Avoiding recurrent catastrophes

The death of perhaps 15,000 people in Bangladesh last month was caused by cyclonic and tidal forces in concert. Prevention may be impossible, but better warning is essential.

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Maddox, J. Avoiding recurrent catastrophes. Nature 315, 453 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1038/315453a0

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