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.
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