Climate Change

Natural Catastrophe Losses Below Average in 2014

Natural Catastrophe Losses Below Average in 2014

Global natural disasters caused drastically lower economic and insured losses in 2014.

 
Climate Change and its Impact on the Insurance Industry

Climate Change and its Impact on the Insurance Industry

Given that severe weather always has been a driver of property and casualty claims, it is no surprise that the insurance industry is carefully considering the impact of climate change.

 
The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

For insurers, the climate change debate is quickly becoming irrelevant as potentially catastrophic threats demand taking the subject very seriously.

 
Thirsty Business

Thirsty Business

Organizations increasingly adopt water management strategies to control costs and combat the looming threat of scarcity.

 
Lightning Strikes on the Rise?

Lightning Strikes on the Rise?

By 2100, scientists predict lightning strikes in the continental United States will increase by 50%.

 
Insurers Unprepared for Climate Risks

Insurers Unprepared for Climate Risks

Only about half of property/casualty insurers are comprehensively addressing climate risks.

 
Using Cat Bonds for Climate Change Risks

Using Cat Bonds for Climate Change Risks

African nations are turning to cat bonds as an alternative way to adapt to climate change.

 
Warming Trends May Benefit Maritime

Warming Trends May Benefit Maritime

Climate change risk could turn into an opportunity for the shipping industry.

 
Coming to a Head

Coming to a Head

Water scarcity has forced American breweries to implement sustainability measures.

 
Turning up the Heat on Climate Change

Turning up the Heat on Climate Change

Teenage polar explorer Parker Liautaud discusses his first-hand research on climate change.

 
The Political Climate

The Political Climate

Looking at climate change as a risk management issue, rather than just debate fodder for partisan squabbling.

 
Defending Climate Change Liability

Defending Climate Change Liability

Two key defense strategies continue to make it difficult for plaintiffs to prevail in climate change liability cases.

 
Forecast Uncertain

Forecast Uncertain

How will RMS 13 affect insurance costs and capacity?

 
New York’s Plan for Storm Protection

New York’s Plan for Storm Protection

In the wake of Sandy’s destruction, New York is working on ways to build a more resilient city.

 
The Drought Debate Down Under

The Drought Debate Down Under

Could record temperatures in Australia lead to drought?