"High water risin-risin night and day...it's bad out there. High water everywhere. .. and admit that the waters around you have grown." BD You know that seaside summer cottage you always wanted? Where you could hear the waves roll in and smell the salt air? You might be better off up on the cliff somewhere. There is a new normal and it does not favor low lying areas. This is how we roll. Since man-assisted global climate change cannot be mentioned it need not be acknowledged as real. And if it isn't real, we needn't change our behavior. Which works out great really. When they say there is 30 billion in damage they really mean we can add 30 billion to the GDP. This is creative destruction and stimulus in one wet package. Sort of like when they talk about the "cost" of war they should be talking about the multiplier effect. Milo Minderbinder for President! Some get the fire and smoke. Some get the drought. Some get the flood. Some get the big bonus at the end of the year, like the guy from the Coal Council who was on the radio today, arguing that "we" should be investing in research to come up with "new technology" to make burning coal safe, but in the meantime it is a necessary part of the "energy mix". Since we want to keep all the nice things we've got. High water everywhere.