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Re: Barun's op-ed

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
i believe this is factually incorrect, at least in the US-

the US gulf [of mexico] coast and atlantic coast is regularly visited by

cyclones/hurricanes and, afaik, none of the tracking is done
by private insurance funded agencies. all the tracking
is done by _government_ agencies, primarily the
us national weather service. it is this 'free' information
that private media disseminates via broadcast and cable.


"Dr. Sanjeev Sabhlok" wrote:

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> Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!

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> Couldn't agree more. Insurance-weather forecasting linkup is
> necessary. Will endorse this to those who decide these things. SS
> From: Liberty Institute <liberty@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in>
> Subject: Orissa's Cyclone - a man-made disaster


> In many parts of the world, weather forecasting is an attractive
> proposition. Linked with the insurance sector, this is the most
> tool for dissemination of such information to rural communities and
> fisher-folks. In a competitive marketplace, there would be a premium
> quality of such information. And the incentive structure would be such
> it would make business sense to provide advance information about such
> event, to ensure that adequate precautions are taken to minimize the
> and to institute relief and rebuilding process at the earliest.

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