It's that time of year again, when people attempt to spook us with stories about ghosts and monsters, but let's face it: With global warming cooking the planet, melting glaciers, and the build-up of nuclear arsenals, the real stories are much, much scarier.

What is the problem today that scares you the most? Tell us what it is in the comments, why it spooks you, and any thoughts you have about what we might do to fix it.

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Image: The huge drought of the 1930s sends a dust storm towards Stratford, TX / NOAA, George E. Marsh Album