Hour After

What will the Aftertime be like, immediately after the pole shift?
Per the Zetas, filled with anger, the natural response to any assault, even if expected.

ZetaTalk: Hour After, written Dec, 2002
Throughout the world, survivors of the shift will react in different ways, depending upon their level of prior knowledge and their personality. Look about you to the survivors of sudden storms, tornadoes or lightning strikes. These individuals are devastated and basically in shock. They understand that something unexpected has occurred, and they have lost loved ones, lost possessions, perhaps themselves are injured so life as they remembered it can never return, and are grieving. If the result of an expected catastrophe, like an approaching hurricane where they boarded up windows and tied down all that might blow away, the survivors might be angry at themselves for lack of proper preparation, or angry at the gods for delivering the storm, or angry at the authorities for not issuing an earlier warning, or angry at the insurance companies for not replacing lost goods, but anger is the mode.

Now add to this the additional devastation of no helping hands arriving, and even those simply grieving at the loss will become angry. If the survivors were expecting the shift, were in what they considered a safe place and all supplies and loved ones tied down and out of the wind and water surges, there will still be anger. Even had they convinced themselves that they understood this to be a normal astrophysical occurrence, and prepared for it, anger is a normal reaction to loss, or assault. Thus, survivors, even in camps where all were mentally prepared, will be angry, red faced, and wanting to explode on some excuse of another. What to do with all that anger?

Direct it into activity, productive activity. Nature, for survival, has engineered into the human animal flight or fight, and you can expect your human animals to want to do one or the other. There are those that will run, hysterical, trying to escape the devastation and only returning when their energy has exhausted itself and they are again calm. There are those that will want to fight, something, and will take this emotion out on the group unless directed elsewhere. In cases such as this, a quick directive to save this or that supply, to save this or that child about to bleed to death, to rush to another camp to find out how they faired, will direct this energy into action, the purpose of the fight or flight emotion. Those with a calm head, and those about them who may need to take over in case the calm head is not so calm as expected, after the shift, should be prepared with this list and bark orders, promptly. Do not wait until fighting among the group breaks out, bickering, explosion, and the need to mend fences afterwards. Be prepared in the first minutes after the shift, when survivors are emerging and dusting themselves off, red faced and looking for the enemy.

I've thought of an action list for the community I live in.
This would include sending teenagers out to locate section of siding or roof tops to be used for temporary lean-to's, to keep survivors out of the rain.
And collecting bedding thrown about by the hurricane force winds, pulling the mattresses under the lean-to's and hanging the bedding up to dry out of the drizzle and rain that is expected worldwide.
And young children could find crockery, unbroken, wash these so a communal meal might be planned, almost made into a festive affair for these young children.
Refrigerators should be emptied before their contents can spoil, and any farm animals injured during the hour of the shift and needing to be put down could be prepared for a community barbeque.
Of course, those able to work with the injured, do first aid or medical procedures, should be engaged in these activities from the first moments.
Others can be involved in locating the dead and getting them ready for burial.
But burying the dead is not always possible, per the Zetas.

ZetaTalk: Rotting Bodies, written Sep 2, 2003
Primarily, the large die-off will be in places which are pleasant living now, coastal cities, or river basin cities. These cities grew up where commerce was available, and the heavy die-off will be there. Since the waters rise, it will become fish food. In other areas, cities high in the hills, obviously, this will be a reeking mess. Nature takes care of this, in short order, within months, through bacteria and bugs. If you really want to know how to deal with it, get some chickens that eat the bugs and send them out there to fill up, and then you can eat the eggs. Just stay downwind of the stench. This is not exactly socially proper advice, because people want to bury their dead. Most of the dead will be under buildings or trapped under water somewhere. You have to do a mindset to think of the survivors. Think of the living who are feeling pain. Your obligation to the dead is only a ritual you can put aside.

Regardless of preparation, there will be the shock of adjusting to a different lifestyle.
Few will be unaffected, those used to farming and fishing for a living, or rough outdoor work, or crisis management such as firemen or emergency room technicians, or those not used to the trappings of civilization such as Third World countries will be least affected.
Those most affected will be those living in cities, used to having food and clean water delivered to them, and those expecting social services to continue.
Self sufficiency will be the rule.

