Geologists are the Stars of New Videos on Natural Disasters

This series sounds really interesting, haven’t viewed it yet.

A new video series on the science behind natural disasters was recently released by the National Science Foundation, the Weather Channel and NBCUniversal News Group.

The series spotlights NSF-funded geoscientists studying volcanoes, hurricanes and flashfloods, among other, often catastrophic, natural events to help explain how to mitigate disasters’ human and economic cost. The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Geosciences (NSF-GEO) partnered with NBC Learn, the educational division of NBC News, and the Weather Channel to produce the 10-part series released on September 29.

Logo for the video series. Credit: NSF, NBC Learn, and the Weather Channel. Logo for the video series. Credit: NSF, NBC Learn, and the Weather Channel.

The series, titled “When Nature Strikes, Science of Natural Hazards” is among various recent promotions of Earth Science, including Earth Science Week, which began October 11, and Representative Mike Honda’s Earth Science resolution.

“Our nation has become increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters,” Roger Wakimoto, Assistant Director of NSF-GEO, said in a statement

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Science Teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh NC.

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