Jessica Weinkle

science, risk, politics... and society

Journal Articles

Weinkle, J. and Pielke Jr., R. (2018). Weather and Climate Damage StudiesOxford Bibliographies in Geography.

Weinkle, J. (2017). The New Political Importance of the Old Hurricane Risk: A contextual approach to understanding contemporary struggles with hurricane risk and insurance.  Journal of Risk Research.

Weinkle, J. and Pielke, Jr., R. 2017. The truthiness about hurricane catastrophe models. Science, Technology & Human Values. 42(4): 547-576.

Weinkle, J. 2015. A public policy analysis of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Journal of Insurance Regulation. 34(2): 1-34. 

Weinkle, J., Maue, R. and Pielke Jr., R. 2012.  Historical global tropical cyclone landfalls. Journal of Climate. 25: 4729- 4735.

Broad, K., Leiserowitz, A., Weinkle, J., and Steketee, M. 2007. Misinterpretations of the ‘Cone of Uncertainty’ in Florida during the 2004 Hurricane SeasonBulletin of the America Meteorological Society. 88(5): 651- 667.


The looming trade war exposes a dependence on industrial farming. News & Observer. April 12, 2018.

Keepin' it real. Socializing Finance Blog. August 24, 2016

Science panels must stick to facts, not advocacy. Wilmington Star News. August 17, 2016

The Super Bowl's New Money.  Socializing Finance Blog. February 2016.

Why is US catastrophe insurance ratemaking SO political? Risk Frontiers Briefing Notes. May 2015.

When science meets politics. Wilmington Star News. January 31, 2015.

An Average Perspective on Insurance Profitability Cycles. Insurance Journal. October 6, 2014.

Understanding and managing model risk for reinsurance and ILS. Artemis Blog. September 25, 2014.

Universities do more than just prepare students for jobs. The Daily Camera. April 13, 2014.

Florida insurance rate lies: Why not drink the Kool-aid?  Sun Sentinel- Palm Beach edition. September 21, 2014.


Weinkle, J. 2013. The Prediction Racket: Characterizing, Constructing and Governing Florida's Hurricane Risk. University of Colorado Boulder.