8 December 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moscone South Room 102
Ticketing Type:Free to All
Section/Focus Group or Subject Matter:Education (ED)
Although many modern advances, such as building codes and construction techniques, have reduced some aspects of risk to natural disasters, many changes in modern society have greatly increased the risk to our society. Beyond the increased population density in hazardous locations, the basic societal needs of transportation, power and communications have become more intertwined and dependent on the Internet and vulnerable to disruption. Dr. Lucile Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction with the United States Geological Survey, will deliver this lecture. This talk is open to all ages and geared towards non-scientists.