Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, released its Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report, which aggregates and analyzes the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during 2012.
The report reveals that 295 natural peril events occurred worldwide in 2012 (2011: 257) causing total economic losses of US$200 billion, only slightly above the 10-year average of US$187 billion.
View the complete report as well as monthly recaps and updates at The Catastrophe Insight portal.
The Catastrophe Insight portal draws on the aggregated data of Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting team and is designed to be an easily accessible source of useful information on natural catastrophe events worldwide. It contains ten years of economic and insured catastrophe loss data across nine categories of natural peril, and is updated frequently by Impact Forecasting’s meteorologists. Visitors to the website can compare losses across all categories of natural peril or sort the data by individual peril and download the resultant chart or line graph. The site also contains lists of the top 10 annual economic losses and insured losses for 2005-2012. The portal is free to access.