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  • Catastrophes - Armageddon -Apocolypse

    This thread is for a combination of discussion and archive of articles along the range of the title. While it's possible some may want to include "Climate Change"~"Global Warming", especially human-caused/anthropogenic here (ACC/AGW), I'd remind that we have several threads already dealing with this and for the most part that aspect of posts should go in those threads.

    While some of the initial links focus a bit on natural causes, there will also be assorted human ones here as well, often a bit indirect with regard to ACC/AGW.

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    Why catastrophes can change the course of humanity

    A global disaster such as a nuclear war, a pandemic or runaway AI could have much graver consequences for humanity’s future than we realise, says catastrophic risk expert Seth Baum.

    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2019...th-of-humanity

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      Mapping Armaggedon: Earth's looming tsunamis and mega-quakes

      https://www.france24.com/en/20190410...is-mega-quakes

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        This Is How Human Extinction Could Play Out

        Food-system collapse, sea-level rise, disease. In his new book “Falter,” Bill McKibben asks, “Is it Too Late?”

        https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...change-817310/

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          Here's an interesting article I came across years ago, which has some embedded links also of interest;

          Comets and the Bronze Age Collapse
          by Bob Kobres

          http://defendgaia.org/bobk/bronze.html

          And related with reference to the Tunguska Blast event;

          A cosmic trail with destruction in its wake
          by Nick Nuttall

          http://defendgaia.org/bobk/clube90.html

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          • #6
            ^ Speaking of the Taurid Meteor Stream, here's an interesting article and look from about 20 years ago now;
            OH MY GOD! THEY KILLED SOHO!
            http://www.enterprisemission.com/oh_my_god.htm

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              The Cataclysmic Break That (Maybe) Occurred in 1950

              Sixty-nine years ago, a new geological era may have begun on Earth.
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              Here is the hypothesis: Not so long ago, the very nature of planet Earth suffered a devastating rupture. The break was sudden, global, and irreversible. It happened on a Sunday within living memory. Mick Jagger, Meryl Streep, and Caitlyn Jenner were all born before this crack in time. Vladimir Putin, Liam Neeson, and Mr. T were all born after it.

              That idea might soon carry the weight of scientific fact. Later this month, a committee of researchers from around the world will decide whether the Earth sprang into the Anthropocene, a new chapter of its history, in the year 1950. If accepted, this delineation will signal a new reality, that human activities, not natural processes, are now the dominant driver of change on Earth’s surface—that carbon pollution, climate change, deforestation, factory farms, mass die-offs, and enormous road networks have made a greater imprint on the planet than any other force in the past 12,000 years.
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              https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...=pocket-newtab

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