Compiled by the World Economic Forum report, which lists the natural phenomena that can destroy our planet, suggests that worry is meaningless, says Elena duzi in an article published on the website of the newspaper La Repubblica.
"We thought we escaped Mayan prophecies. However, we have little reason to stay calm when you take into account all the disasters that can destroy life on our planet. This is a natural phenomena, such as megaizverzheniya, storms on the sun, gamma-ray bursts in space, epidemics, and of course, asteroids, tsunamis, or meetings with extraterrestrial beings. All these things are so unpredictable, fantastic, apocalyptic, do not even worry, "- the author writes.
"The World Economic Forum has made a report" Global Risks 2013 ": this document is drawn up each year, a list of all troubles, including the collapse of the Internet network, the pandemic of pathogenic fungi that can destroy agricultural crops, and half melted Antarctica may be the most dull pages" — the newspaper notes.
"Given the pace of space exploration, we can not exclude the probability of discovery of extraterrestrial life forms, which, if they do not lead to instant destruction of life on Earth, then make sure to review the basis of religion and philosophy. If we are concerned about global warming and rising sea levels, what to speak of a possible giant solar flare? experts from the magazine Nature, edited by an additional section of the report on natural disasters, recalled that in 774 Sun thrown towards Earth as a powerful flow of energy and charged particles, that if it happens again today, that may be destroyed all satellites, hundreds of millions of people will die, we will be thrown back to 150 years ago in our history, "- said the publication.
"And it's not so dramatic, if we imagine that somewhere in space can occur merger of two neutron stars or two black holes. Burst of gamma rays will cover the planet and burn much of Earth's inhabitants. Possible merger in space, we know only after the fact, we are unable to prevent this, "- the author writes.
"Megaizverzhenie volcanoes on Earth can lead to the release into the atmosphere huge amounts of ash and dust on the planet formed equivalent of a" nuclear winter. "Among other things, there is a constant threat from asteroids, tsunamis because of the unpredictable movement of underwater platforms. We survived for so many thousands of years that today we can not scare any predictions, "- concludes the reporter.