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Total economic losses from disasters reached USD 56 billion

7 000 lives were lost in the first half of 2013 as result of natural catastrophes and man-made disasters, which ...

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Rains and resilience

The arrival of the monsoon season in Asia has brought the first heavy rains to India and China. With those ...

STORY URL: Re thinking | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer

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Is nuclear fusion the future?

Nuclear power usually gets a bad press. The conventional wisdom is that it's fraught with too many risks. All very ...

STORY URL: ITER - the way to new energy
ITER - the way to new energy

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Rethinking the right to build

In this interview clip architect Michael Sorkin says "This global warming thing is real. Storms are getting more frequent and ...

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The reality of urban resilience

In my last blog ( https://openminds.swissre.com/story/273/solutions-in-the-city), I explain why Swiss Re is supporting US city ...

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What the Frack(ing)?

The UK government recently announced its plans to support the Fracking industry with investment and tax breaks. These were the ...

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Solutions in the city

Resilience can mean a dozen different things. For example, it can imply how well a community or city can withstand ...

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Proactive Planning

Delray Beach has a history of successful planning. The Beach Property Owners Association is already meeting to discuss sea level ...

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To frack or not to frack

Swiss Re regularly updates its expert assessments of the shifting risk landscape through an array of publications aimed at its ...

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Financing disaster risks

Each year features new headlines about deadly and devastating catastrophes in different parts of the world with earthquakes in Japan ...

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Where government should spend money

Are earthquakes Acts of God that we should accept or should we take action? In times of crisis, governments struggle ...

STORY URL: Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece
PlusDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceThe Associated PressA strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck southwestern...

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Nat Cats - no longer a prelude to ruin

What do a billion dollar hydropower plant and a farmer in Ethiopia have in common? They can both be wiped ...

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Manage disaster risk

For years now, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in economic losses caused by natural catastrophes. Since 1980, the global ...

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Climate adaptation

Historically, Samoa has suffered extensive damage from flooding, especially along its coast. Future coastal flooding events are expected to increase ...

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Adaptation in the city of Hull, UK

Adaptation measures are available to make societies more resilient to the impacts of climate change. But decision makers need the ...

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