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Could Climate Change Impact the Frequency and Intensity of Natural Catastrophes?

According to the IPCC, global average surface temperatures increased by 0.85° Celsius from 1880-2012. CO2 emissions caused by human activity are rising, and the number and value of insured properties in areas of high hazard continues to increase. What are the implications for the insurance industry?

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Read this white paper to learn:

  • The latest research on climate change and its relevance for weather extremes
  • The likelihood of increases or decreases in the frequency of both weak-to-moderate intensity events (with a 2- to 10-year return period) and strong-to-extreme events (50- to 250-year return period)
  • The uncertainties surrounding climate projections and a possible path forward for the developers and users of catastrophe models

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