KOS: Asked my wife last night on her thoughts of the polar shift. Once she realized I was serious, she gave it some thought. Discounted overnight polar shift, everyone will be reacting to that. But an accelerated shift, could cause anxiety levels to rise, without people understanding why. Since this has not occurred before in our lifetime, there is no scientific way to quantify it. Like most here, this one is way out of our control and we are looking at more immediate challenges.
Her concern is more focused on the drumbeat of bad news that seems to be assaulting all of us. The constant state of turmoil, (my opinion since 9/11) is wearing people down. Especially with the loss of jobs and changes at a workplace. Long term unemployment is having a debilitating effect on many people.