February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1996
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Responses to Atmospheric Extremes: The Role of Insurance and Compensation,
J. McCulloch, Ed., ca. 150 pp., 1995, $10 (Clim. Inst.).
Proceedings from a workshop (Toronto, Oct. 1994). Damage from floods,
tropical storms and drought is rising faster than from earthquakes, a finding
that fits well with predictions of climate models and supports the thesis that
the climate is changing. Vulnerability to natural hazards depends upon several
socioeconomic factors, as well as time of day, week and year. Adaptation in some
sectors, such as agriculture, may be inhibited by government programs. In the
building sector, inadequate construction codes, or lack of enforcement can
contribute to damage. The roles of the insurance industry and government are
Climate Change and
the Financial Sector: The Emerging Threat, The Solar Solution, J. Leggett,
Ed., Mar. 1996, $26 (Gerling Group). (See News, this Digest issue--June
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