The human species has been battling Nature’s population control since the caveman days. Apart from natural disasters, this has been the job of pandemics and diseases throughout history. Below are some of the most notable of these occurrences.
But hey Nature, we’re still here! Killin’ you right back!
Speaking of the human condition, I must say I’m disappointed to see that obesity didn’t even make the honorable mention list! Researchers have even been as bold to say that this fat-splosion is as big a threat as bird flu and global warming.
It’s not nearly as poetic an ending as the Black Death, but we may see the day where it’s taken just as seriously.
Scary? Not as much as the scale of HIV/AIDS at this point in time… If you look at the infographic, you’ll see that it’s as historic a plague as the Black Death, claiming 25 million victims up to this point, with doubtless scores more to follow.
Hold on, there is a ray of hope yet! The US AIDS Chief says the “tipping point” is in sight. Boy, I’d like to think he’s right.
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