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
Park Press, Hospitals Preparing for Bird Flu, January 8, 2006.
Record panel, on Iraq war, January 1, 2006.
may lie within, some say, New Orleans Times Picayune, December 8,
Review, Underwater Police Work, September 16, 2005.
Experts Skeptical of Brown's Story on Katrina, September 27, 2005.
Science Monitor, September 22, 2005, Would you be prepared for natural
York Times, September 11, 2005, Storm Warnings: Worrying about what
might happen here, because it wouldn't be the first time.
York Times, September 4, 2005, about the emotional impacts of hurricane
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?
Enterprise, January 2005, on the tsunami and mudslide in CA
Builds, accusations fly over vaccine, Start Ledger, October
Today, on the flu shot shortage
Times, on the 9.11 report
Jewish Week, covering appearance at the National Press Club.
on the federal 9.11 task force (2.5 megs, mp3 format)
Sociological Association coverage of my and Kathleen Tierney's work
advising the Department of Homeland Security
and Provost - a newsletter for educational administrators
Focus - Being prepared for terrorism at home
Wednesday, March 19, I was on News 12 New Jersey, talking about
problems of panic and disaster response. (6 megabytes)
Ledger - State spreads out terrorism response duties
of Higher Education - on panic and bioterrorism
Association for the Advancement of Science Press Release - Fact
or Fiction: What Happens After an Asteroid Collides with Earth?
- The Time is Now
Angeles Times - When Situations Heat Up, Most of Us Keep Our Cool
- Asteroid Tracking Making Progress
Post-Gazette - Mass Hysteria Mainly the Stuff of Hollywood
News Service - Cities Rethink Evacuation with Terrorism in Mind
Press International - Scientsts See no Asteroid Threat - Yet
Reprinted in the Washington
Record - Orange Terror Alert Brings Extra Police Presence
Fransisco Chronicle - Sirens Key to East Bay Alert System After
9/11, Oakland Expanded Capability
- 'Don't Tell Public of Doomsday Asteroid'
Post - Asteroid Warnings Debated
- When Bad Things Might Happen
- Asteroids, panic, and planning
Globe and Mail - Watching For the Big One
Daily Telegraph - Asteroid Heading for Earth? Please, Just Don't
- Preparing for the Big One
Daily - The Human Dimensions of a Near Earth Object Impact
Daily News, Systems Fail, Not People, 2002.
on naming the new decade