As wildfire season nears, many California farmers can't get fire insurance

After years of devastating wildfires, many commercial insurers aren't renewing farmers' policies. The state may step in to help.
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Fire and flood: 'Whole areas of Australia will be uninsurable'

Extreme weather events caused by the climate emergency are an existential threat to homeowners and industry alike.

‘Garbage’ models and black boxes? The science of climate disaster planning

Scientists warn that the data may be too unreliable to guide the precautions that governments, businesses and retirement fund managers must take in the coming decades.

Climate change could put insurance out of reach for many Australians

Millions of Australians could be left uninsured as the effects of climate change put increasing pressure on the financial system, the industry's regulatory body has warned.

Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds

One-fifth of the world's countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing because of the destruction of wildlife and their habitats, according to an analysis by the insurance firm Swiss Re.

Adani mine: Three major insurers to have no further involvement in coal project

Three major insurance groups that provided cover for parts of the Adani coal project in Queensland have said they will not provide future policies to the project.

Climate crisis will make insurance unaffordable for people who need it most

The climate crisis will make insurance unaffordable for many people, particularly those in regional areas, as the damage from extreme weather events increases, a consumer group has warned.


Can AI help protect homeowners from wildfire risk?

In fire-prone parts of California, insurance companies are using new AI-powered tools to better estimate the likelihood of a devastating wildfire disaster.

Coal power becoming 'uninsurable' as firms refuse cover

The number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal projects more than doubled this year and for the first time US companies have taken action, leaving Lloyd's of London and Asian insurers as the "last resort" for fossil fuels, according to a new report.

California fire insurance squeeze hinders a key goal: preventing fires

Contractors crucial to clearing vegetation around power lines face higher coverage costs because of potential liability in later disasters.

Itemizing the daunting downsides of climate change

A report from the Canadian Council of Academies offers more alarming research about the impact of climate change, with no dissenting opinions

Climate change could make insurance too expensive for most people - report

Insurers have warned that climate change could make cover for ordinary people unaffordable after the world's largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires.


Billion-dollar weather

Billion-plus-dollar events have been increasing in recent years. As the atmosphere warms, scientists expect destructive weather itself to become even more common.


Insuring against extreme weather in the Caribbean

Extreme weather events linked to climate change can cause major damage — destroying homes and livelihoods. Caribbean islanders have seen some of the worst effects. Could climate insurance help?
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