It's Climate Change I tell'ya!! IT'S CLIMATE CHANGE!!

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Climate Change is global; weather is local. Those are the words from a few Climatologists who says that the so-called "experts" are getting things wrong.

If that's the case, it means that if Climate Change is global, then how the hell is taxing the crap out of Canadians going to "fix it?" Unfortunately, our government would prefer to tax us to death rather than encourage innovation to reduce carbon emissions like sequestering. The "greenies" are against sequestering as well, so WTF are we supposed to do? Freeze in the dark come winter? Heat stroke in summer because the windmills & solar panels can't keep up with the demand in both instances. Sure, that'll work I'm thinking - NOT.
 

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Climate Change is global; weather is local. Those are the words from a few Climatologists who says that the so-called "experts" are getting things wrong.

If that's the case, it means that if Climate Change is global, then how the hell is taxing the crap out of Canadians going to "fix it?" Unfortunately, our government would prefer to tax us to death rather than encourage innovation to reduce carbon emissions like sequestering. The "greenies" are against sequestering as well, so WTF are we supposed to do? Freeze in the dark come winter? Heat stroke in summer because the windmills & solar panels can't keep up with the demand in both instances. Sure, that'll work I'm thinking - NOT.
And they give China a pass because they do one small thing while adding new coal burning power plants almost weekly.
 

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It's going to be a loooong hungry winter for China. We have a global food shortage in the works. Floods, frosts and droughts hit everywhere hard this year.
 
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Climate Change is global; weather is local. Those are the words from a few Climatologists who says that the so-called "experts" are getting things wrong.

If that's the case, it means that if Climate Change is global, then how the hell is taxing the crap out of Canadians going to "fix it?" Unfortunately, our government would prefer to tax us to death rather than encourage innovation to reduce carbon emissions like sequestering. The "greenies" are against sequestering as well, so WTF are we supposed to do? Freeze in the dark come winter? Heat stroke in summer because the windmills & solar panels can't keep up with the demand in both instances. Sure, that'll work I'm thinking - NOT.

Why are all of those little commie "greenies" out there still using fossil fuels to live their useless lives? Why are they not all living in the bush somewhere far far away and living off the land from people like me who loves living his fossil fuels life? This global climate bullshit that is now being pushed today is just another new covid 19 like pile of shit. From covid to climate change those two have done nothing more than to ruin millions of innocent lives.

Why are there still so many stupid buffoons out there that just cannot seem to have had enough of the lies after lies of what is being fed to them every day by their dear comrade lying politicians and the Pravda lying media? Canada is in one hell of a phukin mess thanks to those two gang of nitwit losers and liars.

Imagine if those two losers were to tell the truth for a change rather than constantly spreading lies and bullshit, just what and where would Canada be and look like today? Canada has liars running this country. F'n sad. (n)
 

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It's going to be a loooong hungry winter for China. We have a global food shortage in the works. Floods, frosts and droughts hit everywhere hard this year.
A global food shortage is now being created by the likes of billionaire globalists like Bill gates to hell who has been buying up lots of farm land and then doing nothing with that farm land. There is a depopulation movement going on in the world and Gates and his communist globalist ilk is just one of those many billionaire scumbags that is behind it all or so the rumor goes. The world population is approx. 8 billion today. It will be interesting to see if that remains the same or goes higher or what the alternative media keeps saying that the world is about to start losing billions of people in the next few years. Interesting times ahead indeed. I will be checking the population in a year from now to see if the numbers of humans on earth start to drop. :cool:
 
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From what I've read, Gates is the biggest owner of farmland in the U.S. Is he purchasing all this land for solar panels rather than food crops? The Globalists certainly believe in reducing the population even if it means starving them. Mind you, he'll not suffer at all - I'm sure he'll have access to whatever he wants so I suppose he's ok with that.

There are other factors at play as well such as reducing the wealth of others (except for him) by over taxation, having government abscond with savings & assets of individuals who have worked all their lives and have put some away - that is considered by Globalists like Gates as unconscionable but it's ok for him to have money as he's "special" and by admiring his ideological principles, maybe he'll "shovel" some of his money their way??? While this hasn't happened yet, it has been discussed as an opportunity to fill government (individual) coffers. Taxing savings that have already been taxed is certainly on the list of things to do.

We are in big trouble if it comes down to one or two people (Gates/Soros) who control governments & want to destroy countries. Soros is renown for this & Gates is following in his shoes. Wonder if he "admires" Soros? Wouldn't be surprised. Soros is an evil, evil man!! Is Gates not too far behind?
 

