Gerry Canavan

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‘The Always-Dubious Distinction between “Natural” and “Manmade” Disasters Is Increasingly Obsolete’

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While, as “acts of God,” natural disasters have long been considered outside the realm of the political, no matter their proximate cause they can reveal social processes and vulnerabilities: the geography of poverty and race within a neighborhood; the negligence of government in maintaining essential services and infrastructure; possibly even the gradual accumulation of carbon molecules within the atmosphere.

Alyssa Battistoni: “The Flood Next Time.”

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January 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm

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