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Jim Crocker

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Current Apocalyptica
« on: October 07, 2010, 07:12:32 AM »
For anyone looking for the latest real-world Apocalyptica, check out this gallery of the aftermath of that recent toxic sludge flood in Hungary:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/06/a_toxic_river_of_sludge?page=0,0

Anyone else got anything else that's better suited for Armageddon gaming than the evening news?

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Shreyas

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Re: Current Apocalyptica
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 01:17:09 PM »
o.O

Wow, thanks for the link! That is terrifying stuff.

le machin

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Re: Current Apocalyptica
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 09:57:48 PM »
I'll bite. How about the drying-up Aral Sea?

Quote from:  Wikipedia
The receding sea has left huge plains covered with salt and toxic chemicals – the results of weapons testing, industrial projects, pesticides and fertilizer runoff – which are picked up and carried away by the wind as toxic dust and spread to the surrounding area.

Stranded fishing boats scattered across poison plains that used to be the sea floor.

Better yet, have a look at the shipbreakers at Chittagong, in Bangladesh. Search for the city in Google Maps and follow the coast a little ways to the north. The skeletons of hundreds of ships rusting to pieces and leaking toxic waste, gradually being broken down for scrap metal to be dragged ashore by people working with hand tools.

There's some great (and kind of heartrending) imagery at http://www.saifulhuq.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=0
« Last Edit: October 09, 2010, 10:02:05 PM by le machin »

Glendower

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Re: Current Apocalyptica
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 03:13:49 AM »
E-Waste in Ghana.  There's something really compelling about burning a computer to get at the component metals.