End of the World

The Earth's species — plants, animals and humans, alike — are facing imminent demise. How we got here, and how to cope.
Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com Once upon a time, long ago in another universe, the end of the world was left in the hands
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The Lobster's darkly comedic dystopia is a world where, again, the choices are polarized. Either you live in the normative
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Gamma Ray Bursts, the result of a slightly different variety of cosmic mishap. When large stars die, they don't go gently into the night. Single stars can implode, or two small, dead stars can collide. Either way, the resulting black hole is celebrated with a brief flash of gamma rays a million trillion times brighter than the Sun. It could damage the atmospheres of planets even light-years away, which would be bad news for any biology.
It would disclose a high degree of vanity in me were I to announce that the end of the world would occur during my life span
Tim LaHaye is revered by Christian audiences for his popular novels about the end of times.
This conversation has been several years in the making as we both have been through many personal ups and downs over the years and have recently realized how much we actually like one another.