Look, I understand climate change. I understand the precarious situation that we walk around every day/month/year. I also understand that the ecosystem is a fragile thing and we’ve already changed it. I don’t expect the Earth to provide for an expanding human race forever. I also know that as far as volcanoes go, if one super volcano erupts, a majority of us are screwed.
But I don’t buy into doomsday hype. But I understand why it’s there – it’s a trend of human reaction that can be easily used to exploit our fears for whatever motivations. It’s highly profitable, and for people who relish getting attention, it’s perfect. It’s even awesome for those who want to peddle religion on us. People in fear are easily prey.
This is why I roll my eyes when someone posts a link to a site like this one, and then a hundred people all bow to these people in fear. I mean, it’s a great site to start tracking disasters, but we’ve had hundreds of thousands of natural disasters in the past. “The most in recorded history,” only means in the last century or so, because before then, we only partly kept track of natural disasters and signs of environmental change over the world. Prior to the eighteenth century, no one really had any way of putting it all in one place.
Now, with the Internet and a larger segment of the scientific community paying attention, we can see these changes and disasters all in one place! And as quickly as they happen! And the details of these events! Ooooooooo!
Bah, whatever. I mean, yes, there’s a chance we can be wiped out by anything – including random asteroids/planetoids hitting the planet and the sun going into overdrive. Chances are, we’ll kill ourselves off with a war. It’s not like God is doing this or that we’ve been destined since the beginning to die this way. Stop being moronic about it and either be constructive* about the situation or stop exploiting people’s fears.