A couple of articles caught my eye and I thought I would share them. I picked this first tidbit up from the Anomalist daily news feed. Salon ran a depressing piece on April 30th titled “It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon.” So, yeah, the article went about like you’d expect—pretty gloomy. I’m just glad I didn’t read it on a Monday morning. Among the “highlights” was this from Stephen Hawking:
Now, more than at any time in our history, our species needs to work together. We face awesome environmental challenges: climate change, food production, overpopulation, the decimation of other species, epidemic disease, acidification of the oceans. Together, they are a reminder that we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity. We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it.
Then there was this little nugget:
As for disease, superbugs are a growing concern among researchers due to overuse of antibiotics among livestock and humans. These multi-drug-resistant bacteria are highly resistant to normal treatment routes, and already some 2 million people become sick from superbugs each year.
There was much more doom and gloom forecasted in the article, check it out if you’d like to get out of your good mood.
Is Ted Bundy’s $300k childhood home haunted? Workers reveal how they found ‘help me’ and ‘leave’ mysteriously written across the walls and hired a priest to bless the house…
So there is some unsettling reading material to brighten your day.