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COVID-19 and Climate Change

COVID-19 and Climate Change IT IS AN invisible, deadly menace. It’s causing almost unfathomable economic destruction. We knew it was coming, but were caught woefully unprepared. It tricked nations into blaming one another—the US being the primary antagonist—instead of working together to stop it. It is the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and it is climate change. The two are intimately linked: As you’d expect, emissions have fallen as people drive less and industries grind to a halt. But dig deeper into how the...

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Coronavirus Peparation

Coronavirus Peparation The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans that they should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. But what does preparedness look like in practice? The short answer: Don’t panic — but do prepare. That “means not only contingency planning but also good old-fashioned preparedness planning for your family,” says Rebecca Katz, director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. In...

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Midwest Floods…Predictable

Midwest Floods…Predictable Torrential downpours have flooded huge swaths of the Midwest and the Southeast since last week. Rain over the weekend triggered flash floods in several states, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Florida. In some states, more than a month’s worth of rain fell in a day. Beyond flash floods, rivers rising more slowly in places like Iowa have threatened drinking water. In Illinois, flooding this past week has closed roads and bridges. Atlanta broke a...

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Arctic Wildfires

Arctic Wildfires In July of 2018, there were 11 wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle. That’s more than ever before…. In July of 2018, there were 11 wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle. It is a fitting visual backdrop to the recently published study led by NASA that concludes that the Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up. Carbon spends 13% less time locked in frozen soil in the Arctic Circle than it did 40 years ago, which means that the landscape in the region is now leaning...

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Floods – Disaster Prepardness

Floods – Disaster Prepardness Floods – Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods may: Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems. Develop slowly or quickly – Flash floods can come with no warning. Cause outages, disrupt...

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Build a Kit

Build a Kit Build A Kit Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having...

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Survived the Apocalypse!

Survived the Apocalypse! Good For You! You’ve survived the end of the world. Now what? The truth is, yes, you’ve survived, but there were seven billion other living people just the week before. Yes, yes, total killjoy, but it is a matter of fact, most people have no idea how to survive without the plentiful resources which we have been nurtured with for our entire lives. And by the time the world ends, the Internet will no longer work, so Google cannot save you. The local library is one of the places that on your...

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Surviving a Disaster: Your Guide to Prepping for Nature’s Worst

Surviving a Disaster: Your Guide to Prepping for Nature’s Worst Surviving a disaster: Within the past ten years alone, over eighty hurricanes have occurred throughout the world, leaving thousands without electricity and running water or homeless. During the most recent hurricane in Florida, many were forced to pack up some belongings and evacuate their homes. Hurricanes aren’t the only natural disasters that can occur, though; typhoons, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, and more can happen at any time. Here is a guide that will help you gather all...

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7 Things To Do After an EMP Strike

7 Things To Do After an EMP Strike The threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) strike on this country is a very well documented one. Articles have been written about the threat in the past and have used information from the EMP Commission report which was published in 2004.  There also is an article published over on the Economic Collapse Blog which sums up nicely what impact an EMP strike would have on our country. An electromagnetic pulse can range from a minor inconvenience to a civilization-killing event. It just depends...

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Doomsday Preppers: Be Ready for the Apocalypse

Doomsday Preppers: Be Ready for the Apocalypse   What the Doomsday survivalists believe: About Doomsday Preppers…  Big Al spends three months of every year in his underground bunker because he fears that the Russians might send a nuclear missile toward Uncle Sam at any moment. His bunker, buried 10 feet (3 meters) underground in an undisclosed location, will protect him from the gamma rays of an atomic bomb. But the temperature outside his bunker dips to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius) in the winter, so he...

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