Thursday, April 20, 2006

Those who put their money where Bush's mouth is

Let the blow-hards do what they will to dismiss worries about global climate change; the insurance industry is the folks who really needs to know the score. And what do they expect?
Earlier this year, the insurers' catastrophe [CAT] modelers unveiled their first attempt to incorporate the implications of climate change [...] The net result was an approximately 45% increase in previously expected insured losses due to changes in the physical characteristics of the extreme weather events alone.
hurricane overheadAnd that's just hurricanes. But let's make sure that those guys over at the National Weather Bureau or wherever aren't leaking facts to the population at large...

(via DarkSyde at dailyKos)

oh, and yeah, I'm back to the land of the living. so far.

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