by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
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 (http://www.naturalnews.com/027964_p...). I'm on the record calling the 2007 housing crash a full two years before it took place (http://www.naturalnews.com/News_000...), 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...
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_r...)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...)
Somewhere in North America, the contamination of crops with genetically modified DNA or
seeds will flare into a crop crisis (and perhaps even crop failures). Tensions between
affected farmers and seed corporations like Monsanto will escalate, and new public
attention will be drawn to the problem of GM crops. (As a side note, new evidence will
also emerge linking GM foods to internal organ damage in laboratory animals...)
The Colony Collapse Disorder now striking honeybee populations will not only get worse
in honeybees; it will also spread to other species including amphibians. Bird watchers
will record an alarming decline in bird populations throughout North America, and
scientists will note a disturbing trend in the loss of species diversity in many areas.
Expect to see more flood, more earthquakes, more droughts, more heat waves and more
cold spells as the world's weather patterns show increasing destabilization. Droughts will
come to areas that typically see plenty of water, and too much water will appear in areas
that are normally more arid. Many humans will be displaced and property damage will rise
into the tens of billions of dollars. (Note, I wrote this prediction in early January,
well before the recent snow storms hammered the East Coast. But there will still be many
more radical weather events...)
The need for cheap, non-fossil power will drive more countries to embrace nuclear power
as the "clean" energy source of the near future. Expect to see more nuclear
power plants approved for construction. (Actually completing the construction can take a
decade or more, however.)
I only give this a 25% chance before the end of 2012, but it seems possible that
low-yield tactical nuclear weapons could be used in a conflict in the Middle East, most
likely involving Israel targeting Iran. One dangerous possibility is that conventional
"bunker buster" bombs could be used to bomb Iranian nuclear processing
facilities, releasing a cloud of radioactive dust that blankets the region, causing
countless civilian casualties. In terms of nuclear threats, another important possibility
that I predict could unfold is the theft of nuclear weapons from Pakistan by more radical
forces who then use their stolen nuke weapons to threaten and destabilize the entire
There will be at least one new superfood from South America that breaks into western
markets in much the same way that Acai did a few years back. It will be an herb or fruit
that virtually no one in North America has heard of yet, but which has been known in the
Amazon (or surrounding areas) for thousands of years. NaturalNews may, in fact, be
involved in announcing this...
The timeline may be a little short on this prediction -- I actually have more
confidence of this appearing by 2016. The prediction is that a portable vitamin D sensor
device will be invented. It will allow people to have their blood levels of vitamin D
tested within two minutes, with either a tiny blood draw (such as with diabetic blood
glucose testers) or, even better, a laser or infra-red detection technology that's
non-invasive. The widespread use of such devices could revolutionize health by pinpointing
people who are deficient in vitamin D. A deficiency, as you probably know, causes cancer,
diabetes, obesity, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis and many other diseases. There
is a good chance that the invention of such a device could be blocked by the FDA as a way
to prevent this lifesaving technology from going into widespread use in the USA. Why would
the FDA block this? Because if people corrected their vitamin D levels, they wouldn't
buy as many pharmaceuticals and the cancer industry would all but implode.
The U.S. loses credibility in the financial world. This leads to rampant price
inflation combined with currency deflation of the U.S. dollar. The U.S. government, with
its debt climbing ever higher, will find itself virtually unable to sell more debt. It
will then resort to printing more money to pay its own debt, which is roughly the same as
using cash advances on your credit card to pay your minimum monthly debt payment on that
same card. The end result will be the complete financial bankruptcy of the U.S. government
well before 2025.
This may take a few more years beyond 2012, but by 2016, I predict a 50% chance that
the U.S. will very nearly engage in military conflict with China over natural resources.
The most likely candidate? Oil, of course, but natural gas or rare earth metals could also
be part of this conflict. China will emerge victorious in the negotiations because it will
secretly threaten to sell off U.S. debt and crash the U.S. debt ratings (see above) unless
the U.S. gives in to its demands over natural resources.
