All pages with keywords: extreme weather

Climate change deniers trying to fool the public again about extreme weather

a commentary by Bob Ward 15 February, 2019

Climate change deniers in Britain are continuing to mislead the public and policy-makers by wrongly claiming that there has been no change in extreme weather over the past few decades … read more »


Probabilistic models significantly reduce uncertainty in Hurricane Harvey pluvial flood loss estimates | Viktor Roezer

Probabilistic models significantly reduce uncertainty in Hurricane Harvey pluvial flood loss estimates | Viktor Roezer

Grantham Workshop Viktor Roezer 13 Feb 2019

Viktor will be discussing his paper: Probabilistic models significantly reduce uncertainty in Hurricane Harvey pluvial flood loss estimates Abstract Pluvial flood risk is mostly excluded in urban flood risk assessment. However, … read more »


Climate risks beyond adaptation?

Climate risks beyond adaptation?

Book Launch Swenja Surminski 28 Sep 2018

Book launch: “Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Concepts, Methods and Policy Options” The LSE Grantham Research Institute and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in collaboration with … read more »


Estimating deaths from heatwaves

a commentary by Bob Ward 10 August, 2018

On 26 July, ‘The Guardian’ published an article by its excellent environment editor, Damian Carrington, on a newly published report on heatwaves by the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee. … read more »



Heat waves, productivity, and the urban economy: What are the costs?

a commentary by Hélia Costa 29 July, 2016

Increasingly hot summers can have devastating effects on worker productivity. As temperatures increase, workers feel decreased energy, loss of concentration, muscle cramps, heat rash, and in extreme cases heat exhaustion … read more »


RSS | Sonia Seneviratne “Drivers and feedbacks leading to regional climate extremes”

Research Seminar Serie 13 Jan 2016

Prof. Sonia Seneviratne, Associate Professor at ETH Zurich, will be the speaker at this event. This talk will be based on Sonia’s paper entitled “Drivers and feedbacks leading to regional … read more »


Developing countries should reshape economies following extreme weather events to cope with future climate change

Press release 21 September, 2015

Developing countries recovering from extreme weather events should reshape their economies to adapt to future climate risks instead of only trying to restore existing economic activities, according to a paper … read more »


Response to report on the impact of climate change on London’s economy

Press release 23 July, 2015

Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director, comments on a new report published by the Economy Committee of the London Assembly. read more »


Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick, Jillian Eldridge, Paul Hudson, Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Jaroslav Mysiak, Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Francisco Rego, Robin Nicolai, Carlos Neto, Reinhard Mechler, António Macedo, Anna Lorant, Conceição Colaço 30 March, 2015

In the context of natural disaster insurance and risk reduction this paper looks at how to assess existing insurance offerings and how to design new schemes. read more »