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Florida Congressman Questions 'Theories' That Humans Contribute To Climate Change | ThinkProgress

ENNIS ROSS: I wouldn’t say [climate change] doesn’t require action. I think personal responsibility, if I could legislate personal responsibility, you wouldn’t have to worry about climate change. You wouldn’t have to worry about people carrying guns anyplace. But I can’t legislate personal responsibility. Personal responsibility is the one thing that people understand the consequences of their actions and in doing so will exercise the appropriate behavior with whom they interact and with those that follow them into the next generations. So if you want to talk climate change, if you want to talk gun control, if you want to talk more laws, it all starts with one thing: Personal responsibility. And that’s where we have to go. It’s an unfortunate thing that we can’t legislate.

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Does Congressman Ennis want to get rid of laws against rape, murder, theft, and running a red light?

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IPCC Reports: We Must Manage Risk of Widespread Climate Change Effects | I ******* Love Science

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II

released their report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. The report utilized input from 1,729 experts and government reviewers. This number also included nearly 750 primary or contributing authors of scientific papers. Their report concludes that the potential damage from a changing climate is huge, and humanity is currently ill-prepared to deal with the fallout.

Read more at IPCC Reports: We Must Manage Risk of Widespread Climate Change Effects | I ******* Love Science

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Whether or not you think human activity has anything to do with global warming or climate change i hope you agree that we all need clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.

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I don't think humans have 'caused' climate change.

I think we are likely accelerating it.

I think that when we get mired in the current debate and denial we fail to take appropriate action to survive what is inevitable.

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Insurance company sues Ill. cities for climate damage

Illinois Farmers Insurance Co. is suing Chicago for failing to prevent flooding related to climate change in what experts say could be a landmark case that accelerates local efforts to grapple with the impacts of climbing temperatures.

The insurance company filed nine class-action lawsuits last month alleging that dozens of Chicago-area municipalities are responsible for the damage caused by a two-day downpour last year in April. The company claims that local officials are aware that climate change is causing heavier rainfalls but failed to prevent sewage backups in more than 600 homes by draining water from the region's system of tunnels and retention basins before the storm.

Farmers is asking to be reimbursed for the claims it paid to homeowners who sometimes saw geysers of sewage ruin basement walls, floors and furniture. The company says it also paid policyholders for lost income, the cost of evacuations and other damages related to declining property values. But some analysts say that Farmers likely has a bigger prize in mind.

The company, which is a subsidiary of global giant Zurich Insurance Group, could be positioning itself to avoid future losses nationwide from claims linked to floods, sea-level rise and even lawsuits against its corporate policyholders that emit greenhouse gases, said Andrew Logan, an insurance expert with Ceres.

In 2012, a different Zurich subsidiary, Steadfast Insurance Co., won another high-profile climate fight: Steadfast fought a claim submitted by its policyholder AES Corp., an electric utility, stemming from a lawsuit by Kivalina, Alaska, that accused AES of contributing to climate change by emitting carbon dioxide. The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Steadfast wasn't liable for AES's pollution....

http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059999532

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Figures, the insurance company doesn't want to have to pay the claims.

sigh

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I do have a vision of a snake eating itself. Those enterprises that fund the climate change deniers also have financial interests in insurance. it almost seems like someone slapping themselves in the mirror. They want to get money and they have been claiming the change does not exist- multiple layers of company names and I feel sure you might find some at cross purposes.

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California Gov. On Drought, Wildfires: 'Humanity Is On A Collision Course With Nature' | ThinkProgress

“As we send billions and billions of tons of heat-trapping gases, we get heat and we get fires and we get what we’re seeing,” he said. “So, we’ve got to gear up. We’re going to deal with nature as best we can, but humanity is on a collision course with nature and we’re just going to have to adapt to it in the best way we can.”

Brown also lambasted those in Congress who deny that climate change is occurring or is caused by humans, saying in California, there’s no question climate is changing.

“It is true that there’s virtually no Republican who accepts the science that virtually is unanimous,” he said. “There is no scientific question — there’s just political denial for various reasons, best known to those people who are in denial.”

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That's funny - I live in California and Jerry (Moonbeam) Brown is being challenged regarding his statement that these fires are linked specifically to "global warming". It is way more complicated than that. Plus, he's wrong about the rate of fires. Also, these fires near San Diego appear to be arson.

https://www.ijreview.com/2014/05/139509-3-facts-destroy-jerry-browns-claims-san-diegos-fires/

…...2013 had the fewest US forest fires since 1984…...

Scientists are definitely not convinced that the fires have anything to do with a changing climate. Norman Miller, an hydroclimate professor at University of California, Berkeley said in an interview with National Geographic, “What we’re seeing right now is just a real anomaly. Whether it’s part of natural variability or climate change, we need to have a longer record of occurrences so we can construct a trend and make sense out of it.”…..

 

 

What's Behind Early Season Winds Fueling Southern California Wildfires?

 

Santa Ana winds are triggered when high pressure builds in the skies over the Great Basin, in Nevada and Colorado, while low pressure prevails off the Pacific Coast.

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