Comments on: Worst-case scenarios that are more likely than you think http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/13/worst-case-scenarios-that-are-more-likely-than-you-think/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: UgoneHearMe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/13/worst-case-scenarios-that-are-more-likely-than-you-think/#comment-1119210 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:49:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44791#comment-1119210 The ocean becoming too warm to support oxygen production and the earth’s oxygen falling below human-survivable levels is more likely.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/13/worst-case-scenarios-that-are-more-likely-than-you-think/#comment-1117686 Sat, 14 Nov 2015 03:41:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44791#comment-1117686 If Humanity is to cease to exist, that’s not because of bombs, but because of ignorance, arrogance and greed.

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By: Romas http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/13/worst-case-scenarios-that-are-more-likely-than-you-think/#comment-1117684 Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:40:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44791#comment-1117684 This is always a concern; but this opinion piece is just fear mongering. We are all potential victims to some type of dramatic event. But if we start hiding in our homes because something could happen, then the enemy has won.
To minimize risk, you don’t go to or do something that is not completely safe. For example, you do not walk into a dark alley alone – especially in a bad part of town. (obvious) Nor do you stray off the tourist areas without a local guide when on a Caribean island.
Sure the obvious won’t prevent a nut-job from killing you; but if you avoid the obvious risk your odds of getting killed by a terrorist or some other type of lunatic become minimal.
So enjoy life, just be alert of your surroundings. Chances are you won’t be a statistic.

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By: Neurochuck http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/13/worst-case-scenarios-that-are-more-likely-than-you-think/#comment-1117681 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 23:46:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44791#comment-1117681 Unpleasantly prophetic now there is a Mumbai style attack in Paris. It is disturbing that with all the border controls, homeland security, etc the illegal drug industry still operates internationally on a large scale. Also that the tourist industries are so important that large numbers of rather unknown people fly in and out. The likely reaction to Paris is to blame local Muslims in general, but a hit squad could also visit Paris with all the tourists.
It is better to have a knowledge of statistics, and not be caught in Christian/Muslim/etc religious metaphysics, and regard one’s personal risk from terrorism as similar to driving on the highway, with efforts to reduce risk that are not perfect.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/13/worst-case-scenarios-that-are-more-likely-than-you-think/#comment-1117667 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 22:13:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44791#comment-1117667 What if that bomber opens up an office in South America where the breast implant industry is booming and American ladies come back with discounted size C-4 breasts ;)

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