A number of closely interrelated disasters that are connected to one another through their collective gravity.
The expression is the combination of the astronomical term globular cluster
for group of stars and a clusterfuck
The oil spill
in the Gulf of Mexico will ruin corporate reputation
s, damage the fishing industry, kill
countless fish and birds, pollute beaches and coastal wetlands. In short it is a globular clusterfuck that will take years to recover from.
World War I, the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression and World War 2 are viewed by many historians as a globular clusterfuck that spanned over three decades.