1. " company, Munich Re, issued this statement: The only plausible explanation for the rise in weather-related catastrophes is climate change. The view that weather extremes are more frequent and intense due to global warming coincides with the current state of scientific knowledge. And that’s not the bad news. The bad news is that on April 6, the U.S. House of Representatives was presented with the following resolution: Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare. The final vote on the resolution? 184 in favor, 240 against. When some future Gibbon limns the decline and fall of our particular civilization, this may be one of the moments he cites."
- Bill McKibben, The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing about Climate Change