Category Archives: Natural Catastrophe

Russian Meteor Begs the Question: Can we Prepare for Asteroid Strikes?

Recently, I met scientists from Imperial College London to discuss whether or not climate change in the Artic is increasing the risk of landslide-triggered tsunamis in the UK. One of those very low-frequency, high-impact risks. Wait for it… Continue reading →

Australian Bushfires: “Dome of Heat” Breaks Temperature Records: Initial Costs Counted

wildfires

Large parts of central and southern Australia are suffering from a persistent heatwave that has caused catastrophic bushfires across Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria. They are the worst bushfires to affect the area since ‘Black Saturday’ in 2009, which … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Natural Catastrophe – Unexpected Perfect Storms

Scariest Risks

The scariest risks are the ones that sneak up on people and catch them unprepared. Continue reading →