No Safe Harbor From Natural Disasters

In spite of technological growth, the world is even less safe from natural disasters. While some blame the population explosion, others blame developers who misuse the land and resources.

"The way America builds too often invites disasters, experts say -- by draining Florida swampland and bulldozing California hillsides, for example, disrupting natural runoff and magnifying flood hazards...The scientific consensus expects global warming to intensify storms, floods, heat waves and drought...The more advanced the nations, the bigger the blow may be."

Full Story: Too Many People in Nature's Way, Experts Say; 'We Think We're Safe and We're Not'


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