Raging megafires that burn for months. Super eruptions with the potential of a Hiroshima bomb exploding every two or three minutes. Asteroid strikes so violent they wiped out entire species. Devastating tsunamis, tornadoes and earthquakes….
This twelve-part series, commissioned for RMC Découvertes, explores the science behind natural disasters in search of a deeper understanding. Through animated graphics, interviews with scientists and eyewitnesses, and stunning images, it brings these spectacularly destructive forces of nature to life.
Almost every day, gigantic forest fires spark all over the planet. Tens of metres high, and spreading over distances that can exceed 500 kilometres. Wildfires threaten and destroy millions of people's lives.More info
With teams of experts tracking them all over the world, earthquakes are one of the most heavily-monitored natural phenomenons. But what causes this destructive force of nature? And how can we minimise their destruction.More info
With wind speeds inside their vortex reaching up to 500 km per hour and travelling at the speed of a high-speed train, tornadoes are capable of destroying everything in their path. But how do they start? How can we predict them and minimise their destruction?More info