Climate Change

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

On Campaign Finance: Tom Steyer Gets It

We need climate activists in public office. And that means spending some money to help climate candidates make their case during election season.

‘Climathon’ Seeks Climate Solutions From All Across the Globe

A group of 16 cities from around the world will be participating in a 24-hour climate hackathon on June 18, which they are…

Pope Francis Kills ‘Energy Poverty’ Argument For Fossil Fuels

Pope Francis is enlisting 1.2 billion Catholics to advocate for clean energy and environmental stewardship, according to a leaked draft of a new…

Catholics Mobilize Around Climate Change Action

From the top-down and bottom-up, the world’s Roman Catholics are mobilizing. They hope to inspire world leaders to take stronger actions to mitigate…

Leaked Papal Encyclical Calls Out Climate Deniers, Warns of ‘Grave Consequences’

Pope Francis has been a trailblazer in many ways. Now he has rocked the world yet again, weighing in with a papal encyclical…

Crowdsourcing Global Climate Action: POC21

Climate negotiations are boring, involve mostly bureaucrats, and often ignore or forget about important, on-the-ground issues. Organizers of the POC21 innovation camp aim…

Is There a Shell Game Occurring on Renewable Energy?

Speaking this month at an OPEC’s 167th meeting in Vienna, Shell's Ben van Beurden said traditional energy sources should integrate and work together…

Yes, We Can! … Link Weird Weather to Climate Change (Finally)

Scientists are slowly becoming more confident in connecting weird weather events around the world to climate change. Now we need to spread this…

Heartland to Present Climate Denial Awards

Is there anything about the Koch Brothers’ Heartland Institute that isn’t disingenuous? This week the group announced its 2015 Climate Change Award winners,…

Ikea Pledges $1.1 Billion for Climate Change Action

There are no missing screws about the Ikea's commitments to renewable energy, from wind power investments to solar panels atop its stores —…

Norway’s Huge Coal Divestment: From Climate Hero to Greenwash and Back Again

Norway's huge coal divestment announcement attracted accolades, but a look behind the statistics shows a careful balance between progress and greenwash.

Ceres and BlackRock Launch Guide on CSR Engagement

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, teamed up with Ceres to issue a guide for institutional investors seeking engagement on sustainability and corporate…

Money and Climate Change: Can We Foot the Bill?

If we are serious about zeroing our carbon footprint we need to at least quadruple the pace of investment in renewable energy. How…

Why Sri Lanka’s Historic Mangroves Move Matters

Huge news for the environment: Sri Lanka's new government just took the unprecedented, historic step to protect all of its mangroves. The move…

Osama bin Laden: Environmental Activist?

In an undated letter addressed to “My Islamic Nation,” released by the U.S. last week, bin Laden said not taming the climate could…