Storms and flooding often cause enormous damage in the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Low-income people are most affected. Microinsurance could help them get back on their feet after catastrophic weather. But residents are skeptical.
The world's poor are being encouraged to take out insurance against climate-related disasters. But as the logic of some schemes unravels, those who profited least from fossil fuels are left paying for their damage.
The forests where the wood for Stradivarius violins comes from has been used for 300 years to build some of the best string instruments in the world. Climate change might change that. Now, violin makers seek solutions.
Florida families emerged from shelters to find their neighborhoods leveled after the strongest storm since 1969 wreaked havoc. More than 375,000 people were issued mandatory evacuation orders, but many defied the calls.
Research has shown that corporate insurance claims are typically caused by technical and human factors — and not by natural disasters or cyberattacks, although the latter will have a growing impact in the years to come.
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