[LMB] Betan Earthquake preparedness
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 04:59:34 BST 2016
You don't have to go that far. Here in Iowa, a lot of the damage from the
1993 and 2008 flood disasters came from idiots building on what were
clearly marked on maps as "flood plains," because there hadn't been any
floods in recent memory, and they were _so_ inviting and _so_ well-situated.
Or when my brother and I were driving along the Florida Atlantic coast, we
were commenting about the common sense of people who build
expensive-looking beach houses on barrier islands...and then when the
hurricanes destroy them, go howling for help.
On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 10:24 PM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com>
> On Apr 16, 2016, at 06:44 PM, "M. Haller Yamada" <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
> Think about greedy (or needy) developers: they are balancing easy access
> to rich resources vs. the possiblity of a once-in-XXX-years major disaster.
> Do they gamble? Do they really think about future generations who have to
> abandon the resources and facilities developed by their ancestors?
> Think about greedy developers in low-lying coastal and pericoastal (if
> that's not a word, it should be) areas likely prone to liquefaction and
> vulnerable to rising sea levels--there's been one in the Redwood City area
> on the SF peninsula, and much of RWC is already under sea level! They don't
> care about what happens 20 years from now as global warming raises the sea
> level all over, or what is likely to happen when another 6.5+ quake hits
> the area, they care about making their money now, and so long sucker.
> In an article some of us who also read the Regency readers list read about
> Mary Shelley and the Delusions of Free Love, it was stated that:
> Mary Shelley understood, even as a very young woman, intuitively and
> imaginatively rather than discursively, that power without goodness is
> dangerous, that knowledge without ethics is "a cancer in the universe".
> I'm pretty sure that Aral and Cordelia, and those affected by them,
> followed these philosophies instead of spreading that sort of cancer. I
> wish more corporations followed them.
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