1X60 min. documentary, National Geographic Channel
Can a direct link be drawn between human activity and some “natural disasters?” Geophysicists find examples worldwide of man’s capacity for drastically and suddenly awakening the planet’s destructive force through volcanoes, earthquakes, and even tornadoes. Does our quest for power and our impulse to build mega-structures come with an unexpected price tag? Certain forward-thinking energy companies and structural engineers are assuming it does, and they’re at the vanguard of a new movement that’s finding ways to generate energy and build big without disrupting the delicate balance of forces below—and above—the earth’s crust.