Fasten your seat belts – it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Doomsday is a word that can send terrible shivers down many spines. But the truth is, the Doomsday Clock is currently the closest to midnight it has been since 1953. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight this year. Author Phil Torres provides detailed evidence as why he believes that humans are an endangered species in his article in Salon referencing renowned sources.
Record level heat, rising sea levels, insufficient food production and overpopulation are just some of the issues facing human kind.
Record level heat, rising sea levels, insufficient food production and overpopulation are just some of the issues that human kind will face as itself into the sixth mass extinction. The current rate of species extinction is occurring 10,000 times faster than it has in the past. These problems also affect the public health and development, our dependence on antibiotics poses a threat too. Some public health experts have concluded that “we are at greater risk than ever of experiencing large-scale outbreaks and global pandemics.”
In an article in The Guardian last year, Stephen Hawking wrote, “Now, more than at any time in our history, our species needs to work together. We face awesome environmental challenges: climate change, food production, overpopulation, the decimation of other species, epidemic disease and the acidification of the oceans. Together, they are a reminder that we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity. We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it.”
Now, more than at any time in our history, our species needs to work together.
The accuracy in that statement made is tremendously high. While the end of the world has been a subject of speculation for some time by various religious associations, science has never before backed it till right now. Microbiologist Frank Fenner commented on the extinction of the human race back in 2010. He said “humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change.”
Canadian biologist Neil Dawe allegedly, “wouldn’t be surprised if the generation after him witness the extinction of humanity.” Guy McPherson, renowned Ecologist suggested he believed the world could end by 2026. The problems mentioned are real and the supporting arguments for the same are strong. If this worries scientists, microbiologists, biologists and ecologists, then they should worry the common man too.
Humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change.
Frank Fenner, Microbiologist
There’s still time to reverse the trend and prepare for what’s coming but hold on,
it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Angelica S. S. Pereira is a Marketing and Business Development professional in the Environmental & Renewable Energy industry. You can follow Angelica on twitter at @angelicap70