Forget flood insurance. Nervous homeowners of America's coastal regions can now hedge against disaster with the help of BetUs.com.
The gambling website is now taking wagers on over 20 global warming scenarios.
Here's a sample:
- "Water World" will become a reality... Bet $100 to win $30,000
- Polar Bears will become extinct by 2010... Bet $100 to win $15,000.
- Florida will be under water by 12/31/11... Bet $100 to win $1,000
- Al Gore will win the 2008 Democratic nomination... Bet $100 to win $1,500
Should you be lucky (unlucky?) enough to cash for $30,000 on "Water World," good luck finding an ATM...or Kevin Costner for that matter.
But, hey, if we're going to go down with the ship... why not do so a few bucks richer?