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Yes, but if you think, as our elites seem to, that it's a hoax / isn't a large as people think / is some natural cycle of the weather which will revert / will all go away when their god stops testing the libruls, then these figures are merely sent to test their resolve. But have nothing to do with anything they actually have to deal with

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 19th, 2013 at 04:44:02 PM EST
If I featured them, it's because they are actually coming from the OECD, which, as an authoritative "postwar institution" plugging free-trade international capitalism, is kinda the home side.

Since "our elites" can be said to fall into two categories, those who have skin in the game, and those who, to earn their living/satisfy their ego, act as frontmen for the former, anything that makes it harder for the frontmen to push specious narratives is welcome.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Aug 20th, 2013 at 01:58:20 AM EST
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can be perfectly observed as a problem, even for those ignoring the anthropogenic influence on the earth's climate. The rise of the waters is a phenomenon that has been ongoing for thousands of years.

Rapidly expanding establishments at the shoreline is just another example when relative short-term human actions bear great risks on the geological long-term scale.

In an environment where exposure to risks is more frequent, people will adapt to that risk. This explains why Amsterdam is mentioned in the study as a city with an extremely high exposure to flooding, but a really low estimate of estimated losses.

by Bjinse on Tue Aug 20th, 2013 at 06:29:38 AM EST
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