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From what I've read, Gates is the biggest owner of farmland in the U.S. Is he purchasing all this land for solar panels rather than food crops? The Globalists certainly believe in reducing the population even if it means starving them. Mind you, he'll not suffer at all - I'm sure he'll have access to whatever he wants so I suppose he's ok with that.

There are other factors at play as well such as reducing the wealth of others (except for him) by over taxation, having government abscond with savings & assets of individuals who have worked all their lives and have put some away - that is considered by Globalists like Gates as unconscionable but it's ok for him to have money as he's "special" and by admiring his ideological principles, maybe he'll "shovel" some of his money their way??? While this hasn't happened yet, it has been discussed as an opportunity to fill government (individual) coffers. Taxing savings that have already been taxed is certainly on the list of things to do.

We are in big trouble if it comes down to one or two people (Gates/Soros) who control governments & want to destroy countries. Soros is renown for this & Gates is following in his shoes. Wonder if he "admires" Soros? Wouldn't be surprised. Soros is an evil, evil man!! Is Gates not too far behind?
These two communist globalists scum bags, Soros/Gates, have an agenda and big plans for we the sheeple. They want to knock off billions of sheeple in the next few years. These covid vaccines are apparently a part of the globalist plans to knock off billions in the next few years. Starvation could be next to add to the death toll of billions more because of the likes of Gates to hell who is buying up of thousands of acres of farm land and not growing any food on those farm lands. Those two mentioned are real and true psychopaths. They lack any kind of compassion for the ordinary sheeple who btw helped make them both to become billionaires. Thanks and your welcome you two dip shits.

But what is really sad about it all is the fact that many of our dear lying comrade politicians and the lying bought off media are all in cahoots with these billionaire globalists. The only way to bring these billionaire scum bags down on their knees is to stop taking their vaccines and stop listening to those many traitor politicians and the lying media who appear to have turned their backs on we the sheeple. As long as the sheeple out there keep playing their plandemic covid 19 game, this shit will never end. Now they are going to try and get the many foolish sheeple out there to get another covid booster jab. Don't do it. Just saying. :(
 

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Climate change fueling warm ocean 'blob' causing Chile megadrought: Study
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A blob of warm water in the southern Pacific is fueling a decade-long megadrought in Chile, and climate change is at least partly to blame, scientists say.

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The “Southern Blob” east of New Zealand is driving hot and dry conditions in Chile, with snow caps melting said on the Andes, reservoirs running low and once-lush landscapes withered. Chilean authorities this year were forced to truck water to some 400,000 people living in rural areas.


Research published Thursday in the Journal of Climate finds that human-driven climate change is partly behind the blob, and consequentially the drought, though to what degree exactly is still unclear. Natural variability in ocean and atmospheric temperatures also played a role, the scientists say.

A combination of images, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites, shows the snow deficit affecting the Andes mountain range in South America.
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That massive blob – wider than the continental United States – is now 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than it was 40 years ago. Areas of nearby ocean, however, have warmed much more slowly during that time, and are just 0.2C to 1C warmer, the study shows.

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The heat from the blob warms the air directly above it and winds carry the heated air toward Chile. This impacts pressure trends, affecting rainfall and resulting in dry conditions in Chile.

The blob “is only perhaps 3% of the South Pacific, but it’s located in such a sensitive area that it produces this chain of events,” said study co-author Rene Dario Garreaud, a climate scientist at the University of Chile in Santiago.

While drought is not uncommon in Chile, the current megadrought has persisted since 2010. Some scientists and politicians have begun warning of possible long-term water shortages in the central region, home to vineyards and farms.

Ocean blobs also regularly occur, dissipating within a couple of years. But the Southern blob’s prolonged and pronounced rate of warming is beyond what might occur naturally, the researchers found.

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“We know that the blob is natural, but it is invigorated by climate change…. why it (has lasted) so long and why it is so intense is because of climate change,” Garreaud said.

The scientists said more research is needed to determine exactly how much of a role climate change is playing in this phenomenon. Still, scientists who were not involved in the work said the findings were cause for worry.

“I find it very concerning to see that human-caused climate change is amplifying the severity of megadroughts,” said Andreas Prein, a climate scientist at the U.S.-based National Center for Atmospheric Research.

