Disasters R Us

The tragic tsunamis in Asia have had a dramatic effect on travel and tourism not just in Asia, but everywhere.
How can you book your next flight to a tropical destination (or even a mountaintop…can you say avalanche?) without
first thinking about whether some horrific disaster will occur? Well, Simon
of Krakatoa fame has got a piece in the
Guardian that takes a look at
natural disasters and adds some interesting perspective to how we perceive ourselves in the world, and how we perceive
and react to disasters that affect us.
Take a read. It’s pretty good.