Climate Change News

What University of Washington’s Climate Risk and Insurance Summit Has in Common with Paris

It may not be a climate change summit for the ages like last year’s Paris meeting in which world leaders hashed out a historic agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but it does have two things in common with the 2015 United …

Report Calls Out Insurers for Half-a-Trillion Dollars in ‘Dirty Energy’ Investments

Leading U.S. insurers have nearly half-a-trillion dollars invested the fossil fuel energy and the electric and gas utility sectors, according to a report out today that urges state insurance regulators and board members of these companies to help move them …

Climate Records Keep Shattering with Hottest April in 12th Record-Setting Month

The number of climate records broken in the last few years is stunning. But here’s a new measure of misery: Not only did we just experience the hottest April in 137 years of record keeping, but it was the 12th …

Climate Change Will Raise the Cost of Canada’s Natural Disasters: Insurers

Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the head of the country’s property insurance industry group said on Wednesday. A wildfire sweeping through the heavily …

RMS Says $77B in San Francisco Property at Risk from Sea Level Rise by 2100

An analysis by catastrophe risk management firm RMS of economic risk to San Francisco’s property from future sea level rise found billions of dollars worth of property at risk. The analysis was used to inform the city’s recently released Sea Level …

Report Says Climate Change Could Make Some Wines Less Tasty

When you go to one of those giant annual insurance conferences ever wonder how much wine – in terms of gallons, number of glasses, bottles, dollar value – is consumed at all the evening mixers and up-scale soirees over the …

New York Launches Website for Extreme Weather

New York is launching a website to help communities across the state prepare for extreme weather. The website created by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides access to more than 1,000 maps, data on sea …

Institutional Investors Ignore Climate Risks Despite Bank of England Warning

The number big investors ignoring climate change risk increased last year despite a stark warning from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney about the potential for “huge” losses from a sudden shift in regulation designed to curb global warming and …

Climate Change and The Conservative Republican

If you’re a conservative Republican, there’s a decent chance that you believe in climate change. Compared with two years ago that is. Don’t tell this to Rush Limbaugh or presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Although he seems to have warmed a …

Connecticut Gov. Signs Order Strengthening State Building Code

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced that, as Connecticut faces more frequent and severe weather events as a result of global warming, he is directing state agencies to develop new building code standards that will better protect residential and commercial structures …