Category Archives: Doom

A New Age Where Imbeciles Live Forever

Hello Idiocracy: Human Intelligence Peaked Long Ago It doesn’t matter whether human IQ peaked in the age of ancient Greece, or whether the Victorian age was the peak for humans. For a number of reasons, it appears that human cognition … Continue reading

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Inside the Hell Zones; Is it Bug Out Time?

All objective signs seem to point toward a steady tapering off of pandemic deaths, at least for most of Europe and North America. But there are some who think this is just the beginning . . . of the end. … Continue reading

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Naked Asteroid Streaks By Earth: We Never Saw it Coming

It’s Always the Apocalypse You Don’t See Coming On Monday of this week, the asteroid 2020 JJ flew less than 5,000 miles over the Pacific Ocean, well inside the orbits of many artificial satellites — but still far above the … Continue reading

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When Gaia Met Theia: The Blobs Remember

Garnero speculates, the dense, distinct piles might even be fragments of Theia itself, forever interred in the deep Earth. __ Quanta Roughly 4.5 billion years ago, when Earth and the solar system were very young, a giant Mars-sized planet is … Continue reading

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Are We Dead and Just Don’t Know It?

Forever Doomed In 1988, famed climatologist James Hansen predicted that much of Manhattan would stay permanently underwater sometime between 2008 and 2018. In 1989, a senior UN environmental official declared that entire nations would be inundated by rising sea levels … Continue reading

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Things are Getting Less Expensive

Consider the modern television set: The last TV I bought was a 43-inch smart TV that cost me roughly $500 in 2016; it’s no longer in my possession, but my old roommate is still using it to his great joy. … Continue reading

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Without Fossil Fuels Modern Civilisation is Impossible

80% of Energy Comes from Fossil Fuels With over 80% of energy consumption coming from fossil fuels, pretty much everything we have in our economy today is available thanks to fossil fuels. We wouldn’t have today’s homes, schools or grocery … Continue reading

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Famine, Pestilence, War, Death: Shorter Growing Seasons

Famine and pestilence go hand in hand, and the threat of famine can trigger war. Death on a large scale usually follows. Warm Weather: Longer Growing Seasons Ever since the “Little Ice Age,” the Earth has experienced a warming trend, … Continue reading

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Coal is Just Getting its “Second Wind”

Coal Power Plants Expand Globally … In 2017, after two years of declines, International Energy Agency figures showed global coal demand rising to 5.357 million tonnes of coal equivalent (TCE). __ Coal is King of the World China is building … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News

Good News: World Keeps Not Ending According to the loudest prognosticators of the past few centuries, the world should not exist. Our ancestors should have died in uncounted fiery religious conflagrations. The planet should have been destroyed by nuclear apocalypse, … Continue reading

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The Coming Doom of the “Y” Chromosome and Human Males

Although the Y chromosome’s role in sex determination is clear, research has shown that it is undergoing rapid evolutionary deterioration. Many generations ago the Y chromosome was large, and contained as many genes as the X chromosome. Now it is … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: Alone Against the Apocalypse?

Fighting Chaos with Chaos? Trump as “Chaos-Master” Faces Down Forces of Doom From its start, the Trump administration has been plagued by charges of “chaos.” From the revolving door of senior staffers — including two secretaries of state, three national … Continue reading

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Unrepentant Failed Doomer Paul Ehrlich After 50 Years: Still Predicting Total Collapse of Civilisation “Any Day Now”

Stanford biologist Paul R. Ehrlich published the book of doom “The Population Bomb” 50 years ago, with his wife. According to Ehrlich, catastrophic global collapse was inevitable by the 1970s — or the 1980s at the latest. Ehrlich has managed … Continue reading

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Why is Latin America So Violent?

Top 10 National Homicide Rates per Million Persons It is important to look at national homicides both as a rate — see above — and in total — see below. By either measure, Latin American nations have significant representation in … Continue reading

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What Breed of Human Can Survive in the Future Commons?

In the Future: Death from the Commons Today we can safely travel around the world, by air, sea, rail, and highway. We can breathe the common air, eat the common food, and often drink the common drinks, taking only the … Continue reading

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Climate Apocalypse Cult Built on Faulty Models

Why Climate Change Models So Badly Flawed Climate is shaped by hundreds of factors, most of which scientists do not understand with any precision. In other words, most of the meaningful variables that contribute to the Earth’s chaotic climate cannot … Continue reading

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Will China Pass on World War III and Stand Aside?

China will lend “moral support” to Putin in his war of words against the west. China does not want to see a nuclear war destroy the global economy which China is so deeply invested in. But if it comes to … Continue reading

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MegaCities of the Coming Anarchy

What Would a Preview of Tomorrow’s World Look Like? It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers. __ … Continue reading

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Green Billionaires Threaten Foundation of Modern Societies

Warren Buffet, billionaire and major investor in wind energy, has admitted that wind isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. “The only reason to build them [wind farms]” is the subsidies; “They don’t make sense without” them. … As … Continue reading

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Can These Worms Save the Human Race from Extinction?

We Have Not Confronted a Virus that Constitutes an Existential Threat to the Species — Yet But eventually, we are likely to meet an emerging virus that comes close. The Zika virus, for example, is certainly not an existential threat … Continue reading

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Nightmare on Your Street: Could You Survive the Loss of the Power Grid?

The Power Grid Has Gone Down and Will Not Come Back Up: What Do You Do? Stores are closed. Cell service is failing. Broadband Internet is gone. Hospitals are operating on generators, but rapidly running out of fuel. Garbage is … Continue reading

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A Sense of Security is the Beginning of Disaster

Humans crave security. They will go to great lengths in an attempt to make themselves feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, there is no limit to potential risks. The ones we focus on are often the least likely to do us … Continue reading

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Why Won’t the Bitch Just Die?

Western Civilisation Shows a Marked Reticence to Roll Over and Die Doomers are a dime a dozen. According to such doomers as Ehrlich, Orlov, Kuntsler, Cobb, etc. the nations of the west should have dropped dead long ago from one … Continue reading

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Zombie Survival Camps and Retreats: Be Prepared

To survive, it is often necessary to fight. And to fight you have to dirty yourself. __ George Orwell Zombies? You’re Soaking In Them! You may believe that zombies are the stuff of myth and folklore. Sadly, that is not … Continue reading

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Malthusian Monkeys Screech of Doom

Update: New steel alloy has strength to weight ratio of titanium at one tenth the cost (Nature Abstract) When Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren, and John Harte wagered Julian Simon $10,000 that the cost of commodities and natural resources would always … Continue reading

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