Among the several articles on the clearly serious new threat – meteors and asteroids – is this article in the Washington Post today: After the Meteor, Some in Russia Prepare to Clean Up.
My initial reaction was to chuckle, but then I realized it is a sad commentary on Russian emergency management. I think one can say it shows a fundamental lack of trust between government and its citizens, and then it shows bad communications, bad science, and the misuse of religion. Other than that they seem to be muddling through. Some excerpts:
As early as Friday evening, the governor had announced that, throughout the city, 200,000 square meters of glass needed replacing. That’s just about 50 acres’ worth — all of it to be paid for by the government. That no one could have made such a calculation with any degree of accuracy in just a few hours was…
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