2) Andy Revkin comments on DotEarth on the limits of Japan’s disaster memory in response to a fascinating Associated Press article by by Jay Alabaster – Tsunami-hit towns forgot warnings from ancestors.
3) And Andy Revkin also wonder’s whether nuclear power is simply too brittle to be a resilient power source.
4) Richard A. Kerr writes in Science Magazine article Long Road to U.S. Quake Resilience about recent NRC report that argues that it is underfunding programs to develop resilience to Earthquakes.
5) New York Times on how Danger Is Pent Up Behind Aging Dams. Apparently of the USA’s 85,000 dams, more than 4,400 are considered susceptible to failure, but governments cannot agree on who should pay for renovations.
6) Bob Costanza and others write in Solutions magazine on Solutions for Averting the Next Deepwater Horizon. They argues that sensible resource development should require resource developers to purchase disaster bonds to capture true social costs of resource development
7) In New York Times Leslie Kaufman writes on complexity and resilience of Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystems response to BP Oil Spill.