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Why the term "earthquake proof" could be bad for insurance

In various news articles and blogs, I keep coming across the term “earthquake proof”, e.g. “... how to earthquake-proof a ...

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应对自然灾害引发的电网断电的启示

由自然灾害引发的大范围电力中断已经成为一大全球性风险,愈来愈受到人们关注。超级风暴桑迪于2012年登陆新泽西沿岸,造成65万住房损坏和850万用户断电。与此相似,2008年汶川地震也给我国带来了不小的经济损失。设想我们身处一场大地震而不能使用任何电力或通讯设备,而政府和公共事业部门能够采取怎样的措施,来确保电力网络正常运作,并且使人们做好准备应对自然灾害风险呢?

三月中旬的西雅图和撒冷温暖湿润、气候宜人,来自约翰霍普金斯大学保罗尼采高级国际研究学院(SAIS)的一行人来到北美西北岸,展开了为期一周的实地调研。这项调研活动由四位SAIS学生联合瑞士再保险公司发起,旨在探究该地区(英属哥伦比亚 ...

STORY URL: https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1219/

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Lights Out: Keeping Power Grid Running in Natural Disasters

The widespread power outage caused by natural disasters has become a rising and evolving risk all over the world. Superstorm ...

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The insurance gap for Earthquake Switzerland: Here to stay?

As representatives of the (re)insurance industry, do we trust in the positive impact of our very own insurance product ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/events/rt_erdbeben_schweiz.html

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The destructive power of volcanic ash fall

What's the price tag on a volcanic explosion? A few weeks after I started as a novice in the ...

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How to store green energy to power the world

Would you also love a world where all our "hunger" for energy was covered by Wind and Solar Power - and ...

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How big is the earthquake protection gap in Switzerland?

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registered yesterday (Monday, 2017-03-06, 21:12 local time) an earthquake with magnitude M4.6. The ...

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Risk Exposure from Climate-Related Energy Grid Disruption

Following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, which claimed over a thousand lives from the Caribbean to southeastern US, the Caribbean ...

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Prepare yourself for the ground to shake with QUAKE

As noted by my colleague, 2016 was a busy earthquake year; we've seen devastating events impact Japan, Ecuador, New ...

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Advancing Sustainable Energy Solutions

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once said: "change is the only constant in life." Proof of this can be seen all ...

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A week of notable earthquakes, a year of notable earthquakes

So far, 2016 has been a notable year for earthquakes. We've seen damaging and deadly events in Japan, Ecuador ...

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MiCRO business interruption cover launched in Guatemala

It's been long time in the making: the Microinsurance Catastrophe Insurance Organisation (MiCRO) was created in 2010, and started ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/global_partnerships/first_MiCRO_natcat_business_interruption_cover_launched_in_guatemala.html

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We can't stop Mother Nature - but we can prepare

The only thing predictable about earthquakes is we know they'll continue to occur and impact communities around the world ...

STORY URL: https://www.earthquakebracebolt.com/

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How resilient is your world?

I want to live in a resilient community and I’m sure you do as well. I live in the ...

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