mary on the internet: Disasters aren’t “natural.” As disaster historians, we don’t even use...

maryontheinternet:

Disasters aren’t “natural.” As disaster historians, we don’t even use the term. What makes something a disaster, as opposed to just a hazard, is the way it interacts with society, with the built environment. Much of Zone A, which was evacuated in Manhattan, is on landfill. Of course that’s going…