Climate Change Refugees

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Why Coastal Insurance Costs are Rising

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 08.16.2017


Read the entire article at Yale Climate Connections.   The insurance system has been strained by huge payouts after devastating storms. So many American homeowners in flood-prone areas are facing more expensive insurance premiums.     Filer: “Particularly post-Katrina and post-Sandy, now, insurers are going back in and reevaluating the risk and that’s why we’re starting […]


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How Rising Seas and Coastal Storms Drowned the U.S. Flood Insurance Program

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 06.07.2017


Read the entire article at YaleEnvironment360.   Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater.     The federal insurance program has subsidized thousands […]


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Sea Level Rise Refugees

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 04.26.2017


Coastal city residents are not the only people who should be directly concerned about climate change driven sea level rise. With a displacement number as high as 13.1 million people, we must logically think about where those sea level rise refugees will go. And according to a recently published study in Nature, Atlanta, Houston and […]


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