September 24, 2014
Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today
New Weather Forecasts Part of President’s Climate Plan
Part of the president’s climate plan included a pledge to develop medium-range forecasts — in the three- to four-week time frame — for extreme weather events.
Death Toll Mounts to 43 in India’s Flood-Hit Northeast
Earlier this month, at least 460 people died in flooding in Indian-controlled Kashmir and neighboring Pakistan.
Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country
New York Times
If global carbon emissions and sea levels are affected by climate change , about 2.6 percent of the global population (about 177 million people) will be living in a place at risk of regular flooding.
The 10 Most Disaster-Prone States
Homeowners in Rhode Island, you’re in trouble. The state is second only to Florida in risk of natural hazards—fun events such as flood, wildfire, tornado, and storm surge.
How Designers Are Responding to Rising Sea Levels
A haunting photo exhibit shows the steps people are taking to adapt to the angry ocean.
Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today
Wall St. Bankrolls Ex-Executive as He Sues Over A.I.G. Bailout
To a few Wall Street financiers, a lawsuit that accuses the government of shortchanging the AIG in its 2008 bailout is something else: a promising investment in a cause they support.
ILS Demand Fuels Structural Innovation
In what is clearly a seller’s market, ILS issuers are finding they can dictate terms to their own advantage.
Tech Giants Set to Muscle In on Big Insurers with Coverage
While the banks’ profits are seen to be most at threat from tech giants such as Apple and Google, they won’t be alone.
House Passes New Insurance Law After 2 years of Deliberation
The new law addresses several issues that have been the subject of much speculation, including an outline for sharia-based insurance services.
Deere Hires Citigroup to Weigh Options for Crop Insurance
No formal decision has been made and no agreements have been reached on the unit that insures farmers against losses on their crops, the Moline, Illinois-based company said today in a statement.
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