Last week, NBC's In Depth report by Robert Bazell elaborated on an earlier NBC story about El Nino that failed to put it in the context of global warming. Now Mark Potter has filed an In Depth report on the crisis in Florida caused by skyrocketing real estate premiums for coastal property. The state legislature is in special session debating rate regulation. "The insurance industry says the real villain is bad weather, eight Florida hurricanes in just two years," Potter pointed out, yet he too failed to address the extent to which global warming makes coastal housing more vulnerable to extreme weather and therefore more costly to insure. Expect Bazell to file a follow-up soon.
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