reply to post by silvermachine
I apologize if it seems like I was calling you stupid...my intent was to say that humans are stubborn.
If they said that there was a 100% chance of death and destruction tomorrow...would you still stay? Throughout our history, humanity has ignored
warnings to leave an area that is dangerous.
How many people around the world live near an active volcano? They all say the same thing, "It is economically not possible for us to move
However, once the destruction happens, it really becomes economically not possible for the rest of us to pay the damages...like Katrina.
I lost a friend during Katrina because of his refusal to leave his home near a levy that broke during the storm. The media warned him, his family
warned him, and I warned him. It sucks to have to pay the emotional bill that is due when someone else is too stubborn. It also sucks to have to pay
the economic bill for the same reason.
Also, the issue with the gulf oil spill is different. They do not have a geological record of massive earthquakes every 300 years. We all knew the
oil companies were greedy, but no one predicted something of this magnitude. We do not have a several thousand year timeline to learn from in regards
to oil companies, but we sure as heck do have a very precise geological record.
The beauty of the coastline in Washinton, Oregon, British Columbia, and Northern California is stunning. I would hate for anyone to loose the
gorgeous scenery that is there.
So enjoy it. But just remember that since you, and millions of other people are staying there, that it will be either me, or my kids that will pay
the bill when the west coast is destroyed.
And last, there are a lot more 'safer' places to live. Sure, anywhere could get hit with an asteroid, but there are areas that are safer than
others. It just takes time, effort, and research to figure out where it is safer to live.
When the scientists all say, "Get out" in regards to the West coast, it might be time to consider Ohio or Michigan!