I will answer the question. The problem of an huge population entering unhealthy old years, whilst there are no good jobs for millennial to “support” the old people, has been solved. Enter 2 cycles of Grand Minimum, and we get disease, poor crop production, bad economics.
Don’t be scared, be prepared.
From: Lot's Wife
Subject: Cosmic rays and mortality connected
Here’s a study showing positive correlation between mortality and global cosmic rays. See Table 1 by going to site. Note the significant differentials in mortality in those 75 years and above. Death is far more likely in aged people in periods of high cosmic ray exposure.
With regard to exposure from Fukushima’s ongoing releases, we can assume they are additive to the Universe’s contributions. Who will answer if the combined exposures enhance our development or foreclose it?
Long-term association between the intensity of cosmic rays and mortality rates in the city of Sao Paulo
The Earth's atmosphere is constantly bombarded by a variety of sources of extra-terrestrial ionizing radiation, such as galactic cosmic rays (GCRs). Observations have shown that many large short-term increases in the GCR flux from nearby supernovae are strongly associated with the cooling of the Earth's climate and biodiversity crises over the past million years. It is well known that chronic exposure to GCRs at high altitudes is strongly associated with cancer, e.g. leukemia in aircraft crew and astronauts. Additionally, there is evidence connecting exposure to secondary background GCRs with increased occurrence of cancer, myocardial infarction, congenital anomalies, and mortality rates.
During epochs of solar minima (when CRII is high), there was a significant increase in the mean mortality rates ( < 0.05) for the diseases listed below (table ). The correlation between CRII and all causes of death in women were significantly higher than in men and children, excluding perinatal mortality rates.
Significant variance between periods of solar minima and solar maxima by standardized age ranges in Sao Paulo city.
The collisions between primary GCRs and atmospheric gas molecules result in a cascade of chemical and physical reactions producing secondary cosmic rays, which penetrate the Earth's surface and underground layers. All of these processes result in atmospheric air ionization, which has been associated with atmospheric electricity, cloudiness, and climate, all affecting human health.
Human beings are continuously exposed to many kinds of environmental agents, e.g. radiation and air pollution, which can affect their behavior, health outcomes and lifespan. Historically, GCRs have posed a threat during Earth's mass extinctions where they are accompanied by high rates of mutations over geological time scales. Except during catastrophic geological periods, regular 11 year and 22 year solar cycles modulate the penetration of GCRs, which does not usually vary much from one cycle to another. Nevertheless, the health impact of long-term exposure to local GCRs during regular solar cycles awaits clarification, while it may have been silently driving genetic evolution throughout human history on Earth.
Both direct and indirect effects of radiation trigger a series of biochemical signals with associated cascades of molecular events that may repair the damage or, if permanent physiological changes remain, lead to cellular death.
Juckett observed that human longevity and mortality by cancer exhibited regular and highly synchronous variations with the background fluxes of CR neutrons. He hypothesized that ancestral generations of a newborn child could have accumulated CR neutron-induced epigenetic markers, carrying an inappropriate epigenetic imprint characterized by a higher individual predisposition to cancer, when exposed to other environmental agents that cause genetic mutations. Moreover, the fetal brain reaches its maximum vulnerability between the eighth to fifteenth week after fertilization when exposed to low-level ionizing radiation. Indeed, hemopoietic stem cells of mammals are highly sensitive to exposure to low-level ionizing radiation, which induces cellular damage that particularly affects the hemopoietic cell renewal systems, impairing immunoinflammatory activity and other physiological functions.
Genetic mutations may be also induced by CRII in microorganisms spread out in the environment, temporarily re-introducing 'new' pathogens in the population and causing an increase in mortality from infectious diseases in periods of higher secondary GCR exposition. Host–parasite dynamics have a great potential to evolve and adapt to persistent unfavorable environmental conditions, reverting high mutation rates into an increase of their pathogenicity. One of the most interesting findings regarding this issue is that exposure to very low-dose ionizing radiation can prompt a survival response in bacterial cells when subsequently undergoing potentially lethal damage, acting as an adaptive dose.
According to an original report by Parikka, low dose radiation treatment is able to reactivate latent tuberculosis in infected zebrafish. Moreover, cycles of re/emergent infectious diseases have been linked to the evolution of the human immune system, improving the host defense and decreasing their susceptibility to new episodes of infectious diseases. This mechanism could justify the normalization of infectious disease mortality rates in the subsequent regular peaks of CRII.
Another hypothesis that may elucidate the association between GCRs and infectious disease mortality is the effects of GCRs on climatic variations, which may affect the incidence of infectious diseases. Climate change and infectious diseases have been strongly correlated, and these periods have been identified as the period when re/emergent microorganisms are reintroduced into societies. Moreover, the association between CRII and mortality rates may also be reflecting other primary or secondary processes, such as those related to GCRs and atmospheric aerosol dynamics and cloudiness, GCRs and the global electrical circuit e.g. Schumann resonance, and/or another unknown GCR mechanisms in the lower troposphere.
The biosphere is indeed a proper region to convert GCRs into many active energy forms, such as electrical, chemical, mechanical, and thermal, which may affect human health through yet unknown mechanisms.