Communicating Unnatural Disasters

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Authors

Robin Lacassin , Iain Stewart, Sylvain Lavelle

Abstract

Off the back of the 2017 hurricanes we extend the notion of human-influenced meteo-hydro hazards to include deeper geophysical events. We question where to place Human responsibility in a changing world, and we outline ways to bridge the gaps between scientist’s technical knowledge and ‘meaning’ as it is understood by people at risk.

This short Op-ed has been rejected by Science after two rounds of exchanges with editors (resulting in substantial revisions) then 2 peer-reviews. With the aim to open the debate before reshaping the paper, we upload the preprint to EarthArXiv. We welcome comments, discussions, suggestions, inputs !

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/osf.io/jm4y3

Subjects

Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Risk Analysis, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Anthropocene, earthquake, Ethics, Natural Hazard, induced seismicity, disaster risk reduction, geocommunication, unnatural disaster

Dates

Published: 2018-01-02 20:42

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CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

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