Mega Disasters

HISTORY CHANNEL – Thursdays from 5 January, 9.30pm

What if Earth’s climate were to change dramatically in only a few years? Many experts fear that such an abrupt climate change could have devastating effects across the planet. We may have little time to prepare. In fact, it may already be too late to prevent a global disaster. It’s happened before on a smaller scale, but a new sudden alteration of the environment could threaten the very survival of the human species. The “freak” weather of the last few decades, stronger hurricanes, more tornadoes, intense heat waves, to name a few, has signalled to scientists that the climate is changing rapidly and unpredictably. Events such as these were precursors to cataclysmic changes in the past. The great Mayan civilization was knocked out by drought in a few generations. The Little Ice Age battered Europe. Within a decade, freezing temperatures increased and incessant storms brought starvation, disease, and death to millions. Could this happen again?

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