Natural Prevention


Natural disasters cost lives but they also cost a great deal of money (US$ 232 billion in 2008 alone). NATURE INC. explores how much better off - and safer - we are in places where natural barriers to disaster remain intact, where forested slopes prevent mudslides and flash floods and coral reefs and mangroves weaken tsunamis. Cuba, Haiti, Indonesia and Louisiana USA are compelling economic cases for investing in natural prevention.