Getting Back on Our Feet, and with Back Held Straight

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DISASTERS – natural or manmade – tend to affect a limited geographical area. A typhoon cutting across the Philippines, like Typhoon Vongfong in May this year, may devastate thousands of lives but humans living elsewhere will know nothing about it apart from what they read or see in the news. The victims of the Fukushima triple disaster in 2011 were largely people living in the area. Nuclear spillage into the surrounding seas wrought damage further afield no doubt, but most humans throughout the world went about their day without caring about it. The manmade haze that envelops Southeast Asia every now and ...


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