Climate Change News

What Climate Change Has to Do with Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

Climate change will cause more earthquakes. It’s as simple as that. Deniers, start your engines. If that isn’t enough to enflame the smoldering embers of discourse within those ready to pounce on any and all climate change notions they deem …

‘Game Changing’ Climate Disclosure Guidelines Coming Soon

A global task force’s efforts to create new disclosure guidelines for the world’s financial industry – including insurers in the U.S. and abroad – are far from the first attempt to urge companies to be open with the public about …

BlackRock Says Investors Must Weigh Climate Change Like Insurers Are Doing

BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, said all investors should factor climate change into their decision-making and doing so would not mean having to accept lower returns. Global moves to coordinate a response to climate change took a big …

Earth Gains Coastal Land Areas as Man-Made Expansion Outpaces Sea Level Rise

The Earth has gained coastal land equivalent to the size of Jamaica in the past 30 years with man-made construction outpacing erosion caused by rising sea levels, mapping data showed on Thursday [Aug. 25]. Expansion of ports off China, construction …

How Monsanto’s Climate Unit Is Changing Risk Profile of Farmers

It caught my eye when Monsanto Co. subsidiary Climate Corp. announced last week it was creating the “Industry’s First In-Field Sensor Network” and “the first Centralized Platform” digital agricultural technology development. The company said that its new sensor network will …

Sea Level Is Rising, but at Fluctuating Rates due to Volcanic Eruption: Study

Climate scientists have long warned of a rise in sea level as global warming melts the world’s glaciers. But while the level has been increasing at about 3.5 millimeters a year, the rate of increase itself has fluctuated, leading some …

New U.S. Laws Back Still Doubted Climate Change

A federal appeals court in Chicago gave a thumbs-up this week to an obscure regulatory practice that helps the U.S. government account for projected costs of climate change. The decision comes less than a week after the White House issued …

Climate Change And Gisele, The Law of the Land

When the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio highlighted climate change, it wasn’t hard to imagine the buzz – positive and negative – that would be generated. The show included references to rising sea levels, and an animated GIF showing Earth’s …

Data Centers’ Use of Water for Cooling Has Investors Concerned

Data centers, used by governments and large corporations to house their computer systems, have one big environmental problem: They get hot. To keep them from overheating, large data centers can pump hundreds of millions of gallons of water a year …

Researchers Link Global Warming to Rise in Waterborne Illnesses

Rising global temperatures are clearly linked to increasing waterborne food poisoning, particularly from eating raw oysters, along with other nasty infections, a new study shows. About a dozen species of vibrio bacteria make people sick from eating raw or undercooked …