Re: It's Global Warming, Stupid!
posted at 11/1/2012 1:20 PM EDT
In response to NO MO O's comment:
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
On the contrary...
I've been working nearly around the clock since the storm to restore systems and applications for utilities clients from Maine to Virginia.
I finally got a break to come over and share some much-needed info.
What's your excuse?
No excuse sweetie...
This is not a political thread unless it's pointed to how the Obamaites want to increase fuel taxes or how HE has plssed away tens of billions to his buddies cramming an inefficient green technology to loser companys which will only further increase energy costs.
Save a whale.. collect the whole set.
So, let's talk about them.
For example, as I mentioned elsewhere, one proposal to build sea barriers to protect New York Harbor and environs was estimated to cost $14B. Damage from Sandy in the NY metro area ALONE is estimated to cost upwards of $50B.
If you want to deny the scientific evidence without corresponding evidence, go for it. But you can't deny the bottom lines of insurers the world over who are and will continue NOT to underwrite policies for areas threatened by the same climate change you're denying.
In this perspective, things like a modest 1% gas tax, infrastructure spending and green energy projects are small potatoes.