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New 1918 Style Flu Pandemic Fear

Guest essay by Eric Worrall This isn’t a climate article, it is about a real problem. Back in 1918, the infamous flu pandemic killed an estimated 3-5% of the population of the time – 50-100 million people. The awful potential of a new 1918 style flu Pandemic to sweep the world and kill millions, perhaps…

Partial view of the dam's emergency spillway (left) next to its main service spillway (right) (2008) Photo: Martin Alfaro

More rain & snow forecast for California – will damaged #Oroville dam spillway weather the storm?

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Over the last week, Murphy’s Law has been on overdrive in Northern California as Oroville dam suffered a series of mishaps, resulting from poor planning, lack of maintenance, and lack of heeding warnings years ago on the part of the state bureaucracy known as the California Department…