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Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late (2010) by Scott B. Williams. Buy now...

Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient when the Unexpected Happens, by Kathy Harrison.

When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein Buy now...

The Unthinkable - Who Survives When Disaster Strikes (2008) by Amanda Ripley Buy now...

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lundin

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Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Complete Guide by Jack A. Spigarelli. Buy now...

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History Channel:"After Armageddon", "Seven Signs of the Apocalypse", "Crumbling of America", "Global Warning," "Mt. Vesuvious", "Yellowstone", "Mega-Tsunami", "Magnetic Storm", "2012 - End of Days".

Weather Channel: "It Could Happen Tomorrow," a series that examines the impact of potential mega-disasters throughout the United States. Episodes include an earthquake on the New Madrid Fault, an eruption on Mt. Rainier, and flash flooding in Boulder, Colorado.

BBC Documentary: "Supervolcano: The Truth about Yellowstone". (Here's a transcript via ABC News.)

ABC News: "Earth 2100 A.D."

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Japan on March 11, 2011.

Threats by Sea

The relentless scourge of hurricanes battering the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean since 2005 may be just the prelude to bigger events to come. Meterologists are unsure of what the summer season will bring in 2011, but rising sea levels combined with the churning waters of the Gulf of Mexico don't bode well for the future. In 2007, NASA’s chief atmospheric scientist James Hansen forecast rapid sea level rise of up to 25 meters during the 21st century. And since two-thirds of the world’s population live close to a seashore, the potential for massive migrations inland could some day prove a real game-changer for humankind.

The second threat from the sea involves the circulation of ocean currents. As we learned in another Roland Emmerich film, The Day After Tomorrow, the global climate is largely dependent on the circulation of the Gulf Stream, along with its counterparts in other parts of the world. Warm water near the Equator travels along the streams towards both poles, while the cold water at the poles travels back towards the Equator.

Unfortunately, the huge volume of fresh water being dumped into the oceans is changing the salinity of the sea. Less salt prevents the colder water from sinking downward and traveling back to the tropics along its own pathway. hat leaves the warm water in the tropics getting even warmer, and the cold water at the higher latitudes growing colder.

Scientists theorize that this scenario may one day generate a mini-ice age in northern Europe. There's also the potential for supercell hurricanes in some regions of the world. In other parts, like western Australia, drought and wildfire appear to be ruling the day.

The third threat from the sea is related to earthquakes. When a quake of 7.0 or higher happens beneath the ocean floor, it can generate a tsunami. As we saw in 2004 and 2011, waves up to fifty feet high can penetrate far inland and destroy everything in their path. Comet strikes are also thought to have caused massive flooding and loss of life in the past, not only for the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, but around 2800 B.C. in the Indian Ocean, according to the Holocene Impact Working Group.

Finally, oceanographers are warning that frozen methane deposits beneath the oceanic crust and in the arctic permafrost may be thawing out as a result of global warming. If sufficient concentrations of accumulate in the atmosphere, the methane can ignite. For more on the oceans and land-based threats, see the article More Severe Weather and Geologic Upheaval on Tap.

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Not every soul on earth will die, as the dragon’s tail goes sweeping by. Not every land on earth will sink, but these will wallow in stench and stink. Of rotting bodies of beast and man, of vegetation crisped on land. But the land that rises from the sea will be dry and clean and soft and free. Of mankind’s dirt and therefore be, the source of man’s new dynasty. And those that live will ever fear the dragon’s tail for many year but time erases memory. You think it strange? But it will be!

And before the race is built anew, a silver serpent comes to view. And spew out men of like unknown, to mingle with the earth now grown cold from its heat. And these men can enlighten the minds of future man to intermingle and show them how to live and love. And thus endow the children with the second sight a natural thing, so that they might grow graceful, humble. And when they do, the Golden Age will start anew.

Prophecy of Mother Shipton

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Threats from Space

The current sunspot cycle is expected to peak in 2013, and solar physicists fret about larger than normal solar flares pelting the atmosphere around that time. The flares usually take two days to arrive, but one in 2006 traveled here in less than half an hour. A 2009 study from the National Academy of Sciences warned that a solar-induced electromagnetic surge. can knock out power grids and satellites, as well as millions of electronic circuits. And most of this equipment won't be coming back online any time soon.

If the Sun's radiation weren't worrisome enough, Russian astrophysicist Alexey Dmitriev is adamant that the solar system is entering an interstellar radiation cloud. Many researchers have also suggested that a north-south shift of the earth's magnetic poles in the works. This move is blamed in part on the continued weakening of the magnetic field. While no one expects that shift to happen quickly, it's the magnetic field that protects humans and other biological forms from deadly solar radiation and UV rays.

As for where the danger is greatest, habitats nearer the Equator might normally be considered most vulnerable. That's because they receive a heavier dose of direct sunlight than latitudes closer to the poles. However, the Earth's magnetic fields are measurably weaker at the poles (and more recently in parts of the South Atlantic), which suggests it's actually the higher latitudes that may be most susceptible to solar radiation and gamma rays.

Climate predictions for 21st century from the 2004 Pentagon study, "Imagining the Unthinkable". The authors said there was insufficient data available to predict the impact of global warming on the southern hemisphere. However, western Australia has been experiencing a drought for nearly a decade. Meanwhile, the western coasts of North and South America are part of the Ring of Fire and expected to see considerable geologic upheaval in the coming decades, as will Japan and Indonesia. Northern Europe may be hardest hit by a disruption of the Gulf Stream.

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