I remember an interview with Eddie Izzard where he said mankind was incapable of processing calamitous tragedy. His quote went something like "100 thousand people died, er...... well done". Basically if something is so high on the scale of tragedy, we can't process or plan for it, or even believe it will happen, because it's so bad.
I remember for the last decade reading about doctors saying there is going to be a respiratory epidemic or flu soon that will kill hundreds of thousands, to millions. And now here it is.
I also remember for the past decade hearing how Yellowstone Park is over due for it's every-600,000-years-like-clockwork eruption which will kill millions, or that Tenerife is overdue with it's every-10,000-years landslide, which causes a tidal wave travelling at supersonic speeds washing over most of europe with a 1000 foot deep wave.
We're just going to keep ignoring warnings, because we'd probably turn into quivering wrecks if we realise just how fragile society and life actually is.
Or maybe Michael Gove was correct, "I think the people of this country have had enough of experts"