Skip to comments.Scientists warn California could be struck by winter ‘superstorm’
Posted on 01/18/2011 12:34:12 PM PST by americanophile
A group of more than 100 scientists and experts say in a new report that California faces the risk of a massive "superstorm" that could flood a quarter of the state's homes and cause $300 billion to $400 billion in damage. Researchers point out that the potential scale of destruction in this storm scenario is four or five times the amount of damage that could be wrought by a major earthquake.
It sounds like the plot of an apocalyptic action movie, but scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey warned federal and state emergency officials that California's geological history shows such "superstorms" have happened in the past, and should be added to the long list of natural disasters to worry about in the Golden State.
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Global warming, of course.
I'm just sayin'
And I predict, with the EXACT SAME accuracy as this, that it might not.
My statement is 100% as valid as theirs.
SC, something for the Catastrophism ping list?
“I’m just sayin’”
It could happen, but not tomorrow. Maybe “The Day After Tomorrow.” (Good special effects, silly green theme; global warming causes global ice age heralded by superstorms.)
I think it would be good to avoid property within the 1,000 yr contour.
I love this article. Here’s the start to the first sentence in the next-to-last paragraph. “Such a superstorm is hypothetical but not improbable.”
Is this what has become of “science” in America? Gather together a bunch of people who have studied something, and have them make predicitons?
Another sad indicator of the decline of our civilization.
They really should consult a geologist before making their grand pronouncements. Because if you check the geological record of California, more than anything else you will note that there are periods of adequate rainfall punctuated with between 100-300 year stretches of severe drought.
For them to get excited about the idea of a 1-shot “super storm” should rate right up there doing something to protect themselves from ultra-tsunami waves caused by massive undersea rock slides.
In other words, nothing.
Or, Sarah Palin
“Dormant” weather? As someone in the comments section of the article put it - “where does 150-year dormant weather hide its junk?”
Gee, poor Al Gore may be hoisted on his own petard in his $9 million California seaside mansion.
Mr. Al Gore...white courtesy phone please.....
California being struck by winter superstorm would just give Hollywood writers another idea for a movie plot staring a bunch of c-list or over the hill actors:
1) LL Cool J as a cop trying to save a dog and a 12 year girl trapped on a collapsed bridge
2) two Hooter(Paris Hilton and Megan McCain) girls who are actually trained doctors performing an appendectomy without anesthesia on a homeless man without health insurance
3) ‘undocumented immigrants’—George Lopez and Carlos Mencia rescuing a bunch of Tea Party right wing extremists from a flooded town hall meeting
4) Kathy Griffin playing the Mayor who crack jokes while leading the city through it’s biggest crisis since the Charlton Heston earthquake.
5) George Takei leading a group of homosexuals engineers who create a weather machine that stops the superstorm with rainbows and butterflies
AWW SOMEBODY CRY ME A RIVER...!
....scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey warned....
Read no further.
Article about one of the earlier floods: http://www.skagitriverhistory.com/PDFs/wwjan07.pdf
That’s a lot of rain.
Just reading the headline, I immediately wondered if this a serious scientific prediction or just more PC crap.
California was already hit a massive disaster called Moonbeam, Pelosi, Boxer, Feintein, Newsom, et al. Every other disaster pales.
I wonder if these are the same scientists that said we would be having more and more hurricanes because of globull warming?
In other words, whatever.
And these were all caused by global warming?
Scientists warn California could be struck by winter super sandstorm on Highway 5
Let’s see, I gotta worry about, California Superstorm, Yellowstone caldera, Saint Madras Fault, magnetic pole shift,
rogue planet Niburu, asteroid strike, mass solar ejection “kill shot”, the Mayan calendar ending in 2012, and I just threw away all of my MRE’s that were over 12 years old.
DAMN, talk about poor planning.
It's a highly likely scenario and something that's happened in this state many times in the past.
Read up on the winter of 1861-1862.
Calamitous. Over 1/2 of the Central Valley was covered in water...some of it over 20ft deep. Entire towns washed away, to include Sacramento.
Heck, it could happen this spring.
Good. How can we hasten it?
There it is!
Forty days of rain? Hasn’t that happened before? ;o)
Comedian warns California could be Mexico next week.
Comedian warns California could be bankrupt by Friday.
Comedian warns California could be overrun by elves.
Comedian has 75% Better Chance of Prediction coming True than "Scientists".
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These guys love worrying about stuff that might happen in geologic time. We really are bankrupt and we really are driving right off a cliff like Thelma and Louise. But lets worry about the geologic record.
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Posted this like yesterday and like did I rate a ping list ping?????
I have picked up marine fossils, at about 7,000 ft. elevation in the Big Horn mountains, Wyoming and Montana.
Mama nature “uplisted” the area, from sea level about 70 million years ago.
I doubt Obama, Biden, Clinton or AlGore could prevent such an event.
Prevent it? They want to be the cause of it.
One thing to remember is that just recently (last week) it was noted that 48 out of 50 states had fresh snow covering.
When it all melts, it must go somewhere.