OverpopulationToday our world holds a staggering 6.7 billion people. This 6.7 billion is projected to increase by a factor of 1.33 to become 9.2 billion in 50 years time. The problem is, with population size, more doesn't mean merrier... more
Nuclear DestructionThe most destructive weapon on Earth today is nuclear technology. A single nuclear bomb can annihilate an entire city. Today, the amount of nuclear weaponry on our planet is enough to destroy our planet tens of times over. Are we now on the brink of nuclear disaster? more
Economic CrisisStocks and shares, profits and losses, millionaires and bankruptcy. These are words that come into your mind when you hear about the stock market. But has it ever occurred to you than an economic crisis could literally lead to the end of the world as we know it? more
Natural DisastersOne sees the seasons pass. The storms come and go, the sun shines in its glory and the moon casts dim shadows on the face of the earth. You see the hazy smoke of the furnaces rising into the air, the charred black remains of the forest, the slow rise of sea levels and temperature and then you put things into the far recesses of your mind. You hear about the possibility of a volcanic eruption, a mega tsunami. You see the wreckage of an earthquake, the ravaging power of a hurricane, and you shudder. These terrible events are all part of what we call natural disasters. more
DiseaseThe Spanish influenza pandemic is estimated to have killed around 50-100 million people, 5% of the population at that time. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 75 million people. 25-50% of those deaths occurred in Europe, an estimated 30-60% of the European population at that time. Even now, medical scientists work tirelessly to develop vaccines and cures for the newest diseases that threaten us. more
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