Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America

Ted Steinberg July 05, 2019

Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America Ted Steinberg As the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question could any of this have been avoided How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning Steinberg s Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United States This revised editAs the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question could any of this have been avoided How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning Steinberg s Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United States This revised edition features a new chapter analyzing the failed response to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster Steinberg warned could happen when the book first was published Focusing on America s worst natural disasters, Steinberg argues that it is wrong to see these tragedies as random outbursts of nature s violence or expressions of divine judgment He reveals how the decisions of business leaders and government officials have paved the way for the greater losses of life and property, especially among those least able to withstand such blows America s poor, elderly, and minorities Seeing nature or God as the primary culprit, Steinberg explains, has helped to hide the fact that some Americans are simply better able to protect themselves from the violence of nature than others In the face of revelations about how the federal government mishandled the Katrina calamity, this book is a must read before further wind and water sweep away lives Acts of God is a call to action that needs desperately to be heard.

Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America Ted Steinberg

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