2005 doesn’t seem so bad in retrospect, but only if you use 2020 as a yardstick. By any standard, otherwise, the year was one of the worst on record. It saw the repercussions of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, typhoons and even a tornado in England. It was also, at the time, the hottest year on record.
The property damage ran into millions, if not billions, of dollars. The humanitarian disaster was beyond belief. 2005’s legacy in history will be one of devastation and record-breaking numbers – numbers that cannot begin to quantify the ravages the year left behind.
Naked Science uploaded the documentary that investigates 2005 and its natural disasters. As the human race recovered from the one-two punch of the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean, it still failed to prepare for what else Mother Nature was going to throw at it.
The documentary follows scientists who attempt to determine why, in this day and age, the costs in terms of human life were so high in 2005. The answers are troubling. It seems that the human race has forgotten the most fundamental fact – we live in a world that is unforgiving of improper planning. Unfortunately, we have short memories – something that almost guarantees a repeat of 2005.