Author: Kimberly Roberts, Vice President and Senior Meteorologist, JLT Re Increasingly, the climate change debate is part of the dialogue surrounding catastrophic weather events, including floods, fires and severe weather impacting Canada. Emerging research is focusing on how climate change may be impacting extreme weather events, and the insurance industry is grappling with how to respond to […]Read more "Climate Change and Extreme Weather"
Author: John Hanesiak, Professor, Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba – Nov 16, 2018 Three model pairings (HadCM3-MM5; HadCM3-HRM3 and CCSM3-MM5) from the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) (Mearns et al. 2012) were used to assess future (2041-2070) hail and severe weather climate west of the continental divide based on the SRES A2 […]Read more "Future Hail and Severe Weather Environment"
The below article is by Ed Struzik. Ed will be a keynote speaker at CatIQ Connect in February 2019. http://www.catiq.com/connect Note that this article originally appeared in The Conversation. Shortly after my book “Firestorm, How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future” was published in late 2017, I received a flurry of invitations to speak about the challenges […]Read more "Fighting historic wildfires amid bad ideas and no funding"
Author: Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) On a recent long haul flight I finally broke down and watched ‘Only the Brave’, the 2017 Josh Brolin movie about the 19 wildland firefighters killed at Yarnell Hill, Arizona in June, 2013. Up to that point, I had refused to watch the movie, […]Read more "Bravery alone won’t keep wildfire out of town"
Article written for the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction’s (ICLR) Cat Tales, January/February 2018: On February 15, ICLR released Hail climatology for Canada: An update. The report was written by David Etkin, Associate Professor of Disaster Management at York University. The paper serves as an update to Etkin’s Canada’s Hail Climatology: 1977-1993, prepared for ICLR […]Read more "Hail climatology for Canada: An update"
The Hurdle of Replacement Cost Value (RCV) to Building Back Better Emily Stock, lawyer, Monaghan Reain Lui Taylor LLP When we discuss the concept of building back better, we all agree that it is great. Who can oppose making our communities, infrastructure and people more resilient to catastrophes. We also recognize that there are […]Read more "The Hurdle of Replacement Cost Value (RCV) to Building Back Better"
Improving Safety Through Simulating Wildfire Response Steven Gwynne, Ph.D., Research Officer, NRC Construction – Fire Safety, National Research Council Canada Wildland fires represent an important safety issue in many regions of the world – including Canada. This is complicated by the current location and possible future expansion of wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) posing severe challenges from a […]Read more "Improving Safety Through Simulating Wildfire Response"
Improving Wildfire and Flood Risk Mitigation in Canada Author: Alan Frith, CPCU, ARe, CEEM Canadians have suffered an increasing number of natural and man-made disasters that have devastated communities and cost insurers more than CAD 5 billion in 2016 alone. With decentralized regulation and prevention efforts, the growing financial fallout is only likely to […]Read more "Improving Wildfire and Flood Risk Mitigation in Canada"