1. The Myth of the 100-Year Flood

    There’s an unfortunate misconception about what we mean when we talk about a “100-year flood.” The way this term gets used by most news sources is as a synonym for complete devastation. If a journalist wants to really emphasize how destructive a flood (or flood risk) is, she might use this as an expression. The real problem I see with this is that this is almost never fully explained, so …Read More