Tens of millions of people died during the last grand solar minimum events between 1650 to 1850, due to lack of heating and lack of food.
A rare windstorm in August in Iowa caused the destruction of 850,000 acres of corn. China's corn crop was also seriously diminished after a series of typhoons. Corn shortages will be felt in supermarkets, in animal feed supplies, and in ethanol markets. Westbrook suggested that weather warfare may be used to bring about the demise of the current form of agriculture.
Consumers are now competing with the government that is stocking up on food reserves. Westbrook says that the sun's output is already dropping off, which accounts for the technocrats' aggressive timetable. He exhorted people to start growing their own food to prevent the food supply from being used as a weapon.