Climate Change

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

Report: Almost Half of Fortune 500s Set Climate Change, Clean Energy Targets

These findings and more comprise a joint report from the World Wildlife Fund, Calvert Investments, CDP and Ceres.

$4.5 Trillion in Global Assets Still Exposed to Climate Change Risks

Today, more investment funds and managers consider climate change when evaluating their long-term financial viability. But at least $4.5 trillion in assets worldwide…

Will Sea-Level Rise Kill Coastal Florida’s Housing Market?

Coastal Florida's housing market could collapse even before sea-level rise becomes a huge problem. Threats to drinking water supplies and insurance companies' refusal…

Are We In or Out? Trump Softens on Paris Climate Accord

After a tense G-7 meeting last week, and word from some unlikely business leaders, President Donald Trump may be realizing the Paris climate…

Carbon Tax Proposal Gains Steam in Vermont

Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state's…

California Legislature Tries to Extend Life of Cap-and-Trade Program

Despite a recent court ruling in its favor, California's cap-and-trade program faces uncertainty -- but legislators are gearing up to extend its lifespan…

Brazil Backpedals on Stringent Forest Protections

According to Greenpeace’s chapter in Brazil, two more bills have been introduced that follow other congressional measures seeking to reduce or cancel forest…

‘Father of Climate Change’ Sides with GOP On Carbon Tax

The "father" of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay…

2020 Can Be the Turning Point Year For Climate Action

On April 10, Christina Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convened a meeting in London…

Looking Ahead: 8 Characteristics of Bold Sustainability Leadership

In a year underlined by uncertainty, there has never been a more crucial time to start mapping your sustainability strategy – one that…

Educators Push Back Hard at Climate Deniers’ Attempts to Influence Teachers

The Heartland Institute plans to mail a climate-denial information packet to 200,000 science teachers this year. And educators are pushing back hard at…

Trump Should Follow Nixon’s Lead on the Environment

Many comparisons have been made between U.S. President Donald Trump and former President Nixon. Few, if any, have had positive connotations. However, Trump…

Monday: Senate Committee to Hold Climate Change Hearing Near Mar-a-Lago

While the Trump administration denies climate change and rolls back the Obama administration’s environmental protections, some members of Congress are taking action.

How Changes in Rainfall Impact the World Economy

Changing weather patterns cause millions of dollars in home and business damage, which can be a boon for builders while harming other industries.

Governments: Glaciers and Rivers are Legal Persons and Have Rights

The governments of New Zealand and India recognized their most cherished landmarks in a most unusual way: by acknowledging them as legal persons,…