Science & Technology 10

TOPIC

Will technology ever be able to predict natural disasters accurately?
(テクノロジーで自然災害を正確に予測できるか?)

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Advocate

Advocate: I have to say I think maybe technology will never be able to predict natural disasters.
(主張:テクノロジーで正確に自然災害を予測するのは無理かもしれない)

Why?

@: When it comes to volcano, the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) predicted a pending eruption and saved tens of thousands of lives before. But also the VDAP monitoring system predicted an eruption that failed to occur and then the volcano suddenly exploded two years later.
(火山については、VDAPが噴火を予測したことあったが、起きない噴火を予測したこともあった(2年後その火山は噴火した))

A: As for earthquake, the precision of earthquake prediction is still eluding the scientists.
(地震については、科学者たちは正確な予測がいまだにできない)