Now that the permanent drought in California is over (and, of course, the rain and floods are being blamed on ‘climate change’, the same way they blamed the drought), the Cult of Climastrology has to continue the drumbeat of Scary Stories. The Oroville Dam is having a wee bit of an issue
(Fox News) At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California Sunday after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.
Lake Oroville, about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, is one of the state’s largest man-made lakes, and the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam is the tallest in the U.S.
So, of course, we get
— Michael Rupp (@WNYmathGuy) February 13, 2017
— Stefan Bouzarovski (@stefanbuzar) February 12, 2017
#Climatechange leads to extreme weather which leads to…
188,000 evacuated as CA's massive dam threatens floods https://t.co/32qizkCKoy
— Michael Shank (@Michael_Shank) February 13, 2017
— James Bonner (@jamesbonner82) February 13, 2017
— Pete Moore (@PeteMoorePhotos) February 13, 2017
The tweets go on and on and on. So, let’s head to the Sacramento Bee, for more idiocy
We may think we tame nature. We kid ourselves. An earthquake can strike at any time, liquefying seemingly solid ground, lifting entire buildings off their foundations, and fracturing bridges. Parts of Malibu can slide into the Pacific in one rainy season. A few months later, fire can destroy entire communities in the Sierra foothills.
The current situation cannot be attributed to climate change alone. Scientists say no single event can be laid at the feet of global warming. But they also say climate change leads to extreme weather patterns. And California certainly is experiencing extremes. California is ending five years of drought, and now is experiencing one of the wettest rainy seasons on record.
We live in a valley that 100 years ago flooded regularly. We have built huge dams and reclaimed and re-engineered the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta into an unnatural system of channels. The good people of Sacramento have taxed themselves, spending $2 billion on levees for flood control. Californians have been doing their part.
So, this has happened before, and the valley used to flood regularly. And nature happens. But, they just had to throw in the climate change part because that’s what cults do. It makes almost no sense within the flow of the article. But, then, Warmists themselves make almost no sense.