Jump to content

What will be the next Natural Disaster to disrupt our World?


KaptainRob
 Share

Recommended Posts

Earthquake, Eruption, Flood or Drought - climate change is already exacerbating the latter....

Look at Australia's floods, again, this week > https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/13/weather-tracker-deadly-floods-week-torrential-rain-australia

Drought is causing extreme hardship in many countries, wiping out livestock and crops at a time when the World is short of essential grains > https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/05/1118142

Mother Nature seldom unleashes major disasters such as super-volcanic eruptions although we've had one this year and it could be that the World (below our feet) is becoming restless, ready to blow of more steam.  Yellowstone and Tambora were 2 super-volcanic eruptions, the latter, Tambora, Indonesia, erupted in 1815 killing 70,000 and caused a World-wide year-long winter.  Imagine what that did for farm production.

Tambora4.jpg

 

The following article from SciTechDaily is an interesting study of the eruptive power of the Tongan volcano.

 

Massive Hunga Volcano Eruption Created an Atmospheric Pulse That Caused an Unusual Tsunami-Like Disturbance

The gigantic January 15, 2022, eruption of the Hunga submarine volcano in the South Pacific Ocean devastated the island nation of Tonga and created a variety of atmospheric wave types, including booms heard 6,200 miles (10,000 km) away in Alaska. It also created an atmospheric pulse that caused an unusual tsunami-like disturbance that arrived at Pacific shores sooner than the actual tsunami.

Those are among the many observations reported by a team of 76 scientists from 17 nations that researched the eruption’s atmospheric waves, the largest known from a volcano since the 1883 Krakatoa eruption. The team’s work, compiled in an unusually short amount of time due to significant scientific interest in the eruption, was published on May 12, 2022, in the journal Science.

David Fee, director of the Wilson Alaska Technical Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, is a leading author of the research paper and among four of the center’s scientists involved in the research.  

>Story continues here click<

ngcb1

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

A bigger and better COVID, its not over yet says Bill Gates , I tend to believe that. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Pinetree said:

A bigger and better COVID, its not over yet says Bill Gates , I tend to believe that. 

Did Mother Nature create covid?  It was certainly a major disaster but in lieu of scientific evidence of the origins I'd suggest not a 'natural' disaster.  

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, KaptainRob said:

Did Mother Nature create covid?  It was certainly a major disaster but in lieu of scientific evidence of the origins I'd suggest not a 'natural' disaster.  

Tell that to the virus. The virus may have been manipulated by man, but its apparently been around in one mutation or another for centuries and would certainly qualify as a natural (nature) disaster. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 minutes ago, Pinetree said:

Tell that to the virus. The virus may have been manipulated by man, but its apparently been around in one mutation or another for centuries and would certainly qualify as a natural (nature) disaster. 

Covid was man-made, using the natural elements that are out there. Man just f_cked about with them. 🥴

But, for me, a natural disaster would be Burger King closing up shop...........😱

  • Like 1
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

54 minutes ago, Pinetree said:

Tell that to the virus. The virus may have been manipulated by man, but its apparently been around in one mutation or another for centuries and would certainly qualify as a natural (nature) disaster. 

OK,  covid's in, but let's not dwell on diseases, ..... or BK closing 🙄

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, KaptainRob said:

OK,  covid's in, but let's not dwell on diseases, ..... or BK closing 🙄

We have all got to die of something? It's quite an adventure wondering what that will be. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Define "natural disaster to disrupt our world". 

I reckon it's intended to mean "natural disaster to globally disrupt human's societies", in which case the likeliest disaster by far is the same as has been in the last couple of millennia, i.e. "humans" (who are quite natural to this world, so whatever they inflict is natural). 

My short-term (1-5 generations) prediction is: a diminishing availability of exploitable energy sources and a reduction of livable areas, accompanied by some nasty wars aimed at gaining ownership of those resources.
 

