Zeitgeist: The cruel summer for Generation Incineration

With extreme weather incidents happening on a seemingly daily basis around the world, this may well be the moment when we are finally forced to face up to the brutal reality of climate change

22nd August, 2021
Zeitgeist: The cruel summer for Generation Incineration
Locals wait to support firefighters during a wildfire on Evia in Greece on August 9 this year during one of the hottest summers on record. Picture: AFP via Getty Images

At 1.18am on June 24 of this year, the pool deck at a beachfront condominium in Surfside, Florida, collapsed. Seven minutes later, the entire 12-story building crashed down, instantly killing around 100 residents.

Three years ago, a simple yet crucial design error was discovered in the 40-year-old building. This had led to rainwater pooling and gradually eroding the supporting concrete slabs.

The 2018 estimate for repairs was $9 million, but this rose to $12 million two years...

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