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Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by ItsMyFault, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. AroundTheWorld

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    They prob need the money from selling their carbon creds.

    Too bad the carbon credit system is a big ass half-baked scam
     
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    Record flooding in South Florida with an above average hurricane season predicted.
     
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    These rare 'flash flood emergencies' aren’t so rare anymore.

    Probably none of the U.S. or world infrastructure is ready, and it will get worse.

    We can’t effectively deal with these if we keep ignoring the reality.
     
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    I’ve been saying for years that “100 years” doesn’t seem as long as it used to since there “100 year floods” every year in Houston.
     
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    Those are completely outdated. Flood maps are outdated. Everyone in the business knows this.

    The insurance industry has mostly caught up, and that's why it costs $10k to insure a house in FL. Insurance inflation is upward of 20%. People are already opting out because they can't afford insurance. When disasters hit, we all end up paying for it through federal disaster relief.

    Once the politics are washed away, we can more effectively deal with the reality, but it's going to be very painful for decades. There is no easy fix.
     
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    The 100 year floods are becoming the 1,000 year floods. Flood insurance is going to get more and more and more expensive.

    The 1 in 1,000-year event in Sarasota could happen again – not even 24 hours later. He said that such intense rain is possible again on Wednesday and Thursday and that there is potential for another foot of rain "on top of what's already fallen."

    The frequency and intensity of rainstorms are only expected to increase as global temperatures warm, as increased heat speeds up precipitation, helping fuel storms. This year has already seen back-to-back heat records across the planet, and those temperatures are not expected to diminish with the continued burning of fossil fuels, which trap heat within the atmosphere.

    Rising global temperatures also lead to another problem – drought. Sarasota's downpour this week comes as the area has been facing a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The government-run monitor shows that drought has impacted the entire county, which saw its 38th driest April in 130 years of record-keeping.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/saraso...-4-inches-hour-it-could-happen-again-weather/
     
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    States Where Home Insurance Costs Are Surging Highest

    “The states with the highest home insurance costs are prone to severe weather events,” the Insurify report explains. “Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi are vulnerable to hurricanes. Texas, Colorado and Nebraska face a growing wildfire risk. Nebraska, Texas and Kansas are at high risk for tornadoes, being located in an area nicknamed ‘Tornado Alley.’”

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    Adding to financial woes, many of the areas with the highest insurance costs tend to be located in states with the highest poverty rates. Six of the 10 states with the highest home insurance rates in 2023 were among the 10 poorest states in the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. All but two—Nebraska and Colorado—have a higher poverty rate than the U.S. average of 11.5%.

    The scary part is that global warming is causing more extremes in weather, and the more frequently these floods and intensified storms occur, the higher these insurance rates will go.

    https://www.nar.realtor/magazine/real-estate-news/states-where-home-insurance-costs-are-surging-highest#:~:text=“The states with the highest,face a growing wildfire risk
     
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    People can deny climate change all they want. They can mock alarmist claims and Greta Thunberg. That doesn’t change that they still have to deal with consequences like increased flooding, droughts and higher insurance rates.
     
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    I still rather live in Florida than in cold ass Minnesota lol
     
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    Thanks to climate change Minnesota isn’t as cold ass as it once was. :p
     
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    And oil has been really great for Nigeria leading to great prosperity, development, wealth equity and peace. :rolleyes:
     
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    When people refuse to believe that the oceans are warming, the floods are becoming more frequent around the world, the glaciers are melting, and storms are intensifying, then I think they are simply either a bit stupid, or just hell bent on taking the political stance of Republicans refusing to acknowledge what's happening.
     
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    Even if you don’t want to believe in climate change…. GOP governors aren’t investing in flood mitigation and resiliency.
     
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    Whether they acknowledge it happens or not it is happening and they are literally paying the cost of it in increased insurance, electricity and repair costs.

    The problem is that their denial to address it through policy just means the costs are going up for all of us.
     
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    I guess since we’re now we’re showing so much concern for farmers in Africa I will ask again how has the oil industry worked out for Nigeria, Libya and other African countries?
     
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    Also Africa is suffering some of the worst effects of climate change
    With increased droughts and record heat.

    Many African countries have complained that they are suffering from Climate Change while contributing very little to it.
     
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