Scientific Evidence that the End Times Are Here

Besides the proof that a comet will inevitably collide with Earth, the increase in destructive natural disasters over the past few years indicates that, should this pattern continue, humanity will experience much hardship in the years to come.

Natural Disasters


Statistics show that there has been a gradual rise in earthquakes greater than a 6.9 magnitude on the Richter scale. Between 1939 and 1976 (38 years including 1976), there were a total of 71 earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 6.9, while between 1977 and 2010 (34 years including 2010) there were a total of 156 earthquakes greater than 6.9.
Besides this, between 1986 and 1996 (incl), there were 15 earthquakes listed by the USGS with a 7.0 magnitude or greater while between 1997 and 2007 (incl), there were 99 earthquakes with 7.0 magnitude or greater (a 6-fold increase!).
The following graph shows earthquakes with a magnitude 6.0 and greater, from 1973 to 2011.

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Water-Related Natural Disasters

According to the United Nations' Global Trends in Water-Related Disasters by Yoganath Adikari and Junichi Yoshitani for the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), "Trends in natural disasters show they are continuously increasing in most regions of the world. Among all observed natural and anthropogenic adversities, water-related disasters are undoubtedly the most recurrent and pose major impediments to the achievement of human security and sustainable socio-economic development."

The following graph shows the number of water-related disasters from 1980-2006.

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In addition, many devastating water-related disasters have occurred in the past year, which include Pakistan experiencing flooding of biblical proportions (affecting circa 20 million people) and the Chile tsunami that caused nearly $66.7 million USD in damages when it struck Japan. Australia, Brazil, and Sri Lanka were also recently struck with massive flooding.


New Viruses:

Disease continues to be a serious cause of death for many people; according to the World Health Organization, about 1.8 million people died from AIDs in 2009 alone, while in 2008 there were one million deaths resulting from Malaria, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
However in recent years we have also seen an outbreak of new viruses such as H1N1 (Swine Flu) and H5N1 (Avian Flu). A new variant of the Mad Cow Disease, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, has killed 166 people in Britain and 44 elsewhere as of October 2009.
Although these new diseases have not caused as much death as heart disease or AIDS, the fact remains that new diseases are emerging, with many having emerged in the past few years.
If the rate of destructive natural disasters continues to increase and new viruses continue to emerge, the world will have difficulty dealing with it effectively. Oftentimes, we see that outbreaks occur after countries are stricken with natural disasters, leaving a weakened country in an even worse condition. Due to the fact that the countries are already weakened by the disaster, it is more difficult for them than usual to deal with the outbreaks; thus, more people suffer, especially if the country stricken is still developing. For example, many countries struck by water-related disasters experience outbreaks of water-borne illnesses such as cholera and diarrhea.

Depleting Resources:

The World Wildlife Fund's 2010 Living Planet Report states that the world is currently using 50% more natural resources than the earth can sustain, and that the demand of the human population of the earth's natural resources is sky-rocketing. Between 1970 and 2007, the tropical terrestrial LPI declined by nearly 50%, while the freshwater terrestrial LPI declined by nearly 70%.
According to the report, it will take 1.5 years to regenerate the renewable resources used in just 2007. Essentially, humanity is currently overshooting- they are using the capacity of 1.5 Earths, when in reality there is just one Earth.
Globally, about 925 million people do not have enough to eat, according to the World Food Programme. On the other hand, the human population continues to grow exponentially, as depicted in the following graph:

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Source: Loren Cobb, Wikipedia
This begs the question: how do we expect our race to survive when the earth's resources are depleting and the human population growing so quickly?

The Comet:

Although scientists have been working on a solution for the impending collision with the comet since 2009, they continue to meet in order to find a solution:
The head of the Russian space agency told Yahoo! News in 2009 that Russian scientists would meet in secret to "work on a plan for saving Earth from a possible catastrophic collision with a giant asteroid... Better to spend a few hundred million dollars to create a system for preventing a collision than to wait until it happens and hundreds of thousands of people are killed." Source: "Secret plan to save Earth from asteroid", Yahoo! News.

Rusty Schweickart, a former Apollo 9 astronaut and head of European Space Agency's committee on Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), stated in an interview in 2010 with Yahoo News that an asteroid impact needed to be recognised as a "global threat".

Source: "Asteroid impact warning to the world", Yahoo! News.