Does anybody feel like this lately. All the massive natural disasters, the millions of dead fish and birds recently, the Japanese nuclear catastrophe? It really seems as though for whatever reason this planet is going through a period of unprecedented turmoil and we are all doomed within a few years. In my strange little head, it seems to be a little pointless making long term plans right now even 'though I am lucky enough to live in the UK which so far has been immune to this kind of thing. By the way, not posted this on opinion as I am not up to their rigorous standards of argument, , just a lightweight, me.