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6-25-14 12:10pm Garland: on global warming

Jun 25, 2014|

Garland talks global warming with Val Marmillion of America's Wetland Foundation and Matt Lewis of the Risky Business Project.

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So I can. Predict this sounds. And automobiles. All over the cell. The listening right now people going. Now we're talking about global warming more more time news it's called risky business. And then sell them instead of from the federal government instead of from condemn -- and it come from a bipartisan. Group of prominent. Former business. People. And cultural issues. One of them you remember him repulsion. Treasures that during George Bush who says going to be increasingly difficult. Foreign about it regardless parties through the resume problem global warming. Says zero to study concludes the business community by applying a major business -- the science of risk. Men. And his always wanna talk about the environment wetland global warming uncle -- for involved Mormon -- and spokesperson had hoped. America's wetland foundation -- welcomes George always appreciated that time. And Garland scurried -- installed but around Euro area and ask -- how much waters rise Smart. -- Doc anywhere I want program them. All bill. So what about the -- -- national. Well get out there -- Great man coastal restoration advocates. Should be out and vote on it goes to cut out the word about coast now places. By the economy and are actually in eighty wetlands as it great salt water in some places. He showed me where the canals started then it was over ten feet of water below me and he went a little bit a tree and then. About 200 feet Garland from the agent what's now be widened in coastal was about sports -- And I would -- -- -- like that I hear people talk about the beta I'm -- It's sore -- is -- blight. Dot believe it is sort art PP -- believe it they treat that water over that Bryant and -- and its outlook. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Aborted. The parish to deceived great levied that they get billed as I gonna have been you fact. You know we've never. First let me say that we -- foundation and we are very much committed to building wetlands and if you don't have been surround. Let -- that are being built you do at your target money to good. You must do you -- If you go to protect populations. You need that -- -- gate strong and the only way let me answer. Is we built. -- back and build around those let these very large hadron wetlands and marsh at LP in state Israel. You know -- are Broderick and you're talking about the and cultural and obviously. Talking about bills without that canal our business and get done. Or look at this morning and and -- written in Norfolk Virginia where we've got them at the turn labeled center. That the bathroom when they abuse is gathered. And move forward build ships transport ships to have maintained ships. End and there are saying than they'd be saying they're very concerned and they're gonna start making. Strong tough decisions concerning global warming. But this article. Interviews three people in. Norfolk. Virginia. Yeah here's the quote from two of them. -- we plotted in the past five years three times. Lost a good bit of business and food costs is about 1020 counsel or. But I don't believe in rising sea levels creditable and to highlight. The fact of the matter is we're a little breathing and living planet is just part of the plants like. It says because some. You be just the listeners that the show but I couldn't fielding. A whole lot of people believe that. I have two thoughts on that we used to live in -- world world leaders at the world glare. And soon sooner or later. Science caught up with the world and we began to understand that we there in Tibet. And breeding world that was round. And Hewitt gone back in time and go back in history in here so that that news that people -- We're perpetrated upon them. And then we will bidding with the regret being greeting true. Sea level rise particularly in south Louisiana. Where we can prove to do this differently we can change the course of this discussion. We go back to our -- -- I was in cap would screw on the Louisiana -- And the one thing we were told as the largest take care take it -- it it will take their view. And that article also -- signs very very clear signs when it's in trouble and it's doing that right now. In wide wherever the political debate about it just -- deep puddles. We get gotten their -- -- beat you real quick can live raw. Honda's other -- or not four point were you -- a group in this well. And for undermined -- grouped together we were back there walking through them. Old stomping grounds on the swamped -- into the guy that told as he goes for a emperor. And the agreed caught some. At the bridge there and Solomon just captured them -- to blow. And they were stone crap. That social order for. It in to. Our. Governor right back to a good break -- rubber that we would call it the thing to think. You column -- you've got questions concerning global warming people believe that on. Call 2010. To exit row warning it's probably. Over again who were in the country at 66889. And zero cent. Repairing it about a new report promote bipartisan. Group of prominent business people. It's called risky business were actually -- via project communication road runner that power. I'm talking about -- million about a bold courses with -- America's wetland bone vision values are Whitman. At Arlington. I hope it's about something bad that just discovered and I think this says the potential to do -- -- the whole debate. Where if you believe or don't believe doesn't make eighteen -- day. What happened was a -- small story weren't too big insurance companies. Outside of Chicago sued I think it was sworn the 25 municipalities. She wrote in Chicago. Including Chicago. Saying that they were not preparing for a global warming. And they filed a lawsuit in the quickly retrieved it took away that way. So when got a spokesman for the insurance companies that's why did you do that just because there was nothing to witness said the -- That that would warning across -- bow wow. We're saying to all news. News we have shareholders. All of the major insurers and companies believe global warming but more importantly. The re insurance companies that -- put themselves at upper big storm. Or totally convinced. And -- -- to put our shareholders. Are are -- to stay in business. A -- cities towns states. Preparing for global warming. If you walk I heard him we didn't -- if you wanted when we play and only drew about fifteen minutes. Does that take the whole debate wage should -- the message now beat. If we don't do -- -- you're going to be able to forge business and home insurance one. -- the answers. -- resounding yes and these economic forces the larger ones are starting to understand. That it's going to cost a lot of money we don't get our arms around this and began to adapt to this change -- October 2010 we issued a -- report on sea level rise in climate variation. At a world built -- dialogues we hosted in Louisiana. And reissued disparities in that we -- partner re entry cheek. That's it over the next thirty years well related 2030. We would -- 308. Billion dollars in losses. Deep to right agencies and longer lasting storm that brought about but there's. So this waters and the -- all destroys the outpace the -- to the table going to be the insurance industry doesn't wanna pay. Outrageous claims because we get -- arms around the problem we do. For me correct me apart when they're used to that in fact it's more good news. Miami Herald I was reading big front page story of the parts of Miami could be should be might be. Under the water hundreds of millions of dollars in laws -- and it is one. I think that what we've all users and those that don't believe latch and -- and could be should be might be. And it did it is it's 2030. Of yours way he get -- of the things to worry about. But -- the messages. For at all. The insurance company is right now very soon. August break. If they don't see the protection being implement. It that an argument that nobody can argue win and as I did do. Well it's certainly people who want to believe in science and the old two in just -- holy Grail the economy along. Ken Ken Abbott argued that the banquet. There was study just released it's a grand but it. Third of an inch a year one point 83 inches over the last I years and it's land. Greater I think he asked on the trajectory and greater than Arctic region which you just mentioned this was the Orleans yesterday. It's happening all around -- so why can't we grass. What's going on here in Louisiana and begin demonstrating how we can change so that we can be leader and really challenge at this stage in the entire -- That just to make what you just said about Rendell hearkens back to the interview with the people who -- or four. Who -- it three times in five years and said hey Charles cycle it's all part of the that the earth. But wouldn't wouldn't somebody's -- to my child or young people. When you think. You're gonna get in the car were. So were raising your insurance what does that government. People started driving safer they start making the changes that that forces. They would when I heard these insurance companies say. We're look at our profit. We're looking at being reassured when there's storm. And if -- people choose not to believe in global warming we don't care. Well the party. Parties started and you know we can't the congress -- for two years astronomical. Size in church rates. I bet you had been shot across about a year. The federal government's not gonna keep subsidizing insurance rates along the Gulf Coast accent. -- made that decision and they put it off a little bit but are people need to understand we need to become more scary. -- change. I don't care what anyone calls it we just need to get on coastal restoration. It's the only thing that can -- It is rising tide in subsided that we page to the greatest extent in the world out the. And out of in my T propelled from long probably about three years ago. He and his cohorts had. Discovered. How to do form sentences. Out of the sunlight to -- fallen tree. Takes sunlight converts it to energy they learned how to do that. Welcome trying to do is create these solar -- -- reports shall work. And it was a three legged stool. They could doom all three separately. They could do to together. But they didn't have the money or the church time to put all three together. And and quite frankly and hurting thing more about it. But I picked up this last -- it -- you kind of a private. Publication from Citigroup -- or global perspectives. And they're talking about disruptive. Innovations. What they talk about lithium ion. Redux will battle reasons that have been very long life. They can be used for grid storage like utilities. Then they have lithium iron battle Britain's. Smaller. That can be used for infrastructure storing applications. Office residential. And maybe even course Panasonic to work and on it in -- Sony Toshiba. Polanski Gordan. If this kind of thing comes about. The everything we can do to minimize global warming. Happens immediately right. Well it there art. Let's get on two year major point about inflation and -- research and development. We at -- -- -- nation that really prided ourselves on science and engineering in great -- like these innovations. And -- Have a debate about science and religion which makes no sense because as a as the world progresses. We have to become smarter about how we manage to do it will -- resource. And just -- -- talking about is the product. The Smart people get -- again and thank -- out -- logical answers to some problems. Page so yes we can come up with the -- industries and change. Restoration is gonna occur but -- not do it by going to be a big political. Reason. It just seemed like -- -- and a our audience with -- Rush Limbaugh on this stage in the Al Gore on stage and all of their era. People that believe the -- was sitting on each side of the the hall. And and we said to. Al Gore. Would you be for profits in this country on innovation and and patents. That would benefit -- make more money more drops. Said the same thing Rush Limbaugh. I'm sure that's the only thing that they could both agree on and if we did that it seemed like four on the verge of -- The debate over global warming. Goes away web where am I thinking brawl. You're not thinking wrong and what people need to do laid down their arms chilly each side absolutely no good reason that -- At -- bit weird weird situation. Where to get elected. People give up anything including this wonderful place that we call all. And you either at the conservative or liberal that's ridiculous we broke -- We grew up as Louisiana citizens did that. Greatest natural