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Three Scientists on Extreme Natural Disasters Amidst Climate Disruption

Michael F. Wehner, a senior staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, discusses the impact of warming on the intensity of storms and the danger of increased participation. Andrew Alden, a longtime geology writer, details what happens if a 7.0 earthquake happens along the Hayward fault. Jennifer Strauss, the scientific liaison for the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and the head of the Lab’s Earthquake Research Affiliate Program, talks about the likelihood of multiple sizable earthquake in the Bay Area in the next 30 years.

 

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Guests

  • Michael F. Wehner, a senior staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Andrew Alden science writer and founder of a weekly blog on the geology of Oakland. He previously worked as technical editor at the US Geological Survey
  • Jennifer Strauss, External Relations Officer at UC Berkeley’s Seismological Lab and Regional Coordinator for ShakeAlert Northern California

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