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The Great Ice Storm of 1998 - 20 Years Later

Do you remember what you were doing the week of January 5,1998? For millions of Quebecois that week will ...

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Distributed access to insurance

A year ago I shared my initial thoughts around our first blockchain efforts for insurance. Our work at Swiss Re ...

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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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The Importance of Resilient Buildings

Most people believe buildings codes are designed so that a building can withstand a major earthquake. The fact is that ...

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A Complex Earthquake?

Yes, you read it correct, this blog is all about a complex earthquake. Can an earthquake be complex? Yes, though ...

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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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Can we learn from little Bermuda?

Over the last couple of months we've seen the destruction a hurricane can do to a home. As a ...

STORY URL: http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2003/09/17/bermuda-offers-lesson-in-hurricane-preparedness

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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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Parametric cover a win for Florida homeowners

For Florida homeowners, hurricanes are unavoidable and insurance is a must-have. But in most cases, only a portion of the ...

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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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Shake it up!

Swiss Re released a new global earthquake model this September and put it at the fingertips of its Underwriters. This ...

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In the arena with Irma

I saw it coming. Yet only now do I realize how much I did not see it coming. What I ...

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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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Cat Modeling Chaos; the missing invisible fifth box of Maria

People are wondering where the actual versus modeled lossfor Maria may eventually wind up. The answer to that question depends ...

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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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