24 Feb 2004 12:05 am

Well, it’s February, which means that it’s DOOMSDAY SCENARIO TIME:

Jill’s already mentioned the Peak Oil scenario (ie, Life After the Oil Crash), which deals with the diminishing returns on our oil-based economies as fossil fuels become harder and harder to find, resulting in a catastrophic series of events that result in the deaths of billions of people.

Of course, the Pentagon’s got it’s own bleak vision of a world-wide weather-induced crisis, resulting in flooding, famine, and the eventual conflicts brought about through the limitation of vital resources.

In the long view, there’s the Big Rip, where the fabric of the universe basically tears itself apart, some few billion years from now.

In light of this news, I’m seriously hoping that a decent excession shows up and gets us the hell out of this universe and into the next lower one (if you subscribe to Banksian cosmology — or just really like his novels on The Culture).

Of course, in keeping with the nature of this blog, I would be remiss if I failed to offer the Cthulhu’esque alternative (the now sadly-removed “Who Will Be Eaten First” Jack Chick parody), or the Evangelion alternative.


All’s right with the world.

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