ZetaTalk: Self Sufficient, written Apr 15, 1999.
The Year 2000 crisis [was] a paper dragon. The message is to rely on the self. What if the grid were to be down? What if the stores were to be empty? Start to think. They are trying to get the populace used to this kind of thinking. But unless the populace is prepared to help itself, unless an alternative to panic exists, the games will go on. The basis for a lack of panic is the sense that there is an alternative, that the populace is preparing to be self sufficient. There will be no security blanket that the populace can rely upon, so self reliance must be the rule. The panic that will settle into governments as the time approaches, when each individual will be dealing with their own personal panic and anxieties, is completely unpredictable. It may run in all manner of directions.

The movies that have been put out of late, where asteroids are falling and a calm prevails, and the government is like a rock of logic and quietly empties towns or flies people up to blow up asteroids, is so far from the truth as to be ludicrous. You will have your military running down the halls and bumping into each other; leaving their posts, turning guns on themselves and others. It is totally unpredictable. What will a frightened animal do when cornered? Well, your entire government and bureaucracies will turn into that in the last few months. So the populace should not look to them, but rather look to themselves.


Health will be affected, not only by the lack of medical services, but by migrating germs and lack of nutrition.

ZetaTalk: Human Health, written Dec, 2002
The effects of the shift on human illness will not be outside of what is experienced today, while traveling to foreign lands or moving to a different climate. The admonition not to drink the local water, or to eat the local fruit without washing it well, is an example. The human immune system adjusts, developing antibodies against new germs, so illness is a temporary, if unpleasant, situation. The shift will find germs, as well as animals and humans and plants, migrating after the shift, and this situation has started in the years leading up to the shift. Thus, even if one remains in the home land, new germs will arrive, uninvited. Those surviving the shift will find themselves experiencing more illness due to:

1. new germs being brought into the area
2. reduced immune systems due to depression
3. poor nutrition

In any case, the answer is to have a positive outlook, as this raises the immune system; eat a diet balanced in vitamins and minerals even if a high calorie diet is not possible; exercise by taking action to improve the life of all in the community as taking action against problems and doing for others raising the morale, overall; and allowing the body to adjust to new germs by developing antibodies, a process that often requires the body to be sick for a period of time, but the fever and weakness are a normal part of the process.

Medical services will be curtailed, as even if skilled doctors and dentists are in the community, supplies and medicines and electricity will be lacking.
Rather than fighting for life as long as the body is breathing, and even when it cannot breathe on its own, different rules will evolve, by necessity.

ZetaTalk: Social Services, written Dec 15, 1995.
Many American Indians let their old choose the time of their departure, a spiritual and poignant moment for all, as the old were a burden on the young that all agreed could not be borne. In some cultures malformed infants are not nourished, and all cultures push what they consider their undesirables to the periphery, to wither and perchance to die. After the cataclysms new rules will spring up, depending on the desperation of the community and whether a Service-to-Self or Service-to-Other orientation prevails. In Service-to-Self groups the strong will prey upon or ignore the weak until a homeostasis is established. What this means is that injured or frail humans will be ignored, not fed or assisted, and they will die. If they refuse to go quietly they will be killed, and if food is short they will be killed and eaten in any case. Eventually the group reaches a point where there are no young, old, or injured and the pecking order among the remainder is well established.

In Service-to-Other groups, those hopelessly maimed or chronically in pain will be allowed to choose suicide, and birth control will be used to limit the demands on scarce resources, if need be. All who wish to live will be fed and cared for, sharing equally among all. In crisis mode, when overwhelmed by large numbers of injured members in great pain, Service-to-Other groups usually end up prioritizing care in the following manner: Where the injury is clearly life threatening and the outcome inevitable, making the injured comfortable is the only treatment given. This should be explained firmly and kindly to the injured, as a choice between treating those who could benefit or wasting effort on one who could not benefit. If the injured is in pain, this means pain medication to the point of stupor or, if no medication exists and the pain is extreme, assisted suicide. Contrary to what humans may have been led to believe, individuals in severe, chronic, and hopelessly painful situations invariably request to be allowed to die. They beg for this, in fact. Where the injured still outnumber the capacity of the caregivers, quality of life next enters the equation.

