From LRC, the end of the world as we know it? A review of Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster by Peter A. Victor and Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin. The ancient South American Nasca civilization may have caused its own demise by clear-cutting huge swaths of forest, a new study has found. A look at why we should be terrified of the 2012 Apocalypse. We survived Y2K, six Celine albums: Humans will make it past 2012, and Morgan Freeman will live to narrate our story. NASA scientist to distraught dupes: The world won't end in 2012. Jolly eschatology: An interview with Claus Leggewie and Harald Welzer, authors of The End of the World As We Knew It. From First Things, Rene Girard on war and apocalypse. The Rapture may whisk the Saved up to Heaven, leaving all of their corporeal assets untended; for the business-minded, earth-bound heathen, there’s money to be had in the leavings. If the end comes, don’t count on Scott Feschuk: The toil of rebuilding civilization will expose him for what he is — a completely useless man. An excerpt from Racing Toward Armageddon: The Three Great Religions and the Plot to End the World by Michael Baigent (and more). Here's a list of failed predictions of the end of the world, including a few current theories that probably won't pan out. Research reveals that apocalyptic stories changed dramatically 20 years ago. Post-human Earth: A look at how the planet will recover from us. Universe has more entropy than thought: New calculations suggest that the cosmos may be a bit closer to heat death. Research suggests the universe will end sooner than previously thought.