Climate Change

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

The Insurance Industry Can’t Afford to Have Their Heads in the Sand on Climate Change

...they only need to look as far as their own checkbooks to see that something very disruptive and damaging is happening. In 2005,…
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Markets at Risk of a “Carbon Bubble”; Fossil Fuel Reserves, Companies Way Overvalued

A "carbon" bubble exists and massive misallocation of capital is taking place in world financial markets as fossil fuel reserves and the shares…
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ExxonMobil Still Pays for Climate Confusion

Despite the overwhelming consensus of scientists, a recent Gallup poll found that 43 percent of Americans still believe that global warming is caused…
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Society for Women Geographers Spurs Sustainability

Formed in 1925 after the Explorer's Club refused to admit women, SWG originally required all members to be American female geographers or explorers…
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Super Cool Biz Summer in Japan: Yes to Hawaiian Shirts, No to Neckties!

Here’s a little experiment for you: While you’re sitting in your office, wearing your usual work outfit, set the thermostat at 82 degrees…
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Mattel CSR: Is it Over for Barbie?

Last year it was decided by popular vote that Barbie made a better journalist than an environmental activist. Probably just as well because…
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TVA Settles on Clean Air Violations

A settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Valley Authority will resolve alleged Clean Air Act infractions at 11 TVA coal-fired…
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Terminating the GHG Debate: CA Governors Schwarzenegger and Davis

The connection between greenhouse gasses (GHG) and global warming is a difficult one for many Americans to grasp. The connection may be obvious…

When the Weather Outside is Frightful, Americans Find Climate Change Suspect

If you want to change the mind of a climate change skeptic, argue with them on a warm day. These words of advice…
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HR 910 Would Threaten California’s Clean Energy Economy and More

In the battle to rebuild California’s economy and create jobs, we certainly do not have a friend in Fred Upton (R-MI), the new…
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New Coolant is a Cool Global Warming Fighter

Coming soon to a car AC near you: a cooler coolant. The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a new chemical that can drastically…
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Lord Anthony Giddens: The Four Mistakes of Green Growth

The Economist wrote in March 2010 that climate change doubters are right when they state that uncertainties are rife in climate science, but…

“Side Effects” of Coal Cost US More Than $340 Billion Annually

A report published recently in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by a group of Harvard scientists led by Paul…

Huge Maersk Triple-E Ships Get “E” for Effort, and Expense

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container ship operator, is building a fleet of the world’s largest container vessels—a deal that includes 10 firm…
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for All Businesses

By Janet Pomeroy One of the major themes in President Obama’s State of the Union speech was the need to maintain our economic…