For Want of a nail . . .

Those words started a little rhyme that children recited.  The rhyme taught that ignoring small deficiencies could have large consequences.    The damage caused by the Angus Tornado is a somber lesson for grown-ups that in any age of climate change, skimping on best construction standards can be disastrous. Representatives of The Institute for Catastrophic Losses examined the … Read more

What is “normal” in a time of climate change?

The Toronto Globe and Mail (January 22) carried an interesting article under the title “What’s ‘Normal’ nowadays?” The article explains that Environment Canada is adjusting benchmarks to reflect a rapidly changing climate.  As we said in our comment “Paris in January”, all countries will have to get used to a new “normal” in weather patterns.  … Read more

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