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Actuaries Climate Index™ Value Reaches New High With Winter 2016–17

Data Show Extreme Weather Events Continue to Increase Across Canada and the United States

Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA, Schaumburg, IL, and Ottawa, ON (October 5, 2017)—Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States reported today that the Actuaries Climate Index™ reached a new record high in winter 2016–17, following the record value measured in fall 2016. The change reflects increasing deviation of weather extremes and sea levels from historically expected patterns for the two countries.

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Actuaries Climate Index Value Reaches New High

High Temperatures in Northwest and Southwest Pacific Region Drive Index Value Higher

Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA,  Schaumburg, IL, and Ottawa, ON (June 28, 2017) –Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States today updated the Actuaries Climate Index™, an objective, quarterly measure of changes in extreme weather frequency and sea level. The Actuaries Climate Index value for fall 2016 was 2.07, the highest seasonal level recorded for the United States and Canada combined. The current five-year moving average is 1.07, the highest level recorded for that measure. The index is available online at ActuariesClimateIndex.org.

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Actuaries Climate Index Updates for Spring-Summer 2016

Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA,  Schaumburg, IL, and Ottawa, ON (March 7, 2017) – Today, organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States updated the Actuaries Climate Index, an objective, quarterly measure of changes in extreme weather frequency and sea level, available online at ActuariesClimateIndex.org. For the United States and Canada combined, the Actuaries Climate Index value for summer 2016 was 1.72, the third-highest seasonal level recorded.

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Actuaries Climate Index Launched Today Measures Changes in Extreme Weather Events and Sea Level

Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA,  Schaumburg, IL, and Ottawa, ON (November 30, 2016) – Today, organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), a quarterly measure of changes in extreme weather events and sea levels, available online at ActuariesClimateIndex.org.

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