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ASP’s Andrew Holland Quoted in Christian Science Monitor on the Threat from Hurricanes Christian Science Monitor

ASP’s Andrew Holland Quoted in Christian Science Monitor on the Threat from Hurricanes

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ASP Director of Studies & Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, Andrew Holland, was quoted in a recent Christian Science Monitor article on the relatively low loss of life in both Texas and Florida Hurricanes despite the significant growth in property destruction due to the placement of more people and wealth in vulnerable areas across the U.S.

The article highlights how advances in weather prediction technology and citizen preparedness has reduced the number of fatalities from recent hurricanes but property destruction continues to increase due to the worsening severity of Hurricanes and poor urban planning.

Noting the changing dynamics of populations and hurricanes, the article quoted Holland:

“Don’t just expect everything to be like the past,” says Andrew Holland, senior fellow for Energy and Climate at the American Security Project, a nonpartisan security think tank in Washington.

“History is actually no longer good at predicting the future.”

For more information read “Hurricanes May be getting bigger, but death toll is shrinking,” in its entirety in the Christian Science Monitor.