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Katrina and Her Policy Waves

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Katrina and Her Policy Waves

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A year on, global warming alarmists are still exploiting Hurricane Katrina and the intense hurricane season of 2005 for political purposes.  Contrary to what they say, the science linking global warming with hurricanes remains a field of active inquiry and dispute.  Moreover, diverting precious resources into policies designed to reduce global warming rather than strengthen our resiliency in the face of hurricanes actually harms people in hurricane-prone areas.  Instead, government policies should concentrate on reducing perverse incentives that encourage development in hurricane-prone areas.