The Scary Truth About How Much Climate Change is Costing You - NationalJournal.com
“There’s no word on Wall Street more important than risk. And climate change is the ultimate risk,” says Mindy Lubber, who heads the Investor Network on Climate Risk, a group of more than 90 investors, representing approximately $10 trillion in assets, that coordinates U.S. investor responses to climate change. “Climate-change financial implications are the equivalent of the subprime-mortgage meltdown. They impact the entire market.”Obama Needs to Be Brutally Honest About Climate Change in His State of the Union - NationalJournal.com
“It’s the way that presidents used to talk about war,” said David Cohen, a scholar of the U.S. presidency who teaches at the University of Akron. “The American public—up until 9/11—was willing to sacrifice for war. They knew there would be sacrifices, whether it was prices they’d pay or goods they’d give up. He has to sell this as a threat to the country’s national security. If he can couch it in those terms, he should be able to bring other people from across the political spectrum.”Life After Energy: What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow? | Watts Up With That?
But Cohen added, “It’s going to be a very hard thing to do.”
Here are a few observations of my own about what would happen if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrowTwitter / DrShepherd2013: prepping for major policy ...
prepping for major policy briefing in DC on #climate change next week, almost certain big blizzard this weekend will cause someone to refuteTwitter / DrShepherd2013: @itsalleternal in fact one ...
@itsalleternal in fact one could find a few studies suggesting strong winter storms consistent with changing climate, jury still out though