Climate Change

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

The Federal Reserve’s Role in Saving the Planet

The Federal Reserve has a very clear mission that includes three basic objectives: maximize employment, keep prices stable and keep interest rates reasonable.…

Victory in the Arctic: Obama Cancels Lease Sales

A few months ago, it seemed inevitable that the world's most pristine ocean would be drilled. Today, after a massive, months-long grassroots and…

Climate Leadership Index Selects Best Performing Companies

Now you can look at companies through an objective lens that compares their climate impact relative to others in their same line of…

How Corporate Climate Change Talk Differs Online, in D.C.

It's in vogue these days for a corporation to say it stands behind climate change action. It's another thing however, say the authors…

3p Weekend: 60+ Companies Going All-In on Climate

Over the past few months, we've seen dozens companies roll out bold commitments to tackle climate change. And, as the historic COP21 climate…

Why Won’t the Gates Foundation Divest?

Divestment is cool. Bill Gates, apparently, is not, and his foundation is behind the times by continuing to invest in risky fossil fuels.

TerraPass, Moms Clean Air Force Talk Climate Change and Our Kids’ Futures

Moms Clean Air Force is a national organization of more than 500,000 parents, committed to fighting air pollution. Nancy Bsales of TerraPass had…

IMF Managing Director Calls for Carbon Tax

The IMF has become the latest advocate for a new twist on financial reform as its managing director, Christine Lagarde, has added her…

Why We Need Science-Based Targets at COP21

In advance of COP21, countries have come forward with voluntary targets, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. But by and large, those targets…

Climate Change Could Turn the Horn of Africa into a Drier, More Unstable Region

According to a report issued by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Ethiopia, along with its neighbors on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Somalia,…

Ambitious California Renewables Legislation Signed Into Law

Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown during a ceremony this week at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, Senate Bill 350 mandates that…

How Memes Can Help Save the World

A viral social media campaign, #ClimateChangeIsReal, launched on Earth Day this year and discussed at a SXSW Eco workshop this week, taps into…

Sweden on Target to Become First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation on Earth

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven recently declared at the U.N. General Assembly that his country would become “one of the first fossil-free welfare…

Touched by Polar Bears or Tuvalu: It’s Time to Give our Oceans a Voice

The oceans and climate are closely interconnected and any climate agreement in Paris must ensure their health.

National Carbon Commitments: Good, But Good Enough?

The UNFCCC's deadline has passed, and a preliminary vote is in: We've slashed the projected global temp for the next century, but not…