From coal to computer chips, the world is facing mass shortages in every industry. The main culprit: an energy crisis faced overseas. As the demand for Chinese products grows, China faces challenges set by recent energy-saving regulations due impart to their consumption of fossil fuels to power factories. Bottlenecks in US ports are adding to supply shortages as well. In September of 2021, as many as 73 ships were in queue to port. Before Covid, there would be as little as one ship waiting to port at any given time. An article published by BBC examines the variety of disruptions and issues being faced around the globe contributing to the perfect supply chain storm.