Monthly Archives: January 2012

A massive concentration of energy, power, and people

The incident with the Costa Concordia on Friday 13 may be seen as an excellent example of what American disaster sociologist Charles Perrow in his recent book The Next Catastrophe has described as the consequence of concentration on three different levels: Concentration of energy … Continue reading

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The new Titanic?

On Friday 13 (how ironic is that?) the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground on a rocky sandbar off the small island of Giglio in the Mediterranean Ocean. The rocks carved a 150 foot opening in the buttom of … Continue reading

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