Climate Change News

XL Catlin Launches $500,000 Fund for Scientists Researching Ocean Risks

XL Catlin has launched a $500,000 fund to support “early career scientists” undertaking research into the changing ocean environment. The XL Catlin Ocean Risk Grants will be awarded to scientists for final year BSc, Masters and PhD research. The fund demonstrates …

Study Warns on Cumulative Effect of ‘Drip, Drip, Drip’ of Nuisance Flooding

Climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. According to researchers at the University of California, …

What Happens if Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Agreement?

Dam climate change. An opinion piece in the New York Times is offering a tie-in between global warming and the potential disaster unfolding at the Oroville Dam in Northern California. “After five years of record-setting drought, much of California is …

Insurer & Investor Group Urges G20 to Scrap Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020

Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 despite U.S. doubts about climate change. G20 nations should work “to …

Can Climate Change Make The Groundhog A Better Forecaster?

Donald Trump has no problem saying what he’s thinking – as he proved during a phoner with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday. This could make one wonder how he’ll treat Prince Charles – a strong believer in climate …

Global Temperatures Hit Record High for 3rd Year in Row in 2016

World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set by the Paris climate change deal, with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, scientists said on …

California’s Climate Risk Database Calls Out Insurer Carbon Investments

A new interactive database with extensive information on insurer investments in fossil fuels was unveiled today by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones released the results of his Climate Risk Carbon Initiative, which include information on the amount of oil, …

New Climate Index Shows Extreme Weather Is Now 3 Times More Frequent

Extreme weather over the last five years has been occurring with a regularity that’s about three times the norm, according to a newly created index from a group of number crunchers. The Actuaries Climate Index, which was officially launched near …

Social Polarization, Inequality Raise Potential for Risk, Disruption: WEF

Rising inequality and social polarization are set to shape world developments for the next decade after contributing to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the ballot-box success of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said. …

Wisconsin DNR Backtracks on Climate Change Cause

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has quietly removed language from its website that said humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the website now states the cause of climate change …