Yesterday, I wrote about my failure to score Taylor Swift tickets for my daughter. Today, I’m going to lead with something decidedly less horrific by sharing Joel Achenbach’s guide to contemporary doomsday scenarios — from the threats you know about to the ones you never think of. WaPo Magazine (Gift Article): Asteroids! Solar Storms! Nukes! Climate Calamity! Killer Robots! “We are not being paranoid when we recognize that human civilization has become increasingly complex and simultaneously armed with techniques for self-destruction. There are bad omens everywhere, and not just the melting glaciers and dying polar bears. We’re all still unnerved by the pandemic. Meanwhile, there’s this ancient threat called war. Vladimir Putin and his advisers keep rattling the nuclear saber. A nuclear holocaust is the classic apocalyptic scenario that never went away.”