February 18, 2016: Extreme Weather Warning, Conservation Finance for Fun and Profit

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Rising Extreme Weather Warns of Ecosystem Collapse: Study

The Conversation

As the world warms, new information can help manage ecosystems and to anticipate irreversible changes or ecological collapse.

Tropical Cyclone Winston Does A Double-Take, Might Hit Tonga Twice In One Week


Tropical Cyclone Winston isn’t the biggest storm, but it’s both photogenic and it packs a mean punch.

UW Ph.D. Student Creates Equations That Predict Rainstorms

University of Washington

A system of equations for the Madden-Julian oscillation can be solved for as a wave and moisture.

Scientists Will Let Hurricanes Destroy These Drones to Gather Storm Data

Popular Science

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association plans to use inexpensive drones to fly into the most active part of the storm.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

For Conservation Finance Investors, Returns Trump Impact

Institutional Investor

Axa and Credit Suisse are the big players backing projects that seek to profit from protecting the environment.

BoE Cautions Insurers Over Higher Life Expectancy Reinsurance


Britain’s insurers should not reinsure themselves against people living longer in the belief that it will directly reduce the amount of capital they are required to hold.

Risk Transfer and Climate Insurance at the Local Level

ICLEI Global (video)

A rebroadcast of a webinar held on Wednesday at the ICLEI World Secretariat.

Allianz Cuts U.S. Risk in $1.1 Billion Transfer Deal With Enstar


Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, struck a deal to limit risks in the U.S. by transferring policy obligations to reinsurer Enstar Group Ltd.

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