Saturday February 22, 2020

We ignore nature's lessons at our peril

The irresistible, implacable forces of nature broke not just the levees of the Mississippi, they fractured the very fabric of society in New Orleans.

3rd September, 2005

The dire images filling our TV screens show a community regressing to a pre-political nightmare, with an apparent complete breakdown in the rule of law. This may well afford us food for thought about the nature of man, but the important questions right now are infrastructural, logistical and political. The abiding question is how such scenes of devastation, squalor and death could continue for days in the world's wealthiest country.

This is hardly as some...

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