When it Rains it Pours

 
 
As those of us in states with four seasons are experiencing the highs (and lows) of spring, it seems an apt time for all of the attention which is currently getting paid to climate change and insurance. We have been inundated, of late, here at The Library with information on the topic.

In today's mail we received copy of the most recent edition of Risk & Insurance with an arresting image on the front (see above). Risk & Insurance cites a number of studies/facts from leading expert organizations in their three page spread entitled: Business Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change, including from Munich Re and from The Business Continuity Institute.

On Friday, The Standard published an article with excerpts from a recent S&P study entitled: "Are Insurers Prepared for the Extreme Weather Climate Change May Bring?" It's been a popular study, also garnering articles, from Property Casualty 360, and two from The Insurance Journal.

Last week we received a donation of books from a member company. Included in the donation were copies of At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes by Howard C. Kunreuther & Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan, 2009, The Financing of Catastrophe Risk edited by Kenneth A. Froot, 1999, and Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk edited by Patricia Grossi and Howard Kunreuther, 2005.

If you're interested in the topic, we here at The Library are poised to help, as best we can!