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3 definitions by Jaymax

 
1.
An attraction to, or taking pleasure in, end-of-society scenarios, such as global nuclear war, or worst-case peak-oil or global-warming.

Often leads to what others would regard as a 'pessimistic' world view, however Apocophiliacs often identify with an 'up-side' to the total destruction of mostly everything. Proof of irrationality can often be found in a belief that they will survive the impending apocolyse themselves.
I used to hang at peakoil.com, but the place is swamped with apocophilic doomers.

I'm really worried about global warming, but sometimes I worry that I might just have a tendency for apocophilia.
by Jaymax September 16, 2005
 
2.
The techy part of a web system that makes you pay dosh to get to the goodies...
It's behind the NY Times paywall, alas, but here's some snippets (from www.oildrum.com 02-May-06)
by Jaymax May 03, 2006
 
3.
Someone who expects the worst possible outcome from a global occurrence, especially the peak in global oil production.

Antonyms are cornucopian, humanist, realist.

Doomers hold a faith based belief that humanity is incapable of resolving human-society created global issues, e.g. by replacing oil with other energy sources.

Refer apocophilia
peakoil.com is packed full of doomers practicing group-think like it was a survival skill.

I used to be a doomer, but then I remembered how to add.
by Jaymax September 16, 2005