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Poll: 10 Years After Katrina: The Film Disaster Most Due to Human Error

The end of August is the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the tragic flooding of New Orleans.

Most experts agree that Katrina was influenced by human behavior and certainly the catastrophic damage to New Orleans was largely due to human failure to prepare and react effectively; the films on this list also illustrate human error or negligence. If human beings can prevent some devastating effects of otherwise (or seemingly) natural disasters, films on the subject can be instructive. Which of the following movies depict the most egregious human error?

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    Avalanche (1978)

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    Blade Runner (1982)

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    Children of Men (2006)

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    The China Syndrome (1979)

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    Contagion (2011)

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    Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

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    The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

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    Deep Impact (1998)

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    District 9 (2009)

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    Hard Rain (1998)

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    The Hindenburg (1975)

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    If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010)

    Even though it was aired on HBO as a mini-series, it was filmed as a movie and has the power of a feature film.
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    The Impossible (2012)

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    Interstellar (2014)

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    Into the Storm (2014)

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    Jurassic Park (1993)

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    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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    Oblivion (2013)

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    On the Beach (1959)

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    Outbreak (1995)

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    The Perfect Storm (2000)

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    The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

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    The River (1984)

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    San Andreas (2015)

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    Silent Running (1972)

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    Snowpiercer (2013)

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    Soylent Green (1973)

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    Titanic (1997)

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    The Towering Inferno (1974)

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    Transcendence (2014)

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    Volcano (1997)

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    WALL·E (2008)

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    Waterworld (1995)

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    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)