posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 05:38 PM
What events do we know about that could cause an extinction of the human race, and do those in power have plans in place in case these events
I can think of a few off the top of my head, and encourage other members to come forward with possible extinction events and solutions!
1. Meteor from outer space. It is well known that a meteor destroyed a very large percentage of life on Earth 65 million years ago, and it will happen
again in the future of our planet. We should have plans in place in case this occurs again, as it is probable that it will. If we survive that long it
is likely to be a genuine problem in the future of our species, so something should be done in case.
2. Supervolcano. The Toba supereruption took place 69-77,000 years ago. There's a theory that it signifcantly reduced the world's human population,
down to possibly 10,000 breeding pairs. If a larger eruption takes place again our population may be completely destroyed. Is there anything we can do
3. Alien intervention. Some may ridicule this, but I view it as a definite possibility. I am of the opinion that the universe is teeming with life,
and that there is a lot of planet visiting that goes on out there. Who's to say an intelligent predatory alien species won't find it's way into our
solar system, notice a planet surrounded with satellites and giving off large concentrated heat signatures, and come for our resources? I don't think
there would be anything we could do in this situation as if there were travelling in space to find us they would be a lot more technologically
advanced than us and may be able to destroy all life on earth instantly, or deploy a virus that specifically kills human beings. Who knows, eh?
4. Wiping ourselves out. Nuclear technology is scary today, I'm sure in the future the tech will be even more scary. If any country launched a nuke
at America, I'm pretty sure they'd fire one back for the hell of it. Other countries might get involved, who knows? This seems inevitable to happen
with the warlike nature of our species, maybe countries should invest in nuke defence systems individally?
If anyone has any more ideas, please post a comment!