Is it the really end of the world?
We have all seen the movies about the end of the world, and heard about the doomsday prophecy. What is doomsday? It is the end of world as we know it. It is a time of great distress and uncertainty, a time of great and rapid change.
You should not put too much faith that an event will happen on a specific day such as December 21, 2012. Predictions involving a specific date never seem to happen when they are supposed to. Instead you need to look at doomsday scenarios that could theoretically happen. Even though most of the end of the world theories is unlikely to happen; there are a few that stand a small mathematical chance of happening.
Doomsday scenarios that are more likely to happen include an economic collapse, asteroid impact, viral outbreak, a major natural disaster such as a super volcano erupting or a solar flare, or a man-made disaster such as war or major accident.
If an asteroid the size of a mountain was to hit the earth, it would be like having hundreds of atomic bombs exploding at the same place and at the same time. This would make a crater at least ten miles in diameter and would change the climate causing mass extinction.
During this time most of the human population would be wiped out, and it would also cause major extinction among the animal kingdom destroying most of the life on the planet. The world would never be the same after a doomsday event. In the aftermath, the survivors that lived through such an event would be left to rebuild and repopulate the planet from the remains of the previous civilization.
Another doomsday scenario is a super volcano eruption. An eruption of this size would eject large amounts of ash into the upper atmosphere causing the planet to cool causing a nuclear winter. Even though such an event would be devastating it is possible that most people and animals could survive and adapt to the event.
One of the more likely events to happen will be an economic collapse. With most of the countries and big businesses in the world getting deeper in to debt, and with banks gambling by investing in speculative markets, it is only a matter of time before the whole thing collapses. When this happens, the price for basic food and items will skyrocket plunging the world into a deep depression.
Once the governments of the world collapse, the citizens will be left to fend for themselves. The result will be wide-spread anarchy and panic that could led to civil war. This is one of the easiest doomsday scenarios to prepare for, however most people are not well prepared for the economic collapse and will end up needlessly suffering.
A solar flare or a high altitude nuclear explosion can cause an EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, that can fry all the electric systems sending humanity back to the 1800’s. This would in turn cause widespread food and medical shortages, and would have a psychological impact on people similar to that of an economic collapse.
Man-made catastrophic events can also cause doomsday disasters such as a nuclear meltdown causing radiation contamination, or an industrial accident causing chemical contamination. If something like a man-made virus was released into the public it could easily wipeout most of humanity.
These are a small handful of some of the end of the world events that could happen in our lifetime. It’s not so much if a catastrophic event happens, but only when. Doomsday is the name of the event that triggers the end of the world. Even though a doomsday event is unlikely, it is mathematically possible. preparing for an end of the world event is a smart decision that could save your life.