Animal Armageddon: See the Most Horrific Disasters in the History of Our Planet

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Series Premieres Thursday, February 12, at 9 PM (ET/PT)
It is estimated that 99.9% of all animal life that has ever lived is now extinct. If that doesn't both make you feel lucky to be alive and send a chill down your spine, you need to read that first sentence again. Some groups are working on trying to understand and mitigate the future risks, such as the Lifeboat Foundation (full disclosure, I'm on their advisory board). See also Global Catastrophic Risks, edited by the brilliant Nick Bostrom. But to understand the future we need to look at the past, and this is what Animal Planet does with the upcoming series Animal Armageddon. Read on for more details.Animal Armageddon: Episode Guide
To give you an idea, here's what the first four episodes will be about:

EPISODE 101: Death Rays
A deadly burst of gamma rays triggers the first mass extinction in the history of planet Earth.

EPISODE 102: Hell on Earth
A giant volcanic explosion blots out the sun, driving life to the brink of annihilation.

EPISODE 103: Doomsday
A comet the size of Mount Everest is about to end the 150-million-year reign of the dinosaurs.

EPISODE 104: Panic in the Sky
Tsunamis, earthquakes and a lethal rain of flaming rock debris spell death for the dinosaurs.

The series premieres Thursday, February 12, at 9 PM (ET/PT). I know I'll be checking it out.

Via Animal Armageddon
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