Shows up at the Times, of all places.
Imminent predictions of doomsday have been rife throughout human history. The unwritten subtext is that humanity deserves to be destroyed. This predilection with our self-destruction is just another manifestation of humanity’s hubris. It is the delusion we are so powerful we can cause the destruction of our entire species. In the past, we envisioned ourselves literally at the center of the universe. Now we see the unfamiliar and rapidly changing world we have created and are convinced that this will so offend the “natural order” that surely it will be our demise. We still have not quite grasped the fact that we are just not that powerful, but creating a better life, at least on a small scale, is something we have proven we can do.