The new book Catastrophic Incentives explores why society is underprepared for natural and human-made disasters.
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The words we use to describe events matter. Would a different term elicit more substantial change?
As natural disasters become more frequent and more costly, the struggling insurance market could affect the entire economy. To weather the storms ahead, insurers will need to make some changes.
Perhaps climate change policy will be a response to our growing experience with extreme weather events.
An intergenerational conversation about living with climate change and its impacts.
The storm revealed a new piece in the City’s growing climate puzzle: the need to address its network of illegitimate basement apartments.
Until now, most index insurance did not have the capacity to tap the wisdom of crowds of farmers themselves.
Given the essential role of the power grid, electric utilities are in a unique position to lead disaster mitigation and preparedness.
It’s time to stop responding to frequent climate catastrophes and start preparing for them.
The training programs will highlight best practices and lessons learned for pandemic planning in mass care settings, with a specific focus on society’s most vulnerable.