across the nation and indeed the world are calling out in unison about a catastrophic growing season". Warning that many are suffering from 'cold and wet' while other crops are being destroyed by violent hailstorms and other bizarre weather, as we'll explore within this story, our planet has also recently witnessed the violent eruptions of 2 volcanoes, sending miles high columns of ash into our atmosphere, adding another layer to this 'perfect storm' upon our food supply we've been witnessing unfolding.
As one North Dakota farmer and Twitter user Jordan Gackle pointed out in a recent thread: Drought is continuing to disrupt wheat crops in Australia forcing the country to import some of its wheat from Canada. Some farmers in Canada are now reporting long stretches without rain under the hashtag #drought19. Head over to China and you’ll find that a legion of fall armyworms are spreading rapidly and devouring key grain crops.
The various international agricultural crises paint a dire picture, which is made so much worse by politicians who would rather invent a fake war against burgers than take profound policy action. If hashtags are the only thing standing between the world and food shortages, everyone better start tweeting.
We just released our summer 2019 forecast— the heat is coming! But what if there was no summer? Back in 1816, that’s exactly what happened. The infamous Year Without a Summer was a weather event so devastating, people are still talking about it over 200 years later.
What Was The Year Without A Summer?
Referred to by many names, including “the poverty year” and “eighteen hundred and froze-to-death,” the year 1816 was literally a year without a summer across much of the Northern Hemisphere. Throughout not only North America but also Northern Europe and parts of Asia, an exceptionally cold summer, featuring killing frosts in July and August, crippled food production. Crop failures and food shortages were so widespread that rioting and looting became common in the United Kingdom and France.
On this side of the Atlantic, many residents of New England and the Canadian Maritimes froze to death, starved, or suffered from severe malnutrition as storms—bringing a foot or more of snow—hit hard during May and June. Many others from the region pulled up their stakes and moved to Western New York and the Midwest, where the cold was less severe. In fact, the year without a summer is now believed to have been one major catalyst in the westward expansion of the United States.
What Caused It?
So, what caused this tragically cold summer? The likely suspect was a series of volcanic eruptions that occurred during the winter of 1815, in particular, the eruption of Mt. Tambora in Indonesia, believed to be the largest eruption of the last 1,800 years. The volcano ejected a tremendous cloud of fine ash and dust was ejected into the stratosphere, where it remained for a very long time.
This ash insulated the earth from the heat and light of the sun, resulting in a cooling effect throughout the Northern Hemisphere. This ash also gave the sky a yellowish tinge in some areas, which can be seen in many landscape paintings from the era.
And while the recent eruptions of both Mount Ulawun in New Guinea and Raikoke in Russia's Kuril Islands may not equal the damage done by Mt. Tambora just over 200 years ago, with everything else that we've been reporting upon that's been unfolding, a 'trainwreck' is the perfect description for what appears to be full-scale asymmetrical warfare upon our food supply.
According to this heartbreaking May 29th story over at Forbes, hunger is now surging among America's older generations with the number of Americans turning 65 each day doubling since the year 2000 and seniors afflicted with very low food security soaring nearly 250 percent according to this Forbes story. Warning that the nearly half of Senior Citizens are already facing malnourishment in 2019, they also reported that both the Republican chair and the lead Democrat on Senate Aging, Maine's Susan Collins and Pennsylvania's Bob Casey, have warned funding for food programs under the Older Americans Act need to be increased to meet the increase in demand.
Yet with all of this happening now, here in an America that is still one of the richest nations in the world, what might happen when this 'perfect storm' against our food supply comes together fully, aided by what some have argued has been weather warfare and the mass recalls of food all across the nation? As Steve Quayle warns us, when TEOTWAWKI fully arrives in America, for those who aren't prepared and for those who have been relying upon the government for everything, it'll be 'dying time' to echo the quote from Dr. Dealgood in Mad Max's 'Beyond Thunderdome'.
In the first video below, videographer 'Ice Age Farmer' takes a look at the catastrophic growing conditions being experienced by farmers all across the planet while in the 2nd video, 'Alaska Prepper' takes a look at the potential of a catastrophic food crisis coming to America with everything that we've been watching unfolding.
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