Amid a major hurricane season, early U.S. wildfire season and a global pandemic, a reminder of the impact human development has on large-scale disasters is timely. From health care to infrastructure to national security, systems designed to keep us safe have also heightened the potential for catastrophe. The constant pressure of climate change, geopolitical conflict and our tendency to ignore what is hard to grasp exacerbate potential dangers.
In this podcast, RANE Founder David Lawrence sits down with Jeff Schlegelmilch, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University's Earth Institute and author of "Rethinking Readiness: a Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters," about how we can prepare for and prevent the 21st-century disasters on the horizon.
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