Bob Geldof, who once wrote a song called “The End of the World,” reportedly is predicting the possible end of the world perhaps by 2030.
The former Boomtown Rats frontman apparently warned about the extinction of the world’s population in a speech in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Addressing the One Young World summit, the Live Aid founder claimed that “There will be a mass-extinction event. This could well happen on your watch. All the signs are there that it will happen and it will happen soon.”
Added Geldof to the 8,000 One Young World delegates from 190 nations: “We may not get to 2030. We need to address the problem of climate change urgently. What are you going to do about it? Get serious. Some of the nations that arrived here so proudly will not be there to meet us.”
According to Geldof, 61, “The world can decide in a fit of madness to kill itself… the next war will not be a World War One or a World War Two, it will be the end.”
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1986, Geldof maintained that “We need to be a little more human, less Irish, less British, less Cameroonian, less South African, less Russian, less Chinese and more human.” He also assailed his generation, the Baby Boomers, for disgracefully failing the world apparently in relation to climate change, and called for the current generation to avoid the mistakes of the past.
At the end of his speech, the singer and activist apologized to the audience for being “bloody miserable,” and then told the delegates to “just get on with it,” as he left the stage.
Last month, Geldof revealed plans plans to travel into space next year, and if he does he will become the first Irish astronaut ever. The Irish rocker is planning to be a passenger on a commercial flight, which reportedly will send 100 people into the stratosphere in 2014. Space Expedition Corporation tickets will cost $100,000 each, and it will see astronauts travel around 62 miles into space. This expedition will set off from Curacao in the Southern Caribbean sea.