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Stormy outlook for insurance-linked securities

6 Oct 17 - Recent extreme weather events highlight the significant changes have taken place in the insurance and reinsurance sectors to cope with the mounting exposure of private and public sectors to disaster...

Does Irma mean we need a new measure of hurricane strength?

13 Sep 17 - Hurricane strength is measured on the Saffir–Simpson scale, ranging from one (the lowest) to five (the highest) After Irma, is it time to introduce a category six?

It’s here, it’s happening, it's time to stand up

12 Sep 17 - By BILL McKIBBEN | Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, flash fires, droughts: all of them tell us one thing – we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast.

In an era of dire climate records the US and South Asia floods won't be the last

1 Sep 17 - From the US to India and China, human impact on the climate is likely to have made droughts and storms more severe – and the trend is only set to continue.

It's time for cities to ready for bigger rainfall

1 Sep 17 - With rainfall amounts on the rise globally, it’s crucial to examine how cities can retrofit buildings to alleviate flood damage and deal with stormwater in a more sustainable manner.

What links Hurricane Harvey and climate change?

29 Aug 17 - The unprecedented amount of rainfall accompanying Hurricane Harvey immediately raised the question whether and to what extent climate change is to blame.

Crazy climate records from 2016 you might know

14 Aug 17 - Last year was the hottest on record with heat-trapping greenhouse gases hitting their highest concentration ever, surpassing 400 parts per million for the first time in nearly a million years.

Wet weekend rewrites the record books

25 Jul 17 - Climate records continue to tumble this year, with Oamaru last weekend notching up its wettest day on record.

Bunker down, El Nino summers will get worse

25 Jul 17 - Climate change will mean more extreme El Niño summers – the weather pattern that causes droughts in the east of New Zealand and storms in the west.


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