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(MSNBC)   Researchers chart global disaster hot spots -- here comes the science   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 27
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2005-01-09 12:30:22 AM  
i guess everyone knows about this...


http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2000/mega_tsunami.shtml

clicky thing below
pops
 
2005-01-09 03:11:28 AM  
ch4r7ie: i guess everyone knows about this

From the Q&A Link - the collapse is likely to happen any time within the next few thousand years

Start walking slowly to the exits. Seriously, take your time.
 
2005-01-09 07:56:02 AM  
seems the best places to live on are the ones with the most problems.
 
2005-01-09 08:03:19 AM  
No AIDS then?
 
2005-01-09 08:05:13 AM  
Three hits in 7+ hours, dump this stale link !
 
2005-01-09 08:06:47 AM  
smell my finger
 
2005-01-09 08:22:36 AM  
Thanks submitter for an informative link.

I wonder why Ache in Indonesia where the tsunami did the most damage has no colouring. Maybe because they just had one and are not due for another?

Also, I am very happy to see Australia in no great danger. Only drought, and hey, we have them all the time already anyway. We can cope. Unless it gets heaps worse.
 
2005-01-09 08:40:14 AM  
consdubya:

I wonder why Ache in Indonesia where the tsunami did the most damage has no colouring. Maybe because they just had one and are not due for another?

i call shenanigans.. or however the hell you guys spell it.

just look at what we know about the united states..

no geophysical risk in california (earthquakes) or washington (volcanos)? if rainier blew its top, seattle could be history.. might not happen in our lifetimes, but sooner or later, rainier will blow up.. which direction will those glacial mudslides go?

no hydro risk in florida? well, perhaps florida is resiliant.. but lets say a cat-4 hurricane hits new york city. the storm swell would flood the subways and other subterranian places - and kill thousands..
 
2005-01-09 08:41:21 AM  
consdubya You could be eaten by dingoes. How much worse could it get?
FWIW, Jesus will be back any day now and none of this will matter.
 
2005-01-09 09:23:58 AM  
i was hoping the graph would spell out a smiley face.
 
2005-01-09 09:46:53 AM  
There's no drought risk in Australia. It's not like there's a big section of red desert called the outback.
 
2005-01-09 09:50:25 AM  
I guess North and South America don't count for much... where are they?
 
2005-01-09 10:07:24 AM  
Hooray for us Aussies! Either we're relatively safe from natural disasters, or we've been forgotten again!



/Austria?
 
2005-01-09 10:22:42 AM  
Is it just me, or did they crop the map to leave out North and South America. I was kinda curious.

Hmmm...seems like the Central Sahara is the next ideal vacation spot. No problems highlited there, and you can get a biatch of a suntan.

Oh, and for you disaster lovers ... you know who you are ... here's a site for you: http://www.xs4all.nl/~mke/exitmundi.htm

This one is my personal favorite, chock full of pseudo-science.
 
2005-01-09 10:25:08 AM  
Hey, I'm a stereotypical AMERICAN.

Just what alien planet is this a map of? Is it Venus or Mars? Why should I care?
 
2005-01-09 10:29:58 AM  
Some places in Africa => Hydro + Drought

WTF?
 
2005-01-09 10:39:00 AM  
Dought in the desert???

You are kidding!!!

I would never think of the desert being dry.

Broktun
 
2005-01-09 10:46:16 AM  
By spending a little more money to make something earthquake-resistant, Lerner-Lam said, "we reduce the loss of life and get a better return on the building because it doesnt fall down."

I can't tell if this is stupid, or oddly brilliant.

"Hamid, did you forget to make sure the building wouldn't collapse?"
"Sorry boss."
 
2005-01-09 10:59:30 AM  
 
2005-01-09 11:06:04 AM  
Anyone worked out how to defuse Yellowstone yet? Or contain that mountain in the Canaries so it doesn't wipe out the eastern seaboard?

These are real problems, which will eventually kill million of Americans if not solved. There a fair chance one or the other will blow in the next hundred years. However, I want to hear solutions, not "We're all gonna die! We're all gonna die!"

If the United States intends to still be in business in a hundred years time, it's solving these kinds of problems that governments are supposed to be for. Not, for example, messing about insisting that classroom flags must be 3' by 2'.
 
2005-01-09 11:10:32 AM  
Broktun
Dought in the desert???
You are kidding!!!
I would never think of the desert being dry.


Hmm. Pretty subtle with the sarcasm, huh?

My point was that "Hydro" indicates death from too much water, while "Drought" is death from too little water.

That it happens in the same place is pretty farked up.
 
2005-01-09 11:35:04 AM  
There is only one Global Disaster Hotspot...

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C.
 
2005-01-09 11:59:06 AM  
TemperedEdge,

OMG!!11 That is so poignant!!!111 u r teh coolest liberal evr!!1


Or maybe you're just retarded....
 
2005-01-09 12:26:17 PM  
2005-01-09 08:03:19 AM svejker_14


No AIDS then?


AIDS spreads mostly by deviant behavior. Take note before you compare one poor SOB who was fishing one day before a wave swept away his entire family and another poor SOB who stuck his wang in everything that moves winding up with AIDS.
 
2005-01-09 01:50:01 PM  
Flashman:

I did not see your post, and mine would not have been directed to you.

It just cracks me up that people move to say, Las Vegas, and then complain about the heat. Or Seattle and complain about the rain in the winter/spring.
 
2005-01-09 04:46:59 PM  
Just another reason to move to Canada!
 
2005-01-10 07:18:30 AM  
They didn't cover the whole surface of the planet in any specific color to denote the fact that we are all going to die within about 5 years from global warming.
 
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