The extraordinary loss of life from Sunday’s earthquake and tsunami waves is prompting Asian governments to consider developing a more comprehensive and effective warning system. Officials in Thailand issued the only warnings of the impending disaster, but broadcasts beamed to tourist resorts in the country’s south underestimated the threat and a Web site caution was not posted until three hours after the first waves hit.
Huh? Asian governments are considering development of a better warning system? What, the death of tens of thousands of people doesn’t warrant anything more than consideration? A day late and a dollar short, as usual. This is such a typical example of government bureaucracy after a cataclysmic tragedy.