The Los Angeles River is swollen by storm runoff during an atmospheric river storm on Monday. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images
The Los Angeles River is swollen by storm runoff during an atmospheric river storm on Monday. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Daniel Swain for BBC — Climate change will bring megafloods to California

“I think we’re reasonably prepared for what we’re seeing right now,” Swain in an article for BBC. “But the kinds of events we’re talking about in that paper are far greater – they’re longer in duration, more extreme and more widespread. Pretty much every dimension you could add to it. […] I don’t think that California has fully prepared to face the realities of these events.”