My dearest readers, huge forces are coming into play that we should know about. It is bad enough that we are on the cusp of a dramatic financial calamity, a recent oil disaster that reveals how vulnerable the entire energy infrastructure is to attack, war on the horizon in the Middle East and more. Too much more. The predicaments the world faces have only grown larger and more intractable. But nothing will take us more by surprise than a brutal shift from summer right into winter.