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2005 YU55

Forget YouTube; for one night and day we let’s pay attention to YU55. Tonight, this “potentially harmful” asteroid will whiz within a whisker of the Earth – a mere 200,000 miles distant – at a speed of some 30,000 mph. … Continue reading

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Thinking about the unthinkable – 2011 style

Half a century ago, a young man by the name of Herman Kahn burst into national and international prominence because of his proclivity (and aptitude) for Thinking about the Unthinkable (the title of a book he wrote which appeared in … Continue reading

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Want to build disaster resilience in your community? And worldwide?

Events in Japan and indeed around the world following the recent earthquake and tsunami have heightened everyone’s desire to build community disaster resilience. Yesterday’s post showed how anyone can launch and be part of a just such a community effort. … Continue reading

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The starting point for reducing catastrophic risk? Maybe it’s as simple as awareness.

From time to time, different groups or individuals will post their candidate “top-ten” lists of disaster scenarios facing the United States – the so-called “Big Ones.” As a rule, these inventories don’t wear well with time! Maybe some unanticipated new … Continue reading

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So much for the quote…how about those questions?

Question 1. What kind of world is likely if we take no deliberate action? Before turning to this, the first of the blog’s three questions, let’s step back a bit, and consider another set of questions, which engage you and … Continue reading

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