Why we do not prepare for earthquakes | Steven Eberlein | TEDxPortland

Can a society adapt to a risk that it has never experienced before?

Steven Eberlein works for the American Red Cross Cascades Region – encouraging people to prepare for disasters, especially earthquakes.

His experience of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami left him grappling with this question: can a society adapt to a risk that it has never experienced before? He thinks so. His mission is to spark a preparedness movement in the Pacific Northwest that will save lives in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone 9M earthquake.

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