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What event or combination of events could bring about the fall of civilization?

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posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:48 AM
I’m not talking about the end of human life, but the end of human civilization or society as we know it.

I can think of two single events that could do this, one would be a comet strike, and the other would be a Yellowstone eruption.

A comet strike that would be the equivalent of a super volcano [caldera] eruption could lead to a end of civilization as we know it. It depends on where it hits. If it strikes Earth in the Atlantic Ocean so many coastal cities would be destroyed that I think the world would not be able to cope with its effects.

A Yellowstone Eruption I believe would result in worldwide food shortages because of the effects on the American Midwest bread basket, and other longer term effects from global weather patterns as a direct result of such an eruption, would cause society to collapse within six months to a year from such an event.

Do you think we will see something like this happen?

Sorry mods I meant to post in skunk works

[edit on 26-11-2007 by LDragonFire]

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:57 AM
reply to post by LDragonFire

Two more:
Nasty virus/plague
Nuclear War

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