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Severe weather events, climate change and economics
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This header of this thread describes what it is about. The thread assumes that there is a relationship between climate change and the magnitude and quantity of severe weather events that have occurred over the past 20 years or so. Documenting those events, discussion of the link between climate change and severe weather, how businesses deal with it (e.g., insurance companies are one prime example, but not the only one), how different militaries or governments deal with it, and any other topic that seems to me to be related to the issue are all suitable topics of discussion.

I have no desire to have yet another thread hijacked by people who repeat the same objections against the reality of CC over and over again, no matter how many times those objections have been replied to. So don't even bother trying to post that stuff here. There are other threads to rehearse those things if that is your desire, this is not one of them. This particular thread will be focused on what the subject title suggests, and that is how it will be differentiated from other threads which are either more general environmental threads or which allow those arguments to be repeated ad nauseum.

I should perhaps add that I don't mind questioning hypothetical links between climate climate and severe weather--for example, some wanted to link increased intensity and frequency of hurricanes to warming oceans, but as the discussion wore on, it became clear that wind shears are just as important to the formation of hurricanes as warmer waters. These are complicated subjects with myriad variables. However, I don't want to see the fact that there have been past severe weather events (sometimes thousands of years in the past) be used as a rebuttal to the link between CC and severe weather today. This is fundamentally irrelevant to the debate.

Some of this overlaps with other threads that are out there, but I don't think that there is a thread that focuses specifically on this topic with this ideological slant and that will avoid the idiotic nitpicking and name calling that have afflicted other severe weather threads.
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559Weather is turning into big business. And that could be trouble for the public. Ron-Tuesday
558Beset by sea level rise and increasing storm damage, most residents of the DelawRon1November 25
557Appalachia’s Strip-Mined Mountains Face a Growing Climate Risk: Flooding insidecRon1November 23
556Why Climate Risk Threatens Global Financial Stability americanprogress.orgRon1November 21
555Probably not in the US.Sam-November 15
554'The First Election at the End of the World': Are our institutions stronRon-November 15
553This is a great book on the long term problems of dams that were ignored when thSam1November 11
552Aging Dams and Extreme Weather: Thousands in US Face serious Flood Risk apnews.Ron1November 10
551FEMA Sidesteps Elections, Postpones a Revamp Of Federal Flood Insurance Program Ron1November 8
550Market analyst David Burt: housing market at risk from climate change vice.comRon-November 3
549Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows By Denise Lu anSam-October 30
548Several states are blocking climate action, and their residents are paying the pRon1October 29
547Exxon’s Climate Fraud Trial Opens to a Packed New York Courtroom It’s the firstRon1October 23
546Wildfires are becoming an insurance nightmare for some in California wsj.comRon1October 18
545How Climate Change Impacts Wine nytimes.comSam1October 18
544Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors DOHA, QataRon1October 17
543The concentrated idiocy of burning wood for energy nybooks.comRon1October 16
542Midwestern flooding continues... video- railroad bridge collapses from surging dRon1October 2
541Weather forecast accuracy is at risk from 5G wireless technology, key lawmaker wRon2October 1
540Citing climate risk, investors bet against mortgage market reuters.com When youRon1September 30
539Banks Quietly Moving Flood Risk to Taxpayers September 27, 2019 [graphic] New Sam1September 28
538Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else By ChrSam1September 17
537Extreme weather will trap many homeowners who cannot sell their houses and move Ron1September 17
536Extreme weather: Torrential rains in South Dakota and Spain The Big Sioux RiveRon-September 14
535The Jonathan Franzen piece from the New Yorker that's drawing both praise anRon1September 12
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