The debate on climate change should not be whether or not it exists, it’s what we should do about it.
John Oliver on the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver show
“There is nothing ‘natural’ about natural disasters. We should understand that the disaster part results solely from human influences.”
Ekbal Hussain, University of Leeds
“Improper enforcement of the existing building codes in Indian sub-continent has already rendered some of the cities as future graveyards.”
“The structural integrity of a building is no stronger than the social integrity of the builder.”
Professor Roger Bilham on corruption in the building industry.
“Perhaps the most sensitive, heart-breaking, yet necessary action we will have to take in this next century is abandoning our coastal cities as climate change threatens their very existence.”
Vincent Lee – Civil Engineer at Arup.
“The fact that people still die from earthquakes is a massive failure on our part as a society!”
Ekbal Hussain at the BGS Geohazards meeting, 2013
“Yes, we as geologists do have the skills and knowledge to help fight global poverty!”
Concluding remarks by Joel Gill at the Geology for Global Development (GfGD) Conference 2013, Director GfGD
“Disaster risk is a function of the hazard, the exposure and the vulnerability.”
Marc Forni, The World Bank