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Terrorist attack of 9-11 scale or greater 9 15.52%
Nuclear attack of Hiroshima scale or greater 1 1.72%
Natural disaster of Senshi province scale or greater 14 24.14%
Biochemical or viral epidemic 4 6.90%
Ecological (man induced or natural) disaster 10 17.24%
Bizarre scientific experiment disaster 1 1.72%
Asteroid/s or extra-planetary threat 0 0%
Alien invasion 7 12.07%
Insect spread disease 2 3.45%
I believe there will be a minor to major Extinction Level Event next 2 3.45%
Other, will post it 8 13.79%
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Old May 24, 2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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The next major disaster - your prediction

Was just watching the news about a fire at a chemical plant here in the UK and people are being told to stay indoors for their safety. That's pretty small, but goes to show anything can go wrong at any time.

What do you think the next big disaster will be? Man made or natural? Some vote options above, but Poll is made in haste so write down anything that's not included too..




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Old May 24, 2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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The next massive disaster will be England's World Cup campaign.
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Old May 24, 2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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Asteroid collisions will not happen, just about every potential rock in space that is large enough to cause any thread and is in our neighbourhood is monitored and their path calculated.

So I'm gonna say, some form of animal-human viral transmission.
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Asteroid collisions will not happen, just about every potential rock in space that is large enough to cause any thread and is in our neighbourhood is monitored and their path calculated.
So what happens if we calculate that it's going to hit us? Send Bruce Willis up there?
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Old May 24, 2010, 09:17 AM   #6
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So what happens if we calculate that it's going to hit us? Send Bruce Willis up there?
He's way too old now! Ben Affleck should still be up for it though
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Old May 24, 2010, 09:43 AM   #7
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The USA and South Korea deliver on their promise and kick arse/ass to the North big time. Missiles start - well, continue - flying while I'm here in Japan retreating to my Happy Place.

That's if I share the OP's optimism.
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Old May 25, 2010, 04:43 AM   #8
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I think we're due to be blindsided by something natural we're unprepared for. A disease maybe..
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The next massive disaster will be England's World Cup campaign.
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So what happens if we calculate that it's going to hit us? Send Bruce Willis up there?
Bruce can't do it he already died on that other astroid.

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Old May 25, 2010, 10:46 AM   #13
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I'm thinking the big fault lines under the northeastern and western seaboards. If we had a biiiiig quake in either of those areas, much damage would result and people would be very poorly prepared - especially in the east.

Think that scene from 2012 where the earth just tilts over 45 and sliiiides into the sea.
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I voted for other: The Yellowstone Supervolcano erupting, throwing us into an ice age.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supervolcano


and of course, it would be John Terry's fault.
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I voted for other: The Yellowstone Supervolcano erupting, throwing us into an ice age.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supervolcano


and of course, it would be John Terry's fault.
wouldn't that be a natural disaster?

on the same line, the largest undersea volcano in europe (Marsili) is active and, apparently, on the verge of erupting, which would cause a massive tsunami in the mediterranean sea.
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Old May 26, 2010, 12:34 PM   #19
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When 12.21.12 gets near, I believe there will be global mass panic on an unforeseen scale.
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No-one believe in a spiritual coming of some sort? No rise of the anti-christ or anything? I'm disappointed
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I'm guessing maybe a hurricane or an earthquake to be the next major disaster.

I'm secretly hoping for some kind of secret underground laboratory to accidently release the T-Virus into the population...
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I agree that I think its a safe bet that the next major disaster will be natural--like an earthquake or hurricane. The spin might be that perhaps it will occur in an unlikely place. A hurricane making direct landfall in NYC would be devastating as the city is too big to be evacuated and no one here is prepared--for anything really.

Some type of virus that decimates the earth human population just isn't going to happen. This has *never* occured in the history of the world. The plague and the 1918 flu were intense--but society did not collapse. Also, people were dirty pigs back then with no awareness of sanitation.

I keep hoping for a zombie apocalypse but every year I am disappointed.
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The next massive disaster will be England's World Cup campaign.
Not surprising given that England has great club teams but an inferior national team. You really think England could take on Italy, Spain or Brazil (the most obvious choices to win it all)?
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