“Haiti was not a natural disaster, It was a disaster of engineering.” Peter Haas

 


Saw a great TED talk which shows some compelling images and makes a very obvious fact clear. The deathtoll was due to buildings, not nature.

3 January|Maule, Chile
523

8 March|Elâzığ Province, Turkey
42

12 January|Carrefour (Port-au-Prince)
316,000

13 April|Yushu, Qinghai, China
2,698

25 October|Sumatra Region
435

20 December|Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran
11

 

“Haiti was not a natural disaster, It was a disaster of engineering.” Peter Haas

 

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