Climate Change

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

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The Psychological Barriers to Sustainable Living

Based on logic, the arguments are solid: Change our behavior today to preserve current living conditions for future generations. So, what’s stopping us…
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Market Turmoil and the Death Throes of the Fossil Fuel Era

“All businesses, like humans, fight death. And fight [the fossil fuel industry] will, with all the considerable power they have," Paul Gilding, former…
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The $250 Trillion Green Economic Revolution

Climate change economics is emerging as a disruptive mega-trend driven by estimates that the cost of global climate change will reach a staggering…
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The $250 Trillion Cost Of Climate Change And Obesity

Citigroup now projects a staggering $72 trillion global cost tied to man-made climate change during the 21st century. The industrial fast food complex…
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This Time It Is in My Backyard: Can I Practice What I Preach?

I’ve spent more than 25 years working on major extractive projects around the world, helping operators and planners to engage and collaborate with…
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Report: Carbon Credits Under Kyoto Protocol Actually Increased Emissions

A recent report by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) found that one of the carbon offset mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol may have…
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Vivergy Makes the Connection Between Climate, Emissions and Your Family’s Health

A newly formed company called Vivergy allows you to see what the air quality is in your town and relates it back to…
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The Political Balancing Game: Obama Okays Arctic Drilling

Why did President Obama give the green flag to arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea? And what does it mean for the environment?…
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Ingersoll Rand Takes Climate Change Seriously

Last year, the company went public with its commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of its operations by 35 percent by 2020.
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Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000…
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Studies: Number of Rural Firefighters Dropping, Megafires Increasing

Most firefighters in the U.S. are volunteer, and many are the first line of defense when it comes to forest fires that threaten…
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The Decline and Fall of the Coal Empire

The transition from woodcutting to coal mining as the main source of heat was part of an early British economic revolution. But all…
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Pope Francis Is Right on Climate Dangers, Wrong on Policy Options

The pope was right to call for a more ethical sustainable development that can meet our economic needs while also protecting the environment.…
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More Drought = More CO2

The California drought's impacts on agriculture, water systems and infrastructure are well known. Now new research demonstrates that there is a negative carbon…
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Visualizing Climate Change with Virtual Reality

Recognizing the need to communicate the severity of current circumstances, scientists are looking to new technology to help broaden awareness of the global…