Interview with Amanda Ripley, Author of “The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why”
Amanda Ripley writes about human behavior and public policy for Time magazine and The Atlantic. Her 2008 book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why explains how the brain works in disasters—and how we can do better. “The Unthinkable” was made into a PBS documentary called “Surviving Disaster”.
Amanda is a keynote speaker at the National Council on Science and the Environment’s 2013 Conference on Disasters and the Environment. I had the chance to interview her about her research into human behavior in disasters and the implications for policymakers in light of Hurricane Sandy.
The Security and Sustainability Forum is a public interest, membership organization that hosts free, live educational webinars. Sessions feature panels of global experts who address human health and welfare impacts caused by climate change and other environmental disruptions. The webinars outline how sustainable approaches to minimize environmental stresses can reduce instability and ...