Insurance and Climate Change column

California’s New Climate and Sustainability Chief in Talks with Insurers

By | May 16, 2019

  • May 16, 2019 at 8:22 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
    Hot debate. What do you think?
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    From the article:

    “Peterson is a scientist by training, having studied natural resources, streams, mountains, forests, and animals, and the effect of climate change in that space.”

    Translation: Peterson is NOT a Climate Scientist. Just another Climate Zealot put in a position to publicly shame insurance companies into more Virtue Signaling.

    My question: if the California Department of Insurance has a Deputy Commissioner for Climate and Sustainability, where is the Deputy Com. for Inequality? for Diversity? for Transgender insurance? for Immigration insurance?

    • May 17, 2019 at 11:17 pm
      Agency says:
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      Don’t give them any insane ideas!

  • May 17, 2019 at 8:04 am
    HillaRedacted Emails says:
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    Craig; answer to your question: the HR Manager at the CA DoI is in the process of hiring people to fill those roles and several more SJW positions within government offices in the state of nearly-bankrupt-CA.

  • May 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm
    Awww says:
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    I can’t believe people would actually push for us to take better care of the environment. I, for one, am tired of being shamed for my pollution.

    • May 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm
      Craig Cornell says:
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      Protecting the Environment is what everyone wants. The EPA was founded under Nixon. But when liberals demand that their agenda be addressed in every venue, every government agency, every court, every TV show, every news station . . . well, it gets to be beyond ridiculous. There ARE other issues for a government agency to focus on when their name is California Department of Insurance.

      Would you like it if everywhere you turned, government agencies were pushing gun rights and Pro Life agendas?

      • May 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm
        Caldude says:
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        Your kidding with that last comment, right.

        • May 22, 2019 at 2:34 pm
          Craig Cornell says:
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          No. Which part do you think isn’t serious? And if you are going into the Virtue Signaling about how liberals are so much more concerned about the environment, blah blah blah, save it.

          Liberals have no balance when it comes to common sense; it is all Religion for most of them on the environment, meaning when an economic policy makes no sense at all and destroys jobs as a result, most Environmental Nut Jobs can’t make the distinction.

          • May 23, 2019 at 1:25 pm
            Caldude says:
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            Using broad brush comments does not put anyone in a good position for an actual discussion. Establishing a position that “all liberals do X” merely lends credence to “All Conservatives, or Republicans or Right Wing Christians”. Using your position, the counter is easily that all republicans are single issue, I believe the term you used was religion, regarding abortion or gun control. It doesn’t work.

    • May 20, 2019 at 7:58 am
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      We reject taking care of THE CLIMATE, which will change regardless of what humans do to stop or accelerate it.

      • May 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm
        You Poor Thing says:
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        The way we take care of the environment has a direct impact, negative and positive, on our climate. To what end, and to what extent is TBD. We do know that an increase in carbon dioxide in our atmosphere leads to a less friendly climate. So much so that there is a point in which CO2 levels, if high enough, would not support human life. So every attempt to reduce CO2 emissions is both a play to protect the environment and the climate.

        You can reject anything you want. Thankfully dinosaurs do die.

        • May 21, 2019 at 12:01 pm
          craig cornell says:
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          Sounds great. Have you given up driving, air conditioning and air travel? If not, then I don’t take you seriously. Asking that all of the costs of your righteous stand be paid for by others doesn’t make you very credible. And asking the Department of Insurance to do so? Beyond ridiculous.

          • May 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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            No I haven’t stopped living Craig. Though I have taken all kinds of steps to reduce my impact on the environment. Low emissions vehicle, grey water recycling system to water plants, solar power, etc.

            Why does everything have to be all or nothing?

        • May 21, 2019 at 7:35 pm
          FurriePrincess says:
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          Then you haven’t seen the latest. New research and development project at a CA university to create a way to convert methane to carbon dioxide.as methane is a worse on greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

          • May 22, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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            That is awesome Furrie. It is absolutely the lesser of two evils. There is also research being done on how to convert CO2 into a less harmful substance as well.

            R&D of new and unique ways of doing things will always be expensive. Doing things the same old way after identifying that it is causing problems will always be difficult to move away from.

            Again, it doesn’t hurt to try and make the world a better place through actions that reduce our impact. The earth will be just fine without us, and at some point, likely will be. Let’s try to delay that.



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