"our planet is eventually doomed and the next pandemic might be the one that wipes out most of humanity. Or certainly an asteroid will obliterate all of civilization at some point.....And of course at the end of the line is the burnout and shift to red giant phase of our own Sun, which will cause the Earth to be vaporized inside the super-hot gaseous sphere."
Pleasant thoughts for a Monday morning.
I remember hearing a lecture once from some scientist who said, "The world will come to an end due to the burnout of the Sun in around 10 Billion years." The blonde woman next to me said, "What did you say?" He repeated his comment. She said, wiping her brow, "Thank God. I thought you said 10 Million years!"