An elder and dear friend of mine, Leny Strobel, recently named the importance of embodying beauty as we move towards the inevitable. I use the word "inevitable" in a way that honors "what lives must die" and not necessarily in a way that promotes the "end times" fear that many express. To be certain, modernity's worldview and technologies are capable of destroying life on the largest scale known to recorded history. This is a real possibility and we should do whatever we can to prevent the escalation of this kind of destruction.
At the same time, so much fear of "the apocalypse" comes from, I believe, the modern West's shadow around death, as well as its linear orientation around time. All that lives, dies. But with death there is rebirth. Apocalypse means "to unveil" truer realities. We in the modern West are comfortable with concepts of change, transformation, and innovation. But all of these necessitate a death of the old - a transmutation of energy and form - before the new can be reborn. But because we really don't have true rites of passages in the modern West that support and enact "ego deaths" of our previous identities, we aren't comfortable with biological death.
This is all to say that perhaps the apocalypse "prophets" are pointing to the death-knell of the modern worldview. Perhaps those of us who are stewards of the rebirth (aka "change agents"), those of us who have gone through ego deaths, might assist in whatever capacity we can the other folk and communities who are fearful and in transition. And part of the practice for me (with the support of beloved community) is to grieve deeply for what has and is dying, to listen for the intimations of new life and support it, and to help others grieve and heal so that there is more spaciousness to recognize the new, and to live beautifully.
We must live as fully as possible.