Humanity seems to really like images of apocalypse. We spin stories of things falling apart into chaos and then salvation as we are lead into a new tomorrow. We long for a restored world where all is right. We want the heavens to punish the wicked. What humanity forgets is that we tend to bring on the disasters ourselves - through economics, injustice, greed, and misusing our resources.
WE are the four horsemen. We have exercised that function over and over throughout human history.
And we don't get a restored world once we do it. We get grief and hunger and warlords and serfdom and starvation and dark ages when it all gets too big. System collapse. Failed states. Women wailing in the night. Empty bellied children. Dead young men.
And the universe goes on, in spite of our foolishness.
If you're looking for renewal, find a different path.