Killer Landslides

Killer Landslides

DVD - 2014
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In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2014]
ISBN: 9781627891240
Branch Call Number: DVD 551.3 KILLER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 19, 2017

A Common Sense that is unwelcome....can be deflected by many kinds of...senselessness.

This isn't just an examination of high-relief landscapes responding to Gravity.
It's an excellent PBS production that addresses an under-rated danger, with an honesty that finally exposes some of the senseless reasons for the topic's low profile, but too high a mortality.
This program's featured event was the most deadly Landslide in U.S. history. Being involved with its aftermath, I had to see how it was portrayed, as soon as this program was released. Because, you was personal.
-"Mass wasting" (rockfalls, debris flows, avalanches, etc.) has always been a fascination I've tried to understand, long before I began trekking to places where I witnessed many of it's terrible forms.
-Since youth, I've made mountaineering a passionate pastime.
-That experience was put to good use when I was accepted into our local Mountain Rescue Council. I went on many missions to retrieve injured, or worse....victims...of collapse events.
-I also had a fondness for a special place in the valley enveloping the town of Oso, Washington. A mutual-familiarization accrued with a few local folks, that inspired my continued visitations 30 years later.
When all of these facets fell together in late March, 2014......
the word "devastation"....applied both terrestrially.....and within my Heart.....
was redefined by an order of magnitude that previously, I couldn't possibly have imagined.
Nova's portrayal of this horror was extremely tactful, respectful....and.....revealing.
There's much more than this singular landslide example however, that's covered in the scope of the report.
Cumulatively, a...theme..begins to materialize about the repression of sagacity.
To those who take their bluff-top, slope, or base-of-slope topography for granted.......
and especially, to those land developers and property owners who ignore, or irresponsibly contribute to their lands' instability......
this documentary will unease you.
When you're willing, or when you're finally forced to accept an omnipresent Physical Law,
then every senselessness you've been sold, or buy-into, will be ultimately invalidated by what they were traded for.
Common Sense.

Feb 04, 2015

Totally worth watching !!! I don' t have TV so interesting to see news type footage !


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