Experts say doomsday is on the way. What does this mean for Montana?

Well, that’s certainly a bit alarming.

For those who don’t know, it appears our government has some sort of countdown clock to when a horrific, life-altering catastrophic event is about to occur, and that clock was updated yesterday.

Introduced by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists way back in 1947, the clock aims to show people how their actions can wreak catastrophic damage not only on humanity but also on the planet itself. Times have changed over the years, but yesterday’s update is particularly alarming because we’ve never been this “close to midnight” before.

The organization’s CEO, Rachel Bronson, said the following yesterday, according to CBS News:

“We live in a time of unprecedented danger, and the doomsday clock time reflects that reality. Ninety seconds to midnight is the closest time ever set to midnight, and it’s a decision our experts don’t take lightly.”

Some of the reasons for the jump are as follows:

  • war in Ukraine
  • threat of nuclear war
  • crop failures
  • world pollution
  • Covid-19
  • weather extremes

What does this mean for Montanans and how can we prepare for it? Well, in certain cases, there’s not much we can do. In the event of a nuclear war, Montana is one of the prime targets along with North Dakota and Wyoming as Minute Men 3 ICBM bases are located in all three states.

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In other cases, however, we Montaners have a little more control over our destiny.

Food storage, batteries, bottled water, generators, ammo, extra pet food, and a freezer or two are all ways Montaners can prepare for the “dark days” ahead.

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Not to mention, these items can also help in the event of a local or state emergency, like we saw with the floods that swept across southwest Montana last summer. There are several different groceries that you can purchase while doing your regular shopping without breaking the bank.

Things like canned foods, peanut butter, rice, and other grains can have a long shelf life if stored properly. So whether we have 90 seconds until midnight or it’s all a lot nothing, it’s always good to be prepared.

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