How do we feed everyone if a global catastrophe
affects our ability to grow food?
How would we feed everyone if we were to suddenly experience the blocking of the sun due to a nuclear winter, super volcanic eruption, or an asteroid impact?
How would we feed everyone if there was a significant disruption to industry through the loss of electricity due to an extreme solar storm, high altitude electromagnetic pulses or cyber attack?
These are the questions ALLFED is trying to answer. Based on current research there is an:
ALLFED is working on planning, preparedness and furthering research into food solutions so that in the event of a global catastrophe which results in the loss of sunlight or industry, we can respond quickly and save lives and reduce the risk to civilization.
NASA is currently monitoring hundreds of potentially hazardous extraterrestrial bodies through their Near Earth Object Program. According to NASA, 90% of all NEO’s have been discovered. Current data shows that although no major impacts are predicted in the next few hundred years, this could change with new information, especially with comets.
A supervolcano is any volcano that when it erupts can produce more than 10^15 Kg of ejected material. There are about 6 known supervolcanoes on Earth producing eruptions every 50,000 years. Scientists are particularly interested in the Yellowstone Caldera, which erupts on average every 600,000 years with the last eruption being about 600,000 years ago.
In the event that a nuclear war occurs between warring nations involving a large number of warheads, immense firestorms would introduce of many tons of soot into the atmosphere, potentially causing the sun to be blocked out for up to a decade or more.