Insurance and Climate Change column

The Right Climate for Tree Huggers, Hippies and iPads

By Don Jergler | June 27, 2014

  • June 30, 2014 at 8:49 am
    james says:
    Hot debate. What do you think?
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    OMG! The sky is falling!

    There are many versions of the story, but the basic premise is that a chicken eats lunch one day, and believes the sky is falling down because an acorn falls on her head. She decides to tell the King, and on her journey meets other animals who join her in the quest. In most retellings, the animals all have rhyming names such as Henny Penny, Cocky Lockey and Goosey Loosey. Finally, they come across Foxy Loxy, a fox who offers the chicken and her friends his help.

    After this point, there are many endings. In the most famous one, Foxy Loxy eats the chicken’s friends, but the last one, usually Cocky Lockey, survives long enough to warn the chicken and she escapes. Other endings include Foxy eating them all; the characters being saved by a squirrel or an owl and getting to speak to the King; the characters being saved by the King’s hunting dogs; even one version in which the sky actually falls and kills Foxy Loxy.

    Depending on the version, the moral changes. In the “happy ending” version, the moral is not to be a “Chicken”, but to have courage. In other versions the moral is usually interpreted to mean “do not believe everything you are told”. In the latter case, it could well be a cautionary political tale: The Chicken jumps to a conclusion and whips the populace into mass hysteria, which the unscrupulous fox uses to manipulate them for his own benefit, some times as supper.

    • June 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm
      Darren says:
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      Are you saying we will have to get used to eating little chickens because of climate change?

    • June 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm
      Agent says:
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      James, have you heard the one that the ISIS boys overrunning Iraq was motivated by Climate Change? Yes, those boys think beheading is a good thing and Global Warming made them do it.

      • July 2, 2014 at 8:32 am
        txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
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        It’s why you haven’t been beheaded yet. All that poisonous hot air would be released into the atmosphere.

  • June 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm
    nuff sed says:
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    It was Bush who created Global Warming. If only Al Gore hadn’t gotten outfoxed by those dastardly repubs, then we would have reversed Global Warming and Michael Moore would be a famous film director.
    I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

    I saw in an nternet article(good ol Al for creating it btw) that the new EPA regs are in serious trouble already-hope its true.

    • July 8, 2014 at 9:39 am
      Agent says:
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      Nuff, the hottest year on record in the past 100 years was 1936, right in the middle of the dust bowl years and the Great Depression when not much was going on that man could have done to create Global Warming. The Climate Change bozos seem to think that man has some how caused Global Warming and have brought on the storms that happen from time to time.

  • June 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm
    AgencyEquity.com says:
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    The problem with climate change is that only one side of the story is being told. Let’s not forget the credibility of those who are behind man made climate change, a few years back they were caught concealing data as described in this Forbes Magazine article:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2011/11/23/climategate-2-0-new-e-mails-rock-the-global-warming-debate/

    Also well know National Weather forecaster Joe Bastardi points to evidence against man made climate change taking place, pointing out that some facts that many political operatives refuse to accept:
    http://blog.heartland.org/2014/06/just-what-is-the-perfect-level-of-co2/

    Insurance Companies, unlike the government or government controlled banks, have a significantly higher rate of solvency because they are not as driven by political manipulation and have unbiased advisers. As a result, they do not fall trap to things like Climate Change which is really designed to control people as this is the ultimate goal of many in government.

  • June 30, 2014 at 9:09 pm
    james says:
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    This is my best one yet–thanks for all the responses.

  • July 8, 2014 at 12:07 am
    Krishna says:
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    On a cursory quick scan of things, it looks like a complex mix of Governance, changing future risk mapping, unimaginable huge losses & underwriting of the contingencies.
    Change is the only constant thing as we all know & have experienced & the quantum & severity is unpredictable. Here lies our judicious application by technology, environmental predictions & self insurance & regulation of self against such risks.
    Easily said & written than face the consequences after the happenings.
    This is the same story for all CAT & force-major situations.
    One more problem is spreading, as the set may not have the complete insurances resulting in to wrong presumptions.



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