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Floods, hurricanes and the cost of home insurance

AFTER Hurricane Sandy we’ve had the usual claims that climate change is going to make life more expensive for us all. We also get the same thing being said here in the UK whenever there’s a flood. The idea being that as climate change makes floods and hurricanes and tempests and cyclones and disasters and Aiiiieee!we’reallgonnadie!  more likely then the expense of these things is going to continue to rise.

Rebuilding after them will become ever more expensive, house insurance, hurricane insurance, flood insurance, all will be come more expensive as a result of climate change. As all of those things have been getting more expensive in recent years and it’s all climate change’s fault.

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Posted: 7th, November 2012 | In: Money | Comment

The Sun gives free boat with news of Superstorm Sandy

THE Sun produces the juxtaposition that reports on Superstorm Sandy – the weather event that happened where big media live (so overshadowing every other news event on planet Earth, including the death of more than 50 people in Haiti from Hurricane Sandy). Above the headline, the Sun thought it apposite to offer readers a “City Police Boat” made of Lego.

The best ever juxtaposed headlines are here.


Posted: 31st, October 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

David Bowie was right: freed by Hurricane Sandy rats attack New York

HURRICANE Sandy was bad. Can it be made worse? Watch out for the…


Lynne Peeples spots rats:

…storm waters from Hurricane Sandy flood rats out of their underground residences, according to Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, N.Y.

“Rats are incredibly good swimmers,” said Ostfeld. “And they can climb.” In other words, Sandy is unlikely to knock off the resilient rodents, but rather displace them.

According to Ostfeld, this could result in increased risk of infectious diseases carried by urban rats, including leptospirosis, hantavirus, typhus, salmonella, and even the plague. “One of things we know can exacerbate disease is massive dispersal,” he added. “Rats are highly social individuals and live in a fairly stable social structure. If this storm disturbs that, rats could start infesting areas they never did before.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

Hurricane Sandy is here because of those awful gays

THE weather is not something anyone can control, not that religious people understand. They’re like those people who wear lucky underpants, thinking it has any discernible effect on an upcoming football match (your pants/god has about as much influence as the lifeless mop in your kitchen).

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Posted: 30th, October 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)