by HNN Staff
The combination of severe winter storms and persistent cold and a deregulated energy supply system without compulsion to invest in winterization has left Texans without power, heat or drinking water for days. Senator Ted Cruz appears to have decamped to Cancun while politicians blame wind and solar power for frozen natural gas refineries.
SOURCE: The Metropole
"Different sorts of urban disasters—terrorist attacks, floods, earthquakes, diseases—have elicited different responses, policy prescriptions, and behaviors." A bibliographical essay explains what cities have done and how historians have interpreted it.
SOURCE: Labor and Working Class History Association
by Jacob Remes
Because disasters are part of history, not outside of it, they can bring into relief structures of society that were always there.
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