The Insurance Industry is one of the places where there is more frank discussion and recognition of the realities of climate change. They have incentive to be honest about it because they have to pay out for the increasing number of weather ‘disasters’. Below is a quote from an article. The presentation was given at the RIMS 16 Conference and indicates a significantly faster sea level rise than the above article.
Think sea level rise will be moderate and something we can all plan for? Think again. Sea levels could rise by much…www.insurancejournal.com
Margaret Davidson, NOAA’s senior advisor for coastal inundation and resilience science and services, and Michael Angelina, executive director of the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance, offered their take on climate change data in a conference session titled “Environmental Intelligence: Quantifying the Risks of Climate Change.”
Davidson said recent data that has been collected but has yet to be made official indicates sea levels could rise by roughly 3 meters or 9 feet by 2050–2060, far higher and quicker than current projections. Until now most projections have warned of seal level rise of up to 4 feet by 2100.