August 23, 2016: Hedge Funds Make Reinsurers Riskier, Time to Sell Your Beach House and a New Tornado Alley

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Spatial Redistribution of U.S. Tornado Activity between 1954 and 2013

Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Climate change could be driving U.S. tornadoes southeast.

A New Strategy for Climate Change? Retreat 

Bloomberg View

Coastal storms will eventually push residents inland and change the dynamics of the U.S. population.

The Heart of Hurricane Season Has Arrived, and We’re Monitoring Three Systems

Washington Post

Of these three systems, one has some potential to affect the U.S. coast — though it’s not a sure thing.

Researchers Find Complex Relationship Between Major Earthquake Faulting and Mountain Building in the Himalaya

The Gorkha earthquake worked against long-term mountain building by uplifting the foothills and down-dropping the mountains.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Hedge Fund Incursion Weakens Reinsurers’ Catastrophe Defenses


It won’t take another Hurricane Katrina for reinsurers to face losses from covering the cost of storms and earthquakes.

Mexican Development Bank to Issue First Local Green Bonds


Green bonds have had a slow start in Latin America, where markets are highly illiquid and investors tend to be more cautious.

The Latest: Flood Damage at Least $110M to Louisiana Ag


The figure is likely to grow.

Most of Louisiana’s Flood Victims Lack Insurance

The Economist

The real question facing Louisiana is what the federal government is going to do for Louisiana this time.