With record snowstorms crippling New England, R Street Institute Senior Fellow and Editor-in-Chief R.J. Lehmann was a guest this week on the nationally syndicated public radio program On Point with Tom Ashbrook (a co-production of National Public Radio and Boston’s WBUR) for a discussion of extreme weather, climate change and the impact of both on business and the economy. Also joining were Frank Nutter, president of the Reinsurance Association of America, and Laurie Johnson, chief economist in the climate center of the National Resources Defense Council. Among the topics covered were the National Flood Insurance Program, federal agriculture supports, the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, the disaster-planning framework put forward by the SmarterSafer coalition and the inadvisability of a national catastrophe fund.

You can hear the whole segment below.