Here are the worst possible possibilities for the 2020 decade. If you get bingo, you win! (sorta)
So I uploaded this on Jan 1st, and jeez we're already making progress on some of these.
In fact since the idea was to not get bingo, I had the free star be imo the hardest thing to get.
@Tentastic, but...none of them have happened yet
@Tentastic, you have California seceding like it's a bad thing.
@Tentastic, wouldn't Yellowstone erupting just outright end the world?
@Marida Cruz, not quite. It sends the world into a brief ice age and pretty much kills all nature of Western North America
@Tentastic, and all humans, therefore ending the world for us, since it also changes the global temperature enough to cause a mass extinction.
@Marida Cruz, it would kill a lot of us with the ice age, but humans have survived an ice age before and there would be pockets of survivable areas so we would make it out the other side. Society would definitely collapse as it currently stands though
@jouze, humans haven't survived ice ages before, because there's never been an ice age in all of human history, unless you count some of the other species of Hunan who've all gone extinct, and nobody knows how they survived, or even if they really were around when the ice age actually happened or if they appeared shortly after it. I'd also not that a mass extinction will likely wipe out over three fourths of humanity, which is over six billion people, and that doesn't mean the remaining ones will just survive. More than likely, most of them will die without access to any of the modern amenities they're used to having, and even the few who manage to get by without those will probably die long before finding another person to have children with. I'd also note that they'd need gas masks just to breathe, and they're unlikely to have many sources of food or clean water after the first month, since there will be nobody managing any city's plumbing and no electricity keeping food fresh.
@Marida Cruz, humans have definitely survived an ice age before. The last one ended 12,000 years ago and sapiens as a species were around much earlier than that. Also an ice age just means there's extensive ice sheets at the poles, during these times large areas around the equator are still habitable, and Eurasia wont be affected by the ash as much as the Americas so they will most likely still have access to food production sources and will be able to maintain a stable population
@Tentastic, us concentration camps already happened during WWII
@Marida Cruz, humans have only lived during ice ages. Earth has been in an ice age for about 11 million years. Modern humans developed in this time and yes they also survived through what you consider an ice age which is called a glaciation period.
@vampirefork, were not in an ice age, and you don't know what an ice age is if you think that we are.
@Marida Cruz, we are. An ice age is defined as a period of time with reduced temperature that causes the presence of ice sheets and glaciers in the polar regions. Polar ice caps are rare in Earth's history only being present during periods of colder than average temperature. The oldest ice core we've recovered only goes back 800,000 years.
@vampirefork, no, we're not, unless you want to use the broad definition thats simply "a period of time with naturally occuring polar ice". We're actually in an interglacial period, which is the time between glacial periods, with glacial periods being what people actually mean when they say "ice age". The next glacial period isn't supposed to happen for 50,000 years, but will be delayed by climate change. But it will come much faster if Yellowstone erupts. And glacial periods usually coincide with mass extinction events.
@Marida Cruz, interglacial and glacial periods are part of an ice age. At this point, this is an argument of semantics.
@vampirefork, glaciology officially describes glacial periods as ice ages and interglacial periods as the time between them, and I find this makes far more sense than describing all times where polar ice exists as an ice age, as that would mean that earth has never stopped being in an ice age for as long as life has existed on it, and that the last time it didn't have one was when global temperatures shot high enough to cause a mass extinction event, which was millions of years ago. As such, I will refer to glacial periods as ice ages, and will not stop doing so because it's the most sensible definition in my opinion.
@Marida Cruz, I don't know where you heard that but I e caps haven't existed forever. In fact they've only existed a few times over Earth's 4.6 billion year history. 33 million years ago Antarctica was a forest.
@Marida Cruz, yeah youre def wrong on the ice age thing dude.
@vampirefork, that's still millions of years ago.
@BlazingBowman, well I'm pretty sure I'm definitely not, since several sources call both things ice ages.
@Marida Cruz, dude we survived an ice age before hes right. Mammoth times and all that. Humans have been around awhile.
@BlazingBowman, if you can provide me with a link that contains information proving definitively that Homo Sapiens were around during the last ice age, I'll believe you.
@Marida Cruz, sure have you ever seen ice age 1? I rest my case suck it bitch. Lol jk but you could litterally just google were humans around during the last ice age. According to google the last ice age was 10000 years ago and humans have anatomically been around the last 100000 years. This was kinda drilled into me throughout school. I live next to lake superior so they went on and on about the ice age and the glaciers that created the lakes etc etc.
@BlazingBowman, I could Google it, but so could you, and as you're the one arguing that I'm wrong, the onus is on you to provide proof. I certainly may research this to find out for myself, but I'd appreciate if the rules of debate etiquette that I had drilled into me in school were followed.
@Marida Cruz, i mean sure dude if you wanna type in the 30 odd random characters of the url to the wikipedia article ill link be my guest. The only reason i said google it is because it would be simpler for you.
Heres the link
Oh and would ya look at that i guess wikipedia says we are in an ice age... weird.
@Marida Cruz, honestly wouldnt have thought that. Ya learn something new every day.
@Marida Cruz, heres another
@BlazingBowman, Wikipedia also says we aren't, as it defines two seperate things as ice ages.
@Marida Cruz, where do you see that in the article?
@BlazingBowman, read the opening segment. The first sentence is the first definition. The second definition is when it describes other names of glacial periods, which is what I've been using ice age to mean.
I will also admit that you are correct that regardless of definition, humans did exist during the previous ice age. However, there was certainly no need to be so passive aggressive about proving the point.
Twitter dying wouldn’t be that bad tbh
@AndorraBall, in fact it would be ideal
Not gonna be a third world war. Even if there is an all out war with iran the troops we have stationed there are more than enough to take them out.
Hahaaaa, can we remove WWIII from the Free Space?
For the love of God can that not be a certainty?
So how are we doing this... four corners? A row? Fill the board?
I honestly think we would all benefit if there was no religion
Ummm massive disease outbreak (check) and the stock crashed. Seriously???!
Who gives a shít about some rappers and Twitter dying?
@Marida Cruz, i think youve mixed up ice age and glaciation.
We already have Double Speak and Big Brother, the Thought Police are on their way.
Does a testosterone ban mean that my schwing-schwang is illegal?
The poles shifting is a phenomenon that takes a relatively small amount of geologic time, but it still happens over thousands of years
Is this U.S. local or glodal? Cause some stuff is getting marked off already if global.