Climate Change News

Insurer Philadelphia Cos. Counts Carbon Footprint

It’s no secret that many property/casualty insurers are tackling climate change on the back end through more sophisticated catastrophe modeling, calls for more resilient communities and pricing. But it seems to be a common misconception that the industry – like …

California Super Storm Climate-Driven? Still Insufficient to Quell Drought

A Pineapple Express “super storm” now lashing California may be driven by climate change, a report states. Yet however strong the storm and no matter what’s causing it, California’s ongoing storm would need to be replicated at least five more …

High Cost Hinders Progress of Carbon Capture As Climate-Change Fix

Scientists know only two credible ways to prevent temperatures from rising to dangerous levels: stop burning fossil fuels or capture and bury the carbon dioxide byproduct before it gets into the atmosphere. The second idea, known in the trade as …

Climate Researchers Lower Global Warming Forecast on Plans to Cut Emissions

Climate researchers lowered their forecast for global warming for the first time since 2009 after the greenhouse gas polluters agreed to limit their emissions over the next 15 years, a group of European academics said. Efforts by the U.S., European …

Insurance Industry Is Leader on Climate Change, Report Says

The insurance industry is being called out by an international research institution for its progressive attitude on climate change. A white paper put out by the nonprofit Urban Land Institute this week urges the real estate sector and government planners …

UN’s Weather Agency Warns 2014 May Be Warmest on Record

Record high ocean temperatures will make 2014 the hottest year on record, or at least among the very warmest, in evidence of a long-term trend of global warming, the U.N.’s weather agency said on Wednesday. Including this year, 14 of …

Survey Shows 8-in-10 Americans Believe in Climate Change

More than eight-in-10 Americans now believe the climate is changing – although they place that concern beneath issues like global political instability, economic crisis or a pandemic. Munich Re America’s inaugural 2014 Climate Change Barometer survey released on Tuesday shows …

‘Silver Tsunami’ Predicted by Oregon Economist

A prominent Oregon economist says one of the counties hardest hit by the decline of the state’s forest industries should expect a “silver tsunami” of retirees as aging baby boomers flee California and, if predictions pan out, the Pacific Northwest …

Some Future Effects of Climate Change Are Inevitable: World Bank

Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said. Past and predicted emissions from power plants, factories and …

Crop Of Climate Corps May Bloom in Ag Insurance Landscape

You can still shake your climate moneymaker. Climate change certainly didn’t carry the day in the November elections. It shouldn’t be news to anyone that the topic ushered in few if any victories for those who had it high on …