Saving our bacon
While there will always be guys out on the steps with "the end is near" signs and tell you whatever the latest crisis is will be the one thaqt kills us all, what we need, really need, is unbiased, just the facts news once in a awile.
With all the panic over Ebola I had to go do some research to find out that no a new airborn strain did not come out and it's still the same very hard to catch in a medically advanced society type of horrible disease. When people say climate change doesn't exist and plug their ears over the gunshot like sounds of the glaciers falling into the sea as they turn black from forest fire soot and get even warmer, a little research shows that even the most profound most doomsday-esque predections have already been outstripped as we find yet another factor that is picking up the pace of global warming.
Eventually the worl will end, let's hope it's not until the sum supernovas a few billion years from now. Until then, It would be helpful if everyone can get their facts straight so we know what to focus on, so we can make sure technology is more likely to save our bacon than cook it.