Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Earth's Many Ways to Die: Natural Disasters in Fiction by @Liza0Connor

by Liza O' Connor

There is a remarkable quantity of ways that earth can be destroyed. These are the ways that I can recall off the top of my head. I am certain there are more. Feel free to write them in the comment box.

Earthquakes. We’ve always had them. Some charts say we have more than we used to, some say the opposite. But without question the planet Earth likes to shake it’s booty.

SuperVolcanoes- some say there are over 20 and some say 5. The one in USA could blow anytime....Those in the blow range will be obliterated. Ash content will turn the skies black and cover most of USA and Canada. Acid rain will poison our water supply, kill most of the fish, and make us sick. Death of all vegetation in large portions of USA & Canada will result in starvation.

Climate Changes will result in more frequent and powerful: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Fires, Famines, Floods, Surges, Landslides, Avalanches, Destructive winds.

Ocean warming could cause Methane to rise from the ocean floor and kill all oxygen breathing creatures. Loss of ocean currents as the iceburgs melt diluting the salt that creates the currents.

Rising sea levels-Loss of viable water.

Wind storms-Loss of viable soil.

Solar flares from the Sun damage to all electronics, devastates our electricity dependent economy.

Radiation poison due to the loss of the electro-magnetic shield and the stripping of our atmosphere.

Asteroids slamming into earth.

Collison with a rogue comet from outer space.

Magnetic pole flipping: Unable to navigate waters by electronic devices, Unable to fly planes dependent upon electrical devices, Prolonged loss of Electromagnetic shield protection.

Loss of Atmosphere.

Nuclear War.

And they all end in the same way: You get a frozen, non-viable planet for millions of years.

So far, there have been FIVE mass extinctions on earth.

The worst one, 250 million years ago, had 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of land species die off. It took millions of years to recover.

Many scientists predict that we're on track for a sixth mass extinction and given the very many ways we can get there, I felt the need to send a fabulous group of brilliant children and scholars, plus soldiers to Titan in my book: Destination Titan.


With Earth destined for a new ice-age, seven scientists and twenty-two brilliant teenagers are gathered in a compound deep within a mountain. There they struggle to come together as a group and complete the projects needed for their survival in the inhospitable environment of Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. However, certain factions on Earth have no intention of letting Project Einstein succeed. Keeping the group alive and productive is the hardest task Colonel Lancaster and his soldiers have ever had, but they are determined to succeed no matter how well the saboteurs have planned. The continuation of the human race depends upon it.


About the Author

Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

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