By Kieran Cooke
Disasters linked to climate change could cost insurance companies billions of dollars, but a new survey finds that many of them − particularly in the US − are paying scant attention to the threat.
LONDON, 30 October, 2014 − Insurance is all about assessing risk, so you might expect companies in the sector to be intimately involved with one of the most potent risks facing the world – the possibility of catastrophic climate change.
Devastation in New Jersey after the US east coast was hit in 2012 by the Hurricane Sandy superstorm.
Image: US National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
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