A Weekend News Digest Supplement
I apologize for not maxing out on my news pieces recently, but I’ve been busy with Administrative issues and creating other content.
Not to mention real life.
I’ve looked at Time Magazine for the first time in a while and I discovered a backlog of pieces on Haiti that I thought I’d present as a supplement for you.
As always, this is not all the pieces, just the ones I think long enough to quote and of interest to my readers.
|From Yahoo News World|
1 Could the Haiti Earthquake Have Been Predicted?
By JEFFREY KLUGER, Time Magazine
Wed Jan 13, 4:10 pm ET
|The tragedy of the earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday, Jan. 12, is easy to measure in the lives lost, homes destroyed and infrastructure wrecked. The paradox of the quake is equally evident: when a natural disaster so devastating hits, oughtn’t we have some way of predicting it? Hurricanes, blizzards, even volcanoes can be forecast well before their arrival, after all, allowing governments and people to make lifesaving preparations. Earthquakes, however, are stealth disasters, geological phenomena largely undetectable until just seconds before they occur. What scientists have long wanted to know is why quakes are so sneaky and what, if anything, can be done to read their warning signs better.|