July 29, 2016: Oklahoma's Quake Insurance Crisis, Swiss Re Beats and the Climate Apocalypse in One Handy Chart
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July 29, 2016: Oklahoma's Quake Insurance Crisis, Swiss Re Beats and the Climate Apocalypse in One Handy Chart

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Drought-Hit Honduras Needs New Approach to Tackle Extreme Weather – U.N. Envoy

Reuters

Honduras is highly vulnerable to extreme weather linked to climate change like hurricanes, floods and drought.

California Coastline Wildfire Is Big and Getting Bigger

AP

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection estimated it will take until the end of August to extinguish it.

Scientists Have Found a Perfect Illustration of How the Climate is Spiraling ‘Out of Control’

Washington Post

A new visualization offers clearer picture of not only the change in global climate but the undeniable human influence on its progression.

GMOs Lead the Fight Against Zika, Ebola and the Next Unknown Pandemic

Phys.org

In the fight against Zika, public health experts have turned to what may sound like an unlikely ally: genetically modified organisms.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Swiss Re Q2 Profit Slumps on Natural Catastrophes but Beats Expectations

CNBC

Swiss Re said it had been able to increase the volume of contracts it signed in the July renewal season through a focus on large and tailored transactions.

Oklahoma Insurance Regulators Still Face An Unprecedented Risk

Forbes

As a result of an astronomical increase in the number of earthquakes, interest in earthquake insurance has outpaced the market’s natural ability to evolve.

The Role of Insurance in Promoting Resilience

Brink 

Resilience has become an objective at the federal government level with an executive order and multiple federal agencies all incorporating it as a goal for different policies and programs.

Chubb Promotes Kessler to Reinsurance Chief; O’Farrell Exits

Bloomberg

The insurer’s leadership has been shaken up over the past year after Ace agreed to buy Chubb  for more than $28 billion.

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