Will a life be saved only to live in pain or in a diminished capacity, or will a life be saved and restored to full faculties? In this determination full faculties does not mean the blind or amputee should be neglected. Full faculties means reasonable mental faculties, the ability to eat and eliminate without humiliation, the ability to live without being perpetually hooked up to machines, in short, a life one could tolerate rather than a life one would dread. Here again the decision should be explained to the injured, who may exhort the caregivers to reconsider if they don't agree with the decision. Be firm, as vacillation only tortures the injured who should be allowed to come to terms with the situation. Remind the injured of the others who also cry for help. If the injured still overwhelm the caregiver's capacities, choices fall along lines familiar to humans. Treatment quickly given, such as a tourniquet to prevent the injured from bleeding to death, is chosen over treatments that would take more time, such as surgery to stop internal bleeding. Lavage of poisons eating at skin takes precedence over removing a splinter piercing an eye or a limb. Preventing shock takes precedence over setting a broken bone. The caregivers should be firm and committed during such a process, and not expend precious time arguing with those in pain and frantic with anxiety over their injuries.

The Planet

While survivors are in shock, following the hour of the shift, the planet itself is returning to normal.
First, rotation restarts, within a day.

ZetaTalk: Rotation Returns, written Aug 15, 1996
After [Planet X] passes, the Earth's rotation begins again due to the factors that guide rotation of the planets in your solar system. Many humans assume rotation to be simply leftover motion resulting from some past activity such as the big bang, but rotation is guided by gravitational and electromagnetic influences on the liquid cores of planets and moons. Parts of the core move away from or toward these influences, dragging the crust with it, and as the turning motion brings those parts of the core back to where they don't want to be, motion is re-instituted and continued. For the Earth, frozen in place at the moment of passage, rotation begins again within a day after [Planet X] moves from its influential place between the Earth and the Sun. Rotation restarts, at first slowly but then picking up speed until a day on planet Earth is much as it used to be. Just as rotation stops within a day, just so rotation returns within a day, much to the relief of the frantic survivors who fear the long day or night they have been experiencing will never end.

Because the S Pole of Earth was dragged upward during the passage, pulled along by the N Pole of Planet X, the continents find themselves in a new place vs a vs the poles when rotation restarts.
The crust has turned 90 degrees, and remains there when rotation restarts.
During the shift, land has also risen and fallen, and the sea level follows, accordingly.

ZetaTalk: New Geography, written July 15, 1995
After the pole shift the Earth begins rotating again, with its new poles in the same relative position to the Solar System as today. In other words, whatever part of the Earth is North, magnetically, after the shift, will become the new North Pole. The pole shift, with consequent realignment of the poles, will place the New Equator over formerly frozen lands. Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Siberia, and Europe will be affected by the new equator. This will not mean that these areas will be lush, right away. The temperate zones, not all that lush to begin with, will find themselves after the cataclysms in a warm state, but with little vegetation.

After a pole shift the former poles invariably melt and soften while the new poles take on layer after layer of ice and snow. This pace is not matched, as polar cap building only stabilizes at a point where evaporation and melting at glacial edges equals the arrival of newly fallen snow after some centuries. In the meantime the Waters Rise worldwide, several hundred feet, and then recede again. This pace is gradual, so that coastal settlements have plenty of time to relocate, an exercise they find they must do repeatedly.

Due in part to the melting poles and glaciers, but mostly due to swelling in the floor of the ocean from the friction of the pole shift, where crust was dragged over the core, the oceans of the world will rise approximately 675 feet above the current sea level, over a two year period.

ZetaTalk: Melting Ice Caps, written July 15, 1995
After the cataclysms the existing polar ice will melt, while at the same time reforming over the new poles. The melting will occur faster than the reforming. The ice over the former poles will now be facing the Sun. Any water at the new poles will freeze. The buildup comes from precipitation, and this accumulates over hundreds of years. At some point an equilibrium is established, with icebergs breaking off and floating to warmer waters and the like. The Earth, therefore, will experience More Water in its oceans for some time after the cataclysms. Where new poles take centuries to fully form, existing poles thrust under an equatorial sun melt rapidly. The melting poles will thus raise the sea level, worldwide, by 650 to 700 feet within two years. Survivors living below this level will find themselves moving repeatedly as rivers begin to overflow their banks and marsh areas become lakes.

Those planning survival sites should consider this as well as escape routes for survivors who might be trapped by the rising water. Survival sites should be selected for their ability to link to other land areas that will be above the water line as well, so that technologies and skills can be shared among the survivors. Survivors thus will find visiting each other possible rather than impossible in a new world without maps and certainly without guidelines for boats setting out on what will seem to be an endless sea.

The places on the globe that will surely go under the water are low lying lands of Siberia, the Amazon basin, and the Mississippi River basin.
Central America and Indonesia will be ground up into gravel during the pole shift, disappearing.
And new land is expected to pop up between the tip of S America and Africa, the Antarctic plate popping up there.

