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2008 Natural Catastrophes Report – Invitation to Webinar for Journalists – January 15th 2009


Munich Re and the Insurance Information Institute invite you to participate in a webinar on Thursday, January 15 at 11:00 am EST that will provide an overview of 2008 natural catastrophes.

Topics will include:

  • An update of US catastrophe activity (statistics and major events, including hurricane, flood, tornado and wildfire losses) How did 2008 compare to prior years?
  • An update of global catastrophe activity (statistics and major events, including the Chinese earthquake, Myanmar cyclone and European windstorm.) Are global events increasing in frequency and severity?
  • How is global warming likely influencing trends?
  • What are the economic implications of the significant natural catastrophes that occurred this year?