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Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Insurers Working to Fight Climate Change, Even if Republican Politicians Won't

January 25th, 2012 by


Insurers have a vested interest in tackling climate change. They’re already seeing its effects, with record disasters year after year, costing them billions of dollars. They have looked closely at the science, for the most part, and seen that things are only going to get worse. As such, in recent years, they’ve started speaking out and trying to encourage strong climate action. Their bottom line depends on not having to cover the effects of too many strong climate disasters. Our good friend Andrew Burger recently covered the most current climate change–insurance company news over on the site of another friend and occasional Planetsave write, Tom Schueneman. So, rather than get into that myself, here’s a full repost of Andrew’s piece:

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

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