Not only is humanity in danger of forcing the apocalypse on ourselves through climate change, from the war that is going on in the world, many would not be surprised if we, in fact, caused it through war. This can become even more plausible when we take a look at the types of weapons that modern militaries are using in this day and age. With missiles powerful enough to destroy big islands, and bombs ready to wipe out countries, it should come as no surprise that this could be a reason. If you combine these weapons with the tension between many countries in the 21st century, we should all be getting ready to prepare.
Is There Any Way To Stop This?
Despite the fact that this may seem extremely plausible, there are also many who have devoted themselves to ensure it doesn’t. There are luckily organizations such as the U.N which is solely a peacekeeping organization to keep countries from fighting and causing severe collateral damages. Besides the U.N there is also a much more powerful reason that countries don’t escalate wars to this level. The term is called M.A.D or Mutually Assured Destruction. This basically means that when two nations collide and battle, neither one of them is able to use their most powerful weapons simply because they are afraid the other side will use theirs and then ultimately there will be nothing left. This makes somewhat of a truce on the high-powered bomb front, as both sides recognize it is good for neither side to use such powerful weapons.
We’ve Already Avoided This Situation Once Before!
If there is one glimmer of hope in that we will not detonate countries off the face of the earth, it is the fact that we have avoided it before. In the late 20th century the war known as “The Cold War” was in it’s prime. This was mainly a political war between American Democrats and Soviet Communists. The main lesson that we learned from this war was the fact of how well mutually assured destruction works in real application. Both sides of the war knew that each one of them was capable of doing such harm that neither budged. Many citizens of both countries at the time were afraid of this “apocalypse” however luck was on humanity’s side for this occasion and disaster was successfully avoided. After all, everyone knew Albert Einstein to be true when he was quoted saying, “I don’t know what world war 3 will be fought with but I know world war 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.”