Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today
Images of a low pressure system in the North Atlantic that evolved into hurricane-force storm last weekend brought gale force winds and high waves to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
A number of recent crises and calamities, from 9/11 to the 2008 financial meltdown, suggest that the factors that most often upend strategic intent aren’t surprises that no one had anticipated.
Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland were undergoing an “extreme” surge unlike any other in recorded history.
The chances of the New Madrid “big one” rocking the area may be greater than previously thought according a recent update of the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Seismic Hazards Map.
Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today
Although climate mitigation is still far more common and better funded, climate adaptation is having a moment.
But Tuesday’s tally, still to climb, is likely to be far less than insurers had initially feared when the cyclone approached land on Friday morning.
Some homeowners hit by Hurricane Sandy say they’ve been victimized twice: first by the storm and later by insurers.
“[The] one thing I can tell you is that the Bermuda airport is a useful place to hang out. Everybody is talking to everybody.”
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