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    Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound

    When Human Error is (Still) a Systems Error

    Early this year, a human—using a systems interface—mistakenly sent a false alert warning of an incoming missile threat. Here's why we should focus on the error, and not the human.

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    Twenty Questions

    We've posed some big questions to be answered at the 2018 Natural Hazards Workshop. Lori Peek gives insight into why.

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    Speaking Truth to Power

    Please Don't Call Them Natural Disasters

    Although hazards may be natural, we've long known that the disaster aspect is human-caused. Richard Olson examines how a seemingly slight turn of phrase impacts how the public thinks about disasters.

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NHC Articles

Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound - 03/22/2018

Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound

Early this year, a human—using a systems interface—mistakenly sent a false alert warning of an incoming missile threat. Here's why we should focus on the error, and not the human.

Read More...

Twenty Questions - 03/01/2018

Twenty Questions

We've posed some big questions to be answered at the 2018 Natural Hazards Workshop. Lori Peek gives insight into why.

Read More...

Speaking Truth to Power - 02/15/2018

Speaking Truth to Power

Although hazards may be natural, we've long known that the disaster aspect is human-caused. Richard Olson examines how a seemingly slight turn of phrase impacts how the public thinks about disasters.

Read More...