background preloader

Possible Ending Scenarios

Facebook Twitter

The Apocalypse is 30 seconds closer, say Doomsday Clock scientists. The Doomsday Clock is now at 2 minutes 30 seconds to midnight.

The Apocalypse is 30 seconds closer, say Doomsday Clock scientists

The Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight. Doomsday Clock hands remain unchanged, despite Iran deal and Paris talks. Experts at National Press Club Joined by Stanford University Panel of CA Governor Brown, Former Secretary of State George Schultz and Former Defense Secretary William Perry.

Doomsday Clock hands remain unchanged, despite Iran deal and Paris talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. & STANFORD, CA. – January 26, 2016 – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board announced today that the minute hand of its closely watched Doomsday Clock will remain at three minutes to midnight, since recent progress in the Iran nuclear agreement and the Paris climate accord “constitute only small bright spots in a darker world situation full of potential for catastrophe.” THE DOOMSDAY clock has been moved to three minutes to midnight. The "Doomsday Clock" Is Now Set at "Two Minutes to Midnight"

In Brief.

The "Doomsday Clock" Is Now Set at "Two Minutes to Midnight"

The CDC Is Preparing for Nuclear War. Should You Prepare, Too? Odd Timing On January 2, U.S.

The CDC Is Preparing for Nuclear War. Should You Prepare, Too?

President Donald Trump sent the now-infamous tweet in which he asserted that his “nuclear button” was both “much bigger” and “more powerful” than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced plans to stage a livestreamed grand rounds (a teaching session for medical professionals) titled “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation” on January 16. Is the nuclear security threat growing? The destructive power in deployed nuclear arsenals remains enormous, while the probability of their use appears less remote.

Is the nuclear security threat growing?

As a result, although the number of nuclear weapons in the world has been declining consistently since the end of the Cold War, nuclear risks are growing. The consequences of use would be devastating to human, environmental and economic security, and the observation by Albert Camus after the Hiroshima bomb exploded - that in the future each day will require a choice between collective suicide and the intelligent use of scientific discovery - remains pertinent. The major powers have a special responsibility to reduce the risks associated with nuclear weapons. Relations between those powers are one of the most important determinants of nuclear security, but key political relationships have deteriorated, and seem unlikely to be repaired soon. U.S. Researchers Find Pollution Is the Biggest Global Threat to Human Health.

In Brief It is well known that air pollution is dangerous to humans.

Researchers Find Pollution Is the Biggest Global Threat to Human Health

But in a recent environmental performance report, air pollution was found to be the leading environmental threat to public health. The Air Pollution Problem Air pollution is an invisible killer. The World Health Organization estimates that seven million premature deaths each year can be linked to air pollution; 7,500 to 52,000 people die in the United States alone every single year because of exposure to small particles within power plant emissions. This report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The United States placed 27th in this list, scoring well with regards to sanitation and air quality but very poorly in deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.

The EPI shows that air pollution is the top leading threat to public health. Changing the Environment These large-scale studies and reports do a number of things. The Earth's population is going to reach 9.8 billion by 2050. In Brief According to the Population Reference Bureau's 2017 World Population Data Sheet, Earth will be home to 9.8 billion people by 2050.

The Earth's population is going to reach 9.8 billion by 2050

This represents an increase of 31 percent in just 33 years, and it raises existing concerns about the threat of overpopulation. Billions and Billions The Population Reference Bureau has issued their 2017 World Population Data Sheet, and it asserts that the global population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050. That’s an increase of 31 percent on the estimated 7.5 billion people that live on Earth today. Africa’s population is expected to swell to 2.6 billion by 2050 — more than double the current figure — comprising 57 percent of the global population increase from now until then.

India is set to supplant China as the world’s most populous country, increasing to 1.7 billion people from 1.35 billion. Meanwhile, Europe’s population (including all of Russia) will see a slight decline, shrinking to 736 million from 745 million. According To A Nasa Funded Study, We're Pretty Much Screwed. Our industrial civilization faces the same threats of collapse that earlier versions such as the Mayans experienced, a study to be published in Ecological Economics has warned.

