Thirty-six predictions for the world: 2010 – 2012

Ask around and you’ll hear this over and over again: People are concerned about what might be coming. They’re concerned about a global financial collapse, an ecological crisis and potential disruptions in the food supply. The radical weather patterns now being witnessed across the world are further indication that something’s wrong with the world we thought we knew.

But what’s really going to happen between now and 2012? Is there any way to take an educated guess about which challenges are most likely to appear?

That’s what I’ve done here in this collection of thirty-five predictions for 2010 – 2012. Although I can’t actually see the future in some sort of crystal ball, I do have a successful track record of predicting many large-scale events years before they happen. As published here on NaturalNews, my predictions for 2009 clocked in at 79% accuracy. I’m on the record calling the 2007 housing crash a full two years before it took place, and those who have been following these writings for several years know that I openly warned people about the dot-com crash two years before it happened as well.

So here’s what I see coming in 2010 – 2012. This is based on “educated guesses” about where current trends may lead us. This is not some sort of psychic prediction exercise; it’s based entirely on observation and forward thinking.

By the way, if these predictions seem too pessimistic, be sure to read the bottom of this article which talks about the upside of what will happen after these next few years. Ultimately, there is good news ahead…

#1 – Worldwide shortage of rare earth metals
The world depends on Rare Earth Metals (REMs) to manufacture everything from electric motors to solar panels and computer parts. Expect a global shortage to hit hard over the next three years. (http://www.naturalnews.com/028028_rare_earth_elements_mining.html)

#2 – Food supply disruptions hit western nations
There will be one or more serious disruptions in the food supply that will wake up Americans to the possibility that their food may not be as secure or plentiful as they had imagined. While this could take the form of a crop disease that spreads across corn or wheat farms, it’s more likely to involve radical weather patterns that destroy crops and limit food supply.

#3 – Deadly superbug mutation goes wild
A deadly superbug will escape the hospital and get into the “wild” — meaning it starts to infect everyday people, perhaps being transmitted through gyms or schools. A review of what led to the escape will point to abuse of antibiotics and failure of hospital staff to wash their hands.

#4 – New evidence links vaccines and neurological disorders
New evidence will emerge linking vaccines to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. This evidence may point to the chemical adjuvants used in vaccines which cause an inflammatory response in the body. The vaccine industry, of course, will deny any such link, but evidence will mount that points to the link.

#5 – U.S. power grid suffers catastrophic failure
At some point over the next three years, the U.S. power grid will suffer a catastrophic regional failure that puts tens of millions of people in the dark. The power grid is a fragile system just waiting to be brought down by cascading failures. It will be repaired relatively quickly (perhaps in 72 hours), but its failure will leave many people on edge and cause a rush of business at preparedness retailers.

#6 – Satellite breakdown
There will be a huge failure in one or more key communications satellites, causing widespread disruptions in telecomm services, including those serving emergency and law enforcement organizations. Likely causes: Space debris, solar flares or deliberate targeting by land-to-space rockets. (China may even begin to shoot down U.S. satellites if a military confrontation breaks out, see below…)

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