Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Report of the Week: Counting the Cost of Climate Change-Munich Re(insurance)

This weeks report of the week is by MunichRe who have long been at the forefront of action on climate change. The company is carbon neutral and they are doing some powerful lobbying amongst the business community to promote action on climate change mitigation. This attitude is clear from the fact that several climate scientists and paleo-climatologists number amongst there employees.

This report is there review of 2004's weather related disasters, I can think of a few major events since that time but the report is quite clear:

"Apart from 1996, nine of the last ten years are to be found in the list of the ten warmest years since 1861. Global climate change is a reality – on that there is a broad consensus among scientists. We all remember
2003 as an exceptionally hot summer in Europe, but it will not remain an
exception. On the contrary, extreme weather events may become the

Munich re also took part in the Global Roundtable on Climate Change, held at the Columbiauniversityy. There presentation on this event can be found here.

Postscript; Climate Change, ReportA, BusinessA


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