At a Distance

Jeffrey Schlegelmilch on How to Prepare for Disaster

Episode Summary

Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, author of the new book “Rethinking Readiness: A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters” and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, discusses what today’s tragedies reveal about the future, why uncertainty should not impede action, and how local community solutions provide a valuable framework for coping with catastrophes.