Scientists Fact Check Natural Disasters In Movies | Vanity Fair

Environmental scientists Morgan Page, Michael Angove and Peter Gleick review the scientific validity of scenes from "San Andres," "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".

Environmental Experts:
Michael Angove - Tsunami Program Manager, NOAA
Dr. Morgan Page - Geophysicist, USGS
Peter Gleick - Hydrologist & Climatologist, Pacific Institute (www.gleick.com)

Tornado Safety info: www.weather.gov/safety/tornado
Tsunami Safety info: www.weather.gov/safety/tsunami
California Tsunami Safety info: www.tsunamizone.org
More about the UN/IOC Tsunami Program here: www.ioc-tsunami.org
The Pacific Institute: www.pacinst.com
Can my boat outrun a tsunami?
NOAA's influence on Twister: www.noaa.gov/stories/noaa-tornado-scientists-inspired-twister-creators-20-years-ago
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  1. Swagtastikal Fun

    Swagtastikal Fun

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    The Happening was the dumbest movie

  2. ThatStretchyMeme


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    No Dante's Peak?

  3. Drews Quick Fixes Ideas And Hacks

    Drews Quick Fixes Ideas And Hacks

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    Cool video but whose idea was the creepy blue lighting.....

  4. INVENTO Media

    INVENTO Media

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    The guy wearing yellow shirt looks like steve jobs though

  5. Yora


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    18:15 This seems like a man who knows what he's talking about.

  6. Jeffrey Day

    Jeffrey Day

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    Oroville dam didn't fail. Spillway collapsed..completely different thing

  7. Paul Denney

    Paul Denney

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    If SpaceX accomplishes their goal with StarLink then there will definitely be a global sat system.

  8. ZeamGFX


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    The happening

  9. tpu55


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    flying livestock deemed ‘reason-a-bull’

  10. TST Best story's

    TST Best story's

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    I hate theys movies they scare the sh*t out of me

  11. Jeffs Search for Knowledge

    Jeffs Search for Knowledge

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  12. Scarecat


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    "hi i'm bob pete, i like air"

  13. Sgt. Hamster

    Sgt. Hamster

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    Earthquake Expert Tsunami Expert Raised a talking pig called Babe.

  14. Galaxis


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    I was hoping they would show my favorite thing to hate about The Day After Tomorrow: when the coldness was chasing people down a hallway. But, it wasn't that kind of video.

  15. BetterLifeAhead


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    I would have liked to hear what they would have had to say about The Wave

  16. Orion Holmes

    Orion Holmes

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    Can a neurologist fact check all Adam Sandler romantic comedies?

    • Andrew Reeder

      Andrew Reeder

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      I checked it out...the result is they are all plausible, but the extreme silly noises makes them very extreme. So probably unrealistic.

  17. Neo Smith

    Neo Smith

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    LOL human caused climate change

  18. Jgeld211


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    where bill nye the science guy

  19. Lionel Dalasvoyouma

    Lionel Dalasvoyouma

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    Wow! That intro was impressive!

  20. JoyceGA


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    Loved their comments, but Vanity Fair should have provided stylists for them. They are dressed like college students 30 years ago.

  21. David Vincent

    David Vincent

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    I remember around 2010, geo-engineering was considered as "conspiracy theory"... And look who's talking about geo-engineering now ? So called "scientists"...

  22. Ben Knight

    Ben Knight

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    2012 is about the world ending in 2012...so really there's not much fact checking needed on that one

  23. Ben Knight

    Ben Knight

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    Oh hey, an Earthquake expert with the same name as a big name EDM artist.

  24. JLo™


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    when did everyone turn Japanese??? it's HARBOR WAVES! not tsunami

  25. William Mitchell

    William Mitchell

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    Nice little jab there... "Human caused climate change".

  26. Mats F.

    Mats F.

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    Well the birds would still be able to see, but if you remove one of their primary senses, they get confused i think that is the point, that is why they are hitting windows and walls, they cant get their bearings right when it happens so suddenly, imagine if i remove your vision when you are flying in the air just for a few seconds.

  27. Annoying Mouse

    Annoying Mouse

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    These guys are soo cool i like the old man especially he sounds really wise and reasonable.

  28. Maria Iona

    Maria Iona

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    They sound so badass when introducing themselves.....Whereas I would be like "Hi my name is Maria, I am a human, im on level 0 in life and im waiting for it to end.



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    The 🌎 cleanses itself every 3000 years.. Humans are not the cause of global warming its just her natural cycle to do so.

  30. mira miea

    mira miea

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    ....your just ruining good movies by pointing out the fact that the natural disasters are not adequate with real life disasters....

