Waste Land Slides

environmental critique


Earthflow in Russia: April 1, 2015

“A couple of people emailed to suggest, and Brett Gilley noted in comments,  that this might be a mine waste landslide, based on the materials involved, the appearance of the hills in the background and the presence of heavy equipment.”

Read more and see amazing video at American Geophysical Union


Aberfan Disaster in Wales, October 21, 1966

“Prior to the disaster, Aberfan was just another small, Welsh coal mining village, located in the valleys of South Wales.  [ . . .]  The landslide behaved like a liquid, but with twice the density of water, sufficient to demolish everything in its path.”

Read more here.

(Coming soon, a post on Graham Harman’s Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy.)

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