Climate Change

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

Trump Should Follow Nixon’s Lead on the Environment

Many comparisons have been made between U.S. President Donald Trump and former President Nixon. Few, if any, have had positive connotations. However, Trump…

Monday: Senate Committee to Hold Climate Change Hearing Near Mar-a-Lago

While the Trump administration denies climate change and rolls back the Obama administration’s environmental protections, some members of Congress are taking action.

How Changes in Rainfall Impact the World Economy

Changing weather patterns cause millions of dollars in home and business damage, which can be a boon for builders while harming other industries.

Governments: Glaciers and Rivers are Legal Persons and Have Rights

The governments of New Zealand and India recognized their most cherished landmarks in a most unusual way: by acknowledging them as legal persons,…

H&M’s Bold New Journey to ‘Climate Positive’

Today, the apparel company released its 2016 sustainability report outlining several new goals including a pledge to become climate positive throughout its entire…

Climate Change Policies and Federal Funding Cuts Could Impact Military, Developing Nations

When White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year on March 16, he said "spending on…

Walmart Boycott Over Climate Change Looming . . . Or Not

Walmart is setting itself up for a boycott over its position on climate change and the Clean Power Plan rollback, but the chances…

China Calls Trump and U.S. ‘Selfish’ Over Climate Change Policies

A major Chinese daily lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump about his climate policies on Thursday, calling them “political selfishness."

This Component of Trump’s Climate Order Could Do the Most Damage

U.S. President Donald Trump's latest executive order guts environmental regulations passed under his predecessor, including a rule that requires government agencies to account…

On Climate Change, America Is Less Divided Than We Think

Seventy-five percent of Americans want carbon dioxide regulated as a pollutant, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Yale Program on Climate…

Rolling Back the Clean Power Plan Will Hurt U.S. Jobs, Competitiveness

Donald Trump promised to be “the greatest jobs president that God has ever created.” That won’t happen by rolling back policies like the…

The Other Shoe Drops: Trump Signs Executive Order Gutting Environmental Protections

Today U.S. President Donald Trump set in motion a reversal of support for environmental protection, climate and earth science, and basic energy research.…

Public Lands Can Survive Political Headwinds with Corporate Investment

Valuing federal properties beyond their timber -- and attracting funding sources for sustainable management -- could be key to paying for healthy forest…

The Decarbonization of the Global Energy System

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimates carbon emissions related to energy can be cut back 70 percent by 2050 with a net-positive…

Trump Advisors Continue to Urge Climate Inaction

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a key energy advisor to the Donald Trump administration, suggested the U.S. “use its seat at the Paris table…