RANE Insights: Dealing With Megadisasters and Multifaceted Crises Part II

Aug 4, 2020 | 21:10 GMT

In the second of two podcasts on disaster preparedness, 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."

Rethinking Readiness offers an expert introduction to human-made threats and vulnerabilities, with a focus on opportunities to reimagine how we approach disaster preparedness. Jeff Schlegelmilch identifies and explores the most critical threats the world faces today, detailing the dangers of pandemics, climate change, infrastructure collapse, cyberattacks and nuclear conflict. Drawing on the latest research from leading experts, he provides an accessible overview of the causes and potential effects of these looming megadisasters and highlights the potential for building resilient, adaptable and sustainable systems so that we can be better prepared to respond to and recover from future crises.

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