“Such (extreme) droughts are responsible for the collapse of historic civilizations such as the Mayas or the Ming Dynasty, and can destabilize modern cultures such as recently seen in Syria.”


The fact that a swathe of warm water, even one spanning more than 8 million kilometers, could impact conditions thousands of kilometers away in Chile shows how broadly climate change will affect the planet, said ocean and climate scientist Dillon Amaya at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

“We need to be cognizant of the changes that are happening in global climate thousands of miles away,” Amaya said. “It’s all connected.”
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Greenland expedition discover 'world's northernmost island'
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COPENHAGEN — Scientists last month set foot on a tiny island off the coast of Greenland which they say is the world’s northernmost point of land and was revealed by shifting pack ice.

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The discovery comes as a battle is looming among Arctic nations the United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark and Norway for control of the North Pole some 700 km to the north and of the surrounding seabed, fishing rights and shipping routes exposed by melting ice due to climate change.


“It was not our intention to discover a new island,” polar explorer and head of the Arctic Station research facility in Greenland, Morten Rasch, told Reuters. “We just went there to collect samples.”

The scientists initially thought they had arrived at Oodaaq, an island discovered by a Danish survey team in 1978. Only later, when checking the exact location, they realized they had visited another island 780 metres northwest.

“Everybody was happy that we found what we thought was Oodaaq island,” said Swiss entrepreneur Christiane Leister, creator of the Leister Foundation that financed the expedition.

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“It’s a bit like explorers in the past, who thought they’d landed in a certain place but actually found a totally different place.”

The small island, measuring roughly 30 metres across and a peak of about three metres, consists of seabed mud as well as moraine – soil and rock left behind by moving glaciers. The team said they would recommend it is named “Qeqertaq Avannarleq,” which means “the northernmost island” in Greenlandic.

Several U.S. expeditions in the area have in recent decades searched for the world’s northernmost island. In 2007, Arctic veteran Dennis Schmitt discovered a similar island close by.

Though it was exposed by shifting pack ice, the scientists said the island’s appearance now was not a direct consequence of global warming, which has been shrinking Greenland’s ice sheet.

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Rene Forsberg, professor and head of geodynamics at Denmark’s National Space Institute, said the area north of Greenland has some of the thicket polar sea ice, though he added it was now 2-3 metres thick in summer, compared with 4 metres when he first visited as part of the expedition that discovered Oodaaq in 1978.

Any hope of extending territorial claims in the Arctic depends on whether it is in fact an island or a bank that may disappear again. An island need to remain above sea level at high tide.

“It meets the criteria of an island,” said Forsberg. “This is currently the world’s northernmost land.”

But Forsberg, an advisor to the Danish government, said it was unlikely to change Denmark’s territorial claim north of Greenland.

“These small island come and go,” he said.

The discovery was first reported earlier on Friday by Danish newspaper Weekendavisen.
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Weather disasters becoming more frequent and costly, UN agency says
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GENEVA — The number of disasters, such as floods and heatwaves, driven by climate change have increased fivefold over the past 40 years, killing more than 2 million people and costing $3.64 trillion in total losses, a U.N. agency said on Wednesday.

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says its “Atlas” is the most comprehensive review of mortality and economic losses from weather, water and climate extremes ever produced.


It surveys some 11,000 disasters occurring between 1970-2019, including major catastrophes such as Ethiopia’s 1983 drought, which was the single most fatal event with 300,000 deaths, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that was the most costly, with losses of $163.6 billion.

The WMO, whose report was issued days after Category 4 hurricane Ida hammered southern Louisiana, attributed the growing frequency to both climate change and improved disaster reporting.

“Thanks to our early warning service improvement we have been able to have a decrease of the casualties at these kind of events, but the bad news is that the economic losses have been growing very rapidly and this growth is supposed to continue,” WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas told a press conference.

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“We are going to see more climatic extreme because of climate change and this negative trend in climate will continue for the coming decades,” he said.

The report showed an accelerating trend, with the number of disasters increasing nearly fivefold from the 1970s to the most recent decade, adding to signs that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent due to global warming.

Costs from the events also surged from $175.4 billion in the 1970s to $1.38 trillion in the 2010s when storms such as Harvey, Maria and Irma ripped through the United States.


But while hazards became more costly and frequent, the annual death toll has fallen from more than 50,000 in the 1970s to around 18,000 in the 2010s, suggesting that better planning was paying off.

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The WMO hopes the report, which gives a detailed regional breakdown, will be used to help governments develop policies to better protect people.

