Exploring Financial Apocalypse in Australia

Just got word about a new post-financial apocalypse movie filming in Australia that shows some promise. Guy Pearce is the main star, and he seldom disappoints in his performances. I posted an article below for you.

Is Australia ripe for a coming economic apocalypse or is it just coincidence that the area is popular for these types of stories? For another one, check out my review of Expatriates.

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This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

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MERS- WHO Says It’s NOT an Emergency Until Millions are Dead

A news report was released by the World Health Organization yesterday about MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Interestingly, it coincided with me prepping for a lecture that I’ll be delivering in a couple of days on the relationship between communicable diseases and apocalyptic events.

The report stated that it’s not an emergency yet.

But it is…

  • Growing in severity
  • Expanding through the population
  • Strikingly similar to other respiratory outbreaks
  • Spreading with relatively unknown transmission details

Sure, it’s only killed under a 1000 people so far, so it’s only an emergency to them and not a global emergency, or at least that’s the WHO’s reasoning.

Here’s what I’d like to know and you should be asking about…

Which country will it have to hit before it’s a global emergency? The UK or the USA?

Will officials start misdiagnosing it on purpose so it doesn’t show up as MERS, but just a random flu-like thing?

This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

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And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places…

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. Luke 21:10

A LinkedIn friend just posted a link from Gizmodo showing a timelapse image of earthquake activity in April 2014. You’ll see it was a busy month worldwide, or as the Bible quote above said, “in diverse places”.

Check out the link HERE.

Then check out your home, your business, your area. Are you prepared for an earthquake?

This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

Apocalyptic Change by Invasive Species

As part of our research here at CAPOCS, we look at all possible causes for apocalyptic events in order to create better models for both prevention and preparedness. We take an all-hazards approach, and our general consensus is that it will not be one single event that causes life as we know it to change. Instead, it will be a confluence of many things at one time.

One of the factors we believe will contribute to that change is the introduction of invasive species where they do not belong. Many of them are not problematic in their natural habitat for many reasons, such as predators and climate. When introduced to another area they sometimes take over and destroy the normal inhabitants through predation, overcrowding, or consumption of available food resources.

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The National Environmental Education Foundation recently launched a program called the Asian Carp Exploration Curriculum to enlist high school students in combating this problem in the Great Lakes. I appreciate ideas like this for several reasons. It encourages group-think. It assists high school students with practical hands-on instruction. It enlists the next generation in creating solutions.

It brings hope.

Check out the program HERE. Maybe you can get your kids or their school involved.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!