The future climate will be affected by the magnetic and geographic poles being aligned.
This will ultimately mean colder winters and warmer summers, but not for hundreds of years.
Cold winters will be modulated by the Earth crust retaining heat from the friction of the shift, where the crust was dragged over the core.
And the heat will be modulated by the rising oceans, which will bring the moderating influence of the ocean inland.

ZetaTalk: Sharper Axis, written Feb 1, 2003
During any pole shift, just what the tilt will be, what the length of the day will be, and whether the magnetic and geographic alignment line up is subject to change and chance. However, there are static influences in the solar system, in the environment that surrounds and influences the solar system, that are not subject to change simply because Planet X decides to pass through. The magnetic alignment is one. This is dominated, set, by the alignment of the Sun, which has its alignment due to outside influences, and the Earth lines up with this. Thus, one can expect their compasses to point north, but just where north is re the lay of the land may vary. When rotation returns, it is subject to pulls on the liquid parts of the core that are set, as far as where these pulls are located. Should the Earth start to rotate early, due to a close passage, as happened last, the North/South may not be quite set before rotation starts.

What is the likely tilt in future, after the coming shift? Normally, rotation is much more aligned with the magnetic alignment than at present. A tilt does occur, so seasons such as winter and summer do occur, in fact, a bit more extreme than at present. But due to the friction of the core and heated land masses, winters extreme to the point of freezing in colder climes will not occur [in the years after the pole shift]. And due to the increasing ocean surface, where the moderating effect of ocean currents can condition the air above land, they will likewise not find themselves frying.

Deserts may or may not remain as today, as the prevailing Westerlies will change direction, bringing moisture laden air from a different direction.

ZetaTalk: Deserts, written Jul 15, 2002
Deserts are caused by a lack of moist air, and this keys on air mass movement, where the air mass has been to allow to pick up moisture, and what temperature extremes it encounters causing it to drop its moisture. Air currents lift from the equator and curl around toward the poles, circling back toward the equator, as the globe continually turns from east to west under the blanket of air surrounding it. This causes air to curl down along the west coast of the Americas, after having passed over the Pacific, creating the wet coastlines. By the time the air masses have pushed inland, they have already dropped their moisture along the coast. In the case of Africa's vast deserts, the air masses curl around and down through Europe and have already dropped the moisture picked up over the northern Atlantic on Europe, little left for northern Africa.

When over large continents, like the Gobi deserts of China, the jet stream is either moist or dry, depending upon what it passed over recently. An air mass curling back from the polar region over Siberia is cold, causing any moist air inland or within itself to condense into rain or snow, leaving little in the air by the time the mass reaches the Gobi. In North America, air masses coming from the Coast are dry by the time they have lifted up and over the mountain ranges, but air masses coming down directly from the lake riddled Canadian lands is relatively cool, and when meeting moist air from the Gulf of Mexico creates thunderstorms aplenty. How will this situation change after the shift?

The Americas will find the air masses curling around from the new equator coming across the massively flooded Canadian lands, the flooded Mississippi Valley, and the flooded Amazon basin, so that ample rainfall will drop on formerly desert areas of Arizona and Mexico. What is now the west coast of the Americas, on both north and south continents, will find the curling air streams coming off the Pacific dropping their moisture as today, on the coastlines. Thus, the Americas are not expected to have desert areas in the Aftertime. Africa and Europe will sting out along the new Equator too, with the curling air masses flowing over the Atlantic before passing over all but the inland portions of the Sahara Desert. The Sudan, thus, will find its deserts continuing, as air reaching it has already dropped on the land along the coasts, while encountering cooler air coming down from the new South pole, India, leaving little for the thirsty Sahara. Due to the massive flooding of the lowlands of Siberia, air current curling from the new Equator toward the Gobi will be moisture laden, and thus these desert lands will find their climate changing. The deserts of western Australia will be under water, with no lack of rainfall on that portion of Australia remaining.


Where will the governments be, in the hours after the pole shift?
They would love to be in charge, everything under control, and may try to ensure this with Martial Law.
ZetaTalk has stated that Martial Law, even if imposed in the hours leading up to the pole shift, will not succeed.
Martial Law requires calm heads, soldiers and police anticipating that the rule of law will prevail and their paychecks continuing, and in particular, no panic or opportunistic maneuvers, but rather mindless loyalty in the troops.
But we're talking people here, not robots.

