First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next  Last
what's the most destructive natural disaster?
38415 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/3/14
I'll have to agree with the super volcano camp. Tsunamis are powerful but relatively localized and short-lived. A super volcano has horrific global effects that linger for years if not decades.
1651 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Mor Dhona
Offline
Posted 4/3/14
Meteor.

A super volcano is a watered down version of that, basically.
Rin-R 
9210 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / F
Offline
Posted 4/3/14 , edited 4/3/14
I'm surprised no one has said "capitalism"...

Umm... does that count as natural? It's essentially a type of civilization (the way of life and structure for many colonies of the human animal)... certainly is a driving cause behind more destruction than any tectonic or weather based disasters. Pretty much turns humanity into a sort of pathogen.

...pity really since it's main flaw is human, it could work if we weren't so materialistic in nature.... ah



New answer, "Materialism!" It creates a plague that eats at us and the world. And it cant be fought since it's a virtual plague with no material form.
20679 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Canada
Offline
Posted 4/3/14
Tornadoes For a concentrated force and Tsunami for a AOE.
37142 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/3/14
Earthquake in a major city is the most devastating I have seen. Volcanoes are nasty too, but they are rare and typically give us plenty of warning.
97958 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
68 / M / Columbia, MO
Offline
Posted 4/3/14
giving up free will for security
3544 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Des moines IA
Offline
Posted 4/4/14

meygaera wrote:

Supernova! Black Holes!

Oh you mean on Earth?
Earthquakes that cause tsunamis.


yeah, I meant earth. lol Those destroy galaxies!!!
27486 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / Kaguya's Panties
Offline
Posted 4/4/14
This generation of kids and teenagers.
37053 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / on your lap, purring
Offline
Posted 4/4/14

bemused_Bohemian wrote:

giving up free will for security


Hah, interesting. It's not a natural disaster though, however if you say it is, then what can you really do about it? What can you do about tornadoes? Hurricanes? Earthquakes?
Posted 4/4/14
Somewhere inbetween an 9 magnitude Earthquake and a hurricane. Tornadoes are pretty nasty, too.
97958 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
68 / M / Columbia, MO
Offline
Posted 4/4/14

meygaera wrote:


bemused_Bohemian wrote:

giving up free will for security


Hah, interesting. It's not a natural disaster though, however if you say it is, then what can you really do about it? What can you do about tornadoes? Hurricanes? Earthquakes?


The keyword I touched upon in the question was "natural". Without going the philosophical route of monists versus dualists human beings could be looked upon as components in a nature setting just like flora, fauna, mountain ranges, bodies of water, etc. Most of the answers I read reflected a reaction to forces of nature conflicting with that poster's sense of order. Basically I just opted to go psuedo-intellectual with my statement.

Here in the US I feel we're presently existing in a post-Constitutional construct that some would label as a soft tyranny. There is no such thing as free-market economy with minimal government interference, although it's a nice cerebral concept to wax poetic about when I read about more governmental mandates, edicts, regulations coming down the road telling me to do things that are none of the government's business in the first place to regulate. I hope I'm wrong but our society seems to be on the slippery slope of letting our freedoms erode to the point where we will become serfs to a theoretical, unworkable, conceptual construct for the so-called common good instead of rugged, independent individualists seeking the realization of our own dreams (as long as it doesn't interfere with the rights of others).

What can we do about it? For starters: Term limits (12 years) for politicians, go back to an adversarial 2 Party system instead of the country clubby 1-Party collection of go-along, get-along crony capitalists.

Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, what can we do about these.....this is a cinch. Just move to Mars or Jupiter.
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / F / UK, England
Offline
Posted 4/5/14
radiation
Sogno- 
45654 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/5/14
all of them
3544 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Des moines IA
Offline
Posted 4/8/14

BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

Your mum!

Infantile jokes aside I'm going to guess a tsunami given how much land they can cover, and the flooding that comes with them.


And if it hits a certain nuclear power plant.
11415 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Eng Land
Offline
Posted 4/8/14 , edited 4/8/14

crazysouthsider wrote:


BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

Your mum!

Infantile jokes aside I'm going to guess a tsunami given how much land they can cover, and the flooding that comes with them.


And if it hits a certain nuclear power plant.


Ooh yes. I take it that's in reference to the one that hit Japan?
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.