Reframing and responding to natural disasters

Publication date:
December 2019

In this edition of the environmental SCIENTIST our authors explore what natural disasters mean to people and the changing frames in which we view them, as well as the multitude of approaches taken to respond to disasters worldwide. From fracking-induced tremors to the influence of different names on storm damage, drought management to volcanic ash plume tracking and why we should look no further than our own shores when categorising disasters.

  1. No longer natural – David Viner
  2. Human activities and natural hazards – Louise Bracken and Julien Williams
  3. Putting climate in its place – Kimberley Thomas
  4. Small but mighty – Zehra Zaidi
  5. Gender: How naming a storm affects impact and unveils bias – Karen Morrow
  6. Improving collaboration and coordination in post-disaster response – Belinda Hewitt, Deanesh Ramsewak and Alan Mills
  7. Volcanic eruptions – Noel Nelson
  8. (Un)natural drought – Lindsey McEwen and James Blake
  9. Sinkhole hazards, disaster response and GIS support – Sandy Ebersole
  10. Shale gas, UK energy and earthquakes – Peter Styles
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