All pages with keywords: hurricanes

Swenja Surminski

Understanding decisions and disasters: A retrospective analysis of Hurricane Sandy’s ‘focusing power’ on climate change adaptation policy in New York City

a working paper by Samantha McCraine, Swenja Surminski 18 November, 2019

Disasters such as hurricanes can open a window of opportunity when these act as ‘focusing events’ on the policy agenda. This paper explores the ‘focusing power’ of Hurricane Sandy in the context of New York City during 2012 and beyond. 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 »


Misinformation in ‘The Times’ and the ‘Daily Mail’ about hurricanes and climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 14 September, 2017

Bob Ward assesses attempts made by Richard Littlejohn and Matt Ridley to deny any link between climate change and Hurricane Irma. read more »