Earth Report travels to the world’s disaster hotspots. We assess what is being learned from the natural disasters that affect the lives of some 200 million people every year. And we find that even in the poorest nations, the loss of life and damage can often be reduced by modest investment in early warnings and public education. Ours is still a restless planet – colliding continents and extreme weather are a fact of life. The question is: will the unprecedented outpouring of aid for the Asian Tsunami lead to a long term development strategy, that will minimise the impacts when the next natural disaster stikes?
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