Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the … read more »
This business roundtable event, being held as part of as part of London Climate Action Week, explores London’s physical and transition climate risks and what this means for businesses in London.
The authors of this paper apply a newly developed insurance pricing model to two catastrophe model data sets relating to hurricane risk in two locations in the Atlantic basin, estimating ambiguity loads – the extra insurance premium due to ambiguity – and showing how these depend on the insurer’s attitude to ambiguity. read more »
How we talk about climate change reflects how we think about it, which in turn affects how we act – or don’t. Katharine Hayhoe @KHayhoe is a climate scientist who’s … read more »
Commercial Risk, 30 April 2019
Considerable uncertainties surround the potential of solar geoengineering, with important questions around governance. This commentary describes a game that finds out what could happen if countries were able to turn the Earth’s thermostat up or down. read more »
Sustainability in the insurance industry: what role does it play for the “risk manager of society” (In German)
Surminski and Täger: Nachhaltigkeit in der Versicherungswirtschaft, Zeitschrift fuer das Versicherungswesen, 04/2019.
In our statement for this article, Bob Ward said: “People may find it very pleasant to be in warmer temperatures but they must also remember that it’s the same trend that saw hundreds of people die last summer as a result of overheating. Over the last five years we also had two record wet winters during which there was severe flooding. This is a sign of the fundamental and profound way that Britain’s climate is changing.” read more »
Dr Max Boykoff Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder Deputy Editor, … read more »
The authors of this comment respond to a recent argument put forward by Lemoine and Rudik (2017), that it is efficient to delay reducing carbon emissions because there is substantial inertia in the climate system. Mattauch et al. show that there is no such inertia, which means there is no lag between carbon emissions and warming. read more »