With humanity crowded into some of the most vulnerable spots on the planet, natural hazards from above and below are more likely than ever to impact our lives. Learn more in the special issue from National Geographic.
From the Archives
Time yourself and challenge your friends to solve these jigsaw puzzles, featuring My Shot photography.
Drying of the West
The American West was won by water management. What happens when there's no water left to manage?
Australia's Dry Run
What will happen when the climate starts to change and the rivers dry up? Some Australians are finding out.
As the planet warms, look for more floods where it’s already wet and deeper drought where water is scarce.
Billions of people live in houses that can't stand shaking. Safer ones can be built cheaply.
With seas rising, storms getting stronger, and ground subsiding, another disaster like Katrina seems inevitable.
Hope in Hell
When disasters strike—floods, famine, earthquake, war—nations and aid agencies rally to help.