ZetaTalk: Martial Law, written on Dec 15, 2001
Martial Law is a device that cuts both ways, so will not be used lightly by those in power, and only if they feel they have no other recourse. The threat of Martial Law is tossed about a great deal, as it seems an obvious trend given the nervousness of governments and the power they hold in wielding their military. But this conclusion assumes the status quo to be continuing. In other words, adequate food for the troops, and stability elsewhere. What would the attitude of the soldier be, if starvation were rampant, news of this coming from home, and the soldier asked to protect the rich and powerful from demands from the starving? The willingness of the soldier to go along with this erodes, rapidly. Especially if it is apparent that the government, the elite, have not been open and honest about what is besetting mankind. Desertions would occur, erosion of the troops such that the generals soon find they have left their posts, leaving the defenses vulnerable.

We anticipate that the rich and powerful will go into enclaves, with immense stores of goods, with armed guards often gathered from the military. These will not prove to be a good setting, however, and will become the worst hell for those expecting to be protected and live well behind locked doors. Thus, Martial Law will become a reality only for those rich enclaves, where the strongest and most ruthless will rule.

Even in those countries that live today under Martial Law, dictatorships supported by the troops, this is not expected to continue once rotation stops and real panic sets in.

ZetaTalk: Elite Exodus, written June 11, 2003
Troops needed to hold Martial law so the establishment can escape to their enclaves will not cooperate once rotation stoppage is obvious, as they will themselves panic. What is left? Slipping away in the dead of night to the enclaves, like rats silently leaving a sinking ship!

Will those in power in the federal government try to continue?
Sure, not because the populace needs them, but because they enjoy being on top of the pile, and want this to continue.

ZetaTalk: Carry-On Government, written on Dec 15, 1997
The rationale is that the populace will be better off with this governance, so they are doing a service. In truth, there is nothing such a tattered remnant of a federal government could do for the populace that they could not do better for themselves. Naturally, the first thing these former government workers will be looking to do is impose taxes, and without a money base, this will be in the form of food and supplies.

The elite, those in power in government and the very wealthy, anticipate at the very least being in their bunkers, well protected by hired mercenaries, if not the military.
But these plans will also not work out.

Even in the well stocked bunkers, all will not be well, as these site are well known and thus are likely to be targeted for looting.

ZetaTalk: Bunker Government, written Feb 23, 2002
Given the size of the quakes, Richter 9 force worldwide, with mountain building and renting of continental rifts, these underground facilities will hardly be a safe place. It takes little to trap an outlet, torque an elevator such that it cannot rise or fall, and create panic in the tomb. Air circulation will not work, slowly smothering those trapped inside. Water will find its way into underground pockets, drowning those trapped. Electrical equipment will falter, plunging those into darkness.

With everyone in panic, and their mercenaries becoming opportunists, there is plenty to go wrong.

ZetaTalk: Ultimate Lot, written Feb 8, 2003
The elite presume the status quo continuing. They presume that repairs in the supply line, in communication lines, will be forthcoming and not permanently, disruptively, devastated. They are wrong on all counts. They will find they cannot escape to their enclaves, as expected, but will be trapped with the populace by mechanical or other problems. They will find that their secrets, their locations, the whereabouts of their supplies, are divulged due to careless and distracted employees, or angry employees.

They will find that the mercenaries they have hired, and presume they will control, will turn a surly eye upon them well before the shift. And may take their transportation to their safe enclaves away from them well before the shift, such will be the comeuppance they will receive from the thugs they have employed. They will find nothing they have planned working as expected, the horrors to them endless and beyond enumeration. In short, they will find themselves fully with those they have so casually condemned to horrors. The poor, their babes in their arms, trapped in coastal cities by bridges bombed by the elite so the poor cannot escape. The injured survivor, broken limbs, infected cuts, starving children, looking about without rescue. This will be their lot, and a perfect Karma it is!

Thus, in the hours and months after the shift, survivors may encounter the elite, trying to blend in, or remnants of the carry-on governments, trying to bark orders, but both these elements are more likely to have been savaged by opportunitists, self serving elements, striving to establish a new pecking order, and decimating each other during the process.


The change in climate, experienced by almost all locales worldwide, will affect plant and animal growth, and take some time to adjust.
Plants and animals migrate toward the land and climate they are suited for.
After the some 25 years of gloom, sunlight allows stronger plant growth.
But for some time, the vegetation may be struggling, and wildlife migrating.

