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"Nature's Fury" (1996) is a documentary by National Geographic about natural disasters. It includes what was then the latest science on earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Not only does the documentary show the emotional impact such disasters have on people, it also shows how they alter the landscape.

National Geographic
1 Season, 17 Episodes
October 23, 1996
Documentary & Biography, Science & Technology, Nature
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Nature's Fury Full Episode Guide

  • On June 30, 1908, a giant fireball exploded in the Siberian sky with a force a thousand times greater than the Hiroshima bomb, decimating 1,000 square miles of forest. What caused the apocalyptic fire in the sky?

  • When greenhouse gases escaped from depressurized lava on the Earth's surface 250 million years ago, the massive global warming that ensued wiped out 95% of the planet's species...and paved the way for dinosaurs.

  • Recent warming trends in seawater and air temperature point to a possible mega-drought in the next thirty to fifty years. Could we be facing a replay of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s on an even bigger scale?

  • In 79 A.D., the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii and killed 5,000 people. The volcano is quiet at the moment, but the only consistency in Vesuvius' eruptive history is a lack of consistency.

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