The United States has already seen nine weather disasters this year that have caused $1 billion or more in damage, tying the record set in 2008. The total for all the disasters is about $35 billion.
“The year 2011 has already established itself in the record books as a historic year for weather-related disasters, and it is not over — in fact, hurricane season is just getting under way,” NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathryn D. Sullivan told the Senate Appropriations Committee in late July.
If these are correlated with global warming, it would seem entirely logical for our government to invest in more renewable resources. A billion dollars worth of investment would probably curb the damage cost (~$35 billion) from weather disasters. Alright government, are you ready to start thinking about the people?