  31. Jacob Bergeron

    Jacob Bergeron

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    Twister is my favorite disaster movie.

  32. Boi 5 Boi 2

    Boi 5 Boi 2

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    Noooooo. I thought all these movies simulated real natural disasters that would happen now.

  33. Christopher Germany

    Christopher Germany

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    The cow was being pass between two tornadoes

  34. Mao Cha

    Mao Cha

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    Thankyou for your movies very great,inthe bible God already promised ready.but lots of people's not intrusts.they want to living in peaces for whole lifes like what they wants. it's very closer these problem.just living day by day night by night. never know. Thankyou.

  35. subzero9024


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    Remember when everyone thought 2012 was real? Man that just comes to show how different the times were in just a few years! Everyone was so gullible

  36. Criston Sloan

    Criston Sloan

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    Interesting to discover that Dr. Manhattan evidently is also a camera operator.

  37. Alright


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  38. jmr92565


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    Cmon now... in that Twister scene, there were multiple nados involved. Get your facts straight scientists...

  39. A. L. Michael

    A. L. Michael

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    The scariest thing about the end of the earth or society as we know it is that it happens gradually. Disaster happening gradually and meticulously while we ignore it is way more terrifying to me than huge displays of comical world ending.

  40. Wittman 131

    Wittman 131

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    17:30 Did that kid just scream and let out all the air in his lungs AFTER diving into that pool?!

  41. A. L. Michael

    A. L. Michael

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    I’m glad they reviewed 2012 because that movie is ridiculous lol 😂

  42. Gus W

    Gus W

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    "...in part as a result of human-caused climate change" yeah nah mate you're a fuckin liar.

  43. Mountianman


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    "human caused climate change" And you call yourself a scientist? How arrogant. The earth's climate has been warming and cooling for millions of years before our dumbass species showed up. I am sick of the "humans caused climate change" fake science. It's a hoax carefully orchestrated to milk more and more money out of sheeple.

  44. Iamforeversyd Limelight

    Iamforeversyd Limelight

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    Are they trying to freak us out!!!!😂

  45. Cali9000


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    Fire tornados are a thing. Wow, learned something new today.

  46. Cali9000


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    The Happening - "Obviously, this is complete nonsense" I'm no scientist but YEP.

  47. Fictional Subliminals

    Fictional Subliminals

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    They forgot the Final Destination series.

  48. SteamedBunGaming


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    In geography we actually talked about the pyroclastic flow in the new Jurassic world movie, and how there no way Chris Pratt could out run it

    • SteamedBunGaming


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      Wendellmina Gaurino *_B R U H_*

    • Wendellmina Gaurino

      Wendellmina Gaurino

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      We watched it during our volcanism class. Our class was laughing our butts off during that scene. They should've been toasted. If there's one thing they should've known beforehand, it's that NO ONE can outrun a pyroclastic flow.

  49. qsqzqz


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    The Happening: Real Danger... bored to death

  50. John Thomas

    John Thomas

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    Can you guys help me and my wife out? My wife just had our second kid. He came out half black. Also our 6 year old did too when she was born. And were both white?

    • Satea Khiangte

      Satea Khiangte

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      Which half of the kid is black? Top? Bottom? Left? Right? You need to be specific if we are gonna help you....

  51. Bucks N Trucks

    Bucks N Trucks

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    Hollywood has never made a movie even close to realistic, It's hard to have any conception of realism when you live in a fake world.

  52. Wolf 32

    Wolf 32

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    Scientists study facts. Climate scientists study entrails and consult witch doctors.

  53. Wolf 32

    Wolf 32

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    That guy is really obsessed with human-imagined climate change.

  54. izac768


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    I live in the Caribbean I can tell you these hurricanes have tornados in them things have changed seen it hands on with hurricane Irma

  55. christian nilsson

    christian nilsson

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    You call yourself a scientist and you say human caused climate change like thats a proven primary cause of climate change

  56. Niger Nelly

    Niger Nelly

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    14:55 "Big body of water that causes the flooding"?? Why didn't he just said Jesus cause it to happen? 😒

  57. OHM-968692


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    Wtf is up with the lighting in this scene

  58. wheelmanstan


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    there's two tornadoes in that twister scene, "sisters", twister is by far the best disaster movie, RIP Bill and Philip

  59. Titaniumtomato


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    I’m really shocked at the lack of kaiju movies, they’re natural are they not

  60. Ethan M

    Ethan M

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    There’s a new movie called hurricane heist and I’m wondering if the weather aspect is real