The word for the day is DISASTER. Or maybe CATACLYSM; how about APOCALYPSE?!
The polar shift causes previously warm areas to experience ice ages, which are made worse by erupting volcanoes. Previously cool or cold areas are now equatorial and much hotter, made worse by holes in the ozone and possibly nuclear warheads. The longitude/latitude shift could explain why the North American Bald Eagle and the South American Condor are sharing the same skies. This is apparently both a metaphorical and actual event. The earth is said to actually roll over (3-4 times even). Crops cannot be changed fast enough. Famine results. Can you imagine the effect of lost and wandering migratory animals? Volcanoes become active. There are 160 active volcanoes in the US. Canada has 18 or so BIG ones. Central America boast hundreds of volcanic formations with 15 currently active. South America lists include 124+/-. Just the super-volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming alone has been rising at a record rate since 2004. It would explode with a force a thousand times more powerful than the Mount St Helen’s eruption in 1980. Ash would fan out and dump a layer 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away. Two-thirds of the U.S. could become uninhabitable as toxic air sweeps through. Volcanoes create ash clouds, which shade and cool the ground, which creates/worsens ice ages, which shorten growing seasons which cause famines. Starved people are more susceptible to diseases, also. Seven years of famine are seen. (Like Joseph’s?)
There are the earthquakes. BIG ones! The entire western seaboard shifts. The New Madrid fault shifts. The projected results include not only massive property damage and loss of life; but flooding as well. The United States could be split in two up the Mississippi River. Some projections include a 50 mile wide river. Current acreage sinks while masses appear in mid-ocean Much of the east coast of South America is submerged. Eventually the end result is Pangaea with all the continents reforming as a single mass.
Flooding results not only from the earthquakes with tidal waves, but from the polar shift, volcanoes, and extreme storms expected. Tornadoes and hurricanes abound. The heavy rains, hail, and snow seen in the last decade are just a warm up. The seas heave.
A massive deep fog forms and stays. It preys on the mind and makes people fearful. This is a temperature contrast phenomena. Warm moist air–from the new equator or nuclear bombs (I can see a weapons based fall-out drugging people)–hits cold ground–maybe from new ice age glaciers or cold floods.
There will be halos around the sun and moon. These are caused by ice crystals in high thin clouds. There are to be 4 around the sun. In the end, the sky turns red. The sun darkens. The moon turns blood red. Stars fall. The rainbow is taken from the sky.
Bigger and more frequent meteors began to hit earth. These may be the Tzitzimime (night gods) that appear and kill people. Some are so large the earth shifts (triggering volcanoes). These stones and fire falling may also include nuclear bombs. There is a battle so intense the rivers boil.
The plants are dying and massive fires burn, there is no drinkable water, people and animals die off, but strange and dangerous animals begin to appear (Pestilence).
Two major plagues ravage the land. One is of unknown (man-made?) origin. The other is water born and wastes the innards.
Cities are destroyed. Sink holes and solar flares add to the loss of essential services. People and animals die–the stench is everywhere.