With the holidays coming up, it's the perfect time to explore the many faces of disaster. This week, io9 takes you inside the Earth's biggest disasters, from toxic floods to Waterworld.
We've got zombie apocalypse on TV, a cholera outbreak in the Caribbean, storm watches in the Pacific, toxic gunk flowing all over Hungary (see photo above), drought in Australia, a uranium plant in North Korea, the end of the welfare state as we knew it in Europe, and Tron 2 about to hit theaters. Plus, Thanksgiving is coming up in the States. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? That's what we'd like to know. And we'll tell you, in Earth-shattering detail this week.
Not only will we plumb the depths of the biggest media disasters of all time, but we'll also bring you a map of disaster hot spots so you'll know where the next mega-volcano is likely to erupt. We've got stories about how to cope with unlikely disasters (what if the Moon disappeared?) and possibly avoid mass extinction, as well as suggestions about what to stay home and watch all day to avoid the disaster that is Black Friday. Basically, if it explodes, erupts, or obliterates, we'll tell you all about it.
Buckle your seat belts, eschatonauts. It's time for a week of pure disaster!
AP Photo by Bela Szandelszky