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katatonic
01-06-2009, 08:17 PM
What are some good apocalypse scenarios that can leave man extinct?

However, i need man needs to survive, but be in a bad way...

Any input, no matter how crazy would be great.

Kitty Pryde
01-06-2009, 08:21 PM
Start here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_event)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_extinction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risks_to_civilization,_humans_and_planet_Earth

Noah Body
01-06-2009, 08:21 PM
Asteroid strike would always be a great one, though very, very climactic.

Another version would be a pandemic that can't be contained, that leapfrogs from host to host and mutates as it goes along, staying just ahead of the medical communities.

Volcanoes erupting in Yellowstone would cover the Earth beneath a cloud of ash that would block out the sunlight, resulting in another Ice Age...guess that would be bad for Hawaii.

Obviously anything nuclear on a mid- to large scale would have a very serious impact on daily business, but would likely help sort out the financial markets.

Jimmy Carter could get re-elected as President.

Take yer pick. :)

waylander
01-06-2009, 08:43 PM
Google Toba event

BarbaraKE
01-06-2009, 11:33 PM
Obviously anything nuclear on a mid- to large scale would have a very serious impact on daily business, but would likely help sort out the financial markets.
:)

Made me laugh...

kuwisdelu
01-07-2009, 02:16 AM
I present the mother lode:

Exit mundi (http://www.exitmundi.nl/exitmundi.htm).

johnnycannuk
01-07-2009, 11:07 PM
An experimental fusion reaction that creates a black hole instead of a mini-sun, destroying the earth and sucking humans through to different universe\planet\time....

Robot intelligence taking over (oops, been done).

Pollution that emulates estrogen and causes the balance of male and female to be thrown out of whack, so there are hardly any men left and none being born (careful, that cold become a porn real fast)

Calixus
01-10-2009, 12:21 AM
I guess it depends on how fast you wanted to wipe out mankind. The most current fears I have heard is the loss of pollinating insects and animals, especially bees and bats. If a pandemic that affected all the bees hit, wiping them out, no plants would be pollinated, therefore would not sustain the bottom of the food chain and would quickly starve all the rest of us. Would be a sneaky way to kill us, leave the world devastated and man hustling to find a way to save it.

And if the only bees left were of the Killer variety...well, use your imagination on that one.