A geophysicist, tsunami program manager and hydrologist/climatologist walk into a ba- erm, studio, and tell us whether the epic events in many of our favourite disaster movies could actually happen.

As you’d probably expect, many of these events are based on reality, before being “Hollywooded up”. But this piece from Vanity Fair is also alarming in how much actually could happen. In a totally extreme event, we could even experience a Sharknado (but it’s still quite unlikely). We’ll hold on to our kevlar umby just in case then.

Join Morgan Page, Michael Angove and Peter Gleick as they discuss scientific validity of scenes taken from San Andreas, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Volcano, Twister, Geostorm, The Core, Interstellar, Sharknado, The Perfect Storm, Pompeii, Noah, The Impossible, The Happening, Hard Rain and Into the Storm.