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Should We Be Worried About Doomsday scenarios?

Updated on September 29, 2015
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Anan is an online blogger and private consultant since 2009 in the areas of relationships and interfaith spirituality.

2012 came and went...., Now what?

More and more Television networks are airing shows and documentaries about doomsday preparedness. These networks are spending thousands, if not millions of dollars in producing these type of documentaries. Are they trying to tell us something? Or are banking on our fears?

National Geographic Channel has a weekly series called “Doomsday Preppers”. Before I started writing this article, I watched almost 5 hours of episodes and read about 10 articles about emergency preparedness. From what I could gather, either they are obsessed or I am missing the writing on the wall.

What are they preparing for
Ecomomic Collapse
Solar flares(EMP)
Nuclear Holocaust
Earth Axis Shift (Climate change)
Food and fuel shortage
Biological Warfare
much more

According to the experts in “Doomsday Preparation” these are 4 possible scenarios that are a big concern.

Economic Meltdown

According to Wall street experts, including the US comptroller, the United States is, as of today in the trillion dollars in debt. The dollar will, inevitably, collapse if the government doesn’t find a solution for the national debt. We are being a witness to this fact. Just look at the stock market.

Because of an impending and actual economic depression, the Doomsday Preppers, are preparing to survive in a country where the dollar is worthless. Coming up with ways to ensure that they are self sufficient and have accumulated items that could be traded later on. Including gold and other items such as tools. Since 2008, there has been experts that are convinced that only a major event will save the old mighty dollar. Look at Greece and parts of Europe; What would become of us if that happens here at home?

Massive Solar Flare Storm (EMP),cyber attack or the grid going off.

Solar flares are a natural occurrence in space. Now, every couple of years, the sun get's "angry", and shoots storms of electromagnetic waves toward space. These storms charged with these electromagnetic pulses are capable of disabling everything that is powered by electricity and electronic devices as well. That means that nothing electronic will work, sending us into the stone age. A couple of decades ago this phenomena caused a big problem, imagine if this happens today.

The chances of this taking place is not in question, but a mathematical certainty. Now, the intensity of the event is what keep the Preppers on their feet.

This past October NG presented the film/documentary " American Blackout" which gives us a day by day scenario, if we lose our electric grid for 10 days. Is quite shocking and a eye opener.

This interactive website can walk you through the worst case scenario;

The worst case scenario

In the mind of those that are sure that the United States is on the verge of the great depression, is clear that this event, will unleash chaos, and will scare the American people in the worst way. Ninety percent of us, are accustomed to certain things. Are you ready to part ways with your current way of life?

No one wants to think about this. I surely don't. And the fact that every time we see the six o'clock news, don't dissipate those fears. This is indeed reason enough for people to be apprehensive.

Natural disasters and biological warfare

No one can really say no as to be prepared for a natural disaster. Since hurricane Katrina and the earthquakes near the faults, Americans, have learned that is better to be safe than sorry.

I come from hurricane country (Puerto Rico) and to say the least, I know the importance to have supplies for at least one week. Now that we moved to California, we have small earthquakes all the time. So to have a plan, is not only recommended, is vital for your family.

I am including here the earth axis shift, as is a natural occurrence. This has happened before and it will happen again. But is there anything we can do? Will it make that much of a difference in the first place? That is subject for debate. According to experts, there are different kinds of scenarios that can result from this. To Doomsday Preppers it will be the end of the world as we know it.

I have a confession to make...

I am embarrassed to admit that my emergency preparedness storage is in diapers. I have been working for a basic necessity plan for a while. Space is an issue and money is a BIG issue. Meaning that all of this information has open my eyes to not only to a possible doomsday scenario, but a sudden emergency, like a big earthquake, loss of income, an accident, or a fire.

The question hangs in the air, Should we be worried? I know I am...

© 2012 Anan Celeste


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      Jason Smith 3 years ago from Bastrop, Texas

      Great article. I think you might find this one useful as well.

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      Joseph Mitchell 4 years ago from Nashville TN 37206.

      I do not live every day worrying excessively about it. I do believe that most of the prophesies in the bible will come true, but for entirely secular reasons, wouldn't it figure since I am theoretically on the agnostic-atheist spectrum. It all comes down to basic ecology, biology, astronomy, global socialistic expansionism, and all. It just all comes down to common sense. There will be a one world dictator some day and a one world government. Asteroids have hit our planet before and they will do so again. We are rapidly overpopulating and using up all the resources and you know how the economy is and where it is going. Even though I am agnostic-atheist, I believe that the prophecies in the prophets, the gospels, the epistles, and the book of Revelation, will entirely come true on purely secular real physical logical common sense ground. I just have too many other things to worry about, like trying to work and find more work and pay my bills and stuff.

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      I agree with you Sanxuary; 1000 %.

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      Sanxuary 4 years ago

      Its life after this World you should be worried about and preparing for. By preparing for that all the problems in this World are no longer a problem but a real reason to be alive and less concerned about all the things that will happen if no one finds the real reason for being alive in the first place.

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      I choose to live in today. From earthquakes to tornadoes and end of the world predictions and more, there are too many things that could wipe us out and I refuse to live in fear. I will live til I die. End of story for me.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      I have never seen a tornado! That sounds terrifying. I have live through 3 hurricanes, but this is different because you have 3 to 6 hour window to go to the store and fight three people for a pack of batteries and a gallon of water. Then proceed to spend 3 to 7 days without electricity and water( if you are lucky).Thanks for sharing!

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      Jack Hazen 5 years ago from Blitzburgh area

      LOL. I thought this was going to be about preachers who are predicting the end of the world. None of them have been right yet.

      Y2K was mostly a joke. It made a lot of people look about as bright as a black hole.

      The worst thing that could happen to me where I'm at I figure is a tornado. And that would be very localized, so I don't really worry about it, except knowing where the safest place is.

      I can see the need to be prepared if you live in hurricane country.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      My sentiments exactly. There is no point in worrying over something that I cant do anything about. Thanks!

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      Greg Schweizer 5 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Ananceleste, If there is going to be a doomsday, there is nothing one can do about it, so why worry. Enjoy life now and if it does happen, go out happy. You can only prepare so much and for something that may never happen. Just live and love everyday, let tomorrow be what it will be. People worry too much about things they can't do anything about. Just live and love and keep that lovely smile. Greg