Insurance crisis is over!
Sweeping legal reforms pass. House Bill 837 will make it harder and more expensive to sue insurance companies | March 24
This is such good news! No longer must we worry about the insurance crisis plaguing Florida. As per the article, House Bill 837 will make it harder and more expensive to sue insurance companies. This closes the loop. Previous to this legislation, Florida residents were forced to accept the insurance companies’ coverage models, their terms and conditions, their definition of loss, and we are forced to trust their good nature while figuring out reimbursement for losses. To this our enlightened governor and state Legislature have added restrictions on legal remedies. We’re forced to take what they offer, pay through the nose, be cheated out of rightful compensation, and as of this legislation, forgo legal remedies for bad behavior by the insurance companies. We must take what we’re given and don’t complain. The crisis is over!
Jon Crawfurd, Gulfport
The Shakespearean view
Trump legal woes pose test for governor | March 21
The “Trump legal woes” headline calls to mind a Shakespearean comment: “Sounds and fury signifying nothing.” Legal matters never seem to worry Donald Trump.
Mortimer Brown, Lutz
Grim warning on climate change
On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its latest assessment on climate change, drawing on the findings of hundreds of scientists throughout the world. The assessment details the devastating impacts of rising greenhouse gas emissions, including destruction of homes, loss of crops and fragmentation of communities.
Animal agriculture is responsible for at least 15% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, including nitrous oxide from animal waste piles, methane from ruminant digestion and carbon dioxide from burning forests to create animal pastures.
In an environmentally sustainable world, meat and dairy products in our diet must be replaced by vegetables, fruits and grains, just as fossil fuels are replaced by wind, solar and other emission-free energy sources.
Our favorite supermarket offers a rich variety of plant-based meat and dairy products. It enables each of us to reduce our carbon footprint, even as we improve our health and reduce animal cruelty.
Todd Tate, Tampa