Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|How can we reduce the risk?
There are four general approaches to coping with volcanic hazards. We can try to keep the hazard from occurring--often an impossible task. We can try to alter its path or reduce its impact on existing development. We can take steps to protect future development. We can also do our best to have disaster response plans in place before they are needed.
If you doubt the importance of these efforts, take another look at past volcanic tragedies, such as the 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz. Communication failures left the town of Armero unprepared for evacuation. When a deadly mudflow came down the slope, 21,000 people--90 percent of the town's residents--perished.
"Volcanoes" is inspired by programs from Earth Revealed.