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5 Topmost things that could definitely destroy Earth and humanity

By Mauricia / 2016.12.28

Mother Earth is the most beautiful planet in the universe aside from giving life to its inhabitants. But what if the living planet becomes tired of all the people living on it that have no concern except for themselves? There are things that are expected to happen and some things to come unexpected that could devastate the world.

Global Challenge Foundation Dennis Pamlin and Stuart Armstrong of the Future of Humanity Institute once stated that "civilization collapses to a state of great suffering and does not recover."

Disastrous Climate Change

Both authors suggest that the Earth is warming of 4 or 6°C which is genuinely dreadful situation and is not clear whether the human can endure it. With that temperature, massive numbers of people and animals alike would be disestablished due to the rise in sea level and submerged coastal areas. Agricultural land will be dried up because of the scorching heat as well as ponds and rivers leaving the creatures dwelling on it to die, as reported by Vox.

A weed grows out of the dry cracked bed of O.C. Fisher Lake on July 25, 2011 in San Angelo, Texas.
(Photo : Getty Images/Scott Olson) A weed grows out of the dry cracked bed of O.C. Fisher Lake on July 25, 2011 in San Angelo, Texas.

Nuclear War

Nuclear War is included in the list due to the likelihood of nuclear winter. It means that when sufficient nukes become detonated, world temperatures will decline drastically and fast. This, in turn, could interfere with food manufacture that makes human lives quite impossible to sustain.  

6th September 1945: Hiroshima one month after the atomic bomb was dropped.
6th September 1945: Hiroshima one month after the atomic bomb was dropped.

Supervolcano

Rumbling supervolcanoes spewing ashes and burning rocks are frightening to imagine and Naples City in Italy has the most unfavorable fate. Campi Flegrei is a supervolcano that could have eradicated the Neanderthals 40,000 years ago and based on a new study, the sleeping supervolcano is starting to awaken, according to AOL News.

The supervolcano, Campi Flegrei, is 8 miles wide and sits beneath the Bay of Naples offshore Italy.

(Photo : YouTube/The Cosmos News) The supervolcano, Campi Flegrei, is 8 miles wide and sits beneath the Bay of Naples offshore Italy.

Artificial Intelligence

A country such as Japan is already using robots to work in factories, offices, and even at home. However, the fearsome fact is when computer programs become sufficiently advanced to teach themselves about computer science, there will be a possibility that the artificial intelligence like robots will instead take over. 

Alexander The Friendly Robot Comes To Westfield For Robot Readings
(Photo : Getty Images/Jeff Spicer) Alexander The Friendly Robot Comes To Westfield For Robot Readings

The Unknown

Some people believe that there are other life forms outside Earth but still others are skeptic.  With reports of different alien sightings around the world, who will not be scared to think that one of these days Earth will be invaded by extra-terrestrials?

6/96- Alien Ship Over New York City. Scenes From 'Independence Day' The New Thriller From 20Th Century Fox.
6/96- Alien Ship Over New York City. Scenes From 'Independence Day' The New Thriller From 20Th Century Fox.

However, there is still some positive news and these authors still believed that humanity is not doomed. They wrote that dinosaurs lived for about 135 million years and if people are smart enough, there will be good chances that humans will live longer.

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