I agree, we need to sugar coat things and blow smoke up their back side. Under no circumstances should we ever mention the worse case scenario, as that has never happened in history. By they way, can anyone tell me when has anything political ever been correct?
To those that think fear shouldn’t be a motivator is a fool , this is just one of many reasons you should prepare . Many people think that nothing will happen , the United States is a strong country ,we’re nearing 20 trillion in debt , what do you morons thinks going to happen when we default on our debt , that we’ll all live like it’s an episode of little house on the prairie , even if that show was reality in our present time they still need supplies to survive , these supples will be scarce and that’s just one example besides the one mentioned on this site , let’s see what else , massive solar storm that would disrupt food supplies , serious chemical spill , nuclear accident , most people live within the 50 evacuation zone of a nuke plant , some jackoff terrorist sets off a dirty bomb not to mention the stupid talk that people say like who cares if these Middle East country nuke each other don’t realize what a nuke going off on anybody’s land would do to the world economy . People better get their heads from out thier butts because our govt couldn’t even handle caring for those effected by the aftermath of hurricane Katrina , what do you think will happen when something big happens
Unfortunately, the NYT original article is rife with scientific errors. They have sensationalized the scientific data.
As an example, turbidite studies done off of the coast have suggested that the southern end of the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) slips more frequently (that is where the “243(ish)” number comes from. But that is not the case for the entire CSZ. Slips of the entire megathrust occur an intervals ranging from 200 to 1300 years (Atwater, et al). There is no pattern, so saying that it is overdue to slip is a silly statement at best.
This doesn’t mean that folks living in this area shouldn’t be prepared for an earthquake, We have other sources of earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest (magamtic, surface faults, and intraplate earthquakes within the subducting Juan de Fuca Plate) and the CSZ may well rupture, but this sensationalistic reporting can “overpanic” people to a point that they just feel it’s hopeless and will not take measures to prepare.
if you click on the orange hyperlink in this article you will find the article word for word by Cody Sullivan. it is word for word what Fema expects and prepares for! it is better to be prepared than not. But of course, it is your choice .
I think the people surrounding the Ark just before it rained made comments like the ones posted here…….that is until the flood waters started to rise, then they beat on the door of the Ark to be let in, but it was too late.
Here on the East coast (Cape Cod, MA. we hear talk of the Cumbre Vieja on the Isla de La Palma in the Canary Islands.
We’re told to expect a wall of water high enough to wash over the Cape and for miles inland.
If not a tsunami then the Yellowstone caldera or a space rock into an ocean.
I wonder if anyone is safe anywhere even with reasonable and prudent precautions?
I fear what may overtake us and how UN-prepared we really are as individuals and as a society.