Climate Control News

What Climate Change Has to Do with Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

Climate change will cause more earthquakes. It’s as simple as that. Deniers, start your engines. If that isn’t enough to enflame the smoldering embers of discourse within those ready to pounce on any and all climate change notions they deem …

‘Game Changing’ Climate Disclosure Guidelines Coming Soon

A global task force’s efforts to create new disclosure guidelines for the world’s financial industry – including insurers in the U.S. and abroad – are far from the first attempt to urge companies to be open with the public about …

How Monsanto’s Climate Unit Is Changing Risk Profile of Farmers

It caught my eye when Monsanto Co. subsidiary Climate Corp. announced last week it was creating the “Industry’s First In-Field Sensor Network” and “the first Centralized Platform” digital agricultural technology development. The company said that its new sensor network will …

Climate Change And Gisele, The Law of the Land

When the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio highlighted climate change, it wasn’t hard to imagine the buzz – positive and negative – that would be generated. The show included references to rising sea levels, and an animated GIF showing Earth’s …

Climate Change Modeling is Closer than You Think

For the last few years you got a common response from catastrophe modelers who advise the property/casualty industry when asked about including the effects of climate change in modeling. It went something like: “The industry isn’t interested in what the weather …

Climate Change Exposes U.S. Infrastructure to Natural Hazards, Rand Corp. Says

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column. A follow up column will focus on how catastrophe modelers are being asked to create products that take into account potential climate change impacts. A report out this week from …

Brexit, Climate Change and Clean Air

What does the Brexit portend for all those collaborative efforts undertaken by the European Union to battle climate change? It’s a question a number of people were pondering – in Europe and in the U.S. – after last week when U.K. …

Pandemics and Climate Change Present Opportunity for Insurers

The shoe may eventually be placed on the other foot for the U.S. This nation has a long-standing tradition of innovating products and ideas – particularly insurance products – and then exporting them to other countries. Now the U.S. may …

What University of Washington’s Climate Risk and Insurance Summit Has in Common with Paris

It may not be a climate change summit for the ages like last year’s Paris meeting in which world leaders hashed out a historic agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but it does have two things in common with the 2015 United …

Report Says Climate Change Could Make Some Wines Less Tasty

When you go to one of those giant annual insurance conferences ever wonder how much wine – in terms of gallons, number of glasses, bottles, dollar value – is consumed at all the evening mixers and up-scale soirees over the …