Greetings – my name is Lars and I am a second year student at the University of Minnesota. I’m studying natural disaster relief and early warning systems in a class for Sociology, and my assignment is to set up and write a blog about my findings. I can state my opinions as well, which is great!

I have seen many disasters in my lifetime, and I want to write about the role of government in the assistance process, as well as any preventative measures that can warn of such disasters. I hope you enjoy it!