Thursday, July 14, 2005

The end of the world as we know it

Do you feel fine?

I stumbled across the site Exit Mundi - A Collection of End-Of-World Scenarios which makes for some fascinating reading. Most timely was the scenario about the oil peak, which only served to make the book The Long Emergency (which I recently read, and blogged a Salon article relating to it) even more real. That book seriously freaked me out. Wendy read it too and we agreed that it was a deliberately painting the worst-case scenario, but man, we all know that oil is a finite resource and getting the last half of the oil out of the ground will be a lot harder than getting the first half. And with demand up around the world, how long will it last.

And of course, there's a zombie scenario.

(via Metafilter)

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