disasters


Notre Dame: how Christ’s Crown of Thorns has survived crusades, political upheaval and a fire

Emily Guerry | 29 Apr 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christian history, disasters, Notre Dame


The Brumadinho Dam disaster

Karl D. Stephan | 07 February 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brumadinho Dam, disasters, mining


American generosity after disasters: 4 questions answered

Patrick Rooney | 13 September 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, philanthropy


New Zealand’s earthquake shows society functioning as it should

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 November 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, New Zealand, subsidiarity
If only we could always see things so clearly.


Tianjin tragedy: a painful lesson

Karl D. Stephan | 18 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, disasters, engineering ethics
Can we expect this horrific disaster to lead to any improvements in safety?


Was bureaucratic wrangling behind the fatal Philadelphia derailment?

Karl D. Stephan | 26 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, technology, trains
The train lacked a new control system.


Fukushima: a man-made disaster

Leigh Dale | 13 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, disasters, Fukushima
When the 2011 tsunami hit a Japanese nuclear plant it was officialdom that went into meltdown, according to a new book.


Paul Ehrlich - he’s still got it!

Marcus Roberts | 28 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: disasters, Guardian, Paul Ehrlich, Population reduction, Telegraph
Paul Ehrlich is making new claims about the future of the planet. No prizes for guessing that his claims are not rose-tinted!


Coal, conservation and the value of human life

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, environmentalism, Pike River Mine
New Zealand owes it to the 29 men who died at the Pike River mine to get these values in the right order.


How the other half lives

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, economic crisis, poverty, protest
Shame on the comfortable who riot against cutbacks when millions of people are destitute.


Thoughts on an earthquake in New Zealand

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, New Zealand
The power of nature, the risks humans take, and the cheering results that can come from a disaster.


BP’s creaky ethical machinery

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: business, disasters, ethics
Management attitudes behind the Deepwater Horizon disaster suggest another problem the company needs to address.


Haiti’s earthquake: a future after mercy

Johanna Mendelson Forman | 27 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, Haiti, UN
Rebuilding Haiti is both a great challenge and a great opportunity.


Searching for meaning in disaster

Michael Cook | 19 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, disasters, Haiti, suffering
Is it really so stupid to ask why this had to happen to the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere?


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