06 Oct '11, 3pm

Insurance Against the Future

Insurance Against the Future

Associated Press In Wayne, N.J., the Passaic River has overflowed its banks four times in six months. Ten separate billion-dollar weather disasters have hit the United States this year. And in one corner of the ring, with an ice pack on its brow, is the reeling insurance industry. It may be time for it to re-evaluate the threats and refresh its risk-management strategy. Erratic and severe weather events, which are expected to increase in frequency as climate change advances, challenge traditional insurance practices that analyze historical patterns to understand the probability of future risk. “For a long time, this has been very, very effective for most property and casualty insurance companies,” said Paul Kovacs , the founder and executive director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction , in an interview. “Companies assume that if they look at history, they can...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/insurance-again...

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