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Obama, climate and "new waves of refugees"

In June at a press conference in Germany, Barak Obama spoke about America’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and ...

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Sustainable energy future: where do we stand?

It is axiomatic that when 50 people get together to talk about something, sparks are likely to fly -- our sustainable ...

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Where are all the hurricanes?

Those of us on the US East Coast were less than thrilled to hear in the spring that forecasting institutions ...

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Nat Cat Protection Gap for Jakarta, Indonesia

A recent study by Swiss Re revealed that a 1 in a 100 year earthquake event today may cause a ...

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What makes a community?

August 29th marked the eight year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and while reading the news coverage regarding the storm's ...

STORY URL: Hurricane Katrina Note From New Orleans: 8 Is Enough
So there we were with a new car, no pets and a cashed out 401K that was to be the only source of funding for the foreseeable future. After the levees failed post Hurricane Katrina, there was nothi...

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Tackling climate change: we can, but why don't we?

I just stepped out of a fishbowl – and I've got some good news and some bad news. But I ...

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PPP of Insurance Industry and International Organisations?

Today's climate policy is based on the economic idea of cap and trade. It is not clear, whether this ...

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Higher risk perception enables us to act with foresight

Managing risks begins with subjective perception. Ideally, this happens well before an event takes place, enabling us to prepare adequately ...

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Global survey - Do Europeans not know their insurance cover?

Comparing countries with comprehensive natural perils insurance for all goods like in France, Switzerland or UK with the opposite (China ...

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First national disaster risk assessment in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection has published its first national disaster risk assessment in April 2013. It covers ...

STORY URL: Nat. Gefaehrdungsanlayse
Das VBS bzw. das Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz BABS wurde am 19. Dezember 2008 vom Bundesrat mit der Koordination einer nationalen Gefährdungsanalyse ‚Risiken Schweiz‘ beauftragt.

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Natural catastrophe modeling - so much to learn

The insurance industry has used natural catastrophe models for about 20 years and we have underwritten natural catastrophe risks for ...

STORY URL: NORIS 2013 | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer

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Curses! Even worse news about carbon?

A study by Oxford University researchers finds that when countries are rich in fossil fuels (good news in some ways ...

STORY URL: Britain and Norway avoid the 'carbon curse' of fuel-rich countries - University of Oxford

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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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Flood fatigue – and why we can't afford it

Over 70% of central Manila is now under water. Schools and businesses have been forced to close, flights have been ...

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Fracking

There's a huge amount of noise in the media around fracking in the UK media - inevitable with the recent ...

STORY URL: How safe is fracking?
DOZENS of protesters, including a member of parliament, were arrested on August 19th during demonstrations around Britain against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking....

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