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What will the end of the world be like? Your scenarios please.

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posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 08:55 PM
So I hear a lot of different ideas on what the end of the world is going to be like... There are plenty of ways the world can end... My general opinion on the matter is it's either going to end with war or by some super huge natural disaster... Maybe a meteor, who knows... That's why I'm posting this... How do you see the world ending?

A less serious look at what the possibilities are...
End Of The World - Flash

A good site that offers some really good info...
End Of The World Files

40,000 years ago during the commencement of the ice age, the area of Western Siberia (and Alaska) permafrosted...producing a sort of flash frozen soil.

All the carbon contained in it became inactive and trapped. This as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and methane. The worst part is, global warnming is melting the permafrost (at an alarming rate), and these greenhouse gases are entering the atnosphere.

More specifically, Siberia itself is a frozen peat bog, but as it begins to thaw out, billions of tons of these greenhouse gases will cause even more global warming. Also, methane as a greenhouse gas, is about 22 times more potent than simple carbon dioxide. This is not a prediction, it is starting to happen. Source Page

Doomsday Scenarios Home

Cool animation of a huge asteroid hitting earth..

[edit on 15-4-2008 by ElectricUncleSam]

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posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 09:15 PM

Originally posted by ElectricUncleSam

How do you see the world ending?

We all die.

The end!

Seriously, I have no clue. I just hope it isn't painful!

I try not to dwell on end of the world scenarios as it ruins the present moment.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 09:25 PM
The Sun will cook the Earth in the far distant future.
The Sun will go out and the Earth will become frozen and dark.

This is morbid. Talk about something else.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 09:40 PM
The whole trick is to not be here when it happens. Like the previous poster stated, one day the Sun will burn out. Unlike what the previous poster stated, there will be no planets left behind. When a sun dies it is called a supernova. You don't want to be anyhwere near one of those.

Sometime within the last few months or so we here on Earth got to see a supernova that was bright enough to see with the naked eye for fifty seconds. It actually ocurred six billion years ago, but the light just got to us, that's how far away it was. Here's the real kicker though, if it had been much closer, the radiation might have destroyed life on Earth.

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posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 10:20 PM
the end of Humanity will come in one of two ways.

if we remain here, our end will come quickly. it will be very, very hot.

if we escape the Earth and flourish in the wider galaxy, our end will be much slower, and very, very cold.

robert frost was right, in a sense.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 10:36 PM
I don't particularly give into the idea of the end of the world. But the reclamation of the world from the grip of man.

It goes something like this...

mankind has depleted the earths available resources. They no longer have access to enough fresh water or available food to sustain the 8.5 billion people that infest the Earth. Disease, poverty, riots, wars, famine, pestilence and plague rule the globe.

Governments have gone bankrupt over the political and environmental disasters that have ripped apart their countries. No longer in any real control the governments succumb to the mightiest corporations on Earth that in turn swallow up and control every last drop of natural resources available. Employees lucky enough to gain employment with these corporations are given enough for them and their families to survive on and little more.

In the rest of the world there are wide bands of "no mans lands" or badlands controlled by rival warlords and gang lords. Most that dare to travel through this desert never make it out alive.

In what was poorer countries prior to the collapse of civilization as we know it, the skeletal remains of the last few holdouts lay rotting where they died. No one to bury them, the become entombed in the crumbling buildings and infrastructure of the third world desert.

Many places where humans lived have become desert wastelands and others, the decay of modern life and the destruction of the earth begins to heal. Unbeknown st to most everyone.

In the end most of humanity has died off, leaving roughly 100 million left to repopulate a now nearly inhospitable world.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 11:16 PM
..Grim subject matter..I can think of many ways..Most of which would be caused by man..
...Like modified seeds/food..It may slowly kill us down the road..Some deadly new strain of "God knows what"...escapes into the population....Some government program to "seed" the clouds that ends up poisoning us..
..Oh lets not leave out mother nature...she could easyly explode into volcanoes and earthquakes... and darken our skys for years...GWB can start WW III...
...I want my time to be in my sleep..all cozy and warm...

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 11:23 PM
Hmm, how will the world end.

The possibilities are endless, really. Of course Stikki and Jack already covered the planetary doom scenario (unless the legends of NIBIRU come to pass...tighten tin-foil-hat).
I think that the OP might have considered renaming the thread to "How we all goin' to die?". Because that's the gist of the OP's P.

"Well, ya got yer Nukular Armand Hammer, ya got yer green sissy gas house, ya got yer rapturous depop, and, my all time favorite, Reptilian ingestion."

I jest (gestate?).

