Tag Archives: disaster risk

The blind alley of impeccable climate science

In the first published report since the 2010 UN inquiry into its methods, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is taking no chances with its choice of language. But is the cautious science of the Special Report on Extreme Events and Disasters going to save the planet?

Moral climate hazard and real disaster risks

In the approach to COP17, the IPCC SREX report is published whilst the Stockholm Environment Institute looks at suspect economic assumptions for emissions projections.

Wimbledon roof snubs index insurance

The new sliding roof over the Wimbledon Centre Court represents an extreme and expensive example of adapting to climate uncertainties. Low cost index insurance is a valuable tool for poor farmers but can it work if climate becomes even less predictable?

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