Tuff Schist

The adventures of an unstable geologist

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Most natural hazard specialists believe the key to reducing losses is to use our existing knowledge of the ways earthquakes occur, and where, to implement measures that increase awareness, preparedness and resilience. The real focus needs to be on dealing with the social, political and economic barriers that prevent effective disaster risk reduction. While speculative research on prediction is an interesting exercise, and might yield unintended benefits, it is not the magic bullet that will reduce losses, no matter how appealing it might seem at first glance.
Dave Petley (via migeo)

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