Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Titanic: Lessons for Avoiding Future Tragedies

I've recently written about climate change for the Princeton Packet,, and today I had an opinion piece published in the Trenton Times, entitled "Earth's passengers should learn from the Titanic." Though the issue of climate change can seem grim, for me it is intriguing--a slow-motion drama with so many dimensions that reach to the core of our being and our fate, as individuals and as a civilization.

Today's oped starts like this:

"The good ship America is steaming full speed ahead toward the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s demise — the biggest symbol of avoidable disaster ever to sail the seas of human discourse. Given concerns about where we are headed, as a nation and as a planet, it’s worth asking what were the ingredients for disaster as the Titanic approached ice fields on a moonless night." ........

Note, April 15: If the link to the Trenton Times stops working, the piece can now be found at

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