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Randall Cuthbert

Dr. Randall Cuthbert is a retired APUS Professor of Emergency & Disaster Management. He has also worked as a Red Cross Shelter Supervisor, and spent a 20-year career as a US Air Force Civil Engineer Officer. His blogging interests include: protecting & enhancing the EDM profession in the areas of integrity, honorable public service, and social justice; education regarding the 'big picture' role of EDM in our society; educating our professionals and neighbors with regard to the greatest threat to our civilization--climate change; and in general terms, creating a better world for our children and grandchildren.

2017 Prognostications and Challenges

Let's start planning to make 2017 EDM service the best ever!

Adaptation by Relocation: It’s Coming

It's time to start planning to relocate cities. No, seriously.

Polar Ice: A Current Update

See the red line in the introductory graph? It's a lonely line.

International Retribution: And So it Begins

Words matter--at least to the rest of the world.

EDM New Year’s Resolutions

2016 was a year for the ages. So let's consign it to the ages and get our profession and our civilization back on track. Here are some EDM New Year's resolution recommendations.

World Drought Issues

It's a mistake to think that increasing drought issues around the globe will never directly affect the United States.

Do We Want Water or Gas?

In our American history, we became a great nation partly because the resources needed to develop our society appeared unlimited. They're not anymore. Time for a course correction.

The 12 EDM Days of Christmas–2016 Edition

Let's take the opportunity of the holidays to re-examine what's important--and maybe fantasize a little, just for fun.

Santa Barbara: Running on Empty

We face water crises at an increasing rate. To date, the communities involved are fairly small. But this is changing, and it shows that we're not prepared. So what if a really profound water crisis happens to one of our great cities? What then?

The Ghost Ship and Personal Responsibility

As a society, we have bonded together whenever any threat to our existence has emerged, and we have done well. But there are limits to bonding together, and those need to be made up by individual initiative. Are you in?