Friday, May 06, 2011

Getting a little Old Testament out there...

So northern Alabama's been whisked off to Oz, the heartland from Cairo to Memphis is fixing to do a pretty fair Atlantis impersonation, and Texas is on fire. Chas Clifton has been covering the drought in southeastern Colorado, including his own adventures in wildfire fighting.

What is this? Is California so broke that it can't afford to hog all the natural disasters anymore?

16 comments:

Desertrat said...

California's disasters appear mostly to be man-made.

The voters and the legislature, doncha know...

Some forty years ago, my father commented, "Everything bad starts in California." Bad ideas spread eastward, all the way to WashDC.

SpeakerTweaker said...

Biblical notoriety at VFTP? Ain't that, like, the Eighth Sign or something?

Man, it is getting a little warm here, now that you mention it...



tweaker

Joanna said...

Meh. Call me when the locusts show up, or when chocolate reverts to being a luxury reserved for the wealthy. Either way, we're boned.

Fred said...

We've just had snow and nearly 70 degree weather in the same week here, so pretty typical Wisconsin weather.

Borepatch said...

And I thought that now that we'd all up and elected Obama, the Earth would heal and everything. Well, shoot.

perlhaqr said...

And I thought that now that we'd all up and elected Obama, the Earth would heal and everything. Well, shoot.

That's only if us evil obstructionist teabaggers stop getting in the way and let him tax the industrial revolution back to the middle ages. Or China, whichever is closer.

Bubblehead Les. said...

I had 2 days in a row WITHOUT RAIN on my street! Now we are heading back to the next wave of Monsoon. I know how Farmer Frank feels regarding the Spring Planting. Famine is an Old Testament curse, right?

Chas S. Clifton said...

Thanks for the links. California still has us all beaten on earthquakes—until the New Madrid Fault lets loose.

That is my cheery thought for the day.

Dustin said...

Call me when the locusts show up

Just give them a little time, http://www.npr.org/2011/04/30/135867081/brood-19-cicadas-poised-to-swarm-the-south

Anonymous said...

"Is California so broke that it can't afford to hog all the natural disasters anymore? "

YES. Out legislature can't even get that right!

Ulises from CA

Skip said...

We haven't got anything right on the Left Coast since the gold rush.

Cybrludite said...

To Memphis? The River is high all the way down to New Orleans. As in "most of the way up the levee & ships have to ballast down to get under the Huey P. Long bridge" high.

WV: tenduc, Yep. They'll be all that's left if the levees lets go...

Irishdoh said...

Actually, as a (unfortunately) California resident, I really think that we could use some natual disasters of biblical proportion here. The economy picks up when you have to rebuild. Alternately, a good earthquake could rip a wide trench right through 10th and L in Sacramento and greatly improve the state government.

Ed Foster said...

It's the global warming. It makes all thar snow in the winter, and when it melts. Oh wait.....

perlhaqr said...

Irishdoh: The economy picks up when you have to rebuild.

I would like for you to google "Broken window fallacy". Thanks.

Anonymous said...

It's La Niña's fault. You know, the cold water current off the Pacific coast that has been exacerbated this year by "global warming", no sorry "global climate change", no that's not it, "the current global climate catastrophe." I knew I'd remember the official name for it eventually.

Joking aside, what we've seen, and what's coming next week, are pretty normal for a La Niña year. The larger pattern seems to be like those of the 1950s through the 1970s.
LittleRed1