The Earth is a powder keg waiting to explode caused by these 12 disastrous events just waiting to happen
The world has been ending for the last ten years. If it wasn’t 2012 that is yet to happen, then it’s a strikingly large comet which is now a common thing among the false prophets of social media. Almost every month, the internet is flooded with doomsday articles posted on click bait websites warning about how a comet is about to strike earth in the next 24 hours. A few months ago even Saturn was brought down to earth. Doomsday is now a joke online and we should not play wolf.
However there are many legitimate factors plaguing the planet which could erupt in to cataclysmic disasters of epic proportions. Due to factors of climate change the world is on the brink of annihilation. Here are 12 such disastrous events waiting to happen.
1 Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Bacteria are slowly developing immunity. It wasn’t very long ago in 2016 we read about a super bug originating in china from animal sources. In the USA there was a case reported about a woman with signs of a drug resistant super bug. Such an event is a very high possibility in the wake of people popping medicines at the drop of a hat or those not finishing their courses. It’s just a matter of time when zombies may even be real.
The American southwest is on the verge of a drought and if that doesn’t happen it is certainly about to get drier. The worst possible thing that could happen is that it could leave almost half of the USA suffering from severe drought that may last a century.
3 Yellowstone Super Volcano
What you saw in the movie 2012 isn’t entirely exaggerated. Yellowstone sits on top of what is known as a super caldera caused by mega eruptions some 2million years ago. Among scientists it is referred to as the Yellowstone super volcano. Thermal activity beneath causes hot springs in areas of the park which suggests that the volcano isn’t dormant. God forbid it ever becomes active and erupts. 2012 won’t be a movie anymore.
4 Cascadia Subduction Zone
Common perception is that the San Andreas Fault is a danger zone waiting for disaster but the San Andreas Fault is actually limited by size in its potential to cause disastrous earthquakes. But the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest is another story. Earthquakes unleashed in this area will destroy the entire western seaboard.
5 West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Global warming is bound to cause disastrous events waiting to happen. It is slowly taking its toll on the West Antarctic ice sheets were scientists feel that it may soon collapse. That could well raise ocean levels by 1.2 meters submerging many coastal towns.
6 Lake Taupo
New Zealand’s largest lake was once was a crater rim of what was the largest volcano on earth that erupted 26,000 years ago. Well, who’s to know what’s bubbling beneath….
7 Acidic Oceans
Acidic oceans are a possibility which can’t be ruled out. With levels of global warming and fossil fuels as well as carbon gases being released into the atmosphere , Co2 absorbs and even retains the heat which when reacting with water forms carbonic acid. Say goodbye to your favorite lobster because if that happens, sea food would be exterminated.
8 Canary Islands volcano
The majority of Spain’s volcanoes lie in the Canary Islands. It is frightening to know that scientists have actually predicted that there are huge possibilities of a mega eruption in the Canary Islands, an event that may occur a century away. However the eruption will result in mega tsunamis that would devastate the entire eastern seaboard of the Americas and inundate a major chunk of Britain. It would create a dome of water almost 3000 ft high. Imagine that.
9 The Carrington Event
In 1859 a huge solar storm called the Carrington event hit earth’s magnetosphere causing one of the largest recorded geomagnetic storms. Such an event could well occur again wiping out major power stations and possibly interfere with satellite communication leaving the world in chaos.
10 Climate Change
With the onslaught of global warming climate change is a deadly sword looming over our heads. If there is a big climactic shift, the results would be disastrous. Remember the movie The Day after Tomorrow?
11 The Rise of the Machines
Artificial intelligence isn’t a mere speculative theory anymore. With the phenomenal progress of technology Google may one day start reprogramming itself creating super intelligence? What if humans become slaves to such a problem? That’s what Hollywood’s been trying to tell us all along.
12 World War III
This is on of the most feared disastrous events waiting to happen. Global politics is hanging by a fine thread where vested interests around the world are slowly ringing the alarm bells that world war III may well be around the corner. Imagine the outcome if some madman suddenly unleashes a nuke turning the war into a full blast nuclear war. The of the world no doubt or else we may find ourselves in a typical atmosphere of a Hollywood nuclear winter movie like Mad Max or Judge Dredd.