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Comment: 26:22 - 26:59 (00:37)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 16. Mass Wasting
Keywords: "James Sadd", "mass wasting", "geologic hazard", landscape, evolution, humans, slope, stability, water

Our transcription: People tend to view episodes of mass wasting as isolated, unexpected disasters, and yet these events are actually individual frames, a continuously running motion picture of landscape evolution.
Mass wasting is a natural process, and yet all too frequently people play a role in triggering these events.
Sometimes undermining slope stability by making it too steep or by adding excess water.
And so while we are certainly not able to prevent mass wasting altogether, we can at least plan intelligently and greatly limit the loss of not only property, but ultimately of human life.

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