US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Researchers at Deutsche Bank are convinced that there is too much risk that one of four possible disasters will happen in the next ten years. It can be an incredible force, a solar storm, a volcanic eruption, a pandemic, or a world war.
Specialists are more likely to be in a pandemic scenario that could kill more than two million people. Other options included war, a flash on the Sun, as well as a volcanic eruption, which will lead to terrible consequences. If you look into the future for 20 years, then the prospects become even more disappointing. It is worth noting that the researchers added that the chance of an apocalyptic event in the near future reaches 56%.
This study was carried out taking into account a variety of risks. Also taken into account real estimates that were obtained by specialists earlier. Earthquakes were removed from the list of potential threats, because they can affect humanity and the planet only locally and cannot cause a global catastrophe.
Scientists paid special attention to the option with a flash on the Sun. The last time a sufficiently strong flash was recorded in 1859. A catastrophe as a result of such an event is more likely than in the case of the global war.
In their report, scientists added that there may be interruptions in the supply of electrical energy if the electrical networks are damaged. Accordingly, this will negatively affect the economies of all countries, because the infrastructure will not be able to fully function. If the disaster affects medicine and hospitals, then this can lead to the death of a huge number of people. The payment systems and satellites will function poorly.
The likelihood that a major solar flare will happen in the next 10 years, according to the authors of the study, is 12%.
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