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Lee Clarke

Press coverage about terrorism, warnings, and dangerous things

Media appearances


I wrote this 20 years ago, about large oil spills. Déjà vu all over again.

Farmpress.com, Gulf oil spill disaster latest example in list of technological blunders. Aug 2, 2010

Newjerseynewsroom.com, on BP overpromising safety in the Gulf of Mexico, May 3, 2010.

New Jersey Herald, Pair paying for Prank at Lincoln Tunnel, Feb 8, 2010

Leonard Lopate, WNYC interview on Haiti and other calamities, January 2010

The Globe and Mail, Does Watching Haiti's Pain Change Us?, January 22, 2010

Leonard Lopate, WNYC interview on the end-times, December 2009

ABC News.com, The 2000s: A Decade of Doom or Diversions, Decemberr 4, 2009.

Smart article on swine flu panic, Reason.com May 2009

New York Times, The Afterlife of Near-Death, January 18, 2009

Asbury Park Press, Hospitals Preparing for Bird Flu, January 8, 2006.

Daily Record panel, on Iraq war, January 1, 2006.

Problems may lie within, some say, New Orleans Times Picayune, December 8, 2005.

National Review, Underwater Police Work, September 16, 2005.

Congressional Quarterly, Experts Skeptical of Brown's Story on Katrina, September 27, 2005.

Christian Science Monitor, September 22, 2005, Would you be prepared for natural disaster?

New York Times, September 11, 2005, Storm Warnings: Worrying about what might happen here, because it wouldn't be the first time.

New York Times, September 4, 2005, about the emotional impacts of hurricane Katrina.

Chicago Tribune, September 8, 2005, about the government response to Katrina.

Some of what I've written on organizational failures was featured in a New York Times article, on December 11, 1999, entitlted "Is Complexity Interlinked With Disaster?" Unfortunately, the NYT wants to charge me $200 to reprint it.

In October 1999 The Chronicle of Higher Education did a piece on "Normal Accident Theory," in which some of my work on planning and crises is featured.

In June 1999 I wrote an op-ed for the Providence Journal, on Y2K planning

In March 1999, the 20th anniversary of Three Mile Island, I wrote an op-ed for the NJ Star Ledger, on public response to the disaster.

Campus Security Report, November 2004, How prepared is your campus for a terrorist attack?

Press Enterprise, January 2005, on the tsunami and mudslide in CA

Hysteria Builds, accusations fly over vaccine, Start Ledger, October 2004.

USA Today, on the flu shot shortage

Gloucester Times, on the 9.11 report

Washington Jewish Week, covering appearance at the National Press Club.

WNYC on the federal 9.11 task force (2.5 megs, mp3 format)

American Sociological Association coverage of my and Kathleen Tierney's work advising the Department of Homeland Security

Dean and Provost - a newsletter for educational administrators

Rutgers Focus - Being prepared for terrorism at home

On Wednesday, March 19, I was on News 12 New Jersey, talking about problems of panic and disaster response. (6 megabytes)

Star Ledger - State spreads out terrorism response duties

Chronicle of Higher Education - on panic and bioterrorism

American Association for the Advancement of Science Press Release - Fact or Fiction: What Happens After an Asteroid Collides with Earth?

ABCNEWS.com - The Time is Now

Rutgers Focus newspaper

Los Angeles Times - When Situations Heat Up, Most of Us Keep Our Cool

Reuters - Asteroid Tracking Making Progress

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Mass Hysteria Mainly the Stuff of Hollywood

Newhouse News Service - Cities Rethink Evacuation with Terrorism in Mind

United Press International - Scientsts See no Asteroid Threat - Yet
      Reprinted in the Washington Times

Bergen Record - Orange Terror Alert Brings Extra Police Presence

San Fransisco Chronicle - Sirens Key to East Bay Alert System After 9/11, Oakland Expanded Capability

Timesonline - 'Don't Tell Public of Doomsday Asteroid'

Denver Post - Asteroid Warnings Debated

MSNBC - When Bad Things Might Happen

Eurekalert! - Asteroids, panic, and planning

The Globe and Mail - Watching For the Big One

The Daily Telegraph - Asteroid Heading for Earth? Please, Just Don't Ask...

BBC - Preparing for the Big One

Space Daily - The Human Dimensions of a Near Earth Object Impact

Daily News, Systems Fail, Not People, 2002.

ABCNEWS.com on naming the new decade