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Old 07-13-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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More than a little sci-fi
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This is my favorite of the disaster porn I have read and would make an awesome movie:

‎"The government lowers a nuclear device into the damaged wellhead and detonates it. The large undersea oil pocket contains a high degree of explosive vapor and an area approximately 20,000 square miles suddenly explodes at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, like detonating a large firecracker inside a watermelon. After the resulting tidal waves destroy our coast as far inland as Dallas, Atlanta, and Tulsa, the large chasm blown in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico begins draining the ocean down into deeper chasms in the Earth. Within a decade, half of the world's oceans have now dried up and steam resulting in the water's contact with molten magma covers the skies, ushering in a new global warming scenario that over the next 300 years turns the Earth into Venus."
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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"Disaster porn" is a great name for most of this trash.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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While I will agree to a point I will not tie this event to any hard and fast time table like 6 mo.
But that was exactly what the article you linked stated. Did you actually read it in its entirety?

"Most experts in the know, however, agree that if the world-changing event does occur it will happen suddenly and within the next 6 months."
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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Then what is a good source for this info? One might as well delete this thread rather than attack the source in this manner.
I think it's valid that if an author has a history of writing article after article that turns out to be doomsday hyperbole based on weak science that they've established their reputation and that pointing it out is not attacking the source.

Heck, we have a few posters around here that post numerous famine, financial meltdown, earth destroyed type scenarios over and over and over.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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This thread is hillarious. We should bump it every 3 months like I do the $10 gas threads.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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This thread is hillarious. We should bump it every 3 months like I do the $10 gas threads.
You've got way,way to much free time!
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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You've got way,way to much free time!
That's because the end is near!
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