I don’t know why natural disasters are so fascinating.Ã‚Â I guess it’s probably the immense power behind things such as tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, and more.Ã‚Â Whatever it is, I think it will make for some good TV.Ã‚Â Be sure to watch the new ‘Perfect Disasters’ series on the Discovery Channel, starting this Sunday evening.
The series examines what might happen if some of Nature’s most destructive storms were unleashed on some of the world’s most populous cities.
Each catastrophe is presented as a mini-movie, complete with actors and fictional storylines, but unlike similar Hollywood creations, each episode is peppered with expert scientific commentary and slick computer animations explaining the science behind the storms.
The series’ tagline is “It may not happen tomorrow, but it is scientific prediction.”
Each episode takes a natural disaster and imagines what might happen if it were ratcheted up a notch to become the “perfect storm” of its type. Tornadoes become mega-tornadoes that reduce entire cities to rubble and solar storms are so powerful they can generate global blackouts that last for years.
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