Top 20 Reasons Humanity May Go Extinct

By | January 23, 2009

Top 20 Reasons Humanity May Go ExtinctHere are your choices for the things most likely to wipe out the human race. While not scientific, the results of this PollDaddy poll first posted on this blog Sep 16, 2008 are interesting.

If you feel we’ve missed anything important, like methane bubbles sucking the oxygen out of our air, let me know. We can always add more and open the vote again. Once we feel we have truly nailed down the biggest threats, then we can get on with the business of proposing solutions.

Total Votes: 826

Top Reasons Humanity May Go Extinct

1 5% (42 votes) Overpopulation
2 4% (34 votes) Global warming
3 4% (33 votes) Weapons of Mass Destruction
4 4% (32 votes) War / Military thinking
5 4% (30 votes) Laziness
6 4% (30 votes) Pollution
7 3% (28 votes) Disease
8 3% (28 votes) Massive water shorages
9 3% (26 votes) Obesity / Lack of exercise
10 3% (24 votes) Infectious diseases
11 3% (24 votes) Lack of long term planning
12 3% (24 votes) Rapid Climate Change
13 3% (24 votes) Running out of Oil
14 3% (23 votes) Mass Starvation / Famine
15 3% (23 votes) Terrorism
16 3% (22 votes) Deforestation
17 3% (21 votes) Ocean life Depletion
18 2% (19 votes) Ozone layer depletion
19 2% (18 votes) Industrial Waste
20 2% (18 votes) Lack of agricultural land
21 2% (17 votes) Asteroids / Comets / NEOs
22 2% (17 votes) Incorrect information
23 2% (16 votes) Lack of Exercise
24 2% (15 votes) Diminishing biodiversity
25 2% (15 votes) Murder / Violence / Suicide
26 2% (15 votes) Nuclear waste
27 2% (14 votes) Aliens
28 2% (14 votes) Cancer
29 2% (14 votes) Fascism
30 2% (13 votes) A Black Hole
31 2% (13 votes) Mental Illness
32 2% (13 votes) Super Volcano
33 1% (11 votes) Heart disease
34 1% (11 votes) Massive Earthquake
35 1% (11 votes) Xenophobia / Isolationism
36 1% (9 votes) Birth defects
37 1% (9 votes) Man made machines
38 1% (9 votes) Nearby Supernova
39 1% (9 votes) Radioactivity
40 1% (9 votes) Solar Flare
41 <1% (8 votes) Sun expands, devours Earth
42 <1% (7 votes) Substance Abuse
43 <1% (6 votes) Abortion
44 <1% (6 votes) Slavery
45 <1% (5 votes) Earth leaves orbit, freezes
46 <1% (5 votes) Gamma-Ray burst
47 <1% (4 votes) Moon crashes into us
48 % (4 votes) Other

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