This is a no-brainer, actually. It's only a matter of time before Big Pharma gets
caught yet again committing a felony, bribing researchers, faking clinical trial data or
burying studies that it doesn't want the public to see. Expect to see another Vioxx-scale
scandal unearthed, possibly from a Big Pharma whistleblower.
This is already underway, actually, but it will accelerate in the next three years as
China uses this new method of electronic warfare to steal corporate secrets and disrupt
western society. Particularly vulnerable are DNS root servers. If they are brought down,
the entire internet will effectively grind to a halt.
Cancer caused by medical imaging technology is one of the "dirty little
secrets" of western medicine. Expect to see more research linking medical imaging to
health problems. The medical imaging industry, as usual, will try anything to suppress the
evidence (this includes the mammography industry, which is already engaged in medical
violence against women via medically unjustified mammography).
Desperate to convince the people to accept more police state oppression, certain dark
forces within the U.S. government will stage another large-scale false flag
"terror" attack most likely involving a dirty bomb or biological weapon.
Following the attack, government authorities will issue new calls for surveillance and
movement tracking of the entire population. RFID implants will play a significant role as
well cell phone tracking. Propaganda television ads will show implants are being harmless
and put in place to "protect your family against terrorism." But the real
purpose will be to establish a database of the movements and locations of U.S. citizens
that can be data mined to discover patterns of meetings among two or more people. If you
meet with the "wrong" people, you will then be added to a list of those to be
watched. Those who refuse to be tagged or tracked will be denied air travel and other
forms of free travel.
The world won't come to an end on December 21, 2012, but certain elements of current
human civilization may certainly be coming to a close around that time. The global money
system, in particular, is headed for a total collapse. Many elements of the environment
are at a breaking point (such as the chemical pollution of the oceans). The chemical
burden on the citizens of the world is reaching a critical mass they may culminate in a
population collapse. I don't put any special significance on the date of December 21, but
I do believe many things are headed toward collapse (and rebirth) over the next several
After ignoring the problem for decades, the EPA will finally be pressured into taking
on the regulation of pharmaceuticals in the water supply. Big Pharma will fight this
relentlessly, of course, because it makes more money by distributing more drugs that end
up in the water supply. So don't expect any real action to limit Big Pharma's drug trade.
Mostly, we'll just get talk (but no action) from the EPA.
A major scandal involving the criminal drugging of nursing home residents will unfold
in the western world. It will be discovered that staff are intentionally drugging
residents into a mental stupor in order to make them "easier to handle." Several
deaths among nursing home patients will occur, with one of them being mysterious enough to
set off the investigation.
Between now and 2012, the psych industry will "discover" yet more disorders
that will be promoted as vehicles for selling more dangerous mind-altering drugs to
children. These new disorder will actually be normal behaviors that are
"undesirable" by parents or teachers. For example, temper tantrums may be
classified as a disorder requiring pharmaceutical treatment. "Talking back
disorder" will be given some scientific-sounding name (to make it seem legitimate, of
course) and will be treated with drugs that harm brain function. There's no end to the
disease mongering of Big Pharma. Expect to see more disorders targeting younger children,
expectant mothers and senior citizens. This is all part of Big Pharma's effort to expand
its customer base.
Scary possibility: Adults who refuse to follow government orders for RFID tracking or other Big Brother plans may be labeled with a new disorder called "Adult Authority Defiance Disorder" (AADD) and be arrested and medicated against their will to "treat" their brain malfunction. The only way to avoid being labeled AADD is to go along with whatever you're told by the government.
The vaccine industry has been itching for new diseases to promote over the last few
years. Big Pharma has realized that vaccines are the future of big profits because their
sale doesn't require anyone to actually be sick. This is a way of selling drugs to
healthy people, and this has been a long-term goal of Big Pharma for at least two
decades. Between now and 2012, expect to see more vaccines marketed for various concocted
infectious diseases (much like H1N1) as well as vaccines targeting behavior! For example,
you might see vaccines pushed that claim to stop smoking, or alcoholism, or even
over-eating. A "diet vaccine" would be the ultimate goal of Big Pharma: Take a
shot and lose weight without even trying!
