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This should be interesting. An outside group with money and resources looking at climate change with their OWN stakeholding issues. Their stake isn't which group is totally right or wrong, but what does the data say and how do we handle it.
There are several important groups who are not debating, but taking action, anticipating the impact of climate change: the U.S. and Russian Navies, as well as shipping and Insurance companies (who know how to assess risk!). Stakeholders from the insurance industry recently met with the U.S.Senate to acknowledge the role global warming plays in extreme weather-related losses, and to issue a call for action. Pointing to a year of record-breaking, $1 billion-plus natural disasters, insurance company representatives took a definitive stance to confirm that costs to taxpayers and businesses from extreme weather will continue to soar because of climate change. As Jules Boykoff put it in The Guardian, "Let's be clear: insurance firms aren't altruists; they're capitalists. A rise in extreme weather means a fall in their profits. This is hardball economics based on risk analysis, not save-the-polar-bears stuff." Are all of these groups (and a myriad more) absolutely convinced that absolutely every single aspect of current climate theory is absolutely proved in all levels, in all ways? Of course not. There is always room for sincere skepticism that aims at finding flaws and improving our models of the world.
What they can’t afford is prim dogmatism. They have to pragmatically prepare for the world that appears 95% likely (by preponderance of evidence and expert calculations) to be coming.
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