There is a growing zeitgeist of fear that a world-altering event is on the verge of happening. Tension and unrest are becoming more commonplace, and many people are becoming disillusioned. Prepper meetup events have reported a spike in attendance in recent years, and the survivalist movement has been gaining subscribers.
While many fears are fueled by misinformation, ignorance, or political agendas, some are backed by science. This infographic by SecurityBaron.com explores 15 “ticking time bombs” that may threaten the future of humanity and the planet, from tick-borne illnesses to ancient permafrost bacteria to weapons of mass destruction.