“Sandy was initially considered a 100-year storm. But for New York, the probability of another extreme flooding event increases every year. Under today’s conditions, a storm like Sandy will strike once every 25 years. By 2030, scientists expect an extreme storm to hit New York once every five years. With enough sea-level rise, the threat of the next hurricane raises the alarming possibility of a towering wall of water sweeping inland from the Atlantic Ocean, down the Long Island Sound, and toward the city.” The New Republic: Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?

+ “It may actually be quite difficult to leave California after an earthquake moves one side of the San Andreas past the other by as much as 30 feet.” LA Times: The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?