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droughts are worse surely?
i'd rather a rain storm than a dust storm
Floods: Massive structural damage to buildings, whole communities cut off, electricity out, mass looting, crippling insurance pay outs, homelessness, disease, clean drinking water scarce.
Droughts: Oh no, I can't wash my car. And my flowers might die.
i live on a series of hills so i don't care about the rain.
flood planes are pretty gay.
but surely the scale of humanitarian disaster in African nations during droughts is caused more by the lack of infrastructure and general poverty, as opposed to the warmth?
in a proper draught you can't.
you can't decontaminate sand.
its just not very usefull
How did the earth end up completely dry again? What happened to the water cycle? And surely a dry world would be much more suited to the types of technology required to make decontamination kits and water purifiers? Are they going to have crazy floating factories to make all of these kits?
I'm thinking more about what we're likely to witness in our lifetime. The consequences of some sort of planet wide super-crazy-drought where water's so scarce that there isn't adequate drinking water probably would be worse than a Waterworld style scenario.
he just wouldn't
because the water treatment centers have been flooded.
this headline was read out on the news:
"thousands face water shortage due to floods!"
end of thread then
they're worse than both.
is WAY COOL.
what about earthquakes? we need some kind of list of natural disasters in order of badness. yeah! badness!
* - may be factually incorrect.
asteroids hitting the earth
oh, hang on! what about the earth crashing into the sun? that'd be the worst one, surely?
oh, this is hard.
biblical disasters rule OK.
what if we were mass-crucified
you're rubbish at this game.
im rubbish too.
are aliens natural? probably less natural than we are. at least we're actually from earth. how about killer mongooses?
ALIENS INVADING from MARS.
that gets my vote
earth crashing into the sun, we'd be too dead to realise.
like the film though. we could all ride around on wooly mammoths and wear really big duffel coats all year round.
or the sun EXPLODING!
tsumani is a great word, but it alway makes me thinkof the song now.. :(
ALIEN INVASION from MARS
but i did realise a minute before you pointed it out. i must get bonus points for that?
get out and take your crucifying martians with you
actually, they're a bit rubbish anyway.
i was once asked on a date what my favourite natural disaster was. i said: "do you mean of a generic type, or a specific natural disaster? the mexico city earthquake would have to be up there..."
what about the earth's atmosphere suddenly disappearing and us all getting sucked out into space?
i have no idea how this would work, but argh!
so not natural? eh? eh? eh?
i win :)
plus, martians arn't even real.
it'd make them well angry. you'd be first in line for crucifiction when that happened. then we'd see who wins! :p
even "oh yeah..." would have been a better comeback than that :(
better luck next time x
that's twice you've said that to me now :(
but you keep dissapointing :(!
now i lose *and* feel guilty about it!
Like what they have on Sim City.