The Way We Process Risks Can Keep Us in Harm’s Way

With massive wildfires terrorizing the West Coast and communities along the Gulf and Caribbean bracing for peak hurricane season, Americans once again have natural disasters on their minds. As many families continue to grapple with the historic destruction seen in 2017—during which extreme weather events caused a record $306 billion in damage in the United States and strained the nation’s disaster-response resources—ominous forecasts of what 2018 has in store suggest the specter of such devastation could be the new normal for large swaths of the country. ….[READ]