Items tagged with natural disasters:
News & Updates:
In the face of increasing disaster-related property damage, fewer people are still purchasing the necessary insurance policies. As such, Prof. Carolyn Kousky has advocated for policies that make it harder to drop the expenses in the first place.
Trump can’t work with Democrats “under these circumstances”; Disaster deal talks stall; Political crackdown on Agriculture Department economists; Trump Administration announcing farm sector bailout; U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected; U.S. new home sales drops from near 11-1/2-year high in April.
Labor board issues key Uber ruling; Lawmakers scrutinize Chinese visa program on IP concerns; House votes to extend National Flood Insurance Program; Retail sales decline in April
In a discussion on carbon tax legislation, or lack thereof, Penn Law Professor Cary Coglianese examines the covert ways in which climate change has actually incurred an unfair and often disparate charge on US citizens due to events such as property damage from natural disasters and depreciating air quality following mass fires.
In a discussion on the increasing burden of CFO’s to become responsible for natural disasters, Wharton Professor Howard Kunreuther explains how disaster preparedness actually provides significant long term returns for companies
National Earthquake Information Center
The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide - and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public.
The NEIC compiles and maintains an extensive, global seismic database on earthquake parameters and their effects that serves as a solid foundation for basic and applied earth science research.
Quick link to Earthquake Data: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/