Everything we do has some measure of risk, but guessing most don't think about it as they walk out their front door. Can't protect ourselves
Monday, March 21, 2016, 8:30 AM - To step out the door of your house is to invite some measure of risk.
It's not that the gods have it in for you. It's just a question of location, probability, time of year, and lots of other things that factor into the chances of some hassle befalling you.
This article, though, isn't about a car collision, or your computer at work going on the fritz, or slipping on an icy sidewalk. This is about the kind of catastrophe that can put a serious dent in your civilization.
We took a look at four terrifying disasters just waiting to happen.
The supervolcano lurking beneath Yellowstone
When someone says "Yellowstone National Park," three things come to mind: The colourful Grand Prismatic Spring (up above), the geyser at Old Faithful, and the terrifying possibility of an erupting supervolcano.
Africa's deadly, exploding lakes
Lakeside living is an attractive prospect for many -- provided you’re not beside the kind of lake that can kill you, and everyone you know, without warning.
Giant space rocks hitting the Earth
Everyone knows about the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, but even an asteroid that’s too small to cause a mass extinction can do bad things to Earth’s present-day climate.
An unbelievably powerful earthquake is brewing off the B.C. coast
To anyone standing right next to one, an earthquake of Magnitude 9.0 or greater is what the end of the world looks like.