Planet earth vs. roads: The epic conflict that will define the future of the world – Salon.com

L.A. Road Network

The great age of road-building is only beginning. By 2050, we will have added 15 million miles of new road to the planet — a 60 percent increase in four decades over our current total, amassed over the past 5,000 years. Nine-tenths of that network will be built in the developing world – in the basins of the Amazon and Congo Rivers, and the jungles of South Asia and Oceania.

via Planet earth vs. roads: The epic conflict that will define the future of the world – Salon.com.

The moral of the true story of the Kansas flood

This is from a Civil Engineer (!):

Just recently the Federal Government passed the law that three strikes and you [sic] out. So if you get flood [sic] four times they wont [sic] pay. People try to control mother nature and you can’t so you tell me how smart we are as a society.
Moral of the story: Respect Mother Nature and don’t buy a house in a flood prone area.

First published July 3, 2007