To do nothing is impossible. What should happen is beyond human knowledge and control. It brings death to young and old, for weak and for strong, for rich and poor, without any hope for salvation.
Recently returned from his famous expedition to the Lost world of the inquisitive Professor Challenger discovered an even greater danger: Earth, soon will pass through a belt of poisonous ether, and mankind will perish.
When the poison began to enter the atmosphere, madness, and terror gripped the globe. City covered riots, society began to crumble, stopped all sorts of communication. Only Professor Challenger and a handful of his friends barricaded themselves in a carefully sealed room, and watch as the planet dies.