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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2017-08-12 02:22 am
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no limits to your catastrophizing choice these days...

In the little bit over a year since I last did this the news got of course even worse, and yet I still seem unable to just limit myself to looking at fluffy animal pictures.

Still with ticky boxes for everybody who can't decide what to be most anxious about:
Poll #18679 why ratcreature should only look at pictures of fluffy baby animals, 2017 ed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 21

Which inescapable disaster/crisis/calamity do you think is most likely to lead to your demise?

View Answers

nuclear armageddon! started intentionally by horrible politicians
6 (28.6%)

nuclear armageddon! but brought on by pure stupidity, like someone misinterpreting some screen and/or pushing the wrong button
5 (23.8%)

the next high mortality rate pandemic will come for sure, possibly via climate change mosquitoes
3 (14.3%)

no pandemics needed, I'll die of some treatable condition, not able to afford medicine, thanks to the health system crisis/collapse
5 (23.8%)

I'll die in a riot/civil unrest brought on by an ongoing global economic crisis/collapse in general
4 (19.0%)

I'll die in a riot/civil unrest brought on by the economic crisis/collapse following Brexit in particular
1 (4.8%)

I'll die in a riot/civil unrest brought on by some rampaging "alt-right" mob that felt slighted on the internet
4 (19.0%)

the climate change catastrophe will kill me through a grand disaster
4 (19.0%)

climate change will kill me slowly through failing crops and the like
8 (38.1%)

climate change will kill me fast but in a boring way through some horrible heat wave or such
6 (28.6%)

I'll die because thanks to the global water crisis I won't be able to afford clean drinking water
3 (14.3%)

I'll die in some armed conflict brought on by the above (or other) ecological disasters
3 (14.3%)

I won't die from any of the above disasters directly, but while fleeing from it
2 (9.5%)

terrorism! I'll be blown up by some shadowy terrorist organization
1 (4.8%)

terrorism! some deranged mob will lynch me as "terrorist"
0 (0.0%)

terrorism! but it's my government who will dispose of me as "terrorist"
0 (0.0%)

my government's malicious policies will kill me without them bothering to label me as "terrorist"
6 (28.6%)

crime! I'll end up as a victim in a crime statistic
0 (0.0%)

crime! but as a victim of the "tough on crime" policies, like tazered to death or shot by police and the like
0 (0.0%)

a meteorite will kill me in a huge extinction level event, but at least I have the consolation that everyone else will be dead along with me
1 (4.8%)

killer robots will get me
1 (4.8%)

killer robots will get me, but it will be an accident (less Terminator, more self-driving cars gone wrong)
4 (19.0%)

I'll get killed by the zombie apocalypse
0 (0.0%)

I'll get killed by the zombie army I raised to protect myself, falling victim to dramatic irony
1 (4.8%)

and so on and so forth... (civilian nuclear disaster! genetically modified crops! (lack of) bees!...)
7 (33.3%)

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