Clean water is increasingly scarce, even as catastrophic floods are more common.
In the real world, foreign policy often consists of helping to broker outcomes that are merely bad, not catastrophic.
For Iran, any real spread of tensions to the border would be catastrophic.
First of all, most of the catastrophic job losses affecting men actually occurred while President Bush was still in office.
Now the catastrophic rollout of the health law threatens instead to reinforce those doubts.
catastrophic noises resounded in the loft; volcanoes seemed to romp upon the stairway.
Almost all social prediction is catastrophic and absurdly simplified.
This change of the point of view was, of course, not abrupt or catastrophic.
To Louise, the loss of her holy place, but yet more the manner of its loss, was catastrophic.
It might mean permanent, hopeless, catastrophic dislocation.