Let’s Revisit Apocalypse Predictions from September 2010

Laying Odds on the Apocalypse: Experts Assess Doomsday

Could modern civilization really come to an end? Experts take stock of eight doomsday scenarios

 | August 24, 2010

Spoken in a computer-generated female voice with an Australian accent.

 

The eight scenarios, in brief:

SOLAR SUPERSTORM One in 20 in the next 15 years 
DESTRUCTION RANKING: 2 

RUNAWAY GLOBAL WARMING One in 2 in the next 200 years 
DESTRUCTION RANKING: 3 

KILLER PANDEMIC One in 2 in the next 30 years 
DESTRUCTION RANKING: 4 

SUPERVOLCANO One in 100 in the next 1,000 years 
DESTRUCTION RANKING: 5 

NUCLEAR WAR One in 30 in the next 10 years 
DESTRUCTION RANKING: 6 

NEARBY GAMMA-RAY BURST One in 15 over 100 million years 
DESTRUCTION RANKING: 7 

GIANT ASTEROID IMPACT One in 1 million in the next 100 years 
DESTRUCTION RANKING: 9 

BUBBLE NUCLEATION One in 1 billion in the next 1 trillion years 
DESTRUCTION RANKING: 10 

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