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10 Black Swan Events Doomsday Preppers Fear Might Happen

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Doomsday Preppers Tv Show

Doomsday Preppers Tv Show

Doomsday Preppers is a TV show that features ordinary families preparing for various doomsday scenarios. Here is a list of 10 things doomsday preppers are prepping for.

1. World war 3/ Nuclear War
2. Chemical / Biological Attacks
3. Tornados
4. Cyber Attacks
5. Global Economic Collapse
6. Earthquakes
7. Volcano Eruptions
8. Hurricane
9. Civil war
10. Power Grid collapse due to Solar Storm or EMP Attacks.

1. World war 3 / Nuclear War

The world right now is at a crossroads with an ever-rising number of conflicts that could easily breakout into the next world war. In the spotlight is the Ukraine-Russia conflict that is currently ongoing. With the likelihood of the next world war being nuclear, tensions have never been higher for World War III.

In the event a nuclear war breaks out, a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Nature Food in August 2022 estimates that 360 million people will be killed directly and an additional 5 billion will starve to death.

Since their development, nuclear weapons have only been used twice in warfare. This is when the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

2. Chemical / Biological Attacks

Despite there being treaties that prohibit the use of chemical or biological weapons in warfare, this has not stopped some nations from using them in the recent past.

The most recent treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), is a treaty signed by 193 countries all over the world that prohibits the development, stockpiling, or use of chemical weapons in warfare. Countries that have not yet signed include Egypt, South Sudan, and North Korea.

A similar treaty was enforced for biological weapons, known as the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).

3. Tornadoes

A tornado is an air column that extends from a thunderstorm's base to the ground and is rapidly rotating. They form when warm air rises and cool air falls, which sometimes causes spinning air currents in the cloud. Tornadoes can reach speeds of up to 300 mph and are capable of wreaking incredible destruction.

On May 3, 1999, Oklahoma City was hit by the most powerful F5 tornado ever successfully recorded, with winds reaching 318 mph. It resulted in 24 people being killed and more than 200 injured.

4. Cyber Attacks

Cyber warfare is simply a reality we live in today. Almost every day, a series of cyber attacks are initiated by state-sponsored hacking groups targeting other enemy states. The impact of these attacks could vary from stealing sensitive data to disrupting a whole country's infrastructure.

You can see a visualization of cyber attacks happening right now on this website: https://threatmap.checkpoint.com/.

5. Global Economic Collapse

Doomsday Preppers fear that a global economic collapse is imminent and could lead the world into anarchy. The potential risk of this happening is increasing by the day with factors such as wars, famine, and hyperinflation on the rise.

Over the last seven decades, the world economy has experienced four global recessions: in 1975, 1982, 1991, and 2009.

The global recession of 2009, caused in part by the global financial crisis, was by far the worst and most felt of the four recessions.

6. Earthquakes

Earthquakes occur as a result of movements within the earth's crust. It is quite a common phenomenon, with over 20,000 earthquakes taking place across the globe every year, or roughly 55 each day.

Places where earthquakes are likely to occur are called "seismic zones." It is advisable to take precautions if you live in these zones.

You can follow CDC guidelines on how to stay safe during an earthquake here: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/during.html

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Signs an earthquake is about to happen:
1. Before an earthquake hits a region, radon gas is released from cracks in the earth's crust and is released into the atmosphere.
2. Erratic animal behavior

7. Supervolcano Eruptions

According to Wikipedia, a supervolcano is a volcano that has had an eruption with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8, the largest recorded value on the index.

Today, around 500 million people live near or on an active volcano.

When an eruption occurs, a volcano can produce pyroclastic flows, ashfall, volcanic bombs, lava flows, mass-wasting events, and even tsunamis. For people living in proximity to the volcano eruption, the most dangerous part is the pyroclastic flows, which account for about 40% of volcano-related fatalities. This is a phenomenon during volcanic eruptions where a mixture of hot debris and gases come racing down the volcano slopes at speeds of up to 165 km/h.

Another phenomenon to be concerned about is lahar flows, which can take place years after an eruption. Lahar is a type of mudflow consisting of pyroclastic material, rocky debris, and water.

Examples of supervolcanoes:
1. Yellowstone in Wyoming
2. Toba in Indonesia
3. Long Valley in California
4. Taupo in New Zealand


Supervolcanoes are like ticking time bombs on the planet. They are capable of eruptions thousands of times more than normal volcanoes, which could lead to drastic climate changes. Active normal volcanoes can also evolve over time evolve into dormant supervolcanoes.

8. Hurricanes

A hurricane is a tropical storm that forms in the Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans and has sustained winds of more than 74 miles per hour. In the Indian and South Pacific oceans, they are known as cyclones, while in the Western Pacific, they are known as typhoons.

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale classifies hurricanes into five categories based on sustained wind speeds, with category 5 (157 mph or higher) being the maximum.

Prepping for hurricanes isn't something new to most Americans, especially those living in the states of Florida and Texas. In fact, it has become more of a ritual they go through every year. Since 1851, there have been at least 120 reported hurricanes in the state of Florida alone, some reaching category 5.

Just recently, a category 4 hurricane named Ian killed at least 100 people in 19 Florida counties and caused property damage worth approximately 60 billion dollars.

Scientists say that in the next two to three decades, we should expect an increase in the intensity of these hurricanes due to climate change.

Here are some examples of hurricanes.
1. Hurricane Camille (1969) - Category 5
2. Hurricane Ivan (2004) - Category 3
2. Hurricane Katrina (2005) - Category 3
3. Hurricane Sandy (2012) - Category 3
4. Hurricane Michael (2018) - Category 5
5. Hurricane Ian (2022) - Category 4

Trivia:
Why do hurricanes have people's names?

U.S. Air Force and Navy meteorologists needed a better way to distinguish hurricanes when looking at weather maps during World War II. As a way to honor their wives and girlfriends back home, many people began naming tropical cyclones after them. This naming convention was then later adopted by the scientific community.


9. Civil war

Civil war is defined as a conflict between organized groups within the same state or country.
More than one-third of Americans believe that a civil war in the US is very likely within the next decade.

The United States is no stranger to civil unrest, having experienced multiple instances of civil war throughout its history. The most well-known example is the American Civil War, which was fought between Northern states advocating for the abolition of the slave trade and slaveholding southern states.

10. Power Grid Collapse due to EMP Attacks.

EMP is an abbreviation for electromagnetic pulse. It can be caused by either a nuclear explosion or a solar flare.

Solar flares cause geomagnetic storms, which can damage infrastructure in near-Earth orbit and on the ground, potentially disrupting telecommunications lines, the electric power grid, and satellite operations.

A nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NEMP) is a burst of electromagnetic radiation created by a nuclear explosion. The resulting rapidly changing electric and magnetic fields may interact with electrical and electronic systems, resulting in damaging current and voltage surges.

Following an EMP attack, the following items will not function:
1. Automobiles and airplanes
2. Cell phones and tablets
3. Satellite navigation and other satellites
4. Electronic devices

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