The modern world in which we live maintains its equilibrium through a series of fine balances, as human civilization adapts and changes to the forces of nature, in many cases seeking to harness and control them. But how delicate is that balance, and how close are we to toppling into chaos? Any number of natural disasters have the potential to catastrophically alter life on earth, from huge human death tolls to changes in the geography of the planet itself Tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, meteor strikes and earthquakes all have the power to kill millions and bring society to its knees. Add to this the possibility of man-made disasters such as the escape of toxic waste, dam breaks, jet collisions and the reliance on ever-dwindling oil reserves, and the picture that emerges is of a civilization just a few steps away from calamity. Get the facts, the theories, the proof and the data behind a huge array of possible catastrophes. Hear expert opinion, witness the aftermath of historical disasters, and appreciate the delicate nature of life on Earth. Using advanced CGI images, experience nightmare scenarios we hope will never come to pass, and learn what we can do to help prevent another Mega Disaster.
Laura MacDonald, Walter Pitman, Celal Sengör, Charles Donald Bateman, Chun Byung-in, Steve Corrie, Jesse Helms, Jeff Jupp, Clarabelle Lansing, Christian Marty, Lawrence McDonald, Christopher Orlebar, Gennadi Osipovich