After the Floods

HOW NATURE REACTS TO OUR MISTAKES

The rainbow and God’s promise to Noah must be of scant comfort to the thousands in England, hundreds of thousands in North Korea, and millions in India who are living through floods as personally devastating as the one from which Noah was protected. Indeed, here in India, where in some areas floods are now a way of life, the rainbow seems like a particularly cruel joke, coming as it does when the rain has stopped but the water remains...

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Jo McGowan, a Commonweal columnist, writes from Deradoon, India.