- 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 6, 2007
It may be a bug's life - but it could be the end of ours! Discover the staggering destructive potential of our six-legged friends.
- MEGA DISASTERS explores the worst of what could happen.
- Stunning computer graphics and actual footage create convincing pictures of the risks faced by U.S. cities.
- Locusts have decimated vast swaths of American prairie - and they could be coming back for more!
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.
They weren't a biblical plague for nothing!
Individually, the locust is little more than a hungry grass-hopper. But get them together in a swarm, and you've got yourself one of the most destructive and dreaded life forms on Earth.
The largest swarm in recorded history plagued American pioneers when an 1800 mile long, 110 mile wide cloud of insects ate their way through the heartland and blocked the sun for five days. The result: famine, starvation and a socioeconomic collapse that took decades to recover from.
According to recent studies, it's very likely that the United States could face a similar catastrophic swarm in the near future. The destruction would be unimaginable - so MEGA DISASTERS imagines it for you in riveting and dramatic detail.
Do you hear that buzzing? Could be a SUPER SWARM!