March 24, 2015: Cyclone Catastrophe Fund Push for Queensland and 7 Typhoons Predicted for Hong Kong

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Up to Seven Typhoons and a Hot 2015, Hong Kong Observatory Predicts

South China Morning Post (sub may be required)

Observatory director says more record temperatures can be expected while number of cold days declines amid climate change.

In the Danger Zone

Trinidad Express

Research from the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre is rarely for mere scientific curiosity.

On World Meteorological Day, UN Chief Stresses Need to Mitigate Climate Change Patterns

United Nations

World Meteorological Day commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the convention establishing the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Outbreak of Swine Flu Kills 30 in Turkey


The WHO warned in February that the world is still highly vulnerable to a severe flu pandemic.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Rising Far North Qld Insurance Costs Spark Push to Create Catastrophe Cover Not-for-Profit Insurer

ABC News

The Cairns Chamber of Commerce in far north Queensland is spearheading a push to establish a not-for-profit insurance company that would provide cover for catastrophes like cyclones.

The Right Sort of Help for Cyber Security Insurance

Financial Times (sub may be required)

The fledgling market needs data sharing far more than state cash

Reinsurance Firm Stops Writing New Business

Royal Gazette

AQR Re Management Ltd is to wind down its operations after three years in business as a result of the reinsurance industry’s “consolidating market dynamics”.

Opportunities for the Green Climate Fund in 2015

Center for American Progress

The Green Climate Fund, or GCF, is an important new multilateral tool for investing in projects in developing countries that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to adapt to a changing climate.