I have an interest in the world of insurance, which is a far more comprehensive and intricate industry than suggested by domestic insurers’ multi-policy discounts and the like.

In fact, commerce and industry in general would not operate without the insurance mechanism to support them.

Risk management is a related discipline, consisting of insurance (within its “risk transfer” component) and many other elements.

I also have a keen interest in climate change, and have felt for some time that its near-term and longer-term impacts are not fully appreciated by various major participants in the insurance industry. For that reason, I have developed the presentation below, with two different versions provided here: a slideshow; and downloadable PDF. It is also available on the Slideshare website, from where it can be expanded to full screen.


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PDF (Downloadable)

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If you have any thoughts on this issue, I’d welcome your comments below.


Paul Mahony (also on on Twitter, Slideshare and Sribd)




Slideshow and PDF versions added on 14th and 15th March 2016, replacing an embedded Slideshare version.

The following note has been transferred from an earlier version of the article:

Slide 65 has satellite images from November, 2013 of an iceberg the size of Singapore separating from Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier.