doomsday | WRAL TechWire - Part 2


Doomsday stress: If what’s past is prologue, it is easy to see why young people are on edge

Climate change is just the start. Things are becoming objectively awful for a broad swath of Americans. And they are likely to get worse. Young people can see this, and it is becoming a source of dread. The members of Gen Z see this. Millennials are quite familiar, having lived through multiple crises and no end in sight. Even Boomers are becoming conscious of this trend in growing numbers.

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Doomsday & saving Gaza: What if we built a prototype Mars colony there?

The purpose of this article is to explore a thought experiment about the future of Gaza. Yes, the situation looks grim today. Yes, the situation might get worse in the short term. But in 6 months or 12 months, barring some sort of nuclear exchange or a World War 3 situation in the Middle East, things will have calmed down. At that point, we are going to be back where we were in September. So what can be done? Here are some thoughts.

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Doomsday author’s analysis: We have destroyed our ecosystem – now we await the collapse of civilization

Editor’s note: Marshall Brain – futurist, inventor, NCSU professor, writer and creator of “How Stuff Works” –  is a contributor to WRAL TechWire.  He’s also author of “The Doomsday Book: The Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Threats.” Brain has written several posts recently about the threat of climate change. His exclusive columns written for TechWire...

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