Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today
Natural calamities can rupture the socio-economic status quo, as an anthropologist discovers in Gujarat.
On a warmer planet, which cities will be safest?
Irish engineers are to lead a €5m research project to examine the impacts of extreme weather events on transport and energy infrastructure.
Whether it’s the Black Death of 1350 or the Ebola virus in West Africa, one thing deadly pandemics have in common is that their progress takes a geographical course.
Predicting Above Normal Wildfire Activity in Southern Europe as a Function of Meteorological Drought
Long lead time forecasts of wildfire are feasible in southern Europe, which could potentially aid decision-makers in the design of strategies for forest management.
Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today
A Swiss pension fund is looking for a manager to oversee an $250 million insurance-linked securities portfolio.
Lloyds estimates that China is underinsured by about $80 billion a year in premiums.
African states will announce African Risk Capacity (ARC) Extreme Climate Facility, a multi-year funding mechanism that will issue climate change catastrophe bonds, in an attempt to access private capital to fund climate change adaption on the continent.
The Canadian government is looking at extending the insurance burden for crude-by-rail disasters beyond just railways and is weighing the idea of a special fund similar to one once set up for maritime oil spills.
The Napa Valley earthquake in August offered another instance of a well-known phenomenon: Homeowners are radically underinsured against natural disasters.
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