Climate Change

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


Will Climate Change Pledges Be Enough?

“It is clear that if the Paris meeting locks in present climate commitments for 2030, holding warming below 2 degrees Celsius could essentially…
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Early Lights on the Road to COP21 Turning Green

Just about everyone who is paying attention to climate change is looking forward with anticipation to the COP21 meeting in Paris. Indeed, many…

Center for Carbon Removal: Beyond Mitigation in a 2 °C World

Noah Deich, founder of the Center for Carbon Removal, hopes to bring a more holistic, business-centric approach to carbon removal.

Report: Curb Carbon Emissions or Grow Money Trees

Citibank's new report says investing in low-carbon energy now would save everyone $1.8 trillion. In contrast, if everyone sits on the couch, eats…

Indonesia Sets New Climate Goals, But Are They Attainable?

Indonesia set new goals for 2030, and they call for aggressive changes in its emissions policies. With a new coal plant underway and…

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…

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…

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?…

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.

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…