To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Observercast

Moral Hazard And Nature

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BY FROMA HARROP We call events caused by extreme weather “natural disasters” when they hit human-built environments. Had there been no shoreline civilization in Superstorm Sandy’s East Coast path, we would not have called the happening a “natural disaster,” but “nature.” The whole thing would have been little more than an exceptionally rainy day. Wildfires […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.