|14.02.2013 Agrimoney |
UK rains prompt downgrade to EU wheat hopes
The excessive rains in the UK – which may be poised to ease - prompted Strategie Grains to cut again its forecast for the European Union wheat harvest, the world's biggest..
|12.02.2013 Center for American Progress |
Going to Extremes: The $188 Billion Price Tag from Climate-Related Extreme Weather
The United States was subjected to many severe climate-related extreme weather over the past two years. In 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events—floods, drought, storms, and wildfires—that each caused at least $1 billion in damage. There were another 11 such disasters in 2012. These extreme weather events reflect part of the unpaid bill from climate change—a tab that will only grow over time.
|28.01.2013 Artemis |
At $28 billion hurricane Sandy was the largest insured loss event of 2012: Aon Benfield
Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development arm Impact Forecasting released its latest annual study of catastrophe events and the resulting economic and insured losses yesterday. The Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report looks back at the disasters of 2012 and provides statistics and analysis on the year versus prior loss years. Hurricane Sandy, unsurprisingly, was the largest insured loss event of the year with an estimated cost to the market of $28.2 billion.
|28.01.2013 BBC News Asia |
'Major flood crisis' hits Queensland, Australia
The Australian state of Queensland is facing a "major flood crisis", its premier has warned. Rescuers are trying to reach hundreds of people stranded in the city of Bundaberg by rising waters and there are fears homes could be washed away by fast-moving waters. Three people have already died in the Queensland flooding, after a cyclone brought heavy rain.
|25.01.2013 Agrimoney |
Australia turns from record heat to inundations
Be careful what you wish for. Prayers for rain in some dry areas of Australia have been answered with inundations, turning crop losses from flooding rather than dryness into growers' main concern..
|12.01.2013 The Guardian |
As Australia heatwave hits new high, warning that bushfires will continue
As crews battle 'atrocious conditions' fire chiefs say that lives have been saved by better ways of predicting outbreaks