Documentary investigating when and how the world will come to an end.
Apocalypse How (2008) This thought provoking programme explores the question of not whether the apocalypse will happen, but how. Will it be by a natural, man-made or extra-terrestrial threat? Join us on a journey of discovery as we examine several doomsday scenarios. Will the end come from a force of nature such as a giant volcanic eruption or the death of the Sun. Will Armageddon occur with an asteroid slamming into Earth or an attack from a galaxy far far away or even closer to home from scientific experiments gone wrong? Could super intelligent machines that boffins develop eventually turn on us or will the Hadron Collider cause irreparable damage to planet Earth? Apocalypse 2012 (2009) December 21st 2012 could be a cataclysmic day for Planet Earth when life on Earth might end. This is the last day in the long count Mayan calendar and a whole host of doomsday scenarios are examined here by a number of scientists and physicists. A burst of electromagnetic radiation from the Sun might have the power to trigger catastrophic earthquakes, violent hurricanes, super volcanic eruptions and mega tsunamis or take out the satellite network and destroy the National Grid. The devastating result would cause society to break down and the result would be anarchy. Mankind likes to think of itself as intelligent, strong and powerful but these programmes shows how fragile our existence on Earth could be and the possibilities for our downfall.