It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Friday, September 24, 2010

Flood Water Release

I can't resist passing along another Bigger Picture picture: floodwaters being released from Three Gorges Dam, from a typically (for spectacular set on China.

I really don't know how they keep funding this amazing work, but I sure hope they don't stop.

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Vinny Burgoo said...

What, the Boston Globe funds Xinhua? Who knew?

Here are some more pictures of the same event back in July:

Hank Roberts said...

perhaps more significant; laying straw on sand dunes is not going to work to stop them moving.

one suspects an honest broker must be giving their government advice, as they appear to be doing things that give the appearance of taking responsive action without incurring any actual cost.

The landslide pictures are also astonishing. Seems they're doing all the same stupid things we did fifty to a hundred years ago in the first rush of overconfident industrialization.

Vinny Burgoo said...