June 13, 2009

"Notable Quotes"

"The insurance industry has not been a passive beneficiary of the widespread perception that carbon dioxide drives extreme weather events. This industry — generally considered the world’s largest with $3-trillion in annual revenues — has been quietly working to manufacture the global warming consensus since the 1970s, when it first warned that CO2 could lead to “the pollution of the Earth’s atmosphere,” then an almost unheard-of claim. Through its work with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its member governments, through its sponsorship of international conferences on climate change, through its funding of environmental groups around the world and through its presence in academia, the insurance industry has helped make public opinion pliable to its perspective."


Lawrence Solomon

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