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Facing catastrophe : environmental action for a post-Katrina world

Author: Robert R M Verchick
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
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"In this bold contribution to environmental law, Robert Verchick argues for a new perspective on disaster law that is based on the principles of environmental protection. His prescription boils down to three simple commands: Go Green, Be Fair, and Keep Safe. Going green means minimizing exposure to hazards by preserving natural buffers and integrating those buffers into artificial systems like levees or seawalls.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Verchick, Robert R.M.
Facing catastrophe.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010003367
(OCoLC)456170009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R M Verchick
ISBN: 9780674056947 0674056949
OCLC Number: 671648442
Description: 1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Contents: Natural infrastructure --
Our incredible shrinking infrastructure --
System failures and fairness deficits --
Tending our gardens --
Backwater blues --
Disaster justice --
Winds of change --
Precaution and social welfare --
Mapping Katrina --
Planning our futures.
Responsibility: Robert R.M. Verchick.

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What can we learn from past disasters - storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and wildfires - about preparing for and responding to future catastrophes? How can these lessons be applied in a  Read more...

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Makes a compelling case for reforming disaster policy, making government decision-making more transparent. New Orleans Times-Picayune 20100718 The book is an important attempt to, among other things, Read more...

 
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