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New Risk Management Study Results Reported from University of London (Preparing for extraterrestrial contact)

August 8, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Data detailed on Risk Management have been presented. According to news originating from London, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "This article introduces the issue of extraterrestrial life to the study of disasters, their prevention and their management. Up until now, major journals in the field of risk and disaster research have ignored the potential threats posed by the existence of extraterrestrial life."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of London, "With increasing scientific support for the existence of planets able to support life, and the rapid development of scientific disciplines such as astrobiology, the article argues that limiting the scope of disaster research to terrestrial matters is increasingly intellectually untenable. In order to rectify this situation, and begin a debate within the field, the article develops five theoretical scenarios concerning the likelihood of, and the threats posed by, extraterrestrial life forms. Doing so highlights possible new themes in disaster and risk management research."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It is thus hoped that subsequent researchers may close the gap between scholarly discourse about risk management, and the scientific findings of disciplines such as astrobiology."

For more information on this research see: Preparing for extraterrestrial contact. Risk Management-Journal of Risk Crisis and Disaster, 2014;16(2):63-87. Risk Management-Journal of Risk Crisis and Disaster can be contacted at: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Brunel Rd Bldg, Houndmills, Basingstoke RG21 6XS, Hants, England.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Neal, University of London, SOAS, Dept. of Financial & Management Studies, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom.

Keywords for this news article include: London, Europe, United Kingdom, Risk Management

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