Severe weather in North America

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Severe weather in North America

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Nowhere in the world is the rising number of annual natural catastrophes more evident than in North America.

With its latest study “Severe weather in North America," Munich Re provides comprehensive analyses on how loss figures are impacted by changing exposures and behaviour, by natural climate swings and by man-made climate change.

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Definitions

Natural catastrophe statistics


Perils

  • Winter storms
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Thunderstorms
  • Inland floods
  • Landslides
  • Subsidence and heave
  • Heatwaves and droughts
  • Wildfires
  • Natural perils in Canada


Risks

  • Climate variability and climate change
  • Risk = Hazard • Exposure • Vulnerability
  • Reducing vulnerabilities through science


Insurance

  • Insurance aspects – United States
  • Insurance aspects – Canada
  • Agricultural insurance
  • Weather derivatives
  • Meeting the challenge

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Please note that this publication was produced exclusively for clients of Munich Re. You may contact your client manager to obtain the 274-page print version or access the digital version at connect.munichre. Printed copies are available at a nominal fee of US$ 100/Can$ 100/€80

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