ZetaTalk: Climate Changes, written July 15, 1995
Over time the plants and animals change, accommodating the climatic change. Plants, in particular, are hard hit, as they are sensitive to the temperature, humidity, and exposure to sun and wind. The die off is massive, but certain other opportunists survive. Over time, there is a creep that occurs, such that from places where the climate has remained the same plants grow outward toward where they find conditions hospitable. The opportunists who took over, preempting all the strugglers, find they are being pushed, steadily, to assume their former status. Animals, being mobile, are less hard hit, and either adjust their day and night to the new conditions or travel. After a time, a few centuries, the Earth looks much as it did before, only this time with new poles, a new equator, and newly established temperate zones.

All of this activity is modulated at first by the gloom cause by volcanic dust. During the hour of the shift, all volcanoes active now or dormant now will explode. Likewise, during this hour, hurricane force winds will whip over the oceans. Due to this interaction, the gloom and humidity are present almost immediately after the shift. Disbursement, so that this is evenly spread, occurs over the next few days, within a week, but the effect is virtually immediate on vegetation requiring sunlight and a dry bed. Strong sunlight occurs only occasionally, in certain locations. In the main there is dusk, ever present dusk.

Volcanic dust is a big factor affecting plant growth, as it can snuff out sunlight as well as poison the drinking water.

ZetaTalk: New Climate, written Dec 15, 1995.
Volcanic activity and the roiling of the Earth's core continue for some decades after a pole shift, just as they do during the decade preceding a pole shift. A dense cloud cover that lasts for decades, resulting from the volcanic activity and loss of atmosphere due to the stripping away that occurred during lashing by the tail [of Planet X]. The dust filled clouds are low to the ground, and create a constant gloom. Rain occurs almost continuously. Where sunlight cannot penetrate and seldom manages to peek through this dense cloud cover, it does warm the Earth's atmosphere and thus its warming influence is not lost on the Earth. Less warmth from sunlight, but warm wet air.

Being downwind from a volcano is to be avoided, where ash fall is heaviest, disbursing into the atmosphere thereafter.

ZetaTalk: Downwind, written Dec 14, 2002
An analysis of where the volcanic ash will blow should be done in the following manner:

1. The prevailing westerly will reinstitute themselves along the new Equator, curling away from the Equator as they do today, and returning. Take the globe produced by snipping Nancy's New Geo map and turn it under your gaze, and you will see where these winds will establish themselves.
2. Volcanic ash lofts from the source, the volcano, and diminishes as it move upward. The heavier ash falls almost immediately, and does not loft. The lighter ash lofts, but gets disbursed.

Thus, those lands directly in the path of the prevailing westerly, in the curling from the Equator manner they develop, and the return to the Equator from higher altitudes they develop, can be expected to be heavily ashed. Those lands a long distance from such a direct path can expect to have cloudy skies, from high born ash, but no heavy delivery of ash to their land. We suggest that those concerned about this do their homework, as Nancy long ago produced, in the Troubled Times page on the Pole Shift, animated graphics showing this process.

The Zetas are referring to some animated graphics I developed, low tech but showing the Earth with its new geography after the pole shift, The volcanic dust starting to emerge from known volcanic areas and within days covering the globe with gloom.
However, the direction of the new Westerlies, and the location of land masses and known volcanic regions, and thus the direction of the heaviest ash fall, can be easily gauged.
This is within the Troubled Times pages, in the Info section, under the Pole Shift TOPIC.
This is of course also on the $4.10 CD twinset the Troubled Times nonprofit offers.
See the ZetaTalk home page for links to all of that.

The gloom will make direct sunlight a rare event, but will not be the nuclear winter many may fear.

ZetaTalk: Nuclear Winter, written on Feb 15, 2002.
The nuclear winter much discussed during the Cold War in fact does not occur during heavy volcanic ash times. Has this occurred in the past? Mankind surmises this, with the extinction of the dinosaur attributed to heavy ash. This is all speculation, and the dinosaur died because of a virus, not a meteor strike. Sunlight warms even if it cannot make it through he clouds. It warms the clouds, the air, etc. Thus, especially since the core is warming the Earth today with its increased swirling, you can expect that the core will continue to make the globe warmer, after the shift. In addition, the atmosphere will be torn away, so the clouds will be lower and the atmosphere less of a block to the warmth of the sunlight than today. All reasons for the globe to stay warm, which it will. You can anticipate the same degree of warmth, per latitude, that you experience today.

