July 19, 2016: Can Mumbai Survive a Direct Hit, Tower Shakes and the Big Green Monster

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

What Will Happen to Mumbai if a Cyclone Rips Through the City?


What might happen if a Category 4 or 5 storm, with 240 kmph or higher wind speeds, were to run directly into Mumbai?

A Dreaded Forecast for Our Times: Algae, and Lots of It

New York Times

Algae forecasts could become as common as weather reports, and as essential.

Soaring Temperatures Will Make It Too Hot to Work, UN Warns


As many as 43 countries, especially those in Asia, including China, Indonesia, and Malaysia, will experience declines in their economies because of heat stress.

Are Seawalls the Best Answer to Rising Sea Levels – or is Retreat a Better Option?

The Guardian

While barriers are the most widely used method of protecting coastal homes and infrastructure in Australia, landscape architects must consider other options.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Quake Hangover Keeps Tower on Shaky Ground


Tower Insurance Limited is skating on thin ice in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Australian Farmers Left High Dry After Report Rejects Drought Insurance


Farmers say the absence of such insurance undermines their capacity to invest in increasing production.

Scots at Risk of Flooding “Priced out” of insurance

The Scotsman

Scots living in fear of flooding are finding themselves “priced out” of insurance cover as premiums soar following a surge in incidents across the country in recent years.

Buffett Buys $1.8 Billion ‘Gem’ of a Medical Insurer in N.Y.


The target company is the largest underwriter of medical professional liability insurance in New York.