Tagged: apocalypse

Apocalyptic films have lulled us into a false sense of security about climate change - The Changing Climate

Guest Author Aug 13, 2021

Doug Specht, University of Westminster and Silvia Angeli, University of Westminster   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)‘s sobering “code red for humanity” report comes on the heels of months of devastating weather events around the world. Our front pages have been dominated by photos that look as if they’ve come from a film – images of … Read More

Seven tips for surviving the apocalypse - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 10, 2017

By Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster Billionaires who have made their fortunes in Silicon Valley seem to be worried about the future. So worried in fact, that some of them are reportedly buying vast estates in places such as New Zealand, as “apocalypse insurance” boltholes to head to in the event of doomsday scenarios such as nuclear attack … Read More

What species would become dominant on Earth if humans died out? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 27, 2016

Luc Bussiere, University of Stirling In a post-apocalyptic future, what might happen to life if humans left the scene? After all, humans are very likely to disappear long before the sun expands into a red giant and exterminates all living things from the Earth. Assuming that we don’t extinguish all other life as we disappear (an unlikely … Read More

Apocalyptic Science - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Dec 20, 2012

Well I guess it is time to bid you all adieu, it’s been nice knowing you all. At least that is the message I am getting from the History, Discovery and National Geographic TV channels as they play various programmes about the impending apocalypse. So far I have seen programmes about Nostradamus and his dire predictions for 2012, and how … Read More

Future History: Apocalypse Then - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Mar 29, 2012

End of the world predictions and scenarios abound, we have always been fascinated with our own demise it seems. Last year I covered the predictions of Harold Camping and the relatively small following he had in his advertising the apocalypse campaign. This year we have the Mayans to blame and it’s rather more wide spread [&hellip … Read More