Chemical Attacks and Accidents

In “The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain, a chemical attack is a doomsday event that: a) can be pulled off by a small number of people, and b) can kill tens of thousands of people almost instantly. The event could come either as a terrorist attack or an industrial accident (the most notorious of which so far was seen in Bhopal, India. These videos illustrate the chapter and can help you understand how these attacks can be so lethal:

Could fentanyl be a weapon of mass destruction?
Carfentanil: A drug more deadly than heroin
Lessons Learned: Tokyo Sarin Gas Attack
A Century of Chemical Weapons – Syria Chemical Attack
The history of chemical weapons

The Bhopal Catastrophe

Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal India
The Bhopal disaster
Bhopal Gas Tragedy – World’s worst industrial disaster

Sometimes chemical attacks come from nature

Why This Lake is the Deadliest in the World
The Lake Nyos tragedy explained, and the potential for even worse at Lake Kivu

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.