March 24, 2016: How Extreme is the Extreme Weather Curve and Florida Focuses on New Insurance Chief
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March 24, 2016: How Extreme is the Extreme Weather Curve and Florida Focuses on New Insurance Chief

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Extreme Weather Events Are on the Rise

Business Insider

The frequencies of droughts, extreme temperatures, floods, and wildfires have increased over the last 60 years, according to HSBC’s climate change strategist Ashim Paun.

Can You Earthquake-Proof a City?

BBC

About a million people have died in earthquakes in the last two decades, most in a handful of huge quakes in urban areas.

Predicting Severe Hail Storms

Phys.org

Researchers have gained a better understanding of the conditions that cause severe hail to form, and are producing predictions with far greater accuracy than those currently used operationally.

Tropical Storms: The Socio-Economics of Cyclones

Nature Climate Change (sub is required)

Understanding the potential social and economic damage and loss wrought by tropical cyclones requires an understanding of how they will change a future climate, but also the impact on social change.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

How Insurance Can Support Climate Resilience

Nature Climate Change (sub is required)

Insurance is gaining importance in and beyond the climate negotiations and offers many opportunities to improve climate risk management in developing countries.

Gov. Rick Scott Settles on Top Contender for Florida Insurance Commissioner

Tampa Bay Times

Scott’s office proposed that Cabinet interview only Jeffrey Bragg, a former top insurance official in both the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administration.

Rates Down, Risk Up at China Life

WSJ (sub may be required)

China’s largest life insurer by premiums is struggling as interest rates fall.

Climate Change and Insurance

CFO

More and more companies are persuaded that climate change is real. So why aren’t insurers factoring it into property insurance premiums?

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