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Tales of a Dark Winter: A Play in Three Acts

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines one of the many war games-like exercises carried out beginning in the 1990s to test the reaction of government officials to a hypothetical bioterrorist attack. In this exercise, ... More


Political, Legal, and Social Issues in a National Health Emergency

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Who is running the show in a nation-wide health crisis? The federal government? Individual states? Preservation of the public health is a power granted to individual states, as an exercise of their ... More


Prepare for Concurrent, Consecutive, and Compounding Disasters

Alice C. Hill

in The Fight for Climate after COVID-19

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197549704
eISBN:
9780197549735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549704.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores how reinforcing and amplifying emergency preparedness could blunt the trauma that climate impacts spread. The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a warning that catastrophic risks do ... More


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