If the Apocalypse predicts bad (to say the least) things for humanity and the planet, what's the point of all this?
Is the Revelation of John a warning to be evaded or an inevitable nightmare to be lived through?
Do you think the Apocalypse is a self-fulfilling prophecy?
The real apocalypse will happen when a planet shattering event takes place:
An asteroid hits Earth. Scientists say that, should an object like the one that hit Jupiter a few years ago hit one of Earth's oceans, it would create a tidal wave ten kilometers high. That would be an apocalyptic event.
Should one of Earth's "super volcanoes", like Yellowstone, go off in a big way, it would create enough dust and ash to block off the sun and cause an ice age.
Humans could cause an apocalypse by setting off enough nuclear bombs. That scenario is much less likely than it was once, but could still happen.
An outbreak of a virulent enough pathogen could decimate humanity. That might not affect other creatures so negatively, but would be an apocalypse for human kind.
Humans could deliberately create a virulent pathogen, then let it get away.
If it's any comfort, though, even if some such disaster should wipe out 99.9% of the human race, there would still be seven million of us left. We'd still not be an endangered species. Moreover, humans, coyotes, and ravens are among the most adaptable creatures on Earth. We'd survive.
But, there's no way that predictions made thousands of years ago before anyone even knew about diseases and asteroids have any bearing on today's world, particularly when they can have 100 different meanings for 100 different readers. That sort of apocalyptic prediction has no more credibility than the results of tarot cards or reading of chicken entrails.