posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 12:27 AM
With the drastic consumption of natural resources, it is inevitable that nations will eventually begin fighting one another for mere resources. Fresh
water, lumber, minerals, metals,... Oil.
This is of course a foolhearty endeavour. Going to war requires resources, more resources than you can possibly aquire from that war. However, because
of public need and demand, the nations governments will be left with no alternative.
This may be seen as a possible end of all times, however, I like to think of it as a rebirth. You see, nature can retake areas alot faster than say, a
horribly damaged human populace. Which will mean that whatever country happens to be the last standing, wont be able to repopulate the earth as fast
as nature can retake it. So in the end, you will have a fertile earth to enhabit again.
As for which country will be the last standing?
It will either be Canada, or one of the south american nations.
Why? Because we have vast amounts of natural resources, most of which are the last remaining on the earth. A planet fighting for these resources is
certainly not going to do anything that will destroy those very resources.
Wether we will still be known by the national names we currently hold, is another story.
These resource pools will no doubt be the last stand. This is most likely where mankind would have to start from again, should the rest of the world
I cannot see the 'end of times'. We will inevitably come to a point where the majority of the human race is killed off... but the human race will
Meteors are a good point. But there is no way of saying right now what the chances are of getting hit by a meteor. They are random, until you actually
spot one and know its trajectory. It's kind of a "we dont know if one will hit us, and until we are capable in doing something about it, we shouldnt
really care" because seriously, what would knowing do you? It would simply create panic before everyone dies... as opposed to calm before death.
Climate change? No. That wouldnt kill us. Climate change is a slow thing, and would be far to easy for our race to adapt to and still keep our
creature comforts at the same time. You talk of a major change in heat, well look at jamaica, they seem to handle it ok. You talk of a major cold
front, well, the Canadians and Russians can teach you how to live quite happily in -60 Celcius temperatures.
If we are to die, its going to happen without us knowing it.