Year of disasters speeds drive to pool knowledge – Yahoo! News

“LONDON (Reuters) – From tsunamis and earthquakes to hurricanes and bird flu, the natural disasters of the past year have underlined the urgency of a global project to pool knowledge that could limit the damage.

In Johannesburg in 2002, the World Summit on Sustainable Development highlighted the need for coordinating data on the state of the earth.”

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Now, if only they had a clandestine paramilitary force composed of special forces operators from around the world. Then they could enforce the necessary policies “with extreme predjudice”.

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