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Human Nature and Planning for Floods

By Vicki Cobb

Some people have the difficult job of imagining worst case scenarios so they can plan actions to prevent or mitigate catastrophic events. Unfortunately, dreaming up the consequences of, say, a storm surge on a populated area, is not as difficult as convincing the-powers-that-be to invest in civic projects that will assuage the damage should the worst case scenario actually take place. What are the odds of such an event? Once in a hundred years? Two-hundred fifty years? We are lulled into a false sense of security. Of course, the statistics belie the fact that such …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green