“If the future remembers any corporate villain from 2022, it will be Stuart Kirk. The satirically titled head of ‘responsible investment’ at HSBC

‘There’s always some nut job telling me about the end of the world,’ he told the Financial Times’s Moral Money conference – and I haven’t made that title up either. ‘Who cares if Miami is six metres underwater in 100 years? Amsterdam has been six metres underwater for ages and that’s a really nice place.’“



The (not so) funny thing is that -- even ignoring the millions of deaths and refugees elsewhere and the resulting wars and geopolitical upheaval -- allowing Miami to be six meters below sea level in 100 years would require a gigantic investment, and might sink manay an insurance company if it's not done quickly/well enough.
That money, btw, would be way more effectively spent *preventing* that sea level rise, as he would know if he ever talked to his colleagues from insurance.

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