A Letter to the President

Wilson Rivera
401 E Ridley Ave
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (PA)

March 12, 2091

Dear Mr. President,

I am writing to you as a seismologist, on behalf of the scientific community, who have been working to present to you this letter.

America is in danger. As a seismologist, I have dedicated my life to the study of earthquakes and their impact on our planet. It is with absolute certainty that I must inform you of what is to come. Devastating floods, the consequence of the actions of humanity over hundreds of years, are imminent. The San Francisco earthquake that occurred last year was just the beginning of a series of life-threatening natural disasters. My colleague, Johnston Magrath, is a volcanologist at Northern Arizona University, fears that the deadly Mount St. Helens is on the verge of eruption. Should Mount St. Helen’s erupted, the magnitude of the eruption and the damage caused will be much greater than that of the eruption of 1980.

Furthermore, many hydrologists with whom I have been in correspondence have found evidence to suggest that tsunamis of record-breaking size and strength will flood the American islands and coasts all around the country. I do not need to tell you of the lives that will be lost and the wreckage that will ensue due to tsunamis of such magnitude. These tsunamis know no borders and very well may flood other countries around the world. I implore you to listen to science, listen to reason, and send out orders for the evacuation of all cities and towns in at-risk areas and send them inland. If you fail to do so, tens of thousands of lives will be lost. It is in the country’s best interest to move our denizens to safety.

Numerous studies performed by the University of Pennsylvania have provided me with this irrefutable data. I have worked alongside hundreds of other scientists who, along with myself, wish to use our skills for the betterment of our country. I hope you use the information we have worked hard to study and prove to do what is best for the people of America, and the world.

I hope you do it soon.


Wilson Rivera
Senior Scientific Researcher
(610) 583-0480