From Forbes, the biggest problem for gold and silver: Doomsday never comes. Apocalyptic Daze: Pascal Bruckner on how secular elites prophesy a doomsday without redemption. A review of The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism. Ross Andersen on how we're underestimating the risk of human extinction. Countdown to the man-made apocalypse: Should the “Doomsday Clock” be moved ahead because of threats from biotechnology? Twenty-two percent of Americans think the world will end in their lifetime. Scott Cheshire on Armageddon, the other American Dream. Living in the end times: Why American writers are obsessed with apocalypse. How apocalyptic thinking prevents us from taking political action: While Americans take comfort in shows predicting disaster and myths about the end of the world, the real debate over climate change has stalled. Apocalypse Soon: Has civilization passed the environmental point of no return? How to prepare for catastrophe: How can I prepare for sudden dramatic changes to our civilization which may leave me or my family without the means to support ourselves? Vernor Vinge is optimistic about the collapse of civilization.

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