Can you envision the world without our beloved Vermont? It’s hard to imagine but we came up with a few scenarios that would wipe VT off the map. While these scenarios are highly unlikely, maybe it will make us take a moment and think about how good we have it here. Now matter how bad things seem, they could always be worse.
1. Global Warming.
Flooding from global warming wipes out all of the low land towns. The higher towns wouldn't be immune to this disaster since the snow would melt off of the mountains which would end the majority of tourism. Owning a local business is hard, but when your local attraction is eliminated, maintaining a livelihood would be next to impossible. Not to mention boring.
Taxes and economic conditions get so bad that everyone moves to Canada. Oh Canada!
3. New studies show….
It is determined by the AMA that clean air, exercise and organic foods create an unhealthy environment and the state must be evacuated.
Yankee power explodes and the entire Northeast, including Vermont are uninhabitable. Sure, the plant is closed, but the uranium and other things left would surely explode if hit with a missile.
5. Ice Age.
Not likely, but if it happened once, theoretically it could happen again.
6. No trees in the Green Mountain State.
Spruce bud worms, Birch leaf miners, Ash borers, white pine weevils, bark beetles, white pine blister rust, not to mention the maple tree bugs… without trees, what are we?
7. Mad cows.
We thought of two scenarios of cow madness. 1- Mad Cow Disease takes over and all the dairy farms could be gone, and so would we. 2 – It’s commonly joked that there are more cows in Vermont than people, but we know this isn’t true. However, what if it was true? Again, this article is meant to be lighthearted.
8. Zombie apocalypse.
In reality, a zombie apocalypse is highly unlikely. However, pop culture would lead you to believe otherwise in order to keep up ratings. Since Vermont is a safe place to hide, everyone will flee here but the zombies will be sure to follow.
9. Buried in snow.
Sometimes after a huge storm, this seems like a possibility to us all. But we always make it because we’re resilient, practical, and most importantly, we’re Vermonters!
10. The “great” wall?
If the government turns all the states along the Canadian border into “No Man Zones” to control mass immigration into the Unites States of America we are out of luck.
11. Champ is verified!
Champ has been verified and all of Vermont has been deemed a national protected wetland and national heritage sight. We would all have to give Champ more space to freely roam.
12. Howdy neighbor!
Acid rain caused by Midwest manufacturing has become so acidic that nothing can survive it. The rain distorts everything it touches and nothing will grow. People and animals cannot use the water.
13. Spark it up.
Vermont passes a bill to allow growing marijuana and all farms are taken over by cartels who force everyone out of the state and have armed men at the borders. What happened to peace, love and happiness?
What would you add to this list? Did any of these surprise you? Share your thoughts below.