Emergency responders have to be made of strong stuff. Not only do they have to deal with victims of various kinds of natural disasters but also decide on who receives medical attention and who does not. This particular decision making process is best described as triage and in a disaster scenario it is perhaps the quickest way in which limited medical resources can reach the neediest recipients in as efficient a way as possible.Complexity...more
My son is six. So clearly he needs to know everything about tectonic plate movements. I didn't know that six-year-olds were interested in tectonic plates, but apparently they are. In the past two weeks, I've had to find videos on how plate movements cause everything from mountain formations and earthquakes to how they once caused the Beringia land bridge to break apart....more
Situations that could put your routine or an entire city on hold include:
Your house should already be equipped with supplies for staying inside the house for at least a week, but ideally for two weeks....more
On August 2, 2015, the island of Saipan was ravaged by the most powerful storm on the earth: Typhoon Soudelor, It decimated the island with gusts up to 200 mph, now growing stronger as it moves toward China, taking with it category five winds. It hit Saipan hard. The winds kicked up debris and it spared few people. Typhoon Soudelor left 50,000 island residents without running water and electricity.
Directed by Ravi Kumar and starring Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, Mischa Barton, Rajpal Yadav and Tannishtha Chatterjee among others, ‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain’ is a docu-drama which deals with one of the worst industrial disasters in world history – The Bhopal Gas Tragedy.It’s been 30 years since that night on 2nd December in 1984 in Bhopal. The events of that fateful night have been well documented across many documentaries and articles. But Ravi effectively humanizes the tragedy. ...more
Forget that old “When life hands you a lemon” adage! Sometimes, life just hands you a big, rotten tomato! At least with a lemon you can make some lemonade, add some flavor to a dish, or a pretty garnish for your iced tea. I Googled “What to do with a rotten tomato.” You know what I came up with? A bunch of info about how to use the Rotten Tomatoes website (movie review website) and absolutely nothing about what to do with a literal rotten tomato. You want to know why? Because you can’t do anything with a rotten tomato except for make a mess!...more