I have strongly objected to climate change hysteria because it fails to properly assess risks to the world. I now provide a solid example of OTHER RISKS that are far more personal in effect and, I believe, vastly more certain. Simply put, the US and UK are headed over a financial cliff, as the frightening graphs show.
This is not merely a technical or academic matter. These extreme and violent expansions of debt may have terrifying effects and cannot continue to rise as shown. Consider:
Vast expansions of 'death panels' in healthcare and extreme rationing
Cutbacks in heat, electricity and imported energy. Gasoline costs rise violently.
Riots, breakdown of authority and possible collapse of governments and martial law.
This isn't Armageddon but it is a very serious matter that everyone posting here needs to think seriously about. How long could you live without an income? Do you have gold or an account denominated in a safe (safer) currency? Do you depend on expensive drugs to survive? Can you figure out a way to 'work off the books'?
Forget about how much shoreline you may lose in 30 years. Worry about how you will survive the next 5 years !
Sorry to be so pessimistic. There are a few good things that may happen to stem the tide but they are far from certain.