Instant Insights / The Impact of Climate Change on P&C Insurance

Scientists have built consensus around the probability that more powerful floods, fires, droughts and storms will occur with higher frequency as the Earth gets hotter.


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deep snow John Bachman, a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), walks between high snow banks after delivering mail to a house in Hull, Massachusetts,  on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg)

Climate change may melt away smaller snow storms but it won’t be able to hold back more powerful East Coast systems.

Minor storms that drop mere inches of powder will become rare by the end of 21st century, according to a new study published in the Geophysical Research Letters by Colin Zarzycki, a meteorology professor at Pennsylvania State University.

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