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The 13th of October marks International Day for Disaster Reduction. According to the UN, ‘”There is no such thing as a ‘natural’ disaster”. For example, when a building collapses after an earthquake, we think of it as a disaster and something we can’t control. We can’t stop an earthquake from happening, but could we have prevented the building from collapsing? Could the building have been built so that it wouldn’t have collapsed? Have there been earthquakes here before? If so, should we have built here in the first place?’ This is an interesting way of thinking, which could be turned into some interesting lessons. [Image: dailytelegraph.co.uk)