October 2, 2014

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Could Mount Fuji be the Next Japanese Volcano to Erupt?

The Telegraph

The peak, which lies less than 90 miles from Tokyo, is “under great pressure” and an eruption could force 750,000 people to flee their homes, experts say.

Intensifying Typhoon Phanfone Heads for Japan


Typhoon Phanfone is gathering strength in the western Pacific Ocean, with projections showing that it may intensify significantly — likely to super typhoon status — before veering toward mainland Japan by Oct. 5.

Study Quantifies a Century of Yukon-Kuskokwim Storm Floods

Alaska Dispatch

Powerful autumn storms have sent surges of seawater as far as 20 miles inland onto the tundra of southwestern Alaska, and such flooding is expected to become more frequent as the climate changes.

How Ebola Turned Into an Epidemic, Explained in 90 Seconds


“It is not enough that 90% have access to some basic health service, every person has to have access to health service,” explains world renowned public health expert Hans Rosling.


Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Cap on Liability for Climate Damage Worth a Look – Expert


One proposal is potentially a more attractive option for rich countries than a continuing threat of open-ended liability for catastrophes.

How AIG Moved Toward Evidence-Based Decision Making

Harvard Business Review

How can companies better manage the process of converting the potential of data science to real business outcomes?

Business Opportunities for Insurers in ASEAN

Channel News Asia

Despite its cheap energy and other advantages, America is still losing ground to emerging markets in the battle for foreign investment.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces $1.4 Billion Pension Buyout

Pensions & Investments

The transfer to Prudential is expected to take place in December.

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