As weather extremes become the norm, taxpayers must foot the bill for climate chaos

The final tally of Great Lakes flood damage is still being calculated. But as U.S. President Donald Trump hints he will pull out of the Paris climate agreement, experts are warning that taxpayers must be prepared to eventually spend big in order to cope with a changing climate in the Great Lakes Basin.

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  • The Butterfly

    Translation: They want your money and they’ll make up any reason to get at it.

  • andycanuck

    You know, the Great Lakes like receding Ontario that the CBC was saying 10 years ago were going to dry up into nothing because of Global Warming.

    • Alain

      What really disappoints me is that I still cannot grow mangos and citrus fruit on my farm in spite of the promise of global warming.

  • andycanuck

    BTW, we’re on what? a 15-year trend of little hurricane activity and lower than average tornado strikes in the U.S.

    • vimy

      They will rise if the temperature trend goes into a cooling mood.They have been pretty flat for a decade or more.

  • Millie_Woods

    The taxpayer already pays anyway.

  • Linda1000

    Zzzzzz… buy more rubber duckies, they can swim and maybe suck up some of the water at the same time. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41ac2f1eae595a99d7b2a774f52d6021c5aea331ded3f318313d66d4e21dde03.jpg

    • Slickfoot

      Cripes, global warming is turning penguins into puffins

      • FactsWillOut

        Oh the humanity!

    • Alain

      If this is not photo shopped what can I say other than those are not penguins, but they have a lot more to offer than McKenna.

      • FactsWillOut

        It’s real. Just when you think it couldn’t get worse, there it is.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The solution to everything is poverty at the hands of the government.

  • Sharkibark

    “Struggling to cope with climate chaos.” What… is winter no longer cold? Summer hot? Rain wet? I don’t get it. 😛

  • Spatchcocked

    You moron….of course the taxpayer will foot the bill….the taxpayer if you didn’t know pays for Everything.

  • FactsWillOut

    So, its insurance companies and the private sector out, and the government in!
    Sieg fucking heil.

  • Shebel

    I live on a hill—
    Fuck Off.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Thank you.
      My laugh of the day.

  • Shebel

    The only Folk paying their Draconian taxes any more are –
    Patriots and Fools.