Mitigating Earthquake Rates In The Midwest, And Bridging The Partisan Divide

Mar 28, 2017

December 1811 through February 1812 was the last period of major seismic activity along the New Madrid fault in Missouri.
Credit Jimmy Emerson, DVM / Flickr Creative Commons

Earthquakes in the Central U.S. have been steadily increasing due to oil production, gas extraction and disposal of wastewater. Seismologist Heather DeShon tells us if it is possible to mitigate the number of occurrences. Then, finding political common ground between parties. Mark Gerzon, president of the Mediators Foundation, explores cross-party cooperation in his most recent book, The Reunited States of America.

Dr. Heather DeShon will be speaking about the increasing rate of earthquakes in the Heartland at Park University at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28. For more information and to RSVP, visit Park.edu.

Mark Gerzon will be speaking about bridging the partisan divide at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28. For more information and to RSVP, visit KCLibrary.org.