Book cover of The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters by Robert Muir-Woodby Robert Muir-Wood

We can’t stop natural disasters but we can stop them being disastrous. One of the world’s foremost risk experts tells us how.

Year after year, floods wreck people’s homes and livelihoods, earthquakes tear communities apart, and tornadoes uproot whole towns. Natural disasters cause destruction and despair. But does it have to be this way?

In The Cure for Catastrophe, global risk expert Robert Muir-Wood argues that our natural disasters are in fact human ones: We build in the wrong places and in the wrong way, putting brick buildings in earthquake country, timber ones in fire zones, and coastal cities in the paths of hurricanes.

Interview with the Author

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#477 Cure for Catastrophe
6/8/18          60 min

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