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Mega Disasters

"Mega Drought"

Historians imagine what might happen to the U.S. if an extended drought were to leave the country unstable and economically depressed.  (Repeat)

Wed 3/4 10:00 AM  HISTORY
Duration: 1 hour
Rated: TV-PG
Documentary, Science, Science and Nature

Crew:
J.v. Martin (Narrator)

3/4/15
07:00 AM
"California's Katrina"  The disaster in New Orleans showed how fragile a levee system can be. Experts investigate the terrifying results a similar hurricane could cause in California.  (Repeat) HISTORY
3/4/15
08:00 AM
"Hawaii Apocalypse"  Historians imagine how an event similar to the 1868 eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano, which triggered two major earthquakes, would impact Hawaii today.  (Repeat) HISTORY
3/4/15
09:00 AM
"Comet Storm"  Researchers study a comet explosion 13,000 years ago that ignited a firestorm across much of North America and killed nearly every living thing, including the Clovis human culture.  (Repeat) HISTORY
3/4/15
10:00 AM
"Mega Drought"  Historians imagine what might happen to the U.S. if an extended drought were to leave the country unstable and economically depressed.  (Repeat) HISTORY
3/4/15
11:00 AM
"American Volcano"  Volcano experts map out a hazard zone and engineer a sophisticated warning system in anticipation of a possible eruption of Mount Rainier.  (Repeat) HISTORY
3/4/15
12:00 PM
"Airborne Attack"  Analysis considers the deadly implications if airborne anthrax were unleashed over the U.S. in a biological attack.  (Repeat) HISTORY
3/4/15
01:00 PM
"Volcanic Winter"  The supervolcano Toba erupts on Sumatra 75,000 years ago, causing a sudden volcanic winter that shocks the climatic balance around the world.  (Repeat) HISTORY
3/4/15
02:00 PM
"New York Earthquake"  Historians imagine how modern New York City might fare if struck by earthquakes of the magnitude recorded in 1737 and 1884.  (Repeat) HISTORY
3/9/15
07:00 AM
"East Coast Tsunami"  Using CGI and re-enactments, an 1888 tsunami sparked by an earthquake is studied to gauge the effect a similar catastrophe would have on America's East Coast.  (Repeat) H2
3/9/15
08:00 AM
"Noah's Great Flood"  The Mediterranean Sea bursts through the Bosporus Strait 8,000 years ago, inundating a valley twice the size of Ireland in a flood of biblical proportions.  (Repeat) H2
Mega Disasters

Premise
Your car got booted while you were in the laundry discovering that they lost your favorite shirt. In short, it's been a lousy day. But it could be worse, as this unsettling series proves, using state-of-the-art computer animation to revisit past disasters and then depicting how a repeat of the catastrophe would affect the modern world.

Current cast
J.v. Martin

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.