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Originally posted by JamesBlonde
It is called climate change. It is happening all over the world. I dont see the relevance of this as it is hardly a top secret issue since the rainfall figures are readily available to everyone (You can even collect this data yourself with a rain gauge ) I would welcome and attempts at associating this tidbit with above, below or even slightly left of top secret.
Officials warned residents of a California hamlet on Wednesday that the steep hills overlooking their community could collapse again as the death toll from a mudslide rose to 10 with three still missing.
Originally posted by parrhesia
While more trees and the like would help prevent such things, when such large amounts of water are dumped in a short period there's no way it can all be absorped so the problem would not necessarily be solved by curbing deforestation. But they should anyway.
Originally posted by chaosrain
Though I agree that curbing deforestation is not a guaranteed solution, keep in mind that the root structure of a redwood forest would likely have served as an anchor for that hillside that the shallow rooting of the scrub-brush did not.