Quotes of Note

We’ve known for a really long time, going back to the ’70s, that when you do any subsurface manipulation you cause small earthquakes. … The big question is: Are we doing something now that increases the probability that it will induce larger quakes?

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Rowena Lohman, assistant professor of geophysics at Cornell University

It takes a certain amount of reverse engineering to get the plan to where it can respond to new, emerging threats.

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Chris Nelson, an expert on public health systems at Rand Corp., on Ebola preparedness in U.S.

It’s walking like government, it’s talking like government, it’s flapping its authority like government, and so it ought to take on some of the responsibilities and transparency of government.

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Florida Senate President Don Gaetz on Florida public universities’ corporations known as direct-support organizations.

Within the timeframe of a 30-year mortgage, many East Coast communities will see dramatic changes in the number and severity of tidal floods each year, unless, of course, successful steps are taken to manage those floodwaters.

 

 

 

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Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst at Union of Concerned Scientists.

There is a lot of capital looking to find a home. They now see cyber insurance as a once-in-a generation opportunity that is set for growth.

 

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Rick Welsh, head of cyber coverage at Aegis London.

Science isn’t monolithic.

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Thomas Peterson, president of the World Meteorological Organization’s Commission for Climatology

It’s called death row because we’ve had so many accidents.

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Sheriff Larry Busby in Texas’ Live Oak County refers to the increase in traffic fatalities along a stretch of road serving the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas producing area of the state.

We have, in my view, a process and a standard that is stacked against policyholders.

 

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U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)

Last year was an unprecedented year for high volume and high profile data breaches. I alone had my information breached four times.

 

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Massachusetts Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Barbara Anthony

The hard market is a very, very small portion of the cycle. From 1970 to 2012 we had three hard markets. They lasted about three years each.

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Art Davis, president of Colony Specialty, a member of the Argo Group.