1) This is not to alarm, and that is why I have used star wars theme to make it less serious. But, it is true that our world is going through a major cyclic change. Not just prophets who have predicted this, but living saints are also predicting.
2) High level saints in India have reasons to explain as they know the age of our universe from scriptures as well as by their foretelling ability. While we live in a main Kaliyuga (era of strife) or Iron age as we have referred to, this main era also has sub cycles. Currently, we are at the peak of a mini era change that will be known as the divine kingdom and would last about 1000 years. But, before that, a major destruction will happen. Main reason is the spiritual impurity of our world. The actual battle of good and evil is happening in other subtle dimensions as this universe is vast with the unknowns most of us don't know of. But, it would affect the earth as well because we are interconnected by 4 cosmic elements of water, fire, air, and ether. Because we operate at lower vibes in our spiritually impure environment, lot of the subtle darkness will take advantage of that to cause chaos on our planet too. According to saints, the chance of preventing is less than 10% as we talk 180° change. And, it won't be about geography when it comes to survival (I had asked this question). To get visa for the divine kingdom, one would need to be spiritually elevated or have the potential and drive to seek such progress. Sure, some areas are safer from the natural disasters. But, if you don't have control over your mind, you would be in a misery just to witness what's to come! It is not just about war, but also natural disasters, infrastructure breakings, etc. as a way of cleansing the world.
3) I have stopped paying attention to the news since long, except for weather and some local important ones. Because, news would activate your reptilian response of fight or flight as this Armageddon prophecy unfolds in different incidences including epidemics. Meditations help to stay calm. I used to analyze for solutions before. Now, I stir clear of it. I care about my local communities, so read my next post as to what I am planning.