According To A Nasa Funded Study, We're Pretty Much Screwed

The idea is far from new, but the authors have put new rigor to the study of how so many previous societies collapsed, and why ours could follow. Lead author Mr Safa Motesharrei is no wild-eyed conspiracy theorist. Motesharrei is a graduate student in mathematics at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation-supported institution, and the research was done with funding from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA Models Predict Total Societal Collapse: "Irreversible" The end of the world as we know it is coming.

NASA Models Predict Total Societal Collapse: "Irreversible"

You’ve likely heard this before, especially from the growing number of voices in the alternative news and preparedness communities. Often dismissed as conspiracy theory or outright lunacy, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests these fringe thinkers may well be on to something. Despite assurances from most political leaders, experts and researchers who argue that we live in a stable and sustainable world, a new study utilizing mathematical models developed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center may confirm our worst fears.

According to the Socio Economic Synthesis Center, which led the study’s research team and was made up of well respected natural and social scientists from various U.S. New Study Suggests The World Is On The Brink Of The Next Great Extinction. Just as we all die, all species eventually go extinct.

New Study Suggests The World Is On The Brink Of The Next Great Extinction

End of civilization. The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence. 5 Psychological Experiments That Prove Humanity is Doomed.'s new book is now on sale. Stephen Petranek: 10 ways the world could end. Should I Be Afraid of the Future? About Geophysical disasters, global warming, robot uprising, zombie apocalypse, overpopulation and last but not least the end of the Mayan calendar... humanity faces many threats! Will we survive the end of this year? And if we do, what's next lurking around the corner?

What is science fiction, what is science fact? The 150 Things the World's Smartest People Are Afraid Of. Every year, the online magazine Edge--the so-called smartest website in the world, helmed by science impresario John Brockman--asks top scientists, technologists, writers, and academics to weigh in on a single question. This year, that query was "What Should We Be Worried About? ", and the idea was to identify new problems arising in science, tech, and culture that haven't yet been widely recognized. FLI - Future of Life Institute. Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world? 7 Best-Case Scenarios for the Future of Humanity. “Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic – Bill Gates, Rockefeller and the GMO giants know something we don’t (2007) One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth.

He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into a de facto monopoly in software systems for personal computers. In 2006 when most people in such a situation might think of retiring to a quiet Pacific island, Bill Gates decided to devote his energies to his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest ‘transparent’ private foundation as it says, with a whopping $34.6 billion endowment and a legal necessity to spend $1.5 billion a year on charitable projects around the world to maintain its tax free charitable status.

So when Bill Gates decides through the Gates Foundation to invest some $30 million of their hard earned money in a project, it is worth looking at. Dalai lama on tragedy. Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity. Top 10 Reasons We Should NOT Fear The Singularity. 10 Reasons an Artificial Intelligence Wouldn't Turn Evil. Awesome post.. AI Has Arrived, and That Really Worries the World's Brightest Minds. Stephen Hawking Says A.I. Could Be Our 'Worst Mistake In History' Stephen Hawking Thinks These 3 Things Could Destroy Humanity. Bill Gates: We Should All Be Afraid of AI Wiping Out Humanity. Elon Musk Spooked Out by A.I. Artificial intelligence really spooks out Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Elon Musk: AI is ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ Steve Wozinak: Computers Are Going to Take Over from Humans.

Sure, Artificial Intelligence May End Our World, But That Is Not the Main Problem. Why a superintelligent machine may be the last thing we ever invent. Scientists warn the rise of AI will lead to extinction of humankind. Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology 'threaten civilisation' - Futurism. Are We Smart Enough to Control Artificial Intelligence? Fear artificial stupidity, not artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence will not kill us all. Robot Revolution: Will machines surpass humans?

Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied. Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so… Controversy Brews Over Role Of ‘Killer Robots’ In Theater of War.