Neil Wagner: Climate Costs Cause Concern
People of the world spend plenty in taxes to fund the military and to insure against lots of accidents that won't happen and illnesses that won't occur. And yet, Watts doesn't want us to take measures against a scientifically verified problem that is already costing us lots of money.
It's that kind of thinking that recently led some Florida residents toto protest local proposals aimed at combatting sea level rise. The concerned citizens apparently feel that a fight against sea level rise is an acknowledgement of climate change and that climate change is a environmental whacko United Nations world government plot -- and we can't have that, can we? Apparently we need to stand up for our rights by allowing flood waters to overtake our homes uncontested.
In the world of "pay now or pay later," I'd rather pay now. It's really simple economics, isn't it?