Climate Change

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News and analysis of the impact of climate change on governments and businesses.

Corporate Giants Favor New Carbon Tax

The Climate Leadership Council has launched a new campaign to promote its carbon tax plan, but even its own strategic partners WRI and…

Chesapeake Bay Island Community Crowd Funds for Climate Change Impacts

After President Trump called Mayor Eskridge last week and told him, "Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe…

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time.…

Santa Barbara Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Clean Power

Santa Barbara's city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th…

1200+ Businesses, Cities and States Tell World “We’re Still In”

Trump may have left Paris, but more than 1,200 cities, counties, businesses, states and NGOs say they intend to advance their support of…

BlackRock Investments: ‘Coal is Dead’

An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that "coal is dead," with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also…

New York AG Accuses ExxonMobil of Climate Change Accounting ‘Sham’

New York's attorney general has accused ExxonMobil of using one set of carbon pricing publicly to shareholders while using another internally. ExxonMobil is…

U.S. Cities, Companies Move Forward on Climate Commitments

Outrage still festers a week after President Trump announced the U.S. would leave the seminal Paris Agreement. But there are plenty of local…

When It Comes to Climate Change, Treat the Cause, Not the Symptoms

Like obesity, climate change also multiple causes. The treatment should address the root cause in order to produce lasting change.

Koch Bros Sponsor Washington Post Energy Coverage

The Washington Post has been revived thanks to Jeff Bezos, and has been key in the resistance against the Trump Administration. So we…

Trump’s Paris Agreement Exit Cedes Climate Leadership to Private Sector and Local Gov’t

The Trump administration is reportedly ready to back away from the Paris Agreement. Is this a big step backwards for global climate change…

The Case for Climate Optimism

Just as the current administration considers rolling back much of America's recent progress, the private sector is taking up the mantle of climate…

Climate Change Might Finally Be A Key Voter Issue Come 2018

Despite being chairman of a committee that funds non-defense science education, Congressman Lamar Smith has maintained hostile views of climate science. But some…

Insuring Nature to Ensure It Protects Us

Nature itself is one of our most powerful sources of protection against storms, rising sea levels and other negative impacts of climate change.

On Eve of Shareholders Meeting, Critics Call out ExxonMobil for Climate Denial

Greenpeace and As You Sow are among the organizations challenging ExxonMobil's stance on climate change as the company convenes its annual shareholder meeting…