March 15, 2016: China's Buffett, Taiwan's Massive Liquefaction Problem and Seeking Florida's Next Top Insurance Regulator

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

New Study Shows Widespread Risk of Quake Damage in Taiwan

LA Times

Eight cities and counties, including about half of the capital, Taipei, are highly vulnerable to structural collapse in an earthquake.

Newest Weather Service Forecasting Tool: Supercomputers


“Luna” is half of the government’s $44.5 million improvement to its forecasting system.

Rising Sea Levels May Disrupt Lives of Millions, Study Says

New York Times

Sea-level rise could disrupt the lives of more than 13 million people in the United States, three times the most current estimates.

The Planet Had its Biggest Temperature Spike in Modern History in February

Washington Post

The global temperature in February took its greatest leap in 136 years of record-keeping.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

The Chinese Dealmaker Following Buffett’s Lead


Wu Xiaohui has transformed Anbang Insurance from an obscure player in China’s insurance industry into a juggernaut with global ambitions.

Ambac Financial Shareholder Begins Proxy Fight

New York Times

An activist shareholder in the Ambac Financial Group kicked off a board fight at the insurance firm on Monday.

Next Florida Insurance Commissioner? Surge Brings 55 Applicants

Palm Beach Post

Among those filing near the deadline: State Rep. Bill Hager, R-Delray Beach and a former Iowa insurance commissioner, and John Rollins, chief risk officer at Citizens Property Insurance Corp.

The King Leaves the Court


Nikolaus von Bomhard has headed the DAX-listed reinsurer for 12 years, but does not want to extend his contract further.