An economic argument for reframing the geoscientist's role in disaster mitigation

Geoscientists don’t often weigh in on the long-term societal implications of the natural disasters they study — but perhaps they should. Thinking about disasters in the same way economists do might help them do more good.

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John C. Mutter

Mutter is a professor of earth and environmental sciences, professor of international and public affairs, and director of Graduate Studies in Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is the author of “The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Even Poorer.” The views expressed are his own.

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