Help the World Better Manage Disasters

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Arny Mogensen

The recent earthquake off the coast of Alaska, the flu epidemic, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the wildfires in California, the Equifax hack, the opioid crisis …

The latter half of 2017 was rife with devastating disasters, both natural and man-made, and early 2018 isn’t showing any signs of slowing on that front. Resources are stretched thin, and disaster response efforts face scrutiny from government agencies, survivors, politicians and the public. 

A lot of money and other resources, including human resources, have been devoted to battling these problems, but we have to do better. And much of it comes down to the…

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