Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Your Boot, Government Ass - Insert, Repeat
Interesting and timely observation from EnviroCan climatologist David Phillips. He says it's time for the public to ensure their government authorities are planning for climate change.
“The insurance industry is absolutely convinced that what they are seeing is the result of climate change. Since 2000 they are paying out gobs of money because of severe weather and flooding issues. It is something that we have to convince at all levels, municipal, provincial, and federal governments that we have to invest in our infrastructure.
“It’s a responsibility of government to protect us from ourselves and to prepare us for the future,” said Phillips. “If the future is going to be warmer, wetter and wilder, than we need to be forward thinking about this.”