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As the world becomes ever more populated with human beings, the threat of natural disaster is even closer and more threatening than ever. Whilst some areas like the infamous ring of fire in Asia are renowned for being particularly vulnerable to mother nature, there really is no where on earth which can be 100% safeguarded from the volatile weather systems which operate in our atmosphere.
From disastrous tsunamis to terrifying hurricanes and earthquakes, the earths ability to destroy whole communities is only ever so far away. We take a look at the 10 major disasters predicted in the near future.
The brains at Harvard University have confidently predicted that between 2015-2020, wildfires in the USA will last on average 3 weeks longer than usual, burning acres of forest and woodland. As the world heats up more and more, scientists have seen a 300% increase in the land burned by wildfires (from 2.2 million acres in 1999 to 6..4 million in 2014.)