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How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe's Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia
August 02, 2019 Comments.. 148
How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe's Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia Stan Cox Paul Cox We ve always lived on a dangerous planet, but its disasters aren t what they used to be How the World Breaks gives us a breathtaking new view of crisis and recovery on the unstable landscapes of the Earth s hazard zones Father and son authors Stan and Paul Cox take us to the explosive fire fronts of overheated Australia, the future lost city of Miami, the fights over wheWe ve always lived on a dangerous planet, but its disasters aren t what they used to be How the World Breaks gives us a breathtaking new view of crisis and recovery on the unstable landscapes of the Earth s hazard zones Father and son authors Stan and Paul Cox take us to the explosive fire fronts of overheated Australia, the future lost city of Miami, the fights over whether and how to fortify New York City in the wake of Sandy, the Indonesian mud volcano triggered by natural gas drilling, and other communities that are reimagining their lives after quakes, superstorms, tornadoes, and landslides.In the very decade when we should be rushing to heal the atmosphere and address the enormous inequalities of risk, a strange idea has taken hold of global disaster policy resilience Its proponents say that threatened communities must simply learn the art of resilience, adapt to risk, and thereby survive This doctrine obscures the human hand in creating disasters and requires the planet s most beleaguered people to absorb the rush of floodwaters and the crush of landslides, freeing the world economy to go on undisturbed The Coxes great contribution is to pull the disaster debate out of the realm of theory and into the muck and ash of the world s broken places There we learn that change is than mere adaptation and life is than mere survival Ultimately, How the World Breaks reveals why unless we address the social, ecological, and economic roots of disaster millions people every year will find themselves spiraling into misery It is essential reading for our time.. How the World Breaks Life in Catastrophe s Path from the Caribbean to Siberia We ve always lived on a dangerous planet but its disasters aren t what they used to be How the World Breaks gives us a breathtaking new view of crisis and recovery on the unstable landscapes of the E
  • Title: How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe's Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia
  • Author: Stan Cox Paul Cox
  • ISBN: 9781620970126
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Hadrian says:

      Series of short pieces on human reaction to and endurance of natural disasters These range from total resignation, to local cooperation, to grand visions of renewal and opportunity Little preaching here, description, and perhaps an advocacy for a long term approach to societal recovery.

    2. Edward says:

      Well written and researched Saw references, in the reviews, I think, that referenced this book as a textbook, was kind of a dry read.

    3. Jed says:

      This is a deeply reported and deeply empathic book The Coxes travel widely, and when they arrive in a place, they listen to the people on the ground and in the labs and offices with open hearts and open ears This is how they reveal some important dynamics about how societies and disasters interact frequently, interact to outsource the risk of hazards and catastrophes onto the bodies of the world s poor.If you read Mike Davis, Naomi Klein, or Bill McKibben, this is essential reading It s a page t [...]

    4. Emma Sea says:

      requested via library

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