( quote in need of correction )
".....namely the global upheaval of earth changes starting with the "sudden activity" of the Pacific Rim faultlines ( Mt.Aetna doing a Mt. St. Helens and such )...."
Yes, I know the recently active Mt. Aetna affects the Mediterranean Sea via Scicily.
I did say " earth changes *starting* with the sudden activity of the Pacific Rim faultlines" , but in no way *ending* with those Pacific Rim faultlines.
Eitehr way shipping lanes will most certainly be disrupted and seeing the economic disruption of just what a dock strike on the California coast or shipping interuption of Venazuela oil can cause , mass interuption orf Pacific Rim shipping traffic alone should give one pause. i mean just how dependent has the US become on goods manufactured in the Far East as our means of industrial manufacture has continued to be cast aside.
Better start stocking up on those Trail Mix granola bars as you'd be amazed what hungry people will do to eat.