Report: Insurers profit from climate alarmism

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    Report: Insurers profit from climate alarmism
    Does this explain why MIT meteorologist and alarmist Kerry Emanuel is a board member of at least two insurers?

    The Consumer Federation of America says in a new report:

    There are many conclusions to be drawn from the reduced losses that insurers have experienced in recent years.

    The prime conclusion is that the insurance industry has moved from its historic role as a calculated risk-taker to one of a risk-avoider, exposing consumers and taxpayers to much higher costs. Not only have insurers insulated themselves from their historic share of hurricane risk, they have made no serious effort to write flood risk and terrorism risk, which are entirely backed by federal taxpayers.

    Although insurers have become adept at shifting the cost of catastrophe losses to others, they still use catastrophic weather events to advocate for measures that would shift risk even more, such as higher rates, or putting more policyholders in pools or created taxpayer-supported entities. Thus, many consumers exposed to catastrophe weather risk are also vulnerable to insurer attempts to unjustifiably increase rates or hollow out coverage…​

    We reported earlier this year that Emanuel worked for two insurance companies — an affiliation that he failed to disclose on at least one published study in Nature.

    And we still await the results of the Nature investigation.

    Click for the CFA report.​
     
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    Oh, look. Yet another AGW supporter acting unethically for profit.


    Oh, wait, I forgot -- we're only supposed to follow the money when it's skeptics.
     
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    oh no their is no agenda behind global warming. They care for us.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    World socialism is the only thing that can save us!
     
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    Yeah they going to save us all

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    Just in the US.

    NOAA: Extreme Weather 2011

    From extreme drought, heat waves and floods to unprecedented tornado outbreaks, hurricanes, wildfires and winter storms, a record 14 weather and climate disasters in 2011 each caused $1 billion or more in damages — and most regrettably, loss of human lives and property. NOAA's National Weather Service has redoubled its efforts to create a "Weather-Ready Nation", where vulnerable communities are better prepared for extreme weather and other natural disasters.

    NOAA forecasts, advisories, watches, warnings and community-based preparedness programs have been and will continue play an even greater role in enhancing the economy and saving lives. A Weather-Ready Nation is one in which businesses, governments and the public are armed with accurate forecasts and other critical information on which to make smart decisions to protect life and property when severe weather threatens.
     
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    Top 10 Global Weather Events of 2011 | ThinkProgress

    A remarkable blitz of extreme weather events during 2011 caused a total of 32 weather disasters costing at least $1 billion worldwide. Five nations experienced their most expensive weather-related natural disasters on record during 2011 — Thailand, Australia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia.

    According to insurance broker AON Benfield’s November Catastrophe Report, the U.S. was hit by no less than seventeen punishing multi-billion dollar extreme weather disasters in 2011; NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center official total is lower–twelve–but is likely to grow in number as additional damage statistics are tallied. Brazil experienced its deadliest weather-related natural disaster — a flash flood that killed 902 people in January, and the Philippines had its second deadliest flood ever, when Tropical Storm Washi killed over 1200 people in December
     
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    think progress? :lol:
     
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    Think Progress is a far left organization that supports wealth redistribution efforts big time.......a spin off organization of The Center for American Progress!!! The people who run it are communists!! Its #1 donor is George Soros so thats all you have to know. The man hates his own country. His number one priority in life is destroying the American capitalistic system. The hordes of people who support AGW alarmism share the same priorities as Soros!!! Scaremongering using weather events helps facilitate that destruction.


    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Think_Progress


    To them, every single weather event is a catastrophy that has never been seen before.


    But as I have astutely pointed out many times in recent weeks with volumes of links, epic flooding and other weather anomolies have been happening forever and many many of the worst happened pre-1975 and date back hundreds of years. The links are plentiful.:2up: Here is one..........

    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/five-worst-floods-in-world-history/


    The globalist wealth redistribution utopians like those at Think Progress want people to think every weather event that happens in 2012 has never been seen before and proves global warming is fucking things up.:gay:
     
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    Check out the fucked up weather events of the 20th century.................


    Top U.S. Weather/Water/Climate Events (no particular order):

    Click here for background on the climate/weather events listed below.

    – Galveston Hurricane, 1900
    historic photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    – Dust Bowl, 1930s
    historic photos: 1, 2, 3

    – Super Tornado Outbreak, 1974
    All About Tornadoes

    – Hurricane Camille, 1969
    historic photos: 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hurricane Camille photo page

    – The Great Midwest Flood, 1993

    – El Niño Episodes, 1982-83 & 1997-98

    – Hurricane Andrew, 1992
    Hurricane Andrew Photos: 1
    Hurricane Andrew Report

    – New England Hurricane, 1938
    Historic photos: 1, 2

    – Superstorm, 1993

    – Tri-state Tornado, 1925

    – Okla./Kan. Tornado Outbreak, 1999

    – The Great Okeechobee Hurricane & Flood, 1928

    – The Storm of the Century, 1950

    – Florida Keys Hurricane, 1935

    – New England Blizzard, 1978

    Top Global Weather/Water/Climate Events (no particular order):

    Click here for background on the climate/weather events listed below.

    – Yangtze River Flood, China, 1931
    – North Vietnam Flood, 1971
    – Great Iran Flood, 1954
    – Bangladesh Cyclone, 1970
    – Bangladesh Cyclone, 1991
    – China Typhoons, 1912, 1922
    – Hurricane Mitch, Honduras & Nicaragua, 1998
    – Typhoon Vera, Japan, 1958
    – Typhoon Thelma, Philippines, 1991
    – Asian Droughts (India 1900,1907,1965-67; China 1907,1928-30,1936,1941-42; and Soviet Union 1921-22)
    – Sahel Drought, Africa, 1910-1914, 1940-44, 1970-85
    – Iran Blizzard ,1972
    – Europe Storm Surge, 1953
    – Great Smog of London, 1952
    – El Niño, 1982-83


    NOAA News Online (Story 334)








    The irony is, the AGW alarmist nutters could basically go back to most any year in the 20th century and cherry pick fucked up weather events and use them too predict gloom and doom for all. Imagine the hysteria they'd have concocted if it was 1914 after 4 years of African drought??:eusa_dance::eusa_dance::eusa_dance::eusa_dance::wink_2:
     
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