After months in 2019 of record-breaking wildfires, heatwaves and slow-moving tropical megastorms, 2020 might have been a year when the international community was ready to make serious strides in the fight against the Earth’s rising temperatures. Instead, we are facing a virulent coronavirus pandemic that has shut down most economic activity worldwide and sidelined the issue of ... Continue Reading »
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Climate change has long been a topic of considerable debate. Its profile has been raised further recently by two key developments: first, the occurrence of several high profile losses where climate change may have played a contributory role (for example, the California wildfires) and second, regulatory initiatives, particularly in Europe, to stimulate the industry’s focus on t ... Continue Reading »
The Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre (GCACIC), a joint initiative of the City University of Hong Kong and Guy Carpenter, today released its fifth annual report presenting the highlights of the GCACIC's research activities from the past year. The report details the findings of 16 projects conducted by the GCACIC, which focus on climate problems in the ... Continue Reading »
According to the IPCC Fourth Annual Assessment Report (AR4), the scientific consensus is that global warming is indeed an established scientific fact. The evidence is undeniable, and includes: 1. Increasing air temperatures 2. Increasing ocean water temperatures 3. Tree ring characteristics 4. Ice core sample chemical characteristics 5. Ice cap retreat ... Continue Reading »
Christopher Klein, Head of Global Business Intelligence Contact The scientific debate wrestles over both causation and existence of climate change. Putting aside any particular political stance, it behooves carriers to examine what could happen should the world indeed be getting warmer. Without getting wrapped up in scare tactics or predictions of worst-case scenarios, the ... Continue Reading »
Christopher Klein, Head of Global Business Intelligence Contact Climate change is happening. Or is it? It is caused by human action. Or is it? The arguments are bantered back and forth in a crossfire of disagreement over an issue that holds political, social, and emotional significance around the world. For every position there are sympathetic experts willing to present ... Continue Reading »