When I think of the folly of human beings both in the past and in the present I can’t imagine most of the awful things that might befall us.
The Greeks, unless they get their act together (and this is highly unlikely) may wake up one morning to an economic situation so severe that their elderly and disabled may well starve to death while stranded in their own homes.
The new nuclear deal with Iran has probably merely delayed a conventional or perhaps limited nuclear attack by Israel on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The Israelis know too well what happens to a people who don’t resist oppression. They aren’t going to fool around with Iran.
We’re not talking about the really big one that hit Japan in 2011 and described in the article as an enormous magnitude-9 earthquake that killed more than 18,000 people, devastated northern Japan, triggered the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant (where engineers had installed water cooling pumps which were immediately disabled by sea water) and caused an estimated $220-billion dollars damage.
No, we’re talking about the potential for an equally large earthquake or larger that is well overdue and will cause parts of Canada and most of US west coast to disappear under a mountain of water killing millions perhaps and causing a large area of the continent to be both uninhabitable and, at least for some days if not weeks and months, totally unreachable by anything other than helicopters.
Read the article and think about it the next time you’re thinking maybe our club should form an Amateur Radio Emergency Service group in our town.
When all else fails…and read the article to understand the folly of the headline I’ve used.