Giant Tsunami Poses A More Imminent Threat Than Asteroid Impact

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posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 10:05 PM
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With all the clamor on the web lately about ominous heavenly bodies burning across the sky to obliterate citys and civilizations it is easy to forget that the potential for large cataclysm is much higher and just as dangerous from terrestial sources as it is from extraterrestial ones.
 



www.abc.net.au
Tidal waves which could swamp the eastern seaboard of the Americas are a more pressing concern than the chance of an asteroid causing mass destruction, according to scientists studying natural disasters.

Scientist Bill McGuire has told a news conference tens of millions of people along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada may drown if the slow slippage of a volcano off north Africa becomes a cataclysmic collapse.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I think that we need to focus at least as much energy on developing volcanic and earthquake detection and prediction systems as we do on detecting Asteroids and Comets. It could easily be argued that during the history of the human race natural earth based disasters far outweigh in death tolls and destruction anything that has come from the stars. We have little understanding of what contributes to and causes such things as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes yet the study of such things is relegated to a small line item at the end of the national budget.

While Asteroids and comets strike the imagination with an other worldly facination, a run of the mills earthquake barely makes for a day's sidebar in the newspaper. If we don't set a proper emphasis on the terran threats of this planet we may find ourselves suddenly overtaken by disaster while we look fancifully toward the sky for a Hollywood finish to our great civilization.

[edit on 9-8-2004 by Johannmon]

[edit on 10-8-2004 by John bull 1]




posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 10:08 PM
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This is a really old story, I heard about this years ago. Surely they must have brung this up in the US media before now? Or it just the news gets slow in the summer like here?



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 08:09 PM
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Wasn't there already a thread like this?

Didn't it say that something like this may happen with the nest 5-10 million years?



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by coronamoz
Wasn't there already a thread like this?

Didn't it say that something like this may happen with the nest 5-10 million years?


Yep there was, I think there were a few, this one is better though, more informative

Here's one
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by Johannmon
If we don't set a proper emphasis on the terran threats of this planet we may find ourselves suddenly overtaken by disaster while we look fancifully toward the sky for a Hollywood finish to our great civilization.


Keep in mind that this was posted 5 months before the Tsunami in Asia. I like how this guy thinks.





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