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Futureproof: How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World

Jon Coaffee


Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku ‘Triple Disaster’ of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have a debilitating impact when they do. In this eye-opening journey through modern and ancient risk management practices, the author explains why we need to find a new way to navigate the deeply uncertain world that we live in. Examining how governments have responded to terrorist threats, climate change, and natural hazards, the book shows how and why ... More

Keywords: terrorist threats, climate change, natural hazards, government response, catastrophic events, risk management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780300228670
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300228670.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Coaffee, author
University of Warwick