Prof. Kerry Emanuel
Prof. Stephane Rondenay
This course examines the science of natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and hurricanes and explores the relationships between the science of and policy toward such hazards. It presents the causes and effects of these phenomena, discusses their predictability, and examines how this knowledge influences policy making. This course includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of scientific research and summaries for policy makers.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Emanuel, Kerry, Stephane Rondenay, and Jane Connor. 12.103 Science and Policy of Natural Hazards, Spring 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-103-science-and-policy-of-natural-hazards-spring-2010 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA