Episode 5 of the envirohistory NZ podcast series is now out. This episode explores the critical link between environmental history and the decisions we make about how we shape and live within the environment. To illustrate the importance of environmental history in helping to inform environmental policy and planning decisions, this episode reflects on two recent natural disasters – the February 22nd Canterbury earthquake and the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in north-eastern Japan.
4 April 11 Episode 5 – The deadly importance of environmental history (9: 03 mins)
See also: Christchurch – a city haunted by its environmental past; Nature strikes again – beautiful Tohoku’s coastal towns devastated by tsunami.