blogenlust
1.11.2005

We're All Going To Die


Try not to think about this while riding BART under the Bay:
Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles lead a world list of urban areas that could suffer catastrophic losses in lives and property from earthquakes, flooding, tsunamis or terrorism, the world's largest reinsurance company said in a report Tuesday. [...] With a risk index of 710, Tokyo and its 35 million inhabitants were far ahead of No. 2, the San Francisco Bay area, which rated 167, mainly due to Tokyo's high risk of multiple disasters, its huge population and roughly 40 percent share of the country's economy.
As the SFist notes, maybe this will be the thing to bring down housing costs. It might thin out our traffic problem, too.