Despite what you may think, the universe is not necessarily a friendly place. Sure, things here on Earth have been pretty stable over the past few millennia, allowing human civilization to gain a foothold. But that could change at any time. Disaster lurks everywhere, from the deepest reaches of space to the very bowels of our planet. We’ve recruited nine prominent Canadian scientists (and one science fiction writer) and asked them to imagine how they think the world might end.
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The science and main causes of mining disasters, and a closer look at specific mining accidents, including the 1913 Senghenhydd Pit Disaster, the 1966 Aberfan Disaster, the 1972 Honkeiko Colliery, the 1975 Chasnala Mine Disaster and the Springhill Mining Disasters. Also mining disasters in the news and pop culture.
Exploding whales; how to survive an explosion; The Halifax Explosion; The Texas City Disaster of 1947; Seest fireworks disaster and much more! Plus Michael Bay.
In part 2 of his discussion with Robyn Williams, David Attenborough compares the birds of England to those of Australia. He describes the wonder of seeing flowers open using time-lapse 3D photography. Regarding argument over climate science, David Attenborough warns of catastrophe if people reject the results of science which don’t suit them.