The world and our civilization are fragile things. It is a bit scary, but on occasion it is handy to list the ways the world could end; if for no other reason than to put everything in perspective. Some scenarios are out of our control: megavolcanoes. Some we could control if we decided to: asteroid impacts, pandemics. Some are completely in our control: our financial system, global nuclear annihilation, digital singularity, global climate change.  So, the good news is that, for most of the threats, we are the solution – if we decide to work on it, that is.

“12 Ways You And Everyone You Know Could Die” – Grist

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