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Sir David Attenborough warns global warming will cause the COLLAPSE of civilisation

Climate change will cause the collapse of civilisations if governments do not agree to drastically cut greenhouse gases, Sir David Attenborough has warned in a stark speech to world leaders.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a UN summit on climate change, the legendary broadcaster, 92, warned that the extinction of much of the natural world is ‘on the horizon’.

Delivering the first ever ‘People’s Seat’ speech, Sir David made a powerful and passionate plea for action, warning that Earth faces its ‘greatest threat in thousands of years’.

He was speaking in Katowice, Poland, calling for leaders and decision-makers to take charge on driving down greenhouse gas emissions.

Sir David said: ‘Our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change.

‘If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.

‘The world’s people have spoken, their message is clear, time is running out, they want you, the decision-makers, to act now.’

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, who also gave a speech, said the world is ‘way off course’ to prevent catastrophic climate change and that ‘we are in trouble, deep trouble’.

Sir David Attenborough (pictured) has issued a stark warning to the world about the risks of climate change

Sir David was speaking on behalf of the UN’s ‘People’s Seat’ initiative to give ordinary people a voice at the international talks by gathering their thoughts, ideas and concerns through social media and polling in the past two weeks.

His strongly worded speech to the congregation continued: ‘Time is running out. [The people] want you, the decision makers, to act now.

‘They are behind you, along with civil society represented here today.

‘Supporting you in making tough decisions but also willing to make sacrifices in their daily lives.’

The UN has launched an ‘ActNow.bot’ which helps people discover simple everyday actions they can take to tackle climate change.

‘The people have spoken: leaders of the world, you must lead, the continuation of our civilisations and the natural world upon which we depend are in your hands.’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned negotiators at the meeting that the world was ‘in deep trouble’ with climate change.

‘Climate change is running faster than we are and we must catch up sooner rather than later, before it’s too late.

‘For many people, regions and even countries, this is already a matter of life and death.’

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Into the World of Doomsday Preppers with Author Tea Krulos

The End is near…right? For some, doomsday is right around the corner and they’re going to great lengths to be prepared.

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Freelance journalist Tea Krulos prepping for doomsday

When Tea Krulos decides to write about a particular topic he finds fascinating, he gets out into the wilderness and immerses himself in it. Whether it’s breaking up a dangerous fight on the streets of Seattle with real life superhero Phoenix Jones for Heroes in the Night, or fending off aggressive wildlife while tracking Bigfoot with Monster Hunters, he takes a few risks to experience the curious inner workings of some obscure subcultures.

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to catch Tea at a local comic shop called Crimson Cowl (owned by superheroes The Watchman and Crimson Crusader) where he discussed his experiences while researching his new book Apocalypse Any Day Now. The danger may not have been immediately present this time as Tea packed up and bugged out into the world of doomsday preppers, but it seems as though the paranoia was palpable.

Tea’s journey took him from the luxury bunkers built in an abandoned missile silo beneath the surface of the Kansas prairie, into the woods with a group that teaches disaster preparedness and survival skills under the guise of a zombie apocalypse, and out into the desolate Mojave Desert for the post-apocalyptic party known as Wasteland Weekend.

If you’ve been following Cult of Weird on the cesspool that is social media for a while, you may have noticed one of my favorite pass times is to track the latest end-of-the-world predictions and take a show of hands the following day to see who survived.

So far we’ve all squeaked by unscathed.

Be it a Biblical Armageddon, natural disaster, nuclear war, or the FEMA camps of a police state as conspiracy theorists are fond of preaching, there are some who believe there is a constant looming threat to humanity. Something set to wipe out civilization as we know it. And they’ll be ready.

Who knows. Maybe the end is near.

Will you be prepared…when it’s time for the Mad Max-themed swimsuit contest?

Apocalypse Any Day Now: Deep Underground with America's Doomsday Preppers by Tea Krulos

Find out in Apocalypse Any Day Now by Tea Krulos. Available now.

Tea Krulos is also the organizer of the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, which is happening September 13-15, 2019.

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This “Peeling” Tectonic Plate Could Cause Catastrophic Earthquakes

Drifting Apart

The edge of a tectonic plate, one of the massive shelves of crust that carry the continents and ocean’s floor, is splitting right down the middle.

Scientists started to study the plate, located off the coast of Portugal, after it caused an unexpected earthquake and tsunami in 1969. They now suspect that they’re witnessing the birth of a new subduction zone, according to National Geographic, which is the point at which two plates collide and grind against each other, causing powerful earthquakes.

Drop By Drop

University of Lisbon marine geologist João Duarte suspects the plate began to split down the middle after water leaked through a heavily-fractured upper layer. But Duarte’s work hasn’t yet gone through peer review or been accepted by an academic journal, so it’s possible that his origin story for new subduction zones won’t hold water.

“It’s one of the biggest unsolved problems in plate tectonics,” Duarte told NatGeo.

Closing The Gap

Some models of plate tectonics, the gradual movement of plates around the globe, suggest that Canada and Europe may gradually migrate towards each other.

If Duarte’s research is correct and the plate beneath Portugal is splitting, then that would be the first step toward a shrunken Atlantic Ocean that brings the two together, leaving a trail of powerful earthquakes in its wake.

READ MORE: A tectonic plate may have peeled apart—and that could shrink the Atlantic Ocean [National Geographic]

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Threat from an Earth-Altering Asteroid Strike is REAL, Warns NASA Chief

The NASA chief’s speech comes on the heels of the space agency’s announcement that it would conduct an asteroid impact simulation to identify critical aspects of disaster response in the event of such a cataclysmic scenario.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine took the stage of this year’s Planetary Defence Conference on Monday to issue a stark warning: people should be ready for a major threat from a killer asteroid that could collide with Earth if our planet is not better protected.

“We have to use our systems, use our capabilities to ultimately get a lot more data, and we have to do it faster. We know for a fact that the dinosaurs did not have a space programme. But we do, and we need to use it”, he said.

Bridenstine continued by saying that normally the idea of a giant interstellar object smashing into Earth is met with a “giggle factor”, but people should not have that false sense of security somehow imposed on them by a myriad of themed Hollywood blockbusters.

“We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not about the movies. This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life and that is the planet Earth”, the scientist added.

NASA’s chief made a reference to a 65-foot (20-metre) meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February 2013, just 14 miles above the Earth’s surface.

The flaming meteorite crashed with a massive boom, blowing out windows, damaging thousands of buildings in the area and injuring about 1,500 people, mostly from broken glass.

“These events are not rare. They happen”, he maintained.

Last week, NASA announced that it had teamed up with international partners to perform a “tabletop exercise” on how to handle a hypothetical asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

“These exercises have really helped us in the planetary defence community to understand what our colleagues on the disaster management side need to know. This exercise will help us develop more effective communications with each other and with our governments”, NASA’s Planetary Defence Officer Lindley Johnson said.

Aside from the aforementioned plans, NASA is getting ready for its first spacecraft impact asteroid redirect mission, dubbed “Double Asteroid Redirection Test” (DART), which is set for June 2021.

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