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The future of food markets

How food is emerging at the forefront of geopolitical concerns
by Dmitri Titoff and Chang Liu[1]

Since the 1970s ...

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Severe Thunderstorms: A Global and Growing Risk

When you think of severe thunderstorms, you might think of that hail dent in the hood of your car you ...

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Thunderstorm losses on the rise globally - and in Australia?

The latest Swiss Re sigma report was released this week – the annual review of natural catastrophes and man-made disasters for ...

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No room for complacency

Luckily, in 2014 the world was spared the "major" catastrophes of the magnitude seen in recent years, as the 2014 ...

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What every aviation professional needs to know

I spend a lot of time on planes. Not only does my job demand it, but I'm a Kiwi ...

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Look, no hands! The future of transportation

From the earliest 19th century models to the current day cars have not changed much. For over a 100 years ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/5044_SwissRe_AutonomousVehicles_Infographic_AW_WEB.pdf

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Renewable Energy in Africa

The ongoing energy drought in Africa and its increasing need for energy has brought up many questions from renewable energy ...

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Tropical cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu

Severe tropical cyclones are no strangers to the South Pacific - but they often go unnoticed because they do not usually ...

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Hyperconnectivity and the insurance landscape

More and more people are living highly connected lives and dealing with unexpected consequences. Governments have started to take notice ...

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A History of Exploitation

It’s tough to be part of the history and know exactly what is going on. But not impossible! Partly ...

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Inside 3D printing from Berlin

Recently I had a possibility to visit one of the biggest 3D printing events Inside3dprinting, which starts its world tour ...

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A brave new world of human enhancements

For many years I have followed the exciting developments in human enhancement technologies. And while they seem to bring many ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/5044_SwissRe_HumanEnhancement_Infographic_AW_WEB.pdf

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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Miami vices

If you live in south Florida, here are a couple of suggestions to strengthen your home's resilience in the ...

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