Dr. Adrian Helmsley, a part of a global geophysical crew investigating the impact on the earth of radiation from unparalleled solar storms, learns that the earth's center is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is turning into risky and that with out proper preparations for saving a fraction of the arena's population, the whole race is doomed. Meanwhile, creator Jackson Curtis stumbles at the same records. While the world's leaders race to construct "arks" to break out the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to store his own family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented electricity wreak havoc around the arena.