At some point, the costs for ignoring climate change will reach the point that conservatives won't be able to ignore them anymore. Unfortunately, by then, it may well be too late and we'll have both the costs of mitigating against future warming AND the costs of the warming that's already occurred.<quoted text>
How about a "3 strikes and you're out" policy when it comes to coastal/flood plains? House destroyed the third time, no more national bailout insurance on your beachfront property.
This would pit the climate change deniers money where their mouths are. In a free market, they now get to take all the risks vs. the reward with no government safety net as no private insurance company would play.
But realistically, the scamming insurance would. They'd just declare bankruptcy when it comes to paying out after boodles of bonuses were paid to the executives. Then place blame on the government.
"Privatize the profits, Socialize the losses" is the name of the game now.
Typical rightwing short-sightedness - prioritizing short-term reward over long-term costs. Just like always.