More than 91% of the 2 million deaths occurred in developing countries, the report said, noting that only half of the WMO’s 193 members have multi-hazard early warning systems.

It also said that “severe gaps” in weather observations, especially in Africa, were undermining the accuracy of early warning systems.

Mami Mizutori, head of the U.N. office for disaster risk reduction, urged the world’s major economies to help hard-hit developing countries to invest in warning systems and risk modeling.
 

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Ida's record rain floods New York-area homes, subways; at least 44 dead
Streets turned to rivers as flooding swept away cars

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Floodwater surrounds vehicles following heavy rain on an expressway in Brooklyn, New York early on September 2, 2021, as flash flooding and record-breaking rainfall brought by the remnants of Storm Ida swept through the area.
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MAPLEWOOD — Flash flooding killed at least 44 people in four Northeastern states as remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed torrential rains that swept away cars, submerged New York City subway lines and grounded airline flights, officials said on Thursday.

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Across large swaths of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, residents spent the day coping with water-logged basements, power outages, damaged roofs and calls for help from friends and family members stranded by flooding.


At least 13 people lost their lives in New York City, along with three in suburban Westchester County, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a tweet at least 23 people from that state had perished in the storm.

Among the fatalities, three people were found dead in a basement in the New York City borough of Queens, while four residents of Elizabeth, New Jersey, died at a public housing complex flooded by 8 feet (2.4 m) of water.


Roadways were transformed into river-like torrents in minutes as the downpours struck on Wednesday night, trapping drivers in quickly rising floodwaters. Scores of vehicles were found abandoned on area roadways Thursday. In Somerset County, New Jersey, at least four motorists were killed, officials said.

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A victim in Maplewood Township, New Jersey, was swept away while he was apparently trying remove debris from storm drains in the area, police said.

“Sadly, more than a few folks have passed as a result of this,” Murphy said at a briefing in Mullica Hill in the southern part of the state, where a tornado ripped apart several homes.

The National Weather Service confirmed two tree-snapping tornadoes also struck Maryland on Wednesday, one in Annapolis and another Baltimore. A 19-year-old was reported to have died after trying to rescue his mother from a flooded apartment in Rockville, Maryland, according to the Washington Post.

The damage came three days after Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast, made landfall on Sunday in Louisiana, destroying entire communities.

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But the loss of life in the Northeast dwarfed the confirmed storm-related death toll of nine in Louisiana.

In Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, the Schuylkill River inundated hotels, warehouses and condominiums that line the river. Emergency squads were waiting for the waters to recede on Thursday before starting evacuations of possibly hundreds of people who live in nearby apartments, officials said.


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Four people died in suburban Philadelphia as a result of the storm, according to county spokesperson Kelly Cofrancisco. And a Connecticut state trooper perished after his cruiser was swept away in floodwaters in the town of Woodbury early Thursday, state police said.

Video footage on the Weather Channel showed flames billowing from a house in the riverfront town of Manville, New Jersey, where flooding prevented access by fire trucks. The house next door appeared to have burned down to the waterline on a street where parked cars were submerged.

RECORD-BREAKING RAIN

Ida’s remnants brought 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) of rain to a swath of the Northeast from Philadelphia to Connecticut and set an hourly rainfall record of 3.15 inches for Manhattan, breaking one set by Tropical Storm Henri less than two weeks ago, the National Weather Service said.

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New York officials blamed much of flooding on the high volume of rainfall in a short span of time, rather than the daily total, which was within predictions.

“Because of climate change, unfortunately, this is something we’re going to have to deal with great regularity,” said Kathy Hochul, New York’s newly inaugurated governor.

The number of disasters, such as floods and heat waves, driven by climate change has increased fivefold over the past 50 years, according to a report released earlier this week by the World Meteorological Organization, a UN agency.


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U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday said the federal government stood ready to provide “all the assistance that’s needed.”

The governors of New York and New Jersey urged residents to stay home as crews worked to clear roadways and restore service to subways and commuter rail lines serving millions of residents.

“Right now my street looks more like a lake,” said Lucinda Mercer, 64, as she peered out her apartment window in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York.

Subway service in New York City remained “extremely limited,” transit officials said, and commuter rail services to the suburbs were largely suspended. About 370 flights were canceled at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport.

