16 Oct '11, 11am

Why the insurance industry won’t save us from climate change

Why the insurance industry won’t save us from climate change

Malibu is a notoriously high-risk area, prone to landslides, but that doesn't stop people from paying high premiums to live there. Photo: Stephen A myth floats around among those seeking free-market solutions to climate change that insurers will be a positive force. Insurers are worried about the impact of climate on their business model. They will increase rates. Expensive insurance will drive people off the coasts. People and property won't be as affected by coastal storms. Most recently, Fast Company asked whether trillion-dollar storms will drive us off the coasts : "Just how long until large chunks of America's coastline become virtually uninsurable, starting with Lower Manhattan? Some would say this is a good thing, a perfect example of markets appropriately pricing risk and (dis-)incentivizing people accordingly." There's only one problem: This market-driven solutio...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-10-13-free-marke...

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