resource on her work together to protect them -- we need to get back to that that the political. A low key step on the sidelines through. Well we're -- we do when the show's over for good as -- the most important question. And cannot come live with him. You get my vote out of the water fortunately I was talk about Grand Island isolated -- who has been at the second largest. Threatened. Little island around and I got about a water cleaning the bottoming out goes under court. Well that I had to have a little bit occasionally Q where is again it's about six months ago in New York right. I don't than actually in the polices and drive. I expected to beaches all over the place -- you know -- rebates. Adobe is there it's a porous rock that you don't -- they and it Juba. And all the storms hit a bullet yet you have the. And it appropriate to. Well always a prop a pleasure thank you thank you board should do for -- -- ago but. It. Well thank you mark -- -- -- an -- ago and talked to a -- -- sues -- yeah. Project communication -- director of war. The bipartisan group -- businesspeople and public officials that now say -- global warming believers and give Britain. I'm quite hear the clicking off of reviews all products sell when -- say you yeah outs. We're -- you're throwing global warming bubble turns all its -- they're. It's all part of -- article brisk business. And part that made it is -- so by partisan group. Yeah there's some public official of the business people. And if you -- Miami Herald you pick up the newspaper nor approved Virginian on the number of other coastal cities. -- photographs. And excerpts of this study that basically Saturday. Global warming 40. And business people member of congress people ought to be worried about. Billions hundreds of billions of dollars in damages element. And we are thought it would be great -- we got somebody associated with the risky business. And we -- Matt Lewis. Who's via projects communication characters. Matt appreciate it to -- thank you much. On -- the -- we're in the self fear. And usually if you -- -- a conversation or or get of the road that they -- -- you bring a globe warm. I I think it gets a fair point -- I'd point out that we're not really talking about what we need to do about global warming in terms of the government's role or any kind of public policy. We really will work we've done is we've taken a classic business approach and what businesses do best -- American businesses do best and anyone in the world. It take now piece of data. Analyze it further risks and opportunities in -- for the data and invest in adapt accordingly. -- and I don't eat all your listeners would agree that no one competes with United States. When it comes to innovation when it comes to identifying problems and figuring out innovative solutions to them. And so are our approach is related take that a framework and say okay. Regardless of what you think's the cause is the sea level is rising it is getting hotter parts of the country. No one -- -- one of the people on this committee witnesses is Gregory pages that the executive chairman of Cargill and apple -- largest private company in the United States. And it's one of the largest agribusiness companies in the world. And his point is we see changes coming regardless of which -- attributed to it in our own self interest and business leaders to be in the best position to not. This suffered damages from the changes and try to figure out how can we in his state solutions to the problems that come. Won't -- -- stores and in yours today. Her level -- Norfolk Virginia where we're based most of our -- -- capabilities. Maybe agrees and they're they're getting rated take measures to add to minimize the risk. But the people nor poco and we are women did -- a lot of people I'm in an interview of people that are in here are some of the quotes. -- elbow exploded in the past five years three time. Also a little bit of -- little food but 101000 books per person. Profoundly right on the don't believe -- -- levels and used Bundchen Heidi the effective manner we're living breathing planet living planet that's just part. Other plans cycle. Is is the study. Something that removes it from these civilian. Debate incentives to business people. The sea level rise is Rio. You better do some. Well they called it. Where and when do good British risk assessment. Risked his and that's exactly right and just not not paid not to think that -- coming in again at this and beginning America's businesspeople on business leaders to better than anyone. What need to happen to make sure that there profitable sustainable as that business enterprises. But I think I'm gonna go with the US -- -- and when it comes to the sea level rise. I think those guys that those men and women know a thing or two that the ocean. And I'm not in the position to second guess. The United States -- When in this study. I have visions of thousands of scientists all all over the world saying. Global warming. You can debate that -- leveled or rising -- scripts don't quote group. Do you have scientist. On the business side of this that took a look at the numbers so go look at the studies and said okay we believed it. Well absolutely it -- that appear question and the people if people regulators wanted to go to www. Risky business dot ORG. They can download the study itself could see -- on our review panel. And that included people like Kerry Emanuel who's Oceanside Vista masters is -- -- technology. -- is himself a Republican and conservative and I just wanna point out you know have our work -- -- plot might my -- in nuclear engineers I grew up. And very technical science household. And these people are inherently conservative. Scientists are incredibly self critical -- -- -- at the time external. What's gone on there all the time they're fighting with each other over the accuracy of their data and analysis and so. This is part of the process we had a number of the time. Scientists respected scientists to moderate review panel they look at the numbers we actually derived most of our statistics on this from the ocean science. And so so they were involved in the study very much I think the -- began. It did business leaders know what to do with good data inside his job is to sort of be analyzed the data and I think what they think it means. A business person's job is to Angela in the world and actually do something with it. And so when you make that connection