The last few days have provided a harrowing reminder of just how many things can go wrong in civilized society – not like we needed any more impetus after 9/11, Katrina, Haiti, BP, swine flu, the 2004 tsunami and the like. A few of us were discussing the fact that none of these things seemed to be happening when we were kids. Sure, it was the era of “disaster movies”, but that was the only place you were going to hear about a “tidal wave”.
It begs the overall question: is the world straining under the yaw of its population, or is the 24-hour news cycle just making everything so much more visceral? As I said before, being a parent means staying positive, and that means steering far clear of apocalyptic bullshit, but it also means you’d better have a modicum of emergency preparation.
umm, why is there a whisk in this first aid kit?
So for today’s code word question, I’d like to ask: what crappy environmental or society crisis do you fear most where you live? And after the weekend, we’ll list the three things you can do to help you through each one.