Mill Valley History Talks with B. Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam
Join UC Berkeley Earth and Planetary Science Professor B. Lynn Ingram and UC Berkeley research Associate Dr. Frances Malamud-Roam as they discuss the long-term history of climate change in California and the West. As detailed in their fascinating book, The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, And Other Clues Tell Us About Tomorrow, their data collected from sediments cored in lakes and estuaries, tree rings, and other paleoclimate archives describe past “megafloods” and “megadroughts” recurring in our state over the past several thousand years. The worst historical flood, the 1861 “megaflood,” left the Central Valley and parts of the Bay Area submerged in up to ten feet of water for months, yet this momentous event is virtually forgotten by modern residents of the West.
Prepare to be “blown away” as Professors Ingram and Malamud-Roam take us on an atmospheric journey through time and space and remind us of how important it is to prepare for change.