October 6, 2014

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Typhoon No. 18 Kills 2, Forces Thousands to Evacuate

Asahi Simbun 

Municipalities in 15 prefectures issued landslide warnings during the storm.

The Butterfly Effect: Predicting Tsunamis from Ripples

MIT Technology Review

The butterfly effect has come to signify a series of seemingly trivial and unrelated events that collectively have a massive impact later, whether in causing storms or influencing the stock market.

In Virtual Mega-Drought, California Avoids Defeat

LA Times

The state would not shrivel into a giant, abandoned dust bowl. Agriculture would shrink but by no means disappear.

Scientists to ‘Fast-Track’ Evidence Linking Global Warming to Wild Weather

The Independent

The aim is to thwart sceptics from dismissing extreme event as ‘natural weather variation’.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

US Homeland Security Chief Offers Cyber Attack Insurance

FT (Sub may be required)

The US’s first ever homeland security chief is teaming up with Lloyd’s of London to launch an insurance company that will specialise in corporate cyber security policies.

Insurers Worry About House GOP Delaying Extension of Terrorism Program

Washington Examiner

House Republicans seeking reforms could push the reauthorization into next year, a scenario they say could lead to chaos in the markets for commercial insurance.

Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner Face Grilling Over AIG Bailout

WSJ (Sub may be required)

Out of office and six years, architects of the U.S. government’s response to the financial crisis are likely to get their toughest grilling yet this week.

Taking Stock After a Disaster

New York Times

A Q&A with a field representative from Enservio.

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