Friday, September 23, 2005

Lovely Rita

Isn't watching this hurricane a little like rubber necking? I heard last night on the radio (The World; specific segment) while sitting in the grocery store parking lot that the insurance companies have a catastrophic model that tells them that storms like this will be more frequent and stronger. The interviewer said, "Are you saying that these storms are man-made?" (His previous question had been about global warming.) The interviewee wouldn't go that far, but she did say that their models say that global warming is real. She just wouldn't pinpoint the cause of global warming. It made me wonder if it won't be long before some companies will be pushing the government to do something about global warming. I mean, how many more Ivans, Katrinas, and Ritas can insurance companies pay for?