• Question: Will the world end, why when, and how can we stop it

    Asked by callumross to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 16 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by monkey24.
    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      There are a few bad things that could happen (I’m not sure if you’d really call it ‘the end of the world’ though) – but I think we can do something about all of them…

      – Climate Change … we caused this ourselves but we definitely have the power to stop it! We just need to be sensible about the type of energy we consume and how much we use.

      – A big meteorite … this seems bad, but we only have to deflect a meteorite very very slightly to knock it off course. We could use a big nuclear bomb or something else to knock it slightly so it doesn’t hit the earth.

      – Other bad things like war and disease seem hard to overcome but if we all take an interest in politics and make sure we have good, honest leaders who have sensible ideas, then we should be fine.

      …. Also, don’t think too much about the bad things that could happen – you should enjoy your life, otherwise what is the point?

    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I hope not very soon since I have lots of plans .. maybe it will not end in the sense of vanishing but the way the general public is going on we could harm it badly and hence we need to be more considerate and consume energy wisely and use recycled sources!!

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Well, the world will eventually end when the sun starts to grow “old” and swells up into a huge giant planet that will be big enough to gobble us up. I wouldn’t worry about that though as we will have been long gone before the earth becomes a “sun snack”.

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      Hmmmm …….yes it will end ……we don’t know when because we don’t know why……there are many possibilities as Jack illudes to ……..and if we don’t know the cause, how can we reliably stop it? Sound advice is to enjoy life; hold enough of these thoughts at the back of your mind so as to give you enough focus to care for the world, but not too close to the front of your mind as to cause you undue worry!! Get a balance, and do what you can 🙂