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When in doubt, ask... your insurance company!

“The prospect of extreme climate change and its potentially devastating economic and social consequences are of great concern to the insurance industry.” — Kyoto Statement of The Geneva Association, 29th May, 2009

Category:Who to Believe?
Recent floods: Not just power of nature, but power of man

"(Recent floods) not just by the power of nature but by the power of man." — climate activist Bill McKibben

More intense precipitation means "When it rains, it pours"

What does "more intense precipitation" mean? It means that, in the immortal words of the Morton Salt Company, "When it rains it pours."

Category:Extreme Weather
If left unchecked, this issue will swamp all other all other issues

“Climate Change is not just another issue. It is an issue that if left unchecked, will swamp all other issues.” — Ross Gelbspan, writer and activist. He wrote two books on global warming: The Heat Is On (1997) and Boiling Point (2004)

Heads up!  Keep sewer pumps above rising sea.

In New York City, pumps at some sewage stations have been raised to higher elevations, and the city government has undertaken extensive planning.

Greenland is coming your way...

"Greenland is coming your way, and faster than you think!"

For U.S. military, it's mission reality, not a political debate

'For US Department of Defense, climate change is a mission reality, not a political debate.' — Mark Wright, a Pentagon spokesperson.

Category:Who to Believe?
Extreme weather:  Think of the atmosphere as a sponge

"Think of the atmosphere as a sponge. The hotter the air, the bigger your sponge, so it can hold more water. And when you squeeze it out, you're going to get more rain...and flooding."

Category:Extreme Weather
Drought & Deluge:   What goes up, must come down.

As evaporation accelerates, dry areas get dryer and wet areas become wetter. Why? Because "what goes up must come down," but unfortunately not in the same spot.

Category:Extreme Weather
"If climate is the shark, water is the teeth."

“Much of the impact of climate change will be felt through changing patterns of water availability, with shrinking glaciers and changing patterns of precipitation increasing the likelihood of drought and flood. If climate change is the shark, then water is its teeth and it is an issue on which businesses need far greater levels of awareness and understanding."