This is a question more and more people are asking themselves. Oddly enough many people are still wondering if the climate is changing. There are others who are speculating on whether man is the main cause of climate change. Despite what you may believe, extreme weather events that affect human populations are increasing, if only because the human population of planet Earth is increasing. Climate change may or may not be triggering more extreme weather events, but our ever-increasing population is definitely putting more people at risk, in the middle of these events. Therefore we have more people than ever before, facing some sort of urban survival situation with regards to extreme weather.
Extreme weather events didn’t affect as many humans hundreds of years ago. There were no people living in those parts of the world that many live in today. If extreme weather did affect people somewhere else on the planet, you would likely have never heard about it. There were no televisions, radios or the internet back then.
There has been a tremendous increase in population along the Eastern seaboard of the United States. This area usually sees one or two hurricanes make a path through them once or twice a year. The so-called tornado alley, in the mid western United States, has also seen tremendous growth in population over the last one hundred years. The same could be said of many parts of the world that traditionally experience extreme rain, cold and snowfall throughout the year. This all leads to more people being involved in some sort of urban survival situation than in the past.
The best thing a person can do for themselves and their family is be prepared for the possibility of having to face an urban survival situation that might be caused by an extreme weather event. It would be wise to start preparing for such an event today, because you might find yourself in the middle of one tomorrow.