10 Times We Ignored Deadly Warnings About Our World

Deadliest Avalanche

While on a climbing expedition in Peru in 1962, David Bernays and Charles Sawyer were in the midst of the world’s deadliest avalanche. Glacier 511 was known for being unstable, and the local authorities knew it was dangerous, but they chose to sweep their findings under the rug until something went wrong.

Leaded Gas

Back in the early 1960s, Clair Patterson, a well known scientist, discovered the planet’s air was swimming with lead thanks to our vehicles. For the better part of a decade, people harassed him for his findings, but no one wanted to fix the problem.