It's too soon to do any kind of formal analysis but I am getting the sense that "run of the mill" disasters are not getting their typical amount of news coverage. I guess oil spills are less important than the constant threat of nuclear war... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
So, I wanted to quickly draw attention to a few emergencies/ disasters from the past week that in a non-Trump media world would be widely covered.
- Tunnel containing nuke waste collapses at Hanford site
- Florida on Fire: 125 Blazes, 'Worst Wildfire Season'
- Midwest flooding: Up to 10 dead, with $1 billion estimated in damages
- 250 refugees feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea
- Floods lead to state of emergency and evacuations in Canada (Montreal, Quebec)
Also, here's a good thing that happened: Chibok community welcomes schoolgirls release