Climate change is always happening, not necessarily anthropogenic, and “carbon traders” are just opportunists and frauds of course.
However, we have enjoyed a “Goldilocks” climate for the past several hundred years — not too hot, not too cold, just right, for food production. We may be leaving the Goldilocks era of weather and farming.
High food prices will give people something to do — namely, to tear up their lawns and grow food! Here’s a very good book for growing staple foods in the suburbs or in urban gardens:
Pretty much beans, potatoes, winter squash for drying, and corn for flour.
The dysfunctional family of Liberalism is greased along with a LOT of Bread and Circuses. Liberalist/Multiculturalist Welfare Statism has horrible internal contradictions, and when these internal contradictions can no longer be greased over, they will blow up society.
High food prices will expose these internal contradictions, AND turn people racist/fascist/nationalist/hereditarian, and other people into hard core Communists who don’t hesitate to kill “kulaks.” People are already turning back to Biological Politics. It makes sense; we are biological beings. You can chase biology out of politics through the front door, but it will return through the back door with an axe.
Fascism is the interest of Producers and people who want to have Familial and Civilizational Stability.
These Hipster Racists mocking black people are fascists and don’t even know it yet.
Communism is the interest of the Wreckers and Destroyers and people who want (or think they want) Chaos. Right now the Inchoate Communists are kept appeased with Bread and Circuses Welfare Chex.
I have helped install urban gardens, without any compensation, just as a volunteer. It was fascinating. I have told this story before, but for new readers, here it is.
At the founding meeting of an urban garden, the white liberal ladies (in their 30’s and 40’s, Paychex Liberal types), were having a debate, “Do we charge the single mothers 25 dollars for a plot or not? If we get them to pay 25, they will have a stake in it and will be more likely to follow through.”
I just about fell out of my chair laughing at the naivete of this debate. If single mothers wanted an urban garden, they would have done it long ago. I offered:
If you get even one single mother to show up, I wouldn’t make her pay any money. I suspect that the only people doing this garden are the people in this room right now. But that’s fine. At least you are learning a valuable skill and setting an example.
There was one woman who was a conservative, a nice Italian lady who worked in a prison. She smiled at my remark, but the rest were horrified or poker faced.
The hip hop people out there, of all races, are horrified at the idea of working the land. They will not take to it easily or happily, and will hate those who do.
The habit of entitlement will tell them that they shouldn’t have to work the land; that they can add value in other ways. But there won’t be many other jobs.
Those who take to working the land early will form separate societies, or tribes, that will not at all be interested in sharing the fruits of thier labor with the hip hoppers, who may turn to raiding. The hip hoppers will be the Communist Raiders; the post-collapse hippies will become the Fascist Peasants and Warriors.
So Communism and Fascism will finally get into a fair fight. I think I know who’s going to win.