Earthquake? Blame Global Warming
Will Washington’s Green Church blame the D.C. earthquake on global warming?
Don’t laugh. Determined to perpetuate a state of fear to squeeze more money from Big Auto and Big Utility to combat the non-Apocalypse, the warmers have teamed up with Big Insurance to blame tectonic plate disasters like the Japanese earthquake on climate change.
Remember this Pollowitz classic from July?
“Politicians might not believe in climate change, but insurance companies do,” reported Grist. “They track disasters, and it turns out that disasters just in the first six months of this year already cost the world more than any other year of disasters on record. The price tag for 2011 disasters reached $265 billion. Most of that cost ($210 billion) came from the tsunami in Japan.”
We’re not making this stuff up.
The insurance industry has been on this bandwagon since 2008 when an industry study found global warming “the greatest strategic risk currently facing the property/casualty insurance industry.”
By linking all natural disasters from tornadoes to earthquakes to “man-made” global warming, the insurance industry opens up a whole new buffet of litigants to sue for disasters that put huge holes in insurance-company bottom lines.
Hurricane damage? Blame it on auto-industry production of SUVs.
Earthquake damage in D.C.? Sue the utility industry for coal plants. (PLanet Gore)