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The Washington Post had this howler yesterday as the lead item in its Outlook section, profiling some poor soul in suburban Maryland who has not fared well under the global warming industry’s PR assault (rather, he responded precisely as the folks underwriting it hoped). The end is nigh, stock up on your weapons and prepare for the looting that is sure to precede the Armageddon which itself is even more certain. We didn’t listen! as parodied by South Park, etc.
In the past, such hysterics were not celebrated, to put things mildly. And add to the the Left’s list of hypocrisies that they have dined out for decades sneering at survivalists and anyone who prepared for a consequence — say nuclear exchange — the relative likelihood of which was spectacularly greater than their computer modeled climate catastrophe which observations have left behind in their dust of alarmism as time passes and the global warming movement’s cynical ‘no time to talk! anyway, debate over! Must. Act. Now!’ scheme failed.
Here’s the rub, though. The guy’s proof is a) strange weather, and b) “Why would private insurance companies lie about climate change? Already, Allstate has stopped selling new homeowners’ policies in coastal Virginia and Maryland because the warming Atlantic Ocean is bringing larger hurricanes to the region. And Munich Re, one of the largest insurance companies in the world and a leader in drawing attention to the role of carbon emmissions [sic] in driving global warming, announced in January that weather-related disasters soared in 2010, providing ‘further indications of advancing climate change.’”
Christopher Booker coincidentally answers that today here. Also, in short, reinsurers need expectations of future disaster to keep up demand and therefore prices. There have not been enough disasters in recent years to achieve this without further hype (hype to the contrary notwithstanding). See Roger Pielke, Jr. here for some insight.
The insurance industry is rent-seeking like all the rest who are pushing this agenda, talking their own book, in essence, not much differently than is DeutscheBank and GE.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online