Episode Air Date: December 19, 2012
Artist: The Ink Spots
Recording Title: “I Don’t Want to Set The World on Fire”
Most scientists agree that our little planet will end in fire… not on December 21st, but billions of years into the future. The sun will eventually expand and this habitable distance from it’s heat we now enjoy now will disappear.
Of course, this is omitting mankind’s capacity for nuclear war, and our seemingly-inherent penchant for self-destruction. As astronomer/philosopher Carl Sagan said: “We have a choice: We can enhance life and come to know the universe that made us, or we can squander our 15 billion-year heritage in meaningless self-destruction.”
The countdown continues. Read more about End of the World Week right here.