Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

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2023-05-03 18:34:30


Statistics - Actuarial Science

Honors Course

Senior Honors Project

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2019


This paper will investigate global warming and its effects on natural disasters. I will review the historic movements of climate change and activism, as well as the current discussions surrounding global warming. Secondly, I will examine various datasets, paying attention to the severity and frequency of specific natural disasters. I will then touch briefly on the topic of catastrophe modeling as it relates to the increased risk and losses associated with the discussed natural disasters and how those put the problem of global warming in a framework which financial and government institutions can grasp. I will also be analyzing economic impact of natural disasters to encapsulate the entire breadth of such disasters. Finally, I will summarize the output and give an overview of where statistical analysis will be leading the fight for climate activism.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Nao Mimoto

First Reader

Dr. Richard Einsporn

Second Reader

Lauren Conway

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Richard Einsporn



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