Nick Farr visits The Stoa to discuss the “long disaster” and how to become a long disaster responder.”
“Disaster Response presumes that disasters are one-time events, to which response protocols can be applied. For whatever crisis appears, teams of people with training and resources assist in saving lives and easing suffering. Those of us engaged in such work are noticing that disasters are not as discrete as they appear to be. Climate disasters, political disasters, economic disasters and the consequences of old and new means of war are no longer isolated to a time or a place. They are beginning to emerge as a single, continuous event.
This is the Long Disaster. For some, it has always been here. For the rest of us, it is soon to come.”