11 Nov '11, 8pm

Dot Earth Blog: Dot Connection: From Palestinian Politics to Tsunami Warnings: A United Nations vote on the Midd...

There are plenty of things that the multi-tentacled Unesco does, in its slow and bloated way, which the world really needs. One indispensable and thankless Unesco task is organizing tsunami warnings systems and pushing for tsunami education on risky shores around the world. I have serious reservations about relying on warning systems near fault lines β€” they tend to make people complacent between events and confused during. But these systems are undeniable saviors for long-distance tsunamis, such as the one that traveled trans-Pacific, from Japan to the U.S. West Coast, last March. It’s frustrating to think that the ever-widening collateral damage from American Holy Land politics would reach β€” like its own long-distance tsunami β€” into the essential work on tsunami science. After tens of thousands died from Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, all the way to South Africa in the Boxin...

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There are plenty of things that the multi-tentacled Unesco does, in its slow and bloated way, which the world really needs...

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There are plenty of things that the multi-tentacled Unesco does, in its slow and bloated way, which the world really needs...

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