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During the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires in Australia, debate raged as to whether the ‘worst fires in Australia’s history’ were a result of hazardous conditions caused by climate change, the severe drought or poor mitigation.

Josh and Andrew speak with leading disaster researcher and Professor of Disasters and Health at the University College London, Ilan Kelman about whether climate change is responsible for an increase in disasters.

We also discuss Ilan’s new book – Disaster by Choice, exploring how the choices we make can increase our vulnerability to disasters.

This is an episode not to miss! Join the discussion and share your thoughts using #MeMyselfDisaster on social media.

Ilan Kelman

Ilan Kelman

Professor of Disasters and Health at the University College London and author of Disaster by Choice: How Our Actions Turn Natural Hazards Into Catastrophes.