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S&P Report Concludes Re/Insurers Have ‘Coped Well So Far’ with Climate Change

A report – “Are Insurers Prepared For The Extreme Weather Climate Change May Bring?” – from Standard & Poor’s notes that “whether or not a direct result of climate change, the number and frequency of extreme weather events have increased, …

Local Leaders Planning for Climate Effects

When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way. Local governments have long acted as first responders in emergencies and now are working to plan for sea level rise, …

Report Questions Insurer Readiness, Attitudes on Climate Change

A report out Thursday that details responses to a climate change survey from insurers doing business in California, Washington and New York shows many insurers are prepared to deal with today’s extreme weather events, but not longer-term “baseline changes” driven …

Willis Identifies Extreme Weather, Brand Damage, Others as 2013 Risk Trends

A post on WillisWire, the blogging platform of Willis Group Holdings, identifies developing trends cited by insurance experts as key emerging risks for businesses in 2013. Willis said “the increased likelihood of extreme weather, the damage of negative publicity on …

NOAA: 2012’s U.S. Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events ‘Impressive’

Last year may not have measured up to 2011 in terms total damages or havoc wreaked, but the nearly dozen recorded billion-dollar weather related events still ranks as impressive. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which recently …

Extreme Weather is New Normal, U.N.’s Ban Tells Climate Change Talks

Extreme weather is the new normal and poses a threat to the human race, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday as he sought to revive deadlocked global climate change talks. Ban’s intervention came as efforts to agree a symbolic …

Extreme Weather Hits Poor, Middle Class in U.S. the Hardest

U.S. droughts, floods and heat waves likely fueled by climate change in the last two years hit the people who can afford it the least – the poor and middle class, a report published on Friday said. In affected areas …