Doomsday (1x60)

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SYNOPSIS

DOOMSDAY is a documentary special that explores 5 different scenarios where the world could literally come to an end.
NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST - Although the cold war is over, the spread of nuclear weapon technology and international terrorism continues to make nuclear disaster a very real threat.
KILLER VIRUSES - In 1918 a new strain of influenza infected an estimated 50% of the world's population and killed 25 million people. 
GLOBAL WARMING - With greenhouse gases trapping the heat within our atmosphere, the global temperature could rise 6 degrees within the next century causing massive flooding, more intensive hurricanes, unbearable heat and the spread of pestilence.
METEORS - The meteor that struck the Yucatan peninsula 65 million years ago created a crater 20 miles deep and is estimated to have been responsible for the extinction of two-thirds of the world's species, including the dinosaurs.
EARTHQUAKES / VOLCANOES

What can we do to prevent such disasters? DOOMSDAY visits some of the world's top scientists, defense specialists and futurists. Using dramatic footage and reconstruction, the special shows what could happen, and what we could do about it if it did happen.

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SUSTANIVO

Holocausto Nuclear, Virus Letales, Recalentamiento Global, Meteoritos, Terremotos / Volcanes, son los 5 escenarios documentados en los que el mundo podrá, literalmente, terminar. Mediante filmaciones y reconstrucciones, tomaremos conciencia de lo que podría pasar, y lo que podríamos hacer al respecto. La Influenza infecta y mata 25 millones de personas; un meteorito golpea la península de Yukatán, extinguiendo dos terceras partes de las especies del mundo, incluso los dinosaurios; el recalentamiento global, 6 grados dentro del próximo siglo, podría causar inundaciones masivas, intensos huracanes, calor y hedores insoportables; la tecnología de armamento nuclear y terrorismo internacional sigue siendo una amenaza. ¿Qué podemos hacer para prevenir estos desastres?