How People Can Better Avoid Catastrophe

Oct 14, 2016

Hurricane Matthew gave the latest reminder that nature has far more power than people do. 

A road damaged by hurricane.
Credit U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

But risk expert Robert Muir-Wood says disasters are only partly the fault of nature; people make decisions that make disasters worse. 

Do we HAVE to build so close to the ocean, for example?  This question and more are explored in Muir-Wood's book The Cure for Catastrophe

He joins us to talk about how people can make better predictions and preparations.