WOR Public Lecture

The Year 2000: Ushering in a Century of Disasters

William Hooke | Presenter
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
July 17, 1996

This public lecture is taken from a scientific meeting on the topic: “Global Change and Natural Hazards.” In this talk, Dr. William Hooke, director of the US Weather Research Program Office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, explores extreme events, which include geophysical phenomena, ecosystem events, and societal extreme events. He discusses how the research community and government programs approach this “cycle of disaster.”