Gather round children! The year is 2019 and this is what we are facing:
A global pandemic of ReDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome). With PtP Avian flu still a threat, ReDS slipped under the radar and was fully entrenched before anyone noticed. ReDS is at this time incurable and debilitating.
The Global food system is collapsing. Too much emphasis on bio fuels, and global climate shifts have contributed to mass starvation.
Nations are now fighting for power (as in energy). To make matters worse, many of the alternative energy systems are incompatible with each other.
Hackers have decimated the net. Security has all but broken down. Voting machines, Geo warning systems, financial institutions have all been affected.
Due to the abovementioned global food collapse, new refugee groups are forming and moving into areas where the indigenous populations are already stressed. This population shift is causing all of the expected things to happen, (none of them pleasant).
Nope, 2019 is not as bad as I expected.
It is a lot, lot worse!
To quote a line from a movie “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!”
Please join in. We need all the help we can get.