One ponders the many risk factors
Of God and of man,
And how much one can plan
To mitigate all these impactors.
The earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accidents in Japan have renewed the debate on the trade-offs of risks and benefits: radiation dangers vs. energy independence, safety vs. costs, catastrophic risk vs. financial risk. Odds are that the optimal choice will comprise a disciplined vigilance toward those things that we can control, and a calm acceptance of those we cannot.
It is within all of us to help the victims of this and other disasters, and here are some ways to do so, courtesy of Yahoo.