Friday, February 08, 2013

The Scary Truth About How Much Climate Change is Costing You -
“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 -
“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.”

But Cohen added, “It’s going to be a very hard thing to do.”
Life After Energy: What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow? | Watts Up With That?
Here are a few observations of my own about what would happen if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow
Twitter / 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 refute
Twitter / 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

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