Natural Hazards and Human Behavior: The Dangerous Dynamics of Megadisasters
Normally the earth slowly releases energy stored from its formation and from on-going radioactive decay, but sometimes the releases are very rapid. Such releases create disasters catastrophic to humans-landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts and floods. In this talk, she will describe some recent events and their causes and a possible way forward for coexisting with these natural processes.
Reviews of Dynamics of Disaster
* This [impressive] book ought to be placed in the hands of politicians, engineers, insurance assessors and, frankly, anyone who sees sense in understanding the processes and systems that guide our planet," -- Jonathan Wright, Geographical, December, 2013
*A study on natural disasters [that] puts fizz into the physics" - Roger Bilham, Nature, October 23, 2013