Climate Change News

Sierra Club Dragging State Farm into Climate Change Battle

A State Farm executive is coming under fire from activists for his position on the board of what some consider to be a “climate denier” group. Sierra Club, a progressive investor group and other activist organizations have been waging an aggressive …

Chilling Out Will Be Answer to Climate Change, Scientist Says

What to do about a warming planet? Just crank up the air-conditioning. No one’s being a smart aleck, and you won’t find any sarcasm in a recent study by a Stanford University professor that shows what it will feel like …

Is Climate Change Now Its Own Industry?

Interest in climate change is becoming an increasingly powerful economic driver, so much so that some see it as an industry in itself whose growth is driven in large part by policymaking. The $1.5 trillion global “climate change industry” grew …

Research Says Washington, D.C. Is Slowly Sinking Into the Ocean

New research says the land under the Chesapeake Bay region is sinking and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century — adding to the problems of sea-level rise. The research says the …

Massachusetts Senate OKs Bill to Prep for Changing Environment

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill supporters say will help the state better adapt to a changing environment while encouraging the growth of solar energy. The bill, which passed the Senate July 23, would require the state to establish …

UK’s Aviva to Target $3.9B in Renewable Energy Investments

Aviva plc will target 2.5 billion pounds ($3.9 billion) of investments in renewables and energy efficiency over five years to cut exposure to climate risks. The company, which manages about 250 billion pounds of assets, will embed carbon risk into its …

London Imports Climate-Related Risks Through Insurers, Supply Chains

London is importing climate-related risks through investments, insurers and supply chains, according to a new report that details dangers posed to the UK capital by global warming beyond the physical effects. More than half of FTSE 100 companies and 60 …

New York Grants Provisional Charter for Museum on Climate Change

The plan for a museum in New York City that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board …

Insure Against Risk of Climate Catastrophe: Peter Orszag in Bloomberg View

“Go Set a Watchman” isn’t the only book this year that brings new perspective to an old story line. “Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet” should shift our narrative on climate change. The old story line: People …

Report Sees Major Food Shortage as Climate Change Danger

Climate change reports and studies abound lately – as you will note from a previous column – but one recent report gives potentially the starkest prediction yet of what impacts climate change could have. The report from Lloyd’s of London, “Food …