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
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
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
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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