Extreme-weather-wise decision taking . Walter R. Stahel The Geneva Assocation, Genf WMO Meteorological Day 23.03.2010. Major risks of the past – pure risks. Are the four horsemen of the apocalypse still relevant? famine, death, war, pestilence.
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Walter R. Stahel
The Geneva Assocation, Genf
WMO Meteorological Day
Are the four horsemen of the apocalypse still relevant?
Risks are always defined in relation to people at risk
More people will be forced to live in weather sensitive regions
The world population doubled since 1960
and the per capita resource useincreases world-wide
Opening celebrations of the Winter Olympics in St Moritz 1948Do you remember Vancouver 2010? Do you spot the difference?
Captain Smith believed the engineers that the Titanic was unsinkable, that precaution was not longer necessary!
Impacts of toxins in air, water and soilwill be more expensive and deadly than climate change,according to many scientists
Katrina et al
The global banks’ write-downs2007-09 (uninsured) were 17 times the 2005 insured losses from Katrina et al.Note:all uninsured risks are absorbed by Nation Statesas insurers of last resort.
can be offered by financial institutions, World Bank, insurance companies
Minneapolis, USA, Mississippi bridge
Of the energy going into a modern server farm:
80% of electricity could be saved by:
pm Bermuda: 60% of electricity consumption is for A/C !
Quelle: IBM research
Insurance has to work within the limits of insurability, which means:
Thank you for listening water, rainwater runoff, roads