We'd gaze at our sky in awe as the doomsday asteroid began burning its way through our atmosphere; the silent yet blindingly bright fireball would fly across the sky above, and eventually settling over the horizon like a time lapse sunset. Impact.
I've just create a new site called the Emergency Action Blog.
It's intended to be a site that can be launched at a moments notice in the event of a
major disaster, such as the Tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Next time
there is such a tragedy, we aim to have a ready made collection of powerful and adaptable tools
for volunteers and aid-workers. The bloggers at Harvard's Global Voices and WorldChanging have already taken notice, and begun offering their support.
David Weinberger has posted a rather alarming piece of
information: A Boston Globe article entitled "It's the 'pure entrepreneur'
who often leads the way". Now, the reader might be wondering why I would
find such an article alarming... Well, firstly, because I've taken a bet, and
dropped out of college this semester. The reason being that I didn't want to miss the unusual opportunities of these times. A semester of college would literally mean that thousands of people would shoot ahead of me in terms of their
ideas and knowledge -- and we can't have that. So every time an article like
that gets published, I know that a few more people are going to become
convinced, like me, that it's now or never if you are going to try to catch this approaching wave. In other words, thanks
for the additional competition, Boston Globe.
A 8.9-richter scale earthquake has resulted in a giant tsunami which has killed at least 20,000 people. The giant wave was caused shifting technoic plates off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Sunday. Sri Lanka hardest; and it has caused damage as far away as Somalia.
Relief workers have set up The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami
blog to gather and coordinate information about resources, aid,
donations, and volunteer efforts in response to the devastation in
Southeast Asia. I've put the link at the top of all 163 Progressive Blog Alliances blogrolls in an effort to spread the word. (Thanks Jon L.)