My answer to What will be the best investment for the next 10-20 years?
Answer by Desmond Last:
They may not be saying anything and they will not until it is too late. But money is getting worried and Government money is getting scared.
Are you Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook? Have you just began to realise that you have Facebook Hell and Money Heaven before you. That you need a physical network, an infrastructure to exist. But it can be brought down by climate change. But you are also potentially the world’s first emergency communication system.
Do you know how many people are going to die of bush-fires in the next 20 years?
Do you know how many homes are going to be destroyed by bush-fires in the next 20 years? By floods? By mudslides?
Are you the U.S Joint Chief of Staffs wondering “Hell yeah. What happens if the big one starts in a flood or an earthquake?”
Do you know when the lake is going to fill up with water so you can sell boats again? Are you the CEO of Brunswick Marine and wondering who you are going to sell boats to when there is no water?
Are you Richard Branson wondering if now is a good time to sell Virgin Airlines as you study the weather projections for the next 10 years.
Are you the CEO of Amazon and have just blinked as you realise how vulnerable your supply chain is to Climate Change.
Are you the board of Walmart and have just finished reading the risk analysis of floods to your stock?
Are you the Australian Government who is spending more on more on the effects of Climate Change, and wondering why it is your Treasury Bills are not getting the same trade as the last issue?
Are you Thomas Buberl the CEO of AXA the world's largest insurer asking yourself “Why me?” “Why am I the one who is going to the most hated insurance man in the world for tripling insurance premiums”.
Are the architects at SOM. Wondering what the load factor will be in 20 years time at the weakest point in the highest wind of your next tall building?
Maybe you are Theresa May the U.K Prime Minster looking at the projected sea levels in a 120 mph Gale off Hinkley the site of the proposed nuclear power station.
Or are you the San Francisco Fire Chief looking at your disaster management plan and saying we cannot move all these people and “What do you mean the Golden Gate bridge may fail?”
If it will stop a disaster man-made or not. If it can be used in a disaster. If it can model and predict a disaster. If it can clean-up after a disaster. If it can find and store water and provide power. If it can house and feed a lot of people. if it is food that can be stored and is weatherproof. If it can supply power with any fuel. Invest in it. For that is the future.