Sunday, September 18, 2005

Great column in The New Yorker by Elizabeth Kolbert concerning the increasing intensity of hurricanes due to global warming. Ironically, she points out that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners was to hold a conference in New Orleans on this very subject.

GW is on record stating his withdrawal from Kyoto was because it was too costly to America. Kolbert rightly states, "As Katrina indicates, this argument, too, is empty. It's not acting to curb greenhouse-gas emissions that's likely to prove too costly; it's doing nothing."

And the cost won't just be in dollars but also in human lives.

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