Daily Archives: March 12, 2011

I Don’t Know About Anyone Else

But I could have gotten through the whole day without having a nuclear energy facility blow up. Maybe that’s just me.

I don’t have a whole lot to add to that. This isn’t an issue of human error or negligence from what I can see; it’s the aftereffect of one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history. You can plan for it — which the Japanese did, which is why at this point there are still fewer than a thousand dead in a country of 100 million — but no matter how you plan, you don’t know if the planning will rise to the moment when it happens. Here’s one of the limits of planning, apparently.