Texas freeze snowed streets


In this week’s edition:

• Because today is National Earth Day…
• Financers are looking for Climate Scientists to help them in-house make worldwide financing change on the environment
• Texas freeze cost billions-and was a clear concern for Climate Change
• SAFE Banking Act Passed Yesterday for Cannabis-Related Businesses
• Moment of Zen: Discovery Plus brings Zen TV to you

Texas Freeze was a catastrophic event and clear warning of climate change
Though only a few months ago, this winter deluge cost insurers billions of dollars in claims due to the two-pronged problem of cold weather and the crashing of the electricity grid in Texas. From a climate perspective, it’s quite alarming as insurers try and predict future climate risks. From Insurance Business America, Why the big freeze in Texas was such an unprecedented event

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And speaking of going green…
the SAFE Banking Act for the Cannabis Industry quietly passed yesterday in the House! This is a huge win for legal cannabis states for businesses in that industry, and also for their insurers as they will be protected from federal prosecution for assisting cannabis-related businesses find insurance coverage. For all the info on this important legislation, from NU PropertyCasualty360, Cannabis SAFE Banking Act Passed in the House Yesterday

Climate Scientists being sought after in the Finance World
The Finance World is ready to start making real change for the benefit of deciding which green areas to fund and insure. They are seeking a lot of talented climate scientists to make this change. This article by Rueters and Insurance Journal highlight how this is slowly but surely starting to make impacts in the financial world.
Many Climate Scientists moving to the Finance World

Moment of Zen-Discovery Plus brings Zen TV to you
Everyone is looking for a little less busy and a lot more zen right now so Discovery Plus has created a television program for people interested in watching nature in slow-motion. For all the details and to begin watching today, check out this article from CNet: Discovery Plus to offer slow-motion nature shows for Earth Day 2021


Angela Mink Korver