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  •  Actually, this is more specific... (1+ / 0-)
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    The link I provided previously is more general and you need to drill down from it.

    Perhaps you can drill down here at Hannover Re as well. Gotta get ready for work but will try and find more.

    But Swiss Re, if you really spelunk, can be a treasure trove on this. Climate change wasn't my beat when I used to plunder the reinsurer websites, but I was always amazed at how much info on it was on those sites. As I recall a couple of them actually made a presentation in Copenhagen on it.

    Why these guys aren't leaning on our supposed "leaders" to take this on is beyond me. Just from the financial angle, it's killing them. I've seen some who try and dodge blaming politicians for inaction, but they don't try that hard, because everyone knows what's going on. But I've seen others that emphatically state that governments have to more aggressively involve themselves. That's why I couldn't believe Ed Markey -- of all people -- acting as if it's just way too hard to get insurers to stop being boring. Memo to Ed: "Insurers will always be boring, trust me. Doesn't mean they don't know the numbers really, really well."

    Ich bin ein Wisconsiner!

    by Apphouse50 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 04:46:04 AM PST

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    •  thanks for the links (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm a data guy myself, and will check them out.

      Yeah it should be a slam dunk case,
      once you look at the facts.

      But hey our country can't even
      pay its credit-card bills on time.

      That's kind of slam dunk too.
      That's what happens when we let
      spoil brat children act like grown-ups.

      Ed Markey's Ok -- he's one of the grown-ups.

      Isn't it time to fix the Filibuster?
      -- Here's how.

      by jamess on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:33:18 AM PST

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      •  Listen, he's my Congressman and I like the guy... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...but I was appalled at his reaction.

        They're boring? So what? Ya' want excitement, go to the movies. I just couldn't believe it.

        Ich bin ein Wisconsiner!

        by Apphouse50 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:43:13 AM PST

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