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The delusion of controlling nature

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As extreme weather becomes more common, humans are turning to engineering and technology to outwit nature. Unfortunately there are many unintended consequences of these strategies. On The Point, we talk with Stephen Robert Miller about some examples of these failures- from seawalls in coastal Japan to the reengineered waters in the Ganges River Delta. We discuss why working with nature is our best path forward. Miller's new book is Over the Seawall, Tsunamis, Cyclones, Drought and the Delusion of Controlling Nature. Mindy Todd hosts.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.