The war against raw milk will result in farmers being treated like drug dealers by
overzealous (and misguided) health "authorities" who engage in armed "raw
milk raids." Homeopathy, anti-cancer therapies, herbs and supplements will all
continue to be viciously attacked by the FDA and FTC, and these attacks will escalate as
the FDA enters a new era of police state tyranny against the American People who are only
As economic, environmental and infrastructure failures occur, they will displace more
people from their jobs and homes, leading to a sharp increase in crime nearly everywhere
around the world. We already saw this after Hurricane Katrina, where hundreds of thousands
of jobless refugees caused a huge crime wave through neighboring cities like Houston, TX.
Expect to see significant increases in crime in all major world cities.
The worse the economy becomes, the fewer police officers can be afforded by municipalities. This translates into increases in street crime: Muggings, robberies, hold-ups, etc. We're already seeing this happen: Here's a news story from a 73-year-old man who robbed three Tampa banks to pay his mortgage: http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/fe...
Notably, he was only robbing the banks for $600 each because that's all he needed to pay the mortgage. Don't you find it interesting that it's illegal for people to rob banks, but it's perfectly legal for banks to rob the People! (Bailout money...)
There will be a significant new attempt by one or more governments to destroy freedom
on the internet. This will take the form of "hate speech" laws, identity laws
(so no one can post anything on the 'net anonymously), or the outlawing of internet text
on certain topics (such as making it illegal to post information on natural remedies).
This will be put in place by desperate governments who realize they are losing their
propaganda wars thanks to the freedoms of the internet.
You can also expect to see more cooperation between Google (and YouTube) and the NSA, FBI or CIA. Governments will maintain secret information taps into all the major search engines, email service providers and content websites. Google, Facebook, Yahoo, YouTube and many other sites will function as back-door surveillance platforms for the U.S. government.
China is driving a super-heated economy to the brink of a bust. Everything looks great
during the boom, but this boom will come to an end before January, 2013.
China is a mass consumer of natural resources and construction materials like concrete and steel. When its economic bubble bursts, it will send shockwaves through the economies of all the major first-world countries who supply many of the materials and technologies that are currently underlying China's fast-paced growth. Most importantly, China's economic bust will cause a sharp drop in the country's ability to purchase more U.S. debt. China's central banks may even decide to start selling U.S. debt notes. This act could set off a chain reaction of global sales that would tear open a huge hole in the metaphorical Titanic of America's counterfeit economic prosperity.
Ecuador currently uses the U.S. dollar as its primary currency. The dollar is also
openly accepted in countries like Panama. But within the next three years, the U.S. dollar
will lose its dominance in South America. I predict that Ecuador will be well on its way
towards ditching the dollar and embracing either its own new currency or adopting a new
South American currency by January, 2013.
All the South American elected officials already realize that the endless creation of new money by the Federal Reserve is causing a devaluation of the U.S. dollar -- effectively resulting in a transfer of wealth from those nations that use the dollar to the USA. This is seen on the street as an inflationary event that raises street prices of common goods (like food and fuel) in developing countries, making presidents increasingly unpopular among their citizens. The only way to defend against this erosion of wealth is to drop the U.S. dollar as a currency and switch to your own national or regional currency.
Speaking of currency, although the collapse of the U.S. dollar may take several years
beyond 2012, once it happens, you can expect to see a flood of local currencies hitting
the streets in towns and cities across the USA. States like California or Texas, for
example, may quickly set up their own "state reserve banks" that replace the
Federal Reserve. They will then issue state notes ("Texas Bucks") that serve as
currency, replacing the dollar.
There will then be exchange rates between the currencies of various states -- I'll give you 1.25 California Bucks for 1 Texas Buck... etc. Fortunes will be made and lost as currency traders bet on the fluctuations between state currency valuations.
