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tamarack wrote

It's hitting the fan as we speak.

The apocalypse isn't coming, it's here. Right now, as you read these words, it is unfolding in slow motion all around us. Most folk fail to see it because they've been conditioned by the movies to think of apocalypse as something that happens on a scale of hours or days (all-out nuclear war, alien grey goo, nearby gamma-ray burst, etc.) But these kind of mercifully quick apocalypses are extremely rare in our history as a species. To use just a couple examples, the Roman Empire took several centuries to fall apart. The Black Plague happened in fits and starts over a couple decades. Even the genocide of the First Nations people took years to happen.

At the risk of sounding like a Christian doom-prophet, we are--right now--experiencing the end of the world. There will be another one which comes after; what that new world looks like depends on the choices we make right now.