Sunburn and radiation are suppressed by the ash cloud, the one advantage. Depending upon where one is, downwind from volcanoes, the ash will poison the water and soil. This tends to be the immediate effect after a violent burping, not a lingering effect. However, since violent burping will occur big time during the shift, all ash afterwards will carry poisons. Thus, until the rains wash this away, some months at best, drinking water should be distilled. Ground water may carry these poisons for a longer time, depending upon how close to the surface this is, the flow patterns, etc. Water in lakes and oceans dilutes, where ground water stagnates. Fish likewise have an ability to exclude lead, though do absorb other heavy metals such as Mercury. Likewise, water retains warmth, and algae grows in abundance in places land based plants cannot tolerate. Thus, this resource should be explored, and explored thoroughly, prior to the shift, as a real survival technique.

Wildlife struggles, as the extinction of the Mammoth shows. Wildlife is used to a struggle, and migrates almost constantly after the shift, so survives in general. Domesticated animals survive because of the determination of their owners, who remain attached to the hope that their prior life will return. Relying on wildlife, hunting, will prove disappointing as wildlife will soon diminish to the point of no results. Hunters will at first eat well, then starve. Vegetation is most affected by the lack of light, and secondarily by being drown. The lush rain forests your beautiful Earth supports give voice to the tenacity of vegetation to survive. Many seeds sprout only when conditions are right, so decades later emerge. Those looking to crops will find this is not the way to go, in the immediate aftertime. As we repeatedly mention, fishing is a good source of protein, as are bugs, and plants should be the minimal part of your diet. Humans are used to just the opposite. So this is a mind set adjustment. A bit of salad, something with high Vitamin C, but use this almost as a garnish!

Where crops will not fare well, or not as expected, those who plan well can make adjustments.

ZetaTalk: Crop Adjustments, written July 15, 1995
After the cataclysms livestock will die for lack of feed or be eaten. Seeds sown will fail to thrive after germination from lack of sunlight and the excessive drenching rains. What will the survivors eat? Those who have prepared by establishing intensive indoor gardening such as hydroponics and the most protein efficient animal husbandry, fish tanks and ponds, will find themselves not only subsisting but subsisting well. Such arrangements require indoor lighting. Hydroponics can be grown around the clock and fish eat either this produce or water plants that feed off the community's sewage effluent, but the base of this food chain is the hydroponic vegetation. For plants, light is life, for without it plants die. Such indoor farming, in place prior to the cataclysms, should not rely on lighting from either the Sun or the utility companies. Both will in essence go out during the decades immediately following the cataclysms. Power for indoor lighting should rely on harnessing wind, or water flows, or other such mechanical generation that can be counted upon to be present after the cataclysms.

Food stuffs that can be grown without artificial light and will do quite nicely on the gloomy light supplied by the Sun are mushrooms, earthworms, and various insects that feed on dead tissue. After the cataclysms bugs will be in abundance, as dead tissue from both plants and animals is everywhere. This trend can be taken advantage of, as distasteful as that concept might be to humans who have never eaten a bug. Larva, grown in humus, can be turned into pureed and creamed soups, puddings, or omelets by skilled cooks. Those eating the fare would never guess that the base was not cream, milk, and eggs. For those humans who do not prepare, they will find themselves eating bugs in any case, as meals from what they can catch or find growing will be few and far between.

This setting, hydroponics and fish ponds, lights run from windmills or water wheels, will be a setup few can plan for or attain.
Windmills from old car parts and car batteries and artificial sunlight from carbon arc lamps using pencil leads is possible, however.
But for most, the groceries must be collected from what is at hand.
In this regard, better to have chickens eating the bugs, so you can eat the meat and eggs, than for you to be eating the bugs.
Many weeds are sky high in vitamins, including Vitamin C.

Given a setting where one is eating what they can find, just how should the diet be adjusted for the best nutrition?
Eating raw, where possible, for one.

ZetaTalk: Best Nutrition, written Dec, 2002
Small meals, eaten frequently, allows for better digestion. The starving body is more efficient at digestion than the overfed, which tends to dispense with a big meal as something to be rid of rather than processed. Humans who have been dictated to by their schools, medical profession, and salesmen for the food industry, have often turned off their natural sensors as to what to eat and how to treat their bodies. Small children, left to pick and chose what to eat from an array of healthy foods, will invariably select a balanced diet over a period of days. They will chose those foods that help their particular metabolism or biology, even without having a medical degree or being directed to do so. If cold weather is approaching, foods that will put on a layer of fat are selected. In hot weather, a lighter diet of salads and fruits is more appealing. These natural signals, which go beyond diet and into health in general, should be listened to. Go back to being a child, in listening to your body, which knows itself well!

