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Climate resilience and graceful failure

By Geoffrey Saville, Willis Group

Extreme weather events are opportunists. They strike indiscriminately, and selectively expose the parts of society that are underprepared and most vulnerable. We see the lack of resilience to extreme events in the most susceptible regions time and time again in the loss of life and livelihoods and the destruction of properties and businesses.

Hurricane Katrina: What if it happened today?

By Marc Lehmann and Geoffrey Saville, Willis Towers Watson

Hurricane Katrina caused the deaths of an estimated 1833 people, wreaked havoc to an entire region and left a scar on the American psyche. Catastrophes of a similar scale could happen at any time, so what can policy-makers, local communities, private sector organisations and the insurance industry do about it?

Seasonal climate impact prediction

By James Done, C3WE Science Lead and Willis Research Fellow

This guest blog is reproduced with kind permission from Willis. The original post can be found here in Willis Wire November 2014.

We couldn’t possibly have anticipated Hurricane Sandy in advance of the season, or could we?

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