Robin McCormack's book challenge continues. (Reports are due every Sunday.)
I first interviewed geohazard expert Christian Klose, when some were alleging that fracking had caused Virginia's 2011 earthquake. Klose convincingly argues that far from being "Acts of God," “acts of God”; earthquakes often can be triggered by human actions, such as as mining, water storage, oil and gas drilling, and underground hazardous wastewater disposal. The book is understandable to a layperson and also delves into what we can do to assess and mitigate risks.
I'll be posting more details soon. Recommended, but the title is misleading and seems to capitalize on the recent concerns about a currently controversy over a new methods of method for gas drilling.