Gardens can be grown, and well tended, will succeed. In this the target climate should be planned for, seeds for crops that will do well in the anticipated climate laid in store.

ZetaTalk: Restart Gardens, written Nov 2, 2002
Most crops will sicken and fail to produce, regardless of man's expectations. The guidelines for Aftertime planning should be:

1. Wait until after the shift to start new gardens.
2. Plant a test garden, and only when you can grow seed from the plants should you plant for food. If you can't produce seed, the plants too sickly to mature or the insects not viable to pollinate, then you will eventually waste all your seed.
3. Flocks and herds can be observed, and managed accordingly. Chickens will eat bugs, relish them, and ducks and geese nibble on plants along the waters edge. If they survive, and propagate, then lean in this direction in your plans.
4. Anticipate gardens and crops outside of what is usual for your area, in a wider range, so that disappointments in plants that fail to thrive in the new climate can be replaced with surprises.

There are variables mankind does not normally consider that will be affecting life after the shift, such that an assumed plant or animal life would falter and simply die off, and others flourish. These variables have been present in the past, in your ancestors, when they migrated to new lands, but are not usually passed down to offspring. An immigrant to a new land would bring seed, perhaps even a pair of prized livestock, and find even with the latitude and seasons similar to the home land, all die. Local fauna and flora, bacteria, rodents, affects the immigrants, though often unseen by the humans with high hopes. Thus, the failure is a disappointment but the reasons for failure not grasped. In like manner, because of factors like acidity of rain, weather shock in insects or even bacteria in the soil, even plants and animals familiar to an area may succumb, and die off.

Opportunistic germs today are affecting the biology of the world, such that pre-existing illness is causing animal life to sicken. Germs are migrating, infecting in areas not usual, and the immune systems of the affected lowered by the weather extremes and roiling emanations from the Earth's core. Thus, in addition to the predictable climate you will shift into, you should anticipate failure in restarting your gardens and herds and flocks. The best plan is a broad plan, so that a failure does not devastate.

Hope should not be put aside, as eventually, a return to normalcy occurs.
Survivors adjust to their new conditions, sunlight returns, crops and gardens begin to produce abundantly.
But this may take some time.

ZetaTalk: Return to Normalcy, written Sep 15, 1996.
A gloomy atmosphere, with the cloud cover seemingly on the ground, will last for at least two decades and then dissipate over the next several years. As the atmosphere is thin, it tends to drop any water it picks up rather readily. Clouds, after all, are water vapor, but when clouds cannot waft high they are subject to slow motion and bumping into things that cause condensation. Thus, it seems to be raining continuously, at least in a drizzle.

Vegetation regrows in proportion to the sunlight that manages to work its way though the dense cloud cover. At first, there is only a brave sprout of two, which quickly gets eaten by anything hungry in the vicinity. Due to the damp and cloudy environment, many plant species simply do not appear until the climate changes, and then, activated by the climatic conditions that their DNA has become programmed to react to, the seeds magically sprout. Forests that had been leveled by hurricane winds or burned to the ground during firestorms regrow from seedlings. Within a few decades, young forests have reappeared, as have lush meadows and marshlands. Opportunistic vegetation eventually gets pushed aside as the climate worldwide returns to normal. For hundreds of years, however, the vegetation in any given region may have a different appearance that it will ultimately, due to this type of adjustment.

Wildlife, being mobile, rebounds more readily than the vegetation. Wildlife tends to wander until it finds a hospitable home, and there park until matters improve. Many species will seem extinct, where they are merely decimated in number and staying close to where conditions are optimal. As they regrow in numbers and the habitat improves, they return to their venturesome ways, and thus, to mankind, seem to suddenly reappear. Fish fare better, particularly if ocean going, as the oceans are not traumatized in the same manner that land life is. In fact, due to the increased carbon dioxide in the air after a pole shift, the kelp and other plant life in the ocean thrives, creating a life cycle reaction that benefits ocean life. As man, the great plunderer, has essentially disappeared, species that had almost gone extinct will be on the rebound.