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Climate disaster and land-use change: Reversing insurance business logic

  • Rivani Noor

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Jakarta   /   Thu, March 12, 2020   /  01:40 pm
Climate disaster and land-use change: Reversing insurance business logic Floods hit the densely populated area of Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta on Feb. 25. High intensity rain and poor drainage systems have caused several locations in the capital to flood. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan )

Over the last few months, we have seen news spreading of natural disasters in both Indonesia and other regions of the planet. Two major countries, the United States and Australia, not only have been hit by fierce storms but also have seen widespread forest fires as a result of the worst-ever heat waves in their histories. Indonesia itself has seen more floods and landslides happening in shorter cycles. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency has statistically analyzed risk changes and chances of rainfall for a period of 150 years. The result shows that Jakarta will see an increase in rainfall of 23 percent. In the past, extreme rainfall used to happen within a period of 10 to 20 years, but it now comes in shorter intervals. The temperature in Indonesia in the last 30 years has also increased by 0.1 to 1 degree Celsius. In his The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, ...

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