between the expertise to businesspeople in terms of. Free marketplace. Free and open exchange products and services and -- that provide you with good analysis and data to inform your business practices that are really talking about this because that's. So it's like a pretty good argument gym where you can view a few more minutes. No it didn't take quick break. Good level it's so very very in pursuing stuff they've been revealed. Risky business it's called risky business project. Number a bit of people who qualified sciences business people that understand. Risk management in -- -- have come out and said -- We know the cities of rising. -- and Nevada. Awards -- given word -- by global warming in particular. Seat rides. And were spotlighting. -- new study called risky business. And the reports followed by a group of bipartisan. Prominent business people publicly troops on burden Moore's. Who Ortega look and sing to business this is all important risk management. We see indices rising -- victory would take a look at science. And it is just let them debate and appears in business for better -- get -- We have a -- closed with this risky visit project communication. Is director Matt. I had couple of major insurance companies on the -- -- -- Where they had sued over -- municipalities. Small towns outside of Chicago. Saying that -- not preparing for global warming and secure -- -- consume you. And then they took the lawsuit way. And I as commit they took that way because there's nothing to and they said -- shot over the bow of every city in this country. -- you reinsurance people. Telling laws they were good reinsurer after storms. If they don't see movement in protecting infrastructures. And urged shareholders are telling us they're -- they would do it's that they don't see evidence and we're not going to be paying all that goes in the future. Doesn't that pretty much killed -- quote global warming debate. And say to businesspeople and homeowners. If you want -- god you didn't appear -- a whole lot more all or wouldn't turn this thing -- In -- and -- I think -- put your finger -- it really important point here which is -- the business environment is designed to maximize profit. And that as it should be an easy profits -- threatened regardless of what business your hand you're gonna take steps to protect your bottom line. That that's the nature of capitalism that's the nature free markets and that's that's one of the things that's great about America is businesses can determine the marketplace. What their customers are going to do what kind of behavior the customers are gonna exhibit and and adjust accordingly. There's another piece to this that it is really important in particular. If you were concerned about the size of government like I am. Now we all don't we ought to prevent the government from getting to BA from raising taxes Stephanie I think most Americans agree on and it for the most part. Here's the challenge. The federal government insurer of last resort. -- -- Happens when -- private insurers pull out of the marketplace. Well when people's homes flutter when that businesses would return to the federal government to help build on now. Status of people would say you know it if you build your house and a flood plain he built too close to the notion that your problem he should take now on. I think that there's you know that you you can detected debatable -- -- it -- it was. We're at 40% of our population living on the -- well. And that and that is that is the real problem here I think did it at the end of the day that primary role of the United States government has to protect and serve the people. And if you got people are getting displaced these businesses are being destroyed his columns are flooding the federal government and have to kind of man -- even -- it's just putting up shelters which we don't ever have imagined happening but somebody's got to pay for that. And that is the key thing that somebody is gonna be taxpayer and so one of the. Things that would document -- part of risky business is. How much risk are we willing to take on as a country -- will have to significantly increase the federal budget. To help pay for recovery from these disasters expect. Actually when we know from our now says. That we still have options to reduce the risk to reduce our exposure to these types of outcomes if we start to change our investment decisions and business decisions today and so people wanna go to www. Risky business dot orgy. They can learn about the type of thing and this is a very hard headed. Analysis made for business people. To understand look there's risks out there. The American business community is is best in the world analyzing opportunities and risks and and taking action accordingly. And so we're hopeful that they'll take a look at this and -- and they you know to do -- this data to protect our about. Why what -- what -- have been applied talk to a billion Truman's series look at Bruce can business start or. He's totally convinced but he serves you know China is is building that could trillion coal fired plants every week. And it doesn't matter a lot we do you -- we just can turn it. I you know there's a lot of I've been here but it -- China business myself and I think that there's no question China's gonna have to play a big role. And in both addressing this problem the reality is China has huge environmental pollution problems that are threatening its economy. There is that it came out from MIT a few months ago that that the average Chinese person like has been shortened by five years by air pollution all on. So let's talk about it here economy from from from a problem but I think that there's a couple pieces of this is sending it. Paulson a former Treasury Secretary under George W. Bush who -- this project that he says. It really mean the United States has the preeminent position in the world as a country on on most topics -- not at all. And China is is trying to do the right thing but they're certainly not gonna go further. And the United States is like to go and so I think there's a role for American businesses to help lead the way. And frankly we're better indicating -- better creating new technology we've got the best research universities we got investors you know -- create new companies. And that's the sort of thing that we just need to speed Japanese celery for an address this problem that scale. 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