The end of times being the end of what humanity is used to today. The opportunity of being a free and independent individual without government control.
Some say there have been more wars and natural disasters in the past, but with technology increasing, the devastation in today's wars could be a LOT worse. Also, I'm not too convinced that all the disasters today are natural. Some may be man made experiments gone array. Underwater earthquakes have indeed increased 88% and land earthquakes by 62%.
Because of our wars, our obsession with economic development and wealth, 1/3 of most species have reached the edge of extinction. Half of our forests globally have been demolished, the ideas of a new world order and population control are circulating.
It is said in the Bible that when the two witnesses are to die, the whole world will be able to see it. It has only been possible with our technology today within the last maybe 50 years that this could be feasible. I do believe most media coverage is sensationalized, but it is still frightening to see what humanity is doing to our planet.