By flood and by fire

There are just so many ways for global weather instability to kill us all.

“Missouri River floodwaters lapped at a nuclear power plant north of Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday and have cracked more defenses downstream after weeks of sustained pressure on levees running hundreds of miles.”

Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Beset By Floodwaters,” Reuters, June 28, 2011

“A large wildfire moving across northern New Mexico Tuesday had authorities watching for a potential release of radiation around the nation’s main nuclear-weapons lab in Los Alamos.”

Wildfire Pushes Toward Nuclear Lab,” The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2011