Insurance Industry calls for action to mitigate climate risk as Australia bushfires widen

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As the devastation rate is rising in Australia through bushfire, action needs to be taken in order to reduce the seriousness of the impact of the climatic changes. The amount of area burnt in bushfires and industry-wide claims of A$700 million is thus growing. In the past, Sydney had hailstorm which mounted to A$1.3 billion in insurance losses and A$1.2 billion in the northern town of Townsville.

It is predicted more severity in Australia in terms of disasters, the insurance premiums are likely to take a rise. Without action, the high insurance premiums are likely to reach 1 out of 20 homes in Australia. The key is to get affordable insurance going forward. The key relies on reducing the severity of the climatic disasters than recovery and repairing of the infrastructure.

Even the urban areas are encroaching to be likely affected by the traditional bushfires. Each of these issues needs to be addressed at a broad level by the government. Even if bushfire losses are double, they would still fall short of costs of other extreme weather events such as the Sydney hailstorm in, fires tend to affect rural areas hardest, events like cyclones and floods have hit at the heart of the nation’s more heavily populated areas.