Posted on 19 September 2011.
Scientists have believed for centuries that doomsday will once come. With growing environmental and political problems, many argue that this day is near. Many films have broadcast this theme and have impacted our sense of beliefs. Here are 10 Armageddon predictions we’ve come to understand.
1. Global Warming:
Global warming is a huge problem in today’s globalizing world. Within the last 5 years, the east has been hit by 2 major earthquakes and tsunamis. Many species of penguins and polar bears suffer due to higher than expected temperatures. Polar Bears are now on endangered species list.
2. December 12, 2012:
Mayans believed that December 12, 2012 catastrophic events will occur which would signal the end of the world. The film 2012 was based on this theory and phenomenon. It marks the end of the 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. The world we are currently in is the 4. The last 3 world lived for 5, 125 years each.
3. Alien Invasion:
If anyone has ever watched the Simpsons or Scary Movie 3 and 4, you will see a common theme. Alien invasions has been theorized for quite some time. Astronomers have helped spur these theories with the finding of life and water on Mars. If anyone is interested in learning more, they can search for UFOs and the mystery surrounding them.
4. Asteroid hit (K-T Asteroid Theory):
A perfect example of this prophecy is the 1998 movie, Armageddon with Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thorton and Liv Tyler. Like in this film, many believe that the debris from a meteor will cause extinction in this world. 67 million years ago, an asteroid was responsible for the mass extinction of dinosaurs and other forms of life and the movement of tectonic plates which separated the different continents in this world. Theorists believe an asteroid could hit the earth soon as well.
5. Rise in Greenhouse Gases:
The ozone layer protects us from the harmful sun rays. The greenhouse gases we’re emitting are creating a thinner ozone layer. The temperatures do rise and create many problems for many people. As we are in a post-industrial era and we are utilizing non-environmentally friendly material, dooms day may be on its way.