January 28, 2015: Embracing the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Stressing Out Florida Insurers

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Ebola crisis: World ‘Dangerously Unprepared’ for Future Pandemics


IThe world is “dangerously unprepared” for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the president of the World Bank has warned.

National Space Organization to Launch Satellite to Help Predict Earthquakes

China Post

he National Space Organization announced yesterday that it will launch a satellite for the study of the ionosphere and earthquake prediction early next year with the help of the U.S.

On the Right Track for Tropical Clouds


Understanding the Madden-Julian Oscillation could allow accurate weather forecasts beyond 10 days, enabling better prediction of severe storms.

How New York City Over- and Under-Prepared for 6 Other Big Storms

New York Magazine

While history gets to work on judging the current blizzard, here’s a look at how New York’s over- and under-preparation for six big storms played

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Africa Agency to Offer Insurance Against Ebola

FT (sub may be required)

African Risk Capacity said move was initiated by its member states’ requests as Ebola claimed more than 8,600 lives in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Florida CFO: Stress Tests Might Instill Confidence in Insurers

Miami Herald

Florida’s top financial officer said Tuesday that creating and publicizing a “stress test” will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida’s property insurance market.

HCI Group: More Risk, Less Return

Seeking Alpha

HCI’s new takeouts mark a strategic shift toward high-risk low-return policies.

Insurers Forecast for a Mere 1 Percent in Revenue Growth in 2015

Sydney Morning Herald

After years of double digit premium hikes that fuelled mega profits, Australian insurers are bracing for a significant slowdown in revenue growth.

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