The recent weather forecast has been picking up quite a few hurricane and tornado’s developing in south-east Asia and around the world. As Global Warming becomes more and more effective the entire climate of the Earth is taking a drastic change and morphing into deadly MEGA storms too strong to survive for some poor Asian countries. The devastation left off by these massive hurricanes are both horrendous and the loss of life irreplaceable.
As more and more fossil fuel is burned out of control the climate of the Earth is poised to strike back at us with immense force so as to knock us out of our senses – and so that we realized what we are doing to mother Earth and her climate just to get comfort in cars and planes.
The following are extracts from SCIENTIFIC AMERICA website ;
The intense rainstorms sweeping in from the Pacific Ocean began to pound central California on Christmas Eve in 1861 and continued virtually unabated for 43 days. The deluges quickly transformed rivers running down from the Sierra Nevada mountains along the state’s eastern border into raging torrents that swept away entire communities and mining settlements. The rivers and rains poured into the state’s vast Central Valley, turning it into an inland sea 300 miles long and 20 miles wide. Thousands of people died, and one quarter of the state’s estimated 800,000 cattle drowned. Downtown Sacramento was submerged under 10 feet of brown water filled with debris from countless mudslides on the region’s steep slopes. California’s legislature, unable to function, moved to San Francisco until Sacramento dried out—six months later. By then, the state was bankrupt.
A comparable episode today would be incredibly more devastating. The Central Valley is home to more than six million people, 1.4 million of them in Sacramento. The land produces about $20 billion in crops annually, including 70 percent of the world’s almonds—and portions of it have dropped 30 feet in elevation because of extensive groundwater pumping, making those areas even more prone to flooding. Scientists who recently modeled a similarly relentlessstorm that lasted only 23 days concluded that this smaller visitation would cause $400 billion in property damage and agricultural losses. Thousands of people could die unless preparations and evacuations worked very well indeed.
“Prehistoric English Superflood”
Could the island nation of Great Britain have once been connected to Europe by land? Listen to a new theory and evidence which suggests that the English Channel was created by one of the largest floods ever. Did a violent storm re-shape the European continent? Might this happen again? Dramatic 3-D animations recreate what this prehistoric megastorm may have looked like and unravel the mystery behind the creation of England.
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