There are over 1,500 active volcanoes in the world and 500 million people live at the foot of them, despite the risks involved.
Volcanoes have shaped the surface of the planet. They have marked out continents, made islands emerge, but also ravaged millions of square kilometres of land. Each year, almost 50 volcanic eruptions shake the surface of the earth. But the last super-eruption dates back more than 70,000 years. These unparalleled force of nature would lead to the extinction of many species and could bring us back to the ice age.
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