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An Act of God? No Sir, an Act of Man

With the huge impacts of Irma, Harvey and Maria, the Atlantic Hurricane Season got extensive media coverage[1] last year ...

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A surge of optimism in flood modeling

The upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1,  will be another big test of our ability to create a ...

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Asia Pacific nations united in tackling disaster risk

From earthquakes along the Ring of Fire to landfalling category 5 typhoons, countries in the Asia-Pacific region of the world ...

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If you don’t get climate change, climate change will get you

Every week, it seems, a new report comes out furnishing new evidence of the potentially devastating impact of climate change ...

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Volatility of volatility of climate

In the past month, three leading economists and central bankers have turned their attention in a public address to the ...

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Making ASEAN more resilient by closing the Protection Gap

Today, high ranking officials of all ten ASEAN member states convened in Singapore for the 4th ASEAN Finance Ministers' and ...

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The epidemiology of risk accumulation

Surely I did not come up with the title phrase of this story. I borrow it from an Australian physicist ...

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Year of the wildfire: economic damage, cause, and the future

It's no secret that 2017 was a historically bad year for natural catastrophe events. Swiss Re's recent natural ...

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USD 800bn in homes at risk

We know the impact from climate change is a huge risk that insurers are facing. And what also seems clear ...

STORY URL: http://climate.org/sea-level-rise-risk-and-reslilence-in-coastal-cities

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Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades

Time to start thinking where Europe needs to take action on financial resilience. Bloomberg recently outlined that coastal communities from ...

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What is reinsurance's role in Brazil's renewables landscape?

Green Power Global again gathered some of the biggest international and local names within government and private sector under one ...

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Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs..

Last week, five excited Cat Perils Stormers went to see the latest catastrophe movie 'Geostorm'. It goes without explanation: 3D ...

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My people them dey stay for poor surroundings*

In 2012, the star architect Kunlé Adeyemi unveiled his “floating school” in Makoko, one of more than 100 slums in ...

STORY URL: http://africasacountry.com/2016/10/my-people-them-dey-stay-for-poor-surroundings/

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How well can we predict North Atlantic hurricane activity?

Hurricane activity in the North Atlantic has gone through extended, multi-decadal periods of generally above-normal and below-normal activity. "Active" periods ...

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Urban Floods and Insurance: Insights from India and Asia

On 29 August, 2017, as Hurricane Harvey was still pounding the city of Houston, Texas, with an unprecedented1000 mm of ...

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