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