Stiglitz and the WEF: Making the Connection between Climate Change and Economics

Jan 23, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Common Dreams

The World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos this week. Why is the WEF vital for climate change? As Greenpeace's Kumi Naidoo put it , "to appeal to the most powerful that they have to move beyond an obsession with preserving a system that drives economic inequality, environmental destruction and violence." Naidoo continues: "Voices for change are ... (more)

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SpaceBlues

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Update what you know with this article.

Did you know "Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said that the financial costs linked to climate change represent the biggest threat to global economy?"

Deniers of hurricane Sandy, it has "cost New York City at least $154 million in over-time and $134 million to provide emergency services and recovery and relief programs; and it cost insurance companies up to $25 billion in claims. But much of the storm's losses, in property damage or labor hours lost, are not covered by insurance. As of January 10, 2013, the following funds had been approved in New York to help families and communities recover, according to FEMA:$838,883,227.54 to assist individuals and households; $742,851,828.25 for housing; and $96,031,399.29 for needs assistance."
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No it cost the rate payers and the tax payers. Will you ever get it right?
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phud fetid feces face fiend wrote:
Will you ever get it right?
Will you ever bobbittize it?
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litesong wrote:
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Will you ever bobbittize it?
And you think topix doesn’t know what you publish? Attacks on me won't delete or erase what you are and what you do. You should stop making an ASSumption of your---self before you know the facts. Do contact topix to satisfy your accusations of the reprint BS your posting of what I said. You are a dumbASSumption of your---self again.

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