 

Edited by Chatogaster
grammar
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, Chatogaster said:

Define "natural disaster to disrupt our world". 

I reckon it's intended to mean "natural disaster to globally disrupt human's societies", in which case the likeliest disaster by far is the same as has been in the last couple of millennia, i.e. "humans" (who are quite natural to this world, so whatever they inflict is natural). 

My short-term (1-5 generations) prediction is: a diminishing availability of exploitable energy sources and a reduction of livable areas, accompanied by some nasty wars aimed at gaining ownership of those resources.
 

Yes.  Humanity is this beautiful world's most vicious and destructive 'virus' known. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On a personal level Celtic winning the SPL will be a disaster.

As for natural disasters I think the droughts we are now seeing in various regions (east Africa, parts of Australia) are going to become a real burden.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Rookiescot said:

On a personal level Celtic winning the SPL will be a disaster.

I think we can chalk that one up as a man-made disaster RS.

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, BigHewer said:

Earthquakes are a constant threat here, although I rarely give it much thought.

The experts are so certain that a mega quake will hit the area where I live in the next 30 years that they’ve already named it in advance.

https://www.nippon.com/en/news/fnn20190524001/amp/#

NZ's south island is also due for a big one and north island's Mt Ruapehu is showing signs of activity.  It's known as The Shaky Isles for good reason.

17 minutes ago, Rookiescot said:

 

As for natural disasters I think the droughts we are now seeing in various regions (east Africa, parts of Australia) are going to become a real burden.

You'd think people would be deserting flood-prone areas after 2 major events within 6 months.  I expect most are calling on Government to dig large drainage canals and dykes to protect their towns but it's not an easy solution.

Same applies to Bangkok with future flooding and sea-level rise yet all they do is put in pipes and pumps to mitigate surface flooding.  They really need to be planning Dutch-style sea barriers.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, KaptainRob said:

You'd think people would be deserting flood-prone areas after 2 major events within 6 months.  I expect most are calling on Government to dig large drainage canals and dykes to protect their towns but it's not an easy solution.

Speaking of dykes and drainage canals…

The Sidoarjo Mud Volcano is still erupting 16 years on and has grown from a local problem to a regional one. When will the mud stop? One of the solutions mooted by the Indonesian government is to built the world’s largest drainage canal. 

https://www.thetravel.com/muddy-mess-see-the-destruction-of-the-sidoarjo-mud-volcano/amp/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, BigHewer said:

Speaking of dykes and drainage canals…

The Sidoarjo Mud Volcano is still erupting 16 years on and has grown from a local problem to a regional one. When will the mud stop? One of the solutions mooted by the Indonesian government is to built the world’s largest drainage canal. 

https://www.thetravel.com/muddy-mess-see-the-destruction-of-the-sidoarjo-mud-volcano/amp/

I'd never heard of this before.  Some villages buried in >40m of mud! 🥴

... in this pic only upper stories are semi-exposed >

image.png.cbe9938bd73d7788b09f32d3cb7621ad.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, KaptainRob said:

I'd never heard of this before.  Some villages buried in >40m of mud! 🥴

... in this pic only upper stories are semi-exposed >

image.png.cbe9938bd73d7788b09f32d3cb7621ad.png

The new volcano has various names, some with loaded connotations. 

“Sidoarjo Mud Flow” refers to the geographical area. Using this name implies a natural (not man-made) disaster.

”Lusi” is a blend of “Lumpur” (mud) and “Sidoarjo” (the area). 

Finally, “Lapindo Mud Flow” refers to the company whose dodgy drilling many hold responsible for the disaster.  The pic above falls into that category.

Dykes built, roads redirected, railways under threat. And it’s only getting bigger by the day while they decide what to do.

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Monkey Pox has resurfaced in Europe and the first case in decades was found in the States this week. Someone up there is avin a laugh!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By posting on Thaiger Talk you agree to the Terms of Use