Sorry, Bob, We Do Need a Weatherman

May 17, 2018

5/17/18 – With this year’s US hurricane season approaching and damage from last year’s storms still vivid, the nation has “not fixed the underlying major problem, which is an utterly nonresilient infrastructure that at the end of the day will determine how much suffering there is after a large storm,” says an expert on disaster preparedness. On this front, three researchers recently noted in Issues that social, ecological, technical, and institutional issues often seem to set up infrastructure for failure, and they proposed an integrated and systemic approach for building and maintaining systems that will be more resilient.