Friday, September 23, 2005

Climate change and the hurricanes

Now, I'm not the most knowledgable person on the topic of climate change, I leave that to the experts. But there seems to be a real solid and long lasting consensus that has formed that not only is it occuring, but it might be linked to the increase in hurricanes (that last part I'm not sure the consensus is as solid on). It seems to me lately that there has been a lot of evidence that spending money up front saves a lot of money on the back end (i.e., if we'd reinforced the levees of New Orleans the way everyone said we needed to), and I can't help but wonder if the same thing is true of climate change. It seems like the resistance of Big Business to spending the money on climate change is leading to bigger expenditures in rebuilding. It's just shifting the costs to other people (and magnifying them). Perhaps now we'll see insurance companies lobbying the government for more support for global climate change initiatives?

1 Comments:

At 10:19 AM, Blogger romeotheBT said...

You'll never hear me argue with the near-sightedness of this administration. Especially when you consider the fact that environmental sustainability is VERY profitable.

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