- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 13, 2007
Like they say, they aren't making any more of it - THE HISTORY CHANNEL® takes you to a terrible time in the near future when an unprepared world burns its last drop of oil.
- MEGA DISASTERS explores the worst of what could happen.
- Stunning computer graphics and actual footage combine to create convincing pictures of the risks faced by U.S. cities.
- Our dependence on oil, unchecked, could lead to global ruin.
It has happened before, and it could happen again. What makes storms, earthquakes and other events into natural disasters is not how they occur, but where they strike. MEGA DISASTERS asks the what ifs? no one ever wants to face. A masterful blend of actual footage, computer graphics and interviews with leading scientists and public safety experts explores the outer limits of what could happen if everything went wrong.
If the classic post-apocalyptic movie Mad Max teaches us anything it's that we do NOT want to be around when the oil runs out. But if we continue at our current levels of dependence, utilizing fossil fuels for everything from growing corn to driving to our mailbox, that will indeed be our fate.
The oil that runs our world won't last forever. The gap between supply and demand is ever-growing. Even without increasing our current rate of consumption we will empty the Earth's large but finite reservoirs in a relatively short time. Will alternative energy save us or is it already too late? What would happen to the world as we know it when our oil dependent industries come to a grinding halt? A worldwide depression is a certainty but a power struggle for the basic necessities of life would be complete chaos.
Are we looking down the barrel of an OIL APOCALYPSE? This THE HISTORY CHANNEL® DVD paints a terrifying picture.