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Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

November 14, 2014 – August 9, 2015

At the American Museum of Natural History

Timed entry only.

Gallery 3, third floor

Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Awesome in their destructive power, these natural events remind us that we are small and vulnerable—and that living on this dynamic planet will always entail risk.

How serious is that risk? Science enables us to assess whether events are rare or likely. But human emotion is a part of any planning strategy. Just ask yourself: Do I act based on what I know, or how I feel?

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