Insurance today relies on models to predict earthquaketriggered
losses on the US west coast. But there is a lurking danger. Many do not consider the variability of model outcomes. As research by Swiss Re reveals, this can lead to an underestimation of ensuing losses.
This report was authored by students of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as part of a practicum project in the Energy, Resources, and Environment Program. The practicum requires student teams to partner with key organizations to address critical international environmental policy challenges. Here, students collaborated with Swiss Re to further the understanding of natural disaster management policy in the United States and develop a platform for unlocking resources to build climate resilienceDownload
This publication examines how the 1821 Norfolk and Long Island hurricane would impact the region today.Download
The Southern California Earthquake Center says that the probability of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake striking Los Angeles over the next 30 years is 67%. So it's vital that LA is able to rapidly mobilize all the resources necessary to bounce back following a disaster of this nature.Download
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