The queues outside shops during the initial outbreak of Covid is an an eye opener in terms of the ability of the general population (including myself) to cope with a sudden halt to supply chains. I’ve decided to dedicate more time to getting myself a little more capable. Firstly, like yourself Diana, a few books are a good start.
I would appreciate PS’s input too but it’s very much been a piecing together of the clues across multiple disciplines. I don’t think one person can speak with absolute certainty on the subject. Climatology, Human History, Religion, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, Archeology etc. Within each of the disciplines there’s the mainstream (with research funded by vested interests in a lot of cases) with radical thinkers pushed to the periphery. People become a little too invested in one particular theory. They’re all correct until proven wrong, or the limitations of a particular theory become too obvious to ignore anymore. Examples include human migration patters throughout history, evidence of assumed impactor events in rocks dated through a flawed carbon dating method, history of tropical climates in the artic and antarctic, dark matter still not being proven, carbon’s actual % contribution to climate change etc.
Yesterday the Sun let out a CME in the opposite direction to the earth that could have had a very serious impact on power grids here had it been the opposite direction. I think (hope) we’ll get smaller localised blackouts that are reparable first. That would be the warning for me to maybe hasten some sort of backup plan. I’m great for sitting on my hands though I was long enough posting around these parts before I eventually did buy a house!. Anyway, the evidence of the more gradual changes occurring are already there with it being classed as human driven climate change. Floods, storms, temperature extremes and frequency of lightening storms etc.