I think we should look to the great Douglas Adams in times like these. Mostly because he had his finger firmly on the pulse of the absurd. In my humble, albeit omniscient, opinion, the end will be absurd. Frankly I think the first step has been the mass death of the honey bee (they were in collusion with the dolphins all along!).

We will be destroyed as a direct result of the popularity of the leisure suit in the period between 1970 and 1977. If we had just embraced cotton's during this period, Dick Cheney would now work for Green Peace. I think I just threw up a little in the back of my throat.

I really do hope it's funny. It will give us something to talk about in the next plane of existence (yeah, I'm one of those 'immortal soul' fanny-pack wearing tools!)


posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 11:58 PM
There is no such thing as the end of anything.
It is all a cycle.
Thats all I have to contribute.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 12:17 AM
There is a strong possibility that the Earth will be here long after people. After all, the dinosaurs once ruled the planet. But perhaps they still do. Perhaps they are now the reptilians, who survived and adapted to life below the surface.

Putting that aside, there is certainly the strong possibility that we will suffer a population crash, and the few survivors will have to start civilization all over again. There is of course some evidence that this has happened before. Perhaps the rise and fall of human population is just a natural and inevitable lifecycle of the Earth.

We all know about the legends and theories of Atlantis. But this is not the only lost or forgotten civilization that is contemplated or theorized about. There is also Mu, thought to have been lost below tha Pacific long before Atlantis, for example. Furthermore, there may have been those civilizations that we will never know anything about at all, even that they once existed.

Look up the term "ooparts." You will see everything from attack helicopters depicted on ancient stone tablets, to anamlous technological devices of unknown purpose that were found buried so deep in the rock strata that they are dated to a time long before humans are thought to have even existed.

Then there is this to consider, about civilization as a whole...

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 12:20 AM
reply to post by jackinthebox

Also to add to my previous post...

Findings by the Human Genome Project suggest that the human race suffered some unknown extinction level event as little as twenty-five thousand years ago, when the human gene pool was reduced to as little as one hundred individuals, that all of us alive today are descended from.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 12:53 AM
I didn't see Exitmundi yet.

If the world would end, preferably with one of their scenario's, they're wicked.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 12:59 AM
I am going to guess asteroid impact. Followed by nuclear a nuclear winter which will starve anyone who survived the impact. It has happened before and it will happen again. Based off of the 13 year old German kid's calculations, it could happen in 2029 or 2036.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:37 AM
End of the World or End of Humanity?

The End of the World will be when the sun dies. It'll expand all the way up to just short of Mars and incinerate our little home. Thats in about 4 billion years.

End of humanity which is a lot more fragile, could be either be by our own hands via plague war famine (3 guys on horses, and their mate on a pale horse), or by interaction from another source, meteorite, super volcano, aliens.

The thing is, our planet has come close on numerous occasions of wiping out life, but life clings on. It adapts, changes and repopulates. This planet will heal itself even if we kill ourselves, and then something new will come along.
We've been here, sentient, for the last 100,000 years. The Earth has been here for over 4,000,000,000,000,000 billion years, and holds a few battle scars from previous attempts.

Ofcourse, we could start moving off this rock and head off into space, spreading humanity across the stars.
Its our destiny. Otherwise everything we do, love or feel was for nothing

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:49 AM
I am guessing that CERN's (LHC) will wipe out the world. They are messing with stuff they should not be messing with. But you never know, they may create a rip in space time in which they create a time travel (russian scientists believe this will happen)where we recieve technology that will ultimately doom us all....

Seriously though, there is no need to talk about this....this is why so many people on here get depressed. Whatever happens....happens, we cannot do anything about it.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 12:03 PM
The end of humanity will be briefly followed by the end of earth and the universe.

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."

For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.

But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!

But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. ~ 2 Peter 3:3-13

everyone must be ready.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 01:57 PM
It's hard to say how the world will end.

Chances are, mankind will be long gone, either via extinction or finding another habitable planet, before it does.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 02:24 PM
If you would class the end of human civilisation as 'the end of the world', then my answer would most definitely be - a virus.

World food shortages are going to have an adverse effect on the general health of people in countries where highly virulent strains of lethal viruses can be easily transmitted. Poverty will lead to conditions similar to that in Europe when bubonic plague wiped out millions of people.

Viruses continually mutate. One is bound to turn up soon that we have no defence against.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 03:18 PM
It will go something like this. A little old and dated as of the writing but the premise never changes so here it is.

The electricity goes off. Get to the store.

posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 03:26 PM
The Gamma Radiation from a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) that perhaps already happened 500 years ago will reach the Earth after traveling a distance of 500 lightyears through space.

Even though it was 500 lightyears away, it is still powerful enough to INSTANTLY incinerate every living thing on Earth without any warning.

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