Friday, October 18, 2013


Weather: Still the Star of the Show In Risk Management Forecast | PropertyCasualty360
Weather and climate are the wildest of wild cards for insurers and risk managers—and this inherent uncertainty is certain to increase in coming years, according to the latest consensus report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Jeff Masters, chief meteorologist for Weather Underground, offers a simple explanation of the complex science underlying the IPCC report: “When you warm up the atmosphere that means there’s more energy available for severe weather events—so it makes sense that more things could happen,” he said. - Iowa Scientists: Climate Change Affecting Farming
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than 150 scientists in Iowa have signed on to a report that says extreme weather patterns caused by climate change are affecting farming in the state and updated practices designed to prevent soil erosion are needed to adjust to the new reality.
Flashback: Survey of more than 1000 Iowa farmers: 90% don't believe that climate change is caused mostly by human activities

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