"The last great global ice melt the planet witnessed came 10,000 years ago at the end of a deep ice age. As glaciers retreated, a benign and balmy climate emerged in which the human race has flourished. Our entire civilization is built on the warm soils left as the ice sheets melted.
This new great melting heralds the polar opposite: the gravest of threats to civilization. Removing the lid from the pole will release heat equivalent to fast-forwarding human-caused climate change by two decades, say scientists."
Double whammy coupled with: Worst of Drought Expands as U.S. Marks New High for Dry - JO
The most comforting "insurance" or self-defense plan I have is my long-term food stock. Even more than my guns, at least in the long view.
When I say "get ready", that has to be at the top of the list. Two or three years of weather like this year and billions of people will have starved, or will be starving, to death. Get as ready as you can. – Wes