2010 – 2030: First comes chaotic energy in America and no real leadership beginning around 2017.

2025 -2030: a cactus appears in my inner vision over the U.S. Heartland. The mood is somber. This is one the largest bread baskets in the world.  I saw a man trying to get water from a pipe but there was none.

I also got a bad feeling about the American south-west.  It was a crisis of drought and habitability. This nearly replicates an earlier  reading  of the same time period.

This is the beginning of serious decline in food production around the world, which brings more dire consequences than sea level rise. We can live with rising seas but we cannot live without food or water.

2030-2100: The rise of the local family farm.  I continue to resonate with predictions of  climatologist James Hanson and writer Bill McKibben who warn of  chaotic weather and increasingly virulent and unseasonable storms and droughts. Hanson predicts up to 17 foot sea rise by 2100 and a climatic feedback system that continues heating up the planet long after we stop burning fossil fuels. I feel more sea rise than that.  Large-scale factory farming will no longer be feasible because of higher cost of fossil fuels together with their inability to adapt to the changing weather patterns, expanding the use of local organic farms.  Coastlines changing and farming moving northward to Canada’s cooler climates.

Posted July 10, 2010