OK we're not quite at the apocalypse yet, but heading that way. One particularly significant passage in the book caught my eye:
Ring any bells?John Wyndham wrote:"Many of us here," he began, "must still be feeling numbed under this catastrophe. The world we knew has ended in a flash. Some of us may be feeling that it is the end of everything. It is not. But to all of you I will say at once that it can be the end of everything - if we let it."