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11 Ways The World Could End
Since the 1500s, there have been more than150 documented predictions of when the world is going to end. Luckily for us, none of themhave come trueâ€¦yet. However, you'll be surprised that not allof them are destructive. Here are some terrifyingly amazing ways theworld, genuinely could end. When you think of scientists working on superviruses, you probably picture Hazmat workers, deep in a mountain bunker, studying vats fullof insidious green liquid. But these labs do actually exist! Maybe notworking for some shady Bondstyle villain looking to ransom the world away to the highestbidder, but for pharmaceutical companies and
government agencies studying ways to curedangerous pathogens. But what happens when a vial full of an extremely dangerous virusbreaks out of containment, or is misplacedé Over the years, there have been numerous documentedcases of dangerous viruses escaping from laboratories around the world. One of these happened asrecently as 2009. A group of scientists based in Europe, workingwith Baxter Pharmaceuticals, were conducting lab tests on a seasonal flu strain.Without realizing it, Baxter had sent them live supplies of the H5N1 virus, better knownas â€œbird flu,â€� which has a mortality rate higher than 60%. One of the world's deadliestviruses was handled and distributed to three
other labs without any pathogen safety protocolsin place. The grave error was only realized when onelab worker in the Czech Republic inoculated a group of ferrets with samples of the â€œseasonfluâ€� batch, and was horrified when they all died.The scientists were immediately placed under quarantine and monitored for signs of thedeadly virus. Luckily, none of them were infected and all the scientists were freed with a cleanbill of health. Two years later, these same strains of avianand human flu were combined in a laboratory, successfully creating â€œthe most dangerousvirus in history.â€� The virus was highly
pathogenic, while retaining its dangerouslyhigh fatality rate. If it got loose, it could kill 60% of the world's population in afreakishly short amount of time â€“ a truly apocalyptic notion.Some say it's only a matter of time before this kind of virus escapes containment andwreaks havoc on mankind. After going through two world wars, you wouldthink that the world would have learned to get along by now. But unfortunately for thesurvival of humanity, we are constantly under threat of triggering the final war â€“ NuclearArmageddon. Mutually Assured Destruction, like its acronymsuggests, is one of the maddest doctrines
ever devised. It ensures that if a countrywere to ever use a nuclear weapon on another state with the same capability, both sideswould unleash their entire nuclear arsenal, bringing about the complete annihilation ofboth countries. With the resulting nuclear winter, and the likely participation of othercountries in the exchange, this would almost certainly lead to destruction and death onan apocalyptic scale. There are over 15,000 nuclear warheads inthe world, with more than 4000 ready to fire at any one time. That would make one hellof a firework show, but probably not one you'd want to be around to watch.There have been a few â€œclose callsâ€� since
we first developed nuclear weapons. A surprisingnumber of these were technical glitches that nearly started World War 3, on both sidesof the Cold War. The average yield of a modern nuclear weaponis around 500 kilotons of TNT, that's 25 times more powerful than the bomb droppedon Nagasaki. Each one of these 500 kiloton bombs are powerful enough to flatten hugeparts of a large modern city such as New York, or London.And there exists some truly unimaginably powerful weapons, like the Tsar Bomba, which had ayield of more than 50 megatonnes. That's two and a half THOUSAND times more powerfulthan the one dropped on Nagasaki. Thankfully
Earth Hour 2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv
INTERESTING FACTS Candles, light jazz and dinner. Total romantic with deep meaning. For 8 years Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv has been turning off all possible lights to support the Earth Hour. This Ukrainian hotel was the first in the world network that joined the global initiative. Claude Bulte, Regional Director Radisson Blu Ukraine We do not limit just with one day. During the year we try to save and support environmental projects. In particular, September is a Responsible business month for us when we plan a lot of activities. For instance, we clean forests or beaches, do blood donation, help s and many other things.
Such ecological initiative is actively supported by guests of the Hotel. Culinary masterclasses for the Earth Hour when dishes are prepared without using the electricity became a good tradition for Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Oksana, the participant. You get not only the aesthetic pleasure. you feel personal involvement and global support of the Earth protection. In the same time you combine the useful with the pleasant. As a memento of the evening guests could have a symbol of the Earth Hour â€“ Panda sign on their hand. And at the end â€“ a symbolic fire show.
Achrafieh 2020 pledges to Plant Trees for Earth Hour
Achrafieh 2020 pledges to plant trees in the city and increase greening. Two important objectives: first one is to improve and clean the environment and second is to beautify the city. It is nice to have beautiful people but it is nice as well that they circulate in a beautiful region. So I invite you all, citizens and leaders
to help us and support our cause the quot;Club des Sciencesquot; is supporting us and I present my special gratitude to Antoine Tyan. The MTV is always with us who I thank dearly All public figures and all organizations who would like to support you are the most welcome We promise that in 2015 Achrafieh will become greener.
The initiative taken today by Achrafieh 2020 in the occasion of Earth Hour is a very important initiative and we can't but stand next to it and support it improve and beautify Achrafieh in the hope to have a better and more beautiful Lebanon and preserve as well all greening and trees and the forests we have in all Lebanon
and all of this needs a group effort individuals and responsible from each and every citizen in all Lebanon to preserve our environment and preserve the future of our country. A small action maybe a tree or a plant here and there but the result believe me is big. So please get on board with us
the municipality is supporting us as well Thank you to the municipality we hope that by end of 2015 we would have fulfilled this promise and other actions as well.