It's the result of a century of stupidity.
The chickens have come home to roost. The cost of stupidity is death. When you protect fools from their folly, all you do is make the entire world pay the fool's price.
There is going to be a global thermonuclear war. Wishing it weren't so cannot change this. It's going to be unrestrained and absolutely vicious without any rules or self-limiting factors of any kind beyond scorched earth.
If you're not working on a Vault or reserving yourself a place in one by now, you do not understand what is happening in the world. You don't understand what is happening around you. You may think that because the majority are as confused as you are that this will afford you some protection in numbers. You are sorely mistaken.