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State asks insurers:
Are you ready for climate change?

Minneapolis StarTribune, by BILL MCAULIFFE

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Posted By:voxpopuli, 8/11/2013 11:29:25 AM

Minnesota has joined four other states in requiring its insurance companies to discuss how extensively they’ve prepared for climate change. About 70 companies have until Aug. 31 to respond to an eight-question survey. The questionnaire, developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), focuses on the assessment of risk associated with climate change. However, it also seeks information on whether insurance companies are working to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, have altered their investment strategies in response to climate change, or have encouraged policyholders to reduce losses caused by “climate change-influenced events.”

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where do i start..
i guess this is why people try to get out of the country in small boats..

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/11/2013 11:31:22 AM     (No. 9468669)

Could this be defined as "Nudging"?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 8/11/2013 11:39:55 AM     (No. 9468678)

Climate change is redundant.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LouD, 8/11/2013 11:53:16 AM     (No. 9468702)

A good sized branch fell off a tree in my yard yesterday. Can I get my insurance company to pay for trimming the tree, as it was probably caused by climate change?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 8/11/2013 11:55:40 AM     (No. 9468706)

A non profit called Ceres "helped develop this" survey, which is a left wing center for global warming propaganda and "sustainability," as if they know anything about sustainability compared to the property and casualty insurance industry . Look who´s co-chair of Ceres: Anne Stausboll, the Chief Executive Officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) in January 2009. Yes, they know so much about sustainability. This is an example of the way the Left gets its way; they form organizations that call themselves experts, and then the MSM picks their propaganda up and reports it as if it´s a mathematical equation that is irrefutable. And low info continues on its stupid, but successful path of swaying the sheep.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/11/2013 12:08:55 PM     (No. 9468725)

The Republican Party is infested with them as well.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TexasRed, 8/11/2013 1:27:55 PM     (No. 9468817)

First you start with a premise built on falsified, fake biased data administered by a left-wing, statist, progressive organization, CERES to increase the cost of business beyond reason so as to bankrupt the businesses and the state so the business cannot function.
Mission accomplished. Business destroyed, more folks get financial relief from the government.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/11/2013 1:30:04 PM     (No. 9468820)

Get the little people to scream about higher rates due to climate change and maybe they´ll forget they have no jobs and are losing their homes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: uno, 8/11/2013 1:53:07 PM     (No. 9468845)

The government doesn´t like competition. They are driving insurance companies out of the medical business, it is only natural that the government wants to set up a Global Warming argument so they can "protect" the little guy from invented trouble! In my book that´s called a protection racket!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 8/11/2013 2:26:39 PM     (No. 9468872)

Bureacrats to insurance companies - can we help you raise premiums?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/11/2013 3:57:18 PM     (No. 9468968)

Insurance companies don´t have to do business in any particular State. Perhaps they should all just "go on strike?"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/12/2013 5:50:17 AM     (No. 9469420)

This is the stupidest thing I´ve ever heard about. Insurance companies having to reduce their greenhouse emissions? How do they do that other than firing everybody for breathing on CO2 and shutting down every computer so they don´t use electricity. This is nothing more than a ploy to decrease insurance provisions and charge more for a policy.

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