Climate Change

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

The Case for Climate Optimism

Just as the current administration considers rolling back much of America's recent progress, the private sector is taking up the mantle of climate…

Climate Change Might Finally Be A Key Voter Issue Come 2018

Despite being chairman of a committee that funds non-defense science education, Congressman Lamar Smith has maintained hostile views of climate science. But some…

Insuring Nature to Ensure It Protects Us

Nature itself is one of our most powerful sources of protection against storms, rising sea levels and other negative impacts of climate change.

On Eve of Shareholders Meeting, Critics Call out ExxonMobil for Climate Denial

Greenpeace and As You Sow are among the organizations challenging ExxonMobil's stance on climate change as the company convenes its annual shareholder meeting…

Investors and NGOs Pressure Chevron on Climate Change Risks, Transparency

Chevron's annual shareholders meetings starts today, and several NGOs and activist investors hope their resolutions will attract attention.

Report: Carbon Markets Contribute to Global Climate Action Efforts, But Need a Boost

Proponents of carbon offsets say these programs do their part to mitigate climate change risk, but the market faced a rough year in…

OECD: Climate Action Can Boost World’s Economy By 5 Percent

Investment in climate change mitigation could add as much as 5 percent to G20 nations' GDP by mid-century, says the Organization of Economic…

Want to Erase Carbon Emissions? Eat Beans, Say Researchers

Could Americans really give up beef in exchange for more plants? One group of researchers say it's the fastest way to reduce carbon…

Trees are Migrating, Creating Uncertainty for U.S. Ecosystems and Business

A study reveals that tree species in the U.S. are moving north and west -- suggested a disruption to ecosystems, and businesses, in…

The Antarctic is Collapsing, and Businesses Should Be Worried

Recent analysis suggests that Antarctic ice sheets are disintegrating faster than previously thought, with potentially disastrous consequences. Is it time for businesses to…

Good News: India and China Slowing Emissions Far Faster Than Expected

A new analysis finds that India and China are on pace to overachieve their Paris Agreement climate pledges, a welcome sign for global…

LCV Scorecard Highlights Environmental Leaders in Congressional Caucuses of Color

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released a scorecard exclusively for members of Congress who sit on caucuses representing people of color, another…

Chevron and Exxon Refuse to Walk the Walk When it Comes to Climate

America's largest oil and gas companies plan to oppose every single climate-related resolution put forth by shareholders at their upcoming annual meetings.

Salesforce Proves Business Can Lead the Way on Climate Action

Ahead of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, Salesforce pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. That was only two years…

British Discount Airline EasyJet Slashes Emissions, Sets New Carbon Goals

The U.K. discount carrier says its emissions-reduction measures have been so successful that it plans to rewrite its long-term sustainability goals.