I'm a little late to the punch on this one, but in case you haven't heard, on Sunday and Monday, most of New England was hit with a powerful storm that dumped 8 inches of rain and battered towns with winds of up to 156 miles an hour.
New York Times has a two-page article on the fallout. But just to make the point that global warming may well be as expensive as a solution for it:
• More than 800 flights were cancelled. Others operated with hours-long delays.
• Power was out at 328,000 homes and businesses in 9 states.
• National Guard troopsas if they don't have enough to handlewere called in to help evacuate homes.
• Commuter rails and scores of major roads were closed.
• At least 9 people died as a result of the storm.
This is just one storm. Think about 3-4 of these every year, year after year. Doesn't looking for a real solution (read: not ethanol) start to sound like the logical thing to do?