August 26, 2016: Questioning ARC's Model, Focusing Tornado Data and Where in the World Will 99L Go?

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Using High-Resolution Models to Improve Tornado Forecasts

Physics Today

Researchers are making progress toward distilling a flood of severe weather indicators into a useful predictive measure of severe weather probability.

Some Villages in Italy May Never Recover From Earthquake

New York Times

Pescara del Tronto is gone, and whether the place can ever be restored to the map seems an open question.

Can We Get Better at Predicting Earthquakes?

Government Technology

There are already early warning systems for earthquakes, but advances in seismology provide hope that experts will be able to predict when new ones will occur.

Could We Have Prevented Zika?


Predictive mapping could have at least slowed the spread of the outbreak.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

ARC’s Covenant

The Economist

This year has brought prolonged dry spells to many parts of Malawi.  ARC’s model said there was hardly a drought at all. Now officials are investigating the discrepancy.

Atlantic Storm Means a ‘Chess Game’ With Nature for Businesses


“A high-stakes game of wait-and-see is underway with 99L.”

Berkshire’s Jain Tells Gen Re Staff to Fix ‘Problem’ With Costs


Amit Jain has a message for the staff that he oversees at Gen Re: It’s time for their business to get much leaner and less bureaucratic.

Quake Insurance Contracts Top 60%

Japan Times

More people are see the need to have earthquake insurance following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck the Tohoku region.

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