Insuring the end of the world

There’s an insurance angle to everything… even the end of the world. In November, I was lucky enough to wangle a press trip to Geneva to visit the Large Hadron Collider or, if you prefer, the “doomsday machine”. So if it does cause a black hole that sucks in the planet, what kind of insurance cover do they have for that?

Author: Katie Puckett

I am an experienced journalist, copywriter and editor who has covered the built environment for nearly 20 years. I’ve interviewed thousands of senior executives, politicians and experts in many fields and travelled to report on stories throughout Europe, the US, the Gulf states and India. My articles have appeared in many business and professional titles including Building, Estates Gazette, Inside Housing, the Bartlett Review, Insurance Times and Lloyd’s Market. I am co-author, with architect Bill Gething, of Design for Climate Change, published by RIBA, and I launched and edit The Possible, a thought leadership magazine for global engineering firm WSP. I'm also co-founder of Wordmule, an editorial studio that specialises in buildings and cities.