The New York Times falls down on this flood.

The New York Times falls down on this flood.

As this historic flood moves through the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley the paper of record gives us articles like this, here with my annotations. Nothing about why this flood happened, no history, no science, no informed analysis. Nothing that might prevent the...

Bigger, stronger levees are not the answer.

Bigger, stronger levees are not the answer.

Thanks to Jon Remo for this guest post. As the Mississippi River Flood of 2011 reaches the Gulf of Mexico much attention has been paid to the system of levees, floodwalls, flood retention dams and floodways constructed under the Mississippi River and Tributaries...

Birds Point flood coverage, blowing a fuse.

Birds Point flood coverage, blowing a fuse.

Today the receding Mississippi and Big Muddy River let me drive to work without a long detour.  My neighbors are filling demolition dumpsters with flood damaged stuff. Flooding causes terrible human suffering and reporters rightly cover that.  Compelling...

Floodways are for floods.

Floodways are for floods.

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Birds Point myths, and shame on the New York Times

Birds Point myths, and shame on the New York Times

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