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More Rockslides Expected In The Sierra

Postby maverick » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:00 am

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Re: More Rockslides Expected In The Sierra

Postby dave54 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:47 am

Quote from the article: "Logically, if temperatures keep ramping up, that would explain why some of these cracks are opening up even more,” Collins said. “Does that equate to more rockfalls? That would be speculation at this point.”

Headline: Scientists expect more rockfalls.

This mismatch between the facts in the article and the headline writer exemplifies what is wrong with journalism today.
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Re: More Rockslides Expected In The Sierra

Postby balance » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:10 pm

Good heads up information, Maverick. Or more precisely, duck down information.

In Europe, on some classic climbing routes where rockfall is an objective risk, conditions are becoming noticeably worse. In the Himalaya region, unusually big and nasty avalanches seem to be more common.

Even from a conservative, scientific perspective, "anecdotal evidence" can indicate factual conditions.

Remember that old commercial: "It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature".
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