2008 Third Worst Year for Weather-related Insurance Claims

Climate change has already started and is very probably contributing to increasingly frequent weather extremes and ensuing natural catastrophes.”

Torsten Jeworrek, Board of Management, Munich Re

Once again the world’s foremost risk analysts (the leading lights in the international reinsurance industry) have offered up their analysis confirming the gathering risks from global warming. The New York Times Business Page has the news here.

Denial-a-Palooza is a Media Hit

… But Not What Organizers Wanted

Mainstream media seem to have caught up with climate change denial (caught up with reality, really), just in time to humiliate the assembled “sceptics” at the Heartland Institute's 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.

While Heartland wants to position the conference as a “smashing success,” the New York Times, CNN - even that raving left-wing apology sheet the Wall Street Journal - have all lifted their delicate hands and snickered. CNN, in a spot that left the cool dudes at Newsbusters apoplectic, went so far as to call the assembled skeptics “flat earthers.” (click on the seventh item here for Miles O'Brien's actual video.)

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