Welcome to the catastrophes community! This community is all about disasters and catastrophes, past, present and future, real and fictional.
If you like to talk about man-made and natural disasters, then this is the place for you! There's no time limit on disasters, so feel free to talk about anything from the Krakatoa explosion to modern-day terrorist acts to civilization-ending asteroid impacts.
Know of a book, fiction or non-fiction, about a catastrophes impact on biology or society? Tell us about it! Lived through a natural disaster? We want to hear your story! Waiting for the BIG ONE? Discuss it here!
If you just joined, go ahead and introduce yourself. Here's a suggested intro if you don't know what to say:
When did you first become interested in catastrophes/disasters?
Have you experienced any catastrophes first-hand?
Anything else to say?
Posting Guidelines 1. Post as often as you want to, as long as it's on topic. The term "topic" is generous here. 2. When posting images, please put anything larger than 300x500 behind an lj-cut. If you are posting multiple smaller images (i.e. icons), please put only 2-4 before the lj-cut. 3. If at all possible, refrain from netspeak. This is a community of intelligent people who like to talk about catastrophes. It pains us to read "OMG!!!1 this strm is 2 kewl!!1". Thank you. 4. No flamewars, people. I don't know what you'd flame about, but if it starts I have a short temper for idiots. I will not hesitate to freeze, ban or delete posts or posters. 5. NO COMMUNITY PROMOTING! I'll ban you so fast that I'll make your keyboard spin. The community is small enough that I notice each new member. I won't look favorably on you on the community_promo moderation queue after that, either.