Climate Rent Seekers Target Your Insurance Premiums

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If you thought the job of insurance companies is to charge customers a competitive fee to cover insured risk, you’re sadly mistaken. According to regulators and influential green groups, insurance companies should be investing more of your insurance premiums into their green business ideas. Insurers Will Be Hard-Hit By Climate…

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Latest Forecast for the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Brief Note by Kip Hansen   Phillip Klotzbach and Michael Bell, who continue the invaluable work of the late  William M. Gray,  at the  Department of Atmospheric Science of Colorado State University have issued their latest updated forecast for the Atlantic Hurricane season of 2018 which begins 1 June.  The short-form summary reads:     EXTENDED…

Study: UHI in Los Angeles is driving off coastal clouds that dampen California wildfires

From the THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY and “an actual case of man-made climate change” department. Urbanization and climate change combine to heighten danger Sunny California may be getting too sunny. Increasing summer temperatures brought on by a combination of intensifying urbanization and warming climate are driving off once common low-lying morning clouds in many…

Claim: Global warming hits poorest hardest, new research shows

From the UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE and the “intelligent CO2 molecules with targeting vectors know just who to hit” department comes this statistical emotional mishmash of a paper with a stereotypical headline. The wealthiest areas of the world will experience fewer changes in local climate compared to the poorest regions if global average surface temperatures reach…

Claim: Global warming to make more lightning caused fires, but only in the Southern Hemisphere

From PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY and the “global warming, is there anything it can’t do with the help of  interpreters” department: Climate change increasing risks of lightning-ignited fires, study finds Fires ignited by lightning have and will likely continue to increase across the Mediterranean and temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere under a warmer climate, according…