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=== Climate Disaster (CAT-5) ===
 
=== Climate Disaster (CAT-5) ===
'''Climate disasters''' come in all shapes and sizes, we are only concerned about major tsunamis, earthquakes, or an asteroid hitting the Earth. To put it on balance, we give the examples of three of these disasters. The Chicxulub impactor (also known as the Chicxulub asteroid or the K/Pg impactor) triggered a mass extinction event 65 million years ago, which ended with 75% of all biologic species on Earth, including dinosaurs. The 2011 Touhoku earthquake in Japan produced a tsunami which spawned 40m waves that travelled 10km inland. The tsunami caused level 7 meltdowns in three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complex, situations that have triggered an environmental catastrophe, and that can potentially harm the population of many coastal cities and towns in the Pacific Rim. However, these events pale in comparison with the P-Tr event, also known as the Great Dying or Great Permian Extinction, which caused the death of 96% of all biologic species on Earth. The P-Tr event may have been caused by the massive volcanism that created the Siberian traps, a large expanse of Russian territory made of basaltic lava, with an area roughly equal to Western Europe. These events have happened through Earth's geological history. Why couldn't they happen tomorrow?
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'''Climate disasters''' come in all shapes and sizes, we are only concerned about major tsunamis, earthquakes, or an asteroid hitting the Earth. To put it on balance, we give the examples of three of these disasters. The Chicxulub impactor (also known as the Chicxulub asteroid or the K/Pg impactor) triggered a mass extinction event 65 million years ago, which ended with 75% of all biologic species on Earth, including dinosaurs. The 2011 Touhoku earthquake in Japan produced a tsunami which spawned 40m waves that travelled 10km inland. The tsunami caused level 7 meltdowns in three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complex, situations that have triggered an environmental catastrophe, and that can potentially harm the population of many coastal cities and towns in the Pacific Rim. However, these events pale in comparison with the P-Tr event, also known as the Great Dying or Great Permian Extinction, which caused the death of 96% of all biologic species on earth. The P-Tr event may have been caused by the massive volcanism that created the Siberian traps, a large expanse of Russian territory made of basaltic lava, with an area roughly equal to Western Europe. These events have happened through Earth's geological history. Why couldn't they happen tomorrow?
   
 
=== Nuclear Warfare (CAT-4) ===
 
=== Nuclear Warfare (CAT-4) ===
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