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The ABCs of my career path: Andrew, Beach and Climate

From the time I was 9-years-old, I wanted to be a meteorologist. I can remember the event that triggered my ...

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Let's shake things up

“It’s not that bad," or “it’s not my responsibility.”

There’s a reason I started this blog with ...

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Relief after another year of fewer than normal disasters


A few days ago Swiss Re released its preliminary sigma estimates for 2015 catastrophes. For two consecutive years we have ...

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A new way to think about resilience?

In the wake of a natural disaster, be it a hurricane, earthquake, tornado or flood, we take the necessary steps ...

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We can't afford a second Kyoto at COP21

A week before the kick off of the COP21 talks in Paris, I was at the World Forum on Natural ...

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Reinsurance: A force against Climate Change & Species Loss

A reinsurer underwrites a risk that is initially borne by a different party, thereby transferring part of that risk to ...

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Addressing loss and damage - a nuanced approach

Adaptation to climate change is an important element of the new climate agreement being negotiated in Paris (www.swissre.com ...

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Disasters & climate change can weaken sovereign ratings

Simulations indicate that natural disasters can weaken sovereign ratings by up to several notches (click here to find out more ...

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Calm before the (inevitable) storm

November 30 officially marked the close of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, and for the 10th year in a row ...

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Pricing Environmental Risk to Mainstream Sustainability

While the comparatively few corporate pioneers are reducing their dependency and impacts on the environment, quantifying environmental risks in monetary ...

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Don't risk your credit (rating) …

Just as the 2015 U.N. climate change talks (popularly known as COP21) are about to start, rating agency Standard ...

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El Niño: Let's not limit the conversation to the weather

Kin Hubbard, an early 20th century American journalist, once said, "Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change ...

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Sandy at 3 years: Are we really back?

On November 2nd, 2012, the Star Ledger, one of New Jersey's largest newspapers, published the headline, "We Will Come ...

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Closing Canada’s protection gap

What does a prepaid debit card have to do with Canada’s flood insurance shortfall? Those prepaid debit cards issued ...

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