Wondering How the World Will End?

Check this out … a group of scientists discuss the various scenarios of how the world will come to an end!


Topics and Speakers Include:

peter_ward Peter Ward – Global warming could cause the oceans to turn sulfuric, rendering Earth uninhabitable
michio_kaku_profile_pic Michio Kaku – The universe will undergo a “big freeze” as it expands indefinitely – but we might be able to escape to some other universe.
stewart_brand Stewart Brand – Mass droughts and other climate-change disasters could produce a “hard-fought world,” marked by an increasing number of wars and a shrinking number of humans.
ed_sion_profile_pic Ed Sion – An asteroid could wipe us out. (Actually, unless we screw up badly, we already have the technology to ward this one off.) Or, a supernova could explode close enough to Earth to nuke all life on the planet.
robert_kirschner_profile_pic Robert Kirshner – The universe will dissipate into chilly nothingness. But what will this actually look like? Weirdly enough, like the universe physicists imagined before Einstein came along.
graham_allison_profile_pic Graham Allison – Nuclear terrorists could blow up our major cities.
melissa_franklin Melissa Franklin – The new supercollider in Switzerland could create a black hole! OK, this one is pretty far-fetched. But if it did happen, it actually “wouldn’t be so bad.”
Finally, the one scenario everyone agrees on: Earth will ultimately get vaporized by the dying Sun.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.