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At War with the Weather Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

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ISBN-10: 0262012820

ISBN-13: 9780262012829

Edition: 2009

Authors: Howard C. Kunreuther, Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan, Neil A. Doherty, Martin F. Grace, Robert W. Klein

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The United States and other nations are facing large-scale risks at an accelerating rhythm. In 2005, three major hurricanesKatrina, Rita, and Wilmamade landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within a six-week period. The damage caused by these storms led to insurance reimbursements and federal disaster relief of more than180 billiona record sum. Today we are more vulnerable to catastrophic losses because of the increasing concentration of population and activities in high-risk coastal regions of the country. The question is not whether but when, and how frequently, future catastrophes will strike and the extent of damages they will cause. Who should pay the costs associated with catastrophic…    
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/7/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068

Howard C. Kunreuther is Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Codirector of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He is Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Innovation and Leadership in Reducing Risks from Natural Disasters.