Top 10 Ways That Life on Earth Can End

A movie was made recently which informed its viewers that life on Earth would end in 2012. Everything we have ever known would deteriorate in front of our eyes and life would start all over again from the very beginning. While this movie blames it on global warming, let us list some other ways that life on our planet can end.


1. Giant Meteor

If a giant meteor was to fall through the sky and onto the Earth, life as we know it would end pretty quickly. It would result in the formation of a massive dust cloud and the rubble that would be created would prevent the sun rays from entering the Earth’s atmosphere. The vegetation would die within a short period of time and a brand new ice age would begin.


2. Global Epidemic

There is a new strain of flu that is discovered every year. If not chicken flu, it’s bird flu and if not that, it’s swine flu- it’s never ending. It is not difficult to predict that a strain may be discovered in the near future that may kill the human race altogether because a vaccine for it would not have been created yet.


3. Super Volcano

Super volcanoes calderas like the Yellowstone National Park are potentially very dangerous. This super volcano erupts after 600,000 years and according to statistics, it erupted last 640,000 years back. Therefore, it goes without saying that the next eruption is long overdue.


4. Human Error

Humans are far from perfect and they make mistakes quite often. They also have urges to do bend and break rules and do what they are told not to. Let us take the example of military or nuclear weapons of mass destruction. These weapons either have codes or buttons that instruct humans not to press them. One mistake and a long chain of disasters will be unleashed onto the world and life on Earth would end.


5. Earth’s Magnetic Field

The Earth’s Magnetic field protects the Earth from harmful solar winds. However, this shield will soon deteriorate completely. According to research, this magnetic field reverses after every 250,000 years and the last time it reversed was 780,000 years ago. Therefore, this too is overdue. Naturally, without this shield, life on Earth would end quite rapidly.


6. Global Warming

This theory has been explored umpteen times by now. The ozone layer which protects the Earth’s surface from harmful UV rays of the Sun is getting damaged due to extreme human activity. This has resulted in climatic changes which will ultimately melt the glaciers completely and allow Mother Nature to end life on Earth.


7. Solar Flares

Scientists say that the sun has developed sun spots and is releasing solar flares that are very dangerous in the long run. The particles that are consequently discharged hit the Earth very often and the intensity is increasing as we speak. These scientists also say that the Sun will, in the near future, release a large solar flare which will burn each and every human within a few seconds.


8. Aliens

This theory may seem amusing to some but aliens could always enter our planet from Mars or Venus and end life on Earth.


9. Expansion

Just like an expansion led to the formation of the universe, a reversal of the same activity could end life on it as well or a black hole could swallow our surroundings and create a vacuum.


10. Cosmic Shock Wave

There are new galaxies and stars which explode and become a part of the solar system. The theory here is that the energy that is released will eventually accumulate and create a shock wave, ending life on Earth.

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5 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    You have got to be an id**t if you think that most of these are true…Try something called “legitimate research” and you’ll find that many of these things (solar flares, magenetic fields) are largely misunderstood or misinterpreted and not a major threat to earth life.

  2. randydutton

    Global warming won’t end life on Earth. More likely is a scenario I wrote in my novel, The Carbon Trap, wherein mankind genetically designs lifeforms to capture CO2 and it goes awry and threatens all life on Earth. When CO2 drops below 150ppmv, nearly all plants die.

  3. randydutton

    Regarding the write-up on Earth’s Magnetic Field, if the polarity changed every 250,000 years, then why haven’t all species been destroyed during that time?

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