A motorist drives a car through a flooded expressway in Brooklyn, New York early on September 2, 2021, as flash flooding and record-breaking rainfall brought by the remnants of Storm Ida swept through the area.
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Mark Haley of Summit, New Jersey, said getting home after a 15-minute drive to a bowling alley to celebrate his daughter’s sixth birthday on Wednesday night became a six-hour slog through floodwaters that frequently blocked his route.

“When we got out, it was a war zone,” said Haley, 50, a fitness trainer. When he made it home, he found almost 2 feet of water in his basement.

Nearly 170,000 electricity customers were without power on Thursday in the four northeastern states that got the bulk of the rain overnight, mostly in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to PowerOutage.US, which gathers data from utility companies.
 

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Since people insist on continued building massive housing and shopping developments on floodplains and hurricane routes, the severity and cost of damage will continue to climb.
I actually heard a conversation today about this exact topic. When insurance companies stated that they would not cover people's property that were build in "high risk" areas, everyone screamed about their decision. So, what's happened (apparently) is that now is government decided that THEY would cover the losses incurred by people who build and/or lived in high risk areas.

The example given was that Barbara Streisand lives in the "woods" of California and, because of the fire risks, likely doesn't have private insurance (I don't know that this scenario is true but if it is....).

So if her house were to burn down, the government could potentially pay to rebuild it. Why on earth would taxpayers be on the hook because she "chose" to live in the woods where fire is bound to happen eventually. Why would the government provide compensation to anyone, not just Barbara, who chose to live in a high risk area? Doesn't make sense. So government is responsible for a lot of this crap simply by providing the incentive for people to live where they shouldn't. BTW I'm thinking Barbara wouldn't ask for assistance to rebuild has she has the resources to do so, but this was given as an example of how federal regulations are totally out of wack! You want to live on the beach? Live with the consequences - period.
 
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I actually heard a conversation today about this exact topic. When insurance companies stated that they would not cover people's property that were build in "high risk" areas, everyone screamed about their decision. So, what's happened (apparently) is that now is government decided that THEY would cover the losses incurred by people who build and/or lived in high risk areas.

The example given was that Barbara Streisand lives in the "woods" of California and, because of the fire risks, likely doesn't have private insurance (I don't know that this scenario is true but if it is....).

So if her house were to burn down, the government could potentially pay to rebuild it. Why on earth would taxpayers be on the hook because she "chose" to live in the woods where fire is bound to happen eventually. Why would the government provide compensation to anyone, not just Barbara, who chose to live in a high risk area? Doesn't make sense. So government is responsible for a lot of this crap simply by providing the incentive for people to live where they shouldn't. BTW I'm thinking Barbara wouldn't ask for assistance to rebuild has she has the resources to do so, but this was given as an example of how federal regulations are totally out of wack! You want to live on the beach? Live with the consequences - period.
They will pay but only enough for a basic 2 bedroom 1 bath. Just like a Rez house.
 

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I actually heard a conversation today about this exact topic. When insurance companies stated that they would not cover people's property that were build in "high risk" areas, everyone screamed about their decision. So, what's happened (apparently) is that now is government decided that THEY would cover the losses incurred by people who build and/or lived in high risk areas.

The example given was that Barbara Streisand lives in the "woods" of California and, because of the fire risks, likely doesn't have private insurance (I don't know that this scenario is true but if it is....).

So if her house were to burn down, the government could potentially pay to rebuild it. Why on earth would taxpayers be on the hook because she "chose" to live in the woods where fire is bound to happen eventually. Why would the government provide compensation to anyone, not just Barbara, who chose to live in a high risk area? Doesn't make sense. So government is responsible for a lot of this crap simply by providing the incentive for people to live where they shouldn't. BTW I'm thinking Barbara wouldn't ask for assistance to rebuild has she has the resources to do so, but this was given as an example of how federal regulations are totally out of wack! You want to live on the beach? Live with the consequences - period.
Building a house in the woods is a bit different than building on a flood plain. Fire we can prevent and control if the bureaucraps don't get in the way. Floods caused bu major rain are a bit more difficult but can be prevented if we quit screwing with the topography. There was an excellent documentary on TV a couple of nights ago, Either Manitoba or Saskatchewan, a biosphere protected area that is largely farmland. When they were mostly growing cows the land was prettymuch left as nature designed it, beaver dams, swamps etc. Then markets and Agribiz dictated they grow food crops and all the brush was cleared and land levelled for machine production. All of a sudden they had floods like never before and some smart cookie tried redesigning the land to be more natural. Fixed most of the problem.