All the prescriptions and warnings pointing to pandemic threats and a mix of climate vulnerability and climate change have been clear for decades. Yet failures to prepare and respond have cost, and could continue to cost, societies and economies dearly.
What does readiness mean in a world where the risk landscape is a mix of interconnected potholes, trip wires land mines, where your personal situation doesn't matter if societal functions break down because others aren't prepared. What can be added to the preparedness toolkit, personal and societal?
Join host Andy Revkin in a discussion with Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University and author of "Rethinking Readiness."
They're joined by:
Judith Matloff, a veteran journalist, Columbia Journalism School professor and author of "How to Drag a Body."
Rod Schoonover, consultant in ecology and security, adjunct professor Georgetown University, former Director of Environment and Natural Resources at the National Intelligence Council and Senior Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S. Department of State.
Alice C. Hill, fellow for climate change policy, Council on Foreign Relations, co-author of "Building a Resilient Tomorrow."