Completely out of the blue, I’ve asked to participate in a discussion on natural disasters on the BBC World Service. The topic is presumably prompted by the two recent large earthquakes near Samoa and Indonesia, and it seems they want a tame geologist to talk about earthquake prediction (or the lack thereof).
The programme is called ‘World, Have Your Say‘ and is being broadcast live from 1805 BST (which I think is 1305 EST for you Americans). Hopefully I won’t sound too out of my depth.
[Update: For those who want to hear me, the programme is available on the BBC iPlayer for the next week. I pop up for brief periods throughout (9.00-10.30, 18.35-19.45, 34:00-37.30 and 49:50-51.30 mins). I think I did OK; I wish I'd gotten more of a chance to talk about the issues of long-term preparedness, and getting the information that we do have better embedded in public and political consciousness.]
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