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January 11th, 2018, 16:55
I'll stick with my negative thirty-five temperatures, rather than the earth shifting below me at random intervals.
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January 11th, 2018, 17:08
indeed, every time I've been to CA I'm worried about things falling down around me…Admittedly I never thought I'd have to worry about apocalyptic mud-slides etc. Looks very scary - I hope things don't get any worse.
We are running out of water in my part of the world…"day 0" is about 4 months away, and that's also pretty scary. You don't appreciate how vital water is to everything until you face the prospect of not having ready access to it.
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January 11th, 2018, 18:54
No burn zones or mud slides in my neighborhood. Thanks Eye!
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January 12th, 2018, 04:09
(looks up Cape Town drought)

Wow, I haven't heard a thing about that!
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January 12th, 2018, 05:02
Has anyone blamed homosexuals yet?
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January 12th, 2018, 05:57
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Has anyone blamed homosexuals yet?
Of course.

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January 12th, 2018, 06:09
Of course he ignores the damage caused by hurricanes in red states…
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January 12th, 2018, 13:16
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(looks up Cape Town drought)

Wow, I haven't heard a thing about that!
Yeah, thing is its kind of insidious…hurricanes, massive fires, earthquakes etc are all things that we see and can immediately appreciate. And of course, no one thought it would come to this, so they carried on wasting water. Anyway, good luck to the people in CA - hope that things improve soon.
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January 12th, 2018, 13:18
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Of course.

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Wow, but we have similar frothing loonies here too. Seems its universal
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January 12th, 2018, 21:00
The same elements that made the Thomas fire such a monster also created deadly debris flows

"Not only does an intense wildfire consume the vegetation and shallow root system that holds soil in place; it can also turn slopes into a raincoat that repels rather than absorbs water."

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l…112-story.html
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January 17th, 2018, 20:37
As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l…117-story.html
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As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l…117-story.html
Also caused by homosexuals.
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January 24th, 2018, 00:01
It's not as if Montecito is entirely in the clear. The town may still be vulnerable to flash flooding, said Tom Fayram, a deputy director in the Santa Barbara County Public Works department, particularly if another heavy rain comes before storm drains are unclogged.

Even if it does, it is unlikely to deliver the kind of destruction that happened Jan. 9, when massive boulders, some 15 to 20 feet around, bounced along a river of mud and rock at speeds of up to 30 mph, taking out everything in their path.

"It's not like a stream with boulders moving along the bottom," said UC Santa Barbara geologist Ed Keller, who studies the relationship between wildfire and debris flow. "The big rocks are on top, bouncing like pingpong balls on mud that is like molasses, 200 times as viscous as water. It almost floats them.

"Montecito means 'little hills,'" he added, "with rocks all over the place. Everyone loves those rocks, but no one ever asks where they came from."

The geologist, with the long view that is the soul of his profession, will be happy to tell you exactly where they come from. Even if his explanation is not very reassuring.

"All of Montecito is built on old debris flows," Keller said. "They date back to 125,000 years. So is Santa Barbara for that matter. And the linkage between fire and debris flow is really well known."
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