Insurance companies looking for a way out of paying claims.
Some insurance companies are contemplating lawsuits against cities and towns that fail to prepare for extreme weather events that are due to global warming.
Which events are those? Well, there’s the rub. The last two reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the IPCC – fail to connect these extreme weather events to global warming. In fact, one climate scientist, an advocate of global warming, calls the extreme weather being related to climate change “a dead issue.”
“Overall, the most robust global changes in climate extremes are seen in measures of daily temperature, including to some extent, heat waves. Precipitation extremes also appear to be increasing, but there is large spatial variability”