July 23, 2015 at 11:49 pm #42661
Can your city survive the apocalypse?July 24, 2015 at 12:50 am #42669
Interesting article, though I remain convinced that govt and the public learn very little from natural disasters. People will rebuild their waterfront homes again and again because govt. subsidizes the insurance to fund it. Egos cause levees to get built and rebuilt because authorities convince themselves that their levees will never fail. No land is too low to build on you know, Nothing much seems to have been learned from Fukushima as concerns making nuke plants more resilient to natural disaster, if learning is measured by actions taken. How many new swimming pools and golf courses are being built still in California despite being in the midst of an epic drought? And so forth.July 24, 2015 at 12:59 am #42670
Depends on what “the apocalypse” is. Currently, I’m in San Francisco. The weather here is mild enough: cool and foggy through most of the summer, a week of hot weather, before and after the defined summer season, more fog, some rain the rest of the time, winds rarely exceeding 80 mph, with a light dusting of snow, once every couple of decades. The drought won’t hurt SF much, unless the greenies manage to persuade the Board of Stupidvisors to tear down Hetch Hetchy Dam, currently a tough sell during the drought.
Earthquakes are another matter, though a lot of buildings were repaired and upgraded after the Loma Prieta Quake-up Call, Mother Nature can dish out a lot worse, and nobody can afford to build tall buildings that can withstand 10+ on the Richter scale. Still, they happen a lot less frequently than other natural disasters.
My expectation of an apocalypse worthy of the name, is more along the lines of epidemic diseases, combined with economic collapse, for which few cities, most especially, San Francisco, will, or even can be, really well prepared, without virtually uprooting all normal work and business routines. My wife and I are in the process of getting out, to live elsewhere in the nation.
Cry, "Treason!"July 26, 2015 at 11:23 am #42696
L Tecolote you’re right about the article. The title is a bit of hyperbole trying to jin up attention to the article.July 26, 2015 at 10:55 pm #42699
The demos are doing a new take on global climate change. It’s preparing for sudden ocean rise. Over the next 50 years Hanson’s latest study shows supposedly the sea level on the east coast could rise by 8 to 10 feet. We will all be dead by then but I’m sure the billions spent will be a complete success in saving the country in 2065 with coastal fortifications. The boat people from Europe would love to plant a new flag in sanctuary kingdom York of North America.July 27, 2015 at 8:57 am #42707
The problem with his theory is that the ice caps are growing not melting.August 6, 2015 at 4:06 pm #42940
LOL my city can’t survive NOW!
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