Disaster Insurance


The Maps are not the Problem: In Perpetuating a Myth, Horowitz Misses the Key Point

  Andy Horowitz’s recent New York Times opinion piece on the new flood insurance rate maps for New Orleans contains a number of inaccurate statements, fails to address the fundamental issue, and amounts to nothing more than picking on the “cash-strapped New Orleanians” as they continue the long process of recovering from catastrophic levee failures…


Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes ~Munich Re

The year at a glance Overall losses from natural catastrophes totalled US$ 110bn (previous year US$ 140bn), of which roughly US$ 31bn (previous year US$ 39bn) was insured. The loss amounts were well below the inflation-adjusted average values of the past ten years (overall losses: US$ 190bn, insured losses: US$ 58bn), and also below the…


U.S. lacks a national plan to save its coastal cities—and it needs one now, according to a new report @MarkKobaCNBC

Wow! This is such a great article, by Mark Koba, on one of my own pet peeves, to wit: Infrastructure Preparedness. Too often national news glazes over the finer details of civic infrastructure investment and its relationship to climate change. But that is simply not how Business works, thrives and survives. Business wants details, cross-referential,…