- Eye Opening
- Insider's Take
Ilan Kelman dives into the causes of disasters and the economic, cultural and psychological reasons individuals and societies let them happen. He insists that natural disasters do not exist. Kelman views the loss of life, livelihood and property that accompanies wildfires, earthquakes and hurricanes as measures of society’s vulnerabilities and of whether societies choose to eliminate or accept them.
About the Author
Professor Ilan Kelman teaches disasters and health at University College London and the University of Agder in Norway.
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