Shaken Not Stirred

Haiti: 230,000 Deaths. Canterbury: 0 Deaths. Why? Canterbury Earthquake (Pt I)

Jesse Dykstra Sep 06, 2010

This is the first post of a 3-4 part series on the Canterbury Earthquake. Canterbury Earthquake, Pt I   Photo: Professor Mark Quigley, University of Canterbury Source: USGS                 When I was contemplating a name for this blog a few weeks ago, I wanted something that would convey the following: … Read More


From the Frying Pan into the Flood: Pakistan’s Worst Natural Disaster Unfolds (Pt I)

Jesse Dykstra Sep 02, 2010

Source: “Amid Drought, Pakistan Prays for Rain”. That was the title of a National Geographic Daily News story published on 1 July, 2010. Since then, Pakistan’s scorching drought has indeed been remedied. Heavy monsoon rains over the past month have instigated widespread flooding, leading to the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. As … Read More