What If, A Year Without Summer?

Luxury liners have life boats to protect passengers in case of a rare sinking event. Even though rare, a sinking ship with no life boats is a death sentence for the passengers and crew. Planes have emergency slides and life vests just in case there is an emergency on the ground or over water. Without the vests and emergency slides in an emergency on the field or on water, passengers and crew most likely die horrible deaths. In 1816, a volcanoes erupted and gave the world a year without summer. Millions died as a consequence from the loss of food crops and cold. In 536 A.C.E., a volcano exploded with such force that it ushered in the Dark Ages and caused the deaths of untold millions as it blanketed the earth in a shroud of dust. Having knowledge of these past events, The Congress and bureaucrats are not prepared to deal with the consequences of such an even occurring. And, even though low in probability, if it happens the consequences will make the impact of global warming pale in comparison. On demand food delivery is premised on the belief that at no time will food production be greatly diminished world wide. So, with no global food reserves if such an event occurs, you, the reader, will die. Your fight to stop global warming! would be right up there with driving to a hearing to enact legislation to improve air safety measures and not using the seatbelt. Maybe, it is time for those in Congress and government to understand that focusing on only one possible disaster is not a strategy that maximizes survival. It is only a strategy that minimizes work and increases play time while leaving hundreds of millions vulnerable to a catastrophe with immediate consequences that make global warming seem tame.

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