Saturday, May 8, 2021
Home Middle Column Prof. Roger Pielke Jr.: 'Against the 100-Year Flood' --

Prof. Roger Pielke Jr.: ‘Against the 100-Year Flood’ —

-

‘The 100-year standard refers to a flood that has a one percent chance of being exceeded in any given year. It does not refer to a flood that occurs ‘once every 100 years’. In fact, for a home in a 100-year flood zone there is a greater than 26% chance that it will see at least one 100-year flood over a period of 30 years (and, similarly, more than a 74% chance over 100 years).’

 

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

NASA’s Perseverance Captures Video, Audio of Fourth Ingenuity Flight

“This is a very good surprise,” said David Mimoun, a professor of planetary science at Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO) in...

Weather Dependent Renewable power performance in Europe DE UK FR: 2020

In 2020, Weather Dependent Renewables (Wind and Solar Power) made up 58% of all power generation installations in the three Nations, DE UK FR....

Ocean Acidification Effects Research in Doubt

"Munday’s and Dixson’s data on chemical signal preference had a “0 out of 10,000” chance of being real. They left it to the reader...