The TSA swears that your "naked" body picture is deleted in mere seconds
after it's taken. But I predict that a famous U.S. celebrity will have their body scanner
picture taken, saved and swapped all over the internet. The public outcry will cause the
TSA to temporarily suspend body scanning operations, but after the protests fade away,
they'll reinstate the procedure. "Sheeple" air travelers will go right along
with it, believing that a little more security is worth sacrificing any amount of freedom.
By 2012, numerous brain tumors will be documented in people in their 20's who were
heavy users of cell phones through their childhood and teen years. It takes time for these
tumors to develop, of course, which is why they haven't shown up in large numbers yet.
Today's 30+ adults never used cell phones as children, but the current generation of
adults in their 20's grew up with their heads being subjected to these intense
electromagnetic radiation fields on a regular basis.
In order to deflect blame from vaccines, the medical industry will falsify whatever
research is necessary to blame autism on something else: Probably a combination of
genetics and exposure to certain chemicals. This new "research" will be
published in a "prestigious" medical journal (which caters to the interests of
Big Pharma, of course).
(The text of this prediction has been removed, as I don't want to be blamed for giving
terrorists any specific ideas. In no way do I wish for any terrorist attacks on anyone.
But I should note that terrorists are pretty clever and they have ways to come up with
their own ideas.)
The next five years will see infertility rates continue to rise as sperm counts drop
and DNA mutations (caused by pharmaceuticals and other chemicals) keep rising. This is the
beginning of the genopocalypse, as I call it: The genetic degradation of the
mainstream human population.
I predict that over the next 3-5 years, tiny "personal recorders" that can
record 24 hours of audio and video while being covertly worn by people will go mainstream.
This will have huge implications for police work (expect to see police caught in the abuse
of innocent citizens), business meetings (expect to see video clips from private
corporation meetings ending up on the 'net thanks to whistleblowers), government and many
A key court case will eventually emerge that challenges the legality of the personal recordings, and in the end, they will be allowed as evidence. New laws passed by Congress in the year 2015 will limit the use of personal recorders in public schools, government buildings and other "sensitive" areas. These devices, by the way, will likely take the form of finger rings (for audio recorders), necklaces, bracelets or eyeglasses. Some specialty technology recorders may even be placed inside false eyes.
The year 2010 and beyond will be the "counter surveillance era" where citizens are watching the authorities. YouTube will play a huge role in this, but sooner or later it will begin censoring and blocking videos that threaten the credibility of the government.
For those who have never really seen the way the world works, some of these predictions
may seem outlandish. If you want to know the way the U.S. government really operates, read
books by John Perkins:
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
The Secret History of the American Empire
... and more at
John's writing will forever alter your view of the way the geopolitical machinery of our civilization really works. If you think Haiti is being helped for "humanitarian" reasons, for example, think again: It's all part of a well-practiced process for exploiting natural disasters to economically ensnare poor or developing nations.
I actually share John Perkins' positive vision for personal and global transformation.
It's interesting, since I've never met John in person, but living in Ecuador I've shared
experiences with the Shuar Indians that Perkins writes about in his many books.
Perkins and I both believe that following a period of economic and geopolitical upheaval, there is an opportunity for the surviving People of our planet to "dream new dreams" that set us on a new course. We can create a future built on sustainability, respect for nature and honesty towards our neighbors. This possibility is within our reach if we only have the courage to set our sights on a brighter, more positive future.
This article isn't the place to detail what's involved in that, but know that despite all the predictions I've listed here, I'm an optimist! I believe the world will go through a very difficult time in the next decade (or more), but We the People will emerge stronger, more resourceful, more humbled and with a sense of renewed freedom in creating whatever future we desire.
I will continue to bring you news and information as we face the coming challenges and emerge from it on the other side. Join me here on NaturalNews.com for news and updates on all the issues that matter to us in creating a brighter, more sustainable world for our collective future.
The future is nothing to be feared. The rise and fall of nations is a normal, natural cycle that's been observed throughout world history. The end of one empire marks the beginning of new opportunity, and the important thing is to be present and active when it comes time to set course for our improved collective future.