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Friday, September 02, 2005

Collapse

What happened to New Orleans is terrible. But as James Robertson points out, it was not unanticipated.

The situation reminds me of our increasing understanding of earthquakes where I live in the Pacific Northwest. A similar hell could break out at any time here.

Jared Diamond's book "Collapse" addresses this recurring theme. A societal collapse is often triggered by an environmental collapse. These days the signs of a coming disaster are well known if not widely acknowledged, let alone acted upon effectively.

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I'm usually writing from my favorite location on the planet, the pacific northwest of the u.s. I write for myself only and unless otherwise specified my posts here should not be taken as representing an official position of my employer. Contact me at my gee mail account, username patrickdlogan.