Extreme Weather Belief Like A “pagan rite of human sacrifice to ensure a good harvest

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    I'm chuckling while posting this blog post by William Teach @ Rightwingnews.

    (NY Post) @ Extreme weather & superstition - NYPOST.com makes interesting reading.

    And none of it will change the minds of the “global climate-change nomenklatura” as the author calls them.
     
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    http://media.swissre.com/documents/A10485_Climate_adaption_Publication_A4.pdf

    A case for action: adapting to a changing climate

    Over half of the world’s population lives in regions highly exposed to natural disasters.
    Across these communities, economic losses from climate change are already substantial
    – and on the rise. But only a part of them are insured. Worldwide, insured losses
    alone from weather-related disasters have jumped from USD 5.1 billion per year in the
    period between 1970 and 1989 to USD 27 billion annually over the last two decades.1
    Events such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 pushed the annual cost of catastrophes to
    over USD 100 billion in that same year.2
    Global warming, which could see the Earth’s surface temperatures rise by 1.1 to 6.4
    degrees Celsius before the end of the century, could further heighten this vulnerability.3
    With global temperatures changing, storms and floods would likely become more
    severe and more frequent, and sea levels could rise up to one-and-a-half metres by the
    end of the century. The most vulnerable regions are in the developing world. According
    to the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) Working Group, current climate risks
    could cost emerging economies anywhere between 1 and 12 percent of annual gross
    domestic product by 2030. Under a high climate change scenario, this figure could
    rise up to 19 percent.4
     
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    Climate change & climate protection | Munich Re

    October 2012

    Severe weather in North America


    Weather risks are changing faster in North America than anywhere else in the world. The consequences are dramatic. Extreme weather phenomena cause rising damage each year. Our latest study provides a overview of severe weather hazards in North America.
     
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    Extreme Weather - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

    Weather Gone Wild

    Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What’s going on?

    http://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/stormy-future


    Extreme weather is hitting the United States with a vengeance and it poses an growing threat to the insurance industry and vast segments of society that rely on insurance for peace of mind and financial security. This summer’s devastating drought and record-high temperatures are only the latest
    reminders of the far-reaching impacts that climate change and extreme weather events pose to U.S. property and casualty insurers still reeling from last year’s $32 billion
    of insured losses from such events.

    These troubling trends come as the industry is already struggling to recover from lower than normal investment returns and a sluggish overall economy. As the Washington Insurance Commissioner, I am concerned because increasing weather-related losses pose threats to the industry’s financial stability, which could ultimately lead to a crisis of affordability and availability of essential insurance
    for consumers and businesses, as well as solvency problems for insurers themselves. Potentially larger extreme weather losses in the future, driven by climate change, make these scenarios especially worrisome.

    My job as insurance regulator is to confirm that companies are adequately addressing the impact of climate change on their risk profiles and ensure that the public has access to insurance to cover these severe weather events.

    One can find the figures and facts concerning the increasing costs and numbers of extreme weather events in all the Insurance Business publications. You can find observations from magazines like National Geographic, and from peer reviewed scientific journals.

    You can ignore the warnings and the information at your own risk. And you can make a total fool of yourself by claiming that is is all a fraud.
     
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    Typical of alarmists of any sort. When the climate failed to cooperate, they had no choice but to turn to weather and blame every single weather event on CO2. They are so wrapped up in thier alarmism that the don't see how stupid they look blaming every single thing on a trace atmospheric gas.

    Much like gun control nuts who blame every shooting death on firearms manufacturers as if they might feel better about a killing if it were done with a knife or a baseball bat.
     
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    Any hard evidence that any of this is due to CO2?
     
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    Some scientists believe that those who fear and/or are obsessed with extreme weather are simply superstitious. These scientists believe that the fear is rooted in a reptilian section of the brain.......and this fear has been apparent in cultures back to the beginning of mankind...........

    Extreme weather & superstition - NYPOST.com

    Clearly, there are some among us who get totally fucked up about extreme weather.........not unlike your neighbor who cant come within 20 yards of a spider.......

    Storm Fears: Survey Explores Weather Phobia | LiveScience

    The complete fact is, extreme weather has been with us for billions of years.........the warming OCD's want us to think it is a new phenomenon. There were similar nuts centuries ago who got all fucked up over severe storms or every type and probably were so fucked up by it, it consumed them. And who does that sound like?:D:D:2up:



    WHen you see these intelligent scientists on these video's at theseclimate summits, your looking at folks who are consumed by this shit morning noon and night. In all liklihood, they are convinced that the world will end soon if societies dont band together and "do something about it".

    But as all the polls show........at least in America, concerns about climate change are so far down the list tht they arent even on it anymore. Why? Because MOST think rationally about this stuff.
     
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    At this point, its not even debatable that alarmism is offically gay..........Ive been telling them for almost a decade now that they need a beer and a plan = plan B. The bomb throwing stuff is getting them ABSOLUTELY nowhere. ( as Ive pointed out rather astutely in these pages at least 100 times)
     
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