posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 05:28 PM
Tsunami walls would be a start.
You think a wall could stop a 100 foot tsunami????
Mass evacuation plans. Massive investment in the at risk areas Infrastructure to allow mass evacuation.
Warning sirens. Shelters. Moveing people out of the most at risk areas.
We HAVE mass evacuation plans. You want us to build twenty lane highways away from the water? Environmentalists would stop that in a hurry. What?
Toward the volcanos (which are inland)? Warning sirens? We've got those, too. Moving people? OK. When you've evacuated Los Angeles, San Francisco, and
San Diego, let us know.
The thing is, these kinds of actions are impractical. People won't go along with them and will not support them for a variety of reasons. The kind of
infrastructure you want to build would have to be enforced by a totalitarian government under the same kind of pressures to invest government money
elsewhere to "fight poverty," etc. all for threats people don't take seriously. Perhaps they should, but preparing to survive an event that happens
every few ten thousand years is not a sufficient motivation.
The fact is, we are not going to survive a Yellowstone-type eruption, period. Humanity will survive, surely, but the global civilization we have
surely will not. There are so many dangers from so many directions that we can't even prioritize what is most important. The populace, which pays the
bills, will not agree with these "solutions."
edit on 12/15/2013 by schuyler because: (no reason given)