Indigenous knowledge a big help in disaster forecast, management
Mayarani Praharaj, The Pioneer, 9 August 2012

ORISSA, INDIA: Authored on the occasion of the International Day of World’s Indigenous People, this article focuses on the traditional knowledge of disaster forecast and management. Indigenous people were accustomed to be ever alert to special communication from nature and animals. While conventional science has never been able to adequately explain the phenomenon, every culture in the world has virtually reported observations of unusual natural events and animal behaviour prior to major upheavals like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis since the beginning of recorded history. Despite considerable scientific efforts to develop accurate prediction mechanisms, we are still essentially ignorant about when and where the next major disaster may strike. Read the article …