Nobody can say that we didn’t have good innings. After all, the human race has been here for the best part of 2.8 million years.
But all good things must come to an end and, sooner or later, so must humanity’s spell on Earth.
Doom-mongers predicted a giant asteroid would crash into Earth sometime in Sep 2015. And destruction by space rock is also the matter of tonight’s new Sky comedy You, Me and the Apocalypse, which tells of an eight-mile wide comet just 34 days away eliminating us all. But there are so many other ways in which the human race could be wiped out any day now.
Throughout history, many deadly pathogens have emerged which have wreaked destruction on the human race. The Black Plague killed one in every four Europeans in the 14th century, while in just two years from 1918 Spanish flu took at least 50 million lives.
New deadly pathogens crop up every year: Recent pandemics have included outbreaks of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), bird flu and , most recently, a coronavirus called COVID-19 that originated in China.
And because of our highly interconnected, global economy, a deadly disease could spread like wildfire. Experts say it is only a matter of time before one goes global. If nature wasn’t enough to worry about, scientists have been suspect of engineering distorted versions of diseases which, if they escaped from the lab, could threaten the future of humanity.
We have witnessed Haiti crumble under a massive Earthquake in 2010, Northern Japan being swept by gigantic Tsunami waves in 2011, and Nepal falls apart, piece by piece due to the recent spate of nasty earthquakes, this year. And there have been many other ‘insignificant’ natural calamities which didn’t even get reported.
So, what if we tell you that the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal was part of a pattern and many seismologists had been expecting this one. What, if we tell you that the exact date and location of the earthquake had been predicted by a team of researchers who warned the authorities in Nepal, just weeks ago.
What, if we tell you that the same team of researchers believe that this earthquake is perhaps not big enough to split all the way to the surface, so: We should be expecting a bigger earthquake in the coming months.
These natural disasters were just wake up calls. There are bigger monsters in-store and the clock is ticking.
It would not be an overemphasis to say that we should be worried, really worried. Don’t believe us? Let experts put the pieces of the puzzle together for you. Follow the next post for some big predictions which show that the doomsday is near.