A 1:20 year event becomes a 1:4 year event
A 25% increase in 30 minute precipitation reduces the likely flooding period from 100 to 17 years
A 25% increase in peak wind gusts = 650% likelihood increase in damage
A 1 degree Celsius mean temperature increase increases the likelihood of wildfires by 25%
Is it any wonder that the actuaries are putting our insurance premiums up all around the world? When those uber-geeks believe the changes are happening, who is this frog to disagree?
Source: Preparing for Climate Change by Dan Stojanovich (Extract from Engineers Australia September 2007)