Scientists who are experts in natural disasters identify the most extreme catastrophes to have hit the Earth and piece together exactly what happened from the evidence left in their wake.
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Killer Hurricanes 01x03
This look at the Great Hurricane of 1780, the most powerful event of its kind on record, considers whether Earth's warming climate could lead to more monster storms.
Killer Floods 01x02
Floods are one of the most powerful and destructive forces on the planet; every year they claim the lives of thousands of people across the world. But as destructive as these modern-day events are, scientists are finding evidence that floods raged across the Earth on a far more catastrophic scale thousands of years ago. Geologists and scientists use the latest forensic techniques to investigate bizarre landscapes in the United States, Iceland and even on the floor of the English Channel. Stunning aerial footage gives the impression that these landscapes have been created over millions of years by gradual erosion, just like the Grand Canyon.
Killer Volcanoes 01x01
How a giant volcanic eruption on a small Indonesian island on the Pacific Ring of Fire wreaked global havoc in the mid-13th century, causing summer to turn to winter and leaving millions starving