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In April 2006, SPARC launched a new email list-serv to share materials about our research related to hurricanes and their economic impacts.

14 July 2008: Replications of our Normalized Hurricane Damage Work

18 June 2008: Roger Pielke, Jr. and Kevin Vranes have a new paper now accepted for publication on normalized earthquake losses in the United States 1900-2005. It employs a similar methodology to what was used for hurricanes and floods. The paper is available as follows:

Vranes, K., and R. A. Pielke, Jr., 2008 (in press). Normalized earthquake damage and fatalities in the United States: 1900 - 2005, Natural Hazards Review.

16 August 2007: A pre-publication copy of Roger Pielke Jr.'s is out. The paper critiques how the Stern Review Report on Climate Change treated disaster loss projections under conditions of climate change. The paper can be found as follows:

Pielke, Jr., R. A., 2007. Mistreatment of the economic impacts of extreme events in the Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change, in press, corrected proof.

25 June 2007: Pielke et al's updated paper normalizing US hurricane losses is now accepted for publication:

Pielke, Jr., R.A., Gratz, J., Landsea, C.W., Collins, D., Saunders, M., and Musulin, R., 2007. Normalized Hurricane Damages in the United States: 1900-2005. Natural Hazards Review (accepted). The final dataset is available here.

30 March 2007: Roger Pielke, Jr. was interviewed on the website on 30 March 2007: Take Five.

7 March 2007: New York Times article on Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange, a non-profit offering hurricane insurance to homeowners whose properties are valued at >$1 million and business model proposal, "Hurricane risk pricing, catastrophe models, and data quality:
Why it matters and what should be done about it?
" by Edouard von Herbestein.

5 March 2007: Tampa Tribune article on catatrophe medles in Florida, Roger Pielke's new book coming soon, The Honest Broker, on on the role of science in policy and politics, and Discussion of recent Kossin et al. paper on global trends:

8 January 2007: An Update: Faulty Catastrophe Models?, post on Prometheus weblog and Draft Paper for Comment: Decreased Proportion of Tropical Cyclone Landfalls in the United States

8 December 2006: Winds of Change by Mark Saunders

6 November 2006: Normalized Hurricane Damages in the United States: 1900-2005

22 October 2006: What Does the Historical Relationship of Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature and U.S. Hurricane Damage Portend for the Future?, post on Prometheus weblog

18 October 2006: Full report of Climate Change and Disaster Losses workshop is now available

7 October 2006: Full report of Climate Change and Disaster Losses workshop is coming soon. Draft of Future Economic Damage from Tropical Cyclones: Sensitivities to Societal and Climate Changes also available.

7 June 2006: Report of the Workshop on “Climate Change and Disaster Losses - Understanding and Attributing Trends and Projections”

1 May 2006: Klotzbach on Trends in Global Tropical Cyclone Intensity 1986-2005

24 April 2006: Climate and Societal Factors in Future Tropical Cyclone Damages in the ABI Reports, post on Prometheus weblog

14 April 2006: Are We Seeing the End of Hurricane Insurability?, post on Prometheus weblog.