Comments On The Second Assessment
Dynes, Russell R.
Disaster Research Center
It is my job to say something, but not much, about the Second Assessment of Natural Hazards Research. I have always been somewhat puzzled by such periodic assessments. I am never sure that such ritual occasions are organized to point to the future or to recall the past. As recollections, one cannot fail to be impressed with the cumulative progress of the past 25 years. In contrast with the first assessment, which was more theoretical and perhaps more speculative, the second assessment is packed, perhaps one might say cluttered, with research of the recent past.
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