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Setting a new high water mark for federal disaster funding

2017-10-12T13:57:58+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Hurricane Harvey’s impacts have been “unprecedented” and “beyond anything experienced,” to use the words of the National Weather Service. However, the aftermath of this hurricane, as with any other major disaster, is heart-wrenchingly predictable.

How the Insurance Industry Can Push Us to Prepare for Climate Change

2017-10-12T13:59:33+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

Climate change risk is rising, and yet behavioral economics research argues that we are collectively underinvesting in protecting ourselves. In The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters, Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther point to several personal traits that expose us to greater risk from natural disasters.