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Insurance Business | 14 Oct 2013, 08:30 AM Agree 0
Floods, fires, storms – natural disasters in Australia are becoming more frequent and devastating. So what can the industry do to tackle climate change?
  • John Curtin | 14 Oct 2013, 09:46 AM Agree 0
    I have never read so much crap. A headline that says Industry must be carbon neutral. The majority couldn't give a bugger about a non existant problem. Beat up by scientists who are more concerned about gaining grants to feather their nests.
    If you want a clean environment then fight smog causing pollution, not spend billions of dollars that will have no effect on temperature.
  • Robert Cooper | 14 Oct 2013, 11:14 AM Agree 0
    What? "A non-existent problem"? That attitude should have died out back when John Curtin was Prime Minister. But more than that, what do you think smog causing pollution is? What do you think are the ramifications of not doing anything about reducing smog causing pollution? Why knock thousands of scientists who have higher intelligence and qualifications than the rest of us when they advise us of the consequences of not reducing smog causing pollution (another term for carbon by the way) to weather and more extreme variations around the world. Then if you are in the Insurance Industry, you might care about reducing the risk and ultimately the costs (including rising insurance premiums) for our clients. Who else do we get to advise about our environment? Scientists or your silly conservative shock jocks which the climate sceptics seem to prefer to gain their knowledge from? Setting an example as an industry by becoming carbon neutral is an excellent idea. We should be doing more listening and giving the environment the benefit of the doubt instead of simply dismissing the increasing and mounting evidence. Otherwise it will cost our industry dearly.
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