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  •  large sections of the planet vacant? (6+ / 0-)

    In order to significantly reduce the risk of human death due to severe weather, you would have to empty out large sections of the planet -- which would then put so much additional stress on the remaining sections that it would probably cause more problems. And where exactly are those risk-free areas? Where do you move to that is "safe" and will remain so over the next 30 years or 50? And can you find a job there, and a house you can afford? And, as one Inuit woman patiently explained to me, even if people are very nice to you, it's not your place, it's not the land where your spirit and your people belong.

    To me it makes more sense to accept that as humans, we live in a natural world that is inherently somewhat risky, and from time to time that risk hits you or someone you know. I haven't looked at the numbers recently, but I'm quite sure fewer people (even cute children) in the US die from tornados and hurricanes than from car crashes, gun accidents, domestic violence, medical negligence, or obesity.

    •  but those numbers are different regionally (0+ / 0-)

      no point in preparing for an ice storm in LA, but CT? we get those.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:47:09 AM PDT

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