Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences, was recently featured on NPR’s Science Friday Book Club. As a guest reader and speaker, Lori discussed the science-fiction novel The Fifth Season with host Ira Flatow and fellow guests, Christie Taylor and Lucy Jones. The Fifth Season is the first book in a trilogy series written by N.K. Jemisin. The novel centers around a world called The Stillness, a place where inhabitants repeatedly experience devastating natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanoes. During the segment, Lori shared her knowledge about natural hazards, the ways they affect societies, and how to prepare for them. Check out the podcast on Science Friday’s website.
Article summary written by Sierra Gonzalez-Speegle, CU Boulder Sophomore, Strategic Communications major.