Are we wiser about tsunamis? Expert says yes and no

22 septiembre 2015

The world may not be well prepared for the next significant tsunami, report researchers. In a study of 17 tsunamis since and including the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman tsunami, a researcher used a ‘wisdom index’ (based on the warning issued, or not, and on the response of the population) to grade the performance of scientists, decision-makers and at-risk populations. Results were mixed as to how much wiser people have become about these natural events and how to reduce their impact.