By 2468 the western world had overtaken every country ,
By 2835 , Earth was burdened with feeding 100 billion souls .
Free market forces had run amok , with commonsense now a
byword . Profits and taxes made the news , but not a word
of reality got through .
Political correctness had ushered in world government .
Big brother was a cesspool of inactivity , ...
Private Enterprise ruled , and there were no rules !
Beef production had hit an all time high .... just before
it happened .
One hundred and fifty billion cattle ,
a methane/air layer of 17 % concentration ,
above the air in the atmosphere ,
.... 200 miles thick !
On 05/02/2836 , a 10 metre asteroid zoomed through the
atmosphere , and ignited a gazillion cow farts .
The explosion destroyed pretty much everything man made ,
and burnt all the remaining oxygen ...
the rest is not part of history !
c'est la vie
The Universe had a world sized BBQ for a day !